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Liu, Yujuan; Raker, Jeffrey R.; Lewis, Jennifer E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Academic Motivation Scale-Chemistry (AMS-Chemistry), an instrument based on the self-determination theory, was used to evaluate students' motivation in two organic chemistry courses, where one course was primarily lecture-based and the other implemented flipped classroom and peer-led team learning (Flip-PLTL) pedagogies. Descriptive statistics…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Organic Chemistry, Blended Learning, Learning Motivation
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Brady, Michael P.; Miller, Katie M.; McCormick, Jazarae; Heiser, Lawrence A. – Educational Policy, 2018
Educators struggle with "value-added" teacher evaluation models based on high-stakes student assessments. Despite validity and reliability threats, these models evaluate university-based teacher preparation programs (TPPs), and play a role in state and professional accreditation. This study reports a more rational value-added evaluation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Value Added Models, Grade Point Average, High Stakes Tests
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Li, Hongli; Xiong, Yao – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
The passage of the NCLB Act enhanced accountability policies in the United States, and standardized testing became prevalent as a policy tool to ensure accountability in K-12 education. Given the high stakes of state administered accountability tests, more school teachers have adopted test-preparation strategies to ensure satisfactory student…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Teacher Effectiveness
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Sivo, Stephen; Karl, Shannon; Fox, Jesse; Taub, Gordon; Robinson, Edward – School Psychology Forum, 2017
The primary objective of this cross-cultural investigation is to compare patterns in student responses to an empirically scrutinized character education measure administered to students in four school districts in Florida with students in a school in Kenya. In this way, the generalizability of findings for scale scores could be compared across…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Values Education, Foreign Countries, School Districts
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Taub, Gordon E.; Sivo, Stephen A.; Puyana, Olivia E. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
This study investigates second language acquisition of learners enrolled in a dual language/two-way bilingual immersion program. Two groups of third-grade students participated in this study. The first group was composed of Spanish-dominant participants learning English, and the second group was composed of English-dominant students learning…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education Programs
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Hahn, William; Leslie, Beth – Journal of Education for Business, 2017
The authors explore the results of the Comprehensive Business Exam (CBE) administered to business majors during their senior-year business capstone course. The study results identified students' SAT and grade point average as a predictor of CBE performance, and variables that explain the correlation between CBE performance, SAT score, and grade…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Majors (Students), Standardized Tests
Bonnaig, Joy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative correlational research was to investigate to what extent 2007 performance of third grade students who had been retained in 2006 for failing to attain proficiency on the Reading and Mathematics Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) predicted their performance in 2010 on the sixth grade Reading and Mathematics…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Predictor Variables, Scores, Statistical Analysis
Farmer, Daniel Raymond – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative, causal-comparative and correlational study analyzed students' academic performance in college based on whether the student was classified as an International Baccalaureate student, an Advanced Placement student, or a non-accelerated student (those who did not participate in IB or AP) and how that choice of academic program…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, Scores, Grade Point Average
Grissom, Jason A.; Kalogrides, Demetra; Loeb, Susanna – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
School performance pressures apply disproportionately to tested grades and subjects. Using longitudinal administrative data--including achievement data from untested grades--and teacher survey data from a large urban district, we examine schools' responses to those pressures in assigning teachers to high-stakes and low-stakes classrooms. We find…
Descriptors: Student Records, Academic Achievement, Teacher Surveys, Tests
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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
Hunter, Robin C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative, single case study was to examine principal perceptions of their own leadership traits which may impact student achievement. Principals in one Florida district were invited to participate in an open ended interview, providing their own perceptions of their personal leadership behaviors. By examining the data…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Academic Achievement, Scores, Statistical Analysis
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Lazinski, Melissa J. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
This article describes a 1-credit hour laboratory course focused on psychomotor and affective objectives of performing surface palpation. It was part of the first-year curriculum of the Nova Southeastern University Hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (HDPT). The course was converted to hybrid from an existing traditional course that met…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Physical Therapy, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
Gurganious, Norris – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The pressure to have students perform well on standardized tests can serve as a stressor to some teachers in their efforts to autonomously teach their students, particularly those of low socioeconomic status (SES). However, the relationship between teachers' sense of autonomy, teachers' attitudes and behaviors, SES, and student's academic success…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Correlation, Professional Autonomy, School Districts
Rantin, Deborah – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The applied dissertation was designed to investigate the three models of grade span configurations of sixth grade and the effects grade span configuration has on results of the standardized achievement scores of sixth grade students in private, Florida schools. Studies that have been conducted on sixth grade students and grade span configuration…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Grade 6
Eyerly, William J., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Theatre instructional techniques, including reader's theatre and process drama teaching strategies, have been employed as instructional strategies in classrooms to enhance reading comprehension and vocabulary learning in students. In this era of increasing accountability for educational outcomes, quantifying what, if any, impact such instructional…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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