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Allen, Caitlan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Background and Objective: Research has repeatedly found that students who have not developed sufficient reading skills by the third grade have lower rates of high school graduation and post high school outcomes. A growing body of literature has examined how the use of curriculum-based measurements (CBMs) can be used to identify these struggling…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Screening Tests, Reading Skills
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Graham, Deborah J.; Eadens, Daniel W. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
This correlation study examined relationships between special education and standardized testing variables of 100 Arizona secondary school districts with Native American populations, and the archival records for postsecondary outcomes between 2012 and 2014 of students with disabilities, using archival data collected by the Arizona Department of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Correlation, Special Education, Standardized Tests
Winters, Michael Joseph – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative correlational study examined the relationship between teacher pre-hiring effectiveness evaluation and their performance evaluation scores at the end of the first year of teaching. Prior to this study, it was not known if and to what degree teachers' scores on the Ventures for Excellence B-22 screening interview correlated to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Correlation, Statistical Analysis, Urban Schools
Blohm, Katherine E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The following study examined the question of student achievement in online charter schools and how the achievement scores of students at online charter schools compare to achievement scores of students at traditional schools. Arizona has seen explosive growth in charter schools and online charter schools. A study comparing how these two types of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction
Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Little, Todd D.; Forber-Pratt, Anjali J.; Palmer, Susan B.; Seo, Hyojeong – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The purpose of this article is to describe preliminary psychometric characteristics of a student self-report measure of self-determination, the "Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report" version (SDI-SR), designed for youth with and without disabilities. We administered the draft assessment to 311 youth and examined item functioning…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Test Reliability, Scores, Psychometrics
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Koch, Bevan; Slate, John R.; Moore, George W. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
We compared the performance of Hispanic students from California, Texas, and Arizona on the two Advanced Placement (AP) English exams (i.e., English Language and Composition and English Literature and Composition) using archival data from the College Board from 1997 through 2012. Pearson chi-square tests yielded statistically significant…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, English Instruction, Language Tests, Writing Tests
Maynard, Stephanie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Concerns about the reading comprehension skills of students in the United States have been raised partly because of the introduction of digital products into their lives and the classroom setting. The Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards results from 2013 that were provided by the Arizona Department of Education indicated that reading scores…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing
Northwest Evaluation Association, 2016
Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is committed to providing partners with useful tools to help make inferences from the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessment scores. One important tool is the concordance table between MAP and state summative assessments. Concordance tables have been used for decades to relate scores on…
Descriptors: Scores, Inferences, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
Alley, Patricia Irene – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This quantitative correlation study attempted to determine what relationships exited between the disproportionate enrollment of students with disabilities, the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) assessment scores, and exclusionary enrollment practices towards students with disabilities in Arizona Charter Schools. The problem was the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Enrollment, Charter Schools, Correlation
Early, Diane M.; Berg, Juliette K.; Alicea, Stacey; Si, Yajuan; Aber, J. Lawrence; Ryan, Richard M.; Deci, Edward L. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Every Classroom, Every Day (ECED) is a set of instructional improvement interventions designed to increase student achievement in math and English/language arts (ELA). ECED includes three primary components: (a) systematic classroom observations by school leaders, (b) intensive professional development and support for math teachers and…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts
Jacobson, Jason A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research has suggested the "No Child Left Behind Act" passed in 2001 has resulted in narrowed curriculum and a failed attempt at its primary objective to close the achievement gap. Understanding changes that have occurred in student achievement from 2011 to 2014 of the NCLB requirements is the focus of this quantitative ex-post facto…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Rating, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Achievement
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Hauze, Sean; French, Debbie – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
With a national emphasis on integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in K-16 courses, incorporating technology in a meaningful way is critical. This research examines whether STEM and non-STEM teachers were able to incorporate technology in STEM courses successfully with sufficient professional development. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Instruction, Musical Instruments, Interdisciplinary Approach
Pipkin, Jessica Monique – ProQuest LLC, 2015
A high-demand is placed on healthcare providers to be educators during student clinical training evolutions. Certified registered nurse anesthesia clinical educators (CRNACEs) affiliated with nurse anesthesia education programs (NAEPs) in the United States face the complex duality of assuming the combined role of teacher and anesthesia provider.…
Descriptors: Nurses, Anesthesiology, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy
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Adams, Alison E. M.; Randall, Shelby; Traustadóttir, Tinna – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2015
Two sections of an introductory microbiology course were taught by one instructor. One was taught through a hybrid format and the other through a traditional format. Students were randomly assigned to the two sections. Both sections were provided with identical lecture materials, in-class worksheets, in-class assessments, and extra credit…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Lecture Method, Blended Learning
Hunting, Dan – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2015
Helios Education Foundation has sponsored administration of the ACT test to all high school juniors in selected Arizona school districts since 2009 through the District Choice State Testing (DCST) program. Morrison Institute for Public Policy was asked to identify highly achieving low-income students from this group. Highly achieving students were…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, High Achievement, Low Income Groups
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