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Skelton, Peter; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Levy, Natalie; Dormody, Thomas J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Inquiry-based teaching methods have been found to enhance students' abilities to understand the process of scientific inquiry. The purpose of this study was to determine if middle school students taught through an inquiry-based teaching approach consisting of scientific skill development, scientific knowledge, and scientific reasoning were more…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Baroody, Alison E. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
This study examined the contribution of classroom format on teaching effectiveness and achievement in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Secondary data analyses of the Measures of Effective Teaching database included 464 US classrooms. Classrooms were defined as self-contained if a generalist teacher provided instruction on all subjects…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Design, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
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Watt, Helen M. G.; Carmichael, Colin; Callingham, Rosemary – School Psychology International, 2017
The Best Practice in Mathematics Education project was funded by the Australian Office of the Chief Scientist, to examine promotion of students' learning, engagement and aspirations in this core learning domain. We draw upon cross-sectional survey data from 551 students in grades three to nine to examine how students' mathematics engagement…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Education, Best Practices, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Chih-Hung; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Previous research has illustrated the importance of acquiring knowledge from authentic contexts; however, without full engagement, students' learning performance might not be as good as expected. In this study, a Team Competition-based Ubiquitous Gaming approach was proposed for improving students' learning effectiveness in authentic learning…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Competition, Educational Games, Learning Activities
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Altani, Angeliki; Protopapas, Athanassios; Georgiou, George K. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
Although it is established that reading fluency is more strongly related to serial naming of symbols than to naming of isolated items ("serial superiority effect"), the reason for the difference remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of executive functions in explaining the serial superiority effect. One…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Naming, Reading Fluency, Serial Ordering
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Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Brouzos, Andreas; Moberly, Nicholas J.; Tsorbatzoudis, Haralambos; Tziouma, Olga – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Research has shown that social anxiety generalises to sporting and athletic situations. The present study explored the applicability of the Clark and Wells model of social anxiety--and its metacognitive extension--to sport anxiety. Participants were 290 students aged 11-13 years, who completed measures of sport anxiety, social anxiety, depression…
Descriptors: Generalization, Anxiety, Athletics, Correlation
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Floman, James L.; Hagelskamp, Carolin; Brackett, Marc A.; Rivers, Susan E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
Classroom observations increasingly inform high-stakes decisions and research in education, including the allocation of school funding and the evaluation of school-based interventions. However, trends in rater scoring tendencies over time may undermine the reliability of classroom observations. Accordingly, the present investigations, grounded in…
Descriptors: Observation, Bias, Psychological Patterns, Grade 5
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Ng, Clarence – Music Education Research, 2017
What are the motivational differences between students who intend to continue their learning in instrumental and choral music programmes and those who intend to discontinue? Using an achievement-goal perspective, this study investigated motivation and learning intentions of Australian students who had engaged in these extra-curricular music…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Extracurricular Activities, Music, Music Education
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Smith, Cary Stacy; Hung, Li-Ching – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
In Taiwan, teaching focuses around lecturing, with students having little opportunity to interact with each other. Problem-based learning (PBL) is a means of instruction where students learn the subject by being active participants in the pedagogical process, with the emphasis on problem-solving. In this study, the authors investigated whether PBL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Computer Literacy, Self Efficacy
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Chamberlain, Courtney; Witmer, Sara – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Legislation mandates that students with disabilities be included in achievement testing for accountability purposes, with only a few participating in an alternate assessment (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act [IDEA], 2004). The current study utilized data from the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SEELS) to…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Predictor Variables, Accountability, Student Participation
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Eidhof, Bram B. F.; ten Dam, Geert T. M.; Dijkstra, A. B.; van de Werfhorst, H. G. – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Schools are expected to fulfil different types of goals, including citizenship development. An important question is to what extent schools can simultaneously promote different learning outcomes. In this paper, we investigate the relationship between language ability and youth citizenship. Using a representative sample of 2429 grade 6 pupils (age…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Citizenship, Language Skills, Correlation
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Rose, Caleb P.; Maranto, Robert; Ritter, Gary W. – Educational Policy, 2017
Knowledge is Power Program Delta College Preparatory School (KIPP DCPS), an open-enrollment charter school,1 opened in 2002 in Helena, Arkansas. KIPP DCPS students have consistently outperformed their peers from neighboring districts on year-end student achievement scores, and KIPP's national reputation led Arkansas lawmakers to exempt KIPP from…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Rural Schools, Institutional Evaluation, College Preparation
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Parker, Caroline E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
This longitudinal study analyzes high school graduation outcomes of students who entered New York City public schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students. It extends the work of Kieffer and Parker (2016) by investigating the high school graduation rates and the types of diploma earned by the 1,734 students who entered New York City public…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Public Schools, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates
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Selcen Guzey, S.; Harwell, Michael; Moreno, Mario; Peralta, Yadira; Moore, Tamara J. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
The new science education reform documents call for integration of engineering into K-12 science classes. Engineering design and practices are new to most science teachers, meaning that implementing effective engineering instruction is likely to be challenging. This quasi-experimental study explored the influence of teacher-developed, engineering…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Lockwood, J. R.; Castellano, Katherine E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) increasingly are being used in the United States for inferences about student achievement growth and educator effectiveness. Emerging research has indicated that SGPs estimated from observed test scores have large measurement errors. As such, little is known about "true" SGPs, which are defined in terms…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Correlation, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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