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Rotgans, Jerome I.; Schmidt, Henk G. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The extent to which a student experiences situational interest during a learning task is dependent on at least two factors: (1) external stimuli in the learning environment that arouse interest and (2) internal dispositions, such as individual interest. The objective of the present study was to disentangle how both factors influence situational…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Cornelius, Colleen; Erwin, Heather E.; Ahn, Soyeon; Stai, Claire – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Little research has explored the impact of teacher behavior in the relationship between classroom movement breaks and student outcomes. The authors' primary purpose was to explore teacher behavior during classroom movement breaks to determine if teacher behavior served as a moderating variable in the relationship between physical activity and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Behavior, Physical Activities, Correlation
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Alivernini, Fabio; Manganelli, Sara; Cavicchiolo, Elisa; Girelli, Laura; Biasi, Valeria; Lucidi, Fabio – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In the study, based on a representative sample of 26,670 Italian fifth-grade students, the authors examine the academic motivational profiles of immigrant and native students, as well as of boys and girls. To reliably estimate mean differences, the measurement invariance of a short version of the Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire was first…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Grade 5, Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Anicama, Catherine; Zhou, Qing; Ly, Jennifer – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors examined the concurrent associations of school-based parent involvement (PI), family sociocultural factors, and children's academic skills in a sample of 258 Chinese American children (5-9 years old) in immigrant families. Parents reported their American and Chinese orientations and family socioeconomic status (SES). Parents and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Grade 1
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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
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Tiruchittampalam, Shanthi; Nicholson, Tom; Levin, Joel R.; Ferron, John M. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
What causes the literacy gap and can schools compensate for it? The authors investigated 3 drivers of the gap: preliteracy knowledge, schooling, and the summer vacation. Longitudinal literacy data over 5 time points were collected on 126 five-year-olds attending higher or lower socioeconomic status (SES) schools during their first 15 months of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Socioeconomic Status, Prereading Experience
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Hoogeveen, Mariette; van Gelderen, Amos – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Effects of peer response using instruction in genre knowledge on the writing of 140 sixth-grade students are investigated. In one condition students were taught specific genre knowledge involving functions of linguistic indicators of time and place. In another condition students were taught more general aspects of communicative writing. Both…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Grade 6, Literary Genres, Revision (Written Composition)
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Chen, Fei; Andrade, Heidi – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of criteria-referenced formative assessment (CRFA) on students' achievement in theater arts. The role of type of task in differentiating the treatment-achievement relationship was explored. The analytical sample included 520 fifth-grade students from 13 schools in New York City. Schools were…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Grade 5, Formative Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Cross, Donna; Lester, Leanne; Pearce, Natasha; Barnes, Amy; Beatty, Shelley – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Parents can significantly affect children's peer relationships, including their involvement in bullying. The authors developed and evaluated ways to enhance parents' knowledge, self-efficacy, attitudes, and skills related to parent-child communication about bullying. The 3-year Friendly Schools Friendly Families whole-school intervention included…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Peer Relationship, Parent Role
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Park, Sira; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Policymakers view parental involvement (PI) as a crucial component of school reform efforts, but evidence of its effect on student achievement is equivocal. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort dataset, we examined the long-term impact on student- and school-level achievement of three types of school-based PI: PI to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Reading Achievement
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Merritt, Eileen G.; Palacios, Natalia; Banse, Holland; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Leis, Micela – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Teachers need more clarity about effective teaching practices as they strive to help their low-achieving students understand mathematics. Our study describes the instructional practices used by two teachers who, by value-added metrics, would be considered "highly effective teachers" in classrooms with a majority of students who were…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement
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Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Li, Wei; Miller, Shazia R.; van der Ploeg, Arie – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The authors examined differential effects of interim assessments on minority and low socioeconomic status students' achievement in Grades K-6. They conducted a large-scale cluster randomized experiment in 2009-2010 to evaluate the impact of Indiana's policy initiative introducing interim assessments statewide. The authors used 2-level models to…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Race, Socioeconomic Status, Minority Group Students
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Gillespie Rouse, Amy; Graham, Steve; Compton, Donald – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
In this study, we randomly assigned 69 Grade 4 students to a writing-to-learn treatment (n = 23), comparison (n = 23), or no-treatment control (n = 23). Treatment and comparison students completed a science experiment involving balance. During the experiment, treatment students wrote four short responses and an extended response to document their…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Grade 4, Elementary School Science, Science Experiments
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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of the study was to determine the level of the relationship among Turkish elementary school students' personal epistemologies, motivation, learning strategies, and achievements in science. A total of 322 fifth-grade students participated in the study. Results from the structural equation modeling showed that students' personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Epistemology, Self Management
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Liu, Ru-De; Ding, Yi; Xu, Le; Wang, Jia – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The authors' aim was to examine the relation between two-digit mental multiplication and working memory. In Study 1, involving 30 fifth-grade students, we used digit span backward as an abbreviated measure of working memory. In Study 2, involving 41 fourth-grade students, working memory comprised measures of phonological loop, visuospatial…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Mental Computation, Multiplication, Elementary School Students
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