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Lopes, João; Silva, Elisabete; Oliveira, Célia; Sass, Daniel; Martin, Nancy – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: Classroom misbehavior is a major source of classroom-wasted time and a situation that negatively interferes with students' opportunity to learn. Method: The present study investigated the relation between 5th through 9th grade perceived Portuguese teacher's classroom management, teacher's perceived time spend with misbehavior,…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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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
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Carter, Rona; Seaton, Eleanor K.; Rivas-Drake, Deborah – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The developmental significance of youths' racial identities during adolescence is well established. It is less clear how puberty, a normative process, influences the relationship between racial identity and adjustment outcomes during adolescence. This study examined whether puberty moderates the relationship between racial identity dimensions and…
Descriptors: Puberty, Racial Identification, Adolescents, Correlation
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Contini, Dalit; Grand, Elisa – Sociological Methods & Research, 2017
Despite the increasing spread of standardized assessments of student learning, longitudinal data on achievement data are still lacking in many countries. This article raises the following question: Can we exploit cross-sectional assessments held at different schooling stages to evaluate how achievement inequalities related to individual-ascribed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Achievement Gap
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Liao, Jung-Yu; Chang, Li-Chun; Hsu, Hsiao-Pei; Huang, Chiu-Mieh; Huang, Su-Fei; Guo, Jong-Long – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2017
This study assessed the effects of a model that integrated the theory of planned behavior (TPB) with extrinsic motivation (EM) in predicting the intentions of fifth-grade students to not use illicit drugs. A cluster-sampling design was adopted in a cross-sectional survey (N = 571). The structural equation modeling results showed that the model…
Descriptors: Incentives, Case Studies, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Hernández, Maciel M.; Robins, Richard W.; Widaman, Keith F.; Conger, Rand D. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
School belonging (i.e., social connectedness to school) has positive implications for academic achievement and well-being. However, few studies have examined the developmental antecedents of school belonging, particularly for students of Mexican origin. To address this gap in the research literature, the present study examined reciprocal relations…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Ethnicity, Self Esteem, Well Being
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Landry, Alicia S.; Butz, Rebecca; Connell, Carol L.; Yadrick, Kathy – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate behaviors related to fruit and vegetable intake before and after implementation of a theory-based Farm to School pilot intervention in a rural school. Methods: Students in fifth grade at a rural elementary school were asked to complete pre- and post-test measures based on the Theory of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Food, Agricultural Production, Pretests Posttests
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Grünke, Matthias; Sperling, Marko; Burke, Mack D. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of a multicomponent intervention on the length and quality of stories written by fifth graders who were academically and behaviorally struggling with particular problems during writing demands. Difficulties in text production are often prevalent at the beginning of middle/secondary education as…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Intervention, Writing Achievement, Writing Improvement
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Grünke, Matthias; Coeppicus, Christin – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of contingency contracting on the percentage of correctly used punctuation marks in free writing tasks. Participants were three 11-year-old boys with learning disabilities (LD). A multiple-baseline across-subjects design was employed to test our prediction that the students would show…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Punctuation, Grade 5, Writing Exercises
Brownell, Mary; Kiely, Mary Theresa; Haager, Diane; Boardman, Alison; Corbett, Nancy; Algina, James; Dingle, Mary Patricia; Urbach, Jennifer – Exceptional Children, 2017
Two professional development (PD) models for teachers were compared on teacher and student outcomes. Special education teachers participated in Literacy Learning Cohorts (LLC), a PD innovation designed to improve content and pedagogical knowledge for providing reading instruction to upper elementary students with learning disabilities. The LLC,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Education, Learning Disabilities
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
Farley, Dan; Anderson, Daniel; Irvin, P. Shawn; Tindal, Gerald – Remedial and Special Education, 2017
Modeling growth for students with significant cognitive disabilities (SWSCD) is difficult due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, missing data, test scaling, group heterogeneity, and small sample sizes. These challenges may account for the paucity of previous research exploring the academic growth of SWSCD. Our study represents…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Harris, Michelle A.; Wetzel, Eunike; Robins, Richard W.; Donnellan, M. Brent; Trzesniewski, Kali H. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
The current study investigated the development of global and domain (academic, physical, same-sex peer relationship, opposite-sex peer relationship) self-esteem from age 10 to 16 in a sample of Mexican-origin adolescents. Participants' (N = 674) responses on the Self-Description Questionnaire (SDQ; Marsh, 2005) II-S showed moderate rank-order…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Mexican Americans, Peer Relationship, Questionnaires
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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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