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Cerulli, D.; Holbrook, J.; Mander, Ü. – Science Education International, 2016
As global average temperatures rise, there has been an increase in the frequency and magnitude of meteorological natural hazards. To survive in the world and thrive in the work place, students need to utilize educational skills (such as creative thinking, non-routine problem solving, collaboration and systems thinking) and become independent…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 10
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Lessne, Deborah; Cidade, Melissa – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This report outlines the development, methodology, and results of the split-half administration of the 2015 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The National Center for…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Victims of Crime, Bullying, Schools
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Nayibe Cárdenas Soler, Ruth; Lorenzo Quiles, Oswaldo; Hargreaves, David J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study is an evaluative analysis of 13 Music Education programs in Colombia that provide training for secondary school music teachers for 6th to 11th grade in the Colombian education system. The study utilized an analysis matrix from the International Research Project ALFA II-0448-A, which developed a similar study with Latin American and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Music Teachers, Music Education
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Özalp, Dilek; Kahveci, Ajda – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
Student conceptions related with matter and the particulate nature of matter (PNM), are vital for advanced understanding in chemistry, and have been a research area of significant attention. Lacking in the literature are studies addressing chemical misconceptions from an ontological point of view. The purpose of the current study was to develop a…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Chemistry
Geigle, Bryce A. – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this thesis is to investigate and present the status of student synthesis with color coded formula writing for grade level six through twelve, and to make recommendations for educators to teach writing structure through a color coded formula system in order to increase classroom engagement and lower students' affect. The thesis first…
Descriptors: Color, Coding, Writing (Composition), Grade 6
Townsend, Megan – Wake County Public School System, 2014
The 2013 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (NCYRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adapted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to monitor health-risk behaviors and to measure progress toward achieving Healthy North Carolina 2020 objectives. The survey, administered in…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Risk, Public Health, Health Promotion
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Chung, C. J. ChanJin; Cartwright, Christopher; Cole, Matthew – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2014
Robotics competitions for K-12 students are popular, but are students really learning and improving their STEM scores through robotics competitions? If not, why not? If they are, how much more effective is learning through competitions than traditional classes? Is there room for improvement? What is the best robotics competition model to maximize…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Competition, Teaching Methods
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Ayar, Mehmet C.; Adiguzel, Tufan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study explores the characteristics of after-school program activities at a charter school in the Southeast US highlighting students' experiences with and gains from these after-school program activities. A qualitative case study design was employed to understand students' views and opinions regarding the activities and their learning…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research
Turner, Kristen Hawley; Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Katíc, Elvira; Donovan, Meredith Jeta – Journal of Literacy Research, 2014
The language teens use in digital spaces--from social network posts to instant message chats to text messages--often does not adhere to Standard Written English (SWE). Their digital writing involves a combination of written and conversational languages and often has a digital thumbprint that distinguishes the writer. As a means to understand this…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Language Usage, Writing (Composition), Written Language
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Ezzi, Nemah Abdullah Ayash – English Language Teaching, 2012
Beliefs of in-service English teachers about grammar learning/teaching and the influence of such beliefs on their classroom practices remain relatively unexplored. More precisely, this study explores English teachers' beliefs about grammar learning and teaching. It throws light on the teachers' actual practices in the classrooms of 7th -12th…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Grammar, Grammar Translation Method
Vermont Department of Education, 2011
The annual event dropout rate describes the proportion of students who leave school each year without completing a high school program. The event dropout rates for the school year 2009-2010 of 1.89% for grades 7 through 12th and 2.69% for grades 9 through 12th are consistent with the dropout rates for the past four years. The event completion rate…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, Enrollment Trends
Chaplin, Duncan; Bleeker, Martha; Booker, Kevin – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2010
Roads to Success (RTS) is a school and career planning program designed to be implemented for 45 minutes per week in grades 7 through 12. Researchers at Mathematica Policy Research used a random assignment design to estimate the impacts of receiving RTS in grades 7 and 8. More than half of the students in these schools were eligible for free or…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Study Habits, Career Planning, Middle Schools
Vermont Department of Education, 2010
The annual event dropout rate describes the proportion of students who leave school each year without completing a high school program. The event dropout rates for the school year 2008-2009 of 2.04% for grades 7 through 12th and 2.89% for grades 9 through 12th are consistent with the dropout rates for the past four years. The event completion rate…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, Enrollment Trends
Vermont Department of Education, 2009
The annual event dropout rate describes the proportion of students who leave school each year without completing a high school program. The event dropout rates for the school year 2006-2007 of 2.18% for grades 7 through 12th and 3.08% for grades 9 through 12th are consistent with the dropout rates for the past four years. The event completion rate…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, Enrollment Trends
Vermont Department of Education, 2009
The annual event dropout rate describes the proportion of students who leave school each year without completing a high school program. The event dropout rates for the school year 2007-2008 of 2.30% for grades 7 through 12th and 3.25% for grades 9 through 12th are consistent with the dropout rates for the past four years. The event completion rate…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, Enrollment Trends