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Moodley, Kimera; Gaigher, Estelle – Research in Science Education, 2019
An exploratory case study involving six grade 9 science teachers was undertaken to probe how teachers' understanding of learners' misconceptions relate to their perceptions about teaching simple circuits. The participants' understanding of documented misconceptions in electricity were explored by means of a questionnaire, while their perceptions…
Descriptors: Electronics, Equipment, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa; Lewthwaite, Brian – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
There is a need for research-informed instructional approaches that promote school students' deep conceptual understanding of abstract geological concepts. Given that a type of learner-constructed stop-motion animation, 'slowmation', has been shown to offer affordances for learning in science preservice teacher education, we extended its…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Animation, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods
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McDonald, Scott; Bateman, Kathryn; Gall, Helen; Tanis-Ozcelik, Arzu; Webb, Aubree; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Plate tectonics is the organizing paradigm of geosciences, but it is also conceptually complex, and students often struggle with developing a system level understanding of the earth. This article reports on research designed to create a characterization of the different levels of sophistication around plate tectonics in the form of a learning…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Earth Science, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Kizilay, Esra; Yamak, Havva; Kavak, Nusret – Science Education International, 2019
The purposes of this study were to determine whether the departments that high school students consider choosing for their university education belong to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields or not and to reveal the relationship between their choice and gender, grade, and type of institution. The research was conducted…
Descriptors: High School Students, STEM Education, Course Selection (Students), Gender Differences
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Waldrop, Devin; Reschly, Amy L.; Fraysier, Kathleen; Appleton, James J. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Student Engagement Instrument--College version (SEI--C) with college students in the southeastern United States. Participants self-selected paper-and-pencil or online administration. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed a modified 5-factor structure. Measurement invariance of the modified…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Validity, Correlation, Student Motivation
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Bahr, Steven; Sparks, Dianah; Hoyer, Kathleen Mulvaney – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important tool to help students find financial assistance. Not only do students fill out the FAFSA to apply for federal aid for post-secondary education, but also to be considered for aid by states, institutions, and private funders. Thus, filling out the FAFSA, specifically, and applying…
Descriptors: College Students, College Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Financial Aid Applicants
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LaFave, Allison; Kelly, Emily; Ford, Jacob – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report is based on data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), a nationally representative, longitudinal study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009. The cohort was surveyed again in spring 2012 when most students were in eleventh grade. This survey included questions about characteristics that would influence choosing…
Descriptors: College Choice, Grade 9, High School Students, Grade 11
Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education, 2018
The Iowa Department of Education (Department) collects information on joint enrollment from Iowa's 15 community colleges. Jointly enrolled students are high school students enrolled in community college credit coursework. Most jointly enrolled students enroll through Senior Year Plus programs such as Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) and…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, High School Students, Two Year College Students
Patahuddin, Sitti; Logan, Tracy; Ramful, Ajay – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
This paper attempted to make explicit some of the underlying characteristics of spatial visualisation using the concept of area of composite shapes. By engaging students with metric-free tasks, we identify the type of perceptual and visual/spatial manoeuvres that they deploy in such situations. Interview data collected from three students in Grade…
Descriptors: Visualization, Spatial Ability, Task Analysis, Grade 7
Axelsen, Taryn; Galligan, Linda; Woolcott, Geoff – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Reflective practice in mathematical teaching improves teaching skills and confidence. This paper investigates affect-based critical moments as a reflective practice for pre-service teaching. An embedded case study is presented by one regional university as a discovery into the "reflective" phase of the Enhancement-Learning-Reflection…
Descriptors: Reflection, Psychological Patterns, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
Nagaoka, Jenny; Seeskin, Alex – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
In the United States, a student's educational attainment is associated with nearly every social outcome we care about: income, employment, life-expectancy, and more. For this reason, it is important to understand how students in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) perform on key milestones of educational attainment, including high school graduation,…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Public Schools, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Seeskin, Alex; Nagaoka, Jenny; Mahaffie, Shelby – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
A successful freshman year of high school lays the foundation for the path to college: ninth-grade grades are powerful indicators of high school graduation, college access, and college degree attainment. However, the transition from eighth to ninth grade is a time when students' academic performance often declines. This report explores how Chicago…
Descriptors: Risk, Grade Point Average, College Preparation, College Freshmen
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Moore, Michelle B.; Karpinski, Aryn C.; Tsien, Fern – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2018
Since research shows that interactive prevention programs are more effective than didactic-based lectures, the current study examined the efficacy of an interactive substance abuse prevention program for adolescents. Participants completed pre- and post-surveys examining their substance use knowledge and program perceptions. The program included…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Prevention, High School Students, Program Effectiveness
Louisiana Department of Education, 2018
"Louisiana Believes," the state's comprehensive plan to prepare students for college and career success, includes a system of related policies and programs that help schools provide students with pathways to future prosperity, give schools the resources to offer these pathways, and reward schools when students achieve their goals. This…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness, At Risk Students
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Dibek, Munevver Ilgun; Yavuz, Hatice C.; Tavsancil, Ezel; Yalcin, Seher – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the present study was twofold: first to adapt the Relationship and Motivation (REMO) scale addressing role of peers and teachers in students' motivations into Turkish culture, and second to determine whether there were any differences between girls and boys regarding the scores obtained from this scale. To achieve these aims, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis
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