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Tongson, Mercedita B.; Eslit, Edgar R. – Online Submission, 2018
Research proved that teaching styles can make or break the learning process. Hence, performance of learners must be geared towards a learning environment that is engaging, enjoyable and fruitful. Anchored on Invitational Theory, Cognitive Abilities Theory and Sociocultural Theory, this study sought to determine the teaching styles of grade 7…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this directory was to identify, describe, and evaluate evidence that the education practices improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. Method: The sample for the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
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Durgunoglu, Aydin Yücesan; Bigelow, Martha – Language Teaching, 2017
The field of language teaching and learning is in dire need of replications of vocabulary and comprehension research with diverse populations of learners. We propose for replication one large-scale vocabulary intervention carried out successfully in a middle-school with monolingual and multilingual students. This study was carried out several…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods
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Lindle, Jane Clark; Della Sala, Matthew R.; Reese, Kenyae L.; Klar, Hans W.; Knoeppel, Robert Charles; Buskey, Frederick C. – Professional Development in Education, 2017
Rural schools dominate the United States, yet scant research exists on rural school leaders' development. Urban districts can transfer leaders to different locations, but rural districts, with few school sites, need leaders who stay and adapt to changing conditions. Mid-career rural leaders require a refreshed set of skills to carry school…
Descriptors: Models, Rural Schools, Leadership Training, Skill Development
Houston Independent School District, 2017
There are approximately 68,000 students in Houston Independent School District labeled as "English language learners" (ELLs). Many of these students have the additional obstacle of being recent immigrants who have been in the United States for three years or less. In recent years, the number of immigrant ELLs in the district has…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English Language Learners, Acculturation, Student Needs
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2017
In 2014-15, the high school graduation rate reached a record high of 83 percent (U.S. Department of Education 2016). Despite the gains, over half a million students still drop out of high school each year (U.S. Department of Education 2015). High schools have adopted various strategies designed to keep students who are at risk of not graduating in…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, At Risk Students, Dropout Prevention, Transitional Programs
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McFarland, Joel; Stark, Patrick; Cui, Jiashan – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
Dropping out of high school is related to a number of negative outcomes. For example, the median income of persons ages 18 through 67 who had not completed high school was roughly $26,000 in 2013. By comparison, the median income of persons ages 18 through 67 who completed their education with at least a high school credential (i.e., a regular…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, High School Graduates, Dropout Rate
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Arieli-Attali, Meirav; Liu, Ying – Educational Psychology, 2016
Diagnostic assessment approaches intend to provide fine-grained reports of what students know and can do, focusing on their areas of strengths and weaknesses. However, current application of such diagnostic approaches is limited by the scoring method for item responses; important diagnostic information, such as type of errors and strategy use is…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Diagnostic Tests, Construct Validity, Scores
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Berglas, Nancy F.; Jerman, Petra; Rohrbach, Louise A.; Angulo-Olaiz, Francisca; Chou, Chih-Ping; Constantine, Norman A. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2016
Numerous classroom-based interventions have aimed to improve sexual health outcomes for young people, yet few have shown strong, lasting effects. Ecological approaches that address multiple levels of a young person's environment offer largely untapped potential to positively change sexual behaviour. This paper presents results of a…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Urban Schools, High School Students, Program Implementation
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Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
This document provides Q&A with webinar presenter, Susan Riley. Riley's presentation looks at broad ideas of clarifying best practices in using arts integration (AI) and/or STEAM at any grade level. Questions cover topics such as: the creativity crisis in US schools, integrating art into math adult education (GED and ESL), theater arts in the…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Integrated Activities, Creativity
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
This 2016 directory identifies, describes, and contains evaluative data evidence-based practices that improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. The directory was a production of the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
Purpose: This directory identifies, describes, and contains evaluative data evidence-based practices that improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. Methodology: The directory was a…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
Wagner, Stacey – Jobs For the Future, 2015
The National Fund's Young Adult Initiatives aim to test and implement new strategies for targeting America's young adults and share this information so that employers and workforce development can join forces in investing in the millions of young adults across the nation. This case study focuses on promising findings from automotive and…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Employment, Manufacturing Industry, Motor Vehicles
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Morgan, Hani – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2015
Online education in K-12 settings has increased considerably in recent years, but there is little research supporting its use at this level. Online courses help students learn at their own pace, select different locations to do their work, and choose flexible times to complete assignments. However, some students learn best in a face-to-face…
Descriptors: High School Students, Middle School Students, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
"Career Academies" is a dropout prevention strategy for youth considered most at risk of dropping out of high school. Students in the program take both career-related and academic courses and acquire work experience through partnerships with local employers. "Career Academies" integrate rigorous academic curricula with career…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Dropout Prevention, At Risk Students, High School Students
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