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Fisher, Larry B.; Spooner, Fred; Algozzine, Bob; Anderson, Kelly M.; Brosh, Chelsi R.; Robertson, Colleen E. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Conducting and supporting scientifically valid research activities and implementing evidence-based practices have driven recent hopes and efforts to achieve better outcomes for all students. In the context of ongoing internal review and continuous improvement, we were interested in how this evolution was reflected in empirical studies published in…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Evidence Based Practice, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Wiest, Lynda; Amankonah, Frank O. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This paper reports the performance of 30 rising seventh-grade girls on a task in which they were asked to order four fractions from least to greatest. Less than three-fifths attained correct answers. The performance gap was widest between students who attended Title I schools and those who did not, the latter being much more likely to attain…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Mathematics Instruction, Females, Fractions
Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2019
The "2019 Nebraska Higher Education Progress Report" is the fourteenth annual report designed to provide the Nebraska Legislature with comparative statistics to monitor and evaluate progress toward achieving three major goals for Nebraska's postsecondary education system: (1) Increase the number of students who enter postsecondary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Practices, Progress Monitoring, Academic Persistence
Hoxby, Caroline M.; Turner, Sarah – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019
In identifying whether universities provide opportunities for low-income students, there is a measurement challenge: different institutions face students with different incomes and preparation. We show how a hypothetical university's "relevant pool"--the students from whom it could plausibly draw--affects popular measures: the Pell…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Students, Disproportionate Representation, Institutional Characteristics
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Ubuz, Behiye; Aydinyer, Yurdagül – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors in a convergent parallel mixed method design aimed to investigate whether and how the geometry knowledge and attitude toward geometry of students with field-dependent/independent cognitive style improve differentially within a project-based learning environment. Quantitative data were collected from 97 seventh-grade students before and…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Cognitive Style, Student Attitudes
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Baird, Matthew D.; Pane, John F. – Educational Researcher, 2019
Evaluators report effects of education initiatives as standardized effect sizes, a scale that has merits but obscures interpretation of the effects' practical importance. Consequently, educators and policymakers seek more readily interpretable translations of evaluation results. One popular metric is the number of years of learning necessary to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Policy, Evaluators
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Steedle, Jeffrey T.; Radunzel, Justine; Mattern, Krista D. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 2019
Ensuring postsecondary readiness is a goal of K-12 education, but it is unclear whether high school students should get different messages about the required levels of academic preparation depending on their postsecondary trajectories. This study estimated readiness benchmark scores on a college admissions test predictive of earning good grades in…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, College Readiness, High School Students
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Leatherwood, Sandra – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
The Diocese of Charleston is composed of 32 schools, of which 26 are parish elementary, two parish PK through 12, and 4 diocesan secondary schools. Unlike many dioceses in the United States, the Diocese of Charleston is unique in that it encompasses the entire state of South Carolina. This poses a challenge not only geographically, but also in…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Religious Education
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Ozar, Lorraine A.; Weitzel-O'Neill, Patricia; Barton, Teresa; Calteaux, Elizabeth; Hunter, Cristina J.; Yi, Shiya – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
The National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS) were published in 2012 to serve as both a guide and assessment tool for PK-12 Catholic school effectiveness and sustainability. The NSBECS rest on the conviction that adhering to these standards and benchmarks with fidelity will result in highly…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, National Standards, Academic Standards, Benchmarking
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Erich, Margaret; Salas, Angelia D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
In 2012, as the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS) were published, the Michigan Non-Public School Accrediting Association (MNSAA) embarked on a mission to update its school accreditation process in an effort to refresh the process and to better align with current educational…
Descriptors: National Standards, Academic Standards, Benchmarking, School Effectiveness
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Faber, David – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
When the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) were first developed, principal and superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, David Faber writes in this article of his elation at the possibilities for measuring quality and for addressing total school improvement that the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Surveys, Strategic Planning, School Effectiveness
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Coniam, David; Falvey, Peter; Xiao, Yangyu – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2019
Over the past two decades awareness has been growing that English language teachers need good English language proficiency and professional training to teach effectively. To address this issue, a benchmark--minimum standards assessment test--was initiated, developed, and introduced in Hong Kong in 2001. Because more than a decade and a half has…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Koyuncu, Mahmut Sami; Erdemir, Aysenur – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
The aim of the study is to compare TIMSS 2011 proficiency levels with the proficiency levels defined by the researchers using cluster analysis for Turkey, Korean, Norway, and Morocco in 4th and 8 th grades in the fields of science and mathematics. Therefore, it is tried to be reached that these cut-off scores for each country can serve the…
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Steedle, Jeffrey T. – ACT, Inc., 2019
The Global Assessment Certificate™ (GAC) program helps international students develop the academic knowledge, learning practices, and English language skills required to enroll at universities and earn a bachelor's degree (ACT, 2019). The GAC program includes three levels of instruction (Level I, Level II, and Level III), each entailing a…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, College Readiness
Jones, Paketrice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As a scholar practitioner, the goal is to use the most effective teaching strategies available to help eighth-grade social studies students retain the vocabulary from each unit of study and increase both their short- and long-term memories. The problem identified for this action research was that the current use of the word wall (WW) vocabulary…
Descriptors: Intervention, Vocabulary Development, United States History, History Instruction
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