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Shamir, Haya – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
Assessing students' emerging literacy skills is crucial for identifying areas where a child may be falling behind and can lead directly to an increased chance of reading success. The Waterford Assessment of Core Skills (WACS), a computerized adaptive test of early literacy for students in prekindergarten through 2nd grade, addresses this need.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Reading Tests, Preschool Children
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O'Connell, Kyle A.; Wostl, Elijah; Crosslin, Matt; Berry, T. Lisa; Grover, James P. – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2018
Historical student data can help elucidate the factors that promote student success in mathematics courses. Herein we use both multiple regression and principal component analyses to explore ten years of historical data from over 20,000 students in an introductory college-level Algebra course in an urban American research university with a diverse…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, College Students, College Mathematics
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Walker, Virginia L.; Loman, Sheldon L.; Hara, Motoaki; Park, Kristy Lee; Strickland-Cohen, M. Kathleen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
To explore the accessibility of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) for students with severe disabilities, we conducted a survey of 179 schools implementing SWPBIS during the 2015-2016 school year. Personnel from each school reported the frequency and level of importance of SWPBIS implementation across Likert-type…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Positive Behavior Supports, Inclusion, School Personnel
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Okilwa, Nathern S. A. – Global Education Review, 2018
As political and economic instability coupled with natural disasters continue to displace people around the world, migration and resettlement remain necessary. Hosting countries and communities grapple with how to meet the diverse needs of the refugees. Given that over a half of the refugees are under the age of 18 years (i.e., school-age children…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Elementary School Students, Refugees
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Lamm, Alexa J.; Harsh, Jessica; Meyers, Courtney; Telg, Ricky W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Undergraduate students should be able to identify relationships between agricultural and natural resources (ANR) issues to be prepared for ANR sector jobs. The purpose of this study was to determine if communication courses focused on teaching about ANR issues influenced students' understanding of the relational nature of these issues. A…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Correlation
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Convertino, Christina – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
Based on an ethnographic study of a pre-engineering freshman course at a large university on the US-Mexico border, I explore how 4 Latinx undergraduate students, 2 of whom crossed the border on a daily basis to pursue higher education (HE), built a Lego robot that they named "La Migra" (a colloquial term for US Border Patrol). In…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education
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Arellano, Irene; Jones, Stephanie J. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative instrumental case study was to explore how faculty at a private research university utilize the service-learning pedagogy to advance their scholarship of teaching and learning. Of specific interest was what influences them to utilize the service-learning pedagogy in their scholarship of teaching and learning, and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Service Learning, Teaching Methods
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Creamer, MeLisa R.; Loukas, Alexandra; Clendennen, Stephanie; Mantey, Dale; Pasch, Keryn E.; Marti, C. Nathan; Perry, Cheryl L. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine differences between current and non-current cigarette users, focusing on sociodemographic factors, non-cigarette tobacco product use, parental and friend use, and alcohol and marijuana use; and to identify predictors of cigarette use six months later. Participants: Participants included young…
Descriptors: College Students, Smoking, Socioeconomic Influences, Parent Influence
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Nicks, Robert E.; Martin, Gary E.; Thibodeaux, Tilisa N.; Young, J. Kenneth – Education Leadership Review, 2018
There has been much debate by and among federal and state education agencies, state legislatures, courts, and educators regarding the identification of school district expenditures that best facilitate effective and efficient schools. The issue of equitable funding is far from being resolved (Education Week, 2017). Contradictory studies associated…
Descriptors: School District Size, Expenditures, Standardized Tests, Scores
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Bower, Gregory; O'Connor, Johnny; Harris, Sandra; Frick, Ed – Education Leadership Review, 2018
Twelve veteran teachers in Texas were interviewed for this qualitative study, to explore their perception of the influence of emotional intelligence on the success of campus leaders in a mid-sized, rural school district in East Texas. Five research questions framed in the context of Daniel Goleman's theory of emotional intelligence, guided this…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Experienced Teachers, Public School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Lyke, Austin – AERA Open, 2018
This study analyzes the acquisition of the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law by Texas A&M University. In particular, institution-level effects are examined by measuring selectivity, tuition prices, job outcomes, and bar passage rate before and after the law school changed names from a hyperregional institution to one of statewide…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Higher Education, Law Schools, Organizational Change
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Black, Victoria G.; Taylor, Zachary W. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2018
Although researchers support the notion that college- and university-sponsored mentoring programs effectively academically transition and retain postsecondary students from a variety of sociocultural backgrounds, researchers have not examined how mentoring programs address the 'mentorability' or the 'ability to be mentored' of their mentees.…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Students, Public Colleges, Student Characteristics
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Wilson, Kelly L.; Maness, Sarah B.; Thompson, Erika L.; Rosen, Brittany L.; McDonald, Skye; Wiley, David C. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
At-risk adolescents may experience Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) that lead to higher rates of risky sexual behavior, including increased risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. These SDoH may include components such as unstable family structures, incomplete education, and poverty. Targeting at-risk youth for sexuality…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Preferences, Social Influences
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Pritzker, Suzanne; Lane, Liza Barros – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
This article presents findings from a qualitative study of social work students who participated in an intensive block placement in a state legislature. Findings explore what students perceive as the central learning outcomes from field placements in political settings and how they navigate aspects of practice that may differ in critical ways from…
Descriptors: Social Work, Student Placement, Political Attitudes, State Government
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
The "Knowledge Is Power Program" ("KIPP") is a nonprofit network of more than 200 public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified four studies of "KIPP" that fall within the scope of the Charter Schools topic area and meet…
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Intervention, Charter Schools, Mathematics Achievement
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