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Quesen, Sarah; Lane, Suzanne – Applied Measurement in Education, 2019
This study examined the effect of similar vs. dissimilar proficiency distributions on uniform DIF detection on a statewide eighth grade mathematics assessment. Results from the similar- and dissimilar-ability reference groups with an SWD focal group were compared for four models: logistic regression, hierarchical generalized linear model (HGLM),…
Descriptors: Test Items, Mathematics Tests, Grade 8, Item Response Theory
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Akin Arikan, Cigdem – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Problem Statement: Equating can be defined as a statistical process that allows modifying the differences between test forms with similar content and difficulty so that the scores obtained from these forms can be used interchangeably. In the literature, there are many equating methods, one of which is Kernel equating. Trends in International…
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Kurt, Adile Askim; Dogan, Ezgi; Erdogmus, Yasemin Kahyaoglu; Emiroglu, Bulent Gursel – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
The computer gaming addiction is one of the newer concepts that young generations face and can be defined as the excessive and problematic use of computer games leading to social and/or emotional problems. The purpose of this study is to analyse through variables the computer gaming addiction levels of secondary school students. The research was…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Addictive Behavior, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys
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Callan, Gregory L.; Cleary, Timothy J. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
This study examined the convergent and predictive validity of self-regulated learning (SRL) measures situated in mathematics. The sample included 100 eighth graders from a diverse, urban school district. Four measurement formats were examined including, 2 broad-based (i.e., self-report questionnaire and teacher ratings) and 2 task-specific…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Independent Study, Predictive Validity
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BenDavid-Hadar, Iris – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: Resource allocation is a key policy instrument that affects the educational achievement distribution (EAD). The literature on methods of allocation is focused mainly on equity issues. The purpose of this paper is to develop a composite funding formula, which adds to the equity-based element (i.e. a needs-based element compensating for…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Resource Allocation, Funding Formulas, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Iren, Grandemo Liv; Arild, Lagestad Pål – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2018
The experience of well-being at school, both in the recesses and at school lessons, is of great importance for all students. The Norwegian school laws confirm that every student has the right to experience well-being at school, which will lead to healthiness and good learning. Literature search indicates that there is a lack of longitudinal…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Well Being, Obesity, Longitudinal Studies
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Büyükturan, Esin Bagcan; Sireci, Ayse – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Item discrimination index, which indicates the ability of the item to distinguish whether or not the individuals have acquired the qualities that are evaluated, is basically a validity measure and it is estimated by examining the fit between item score and the test score. Based on the definition of item discrimination index, classroom observation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Observation Techniques, Scores, Test Items
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Vidmar, Maša; Gril, Alenka; Furman, Lucija – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation (SCBE), originally developed for assessing preschoolers, was adapted for the adolescents. The instrument taps social competence, externalizing and internalizing problems. In the adolescent SCBE, more than 65% of the items (54 items) remained practically the same as in the preschool version, 24 items…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Adolescent Attitudes, Interpersonal Competence, Test Reliability
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Tasgin, Adnan; Tunc, Yunus – World Journal of Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the secondary school students' level of effective participation and their motivation. This study employs a survey consisting of 251 secondary school students from the schools located in Igdir and Erzurum, in East of Turkey. The data of the study were gathered through "Effective…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Participation, Student Motivation, Student Surveys
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Skelton, Peter; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Levy, Natalie; Dormody, Thomas J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Inquiry-based teaching methods have been found to enhance students' abilities to understand the process of scientific inquiry. The purpose of this study was to determine if middle school students taught through an inquiry-based teaching approach consisting of scientific skill development, scientific knowledge, and scientific reasoning were more…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
Garbacz, S. Andrew; Zerr, Argero A.; Dishion, Thomas J.; Seeley, John R.; Stormshak, Elizabeth – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The present study examined influences of sixth-grade student-reported parent educational involvement on early adolescent peer group affiliations at seventh and eighth grade. In addition, student gender and ethnicity were explored as possible moderators. Drawn from a large effectiveness trial, participants in this study were 5,802 early adolescents…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Middle School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Gender Differences
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Cer, Erkan; Sahin, Ertugrul – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Using a quasi-experimental design with pre-test and post-test control groups, 93 eighth grade students were randomly assigned either to the experimental or to the control group and responded to the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale two weeks before and after the intervention. While the students in the experimental group were instructed in quality books…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Metacognition, Self Esteem
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Xiong, Junmei; Qin, Yi; Gao, Miaomiao; Hai, Man – School Psychology International, 2017
By incorporating psychopathology and subjective well-being (SWB), the dual-factor model of mental health (DFM) can comprehensively measure psychological health. We examined the utility of the DFM among 1,293 Chinese adolescents (Grades 7-12). Furthermore, we examined the dynamics of mental health group membership via a two-wave longitudinal study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Mental Health, Adolescents
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Gremmen, Mariola Claudia; Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Steglich, Christian; Veenstra, René – Developmental Psychology, 2017
This study concerns peer selection and influence dynamics in early adolescents' friendships regarding academic achievement. Using longitudinal social network analysis (RSiena), both selection and influence processes were investigated for students' average grades and their cluster-specific grades (i.e., language, exact, and social cluster). Data…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Friendship, Early Adolescents, Grades (Scholastic)
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Kapici, Hasan Ozgur; Akcay, Hakan; Yager, Robert E. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
It is important for students to learn concepts and using them for solving problems and further learning. Within this respect, the purpose of this study is to investigate students' abilities to apply science concepts that they have learned from Science-Technology-Society based approach or textbook oriented instruction. Current study is based on…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Science and Society, Textbooks, Science Instruction
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