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Hart, Cassandra M. D.; Berger, Dan; Jacob, Brian; Loeb, Susanna; Hill, Michael – AERA Open, 2019
This article uses fixed effects models to estimate differences in contemporaneous and downstream academic outcomes for students who take courses virtually and face-to-face--both for initial attempts and for credit recovery. We find that while contemporaneous outcomes are positive for virtual students in both settings, downstream outcomes vary by…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, High School Students
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Davidson, P.; Roslan, S.; Omar, Z.; Chong Abdullah, M.; Looi, S. Y.; Neik, T. T. X.; Yong, B. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2019
This study reported the results of Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) analyses on 13 competing structural models on the inter-relationships among academic achievement and student- and course-related attributes. The samples were Malaysian pre-university students enrolled in two STEM courses (biology, n = 326; mathematics, n = 339; biology only, n…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, STEM Education, Structural Equation Models
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Yilmaz, Aynur – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigation the opinions of science high school students about physical education and sports lesson. The research is designed with an exploratory sequential pattern from mixed research approaches. The research was carried out in two Science High Schools in Kirikkale province during the fall semester of 2017-2018…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, High School Students, Athletics
Alvarado, Marty; Vargas, Joel – Jobs for the Future, 2019
State reforms and philanthropic investments seeking to improve public education in California have made substantial changes in recent years--from what students learn and how they learn it to how schools are funded and evaluated. Most efforts have focused on one level at a time, either K-12 schools, community colleges, or four-year postsecondary…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Academic Achievement
Wilson, Janet S. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2019
The College Board released national Advanced Placement (AP) Program Results: Class of 2018 on February 6, 2019. This memorandum provides information pertinent to the AP and International Baccalaureate (IB) examination participation and performance for the Class of 2018 in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The AP exam results in MCPS were…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Academic Achievement
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Ottmar, Erin – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study investigates relations between cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal opportunities, noncognitive outcomes, and student achievement in 1,096 students from 20 high schools (10 Deeper Learning [DL] network, 10 control) who participated in the Study of DL (SDL). DL is an umbrella term used to encompass the cognitive, interpersonal,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development
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Liu, Dongfang; Ku, Heng-Yu; Morgan, Thomas Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The condition of poverty is pervasive worldwide and is multifaceted in its ability to have a deleterious generational impact. Although China has greatly reduced the proportion of people living in abject poverty over the past three decades, there are still millions of families living in extreme poverty. This study investigated the influences of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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Jones, Martin H.; Mueller, Christian E.; McCutchen, Krystal L. – Youth & Society, 2019
The study examined the relationship among students' focus in urban schools and three educationally relevant psychological factors: school engagement, achievement goals, and possible future self. A 1-year study at two urban high schools with a total of 212 participants suggested that academically focused students are more highly engaged with…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, High School Students, Learner Engagement
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Gess-Newsome, Julie; Taylor, Joseph A.; Carlson, Janet; Gardner, April L.; Wilson, Christopher D.; Stuhlsatz, Molly A. M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
In this exploratory study, we attempted to measure potential changes in teacher knowledge and practice as a result of an intervention, as well as trace such changes through a theoretical path of influence that could inform a model of teacher professional knowledge. We created an instrument to measure pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), studied…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Academic Achievement, Intervention, Faculty Development
Jacobs, James; Worth, Jennifer – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
Postsecondary workforce development is one of the major innovations of the modern community college. In a workforce approach, curriculum is driven by the needs of local industry, course delivery systems are sufficiently flexible to meet the diverse needs of students and industry, and students experience a mixture of work-based and classroom…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, Role of Education, Educational Trends
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
ElAdl, Adel M.; Saad, Mourad Ali Eissa – Online Submission, 2019
This study aims to investigate the effect of a brain-based learning program on working memory and academic motivation among tenth grade Omanis students. The sample was selected from students in the tenth grade in basic education in the Sultanate of Oman. The participants in this study were 75 preparatory school students. Experimental group (EG)…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Teaching Methods, Short Term Memory, Student Motivation
Kurlaender, Michal; Cohen, Kramer – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC), implemented in California in 2014-15 as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, is designed to evaluate students' levels of college and career readiness. Student scores on the Smarter Balanced Assessment are currently used for both accountability and school improvement…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Readiness, Academic Achievement, High School Students
Ohio Department of Education, 2019
"Each Child, Our Future" is Ohio's shared plan for ensuring each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent prekindergarten through grade 12 (preK-12) education. The plan's purpose: to lift aspirations, create hope and excitement, guide development of state-level education policies and…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Statewide Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sengul, Ozden; Zhang, Xiaoyun; Leroux, Audrey J. – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2019
By using multi-level modeling, this study explores the impact of students' perception of the quality of the teacher-student relationship and family structure on student achievement after controlling for socioeconomic status (SES), school urbanicity, and school control. The data from 750 schools and 17,000 10th grade students were analyzed. Family…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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