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Marchant, Gregory J.; McCreary, John J. – Online Submission, 2018
This report investigates factors relevant to choosing locations conducive to both attainment and maintenance of a teaching career. In addition to salary and cost of living, the investigators compiled and ranked variables related to family, such as parental income and education, and differences in political structures that affect careers in…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Costs
Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W. – Online Submission, 2016
The relationships between cumulative family risk factors and American students' academic performance were examined in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. Data from the 2007 "American Community Survey" were used to ascertain the percent of birth to 18 year old children in the United States who experienced three or more risk…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Risk, Family Characteristics, Family Influence
Stoneberg, Bert D. – Online Submission, 2015
The National Center of Education Statistics conducted a mapping study that equated the percentage proficient or above on each state's NCLB reading and mathematics tests in grades 4 and 8 to the NAEP scale. Each "NAEP equivalent score" was labeled according to NAEP's achievement levels and used to compare state proficiency standards and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Difficulty Level, Academic Achievement, State Standards
Chang, Sau Hou – Online Submission, 2013
This chapter focuses on the instruction of diverse students in mainstream classrooms. The first part summarizes academic achievement of diverse students from different ethnicity, gender, language and social class. The second part discusses the characteristics of different diverse instruction. The third part suggests specific instructional…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Classroom Techniques, Student Diversity, Academic Achievement
Hossain, Md. Mokter; Robinson, Michael – Online Submission, 2011
Despite being the inventing country of the Internet, the US is not satisfied with its current state in Internet speed and broadband adoption. Although, more students, teachers and researchers in the US use Internet than any other country in the world, it is not satisfactory for the US educators and legislators to maintain US competitiveness in the…
Descriptors: Legislators, Internet, Technology Education, Presidents
Fenster, Mark J. – Online Submission, 2009
The overall impact of unions and collective bargaining agreements on student achievement has produced a literature with decidedly mixed results. Unions are seen to have both positive and negative influences on a teachers' ability to perform the teaching act. This study researches the impact of unions on state level student achievement, controlling…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Collective Bargaining, Unions, Teaching Methods
Wilson, Carolyn H.; Christian, Silas H. – Online Submission, 2006
There has been a serious decline in academic achievement in both the general and special populations and what we have found is that these students are not doing as well as they should be. Less than one-third of American students are doing well in reading, writing, math, science, and other important subjects. The National Assessment of Education…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Public Education
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Diket, Read M.; Sabol, F. Robert; Burton, David – Online Submission, 2001
A visual arts group of researchers formed in 1999 to study statistical data from the 1997 [National Assessment of Educational Progress] NAEP Arts, responding to an open invitation at the National Art Education conference in Washington, DC to compete for funding under a secondary analysis grant. The Department of Education funded three…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Visual Arts, Art Education, Factor Analysis