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College & Career Academy Support Network, 2019
College and career pathways represent a significant national education reform movement supported by federal, state, and philanthropic funding. High school pathways combine career and technical education with rigorous academics, work-based learning, and integrated student supports to provide equitable access to postsecondary opportunities. Strong…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Alignment (Education), Vocational Education, Academic Education
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Pei-Ling Tan, Jennifer; Koh, Elizabeth; Jonathan, Christin; Yang, Simon – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017
The affordances of learning analytics (LA) tools and solutions are being increasingly harnessed for enhancing 21st century pedagogical and learning strategies and outcomes. However, use cases and empirical understandings of students' experiences with LA tools and environments aimed at fostering 21st century literacies, especially in the K-12…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Literacy, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies
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Tobin, Kerri – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
AERA's 2017 Call for Proposals asks us to consider pathways to achieving equal educational opportunity. This presentation argues that homelessness is one critical issue often overlooked when considering such pathways. Nationwide, over 1.3 million students experienced homelessness in 2013 (National Association for the Education of Homeless Children…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Barriers, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education
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Rice, Mary F.; Carter, Richard Allen, Jr. – Online Learning, 2016
Students with disabilities represent a growing number of learners receiving education in K-12 fully online learning programs. They are, unfortunately, also a large segment of the online learning population who are not experiencing success in these environments. In response, scholars have recommended increasing instruction in self-regulation skills…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Control, Online Courses
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Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Energy is a core concept in the teaching of science. Therefore, it is important to know how students' thinking about energy develops so that elementary, middle, and high school students can be appropriately supported in their understanding of energy. This study tests the validity of a proposed theoretical model of students' growth of understanding…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Science Tests, Scientific Concepts, Energy
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Luke, Jeremy Byron; Kapa, Ryan; Gimbert, Belinda – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Previous research at the local level on informal observations of classroom teachers by school principals suggests that the frequency of informal observations has little or no effect on teachers' perceptions of school climate. This study employs School and Staffing Survey (SASS) data to examine to the extent to which these results are replicated or…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Environment, Principals
Achieve, Inc., 2015
In December 2013, while attending Achieve's Annual State Leadership Team Meeting in Alexandria, VA, leaders from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont issued a call to action to create a national movement for postsecondary leaders to signal their support for proficiency-based and competency-based high school diplomas and…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Academic Records, High Schools, Postsecondary Education
Klecker, Beverly M. – Online Submission, 2014
This paper describes a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores by gender. Data were national public 4th- and 8th-grade reading scores from composite and subscales for 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Twelfth-grade scores for composite and literary experience from 2005, 2009, and 2013 and gain…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Scores
Rikala, Jenni – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of Quick Response (QR) codes and mobile devices in the context of Finnish basic education. The feasibility was analyzed through a mobile learning framework, which includes the core characteristics of mobile learning. The study is part of a larger research where the aim is to develop a…
Descriptors: Coding, Feasibility Studies, Case Studies, Electronic Learning
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Reynolds, John R.; Johnson, Monica Kirkpatrick – Social Forces, 2011
What do recent trends toward increasingly ambitious educational expectations and rising college completion rates mean for the stratification of higher education? This article shows that the odds of achieving expectations for a bachelor's degree increased across 15 cohorts of young adults, and to a lesser extent, for expectations to attend…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Young Adults, Academic Aspiration
Lacefield, Warren E.; Applegate, E. Brooks; Zeller, Pamela J.; Van Kannel-Ray, Nancy; Carpenter, Shelly – Online Submission, 2011
This study describes a well-defined data-driven diagnostic identification and selection procedure for choosing students at-risk of academic failure for appropriate academic support services. This algorithmic procedure has been validated both by historical quantitative studies of student precedents and outcomes as well as by current qualitative…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, At Risk Students, Identification, Information Systems
Doucet, LaRon; Hiatt-Michael, Diana B. – Online Submission, 2011
This study was a post-evaluation of graduates of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a national program in high schools to promote entrepreneurship knowledge and skills. The study focused on graduates of the NFTE curriculum in an inner-city high school in Los Angeles County, California. Although the NFTE curriculum contains an evaluation…
Descriptors: High Schools, National Programs, College Attendance, Graduates
Chavez, Oscar; Papick, Ira; Ross, Dan J.; Grouws, Douglas A. – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this paper was to describe the process of development of assessment instruments for the Comparing Options in Secondary Mathematics: Investigating Curriculum (COSMIC) project. The COSMIC project was a three-year longitudinal comparative study focusing on evaluating high school students' mathematics learning from two distinct…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Interrater Reliability, Scoring Rubrics
Lawler, Brian R. – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to consider the personal epistemologies of generative adolescent mathematical learners. A generative disposition defined a learner who operated mathematically in ways that reflect an internalized authority for knowing and a constructive orientation to knowledge. Drawing upon the radical constructivist teaching…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Behavior, Epistemology, Mathematics Education
Morscheck, Monica – International Association of School Librarianship, 2010
The teacher-librarian should be the most effective weapon for collaborative teaching and learning within a school. Teacher-librarians do struggle to find time to effectively plan for the cooperative teaching and learning activities. Often school libraries run their own website as they struggle to offer a digital 24/7 library service for its users.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, School Libraries
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