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Garza-Reyna, Gina Lydia – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2019
This causal-comparative study analyzed the college readiness of Latino ELLs educated in two different bilingual education programs, Transitional Bilingual (TB) and Dual Language (DL), by examining science and mathematics scores on the nationally recognized college entrance exam, the ACT. A statistically significant difference was found in the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Transitional Programs, Bilingual Education Programs, Science Achievement
Butcher, Jonathan; Menon, Vijay – Heritage Foundation, 2019
The National School Lunch Program's (NSLP) original goal was to help students in need, but policy changes in the past decade have made students from middle-income and upper-income families eligible for federally funded school meals. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), an expansion of the NSLP enacted in 2010, effectively created a federal…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Student Needs, Low Income Students, Educational Policy
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Diaz, Maria E.; Bussert-Webb, Kathy – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
This qualitative study examines the learning and interaction processes between Latino/a teacher candidates (TCs) and youth during a community service-learning program involving science and math. Knowing and affirming nondominant youth's strengths are essential from funds of knowledge and Third Space perspectives. Participants were 11 TCs and their…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Hispanic American Students, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Nesmith, Suzanne M.; Wynveen, Christopher J.; Dixon, Erin M.; Brooks, Bryan W.; Matson, Cole W.; Hockaday, William C.; Schaum, Megan A.; DeFillipo, John E. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2016
It has been determined that some 60% of wetlands worldwide have been destroyed in the last 100 years, and, for more than a decade, researchers have warned of a global freshwater imperative. In the context of these environmental deteriorations and ecological crises, teaching about environmental issues and ways to preserve the world's environment…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Students
Croissant, Hillary P. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study aimed to find the characteristics of public school math classrooms and how they influence self-efficacy of students. Data were collected on math students in grades 4 through 12 in a North Texas school district. Two surveys were administered to students in the district. Within 10 days, the students completed a classroom environment…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Public Schools, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students
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Wei, Tianlan; Chesnut, Steven R.; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Stevens, Tara; Olivárez, Arturo, Jr. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
As the United States has begun to lag behind other developed countries in performance on mathematics and science, researchers have sought to explain this with theories of teaching, knowledge, and motivation. We expand this examination by further analyzing a measure of interest that has been linked to student performance in mathematics and…
Descriptors: Interest Inventories, Item Response Theory, Item Analysis, Gender Differences
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Ayar, Mehmet C.; Adiguzel, Tufan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study explores the characteristics of after-school program activities at a charter school in the Southeast US highlighting students' experiences with and gains from these after-school program activities. A qualitative case study design was employed to understand students' views and opinions regarding the activities and their learning…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research
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Flores, Stella M.; Drake, Timothy A. – Review of Higher Education, 2014
Using individual-level longitudinal state administrative data, this analysis examines whether English language learner (ELL) status increases the likelihood of being designated as needing college remediation. We track a cohort of ELL and non-ELL students from first grade to college entry and investigate whether there are differences in students'…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Racial Differences
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Weiner, Mary T.; Day, Stefanie J.; Galvan, Dennis – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
Student perspectives reflect school climate. The study examined perspectives among deaf and hard of hearing students in residential and large day schools regarding bullying, and compared these perspectives with those of a national database of hearing students. The participants were 812 deaf and hard of hearing students in 11 U.S. schools. Data…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Bullying, Educational Environment
Echevarría, Jana – Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners, 2012
This research brief highlights two schools' efforts to improve the achievement of their students using the SIOP Model. These schools, one elementary and one secondary, have seen significant improvement in the performance of their English learners through the use of the SIOP Model of instruction, an approach that addresses both academic language…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Teaching Models, Elementary Schools
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
A representative sample of 122,000 eighth-graders participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment, which is designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space sciences. This report covers the overall results, achievement level…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status, Educational Assessment
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LeCompte, Karon; Moore, Brandon; Blevins, Brooke – Research in the Schools, 2011
iCivics, a free online, civics education program created by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, is aligned to state and national standards to teach core civics content. The research question for this study is: Does spending at least 30 minutes on the iCivics interactive web site 2 times per week improve student scores on a civics test? A…
Descriptors: National Standards, Citizenship, Civics, Pretests Posttests
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This one-page report presents overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, scores at selected percentiles, average scores for district and large cities, results for student groups (school race, gender, and eligibility for National School Lunch Program) in 2011, and score gaps for student groups. In 2011, the average…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This one-page report presents overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, scores at selected percentiles, average scores for district and large cities, results for student groups (school race, gender, and eligibility for National School Lunch Program) in 2011, and score gaps for student groups. In 2011, the average…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This one-page report presents overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, scores at selected percentiles, average scores for district and large cities, results for student groups (school race, gender, and eligibility for National School Lunch Program) in 2011, and score gaps for student groups. In 2011, the average…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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