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Ling, Guangming – International Journal of Testing, 2016
To investigate possible iPad related mode effect, we tested 403 8th graders in Indiana, Maryland, and New Jersey under three mode conditions through random assignment: a desktop computer, an iPad alone, and an iPad with an external keyboard. All students had used an iPad or computer for six months or longer. The 2-hour test included reading, math,…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Handheld Devices, Computers
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Bullard, Sue Burzynski; Anderson, Nancy – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2014
Effective writing requires mastering grammar. For journalists, this mastery is critical because research shows poor grammar erodes media credibility. College writing instructors say students do not understand basic grammar concepts, and greater numbers of students are enrolling in remedial writing classes. This quasi-experimental mixed methods…
Descriptors: Grammar, Journalism, Writing Instruction, College Students
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Radcliffe, Rich A.; Bos, Beth – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2013
Trends among adolescents continue to be discouraging in terms of career and college readiness based on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) achievement reports and high school graduation rate data. In response, this article presents five goals and eight strategies we have engaged in during a seven-year research study focused on…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, College Preparation, Career Development
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Applebee, Arthur N.; Langer, Judith A. – English Journal, 2011
In the May 2009 issue of "English Journal", we reported on our analysis of data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress to provide a first look at changes in the teaching of writing over the past 30 years. In this article, we provide a more detailed look, drawing on data collected from visits to 260 English, math, social…
Descriptors: High Schools, Middle Schools, Interviews, National Surveys
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Strom, Paris S.; Strom, Robert D.; Beckert, Troy – American Secondary Education, 2011
Improving the quality of secondary education in public schools requires involving all stakeholders in identifying and applying appropriate expectations. Many adult stakeholders are seeking action to eliminate the disparity between state and federal estimates of student achievement and to enable comparisons between the performance of students and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Change, School Effectiveness, Adolescents