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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
A representative sample of 122,000 eighth-graders participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment, which is designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space sciences. This report covers the overall results, achievement level…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status, Educational Assessment
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Seevers, Brenda; Stair, Kristin – Journal of Extension, 2015
The descriptive study reported here sought to discover how Extension and agricultural education programs develop and use community partnerships to enhance educational programming. The population was a census of all New Mexico Extension agents and agricultural education teachers. Agents partnered with 57 different agencies/organization and teachers…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Extension Education, Agricultural Education, Community Involvement
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2011 reading assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2011 to other…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 reading assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2009 to other…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment
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Willits, Dale; Broidy, Lisa M.; Denman, Kristine – Youth & Society, 2015
Research on drug markets indicates that they are not randomly distributed. Instead they are concentrated around specific types of places. Theoretical and empirical literature implicates routine activities and social disorganization processes in this distribution. In the current study, we examine whether, consistent with these theories, drug…
Descriptors: Crime, Drug Abuse, Neighborhoods, Schools
Northwest Evaluation Association, 2016
Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is committed to providing partners with useful tools to help make inferences from the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessment scores. One important tool is the concordance table between MAP and state summative assessments. Concordance tables have been used for decades to relate scores on…
Descriptors: Scores, Inferences, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Nodulman, Jessica A.; Starling, Randall; Kong, Alberta S.; Buller, David B.; Wheeler, Cosette M.; Woodall, W. Gill – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: In several countries worldwide, school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs have been successful; however, little research has explored US stakeholders' acceptance toward school-based HPV vaccination programs. Methods: A total of 13 focus groups and 12 key informant interviews (N?=?117; 85% females; 66% racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Immunization Programs, Stakeholders, Attitudes
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Skelton, Peter; Stair, Kristin S.; Dormody, Tom; Vanleeuwen, Dawn – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The Memorial Middle School Agricultural Extension and Education Center (MMSAEEC) located in Las Vegas, New Mexico is a youth science center focusing on agriculture and natural resources. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study of the MMSAEEC teaching and learning model was to determine if differences exist in science achievement, agriculture…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Youth Programs, Natural Resources, Quasiexperimental Design
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Anhalt, Cynthia Oropesa; Rodríguez Pérez, María Elena – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2013
In this article, the authors examine elementary and middle school mathematics teachers' concerns about teaching Latino/a student populations across three regions in the United States: southern Arizona, northern New Mexico, and central California. Surveys were administered to 68 teachers who participated in professional development activities on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Middle Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
Smith, Matthew David – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Advocates of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) often champion a neoliberal agenda of privatization, deregulation, the mass firings of teachers and administrators, and takeovers of schools deemed to be "failing." School takeovers are sanctioned under the No Child Left Behind Act's Corrective Action measures, in which schools…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Change, Change Strategies
Afterschool Alliance, 2013
This Afterschool Alert Issue Brief explores how afterschool programs are offering innovative, hands-on computing and engineering education opportunities. Both these subjects have emerged as priority areas within the "STEM" fields. Computing is one of the fastest growing industries, and yet current rates of college graduation in computer…
Descriptors: After School Programs, STEM Education, Program Effectiveness, Experiential Learning
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Taylor, Rosemary T.; Touchton, Debra – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2005
This article reports on a focus group which was one of four principal focus groups held across the United States in Florida, Virginia, New Mexico, and Missouri as part of Voices 3, a national research project on the status of the principal and superintendent roles, sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). In other…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Focus Groups, Superintendents, Principals
McClanahan, Wendy S.; Gao, Jian; Sanders, Felcia – Research For Action, 2013
Community schools are an approach that has been adopted to respond to this educational crisis. By partnering with local agencies, community schools provide students and families with access to healthcare services, educational enhancement and recreational opportunities, family economic supports such as workforce development and income tax…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Middle School Students, Student Participation, Student Experience
Orr, Kim – Principal Leadership, 2005
When a new principal was hired at Gallup Junior High School in northwest New Mexico, he saw redesigning the administrative team as an important opportunity to develop leadership skills in his assistants and groom them for eventual advancement. His changes also provide cross training, so no single individual controls an essential function of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Qualities, Teacher Supervision, Discipline