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Nelson, Peter M.; Parker, David C.; Zaslofsky, Anne F. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the importance of growth in math fact skills within the context of overall math proficiency. Data for 1,493 elementary and middle school students were included for analysis. Regression models were fit to examine the relative value of math fact fluency growth, prior state test performance, and a fall…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement
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Guzey, Siddika Selcen; Nyachwaya, James; Moore, Tamara J.; Roehrig, Gillian H. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2014
A wind energy focused curriculum for grades 4-8 was designed and implemented to promote the understanding of wind energy concepts with American Indian students. 57 students who participated in the 2009 summer program of the "Reach for the Sky" (RFTS) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) received the curriculum. The…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Cutuli, J. J.; Desjardins, Christopher David; Herbers, Janette E.; Long, Jeffrey D.; Heistad, David; Chan, Chi-Keung; Hinz, Elizabeth; Masten, Ann S. – Child Development, 2013
Analyses examined academic achievement data across third through eighth grades ("N" = 26,474), comparing students identified as homeless or highly mobile (HHM) with other students in the federal free meal program (FM), reduced price meals (RM), or neither (General). Achievement was lower as a function of rising risk status (General…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Homeless People, Student Mobility, Resilience (Psychology)
Lekwa, Adam Jens – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This paper reports the results of a descriptive study on the use of a technology-enhanced formative assessment system called Accelerated Math (AM) for ELLs and their native-English-speaking (NES) peers. It was comprised of analyses of an extant database of 18,549 students, including 2,057 ELLs, from grades 1 through 8 across 30 U.S. states. These…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Condon, Chris; Greenberg, Ariela; Stephan, Jennifer; Williams, Ryan; Gerdeman, R. Dean; Molefe, Ayrin; van der Ploeg, Arie – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2012
Policymakers in Minnesota have made assessing and improving student science performance a priority (Minnesota High Tech Association 2010a,b). Minnesota has supported several statewide initiatives to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)--including a grant from the National Governors Association to increase science learning…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Educational Assessment, Science Tests, Scores
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Condon, Chris; Greenberg, Ariela; Stephan, Jennifer; Williams, Ryan; Gerdeman, R. Dean; Molefe, Ayrin; van der Ploeg, Arie – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2012
Policymakers in Minnesota have made assessing and improving student science performance a priority (Minnesota High Tech Association 2010a,b). Minnesota has supported several statewide initiatives to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)--including a grant from the National Governors Association to increase science learning…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Educational Assessment, Science Tests, Scores
Albus, Debra; Klein, Jean A.; Liu, Kristin; Thurlow, Martha – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2004
English language learners (ELLs) were once expected to learn English before they learned critical content needed to succeed in school, but this is longer true, because now federal education laws require that ELLs be held to the same academic standards as other students. There are, however, requirements to assess and document progress on tests of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grade 5, Researchers, English Instruction
Kato, Kentaro; Albus, Debra; Liu, Kristin; Guven, Kamil; Thurlow, Martha – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2004
Minnesota is one of many states that began development of an English proficiency test before federal requirements were in place to do so. It had decided to put into place a test that would provide the state with a better and more uniform gauge of how its population of English language learners (ELLs) was doing in their acquisition of academic…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Grade 8, Second Language Learning, Grade 5
Cronin, John – Northwest Evaluation Association, 2004
Recently the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) completed a project to connect the scale of the MCA and BST with NWEA's RIT scale. Six Minnesota systems participated in the study, using test information from a group of over 13,000 students enrolled in third, fifth, and eighth grades who took these Minnesota Assessments and NWEA tests in the…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Student Evaluation, Grade 5, Grade 8