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Kleinman, Steven B.; Leidman, Mary Beth; Longcore, Andrew J. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
The following study explores the landscape of grading systems utilised in higher education, focusing on the frequency of different types of assessment scales (including Straight Letter, Plus/Minus, and other alternative policies). Although numerous studies have explored the relationship between university grading system and student behaviour,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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van Es, Cindy; Weaver, Michelle M. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
The Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics or SATS was administered for three consecutive years to students in an Introductory Statistics course at Cornell University. Questions requesting demographic information and expected final course grade were added. Responses were analyzed to investigate possible differences between sexes and racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Grades (Scholastic), Hispanic American Students
O'Meara, Mary T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore specific leadership practices of high school principals, as identified by teachers and principals, and these practices' relationship to student achievement in English language arts. The measurements used for student achievement in English language arts were the proficiency percentages on the 2016 New York…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, High School Students, Principals, Common Core State Standards
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Rufsvold, Ronda; Wang, Ye; Hartman, Maria C.; Arora, Sonia B.; Smolen, Elaine R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The researchers investigated the effects of adult language input on the quantity of language, vocabulary development, and understanding of basic concepts of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children who used listening and spoken language. Using audio recording and Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) software, the study involved 30 preschool DHH…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development
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Tong, Michelle T.; Kim, Tae-Young P.; Cleland, Thomas A. – Learning & Memory, 2018
Long-term fear memory formation in the hippocampus and neocortex depends upon brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) signaling after acquisition. Incremental, appetitive odor discrimination learning is thought to depend substantially on the differentiation of adult-born neurons within the olfactory bulb (OB)--a process that is closely associated…
Descriptors: Memory, Olfactory Perception, Role, Animals
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Whittington, Anja; Aspelmeier, Jeffery E. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyze whether girls' levels of resilience increased after participation in a variety of programs. In this study, 711 girls participated in one of four program types: adventure education (n = 71), experiential education (n = 164), traditional camp setting (n = 228), and mixed camp setting (n = 248). The study…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Peer Relationship, Self Esteem, Females
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Bowie, Stan L.; Nashwan, Ayat J. J.; Thomas, Veliska; Davis-Buckley, Renski J.; Johnson, Richard L. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Social work programs in the United States (N = 74) were investigated to determine strategies used for recruiting and retaining MSW students of color. Most schools had student populations exceeding 25,000 and combined BSW, MSW, and PhD programs. Data were collected using a Graduate Recruitment and Retention Scale with corresponding and acceptably…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Minority Group Students, Social Work, Student Recruitment
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Heusser, Andrew C.; Ezzyat, Youssef; Shiff, Ilana; Davachi, Lila – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2018
Episodic memories are not veridical records of our lives, but rather are better described as organized summaries of experience. Theories and empirical research suggest that shifts in perceptual, temporal, and semantic information lead to a chunking of our continuous experiences into segments, or "events." However, the consequences of…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Associative Learning, Memory, Cognitive Processes
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Lanska, Meredith; Westerman, Deanne – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2018
Stimuli that are fluently processed are more likely to be called "old" on a recognition memory test compared with less fluently processed stimuli. The goal of the current study was to investigate how the perceived diagnostic value of fluency is affected by a match between encoding and test conditions. During the encoding phase,…
Descriptors: Memory, Decision Making, Correlation, Task Analysis
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Ritz, Hadas; Schneider-Bentley, Lisa – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
Collaborative learning is well-established as a method to improve student learning and retention in engineering classrooms. One problem with collaborative learning is difficulty maximizing engagement of all students during group activities. We tested a change in implementation of collaborative problem solving sessions (Workshops) in a first-year…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Calculus
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Fabiano, Gregory A.; Reddy, Linda A.; Dudek, Christopher M. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
The present study is a wait-list controlled, randomized study investigating a teacher coaching approach that emphasizes formative assessment and visual performance feedback to enhance elementary school teachers' classroom practices. The coaching model targeted instructional and behavioral management practices as measured by the Classroom…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Formative Evaluation, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Caldas, Stephen J.; Reilly, Monique S. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors used structural equation modeling to map the relationships between student race-ethnicity via the mediating variable physical activity on English language arts (ELA) and mathematics achievement among 964 fourth- and fifth-grade students. The students attended a New York City Metropolitan area school district and completed the Physical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Race, Ethnicity, Physical Activity Level
Schor, Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students living in poverty are now the majority of the K-12 student population in the United States. Growing up in poverty results in lower self-regulation, executive function, and readiness to learn. Researchers suggest that mindfulness practices, such as yoga, can enhance student self-regulation and executive function, thereby increasing student…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Poverty, Statistical Analysis, Grade 3
Barnawi, Najla A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Background: Due to increasing transmigration, care of women with female genital cutting FGC has become a national and global public health and human rights issue. The US is one of the Western countries that have a large number of women who underwent or are at risk to undergo FGC. Based on the US Population Reference Bureau (PRB) (2013), there were…
Descriptors: Females, Human Body, Public Health, Civil Rights
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Dwicaksono, Adenantera; Brissette, Ian; Birkhead, Guthrie S.; Bozlak, Christine T.; Martin, Erika G. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Objectives: One third of school-aged children in New York State (NYS) are overweight or obese, with large geographic disparities across local regions. We used NYS student obesity surveillance data to assess whether these geographical variations are attributable to the built environment. Method: We combined NYS Student Weight Status Category…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Environment, Geographic Regions, Differences
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