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Kleinman, Steven B.; Leidman, Mary Beth; Longcore, Andrew J. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
The following study explores the landscape of grading systems utilised in higher education, focusing on the frequency of different types of assessment scales (including Straight Letter, Plus/Minus, and other alternative policies). Although numerous studies have explored the relationship between university grading system and student behaviour,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Crouch, Catherine H.; Wisittanawat, Panchompoo; Cai, Ming; Renninger, K. Ann – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
In response to national calls for improved physical sciences education for students pursuing careers in the life sciences and medicine, reformed introductory physics for life sciences (IPLS) courses are being developed. This exploratory study is among the first to assess the effect of an IPLS course on students' attitudes, interest, and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Physics
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Stevens, Chad M.; Schneider, Elizabeth; Bederman-Miller, Patricia – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
This paper explores post-secondary faculty perceptions of awareness and preparedness relating to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Institutions of higher education are businesses. The largest threat to sustained viability for many businesses is litigation. Business-related litigation is often the result of non-employment discrimination or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Compliance (Legal)
Kuchle, Laura; Brown, Seth; Coukoulis, Nicholas – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The 3-year Pennsylvania Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program (Pilot) began in 2015-16 (Year 1) with the kindergarten class of 2015-16 (Cohort 1). In 2016-17 (Year 2), the Pilot was implemented with Cohort 1 students, now in first grade, and a second cohort of kindergarteners (Cohort 2). A third cohort will be added in…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Screening Tests, Emergent Literacy, Early Intervention
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Kelly, Sean; Zhang, Yuan; Northrop, Laura; VanDerHeide, Jen; Dunn, Mandie; Caughlan, Samantha – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This article reports results from a study of teacher beliefs among a panel of English and language arts teachers at three universities as the pre-service teachers entered methodological coursework and internships. Using a new assessment tool, the Developmental Instruction Assessment Battery (DIAB), along with a discrete choice task and one-on-one…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Language Arts, English Teachers
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Cohen, Benjamin – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical component of federal policymakers' agendas. Out-of-school time (OST) programs are designated as an important venue to teach STEM to K-12 students. Using a sample of OST direct staff in Pennsylvania (n = 133), the present analysis examines instructional methods used for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, After School Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Trout, Brian – Journal of Education for Business, 2018
The author examines the effect of class format on student performance, time spent on homework, and instructor evaluations. The findings are unique and add to a limited body of literature. Each group comprised similar undergraduate students who received the same number of instructional hours, same assignments and were taught by the same instructor.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Homework, Introductory Courses, Accounting
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Slocum, Jeremy Y.; Merriman, William E. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2018
From an early age, children show a tendency to map novel labels onto unfamiliar rather than familiar kinds of objects. Accounts of this tendency have not addressed whether children develop a metacognitive representation of what they are doing. In 3 experiments (each N = 48), preschoolers received a test of the "metacognitive disambiguation…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Preschool Children, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Familiarity
Boyd, Amy Cronin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The literature suggests that while the number of students attending virtual charter schools continues to grow in Pennsylvania, math student academic performance in 6th and 7th-grade math in students attending cyber charter schools falls well below the state average. Although it is tempting to assume that the concern of summer slide would be…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Charter Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Distance Education
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Boone, Katherine B. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The sources of work motivation for resident assistants have received little attention in the literature over the last decade. As the role grows more complex and more expectations are added to the RA position, determining what current factors motivate students to apply for the RA position is essential. This study presents quantitative research to…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, Student Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Helping Relationship
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Mankin, Ariel; von der Embse, Nathaniel; Renshaw, Tyler L.; Ryan, Shannon – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Previous research demonstrates that there is an association between effective teaching and teachers' positive psychological functioning at work. The current study explores the factor structure of the Teacher Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (TSWQ), which is a brief measure of two key dimensions of teachers' positive psychological functioning:…
Descriptors: Wellness, Questionnaires, Well Being, Factor Analysis
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Lacoe, Johanna; Steinberg, Matthew P. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
Beginning in the early 1990s, states and districts enacted zero-tolerance discipline policies that relied heavily on out-of-school suspensions. Recently, districts nationwide have revised these policies in favor of more tempered disciplinary responses. In 2012-2013, Philadelphia reformed its discipline policy to limit suspensions for nonviolent…
Descriptors: Zero Tolerance Policy, Discipline Policy, Educational Change, Principals
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Bowie, Stan L.; Nashwan, Ayat J. J.; Thomas, Veliska; Davis-Buckley, Renski J.; Johnson, Richard L. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Social work programs in the United States (N = 74) were investigated to determine strategies used for recruiting and retaining MSW students of color. Most schools had student populations exceeding 25,000 and combined BSW, MSW, and PhD programs. Data were collected using a Graduate Recruitment and Retention Scale with corresponding and acceptably…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Minority Group Students, Social Work, Student Recruitment
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Raffington, Laurel; Prindle, John J.; Shing, Yee Lee – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Alleviating disadvantage in low-income environments predicts higher cognitive abilities during early childhood. It is less established whether family income continues to predict cognitive growth in later childhood or whether there may even be bidirectional dynamics. Notably, living in poverty may moderate income-cognition dynamics. In this study,…
Descriptors: Poverty, Cognitive Development, Scores, Prediction
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Early, Diane M.; Sideris, John; Neitzel, Jennifer; LaForett, Doré R.; Nehler, Chelsea G. – Grantee Submission, 2018
The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Third Edition (ECERS-3) is the latest version of one of the most widely used observational tools for assessing the quality of classrooms serving preschool-aged children. This study was the first assessment of its factor structure and validity, an important step given its widespread use. An ECERS-3…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Factor Structure
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