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Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study tests a hypothesized learning progression for the concept of energy. It looks at 14 specific ideas under the categories of (i) Energy Forms and Transformations; (ii) Energy Transfer; (iii) Energy Dissipation and Degradation; and (iv) Energy Conservation. It then examines students' growth of understanding within each of these ideas at…
Descriptors: Energy, Science Instruction, Concept Formation, Energy Conservation
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Smyrnaiou, Zacharoula; Foteini, Moustaki; Kynigos, Chronis – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2012
Learning science requires the understanding of concepts and formal relationships, processes that--in themselves--have been proved to be difficult for students as they seem to encounter substantial problems with most of the inquiry-learning processes in which they engage. Models in inquiry-based learning have been considered as powerful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, Learning Processes
Unlu, Fatih; Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Bernstein, Larry; Edmunds, Julie – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
This paper addresses methodological issues arising from an experimental study of North Carolina's Early College High School Initiative, a four-year longitudinal experimental study funded by Institute for Education Sciences. North Carolina implemented the Early College High School (ECHS) Initiative in response to low high school graduation rates.…
Descriptors: Control Groups, High School Students, Graduation Rate, Course Selection (Students)
Schiller, Ellen; Wei, Xin; Thayer, Sara; Blackorby, Jose; Javitz, Harold; Williamson, Cyndi – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
This study estimates the effect of one year of Fusion Reading implementation, a multistrategy intervention, builds on the work of the Strategic Instruction Model's Learning Strategies Curriculum and Xtreme Reading by integrating some of the same strategies (e.g., paraphrasing, visual imagery, and self-questioning for information acquisition;…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
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Osler, James Edward – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2013
This paper discusses the implementation of the Tri-Squared Test as an advanced statistical measure used to verify and validate the research outcomes. This type of statistical measure is ideal for teachers professional development as educators can create and validate instruments for educational settings. The initial research investigation published…
Descriptors: Research Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Mixed Methods Research