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Confrey, Jere; Toutkoushian, Emily; Shah, Meetal – Applied Measurement in Education, 2019
Fully articulating validation arguments in the context of classroom assessment requires connecting evidence from multiple sources and addressing multiple types of validity in a coherent chain of reasoning. This type of validation argument is particularly complex for assessments that function in close proximity to instruction, address the fine…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Item Response Theory, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2019
Large numbers of qualified students do not apply to and enroll in college. Yet, earning a college degree is one of the primary pathways for economic success and is increasingly required for good jobs and high wages. A number of programs and practices aim to improve college readiness and enrollment, including "Take Stock in Children's®…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Graduation, Higher Education, Middle School Students
McCann, Thomas M.; Knapp, John V. – Guilford Press, 2019
To be successful, teachers of English in grades 6-12 need more than basic content knowledge and classroom management skills. They need a deep understanding of the goals and principles of teaching literature, writing, oral discourse, and language in order to make sound instructional decisions. This engaging book explores the pedagogical foundations…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Grade 6
Askew, Karyl; Stevenson, Olivia; Jones, Bridget – Grantee Submission, 2018
"INSPIRE" is an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. "INSPIRE" provides an innovative integrated K-12 STEM pipeline approach focused on STEM course content and instructional redesign. The INSPIRE model was implemented in Cabarrus County…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
Figlio, David; Holden, Kristian L.; Ozek, Umut – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Instructional time is a fundamental educational input, yet we have little causal evidence about the effect of longer school days on student achievement. This paper uses a sharp regression discontinuity design to estimate the effects of lengthening the school day for low-performing schools in Florida by exploiting an administrative cutoff for…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Low Achievement, Eligibility, Literacy Education
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2018
The purpose of this technical report is to describe the third operational administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments in the 2016-2017 academic year. PARCC is a state-led consortium creating next-generation assessments that, compared to traditional K-12 assessments, more accurately…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Common Core State Standards, Language Arts
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Cipriano, Christina; Barnes, Tia N.; Bertoli, Michelle C.; Flynn, Lisa M.; Rivers, Susan E. – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2016
Students educated in self-contained special education classrooms and the teachers who serve them are in crisis. Self-contained classrooms are separate from general education classrooms and may be resource classrooms housed within general education schools or separate schools or districts serving primarily students with disabilities.…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Self Contained Classrooms, Teacher Collaboration, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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Yandell, John; Brady, Monica – English in Education, 2016
Drawing on observational evidence of two classes working on "Romeo and Juliet," one in England and the other in Palestine, this essay explores the nature of knowledge in relation to English as a school subject. It asserts the importance of paying attention to the resources that students, situated in culture and history, bring with them…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Drama, English Literature
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Whitacre, Ian; Pierson Bishop, Jessica; Lamb, Lisa L.; Philipp, Randolph A.; Bagley, Spencer; Schappelle, Bonnie P. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
We interviewed 40 students each in grades 7 and 11 to investigate their integer-related reasoning. In one task, the students were asked to write and interpret equations related to a story problem about borrowing money from a friend. All the students solved the story problem correctly. However, they reasoned about the problem in different ways.…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 11, Interviews, Mathematical Logic
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Ditchburn, Geraldine – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
The "Australian Curriculum: History" has emerged out of a neoliberal federal education policy landscape. This is a policy landscape where pragmatic and performative, rather than pedagogic concerns are clearly foregrounded, and this has implications for curriculum development and implementation. A useful way to conceptualise the features,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Curriculum, Educational Policy
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Yang, Der-Ching; Lin, Yung-Chi – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences between Finnish and Taiwanese textbooks for grades 7 to 9 on the topic of solving systems of linear equations (simultaneous equations). The specific textbooks examined were TK in Taiwan and FL in Finland. The content analysis method was used to examine (a) the teaching sequence, (b)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation, Grade 7
New York State Education Department, 2015
This technical report provides an overview of the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA), including a description of the purpose of the NYSAA, the processes utilized to develop and implement the NYSAA program, and Stakeholder involvement in those processes. By comparing the intent of the NYSAA with its process and design, the validity of the…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Jacovina, Matthew E.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Grantee Submission, 2017
In this chapter, we describe several intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) designed to support student literacy through reading comprehension and writing instruction and practice. Although adaptive instruction can be a powerful tool in the literacy domain, developing these technologies poses significant challenges. For example, evaluating the…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Literacy Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education