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Redd, Zakia; Boccanfuso, Christopher; Walker, Karen; Princiotta, Daniel; Knewstub, Dylan; Moore, Kristin – Child Trends, 2012
The educational achievement and attainment of young people in the United States has been a long-standing issue of concern. While analyses of long-term trend data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that students in the United States have made gains in reading and mathematics over the past few decades, a sizeable…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Evidence, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
The study reviewed in this paper examined the effects of "mastery learning" and "student team learning" on the math achievement of high school students. The analysis included 588 ninth-grade students in 16 urban Philadelphia high schools. The study assessed the effectiveness of the different conditions after one year by…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mastery Learning, Outcome Measures, Experiments
Kohn, Alfie – Phi Delta Kappan, 2001
Standardized test results are skewed by family socioeconomic status. Until top-down, corporate-style testing is eliminated, genuine reforms like cooperative learning and multi-age classrooms will be doomed. Citizens should learn about local tests, talk to neighbors, speak out at school board meetings, write legislators, and challenge proponents to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Advocacy, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
"Success for All" ("SFA"®) is a whole-school reform model (that is, a model that integrates curriculum, school culture, family, and community supports) for students in prekindergarten through grade 8. "SFA"® includes a literacy program, quarterly assessments of student learning, a social-emotional development program,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Literacy Education, Educational Research, Elementary Education
Lyons, Douglas; Niblock, Andrew W. – Independent School, 2014
Independent schools are, for the most part, exempt from mandatory participation in standardized tests designed for state and federal comparisons, nor are they required to take part in comparative international assessments. The anxiety in the broader culture, however, is driving a growing interest among independent school parents (and prospective…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Practices
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Hurwitz, Jason T.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Braden, Jeffery P. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2007
Two questions motivated this study: (a) Does test familiarity influence teachers' judgments of their students' test performance? and (b) Does the disability status of students influence their teachers' judgments? Teachers (n=19) judged item performances for one student with disabilities and one student without disabilities (n pairs=19) from their…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Influences, Teacher Attitudes, Value Judgment
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Slavin, Robert E.; Karweit, Nancy L. – Journal of Experimental Education, 1981
To determine whether cooperative learning methods could be used to replace traditional methods, the simultaneous use of three student team learning methods with fourth and fifth grade students was evaluated. This involved students working in teams to master academic materials. Positive outcomes resulted from intensive use of these methods.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Cognitive Development, Emotional Development
Koppel, Sheree P.; And Others – 1986
The School Effectiveness Structural Components Inventory (SESCI) was designed to assess structural elements in a school environment that contribute to effectiveness. The preliminary validation took place in 12 elementary schools in or near a large metropolitan school district. The schools were classified by overall school socioeconomic status, as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools
Gibble, Jacques; Masters, James – 1984
The Penn Manor CRT/Curriculum Articulation Project was designed to study the impact of the implementation of four specific interventions on the achievement of elementary school students in mathematics and language arts. The interventions were as follows: (1) classroom teachers were given individual curriculum skill objectives for their grade…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Analysis of Covariance, Behavioral Objectives
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Leinhardt, Gaea; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1981
Reading instruction and its effects were examined for 105 students in elementary classrooms for the learning disabled. Extensive detailed observations of students, teachers, and instructional material were used to explore the plausibility of a causal model of the effects of reading behaviors and instruction on students' reading performance.…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Elementary Education, Instructional Improvement
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Clouse, R. Wilburn – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1992
Describes a follow-up study that examined results of adopting the Teaching and Learning with Computers approach in a small rural school district. Use of the Jostens Learning Corporation integrated curriculum is explained, and evaluations of Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills results that show changes in scale scores and comparisons with national…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Design
Scott, Corinne C. – 1978
The results are presented of the validation study of reading and mathematics criterion referenced tests, administered to South Carolina students in grades 3, 6, and 8. This testing was mandated by state law to field test a competency based assessment program. The study was based on three activities: (1) test selection; (2) content validation; and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment
Jost, Frank; And Others – 1986
This report describes and presents the 1984-85 results of the norm-referenced and criterion-referenced testing programs used in the Los Angeles Unified School District (California) to evaluate student progress and to identify instructional areas needing remediation. The norm-referenced Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS), Form U, is used to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
Scruggs, Thomas E.; Lifson, Steve – 1984
The ability to correctly answer reading comprehension test items, without having read the accompanying reading passage, was compared for third grade learning disabled students and their peers from a regular classroom. In the first experiment, fourteen multiple choice items were selected from the Stanford Achievement Test. No reading passages were…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Guessing (Tests)
Grayson, Dolores A. – 1987
This paper describes the extent to which the Gender Expectations and Student Achievement (GESA) program has been disseminated at the national level, reports the findings of a validation study conducted in a California school district, and shares recommendations for further study and future plans. GESA was designed to reduce the disparity in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Inservice Teacher Education
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