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Murangi, Kavemuii; Perkins, Robert C.; Tang, Judy H. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 pilot study of the Middle School Transcript Study (MSTS) is the first NAEP transcript study to focus on the middle school level, collect student coursetaking data at the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) level, and rely solely on the electronic submission of course catalogs and…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Middle School Students, Academic Records, Pilot Projects
Bellah, Kimberly A.; Dyer, James E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to describe elementary teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward agriculture and its use as a context for teaching across the grade level content area standards. Further, this study sought to probe more deeply the stages of concern possessed by kindergarten through eighth grade teachers with respect to their use of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Alignment (Education)
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Scanlan, Martin; Zehrbach, Gareth – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2010
Catholic elementary schools underserve Latino students, especially those who are bilingual. This paper presents a conceptual argument for Catholic elementary schools to improve this by pursuing the two-way immersion model of bilingual service delivery in Spanish and English. The argument is presented in three stages. First, we show that Catholic…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Private Schools, Elementary Schools, Bilingual Students
Jacobson, David – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2016
The first eight years of life, beginning before birth and continuing through third grade, are a critical developmental period that sets the stage for future success. Research over the past 15 years has demonstrated the importance of high-quality care and education throughout the prenatal-through-third-grade (P-3) continuum, including prenatal and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Elementary Education
Tracey, Iline P. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This research explored the relationship of the Reading First Initiative (RFI) in terms of its impact on students' early reading development K-3 and teachers' delivery of instruction. Extant test data were used to establish quantitative data. Direct observation utilizing a checklist consisting of five categories--management, environment, setting…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Academic Achievement, Phonemic Awareness, Program Effectiveness