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Graham, Deborah J.; Eadens, Daniel W. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
This correlation study examined relationships between special education and standardized testing variables of 100 Arizona secondary school districts with Native American populations, and the archival records for postsecondary outcomes between 2012 and 2014 of students with disabilities, using archival data collected by the Arizona Department of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Correlation, Special Education, Standardized Tests
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Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan; Niu, Sunny; Howell, Jessica – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
We use a difference-in-differences analytic approach to estimate postsecondary consequences from Maine's mandate that all public school juniors take the SAT®. We find that, overall, the policy increased 4-year college-going rates by 2- to 3-percentage points and that 4-year college-going rates among induced students increased by 10-percentage…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Enrollment, College Attendance, Accountability
Olaniyi, Olusola Ademola; Olaniyi, Olanike Oluwakemi; Olaniyi, Oluwasemire Ayotunji; Lowe-Nicolas, Serign Omar; Dumeh, Raymond Nwinkom; Omojowo, Adetokunbo Omotade – Online Submission, 2015
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of math teacher program on students' performances in math teacher training programs in five selected colleges in North Carolina. (Methodology) This study collected 300 data (150 pre-tests and 150 post-tests) data of college students enrolled in the five selected colleges. The ANOVA and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Academic Achievement
Hite, Jenny; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This brief report offers analysis of ACT and SAT results from 2008 to 2013 in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. The brief focuses on the increase in test participation rates and points to policies that SREB states initiated that affected these rates. Five SREB states currently require 100 percent student participation on the…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Influences
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Flynn, Joseph E.; Hunt, Rebecca D.; Johnson, Laura Ruth; Wickman, Scott A. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2014
This article examines urban school-university partnership research after No Child Left Behind. Central to the review is an analysis in the trend of research methods utilized across studies. It was found that many studies are single-case studies or anecdotal. There are few quantitative, sustained qualitative, or mixed-methods studies represented in…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Success, Research Methodology
Stock, Jason John – Online Submission, 2013
In this empirical study, teacher reported knowledge, use, preparation, and importance of higher-level thinking summative assessment questions were analyzed. This study was conducted using a survey distributed to seven Minnesota high schools that represented urban, suburban, and rural settings. Survey responses were cross tabulated with demographic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Critical Thinking
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Definitions, Tables (Data), Longitudinal Studies
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Dash, Sheralyn; de Kramer, Raquel Magidin; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Masters, Jessica; Russell, Michael – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
Despite the ever-increasing number of online professional development (OPD) programs, relatively few studies have been conducted to examine the efficacy of such programs for teachers and students. This manuscript presents findings from an impact study of OPD courses in fractions, algebraic thinking, and measurement on 79 fifth grade teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Outcome Measures
Lester, Melinda – ProQuest LLC, 2011
As the economy has become increasingly global, organizations whose employees are more creative and innovative compete at a higher level than those who do not. And, organizations that incorporate multi-generations into their workforce will realize more creativity and innovation within their organizations. Now, and in the future, leaders will…
Descriptors: Innovation, Business, Creativity, Employees
Bobbitt, Erica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The passage of Public Law 94-142 (the Education of All Handicapped Children Act) in 1975 established the rights of children with disabilities to a public school education in the least restrictive environment. Fifteen years later, it was amended and renamed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (PL 101-476, 1990), still intended to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Factor Analysis, State Standards, Competence
Tyler, Karen K. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001), districts, schools, and educators are pressured to collect, analyze and report data annually regarding student performance. If high-stakes assessments are to be useful tools for educators in their classrooms, the data need to be applicable in conveying meaningful instructional information…
Descriptors: Data, Coaching (Performance), Kindergarten, Literacy
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LeFave, Maria; Behar-Horenstein, Linda S.; Dix, Alice C. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2008
The authors investigated he National Educational Research and Priorities Board' s (1999, 2000) claim that evidence-based research often lacks relevance for practitioners by investigating the relevance among the Professors' of Curriculum (POC) publications between 1997 and 2003. Findings showed that forty-four (13%) were data-driven and relevant to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Educational Researchers, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing
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Holland, Dana; Detgen, Amy; Gutekunst, Lindsay – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2008
The study examines the extent to which elementary education teacher preparation programs in 36 randomly selected colleges and universities in the six Southeast Region states integrate content related to students with disabilities. Findings indicate that a variety of strategies are utilized to integrate disability content into teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Program Design, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Education
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Ratliff, Lindon – Planning and Changing, 2008
Facing a growing population and the demands of No Child Left Behind, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is finding itself destitute in the recruitment and certification of highly-qualified educators. Because of extremely low average salaries and the existence of critical-need areas, the MDE has decided over the past decade to create an…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, State Departments of Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Qualifications
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 2003
In this report on California's teaching force, the authors make two main points: (1) The state needs but does not yet have a system of teacher development that ensures that all who enter the classroom have the knowledge and skills they need to get their students to reach the academic standards the state has set; and (2) The existing distribution…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Academic Standards, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Qualifications