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Leibham, Mary Beth; Alexander, Joyce M.; Johnson, Kathy E. – Science Education, 2013
Although young children display various types of interests, little is known regarding the potential impact of these interests on subsequent learning and development. Of particular importance is the question of whether or not children's early interests are instrumental in their later academic achievement. The current study fills this gap in the…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Self Concept, Science Achievement, Gender Differences
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Martin, Rebecca B.; Cirino, Paul T.; Barnes, Marcia A.; Ewing-Cobbs, Linda; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Stuebing, Karla K.; Fletcher, Jack M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
The present study evaluated the stability of math learning difficulties over a 2-year period and investigated several factors that might influence this stability (categorical vs. continuous change, liberal vs. conservative cut point, broad vs. specific math assessment); the prediction of math performance over time and by performance level was also…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Learning Problems, Longitudinal Studies