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Howerton, D. Lynn; And Others – 1993
The relationships between parent and child verbal interaction and academic achievement were examined for at-risk adolescent Black males. The Verbal Interaction Questionnaire was used to measure student's perceptions of parental communication, and scores from the Stanford Achievement Test battery and school grades measured academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Black Students, Elementary School Students
Walthall, Joe E.; Walthall, Charlene – 1993
This study compared scores on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) of 50 seventh and eighth grade students receiving instruction in regular classroom settings and 50 seventh and eighth grade students receiving instruction in special education resource room settings. Scores from five test components were examined, including: Total Reading, Total…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Disabilities, Disability Identification
Howerton, D. Lynn; And Others – 1992
The relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement of at-risk adolescent black males was studied for 42 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (SEI) was used to provide global measures of self-esteem. School grades and scores from the Stanford Achievement Test battery were used to measure academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Black Students, Correlation
Howerton, D. Lynn; And Others – 1992
The relationship between locus of control and academic achievement was studied for 42 adolescent black males identified as at-risk by their teachers. The Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control scale (NS-LOC) for children was used as a measure of locus of control. School grade average and the Stanford Achievement Test (SFAT) battery composite provided…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Black Students, Correlation
Zalud, Garreth G.; And Others – 1992
A study established the extent to which certain program materials and teaching methods were being utilized in elementary and middle grades schools in South Dakota. Each district that operated an elementary grades school, a middle grades school, or both was sent a two-part survey to complete. A total of 117 of 248 surveys were returned, for a…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Reading Instruction
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Jones, Bernard; And Others – Florida Journal of Educational Research, 1984
The effect on achievement of the timing of the transition from elementary to intermediate school was investigated. Focus was on determining whether it matters if children transfer to an intermediate school at grade 6 or at grade 7. The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test was administered to grade 5 students in spring of 1981. The sixth and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
Wills, Linda – 1990
For this practicum, a program of multimedia peer dramatic presentations was developed to improve the vocabulary skills of middle school students. Each week for 10 weeks a target group of 18 randomly selected students viewed 5 short video skits (produced by broadcast arts students) which were designed to introduce and define new vocabulary terms;…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Processes
Abalos, Jose; And Others – 1985
This study investigated six statistical merit school selection methods using student scores on a nationally normed, standardized achievement test to identify merit schools. More specifically, its purpose was to select a method for the Palm Beach County School system which meets the Florida merit school program criterion of fairness in terms of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis
Nimmer, Donald N. – 1980
The sampling of test items found within the Science portion of selected standardized achievement test batteries is examined. The lack of sensitivity of such items to the curriculum changes often attempted in Earth Science is demonstrated. The following five standardized achievement test batteries commonly administered to pupils in grades 7-9 were…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Curriculum Evaluation, Earth Science, Junior High Schools
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Powers, Stephen; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1983
An examination of the predictive validity of the Stanford Mathematics Test included 426 Black and White eighth- and ninth-grade students. No significant differences were found in mean residuals by race. Differences of small magnitude occurred by sex in one cohort which indicated underprediction for females and overprediction for males. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Predictive Validity
Clark, Sara H. – 1974
Two Basic Skill Centers were set up in 1969 to help inner city students improve their reading skills. The centers were supported mainly by the Minneapolis Public Schools although ESEA Title I funds provided teacher aides. This report covers the fifth year's operation of the project. Substantial changes made in the centers' operations are…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Testing
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Marks, Daniel – Journal of Educational Research, 1990
This study attempts to detect the presence of either of 2 different categories of large-scale bias in 4 widely used mathematics achievement tests: induced bias and norming bias. Subjects were 407 eighth graders. (IAH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 8, Junior High Schools
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Hearne, J. Dixon; And Others – Educational Research Quarterly, 1987
Male and female junior high school students were administered the recently published Computer Aptitude, Literacy, and Interest Profile, and their composite scores were compared to cumulative mathematics subscales of the Stanford Achievement Test, Advanced Form E. Results showed that mathematics achievement was significantly associated with…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Computer Literacy, Interest Inventories, Junior High Schools
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Benson, Gerald P.; Weigel, Daniel J. – Educational Research Quarterly, 1980
School records of 643 ninth-grade students were examined. Classroom adjustment was measured by the Classroom Behavior Inventory. Results indicated that mobility was negatively related to math achievement and adjustment. Results are discussed in relation to the peer society and the use of these data for schools. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Arithmetic, Grade 9, Junior High Schools
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Suddick, David E.; Bowen, Charles L. – Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1982
A 2.5-year longitudinal study of the reading scales of the Stanford Achievement Test confirmed the redundancy in its subtests. Strong and stable test-retest reliability coefficients were evident and supported the use of the Stanford total reading scale for longitudinal evaluations. (Author)
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Psychometrics