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Shamir, Haya – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
Assessing students' emerging literacy skills is crucial for identifying areas where a child may be falling behind and can lead directly to an increased chance of reading success. The Waterford Assessment of Core Skills (WACS), a computerized adaptive test of early literacy for students in prekindergarten through 2nd grade, addresses this need.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Reading Tests, Preschool Children
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Richard, Veronique; Lebeau, Jean-Charles; Becker, Fabian; Boiangin, Nataniel; Tenenbaum, Gershon – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Movement creativity is a key factor in motor development in children, yet very few exercise programs promote the development of motor creativity in children. To address this gap in the literature, this study tested the effectiveness of a creative exercise program on children's motor and cognitive creativity, and their probability of adaptation to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Olfert, Melissa D.; Barr, Makenzie L.; Riggsbee, Kristin; Kattelmann, Kendra K.; Leischner, Krista; Mathews, Anne E.; Vilaro, Melissa; Colby, Sarah E. – Education Sciences, 2018
Background: Using a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach may increase the likelihood of relevance and acceptability of the designed intervention, especially on a college campus. Furthermore, recruiting and training college students to design a social marketing framed healthy lifestyle intervention for their peers will allow the…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Intervention, Community Involvement, Participatory Research
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Rumble, Joy N.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Gay, Keegan D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The Cooperative Extension Service has performed the role of educator and change agent for more than a century. Changes occurring during this period caused Extension to extend its influence beyond the farm and traditional roles. Today, Extension faces controversial public issues and unparalleled levels of policy and regulation impacting agriculture…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Public Policy, Change Agents
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Lamm, Alexa J.; Harsh, Jessica; Meyers, Courtney; Telg, Ricky W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Undergraduate students should be able to identify relationships between agricultural and natural resources (ANR) issues to be prepared for ANR sector jobs. The purpose of this study was to determine if communication courses focused on teaching about ANR issues influenced students' understanding of the relational nature of these issues. A…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Correlation
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Chaudhary, Anil Kumar; Lamm, Alexa J.; Warner, Laura A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Water is a scarce resource in Florida. There is an immediate need to reduce the stress on water resources and make the availability of water more sustainable by encouraging engagement in water conservation among the residents of Florida. This study examined how the future intentions of high water users in Florida to conserve water outdoors were…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Conservation (Environment), Water, Sustainability
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Kiely, Mary Theresa – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Teaching writing well poses several challenges in today's diverse classrooms. Despite a growing research base on teaching writing, outcomes for students with disabilities in secondary schools continue to be disappointing. Research in the naturalistic tradition that would help educators understand the knowledge and beliefs that influence teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Writing Instruction, Disabilities, Secondary School Teachers
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Ackerman, Debra L. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In this report I share the results of a document-based, comparative case study aimed at increasing our understanding about the potential utility of state kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) to provide evidence of English learner (EL) kindergartners' knowledge and skills and, in turn, inform kindergarten teachers' instruction. Using a sample of 9…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Kindergarten, School Readiness, Knowledge Level
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Mesa, Jennifer – Science and Children, 2018
As an instructional framework, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can guide science teachers to purposefully apply evidence-based instructional practices to increase engagement and learning of students with disabilities (Israel, Ribuffo, and Smith 2014; Marino et al. 2014; Ok et al. 2016). This article describes how to use the Universal Design…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Access to Education, Barriers, Student Needs
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Faulconer, E. K.; Griffith, J. C.; Wood, B. L.; Acharyya, S.; Roberts, D. L. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
While the equivalence between online and traditional classrooms has been well researched, very little effort has been expended to do such comparisons for college level introductory chemistry. The existing literature has only one study that investigated chemistry lectures at an entire course level as opposed to particular course components such as…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Liu, Yujuan; Raker, Jeffrey R.; Lewis, Jennifer E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Academic Motivation Scale-Chemistry (AMS-Chemistry), an instrument based on the self-determination theory, was used to evaluate students' motivation in two organic chemistry courses, where one course was primarily lecture-based and the other implemented flipped classroom and peer-led team learning (Flip-PLTL) pedagogies. Descriptive statistics…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Organic Chemistry, Blended Learning, Learning Motivation
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Barclay, Paul A.; Bowers, Clint – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
Serious Educational Video Games (SEGs) play a large role in education for both children and adults. However, the budget for SEGs is typically lower than traditional entertainment video games, bringing with it the need to optimize the learning experience. This article looks at the role game immersion plays in improving learning outcomes, using the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Learner Engagement, Outcomes of Education
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Glazer, Jeremy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
For most teachers in the United States, teaching is no longer a career-long occupation. This article examines the narratives of a particular group of leavers, former teachers who made significant investments in their teacher training and who taught for at least three years before making the decision to exit. The accounts of these invested leavers…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Autonomy
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Miller, Katie M.; Little, Mary E. – Exceptionality, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an instructional package, Self-Regulated Strategy Development, a cognitive strategy instructional model (POW + TREE), in combination with video self-modeling (VSM) on the improvement on the written expression of three third-grade students with learning disabilities (LD). This…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Grade 3, Learning Disabilities, Achievement Tests
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Erbeli, Florina; Hart, Sara A.; Wagner, Richard K.; Taylor, Jeanette – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2018
A fairly recent definition of reading disability (RD) is that in the form of a hybrid model. The model views RD as a latent construct that is manifested through various observable unexpected impairments in reading-related skills and through inadequate response to intervention. The current report evaluated this new conceptualization of RD from an…
Descriptors: Etiology, Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs, Response to Intervention
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