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Sanders-White, Pamela – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of structured note-taking compared to traditional note-taking on the acquisition of scientific knowledge for students with and without learning disabilities (LD) and students with reading difficulties (RD). An additional purpose was to examine whether the two note-taking methods…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Pretests Posttests, Science Instruction, Scientific Attitudes
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Blasi, Laura; Alfonso, Berta – Simulation & Gaming, 2006
Building and evaluating artifacts specifically for K-12 education, technologists committed to design sciences are needed along with an approach to evaluation increasing the systemic transfer from research and development into school settings. The authors describe THE VIRTUAL LAB scanning electronic microscope simulation, including (a) its…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Formative Evaluation, Science Laboratories, Qualitative Research
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2010
The combination of difficult economic times and increased accountability has led policymakers to call for evidence that students taught by National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)-certified teachers make greater achievement gains than those taught by non-NBPTS-certified teachers. Overall, studies show mixed results regarding the…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Academic Achievement, Evidence, Program Effectiveness