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Botello, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
With increased dependence on computer-based standardized tests to assess academic achievement, technological literacy has become an essential skill. Yet, because students have unequal access to technology, they may not have equal opportunities to perform well on these computer-based tests. The researcher had observed students taking the STAR…
Descriptors: Lighting, Computers, Computer Assisted Testing, Performance
Maddox, Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Some gifted students at a local elementary charter school were not performing at a level commensurate with their abilities. The purpose of this narrative study was to gain insight into why some gifted students struggled academically in the classroom by examining the perceptions of teachers who worked directly with these students. The theory of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Charter Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
"Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Experiment," examined the impact of the Talent Transfer Initiative (TTI) on both student achievement and teacher retention in 10 school districts across seven states. The initiative gave bonuses to high-performing teachers for them to transfer to and stay…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Transfer, Incentives, Teacher Persistence
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Porche, Michelle; Grossman, Jenny; Biro, Nova; MacKay, Nancy; Rivers, Sojourner – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Research on social and emotional learning (SEL) has largely focused on classroom interventions and student-­ and classroom­-level outcomes. Few studies have examined whole­-school and district-­level SEL implementations, or how to ensure that SEL programs are implemented effectively and sustained over time. This study examines both process…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Social Development, Faculty Development, Urban Areas
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Yuan, Kun; Engberg, John; Kaufman, Julia; Hamilton, Laura; Hill, Heather; Umland, Kristin; McCaffrey, Daniel – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
High-quality measures of instructional practice are essential for research and evaluation of innovative instructional policies and programs, as well as for providing feedback to teachers and administrators. In this study, the authors examined whether using anchoring vignettes in web-based surveys improved the validity of teachers' self-assessments…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Mathematics Teachers, Vignettes, Online Surveys
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Faria, Ann-Marie; Greenberg, Ariela; Meakin, John; Bichay, Krystal; Heppen, Jessica – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Educators have long used test scores to make educational decisions, but only within the last decade has the availability of data been systematic (Abelman, Elmore, Even, Kenyon, & Marshall, 1999). In recent years, interest has spiked in data-driven decision making in education (Marsh, Pane, & Hamilton, 2006). With technological advances and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools, Correlation
Freiberg, Elizabeth J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In response to the continued pressure placed on American public schools to increase academic achievement, some schools have begun to reorganize instructional environments in an effort to improve student outcomes. The current study examined one such elementary school that implemented a departmentalized model of instruction in fourth and fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies
Emesih, Linda W. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Teachers' awareness of each other's teaching styles can only enlighten the circumstances children face in the educational arena. There is a need for educators to be understood and appreciated for what they contribute to the learning environment and process. This study measured the perceptions of general education teachers and special education…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, General Education, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion
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Bialystok, Ellen; Peets, Kathleen F.; Moreno, Sylvain – Applied Psycholinguistics, 2014
This study examined metalinguistic awareness in children who were becoming bilingual in an immersion education program. The purpose was to determine at what point in emerging bilingualism the previously reported metalinguistic advantages appear and what types of metalinguistic tasks reveal these developmental differences. Participants were 124…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Metalinguistics, Immersion Programs, Syntax
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Finn, Kevin E.; McInnis, Kyle J. – Physical Educator, 2014
Many children get little to no regular physical education during the school day. National recommendations call for schools to offer physical activity as part of planned academic lessons that teach math, language arts, science, and other subjects through movement. The purpose of this study was to analyze the student and teacher perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers
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West, Stephanie T.; Shores, Kindal A. – Physical Educator, 2014
This study investigated how a technological intervention, HOPSports (HOPS), impacted youth physical activity (PA) in a physical education (PE) class. Research indicates rising levels of youth television watching and video game use, physical inactivity, and related overweight. One approach to increase youth PA is to use technology-based…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Intervention
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Newton, Emily K.; Laible, Deborah; Carlo, Gustavo; Steele, Joel S.; McGinley, Meredith – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Bidirectional theories of social development have been around for over 40 years (Bell, 1968), yet they have been applied primarily to the study of antisocial development. In the present study, the reciprocal relationship between parenting behavior and children's socially competent behaviors were examined. Using the National Institute of Child…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Psychological Patterns, Prosocial Behavior, Child Development
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Castillo, Rigoberto; Rojas, María del Pilar – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2014
This paper reports an action research study aimed at understanding how to sensitize young English language learners towards caring for the environment. The pedagogical intervention in a 5th grade class consisted in the use of creative writing strategies to express learners' ideas. Three stages were followed: "recognizing facts,"…
Descriptors: Action Research, English Language Learners, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Mitchell, Alison M.; Brady, Susan A. – Topics in Language Disorders, 2014
Purpose: Growth in morphological skills has been documented during mid-elementary grades, but little research has examined knowledge of affix morphemes separate from whole words. This study evaluated affix knowledge using a combination of real-word and pseudoword tasks. Methods: Forty-five third-grade and 32 fifth-grade students participated.…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Measures (Individuals), Knowledge Level, Grade 3
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Tan, Michael; Lee, Shu-Shing; Hung, David W. – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
While storytelling pedagogy presents novel perspectives and affordances to educators, a fundamental question that bears attention is the match between storytelling pedagogy and the nature of knowledge. Quite simply, the problem may be posed thus: is storytelling the optimum means for teaching all forms of knowledge? While rather obvious matches…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level, Grade 5
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