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Theobald, Elli – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
Discipline-based education researchers have a natural laboratory--classrooms, programs, colleges, and universities. Studies that administer treatments to multiple sections, in multiple years, or at multiple institutions are particularly compelling for two reasons: first, the sample sizes increase, and second, the implementation of the treatments…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Program Implementation, Predictor Variables
Balemian, Kara; Feng, Jing – College Board, 2013
Presented at the AP Annual Conference (APAC) in Las Vegas, NV in July 2013. This analysis takes a close look at first-generation Advanced PlacementĀ® (APĀ®) test takers to better understand the needs and challenges they face on their path to college. The analysis focuses on college-bound AP test takers who also took the SAT and examines a variety of…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, College Bound Students
Suydam, Marilyn N., Ed.; Kasten, Margaret L., Ed. – Investigations in Mathematics Education, 1985
This issue of "Investigations in Mathematics Education" contains: (1) 12 abstracts of research studies in mathematics education; (2) a list (by EJ number) of mathematics education research studies reported in the July-to-December 1984 issues of "Current Index to Journals in Education" (CIJE); and (3) a list (by ED number) of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Educational Games
Kulick, Edward; Dorans, Neil J. – 1984
A new approach to assessing unexpected differential item performance (item bias or item fairness) is introduced and applied to the item responses of different subpopulations of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) takers. The essential features of the standardization approach are described. The primary goal of the standardization approach is to control…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Individual Differences, Mathematical Models, Performance Factors
Thomas, John W. – 1985
Self-directed, or independent study activities were studied in adolescents, as well as their antecedents and consequences. The interrelationships, across age and grade, of several variables were described; i.e.: course requirements and conditions, student characteristics, study activities, and school achievement. First, autonomous learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Classification
Gilbert, Laurence C. – 1986
Fifty-four high aptitude undergraduates and 46 moderate-to-low aptitude undergraduates were divided into four treatment groups and were given a pretest during which they learned and recalled a map of a small town in five successive trials. Two weeks later, each group was given a different treatment with a varying degree of explicitness of…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Advance Organizers, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Cognitive Processes
Reynolds, Arthur J.; Oberman, Geraldine L. – 1987
The history of test coaching has shown that positive benefits can be produced from short-term orientation, practice, and drill. Coaching on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) has been especially scrutinized for efficacy and has shown modest program effects, despite the limited scope and duration of such programs. The present investigation expands…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Classroom Observation Techniques, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Testing