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Young, Jemimah L.; Feille, Kelly K.; Young, Jamaal R. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
Black girls represent a unique subpopulation of science learners. Black girls are unique because they consistently outperform Black boys in science. Despite this trend, Black girls often face dual marginalization in STEM classrooms and professions. Racial and gender marginalization can inhibit the success of Black girls in science if researchers,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, African American Students, Females, Elementary School Science
Yuan, Kun; Le, Vi-Nhuan – RAND Corporation, 2014
In 2010, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Education Program has established the Deeper Learning Initiative, which focuses on students' development of deeper learning skills (i.e., the mastery of core academic content, critical-thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and "learn-how-to-learn" skills). Two test…
Descriptors: Test Items, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Skill Development
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
Black, Macknight – 1989
This report is a reference tool devoted to minority student education for planners, researchers, policymakers, and reporters covering all levels of education. The following broad minority issues are defined and related in a matrix to all National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) surveys containing racial/ethnic data collected from 1969: (1)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Dropout Rate, Educational Attainment
Crowe, Michael R.; Veach, June P. – 1986
Student participation was examined in three educational programs and their corresponding environments or settings to determine the relationships between situational and demographic variables and basic skills learning and retention. Subjects were secondary students in four high schools and two career centers in a large midwestern urban center. At…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, College Preparation, Educational Research
Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY. – 1996
This pamphlet presents the Executive Summary of the Report of the Carnegie Task Force on Learning in the Primary Grades. Results depict a pervasive pattern of underachievement for millions of U.S. children. The document outlines nine principles of effective practice for all institutions key to children's learning, and calls on these institutions…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Childrens Television, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors
Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY. – 1996
In 1994 the Carnegie Corporation of New York convened the Carnegie Task Force on Learning in the Primary Grades to examine all the forces that contribute to children's learning and development during the age span from 3 to 10. The 33-member group of business and political leaders, scientists, educators, researchers, and practitioners conducted…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Childrens Television, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors
Lapointe, Archie E. – 1984
The Assessment Policy Committee of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has directed the NAEP staff to focus the 1985-86 Assessments of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Computer Competence on the higher-order skills. Each Learning Area Committee worked independently developing three-dimensional models. These defined what could…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Computer Literacy, Computer Science, Educational Assessment
Easton, Stanley E. – Small School Forum, 1985
Children and youth in rural American communities generally learn social studies/citizenship knowledge, skills, and attitudes from a variety of sources and to about the same extent as their nonrural counterparts. Although rural schools as a class are well within the educational mainstream, learning opportunities in rural schools vary widely. (BRR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews
Mullis, Ina V. S. – 1984
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) approach to developing assessments is described. NAEP will solicit views concerning assessment objectives and use the consensus approach. NAEP results can impact educational policy and school and classroom practices. Several policies have been adopted to provide improved information about…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ. – 1991
In 1990, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) included a Trial State Assessment (TSA); for the first time in the NAEP's history, voluntary state-by-state assessments (37 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands) were made. The sample was designed to represent the 8th grade public school population in a state…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Calculators, Educational Assessment, Family Environment
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ. – 1991
In 1990, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) included a Trial State Assessment (TSA); for the first time in the NAEP's history, voluntary state-by-state assessments (37 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands) were made. The sample was designed to represent the 8th grade public school population in a state…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Calculators, Educational Assessment, Family Environment
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ. – 1991
In 1990, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) included a Trial State Assessment (TSA); for the first time in the NAEP's history, voluntary state-by-state assessments (37 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands) were made. The sample was designed to represent the 8th grade public school population in a state…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Calculators, Educational Assessment, Family Environment
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ. – 1991
In 1990, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) included a Trial State Assessment (TSA); for the first time in the NAEP's history, voluntary state-by-state assessments (37 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands) were made. The sample was designed to represent the 8th grade public school population in a state…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Calculators, Educational Assessment, Family Environment
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ. – 1991
In 1990, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) included a Trial State Assessment (TSA); for the first time in the NAEP's history, voluntary state-by-state assessments (37 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands) were made. The sample was designed to represent the 8th grade public school population in a state…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Calculators, Educational Assessment, Family Environment
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