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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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Polikoff, Morgan S. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
International comparisons have highlighted that the U.S. mathematics curriculum, both in terms of curriculum influences (e.g., textbooks, standards) and actual instruction, is broad and shallow. Standards-based reform is explicitly designed to improve coherence and reduce redundancy across grades. This article evaluates the redundancy of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Mathematics Curriculum, Redundancy, Mathematics Instruction
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Lesaux, Nonie K. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
One dimension of language proficiency considered important for reading and writing academic texts is morphological awareness--the understanding of how complex words are formed from meaningful smaller units (i.e., affixes, roots) that contribute to words' meanings and functions. This quasi-experimental study evaluated the effects of instruction on…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Middle Schools, Grade 6, English (Second Language)
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Sailors, Misty; Price, Larry R. – Elementary School Journal, 2010
In this article, we describe and report on the results of a study in Texas that tested 2 models of professional development for classroom teachers as a way of improving their practices and increasing the reading achievement of their students. To meet this goal, 44 participating teachers in grades 2-8 learned to teach their students cognitive…
Descriptors: Intervention, Observation, Reading Achievement, Reading Strategies