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Havard, Byron; Nguyen, Giang-Nguyen; Otto, Barbara – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of technology use and teacher professional development on students' mathematics academic achievement. The U.S. Department of Education National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) published results for mathematics assessments for Grade 4 from the years 2005-2015 served as the dependent…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Faculty Development, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Thompson, Karen D. – Educational Researcher, 2018
Using National Assessment of Educational Progress data from 2003 to 2015, this brief describes changes in the reading and mathematics performance of multilingual students--defined as students who report a primary home language or languages other than English. Although all students' scores improved, multilingual students' scores improved two to…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Multilingualism
Plucker, Jonathan A.; Peters, Scott J. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
The number of economically vulnerable students in the United States is large and growing. In this article, we examine income-based excellence gaps and describe recent controversies in the definition and measurement of poverty, with an eye toward their application to gifted education and meeting the needs of talented, economically vulnerable…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Family Income, Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences
Hansen, Michael; Levesque, Elizabeth; Valant, Jon; Quintero, Diana – Brookings Institution, 2018
This year's Brown Center Report (BCR) on American Education is the 17th issue overall since its beginning in 2000. The 2018 edition focuses on the state of social studies and civics education in U.S. schools. Like previous editions, which were authored by Tom Loveless, the report comprises three studies: The first chapter examines student…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Comparative Analysis
Whitehurst, Grover J. – Center on Children and Families at Brookings, 2018
There is a strong and politically bipartisan push to increase access to government-funded pre-K. This is based on a premise that free and available pre-K is the surest way to provide the opportunity for all children to succeed in school and life, and that it has predictable and cost-effective positive impacts on children's academic success. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Smith, Mark D. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
History education scholars have recognized the need for test validity research in recent years and have called for empirical studies that explore how to best measure historical thinking processes. The present study was designed to help answer this call and to provide a model that others can adapt to carry this line of research forward. It employed…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Multiple Choice Tests, Cognitive Tests, Protocol Analysis
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Young, Jemimah L.; Young, Jamaal R.; Capraro, Robert M. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to proffer the idea to "gaze" past gender and racial achievement gaps by providing a growth-based assessment of the achievement of Black girls. The study aims to elucidate how alternatives to traditional achievement gap analyses can yield information relevant to addressing classroom challenges. This…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Females, Grade 8, Achievement Gap
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Troia, Gary A.; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Zhang, Mingcai; Wilson, Joshua; Stewart, Kelly A.; Mo, Ya; Hawkins, Lisa – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
We examined the degree to which content of states' writing standards and assessments (using measures of content range, frequency, balance, and cognitive complexity) and their alignment were related to student writing achievement on the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), while controlling for student, school, and state…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Writing Instruction, Writing Evaluation
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Ladner, Matthew – Education Next, 2018
The point at which the corners of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet is the only spot in the United States where the borders of four states converge. Beyond geography, the Four Corners states share a similar approach to charter schooling. All four states have adopted relatively freewheeling authorization policies, and charter schools…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, State Legislation, State Policy, Educational Policy
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Yarnell, Lisa M.; Bohrnstedt, George W. – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
This study examines student-teacher "racial match" for its association with Black student achievement. Multilevel structural equation modeling was used to analyze 2013 National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 4 Reading Assessment data to examine interactions of teacher race and student race in their associations with…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Educational Policy
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Walkington, Candace; Clinton, Virginia; Shivraj, Pooja – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
The link between reading and mathematics achievement is well known, and an important question is whether readability factors in mathematics problems are differentially impacting student groups. Using 20 years of data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, we examine how…
Descriptors: Readability, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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López, Francesca; Santibañez, Lucrecia – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Failure to adequately prepare teachers of emergent bilingual (EB) students could have devastating consequences for student achievement, EB reclassification, and eventually, high school and college completion. To enhance the policy discourse, we explore how teacher certification requirements relate to both EB student achievement and teacher…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Certification
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2018
KIDS COUNT has used data to help call attention to emerging trends impacting kids in communities across the state. This year, the Colorado Children's Campaign marked the 25th birthday of KIDS COUNT in Colorado! by exploring this important question: What has changed for Colorado kids in the past 25 years? Long-term trends are not possible for every…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Health, Elementary Secondary Education, Children
Sabatini, John; O'Reilly, Tenaha; Doorey, Nancy A. – Educational Testing Service, 2018
In May 2016, an invitational symposium on the Reading for Understanding (RfU) initiative was held in Alexandria, Virginia. Co-hosted by ETS and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the symposium brought together some 160 state and local education leaders to examine the results of the Reading for Understanding Initiative. The goal of…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy Education
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Hamlin, Daniel; Peterson, Paul E. – Education Next, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed into law in 2015, explicitly prohibits the federal government from creating incentives to set national standards. The law represents a major departure from recent federal initiatives, such as Race to the Top, which beginning in 2009 encouraged the adoption of uniform content standards and expectations…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Common Core State Standards, Federal Aid
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