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Harden, Jerry Clark – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships that may exist among mean scores on the math and reading portions of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) of eighth grade gifted students of different gender, race, and socioeconomic status. Significant changes have been made to Georgia's gifted identification procedures over the last…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Scores, Reading Tests, Mathematics Tests
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Thayer, Jerome; Kido, Elissa – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2012
CognitiveGenesis collected achievement and ability test data from 2006-2009 for all students in Seventh-day Adventist schools in North America. Students were above average in achievement compared to national norms and achieved above that predicted by their ability scores. The more years students attended Adventist schools, the higher they…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Parochial Schools, Religious Cultural Groups
Hong, Guanglei; Nomi, Takako – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
This study introduces a new set of weighting procedures for revealing the mediation mechanism in multi-level settings. These methods are illustrated through an investigation of whether the impact of a system-wide policy change on student outcomes is mediated by policy-induced peer composition change. When the policy changed not only…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Probability, Hypothesis Testing
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition"[R] ("CIRC"[R]) is a reading and writing program for students in grades 2-6. It has three principal elements: story-related activities, direct instruction in reading comprehension, and integrated language arts/writing. Daily lessons provide students with an opportunity to practice…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Quasiexperimental Design, Reading Achievement
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Taylor, Jonte C.; Therrien, William J.; Kaldenberg, Erica; Watt, Sarah; Chanlen, Niphon; Hand, Brian – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2012
Poor science achievement has been an educational issue for a number of years. Students with disabilities have traditionally fared worse. Research suggests that students with disabilities may respond better to instruction using an inquiry-based approach vs. traditional textbook instruction when measuring science achievement on standardized…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Disabilities, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
Romance, Nancy R.; Vitale, Michael R. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the effects of a multi-year implementation of the Science IDEAS model on (a) the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) achievement growth in Reading Comprehension and Science of grade 3-5 students receiving the model, and (b) the transfer effects of the model as measured by ITBS Reading…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Interdisciplinary Approach
Kelcey, Benjamin; Carlisle, Joanne – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Of particular import to this study, is collider bias originating from stratification on retreatment variables forming an embedded M or bowtie structural design. That is, rather than assume an M structural design which suggests that "X" is a collider but not a confounder, the authors adopt what they consider to be a more reasonable…
Descriptors: Statistical Bias, Statistical Analysis, Psychometrics, Elementary School Teachers
Bacon, La Shawn Catrice – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The relationship between academic self-concept and academic achievement in African American students who have experienced geographic mobility was the focus of this study. Specifically, this study used quantitative methods to assess African American students from counties in Iowa to obtain information about the students' relocation from urban to…
Descriptors: African American Students, Rural Schools, Student Attitudes, Grade Point Average
Brink, Carole Sanger – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In 2007, Georgia developed a comprehensive framework to define what students need to know. One component of this framework emphasizes the use of both formative and summative assessments as part of an integral and specific component of the teachers. performance evaluation. Georgia administers the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) to every…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Educational Strategies, Program Effectiveness
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Compton, Donald L.; Fuchs, Douglas; Hollenbeck, Kurstin N.; Hamlett, Carol L.; Seethaler, Pamela M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the utility of a dynamic assessment (DA) of algebraic learning in predicting third graders' development of mathematics word-problem difficulty. In the fall, 122 third-grade students were assessed on a test of math word-problem skill and DA of algebraic learning. In the spring, they were assessed on…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Problem Solving, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
Iowa Department of Education, 2011
The Annual Condition of Education Report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results, and school financial information. A few examples of the categories presented in this 22nd edition report include: (1) Enrollment; (2) Early…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Annual Reports, State Surveys
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Kelcey, Ben – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2011
This study investigated the relationship of teachers' reading knowledge with students' reading achievement using a direct teacher knowledge assessment rather than indirect proxies (e.g., certification). To address the inequitable distribution of teachers' knowledge resulting from differences in teachers' backgrounds and the disparities in how…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Teacher Characteristics, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction
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Atkins, Trent L.; Cummings, Kelli D. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
The purpose of this study was to document the relationship between two commonly-used indicators of reading proficiency (i.e., Oral Reading Fluency [ORF] and Retell Fluency [RTF]) and two reading outcome tests in the state of Montana. Third and fourth grade students were assessed over 1 school year (2005-2006). Each student was assessed at three…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests, Grade 3
Reynolds, Betty Gulin – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent digital portfolios would affect mathematics achievement, attitudes, and self-perceptions of themselves as mathematics learners of sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students. The study analyzed the effect of digital portfolios on the students' performance on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Attitudes, Portfolio Assessment, Measures (Individuals)
Witcher, Melissa; Feng, Jay – Online Submission, 2010
Current educational reform in K-12 schools in this nation is much driven by the No Child Left Behind Act. One central goal of NCLB is to "bring all students (including special education children) up to grade level in reading and math, to close the achievement gap and to hold schools accountable for results"( Varied innovative…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 5, Mathematics Achievement
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