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Clark, Douglas B.; Tanner-Smith, Emily; Hostetler, Andrew; Fradkin, Aryah; Polikov, Vadim – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
Much research focuses on what might be possible with digital games in the classroom. This study focuses on what is currently probable and typical. It uses a controlled quasi-experimental design to compare outcomes for students of 13 teachers in 10 diverse urban, suburban, and rural schools. The teachers integrated a set of 55 typical educational…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Video Games, Quasiexperimental Design
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Eklund, Katie; Meyer, Lauren; Bosworth, Kris – Journal of School Violence, 2018
School resource officers (SROs) are being increasingly employed in schools to respond to incidents of school violence and to help address safety concerns among students and staff. While previous research on school safety and crisis teams has examined the role of school mental health professionals' and administrators, fewer studies have evaluated…
Descriptors: School Safety, Crisis Management, Mental Health Workers, Police School Relationship
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Seo, Eunjin; Lee, You-kyung – Educational Psychology, 2018
We examine the intrinsic value students placed on schoolwork (i.e. academic intrinsic value) and social relationships (i.e. social intrinsic value). We then look at how these values predict middle and high school achievement. To do this, we came up with four profiles based on cluster analyses of 6,562 South Korean middle school students. The four…
Descriptors: Friendship, Academic Achievement, Educational Benefits, Barriers
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Head, Cynthia N.; Flores, Margaret M.; Shippen, Margaret E. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
This study investigated the effects of a Direct Instruction (DI) reading comprehension program on the reading comprehension skills of students with autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. Although the effectiveness of DI programs has been well documented in disability and instructional literature, effectiveness of DI for individuals with…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Direct Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Autism
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McKeown, Margaret G.; Crosson, Amy C.; Moore, Debra W.; Beck, Isabel L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
This article presents findings from an intervention across sixth and seventh grades to teach academic words to middle school students. The goals included investigating a progression of outcomes from word knowledge to comprehension and investigating the processes students use in establishing word meaning. Participants in Year 1 were two sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Middle School Students
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Skelton, Peter; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Levy, Natalie; Dormody, Thomas J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Inquiry-based teaching methods have been found to enhance students' abilities to understand the process of scientific inquiry. The purpose of this study was to determine if middle school students taught through an inquiry-based teaching approach consisting of scientific skill development, scientific knowledge, and scientific reasoning were more…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Duppong Hurley, Kristin; Lambert, Matthew; Trout, Alexandra – Grantee Submission, 2018
Parent empowerment involves the ability of caregivers to meet the needs of their family while maintaining feelings of control and is particularly important for families of children at-risk. It is necessary to establish reliable and valid tools to measure parent empowerment. The purpose of this study was to examine the internal factor structure,…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Test Validity, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Chenier, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
This report presents further validation evidence for the Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (SSWQ). Analyses conducted with a sample of urban middle-school students (Grades 5-8, N = 335) targeted two limitations from previous validation studies: the lack of convergent validity evidence linking responses to the SSWQ with actual school…
Descriptors: Well Being, Questionnaires, Outcomes of Education, Predictor Variables
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Magid, Kate H.; Heard, Debra; Sasson, Comilla – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Training middle school students to perform hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HOCPR) is a potential method to increase overall rates of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We aimed to examine the feasibility of teaching this population CPR using teacher-implemented education sessions guided by American Heart…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, First Aid, Scores, Pretests Posttests
Young, Adena E.; Worrell, Frank C. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Two studies were conducted to examine and compare the construct validity of scores on the Junior Metacognition Awareness Inventory (JMAI) and problem-solving interview protocols. Participants consisted of 183 middle and high school students attending a university summer program for academically talented youth. Study 1 results indicated that JMAI…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Metacognition, Mathematics Instruction, Academically Gifted
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Rintamaa, Margaret; Anderman, Eric M.; Anderman, Lynley H. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors examined 1,781 rural students' reading motivation and behavior across the transition from middle to high school. Using expectancy-value theory, they investigated how motivational variables predicted changes in reading behavior and achievement across the transition in terms of their expectancies, values, and out-of-school reading…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Reading Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests
Jackson, Leonard B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative retrospective quasi-experimental study was to determine if there was a statistically significant difference between sixth, seventh, and eighth grade special education students receiving multiple instructional strategies and sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students receiving traditional instructional strategies.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Special Education, Standardized Tests, Reading Tests
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Sirakaya, Mustafa; Cakmak, Ebru Kilic – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
Augmented reality is defined as a technology in which real world and virtual objects are combined with a simultaneous interaction. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of augmented reality use on students' achievement, misconception and course engagement. A (matched) quasi-experimental research design with both pretest and posttest…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups
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Lirgg, Cathy D.; Gorman, Dean R.; Merrie, Michael D.; Hadadi, Atyh A. – Physical Educator, 2018
Many physical educators today are teaching lifetime sports, including outdoor activities such as cycling. Even though cycling is a low impact exercise that aids stamina and fitness, little is known about additional benefits in other areas including agility, balance, and explosive power. The purpose of this study was to ascertain if there are…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Physical Fitness, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Tyler, Kenneth M.; Burris, Jennifer L.; Coleman, Sean T. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Disruptive classroom behaviors are a major schooling dilemma in urban schools. While several contextual and motivational factors have been statistically associated with disruptive classroom behaviors, one overlooked factor has been home-school dissonance. The current study examined the relationship between 260 middle school students' reports of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Goal Orientation, Mastery Learning
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