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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Kollasch, Aurelia; Sun, Jie – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Improving student persistence, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, continues to be at the forefront of national educational policy discussions. Living in university housing, with its focus specifically on assisting students in transition, has consistently been positively related to student persistence.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, On Campus Students, College Freshmen
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Haynes, J. Chris; Stripling, Christopher T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
School-based agricultural education programs provide contextualized learning environments for the teaching of core academic subject matter. This study sought to examine the mathematics efficacy and professional development needs of Wyoming agricultural education teachers related to teaching contextualized mathematics. Wyoming agricultural…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Agricultural Education, Faculty Development
Kogo-Masila, Chemisi Asha – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed-methods study approach investigated the impact of standardized tests on student achievement from the STEM program and the traditional program in a suburban high school. Qualitative data were collected from interviews, focus groups, and questionnaires to get perceptual data from teachers. Quantitative data were collected from different…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, STEM Education, Conventional Instruction
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Kassaee, Ameneh Mahrou; Rowell, Ginger Holmes – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
Researchers have confirmed that students' motivation is one of the most important factors educators can target to improve learning (Williams & Williams, 2011). This study explored the role which student's motivation played in the retention of first-time, full-time freshman (FTFTF) STEM majors at University (U) (blinded). Student motivational…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Intervention, STEM Education, Student Motivation
Williams-Miller, Janice E. – 1998
This study explored ways in which students obtained efficacy perceptions of self-regulated learning. High school students (N=297) were self-administered American College Testing Assessment (ACT) practice examinations and Bandura's self-regulated learning subscale with specific reference to English and mathematics. Path analytic results suggested…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, English, High School Students