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Yoon, Susan A.; Goh, Sao-Ee; Yang, Zhitong – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2019
Recent research on what students know about complex systems shows that they typically have challenges in understanding particular system ideas such as nonlinearity, complex causality, and decentralized control. Yet this research has yet to adopt a systematic approach to learning about complex systems in an ordered way in line with the Next…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Middle School Students, High School Students
Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study tests a hypothesized learning progression for the concept of energy. It looks at 14 specific ideas under the categories of (i) Energy Forms and Transformations; (ii) Energy Transfer; (iii) Energy Dissipation and Degradation; and (iv) Energy Conservation. It then examines students' growth of understanding within each of these ideas at…
Descriptors: Energy, Science Instruction, Concept Formation, Energy Conservation
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Jones, Brett D.; Wilkins, Jesse L. M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of using a motivation inventory with music students in upper-elementary, middle, and high school. We used the middle/high school version of the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation Inventory to survey 93 students in the 5th to 12th grades in one school. Our analysis revealed…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Questionnaires, Student Surveys
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Walick, Christopher M.; Burns, Matthew K. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
Algebra is critical to high school graduation and college success, but student achievement in algebra frequently falls significantly below expected proficiency levels. While existing research emphasizes the importance of quality algebra instruction, there is little research about how to conduct problem analysis for struggling secondary students.…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Aptitude
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King, Keith A.; Merianos, Ashley L.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Oluwoye, Oladunni A. – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2017
The study purpose was to examine the relationship between sports participation and recent alcohol and past-year alcohol use among students. A secondary data analysis of the PRIDE survey (N = 37,616) was performed. A series of chi-square analyses and odds ratios were conducted. Results indicated sports participation reduced the odds for past-year…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Athletics, Drinking, Middle School Students
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Tairab, Hassan H. – International Education Studies, 2016
Research studies that deal with student ability to investigate and carry out inquiry oriented investigations often call for educational practitioners to pay particular attention to incorporating the skills of scientific inquiry in the process of teaching and learning. This has the aim of helping learners acquire the skills needed to become problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Process Skills, Inquiry, Problem Solving
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Kulesz, Paulina A.; Francis, David J.; Barnes, Marcia A.; Fletcher, Jack M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Component skills and discourse frameworks of reading have identified characteristics of readers and texts that influence comprehension. However, these 2 frameworks have not previously been integrated in a comprehensive and systematic way to explain performance on any standardized assessment of reading comprehension that is in widespread use across…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Rose, Chad A.; Simpson, Cynthia G.; Ellis, Stephanie K. – Educational Psychology, 2016
Bullying is grounded in the interactions between an individual and complex social-ecological systems. Therefore, bullying involvement is not just confined to the classroom or school. Recent research suggests that sibling aggression may be a predictor for peer-level aggression. These findings may be more relevant for students with disabilities…
Descriptors: Bullying, Siblings, Sibling Relationship, Aggression
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Cornell, Dewey; Shukla, Kathan; Konold, Timothy R. – AERA Open, 2016
This study tested the theory that an authoritative school climate characterized by disciplinary structure and student support is conducive to positive academic outcomes for middle and high school students. Multilevel multivariate modeling at student and school levels was conducted using school surveys completed by statewide samples of 39,364…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Grades (Scholastic)
Abdüsselam, Mustafa Serkan; Yildiz, Cemalettin; Göl, Resül – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this qualitative study is to determine middle and secondary school students' approaches related to computers and internet. To achieve this aim a form consisted of 8 open-ended questions was used. The implementation was carried out to 322 middle school and 161 secondary school students in Trabzon and Giresun cities on 2015-2016 school…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Boon, Richard T.; Paal, Michael; Hintz, Anna-Maria; Cornelius-Freyre, Melissa – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
The purpose of this article is to provide a review on the effectiveness of story mapping to improve the reading comprehension skills of middle and high school (Grades 6-12) students with learning disabilities (LD). An extensive review of the special education research-base revealed twelve (N = 12) story mapping intervention studies that met our…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Middle School Students
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Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Toomey, Russell B.; Williams, David R.; Mitchell, Kimberly J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study examined the associations between Latino adolescents' ("n" = 219; "M" [subscript age] = 14.35; "SD" = 1.75) perceptions of ethnic discrimination in multiple settings (e.g., online, school) and several domains of adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic),…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology)
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Balta, Nuri; Duran, Muharrem – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2015
Recently much have been invested in the interactive whiteboard educational technology in Turkey. The government is still wishful to spread it to schools of all levels. This study tries to understand teachers' and students' attitudes toward interactive whiteboard technology along with differences in attitudes resulting from some demographic…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Bulut, Okan; Palma, Jose; Rodriguez, Michael C.; Stanke, Luke – SAGE Open, 2015
Noncognitive characteristics are gaining importance in addressing the persistent challenges facing youth in diverse settings. Measurement invariance of two youth developmental assets, Support and Positive Identity, is evaluated across grade levels and English language learner (ELL) subgroups of Latino students in 6th through 12th grade.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Wang, Ze; Bergin, Christi; Bergin, David A. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2014
Research on factors that may promote engagement is hampered by the absence of a measure of classroom-level engagement. Literature has suggested that engagement may have 3 dimensions--affective, behavioral, and cognitive. No existing engagement scales measure all 3 dimensions at the classroom level. The Classroom Engagement Inventory (CEI) was…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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