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Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2018
The purpose of this technical report is to describe the third operational administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments in the 2016-2017 academic year. PARCC is a state-led consortium creating next-generation assessments that, compared to traditional K-12 assessments, more accurately…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Common Core State Standards, Language Arts
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Westine, Carl D. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2016
Little is known empirically about intraclass correlations (ICCs) for multisite cluster randomized trial (MSCRT) designs, particularly in science education. In this study, ICCs suitable for science achievement studies using a three-level (students in schools in districts) MSCRT design that block on district are estimated and examined. Estimates of…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Evaluation Methods, Science Achievement, Correlation
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Saint-Maurice, Pedro F.; Anderson, Katelin; Bai, Yang; Welk, Gregory J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: This study examined the agreement between estimated peak oxygen consumption (VO[subscript 2peak]) obtained from the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) fitness test and equated PACER laps derived from One-Mile Run time (MR). Methods: A sample of 680 participants (324 boys and 356 girls) in Grades 7 through 12…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Physical Fitness, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Lombardi, Daniel; Behrman, Edward H. – Reading Improvement, 2016
Balanced literacy has been proposed as a compromise or middle ground between philosophical approaches to reading instruction that stress teaching of word recognition and those that stress construction of meaning. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the READ 180 balanced literacy supplementary instruction program on…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Word Recognition, Teaching Methods, Literacy
Thompson, Stephen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research examined the extent to which benchmark assessments can be accurate forecasters of student performance on a state assessment in Algebra 1. The study applied correlational analysis, regression analysis, and receiver operator characteristic (ROC) analysis to the benchmark and state assessment results of a rural school district in…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Predictor Variables, Success, Mathematics Achievement
Bassiri, Dina – ACT, Inc., 2015
The 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) known as No Child Left Behind and more recent federal initiatives such as Race to the Top and the ESEA flexibility waiver have brought student growth to the forefront of education reform for assessing school and teacher effectiveness. This study examined growth…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, College Readiness, Statistics, Grade 8
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Ispa-Landa, Simone; Conwell, Jordan – Sociology of Education, 2015
Studies of when youth classify academic achievement in racial terms have focused on the racial classification of behaviors and individuals. However, institutions--including schools--may also be racially classified. Drawing on a comparative interview study, we examine the school contexts that prompt urban black students to classify schools in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Racial Composition, Whites, Interviews
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Oppedisano, Veruska; Turati, Gilberto – Education Economics, 2015
This paper provides evidence on the sources of differences in inequality in educational scores and their evolution over time in four European countries. Using Programme for International Student Assessment data from the 2000 and the 2006 waves, the paper shows that inequality decreased in Germany and Spain (two "decentralised" schooling…
Descriptors: Evidence, Equal Education, Etiology, Educational Development
ACT, Inc., 2015
Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. As a trusted, nonprofit leader in research on college and career readiness, ACT is committed to continuing efforts to provide data and information to help solve the daunting problems faced by our nation. This report is part of a series of reports that…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Middle School Students, Progress Monitoring, Benchmarking
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Russak, Susie; Fragman, Alon – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
It has been suggested that linguistic proximity affects the ease of acquisition between typologically similar languages, due to the fact that the languages have shared phonological and orthographic properties (Koda, 2008). Thus, a native Hebrew speaker learning Arabic as a foreign language (AFL) would be expected to easily develop linguistic…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Spelling, Adolescents
Spencer, James A., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to identify the principal behaviors that would define an instructional leader as being a data-driven school administrator and to assess current school administrators' levels of being data-driven. This research attempted to examine the relationship between the degree to which a principal was data-driven and the…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Educational Practices, Evidence Based Practice
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Kypraios, Nikolaos; Papageorgiou, George; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2014
In this study, students' understanding of chemical changes was investigated in relation to four individual differences, related to logical thinking, field dependence/independence, convergence and divergence thinking. The study took place in Greece with the participation of students (n = 374) from three grades (8th, 10th and 12th grades) of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Grade 8, Grade 10
Allen, Jeff – ACT, Inc., 2014
This report focuses on the initial development of the predicted score paths for ACT Aspire reporting. The paths provide predicted score ranges for the next two years--as well as predicted ACT score ranges for tests administered at grades 9 and 10. Longitudinal ACT Aspire data for students tested in spring 2013 and spring 2014, as well as…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Achievement Tests, Scores
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Clotfelter, Charles T.; Ladd, Helen F.; Vigdor, Jacob L. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
In 2008, the California State Board of Education voted to require all students to enroll in algebra by 8th grade. This policy initiative, yet to be actually implemented, represents the culmination of a decades-long movement toward offering algebra instruction before the traditional high school years. Nationally, the proportion of 8th grade…
Descriptors: Algebra, Board of Education Policy, Required Courses, Middle Schools
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Chung, C. J. ChanJin; Cartwright, Christopher; Cole, Matthew – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2014
Robotics competitions for K-12 students are popular, but are students really learning and improving their STEM scores through robotics competitions? If not, why not? If they are, how much more effective is learning through competitions than traditional classes? Is there room for improvement? What is the best robotics competition model to maximize…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Competition, Teaching Methods
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