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Seage, Steven J.; Türegün, Mehmet – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs serving students from low socioeconomic areas are understudied in the literature. More research studies need to be conducted to make informed instructional decisions for students who may be at a disadvantage compared to their peers from higher socioeconomic areas. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, STEM Education, Science Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Murangi, Kavemuii; Perkins, Robert C.; Tang, Judy H. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 pilot study of the Middle School Transcript Study (MSTS) is the first NAEP transcript study to focus on the middle school level, collect student coursetaking data at the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) level, and rely solely on the electronic submission of course catalogs and…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Middle School Students, Academic Records, Pilot Projects
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Hill, Julie C.; Graber, Julia A.; Jean-Baptiste, Esther; Johnson, Kelly J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Adolescents' attitudes predict sexual behavior; therefore, attitudes are targeted in sexually transmitted infection (STI) and pregnancy prevention programs. However, attitudes and behaviors do not always align. Young adolescents who have had penile vaginal intercourse (PVI) and have attitudes supportive of PVI have two risk factors for future…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Rural Areas, Adolescent Attitudes, Prediction
Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2019
Curriculum Associates' i-Ready is an adaptive diagnostic and individualized instructional tool that has been used in M-DCPS in the last few years. In addition, Curriculum Associates provides the District with results of their predictive model, which uses the students' outcomes on the Fall and Winter i-Ready diagnostic testing as well as the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts, Reading Achievement
Millenky, Megan; Hossain, Farhana – MDRC, 2019
PACE Center for Girls is a Florida-based nonprofit organization that serves girls of middle school and high school age who are at risk of involvement with the justice system. PACE aims to get these girls back on track by taking a gender-responsive approach, providing a blend of academic and social services that are shaped by an awareness of girls'…
Descriptors: Females, At Risk Persons, Middle School Students, High School Students
Millenky, Megan; Treskon, Louisa; Freedman, Lily; Mage, Caroline – MDRC, 2019
PACE Center for Girls is a Florida-based organization that provides academic and social services to girls of middle school and high school age. Girls who attend PACE have a specific set of characteristics that put them at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system and other negative outcomes. PACE seeks to reduce the likelihood of…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, High School Students, At Risk Students
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Stapleton, Suzanne C.; Royster, Melody; Bharti, Neelam; Birch, Stephanie; Bossart, Jean; Butts, Shannon; Tobin Cataldo, Tara; Gonzalez, Sara Russell; Minson, Valrie; Putnam, Samuel R.; Yip, Christine – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Motivated by a desire to encourage girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies, librarians at the Marston Science Library (Marston) at the University of Florida (UF) developed Girls Tech Camp (GTC), a summer camp designed to introduce middle-school girls to creative technologies used in these fields. This week-long…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Librarians, STEM Education
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Dinsmore, Daniel L.; Fox, Emily; Parkinson, Meghan M.; Bilgili, Devrim – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
Explanatory patterns regarding situational differences in reading comprehension performance may be best captured by multidimensional reader profiles. Data from 56 third- and fifth-grade students were collected to investigate the applicability, scope, and convergent validity of a reader profiling scheme based on Alexander's (2005) reader profile…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Skills, Grade 3, Grade 5
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Prieto, Lydia M.; Aguero-Valverde, Jonathan; Zarrate-Cardenas, Gustavo; Van Maarseveen, Martin – Journal of School Choice, 2019
Choosing a specialty school involves huge challenges for families. This research aims to understand the behavioral process that leads families to choose among various specialty school programs. Discrete choice models, based on revealed preferences data from middle school applications in a large school district in Florida, are estimated using both,…
Descriptors: Parents, Preferences, Special Schools, Magnet Schools
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Rohrer, Doug; Dedrick, Robert F.; Hartwig, Marissa K.; Cheung, Chi-Ngai – Grantee Submission, 2019
We report the results of a pre-registered, cluster randomized controlled trial of a mathematics learning intervention known as interleaved practice. Whereas most mathematics assignments consist of a block of problems devoted to the same skill or concept, an interleaved assignment is arranged so that no two consecutive problems require the same…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 7, Assignments
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Egalite, Anna J. – Educational Studies, 2019
In the United States, the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) specifies that students with disabilities should be educated in the "least restrictive environment," yet little is known about how successfully schools have been able to apply appropriate supports, practices and resources so that all students benefit…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Educational Needs
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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
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
Figlio, David N.; Özek, Umut – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019
In this study, we use microdata from 12 Florida county-level school districts and a regression discontinuity design to examine the effects of early grade retention on the short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes of English learners. We find that retention in the third-grade substantially improves the English skills of these students, reducing the…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, English Language Learners, Human Capital, English (Second Language)
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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: College Readiness, Graduation Rate, Higher Education, Mentors
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