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Lucko, Jennifer – Educational Action Research, 2020
This article examines the participatory impact of a storytelling project on a small group of Latinx English learners in a sixth grade classroom. The storytelling project unexpectedly emerged as a positive ripple effect from a Participatory Action Research (PAR) initiative to foster civic empowerment among middle school students in an English…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Story Telling, Action Research, Participatory Research
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Loeb, Susanna; Christian, Michael S.; Hough, Heather; Meyer, Robert H.; Rice, Andrew B.; West, Martin R. – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
Measures of school-level growth in student outcomes are common tools for assessing the impacts of schools. The vast majority of these measures use standardized tests as the outcome of interest, even though emerging evidence demonstrates the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL). In this article, we present results from using the first…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Student Surveys, Institutional Characteristics
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Twyford, Jennifer M.; Buckley, Lara; Moffa, Kathryn; Dowdy, Erin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) self-report form is a brief 25-item measure that assesses the psychological adjustment of youth. Although widely utilized as a screening tool, a lack of consistent psychometric evidence undermines the SDQ's utility as a sound diagnostic tool for all youth. This study focused on examining the…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Hispanic American Students, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
Claro, Susana; Loeb, Susanna – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
Existing research on self-management skills shows that measures of self-management predict student success. However, these conclusions are based on small samples or narrowly defined self-management measures. Using a rich longitudinal dataset of 221,840 fourth through seventh grade students, this paper describes self-management gaps across student…
Descriptors: Self Management, Predictor Variables, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 5
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Chin, Doris B.; Blair, Kristen P.; Wolf, Rachel C.; Conlin, Luke D.; Cutumisu, Maria; Pfaffman, Jay; Schwartz, Daniel L. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Educators aim to equip students with learning strategies they can apply when approaching new problems on their own. Teaching design-thinking strategies may support this goal. A first test would show that the strategies are good for learning and that students spontaneously transfer them beyond classroom instruction. To examine this, we introduce…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Design
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O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Beach, Kristen D.; Sanchez, Victoria M.; Kim, Joyce J.; Knight-Teague, Kerri; Orozco, Guadalupe; Jones, Brian T. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2019
Adolescents with disabilities have great difficulty with academic content in middle school, and their teachers have difficulty teaching them to understand and use academic language. We taught teachers of sixth-grade students with learning disabilities, more than half of whom were also English language learners (ELLs), to implement about 15 min of…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Grade 6, Academic Language, Vocabulary
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Nachowitz, Marc – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2019
Using a national sample of students' writing from the National Study of Writing Instruction, this study examines the current state of writing in the mathematics classroom and the extent to which enactments align with the intentions established in the research base and curricula articulated by NCTM and the CCSS-M. Over 3,000 writing assignments…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Mathematics, Grade 6, Grade 8
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Lindholm-Leary, Kathryn – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this research is to examine the English language proficiency trajectories of 2,201 fourth- through eighth-grade Latino English learner (EL) students who differed by current English language proficiency and were enrolled in a dual language program. Results showed that (1) students in the four English language proficiency groups…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Hispanic American Students, Grade 4
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O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Beach, Kristen D.; Sanchez, Victoria M.; Kim, Joyce J.; Knight Teague, Kerri; Orozco, Guadalupe; Jones, Brian T. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Adolescents with disabilities have great difficulty with academic content in middle school, and their teachers have difficulty teaching them to understand and use academic language. We taught teachers of 6th grade students with Learning Disabilities, over half of whom were also English Language Learners (ELL), to implement about 15 minutes of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English Language Learners, Grade 6, English for Academic Purposes
Iveland, Ashley; Britton, Ted; Tyler, Burr; Nilsen, Katy; Nguyen, Kimberly – WestEd, 2018
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) advocate an integrated model of science instruction for middle schools in which the science disciplines are connected rather than separate. This model, used by other countries that are consistently successful in science, has several key benefits, including enhanced student learning and better…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Models
Tyler, Burr; Britton, Ted; Iveland, Ashley; Nguyen, Kimberly; Hipps, Jerry – WestEd, 2018
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) impact students in substantive ways. These standards move beyond textbooks to emphasize hands-on inquiry focused on real-world phenomena -- making students, rather than teachers, the primary actors in the NGSS science classroom. The six-year NGSS Early Implementers Initiative has supported a group of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Relevance (Education)
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Lessard, Leah M.; Juvonen, Jaana – School Psychology, 2019
The current study was designed to examine one possible weight stigma-reduction mechanism: school-level weight diversity. It was hypothesized that greater weight diversity among same-sex peers at school would attenuate the negative association between weight and academic achievement. Across 26 urban public middle schools, 5,991 sixth-grade students…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Urban Schools
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Espinoza, Guadalupe; Schacter, Hannah; Juvonen, Jaana – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Although research has shown that peer victimization is related to negative school outcomes, whether ethnic ingroup size alters victimization-adjustment links is unclear. This study examines whether smaller ethnic ingroup representation amplifies the negative associations between peer victimization and school adjustment. We also examine whether…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Social Adjustment, Student Adjustment
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Lessard, Leah M.; Juvonen, Jaana – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Academic achievement disparities based on parental education are robust during the middle school years. The current study examined whether cross-class friendship (i.e., reciprocal relationships between peers with different levels of parental education) decrease class-based achievement differences during a developmental phase when friends are…
Descriptors: Friendship, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Parent Background
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Hwang, Jin Kyoung; Lawrence, Joshua Fahey; Snow, Catherine E. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
We investigated general vocabulary and academic vocabulary growth trajectories of adolescent language minority students using an individual growth modeling approach. Our analytical sample included 3161 sixth- to eighth-grade students from an urban school district in California. The language minority students in our sample were classified as…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, High Achievement, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking
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