Effect size matters in educational research

A blog by Robert Slavin for Education Week, explaining why the effect sizes reported in educational research matters and what it means. (posted January 10, 2013) http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/sputnik/2013/01/effect_size_matters_in_educational_research.html … [Read more...]

Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Instructional Components

Author of this structured abstract: Kyrie Dragoo, NICHCY January 2013 PDF version ____________________________ NICHCY Structured Abstract 84 describes the following research synthesis: Title Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Instructional Components Authors Gersten, R., Chard, D. J., Jayanthi, M., Baker, S. K., Morphy, P., &  Flojo, J. Source Review of Educational Research, … [Read more...]

Social skills training for preschoolers with disabilities

This report from the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) focuses on the effectiveness of social skills training for preschool children with disabilities. Social skills training is a collection of practices that use a behavioral approach for teaching preschool children age-appropriate social skills and competencies, including: communication, problem solving, decision making, self-management, and peer relations. After reviewing the research evidence, the … [Read more...]

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