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Whitney, Camille R.; Candelaria, Christopher A. – AERA Open, 2017
Many people have worried about possible adverse effects of high-stakes testing on socioemotional outcomes. This article uses a difference-in-differences approach to investigate the effects of the introduction of high-stakes testing via the No Child Left Behind Act on socioemotional outcomes. Data are from the Early Childhood Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, High Stakes Tests, Accountability
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Guess, Pamela E.; McCane-Bowling, Sara J. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study examined the relationship between perceived teacher support and overall life satisfaction (LS) in a sample of urban middle school students. Based on correlations between measures of student perceptions related to these constructs, results indicated that student perceptions of teacher support correlated significantly with LS, with the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Life Satisfaction, Urban Schools, Correlation
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Ado, Kathryn – Issues in Teacher Education, 2016
Public schools in the U.S. face ever increasing accountability measures as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB 2001) and the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in the majority of states (Guskey, 2011). Linking teacher evaluation to student outcomes is yet another example of the pressure educators feel in the current U.S.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Improvement, Knowledge Level
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Gonzalez, Monica Marie – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2016
This inquiry utilizes a sheltered instruction approach to lesson planning with the intention of improving teacher candidates' instruction to English Language Learners (ELLs). In this study a web-based questionnaire and a sheltered instruction lesson plan template were used to facilitate opportunities for teacher candidates to reflect on and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, English Language Learners, Questionnaires, Online Surveys
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Gándara, Fernanda; Randall, Jennifer – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
This study investigates the relationship between school-level accountability practices and science achievement of 15-year-olds, across four counties: Australia, Korea, Portugal, and the United States. We used PISA 2006 data, since 2006 is the only administration that has focused on science. School-level accountability practices are here defined as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Science Achievement, Correlation
DiBiase, Deborah – ProQuest LLC, 2014
With increasing demands on student achievement as set forth by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) (2001), teachers are the catalyst for improving their students' performance (Marzano, 2000). Existing studies on the use of formative assessment as a process by which teachers elicit information of their students' progress and use that information to…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Faculty Development, Educational Practices, Mixed Methods Research
Antonis, Krista M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Teacher accountability has gained attention since the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), enacted in 2002 by then President George W. Bush. Research shows a strong correlation between effective teacher instruction and student achievement, yet the area of feedback to teachers on…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Mixed Methods Research
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Dodd, Janet L.; Hagge, Darla K. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
School-based speech-language pathologists are obligated to apply evidence-based practice and document progress of their students' response to intervention in compliance with federal law. The purpose of this preliminary study was to explore the effects of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)-based intervention provided in a camp…
Descriptors: Intervention, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Progress Monitoring, Delivery Systems
Bookard, Katina L. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this correlational study was to test to see if there was a relationship between time reduction of the roles and responsibilities of a school counselor and the Response to Intervention (RTI) process in an elementary school setting. This study examined the perceived effects of the RTI process on the roles and responsibilities of a…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, School Counselors, Correlation, Self Efficacy
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Militello, Matthew; Bass, Lisa; Jackson, Karen T.; Wang, Yuling – Education Sciences, 2013
Education reform efforts have mandated the use of student achievement data in schools. This Q-methodology study investigates the perceptions of principals and teachers about how data are used or misused. Principals in the sample were found to use data mostly to evaluate the school, make improvements, and model best practices of data use. Teachers…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Attitudes, Information Utilization, Data
O'Malley, Patricia; Jenkins, Sandi; Wesley, Brooke; Donehower, Claire; Rabuck, Deidre; Lewis, MEB. – Online Submission, 2013
Research into integrating technology such as iPads into the curriculum for students with disabilities is still new. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the use of a basic math skill application on an iPad to increase basic math fluency. As part of a classwide academic intervention, the study was conducted with 10 students with…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Program Effectiveness, Special Education, Intervention
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Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Chun, Euljung; Kaldenberg, Erica – American Secondary Education, 2013
Paraprofessionals are critical to special education service delivery in inclusive classrooms where they are used to support teachers in reading instruction. This qualitative case study examines the use of paraprofessionals in reading instruction in an adolescent reading program. The study focuses on their roles, training, and the feedback…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Special Education, Disabilities, Inclusion
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Strickland, Tricia K.; Maccini, Paula – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
The current study focuses on the effects of incorporating multiple visual representations on students' conceptual understanding of quadratic expressions embedded within area word problems and students' procedural fluency of transforming quadratic expressions in standard form to factored-form and vice versa. The intervention included the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics, Learning Disabilities
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Judson, Eugene – Science Education, 2013
In the United States, student achievement results from mathematics and reading are always included in high-stakes accountability calculations. Because of this, it has been argued that other subjects have been minimized due to assessment and accountability policies. In this study, the accountability practices of states were differentiated into…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Students, National Competency Tests, Science Achievement
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Segool, Natasha K.; Carlson, John S.; Goforth, Anisa N.; von der Embse, Nathan; Barterian, Justin A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
This study explored differences in test anxiety on high-stakes standardized achievement testing and low-stakes testing among elementary school children. This is the first study to directly examine differences in young students' reported test anxiety between No Child Left Behind (NCLB) achievement testing and classroom testing. Three hundred…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Test Anxiety, Effect Size, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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