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Karaman, Ferhat; Hay, Jessica F. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2018
Research over the past 2 decades has demonstrated that infants are equipped with remarkable computational abilities that allow them to find words in continuous speech. Infants can encode information about the transitional probability (TP) between syllables to segment words from artificial and natural languages. As previous research has tested…
Descriptors: Infants, Retention (Psychology), Word Recognition, Familiarity
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Gulosino, Charisse – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Evaluations of teacher preparation programs (TPPs) based in part on the performance of program completers have emerged as an education reform strategy in several states and have become central features of the Race to the Top (RTTT) grant competition. The objective of this policy review is to examine how the state of Tennessee measured and reported…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Evaluation
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Jahanshahi, Babak – Education Economics, 2017
This paper aims to demonstrate the importance of controlling for endogenous peer effects in estimating the influence of gender peer effects on educational outcomes. Using Manski's linear-in-means model, this paper illustrates that the estimation of gender peer effects is potentially biased in the presence of endogenous peer effect in education.…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Gender Differences, Effect Size, Social Influences
Anglin, Terri Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this ex post facto study was to compare the effect the Read Well and the Reading Street curriculums had on achievement test scores. Data from the "Stanford Achievement Test, 10th ed." (SAT10) were examined using total reading scale scores for males and females at the kindergarten and first- and second-grade levels. Three…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Rural Schools, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Curriculum
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Grossman, W. Eric; Fleet, Christine M. – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Evolutionary theory is central to the biological sciences, and to critical aspects of everyday life, and yet a significant proportion of Americans reject evolution. Our study sets out to examine the role of a second year college general education course in affecting students' acceptance of evolution. We report three years of data using the Measure…
Descriptors: Evolution, Science Instruction, College Science, Theories
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Miley, Suzi Keller; Farmer, Aarek – English Language Teaching, 2017
As a result of the accountability requirements established in Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Educational Act (ESEA) legislation, English Learners (ELs) are expected to make progress in both content area academic achievement and English Language Proficiency (ELP). In Tennessee ELs progress is measured by administering WIDA-Access to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Scores
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)
Black, Rhonda – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research study addressed measuring the level of instructional leadership effectiveness of the high school assistant principal and the high school instructional leadership teams (ILT) at over forty (40) Shelby County Schools. More specifically, this research study examined their impact on teacher effectiveness and student achievement in their…
Descriptors: High Schools, Assistant Principals, Instructional Leadership, Teamwork
Surgener, Gena F. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research study was conducted to examine the effects of the academic achievement of elementary level general education students in the inclusion classroom setting versus the general education students in the non-inclusion classroom in a large suburban school district in Tennessee as measured by third, fourth, and fifth grade mathematics and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Inclusion, Grade 3
Parker, Carol A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in the writing assessment scores for each of the four traits--development, focus and organization, language, and conventions--as measured by the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) of students who had a formal keyboarding course compared to those who did not. A…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development, Writing Evaluation, Scores
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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
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
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Davis, Joshua; Lampley, James H.; Foley, Virginia – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the TVAAS growth score given by the Tennessee Department of Education and the overall Tennessee Educator Assessment Model (TEAM) observation rating for teachers in grades 3 through 8. The participating county public school system for this study is located in Northeast Tennessee.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Caukin, Nancy; Dillard, Heather; Goodin, Terry – SRATE Journal, 2016
This study reports on Residency I, the first semester of a yearlong residency that utilizes problem-based learning scenarios, combined with field work, that covers both content and context and is meant to positively impact teacher candidates' self-efficacy as well as their actual efficacy as measured by scores on the edTPA. This quantitative…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Ware, Sharon – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
The purpose of this study was threefold: (a) to examine the academic progress of students in reading, who have a learning disability in reading, as they transfer from pull-out support services to inclusion services; and (b) to examine the academic progress of general education students in reading, as they transfer from a general education setting…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Program Effectiveness
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