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Tabone, Carmine; Weltsek, Gustave J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article reviews the development of a qualitative summative assessment based on the National Theater Standards to evaluate theater education classes. The authors examine the current state of the field of theater education; the use of the assessment; an overview of the results of an arts integration U.S. Department of Education project; and a…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Theater Arts, Evaluation Methods, Academic Standards
Kosek, Eric Walter – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this non-experimental, cross-sectional, correlational study was to examine the influence, if any, of mathematical-instructional minutes on academic achievement as measured by the 2014 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) 6, 7, and 8 mathematics scores. Additionally, the study accounted for other factors that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Santone, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation analyzes data in order to answer the research question, "Do eighth grade students who have participated regularly in their school band programs for four consecutive years achieve higher scores in New Jersey's Grade Eight PARCC Assessment than students of similar ability who do not play a musical instrument?" Data was…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, Charter Schools
Tully, Christopher – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study was relational, non-experimental, explanatory, and cross-sectional in nature, using quantitative methods to explain the influence of student, staff, and school independent variables on 6th, 7th , and 8th grade student achievement in both Language Arts and Mathematics on the 2011 NJ ASK. The variable of interest was the length of the…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Statistical Analysis, Predictor Variables, Grade 6
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Sammarone, Danielle – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2016
The purpose for this correlational, cross-sectional, explanatory was to explain the influence of the length of the school day on the total percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced Proficient (TPAP) on the New Jersey Ask (NJ ASK) in Language Arts and Mathematics in Grades 6-8 in for student populations with low, median, and high…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Correlation
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Genao, Soribel – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Students across the nation are encountering more and more difficulties in their transition to high school. Not only are a significant number of students dropping out, but those who stay are also leaving high school without the skills they need to become productive citizens. Several intervention strategies are recommended to help students make a…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Middle School Students, High School Students, Principals
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Meyers, Shelly; Cydis, Susan; Haria, Priti – Reading Improvement, 2015
This study examines the value of a professional collaborative partnership between college faculty and middle school teachers in improving students' literacy skills and teachers' instructional practice. Three college faculty and two middle school teachers engaged in a collaborative effort to design and implement evidence-based strategies to promote…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Middle School Teachers, College Faculty, College School Cooperation
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Shamblen, Stephen R.; Ringwalt, Chris L.; Clark, Heddy K.; Hanley, Sean M. – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2014
New analytical tools have facilitated the exploration of the trajectories of alcohol use; however, there are a limited number of studies that explore early adolescence. A sample of 5,903 youths followed from sixth through eighth grade was used to (1) examine the trajectories of alcohol use and (2) determine the degree to which common correlates…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Drinking, Prediction, Correlation
Guindon, John R., Sr. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This quantitative causal comparative study looked to see if there was a relationship between childhood obesity and student achievement. Because of the many conflicting results in the research available, it was not known if there was a relationship between childhood obesity and student achievement among inner-city middle school students in a school…
Descriptors: Children, Obesity, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Zaromb, Franklin; Adler, Rachel M.; Bruce, Kelly; Attali, Yigal; Rock, JoAnn – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
This study investigates the benefits of no-stakes educational testing during students' summer vacation as a strategy to mitigate summer learning loss. Fifty-one students in Grades 3-8 from the Every Child Valued (ECV) and Lawrence Community Center (LCC) summer programs in Lawrenceville, NJ, took short, online assessments throughout the summer,…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Summer Programs, Grade 3, Grade 4
Carney-Ray, Michelle C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this case study was to determine the perceptions of students, faculty, and parents about the JostensRenaissance ProgramĀ® (JRP) on overall school climate in a New Jersey middle school. The population for this research consisted of fifth through eighth grade students who participated in the JRP during the 2011-2012 school year, as…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Case Studies, Student Attitudes
Jerue, Gary A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
There are a limited number of studies that examine the predictors of academic success in charter schools (Lawton, 2009). This study utilized a multiple regression analysis to identify the best predictors of academic success in language arts literacy (LAL) and math on state assessments in New Jersey charter schools. This study included four student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Language Arts, Literacy, Mathematics Achievement
Robinson, Christie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the impact of student variables (student socioeconomic status, race, attendance, and gender) and the school variable of placement in an inclusion setting on the academic achievement of general education students in grades 6, 7, and 8 in an urban school district. Academic achievement was defined as a general education student's…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status, Racial Differences
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Liu, Ou Lydia; Jackson, Teresa; Ling, Guangming – ETS Research Report Series, 2008
Learning strategies have been increasingly recognized as a useful tool to promote effective learning. In response to the lack of available learning strategies measures for middle school students, this study designed an instrument for these students, assessing behavioral, cognitive, and metacognitive strategies. This instrument, the Middle School…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Middle School Students, Measurement Techniques, Metacognition
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Todd, Ross J. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2006
Introduction: This research sought to investigate how school students build on their existing knowledge of a curriculum topic and transform found information into personal knowledge, and how their knowledge of this topic changes. Method: The qualitative study involved 574 students from Grades 6 to 12 in ten New Jersey schools. The context for data…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8