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Smith, Stephanie; Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Desiderio, Mike F. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2017
This study investigated the achievement of south Texas public school fifth graders participating in gifted and talented programming compared to the achievement of fifth graders not participating in gifted and talented classification in the area of math to determine if any differences exist. Student achievement of males and females and students…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Public Schools
Northwest Evaluation Association, 2016
Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is committed to providing partners with useful tools to help make inferences from the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessment scores. One important tool is the concordance table between MAP and state summative assessments. Concordance tables have been used for decades to relate scores on…
Descriptors: Scores, Inferences, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Kaya, Fatih; Stough, Laura M.; Juntune, Joyce – Educational Studies, 2016
A nonexperimental design was used to determine whether the verbal scores of low-income gifted fifth graders (n = 38) differed from those of their higher income peers (n = 83). The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, Eighth Edition and the Stanford Achievement Test-Tenth Edition were used to collect student data. Results of a MANOVA showed a…
Descriptors: Verbal Ability, Scores, Low Income Groups, Poverty
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Huerta, Margarita; Tong, Fuhui; Irby, Beverly J.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The authors of this quantitative study measured and compared the academic language development and conceptual understanding of fifth-grade economically disadvantaged English language learners (ELL), former ELLs, and native English-speaking (ES) students as reflected in their science notebook scores. Using an instrument they developed, the authors…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Grade 5
Harkness, Lori M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The problem investigated in this quantitative study was that schools in a small, rural East Texas town were falling below acceptable ratings in reading on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Researchers have found that constructive-based learning environments (CBLEs)…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Grade 5, Reading Achievement, Statistical Analysis
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Higgins, Kristina N.; Crawford, Lindy; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Horney, Mark – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2016
Mathematical reasoning involves comprehending mathematical information and concepts in a logical way and forming conclusions and generalizations based on this comprehension. Computer-based learning has been incorporated into classrooms across the country, and specific aspects of technology need to be studied to determine how programs are…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Top, Namik; Liew, Jeffery; Luo, Wen – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
School-based programs designed to reduce problem behaviors, increase prosocial behaviors, and improve academic achievement have often been characterized as social-emotional learning or character development (education) programs. This longitudinal study investigated effects of such a program, called "Second Step", on observed problem…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Prosocial Behavior
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Westine, Carl D. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
A cluster-randomized trial (CRT) relies on random assignment of intact clusters to treatment conditions, such as classrooms or schools (Raudenbush & Bryk, 2002). One specific type of CRT, a multi-site CRT (MSCRT), is commonly employed in educational research and evaluation studies (Spybrook & Raudenbush, 2009; Spybrook, 2014; Bloom,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Randomized Controlled Trials, Science Achievement, Cluster Grouping
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Menke, Mandy R. – Hispania, 2015
Language immersion students' lexical, syntactic, and pragmatic competencies are well documented, yet their phonological skill has remained relatively unexplored. This study investigates the Spanish vowel productions of a cross-sectional sample of 35 one-way Spanish immersion students. Learner productions were analyzed acoustically and compared to…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Vowels, Elementary School Students, Spanish
Nottingham, Mary E. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a 2-year professional development model in math and science on the self-efficacy of the teacher and its effects on teacher practice and student outcomes. Further, this study sought to incorporate the instructional use of Inquiry-Based Learning methods of Problem-Based Learning, Japanese…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Self Efficacy, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement
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Brown, Amber; Lee, Joohi – School Community Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the Home Improvement for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program on school performance during the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grades. The study employed a quasi-experimental, post-hoc design using existing data on children who participated in the HIPPY program as 3-, 4-, or 5-year-olds, including:…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Grade 3
Oliveras, Yanira – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The quality of education and the teachers' effectiveness impact students' lives beyond classroom performance (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2012) and achievement on standardized tests. However, some claim there is a prevalent failure to recognize teacher's effectiveness, to effectively document poor teacher performance and to provide teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Influence
Larke, Patricia J.; Webb-Hasan, Gwendolyn; Jimarez, Teresa; Li, Yeping – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2014
This study provides a critical look at achievement of African American (AA), and Latino (L) females in third and fifth grades on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) in reading, mathematics and science. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the 2007 and 2011 TAKS raw data. Data analyses indicate that AAL females had the lowest…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Byker, Erik J. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2014
The article's purpose is to compare case studies of computer technology use at two rural elementary schools across two international settings. This study uses the Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) theory to guide this comparative investigation of how elementary school teachers and students in East Texas and South India construct meaning for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Elementary Schools, Rural Schools
Hill, Dawne Beck – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this two-phase mixed-methods study was to describe the relationship of the ratio of the number of minutes of instructional classroom time to the number of minutes of scheduled unstructured recess time and the reading scores of fourth- and fifth-grade students in Title I schools in the state of Texas. Further, the beliefs of teachers…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Time on Task, Reading Achievement, Scores
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