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Vaillancourt, Marie Claire; Oliveira Paiva, Alexandra; Véronneau, Marie-Hélène; Dishion, Thomas J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study examined the mediating effect of friends' characteristics (problem behavior and academic achievement) in the association between students' background (family and individual factors) and later academic adjustment, as operationalized by problem behavior and academic achievement. We recruited 998 participants in three public middle schools…
Descriptors: Friendship, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement
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Lozano, Paula; Arillo-Santillán, Edna; Barrientos-Gutíerrez, Inti; Reynales Shigematsu, Luz Myriam; Thrasher, James F. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background: This study examined how risk perceptions and social norms around e-cigarettes are associated with susceptibility (i.e., openness to using the product in the next 12 months) of e-cigarettes and smoking among adolescents. Methods: We analyzed data from a 2016 representative survey of 8,718 middle school students in Mexico. The study…
Descriptors: Smoking, Social Attitudes, Social Influences, Adolescents
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Taylor, Karen S.; Lawrence, Joshua F.; Connor, Carol M.; Snow, Catherine E. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
The Common Core State Standards (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2010) feature argumentative writing across the curriculum in grades 4 through 12, yet little is known about how young adolescents develop the challenging advanced language and literacy skills needed for these tasks. This study explored productive academic language use in the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Writing Assignments
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Lee, Hee-Sun; Pallant, Amy; Pryputniewicz, Sarah; Lord, Trudi; Mulholland, Matthew; Liu, Ou Lydia – Science Education, 2019
This paper describes HASbot, an automated text scoring and real-time feedback system designed to support student revision of scientific arguments. Students submit open-ended text responses to explain how their data support claims and how the limitations of their data affect the uncertainty of their explanations. HASbot automatically scores these…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Evaluation, Science Education
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Regan, Kelley; Evmenova, Anya S.; Sacco, Donna; Schwartzer, Jessica; Chirinos, David S.; Hughes, Melissa D. – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2019
With increasing emphasis by policymakers, there has been an increase in access to technology within schools across the globe. However, recent survey findings suggest that teachers may not be integrating technology into their writing instruction in meaningful and effective ways. Variability in technology integration can be attributed to teacher…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, Writing Instruction
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Resnick, Ilyse; Rinne, Luke; Barbieri, Christina; Jordan, Nancy C. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Reasoning about numerical magnitudes is a key aspect of mathematics learning. Most research examining the relation of magnitude understanding to general mathematics achievement has focused on whole number and fraction magnitudes. The present longitudinal study (N = 435) used a 3-step latent class analysis to examine reasoning about magnitudes on a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Abstract Reasoning, Arithmetic
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Amo, Laura C.; Liao, Ruochen; Frank, Emma; Rao, H. Raghav; Upadhyaya, Shambhu – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2019
Contribution: Intervention effectiveness is shown to vary in its influence on teenagers' outcomes with cybersecurity problem-solving and engagement. In-depth, high-intensity types of intervention may be more effective for female students. Background: Instructional interventions are being developed to address both the critical shortage in…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Literacy, Adolescents, Intervention
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Cantwell, Emily D.; Royer, David J.; Leko, Melinda M.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Menzies, Holly Mariah – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2019
In this article, we examined predictive validity of "Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing" (SRSS-IE) scores for use at the middle (N = 2,313 from four middle schools) and high (N = 2,727 from two high schools) school level. Results indicated middle and high school students with high levels of risk according to…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, At Risk Students, Predictive Validity, Student Behavior
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Zajic, Matthew; Dunn, Michael; Berninger, Virginia – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
This study investigated literacy learning in students with specific kinds of language challenges at a specific stage of schooling--transition to high school--when the language requirements of the curriculum can be especially challenging. For this exploratory research, a case study approach was adopted that compared 2 adolescent boys both with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Oral Language, Written Language
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Seipel, Ben; Carlson, Sarah E.; Clinton, Virginia E. – Reading Psychology, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine moment-by-moment fluctuations in text comprehension processing and determine how and when poor and good comprehenders differ. To do so, we reanalyzed a dataset of think-aloud protocols from 138 intermediate elementary students. Both good and poor comprehenders used a variety of processing strategies when…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Text Structure, Reading Comprehension, Reader Text Relationship
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Martínez, Ramón Antonio – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2017
This article explores the recurring narratives on race, place and representation that emerged in the talk of Chicana/o and Latina/o sixth-graders at a middle school in East Los Angeles, California. Discourse analytic methods are used to closely examine how these narratives were constructed within the contexts of everyday classroom interactions.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Grade 6, Middle School Students, Discourse Analysis
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Katz, Idit – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
This study investigated whether girls' and boys' perceptions of their teacher may explain gender-related difference in academic motivation. One hundred and twenty-nine ninth-grade Israeli students (67 males and 62 females) completed a questionnaire designed to assess their motivation to learn, their affect while studying in school, and their…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Emotional Experience, Student Attitudes
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Vonkova, Hana; Bendl, Stanislav; Papajoanu, Ondrej – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
The authors have studied heterogeneity in reporting behavior and its impact on the analysis of self-reports about students' dishonest behavior in schools. Two hundred sixty-five randomly chosen, seventh-grade students (typically 12 years old) from lower secondary schools in Prague 6, a district in the capital of the Czech Republic, participated in…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Grade 7, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys
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Cer, Erkan; Sahin, Ertugrul – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Using a quasi-experimental design with pre-test and post-test control groups, 93 eighth grade students were randomly assigned either to the experimental or to the control group and responded to the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale two weeks before and after the intervention. While the students in the experimental group were instructed in quality books…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Metacognition, Self Esteem
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Tunaboylu, Ceren; Demir, Ergül – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of using the interactive whiteboard in mathematics teaching process on the 7th-grade students' achievement. This study was conducted as experimental design. Experimental and control groups were composed of 58 7th-grade students from one school in the 2015-2016 educational year in Ankara. As a…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Bulletin Boards, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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