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Brennan, Amelia; Sharma, Akshay; Munguia, Pablo – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2019
A common use of technology in higher education is the provision of online course materials, invoking an investigation of the ways in which students engage with online course content, and how their participation changes over time. This is particularly necessary in the context of high absenteeism from lectures, where online access may be the only…
Descriptors: Attendance, Lecture Method, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Margolin, Jonathan; Pan, Jingtong; Yang, Rui – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2019
A growing national consensus shows the need for educational systems to prepare students to succeed in working environments and society of the 21st century. Recognizing this need, Iowa school districts have invested in technology to assist in addressing the expectations of the Iowa Core Standards related to 21st century skills. The rural districts…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Schools, High Schools
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Bowsher, Amanda; Sparks, Dinah; Hoyer, Kathleen Mulvaney – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This Statistics in Brief adds to existing research on early-career teachers by presenting findings on their preparation and supports from data from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). This brief, like past research, investigates several specific areas of preparation and types of support. For the purposes of this brief, early-career…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Public School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys
Sepanik, Susan; Safran, Stephanie; Saco, Larissa – MDRC, 2018
In the United States today, more jobs than ever before require at least some postsecondary education. Yet too many young adults are either not enrolling or not succeeding in college. This scenario exists across many different types of communities, but schools in rural areas, particularly those with large populations of low-income students, face…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Rural Schools, Alignment (Education), Public Schools
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
In Spring 2018--almost a decade into province-wide implementation of Full-day Kindergarten--the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) Research Department and British Columbia Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA) investigated who the K/K-1 teachers are, how they teach and learn, and whether they have the resources and supports needed to…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Schedules, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
Richardson, Hannah – Online Submission, 2017
This research explores solutions and challenges pertaining to a child's development of self-efficacy. After working with fifth grade students in a public education setting, Inoticed an increased reliance on teachers for both creative and procedural directions. This paper explores research of educators who examine the internal and external factors…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Management, Grade 5, Check Lists
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Garet, Michael S.; Wayne, Andrew J.; Brown, Seth; Rickles, Jordan; Song, Mengli; Manzeske, David – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
Educator performance evaluation systems are a potential tool for improving student achievement by increasing the effectiveness of the educator workforce. For example, recent research suggests that giving more frequent, specific feedback on classroom practice may lead to improvements in teacher performance and student achievement. This report is…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Feedback (Response), School Districts, Classroom Techniques
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Chiang, Hanley; Walsh, Elias; Shanahan, Timothy; Gentile, Claudia; Maccarone, Alyssa; Waits, Tiffany; Carlson, Barbara; Rikoon, Samuel – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
Reading comprehension--the ability to understand the meaning of text--is a foundational ability that enables children to learn in school and throughout life. Children who struggle with reading comprehension in the third or fourth grade are at high risk for dropping out of school, with detrimental effects on their future employment, income, and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education
Baïdak, Nathalie; Balcon, Marie-Pascale; Motiejunaite, Akvile – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2017
Linguistic diversity is part of Europe's DNA. It embraces not only the official languages of Member States, but also the regional and/or minority languages spoken for centuries on European territory, as well as the languages brought by the various waves of migrants. The coexistence of this variety of languages constitutes an asset, but it is also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Course Selection (Students), Teacher Qualifications
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2017
This report focuses on the structure of mainstream education in European countries from preprimary to tertiary level for the 2017/18 school and academic year. Forty-three education systems are included covering 38 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme (28 Member States, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, the former…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Postsecondary Education
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Garet, Michael S.; Heppen, Jessica B.; Walters, Kirk; Parkinson, Julia; Smith, Toni M.; Song, Mengli; Garrett, Rachel; Yang, Rui; Borman, Geoffrey D. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2016
This report examines the impact of content-intensive Professional Development (PD) on teachers' math content knowledge, their instructional practice, and their students' achievement. The study's PD had three components, totaling 93 hours. The core of the PD was "Intel Math," an intensive 80-hour workshop delivered in summer 2013 that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods
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Meyer, Stephen J. – Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2016
The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics of field experiences in traditional teacher preparation programs completed by first-year teachers in Missouri and how experiences vary by teaching certificate type. This descriptive study is based on data from a survey administered in early 2015 to first-year teachers in Missouri public…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Public School Teachers, Student Teaching
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Garcia, Ivonne – MDRC, 2016
Ninth Grade Academies (NGAs)--also called Freshman Academies--have attracted national attention as a particularly intensive and promising approach for supporting a successful transition for high school freshmen. An NGA is a self-contained learning community for ninth-graders that operates as a school within a school. NGAs have four core structural…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Transitional Programs, High School Freshmen, Student Adjustment
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2016
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and its companion projects serve colleges and universities committed to monitoring and improving the quality of the undergraduate experience. While participating institutions receive detailed customized reports, the "Annual Results" series presents noteworthy aggregate findings from the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, National Surveys, Educational Quality, Student Characteristics
Li, Dan; Benton, Stephen L.; Brown, Ron; Sullivan, Patricia; Ryalls, Kenneth R. – IDEA Center, Inc., 2016
This report describes statistical analyses performed on data collected in the Spring of 2015 from the pilot study of proposed revised and new items in the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction (SRI) system. Described are the methods employed, results obtained, and decisions made in selecting items for the updated instruments. The procedures occurred…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Rating Scales, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Course Evaluation
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