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50 Years of ERIC
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McCoach, D. Betsy – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2010
In education, most naturally occurring data are clustered within contexts. Students are clustered within classrooms, classrooms are clustered within schools, and schools are clustered within districts. When people are clustered within naturally occurring organizational units such as schools, classrooms, or districts, the responses of people from…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Causal Models, Academically Gifted, Educational Research
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Goldstein, Jessica; McCoach, D. Betsy – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2011
Developmentally appropriate, psychometrically sound instruments are needed to assess young children and evaluate learning programs. In the United States, little guidance exists on the development and use of large-scale assessments that cover the broad range of skills that encompass young children's development. In 2005 and 2006, the State of…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Preschool Children, Receptive Language, Expressive Language
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Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This article presents an interview with Joel McIntosh, the publisher at Prufrock Press, whose publications reach more than 50,000 individuals and libraries. McIntosh started Prufrock in 1988 with a vision of making a powerful difference in the lives of gifted and talented children by striving to provide quality materials and cutting-edge research…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, English Teachers, Interviews
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Rambo, Karen E.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Despite the research supporting acceleration, some teachers are still hesitant to recommend acceleration for advanced students. The Teacher Attitudes Toward Subject-Specific Acceleration (TATSSA) instrument was designed to uncover the factors that influence teacher decisions to recommend students for subject-specific acceleration. First, we…
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Academically Gifted, Advanced Students, Gifted
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McCoach, D. Betsy; Black, Anne C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
This article is designed to give the reader a conceptual, nontechnical overview of estimation and model fit issues in multilevel modeling (MLM). The process of MLM generally involves fitting a series of multilevel models that increase in complexity. When conducting multilevel analyses, it is important to balance the need for complexity and the…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Statistical Analysis, Models, Computation
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Crevecoeur, Yvel C.; Coyne, Michael D.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2014
We examined data from an 18-week kindergarten vocabulary intervention study to determine whether treatment outcomes had differential effects that favored English language learners (ELLs) or English-only learners (EOLs) and whether the relationship between initial English general receptive vocabulary knowledge and response to vocabulary…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Vocabulary Development, English Instruction, Direct Instruction
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Adelson, Jill L.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2011
The Math and Me Survey was designed to measure elementary students' attitudes toward mathematics. The authors conducted content validation, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory, reliability, and external validity analyses to improve it and to test its psychometric properties. The final Math and Me Survey…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Psychometrics, Grade 6
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McCoach, D. Betsy; Rambo, Karen E.; Welsh, Megan – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2013
This Methodological Brief gives an overview of statistical methods used to gauge academic growth and discusses issues surrounding the measurement of growth in gifted populations. To illustrate some of these issues, we describe a growth model that examines differences in summer lag between gifted and nongifted students. We also provide…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Measurement Objectives, Measurement Techniques, Achievement Gains
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Adelson, Jill L.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2010
The purpose of this study was to compare how students in Grades 3 to 6 respond to a mathematics attitudes instrument with a 4-point Likert-type scale compared with one with an additional neutral point (a 5-point Likert-type scale). The 606 participating students from six elementary and middle schools randomly received either the 4-point or 5-point…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Likert Scales, Measures (Individuals)
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McCoach, D. Betsy; Colbert, Robert D. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2010
The authors examine the psychometric properties of the Collective Teacher Efficacy Scale (CTES), an instrument designed to measure collective teacher efficacy. Specifically, a multilevel confirmatory factor analysis is used to determine the factor structure of the CTES, comparing one- and two-factor models. The mediating role of the CTES factors…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Teacher Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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McCoach, D. Betsy; Adelson, Jill L. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2010
This article provides a conceptual introduction to the issues surrounding the analysis of clustered (nested) data. We define the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and the design effect, and we explain their effect on the standard error. When the ICC is greater than 0, then the design effect is greater than 1. In such a scenario, the…
Descriptors: Statistical Significance, Error of Measurement, Correlation, Data Analysis
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Adelson, Jill L.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Gavin, M. Katherine – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2012
This study examined the average effects of schools' third through fifth grade gifted programming policy in mathematics and reading on overall school achievement, on gifted students' achievement and academic attitudes and on nongifted students' achievement and academic attitudes. Data and results represent a broad, national look at school…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Academic Achievement, Programming, Grade 5
Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Teachers can modify their instructional strategies with minimal training and effort, and this can result in increases in their students' self-efficacy. Self-efficacy judgments are based on four sources of information: an individual's own past performance, vicarious experiences of observing the performances of others, verbal persuasion that one…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Skills, Teaching Methods
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McCoach, D. Betsy; Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2007
The present study explores teachers' attitudes toward the gifted and gifted education. Specifically, the authors examine whether teachers tailor their responses about attitudes toward the gifted to fit the perceived interests of the researcher. In addition, the authors examine several potential predictors of attitudes toward the gifted: training…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Interests, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Zipoli, Richard P., Jr.; Coyne, Michael D.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Remedial and Special Education, 2011
Two approaches to systematic word review were integrated into an 18-week program of extended vocabulary instruction with kindergarten students from three high-need urban schools. Words in the embedded and semantically related review conditions received systematic and distributed review. In the embedded review condition, brief word definitions were…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Intervention, Semantics, Vocabulary
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