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Joshi, Ela; Doan, Sy; Springer, Matthew G. – AERA Open, 2018
Our work aims to substantiate and extend earlier findings on the effects of student-teacher race matching on academic achievement using longitudinal data for students in Grades 3 through 8 in Tennessee. We examine heterogenous effects not only by racial subgroup and student preparedness, as explored in prior literature, but also by levels of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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North, Elizabeth A.; Ryan, Allison M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study examines the nature and implications of peer academic reputations in math and science classes for early adolescents' achievement beliefs and behaviors. The sample was 840 students (51% girls; 36% African American, 47% European American, 7% Latino, 6% Asian American, and 3% Other). About half the sample (47%) was from 27 fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Shuls, James V. – Educational Policy, 2018
State policy makers are constantly looking for ways to improve teacher quality. An oft tried method is to increase the rigor of licensure exams. This study utilizes state administrative data from Arkansas to determine whether raising the cut-scores on licensure exams would improve the quality of the teacher workforce. In addition, the study…
Descriptors: State Policy, Teacher Certification, Cutting Scores, Teacher Competencies
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Kurnaz, Ahmet – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
In this study whether the expectancy belief has a mediating role in the correlation between cost value perception and task value perception of gifted students towards mathematics was examined. It is predicted that the correlation between cost value and task value perceptions of gifted students towards mathematics can change according to their…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
McCollum, Tammy S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A quantitative, quasi-experimental design was applied to investigate how EngageNY online homework videos facilitated homework completion and achievement in mathematics. The sample comprised 124 students in the fifth and sixth grade and their parents. The purpose of this study was to examine whether providing students and parents with a video…
Descriptors: Homework, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Video Technology
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Ginns, Paul; Martin, Andrew J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Burns, Emma C.; Pope, Alun – Australian Educational Researcher, 2018
Personal Best (PB) goals are defined as specific, challenging, and competitively self-referenced goals involving a level of performance or effort that meets or exceeds an individual's previous best. Much of the available research underpinning arguments for PB goal-setting is self-report-based; thus, the causal effect of PB goals on learning…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Arithmetic, Problem Solving, Grade 5
Benson, Jamie Heintz – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine the relationship of exclusionary discipline consequences assigned to Texas Grade 3 through 8 students enrolled in special education and their academic achievement during the 2012-2013 through the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, the relationship of exclusionary discipline…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Special Education, Grade 3
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Salihu, Linda; Aro, Mikko; Räsänen, Pekka – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this study is to examine the mathematics skills of fourth-grade children from Kosovo in relation to their background characteristics. Seventy-six children, out of 233 tested, who were identified with learning difficulties in mathematics were further assessed during fifth and sixth grades, in mathematics skills and reading comprehension.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Student Characteristics
Vandermark, Tara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to test the relationships between the level of implementation for instructional rounds and various instructional outcomes in grades 3-6 in a large suburban Texas school district. From the population of teachers in the district, a random sample of teachers ( n= 200) who taught in grades 3-6 were invited to participate in the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Correlation, Teaching Methods, Program Implementation
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Williamson, Gary L. – Cogent Education, 2018
Individual growth curves yield insights about growth that are not available from any other methodology; and developmental scales based on conjoint measurement models provide unique interpretive advantages for investigations of academic growth. The advantages are apparent when: (1) 15 consecutive statewide reading growth curves are annotated with…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Psychometrics, Educational Innovation
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2018
We use a novel database of the preservice apprenticeships ("student teaching placements") of teachers in Washington State to investigate the relationship between mentor effectiveness (as measured by value added) and the future effectiveness of their mentees. We find a strong, positive relationship between the effectiveness of a teacher's…
Descriptors: Mentors, Productivity, Apprenticeships, Labor Market
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Denner, Jill; Laursen, Brett; Dickson, Daniel; Hartl, Amy C. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The influence of parental beliefs and behaviors on children's math confidence and performance is well documented, but few studies examine these associations over time, or in large samples of Latino/a families. This study used longitudinal data from 247 (114 sons and 133 daughters) mother-child dyads to examine whether maternal math gender…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Self Esteem, Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence
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