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Grimm, Ryan P.; Solari, Emily J.; McIntyre, Nancy S.; Denton, Carolyn A. – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study identified distinct, homogeneous latent profiles of at-risk (n = 141) and not at-risk (n = 149) first grade readers. Separate latent profile analyses were conducted with each subgroup using measures of phonological awareness, decoding, linguistic comprehension, and oral reading fluency. This study also examined which measures best…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Grade 1, Reading Skills
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Vaughn, Sharon; Martinez, Leticia R.; Williams, Kelly J.; Miciak, Jeremy; Fall, Anna-Maria; Roberts, Greg – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study examined the effects of Reading Intervention for Adolescents, a 2-year extensive reading intervention targeting current and former English learners identified as struggling readers based on their performance on the state accountability assessment. Students who enrolled at three participating urban high schools were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Programs, Adolescents, Reading Difficulties
Ansari, Arya; Pivnick, Lilla; Gershoff, Elizabeth; Crosnoe, Robert; Orozco-Lapray, Diana – Grantee Submission, 2018
With a qualitative approach drawing from four focus groups, this study explored what aspects of preschool are valued most by 30 low-income Latino/a immigrant parents with children enrolled in a state-funded preschool program in Texas. Beyond the push and pull factors of necessity, convenience, and supply, parents reported valuing the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
Baker, Doris Luft; Basaraba, Deni Lee; Smolkowski, Keith; Conry, Jillian; Hautala, Jarkko; Richardson, Ulla; English, Sherryl; Cole, Ron – Grantee Submission, 2017
We explore the potential of a computer-adaptive decoding game in Spanish to increase the decoding skills and oral reading fluency in Spanish and English of bilingual students. Participants were 78 first-grade Spanish-speaking students attending bilingual programs in five classrooms in Texas. Classrooms were randomly assigned to the treatment…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Decoding (Reading)
Kent, Shawn C.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Grantee Submission, 2017
The present study examined the amount, type, and quality of Tier 1 and supplemental reading instruction provided to fourth-grade struggling readers and whether specific elements of instruction predicted growth in reading skills. 110 students identified as having reading difficulty, receiving school-based reading instruction in 22 classrooms…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction
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Powell, Sarah R.; Berry, Katherine A.; Benz, Sarah A.; Forsyth, Suzanne R.; Martinez-Lincoln, Amanda – Grantee Submission, 2017
Many elementary students have difficulty solving mathematical word problems. To alleviate trouble with word problems, we designed a word-problem intervention for 3rd-grade students with mathematics difficulty. In this intervention, tutors help students understand the three word-problem schemas for addition and subtraction word problems. Tutors…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Word Problems (Mathematics), Grade 3
Doabler, Christian T.; Clarke, Ben; Stoolmiller, Mike; Kosty, Derek B.; Fien, Hank; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K. – Grantee Submission, 2016
A critical aspect of intervention research is investigating the active ingredients that underlie intensive interventions and their theories of change. This study explored the rate of instructional interactions within treatment groups to determine whether they offered explanatory power of an empirically validated Tier 2 kindergarten mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Intervention, Kindergarten, Structural Equation Models
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Foster, Matthew E.; Anthony, Jason L.; Clements, Doug H.; Sarama, Julie; Williams, Jeffrey M. – Grantee Submission, 2016
This study evaluated the effects of a mathematics software program, the Building Blocks software suite, on young children's mathematics performance. Participants included 247 Kindergartners from 37 classrooms in 9 schools located in low-income communities. Children within classrooms were randomly assigned to receive 21 weeks of computer-assisted…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Arithmetic, Kindergarten, Computer Assisted Instruction
Martorell, Paco; Stange, Kevin; McFarlin, Isaac, Jr. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Public investments in repairs, modernization, and construction of schools cost billions. However, little is known about the nature of school facility investments, whether it actually changes the physical condition of public schools, and the subsequent causal impacts on student achievement. We study the achievement effects of nearly 1,400 capital…
Descriptors: Public Support, Investment, Financial Support, Public Schools
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Candace, Walkington; Clinton, Virginia; Mingle, Leigh – Grantee Submission, 2016
This paper examines two factors that have been shown in previous literature to enhance students' interest in learning mathematics--personalization of problems to students' interest areas, and the addition of visual representations such as decorative illustrations. In two studies taking place within an online curriculum for middle school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Interests, Mathematics Curriculum, Individualized Instruction
Nguyen, Tuan Dinh; Cannata, Marisa; Miller, Jason – Grantee Submission, 2016
Recent theoretical conceptualizations of student engagement have raised questions about how to measure student engagement and how engagement varies not only across schools, but also within school and within classrooms. The authors build on existing research on student behavioral engagement and extend this research to emphasize a continuum of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
Chlup, Dominique T.; Gonzalez, Elsa M.; Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Aldape, Hector F.; Guerra, Mayra; Lagunas, Brenda; Yu, Qiong; Manzano, Harold; Zorn, Daniel R. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Data from a focus group of nine Latina parents, specifically mothers from a South Texas border region known as the Rio Grande Valley, were analyzed using a qualitative methodology. Grounded in the theory of social capital, the purpose of the study was to understand the perceptions and experiences of Latina parents related to accessing information…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Hispanic Americans, Parent Attitudes, Mothers
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Spaniol-Mathews, Patricia; Letourneau, Lawrence E.; Rice, Ethan – Grantee Submission, 2016
Though demonstrated as an effective strategy for enhancing academic performance and course persistence in higher education, traditional Supplemental Instruction (SI) relies on face-to-face interaction in a classroom setting. Consequently, students who have other obligations or feel apprehensive in a group setting often cannot attend traditional SI…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Online Courses, Higher Education
Troia, Gary A.; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Mo, Ya; Hawkins, Lisa; Kopke, Rachel A.; Chen, Angela; Wilson, Joshua; Stewart, Kelly A. – Grantee Submission, 2015
Though writing plays an important role in academic, social, and economic success, typical writing instruction generally does not reflect evidence-based practices (EBPs). One potential reason for this is limited signposting of EBPs in standards. We analyzed the content of writing standards from a representative sample of states and the Common Core…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Writing Instruction, Evidence Based Practice, Common Core State Standards
Baker, Doris Luft; Burns, Darci; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott King – Grantee Submission, 2015
This study examines the effect of 30 min of small group explicit instruction on reading outcomes for first-grade Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) at risk of reading difficulties. Participants were 78 ELs from seven schools who were receiving Spanish only, or Spanish and English, whole group reading instruction in first grade. Students were…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Instruction, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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