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Krist, Christina; Schwarz, Christina V.; Reiser, Brian J. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Mechanistic reasoning, or reasoning systematically through underlying factors and relationships that give rise to phenomena, is a powerful thinking strategy that allows one to explain and make predictions about phenomena. This article synthesizes and builds on existing frameworks to identify essential characteristics of students' mechanistic…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Heuristics, Epistemology, Middle School Students
Wang, Shudong; McCall, Marty; Jiao, Hong; Harris, Gregg – Online Submission, 2012
The purposes of this study are twofold. First, to investigate the construct or factorial structure of a set of Reading and Mathematics computerized adaptive tests (CAT), "Measures of Academic Progress" (MAP), given in different states at different grades and academic terms. The second purpose is to investigate the invariance of test…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Factor Structure, Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing
Cronin, John; Dahlin, Michael; Xiang, Yun; McCahon, Donna – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2009
The intent of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 is to hold schools accountable for ensuring that all their students achieve mastery in reading and math, with a particular focus on groups that have traditionally been left behind. Under NCLB, states have leeway to: (1) Craft their own academic standards, select their own tests, and define…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs
Adams, Caralee – Instructor, 2008
Middle school, which is generally thought of as sixth to eighth grades, is not easy for anybody. It is a rough time to be a student, and a tough age to teach. Teachers are expected to ease the transition of students from elementary to middle school. However, if you are an elementary teacher, you may not know what kids will be facing in middle…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Middle Schools, Field Experience Programs, Teacher Education