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Hunter, Jodie; Jones, Ian – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
We administered specially-designed, free-response mathematics tasks to primary students (N = 583, ages five to 12 years old). Our focus was on whether (i) the children's responses could be reliably assessed, and (ii) the responses could provide insights into children's mathematical thinking. We used a contemporary comparative judgement technique,…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
O'Keeffe, Lisa; White, Bruce; Panizzon, Debra; Elliott, Katrina; Semmens, Alex – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Studies, such as Programme for International Student Assessment 2012, indicate that there are gender based differences in measures of mathematics anxiety, self-concept and self-efficacy among students. In this study we explore self-efficacy, self-concept and mathematics anxiety in a sample of Year 7 and 8 South Australian students to examine if…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 6, Grade 7
Shiota, Shingo; Sakai, Kyohei; Kobayashi, Keita – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
This paper presents a new diagnostic system for information ethics education. In order to educate children about information ethics, it is necessary to know the stage at which they currently are in terms of their knowledge of the same. Some actual condition surveys have been conducted by the Cabinet Office and the National Police Agency to gauge…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Diagnostic Tests, Internet, Computer Use
Long, Bernadette – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
This paper reports on a mathematics intervention initiative, "Prepare 2 Learn," designed taking into account research literature and elements of other successful programs. The program was intended to prepare students for their upcoming mainstream mathematics lessons as well as make them aware of the impact they can have on their own…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains, Sustainability
Djambong, Takam; Freiman, Viktor – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
While today's schools in several countries, like Canada, are about to bring back programming to their curricula, a new conceptual angle, namely one of computational thinking, draws attention of researchers. In order to understand the articulation between computational thinking tasks in one side, student's targeted skills, and the types of problems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Programming, Computation
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Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Understanding students' misconceptions and how they change is an essential part of supporting students in their science learning. This paper presents results from distractor-driven multiple-choice assessments that target students' misconceptions about energy. Over 20,000 elementary, middle and high school students from across the U.S. participated…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Probability, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Energy is a core concept in the teaching of science. Therefore, it is important to know how students' thinking about energy develops so that elementary, middle, and high school students can be appropriately supported in their understanding of energy. This study tests the validity of a proposed theoretical model of students' growth of understanding…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Science Tests, Scientific Concepts, Energy
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King, Teresa C.; Garcia, Miguel – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The purpose of this study was to conduct a longitudinal examination of the relationship between sustained after-school participation and a district's Early Warning Index associated with school dropout in a large urban school district. The study included 64,351 students participating between 2000-2001 and the 2011-2012 school years. Data were…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Academic Persistence, Student Participation, Dropouts
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Bahena, Sofia; Gehlbach, Hunter; Schueler, Beth; McIntyre, Joe – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Although parental self-efficacy has been linked to positive parenting strategies, the variability in measures and conceptualizations presents a limitation in the literature (Jones & Prinz, 2001). In this paper, we propose a new scale developed using (Author Citation) framework and pilot tested with an online panel of parents (n = 636). Our…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Parent Attitudes, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Lukaš, Mirko – Online Submission, 2015
In this study the emphasis of selecting a school and profession is put onto the family role in educational and professional guidance in order to help the students to obtain the necessary information for further education, by the help of their parents, more efficiently and more functionally. The study was conducted in Virovitica and Podravina…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 8, Parents
Gotoh, Yasushi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
In this research the author defines critical thinking as skills and dispositions which enable one to solve problems logically and to attempt to reflect autonomously by means of meta-cognitive activities on one's own problem-solving processes. The author focuses on providing meta-cognitive knowledge to help with self-assessment. To develop…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Handheld Devices, Metacognition
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Herrmann Abell, Cari F.; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2015
Energy plays a central role in our society, so it is essential that all citizens understand what energy is and how it moves and changes form. However, research has shown that students of all ages have difficulty understanding these abstract concepts. This paper presents a summary of elementary, middle, and high school students' understanding of…
Descriptors: Energy, Science Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
McMillan, James H.; Turner, Amanda B. – Online Submission, 2014
This qualitative study examined elementary and middle school students' perceptions of assessment. Individual interviews were conducted with 64 students, with questions focused on their emotional reactions and thinking about classroom and large-scale assessment as related to goal orientation, self-regulation, attributions, and self-efficacy.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this study was to establish whether there are differences between the computer self-efficacy of pupils and teachers (N = 507) in the context of the classroom, as a developing workplace of the teacher in elementary education. The survey covered 184 teachers and 323 pupils in elementary school. The results show that there is no…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
Klecker, Beverly M. – Online Submission, 2014
This paper describes a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores by gender. Data were national public 4th- and 8th-grade reading scores from composite and subscales for 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Twelfth-grade scores for composite and literary experience from 2005, 2009, and 2013 and gain…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Scores
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