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Bement, Sarah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Transfer of learning is defined as the ability to transfer previously learned skills into a new, similar or dissimilar situation. The transfer of learning has been a topic of debate amongst educational psychologists for decades. A variety of studies have been done to show evidence of the transfer of learning dating back to 1901. These studies have…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Transfer of Training, First Year Seminars, Community Colleges
Ertl, Mark A. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of initial touch speed achievement of fifth grade keyboarding students on their touch keyboarding skill retention in seventh grade. This was a longitudinal study generating quantitative data. The subjects for this study were 132 seventh grade students from a suburban middle school in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Timed Tests
Hockman, Amber Noel – 2000
This study focused on the use of journal writing and worksheets in the area of social studies within a suburban elementary school. The study was designed to determine if there was a difference in children's social studies test scores when they completed journal activities or when they completed worksheets. Subjects were 36 Tennessee fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Action Research, Comparative Analysis, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades
Bills, David B. – 1977
A number of tables present data on the changing characteristics of high school students taking the American College Testing Program examination (ACT), and on the declining ACT scores, from 1970 to 1975. A brief research review indicates that the observed declines are not merely a result of the tests themselves. The author suggests these…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aspiration, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations