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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Masters, Jessica – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2012
A secondary data analysis was conducted using a large dataset from a study related to online professional development for eighth grade teachers of mathematics. Using this data, the paper provides a snapshot of the current state of teachers' knowledge related to proportional reasoning and functions. The paper also considers how teachers' knowledge…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Data Analysis, Grade 8, Mathematics Teachers
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Gable, Robert K.; Ludlow, Larry H.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Kite, Stacey L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2011
The development of the Survey of Knowledge of Internet Risk and Internet Behavior is described. A total of 1,366 Grades 7 and 8 male and female students from an urban, suburban, and rural school offered agree-disagree responses to 26 statements defining one Knowledge Scale and five behavior dimensions. Literature-based support is presented for…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Construct Validity, Risk, Measures (Individuals)
Hakuta, Kenji – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
In developing a tool to help address academic language development, the author and his team began by identifying the challenges of presenting science text to English Language Learners and students who struggle with reading. The goal was to balance the practical and logistical challenges of identifying, teaching, and learning academic and content…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Vocabulary, Science Teachers, Second Language Learning
Hossain, Md. Mokter; Robinson, Michael – Online Submission, 2011
Despite being the inventing country of the Internet, the US is not satisfied with its current state in Internet speed and broadband adoption. Although, more students, teachers and researchers in the US use Internet than any other country in the world, it is not satisfactory for the US educators and legislators to maintain US competitiveness in the…
Descriptors: Legislators, Internet, Technology Education, Presidents
Loong, Esther Yook-Kin – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2010
This paper presents the results of a survey conducted with students (N=97) whose teachers have used the Web in their mathematics classes. The survey looked at students' attitudes towards learning mathematics and their responses to the use of the Internet for learning mathematics. Factor analyses were used to determine the constructs that underlie…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Hohlfeld, Tina N.; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Barron, Ann E. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2010
This article provides an overview of the development and validation of the Student Tool for Technology Literacy (ST[superscript 2]L). Developing valid and reliable objective performance measures for monitoring technology literacy is important to all organizations charged with equipping students with the technology skills needed to successfully…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Ability Grouping, Grade 8, Test Construction
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Tarasiuk, Tracy J. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Today's adolescent student is thriving in a world where information and communication technology (ICT) encourages literate practices. These practices, described and theorized by studies of the new literacies, are not encouraged or supported in most school settings where traditional notions of literacy still dominate. Students in grades 6-8 at a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Media Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Internet
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Games, Ivan Alex – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
This article presents the results of a three-year study of "Gamestar Mechanic" (www.gamestarmechanic.com), a flash-based multiplayer online role-playing game developed for the MacArthur Foundation's digital media learning initiative by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Gamelab in New York. The game's objective is to help children…
Descriptors: Design, Role Playing, Discourse Analysis, Thinking Skills
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
This article presents findings from a study that explores the nature of the Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (C3) educational awareness policies, initiatives, curriculum, and practices currently taking place in the U.S. public and private K-12 educational settings. The study establishes baseline data on C3 awareness, which can be used…
Descriptors: Program Design, Information Technology, Computer Security, Ethics
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Dammers, Richard J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
This exploration of online applied music lessons focused on nine trumpet lessons between Jeremy, a college trumpet professor on the East Coast, and Kate, an eighth-grade trumpet player in the Midwest. These lessons followed an entry-level videoconferencing approach using personal computers, Web cams, and Skype videoconferencing software. These…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, College Faculty
Lai, Cheng Fei; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2009
In this technical report, we describe the development and piloting of a series of mathematics progress monitoring measures intended for use with students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. These measures, available as part of easyCBM[TM], an online progress monitoring assessment system, were developed in 2007 and 2008 and administered to…
Descriptors: Grade 8, General Education, Response to Intervention, Access to Education
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Luckin, Rosemary; Clark, Wilma; Graber, Rebecca; Logan, Kit; Mee, Adrian; Oliver, Martin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
In this paper, we report on survey and focus group data relating to the activities and perceptions of learning with Web 2.0 technologies of students aged between 11 and 16 years in 27 UK secondary schools. The study confirms that these learners had high levels of access to Web 2.0 technologies and that Web 2.0 activities were prolific. However,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Focus Groups, Internet
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Penuel, William R.; Gallagher, Lawrence P. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
This study compared the efficacy of 3 approaches to professional development in middle school Earth science organized around the principles of Understanding by Design (Wiggins & McTighe, 1998) in a sample of 53 teachers from a large urban district. Teachers were randomly assigned to a control group or to 1 of 3 conditions that varied with…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Earth Science, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies
Pinkham, Caroline; Wintle, Sarah E.; Silvernail, David L. – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2008
Over the past 20 years, the amount of information available to students via the Internet has increased dramatically. Access for students to technological resources used to locate information on the Internet has likewise increased. As a result, teachers are now being asked to teach students important 21st Century Skills, including the ability to…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Program Effectiveness, Science Teachers, Grade 8
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