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Martin, Monica J.; Conger, Rand D.; Robins, Richard W. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The present study examines the influence of economic and family stress processes on change in drug and alcohol use in a cohort of 478 Mexican American youth (50.8% female) followed longitudinally beginning in Grade 5 when the youth averaged 10.4 years of age. Adolescents, their mothers (median age 36 at Grade 5), and their fathers (median age 39…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Preadolescents
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Murangi, Kavemuii; Perkins, Robert C.; Tang, Judy H. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 pilot study of the Middle School Transcript Study (MSTS) is the first NAEP transcript study to focus on the middle school level, collect student coursetaking data at the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) level, and rely solely on the electronic submission of course catalogs and…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Middle School Students, Academic Records, Pilot Projects
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Todd, Anne W.; Algozzine, Bob; Horner, Robert H.; Preston, Angela I.; Cusumano, Dale; Algozzine, Kate – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2019
We report here the type of problems and solutions that 38 school teams reported during a randomized wait-list controlled trial of one problem-solving approach (Team Initiated Problem Solving [TIPS]). The experimental results from that analysis are reported elsewhere. The purpose of this article is to summarize companion descriptive data from this…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Educational Environment, Randomized Controlled Trials, Elementary School Teachers
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Qin, Wenjuan; Kingston, Helen C.; Kim, James S. – First Language, 2019
Book retelling has been frequently used as an indicator of children's reading proficiency. However, how children's performance varies across retelling narrative and expository texts and whether that has different implications for reading proficiency remains understudied. The present study examined 85 high-poverty second- and third-graders'…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Reading Skills, Reading Processes, Instructional Effectiveness
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Rivenbark, Joshua G.; Copeland, William E.; Davisson, Erin K.; Gassman-Pines, Anna; Hoyle, Rick H.; Piontak, Joy R.; Russell, Michael A.; Skinner, Ann T.; Odgers, Candice L. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Adolescents in the United States live amid high levels of concentrated poverty and increasing income inequality. Poverty is robustly linked to adolescents' mental health problems; however, less is known about how perceptions of their social status and exposure to local area income inequality relate to mental health. Participants consisted of a…
Descriptors: Social Status, Mental Health, Early Adolescents, Evidence
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White, Kyli; McCoy, Leah P. – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
Games-based learning involves instruction with realistic game experiences (Cicchino, 2015). This action research study explored game-based learning as fifth grade mathematics students completed a brief unit on ordered pairs utilizing game-based lessons. Attitude and achievement data were collected mainly by surveys, content tests, student…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Scales, Roya Q.; Tracy, Kelly N.; Myers, Joy; Smetana, Linda; Grisham, Dana L.; Ikpeze, Chinwe; Yoder, Karen Kreider; Sanders, Jenn – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
In response to the dearth of research on K to 6 teacher preparation for teaching writing, we investigated writing methods course instructors' course assignments. Participants' courses met the following criteria: (a) Courses taken by undergraduate elementary teacher candidates; (b) Writing methods courses; (c) Use of exemplary writing instructional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Assignments, Writing Instruction, Elementary Education
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Perry-Higgs, Jacqueline – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
This case focuses on a novice principal who advocates for a student who was assigned to the first grade for 3 consecutive years. As the instructional leader of the school, the novice principal is troubled by ethics and social justice issues involved to make the decision to assign the student to his age-appropriate grade. The student was placed in…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Educational Needs, Decision Making, School Districts
Gershenson, Seth – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2019
There's mounting evidence that, for children of color especially, having one or more teachers of the same race over the course of students' educational careers seems to make a positive difference. But to what extent, if any, do the benefits of having a same-race teacher vary by type of school? Existing "race-match" studies fail to…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Charter Schools, Traditional Schools, Public Schools
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Clotfelter, Charles T.; Hemelt, Steven W.; Ladd, Helen F. – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
We explore the effects of a statewide policy change that increased the number of high school math courses required for admission to four-year public universities in North Carolina. Using data on cohorts of eighth-grade students from 1999 to 2006, we exploit variation by district over time in the math course-taking environment encountered by…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Secondary School Mathematics, Public Colleges
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Sorensen, Lucy C. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: In an era of unprecedented student measurement and emphasis on data-driven educational decision making, the full potential for using data to target resources to students has yet to be realized. This study explores the utility of machine-learning techniques with large-scale administrative data to identify student dropout risk. Research…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Dropouts, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Wooten, Cynthia Brooks – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2019
The role of teacher educators as researcher-practitioner is viewed in this narrative reflection from the perspective of the author, the professor of record for a course in which an early field experience tutoring opportunity was embedded. The manuscript reports on the tutoring experiences through the lens of the author with instigations and…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Barrett-Tatum, Jennifer; Smith, Jason M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were adopted in an effort to create a consistent set of standards across schools, districts, and states in order to ensure equality of educational opportunities for all students in the country. Educational reform through standardization implies that across thousands of miles and millions of students,…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Rural Areas, Geographic Regions
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