A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Decrease Disruptive Classroom Behavior in Public Education Settings

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 61 describes the following: Title | A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Decrease Disruptive Classroom Behavior in Public Education Settings Authors | Stage, S.A., & Quiroz, D.R. Source | School Psychology Review, 26(3), 333-68. Year Published | 1997 Abstract Describes a meta-analysis* of 99 studies that used interventions to decrease disruptive classroom behavior in public education settings. Overall, … [Read more...]

What We Know About Correlates of Reading

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 11 describes the following: Title | What We Know About Correlates of Reading Author | Hammil, D. Source | Exceptional Children, 70(4), 453-469. Year Published | 2004 Abstract This research analyzed the combined results of 3 meta-analyses that examined the extent to which a variety of measures of specific abilities related to reading. More than 450 studies were reviewed, and almost 11,000 different coefficients were … [Read more...]

Teaching Expressive Writing to Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 13 describes the following: Title | Teaching Expressive Writing to Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis Authors | Gersten, R., & Baker, S. Source | Elementary School Journal, 97(5), 475-500. Year Published | 2001 Abstract Presents results of a meta-analysis of 13 studies published during the period 1963-1997 concerning writing interventions for students with learning disabilities. All examined studies … [Read more...]

A Synthesis of Empirical Research on Teaching Mathematics to Low-Achieving Students

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 16 describes the following: Title | A Synthesis of Empirical Research on Teaching Mathematics to Low-Achieving Students Authors | Baker, S., Gersten, R., & Lee, D. Source | Elementary School Journal, 103, 45-74. Year Published | 2002 Abstract The purpose of this study was to synthesize research on the effects of interventions to improve the mathematics achievement of students considered low achieving or at risk … [Read more...]

How to increase student learning time

Here's an interesting suite of resources from the Doing What Works initiative. It features elementary schools, increased learning time programs, partnerships, and schools with extended learning day initiatives that successfully implement research-based practices connected to increasing learning time. At the link below, practitioners can learn about the research base for schools and programs seeking to increase student learning time, see how these … [Read more...]

Do Special Education Interventions Improve Learning of Secondary Content? A Meta-Analysis

Author of this structured abstract: Kyrie Dragoo, NICHCY August 2011 PDF version ____________________________ NICHCY Structured Abstract 80 describes the following research synthesis: Title Do Special Education Interventions Improve Learning of Secondary Content? A Meta-Analysis Authors Scruggs, T. E., Mastropieri, M. A., Berkeley, S., and Graetz, J. E. Source Remedial & Special Education, 31(6), 437-449 Year Published 2010 _____________ Abstract … [Read more...]

Using “What Works”

Updated August 2012This resource page is a companion to NICHCY's Structured Abstract 80, which summarized the findings of Scruggs, Mastropieri, Berkeley, & Graetz (2010) in their published meta-analysis entitled Do Special Education Interventions Improve Learning of Secondary Content?It's a fascinating meta-analysis of special education research about "what works." We urge you to read the structured abstract, learn more about the specific interventions … [Read more...]

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