QuickSmart Publications

Books

Graham, L. (Ed.). (2009). Narrowing the gap: Addressing educational disadvantage, Conference proceedings, UNE:SiMERR, (137pp) ISBN 9781921597015.
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Book Chapters

Pegg, J. & Graham, L. (2013). A three-level intervention pedagogy to enhance the academic achievement of Indigenous students: Evidence from QuickSmart Mathematics research relevant to Indigenous populations: Evidence-based practice (123-138). In R. Jorgenson, P. Sullivan & P. Grootenboer (Eds.), Pedagogies to enhance learning for Indigenous students. Singapore: Springer. ISBN 9789814021838.
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Refereed Journal Articles

Graham, L. & Pegg, J. (2011). Evaluating the QuickSmart numeracy program: An effective Australian intervention that improves student achievement, responds to special education needs, and fosters teacher collaboration. The (Korean) Journal of Educational Administration, 29 (2), 87-102. (Revised conference paper)
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Graham, L., Pegg, J., & Alder, L. (2007). Improving the reading achievement of middle-years students with learning difficulties, Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 30 (3), 221-234. Invited article.
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Graham, L. & Bellert, A. (2007). Effective reading comprehension instruction for students with learning disabilities. Australian Journal of Dyslexia and Specific Learning Disabilities, 2, 7-15.
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Graham, L., Bellert, A. & Pegg, J. (2007). Supporting students in the middle school years with learning difficulties in mathematics: Research into classroom practice. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 31 (2), 171-182.
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Graham, L., Bellert, A., Thomas, J., & Pegg, J. (2007). A basic skills intervention for middle school students with learning difficulties. Journal of learning disabilities, 40 (5), 410-419.
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Bellert, A. & Graham, L. (2006). Caught in the middle: Reaching and teaching middle years students with learning difficulties. Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, 6 (1), 3- 10.
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Articles in Professional Publications

Pegg, J. & Graham, L. (2010). A second chance for success. Education Review, October, APN Educational Media.
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Graham, L. & Pegg. J. (2010). Hard data to support the effectiveness of QuickSmart numeracy. Learning Difficulties Australia Bulletin, 42 (1), 11-12.
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Bellert, A. & Graham, L. (2002). A QuickSmart approach to learning difficulties. The New South Wales Education Magazine, West Australian Publishers, Perth, 27.

Graham, L. & Hare, J. (2001). Quicker and Smarter. Inform: Public Education NSW, December, 18 - 19. Distributed to all state schools in New South Wales.
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Graham, L., & Bellert, A. (2001). QuickSmart in literacy and numeracy. Educare News: A national magazine for independent schools.

Refereed Conference Papers (Published in Proceedings)

Graham, L. & Pegg, J. (2011). Evaluating the QuickSmart numeracy program: An effective Australian intervention that improves student achievement, responds to special education needs, and fosters teacher collaboration. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education (ISFIRE2). Kongju, Korea.
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Graham, L. & Pegg, J. (2008). "I sound just like the good kids": Enhancing the reading achievement of middle-years students with learning difficulties, paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, British Education Index: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/174900.doc

Graham, L. & Pegg, J. (2008). Addressing the needs of low-achieving mathematics students: Helping students 'trust their heads', paper presented at the British Education Research Association Annual Conference, British Education Index: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/174898.doc (Revised conference paper)

Bellert, A. (2007). Narrowing the gap in the regular classroom : Successful strategies for teaching and learning in the middle-school years. Proceedings of the Narrowing the Gap: Addressing Educational Disadvantage Conference. Armidale: UNE.
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Pegg, J. & Graham, L. (2007). Addressing the needs of low-achieving mathematics students: Helping students 'trust their heads', Keynote. In K. Milton, H. Reeves, & T. Spencer (Eds.) Proceedings of the 21st biennial conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. ISBN 9781875900633
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Pegg, J.E., Graham, L.J., Bellert, A. & Thomas, J. (2006). The effect of improved automaticity of basic number facts on students with learning difficulties. American Educational Research Association 2006 Annual Meeting - Education Research in the Public Interest, vol. 1, 1 - 8.

Pegg, J.E., Graham, L.J. and Bellert, A. (2005). The effect of improved automaticity of basic number skills on persistently low-achieving pupils, Learners and Learning Environments, 29th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, vol.4, 4-49. ISSN0771700X

Graham, L., Bellert, A., & Thomas, J. (2005). QuickSmart: Improving literacy for students with learning difficulties. Multiliteracies and English Teaching K-12 in the Age of Information and Communication Technologies, vol.1, 1-27.

Bellert, A. & Graham, L. (2003). Effective intervention for students with learning difficulties in the middle school grades. State Conference of the Australian Association of Special Education, Toowoomba, Queensland.

Bellert A. & Graham, L. (2003). QuickSmart: Developing automaticity in basic academic skills for middle years students with learning difficulties. Annual Conference of the Middle Years of Schooling Association, Brisbane, Queensland.

Conference Papers (Abstracts Refereed)

Graham, L. & Pegg, J. (2010). Addressing the needs of rural school students who achieve below national benchmarks in numeracy: An Australian perspective in the Symposium Session on International Approaches to Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Working with Rural Schools and Communities, paper presented at the Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association. Denver, Colorado, USA.

Graham, L. & Pegg, J. (2008). The importance of fast and accurate basic skills to students with learning disabilities. Paper presented at the Queensland State Conference of the Australian Association of Special Education. Cairns, Queensland.

Graham, L. & Pegg, J. (2008). Helping low-achieving mathematics students trust their heads. Poster presented at the Annual conference of the International Association for Research in Learning Disabilities. Toronto, Canada.

Pegg, J. & Graham, L. (2007). Narrowing the Gap: QuickSmart offering students a new chance to acquire basic academic skills. Keynote presentation at the International Narrowing the Gap: Addressing Educational Disadvantage Conference. UNE, NSW.

Graham, L., Bellert, A., & Pegg, J. (2007). Supporting students in the middle school years with learning difficulties in Mathematics: Research into Practice. Australian Association of Special Education. Sydney, NSW.

Graham, L., Pegg, J., Royer, M., Thomas, J., Abadzi, H., & Bellert, A. (2007). International Perspective On Researching And Supporting Learning Performance In Reading And Numeracy. American Educational Research Association Presidential Choice Symposium. Chicago, USA.

Bellert, A., Graham, L.J. & Pegg, J.E. (2005). An Australian Perspective on Researching and Supporting Low-Achieving Students in the Middle-School Grades: The QUICKSMART Intervention. European Association of Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Nicosia, Cyprus.

Bellert, A., Graham, L., & Walsh, M. (2004). Effective intervention for students with learning difficulties in the middle school grades: A QuickSmart approach. Successful Learning Conference, University of Sydney. Sydney, NSW.

Graham, L., Pegg., J., & Bellert, A. (2003). QuickSmart: Improving students' response time and strategy use in the retrieval of number facts. Poster presented at the International Conference of Psychology in Mathematics. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Pegg, J., Graham, L., Bellert, A. & Doran, H. (2003). An analysis of long-term effects of an intervention program designed to enhance basic numeracy skills for low-achieving middle-school students. Poster presented at the International Conference of Psychology in Mathematics. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Graham, L., Bellert, A.M., & Pegg, J.E. (2001). Enhancing the automaticity of basic academic skills for middle school students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Australian Association of Special Education. Melbourne, Victoria.

Graham, L., Bellert, A.M., & Pegg, J.E. (2001). Automaticity and basic academic skills. Invited address presented at the NSW annual meeting of the Australian Association of Special Education. Sydney, NSW.