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Jenkins Jade Marcus, Watts Tyler W., Magnuson Katherine A., Gershoff Elizabeth, Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Duncan Greg J., July-September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Prior research shows that short-term effects from preschool may disappear, but little research has considered which environmental conditions might sustain academic advantages from preschool into elementary school. Using secondary data from two…
Watts Tyler W., Duncan Greg J., Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, March/April 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study estimated the causal links between preschool mathematics learning and late elementary school mathematics achievement using variation in treatment assignment to an early mathematics intervention as an instrument for preschool…
Schenke Katerina, Nguyen Tutrang, Watts Tyler W., Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined whether African American students differentially responded to dimensions of the observed classroom-learning environment compared with non-African American students. Further, we examined whether these dimensions of the classroom mediated…
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., Germeroth Carrie, Day-Hess Crystal, August, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
This is a special issue of the journal Advances in Child Development and Behavior, focusing on research in early childhood mathematics interventions.
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., Germeroth Carrie, Day-Hess Crystal, August, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
This preface is an introduction to a special issue of the journal Advances in Child Development and Behavior, focusing on research in early childhood mathematics interventions.
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., August, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
Although specific interventions in early mathematics have been successful, few have been brought to scale successfully, especially across the challenging diversity of populations and contexts in the early childhood system in the United States. In…
Germeroth Carrie, Sarama Julie, August, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
Falling scores in math have prompted a renewed interest in math instruction at early ages. By their own admission, early childhood educators are generally underprepared and not always comfortable teaching math. Professional development (PD) in early…
Watts Tyler W., Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Wolfe Christopher B., Spitler Mary Elaine, Bailey Drew H., January-March 2017
Reports & Papers
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Early educational intervention effects typically fade in the years following treatment, and few studies have investigated why achievement impacts diminish over time. The current study tested the effects of a preschool mathematics intervention on two…
Bailey Drew H., Nguyen Tutrang, Jenkins Jade Marcus, Domina Thurston, Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A robust finding across research on early childhood educational interventions is that the treatment effect diminishes over time, with children not receiving the intervention eventually catching up to children who did. One popular explanation for…
Jenkins Jade Marcus, Watts Tyler W., Magnuson Katherine A., Gershoff Elizabeth, Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Duncan Greg J., March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Prior research shows that short-term treatment effects from preschool may disappear, but little research has considered which environmental conditions might sustain the academic advantages from preschool into elementary school. Using two random-…
Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Wolfe Christopher B., Spitler Mary Elaine, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We evaluated the fidelity of implementation and the sustainability of effects of a research-based model for scaling up educational interventions. The model was implemented by 64 teachers in 26 schools in 2 distal city districts serving low-resource…
Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Wolfe Christopher B., Spitler Mary Elaine, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a cluster randomized trial design, we evaluated the persistence of effects of a research-based model for scaling up educational interventions. The model was implemented in 42 schools in two city districts serving low-resource communities,…
Sarama Julie, Lange Alissa A., Clements Douglas H., Wolfe Christopher B., Q3 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the effects of the Building Blocks prekindergarten mathematics curriculum on the oral language and letter recognition of children, with additional analyses of the moderating role of children's gender and ethnic group on those…
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., Wolfe Christopher B., Spitler Mary Elaine, April, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We used a cluster randomized trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a research-based model for scaling up educational interventions, focusing on the persistence of effects with and without a follow-through intervention. The instantiation of the…
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., 2012
Other
Commentary on the history of mathematics learning in early care and education (ECE) settings, the lack of mathematics learning in contemporary ECE settings, the relationship between mathematics and play, and a call for high-quality, explicit, and…