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Cetin, Yucel; Mirasyedioglu, Seref; Cakiroglu, Erdinc – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: In the constantly changing and evolving world of today, there is a need to raise individuals who are able to renew themselves, learn autonomously, and have higher order thinking skills such as critical thinking and deducing. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effects of Technology Enhanced Problem-Based Learning…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Problem Based Learning, Learning Activities, Student Attitudes
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Evans, Carla M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
New Hampshire's Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) pilot received a waiver from federal statutory requirements related to state annual achievement testing starting in the 2014-15 school year. PACE is considered an "innovative" assessment and accountability system because performance assessments are used to help…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Performance Based Assessment
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Kinney, Daryl W. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to fit theoretical models of prediction to urban students' decisions to enroll and persist in music ensembles using academic achievement, socioeconomic status (SES), number of parents/guardians at home, mobility, ethnicity, and sex as explanatory variables. Through multinomial logistic regression, I built predictive…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Prediction
Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
Hill, Laura; Betts, Julian; Hopkins, Megan; Lavadenz, Magaly; Bachofer, Karen; Hayes, Joseph; Lee, Andrew; Murillo, Marco A.; Vahdani, Tara; Zau, Andrew C. – Public Policy Institute of California, 2019
English Learners are an important part of California's K12 student population. Over 40 percent of students in California's K-12 education system speak a language other than English at home. Almost half of these students are considered English Learners (ELs), meaning they require additional language and academic support to succeed in school. In…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Needs, Barriers, Second Language Learning
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Nasser-Abu Alhija, Fadia; Levi-Eliyahu, Orna – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: Understanding the effects of learner characteristics and perceived learning environment on achievement in academic fields including Computer Science (CS) is of critical importance. Objective: This study aimed at testing a hypothesized model of achievement in CS in terms of the learner and the learning environment…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School Students
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Boutin-Martinez, Alma; Mireles-Rios, Rebeca; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Simon, Odelia – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between various protective factors with academic outcomes of Latina/o high school students. We use two groups of protective influences, individual and family, and their relationship to 12th grade mathematics achievement, dropout rates, and enrollment in post-secondary education. Latent class…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Hispanic American Students, Outcomes of Education, Multivariate Analysis
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Askew, Karyl; Stevenson, Olivia; Byrd-Porter, Ginny; Auman, Wade; Lancaster, Beth; LeGrand, Takeda – Grantee Submission, 2019
"ACCESS", A Culture Creating Effective Systems for Success, was a three-year Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. The "ACCESS" grant led the way for a district-wide redesign of educational practices based on the novel approach of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Grants, Educational Innovation, Educational Improvement
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Warrican, S. Joel; Alleyne, Melissa L.; Smith, Patriann; Cheema, Jehanzeb; King, James R. – Reading Psychology, 2019
The theory of peer effect posits that students who find themselves in the company of high or low performing peers tend to exhibit better academic performance than what is solely attributable to their own individual characteristics. In this study, we investigate peer effects within literacy achievement among Trinidadian and Tobagonian youth, using…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Low Achievement
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Hsu, Hsien-Yuan; Lee, KoFan; Bentley, John; Acosta, Sandra – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to apply a propensity score method that could control for selection bias at both the student-level and school-level in an investigation of the causal effect linking participation in school-based extracurricular activity (SBEA) to adolescents' learning outcomes. The data for this study were drawn from the Education…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Extracurricular Activities, Attribution Theory, Educational Environment
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Gagné, Monique H.; Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly; Costigan, Catherine; Guhn, Martin; Shapka, Jennifer D. – Applied Developmental Science, 2019
The study looked at the stratified math and language arts trajectories of foreign-born adolescents (aged 14-19) in British Columbia (BC), Canada, and identified social position factors that predicted this variation. Leveraging data from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the study looked…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Adolescents, Academic Achievement
Childers, Elizabeth A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to determine the effectiveness of four different class schedules on students' academic achievement on end-of-course testing and whether a specific class schedule is more conducive to student academic achievement on state-mandated standardized tests. Georgia Department of Education provided archived public…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, High School Students
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Sanders, Steven M.; Durbin, James M.; Anderson, Bart G.; Fogarty, Laura M.; Giraldo-Garcia, Regina J.; Voight, Adam – School Psychology International, 2018
Previous research studies show that a positive school climate is associated with desirable academic outcomes for youth. In the United States, students with disabilities and English language learner (ELL) students are particularly at-risk for poor academic outcomes and therefore more in need of interventions to support their academic development.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests, Scores
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Hwang, NaYoung – Educational Researcher, 2018
Researchers have shown that receiving suspensions is associated with negative educational outcomes. However, existing studies fail to control for unobservable differences between those students who received suspensions and those who did not. In this study, I compare achievement for a given student across school quarters with varying types and…
Descriptors: Suspension, Academic Achievement, Language Arts, Mathematics Achievement
Cushing, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the last 30 years, public school administrators have spent a great deal of time and resources attempting to increase the achievement level of high school students throughout the United States. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively investigate and examine the relationship of one-to-one technology on the math and English achievement…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement, English
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