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Duchesne, Stéphane; Larose, Simon; Feng, Bei – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine seeking help from teachers as a mechanism mediating the relationship between achievement goals adopted by students early in the school year and their degree of behavioral and cognitive engagement in academic work almost 2 years later. A sample of 456 French Canadian students (215 boys; 240 girls;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Learner Engagement
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Neumann, Heike; Padden, Nina; McDonough, Kim – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Past research into the relationship between English proficiency test (EPT) scores and score profiles, such as the IELTS and the TOEFL, has shown that there is not always a clear relationship between those scores and students' subsequent academic achievement. Information about students' academic self-concept (ASC) may provide additional information…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Language Proficiency, Scores
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Patten, Sarah L. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
This study aims to recommend and test a conceptual model for socio-economic status (SES) and variables to measure it that are available to researchers in Canada and applicable in other countries. Recommendations for quantitative researchers are presented to address issues that arise with including SES in analyses. The study analyzed data linking…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Academic Achievement
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Handford, Victoria; Leithwood, Kenneth – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
Conducted in British Columbia, this mixed-methods study tested the effects of nine district characteristics on student achievement, explored conditions that mediate the effects of such characteristics, and contributed to understandings about the role school-level leaders play in district efforts to improve achievement. Semistructured interview…
Descriptors: School Districts, Mathematics Achievement, Language Skills, Principals
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Marynowski, Richelle; Mombourquette, Carmen; Slomp, David – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
This study applies a bioecological lens to the examination of school change in the area of classroom assessment. We conducted a case study that examined the processes within a rural secondary school that supported and inhibited change in classroom assessment practices. Data collection included teacher and principal interviews, focus groups,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Secondary School Students, Educational Assessment
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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Burns, Emma C.; Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Tarbetsky, Ana L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This review explores predictors and consequences of students' growth goals and growth mindset in school with particular emphasis on how correlational statistical methods can be applied to illuminate key issues and implications. Study 1 used cross-sectional data and employed structural equation modelling (SEM) to investigate the role of growth…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Educational Objectives, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Vézina, Marie-Pier; Poulin, François – Applied Developmental Science, 2019
Current knowledge of intraindividual longitudinal patterns of civic participation (CP) and their predictors remains limited. As life cycle trends are showing a decline in civic/political involvement during early adulthood years, increased understanding of these aspects could enhance efforts to promote greater and/or sustained CP trajectories among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Young Adults, Predictor Variables
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Zdaniuk, Agnes; Gruman, Jamie A.; Cassidy, Scott A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research on the pedagogical value of providing students with PowerPoint (PPT) slide handouts has produced mixed results. One reason for the inconsistent findings may be that most studies in this stream of research have neglected to examine individual differences. In the current study, we aimed to advance research on the pedagogical value of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Gender Differences, Computer Software, Individual Differences
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Mayor, Christine; Suarez, Eliana B. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2019
Despite widespread discussion in the United States, up until now there has not been a review of the demographic and contextual factors associated with Canadian academic achievement. Using Arksey and O'Malley's (2005) framework, a scoping review was conducted to answer two questions: What demographic and contextual factors are most commonly used in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities
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Guèvremont, Anne; Kohen, Dafna – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
The importance of learning an Aboriginal language has been documented, yet associations with positive educational outcomes are inconclusive. Previous research in the area has been limited by small sample studies, lack of comparison groups, and the omission of the consideration of socio-demographic factors and cultural activity participation. This…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, American Indian Languages, Outcomes of Education, American Indian Reservations
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Gao, Yuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
International collaborations in the vocational and training (VET) sector have grown significantly in the past three decades in China as well as in other parts of the world. Despite its growing prominence, it remains a largely under-researched field compared to the large volume of research on universities' internationalization. In particular, it is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Education
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Kennett, Deborah J.; Reed, Maureen J.; VandenBerg, Tasmine R. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
The University Life Experience Inventory was created to determine how students utilize their time between academic (class and preparatory) and nonacademic (work, social, leisure, and health) activities. In addition to completing the university life experience inventory, 239 undergraduate students completed inventories assessing academic…
Descriptors: Time Management, Leisure Time, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Harrison, Gina L.; Goegan, Lauren D.; Macoun, Sarah J. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2019
This study examined the scoring errors across three widely used achievement tests (Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement--Second Edition [KTEA-2], Woodcock--Johnson Tests of Achievement--Third Edition [WJ-III], and the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test--Third Edition [WIAT-III]) by novice examiners. A total of 114 protocols were evaluated for…
Descriptors: Scoring, Error Patterns, Achievement Tests, Novices
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Wilson, Claire A.; Babcock, Sarah E.; Saklofske, Donald H. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The transition from high school to post-secondary education presents challenges for students. Many variables have been identified as significant predictors of student achievement. Resiliency, defined as the ability to overcome challenges and adversity, may be particularly relevant during the adjustment to post-secondary education. This study…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment
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Sneyers, Eline; De Witte, Kristof – Educational Review, 2018
This article provides a meta-analysis on the effect of academic probation, student-faculty mentoring and need-based grants on various student outcomes. Using 25 (quasi-) experimental studies, we find that academic probation has a significant negative effect on retention (d = -0.17), while it does not have an effect on graduation. Student-faculty…
Descriptors: Intervention, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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