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Randel, Bruce; Apthorp, Helen; Beesley, Andrea D.; Clark, Tedra F.; Wang, Xin – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The authors describe an impact study of Classroom Assessment for Student Learning (CASL), a widely used professional development program in classroom and formative assessment. Researchers randomly assigned 67 elementary schools to receive CASL materials or continue with regularly scheduled professional development. Teachers in CASL schools formed…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Li, Wei; Miller, Shazia R.; van der Ploeg, Arie – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
We use data from a large-scale experiment conducted in Indiana in 2009-2010 to examine the impact of two interim assessment programs (mCLASS and Acuity) across the mathematics and reading achievement distributions. Specifically, we focus on whether the use of interim assessments has a particularly strong effect on improving outcomes for low…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Regression (Statistics)
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Mowrey, Sascha C.; Farran, Dale C. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
The middle grades are a critical transition period in students' mathematics trajectories, as students move from arithmetic to the more complex and abstract concepts of algebra. Teachers' and parents' judgments of students' math abilities in these years are important to instructional planning and decision making for teachers, and can advise parents…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes, Middle School Teachers
King, Molly Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to compare the effect elementary music and visual arts lessons had on third through sixth grade standardized mathematics test scores. Inferential statistics were used to compare the differences between test scores of students who took in-school, elementary, music instruction during the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Parish, Linda – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
This case-study explores the impact of a 12 week in-class intervention designed to encourage creativity, inquiry and exploration as a normal and expected part of mathematics lessons, with a particular focus on supporting the learning of highly capable and gifted students. Fred is a mathematically highly capable grade five student whose personal…
Descriptors: Creativity, Case Studies, Mathematics Achievement, High Achievement
Downton, Ann; Wright, Vince – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
This study explored the potential of a rich assessment task to reveal students' multiplicative thinking in respect to a hypothetical learning trajectory. Thirty pairs of students in grades 5 and 6 attempted the task. Twenty-two pairs applied multiplicative structure to find the number of items in arrays. However counting and computational errors…
Descriptors: Multiplication, Task Analysis, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Watson, Kevin; Handal, Boris; Maher, Marguerite – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to investigate the influences of calendar year, year level, gender and language background other than English (LBOTE) on student achievement in literacy and numeracy relative to class size. Design/methodology/approach: Data for this study were collected over five years (2008-2012) as test results from the…
Descriptors: Class Size, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Baltaci, Serdal; Yildiz, Avni; Özcakir, Bilal – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
Previous studies have shown that students, who have high levels of metacognitive awareness, perform better achievement levels than other students. Besides, it can be said that learning styles may affect metacognitive awareness of students. In the literature, studies about metacognition focused on problem solving and learners' mathematical…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metacognition, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals)
Cronin, John; Jensen, Nate; Wise, Steve – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
In 2012, New York education officials and the state's teachers union announced one of the nation's most aggressive programs for teacher and principal evaluation--the Annual Professional Performance Review system (APPR)--which required that 40% of an educator's evaluation be based on student growth, using a combination of the state assessment and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Teacher Evaluation, Achievement Gains, Data Collection
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Jaciw, Andrew P.; Hegseth, Whitney Michelle; Lin, Li; Toby, Megan; Newman, Denis; Ma, Boya; Zacamy, Jenna – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This study investigates, through a cluster randomized trial, the impact of "Math in Focus," a core mathematics program modeled after instructional approaches used in Singapore, on third- through fifth-grade students' achievement in mathematics. The program is currently being used in more than 400 school districts in the United States.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Randomized Controlled Trials, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 3
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Ivrendi, Asiye – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2016
Number sense and self-regulation are considered foundational skills for later school learning. This study aimed to investigate the predictive power of kindergarten children's number sense and self-regulation scores on their mathematics and Turkish language examination scores in the 5th and 6th grades. The participants in this study were 5th grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Number Concepts, Self Control
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Karagiannakis, Giannis N.; Baccaglini-Frank, Anna E.; Roussos, Petros – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2016
Through a review of the literature on mathematical learning disabilities (MLD) and low achievement in mathematics (LA) we have proposed a model classifying mathematical skills involved in learning mathematics into four domains (Core number, Memory, Reasoning, and Visual-spatial). In this paper we present a new experimental computer-based battery…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Aptitude, Skill Analysis, Learning Disabilities
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Kitchens, Vivian D.; Deris, Aaron R.; Simon, Marilyn K. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
Students with learning disabilities score lower than other at-risk groups on state standardized assessment tests. Educators are searching for intervention strategies to improve math achievement for students with learning disabilities. The study examined the effects of a mathematics intervention known as Cover, Copy, and Compare for learning basic…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Learning Disabilities, At Risk Students
Smith, Stephanie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the achievement of south Texas public school fifth grade students participating in gifted and talented programs compared to the achievement of fifth grade students not participating in gifted and talented programs in the areas of reading and math to determine if any differences exist. The study also…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Crawford, Lindy; Higgins, Kristina N.; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline N.; Hall, Lindsay – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
This study investigated students' use of electronic support tools within a computer-based mathematics program. Electronic support tools are tools, such as hyperlinks or calculators, available within many computer-based instructional programs. A convenience sample of 73 students in grades 4-6 was selected to participate in the study. Students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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