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A Framework for K-12 Science Education

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"Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States'...

A Meta-analysis of the effects of computer technology on school students' mathematics learning

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Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Make Use of Structure
This study examines the impact of computer technology (CT) on mathematics education in K-12 classrooms through a systematic review of existing literature. A meta-analysis of 85 independent effect...

A five-step approach to planning for technology in new science spaces

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In this article, the author provides planning ideas for those building a new classroom space to ensure the accommodation of technology that will be available in the near future. Drawing upon an...

A mentoring model for interactive online learning in support of a Technology Innovation Challenge Grant

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This article summarizes the evaluation of the Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Project, a technology professional development program designed to help teachers restructure teaching and learning...

A new generation of goals for technology education

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In this article, the author identifies a set of goal statements to guide curriculum for technology literacy in grades K?12. Using a modified Delphi panel, the author presented a number of goal...

A synthesis of empirical research on teaching mathematics to low-achieving students

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Standards: Construct Viable Arguments • Make Sense of Problems
This meta-analysis synthesizes the research on the effects of interventions designed to improve mathematics achievement of students considered low achieving or at risk for failure. It examined the...

Applying Principles of Universal Design to Test Delivery: The Effect of Computer-based Read-aloud on Test Performance of High School Students with Learning Disabilities

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Standards-based reform efforts are highly dependent on accurate assessment of all students, including those with disabilities. The accuracy of current large-scale assessments is undermined by...

Data use: Data-driven decision making takes a big-picture view of the needs of teachers and students

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In this article, the author examines the interconnection of two types of data driven decision-making: classroom and school. Each type seeks to improve teaching and learning, and both are important...

Deepening content understanding in social studies using digital text and embedded vocabulary supports

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Standards: Foundational Skills • Language
This article discusses a strand of research conducted by the Education Development Center, Inc. in collaboration with the National Center for Supported Electronic Text. The research investigated the...

Developing effective fractions instruction for kindergarten through 8th grade: A practice guide

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Standards: Math • Reason Abstractly
This practice guide presents five recommendations to help educators improve students? understanding of fractions. It features strategies to develop young children?s understanding of early fraction...

Direct instruction in math word problems: Students with learning disabilities

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Standards: Reason Abstractly • Model with Mathematics • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically • Make Sense of Problems
The study investigated the effectiveness of strategy teaching and sequencing practice problems when teaching students with learning disabilities (LD) how to solve word problems. Students were...

Direct teaching, strategy instruction, and strategy instruction with explicit self-regulation: Effects on the composition skills and self- efficacy of students with learning disabilities

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Standards: Writing
This study assesses the impact of self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) on students identified as learning disabled (LD). Students were assigned to one of four conditions: full SRSD, SRSD...

Educational technology in U.S. public schools: Fall 2008

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In this report, the authors present national data on the availability and use of educational technology among teachers in public elementary and secondary schools during the winter and spring of 2009...

Effectiveness of question exploration to enhance students’ written expression of content knowledge and comprehension

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Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Writing
The study examined the effectiveness of the use of a Questioning Instructional Routine in combination with an instructional graphic, a Question Exploration Guide, on students’ reading and writing...

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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....