ERIC Number: EJ1068709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Project CIVIS: Curriculum Development and Assessment of Underserved and Underachieving Middle School Populations
Stoddard, Jeremy D.; Tieso, Carol L.; Robbins, Janice I.
Journal of Advanced Academics, v26 n3 p168-196 Aug 2015
This article presents findings from a large-scale curriculum development, quasi-experimental study. Participating teachers implemented four U.S. history units in their diverse middle-grade classes; these units were developed to engage underachieving students in challenging history and democratic citizenship curriculum and instruction featuring discussion and inquiry. Initial results show that students in the treatment classrooms had significantly higher mean scores on a National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)-based pre-post assessment than their peers in comparison classrooms.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Curriculum Development, Underachievement, United States History, History Instruction, Units of Study, Citizenship Education, Inquiry, Active Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), National Competency Tests, Pretests Posttests, Quasiexperimental Design, Educationally Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
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