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Collins, John W. – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2005
This article discusses three compendiums of Ed Tech research giving readers a fairly broad overview of where the field stands today. But, just as with technology, research is constantly moving forward. New and exciting ways to use technology and valuable data to support different kinds of technology use are continually being discovered. The texts…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational Research
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Schacter, John; Jo, Booil – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2017
With a randomized field experiment of 433 preschoolers, we tested a tablet mathematics program designed to increase young children's mathematics learning. Intervention students played Math Shelf, a comprehensive iPad preschool and year 1 mathematics app, while comparison children received research-based hands-on mathematics instruction delivered…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Preschool Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
Callahan, Carolyn M., Ed.; Reis, Sally M., Ed. – Corwin Press, 2004
The readings in this ready-reference report on specific program evaluations, offer critical guidance in the development and utilization of instruments for assessing gifted and talented programs, and are designed to stimulate the discussion of issues surrounding the evaluation of gifted programs. Key features include: (1) Carolyn M. Callahan's…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Schacter, John; Shih, Jeff; Allen, Charles M.; DeVaul, Lina; Adkins, Amy B.; Ito, Taro; Jo, Booil – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: Effective preschool mathematics instruction is especially important for low-income children. Previous research demonstrates that low-income children enter kindergarten behind their middle-income peers. They receive less mathematics support at home and from public preschools. The aim of this study was to test Math Shelf, a tablet…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Education, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students
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Costello, Ron; Elson, Peggy; Schacter, John – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2008
For the last 3 years, more than 80% of the respondents to the "Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools" have stated that they would rather see a school's performance measure based upon "improvement shown by students" than the "percentage passing the test" (Rose & Gallup, 2007, p. 35). If this were to…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Student Improvement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Rating
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Schacter, John; Jo, Booil – Journal of Research in Reading, 2005
During the summer vacation children who are economically disadvantaged experience declines in reading achievement, while middle- and high-income children improve. Previous research has demonstrated that the most widely implemented intervention -- sending economically disadvantaged students to summer school -- has not led to increases in reading…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Summer Programs, Reading Achievement, Day Camp Programs
Schacter, John – American School Board Journal, 2003
Los Angeles children who attend the 8-week summer day camp spend 2 hours a day learning how to read. The rest of the time is spent playing sports, doing art activities, and taking field trips. The program is replicated in other school districts. (MLF)
Descriptors: Day Camp Programs, Early Intervention, Educationally Disadvantaged, Primary Education
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Schacter, John – Journal of Early Intervention, 2003
This study examined effects of a summer reading instruction program as part of an 8-week summer day camp experience for 61 disadvantaged first grade children. Two hours of direct explicit reading instruction daily were supplemented with a literacy-rich camping experience. Post-tests indicated the experimental group not only obviated usual summer…
Descriptors: Day Camp Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Grade 1, Instructional Effectiveness
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Schacter, John; Thum, Yeow Meng – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2005
The Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) is a comprehensive school reform with the goal to attract, retain, and motivate quality teachers. By aggressively recruiting new teachers, providing a career continuum, introducing teacher-led professional development, implementing rigorous teacher accountability, and paying teachers based on their position,…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change
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Schacter, John; Thum, Yeow Meng; Zifkin, David – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2006
This study examined the relationship between creative teaching and elementary students' achievement gains. Forty-eight upper elementary school teachers' classroom instruction was observed and evaluated over the course of 8 different lessons throughout the year. For each teacher, during each lesson, both a creative teaching frequency score and a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Creativity, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement
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Schacter, John; Thum, Yeow Meng – Economics of Education Review, 2004
The extensive research on teacher quality has led to two conclusions. First, there are large and significant differences among teachers in terms of their capacity to improve student achievement. Second, these differences are not captured by common measures of teacher qualifications (E.A. Hanushek, Teacher quality, in: L.T. Izumi, W.M. Evers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
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Schacter, John – ERS Spectrum, 2001
Reviews four types of effective primary-grade reading programs: schoolwide, small-group, tutoring, and software. Each of the 14 programs reviewed includes a description, effectiveness evaluation, professional development requirements, costs, and contact information. Concludes that no one program will suffice for all instructional needs. Couples…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Evaluation, Primary Education, Professional Development
Schacter, John – 1999
This document analyzes the following five large-scale studies of education technology: (1) "Meta-Analytic Studies of Findings on Computer-Based Instruction" (J.A. Kulik) employed a statistical technique called meta-analysis to aggregate the results of over 500 individual studies to draw a single conclusion; (2) "Report on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, Educational Research
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Schacter, John; Fagnano, Cheryl – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 1999
Discussion of the implementation of computer technology in schools focuses on the need to design computer technologies based on sound learning theories. Considers the results of meta-analyses on computer-based instruction; socio-cultural learning theory; computer-supported collaborative learning; constructivist theories; project-based learning;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness
Schacter, John; And Others – 1997
This feasibility study explored the automated data collection, scoring, and reporting of children's complex problem-solving processes and performance in Web-based information-rich environments. Problem solving was studied using realistic problems in realistic contexts demanding multiple cognitive processes in the domain of environmental science.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Concept Mapping, Data Collection
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