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Dawes, Molly; Xie, Hongling – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
The trajectory of early adolescents' popularity goal during the transition to middle school was examined in a diverse sample of 401 students. Popularity goal was assessed at five time points from the spring semester of fifth grade through the spring semester of seventh grade with the transition to middle school occurring between the fifth and…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Goal Orientation, Gender Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Bahena, Sofía; Schueler, Beth E.; McIntyre, Joseph; Gehlbach, Hunter – Applied Developmental Science, 2016
Students whose school environment fits their developmental needs also typically experience academic success and increased motivation. Most investigations of school fit, which focus on teachers' and students' perceptions, have found a general decline in fit across the transition from elementary to middle school. However, little research has…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Test Construction, Surveys, Attitude Measures
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Weiner, Melissa F. – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
In both Europe and the US, racial and ethnic minority students experience discrimination at the hands of teachers that negatively impacts academic achievement. In the US, scholars have documented how a predominantly white teaching force racializes students of color through discipline and low expectations, which impact educational attainment. But…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Equal Education
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Driessen, Geert; Agirdag, Orhan; Merry, Michael S. – Educational Review, 2016
Notwithstanding dramatically low levels of professed religiosity in Western Europe, the religious school sector continues to thrive. One explanation for this paradox is that nowadays parents choose religious schools primarily for their higher academic reputation. Empirical evidence for this presumed denominational advantage is mixed. We examine…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Religion, Religious Factors, Academic Achievement
Sacheck, Jennifer; Wright, Catherine; Chomitz, Virginia; Chui, Kenneth; Economos, Christina; Schultz, Nicole – Boston Foundation, 2015
This case study addresses two major priorities of the Boston Foundation--health and education. Since the 2007 publication of the "Understanding Boston" report "The Boston Paradox: Lots of Health Care, Not Enough Health," the Boston Foundation has worked to draw attention to the epidemic of preventable chronic disease that not…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Public Health, Wellness
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Quinn, David M.; Cooc, North – Educational Researcher, 2015
Research on science achievement disparities by gender and race/ethnicity often neglects the beginning of the pipeline in the early grades. We address this limitation using nationally representative data following students from Grades 3 to 8. We find that the Black-White science test score gap (-1.07 SD in Grade 3) remains stable over these years,…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Science Achievement, Gender Differences, Racial Differences
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Bear, George G.; Yang, Chunyan; Pasipanodya, Elizabeth – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
The goal of this study was to develop a parent school climate survey of high practical utility, grounded in theory, and supported by evidence of the reliability of its scores and validity of the inferences for their use. The Delaware School Climate Survey-Home is comprised of seven factors: Teacher-Student Relations, Student-Student Relations,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Parent Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Student Relationship
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Warren, John Robert; Hoffman, Emily; Andrew, Megan – Educational Researcher, 2014
Although grade retention may be consequential for a number of important educational and socioeconomic outcomes, we know surprisingly little about the actual rate at which students are made to repeat grades. We build on Hauser, Frederick, and Andrew's 2007 measure of grade retention using data from the 1995 through 2010 Current Population…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
Kroon, Sjaak; Yagmur, Kutlay – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2014
In this paper, the on-going process of language policy-making in Suriname is dealt with using quantitative data obtained from students as well as teachers in primary and secondary schools. The Republic of Suriname is a former Dutch colony on the Caribbean coast of South America. Suriname shelters around 20 languages. Dutch is the official language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language Research, Statistical Analysis
Dragoo, Kyrie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics and predictive factors for children receiving special education services, and if they received special education services, factors associated with them discontinuing those services before eighth grade. In addition, a second purpose was to determine whether there are differences in the…
Descriptors: Children, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Predictor Variables
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Okere, Mark I. O.; Keraro, Fred N.; Anditi, Zephania – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Emerging evidence indicates that culture influences pupils learning of science. However, the influence of culture on science learning is usually not considered when developing science curricular for both primary and secondary schools. This study investigated the extent to which primary and secondary school pupils believe in cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Heat
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
A representative sample of 122,000 eighth-graders participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment, which is designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space sciences. This report covers the overall results, achievement level…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status, Educational Assessment
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
A representative sample of 122,000 eighth-graders participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment, which is designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space sciences. This report covers the overall results, achievement level…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status, Educational Assessment
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
A representative sample of 122,000 eighth-graders participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment, which is designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space sciences. This report covers the overall results, achievement level…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status, Educational Assessment
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
A representative sample of 122,000 eighth-graders participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment, which is designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space sciences. This report covers the overall results, achievement level…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status, Educational Assessment
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