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Troia, Gary A.; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Mo, Ya; Hawkins, Lisa; Kopke, Rachel A.; Chen, Angela; Wilson, Joshua; Stewart, Kelly A. – Elementary School Journal, 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
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Chambers, Bette; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Abrami, Philip; Logan, Michele K.; Gifford, Richard – Elementary School Journal, 2011
This study evaluated the relative effects of Tier II computer-assisted tutoring in small groups (Team Alphie) and one-to-one tutoring provided to struggling readers in 33 high-poverty Success for All (SFA) schools. In this year-long study, struggling readers in the Team Alphie schools were tutored in groups of 6. In the control schools, students…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reading Difficulties, Grade 2, Tutoring
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Mason, DeWayne A.; Stimson, Janet – Elementary School Journal, 1996
Queried 571 elementary school principals in 12 states to determine: (1) the frequency of nontraditional (combination and nongraded) classes; and (2) changes in the use of combination classes during recent years. Found that although combination classes represented 17% of California classrooms, most states contained only 3 to 7%. Nongraded classes…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Comparative Analysis, Differences, Elementary Education