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Culver, K. C.; Braxton, John; Pascarella, Ernie – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
While previous research has examined outcomes related to academic rigor, mixed findings have resulted from differing conceptualizations of rigor as well as varying methodological approaches. Defining rigor as those in-class practices and assignments that require students to engage in deep learning and demonstrate cognitive complexity, we use…
Descriptors: Intellectual Development, Lifelong Learning, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Ray, Amber B.; Graham, Steve; Liu, Xinghua – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Strategies instruction has improved the writing of high school struggling writers in previous studies, including students with disabilities. This study examined the effectiveness of argumentative writing instruction for the ACT writing exam using the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) model with high school students with disabilities or…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Teaching Methods, High School Students, Students with Disabilities
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Poole, Alex – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Research has shown that males often struggle with the demands of college, one of which involves comprehending academic texts. Many males, however, do understand course readings and are successful students. Unfortunately, little is known about how successful and struggling college males differ in their use of "reading strategies," the…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, College Freshmen, Males, Reading Comprehension
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Dame, L.; Aryal, B.; Huq, A.; Prat-Resina, X. – PRIMUS, 2019
Students entering health sciences programs may face challenges on their road to successful completion and possible entry to medical school in the area of preparedness in quantitative skills. At our institution, faculty analyzed evidence of these challenges including performance on the ACT Math Test, an in-house math placement test and quantitative…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, Algebra
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Tintle, Nathan; Clark, Jake; Fischer, Karen; Chance, Beth; Cobb, George; Roy, Soma; Swanson, Todd; VanderStoep, Jill – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
The recent simulation-based inference (SBI) movement in algebra-based introductory statistics courses (Stat 101) has provided preliminary evidence of improved student conceptual understanding and retention. However, little is known about whether these positive effects are preferentially distributed across types of students entering the course. We…
Descriptors: Statistics, College Mathematics, College Preparation, Mathematical Concepts
Loden, Lisa Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Remedial mathematics has been considered the roadblock to obtaining a college degree by students and educators for years. The purpose of this research is to determine the optimal time and delivery method of the three presented (fully module, module with a traditional lecture component, and fully on-line) for teaching remedial mathematics. This is…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Conventional Instruction, Online Courses, Teaching Methods
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Veilleux, Jennifer C.; Chapman, Kate M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Research methods and statistics are core courses in the undergraduate psychology major. To assess learning outcomes, it would be useful to have a measure that assesses research methods and statistical literacy beyond course grades. In two studies, we developed and provided initial validation results for a research methods and statistical knowledge…
Descriptors: Psychology, Item Response Theory, Computer Software, Research Methodology
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Cousins-Cooper, Kathy; Staley, Katrina N.; Kim, Seongtae; Luke, Nicholas S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of the Emporium instructional method in a course of college algebra and trigonometry by comparing to the traditional lecture method. The math emporium method is a nontraditional instructional method of learning math that has been implemented at several universities with much success and has been…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Algebra, Teaching Methods
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Mouser, David M.; Sheng, Zhaohui; Thoron, Andrew C.; Baker, Andy; Bacon, Kevin J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Agricultural education is defined by a best practice three-component model of instruction that includes a classroom experience, leadership development and FFA involvement, and an experience-based activity through a Supervised Agricultural Experience program (SAE). Based on program of activities award criteria, each year state FFA associations…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Agricultural Education, Best Practices
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Thompson, Meredith Myra; Braude, Eric John – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
The assessment of learning in large online courses requires tools that are valid, reliable, easy to administer, and can be automatically scored. We have evaluated an online assessment and learning tool called Knowledge Assembly, or Knowla. Knowla measures a student's knowledge in a particular subject by having the student assemble a set of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Critical Thinking
Arbini, Corey – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the impact of high school students' graphing calculator usage on their math achievement over time. Achievement growth was measured using nationally-recognized standardized test scores from EXPLORE, PLAN, and ACT. Two groups of students were used in this study; one group had graphing calculators integrated beginning in…
Descriptors: Graphing Calculators, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Standardized Tests
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Kartal, Ozgul; Dunya, Beyza Aksu; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A.; Zawojewski, Judith S. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
Critical to many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career paths is mathematical modeling--specifically, the creation and adaptation of mathematical models to solve problems in complex settings. Conventional standardized measures of mathematics achievement are not structured to directly assess this type of mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, STEM Education, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Pliske, Rebecca M.; Caldwell, Tracy L.; Calin-Jageman, Robert J.; Taylor-Ritzler, Tina – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
We developed a two-semester series of intensive (six-contact hours per week) behavioral research methods courses with an integrated statistics curriculum. Our approach includes the use of team-based learning, authentic projects, and Excel and SPSS. We assessed the effectiveness of our approach by examining our students' content area scores on the…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Statistics, Program Effectiveness, Integrated Curriculum
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Meier, Lori T.; Keith, Karin J.; Dwyer, Edward J. – SRATE Journal, 2014
In light of increasing mandates to incorporate close reading of primary source historical documents at the elementary level, this study explored the reading difficulty level of the US Constitution with preservice elementary teachers using a traditional cloze assessment procedure. While best practice pedagogy of social studies has long included…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Primary Sources
Reese, Mary Celeste – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Technology has changed almost every aspect of our daily lives. It is not surprising then that technology has made its way into the classroom. More and more educators are utilizing technological resources in creative ways with the intent to enhance learning, including using virtual laboratories in the sciences in place of the…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction
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