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Kukreti, Anant R.; Broering, Jack – Education Sciences, 2019
In this paper, the authors present their experiences from participating in a National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps L training program established for business startups, using Blank's Lean LaunchPad, Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas, and associated tools. They used the entrepreneurial skills acquired through this training to scale-up their…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Regan, Kelley; Evmenova, Anya S.; Sacco, Donna; Schwartzer, Jessica; Chirinos, David S.; Hughes, Melissa D. – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2019
With increasing emphasis by policymakers, there has been an increase in access to technology within schools across the globe. However, recent survey findings suggest that teachers may not be integrating technology into their writing instruction in meaningful and effective ways. Variability in technology integration can be attributed to teacher…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, Writing Instruction
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Kim, Soobin; Wallsworth, Gregory; Xu, Ran; Schneider, Barbara; Frank, Kenneth; Jacob, Brian; Dynarski, Susan – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2019
Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) is a statewide college-preparatory policy that applies to the high school graduating class of 2011 and later. Using detailed Michigan high school transcript data, this article examines the effect of the MMC on various students' course-taking and achievement outcomes. Our analyses suggest that (a) post-MMC cohorts…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, College Preparation, Course Selection (Students), Mathematics Achievement
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Amo, Laura C.; Liao, Ruochen; Frank, Emma; Rao, H. Raghav; Upadhyaya, Shambhu – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2019
Contribution: Intervention effectiveness is shown to vary in its influence on teenagers' outcomes with cybersecurity problem-solving and engagement. In-depth, high-intensity types of intervention may be more effective for female students. Background: Instructional interventions are being developed to address both the critical shortage in…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Literacy, Adolescents, Intervention
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Cantwell, Emily D.; Royer, David J.; Leko, Melinda M.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Menzies, Holly Mariah – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2019
In this article, we examined predictive validity of "Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing" (SRSS-IE) scores for use at the middle (N = 2,313 from four middle schools) and high (N = 2,727 from two high schools) school level. Results indicated middle and high school students with high levels of risk according to…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, At Risk Students, Predictive Validity, Student Behavior
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Zajic, Matthew; Dunn, Michael; Berninger, Virginia – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
This study investigated literacy learning in students with specific kinds of language challenges at a specific stage of schooling--transition to high school--when the language requirements of the curriculum can be especially challenging. For this exploratory research, a case study approach was adopted that compared 2 adolescent boys both with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Oral Language, Written Language
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Richmond, Ashley D.; Laursen, Brett; Stattin, Håkan – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
This study examined age-related changes in friend similarity on delinquency to determine whether deviant behavior homophily peaks during mid-adolescence. A community sample of 1,663 male and 1,826 female Swedish youth from Grade 5 (M = 11.21 years) to Grade 10 (M = 16.25 years) provided self-reports of delinquency. Friendships were identified from…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Adolescents, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Burke, Meghan M.; Waitz-Kudla, Sydney N.; Rabideau, Carol; Taylor, Julie Lounds; Hodapp, Robert M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The transition from high school to adulthood is difficult for youth with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Recognizing these challenges, there is a small but emerging body of literature testing interventions to improve the transition process. But there are many challenges in performing intervention research that have yet to be fully…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Youth, Barriers
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Lim, Eunjung; Davis, James; Choi, So Yung; Chen, John J. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: From 5 to 7.5 million schoolchildren are chronically absent, defined as missing =15 days of school within a year. Students miss schools due to various reasons such as health, socioeconomic status, and environmental factors. We examined child's health and behavior, family structure, and sociodemographics to understand chronic…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Attendance, Child Health, Environmental Influences
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Farrell, Albert D.; Bettencourt, Amie F.; Mehari, Krista R. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study investigated the structure and concurrent validity of the Beliefs About Fighting Scale (BAFS). Participants were 2,118 students from three urban middle schools who completed measures of their beliefs, frequency of physical aggression, victimization, and nonviolent intentions. Ratings of students' frequency of physical aggression,…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Beliefs, Aggression, Victims
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Rosenzweig, Emily Q.; Hulleman, Chris S.; Barron, Kenneth E.; Kosovich, Jeffery J.; Priniski, Stacy J.; Wigfield, Allan – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
A growing body of research suggests that interventions promoting students' utility value for a subject can improve their academic outcomes. However, numerous questions remain regarding how much to adapt prior intervention materials to promote utility value in new educational contexts and how implementation constraints of an educational context may…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Pas, Elise T.; Johnson, Stacy R.; Debnam, Katrina J.; Hulleman, Chris S.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
There are several widely used Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) implementation fidelity measures, including the Schoolwide Evaluation Tool (SET), but there is limited empirical investigation substantiating the association between specific fidelity cut point scores and student outcomes. This article examined different SET cut…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Fidelity, Cutting Scores, Outcomes of Education
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Ackerman, Robert A.; Carson, Kevin J.; Corretti, Conrad A.; Ehrenreich, Samuel E.; Meter, Diana J.; Underwood, Marion K. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This research explored whether experiences with warmth in middle childhood are linked to increased levels of positive affect, decreased levels of negative affect, and decreased levels of disagreeable interactions in text-message communication in adolescence. Participants included 218 children (and their parents and peers) who were on average…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Interaction, Telecommunications, Adolescents
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Cavallo, Dana A.; Kong, Grace; Ells, Daniel M.; Camenga, Deepa R.; Morean, Meghan E.; Krishnan-Sarin, Suchitra – Health Education Research, 2019
Rates of e-cigarette use are high among youth, and there is little known about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes. Since peer influence is a powerful determinant of tobacco use, we aimed to identify message themes about e-cigarettes that youth would use to encourage or discourage peers from using e-cigarettes. We conducted 10 focus…
Descriptors: Smoking, Prevention, Youth, Peer Influence
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