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Council, Morris R., III; Gardner, Ralph, III; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Telesman, Alana O. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Reading RACES--Relevant and Culturally Engaging Stories (RR) is a repeated reading intervention using culturally relevant literature that is delivered through computer software. This study extends previous research with RR intended to further evaluate the effects of RR on the fluency and comprehension growth of second-grade students with reading…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education
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Anderson, Jeffrey A.; Howland, Allison A.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Even with increased risks, many children demonstrate resiliency and avoid being labeled for special education; however, research on risk and resilience has been problematic because of inadequate statistical models, limitations of available data, and the exclusion of key protective factors. This study used a national sample to examine the influence…
Descriptors: Parents, Individual Characteristics, Special Education, Resilience (Psychology)
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Ball, Carrie R.; Finch, W. Holmes; Gettinger, Maribeth – Preventing School Failure, 2014
Prior research has documented that classroom-level variables have a significant effect on student outcomes; however, previous findings have typically focused on average student outcomes and have only recently begun to use hierarchical linear modeling techniques. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of classroom-level variables on the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, At Risk Students, Classroom Environment, Context Effect
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Sullivan, Maureen; Konrad, Moira; Joseph, Laurice M.; Luu, Ken C. T. – Preventing School Failure, 2013
The authors compared the effects of two sight word fluency drills (i.e., reading racetrack and list drills). They used a repeated acquisition design across 8 second-grade students identified as at risk for reading difficulties. More participants performed better when they read words on the reading racetrack than on the list; however, results were…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Fluency