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Elliot, Scott – Online Submission, 2018
During the 2017-2018 school year, SEG Measurement conducted a study of the effectiveness of Imagine Language & Literacy, an online system that provides individualized adaptive instruction and breaks down skills into component parts to help students become proficient readers. The study was conducted in three districts in Texas. Research…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Program Implementation
Murphy, Debra D. – Online Submission, 2017
The textbook is often a primary resource for teachers in elementary content areas, and it is often used to the exclusion of other resources. Research indicates that students may not have sufficient exposure to elements of nonfiction texts in order to be successful when encountering them in the content area. For many years, there has been little…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbooks, Elementary Education, Textbook Content
Obamehinti, Feyi – Online Submission, 2017
Schools across the nation know the importance of student achievement; which is at the core of teaching and learning. Here in Texas, we have an accountability rating system that helps gauge how well students are doing annually. Texas accountability system is based on a system of indexes that provides an all-inclusive assessment of the performance…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Faculty Development, Accountability, Educational Assessment
Russell, Todd T.; Craddock, Christopher S.; Kodatt, Stephanie A.; Ramirez, Dora Maria – Online Submission, 2017
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) present serious problems for the twenty-first century. These disorders describe a variety of neurological and behavioral deficits that result from exposure of an unborn child to alcohol during pregnancy. While thousands of children are diagnosed with FASD annually, FASD is completely preventable if women…
Descriptors: Prevention, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Cultural Relevance, Hispanic Americans
Johnson, William L.; Johnson, Annabel M.; Johnson, Jared W. – Online Submission, 2017
The document is from a featured presentation at the 2017 annual conference of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) in Houston, Texas, November 9-11, 2017. When educators discuss student achievement, it is rare not to hear names like Robert Marzano and John Hattie. Both have clear, specific, and concrete strategies teachers can use to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Centered Learning, Classroom Techniques, Feedback (Response)
Aloud, Ashwaq; Alsulayyim, Maryam – Online Submission, 2016
Discrimination is a structured way of abusing people based on racial differences, hence barring them from accessing wealth, political participation and engagement in many spheres of human life. Racism and discrimination are inherently rooted in institutions in the society, the problem has spread across many social segments of the society including…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, African American Students, Laws, Educational Policy
Ries, Francis; Yanes Cabrera, Cristina; González Carriedo, Ricardo – Online Submission, 2016
Governments and multilateral organizations frequently employ comparative studies, which are receiving increased attention in the contemporary process of globalization. Within the assessment of educational policies, this comparison is used to define the parameters of quality and the models of efficiency, and it allows us to see the roles that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Secondary School Teachers, Masters Degrees
Tupan-Wenno, Mary; Camilleri, Anthony Fisher; Fröhlich, Melanie; King, Sadie – Online Submission, 2016
Despite all intentions in the course of the Bologna Process and decades of investment into improving the social dimension, results in many national and international studies show that inequity remains stubbornly persistent, and that inequity based on socio-economic status, parental education, gender, country-of-origin, rural background and more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Johnson, William L.; Johnson, Annabel M.; Johnson, Jared W. – Online Submission, 2015
This document is from a presentation at the 2015 annual conference of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT). The two sessions (each listed as feature sessions at the state conference) examined classroom strategies the presenter used in his chemistry classes to maximize Texas end-of-course chemistry test scores for his special population…
Descriptors: Special Education, Achievement Tests, Science Achievement, Chemistry
Gonzalez, Blanca M.; Brown, D. – Online Submission, 2015
As educators, we are responsible for teaching academic skills. However, some students not only need to learn academic skills but they need behavior support, due to problematic behaviors that are happening in the school setting. In this article, we will learn more of what are the implications, requirements and best strategies for a behavior plan.…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Intervention
Yates, Lucian, III; Moore, Jerrel; Vairez, Mathias R., Jr.; Barber-Freeman, Pamela T.; Ross, William; Parker, William H.; Bautista, Ramiro – Online Submission, 2015
While the population of America's public schools is becoming more diverse, the percentage of minority teachers is steadily decreasing. While over 44% of all students in America are minority, only 12-14% of teachers are minorities and less than 2% are African American males. The challenge for colleges of education is to recruit more African…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Preservice Teachers, African American Students
Online Submission, 2015
In school districts across the nation, diverse student groups, including English Learners and students with disabilities, have been experiencing significant gains in reading performance after using READ 180. This compendium of READ 180 research contains results of 40 studies conducted in a variety of settings, in school districts across the…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Reading Difficulties, Reading Achievement
Johnson, William L.; Johnson, Annabel M.; Johnson, Jared W. – Online Submission, 2014
The document is from a presentation at the 2014 annual conference of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT). The presenter noted that the 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law was the most far-reaching education legislation in over four decades. To address the requirements of this legislation, the presenter examined the third-generation…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Science Teachers, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Castillo, Victor A. – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the Life-history narratives of ten academically successful Mexican American men and their recollections of the salient factors that facilitated their education attainment. In seeking an understanding to the phenomenon, the research was guided by two general questions: What barriers did Mexican American men…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Personal Narratives, Educational Attainment, Barriers
Johnson, William L.; Johnson, Annabel M.; Johnson, Jared W. – Online Submission, 2014
The document is from a presentation at the Texas Region VII 2014 Curriculum Conference. The study examined the effects of a three-tiered high school program designed to increase student achievement and Texas end-of-course (EOC) TAKS and STAAR chemistry scores. The student sample (n = 625) consisted 75% high school sophomores and 25% high school…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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