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Tosun, Cemal – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
The aim of this study was to develop a Scientific Process Skills Test (SPST) in the context of ''Matter and its Nature''. It was investigated whether there was a predictive effect of demographical features and participating out-of-school learning opportunities across the 7th and 8th grade students' Scientific Process Skill (SPS) levels.…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Science Tests, Test Construction, Scientific Concepts
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Tan, Dongyao; Yough, Mike; Desmet, Ophélie A.; Pereira, Nielsen – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
This study investigated middle school students' beliefs about intelligence and differences in the development of intelligence across ages, beliefs about giftedness and the development of giftedness, and how beliefs about intelligence and giftedness were related. A total of 52 eighth graders from two regular classes (n = 36) and one gifted class (n…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Beliefs, Academically Gifted, Intelligence
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Chu, Tsz Lun; Martin, Scott B.; Petrie, Trent A.; Greenleaf, Christy – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Guided by the biopsychosocial model, we examined (a) the prevalence of weight control behaviors (WCBs; i.e., trying to stay the same weight, lose weight, gain weight, or do nothing about weight) among early adolescent boys by race/ethnicity and grade level, and (b) how the boys' perceptions of sociocultural pressures (from parents, peers, and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Males, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Clemens, Nathan H.; Oslund, Eric; Kwok, Oi-man; Fogarty, Melissa; Simmons, Deborah; Davis, John L. – Exceptional Children, 2019
This study utilized secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial and investigated the extent to which prestest word identification efficiency, reading fluency, and vocabulary knowledge moderated the effects of an intervention on reading comprehension outcomes for struggling readers in sixth through eighth grades. Given that the experimental…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Randomized Controlled Trials, Reading Fluency
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Anteneh, Mekonnen Melaku; Silesh, Besha Dejene – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
This study had attempted to investigate assessment practices and factors for grade 8 students score disparity in Regional versus Teacher-made exams, from 2015 in Bench Maji Zone primary schools. In doing so, a descriptive survey method was employed. A sample of 185 stakeholders composed of 58 teachers, 101 students, 14 principals, 11 Woreda…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Student Evaluation
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Kok, Karel; Priemer, Burkhard; Musold, Wiebke; Masnick, Amy – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
In this study with 153 middle school students, we investigate the influence of the number of decimal places from the reading of a measurement device on students' decisions to change or keep an initial hypothesis about falling objects. Participants were divided into three groups, introduced to two experiments--the time it takes a free falling…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Measurement, Physics, Science Instruction
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Çiftçi, Cansu; Memnun, Dilek Sezgin; Aydin, Bünyamin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to reveal the ideas of the secondary sixth and eighth grade students about the concept of decimal via mental images. Moreover, within the scope of this study, the differences between the mental images of the sixth and eighth grade students about the concept of decimal number will be investigated according to their class…
Descriptors: Imagery, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Grade 8
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Murangi, Kavemuii; Perkins, Robert C.; Tang, Judy H. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 pilot study of the Middle School Transcript Study (MSTS) is the first NAEP transcript study to focus on the middle school level, collect student coursetaking data at the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) level, and rely solely on the electronic submission of course catalogs and…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Middle School Students, Academic Records, Pilot Projects
McLoud, Rachael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
An increasing number of parents are opting-out their children from high-stakes. Accountability systems in education have used students' test scores to measure student learning, teacher effectiveness, and school district performance. Students who are opted-out of high-stakes tests are not being evaluated by the state tests, making their level of…
Descriptors: Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
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Ghanaat Pisheh, Etrat AlZahra; NejatyJahromy, Yaser; Gargari, Rahim Badri; Hashemi, Touraj; Fathi-Azar, Eskandar – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
The effect of the implementation of student response systems (SRSs) in teaching on the critical thinking (CT) of young students was investigated. The study benefited from a quasi-experimental design and a pretest/posttest set-up. Subjects consisted of 156 K-8 students in Tehran during 2016-2017, selected through a multistage cluster sampling, and…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
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Dincel, Betul Keray – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
This research aims to examine the metaphors on the concepts of reading and listening of the secondary school students and is based on phenomenology. 390 randomly selected secondary school students participated in this study in the 2016-2017 academic year in Turkey. The study includes all the grades (5, 6, 7, & 8th) at the secondary school…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Secondary School Students
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Ekinci, Nurullah Emir; Yalcin, Ilimdar; Ayhan, Cihan – World Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the loneliness levels of students at the middle school level and their digital game addictions in terms of various variables. The study group consisted of 404 volunteer students in 5th-8th grade in Kutahya, Turkey. As data collection tools, "Digital Game Addiction Scale", developed by Lemmens et al.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Computer Games
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Goekler, Susan; Auld, M. Elaine; Birch, David A. – State Education Standard, 2019
Health education offers a natural curricular home for important life skills and ways students can optimize physical, social, and emotional health. Although many schools have implemented social and emotional learning (SEL), health education provides a broader framework by encompassing the connections between physical and emotional health and the…
Descriptors: Role, Health Education, State Boards of Education, Social Development
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Trout, Joseph Jude; Murphy, Casey; Vukicevich, Morgan – Physics Teacher, 2019
Active learning techniques are generally considered to be any classroom activities in which students become an active participant in learning, instead of a passive listener to a lecture. Service learning activities are generally experiential (real life) and reflective problem-based learning activities in which students enrolled in an academic…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Service Learning, Physics, Calculus
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Okcu, Betül; Sozbilir, Mustafa – Physics Teacher, 2019
The aim of this study was to provide an effective teaching of the transformation of electrical energy into light energy to eighth-grade middle school students with visual impairment. The needs of these students were identified prior to designing the material. Their general and special needs were also taken into account. A case study approach was…
Descriptors: Electronics, Visual Impairments, Energy, Electronic Equipment
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