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Schmidgall, Jonathan; Powers, Donald E. – Language Testing, 2021
In this study we examined the extent to which "TOEIC"® Speaking test scores relate to evaluations by professionals in the international workplace, the target language use domain of TOEIC tests. Linguistic laypersons in 10 countries were invited to participate in an online research survey. The survey incorporated a stratified sample of…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Scores
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Walstad, William B.; Wagner, Jamie – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
This study disaggregates posttest, pretest, and value-added or difference scores in economics into four types of economic learning: positive, retained, negative, and zero. The types are derived from patterns of student responses to individual items on a multiple-choice test. The micro and macro data from the "Test of Understanding in College…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Scores, Economics Education, Economics
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Delgado, Enilda A.; Stoll, Laurie Cooper – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2015
Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey-Birth Cohort are used to analyze the factors that lead to the reading readiness of children who participate in nonparental care the year prior to kindergarten (N = 4,550), with a specific focus on Latino children (N = 800). Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis demonstrates that reading…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Children, Reading Readiness
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Haile, Getinet Astatike; Nguyen, Anh Ngoc – Education Economics, 2008
We investigate the determinants of high school students' academic attainment in mathematics, reading and science in the United States; focusing particularly on possible differential impacts of ethnicity and family background across the distribution of test scores. Using data from the NELS2000 and employing quantile regression, we find two…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Tests
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Dinecola, Cassie M.; Ball, Annahita; Maberry, Steven – School Social Work Journal, 2015
College readiness is increasingly prioritized in federal and state policy initiatives. This study sought to examine the relationship between college readiness and several school-level factors. Specifically, quantitative data from 328 high schools were utilized to investigate the relationships among school-wide academic performance, school size,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Social Work, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
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Bostic, Timothy B. – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
The purpose of this research study was to ascertain whether there is a relationship between teachers' cognitive role taking aspect of empathy and the Virginia Standards of Learning (VSOL), English/Reading scores of their students. A correlational research design using hierarchical multiple regression was used to look for this relationship. In…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Empathy, Standardized Tests, Scores
McDowell, Lorrie D. – Science Educator, 2013
Success in ninth grade is essential to a student's success throughout high school. Many high schools retain the traditional science course sequence of teaching biology first to ninth graders who may or may not be cognitively ready for today's biology content. A few school districts in Georgia are offering a flexible science course sequence in the…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Scores, Middle School Students, Predictor Variables
Nagle, Barry T. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Out-of-School Time programs and their impact on standardized college entrance exam scores for black or African-American children of single parents who have applied for a competitive college scholarship program is the study focus. Study importance is supported by the large percentage of black children raised by single parents, the large percentage…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Standardized Tests, Scores, College Entrance Examinations
Loewen, David Allen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This exploratory correlational study seeks to answer the question of whether a relationship exists between student average test score gains on state exams and teachers' rating of values on the Schwartz Values Survey. Eighty-seven randomly selected Kansas teachers of math and/or reading, grades four through eight, participated. Student test score…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Reading Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Grade 4
Eastman, Denise Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Language Arts is one of the most important subjects for students to learn. Encompassing reading, writing, and comprehension, skills learned through Language Arts instruction influence student ability to reach levels of academic achievement in all subjects. Additionally, Language Arts skills reach far past the classroom and into the workplace. In…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Language Arts, Curriculum Implementation
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Gbore, L. O. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2012
This study examined the predictive validity of pre-university examinations test scores (university matriculation examination (UME), Post-UME and pre-degree) for undergraduate academic achievement. The study is planned along the lines of correlational and ex-post-facto research design. A sample of four hundred university science based…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Science Achievement
Kerns, Claretta M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of high school transition strategies for ninth grade students in comparison to the traditional high school experience of first time ninth grade students. This study compared the English End-of-Course (EOC) test scores of first time ninth grade students in a traditional high school setting…
Descriptors: Student Promotion, Transitional Programs, Grade 9, High School Students
Trinkle, James M., II – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Relatively recent federal education initiatives, such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB; 2001), have focused on school accountability for student achievement including achievement of traditionally at-risk populations, such as students in special education, students from low-income or high poverty areas, and students who speak English as a new second…
Descriptors: Norm Referenced Tests, Cognitive Tests, Achievement Tests, Scores
Needham, Martha Elaine – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This research compares differences between standardized test scores in problem-based learning (PBL) classrooms and a traditional classroom for 6th grade students using a mixed-method, quasi-experimental and qualitative design. The research shows that problem-based learning is as effective as traditional teaching methods on standardized tests. The…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Research Design, Disadvantaged, Standardized Tests
Jones, Tracy Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Researchers are increasingly aware of the role of spatial skills in preparing children for future mathematics achievement (National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008). In addition, sex differences have been consistently documented showing boys score higher than girls in assessments of spatial ability, particularly mental rotation (Linn &…
Descriptors: Play, Females, Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables
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