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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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Scales, Roya Q.; Tracy, Kelly N.; Myers, Joy; Smetana, Linda; Grisham, Dana L.; Ikpeze, Chinwe; Yoder, Karen Kreider; Sanders, Jenn – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
In response to the dearth of research on K to 6 teacher preparation for teaching writing, we investigated writing methods course instructors' course assignments. Participants' courses met the following criteria: (a) Courses taken by undergraduate elementary teacher candidates; (b) Writing methods courses; (c) Use of exemplary writing instructional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Assignments, Writing Instruction, Elementary Education
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Reszka, Stephanie S.; Belardi, Katie; Amsbary, Jessica; Boyd, Brian A.; Watson, Linda R. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Advancing Social-Communication and Play (ASAP) is a classroom-based intervention targeting the social-communication and play development of preschool-age children with autism spectrum disorder. We used a multimethod approach to measuring intervention fidelity, including adherence, exposure, treatment differentiation, and quality of treatment…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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Jenny, Seth E.; Almond, Emily C.; Chung, Jinwook J.; Rademaker, Scot M. – Physical Educator, 2019
This study determined the perceived motivators and barriers of sport management majors to participate in a college-sponsored study abroad experience. An online survey was administered to 180 undergraduate and graduate sport management students from across the United States. The top motivators were (1) overall life experience, (2) the opportunity…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Student Motivation, Barriers, Study Abroad
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Rawlings, Jared R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
Preparing to become a music teacher educator is a complex process and one component of this process should be learning to model, demonstrate, and teach assessment practices to preservice music educators. The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to discover how, and to what extent, music teacher educators (MTEs) are educated about…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kramer, Dennis A., II; Holcomb, Michael R.; Kelchen, Robert – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
The growth of the public discourse on college completion and student debt has pushed policymakers and institutional leaders to implement a variety of policies aimed at incentivizing student completion. This article examines state-adopted excess credit hour (ECH) policies on student completion and median debt outcomes. Using a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Credits, School Policy, Educational Policy
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Egalite, Anna J.; Kisida, Brian – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
Using student survey data from six U.S. school districts, we estimate how assignment to a demographically similar teacher affects student reports of personal effort, happiness in class, feeling cared for and motivated by their teacher, the quality of student-teacher communication, and college aspirations. Relying on a classroom fixed-effects…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, School Districts, Teacher Student Relationship
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Glander, Mark; Cornman, Stephen Q.; Zhou, Lei; Noel, Amber M.; Nakamoto, Nanae – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The Teacher Compensation Survey (TCS) was a research and development effort by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to explore the possibility of developing an administrative records survey that would compile compensation and demographic data on all public school teachers in the nation. A pilot survey in 2007 collected data from…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Public School Teachers, Data Collection, Research Problems
Wang, Elaine Lin; Gates, Susan M.; Herman, Rebecca; Mean, Monica; Perera, Rachel; Tsai, Tiffany; Whipkey, Katie; Andrew, Megan – RAND Corporation, 2018
School principals are charged with complex responsibilities that can include developing a school vision and culture, supporting teacher effectiveness, managing challenges and crises, communicating with the greater community, and more. However, recent research and surveys of school administrators indicate that principal preparation programs do not…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
Wang, Elaine Lin; Gates, Susan M.; Herman, Rebecca; Mean, Monica; Perera, Rachel; Tsai, Tiffany; Whipkey, Katie; Andrew, Megan – RAND Corporation, 2018
School principals are charged with complex responsibilities that can include developing a school vision and culture, supporting teacher effectiveness, managing challenges and crises, communicating with the greater community, and more. However, recent research and surveys of school administrators indicate that principal preparation programs do not…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
Assalone, Amanda; Preston, DeShawn; McElroy, Breanna – Southern Education Foundation, 2018
According to the Department of Education (Federal Student Aid Handbook, 2016), the cost of attendance is an estimate of a student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment. Cost of attendance is not only as important to consider as tuition and fees (which are only one component of cost of attendance), but it serves as the cornerstone of…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, Paying for College, Student Attitudes
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Shamir, Haya – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
Assessing students' emerging literacy skills is crucial for identifying areas where a child may be falling behind and can lead directly to an increased chance of reading success. The Waterford Assessment of Core Skills (WACS), a computerized adaptive test of early literacy for students in prekindergarten through 2nd grade, addresses this need.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Reading Tests, Preschool Children
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Burch, Gerald F.; Batchelor, John H.; Burch, Jana J.; Gibson, Shanan; Kimball, Bob – Journal of Education for Business, 2018
College campus life is changing based on pressures to create safe environments for students to learn. Much of this change has been outlined in an article by Lukianoff and Haidt entitled "The Coddling of the American Mind." The authors of the present article asked 188 students from two universities if microaggressions, trigger warnings,…
Descriptors: Aggression, Anxiety, Emotional Response, Affective Behavior
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Cohen, Julie; Ruzek, Erik; Sandilos, Lia – AERA Open, 2018
Teacher evaluation systems treat instructional quality as generic. Principals often observe elementary teachers in one subject and generalize assessments to all subjects. However, there is little empirical work to justify these decisions. This study provides needed evidence about whether elementary teachers engage in comparable instruction across…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Reliability, Educational Quality
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