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Houston Independent School District, 2018
Strategic Reading and Writing (SRW) is a reading and writing intervention course available to sixth- through tenth-grade students in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) who did not meet Grade Level standards on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) grades 3-8 reading the previous school year or who fell below the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Intervention, Reading Strategies
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Lee, Jungup; Hong, Jun Sung; Resko, Stella M.; Tripodi, Stephen J. – School Mental Health, 2018
Face-to-face and cyberbullying are associated with adverse behavioral or health problems. However, little is known about the association between multiple types of bullying and substance use. The current cross-sectional study compares the association among face-to-face and cyberbullying (bully-only, victim-only, bully/victim, non-involved) and…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Adolescents, Victims, Mental Health
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Backer, David – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Classroom discussion is an essential pedagogy for teachers across grade levels and age groups. But what is a discussion, exactly? Are teachers really using discussion when they say they are? Recent research has examined this question and the results are unsettling. Martin Nystrand et al's (2001) massive study of classroom discourse (hereafter…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Definitions, Classroom Communication
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Courtney, Scott A. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2018
The author describes interactions with two middle grades (grades 6-8, student ages 11-14 years) and three secondary school (grades 9-12, student ages 14-18 years) mathematics teachers designed to increase and enhance teachers' content knowledge and transform their classroom instruction by embedding the author (i.e., mathematics teacher educator)…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Faculty Development, Models, Mathematics Teachers
Corwin, Z.; Maruco, T.; Bernstein, S.; Galan, C.; Rocha, C. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2018
High schools today have a unique challenge: to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to prepare for, apply to and enroll in college--all while proving them with digital resources and skills essential for the 21st century. This guide by the Pullias Center's Digital Equity in Education team provides a general overview of what a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Information Sources, College Applicants, College Attendance
Torres, D. Diego – Houston Independent School District, 2018
Achieve3000®, a web-based differentiated reading program based on the Lexile® Framework and designed to improve student reading ability and comprehension of increasingly complex texts, was made available to approximately 100,000 secondary students across 98 HISD schools during the 2017-2018 academic year. The present evaluation, using a select…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Middle School Students
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Kangpheng, Samrit; Kunlong, Sarayuth; Mityodwong, Supot; Sirikul, Peerapet; Buddeevong, Chutipa – International Education Studies, 2018
The research objective was to develop and evaluate systematic learning resources management process in inputs, process, outputs, outcome, and feedback of Nong Kung Wittayakarn School in Thailand. Research participants and key informants were 5 Grade 7-9 teachers, 34 Grade 7-9 students, 34 student parents, and 9 school board members totaling 82…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Cirino, Paul T.; Tolar, Tammy D.; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Algebra I is a crucial course for middle and high school students for successful STEM related coursework. A key issue is whether students should take Algebra I in 8th versus 9th grade. Large-scale policy studies show conflicting results, and there are few (particularly longitudinal) individual difference studies. Here, 53 students were assessed in…
Descriptors: Algebra, Grade 8, Grade 9, Middle School Students
Patahuddin, Sitti; Logan, Tracy; Ramful, Ajay – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
This paper attempted to make explicit some of the underlying characteristics of spatial visualisation using the concept of area of composite shapes. By engaging students with metric-free tasks, we identify the type of perceptual and visual/spatial manoeuvres that they deploy in such situations. Interview data collected from three students in Grade…
Descriptors: Visualization, Spatial Ability, Task Analysis, Grade 7
Axelsen, Taryn; Galligan, Linda; Woolcott, Geoff – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Reflective practice in mathematical teaching improves teaching skills and confidence. This paper investigates affect-based critical moments as a reflective practice for pre-service teaching. An embedded case study is presented by one regional university as a discovery into the "reflective" phase of the Enhancement-Learning-Reflection…
Descriptors: Reflection, Psychological Patterns, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Karumbaiah, Shamya; Baker, Ryan S.; Shute, Valerie – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
Identifying struggling students in real-time provides a virtual learning environment with an opportunity to intervene meaningfully with supports aimed at improving student learning and engagement. In this paper, we present a detailed analysis of quit prediction modeling in students playing a learning game called Physics Playground. From the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Persistence, Educational Games, Play
Clemens, Elysia V.; Klopfenstein, Kristin; Lalonde, Trent L.; Tis, Matt – Grantee Submission, 2018
As a result of the Every Student Succeeds Act and its requirement that students in foster care be included in education report cards, states have a renewed sense of urgency surrounding accountability for the academic achievement of this vulnerable group of students. This study examined the effects of placement and school stability on students'…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Grade 4
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Lin, Patricia A. – Social Studies, 2018
This article draws on current research in the areas of storytelling and social studies to present a practical, culturally responsive storytelling model for Grades 7-9 social studies teachers to use to better engage English Language Learners (ELLs). Integrating the proven effectiveness of storytelling from a scientific and social perspective, with…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study tests a hypothesized learning progression for the concept of energy. It looks at 14 specific ideas under the categories of (i) Energy Forms and Transformations; (ii) Energy Transfer; (iii) Energy Dissipation and Degradation; and (iv) Energy Conservation. It then examines students' growth of understanding within each of these ideas at…
Descriptors: Energy, Science Instruction, Concept Formation, Energy Conservation
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Cooper, Natalia; Lyons, Renata; Ison, Ashley; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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