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Shelley, Mack; Gonwa-Reeves, Christopher; Baenziger, Joan; Seefeld, Ashley; Hand, Brian; Therrien, William; Villanueva, Mary Grace; Taylor, Jonte – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of implementation of the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) approach at 5th grade level in the public school system in Iowa as measured by Cornell Critical Thinking student test scores. This is part of a project that overall tests the efficacy of the SWH inquiry-based approach to build students'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Persuasive Discourse, Science Interests
Swackhamer, Lyn Ely; Koellner, Karen; Basile, Carole; Kimbrough, Doris – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2009
A teacher's sense of self-efficacy has been consistently recognized as an important attribute of effective teaching and has been positively correlated to teacher and student outcomes. A number of studies show the impact of teachers with high levels of efficacy. Students of these teachers have outperformed students who had teachers with lower…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Program Effectiveness
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Reeves, Christopher Gonwa; Fostvedt, Luke; Laugerman, Marcia; Baenziger, Joan; Shelley, Mack; Hand, Brian; Therrien, William – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
A key element in science education is establishing and maintaining linkages between teachers and researchers that can eventuate in enhanced student outcomes. Determining when and where a new educational program or intervention results in an enhanced outcome can be sensitive to many different forces that the researcher must carefully manage. The…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Inquiry, Science Education, Student Evaluation
Kurt, Johnny T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this pretest-posttest comparative efficacy study was to analyze factors affecting literacy achievement of eighth grade middle school instrumental music students (n = 38) including (a) socioeconomic status (SES), (b) gender, (c) grade point average (GPA), (d) music motivation, (e) music involvement, and (f) instrument section. The…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, Literacy, Academic Achievement