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Warner-Griffin, Catharine; Liu, Huili; Tadler, Chrystine; Herget, Debbie; Dalton, Ben – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is an international assessment of student performance in reading literacy at the fourth grade. PIRLS measures students in the fourth year of formal schooling because this is typically when students' learning transitions from a focus on "learning to read" to a focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Grade 4, International Assessment
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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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Wang, Cixin; Wang, Weimeng; Zheng, Lianzhe; Atwal, Kavita – School Psychology Forum, 2016
This study examined Asian American elementary students' experience with victimization. Data were collected from 313 fourth and fifth graders from an ethnically diverse elementary school in southern California. Most participants self-identified as Asian/Asian American and spoke an Asian language at home. Results indicated that Asian American…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Social Justice, Asian American Students
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La Salle, Tamika P.; Zabek, Faith; Meyers, Joel – School Psychology Forum, 2016
School climate has increasingly been recognized as an essential component of school improvement owing to the established associations between a positive school climate and academic outcomes for students. Our study examines associations among a brief measure of school climate assessing elementary student perceptions and the College and Career Ready…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Correlation
Clotfelter, Charles T.; Hemelt, Steven W.; Ladd, Helen F. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2016
This paper examines the role of teaching assistants and other personnel on student outcomes in elementary schools during a period of recession-induced cutbacks in teachers and teaching assistants. Using panel data from North Carolina, we exploit the state's unique system of financing its local public schools to identify the causal effects of…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Elementary School Students, Role, Minority Group Students
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Dixon, R. Davis; Khalil, Deena – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2016
This paper proposes to use communalism, an asset-driven strategy effective with Black learners, with racially mixed study groups. This study found that students who studied in racially mixed groups performed better when told that individuals would receive a reward for scoring the highest in their group. Also, the White students' perceptions of how…
Descriptors: Racial Composition, Mathematics Instruction, Racial Differences, Group Activities
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Fisher, Christine M.; Telljohann, Susan K.; Price, James H.; Dake, Joseph A.; Glassman, Tavis – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2015
This study examined the preferences of parents of elementary school-aged children regarding when sexuality topics should be discussed in school and at home. The survey was mailed to a national random sample of parents of elementary school age children. Overall, 92% of parents believed that sexuality education should be taught in schools.…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Parent Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Course Content
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Anderson, Jeffrey A.; Howland, Allison A.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Even with increased risks, many children demonstrate resiliency and avoid being labeled for special education; however, research on risk and resilience has been problematic because of inadequate statistical models, limitations of available data, and the exclusion of key protective factors. This study used a national sample to examine the influence…
Descriptors: Parents, Individual Characteristics, Special Education, Resilience (Psychology)
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Harven, Aletha – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The authors explored how classroom gender composition moderated the relationship between having classmates with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and peers' academic achievement in both kindergarten and Grade 1 classrooms. Given the behavioral and social-cognitive styles of girls, it was hypothesized that classrooms with a higher percentage…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Gender Issues, Peer Relationship, Emotional Disturbances
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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Kurz, Mary Elizabeth; Yoder, S. Elizabeth; Zu, Ling – Education, 2015
There are many things that can influence a child's career path. Parents and teachers are first to come to mind. But simple exposure to a certain career may also influence a child's choice of a career. There is always a need for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs. We look at elementary students who have attended an expo designed…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Science Fairs
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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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Matthews, Tracey D.; O'Neill, Elizabeth; Kostelis, Kimberly T.; Jaffe, Daniel; Vitti, Steven; Quinlan, Melissa; Boland, Michelle – American Journal of Health Education, 2015
Background: Identifying lifestyle factors such as physical activity (PA) patterns and eating behaviors of children may be beneficial in implementing interventions in urban elementary schools. Purpose: To examine PA levels and self-efficacy (SE) in PA and health eating (HE) of third, fourth, and fifth graders in 3 low economic elementary schools in…
Descriptors: Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Eating Habits, Urban Schools
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Jeynes, William H. – Urban Education, 2015
A meta-analysis was undertaken, including 66 studies, to determine the relationship between father involvement and the educational outcomes of urban school children. Statistical analyses were done to determine the overall impact and specific components of father involvement. The possible differing effects of paternal involvement by race were also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Fathers, Parent Participation
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