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Kieffer, Michael J.; Rivera, Mabel; Francis, David J. – Center on Instruction, 2012
This report presents results from a new quantitative synthesis of research on the effectiveness and validity of test accommodations for English language learners (ELLs) taking large-scale assessments. In 2006, the Center on Instruction published a review of the literature on test accommodations for ELLs titled "Practical Guidelines for the…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, English Language Learners, Evidence, Meta Analysis
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH. – 2003
This CD-ROM provides a collection of Internet resources as well as K-16 related science materials and is divided into two sections. "Online Resources" includes information on the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), National Standards, AAAS Project 2061 Resources, U.S. Department of Education, Third International Mathematics…
Descriptors: CD ROMs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Research Tools
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Martinez, Joseph G. R. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2002
Shows how sequenced learning activities can help students build conceptual bridges from arithmetic to algebra. Focuses on understanding equivalent algebraic expressions, an area in which U.S. students scored poorly on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Algebra, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Martinez, Joseph G. R. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2001
Describes a three-step process--exploring, inventing, and discovering--that helps students derive concepts actively from problem solving. (YDS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Activities
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Jorgensen, Lone Morris – Science Teacher, 2001
Discusses the goals of science education and science achievement in New Zealand. (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Hobson, Art – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2000
Indicates the importance of science literacy in the population. Makes recommendations for a successful liberal arts science course such as using an interactive inquiry oriented approach and including recent scientific views. (YDS)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Inquiry, Liberal Arts, Misconceptions
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Geist, Eugene A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000
Analyzes a classroom videotape of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) with a view toward current and future teaching practices. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Early Childhood Education
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Espinoza, Fernando – Science Activities, 2000
Discusses physics, earth science, and physical science concepts that are challenging for students and teachers because they are difficult to understand and demonstrate. Identifies ratio and inverse-square as a unifying-concept approach according to the National Education Standards. Supports teaching based on student-centered activities, long-term…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science
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Menon, Ramakrishnan – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2000
Lists five possible reasons for Singapore students' success in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Asks readers to reflect on the implications for mathematics teaching and learning in the United States. (ASK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools
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Forgione, Pascal; Nohara, David; Welch, Christine; Salganik, Laura – Science Teacher, 2000
Describes the purpose of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and analyzes the results of the study. First published in 1999. (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education
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Rakow, Steven J. – Science Teacher, 2000
Analyzes the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and focuses on teacher education changes recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). First published in 1999. (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development
Ronis, Diane L. – 1999
On February 24, 1998, results from the final segment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the most comprehensive mathematics and science study ever undertaken, were released. The resultant data brought into focus the dire need for a shift in the U.S. educational paradigm. A framework for a performance-based mathematics…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum
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Battista, Michael T. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1999
Presents an overview of the geometry findings of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and ways to use problems from the study to assess students' understanding of geometry. (ASK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
Carroll, William – Teacherlink, 1999
Discusses how the Everyday Mathematics curriculum has anticipated and addressed the five major curriculum concerns raised by Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) researchers. Focuses on one of those concerns, the curriculum concern, which states that mathematics lessons in the U.S. focus on rote procedures instead of…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction