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Stevens, Joseph J.; Schulte, Ann C. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
This study examined mathematics achievement growth of students without disabilities (SWoD) and students with learning disabilities (LD) and tested whether growth and LD status interacted with student demographic characteristics. Growth was estimated in a statewide sample of 79,554 students over Grades 3 to 7. The LD group was significantly lower…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement
Krawec, Jennifer; Huang, Jia – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to test the efficacy of a modified cognitive strategy instructional intervention originally developed to improve the mathematical problem solving of middle and high school students with learning disabilities (LD). Fifth and sixth grade general education mathematics teachers and their students of varying ability…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Grade 5
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Denner, Jill; Laursen, Brett; Dickson, Daniel; Hartl, Amy C. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The influence of parental beliefs and behaviors on children's math confidence and performance is well documented, but few studies examine these associations over time, or in large samples of Latino/a families. This study used longitudinal data from 247 (114 sons and 133 daughters) mother-child dyads to examine whether maternal math gender…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Self Esteem, Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence
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Thijs, Jochem; Verkuyten, Maykel – Child Development, 2016
This research examined the process and conditions of social projection of biased ethnic attitudes to classmates in two samples of Grades 4-6 children (n = 342, M[subscript age] = 10.75, SD = 0.98; 49% girls; and n = 525, M[subscript age] = 10.49 years, SD = 0.96; 51% girls). Children reported on the ethnic group norm in their classroom and on…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Wang, Jing-Ru; Chen, Shin-Feng – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This article reports on the development of an online dynamic approach for assessing and improving students' reading comprehension of science texts--the dynamic assessment for reading comprehension of science text (DARCST). The DARCST blended assessment and response-specific instruction into a holistic learning task for grades 5 and 6 students. The…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Reading Comprehension, Science Instruction, Grade 5
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Caddle, Mary C.; Bautista, Alfredo; Brizuela, Bárbara M.; Sharpe, Sheree T. – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
While there is widespread agreement that one-size-fits-all professional development (PD) initiatives have limited potential to foster teacher learning, much existing PD is still designed without attention to teachers' motivations and needs. This paper shows that the strengths and weaknesses of middle school mathematics teachers that engage in PD…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Teacher Motivation
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Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Gleason, Philip; Gill, Brian; Tuttle, Christina Clark – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
Skeptics of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) charter school network argue that these schools rely on selective admission, attrition, and replacement of students to produce positive achievement results. We investigate this using data covering 19 KIPP middle schools. On average, KIPP schools admit students disadvantaged in ways similar to other…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Student Attrition, Middle Schools, Charter Schools
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Kohan-Mass, Judy – Roeper Review, 2016
The main purpose of the study was to characterize gender patterns regarding ways of thinking and learning among 242 fifth- and sixth-grade young gifted students in Israel. A written questionnaire was developed to assess ways of thinking as either connected (empathic) or separate (critical, detached). Findings showed that boys consistently rated…
Descriptors: Gifted, Gender Differences, Cognitive Style, Self Contained Classrooms
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Leptokaridou, Elisavet T.; Vlachopoulos, Symeon P.; Papaioannou, Athanasios G. – Educational Psychology, 2016
The present study examined the efficacy of autonomy-supportive teaching during elementary school physical education (PE) in influencing pupils' enjoyment, fear of failure, boredom and effort. A sample of 54 pupils attending fifth and sixth grades comprised the control group (typical instruction; n = 27) and the experimental group…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Elementary School Students, Student Motivation, Student Participation
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Hong, Jon-Chao; Hwang, Ming-Yueh; Szeto, Elson; Tai, Kai-Hsin; Tsai, Chi-Ruei – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Hands-on making (e.g., "Maker") has become prevalent in current educational settings. To understand the role that students' epistemic curiosity plays in hands-on making contests, this study explored its correlation to students' positive affect and continuance intention to participate in a hands-on making contest called…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Hands on Science, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Gao, Yuan; Liu, Tzu-Chien; Paas, Fred – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
This study compared the effects of effortless selection of target plants using quick respond (QR) code technology to effortful manual search and selection of target plants on learning about plants in a mobile device supported learning environment. In addition, it was investigated whether the effectiveness of the 2 selection methods was…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Short Term Memory
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Zee, Marjolein; de Jong, Peter F.; Koomen, Helma M. Y. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
The present study examined teachers' domain-specific self-efficacy (TSE) in relation to individual students with a variety of social-emotional behaviors in class. Using a sample of 526 third- to sixth-grade students and 69 teachers, multilevel modeling was conducted to examine students' externalizing, internalizing, and prosocial behaviors as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Weeks, Murray; Ooi, Laura L.; Coplan, Robert J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Shy children display wariness in unfamiliar social situations and often experience feelings of social anxiety. This study explored the potential mediating role of cognitive biases in the link between shyness and social anxiety in early adolescence. In particular, we focused on judgments of the probability and cost of negative social situations…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Probability, Early Adolescents, Bias
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Yang, Kuay-Keng; Lee, Ling; Hong, Zuway-R; Lin, Huann-shyang – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of the creative inquiry-based science teaching on students' creative science thinking and science inquiry performance. A quasi-experimental design consisting one experimental group (N = 20) and one comparison group (N = 24) with pretest and post-test was conducted. The framework of the…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Science Instruction, Science Education, Convergent Thinking
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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