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O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Beach, Kristen D.; Sanchez, Victoria; Bocian, Kathleen M.; Roberts, Sarana; Chan, Olivia – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
Helping struggling readers to learn history content in middle school can be difficult due to heavy reading demands. In this study, researchers taught poor readers with and without disabilities in eighth grade to generate main idea statements; create, compare, and contrast paragraphs; and identify cause and effect relations, along with relevant…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Disabilities
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Klomek, A. Brunstein; Kopelman-Rubin, D.; Al-Yagon, M.; Berkowitz, Ruth; Apter, A.; Mikulincer, M. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
This is the first study examining the association between victimization by bullying and attachment to both parents and teachers among students who report Learning Disorders (LD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A total of 1,691 seventh- and eighth-grade students in six junior high schools completed questionnaires about…
Descriptors: Bullying, Learning Disabilities, Attachment Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ciullo, Stephen; Lembke, Erica S.; Carlisle, Abigail; Thomas, Cathy Newman; Goodwin, Marilyn; Judd, Laura – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
The authors report findings from a systematic observational study of middle school educators (Grades 6-8) in two states who provided reading interventions within Tier 2 and Tier 3 of a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. Intervention sessions were coded and analyzed to understand (a) the frequency and type of evidence-based strategies…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Response to Intervention
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Solis, Michael; Miciak, Jeremy; Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack M. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
We describe findings from a series of longitudinal studies utilizing a response to intervention framework implemented over 3 years with students in Grades 6 through 8 with reading disabilities and poor reading comprehension. Students were identified based on reading comprehension scores in Grade 5 (n = 1,083) and then randomized to treatment or…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Reed, Deborah K.; McCray Sorrells, Audrey; Cole, Heather A.; Takakawa, Nara N. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
This article examined the ecological and population validity of research on reading interventions for adolescents in Grades 6 through 12. The 26 studies meeting selection criteria were analyzed to determine the characteristics of the students, interventionists, classroom structures, and school environments used, as well as whether there were…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Educational Research, Reading Research
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Krawec, Jennifer; Huang, Jia; Montague, Marjorie; Kressler, Benikia; de Alba, Amanda Melia – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
This study investigated the effectiveness of "Solve It!" instruction on students' knowledge of math problem-solving strategies. "Solve It!" is a cognitive strategy intervention designed to improve the math problem solving of middle school students with learning disabilities (LD). Participants included seventh- and eighth-grade…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Problem Solving, Middle School Students
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Reed, Deborah K.; Vaughn, Sharon; Petscher, Yaacov – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
In this study, the authors examined the validity of a holistically scored retell within a confirmatory factor analysis framework by comparing the fit of a three-factor model of reading with the data from a diverse sample of seventh and eighth graders. The final model demonstrated adequate fit, [chi][squared](32) = 97.316; comparative fit index =…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Validity, Reading Comprehension, Grade 8
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Montague, Marjorie; Enders, Craig; Dietz, Samantha – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
The purpose of the study was to improve mathematical problem solving for middle school students with learning disabilities by implementing a research-based instructional program in inclusive general education math classes. A total of 40 middle schools in a large urban district were matched on state assessment performance level (low, medium, and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Intervention
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Dexter, Douglas D.; Hughes, Charles A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
This meta-analysis reviews experimental and quasi-experimental studies in which upper-elementary, intermediate, and secondary students with learning disabilities learned from graphic organizers. Following an exhaustive search for studies meeting specified design criteria, 55 standardized mean effect sizes were extracted from 16 articles involving…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Instructional Materials, Meta Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Klassen, Robert M. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2010
This study examined the self-efficacy for self-regulated learning of 146 early adolescents with and without learning disabilities (LD). Results from the study showed that a 7-item self-regulatory efficacy measure demonstrated factorial invariance for the adolescent sample and also for a validation sample of 208 undergraduates with and without LD.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Early Adolescents, High School Students
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Boyle, Joseph R. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2010
While today's teachers use a variety of teaching methods in middle-school science classes, lectures and note-taking still comprise a major portion of students' class time. To be successful in these classes, middle-school students need effective listening and note-taking skills. Students with learning disabilities (LD) are poor note-takers, which…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities, Notetaking, Science Education
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Hock, Michael F.; Brasseur, Irma F.; Deshler, Donald D.; Catts, Hugh W.; Marquis, Janet G.; Mark, Caroline A.; Stribling, Jean Wu – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine the component reading skills of adolescent struggling readers attending urban high schools. Specifically, 11 measures of reading skills were administered to 345 adolescent readers to gain a research-based perspective on the reading skill profile of this population. Participants were assessed in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Profiles
Nelson, Jason M.; Manset-Williamson, Genevieve – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2006
We compared a reading intervention that consisted of explicit, self-regulatory strategy instruction to a strategy intervention that was less explicit to determine the impact on the reading-specific self-efficacy, attributions, and affect of students with reading disabilities (RD). Participants included 20 students with RD who were entering grades…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Self Efficacy