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Early, Diane M.; Sideris, John; Neitzel, Jennifer; LaForett, Doré R.; Nehler, Chelsea G. – Grantee Submission, 2018
The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Third Edition (ECERS-3) is the latest version of one of the most widely used observational tools for assessing the quality of classrooms serving preschool-aged children. This study was the first assessment of its factor structure and validity, an important step given its widespread use. An ECERS-3…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Factor Structure
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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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
Middleton, Kathi Linn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Earning a General Educational Development (GED) credential can have positive results in a student's life including higher wages and better job opportunities. The 2014 version of the GED exam changed the format from a paper-based test to a computer-based test. This change coincided with a 35% decline in the pass rate indicating not all students are…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Test Results, Scores
Bayley-Hamlet, Simone O. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of Imagine Learning, a computer assisted language learning (CALL) program, on addressing reading achievement for English language learners (ELLs). This is a measurement used in the Accessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS for ELLs or ACCESS) reading scale…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Statistical Analysis, Scores
Franklin, Constance – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative nonexperimental causal comparative research study is to determine if there is a statistically significant difference in reading and math achievement as measured by the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students with disabilities (SWD) who attended the…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Rural Schools
Palmer, Latrasha Lorraine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this casual-comparative study was to assess the effectiveness of Academy of READING® (AOR) on eighth grade Response to Intervention students using third nine-week benchmark scaled score and Criterion Reference Competency Test scaled score. The data collected from a public middle-school in rural Georgia revealed how student…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Middle School Students
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Cetin, Baris – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2016
The aim of this study is to determine whether the approaches to learning and age are significantly correlated to grade point average (GPA) in early childhood education students. In addition, another purpose of this study is to determine whether approaches to learning and age predicted students' GPAs in the Early Childhood Education Department. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Age, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
Rader, Laura Pope – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Social promotion is an ongoing issue in education and is frequently seen as a dichotomy with retention. While retention is a commonly researched topic, the information regarding the academic and behavioral outcomes of socially promoted students is much sparser. The problem is that many students who are socially promoted into high school after…
Descriptors: Social Promotion, High Stakes Tests, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
Covington, Char-Shenda D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
There are a myriad of factors that contribute to the lowest performing schools in Georgia that School Improvement Grants (SIGs) are designed to ameliorate. Declining graduation rates, dwindling student achievement, high teacher turnover rates, and students leaving high school at an alarming rate ill-prepared for college and/or the workforce…
Descriptors: Incentive Grants, Grants, Educational Improvement, Statistical Analysis
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Dyer, Steffani P.; Lambeth, Dawn T.; Martin, Ellice P. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2016
The purpose of the current research study was to compare the use of interactive instruction to direct instruction on the acquisition of personal finance skills for high school students. Participants were 45 high school seniors who were divided into a Traditional and an Interactive Instruction group. The 9-week research study measured the impact…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Money Management, Interaction, Conventional Instruction
Yamada, Hiroyuki; Bohannon, Angel; Grunow, Alicia – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2016
Quantway is a Carnegie Math Pathways initiative which redesigns the content, pedagogy, and structure of traditional developmental math courses to simultaneously tackle traditional barriers of student success and support a broader range of developmental students in achieving their math potential. Specifically, Quantway is a quantitative reasoning…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Probability, Scores, Mathematics Instruction
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Cuevas, Josh – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2015
This research sought to gauge Americans' ethnocentricity in regard to Hispanic immigrants and correlated those levels of bias with education levels. A new instrument was developed for measuring ethnocentricity, and it showed strong reliability, validating it for potential use in future research. Both quantitative and qualitative results are…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Acculturation, Ethnocentrism, Ethnicity
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Maurer, Trent W.; Longfield, Judith – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
This study compared students' daily in-class reading quiz scores in an introductory Child Development course across five conditions: control, reading guide only, reading guide and on-line practice quiz, reading guide and on-line graded quiz, and reading guide and both types of on-line quizzes. At the beginning of class, students completed a 5-item…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Child Development, Study Guides
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Evans, Brent; Culp, Robert – e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, 2015
In an effort to better understand the impact of timing limits, the authors compare the learning outcomes of students who completed timed quizzes with students who took untimed quizzes in economics principles courses. Students were assigned two online quizzes--one timed and one untimed--and re-tested on the material the following class day. Our…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Timed Tests, Outcomes of Education, Economics Education
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