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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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Benek, Ibrahim; Akcay, Behiye – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
The aim of this study is to develop a valid and reliable attitude scale that could measure secondary school students' attitudes towards the Science-Technology-Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This study was conducted in 2017-2018 academic year with 2500 secondary school students studying in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades from fifteen (15)…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Test Reliability
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Hild, Pitt; Gut, Christoph; Brückmann, Maja – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Several different measures have been proposed to solve persistent validity problems, such as high task-sampling variability, in the assessment of students' expertise in 'doing science'. Such measures include working with a-priori progression models, using standardised item shells and rating manuals, augmenting the number of tasks per…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Science Tests, Science Process Skills, Test Validity
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Irvine, Jeff – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2019
One of the primary goals of teacher education is to aid preservice candidates in formulating a personal philosophy of teaching that is research-based. Teacher candidates should recognize that their philosophy of teaching and learning must be grounded in research-affirmed theory, certain dimensions of which (e.g., motivation) are critical to…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, Models, Preservice Teachers
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Abu-Hilal, Maher M.; Al Abed, Adnan S. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2019
Introduction: Mathematics is one of the most important academic subjects in school. However, it is one of the most difficult subjects, and both students and teachers face difficulties in this subject. Teachers have difficulty engaging students in learning the subject. Rarely has the concept of engagement been researched in the Middle East region,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Self Efficacy, Correlation, Mathematics Anxiety
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Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima E.; Strycker, Lisa A.; Walden, Emily D. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
High-quality professional development is needed to prepare teachers to help students learn how to conduct online academic research and meet Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. This study created and evaluated a Web-based professional development program with five instructional modules designed to prepare middle-school teachers…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Faculty Development, Models, Teaching Methods
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Binfet, John-Tyler; Passmore, Holli-Anne – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2019
The aim of this exploratory study was to examine fourth to eighth graders' conceptualizations of kindness at school (i.e., their definition of kindness, an example of an act of kindness they have done, who they see as the most salient adult agent of kindness, and which location they deem that kindness happens most). To date, kindness research has…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Altruism, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Reyes, Marcela; Domina, Thurston – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
California state policy requires English language learners (ELL) to pass the California English Language Development Test and the California Standards Test in English Language Arts to be Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). However, most districts make it more difficult for ELL students to reclassify by setting reclassification…
Descriptors: State Policy, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, School Districts
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Rampey, B. D.; Faircloth, S. C.; Whorton, R. P.; Deaton, J. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The National Indian Education Study (NIES) is designed to describe the condition of education for fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States. NIES is conducted under the direction of the National Center for Education Statistics on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Indian…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Grade 4
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Ludicke, Penelope; Muir, Tracey; Swabey, Karen – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Academic underachievement in young adolescents has been a concern for teachers, schools and systems for some time. In Australian schools, curriculum reforms and middle years programs have been implemented to improve the educational outcomes of young adolescents, and address underachievement, with limited continuity and consistency. This study used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Underachievement, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Zhang, Mo; van Rijn, Peter W.; Deane, Paul; Bennett, Randy E. – Educational Assessment, 2019
Writing from source text is critical for developing college-and-career readiness because it is required in advanced academic environments and many vocations. Scenario-based assessment (SBA) represents one approach to measuring this ability. In such assessment, the scenario presents an issue that the student is to read and write about. Before…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Vignettes, Essays, Scores
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Cadena Aguilar, Roso Freddy; Ortega Cuellar, Javier Hernando; Cadena Aguilar, Albedro – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This action research study aimed to examine the possible impact of the "Daily 6" approach on the oral fluency in English of 13 adolescents. This approach (extension of the existing Daily 5™ framework) introduced a sixth step, "speak to someone", to respond to the lack of oral fluency limiting participants' overall speaking…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Turkan, Sultan; Lopez, Alexis; Lawless, Rene; Tolentino, Florencia – Educational Assessment, 2019
In this article we explore the use of pictorial glossaries as an accommodation for English learners (ELs) with entry and emerging levels of English language proficiency. Drawing on survey responses from 98 middle school ELs and cognitive interviews with 10 of the survey participants, we examined the participants' preferences and experiences with…
Descriptors: Glossaries, Pictorial Stimuli, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency
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Kaufman, Julia H.; Engberg, John; Hamilton, Laura S.; Yuan, Kun; Hill, Heather C. – Educational Assessment, 2019
High-quality measures of instructional practice are essential for research and evaluation of innovative instructional policies and programs. However, existing measures have generally proven inadequate because of cost and validity issues. This paper addresses two potential drawbacks of survey self-report measures: variation in teachers'…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Vignettes, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Evaluation
Uro, Gabriela; Lai, David – Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
In 2013, the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) published the first-ever report on English language learners (ELLs) enrolled in member districts, reporting on a range of indicators in addition to ELL enrollment and languages spoken by such students. This report updates most of the data presented in the 2013 Council ELL report, shedding light…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Schools, Urban Areas, Academic Achievement
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