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Sheldrake, Richard – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Understanding students' intentions to study science at upper-secondary school, at university, and to follow science careers continues as a central concern for international science education. Prior research has highlighted that students' science confidence has been associated with their intentions to study science further, although…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science
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Zseller, Elaine B. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This research explores the question, "Do students who were accelerated in grade eight complete high school mathematics courses at a similar rate to students who were not accelerated?" Data was examined for students who took the New York State (NYS) 2012 Integrated Algebra assessment and students who took the 2015 Common Core Algebra…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Acceleration (Education), Grade 8
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Engelbrecht, Johann; Mwambakana, Jeanine – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of mathematics competitions, and in our case the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO), is to promote problem solving skills and strategies, to generate interest and enthusiasm for mathematics and to identify the most talented mathematical minds. SAMO is organised in two divisions--a junior and a senior division--over three rounds.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Junior High School Students, Competition, Foreign Countries
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Ker, H. W. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Research addressed the importance of mathematics education for the students' preparation to enter scientific and technological workforce. This paper utilized Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 data to conduct a global comparative analysis on mathematics performance at varied International Benchmark levels. The…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Tests
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Akos, Patrick; Rose, Roderick A.; Orthner, Dennis – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
The academic impact of the transition from elementary to middle school has significant consequences for many early adolescents. This study examines academic growth across the transition, as well as sociodemographic moderators. Rather than defining the transition effect as a decline in student achievement between fifth and sixth grade, these data…
Descriptors: Developmental Tasks, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement
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Dunac, Patricia S.; Demir, Kadir – Educational Review, 2017
The racial and ethnic makeup of the United States is in constant flux and is expected to experience substantial increases in racial and ethnic diversity over the next four decades. The problem the American educational system faces is attempting to problematize race/racism in its educational system and creating a system to counteract educational…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Whites, Culturally Relevant Education
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Ker, Hsiang-Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Motivational constructs and students' engagements have great impacts on students' mathematics achievements, yet they have not been theoretically investigated using international large-scale assessment data. This study utilized the mathematics data of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2011 to conduct a comparative and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kelly, Daniel P.; Rutherford, Teomara – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Khan Academy is a large and popular open educational resource (OER) with little empirical study into its impact on student achievement in mathematics when used in schools. In this study, we examined the use of Khan Academy as a mathematics intervention among seventh grade students over a 4-week period versus a control group. We also compared…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Supplementary Education
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Hotaling, Liesl; Lowes, Susan; Stolkin, Rustam; Lin, Peiyi; Bonner, James; Kirkey, William; Ojo, Temitope – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
This paper describes the structure and impact of an NSF-funded ITEST project designed to enrich science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education using educational modules that teach students to construct, program, and test a series of sensors used to monitor water quality. During the two years of the SENSE IT project, over 30…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, STEM Education, Water Quality
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McClintock, Joseph C. – Applied Measurement in Education, 2016
This study examined indicators of cheating on a statewide summative assessment for grades 3--8 over a 4-year period. Between year 2 and year 3 of this study, the state launched an aggressive, highly publicized investigation into cheating by educators. The basis of the investigation was an erasure analysis. The current study found that the number…
Descriptors: Cheating, Summative Evaluation, Measurement, Language Tests
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Akiba, Motoko; Liang, Guodong – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The authors examined the effects of six types of teacher professional learning activities on student achievement growth over 4 years using statewide longitudinal survey data collected from 467 middle school mathematics teachers in 91 schools merged with 11,192 middle school students' mathematics scores in a standardized assessment in Missouri. The…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Gunnarsson, Robert; Sönnerhed, Wang Wei; Hernell, Bernt – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2016
The hypothesis that mathematically superfluous brackets can be useful when teaching the rules for the order of operations is challenged. The idea of the hypothesis is that with brackets it is possible to emphasize the order priority of one operation over another. An experiment was conducted where expressions with mixed operations were studied,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Tests
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Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Perry, Lindsey; Adams, Elizabeth – Applied Measurement in Education, 2019
Despite the call for an argument-based approach to validity over 25 years ago, few examples exist in the published literature. One possible explanation for this outcome is that the complexity of the argument-based approach makes implementation difficult. To counter this claim, we propose that the Assessment Triangle can serve as the overarching…
Descriptors: Validity, Educational Assessment, Models, Screening Tests
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Long, Caroline; Wendt, Heike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
South Africa participated in TIMSS from 1995 to 2015. Over these two decades, some positive changes have been reported on the aggregated mathematics performance patterns of South African learners. This paper focuses on the achievement patterns of South Africa's high-performing Grade 9 learners (n = 3378) in comparison with similar subsamples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Multiplication, Comparative Education
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Tunaboylu, Ceren; Demir, Ergül – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of using the interactive whiteboard in mathematics teaching process on the 7th-grade students' achievement. This study was conducted as experimental design. Experimental and control groups were composed of 58 7th-grade students from one school in the 2015-2016 educational year in Ankara. As a…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Bulletin Boards, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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