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Elementary School Journal, 2016
This article describes nine phases of curriculum-development activities conducted by the Language and Reading Research Consortium (LARRC), the end result of which was to arrive at a research-based supplemental curriculum that could be used by teachers of English-speaking or bilingual Spanish-English-speaking children in prekindergarten and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
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Dingman, Shannon; Teuscher, Dawn; Newton, Jill A.; Kasmer, Lisa – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This article reports the findings from a comparative analysis that examined several mathematical content strands, reasoning processes, and emphasis on technology in prior K-8 state mathematics standards and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Various methodological tools were utilized to compare and contrast CCSSM with prior…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Course Content
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Baker, Scott K.; Smolkowski, Keith; Smith, Jeanie Mercier; Fien, Hank; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Beck, Carrie Thomas – Elementary School Journal, 2011
This study examined the impact of Oregon Reading First on student reading outcomes. Outcomes in schools that began Reading First implementation in 2003-2004 (Cohort A) were compared to outcomes in schools that began Reading First implementation in 2005-2006 (Cohort B). The primary hypothesis, that experienced Cohort A schools would outperform…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction
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Walpole, Sharon; McKenna, Michael C.; Uribe-Zarain, Ximena; Lamitina, David – Elementary School Journal, 2010
In this study of 116 high-poverty schools, we explored teaching and coaching in grades K-3. We developed and validated observation protocols for both coaching and teaching. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were computed to identify and confirm factors that explained the protocol data. Three coaching factors were identified in both…
Descriptors: Poverty, Reading Aloud to Others, Structural Equation Models, Factor Structure
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Buyse, Evelien; Verschueren, Karine; Verachtert, Pieter; Van Damme, Jan – Elementary School Journal, 2009
This longitudinal study evaluated the impact of dyadic and classroom-level teacher-child relationship quality in first grade on children's psychosocial and academic adjustment in first (N = 3,784), second (N = 3,666), and third (N = 3,582) grade, controlling for several child features, namely, child demographics and children's initial levels of…
Descriptors: Prediction, Student Adjustment, Grade 1, Classroom Environment
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Konstantopoulos, Spyros – Elementary School Journal, 2009
The study reported in this article investigated the differential effects of teachers on female, minority, and low-socioeconomic-status (SES) students' achievement. I used data from a 4-year, large-scale, randomized experiment (Project STAR) that was conducted between 1985 and 1989 in Tennessee, in which students and teachers were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Disadvantaged Youth
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McCombs, Barbara L.; Daniels, Denise H.; Perry, Kathryn E. – Elementary School Journal, 2008
This research focused on finding ways to assess instructional practices in grades kindergarten through 3 that are consistent with the American Psychological Association's Learner-Centered Psychological Principles. In several stages of research, conducted with over 2,100 children and their 124 teachers in several states, specific instructional…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Primary Education
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Kainz, Kirsten; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne – Elementary School Journal, 2007
In this study we investigated reading development from kindergarten to third grade for 1,913 economically disadvantaged children from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort. Characteristics of the child, the family, classroom instruction, and school composition were used to model influences from multiple levels of children's…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Early Reading, Family Characteristics, Ecology
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Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Sawyer, Brook E. – Elementary School Journal, 2004
In this study we examined the ways in which experience with a relational approach to education, the Responsive Classroom (RC) Approach, related to teachers' beliefs, attitudes, and teaching priorities. Questionnaire and Q-sort data were collected for a sample of 69 teachers in grades kindergarten through 3 at 6 schools (3 schools in their first…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Primary Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Cook, Bryan G. – Elementary School Journal, 2004
This investigation replicated and extended previous research regarding the attitudes of inclusive teachers toward their students with disabilities. Participating teachers included 46 inclusive teachers (grades K-5) from 16 elementary schools in 7 Northeast Ohio school districts. Teachers nominated 3 students in 4 attitudinal categories:…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Teacher Attitudes