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Buttaro, Anthony, Jr.; Catsambis, Sophia – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Ability grouping has resurged in U.S. schools despite long-standing debates over its consequences for educational equity. Proponents argue that it is the best response to variation in academic skills because it allows teachers to customize the content and pace of instruction to students' diverse needs. Critics answer that this practice…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Equal Education, Reading Instruction, Primary Education
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Sublett, Cameron – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: The age at which children can enter kindergarten continues to be discussed in both educational research and practice, and the debate for whether to increase kindergarten entry age remains active on both sides. A critical oversight has been the lack of attention paid towards entry age for those students who begin school with a…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, Kindergarten, Disabilities, Children
McLoud, Rachael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
An increasing number of parents are opting-out their children from high-stakes. Accountability systems in education have used students' test scores to measure student learning, teacher effectiveness, and school district performance. Students who are opted-out of high-stakes tests are not being evaluated by the state tests, making their level of…
Descriptors: Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
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Ghanaat Pisheh, Etrat AlZahra; NejatyJahromy, Yaser; Gargari, Rahim Badri; Hashemi, Touraj; Fathi-Azar, Eskandar – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
The effect of the implementation of student response systems (SRSs) in teaching on the critical thinking (CT) of young students was investigated. The study benefited from a quasi-experimental design and a pretest/posttest set-up. Subjects consisted of 156 K-8 students in Tehran during 2016-2017, selected through a multistage cluster sampling, and…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
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Goekler, Susan; Auld, M. Elaine; Birch, David A. – State Education Standard, 2019
Health education offers a natural curricular home for important life skills and ways students can optimize physical, social, and emotional health. Although many schools have implemented social and emotional learning (SEL), health education provides a broader framework by encompassing the connections between physical and emotional health and the…
Descriptors: Role, Health Education, State Boards of Education, Social Development
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Matta, Tyler H.; Soland, James – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
The development of academic English proficiency and the time it takes to reclassify to fluent English proficient status are key issues in English learner (EL) policy. This article develops a shared random effects model (SREM) to estimate English proficiency development and time to reclassification simultaneously, treating student-specific random…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Classification, Language Fluency
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Tataroglu, Eylem – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
Turkey's Ministry of National Education aims to identify and develop valuable characteristics to prepare the nation's young for their professional life as adults. The Ministry has been conducting an extensive and comprehensive review of the educational system since the beginning of 2000. Educational system was implemented in time for the 2012/2013…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Visual Arts, National Curriculum
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Buzick, Heather M. – Educational Assessment, 2019
Using two states' grades 3 through 8 state assessment databases, this study documents the extent to which students were assigned testing accommodations for ELA or mathematics in only one of two consecutive years. The percentage of students with disabilities who were assigned accommodations in the current year only or in the prior year only in a…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Measurement, Academic Achievement, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Weiser, Beverly; Buss, Carolyn; Sheils, Ashley Parker; Gallegos, Elisa; Murray, L. Robin – Annals of Dyslexia, 2019
While qualitative research has shown great benefits for teachers who receive coaching, there is a paucity of experimental research examining students' academic outcomes after their teachers received ongoing support from a knowledgeable and experienced coach. Thus, a quasi-experimental design investigated the literacy outcomes of 452 students…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Special Education, Coaching (Performance), Educational Technology
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Rouse, Heather; Goudie, Anthony; Rettiganti, Mallik; Leath, Katherine; Riser, Quentin; Thompson, Joseph – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: We examined prevalence, incidence, and trajectory of obesity from kindergarten through grade 8 in one of the first states to implement annual surveillance. Methods: Participants included 16,414 children enrolled in kindergarten in Arkansas in 2004 with complete body mass index (BMI) measurements in kindergarten and eighth grade.…
Descriptors: Incidence, Longitudinal Studies, Obesity, Kindergarten
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Ambusaidi, Abdulla; Al-Yahyai, Rashid; Taylor, Subhashni; Taylor, Neil – Science Education International, 2019
While school gardens are familiar in many Western contexts and research has reported significant pedagogical and affective is correct benefits of these resources, there is limited reporting of their use in non-western contexts. A pilot school gardening project involving a quasi-experimental mixed method design was undertaken in the Sultanate of…
Descriptors: Gardening, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects
Butler, Aaron; Poquette, Hannah – Kentucky Department of Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the progress being made to close the current achievement gap in Kentucky. Guiding the study is the following research question: Which districts are closing racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps at rates that exceed expectations? The authors assess districts' progress in closing racial and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Districts, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Figlio, David N.; Özek, Umut – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019
In this study, we use microdata from 12 Florida county-level school districts and a regression discontinuity design to examine the effects of early grade retention on the short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes of English learners. We find that retention in the third-grade substantially improves the English skills of these students, reducing the…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, English Language Learners, Human Capital, English (Second Language)
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Peyer, Karissa L.; Welk, Gregory J.; Eisenmann, Joey C.; Saint-Maurice, Pedro F. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2019
Interpreting change in Body mass index (BMI) among youth by comparison to growth charts can be difficult because of maturation-related changes. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the utility of several alternative methods for assessing change in BMI among children. Participants included 1,615 children measured for stature and body mass in first…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Children, Change, Measures (Individuals)
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Maguth, Brad M.; Koskey, Kristin L. K. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
Additional research is needed on ways in which urban youth report their civic engagement. Existing research indicates that federal legislation has resulted in reduced instructional time and resources in social studies and civic education in many states, which has led to a civic education opportunity gap that resonates through many urban…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Citizen Participation, Civics, Citizenship Education
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