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Tas, Halil; Minaz, Muhammet Baki – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: Many teachers make assessment and evaluation without taking into account the preferences of the students. However, for a qualified assessment and evaluation activity, it is very important to take into account the individual differences, individual needs, and choice of exam types when determining the type of exam. This study seekeds to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Test Anxiety, Grade 4, Gender Differences
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Clarke, Frederick C.; Burt, Walter L. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Charter schools in urban environments have been scrutinized for their effectiveness. This study attempted to determine whether students attending Midwestern urban charter schools outperformed students in traditional schools on the state's accountability system over a 5-year time period. Using a quasi-experimental research design, data were…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Attendance, Urban Schools, Transfer Students
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Huang, Jing; Chen, Gaowei – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study investigated the associations among reading strategy instruction, student motivational factors (i.e., attitudes toward reading, reading self-concept, and motivation to read), gender, and reading achievement. The analyses were conducted using the Hong Kong sample (students at Level 1, n = 3,875 and teachers at Level 2, n = 133) from the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction
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Weiss, Stacy L.; Brinkley, Jason; Bock, Josh – Education and Treatment of Children, 2019
Written expression curriculum-based measurement is a quick and effective way to screen for writing difficulties and evaluate student progress during an intervention. In this study the scores of third and fourth grade students in the fall, winter, and spring were analyzed as related to grade level, gender, special education participation, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Writing Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Grade 3
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In, Hyoyeon; Kim, Hyunhee; Carney, JoLynn V. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The present study examined the role of school connectedness in mediating the relations of social skills and school climate of diversity (SCD) to life satisfaction (LS) among school-aged children. This study also investigated whether there is any gender difference in relationships. Participants included 873 elementary school students in Grades 4…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Life Satisfaction, Interpersonal Competence, Student Diversity
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Peura, Pilvi I.; Viholainen, Helena J. K.; Aro, Tuija I.; Räikkönen, Eija M.; Usher, Ellen L.; Sorvo, Riikka M. A.; Klassen, Robert M.; Aro, Mikko T. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
We investigated the specificity of reading self-efficacy among second- to fifth-grade children in Finland (N = 1,327). Bandura (1997) theorized that efficacy beliefs can be assessed at different levels of specificity; however, empirical support for this view is scarce among young children. Efficacy beliefs targeting reading-related activities were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Campbell, Jonathan M.; Caldwell, Elizabeth A.; Railey, Kirsten S.; Lochner, Olivia; Jacob, Rachel; Kerwin, Shelby – School Psychology Review, 2019
Elementary school students frequently report no knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and often endorse negative attitudes toward peers with ASD. Investigators evaluated a peer education autism program, the Kit for Kids (KfK), with 234 students from 19 classrooms and 3 elementary schools. Students receiving the KfK curriculum reported…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Garrett, Rachel; Davis, Elisabeth; Eisner, Ryan – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2019
Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has witnessed an increase in the number of English learner students in grades K-12 over recent years, with students coming from more diverse backgrounds in race/ethnicity, countries of origin, and native language. This requires more support from the district to meet diverse needs in terms of languages,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Thomas, Romona Janet – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative study was to compare pull out and inclusion programs in two Texas school districts in terms of fourth grade students' academic performance in mathematics, while controlling for gender. The theoretical framework was provided by Renzulli's Three Ring Concept of Giftedness and based on the premise…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Grade 4, Inclusion, School Districts
Holland, Amy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Students around the United States continue to struggle in areas of literacy. The problem addressed by this study is that fourth-grade students in the United States are scoring below proficiency in reading levels including areas of comprehension and reading fluency (Leon, 2015). The purpose of the mixed method study was to examine fourth-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Student Motivation, Grade 4, Reading Fluency
Kloos, Heidi – Online Submission, 2019
A data set from an urban Midwestern school district was mined to explore how the technology-based reading enrichment known as Mindplay Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC) affects children's performance on the English Language Arts (ELA) Standards state-wide assessment (N = 6098 students from Grades 3 to 9). ELA data from two times points were available,…
Descriptors: Poverty, Urban Schools, Language Arts, Educational Technology
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Galloway, Riley; Booker, Robert; Owens, Scott – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Current in-school physical activity (PA) policies lack regulation, which testifies to the urgency of monitoring in-school moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA). This study quantifies the demographical differences of in-school PA among elementary students. Methods: Fourth grade students wore accelerometers during school for 1 week. The teachers…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Zhu, Jinxin; Chiu, Ming Ming – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
Parents are their children's most influential educators, and their joint activities can influence these children's early learning. Past studies with small, non-representative samples do not show a consistent link between early numeracy activities at home and children's mathematics achievement. Specifically, whether or how "early numeracy…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Self Efficacy, Parents as Teachers, Early Experience
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Eilam, Billie; Alon, Uri – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Spatial abilities--required in both academic and everyday information processing--are recommended as an important target for explicit instruction in the K-12 curriculum. However, most school curricula do not address this spatial issue, probably because spatial ability is a general rather than domain-specific skill and also due to debate regarding…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 4, Spatial Ability
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Guo, Wu Yuan; Yan, Zi – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
This study investigates the relationship between students' attitudes towards formative assessment and summative assessment and aims to enrich the understanding of formative and summative assessment from the students' perspective. A total of 3,019 Hong Kong primary school students responded to a newly developed instrument. Overall, students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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