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Murangi, Kavemuii; Perkins, Robert C.; Tang, Judy H. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 pilot study of the Middle School Transcript Study (MSTS) is the first NAEP transcript study to focus on the middle school level, collect student coursetaking data at the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) level, and rely solely on the electronic submission of course catalogs and…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Middle School Students, Academic Records, Pilot Projects
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Rakes, Christopher R.; Ronau, Robert N. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The present study examined the ability of content domain (algebra, geometry, rational number, probability) to classify mathematics misconceptions. The study was conducted with 1,133 students in 53 algebra and geometry classes taught by 17 teachers from three high schools and one middle school across three school districts in a Midwestern state.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Misconceptions
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Moye, Johnny J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Today's world is shaped by technology and products engineered to serve society's needs and wants. The knowledge and skills required to develop and use these products are changing at an exponential rate (NASE&M, 2017; NRC, 2011). In order to understand and meet future challenges, it is vital that the United States produce technology- and…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, STEM Education, Problem Solving
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Rampey, B. D.; Faircloth, S. C.; Whorton, R. P.; Deaton, J. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The National Indian Education Study (NIES) is designed to describe the condition of education for fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States. NIES is conducted under the direction of the National Center for Education Statistics on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Indian…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Grade 4
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Young, Jemimah Lea; Foster, Marquita D.; Druery, Donna M. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to utilize an ethnically homogeneous design to examine Black female student U.S. History content-specific knowledge. The study aims to elucidate the importance of singlegroup analyses as an alternative to between-group comparative designs. The present study utilized a critical, quantitative, descriptive research…
Descriptors: Grade 8, African American Students, United States History, Females
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Xu, Lihua; Diket, Read; Brewer, Thomas – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
This article describes a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2008 eighth-grade visual arts data (N = 3,912). These assessments occur under government mandate on a periodic schedule and data on the arts were collected in 1997 and again in 2008. The purpose of this study was to predict students' visual art response…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Least Squares Statistics, Structural Equation Models
Yaluma, Christopher B.; Tyner, Adam – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2018
In 2018, the United States continues to see wide and worrying achievement gaps among student groups, despite decades of programs and policies meant to narrow them. Many factors inside and outside the education system contribute to these gaps, but researchers have consistently shown that black, Hispanic, and low-income students tend to enter school…
Descriptors: Grade 4, National Competency Tests, Academic Achievement, Poverty
Sentance, Michael; Chieppo, Charles – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2018
The public education system in Massachusetts enjoys a reputation of being "first" in the nation. This ranking is owed, in full or in part, to the performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments. NAEP is also called "The Nation's Report Card," as it is designed to discern trends in state…
Descriptors: Public Education, National Competency Tests, Educational Quality, State Policy
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Cooper, Natalia; Lyons, Renata; Ison, Ashley; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Young, Jemimah L.; Young, Jamaal Rashad; Capraro, Mary Margaret – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
The middle grades mathematics classroom is full of transitions that students must overcome to become successful long-term learners of mathematics. This transition can be exorbitantly more tumultuous for Black girls who must overcome gender and racial mathematics achievement stereotypes. Mathematics identities and achievement socialization trends…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Females, African American Students
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Torres, D. Diego – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
An assumption of culture-based education with respect to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children is that discontinuity between home and school cultures is responsible for educational underachievement. Using data from the 2009 round of the National Indian Education Study, a subset of the larger National Assessment of Education Progress…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Cultural Differences, School Culture
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Lee, Jaekyung; Wu, Yin – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
This study examines the trends of the U.S. states' reading and math proficiency standards before and after the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and explores their impact on school practices and student achievement. Drawing on the 2003-15 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) grades 4 and 8 assessment and survey…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Trends, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills
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Traynor, Anne – Educational Assessment, 2017
Variation in test performance among examinees from different regions or national jurisdictions is often partially attributed to differences in the degree of content correspondence between local school or training program curricula, and the test of interest. This posited relationship between test-curriculum correspondence, or "alignment,"…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Construction, Alignment (Education), Curriculum
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Ninneman, A. M.; Deaton, J.; Francis-Begay, K. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The National Indian Education Study (NIES) is administered as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to allow more in-depth reporting on the achievement and experiences of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN)1 students in grades 4 and 8. This report focuses primarily on two themes identified during the development of the…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Grade 4
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Ost, Ben; Gangopadhyaya, Anuj; Schiman, Jeffrey C. – Education Economics, 2017
Studies using tests scores as the dependent variable often report point estimates in student standard deviation units. We note that a standard deviation is not a standard unit of measurement since the distribution of test scores can vary across contexts. As such, researchers should be cautious when interpreting differences in the numerical size of…
Descriptors: Scores, Statistical Analysis, Measurement, Computation
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