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Walker, Erica N. – Teachers College Press, 2012
Drawing on perceptions, behaviors, and experiences of students at an urban high school--both high and low achievers--this timely book demonstrates how urban youth can be meaningfully engaged in learning mathematics. The author presents a "potential" model rather than a "deficit" model, complete with teaching strategies and best practices for…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Students, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement
Rong, Xue Lan, Ed.; Endo, Russell, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Asian American Education--Asian American Identities, Racial Issues, and Languages presents groundbreaking research that critically challenges the invisibility, stereotyping, and common misunderstandings of Asian Americans by disrupting "customary" discourse and disputing "familiar" knowledge. The chapters in this anthology…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Asian American Students, Grade 10, Mathematics Achievement
Slavin, Robert E.; Lake, Cynthia; Groff, Cynthia – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2010
This guide summarizes "Effective Programs in Elementary Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis" and "Effective Programs in Middle and High School Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis," two research reviews conducted by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Research and Reform in Education. The purpose of the reviews was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Control Groups
Smith, Diana L., Ed. – West Virginia Department of Education, 2009
The goal of the "Closing the Achievement Gap for 21st Century Learners in West Virginia (CAG)" report, 3rd edition, is to update West Virginia educators to the status and improvement of student achievement in West Virginia which may then be utilized as a basis for determining future educational decisions. In order to enhance the quality…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Performance Factors, Achievement Gap, Program Evaluation
Alberta Education, 2009
This report presents the outcomes of the analysis of Grade Level of Achievement (GLA) data at the provincial level to inform the program planning and evaluation needs of Alberta Education as well as school and central office based administrators. GLA data reported to Alberta Education is a teacher's judgment of a student's academic progress. GLA…
Descriptors: Evaluation Needs, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
Brown, Kenneth E.; Kinsella, John J.; Fehr, Howard; Myers, Sheldon, Weaver, Fred – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1963
This study makes available the findings of the research in the teaching of mathematics reported to the U.S. Office of Education during the calendar years 1959 and 1960. To secure the data for this study the U.S. Office of Education, with the aid of the Research Committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, sent a questionnaire to…
Descriptors: Educational History, National Surveys, School Surveys, Educational Research