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Ford, Jeremy W.; Conoyer, Sarah J.; Lembke, Erica S.; Smith, R. Alex; Hosp, John L. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2018
In the present study, two types of curriculum-based measurement (CBM) tools in science, Vocabulary Matching (VM) and Statement Verification for Science (SV-S), a modified Sentence Verification Technique, were compared. Specifically, this study aimed to determine whether the format of information presented (i.e., SV-S vs. VM) produces differences…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, Comparative Analysis
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Zurbriggen, Carmen L. A.; Venetz, Martin; Hinni, Chantal – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The aim of this paper is to investigate the quality of experience of students with and without SEN in everyday life in general and when relating to peers in particular: (1) How do they experience everyday school life vs. leisure time? (2) How much time per week do they spend with peers outside school? and (3) How do they experience those peer…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Wang, Yan; Kim, Eun Sook; Dedrick, Robert F.; Ferron, John M.; Tan, Tony – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
Wording effects associated with positively and negatively worded items have been found in many scales. Such effects may threaten construct validity and introduce systematic bias in the interpretation of results. A variety of models have been applied to address wording effects, such as the correlated uniqueness model and the correlated traits and…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Format, Correlation, Construct Validity
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Balta, Elif Emine – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among students' argumentative text writing skills, writing anxiety, and metacognitive awareness. The participants were composed of 375 8th graders in six middle schools in Sivas. Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (B Form) which was adapted in to Turkish by Karakelle & Saraç (2007)…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Anxiety, Metacognition, Grade 8
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Salonen, Anssi; Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Keinonen, Tuula – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate how career-related instruction implemented in secondary school chemistry education concerning water issues influences students' career awareness and their interest towards science learning. This case study is part of a larger design-based research study for the EU-MultiCO project, which focuses on promoting…
Descriptors: Science Education, Student Interests, Grade 8, Vocational Interests
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Richter, Juliane; Scheiter, Katharina; Eitel, Alexander – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Multimedia integration signals highlight correspondences between text and pictures with the aim of supporting learning from multimedia. A recent meta-analysis revealed that only learners with low domain-specific prior knowledge benefit from multimedia integration signals. To more thoroughly investigate the influence of prior knowledge on the…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Prior Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, Textbooks
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Ma, Lihong; Du, Xiaofeng; Hau, Kit-Tai; Liu, Jian – Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study examined the link between teacher-student relationship at the class level and academic achievement via the serial multiple mediation effect of self-efficacy and learning strategy in Chinese EFL context with 11,036 eighth graders. Student-reported measures of teacher-student relationship, English self-efficacy, learning strategy…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy, English (Second Language)
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Miyake, Motoko; Takeuchi, Kazuo; Toda, Yuichi – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
This study investigated the variations of perspectives of junior high school students who had participated in Smartphone Summit for appropriate usage of the Internet and smartphones. Smartphone Summit is an educational project designed to empower junior high school students to advocate appropriate usage of the Internet and smartphones among older,…
Descriptors: Internet, Handheld Devices, Student Projects, Learning Activities
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Collins, Larianne – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study investigates whether spatial learning outcomes differ with respect to different instructional media. Spatial thinking skills were tested pre- and postlesson implementation via the spatial thinking ability test as eighth grade students participated in either paper-based or digital map-based instruction. Students' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Electronic Learning, Cognitive Tests
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Yavuz, Sinan; Dogan, Nuri; Hambleton, Ronald K.; Yurtcu, Meltem – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
Validity is one of the psychometric properties of the achievement tests. To determine the validity, one of the examination is item bias studies, which are based on differential item functioning (DIF) analyses and field experts' opinion. In this study, field experts were asked to estimate the DIF levels of the items to compare the estimations…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Comparative Analysis, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Garza, Tiberio; Huerta, Margarita; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Irby, Beverly J.; Tong, Fuhui – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to compare and describe 8 fifth-grade classrooms by their teachers pedagogy during a quasiexperimental, longitudinal, and field-based project focused on increasing English language learners' (ELLs') achievement in science and language. The larger study found statistically significant and positive intervention effects…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Science Instruction, English Language Learners
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Kayali, Hülya – Educational Research and Reviews, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the attitudes of eighth-grade students in secondary schools towards earthquake. For this purpose, the attitude test towards earthquake was applied to 240 eighth grade students (107 females and 133 males) from five secondary schools in Istanbul. Quantitative method was used in the study. Also, to analyze the…
Descriptors: Seismology, Grade 8, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Liou, Pey-Yan; Ho, Hsin-Ning Jessie – Research Papers in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine students' perceptions of instructional practices in the classroom, and to further investigate the relationships among instructional practices, motivational beliefs and science achievement. Hierarchical linear modelling was utilised to examine the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2007…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Achievement, Self Concept, Correlation
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Ha, Oai; Fang, Ning – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2018
An innovative educational technology called interactive virtual and physical manipulatives (VPM) is developed to improve students' spatial skills. With VPM technology, not only can students touch and play with real-world physical manipulatives in their hands but also they can see how the corresponding virtual manipulatives (i.e., computer…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Manipulative Materials, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Supandi, Supandi; Waluya, S. B.; Rochmad, Rochmad; Suyitno, Hardi; Dewi, Kamelia – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Mathematical representation is an important skill in mathematics learning that enables students to interpret and solve problems with ease. However, building confidence in such a skill can be difficult for some students, especially for those who lack self-motivation skills. Therefore, this study examines the effects of the think-talk-write strategy…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Self Efficacy, Learning Processes
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