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Güven, Ufuk; Akçay, Ahmet Oguz – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Homework is a common instructional practice that is used to motivate students, develop students' studying skills and habits, inform parents about student learning, and increase student achievement. Homework provides an opportunity for students to revisit daily topics, and improve students' understanding of math concepts and problem-solving skills,…
Descriptors: Homework, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Turner, Kristina; Pale, Maryanne – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
In recent years many policy and curriculum reforms aimed at improving Australian students' literacy and numeracy levels have been introduced into schools and in initial teacher education. Despite this, the Australian National Assessment Plan, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data indicates that there has been little or no improvement in Australian…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Scores, National Competency Tests
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Goodson, Barbara; Caswell, Linda; Price, Cristofer; Litwok, Daniel; Dynarski, Mark; Crowe, Edward; Meyer, Robert; Rice, Andrew – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2019
This report examines the frequency of particular teacher preparation experiences and explores their relationships to beginning teachers' effectiveness in improving student test scores once they get to the classroom. The report found both differences in how teachers prepare for their certification in the field and that certain experiences are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Certification
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Lombardi, Caitlin McPherran; Casey, Beth M.; Pezaris, Elizabeth; Shadmehr, Maryam; Jong, Margeau – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2019
The development of math reasoning and 3-d mental rotation skills are intertwined. However, it is currently not understood how these cognitive processes develop and interact longitudinally at the within-person level -- either within or across genders. In this study, 553 students (52% girls) were assessed from fifth to seventh grades on 3-d mental…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Skills, Cognitive Processes
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Unal, Aslihan; Unal, Zafer – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This study compared K-12 teachers' assessment beliefs and practices in relation to their years of teaching experience. The data for this study was collected from 87 public school teachers. The findings suggest that as the teachers' years of experience increases, the value they place in assessment increases as well.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Wu, Bian; Yu, Xiaoxue; Hu, Yiling – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
With the continuous deployment of ICT in K-12 education, strong access but weak uptake has become the greatest challenge for ICT implementation in schools. As the pioneer of China's K-12 educational reform, Shanghai draws our attention in terms of the critical factors and the underlying mechanism of ICT transformation in K-12 schools. The study…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Information Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Choi, Jeong Hoon; McCart, Amy B.; Hicks, Tyler A.; Sailor, Wayne – Journal of Special Education, 2019
The present study investigated relationships among technical assistance, school leadership quality, and multitiered system of support (MTSS) implementation. The findings indicated technical assistance improved school leadership quality, and improved leadership significantly mediated the relationship between technical assistance and MTSS…
Descriptors: School Administration, Technical Assistance, Leadership Effectiveness, Equal Education
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Otani, Midori – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Parental involvement is essential for children's education. Several studies have examined relationships between parental involvement and parents' socioeconomic status. However, less attention has been placed on school influences on parental involvement, even though schools play an important role in children's education and can affect the parents…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status
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Seghers, Marie; Boone, Simon; Van Avermaet, Piet – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Social class differences in educational decision-making form an important explanation for persisting educational inequalities, particularly in choice-driven systems with early tracking. Nevertheless, little is known about the process preceding these choices, especially when school and track choice are interrelated. Building on school choice…
Descriptors: Social Class, Decision Making, Equal Education, Social Differences
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Saal, Petronella Elize; van Ryneveld, Linda; Graham, Marien Alet – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
In his State of the Nation address on 7 February 2019, the president of the Republic of South Africa. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, stated that the government would provide digital workbooks and textbooks to every school child in South Africa by 2025. (De Villiers, 2019). This announcement begs the question how effective the incorporation of Information…
Descriptors: Correlation, Information Technology, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Durham, Rachel E.; Shiller, Jessica; Connolly, Faith – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
This mixed methods study examines the relationship between full-service community schools (FSCSs) and student attendance in Baltimore City Public Schools. We hypothesize the FSCS strategy promotes student attendance by building meaningful partnerships between families and schools via personal relationships and systematic opportunities for…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Public Schools, Correlation, Family School Relationship
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Liou, Pey-Yan; Wang, Cheng-Lung; Lin, John J. H. – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study aimed to examine the mediating effects of motivational beliefs in the relations between parental involvement and science achievement. Three types of motivational beliefs, namely, self-concept, intrinsic value, and utility value were addressed based on the Expectancy-Value Theory model. A representative national sample from Taiwan of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Motivation, Beliefs, Science Achievement
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He, Jia; Barrera-Pedemonte, Fabián; Buchholz, Janine – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
Noncognitive assessments in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study share certain similarities and provide complementary information, yet their comparability is seldom checked and convergence not sought. We made use of student self-report data of Instrumental Motivation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Goff, Peter; Xie, Xin; Yang, Minseok; Batt, Lena; Gandy-Fastovich, Lydia; Rodriguez-Escutia, Yasmin; Yang, Hyunwoo; You, Eunji – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2019
This study develops, validates, and applies a typology of teachers using labor market data. We construct our typology by applying a correlated topic model to 17,000 personal statements teachers submitted as part of their applications to open positions in Wisconsin public schools. We identify seven types of teachers active on the labor market:…
Descriptors: Classification, Educational Philosophy, Correlation, Labor Market
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Rindermann, Heiner; Ceci, Stephen J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
In 19 (sub)samples from seven countries (United States, Austria, Germany, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Vietnam, Brazil), we analyzed the impact of parental education compared with wealth on the cognitive ability of children (aged 4-22 years, total N = 15,297). The background of their families ranged from poor indigenous remote villagers to academic…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Parent Child Relationship, Intelligence
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