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Joshi, Ela; Doan, Sy; Springer, Matthew G. – AERA Open, 2018
Our work aims to substantiate and extend earlier findings on the effects of student-teacher race matching on academic achievement using longitudinal data for students in Grades 3 through 8 in Tennessee. We examine heterogenous effects not only by racial subgroup and student preparedness, as explored in prior literature, but also by levels of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Colvin, Amanda Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study addressed the impact of technology integration on fifth and sixth grade educators. Face-to-face technology professional development sessions were held in an urban school district, located in Eastern Tennessee, with the purpose of increasing technology integration within curriculum and instruction. The researcher gave pre and posttests…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Faculty Development, Urban Schools
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Emerson, Robert Wall; Anderson, Dawn L. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Because of the preponderance of visual images, many mathematics texts are wholly or largely inaccessible to students who are blind. This study investigated how much description is sufficient to communicate math content in different types of images. Methods: Representative math textbooks from grades five, eight, and 11, aligned to the…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
Surgener, Gena F. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research study was conducted to examine the effects of the academic achievement of elementary level general education students in the inclusion classroom setting versus the general education students in the non-inclusion classroom in a large suburban school district in Tennessee as measured by third, fourth, and fifth grade mathematics and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Inclusion, Grade 3
Myers, Brenda Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Using a quantitative ex post facto causal comparative research design, this study analyzed the effects of the Academy of Reading software program on students' reading achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) reading scale scores of students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades from 2013-2014 were utilized in this study. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
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Davis, Joshua; Lampley, James H.; Foley, Virginia – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the TVAAS growth score given by the Tennessee Department of Education and the overall Tennessee Educator Assessment Model (TEAM) observation rating for teachers in grades 3 through 8. The participating county public school system for this study is located in Northeast Tennessee.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Ware, Sharon – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
The purpose of this study was threefold: (a) to examine the academic progress of students in reading, who have a learning disability in reading, as they transfer from pull-out support services to inclusion services; and (b) to examine the academic progress of general education students in reading, as they transfer from a general education setting…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Program Effectiveness
Stone, Zachary – Tennessee Department of Education, 2016
Almost half of Tennessee's students are not on grade level in reading and math by the time they complete third grade, and very few of those students achieve proficiency in later grades. To combat this trend and support the skill development and academic achievement of all students, Tennessee has adopted a framework for addressing individual…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Response to Intervention, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Quality
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Garrett, Rachel; Steinberg, Matthew P. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
Despite policy efforts to encourage multiple measures of performance in newly developing teacher evaluation systems, practical constraints often result in evaluations based predominantly on formal classroom observations. Yet there is limited knowledge of how these observational measures relate to student achievement. This article leverages the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Observation Techniques, Evidence, Teacher Evaluation
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Murphy, Daniel L.; Beretvas, S. Natasha – Applied Measurement in Education, 2015
This study examines the use of cross-classified random effects models (CCrem) and cross-classified multiple membership random effects models (CCMMrem) to model rater bias and estimate teacher effectiveness. Effect estimates are compared using CTT versus item response theory (IRT) scaling methods and three models (i.e., conventional multilevel…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Test Theory
Dugger-Roberts, Cherith A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if there was a relationship between the TCAP test and Pearson Benchmark assessment in elementary students' reading and language arts and math performance in a northeastern Tennessee school district. This study involved 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The study focused on the following…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis
Delander, Brady – Education Commission of the States, 2014
While most states require testing in social studies or civic education, two states attach consequences for students and schools based on required statewide civics exams. Lawmakers in Florida, in 2010, and in Tennessee, in 2012, approved legislation that holds students accountable for their civics knowledge. Students are taking the tests for the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Citizenship Education, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Mendiburo, Maria; Williams, Laura K.; Sulcer, Brian; Hasselbring, Ted – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
In this paper, the authors discuss a portion of the design research process of developing an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) for classroom use. The goal of this ITS is to simultaneously provide automated support for student learning and generate diagnostic information for teachers that can lead directly to actionable recommendations for pedagogy…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Grossman, Pam; Cohen, Julie; Ronfeldt, Matthew; Brown, Lindsay – Educational Researcher, 2014
In this study, we examined how the relationships between one observation protocol, the Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observation (PLATO), and value-added measures shift when different tests are used to assess student achievement. Using data from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project, we found that PLATO was more strongly related to the…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Scores, Language Arts, Academic Achievement
Dyke, Kimberly Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The place of sports in academic institutions has been analyzed at length for several years. However most studies focus on the participation of high school and university students in school sports. Very little research exists to suggest a positive or negative correlation between academic achievement and participation in interscholastic sports at…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Athletics
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