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Walsh, Mary E.; Madaus, George F.; Raczek, Anastasia E.; Dearing, Eric; Foley, Claire; An, Chen; Lee-St. John, Terrence J.; Beaton, Albert – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Efforts to support children in schools require addressing not only academic issues, but also out-of-school factors that can affect students' ability to succeed. This study examined academic achievement of students participating in City Connects, a student support intervention operating in high-poverty elementary schools. The sample included 7,948…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Poverty, Elementary Schools, Program Effectiveness
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Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Larsen, Ross A. A.; Baroody, Alison E.; Curby, Timothy W.; Ko, Michelle; Thomas, Julia B.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Abry, Tashia; DeCoster, Jamie – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
This randomized controlled field trial examined the efficacy of the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach on student achievement. Schools (n = 24) were randomized into intervention and control conditions; 2,904 children were studied from end of second to fifth grade. Students at schools assigned to the RC condition did not outperform students at…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement
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Saunders, William M.; Goldenberg, Claude N.; Gallimore, Ronald – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
The authors conducted a quasi-experimental investigation of effects on achievement by grade-level teams focused on improving learning. For 2 years (Phase 1), principals-only training was provided. During the final 3 years (Phase 2), school-based training was provided for principals and teacher leaders on stabilizing team settings and using…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Experimental Groups, Academic Achievement, Teacher Leadership
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Burris, Carol Corbett; Heubert, Jay P.; Levin, Henry M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2006
This longitudinal study examined the effects of providing an accelerated mathematics curriculum in heterogeneously grouped middle school classes in a diverse suburban school district. A quasi-experimental cohort design was used to evaluate subsequent completion of advanced high school math courses as well as academic achievement. Results showed…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Heterogeneous Grouping, High Achievement, Suburban Schools
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Sadoski, Mark; Willson, Victor L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2006
In 1997, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes partnered with Pueblo School District 60 (PSD60), a heavily minority urban district with many Title I schools, to implement a theoretically based initiative designed to improve Colorado Student Assessment Program reading scores. In this study, the authors examined achievement in Grades 3-5 during the…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Learning Processes, Intervention, Urban Schools
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Slavin, Robert E.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1990
First-year outcomes are reported for Success for All--a program designed to bring all children to grade level in basic skills by the third grade. The program uses one-to-one tutoring, reading methods, frequent assessment, enhanced preschool and kindergarten programs, family support, and other interventions to prevent learning problems from…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Children, Compensatory Education, Educational Assessment
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Brenner, Mary E.; Mayer, Richard E.; Moseley, Bryan; Brar, Theresa; Duran, Richard; Reed, Barbara Smith; Webb, David – American Educational Research Journal, 1997
In posttest results, 76 prealgebra students who learned about functions in a unit emphasizing multiple formats, anchoring learning in a thematic context, and problem solving in cooperative groups were more successful at problem solving and problem representation than were 56 comparison students conventionally taught. Similar results were found for…
Descriptors: Algebra, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Functions (Mathematics)
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Alfassi, Miriam – American Educational Research Journal, 1998
The effects of strategy instruction (reciprocal teaching methods) on reading comprehension were studied by comparing 53 high school students receiving strategy instruction with 22 who did not. Results indicate that strategy instruction is superior to traditional methods in fostering reading comprehension as measured by experimenter designed tests.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, High Schools, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ross, Steven M.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1995
Processes and outcomes associated with Reading Recovery and Success for All reading instruction programs were studied for first graders in 3 schools (n=184). Reading Recovery strongly benefited tutored students, but Success for All was more beneficial for special education students and untutored students. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Practices, Elementary School Students