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Jiang, Hui; Davis, Dawn – Elementary School Journal, 2017
Let's Know! is a language-focused curriculum supplement developed through the Institute of Education Sciences' Reading for Understanding initiative aimed at supporting prekindergarten through grade 3 students' listening and reading comprehension. The current study reports results concerning the impacts of 2 instantiations of Let's Know! on…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Player, Daniel; Katz, Veronica – Elementary School Journal, 2016
Policy makers have struggled to find successful approaches to address concentrated, persistent low school achievement. While NCLB and the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program have devoted significant time and attention to turnaround, very little empirical evidence substantiates whether and how these efforts work. This study employs a comparative…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Policy, Low Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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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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Zvoch, Keith; Stevens, Joseph J. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
A one-group repeated-treatment design was used to examine the academic year and summer oral reading fluency outcomes for students attending a district-sponsored summer literacy program (N = 250). Piecewise growth models applied to longitudinal data obtained during the first and second grade and over the course of the intervening summer revealed…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Summer Programs, Reading Difficulties, Grade 1
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Fraser, Mark W.; Thompson, Aaron M.; Day, Steven H.; Macy, Rebecca J. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
The findings reported here describe the effects from a cohort-controlled trial of Making Choices (MC), a universal social-emotional skills training program. From teacher ratings, 688 third-grade students were classified into 4 risk profiles using measures of aggression, social competence, classroom concentration, and peer relations. High-risk…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Intelligence, Program Effectiveness, Training
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Porche, Michelle V.; Pallante, Daniel H.; Snow, Catherine E. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
The Collaborative Language and Literacy Instruction Project (CLLIP) is a model of professional development designed to help teachers incorporate research-based practices of literacy instruction, support mastery, and sustained use of these practices through coaching, and serve as a foundation for whole-school reform efforts. We describe the model,…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Phonemic Awareness, Grade 4, Faculty Development
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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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Graves, Anne W.; Duesbery, Luke; Pyle, Nicole B.; Brandon, Regina R.; McIntosh, Angela S. – Elementary School Journal, 2011
Two experimental studies at one urban middle school investigated the effects of the combination of Tier I and Tier II evidence-based reading instruction compared to Tier I alone on struggling sixth-grade readers (N = 109). All participants received free or reduced-price lunch, and 95% were considered English learners at some point in their school…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Special Needs Students, Grade 6, Urban Schools
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Clarke, Ben; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K.; Fien, Hank; Doabler, Christian T.; Chard, David J. – Elementary School Journal, 2011
This study examined the efficacy of a core kindergarten mathematics program, ELM, a 120-lesson comprehensive curriculum providing instruction in (a) number operations, (b) geometry, (c) measurement, and (d) vocabulary. ELM is designed to address the learning needs of all students, including at-risk students in the general education or Tier I…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Mathematics Achievement, Pretests Posttests, At Risk Students
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Parr, Gerald D.; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1981
Results of this 2-year study of an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII demonstration project indicate that teaching a class of 43 second-grade children from a small rural community in west Texas in large groups is as effective as an individualized approach to bilingual education. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Grade 2
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Moore, Fernie Baca; Parr, Gerald D. – Elementary School Journal, 1978
Measures and compares the effectiveness of four programs in one school district: a maintenance bilingual program, a transitional bilingual program, a minimal bilingual program, and a nonbilingual program. (CM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education
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Lukasevich, Ann; Gray, Roland F. – Elementary School Journal, 1978
Explores the relationship between instructional style (open and non-open programs), architectural style (open and non-open facilities) and selected cognitive and affective outcomes of third grade pupils. (CM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Jeynes, William H.; Littell, Stephen W. – Elementary School Journal, 2000
A meta-analysis was conducted of 14 studies examining whether whole-language instruction increases the reading skills of low-SES students in grades K-3. Evidence suggested that low-SES primary school children do not benefit from whole-language instruction, compared to basal instruction. Findings indicated that there may be some advantages to the…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Meyer, Linda A. – Elementary School Journal, 1984
Compares the long-term performance of the first three cohorts of Follow Through children from P.S. 137 (the Bainbridge School in Brooklyn's Ocean Hill-Brownsville section) with a control group of nonparticipating children from a school a few blocks away. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education
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Gersten, Russell; Carnine, Doug – Elementary School Journal, 1984
Describes the Direct Instruction model, which has been effective in teaching mathematics to disadvantaged students. Results of the national Follow Through and the University of Oregon evaluations are reported, and implications of the findings for improving classroom practices are discussed. (RH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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