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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), in partnership with the National Assessment Governing Board and the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS), created the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) in 2002 to support the improvement of student achievement in the nation's large urban districts. The TUDA focuses attention on urban…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement
Alonzo, Julie; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2013
In this technical report, we describe a study examining the internal structures of the easyCBM reading measures, Grades K-5. Data were gathered from a convenience sample of 114 Kindergarten students, 43 first graders, 82 second graders, 100 third graders, 109 fourth graders, and 71 fifth graders attending schools in Oregon, Georgia, South…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Tests, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Soldavini, Jessica; Crawford, Patricia; Ritchie, Lorrene D. – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: To determine whether children perceive food with nutrition claims as healthier and tasting differently than those without claims. Methods: Fourth- and fifth-graders (n = 47) from 3 California schools participated. Two identical products (cookies, crackers, or juice) were placed in front of product packages, 1 with a nutrition claim, the…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food, Preferences, Student Attitudes
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Phillips, Sharon R.; Silverman, Stephen – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2012
The purpose of the authors in this study was to develop an instrument to assess fourth and fifth grade students' attitudes toward physical education. The methods for validation included (a) an elicitation study and instrument question development, (b) a pilot study, and (c) a series of analyses to assess, construct, and content validity and to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
Roberts, Jocylinn A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative study explored the academic progress of at-risk students in English language arts (ELA) when they were given differentiated instruction (DI) and universally designed curriculum (UDC) to address their academic needs. The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a significant change in passing rates on the California…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Access to Education, English, Language Arts
Eastman, Denise Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Language Arts is one of the most important subjects for students to learn. Encompassing reading, writing, and comprehension, skills learned through Language Arts instruction influence student ability to reach levels of academic achievement in all subjects. Additionally, Language Arts skills reach far past the classroom and into the workplace. In…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Language Arts, Curriculum Implementation
Edsall Giglio, Lisa – ProQuest LLC, 2012
During the 2011-12 school year, a fifth grade class in a diverse San Francisco public elementary school collaborated with the Arts Resources In Action (ARIA) program of the San Francisco Opera's Education Department to create a teacher-guided opera. The students wrote the story, music and lyrics as well as designed and built the sets, props and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Student Attitudes, Theater Arts
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Flores, Ingrid M. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2012
Engaging students in inquiry-based learning is viewed by the science education community as the cornerstone of science education reform. Pre-service teachers often enter science methods courses in teacher education credential programs with significant trepidation of science, a lack of strong science content knowledge, a lack of confidence in…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Heck, Katherine; Carlos, Ramona M.; Barnett, Cynthia; Smith, Martin H. – Journal of Extension, 2012
The study reported here investigated the impacts of participation in 4-H on young people's interest and participation in science. Survey data were collected from relatively large and ethnically diverse samples of elementary and high school-aged students in California. Results indicated that although elementary-grade 4-H members are not more…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Science Interests, Surveys, Elementary School Students
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McDade-Montez, Elizabeth; Wallander, Jan; Elliott, Marc; Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Tortolero, Susan; Cuccaro, Paula; Schuster, Mark A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
Research among adults has demonstrated concurrent and prospective negative associations between TV viewing and mental health, yet little research has examined these associations among African American and Latino youth or examined the role of children's involvement with TV and parental mediation of TV viewing via coviewing. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Well Being, Mental Health, African Americans
Jacobson, Monica Kuhlman – Online Submission, 2011
A sustainable plan for arts education is not allocated in the operating costs of many elementary school districts. Arts education is becoming expendable, as budgets become tighter and emphasis is placed on test scores in accountable subject areas. High stakes testing, pre-identified supposed outcomes, and public concern about school productivity…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Artists, Art Teachers
Dogan, Enis; de Mello, Victor Bandeira; Lewis, Sharon; Simon, Candace; Uzzell, Renata; Horwitz, Amanda; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
In this study, the authors examined the academic performance of 18 urban districts that participated in the 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). The districts participated in grade 4 and grade 8 reading and mathematics assessments. Eleven of these districts also participated in the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Public Schools, National Competency Tests
Casserly, Michael; Price-Baugh, Ricki; Corcoran, Amanda; Lewis, Sharon; Uzzell, Renata; Simon, Candace; Heppen, Jessica; Leinwand, Steve; Salinger, Terry; de Mello, Victor Bandeira; Dogan, Enis; Novotny, Laura – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
This report summarizes preliminary and exploratory research conducted by the Council of the Great City Schools and the American Institutes for Research on urban school systems participating in the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The study is one of the first large-scale analyses…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Public Schools, National Competency Tests
Casserly, Michael; Price-Baugh, Ricki; Corcoran, Amanda; Lewis, Sharon; Uzzell, Renata; Simon, Candace; Heppen, Jessica; Leinwand, Steve; Salinger, Terry; de Mello, Victor Bandeira; Dogan, Enis; Novotny, Laura – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
This is an abridged, summary report of selected findings from "Pieces of the Puzzle: Factors in the Improvement of Urban School Districts on the National Assessment of Educational Progress"--a comprehensive study prepared by the Council of the Great City Schools in collaboration with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and with…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Public Schools, National Competency Tests
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Camparo, James; Camparo, Lorinda B.; Wagner, Judith T. – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2010
Peer nominations are used widely in psychological and sociological research to examine intergroup dynamics, even though this assessment tool suffers from thorny methodological problems: Gender, ethnic, age, and trait compositions vary across subsamples, subjects differ in the number of nominations they make, and the issue of sampling without…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Intergroup Relations, Peer Relationship, Social Attitudes
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