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Sutherland, Kevin S.; McLeod, Bryce D.; Granger, Kristen; Nemer, Shannon L.; Kunemund, Rachel L.; Conroy, Maureen A.; Johnson, Adrienne; Miles, Chimere – Elementary School Journal, 2019
Students' early school experiences have a significant and long-term effect on key academic and social/behavioral outcomes. Evidence-based programs that both increase the quantity and quality of positive teacher-student interactions and decrease the frequency of negative teacher-student interactions may be critical for changing negative patterns…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Evidence Based Practice, Risk, Student Experience
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Barnes, Nicole; Fives, Helenrose; Brighton, Catherine M.; Moon, Tonya R. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
The purpose of this investigation was to explore elementary teachers' beliefs about data and data use. Archived data from 2 research projects were used to address the following research questions: What are kindergarten and fifth-grade literacy teachers' beliefs about data and data use? What functions do the beliefs serve in teachers' actual use of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Bustamante, Andres S.; Hindman, Annemarie H.; Champagne, Carly R.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Elementary School Journal, 2018
Circle time is a near universally used preschool activity; however, little research has explored its nature, content, and quality. This study examined activity types, teacher and child talk, child engagement, and classroom quality in a sample of public preschool classrooms in an urban, high-poverty school district. Results demonstrated that…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Instructional Effectiveness
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Milburn, Trelani F.; Lonigan, Christopher J.; Phillips, Beth M. – Elementary School Journal, 2017
This response to intervention study examined agreement between classification methods of preschool children's responsiveness to Tier 2 intervention using level of performance (25th percentile), growth (equivalent to small and medium effect sizes), and both level of performance and growth in a dual-discrepancy approach. Overall, 181 children…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Classification, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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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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Loftus-Rattan, Susan M.; Mitchell, Alison M.; Coyne, Michael D. – Elementary School Journal, 2016
Based on its coincidence with a significant period in language development for children, preschool provides a favorable setting to foster vocabulary growth. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two instructional conditions and an incidental exposure condition for teaching targeted vocabulary words to preschool students…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Children
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Neuman, Susan B.; Kaefer, Tanya; Pinkham, Ashley M. – Elementary School Journal, 2016
This study examined the efficacy of a shared book-reading approach to integrating literacy and science instruction. The purpose was to determine whether teaching science vocabulary using information text could improve low-income preschoolers' word knowledge, conceptual development, and content knowledge in the life sciences. Teachers in 17…
Descriptors: Low Income, Preschool Children, Literacy Education, Science Instruction
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Chiatovich, Tara; Stipek, Deborah – Elementary School Journal, 2016
This study used ECLS-K 1998-1999 data to evaluate whether specific kindergarten teaching practices predicted school-year learning gains differently, depending on children's ethnicity, SES, and fall test scores. Exploratory factor analyses guided the creation of four literacy and five math instruction composites from teachers' reports of their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Kindergarten, Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Hustedt, Jason T.; Jung, Kwanghee; Barnett, W. Steven; Williams, Tonya – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Enrollment in state-funded pre-K programs prior to kindergarten entry has become increasingly common. As each state develops its own model for pre-K, rigorous studies of the impacts of state-specific programs are needed. This study investigates impacts of the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) initiative at kindergarten entry using a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Readiness, Vocabulary Development, Emergent Literacy
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de Bilde, Jerissa; Boonen, Tinneke; Speybroeck, Sara; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan; Goos, Mieke – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Experiential education is a child-centered educational framework that is popular in Flemish kindergartens. In this study, the impact of five experiential practices (autonomy support, stimulation, emotional support, time for choice activities, and interest-based activities) and the moderating influence of initial achievement (language and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Personal Autonomy
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Jamil, Faiza M.; Sabol, Terri J.; Hamre, Bridget K.; Pianta, Robert C. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Contemporary education reforms focus on assessing teachers' performance and developing selection mechanisms for hiring effective teachers. Tools that enable the prediction of teachers' classroom performance promote schools' ability to hire teachers more likely to be successful in the classroom. In addition, these assessment tools can be used for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Selection, Teacher Effectiveness
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Searle, Amelia K.; Sawyer, Michael G.; Miller-Lewis, Lauren R.; Baghurst, Peter A. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
This 1-year prospective study aimed to examine associations between children's preschool emotional and behavioral problems and their kindergarten classroom engagement, and to identify any gender differences in this association. In preschool, parents and teachers completed questionnaires assessing aspects of children's (n = 575) emotional…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Young Children, Emotional Problems
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Hamre, Bridget K.; Pianta, Robert C.; Downer, Jason T.; DeCoster, Jamie; Mashburn, Andrew J.; Jones, Stephanie M.; Brown, Joshua L.; Cappella, Elise; Atkins, Marc; Rivers, Susan E.; Brackett, Marc A.; Hamagami, Aki – Elementary School Journal, 2013
Validating frameworks for understanding classroom processes that contribute to student learning and development is important to advance the scientific study of teaching. This article presents one such framework, Teaching through Interactions, which posits that teacher-student interactions are a central driver for student learning and organizes…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Neuman, Susan B.; Kaefer, Tanya – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study was designed to experimentally examine how supplemental vocabulary instruction provided in either whole-group or small-group settings influences low-income preschoolers' word knowledge and conceptual development. Using a within-subject design, 108 preschool children from 12 Head Start classrooms participated in an 8-week intervention,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Large Group Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Low Income Groups
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Powell, Douglas R.; Son, Seung-Hee; File, Nancy; Froiland, John Mark – Elementary School Journal, 2012
Between- and within-family changes in 4 dimensions of parent involvement in children's learning were examined from prekindergarten to kindergarten and from kindergarten to first grade. Children's literacy, language, and mathematics skills were individually assessed at prekindergarten entry and end of first grade. Parents' provision of cognitive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Stimulation
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