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Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Scott, Judith A.; Castaneda, Ruben; Spichtig, Alexandra – Education Sciences, 2019
The two studies reported on in this paper examine the features of words that distinguish students' performances on vocabulary assessments as a means of understanding what contributes to the ease or difficulty of vocabulary knowledge. The two studies differ in the type of assessment, the types of words that were studied, and the grade levels and…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Tang, Shifang; Wang, Zhuoying; Min, Yue – Education Sciences, 2019
This study focuses on comparing the growth trajectory of border and non-border school districts regarding their fifth-grade students' performance on a standardized reading test. Using a growth hierarchical linear model, we investigated the effect of time, school location, and their interaction on students' reading performance through the State of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, High Stakes Tests, Reading Tests
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Chen, Ming-Hsiu Mia; Tsai, Shih-Ting; Chang, Chi-Cheng – Education Sciences, 2019
This study explored the effects of scenario simulation games and e-textbooks on the learning outcomes of elementary school students. The study subjects were 60 primary school students classified into two groups: The experimental group was provided with scenario simulation course materials, and the control group received e-textbook materials. The…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Yli-Panula, Eija; Persson, Christel; Jeronen, Eila; Eloranta, Varpu; Pakula, Heini-Marja – Education Sciences, 2019
Children explore their environment through experiences and each experience is meaningful in developing their environmental consciousness and identity. On the basis of the drawn landscape experiences, the present qualitative study set out to find out what landscapes the participating students deemed worth conserving. The data consisted of the…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Freehand Drawing, Place Based Education, Foreign Countries
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Pöntinen, Susanna; Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Pihlainen, Kaisa; Räty-Záborszky, Sinikka – Education Sciences, 2019
Formulating questions is an integral part of pupils' learning process and scientific inquiry. Investigating pupil-generated questions in a collaborative science learning setting, combining self-regulation theory and phases of inquiry, can extend the previous research into pupils' questions.This study considered questions from pupils (n = 24, aged…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Questioning Techniques, Learning Processes, Early Adolescents