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Barclay, James R.; And Others – 1972
To determine the specific nature of the environmental "press" derived from paternal occupation on the social interaction of children in the classroom, 1,386 elementary children were administered the Barclay Classroom Climate Inventory. Results are presented according to the fathers' occupations. (MS)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Elementary School Students, Environmental Influences, Expectation
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Davey, Beth; Macready, George B. – Applied Measurement in Education, 1990
The usefulness of latent class modeling in addressing several measurement issues is demonstrated via a study of 74 good and 74 poor readers in grades 5 and 6. Procedures were particularly useful for assessing the hierarchical relation among skills and for exploring issues related to item domains. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Kim, Haeok; And Others – Applied Measurement in Education, 1990
The mathematics components of an elementary school achievement battery were studied for differential item performance between 726 boys and 721 girls taking the California Achievement Test in grades 4, 5, and 6. Overall, no skill classifications, ability levels, or item locations favored one sex group consistently across grades. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Gooding, Anne; Stacey, Kaye – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 1993
Compared patterns of group interaction for (n=28) fifth- and sixth-grade students during small group discussions designed to reduce misconceptions related to division. Highly interactive patterns of discourse were found to be associated with effective learning. (Contains 25 references.) (MKR/Author)
Descriptors: Discourse Modes, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Discussion Groups, Division
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Connel, Michael L.; Peck, Donald M. – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 1993
Reports results from a project designed to bring about student conceptual change by using multiple modeling and representation as well as links to other areas. Students developed rules as conveniences and meanings for symbols, were active in learning, made interpretations, and had confidence in their thinking. (MKR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education
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Harris, Deborah J.; Kolen, Michael J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1989
With bootstrap methodology, the stability of the Angoff delta item bias index was investigated. Data from item responses of 400 Black and 400 White fifth-grade students taking the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills indicated that the Angoff delta statistic had only moderate stability. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Estimation (Mathematics)
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Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G. – 1974
The Anchor Test Study (ATS) provides a method for translating a pupil's score on any one of eight widely used standardized reading tests for Grades 4, 5, and 6 to a corresponding score on any of the other seven tests, as well as furnishing new nationally representative norms for each of the eight tests. In addition, the Study presents new…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Equated Scores, Grade 4
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Doucette, John; St. Pierre, Robert – 1977
Data collected during the Anchor Test Study norming phase were used to investigate substantive relationships between reading achievement and school, classroom, and pupil variables. School characteristics, such as location, public or private, socioeconomic level, and percentage minority enrollment, were found to be related to achievement in reading…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Class Size, Correlation, Elementary Education
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