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National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
The Nation's Report Card[TM] informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. Results from the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, National Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement
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Popova, N. V. – Russian Education and Society, 2007
According to data of the World Health Organization, 34-46 million people are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In 2003 alone, the number of newly infected people in all countries came to about 5 million. By January 2001, more than 80,000 HIV-infected people were registered in Russia, of whom over 90 percent were drug users.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Frias, Sonia M.; Angel, Ronald J. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2005
Women with few social resources are at elevated risk of partner abuse. Certain evidence suggests that African American and Hispanic women, who are overrepresented in the lower socioeconomic strata, are at particularly high risk. We compare women's risk of partner violence, defined as moderate and severe, among 2,400 low-income African American,…
Descriptors: Females, Whites, Family Violence
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MacMillan, Donald – Canadian Library Journal, 1992
Compares search time and costs of four online searches, identically replicated except for the speed of the modem used to retrieve and download data. Results are presented for 1200-BPS (bits per second) and 2400-BPS modems which demonstrate that searching at 2400-BPS is more efficient and economical. Issues to be resolved before 9600-BPS modems…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Modems
Zill, Nicholas; Sorongon, Alberto; Kim, Kwang; Clark, Cheryl; Woolverton, Maria – Administration for Children & Families, 2006
The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) provides longitudinal data on a periodic basis on the characteristics, experiences, and outcomes of children and families served by Head Start as well as the characteristics of the Head Start programs that serve them. Each round of FACES is a study with a nationally representative sample…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education, Family Characteristics
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Wright, Ron W.; Karp, Grace Goc – Physical Educator, 2006
The low level of fitness in junior-high school students is an area of great concern. An important, but misunderstood, part of the physical education curriculum is the development of aerobic fitness. What is the best way to go about developing aerobic fitness? Four groups of primarily Caucasian (79.9%) Grade 8 and 9 students (n = 144), attending a…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Grade 8, Physical Education, Gender Differences
Martin, Roger; Smith, Dianne – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2006
We liked our training model. We were bringing in teachers during their contract time for a full day of technology staff development. We offered, through one of two training labs at our District Educational Technology Center (ETC), more than 30 different courses on skill development or how to implement technology into instructional practices. Our…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Skill Development, Educational Technology, Professional Development
Denaro, Edward Joseph – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of elementary school physical education teachers towards teaching character education related to the variables respect, honesty, fairness and self-discipline and to examine their attitudes towards the character development of their fourth and/or fifth grade students related to the variables…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Behavior, Discipline, Females
Liu, Xing – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this study was to illustrate the use of Hierarchical Linear Models (HLM) to investigate the effects of school and children's attributes on children' reading achievement. In particular, this study was designed to: (1) develop the HLM models to determine the effects of school-level and child-level variables on children's reading…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten, Television
American School and University, 1981
The towns of Maplewood and South Orange (New Jersey) earmarked over $1 million, raised from a bond issue, to replace with thermal aluminum-framed units the 2400 worn out windows in eight 50-year-old schools. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Windows
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Ahlgren, Andrew; Johnson, David W. – Developmental Psychology, 1979
Attitudinal data from a survey of over 2,400 students in grades 2-12 were used to depict sex differences in cooperativeness and competitiveness in a natural school setting. (Author/SS)
Descriptors: Competition, Cooperation, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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McGarvey, Joseph P. – Journal of Career Development, 1988
The Michigan Occupational Information System is the largest in the country and is available at over 2,400 sites, including schools, libraries, correctional facilities, and labor unions. (JOW)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Delivery Systems, Occupational Information, State Programs
Honawar, Vaishali – Education Week, 2005
Starting in March 2005, the SAT, taken annually by more than 1.4 million college-bound students, will undergo its most significant change since 1994, when the College Board, which sponsors the test, first allowed calculators into test rooms, added open-ended math questions, and eliminated antonyms and added more critical-reading passages in the…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Sentences, English (Second Language), College Entrance Examinations
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Mendenhall, Anne; Buhanan, Caixia Wu; Suhaka, Michael; Mills, Gordon; Gibson, Gregory V.; Merrill, M. David – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2006
Brigham Young University (BYU)-Hawaii has a student body of approximately 2,400 students representing 70 different countries. Almost half of this student body is international, representing many different cultures and languages. One of the biggest challenges for BYU-Hawaii is return-ability; that is, the university does not want to be a stepping…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Small Businesses, Educational Technology, Entrepreneurship
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Popham, W. James – Educational Leadership, 2006
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Program (ACT) scores are the main determinants of college entrance in the USA. It is widely assumed that these tests are predictive of success both during college and in later life, but such views are incorrect. Another widely-held view, held by many educators, is that the SAT and ACT are…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Misconceptions, Academic Achievement
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