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Atkins, Katrina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this non-experimental, causal-comparative and correlational study was to test Knowles' (1973) adult learning theory, which states adults are self-directed and internally motivated. The study also examined if student achievement was related to student perception of the flipped classroom in a general education speech communication…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Correlation
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – Educational Assessment, 2016
As state tests of student achievement are used for an increasingly wide array of high- and low-stakes purposes, evaluating their instructional sensitivity is essential. This article uses data from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Project to examine the instructional sensitivity of 4 states' mathematics and English…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Tests, English
Malova, Irina – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This comparative case study investigated integrated reading-writing instruction (IRWI) as an approach for writing instruction implemented after the adoption of Common Core State Standards (NGA & CCSSO, 2010a). Specifically, I explored the nature of IRWI through video-recorded observations of writing instruction, teachers' perspectives towards…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Literacy Education, English
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Shannon, David; Salisbury-Glennon, Jill; Shores, Melanie – Journal of Research in Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the learning strategies used by ethnically diverse learners and to investigate the relationships among the constructs of classroom goal structure, achievement goal orientation, motivation and self-regulated learning in an ethnically diverse population of fourth and fifth grade learners (n = 396). Goal…
Descriptors: Correlation, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Metacognition
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Liu, Yujuan; Raker, Jeffrey R.; Lewis, Jennifer E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Academic Motivation Scale-Chemistry (AMS-Chemistry), an instrument based on the self-determination theory, was used to evaluate students' motivation in two organic chemistry courses, where one course was primarily lecture-based and the other implemented flipped classroom and peer-led team learning (Flip-PLTL) pedagogies. Descriptive statistics…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Organic Chemistry, Blended Learning, Learning Motivation
Meles, Ora – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the implementation of a structured professional learning community model referred to as Learning Team Meetings (LTMs) on teacher practice and student achievement from the perspective of teachers and instructional leaders at high-need schools. To accomplish this purpose, a multi-site case study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Meetings, Teaching Methods
Wang, Haiwen; Warner, Miya; Golan, Shari; Wechsler, Marjorie; Park, C. J. – Grantee Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the Florida Master Teacher Initiative (FMTI)--an i3-funded early learning program aimed at improving the quality of teaching and student outcomes in grades PreK through third grade in high need schools. The FMTI schools participated in four program components: (1) a job-embedded graduate…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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Leon, Susan A.; Altmann, Lori J. P.; Abrams, Lise; Gonzalez Rothi, Leslie J.; Heilman, Kenneth M. – Creativity Research Journal, 2014
Divergent thinking is a process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions or responses, and is a critical element of creativity. Lesion and imaging studies have shown that the frontal lobes are important in mediating divergent thinking, and frontal lobe function is highly dependent on white matter connections…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Creative Thinking, Comparative Analysis, Young Adults
Matyo-Cepero, Jude – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine if special education and at-risk students educated exclusively in a school-within-a-school setting showed improved high-stakes standardized reading test scores after learning the strategic instruction model (SIM) inference strategy. This study was focused on four groups of eighth-grade students attending…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Scores, Reading Achievement, Special Education
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Farazmand, Farideh A.; Green, Robert D. – Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, 2012
In response to the current challenges to undergraduate business education, this study examines seniors, and sophomores and juniors active, or applied learning outcomes (knowledge, skills, personal development). The sample includes 143 students (51 seniors and 92 sophomores and juniors) who participated in applied course projects. The data analysis…
Descriptors: College Seniors, College Freshmen, Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
Falcon, Evelyn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine if there is any relationship on reading comprehension when background classical music is played in the setting of a 7th and 8th grade classroom. This study also examined if there was a statistically significant difference in test anxiety when listening to classical music while completing a test. Reading…
Descriptors: Classical Music, Correlation, Reading Comprehension, Grade 7
Flesvig Bruland, Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) agree that interaction is a critical component in the process of second language acquisition (Hatch 1978; Long, 1996; Pica 1994). According to Long (1996), second language (L2) learners have the best chance of successful L2 acquisition when placed in an environment in which conversational…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
LaSota, Robin Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2013
My dissertation utilizes an explanatory, sequential mixed-methods research design to assess factors influencing community college students' transfer probability to baccalaureate-granting institutions and to present promising practices in colleges and states directed at improving upward transfer, particularly for low-income and first-generation…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Transfer of Training, Probability
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Johnson, Teresa R.; Khalil, Mohammed K.; Peppler, Richard D.; Davey, Diane D.; Kibble, Jonathan D. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2014
In the present study, we describe the innovative use of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) as a progress test during the preclerkship medical curriculum. The main aim of this study was to provide external validation of internally developed multiple-choice assessments in a new medical…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Formative Evaluation
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