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Groth, Randall E. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2019
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have a widespread impact on children's statistical learning opportunities. The Grade 6 standards are particularly ambitious in the goals they set. In this critique, experiences helping children work toward the Grade 6 Common Core statistics expectations are used in conjunction with previous research…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Bostan Sarioglan, Ayberk; Küçüközer, Hüseyin – Online Submission, 2015
This research was a cross-age study that sought to determine and compare students' ideas about the causes of the seasons. Toward this aim, the research was carried out with 974 students at different educational levels and across the various age groups. First, the data obtained from the responses to the open-ended question was categorized according…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Astronomy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Dwaik, Raghad; Shehadeh, Adnan – English Language Teaching, 2015
The starting age of foreign language learning has been a controversial issue since the second half of the 20th century. Despite this long time, definite answers have not been found regarding the different aspects of the age issue, i.e., its influence on rate, route and ultimate attainment. Many researchers have explored the influence of age on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Tucker, Sharon; Lanningham-Foster, Lorraine M. – Journal of School Nursing, 2015
School-based childhood obesity prevention programs have grown in response to reductions in child physical activity (PA), increased sedentariness, poor diet, and soaring child obesity rates. Multiple systematic reviews indicate school-based obesity prevention/treatment interventions are effective, yet few studies have examined the school nurse role…
Descriptors: Intervention, Obesity, Prevention, Child Health
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Flores, Ingrid M. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2015
Pedagogical competence and teaching efficacy significantly influence the quality of classroom science learning. Without applying pedagogical learning in realistic classroom environments, there is slight possibility that prospective teachers will increase their teaching confidence or develop understanding of how learners acquire and construct…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Pae, Holly; Freeman, Greta G.; Wash, Pamela D. – AILACTE Journal, 2014
Teacher preparation programs face great challenges in ensuring their graduates are prepared for the demands of today's classrooms. The authors explore how teacher accountability has evolved based upon federal legislation leading to adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Recognizing that future teachers will be held accountable for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, State Standards
Allen, Jeff – ACT, Inc., 2014
This report focuses on the initial development of the predicted score paths for ACT Aspire reporting. The paths provide predicted score ranges for the next two years--as well as predicted ACT score ranges for tests administered at grades 9 and 10. Longitudinal ACT Aspire data for students tested in spring 2013 and spring 2014, as well as…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Achievement Tests, Scores
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Harder, Bettina; Vialle, Wilma; Ziegler, Albert – High Ability Studies, 2014
Recent handbooks of giftedness or expertise propose a plethora of conceptions on the development of excellent performance but, to our knowledge, there are no comparative studies that provide empirical evidence of their validity to guide researchers and practitioners in their adoption of a particular conception. This study sought to close that gap…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Expertise, Evidence, Validity
Scott, Timothy P.; Schroeder, Carolyn; Tolson, Homer; Huang, Tse-Yang; Williams, Omah M. – Science Educator, 2014
The Center for Mathematics and Science Education at Texas A&M University contracted with Region 4 Education Service Center (ESC) and a large, diverse school district to conduct a longitudinal study from 2005-2009. The state achievement test scores of 5th graders who were taught using a Grade 5 science textbook designed by Region 4 ESC were…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum, School Districts
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Dash, Sheralyn; de Kramer, Raquel Magidin; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Masters, Jessica; Russell, Michael – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
Despite the ever-increasing number of online professional development (OPD) programs, relatively few studies have been conducted to examine the efficacy of such programs for teachers and students. This manuscript presents findings from an impact study of OPD courses in fractions, algebraic thinking, and measurement on 79 fifth grade teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Outcome Measures
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Okpala, Comfort O.; Sturdivant, Leon; Hopson, Linda – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2009
Research studies on service learning and teacher education have concluded that one of the major challenges is the lack of assessment studies that document the impact of service learning on students' academic development. In this research study, the perceptions of 65 preservice teachers on service learning were assessed. The major goals of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Service Learning, Program Effectiveness
Goktas, Yuksel; Yildirim, Zahide; Yildirim, Soner – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2008
This study investigated teacher educators', prospective teachers', and K-12 teachers' opinions about the effectiveness of ICT related courses and the ways to improve the courses in Turkey's pre-service teacher education programs. The researchers used both quantitative and qualitative research approaches within the data collection and analysis…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Teacher Education Programs, Research Methodology