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Quality Indicators for Group Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research in Special Education
- R. Gersten, L. Fuchs, D. Compton, Michael D. Coyne, C. Greenwood, M. Innocenti
- 1 January 2005
This article presents quality indicators for experimental and quasi-experimental studies for special education. These indicators are intended not only to evaluate the merits of a completed research…
Research in Special Education: Scientific Methods and Evidence-Based Practices
- S. Odom, E. Brantlinger, R. Gersten, R. Horner, B. Thompson, K. Harris
- Education, Business
- 1 January 2005
This article sets the context for the development of research quality indicators and guidelines for evidence of effective practices provided by different methodologies. The current conceptualization…
Mathematics Instruction for Students With Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Instructional Components
- R. Gersten, D. Chard, M. Jayanthi, S. Baker, Paul Morphy, Jonathan R. Flojo
- Education, Psychology
- 1 September 2009
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to synthesize findings from 42 interventions (randomized control trials and quasi-experimental studies) on instructional approaches that enhance the mathematics…
Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies to Students With Learning Disabilities: A Review of Research
We review the body of research on reading comprehension for students with learning disabilities. First, we describe the factors that lead to the comprehension difficulties of these students. Next we…
Working in Special Education: Factors that Enhance Special Educators' Intent to Stay
This article presents findings from a study of factors that lead to special education teacher attrition and retention involving 887 special educators in three large urban school districts. We focus…
Early Identification and Interventions for Students With Mathematics Difficulties
Key findings from the small body of research on mathematics difficulties (MD) relevant to early identification and early intervention are highlighted and the presence of reading difficulties seems related to slower progress in many aspects of mathematics.
Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools. NCEE 2009-4060.
The panel suggests that the interventionist use concrete objects in two ways, in lower elementary grades and in the upper grades when visual representations do not seem sufficient in helping students understand mathematics at the more abstract level.
What We Know about Effective Instructional Practices for English-Language Learners
This research synthesis, using a qualitative multivocal method (Ogawa & Malen, 1991), investigates the knowledge base of effective instruction for English-language learners in elementary and middle…
Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades. IES Practice Guide. NCEE 2007-4011.
- R. Gersten, S. Baker, T. Shanahan, Sylvia Linan-Thompson, P. Collins, Robin C. Scarcella
- 1 July 2007
The goal of this practice guide is to formulate specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations for use by educators addressing a multifaceted challenge that lacks developed or evaluated packaged approaches.
A Synthesis of Empirical Research on Teaching Mathematics to Low-Achieving Students
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 for failure. Meta-analytic…