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McCormick, Meghan P.; O'Connor, Erin E.; Cappella, Elise; McClowry, Sandee G. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
A robust body of research has identified associations between positive teacher-child relationships--characterized by high levels of closeness and low levels of conflict--and children's academic achievement in elementary school (e.g. Roorda, 2012). Additional studies find that high-quality teacher-child relationships may promote academic resilience…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation
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Hedges, Larry V.; Hedberg, E. C. – Evaluation Review, 2013
Background: Cluster-randomized experiments that assign intact groups such as schools or school districts to treatment conditions are increasingly common in educational research. Such experiments are inherently multilevel designs whose sensitivity (statistical power and precision of estimates) depends on the variance decomposition across levels.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Experiments, Statistical Analysis
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Drageset, Ove Gunnar – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2010
There is considerable research on teachers' beliefs and teachers' knowledge, but little empirical evidence exists as to the interplay between them. This article reports a study of 356 Norwegian teachers who answered a questionnaire and a multiple-choice test. Based on this study, the connections between two knowledge constructs and two beliefs…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Multiple Choice Tests, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Grissom, James B. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2004
There is continuing controversy about the optimal or appropriate age at which children should start school. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between age and achievement. It is an attempt to evaluate the hypothesis that older students fare better academically than their younger classmates. Findings indicate that on average…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Reading Achievement