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Filter, Kevin J.; Brown, Jeffrey – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
School-wide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) relies on the implementation efforts of frontline service providers such as teachers, administrators, and staff. The full version of the positive behavior interventions and supports--action and commitment tool (PBIS-ACT Full) measures the individual implementer variable of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
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McDonald, Scott; Bateman, Kathryn; Gall, Helen; Tanis-Ozcelik, Arzu; Webb, Aubree; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Plate tectonics is the organizing paradigm of geosciences, but it is also conceptually complex, and students often struggle with developing a system level understanding of the earth. This article reports on research designed to create a characterization of the different levels of sophistication around plate tectonics in the form of a learning…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Earth Science, Grade 6, Grade 7
Legutko, Robert S. – Online Submission, 2019
This study employed a quantitative experimental correlational (action research) design utilizing Pearson's r correlation coefficient to determine whether or not there was a statistically significant relationship between students' socioeconomic status and having a diagnosed disability at one economically disadvantaged public, rural, co-educational…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Students with Disabilities, Rural Schools, Middle Schools
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Kelly, Sean; Zhang, Yuan; Northrop, Laura; VanDerHeide, Jen; Dunn, Mandie; Caughlan, Samantha – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This article reports results from a study of teacher beliefs among a panel of English and language arts teachers at three universities as the pre-service teachers entered methodological coursework and internships. Using a new assessment tool, the Developmental Instruction Assessment Battery (DIAB), along with a discrete choice task and one-on-one…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Language Arts, English Teachers
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Palma, Christopher; Plummer, Julia; Rubin, KeriAnn; Flarend, Alice; Ong, Yann Shiou; McDonald, Scott; Ghent, Chrysta; Gleason, Timothy; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2017
The nature of students' ideas about the scientific practices used by astronomers when studying objects in our Solar System is of widespread interest to discipline-based astronomy education researchers. A sample of middle-school, high-school, and college students (N = 42) in the U.S. were interviewed about how astronomers were able to learn about…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Scientists, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Paquette, Kelli R.; Laverick, DeAnna M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This qualitative study explores preservice teachers' experiences in a service-learning literacy tutoring program offered at a university with children in grades one through eight. This study examines briefly the history of literacy centers and service-learning, the specific instructional tutoring methods employed by preservice teachers connected…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professionalism, Tutoring, Literacy
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Dever, Bridget V.; Gallagher, Emily K.; Hochbein, Craig D.; Loukas, Austin; Dai, Chenchen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
Behavioral and emotional problems among children and adolescents can lead to numerous negative outcomes without intervention. From a prevention standpoint, screening for behavioral and emotional risk is an important step toward identifying such problems before the point of diagnosis or referral. The present study conducted a k-means cluster…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Children, Adolescents
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Hughes, Bill; Mona, Lynn; Wilson, Greg; Seamans, Jeff; McAninch, Steve; Stout, Heath – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
A handful of technological episodes: fire, wheel and axle, Industrial Revolution, Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic induction, the transistor, and the digital age, have historically altered humanity. We are now witnessing/participating in the next transformational technology: 3D printing. Although dating back nearly 30 years, the technology…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Printing, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Spangler, Donna – Learning Professional, 2017
This article discusses factors to consider as we evaluate the professional learning occurring in our schools. The article describes how a committee of six teachers and one administrator at Hershey Middle School in Pennsylvania's Derry Township School District adapted an activity for use in a two-hour professional learning session called "The…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Chiang, Hanley; Lipscomb, Stephen; Gill, Brian – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
States across the country are developing systems for evaluating school principals on the basis of student achievement growth. A common approach is to hold principals accountable for the value added of their schools--that is, schools' contributions to student achievement growth. In theory, school value added can reflect not only principals'…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Evaluation
Jimerson, Shane R., Ed.; Burns, Matthew K., Ed.; VanDerHeyden, Amanda M., Ed. – Springer, 2016
The second edition of this essential handbook provides a comprehensive, updated overview of the science that informs best practices for the implementation of response to intervention (RTI) processes within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to facilitate the academic success of all students. The volume includes insights from leading scholars…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Student Evaluation, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
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Rosen, Sonia M. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2016
Youth organizing work benefits young people in myriad ways, equipping them with the skills and dispositions to organize around the systemic inequities and policy decisions that threaten their communities. The findings from this life histories study in the Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) reveal that the organization's collectivist leadership model…
Descriptors: Student Unions, Youth Programs, Student Organizations, Middle School Students
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Hassenpflug, Ann – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
Analysis of two recent federal court cases in which principals violated student speech rights offers guidance to middle school administrators as they attempt to address student expression. Characteristics of a successful school from the Association for Middle Level Education provide a framework for analyzing these cases in order to prevent…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Rights, Freedom of Speech, Self Expression
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Williams, Jasmine D.; Wallace, Tanner LeBaron; Sung, Hannah C. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Employing descriptive and interpretive analyses of classroom videos and focus group data, this study details how the provision of choice was enacted in instruction, and the subsequent messages students perceived. Participants included six teachers (fourth to eighth grade) and 114 students (age X-bar = 11.28 years, 60% African American). Survey…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Personal Autonomy, Statistical Analysis
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McCullough, Moira; Lipscomb, Stephen; Chiang, Hanley; Gill, Brian; Cheban, Irina – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
This study examines the accuracy of performance ratings from the Framework for Leadership (FFL), Pennsylvania's tool for evaluating the leadership practices of principals and assistant principals. The study analyzed four key properties of the FFL: score variation, internal consistency, year-to-year stability, and concurrent validity. Score…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrator Evaluation
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