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Soke, Gnakub Norbert; Rosenberg, Steven A.; Rosenberg, Cordelia Robinson; Vasa, Roma A.; Lee, Li-Ching; DiGuiseppi, Carolyn – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
We assessed potential factors associated with "current" or "ever" self-injurious behaviors, reported in the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised, among children with autism spectrum disorder (n = 692) from the Study to Explore Early Development. Data on factors examined were obtained from questionnaires, standardized clinical…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Developmental Disabilities
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Osler, James E.; Hollowell, Gail P.; Nichols, Stacy M. – Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Technology Engineering is an innovative component of a much larger arena of teaching that effectively uses interactive technology as a method of enhancing learning and the learning environment. Using this method to teach science and math content empowers the teacher and enhances the curriculum as the classroom becomes more efficient and effective.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Academic Achievement, Productivity, School Holding Power
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Briggs, Gary P.; He, Lerong – Accounting Education, 2012
Debate concerning the minimum educational requirements of certified public accountant (CPA) candidates in the USA has been taking place for decades. This paper compares the sectional pass rates of CPA candidates from jurisdictions requiring 150 credit hours of college study with the pass rates of candidates from jurisdictions not requiring 150…
Descriptors: Licensing Examinations (Professions), Accounting, Academic Standards, College Credits
Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012
In 2009, Excelencia in Education launched the Ensuring America's Future initiative to inform, organize, and engage leaders in a tactical plan to increase Latino college completion. An executive summary of Latino College Completion in 50 states synthesizes information on 50 state factsheets and builds on the national benchmarking guide. Each…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Achievement Gap, Benchmarking
Marchesi, Antonio G.; Cook, Kimberly – ICF International (NJ1), 2012
ICF International's white paper explores how implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) has the potential to prepare students for workforce success and positively influence student engagement and academic performance while reducing dropout rates. Self-improvement and leadership development sections of bookstores are replete with texts…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, Dropout Rate, Emotional Development
Nebbergall, Allison – ICF International (NJ1), 2012
As technology increasingly transforms our daily lives, educators too are seeking strategies and resources that leverage technology to improve student learning. Research demonstrates that high-quality professional development, digital standards-based content, and personalized learning plans can increase student achievement, engagement, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Technology, Thinking Skills, Learning
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2012
In times of economic uncertainty, community colleges have consistently turned to the experience of past generations as an avenue toward innovation and the modernization of their programs and services. Community colleges have been able to continuously reinvent themselves to serve the ever-changing needs of society. With President Obama's increased…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Climate, Data Collection, Listening
Schwartz, Heather L.; Ecola, Liisa; Leuschner, Kristin J.; Kofner, Aaron – RAND Corporation, 2012
Inclusionary zoning (IZ) has become an increasingly popular tool for providing affordable housing in an economically integrative manner. IZ policies typically require developers to set aside a proportion of units in market-rate residential developments to be made affordable for lower-income households in exchange for development rights or zoning…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Low Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Educational Attainment
Manner, Jane Carol; Rodriguez, Diane – Online Submission, 2012
This study reports the progress of a project in a teacher education program designed to deliver professional development to rural teachers through an online format addressing ESOL (English for speakers of other languages). Funded by a Professional Development Grant from the OELA (Office of English Language Acquisition) of the United States…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education
Rouse, Sharon M. – Online Submission, 2012
(Purpose) The purpose of this paper was to examine the issues associated with bringing new technology into the classroom, in particular, the vocational/technical classroom. (Methodology) A new Haas 5 axis vertical Computer Numerical Control machining center was purchased to update the CNC machining curriculum at a community college and the process…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Computer Software, Computers, Educational Technology
Casserly, Michael – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2012
In one of the first large-scale analyses of urban trends on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Council of the Great City Schools and the American Institutes for Research identified urban school systems that demonstrated high achievement or significant achievement gains on the NAEP, and examined possible factors behind…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, National Competency Tests, Achievement Gains
Brannon, Paul Conard – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Regardless of the relentless efforts of the federal and state government, as well as those of local school districts, students not completing high school continue to weigh down the educational system and society as a whole. Schools face the challenge of transforming the inclination for students to drop out of school with the associated damaging…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, School Districts, Program Evaluation
Soukakou, E.; Winton, P.; West, T. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2012
The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) was developed in response to a lack of validated instruments designed specifically to measure the quality of inclusive practices, and it is based on research evidence on the effectiveness of specialized instructional strategies for meeting the individual needs of children in inclusive settings (Odom, 2004;…
Descriptors: Profiles, Rating Scales, Inclusion, Field Tests
Lowder, Christopher Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this mixed-design study was to use quantitative and qualitative research to explore the effects of High School Success (a course for at-risk ninth graders) and its effectiveness on student achievement, attendance, and dropout prevention. The research questions address whether there is a significant difference between at-risk ninth…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Qualitative Research, Dropout Prevention
ACT, Inc., 2012
Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards, Benchmarking
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