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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
Backes, Ben; Cowan, James – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Nearly two dozen states now administer online exams. These tests have real consequences: their results feed into accountability systems, which have been used for more than a decade to hold schools and districts accountable for their students' learning. We examine the rollout of computer-based testing in Massachusetts over 2 years to investigate…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests
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
Derico, Vontrice L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of the proposed quasi-experimental quantitative study was to determine if students who were taught in the inclusive setting yielded higher standardized test scores compared to students who were taught in the resource setting. The researcher analyzed the standardized test scores, in the areas of Language Arts, Reading, and Mathematics…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Inclusion
McEwen, Terrance Jacob – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The goal of this study was to determine whether there was a significant relationship between participation in athletic activities and academic achievement. Academic achievement was to be measured by the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2). This study focused on MCT2 scores in mathematics and language arts for 8th grade male and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Athletics, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests
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Amin, Sarah A.; Wright, Catherine M.; Boulos, Rebecca; Chomitz, Virginia R.; Chui, Kenneth; Economos, Christina D.; Sacheck, Jennifer M. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: A supportive school-based physical activity environment (PAE) is integral to children's physical activity behaviors, but less understood is its association with academic achievement. We aimed to assess the association between PAE and academic performance and whether a stronger relationship exists in lower-income schools (LIS) compared…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Mathematics Tests, Language Arts, Educational Environment
Fahle, Erin M.; Reardon, Sean F. – Educational Researcher, 2018
This paper provides the first population-based evidence on how much standardized test scores vary among public school districts within each state and how segregation explains that variation. Using estimates based on roughly 300 million test score records in math and English Language Arts (ELA) for Grades 3 through 8 from every U.S. public school…
Descriptors: School Districts, Scores, Academic Achievement, Population Groups
Surgener, Gena F. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research study was conducted to examine the effects of the academic achievement of elementary level general education students in the inclusion classroom setting versus the general education students in the non-inclusion classroom in a large suburban school district in Tennessee as measured by third, fourth, and fifth grade mathematics and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Inclusion, Grade 3
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – Educational Assessment, 2016
As state tests of student achievement are used for an increasingly wide array of high- and low-stakes purposes, evaluating their instructional sensitivity is essential. This article uses data from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Project to examine the instructional sensitivity of 4 states' mathematics and English…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Tests, English
Johnson, Matthew; Demers, Alicia; Johnson, Cleo Jacobs; Gentile, Claudia – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
As part of its ongoing efforts to raise the academic achievement of children from low-income families in Kansas City, Missouri, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation founded the Ewing Marion Kauffman School in fall 2011. The Kauffman School's mission is "to prepare students to excel academically, graduate from college, and apply their unique…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement
Fahle, Erin M.; Reardon, Sean F. – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2017
This paper provides the first population-based evidence on how much standardized test scores vary among public school districts within each state and how segregation explains that variation. Using roughly 300 million standardized test score records in math and ELA for grades 3 through 8 from every U.S. public school district during the 2008-09 to…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Comparative Analysis, Public Schools
McKinney, Reisha Monique – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As early childhood education continues to move to the forefront of public policy debate, more attention is being paid to early literacy. Strickland and Riley-Ayers (2006) indicated that early literacy and early learning opportunities play a vital role in academic achievement. This study invested whether there were statistically significant…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Correlation, Preschool Education
Jackson, Kenyada Morton – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Limited studies have been conducted on the relationship between scheduling formats and academic performance of high school students. At the target high school, students underperform on standardized tests in English language arts (ELA) and math. The purpose of this causal comparative quantitative study was to compare the means of ELA and math test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, Standardized Tests, Comparative Analysis
Nelson, Derrick E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
For over thirty years, research has been conducted on the relative benefits of integrating the sixth through eighth grades within the structure of the K-8 elementary school or of establishing a freestanding middle school structure. While the available research clearly supports the positive effects of the K-8 structure on academic achievement in…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 8, School Organization, Statistical Analysis
Sharkey, Patrick; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Ellen, Ingrid Gould; Lacoe, Johanna – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2013
This paper examines the effect of exposure to violent crime on students' standardized test performance among a sample of students in New York City public schools. To identify the effect of exposure to community violence on children's test scores, we compare students exposed to an incident of violent crime on their own blockface in the week prior…
Descriptors: Violence, Crime, Environmental Influences, Standardized Tests
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