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Christ, Tanya; Chiu, Ming Ming; Rider, Stephanie; Kitson, Deborah; Hanser, Katherine; McConnell, Elizabeth; Dipzinski, Renae; Mayernik, Heather – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
We explore whether (a) teacher ratings of texts' cultural relevance along various dimensions differ from those of students, (b) these ratings reflect a single construct, and (c) ratings of specific dimensions are related to specific reading outcomes. Fifty African-American students were each administered two text protocols for a total of 100…
Descriptors: Informal Reading Inventories, Cultural Relevance, African American Students, Elementary School Students
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Clark, Douglas B.; Tanner-Smith, Emily; Hostetler, Andrew; Fradkin, Aryah; Polikov, Vadim – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
Much research focuses on what might be possible with digital games in the classroom. This study focuses on what is currently probable and typical. It uses a controlled quasi-experimental design to compare outcomes for students of 13 teachers in 10 diverse urban, suburban, and rural schools. The teachers integrated a set of 55 typical educational…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Video Games, Quasiexperimental Design
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Seo, Eunjin; Lee, You-kyung – Educational Psychology, 2018
We examine the intrinsic value students placed on schoolwork (i.e. academic intrinsic value) and social relationships (i.e. social intrinsic value). We then look at how these values predict middle and high school achievement. To do this, we came up with four profiles based on cluster analyses of 6,562 South Korean middle school students. The four…
Descriptors: Friendship, Academic Achievement, Educational Benefits, Barriers
Boyd, Amy Cronin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The literature suggests that while the number of students attending virtual charter schools continues to grow in Pennsylvania, math student academic performance in 6th and 7th-grade math in students attending cyber charter schools falls well below the state average. Although it is tempting to assume that the concern of summer slide would be…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Charter Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Distance Education
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Head, Cynthia N.; Flores, Margaret M.; Shippen, Margaret E. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
This study investigated the effects of a Direct Instruction (DI) reading comprehension program on the reading comprehension skills of students with autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. Although the effectiveness of DI programs has been well documented in disability and instructional literature, effectiveness of DI for individuals with…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Direct Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Autism
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McKeown, Margaret G.; Crosson, Amy C.; Moore, Debra W.; Beck, Isabel L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
This article presents findings from an intervention across sixth and seventh grades to teach academic words to middle school students. The goals included investigating a progression of outcomes from word knowledge to comprehension and investigating the processes students use in establishing word meaning. Participants in Year 1 were two sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Middle School Students
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Skelton, Peter; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Levy, Natalie; Dormody, Thomas J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Inquiry-based teaching methods have been found to enhance students' abilities to understand the process of scientific inquiry. The purpose of this study was to determine if middle school students taught through an inquiry-based teaching approach consisting of scientific skill development, scientific knowledge, and scientific reasoning were more…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Fumia, Danielle – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use panel data in Washington State to study the extent to which teacher assignments between fourth and eighth grade explain gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students--as defined by underrepresented minority status (URM) and eligibility for free or reduced price lunch (FRL)--in their eighth grade math test scores and high school course…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Correlation, Mathematics Tests, Scores
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Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Duppong Hurley, Kristin; Lambert, Matthew; Trout, Alexandra – Grantee Submission, 2018
Parent empowerment involves the ability of caregivers to meet the needs of their family while maintaining feelings of control and is particularly important for families of children at-risk. It is necessary to establish reliable and valid tools to measure parent empowerment. The purpose of this study was to examine the internal factor structure,…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Test Validity, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales
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Büyükturan, Esin Bagcan; Sireci, Ayse – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Item discrimination index, which indicates the ability of the item to distinguish whether or not the individuals have acquired the qualities that are evaluated, is basically a validity measure and it is estimated by examining the fit between item score and the test score. Based on the definition of item discrimination index, classroom observation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Observation Techniques, Scores, Test Items
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Chenier, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
This report presents further validation evidence for the Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (SSWQ). Analyses conducted with a sample of urban middle-school students (Grades 5-8, N = 335) targeted two limitations from previous validation studies: the lack of convergent validity evidence linking responses to the SSWQ with actual school…
Descriptors: Well Being, Questionnaires, Outcomes of Education, Predictor Variables
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Magid, Kate H.; Heard, Debra; Sasson, Comilla – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Training middle school students to perform hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HOCPR) is a potential method to increase overall rates of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We aimed to examine the feasibility of teaching this population CPR using teacher-implemented education sessions guided by American Heart…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, First Aid, Scores, Pretests Posttests
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Schaefle, Scott – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
To assess the impact of a college preparation program, district-wide changes in high-stakes test pass rates are examined, followed by an examination of specific program elements that are associated with students' score changes. Changes in pass rates for districts with and without services are compared for the Latina/o and overall student…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Performance Factors, Hispanic American Students, College Preparation
Young, Adena E.; Worrell, Frank C. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Two studies were conducted to examine and compare the construct validity of scores on the Junior Metacognition Awareness Inventory (JMAI) and problem-solving interview protocols. Participants consisted of 183 middle and high school students attending a university summer program for academically talented youth. Study 1 results indicated that JMAI…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Metacognition, Mathematics Instruction, Academically Gifted
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Rintamaa, Margaret; Anderman, Eric M.; Anderman, Lynley H. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors examined 1,781 rural students' reading motivation and behavior across the transition from middle to high school. Using expectancy-value theory, they investigated how motivational variables predicted changes in reading behavior and achievement across the transition in terms of their expectancies, values, and out-of-school reading…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Reading Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests
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