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Collie, Rebecca J.; Martin, Andrew J.; Nassar, Natasha; Roberts, Christine L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Relatively little attention has been given to understanding different social and emotional behavior (SEB) profiles among students and their links to important educational outcomes. We applied latent profile analysis to identify SEB profiles among kindergarten students based on five SEBs: cooperative, socially responsible, helpful, anxious, and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Profiles, Student Behavior, Social Behavior
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McGrane, Joshua Aaron; Humphry, Stephen Mark; Heldsinger, Sandra – Applied Measurement in Education, 2018
National standardized assessment programs have increasingly included extended written performances, amplifying the need for reliable, valid, and efficient methods of assessment. This article examines a two-stage method using comparative judgments and calibrated exemplars as a complement and alternative to existing methods of assessing writing.…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Foreign Countries, Writing Tests, Writing Evaluation
Loong, Esther; Vale, Colleen; Widjaja, Wanty; Herbert, Sandra; Bragg, Leicha A.; Davidson, Aylie – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Despite mathematical reasoning being a proficiency included in mathematics curricula around the world, research has found that primary teachers struggle to understand, teach, and assess mathematical reasoning. A detailed rubric involving the three reasoning actions of analysing, generalising and justifying at five proficiency levels was refined…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematical Logic
Kennedy, Tierney – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
This article reports on the effectiveness of an intervention using conceptual change approaches within challenging tasks, on the mathematics gains for low-performing year 3-6 students in in six primary schools. Quantitative data from PAT-Maths testing for each year showed a consistently large effect size of 0.7 compared to expected gain data from…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Low Achievement, Intervention
Getenet, Seyum; Fanshawe, Melissa – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Considered by many as a source of valuable data and a potential to improve mathematics education, a significant amount of studies have been conducted on The National Assessment Program -- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test results. This study is a systematic literature review of 86 peer-reviewed journal articles published between 2008 and 2017 to…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, National Competency Tests, Standardized Tests, Literacy
McCormick, Melody – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
There have been many attempts to reform mathematics teaching in Australia to encourage teachers to use more cognitively demanding tasks that focus on problem solving and reasoning. However, there is limited specific advice for teachers on how best to do this. This paper reports on one set of survey items that examines 52 teachers' responses to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Hurst, Chris; Huntley, Ray – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2018
Multiplicative thinking is a critical component of mathematics which largely determines the extent to which people develop mathematical understanding beyond middle primary years. We contend that there are several major issues, one being that much teaching about multiplicative ideas is focussed on algorithms and procedures. An associated issue is…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Multiplication, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction
Evans-Whipp, Tracy; Mundy, Lisa; Miller, Eliza; Canterford, Louise; Patton, George – Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2018
In Australia and many other countries, the provision of the healthiest possible start in life for all children has been a priority for government. Evidence to support the importance of the early years for future development has accumulated over the past two decades [1]. Patterns of childhood development predict health, wellbeing, learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Child Development, Social Development