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Licardo, Marta – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of instruction among professionals who implement additional professional support for students with special needs in Slovenia, with a focus on methods for learning to learn. A total of 1863 professionals with various job positions participated in the study. The results revealed that seven groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Academic Support Services, Special Needs Students
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Fisher, Larry B.; Spooner, Fred; Algozzine, Bob; Anderson, Kelly M.; Brosh, Chelsi R.; Robertson, Colleen E. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Conducting and supporting scientifically valid research activities and implementing evidence-based practices have driven recent hopes and efforts to achieve better outcomes for all students. In the context of ongoing internal review and continuous improvement, we were interested in how this evolution was reflected in empirical studies published in…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Evidence Based Practice, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Soland, James; Kuhfeld, Megan; Wolk, Emily; Bi, Sharon – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2019
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is gaining prominence in education practice and policy. Research shows that SEL can be improved by short-term, targeted interventions and longer-term strategies to improve school contextual factors. However, little is known about how much of the variance in SEL constructs is stable over time versus specific to a…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Intervention, Educational Environment
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Shores, Kenneth; Steinberg, Matthew P. – AERA Open, 2019
The Great Recession was the most severe economic downturn in the United States since the Great Depression. Using data from the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), we describe the patterns of math and English language arts (ELA) achievement for students attending schools in communities differentially affected by recession-induced employment…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, School District Spending, Academic Achievement, Demography
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Crowder, Marisa K.; Gordon, Rachel A.; Brown, Randal D.; Davidson, Laura A.; Domitrovich, Celene E. – School Psychology, 2019
Growing interest in understanding the role of students' social-emotional competence for school success necessitates valid measures for large-scale use. We provide validity evidence for the 40-item Washoe County School District Social-Emotional Competency Assessment (WCSD-SECA), a student self-report measure that came from a researcher-practitioner…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Test Validity, Measurement Techniques, Social Development
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Balfanz, Robert – Education Next, 2019
What do K-12 schools need to do to prepare their students for adult success? This was the question that originally catalyzed the standards-and-accountability movement some 30 years ago, though it seems somehow to have gotten lost. Today the question merits revisiting, because addressing it makes a strong case for taking an integrated approach to…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Emotional Development, Social Development, Emotional Intelligence
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Winberg, T. Mikael; Hofverberg, Anders; Lindfors, Maria – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Examining how students' epistemic beliefs (EB) influence their cognition is central to EB research. Recently, the relation between students' EB and their motivation has gained attention. In the present study, we investigate the development of the relationship between students' EB and their achievement goals (AG) over grades 5-11. Previous studies…
Descriptors: Correlation, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Mastery Learning
Prime, Glenda M., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019
"Centering Race in the STEM Education of African American K-12 Learners" boldly advocates for a transformative approach to the teaching of STEM to African American K-12 learners. The achievement patterns of African American learners, so often described as an "achievement gap" between them and their White peers, is in fact the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, African American Students, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Haas, Eric M.; Brown, Julie Esparza – Teachers College Press, 2019
In this important resource, educators will find evidence-based best practices to help them address the individual needs of English learners with academic challenges and those who have been referred for special education services. The authors make the case that systems can be put in place at three levels to help English learners succeed: the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Students with Disabilities
Oliveira Pereira, Fernando – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2019
The structure of mental activity and the consequent development of its components functionally affect the quality of the students' performance. The aim of this research was to know the difference between some structural details of the psychological levels of the functionality of the students with and without learning difficulties. It is a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Problems, Cognitive Structures, Academic Aptitude
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Richter, Mechthild; Popa-Roch, Maria; Clément, Céline – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The transition from primary to secondary school is a sensitive phase in the life of a child, especially within vulnerable groups such as children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD characteristics, such as the refusal to change or social interaction difficulties, present challenges to the transition not only for the students themselves, but…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Dudek, Christopher M.; Reddy, Linda A.; Lekwa, Adam – Contemporary School Psychology, 2019
The present study examined the predictive validity of a classroom observation measure, the "Classroom Strategies Assessment System" (CSAS)-Observer Form, as a predictor of student performance on statewide tests of mathematics and English language arts. The CSAS is a teacher practice assessment that measures evidence-based instructional…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Rating Scales, Predictive Validity, Classroom Techniques
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Woods-Groves, Suzanne; Choi, Taehoon; Bruhn, Allison Leigh; Fernando, Josephine – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study examined the relationship of teachers' ratings of students' 21st century skills (i.e., persistence, curiosity, externalizing and internalizing affect, and cognition) via the Human Behavior Rating Scale: Brief (HBRS: Brief; Eaves & Woods-Groves, 2011) with student performance. Midwestern K-11 teachers (n = 96) rated students (n =…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Attitudes, 21st Century Skills, Academic Achievement
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Helbling, Laura A.; Tomasik, Martin J.; Moser, Urs – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
This study used a stratified random sample of classes in Zurich, Switzerland, comprising approximately 2,000 students whose academic performances in math and language were assessed across primary and lower secondary education. Based on this longitudinal data, the study investigated the association of social inequalities with the baseline of, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
Liu, Kristin K.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Press, Anastasia M.; Dosedel, Michael J. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2019
As computerized speech-to-text (STT) technology has become more advanced over the past several years, more students with, and without, disabilities are using STT tools in the classroom and while taking assessments (Warren, Thurlow, Lazarus, & Strunk, 2018). Speech-to-text tools often are installed on school-provided computers or tablets and…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Students with Disabilities, Elementary School Students
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