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Judson, Eugene – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
There have been strong calls to action in recent years to promote both school choice and the learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This has led to the burgeoning development of STEM-focused schools. Nine STEM-focused charter and 2 STEM-focused magnet schools that serve elementary-aged students were examined to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Charter Schools, Magnet Schools, Academic Achievement
Smith, Jodi Renee Abbott – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The focus of this descriptive research study was to compare charter and traditional public schools on the academic knowledge of fifth grade students as measured by Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) in a suburb of a large southwestern city. This analysis also compared charter and traditional public schools on AYP status. It was…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Charter Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status
Burdett, Nicole G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study was to examine, through statistical analyses, the impact that the 2 different types of highly qualified teachers have on student achievement reading and math scores among fourth- and fifth-grade special education and general education students for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. The evaluation…
Descriptors: Scores, Special Education, General Education, Academic Achievement