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Carrabba, Colette; Farmer, Aarek – Online Submission, 2018
This quantitative study sought to compare the levels of motivation and engagement for middle school students before and after the implementation of both project-based learning and direct instruction. Student participants completed the Intrinsic Motivation Inventory [IMI] (Deci & Ryan, 2017) to assess their levels of motivation prior to and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Direct Instruction, Student Motivation
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Mitchell, Ingrid; Nistor, Nicolae; Baltes, Beate; Brown, Michelle – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
Black middle school students in the United States continue to perform poorly on standardized reading achievement tests in comparison to other racial and ethnic groups. The purpose of this research study was to examine the effectiveness of a vocabulary-focused test preparation program for Black middle school students. The theoretical framework…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Vocabulary, Low Income Students, Middle School Students
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Murphy, Daniel L.; Beretvas, S. Natasha – Applied Measurement in Education, 2015
This study examines the use of cross-classified random effects models (CCrem) and cross-classified multiple membership random effects models (CCMMrem) to model rater bias and estimate teacher effectiveness. Effect estimates are compared using CTT versus item response theory (IRT) scaling methods and three models (i.e., conventional multilevel…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Test Theory
Fox, Janice M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In an "ex post facto" causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of a formative writing assessment program, Write Score, on increasing student writing achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) reading language arts and writing scores from 2012 were utilized for this study. The…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, Writing Achievement, Comparative Analysis
Woods, Courtney S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of an online mathematics program, I CAN Learn (ICL), impacted the attitudes and academic achievement of eighth grade students in rural Tennessee. This study was accomplished through the use of quantitative and qualitative data including attitude surveys, interviews, and observations of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Electronic Learning, Mathematics Achievement, Junior High School Students
Tobias, Keith S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative method, quasi-experimental design study examined the possible effect of foreign language study in Tennessee middle schools on mathematics achievement. The population was 1,708 historical student test scores of a single cohort spanning 6th through 8th Grades from the same schools within a large urban public school district. NCLB…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Middle School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains
Jones-Mason, Keely S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In an effort to improve academic performance for students receiving special education services, a large urban school district in Tennessee has implemented Integrated Service Delivery Model. The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of students receiving instruction in self-contained classrooms to the performance of students…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Special Education, Urban Schools, Middle School Students
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
A representative sample of 122,000 eighth-graders participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment, which is designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space sciences. This report covers the overall results, achievement level…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status, Educational Assessment
Holman, Lester Donnie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In an ex post facto causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) programs on raising the student writing achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) writing achievement scores from the 2010 administration were utilized for this study. The independent variable…
Descriptors: Writing Ability, Writing Achievement, Writing Skills, Writing Evaluation
Jones, Jone S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This causal-comparative study examined the effects of the collaborative leadership style provided by professional learning communities (PLCs) on the students' Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) mean Value-Added achievement scores in language arts and mathematics. The study used twenty-nine selected middle schools in eight different…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cooperation, Communities of Practice, Scores
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
Guided by a new framework, the NAEP science assessment was updated in 2009 to keep the content current with key developments in science, curriculum standards, assessments, and research. The 2009 framework organizes science content into three broad content areas. Physical science includes concepts related to properties and changes of matter, forms…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Groups
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2011 mathematics assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2011 to…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status, Educational Assessment
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2011 reading assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2011 to other…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in Tennessee for 2010. In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Tennessee showed across-the-board gains--improvements in reading and math at the proficient-and-above, and advanced levels for all racial/ethnic subgroups, low-income…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 reading assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2009 to other…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment
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