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Kuusisto, Arniika; Poulter, Saila; Kallioniemi, Arto – Religious Education, 2017
This mixed method study examines Finnish pupils' (N = 825; age groups 12-13, 15-16) views on the place of religion in the public school. Religious landscape in Finnish society has changed significantly in recent years, as the "new" diversity (Vertovec 2015) has supplemented the "old" one. The role of institutionalized religion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Public Schools, Role of Religion
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Taut, Sandy; Valencia, Edgar; Palacios, Diego; Santelices, Maria V.; Jiménez, Daniela; Manzi, Jorge – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2016
This paper investigates the validity of a national, standards-based teacher evaluation programme by examining the relationship between teachers' evaluation results and their students' learning progress. We used census achievement data that assessed the same cohort of students at the end of 8th and 10th grade. We applied multilevel modelling and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, National Programs
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Lee, Minhye; Bong, Mimi – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
By analyzing the open-ended reasons for studying generated by 3 different groups of Korean middle school students, we aimed to provide partial answers to current issues in achievement goal research that are difficult to resolve solely with the use of survey ratings. We categorized student responses using the achievement goal frameworks of Midgley…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Interviews
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Im, Myung Hee; Hughes, Jan N.; Cao, Qian; Kwok, Oi-man – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
We investigated the effect of participating in two domains of extracurricular activities (sports and performance arts/clubs) in Grades 7 and 8 on Grade 9 academic motivation and letter grades, above baseline performance. Participants were 483 students (55% male; 33% Euro-American, 25% African American, and 39% Latino). Propensity score weighting…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Middle School Students, Student Motivation
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Li, Xin; Kenzy, Patty; Underwood, Lucy; Severson, Laura – Educational Action Research, 2015
This study was presented at the American Educational Research Association 2012 conference in Vancouver, Canada. The study explored how action research of arts-based teaching (ABT) impacted at-risk students in three urban public schools in southern California, USA. ABT was defined as using arts, music, drama, and dance in teaching other subjects. A…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, At Risk Students, Urban Schools
Estrada, Peggy – Grantee Submission, 2014
For English learners reclassifying to fluent English proficient signifies reaching a milestone indicating the ability to function in mainstream classes without support. Employing a longitudinal, multimethod approach, I describe patterns of reclassification using administrative data for 7 cohorts of students over 2 years in a large urban district.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, School Districts, Classification, Language Proficiency
Chou, Chientzu Candace; Block, Lanise; Jesness, Renee – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
This study examines the impact of iPad integration on teaching and learning activities in a large school district in Midwest United States. Forty social studies classrooms received iPad carts to engage students in learning. Teachers received professional development opportunities in the forms of workshops, conferences, one-to-one coaching, and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Social Studies, Faculty Development
Nettles, Michael T.; Scatton, Linda H.; Steinberg, Jonathan H.; Tyler, Linda L. – Educational Testing Service, 2011
This report focuses on two aspects of teacher supply and quality: (a) the under-representation of racial/ethnic minorities, especially African Americans in the teaching pool, and (b) teacher candidates' performance on licensure assessments, including general skills tests in reading, writing, and mathematics (known as Praxis I[R]) and selected…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Educational Testing, Teacher Supply and Demand, Standard Setting
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
In 2007, the Texas Legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot program, which provides $8 million in funding to support rural districts in implementing technology-based supplemental education programs. In order to be eligible for funding, districts must have…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Laptop Computers, Summer Schools, Administrator Role
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
In 2007, the Texas Legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot program, which provides $8 million in funding to support rural districts in implementing technology-based supplemental education programs. In order to be eligible for funding, districts must have…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Martell, Sandra Toro; Antrop-Gonzalez, Rene – Research in the Schools, 2008
Narrative is used to describe and understand how people construct meaning of their lives and experiences and how they think about their own and others' identities. We examined narrative as both data source and method of analysis for investigating learning in non-traditional school settings with students from diverse socio-economic status and…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Conventional Instruction, Socioeconomic Status, Interpersonal Relationship
Nagle, Katherine M.; McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Nolet, Victor; Malmgren, Kimber – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2007
This paper is one of four individual case study reports presenting the qualitative findings from a five-year investigation of the impact of accountability reform on students with disabilities in four states, eight districts, and twenty schools. This case study report presents qualitative data collected over a four-year period--2001-2004--from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Public Schools
Nagle, Katherine M.; McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Nolet, Victor; Malmgren, Kimber – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2007
This document is one of four individual case study reports presenting the qualitative findings from a five-year investigation of the impact of accountability reform on students with disabilities in four states, eight districts, and twenty schools. This case study report presents qualitative data, collected over a two-year period--2001 and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Public Schools
Nagle, Katherine M.; McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Nolet, Victor; Malmgren, Kimber – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2007
This paper is one of four individual case study reports presenting the qualitative findings from a five-year investigation of the impact of accountability reform on students with disabilities in four states, eight districts, and twenty schools. This case study report presents qualitative data collected over a four-year period--2001-2004--from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Public Schools
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Sclater, Jennifer; Sicoly, Fiore; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
The current investigation was an exploration of the first year of a multi-year project designed to provide every Grade 3 to Grade 11 student throughout an English school board in Quebec with a laptop computer. Data were collected from 403 elementary and 270 secondary students from the experimental school board and also from 330 students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education