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Effectiveness of reading and mathematics software products: Findings from two student cohorts—Executive Summary (NCEE 2009-4042)

Standards: Math
A 2003 design effort by ED working with educational technology and research experts recommended focusing the study on software products used to support reading and math instruction. The study team...

Effects of Morphological Instruction on Vocabulary Acquisition

Standards: Foundational Skills • Language
The study investigated the effectiveness of an intervention targeting morphological word structure on students’ vocabulary knowledge. The intervention program used a guided problem-solving approach...

Effects of a direct instruction main idea summarization program and self-monitoring on reading comprehension of middle school students with learning disabilities

Standards: Literature • Informational Text
The study examined the effectiveness of a main idea instructional program on and a self-monitoring technique on improving the reading comprehension of middle school students with disabilities. The...

Effects of a supplemental vocabulary program in third-grade reading/language arts

Standards: Foundational Skills
The study examined the effectiveness of Elements of Reading: Vocabulary on improving the vocabulary outcome of third-grade students. The year-long intervention utilized a randomized controlled trial...

Effects of interactive vocabulary instruction on the vocabulary learning and reading comprehension of junior-high learning disabled students

Standards: Language
The study examined the effectiveness of interactive strategies, including semantic mapping, semantic feature analysis, and semantic/syntactic feature analysis, against definition instruction....

Effects of mathematical word problem solving by students at risk or with mild disabilities

Standards: Model with Mathematics • Attend to Precision • Make Sense of Problems
The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, the researchers sought to assess the effectiveness of two instructional strategies, an explicit schema-based strategy and a traditional basal strategy,...

Effects of parent involvement in isolation or in combination with peer tutoring on student self-concept and mathematics achievement

Standards: Construct Viable Arguments
This study assessed the effects of a home-based, parent involvement (PI) intervention and the combined effects of PI with reciprocal peer tutoring (RPT) on self-concept and mathematics achievement....

Effects of reciprocal peer tutoring on mathematics and school adjusttment: A component analysis

Standards: Math • Construct Viable Arguments
This study investigated the differential impact of the structured peer tutoring and group reward components within a reciprocal peer-tutoring (RPT) intervention to enhance mathematics performance for...

Effects of self-explanation as a metacognitive strategy for solving mathematical word programs

Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Reason Abstractly • Construct Viable Arguments • Attend to Precision
The study examined the effects of a metacognitive strategy (i.e., self-explanation) on elementary school students’ ability to solve word problems. Students were assigned to one of three conditions: (...

Empowering Education with Video

A series of articles and resources from eSchool News highlighting the educational value and possibilities of teaching with video. Includes information on popular resources such as Khan Academy and...

Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

"The goal of this practice guide is to formulate specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations that educators can use to encourage girls in the fields of math and science. The target audience...

End the Math Wars

Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Model with Mathematics
In this article, the author discusses why and how educational technology can be implemented in the classroom and school to support improved student outcomes in mathematics. The author not only...

Engaging Students in Environmental Research Projects: Perceptions of Fluency with Innovative Technologies and Levels of Scientific Inquiry Abilities

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This longitudinal study used a mixed-method approach to investigate the impact of student engagement in scientific research projects on high-level scientific inquiry abilities. A total of 125 9th-...

Establishing a Clear Vision for Schoolwide Data Use

This presentation describes how establishing a whole-school culture of data use helps all stakeholders make thoughtful, consistent, and appropriate data-based decisions. Schools can develop a data...

Explicit instruction in mathematics problem solving

Standards: Model with Mathematics • Attend to Precision • Make Sense of Problems
This study examined the effectiveness of the explicit translation strategy method that explicitly teaches fourth-graders to translate word story problems into mathematical equation form. The study...

Factors that influence elementary teachers’ use of computers

The author describes a quantitative study that investigated the ways in which elementary teachers use computer technology for instructional purposes and the factors that influence their use of...

Feds Look to Accelerate E-Textbook Adoption with "Digital Textbook Playbook"

The federal government is looking to bring digital textbooks to all American students within the next five years. As part of the plan, the Federal Communications Commission and the United States...

Finding Alternative Sources of Funding for Assistive Technology

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, all local educational agencies are expected to provide assistive technology to students who need it in order to receive a...

Finding Funding

TechLEARNING offers twelve ideas for generating extra money for schools and districts. The ideas include installing cost-cutting infrastructure and changing some services from face-to-face to online.

Finding Funds for Student Laptops

Understanding funding options is key to implementing a laptop initiative. This article explains the different options and the value of laptop initiatives in general.