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van Es, Cindy; Weaver, Michelle M. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
The Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics or SATS was administered for three consecutive years to students in an Introductory Statistics course at Cornell University. Questions requesting demographic information and expected final course grade were added. Responses were analyzed to investigate possible differences between sexes and racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Grades (Scholastic), Hispanic American Students
O'Meara, Mary T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore specific leadership practices of high school principals, as identified by teachers and principals, and these practices' relationship to student achievement in English language arts. The measurements used for student achievement in English language arts were the proficiency percentages on the 2016 New York…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, High School Students, Principals, Common Core State Standards
Schor, Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students living in poverty are now the majority of the K-12 student population in the United States. Growing up in poverty results in lower self-regulation, executive function, and readiness to learn. Researchers suggest that mindfulness practices, such as yoga, can enhance student self-regulation and executive function, thereby increasing student…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Poverty, Statistical Analysis, Grade 3
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Chase, A. M.; Clancy, H. A.; Lachance, R. P.; Mathison, B. M.; Chiu, M. M.; Weaver, G. C. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) can introduce many students to authentic research activities in a cost-effective manner. Past studies have shown that students who participated in CUREs report greater interest in chemistry, better data collection and analysis skills, and enhanced scientific reasoning compared to traditional…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Undergraduate Students
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Munger, Kristen A.; Murray, Maria S. – Educational Assessment, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the validity evidence of first-grade spelling scores from a standardized test of nonsense word spellings and their potential value within universal literacy screening. Spelling scores from the Test of Phonological Awareness: Second Edition PLUS for 47 first-grade children were scored using a standardized…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests
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Goacher, Robyn E.; Kline, Cynthia M.; Targus, Alexis; Vermette, Paul J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
We describe how a practical instructional development process helped a first-year assistant professor rapidly develop, implement, and assess the impact on her Analytical Chemistry course caused by three changes: (a) moving the lab into the same semester as the lecture, (b) developing a more collaborative classroom environment, and (c) increasing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
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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
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Corrigan, Matthew J. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
This study sought to develop a short version of the ADSI, and investigate its psychometric properties. Methods: This is a secondary analysis. Analysis to determine the Cronbach's Alpha, correlations to determine concurrent criterion validity and known instrument validity and a logistic regression to determine predictive validity were conducted.…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Correlation, Screening Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Fenty, Nicole S.; Allio, Andrea – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
Distance learning has been used as one method to increase access for students who have otherwise been underrepresented in college preparatory courses like Advanced Placement (AP). This study evaluated the impact of a statewide Virtual Advanced Placement (VAP) program on access to AP courses for students from underrepresented populations. Survey…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Student Diversity, Advanced Placement Programs
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McColgan, Michele W.; Finn, Rose A.; Broder, Darren L.; Hassel, George E. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2017
We present the Electricity and Magnetism Conceptual Assessment (EMCA), a new assessment aligned with second-semester introductory physics courses. Topics covered include electrostatics, electric fields, circuits, magnetism, and induction. We have two motives for writing a new assessment. First, we find other assessments such as the Brief…
Descriptors: Energy, Magnets, Scientific Concepts, Student Evaluation
Seo, Hyojeong; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Hughes, Carolyn; Thompson, James R.; Little, Todd D.; Palmer, Susan B. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
Given the growing importance of support needs assessment in the field of intellectual disability, it is imperative to develop assessments of support needs whose scores and inferences demonstrate reliability and validity. The purpose of this study was to examine the criterion validity of scores on the "Supports Intensity Scale-Children's…
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Needs Assessment, Measures (Individuals)
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Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Berger, Cassie; Lovett, Benjamin J.; Gordon, Michael – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This study assessed the test-taking skills of 776 high school students, 35 of whom were diagnosed with learning disabilities (LD). Students completed a computerized battery of timed reading tests as well as scales that assess test anxiety and test-taking perceptions. Students with LD obtained lower scores than the nondisabled group on all of the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Reading Tests, Test Wiseness
Murphy, William P. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Quality assurance of academic programs that lead to licensure or certification in a profession traditionally has been through the industry-recognized accreditation body. There have been a limited number of studies on whether accreditation is associated with better program quality and outcomes; the purpose of this study was to add to that body of…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality
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Strang, Kenneth David – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This article starts with a detailed literature review of recent studies that focused on using learning analytics software or learning management system data to determine the nature of any relationships between online student activity and their academic outcomes within university-level business courses. The article then describes how data was…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Computer Software, Academic Achievement
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – Educational Assessment, 2016
As state tests of student achievement are used for an increasingly wide array of high- and low-stakes purposes, evaluating their instructional sensitivity is essential. This article uses data from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Project to examine the instructional sensitivity of 4 states' mathematics and English…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Tests, English
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