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O'Callaghan Paul, McIvor Aimee, McVeigh Claire, Rushe Teresa, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background. Many school-based interventions are being delivered in the absence of evidence of effectiveness (Snowling & Hulme, 2011, Br. J. Educ. Psychol., 81, 1). Aims. This study sought to address this oversight by evaluating the effectiveness…
Soltero-Gonzalez Lucinda, Butvilofsky Sandra, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This qualitative study investigated the progression in the biliterate levels of conceptualization about writing in Spanish and English of 28 simultaneous bilingual preschoolers. Using a constructivist framework, a holistic bilingual and…
Rowe Deborah Wells, Miller Mary E., December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper reports the findings of a two-year design study exploring instructional conditions supporting emerging, bilingual/biliterate, four-year-olds' digital composing. With adult support, children used child-friendly, digital cameras and iPads…
Murphy Kimberly A., Justice Laura M., O'Connell Ann, Pentimonti Jill M., Kaderavek Joan N., December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively examine the preschool language and early literacy skills of kindergarten good and poor readers, and to determine the extent to which these skills predict reading status. Method: Participants…
Mississippi. Department of Education, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
This document provides average scale scores, along with an explanation of benchmarks and early literacy performance levels, for fall 2016 for Early Learning Collaboratives and for other four-year-old classrooms in the state of Mississippi.
Mississippi. Department of Education, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
This document provides average district and school scale scores, along with an explanation of benchmarks and early literacy performance levels, for fall 2016 for the state of Mississippi.
Murphy Kimberly A., Language and Reading Research Consortium, Schussler Kelly Farquharson, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This longitudinal study investigated profiles of lexical quality domains in preschool children and the extent to which profile membership predicted reading comprehension in first grade. A latent profile analysis was conducted to classify 420…
Dittman Cassandra K., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Concurrent associations between teacher ratings of inattention, hyperactivity and pre-reading skills were examined in 64 pre-schoolers who had not commenced formal reading instruction and 136 school entrants who were in the first weeks of reading…
Rhoades Mindi, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood education, particularly through the influence of the Reggio Emilia model, traditionally has a strong affinity for arts-based, inquiry-based, interdisciplinary pedagogy. However, in the US, as standardized testing and curricula creep…
Suortti Outi, Lipponen Lasse, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study, conducted in Finnish private and Montessori child care centres, aimed at investigating the development of the phonological awareness (PA) of two- to five-year-old preschool children within a six-month period in relation to emerging…
Patchan Melissa M., Puranik Cynthia S., November, 2016
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Peer Reviewed
With the increasing popularity of touchscreen devices, using technology to support young children's learning has become more accessible. However, given the relative novelty of tablet computers, the research regarding their effectiveness in education…
Lin Tzu-Jung, Justice Laura M., Paul Narmada, Mashburn Andrew J., Q4 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Peer interaction contributes strongly to children's development and learning, but the processes by which peer interaction is shaped in preschool classrooms, particularly classrooms in rural communities, are largely unknown. This study aimed to…
Justice Laura M., Logan Jessica A. R., Isitan Sonnur, Sackes Mesut, Q4 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Some studies have reported that young children with disabilities have qualitatively distinct home-literacy environments and interests than young children without disabilities. Such differences may contribute to differences in the early-literacy…
Jenkins Jade Marcus, Henry Gary T., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Policy and public management scholars have long theorized about the fragmentation of policy governance across numerous agencies, yet the effects of concentrated or dispersed governance on outcomes of the target population are largely unknown. Child…
Lepola Janne, Lynch Julie S., Kiuru Noona, Laakkonen Eero, Niemi Pekka, October-December 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present five-year longitudinal study from preschool to grade 3 examined the developmental associations among oral language comprehension, task orientation, reading precursors, and reading fluency, as well as their role in predicting grade 3…