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Garrity, Sarah; Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R.; Van Liew, Charles; Day, Ashley – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
Despite the well-documented benefits of bilingualism, current educational practices in the United States reflect the deeply held belief that because the United States is an English speaking country, English should be the language of instruction. This belief was codified into law in California via the 1998 passage of Proposition 227, which banned…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Heppen, Jessica B.; Zeiser, Kristina; Holtzman, Deborah J.; O'Cummings, Mindee; Christenson, Sandra; Pohl, Angie – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
Although graduation rates are rising, the high school dropout problem remains a national crisis, and evidence-based information about interventions for at-risk students is critically needed. Prior research shows that Check & Connect, an individualized mentoring program, has positive effects on school persistence and progression for students…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, High School Students, Mentors, Urban Areas
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Jayanthi, Madhavi; Dimino, Joseph; Gersten, Russell; Taylor, Mary Jo; Haymond, Kelly; Smolkowski, Keith; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
The purpose of this replication study was to examine the impact of the Teacher Study Group (TSG) professional development in vocabulary on first-grade teachers' knowledge of vocabulary instruction and observed teaching practice, and on students' vocabulary knowledge. Sixty-two schools from 16 districts in four states were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Grade 1
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Shea, Lauren M.; Sandholtz, Judith Haymore; Shanahan, Therese B. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
This study investigates the impact of a professional development program that included two distinct components: strategies for infusing student-talk into grade-level lessons in science and mathematics; and school-level learning communities focused on readings and discussions of student-talk research. This article reports the program's impact on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English Teachers, English Language Learners, Science Education
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Heller, Kevin – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2018
The Colin standards for online courses are widely used by educational institutions across the world, including the University of California (UC), which uses them in its formula for determining whether or not a high school course can be used to meet minimum eligibility requirements for admission to the University. To date, however, there has been…
Descriptors: Universities, College Students, National Standards, Educational Quality
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Quiñones-Camacho, Laura E.; Davis, Elizabeth L. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Certain psychopathologies are often linked to dysregulation of specific emotions (e.g., anxiety is associated with dysregulation of fear), but few studies have examined how regulatory repertoires for specific emotions (e.g., the strategies a person uses to regulate fear) relate to psychopathology, and fewer still have examined this in childhood. A…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Emotional Response, Fear
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Page, Michael F. Z.; Escott, Patrick; Silva, Maritza; Barding, Gregory A., Jr. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
This case study demonstrates the ability of high school chemistry students, with varying levels of math preparation, to experience learning-gains on state and district assessments as it relates to chemical reactions, thermodynamics, and kinetics. These advances were predicated on the use of a teaching style rooted in abstract reasoning. The…
Descriptors: High School Students, Chemistry, Case Studies, Thermodynamics
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Polikoff, Morgan; Le, Q. Tien; Danielson, Robert W.; Sinatra, Gale M.; Marsh, Julie A. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
Given the dearth of high-quality curriculum materials aligned with the new standards (NGSS and CCSS) and low student persistence in STEM fields, we sought to develop and test a STEM curriculum that would improve student knowledge, interest, and emotions. A cluster randomized control trial was conducted to assess the impact of Speedometry, a…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Student Interests, Affective Behavior, STEM Education
Hedges, Susan H.; Odom, Samuel L.; Hume, Kara; Sam, Ann – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how secondary students with autism spectrum disorder use technology in supportive ways. In this self-report survey study, 472 adolescents with autism spectrum disorder enrolled in high school described the forms of technology they use and purposes for which they use it. Students reported the benefits as…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Hume, Kara; Dykstra Steinbrenner, Jessica; Sideris, John; Smith, Leann; Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Szidon, Kate – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder have limited participation in the transition planning process, despite the link between active participation and an improvement in postsecondary education and employment outcomes. The Secondary School Success Checklist was designed to support transition planning for adolescents with autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Check Lists
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Steiner, Kristina L.; Pillemer, David B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Life span developmental psychology proposes that the ability to create a coherent life narrative does not develop until early adolescence. Using a novel methodology, 10-, 12-, and 14-year-old participants were asked to tell their life stories aloud to a researcher. Later, participants separated their transcribed narratives into self-identified…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Developmental Psychology, Autobiographies
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Quirk, Matthew; Dowdy, Erin; Dever, Bridget; Carnazzo, Katherine; Bolton, Courtney – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Researchers examined the concurrent and predictive validity of a brief (12-item) teacher-rated school readiness screener, the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP), using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis to examine associations between (N = 78) children's social-emotional (SE) and cognitive (COG) readiness with…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Educational Diagnosis, Screening Tests, Predictive Validity
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Flynn, Rachel M.; Richert, Rebekah A. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2018
Physically active video games (i.e., exergames), which are a prevalent and popular childhood activity, may have benefits to executive-functioning (EF) skills, as they incorporate both cognitive engagement and physical activity. Acute EF change in 147 7- to 12-year-olds was assessed after participation in a 20-min activity. The between-subjects…
Descriptors: Video Games, Executive Function, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Christodoulou, Joan; Leland, David S.; Moore, David S. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Although looking-time methods have long been used to measure infant attention and investigate aspects of cognitive development, steady-state visually evoked potential (SSVEP) measures may be more sensitive or practical in some contexts. Here, we demonstrate habituation of infants' SSVEP amplitudes to a flickering checkerboard stimulus, and…
Descriptors: Infants, Diagnostic Tests, Attention, Cognitive Development
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Abrica, Elvira J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Rates of student success--four-year transfer, degree, and certificate completion--are frequently discussed. Less frequent, however, are opportunities to reflect on how these outcomes are measured. In this paper, I reflect on how rates of success--specifically for men of color--are calculated based on two California institutional accountability…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals), Accountability, Resilience (Psychology)
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