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Flowers, Claudia; Test, David W.; Povenmire-Kirk, Tiana C.; Diegelmann, Karen M.; Bunch-Crump, Kimberly R.; Kemp-Inman, Amy; Goodnight, Crystalyn I. – Journal of Special Education, 2018
Communicating Interagency Relationships and Collaborative Linkages for Exceptional Students (CIRCLES) is a transition-planning service delivery model designed to guide schools in implementing interagency collaboration. This study examined the impact of CIRCLES on students' self-determination and participation in individualized education program…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Delivery Systems, Individualized Transition Plans, Agency Cooperation
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Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; Hardcastle, Joseph; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2018
We compared students' performance on a paper-based test (PBT) and three computer-based tests (CBTs). The three computer-based tests used different test navigation and answer selection features, allowing us to examine how these features affect student performance. The study sample consisted of 9,698 fourth through twelfth grade students from across…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Scores
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Gastic, Billie – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The racial discipline gap--the finding that Black and Latino students are more likely to be disciplined at school than White students, and often more harshly--has implications for students' academic success. This study concluded that differences in students' behavior do not fully explain the disproportionate likelihood that Black students are…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Discipline, Zero Tolerance Policy, Racial Differences
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Kilic, Abdullah Faruk; Güzeller, Cem Oktay – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study aimed at determining the impact of demographic factors on the Internet usage purposes of high school students. The population of the study consisted of students between 9th and 12th grades from the Anatolian high schools, science high schools, social sciences high schools, sports high schools and fine arts high schools in Turkey. The…
Descriptors: High School Students, Internet, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Blikstein, Paulo; Gomes, July Silveira; Akiba, Henrique Teruo; Schneider, Bertrand – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2017
Technology is changing the way students interact with knowledge, and open-ended activities are one of the main types of tasks that students engage with in technology-rich environments. However, the amount of guidance needed to promote learning in these environments remains unknown. We explore this issue by focusing on the effects of step-by-step…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Arousal Patterns
Frost, Mandy J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative ex post facto study investigated the effects of career academies on academic achievement and college readiness. A total of 1,206 12th-grade participants (196 career academy and 1,010 nonacademy students) were used in this study. These participants came from six high schools located in one large urban school district. Each of the…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Academic Achievement, College Readiness, Statistical Analysis
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Yoon, Susan A.; Yom, Jessica Koehler; Yang, Zhitong; Liu, Lei – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background: Recent research investigating the conditions under which science teachers can successfully implement science education reforms suggests that focusing only on professional development to improve content knowledge and teaching skills--often referred to as human capital--may not be enough. Increasingly, possessing social capital, defined…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Science Education
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2017
Since 1986, Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) has conducted an annual attrition study to track the number and percent of students in Texas who are lost from public secondary school enrollment prior to graduation. The study builds on the series of studies that began when IDRA conducted the first comprehensive study of school…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Student Attrition, Dropouts, School Holding Power
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Smith, Blaine E. – Learning, Media and Technology, 2017
Although the shift from page to screen has dramatically redefined conceptions of writing, very little is known about how youth compose with multiple modes in digital environments. Integrating multimodality and multiliteracies theoretical frameworks, this comparative case study examined how urban twelfth-grade students collaboratively composed…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Adolescents, Grade 12, Case Studies
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Means, Barbara; Wang, Haiwen; Wei, Xin; Iwatani, Emi; Peters, Vanessa – AERA Open, 2018
To increase participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers, some states have promoted inclusive STEM high schools. This study addressed the question of whether these high schools improve the odds that their graduates will pursue a STEM major in college. State higher education records were obtained for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Student Participation, Student Surveys
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Capraro, Robert M.; Capraro, Mary Margaret; Scheurich, James Joseph; Jones, Meredith; Morgan, Jim; Huggins, Kristin Shawn; Corlu, M. Sencer; Younes, Rayya; Han, Sunyoung – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Sustained professional development can support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) reform. The authors describe a 3-year study of sustained professional development for 3 diverse urban schools across the salient factors of fidelity of implementation of project-based learning, development of professional learning communities,…
Descriptors: Professional Development, STEM Education, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Berg, Julia; Jäkel, Lissy; Penzes, Anamarija – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Learning the meaningful use of the microscope is an essential requirement in school curricula. Modern science and medicine is hardly conceivable without the inclusion of microscopy. The number of didactic studies in this area, however, is negligible. Real microscopy is rarely used to gain knowledge in higher school years. Could the understanding…
Descriptors: Laboratory Equipment, Eye Movements, Computer Uses in Education, Cytology
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Bellocchi, Alberto; King, Donna T.; Ritchie, Stephen M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
There is on-going international interest in the relationships between assessment instruments, students' understanding of science concepts and context-based curriculum approaches. This study extends earlier research showing that students can develop connections between contexts and concepts--called "fluid transitions"--when studying…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Reaction, Chemistry, Science Education
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Vassilopoulou, Antonia; Mavrikaki, Evangelia – Improving Schools, 2016
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is one of the most frequently occurring disorders in school children, and information and communication technology (ICT) in education is one of the tools that is lately considered as helpful for the education of some children with disorders. This research is a case study--using mixed-methods--of the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Biology
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