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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
The "Connected Mathematics Project" ("CMP)" is a problem-centered mathematics curriculum designed for all students in grades 6-8. Each grade level of the curriculum is a full-year program and covers numbers, algebra, geometry/measurement, probability, and statistics. The program seeks to make connections within mathematics,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Intervention, Grade 6
Hancock, Robert; Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda – Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 2007
The use of proper measurements of diffusion of information technology as an innovation are essential to determining if progress is being made in state, regional, and national level programs. This project provides a national level cross validation study of several instruments commonly used to assess the effectiveness of technology integration in…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Academic Achievement
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Schilling, Stephen G.; Carlisle, Joanne F.; Scott, Sarah E.; Zeng, Ji – Elementary School Journal, 2007
This study focused on the predictive validity of fluency measures that comprise Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). Data were gathered from first through third graders attending 44 schools in 9 districts or local educational agencies that made up the first Reading First cohort in Michigan. Students were administered DIBELS…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Grade 2, Grade 3, Reading Comprehension
Lewis, Joan D.; DeCamp-Fritson, Stephanie S.; Ramage, Jean C.; McFarland, Max A.; Archwamety, Teara – Multicultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices, the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT), and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) in selecting for ethnically diverse students who may be gifted. The participants of the study were 175 students enrolled in Grades 3-5 and Grade 8 in a…
Descriptors: Gifted, Elementary Education, Nonverbal Ability, Test Validity
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Volonino, Victoria; Zigmond, Naomi – Theory Into Practice, 2007
In recent years, special educators' roles and responsibilities have undergone significant transformations deriving from both internal and external sources. This article initially reviews some of the reform movements that have sought to bring research-based practices into the classroom, particularly for students considered exceptional or at-risk.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Students
Hoff, David J.; Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2007
President Bush says that the No Child Left Behind Act is working, pointing to student-achievement results from a single subsection of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and tentative Reading First data. But the evidence available to support his claim is questionable. The data Mr. Bush cited are from just the "long-term…
Descriptors: Test Results, Researchers, Federal Legislation, National Competency Tests
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Hirsch, E. D., Jr. – Educational Horizons, 2007
Tests of academic progress such as those enforced by No Child Left Behind Act are the only practical way to hold schools accountable for educating all children and are therefore essential to the twin aims of quality and fairness. Many of the complaints against the No Child Left Behind law pertain to the supposedly harmful influence of intensive…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Reading Tests
Qaqish, Basil – Online Submission, 2007
ACT college test publisher provided scores. On average, non-homeschoolers performed better than homeschoolers, by about two items, out of sixty items, on the ACT mathematics test that was analyzed. This result may be due to the different teaching/learning media used in teaching each of the two groups, to different teacher/student interaction, or…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests
Wade, Patricia A.; Schuh, Kathy L. – Online Submission, 2006
This two-year study explored the academic lives of three boys in a combined fifth-sixth grade classroom. As these case studies illustrate, viewing students' academic worlds from multiple perspectives can lead to more accurate, comprehensive evaluations and efficacious adaptations of students' learning environments. Richard Snow's aptitude theory…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Aptitude, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style
Arkansas Department of Education, 2006
This report presents data on home schooling in the state of Arkansas that covers: students withdrawn from home school; home school student count by county, district, and grade level; and home school enrollments by grade and gender. The report contains the texts of the Arkansas Code Annotated Section 6-15-501 through Section 6-15-508 Home School…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, School Law, Counties, Home Schooling
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Pittman, Von V. – American Educational History Journal, 2006
The first generation of distance education professionals, largely ignored even on their own campuses, created and sustained correspondence study--an innovative and controversial teaching format that provided an alternate and more democratic form of access to higher education than had previously existed. They most often did this in the service of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Correspondence Study, Campuses, Distance Education
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Baker, Jean A.; Kamphaus, Randy W.; Horne, Arthur M.; Winsor, Anne P. – School Psychology Review, 2006
American schoolchildren show tremendous academic as well as intra- and interpersonal behavioral differences in the classroom. Current service delivery models within schools may be insufficient to meet the demand and diversity of students' needs, especially in schools serving students placed at risk by adverse life circumstances, such as poverty.…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, High Risk Students, Student Needs, Intervention
Van Pelt, John; Poparad, Mary Ann – School Administrator, 2006
Throughout the 1980s and early '90s, school leaders in Waterloo faced a gloomy horizon. Economic hardships, including declines in property values and rising unemployment, resulted in decreasing school enrollment and limited financial resources. By 1995, the district had accumulated several million dollars of debt. From 1995 to 2005, the student…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement
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Henning, John E. – Education, 2006
The purpose of this study is to describe how 24 elementary and middle school teacher leaders analyzed standardized achievement test scores, utilizing four different approaches: comparing to the norm, analyzing trends, correlating data, and disaggregating data. The analyses were conducted in order to effect positive change in student learning and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Teacher Leadership, Achievement Tests
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Dyson, Anne Haas – Research in the Teaching of English, 2006
The basics of child writing, as traditionally conceived, involve "neutral" conventions for organizing and encoding language. This "basic" notion of a solid foundation for child writing is itself situated in a fluid world of cultural and linguistic diversity and rapidly changing literacy practices. In this paper, I aim to…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Ideology, Urban Schools, Ethnography
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