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Polat-Yaseen, Zeynep – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This study was designed for two major goals, which are to describe students' mental models about atom concept from 6th to 8th grade and to compare students' mental models with visual representations of atom in textbooks. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected with 4 open-ended questions including drawings which were quantified using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Schemata (Cognition), Visualization
Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Tuttle, Christina Clark; Gill, Brian P.; Gleason, Philip – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2011
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a network of charter schools designed to improve the educational opportunities available to low-income families. KIPP schools seek to boost their students' academic achievement and, ultimately, prepare them to enroll and succeed in college. This paper provides the most thorough analysis to date of the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Middle Schools, Academic Achievement, Educational Opportunities
Schultz-Jones, Barbara; Ledbetter, Cynthia – International Association of School Librarianship, 2010
This paper presents the full results from a 2008/2009 research study examining the application of a "learning environment" paradigm to the school library setting. The preliminary results from the examination of the Fifth Grade science classes were presented at the IASL 2009 Research Forum. We now report the process of completing our…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Programs, School Libraries, Grade 5
Bartik, Timothy J.; Eberts, Randall W.; Huang, Wei-Jang – W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2010
This paper examines three types of Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) trends that may represent Promise effects: 1) trends in overall enrollment, 2) trends in relative enrollment by ethnic group, and 3) trends in KPS achievement on the standardized test used by the state of Michigan for No Child Left Behind accountability, the Michigan Educational…
Descriptors: African American Students, Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Assessment
Howell, William G.; Henderson, Michael – Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University, 2010
Merit pay initiatives transparently alter the teaching profession and goings-on within classrooms, and thereby promise to stoke the self-interests of the two most prominent stakeholders in public education: teachers and parents. This memo summarizes the authors' ongoing efforts to empirically evaluate the extent to which public debates about merit…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Public Education, Governance, Educational Policy
Costrell, Robert; Podgursky, Michael – National Center on Performance Incentives, 2009
While it is generally understood that defined benefit pension systems concentrate benefits on career teachers, and impose costs on mobile teachers, there has been very little analysis of the magnitude of these features and patterns of variation between states. The authors develop a measure of implicit redistribution of pension wealth among…
Descriptors: Teacher Retirement, Retirement Benefits, Costs, Faculty Mobility
Strauss, Robert P.; Liu, Jinxiang – National Center on Performance Incentives, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to characterize the choice made by retired professional school personnel in Pennsylvania to return to work in public education. This paper builds on earlier studies of the market for teachers and administrators in Pennsylvania. In this paper we describe retiring teachers, administrators and coordinators as…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Retirement, Employment, Public Education
Gasbarra, Paul; Johnson, Jean – Public Agenda, 2008
In many respects, Hispanic families share the aspirations and anxieties of many other families nationwide: They are keenly focused on the role completing high school and going to college will play in their children's future. Students and young adults see success in school and college as key to interesting work and a prosperous future, and most are…
Descriptors: High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Parent School Relationship, Trust (Psychology)
Orr, Margaret Terry – Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, 2007
This paper measures effective leadership preparation and assesses its relationship to what principals learn about leadership, their leadership practices, and school improvement progress and improved school climate (particularly for academic press and continuous improvement). This paper draws on survey research conducted in 2005 with 125 principals…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership
Vigdor, Jacob L. – National Center on Performance Incentives, 2008
Since the 1996/97 school year, the state of North Carolina has awarded bonuses of up to $1,500 to teachers in schools that exhibit test score gains above certain thresholds. This article reviews the details of the bonus program, describes patterns of differences between schools that qualify for bonuses of differing amounts, and presents basic data…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
Bisland, Beverly Milner; Malow-Iroff, Micheline S.; O'Connor, Evelyn A. – Online Submission, 2006
This study investigates the teaching practices of newly certified elementary teachers in an alternative master's degree program. This study evaluates questions concerning teaching methodology utilized by the respondents in the major curriculum areas of elementary education. The questions ask about the new teacher's use of direct instruction,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Education
Zittleman, Karen – Online Submission, 2006
The first-person accounts of over 400 middle school students from five diverse schools suggest that three decades of gender equity efforts have fallen far short of their goals. Contrary to the backlash argument that girls are now the advantaged sex, or the perceptions of many adults that both girls and boys are treated fairly in school today,…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Females, Sex Fairness, Middle School Students
Byrd, Jimmy K.; Williams, Cynthia L. – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of the study was to advance a model for evaluating educational administrator preparation programs at the individual course level in a Texas university. Results indicated that, of the two preprogram and seven program core principal preparation courses examined, only two had a significant impact on the pass rate on the TExES Principal…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, School Law, Administrator Education, Principals
Sloan, James E. – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine what, or part of what, makes academic success probable or improbable for a student. The core research question was, Which practices, characteristics, and circumstances of students, families, schools, school districts, and communities tend to give Maine students a higher probability of meeting state…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Probability, Academic Standards, State Standards
Schulz, E. Matthew; Mitzel, Howard C. – Online Submission, 2005
A new standard setting method, Mapmark, was recently developed by ACT Inc. in the course of a contract with the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) to set achievement levels for the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Grade 12 mathematics. Mapmark includes elements of the bookmark method (Lewis, Mitzel, & Green, 1996;…
Descriptors: Validity, Standard Setting (Scoring), Formative Evaluation, Grade 12
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