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Garrett, Rachel; Davis, Elisabeth; Eisner, Ryan – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2019
Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has witnessed an increase in the number of English learner students in grades K-12 over recent years, with students coming from more diverse backgrounds in race/ethnicity, countries of origin, and native language. This requires more support from the district to meet diverse needs in terms of languages,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Schumacher, Robin; Taylor, Mary Jo; Dougherty, Barbara – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2019
REL Southeast developed this facilitator's guide on the topic of mathematical problem solving for use in professional learning community (PLC) settings. The facilitator's guide is a set of professional development materials designed to supplement the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide, Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Communities of Practice, Grade 4
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2019
This is a companion piece to "Professional Learning Community: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving for Students in Grades 4 through 8. Facilitator's Guide. REL 2019-002" (ED595201). It contains handouts to accompany each of the sessions included in the facilitator's guide.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Communities of Practice, Grade 4
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Chen, Ouhao; Manalo, Emmanuel; She, Yan – Educational Studies, 2019
A 2 (learning strategies: diagram vs. summary) × 2 (levels of expertise: low vs. high) experiment was conducted to compare the effectiveness of using diagrams to writing summaries for students given biological information to learn and who possessed different levels of expertise in that topic area. A main effect of learning strategy used on number…
Descriptors: Expertise, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Lin, Cheng-Ta; Chuang, Shuang-Shii – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Currently, education places a focus on teamwork, with empathy playing an important role in the coherence of teammates embark on project based learning (PBL). It is often difficult to persuade students to reach an agreement when they are working in groups. Enhancing empathy may reduce arguments and conflict during teamwork Creating interactive…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Empathy, Student Projects
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Evans, Bradley P.; Shively, Chris T. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
A large group of eighth-grade social studies students (N=101) received instruction and practice using the Cornell note-taking system and were assigned to one of three note-taking groups or one non-note-taking group. Students were asked to read an article about persuasion and use their assigned note-taking system to take notes at home. A…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, Notetaking, Study Skills
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Roembke, Tanja C.; Hazeltine, Eliot; Reed, Deborah K.; McMurray, Bob – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Automaticity in word recognition has been hypothesized to be important in reading development (LaBerge & Samuels, 1974; Perfetti, 1985). However, when predicting educational outcomes, it is difficult to isolate the influence of automatic word recognition from factors such as processing speed or knowledge of grapheme-phoneme correspondences.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Word Recognition, Reading Fluency, Cognitive Ability
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Garn, Alex C.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Lonsdale, Chris – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Student motivation research seeks to uncover greater understanding of when, how, and why students succeed or fail in school settings. Self-determination theory has been at the forefront of helping educational stakeholders answer questions on student motivation. This study investigates the motivation mediation model proposed by self-determination…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Need Gratification, Student Motivation, Self Determination
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LeBlanc, Robert Jean – Ethnography and Education, 2019
The ethnographer's embodied action during research is a complex of habit, belief, social and institutional positioning, and intention. This article examines what urban anthropologist Wacqaunt calls 'carnal sociology' and considers its implications for ethnographers of religious educational spaces. Contemporary ethnographers of education have…
Descriptors: Researchers, Religious Education, Ethnography, Participant Observation
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Ayan, Rukiye; Isiksal-Bostan, Mine – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine middle school students' proportional reasoning, solution strategies and difficulties in real life contexts in the domain of geometry and measurement. The underlying reasons of the difficulties were investigated as well. Mixed research design was adopted for the aims of the study by collecting data through…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Geometry
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Chesnutt, Katherine; Gail Jones, M.; Corin, Elysa N.; Hite, Rebecca; Childers, Gina; Perez, Mariana P.; Cayton, Emily; Ennes, Megan – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
This study examined the relationship between students' (N = 229) concepts of size and scale and students' achievement in science and mathematics over a 3-year period. Size and scale are considered one of the big ideas in science that permeates disparate science and mathematics content areas, yet little is known about the relationship between…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation, Science Instruction
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Ucak, Esra; Say, Serkan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to investigate the anxiety levels of secondary school students towards science course depending on a number of variables. Research sample consists of 2245 students who continue their education at public schools in Denizli (west of Turkey) in the academic year of 2017-2018. "Anxiety Scale for Science Course and "Personal…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Anxiety, Scientific Attitudes, Stress Variables
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Buzick, Heather M. – Educational Assessment, 2019
Using two states' grades 3 through 8 state assessment databases, this study documents the extent to which students were assigned testing accommodations for ELA or mathematics in only one of two consecutive years. The percentage of students with disabilities who were assigned accommodations in the current year only or in the prior year only in a…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Measurement, Academic Achievement, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Yalçin, Seher – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study aimed to compare the Graded Response Model (GRM) and the Mixed-Graded Response Model (MixGRM) in terms of model data-fit and parameters and demonstrate the application of MixGRM on real data. In this context, this study is basic research based on the International Computer and Information Literacy Study in 2013 conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Item Response Theory, Rating Scales, Models
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Hadar, Linor L.; Ruby, T. Lefcourt – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2019
The cognitive domain in mathematics, defined as thinking and understanding in the process of learning mathematics, is a main focus of curricula in many countries. This study explores breadth and depth of understanding as addressed in mathematics textbooks certified as aligned to Israeli national mathematics curricula. We compare opportunities for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction
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