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Williamson, Gary L. – Cogent Education, 2018
Individual growth curves yield insights about growth that are not available from any other methodology; and developmental scales based on conjoint measurement models provide unique interpretive advantages for investigations of academic growth. The advantages are apparent when: (1) 15 consecutive statewide reading growth curves are annotated with…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Psychometrics, Educational Innovation
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Usher, Wayne; Keegan, Richard; Edwards, Allan – Cogent Education, 2016
Australian youth (5-17) are exhibiting the most alarming statistics surrounding poor physical activity (PA) levels and increasing correlating chronic disease trends (i.e. obesity). With schools well positioned to address such concerns, this study aimed to determine the type, frequency and intensity levels of PA being undertaken by children during…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education Teachers
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van Wyk, Jacolynn; Mostert, Maria Louise – Cogent Education, 2016
This study investigated the effect of mother tongue instruction and gender on second language acquisition using a causal-comparative quantitative research design. The two distinguishing groups compared were (i) learners that were taught in their mother tongue (Afrikaans) and (ii) learners that were not taught in their mother tongue but in English,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Gender Differences, Second Language Learning
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Buckingham, Jennifer; Beaman-Wheldall, Robyn; Wheldall, Kevin – Cogent Education, 2014
The study reported here examined the efficacy of a small group (Tier 2 in a three-tier Response to Intervention model) literacy intervention for older low-progress readers (in Years 3-6). This article focuses on the second phase of a two-phase, crossover randomized control trial involving 26 students. In Phase 1, the experimental group (E1)…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Effect Size