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Wang, Jianjun; Ma, Xin – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
This rejoinder keeps the original focus on statistical computing pertaining to the correlation of student achievement between mathematics and science from the Trend in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Albeit the availability of student performance data in TIMSS and the emphasis of the inter-subject connection in the Next Generation Science…
Descriptors: Scores, Correlation, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bostwick, J. Michael; Alexander, Cara – Academic Psychiatry, 2012
Objective: The goal of this study was to evaluate a recent medical school curriculum change at our institution 3 years ago; specifically: shortening the Psychiatry core clerkship from 4 to 3 weeks and adding an optional 6-week core/elective combination rotation in lieu of the 3-week core. The authors aimed to determine whether clerkship length was…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Medical Students, Medical Schools, Behavioral Objectives
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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Thompson, Bruce – Educational Researcher, 2009
Correlation matrices and standard deviations are the building blocks of many of the commonly conducted analyses in published research, and AERA and APA reporting standards recommend their inclusion when reporting research results. The authors argue that the inclusion of correlation/covariance matrices, standard deviations, and means can enhance…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Correlation, Researchers, Multivariate Analysis
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Lubienski, Sarah Theule – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2008
There are three articles in this month's "Research Commentary" section. Analyses of disparities in students' mathematics experiences and outcomes are an essential part of efforts to promote equity. Scholars concerned about equity should not write off such analyses as mere "gap gazing." Research on gaps between underserved groups and their more…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Mathematics Education, Equal Education, Academic Achievement
Wainer, Howard; Zwerling, Harris L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2006
If more small schools than "expected" are among the high achievers, then creating more small schools would raise achievement across the board, many proponents of small schools have argued. In this article, the authors challenge the faulty logic of such inferences. Many claims have been made about the advantages of smaller schools. One is…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Academic Achievement, Scores, Cancer
Klecker, Beverly M. – Online Submission, 2005
This paper presents a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) dataset. The study explores differences in the NAEP fourth, eighth, and twelfth grade reading scores by students' gender across the years 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003. The study used the NAEP National Public School data. The statistically…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, National Competency Tests, Gender Differences, Scores
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Jacobson, Joseph L.; Jacobson, Sandra W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
In this paper, we respond to the criticisms and concerns raised by D.V. Cicchetti, A.S. Kaufman, & S.S. Sparrow (this issue) in their review of the PCB literature, with particular attention to our own research in Michigan. We agree that multiple comparisons and functional significance are issues that would benefit from more discussion.…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Validity, Psychomotor Skills, Risk
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Freedle, Roy O. – Harvard Educational Review, 2004
I see much to be pleased with in Dorans' interesting response to my article, "Correcting the SAT's Ethnic and Social-Class Bias: A Method for Reestimating SAT Scores." However, I need to deal with several unstated assumptions and errors that underlie his presentation. In the process of enumerating his covert assumptions, I will take up…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Scores, Statistical Analysis, African American Students
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Jacob, Brian A.; Levitt, Steven D. – Education Next, 2004
Describes the results of a 3-year investigation into cheating by school personnel in Chicago and the design of a technique that will help to bring the problem under better control. The goals of the research were to measure the prevalence of cheating by teachers and administrators and to analyze the factors that predict cheating. (MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Audits (Verification), Cheating, Elementary Education
Myers, David E.; Mayer, Daniel P. – 2003
This brief paper is a response to a reanalysis (Krueger & Zhu, 2003) of a report (Mayer, Peterson, Myers, Tuttle, & Howell, 2002). The response is offered by two of the authors (Myers & Mayer) of the original report. The original report presented an evaluation of the impact of vouchers on students' reading and mathematics achievement…
Descriptors: Black Students, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Education
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Marchant, Gregory J.; Paulson, Sharon E. – NASSP Bulletin, 2001
Differences among states' average SAT scores are almost entirely attributable to differences in percentage of test takers, parent education and income of test takers, and the high school rank and GPA of the test takers rather than to the quality of the states' education systems. Recommends changes in interpreting and reporting SAT scores.…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests
Greene, Jay P.; Peterson, Paul E. – 1996
In August 1996 Jay P. Greene, Paul E. Peterson, and Jiangtao Du, with Leesa Boeger and Curtis L. Frazier, issued a report called "The Effectiveness of School Choice in Milwaukee." The report, referred to as GPDBF, presented data that indicated that low-income minority students in their third and fourth years of participation in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Participant Characteristics
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Valcke, M. M. A.; And Others – Distance Education, 1993
Describes a study conducted at the Dutch Open University to determine students' actual use of embedded support devices (ESD). Topics addressed include a theoretical background; research hypotheses; the use of student interviews; quantitative and qualitative aspects of ESD use; student characteristics; study success (i.e., final examination…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Adams, Robert M.; Murphy, Roger J. L. – Educational Studies, 1982
Compares three statistical methods for measuring the weight of examination components in determining the ranking of overall results. The authors demonstrate the limitations in using standard deviation and part-with-whole correlations and show how covariance techniques provide the best indicators of component weights. Theoretical objections to the…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Correlation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education