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Estrada, Eduardo; Ferrer, Emilio; Shaywitz, Bennett A.; Holahan, John M.; Shaywitz, Sally E. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Identifying change at the individual level is an important goal for researchers, educators, and clinicians. We present a set of statistical procedures for identifying individuals who depart from a normative change. Using Latent Change Scores models (LCS), we illustrate how the Individual Likelihood computed from a statistical model for change…
Descriptors: Change, Children, Adolescents, Age Differences
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Kapici, Hasan Ozgur; Akcay, Hakan; Yager, Robert E. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
It is important for students to learn concepts and using them for solving problems and further learning. Within this respect, the purpose of this study is to investigate students' abilities to apply science concepts that they have learned from Science-Technology-Society based approach or textbook oriented instruction. Current study is based on…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Science and Society, Textbooks, Science Instruction
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Dibek, Munevver Ilgun; Yavuz, Hatice C.; Tavsancil, Ezel; Yalcin, Seher – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the present study was twofold: first to adapt the Relationship and Motivation (REMO) scale addressing role of peers and teachers in students' motivations into Turkish culture, and second to determine whether there were any differences between girls and boys regarding the scores obtained from this scale. To achieve these aims, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis
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Baroody, Alison E. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
This study examined the contribution of classroom format on teaching effectiveness and achievement in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Secondary data analyses of the Measures of Effective Teaching database included 464 US classrooms. Classrooms were defined as self-contained if a generalist teacher provided instruction on all subjects…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Design, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
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Yablon, Yaacov B. – Child Development, 2017
Early detection of severe violence is a significant challenge for many schools. Three studies were conducted on samples of 6th, 8th, and 10th graders (12-16 years old). The first study, based on paired reports of teachers and students (n = 130), showed that a high percentage of both victims and perpetrators of severe violence are not identified by…
Descriptors: Violence, Identification, Grade 6, Grade 8
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Bolognino, Sarah J. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
The present study reports on the psychometric defensibility of the Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Screener (PWDS), which is a 10-item self-report behavior rating scale for measuring youth's bidimensional (also known as dual-factor or two-continua) mental health. The PWDS was developed using preexisting items within the Health Behavior in…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Well Being, Mental Health, Behavior Rating Scales
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Gower, Amy L.; Cousin, Molly; Borowsky, Iris W. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Although nearly all states in the United States require school districts to adopt anti-bullying policies, little research examines the effect of these policies on student bullying and health. Using a statewide sample, we investigated associations between the quality of school district anti-bullying policies and student bullying…
Descriptors: Bullying, Board of Education Policy, School Districts, Student Behavior
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Shachar, Hanna – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine how the quality of teaching contributes to a sense of belonging and satisfaction, while considering students' personal and socioeconomic variables, in explaining the risk of dropping out of school. Two thousand, eight hundred and seventy 4th- to 9th-grade students from 105 classes in 18 schools participated…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Potocki, Anna; Sanchez, Monique; Ecalle, Jean; Magnan, Annie – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
This article presents two studies investigating the role of executive functioning in written text comprehension in children and adolescents. In a first study, the involvement of executive functions in reading comprehension performance was examined in normally developing children in fifth grade. Two aspects of text comprehension were…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Children, Adolescents, Reading Difficulties
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Cowen, Joshua M. – Educational Researcher, 2017
This article provides provide a new, systematic profile of more than 18,000 homeless students in Michigan, utilizing rich administrative data from all test-taking students in Grades 3-9 during three academic years. These data are part of a larger study of school choice and student mobility in that state. Homelessness is a condition found…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Vangsnes, Øystein A.; Söderlund, Göran B. W.; Blekesaune, Morten – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
The Norwegian language has two written standards, Bokmål (majority variety) and Nynorsk (minority variety), and children receive their schooling in one or other of them. Pupils schooled in Nynorsk acquire the Bokmål variety simultaneously through extracurricular exposure and thus develop what may be termed "bidialectal literacy". In this…
Descriptors: Norwegian, Literacy, Language Variation, Dialects
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Becirovic, Senad – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
This study deals with the research into the relationship between gender, motivation and achievement in learning English as a foreign language. A good command of English is of paramount importance for an individual to be successful in numerous aspects of life such as professional, personal and educational. The aim of this research was to determine…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, English (Second Language)
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Caddle, Mary C.; Bautista, Alfredo; Brizuela, Bárbara M.; Sharpe, Sheree T. – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
While there is widespread agreement that one-size-fits-all professional development (PD) initiatives have limited potential to foster teacher learning, much existing PD is still designed without attention to teachers' motivations and needs. This paper shows that the strengths and weaknesses of middle school mathematics teachers that engage in PD…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Teacher Motivation
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Björn, Piia Maria; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Educational Psychology, 2016
This longitudinal study aimed to investigate the extent to which primary school text comprehension predicts mathematical word problem-solving skills in secondary school among Finnish students. The participants were 224 fourth graders (9-10 years old at the baseline). The children's text-reading fluency, text comprehension and basic calculation…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Prediction, Secondary School Students
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Akcay, Hakan; Yager, Robert E. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine the effectiveness of a Science Technology and Society (STS) approach in terms of student understanding of major processes of science. Participants included twelve teachers who agreed to participate in an experimental study where Science, Technology, and Society (STS) strategies were utilized with one class…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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