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Goodson, Barbara; Caswell, Linda; Price, Cristofer; Litwok, Daniel; Dynarski, Mark; Crowe, Edward; Meyer, Robert; Rice, Andrew – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2019
This report examines the frequency of particular teacher preparation experiences and explores their relationships to beginning teachers' effectiveness in improving student test scores once they get to the classroom. The report found both differences in how teachers prepare for their certification in the field and that certain experiences are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Certification
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Goodson, Barbara; Caswell, Linda; Price, Cristofer; Litwok, Daniel; Dynarski, Mark; Crowe, Edward; Meyer, Robert; Rice, Andrew – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2019
The 13 appendices in this publication accompany the full report, "Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teaching Effectiveness. NCEE 2019-4007" (ED598664). They include: (1) Teacher Survey Response Rates by District/State; (2) Comparison of the Subsample Used for Relational Analyses and the Full Sample; (3) Development of the Teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Certification
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Goodson, Barbara; Caswell, Linda; Price, Cristofer; Litwok, Daniel; Dynarski, Mark; Crowe, Edward; Meyer, Robert; Rice, Andrew – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2019
This executive summary describes the larger study, "Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teaching Effectiveness. NCEE 2019-4007" (ED598664). This study provides information about new teachers' preparation experiences and explores whether particular types of experiences are related to teachers' effectiveness in improving their…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Certification
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Weiser, Beverly; Buss, Carolyn; Sheils, Ashley Parker; Gallegos, Elisa; Murray, L. Robin – Annals of Dyslexia, 2019
While qualitative research has shown great benefits for teachers who receive coaching, there is a paucity of experimental research examining students' academic outcomes after their teachers received ongoing support from a knowledgeable and experienced coach. Thus, a quasi-experimental design investigated the literacy outcomes of 452 students…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Special Education, Coaching (Performance), Educational Technology
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Kaufman, Julia H.; Engberg, John; Hamilton, Laura S.; Yuan, Kun; Hill, Heather C. – Educational Assessment, 2019
High-quality measures of instructional practice are essential for research and evaluation of innovative instructional policies and programs. However, existing measures have generally proven inadequate because of cost and validity issues. This paper addresses two potential drawbacks of survey self-report measures: variation in teachers'…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Vignettes, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Evaluation
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Shuls, James V. – Educational Policy, 2018
State policy makers are constantly looking for ways to improve teacher quality. An oft tried method is to increase the rigor of licensure exams. This study utilizes state administrative data from Arkansas to determine whether raising the cut-scores on licensure exams would improve the quality of the teacher workforce. In addition, the study…
Descriptors: State Policy, Teacher Certification, Cutting Scores, Teacher Competencies
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Nichol, Carolyn; Chow, Alice; Furtwengler, Scott – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
We first examined the effects of a year-long professional development (PD) programme for elementary science teachers on fifth grade student performance on state-mandated science achievement tests of students from a treatment and a comparison group of teachers in the 2009-2010 academic year. Then, we investigated the longer-term impacts by…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Tedick, Diane J.; Young, Amy I. – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
Two-way immersion (TWI) programs in the U.S. integrate learners with different home languages and varied proficiencies in Spanish and English. Although both English home language (EHL) and Spanish home language (SHL) TWI students succeed academically in English, they often experience incomplete acquisition (Montrul 2011. "Morphological Errors…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Spanish, English, Language Usage
Parr, Judy M.; Gadd, Murray – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2018
Writing is a demanding, multidimensional process that is, cognitively and socially, highly complex. Success in writing is vital to success in education and in the workforce. Writing is increasingly used to demonstrate learning through schooling and has the potential to contribute toward understanding and learning in the content areas. The project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Shachar, Hanna – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine how the quality of teaching contributes to a sense of belonging and satisfaction, while considering students' personal and socioeconomic variables, in explaining the risk of dropping out of school. Two thousand, eight hundred and seventy 4th- to 9th-grade students from 105 classes in 18 schools participated…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Biccard, Piera; Wessels, Dirk – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article looks at the development of mathematisation in a primary school mathematics teacher's classroom. The teacher was a volunteer in a professional development programme that promoted didactisation principles for mathematics teacher development. At the heart of didactisation lies the principle of mathematisation. Mathematisation as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
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
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Troia, Gary A.; Graham, Steve – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
A random sample of 482 teachers in grades 3 through 8 from across the United States were surveyed about (a) their perceptions of the version of the Common Core writing and language standards adopted by their state and their state's writing assessment, (b) their preparation to teach writing, and (c) their self-efficacy beliefs for teaching writing.…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Alshamali, Mahmoud A.; Daher, Wajeeh M. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study aimed at identifying the levels of scientific reasoning of upper primary stage (grades 4-7) science teachers based on their use of a problem-solving strategy. The study sample (N = 138; 32 % male and 68 % female) was randomly selected using stratified sampling from an original population of 437 upper primary school teachers. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Problem Solving, Logical Thinking
DeBiase, Kirstie – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to gain a better understanding of how induction programs might effectively support STEM K-8 teacher preparation. American schools are not producing competent STEM graduates prepared to meet employment demands. Over the next decade, STEM employment opportunities are expected to increase twice as fast…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, STEM Education, Teacher Competencies
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