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Asunda, Paul A.; Walker, Chastity – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
This study examined engineering and technology education and K-12 teachers understandings of integrated STEM in an attempt to understand how best we can develop assessment practices and instructional practices to support learning in integrated STEM environments. Survey design was utilized to collect data through Qualtrics Survey Software.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study tests a hypothesized learning progression for the concept of energy. It looks at 14 specific ideas under the categories of (i) Energy Forms and Transformations; (ii) Energy Transfer; (iii) Energy Dissipation and Degradation; and (iv) Energy Conservation. It then examines students' growth of understanding within each of these ideas at…
Descriptors: Energy, Science Instruction, Concept Formation, Energy Conservation
Ingersol, Richard M.; Merrill, Elizabeth; Stuckey, Daniel; Collins, Gregory – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2018
Has the elementary and secondary teaching force changed in recent years? And, if so, how? Have the types and kinds of individuals going into teaching changed? Have the demographic characteristics of those working in classrooms altered? This report summarizes the results of an exploratory research project that investigated what trends and changes…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Characteristics, Diversity (Faculty)
Parr, Judy M.; Gadd, Murray – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2018
Writing is a demanding, multidimensional process that is, cognitively and socially, highly complex. Success in writing is vital to success in education and in the workforce. Writing is increasingly used to demonstrate learning through schooling and has the potential to contribute toward understanding and learning in the content areas. The project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Al Shabibi, Al Shabibi; Silvennoinen, Heikki – Athens Journal of Education, 2018
On international comparisons, the development of Oman's education system in terms of the increase in educational enrolment rates and in the level of teacher qualifications has been remarkably rapid. Almost 100% access to basic education has been achieved, and almost all students progress onto post-basic education. A report from the World Bank in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Barriers, Low Achievement
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Donkor, Anthony Kudjo; Waek, Biliman Izal – International Journal of Education and Practice, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate the extent of community members' involvement in school activities to enhance teacher attendance in the East Mamprusi District of Northern Ghana. The research design was a survey. Stratified sampling method was employed to group the study population into five (5) strata of teaching staff, SMC/PTA…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Foreign Countries, School Activities, Teacher Attitudes
Meinck, Sabine; Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Verdisco, Aimee – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
Prior research shows that establishing early literacy and numeracy skills may help children achieve better outcomes in later schooling. Data from the Regional Project on Child Development Indicators (PRIDI), which focused on Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Peru, provided insights into four domains of child development that build the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Numeracy, Family Environment, Parent Influence
Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
Over the past two decades, there has been rapid growth in understanding of bullying in schools and its many negative effects. The reported incidence of bullying and other school violence has increased over time, and UNESCO recently estimated that 246 million children and adolescents experience violence in and around school every year (UNESCO…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, Foreign Countries, Prevention
Santibañez, Lucrecia; Saavedra, Juan E.; Kattan, Raja Bentaouet; Patrinos, Harry Anthony – World Bank, 2018
In low-income countries, private schools are perceived as superior alternatives to the public sector, often improving achievement at a fraction of the cost. It is unclear whether private schools are as effective in middle-income countries where the public sector has relatively more resources. To address this gap, this paper takes advantage of…
Descriptors: Low Income, Urban Areas, Private Schools, Admission (School)
Worth, Jack; Lynch, Sarah; Hilary, Jude; Rennie, Connie; Andrade, Joana – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2018
With rising pupil numbers, shortfalls in the number of trainee teachers and an increasing proportion of teachers leaving the profession, retaining teachers who are already in the profession is vital for managing the current and future supply of teachers. This report draws out a number of key factors impacting on teacher retention and makes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Elementary School Teachers
Opfer, V. Darleen; Kaufman, Julia H.; Pane, Joseph D.; Thompson, Lindsey E. – RAND Corporation, 2018
This report presents findings from a 2016 American Teacher Panel survey, which gathered information about teachers' instructional materials for mathematics, their understanding of their mathematics standards, and their standards-aligned practices. The authors also consider how teachers' instructional materials might support their understanding of…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Curriculum, Common Core State Standards, Mathematics Education
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2018
This study hypothesized that HISD prekindergarten participation consistently correlated with better educational outcomes for students. Taking into account students' age differences through kindergarten enrollment, propensity score matching controlled for students' background characteristics. Three cohorts of students in this study were eligible or…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Language Arts
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. Centrally coordinated summer school programs in 2017 included accelerated instruction for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) re-testers;…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. Centrally coordinated summer school programs in 2018 included accelerated instruction for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) re-testers;…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Vocabulary.com is an online adaptive game that teaches students words by systematic exposure to a variety of question types and activities and by understanding all the word meanings and nuances as they are learned. Vocabulary.com teaches 14,000 words using over 208,000 questions. It has been implemented with the Houston Independent School…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Games, Vocabulary Development
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