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Hung, Man; Smith, William A.; Voss, Maren W.; Franklin, Jeremy D.; Gu, Yushan; Bounsanga, Jerry – Education and Urban Society, 2020
This study examined factors contributing to achievement gaps between White and African American students in 2,868 diverse school districts across the United States. Using pooled data across five school years (2008-2013), six grade levels (grades third to eighth, which typically include students aged 8 years-14 years) and two different subjects…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, White Students, African American Students, Racial Differences
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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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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
Garron, Zella Ruth – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The problem addressed in this study was students who have not been able to demonstrate proficiency in performing mathematical computation, algebraic and geometrical reasoning, number sense proficiency and mathematical processing while in grades 3 through 8 are not prepared to successfully complete the high school high stakes Algebra 1 ECA…
Descriptors: Opportunities, Mathematics Achievement, Scores, Trend Analysis
Min, Jie – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
This study compared the summer learning rates of students who attended Houston Independent School District (HISD) 2016 summer school to similar students who did not attend, for both promoted and retained students. For students between 1st and 2nd grade and those between 2nd and 3rd grade, summer learning rates were faster for both promoted and…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Outcomes of Education, Urban Schools, Student Promotion
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Tabone, Carmine; Weltsek, Gustave J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article reviews the development of a qualitative summative assessment based on the National Theater Standards to evaluate theater education classes. The authors examine the current state of the field of theater education; the use of the assessment; an overview of the results of an arts integration U.S. Department of Education project; and a…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Theater Arts, Evaluation Methods, Academic Standards
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Di Blasi, F. D.; Buono, S.; Cantagallo, C.; Di Filippo, G.; Zoccolotti, P. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2019
Background: Students with intellectual disabilities (IDs) have various learning difficulties and are at risk for school failure. Large inter-individual differences are described for reading, but it is unclear how these vary as a function of grade. The aim of this study was to examine various reading fluency, accuracy and comprehension parameters…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Children, Mild Intellectual Disability, Elementary School Students
Kuhfeld, Megan – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
It has been common knowledge for decades that poor and working-class students tend to experience "summer learning loss," a drop in performance between spring and fall that serves to widen the gap between students. However, new research shows that the reality of summer learning loss is more complex. Megan Kuhfeld draws on data from the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement
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Baker, Austin T.; Cuevas, Josh – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This study examined whether students were reaching automaticity with single digit multiplication facts. A fourteen question interview was used to collect data. The first three questions asked the student basic information about themselves and their current math teacher. The next seven questions were math facts. The math facts chosen for the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 3
Hunter, Jodie; Jones, Ian – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
We administered specially-designed, free-response mathematics tasks to primary students (N = 583, ages five to 12 years old). Our focus was on whether (i) the children's responses could be reliably assessed, and (ii) the responses could provide insights into children's mathematical thinking. We used a contemporary comparative judgement technique,…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Orhan, Ahmet Turan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This study aims to conduct a multidimensional analysis of the 2017 Science Curriculum taking the previous three curricula into account. The document analysis technique, which is a qualitative research method, was used. The Science curricula of 2000, 2005, 2013 and 2017 were analyzed in detail for this purpose. The 2017 Science Curriculum, which is…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Science Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2018
To measure the impact of fine arts instruction in HISD [Houston Independent School District] , the study compared the STAAR [State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness] performance, attendance, and disciplinary outcomes of fine arts students enrolled in Fine Arts Magnet schools (treatment group) with students enrolled in non-Fine Arts Magnet…
Descriptors: Art Education, Academic Achievement, Attendance, Discipline
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
"Looking Closer" is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB's Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Demography, Student Diversity, Preschool Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
"Looking Closer" is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB's Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Demography, Student Diversity, Preschool Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
"Looking Closer" is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB's Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Demography, Student Diversity, Enrollment
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