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Liang, Jian-Hua; Heckman, Paul E.; Abedi, Jamal – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
This study examines the power of cognitive and noncognitive variables to predict students' performance in algebra. We investigated students' prior year's assessment scores and demographic characteristics to predict eighth-grade algebra scores. Using California statewide assessment data, we explored predictive factors in three regression models.…
Descriptors: Algebra, Grade 8, Predictor Variables, Prior Learning
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Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; Hardcastle, Joseph; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2018
We compared students' performance on a paper-based test (PBT) and three computer-based tests (CBTs). The three computer-based tests used different test navigation and answer selection features, allowing us to examine how these features affect student performance. The study sample consisted of 9,698 fourth through twelfth grade students from across…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Scores
Lawon, Molly A. – Online Submission, 2017
This quantitative study used regression analysis to investigate the correlation of limited language proficiency and the performance of English Language Learner (ELL) students on two commonly used math assessments, namely the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Scores were analyzed for eighth…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Regression (Statistics), Correlation, Language Proficiency
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Hwang, Jin Kyoung; Lawrence, Joshua Fahey; Snow, Catherine E. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
We investigated general vocabulary and academic vocabulary growth trajectories of adolescent language minority students using an individual growth modeling approach. Our analytical sample included 3161 sixth- to eighth-grade students from an urban school district in California. The language minority students in our sample were classified as…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, High Achievement, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking
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Demirdag, Seyithan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Effective school administrators and teachers are those who provide the least restrictive learning environments for all students. The main goal of this study was to analyze the effects of inclusive science education on the general education population of middle school students' scientific conceptual understandings. The study was designed as a…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Middle School Students, Science Education
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Lineweaver, Tara T.; Roy, Ashley; Horth, Madison – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Past research has investigated the development of stereotypes surrounding race and gender in children; however, there is a lack of literature examining the development of children's stereotypes of older adults. In this study, 163 children from four grades: first (n = 44), fourth (n = 49), fifth (n = 35), and eighth (n = 35) completed a new…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Older Adults, Cognitive Development, Elementary School Students
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Pereira, Nielsen; Bakhiet, Salaheldin Farah; Gentry, Marcia; Balhmar, Tahani Abdulrahman; Hakami, Sultan Mohammed – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
This study examined the psychometric properties and measurement invariance of the Arabic version of "My Class Activities" (MCA), an instrument designed to measure students' perceptions of interest, challenge, choice, and enjoyment in classrooms. Scores of 3,516 Sudanese students in Grades 2 to 8 were used. Confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Gifted
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Vaughn, Sharon; Martinez, Leticia R.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Roberts, Greg; Swanson, Elizabeth; Fall, Anna-Mária – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Supporting the reading comprehension and content knowledge acquisition of English language learners (ELs) requires instructional practices that continue beyond developing the foundational skills of reading. In particular, the challenges ELs face highlight the importance of teaching reading comprehension practices in the middle grades through…
Descriptors: Course Content, Social Studies, Grade 8, Middle School Teachers
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Ali Rahman, Ernna Sukinnah; Shahrill, Masitah; Abbas, Nor Arifahwati; Tan, Abby – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
This small-scale action research study examines the students' ability in using their mathematical skills when performing order of operations in numerical expressions. In this study, the "hierarchy-of-operators triangle" by Ameis (2011) was introduced as an alternative BODMAS approach to help students in gaining a better understanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Secondary School Mathematics
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Cai, Su; Chiang, Feng-Kuang; Sun, Yuchen; Lin, Chenglong; Lee, Joey J. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
Educators must address several challenges inherent to the instruction of scientific disciplines such as physics -- expensive or insufficient laboratory equipment, equipment error, difficulty in simulating certain experimental conditions. Augmented reality (AR) can be a promising approach to address these challenges. In this paper, we discuss the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Science Instruction, Physics
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Conoyer, Sarah J.; Lembke, Erica S.; Hosp, John L.; Espin, Christine A.; Hosp, Michelle K.; Poch, Apryl L. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
The present study examined the technical adequacy of maze-selection tasks constructed in 2 different ways: typical versus novel. We selected distractors for each measure systematically based on rules related to the content of the passage and the part of speech of the correct choice. Participants included 262 middle school students who were…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Multiple Choice Tests, Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension
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Cowen, Joshua M. – Educational Researcher, 2017
This article provides provide a new, systematic profile of more than 18,000 homeless students in Michigan, utilizing rich administrative data from all test-taking students in Grades 3-9 during three academic years. These data are part of a larger study of school choice and student mobility in that state. Homelessness is a condition found…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Ost, Ben; Gangopadhyaya, Anuj; Schiman, Jeffrey C. – Education Economics, 2017
Studies using tests scores as the dependent variable often report point estimates in student standard deviation units. We note that a standard deviation is not a standard unit of measurement since the distribution of test scores can vary across contexts. As such, researchers should be cautious when interpreting differences in the numerical size of…
Descriptors: Scores, Statistical Analysis, Measurement, Computation
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Verlaan, Wolfram; Pearce, Daniel L.; Zeng, Guang – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2017
This study investigated the relationship between listening comprehension and reading comprehension to determine if environmental factors might be contributing to a possible change in the equalization age for these two comprehension modalities from what was theorized by Thomas Sticht. The study employed a counterbalanced design to measure the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4
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Walkington, Candace – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
Algebra is an area of pressing national concern around issues of equity and access in education. Recent theories and research suggest that personalization of instruction can allow students to activate their funds of knowledge and can elicit interest in the content to be learned. This paper examines the results of a large-scale teaching experiment…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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