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Weber, Nancy Dubinski; Waxman, Hersh C.; Brown, Danielle B.; Kelly, Larry J. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2016
The purpose of the present study is to examine how first-year secondary teaching interns' classrooms compare to those of more experienced teachers. Through the simultaneous use of three unique observation instruments, the authors addressed the following research questions: (a) How do first-year secondary teachers' classroom behaviors compare to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Comparative Analysis
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Epperson, James A. Mendoza; Rhoads, Kathryn – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
Many mathematics teacher educators encounter the challenge of creating or choosing mathematical tasks that evoke important mathematical insights and connections yet remain firmly grounded in school mathematics. This challenge increases substantially when trying to meet the needs of practicing secondary mathematics teachers pursuing graduate work…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Inservice Teacher Education
Uribe, Patricia E. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
This case exemplifies the effects of high stakes standardized testing and accountability on education and school district personnel. The case focuses on a school counselor who inadvertently gave the students the actual PSAT (a preliminary college entrance exam) instead of a practice test during a college preparatory workshop. The error caused the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Accountability, School Counselors
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Martin, Scott B.; Ede, Alison; Morrow, James R., Jr.; Jackson, Allen W. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
This paper provides observations of physical fitness testing in Texas schools and physical education teachers' insights about large-scale testing using the FITNESSGRAM[R] assessment (Cooper Institute, 2007) as mandated by Texas Senate Bill 530. In the first study, undergraduate and graduate students who were trained to observe and assess student…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Physical Education, Group Discussion, Focus Groups