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Aru, Sidika Akyüz; Kale, Mustafa – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The overall aim of this study is to investigate the effect of school-related factors and early learning experiences on mathematics achievement. In this causal-comparative research, HLM analysis was performed on the data of 6378 students, their parents, and 241 school principals and primary school teachers. As a result of the HLM analysis, at the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Young, Chase – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This yearlong quasi experimental study examined the effects of two approaches to guided reading on second-grade students' reading abilities. The 79 subjects were chosen as a nonprobability sample and served as the treatment and comparison groups. The groups were pre- and post tested using the Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction
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Glatt Yochai, Kim – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
English Learner (EL) students in the United States are historically lower achieving students than their native- English-speaking peers. There are a number of contributing factors for the achievement gap. In recent years, the U.S. Department of Education has undertaken various initiatives to address some of the known factors to improve education…
Descriptors: Ethics, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
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Charalambous, Charalambos Y.; Kyriakides, Ermis – Elementary School Journal, 2017
For years scholars have attended to either generic or content-specific teaching practices attempting to understand instructional quality and its effects on student learning. Drawing on the TIMSS 2007 and 2011 databases, this exploratory study empirically tests the hypothesis that attending to both types of practices can help better explain student…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Ok, Min Wook; Kim, Woori – Exceptionality, 2017
New technology devices such as iPads and iPods have become very popular and widely used in special education settings to teach students with disabilities. The 20 selected single-case design studies published by November 2015 were comprehensively reviewed to examine the effects of using iPads and iPods on academic performance and engagement of…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Special Education, Disabilities
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Li, Hongli; Qin, Qi; Lei, Pui-Wa – Educational Assessment, 2017
In recent years, students' test scores have been used to evaluate teachers' performance. The assumption underlying this practice is that students' test performance reflects teachers' instruction. However, this assumption is generally not empirically tested. In this study, we examine the effect of teachers' instruction on test performance at the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Vanlaar, Gudrun; Kyriakides, Leonidas; Panayiotou, Anastasia; Vandecandelaere, Machteld; McMahon, Léan; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan – Research Papers in Education, 2016
Background: The dynamic model of educational effectiveness (DMEE) is a comprehensive theoretical framework including factors that are important for school learning, based on consistent findings within educational effectiveness research. Purpose: This study investigates the impact of teacher and school factors of DMEE on mathematics and science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, High Achievement, Low Achievement
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Althauser, Krista; Harter, Cynthia – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to outline a partnership program that involved a local elementary school district, an institution of higher education, the local business community, and a state economic education advocacy group to integrate economics into math in grades K-5. The "Economics: Math in Real Life" program was provided in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Mathematics Education, Integrated Curriculum, Partnerships in Education
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Jitendra, Asha K.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; Star, Jon R.; Rodriguez, Michael C. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study examined the effect of schema-based instruction (SBI) on the proportional problem-solving performance of students with mathematics difficulties only (MD) and students with mathematics and reading difficulties (MDRD). Specifically, we examined the responsiveness of 260 seventh grade students identified as MD or MDRD to a 6-week treatment…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Mathematical Logic
Geiger, Vince – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
In this paper, preliminary research into an effective approach to numeracy task design is described and analysed using a conceptual framework based on two dimensions--one related to the nature of numeracy and the other concerned with the characteristics of effective mathematical tasks. A case that documents one teacher's attempt to create a…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Instructional Design, Mathematics Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
Churches, Richard; McAleavy, Tony – CfBT Education Trust, 2015
This publication contains 12 (A3 open-out) poster-style reports of teacher experimental research. The style of presentation parallels the type of preliminary reporting common at academic conferences and postgraduate events. At the same time, it aims to act as a form of short primer to introduce teachers to the basic options that there are when…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Randomized Controlled Trials, Teacher Researchers, Foreign Countries
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Sweigart, Chris A.; Landrum, Timothy J. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Common approaches to inclusive education (e.g., co-teaching or team teaching) are based in part on an assumption that when more than one adult or professional are present in a classroom, rates of effective instructional practices and appropriate (i.e., positive) feedback can improve for students who need them most. In this preliminary study, the…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Student Participation, Instructional Effectiveness, Learner Engagement
Holmes, Venita – Houston Independent School District, 2015
During the 2014-2015 academic year, 1,148 students registered and 820 elementary, middle, and high-school students played the New Digital Energy Game (NDE) game in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). The NDE game was designed to enrich students' science experiences in order to stimulate their interests and attitudes to pursue science…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Aldosemani, Tahani Ibrahim; Shepherd, Craig E. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
The purpose of the study was to examine preservice teachers' attitudes using Second Life for multicultural literacy and to explore effective strategies to implement this technology in teacher preparation programs. Participants included thirty-six preserve teachers from early childhood, elementary, and secondary education programs.…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Cultural Pluralism, Preschool Teachers
Sammons, Pam; Kington, Alison; Lindorff-Vijayendran, Ariel; Ortega, Lorena – CfBT Education Trust, 2014
This study investigates the notion of "inspiring" teaching. The research was commissioned by CfBT as part of a collaborative professional development initiative involving its schools. It arose from headteachers' suggestions that schools nominate a number of "inspiring" teachers so that their practice could be studied and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Observation, Interviews
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