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Nava, Imelda; Park, Jaime; Dockterman, Danny; Kawasaki, Jarod; Schweig, Jon; Quartz, Karen Hunter; Martinez, Jose Felipe – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study assesses the reliability of two observation rubrics, one in math and the other in science, and documents how the rubric data were used to inform a teacher education program. Classroom observations are typically considered essential for assessing teaching practice, yet many popular observation frameworks, while comprehensive in aim, do…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Kim, MooSong; Jung, Jaehun – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
An important role of physical education (PE) is to provide students with opportunities to be physically active. Toward this end, instructional alignment is introduced in this article as a means of promoting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during PE. Following its introduction, the importance and effectiveness of instructional…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Physical Activities
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Tekin-Dede, Ayse; Bukova-Güzel, Esra – The Mathematics Educator, 2018
The purpose of this study was to introduce a rubric named "Rubric for the Assessment of Modeling Skills" for assessing cognitive modeling skills and explaining the rubric's development process. The dimensions of the rubric are understanding the problem, simplifying, mathematizing, working mathematically, interpreting and validating.…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 6, Grade 11
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Robinson, Jenelle N.; Stanford, Jevetta; Webb, Fern Jureidini – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate adolescent satisfaction with the curriculum HealthSpeaks. HealthSpeaks was designed to use poetry to increase awareness about healthy behaviors and health conditions. Research has shown that using poetry in education and related fields promotes social connections, information retention, and awareness among…
Descriptors: Poetry, Health Education, Adolescents, Satisfaction
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Lee, Chi-Ming Angela; Thoma, Stephen J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to develop and test a scale assessing students' moral thinking and communication (MTC) functioning as well as to explore the implications for moral development and education. The rationale of MTC functioning, including interaction of four independent competencies: moral awareness, moral judgement, moral discourse, and…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Moral Development, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Günes, Perihan; Yildirim, Ozen; Yilmaz, Miraç – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study is to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool determining teachers' self-efficacy regarding rubrics. Especially in educational environments, rubrics are measurement tools used in the assessment phase of student products usually based on higher-order thinking skills. Determination of teachers' self-efficacy regarding…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures, Scoring Rubrics, Elementary School Teachers
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Lee, Hee-Sun; Pallant, Amy; Pryputniewicz, Sarah; Lord, Trudi; Mulholland, Matthew; Liu, Ou Lydia – Science Education, 2019
This paper describes HASbot, an automated text scoring and real-time feedback system designed to support student revision of scientific arguments. Students submit open-ended text responses to explain how their data support claims and how the limitations of their data affect the uncertainty of their explanations. HASbot automatically scores these…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Evaluation, Science Education
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Jones, Janie S.; Rice, Margaret L. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2017
Many of today's adolescents are constantly engaging with information through texting, watching videos, listening to music, and even writing papers. Learning to interact properly with information through writing presents a challenge for the students because they are employing all of these applications at once and believe that they are multitasking…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, Writing Improvement
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Bartan, Özgür Sen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study is an inquiry into the effects of reading short stories in improving foreign language writing skills through Read for Writing model, which is the adaptation of the approach called Talk for Writing (Corbett, 2013). It is a quasi-experimental 13-week field study which was implemented in a primary school. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Story Reading, Writing Improvement
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Kloser, Matthew; Borko, Hilda; Martinez, Jose Felipe; Stecher, Brian; Luskin, Rebecca – Science Education, 2017
Assessments are powerful tools for informing teachers and students about where student thinking stands with relation to a learning goal. Yet, few studies provide qualitative analyses of assessment practice across a unit. This study uses a framework of nine dimensions of effective assessment practice in science classrooms to compare more and less…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Evidence, Portfolio Assessment, Middle School Teachers
Nakamoto, Jonathan; Bojorquez, Juan Carlos – WestEd, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the Pathways to STEM Initiative (PSI) on students and science teachers and to describe the level of PSI implementation. One group of middle schools participated in PSI, which included project-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) coursework; extra-curricular STEM opportunities…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Grants, Middle School Students
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Bradley-Levine, Jill; Mosier, Gina Gabriele; Reichart, Michelle – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
This study examined teachers' perceptions of the teacher evaluation process within a district that implemented a national teacher evaluation model. Within this teacher evaluation model, teachers are evaluated by administrators, as well as teacher leaders. Evaluators utilize a detailed rubric to assess teacher performance in the context of student…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Leadership, Elementary School Teachers
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Halpin, Peter F. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Recent research on multiple measures of teaching effectiveness has redefined the role of in-classroom observations in teacher evaluation systems. In particular, most states now mandate that teachers are observed on multiple occasions during the school year, and it is increasingly common that multiple raters are utilized across the different rating…
Descriptors: Models, Multivariate Analysis, Scoring Rubrics, Teacher Evaluation
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Lai, Kevin; Cabrera, Julio; Vitale, Jonathan M.; Madhok, Jacquie; Tinker, Robert; Linn, Marcia C. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Interpreting and creating graphs plays a critical role in scientific practice. The K-12 Next Generation Science Standards call for students to use graphs for scientific modeling, reasoning, and communication. To measure progress on this dimension, we need valid and reliable measures of graph understanding in science. In this research, we designed…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Graphs
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Hsia, Lu-Ho; Huang, Iwen; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
In this paper, a web-based peer-assessment approach is proposed for conducting performing arts activities. A peer-assessment system was implemented and applied to a junior high school performing arts course to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed approach. A total of 163 junior high students were assigned to an experimental group and a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Control Groups, Correlation, Theater Arts
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