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Polly, Drew – Research in the Schools, 2016
Researchers have linked teachers' use of mathematical tasks and questions to students' achievement in mathematics, and also have documented that the types of tasks and questions posed might change throughout the year in grades that include high-stakes tests of student achievement. This qualitative research study explored 3 elementary school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement
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Holtz, Jill; McCurdy, Merilee; Roehling, Julia V. – Research in the Schools, 2015
Within a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework, Tier 1 instruction requires the selection of research-based core curricula. However, many educators and administrators are not aware of high-quality core writing curricula. The authors assembled a rubric to assist schools in evaluating core writing curricula for Grades 3-5. Rubric components…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Writing Across the Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Powers, Sherry W.; Roth, Nathan P. – Research in the Schools, 2013
Examined in this study was instruction in two reading intervention programs, Reading Recovery and Reading Mastery, in the context of a statewide early reading initiative's first year of implementation. Through observations of 15 teachers, investigated in this study was the instructional focus of the intervention lessons and the extent to which…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Comparative Analysis, Intervention, Early Reading