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Barnard Bachelor, Robin – Online Submission, 2017
World language educators are constantly tasked with evaluating appropriate and beneficial assessments for their students. This study investigated how first-year students in a Midwestern United States high school perceived three different alternative assessments in the world language classroom: Dynamic Assessment, Task-based Assessment, and…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Klecker, Beverly M.; Klecker, Richard L. – Online Submission, 2014
This descriptive research study examined 2013 NAEP 12th-grade mathematics scores by students' use of graphing calculators in math classes and the kind of calculator students used during NAEP assessment. NAEP Data Explorer analysis included two questions from Student Factors: How often do you use these different kinds of calculators in math class?…
Descriptors: Grade 12, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Scores
Goughnour, Martha Jean – Online Submission, 2013
The action research project report was created to remedy a lack of multicultural literature within the regular level sophomore English class and to assist regular level sophomore students' connection to their reading. The teacher-researcher also examined her students' own ethnic backgrounds, cultures, religions, economic status, gender, and/or…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Researchers, Literature, Cultural Relevance
Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis L.; Kirtner, Jody; van der Valk, Adrienne; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary Theresa – Online Submission, 2010
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) researchers visited 38 public high schools around the United States in 2007 and 2008 with the goal of validating and operationalizing a definition of college readiness. Schools in the sample were selected because they were demonstrating success at enabling more students from underrepresented groups to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, College Preparation, School Readiness
Pedersen, James M. – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this study was to analyze student academic performance data from year-round calendar high schools across the United States in comparison to those of traditional calendar high schools within the same states. This study sought to determine if the mean passing scores of students for the last three academic years in four important…
Descriptors: Year Round Schools, High Schools, Public Schools, High School Students
Hirose, Beth Erica – Online Submission, 2009
Family and consumer sciences (FACS) high school teachers were surveyed on their use of technology to teach higher order thinking skills (HOTS). This study determined if teachers had enough support and training to use technology. Lesson plans were accumulated that required both technology and higher order thinking skills. These lessons were then…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Consumer Science, Training, Secondary School Teachers
Eleby, Calvin, Jr. – Online Submission, 2009
"The major problems facing the world today can be solved only if we improve our understanding of human behavior" (Schlinger, 2005, pg. 48) and how it affects our educational experience in high school. The purpose of this study was to explore and examine to what extent there exists a relationship between social and academic study …
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Interpersonal Competence, High School Students, Correlation
Mullin, Christopher M.; Brown, Kathleen Sullivan – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this study was to replicate both The Education Trust's "The Funding Gap" and D. Verstegen and L. Driscoll's "The Illinois Dilemma" studies published in 2008 utilizing the actual allocations to districts resulting from the fiscal policy mechanism (funding formula) in Illinois for the 2004-2005 school year to…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Financial Policy
Glass, Don; Palmer Wolf, Dennie; Molloy, Traci; Rodriguez, Aamir; Horowitz, Robert; Burnaford, Gail; Mertens, Donna M. – Online Submission, 2008
This collection of essays explores various arts education-specific evaluation tools, as well as considers Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the inclusion of people with disabilities in the design of evaluation instruments and strategies. Prominent evaluators Donna M. Mertens, Robert Horowitz, Dennie Palmer Wolf, and Gail Burnaford are…
Descriptors: Art Education, Evaluation, Access to Education, Disabilities
Loucks, Hazel E.; Cameron, Eleanor G. – Online Submission, 2005
In the few short years since its passage in 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has become the focus of many in education, from state superintendents to researchers to teachers. In this Issues in Education we seek to give the reader a basic introduction to the way in which NCLB and its main measure of success, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP),…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
Presley, Jennifer B.; Randolph, Isis D. – Online Submission, 2002
This report extends the funding gap analysis for K-12 districts that was published by The Education Trust in August 2002. This study provides information on the national ranking of all Illinois' school districts based on poverty quartile and state and local funding. It also examines funding adequacy, in addition to funding equity. (Contains 4…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Poverty Areas, Funding Formulas
Presley, Jennifer B. – Online Submission, 2002
This Policy Research Brief summarizes findings from several studies of the Illinois teacher supply pipeline. It describes current teacher shortages, and identifies opportunities to plug leaks in the teacher supply pipeline. (Contains 7 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Recruitment, Faculty Mobility