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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
Torres, D. Diego – Houston Independent School District, 2019
Despite its promise to help teachers meet the needs of diverse learners, district usage of Achieve3000® among most students with access to it remains far below the optimal level necessary for them to realize literacy growth and college and career readiness. Only a tiny minority of students (402 out of about 111,000) seem to be engaging Achieve3000…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Individualized Instruction, Middle School Students, High School Students
Swanson, Elise – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Postsecondary access and degree completion are increasingly important concerns for individuals and policymakers. This dissertation presents evidence on three distinct strategies for increasing students' level of preparedness for higher education, rates of postsecondary enrollment, and rates of postsecondary degree completion. The first is an…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, College Readiness, Enrollment Trends
Miech, Richard A.; Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2019
Substance use is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality; it is in large part why, among 17 high-income nations, people in the U.S. have the highest probability of dying by age 50. Substance use is also an important contributor to many social ills including child and spousal abuse, violence more generally, theft, suicide, and more;…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Drug Abuse, High School Students, Grade 8
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Wang, Ya-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science Education, 2019
Students' conceptions of learning science and their relations with motive for learning may vary as the education level increases. This study aimed to compare the quantitative patterns in students' conceptions of learning science (COLS) and motives for learning science (MLS) across grade levels by adopting two survey instruments. A total of 768…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Motivation, Instructional Program Divisions, Foreign Countries
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Nachowitz, Marc – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2019
Using a national sample of students' writing from the National Study of Writing Instruction, this study examines the current state of writing in the mathematics classroom and the extent to which enactments align with the intentions established in the research base and curricula articulated by NCTM and the CCSS-M. Over 3,000 writing assignments…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Mathematics, Grade 6, Grade 8
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2019
Literacy skills are critical to students' academic achievement and setting them on a path to successful high school graduation and readiness for college and careers. "Passport Reading Journeys" [TM] is a supplemental literacy curriculum designed to help improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and writing skills of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary
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Literacy skills are critical to students' academic achievement and setting them on a path to successful high school graduation and readiness for college and careers. "Passport Reading Journeys" [TM] is a supplemental literacy curriculum designed to help improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and writing skills of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary
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Literacy skills are critical to students' academic achievement and setting them on a path to successful high school graduation and readiness for college and careers. "Passport Reading Journeys" [TM] is a supplemental literacy curriculum designed to help improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and writing skills of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary
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Zapolsky, Valerie – Afterschool Matters, 2019
Rangeley Friends of the Arts (RFA) is a nonprofit arts organization in Rangeley, a town of 1,200 souls in the rural western mountains of Maine. Working with existing facilities and a largely volunteer workforce, the article explains how this group established Creative After School Arts, or CASA--a program that provides a safe home away from home…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Art Activities, Rural Areas, Creativity
White, Penny Townsend – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed methods case study was threefold: (a) to describe 7th through 12th grade science teachers' efficacy beliefs, perceptions of support, and concerns about using inquiry-based instruction and examine how they are related to one another, (b) to explore how teachers reporting different levels of concerns demonstrate levels of…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10
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Courtney, Scott A. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2018
The author describes interactions with two middle grades (grades 6-8, student ages 11-14 years) and three secondary school (grades 9-12, student ages 14-18 years) mathematics teachers designed to increase and enhance teachers' content knowledge and transform their classroom instruction by embedding the author (i.e., mathematics teacher educator)…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Faculty Development, Models, Mathematics Teachers
Johnston, Lloyd D.; Miech, Richard A.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E. – Institute for Social Research, 2018
This occasional paper presents national demographic subgroup data for the 1975-2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) national survey results on 8th, 10th, and 12th graders' use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. MTF is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health under a series of investigator-initiated, competitive…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 12, Secondary School Students
Johnston, Lloyd D.; Miech, Richard A.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald g.; Schulenberg, John E.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2018
Monitoring the Future (MTF) is a long-term study of substance use and related factors among U.S. adolescents, college students, and adult high school graduates through age 55. It is conducted annually and supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. MTF findings identify emerging susbstance use problems, track substance use trends, and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 12, Secondary School Students
Miech, Richard A.; Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2018
Substance use is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality; it is in large part why, among 17 high-income nations, people in the U.S. have the highest probability of dying by age 50. Substance use is also an important contributor to many social ills including child and spouse abuse, violence more generally, theft, suicide, and more;…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 12, Secondary School Students
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