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Hodges, Jaret – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
State databases offer researchers the opportunity to conduct research using data collected by states. These databases contain financial, demographic, and accountability data. Accessing and acquiring data from these repositories, though, can offer challenges to scholars interested in conducting research. This brief describes the type of data…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Use, Educational Research, Gifted Education
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Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Horn, Keren Mertens; Ellen, Ingrid Gould; Cordes, Sarah A. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2020
The Housing Choice Voucher program is currently the largest federally funded housing assistance program. Although the program aims to provide housing assistance, it also could affect children's educational outcomes by stabilizing their families, enabling them to move to better homes, neighborhoods, and schools, and increasing their disposable…
Descriptors: Housing, Federal Programs, Public Housing, Urban Schools
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Campbell-Montalvo, Rebecca A. – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2020
In this study on K-12 schools in the U.S. Florida Heartland, I take a QuantCrit approach to uncover how processes of data transformation, which I call 'racial re-formation', shape the utilization and reporting of racial and ethnic representations of students. To understand actual data use at schools, I apply QuantCrit's principles on how numbers…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Demography, Race, Ethnicity
Ndungo, Issa; Asiimwe, Lilian; Biira, Majuma – Online Submission, 2020
The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between school-based practices and students' discipline in secondary schools. The school-based practices that were focused on were: Managing access procedures, managing students' identity and sensitisation of students on rules and regulations. The study adopted a correlational…
Descriptors: Discipline, Foreign Countries, Student School Relationship, School Uniforms
Soares, Joseph A., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2020
This update to "SAT Wars" provides new evidence in the case against standardized college entry tests, including the experiences of test-optional colleges. "The Scandal of Standardized Tests" sheds significant light on key problems such as: (1) Are the tests stronger proxies for race and family income today than they were 20…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Culture Fair Tests, Race
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Hostyn, Ine; Mäkitalo, Anna-Riitta; Hakari, Sylvia; Vandenbussche, Liselotte – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The advantage of pedagogical documentation has been widely documented in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC). However, little research points out how and why professionals are using pedagogical documentation from the staff's perspective itself. Therefore, this research aimed to examine how pedagogical documentation is employed…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Maki, Kathrin E.; Adams, Sarah R. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
Specific learning disabilities (SLD) identification has consistently been shown to be problematic; however, research has largely focused on SLD identification using test scores only. The present study, therefore, examined SLD identification decisions across identification methods and student evaluation data levels, including test scores,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Decision Making, Student Evaluation
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Somers, Cheryl L.; Townsend, Austin; Baranowski, Ariel; Hillman, Stephen B.; Robtoy, Elizabeth – Educational Research Quarterly, 2020
Aims: Educational research often relies on the self-reports of students to determine their grades/GPA for reasons including ease of administration, time constraints, IRB approval, and assumption of accuracy. The main purpose of this study was to determine the validity of student self-reports on their academic grades, and if the benefits outweigh…
Descriptors: High School Students, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Grades (Scholastic), Grade Point Average
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Travis, Tiffini A.; Ramirez, Christian – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Libraries remain one of the last places on campus where the purging of usage data is encouraged and "tracking" is a dirty word. While some libraries have demonstrated the usefulness of analytics, opponents bring up issues of privacy and debate the feasibility of student-generated library data for planning and assessment. Using a study…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Data Collection, Learning Analytics, Ethics
US Department of Education, 2020
The Department of Education's Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO) prepared this document to assist school officials working with public health officials in managing public health issues related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), while protecting the privacy of students' education records. Understanding the Family Educational Rights and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Parent Rights, Privacy, Student Records
Colston, Jared; Fowler, Gregory; Laitinen, Amy; McCann, Clare; Studley, Jamienne; Tandberg, David; Weeden, Dustin – New America, 2020
Between the 2008-09 and 2016-17 school years, over 300 degree-granting higher education institutions in the United States have closed their doors. An overwhelming majority of these recently closed institutions are for-profit colleges, which often serve a population of disproportionately low-income students receiving Pell Grants and federal loans.…
Descriptors: School Closing, Institutional Survival, Colleges, Educational Policy
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Mankki, Ville; Mäkinen, Marita; Räihä, Pekka – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
This article investigates the perceived and actual predictability of teacher educators working as assessors in entrance examinations for the Finnish Primary School Teacher Education (PSTE) programme. The section examining perceived predictability was conducted as a survey. The data for actual predictability, containing student teachers' entrance…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluators
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Richardson, Michael D.; Lemoine, Pamela A.; Stephens, Walter E.; Waller, Robert E. – Educational Planning, 2020
Cybersecurity has emerged as one of the most critical issues confronting schools in the 21st century. Computer security is an essential instrument for protecting children, but K-12 schools are considered one of the most attractive targets for data privacy crimes often due to the less-than-effective cybersecurity practices in schools. The human…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Security, Information Security, Privacy
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Ghazzawi, Dina; McKinney, Lyle; Horn, Catherine; Carales, Vincent; Burridge, Andrea – Journal of International Students, 2020
International students are increasingly enrolling in U.S community colleges as a starting point to their higher education. However, limited research examines the factors contributing to their successful transfer to a 4-year institution and bachelor degree attainment. Utilizing longitudinal transcript data from a large community college district in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Educational Attainment
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Marachi, Roxana; Quill, Lawrence – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
The Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) is used in thousands of universities across the United States and internationally, with a strong and growing presence in K-12 and higher education markets. Analyzing the development of the Canvas LMS, we examine 1) 'frictionless' data transitions that bridge K12, higher education, and workforce data 2)…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Longitudinal Studies, Data Analysis, Higher Education
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