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Knuth, Randy; Sutton, Paul S.; Levias, Sheldon; Kuo, Annie Camey; Callison, Matthew – Grantee Submission, 2016
The purpose of this study is to describe and examine the structures and policies a public, comprehensive high school put in place to implement problem-based learning (PBL) across content areas. Starting in 2010, the school implemented PBL in the hopes of increasing students' career and college readiness skills. The research took place at a…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High Schools, Problem Based Learning
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Bartelet, Dimona; Ghysels, Joris; Groot, Wim; Haelermans, Carla; van den Brink, Henriëtte Maassen – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
This article examines an educational experiment with a unique combination of 3 elements: homework, the use of information and communication technology and a large degree of freedom of choice (student autonomy). More particularly, we study the effectiveness of a web-based intelligent tutoring system (ITS) that a school offers to its students as…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Homework, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Mathematics Achievement
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Bonsangue, Martin; Cadwalladerolsker, Todd; Fernandez-Weston, Cathy; Filowitz, Mark; Hershey, James; Moon, Hye Sun; Renne, Chris; Sullivan, Ed; Walker, Sean; Woods, Rochelle; Engelke, Nicole – Learning Assistance Review, 2013
This study focused on the impact of Supplemental Instruction (SI) on student achievement in first semester Calculus for transfer students over a three-year period. Transfer students participating in SI achieved dramatically higher passing rates and course grades than did non-SI transfer students, despite no significant differences in academic…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Calculus, Academic Support Services, Program Evaluation
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Brooks, D. Christopher – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The objective of this research is to identify the relationship between formal learning spaces and student learning outcomes. Using a quasi-experimental design, researchers partnered with an instructor who taught identical sections of the same course in two radically different formal learning environments to isolate the impact of the physical…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Conventional Instruction
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Orphanos, Stelios; Orr, Margaret Terry – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
School leadership has been shown to exert a positive but mostly indirect influence on school and student outcomes. Currently, there is great interest in how quality leadership preparation is related to leadership practice and improved teacher outcomes. The purpose of the study was to understand the moderating influence of leadership preparation on…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Teacher Collaboration, Principals
Ashley, William J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Hinds Community College (HCC) engaged in a study that produced the transitional program. This program was in response to high rates of attrition of the college's freshmen classes because of poor academic performance. This dissertation evaluated the effectiveness of the transitional program's main component-the learning community created by placing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Transitional Programs, Student Attrition, College Freshmen
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Gregory, Anne; Allen, Joseph P.; Mikami, Amori Y.; Hafen, Christopher A.; Pianta, Robert C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Student behavioral engagement is a key condition supporting academic achievement, yet student disengagement in middle and high schools is all too common. The current study used a randomized controlled design to test the efficacy of the My Teaching Partner-Secondary program to increase behavioral engagement. The program offers teachers personalized…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Faculty Development, Student Behavior
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Eddy, Sarah L.; Hogan, Kelly A. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
At the college level, the effectiveness of active-learning interventions is typically measured at the broadest scales: the achievement or retention of all students in a course. Coarse-grained measures like these cannot inform instructors about an intervention's relative effectiveness for the different student populations in their classrooms or…
Descriptors: College Students, Active Learning, Intervention, Academic Achievement
Bandyopadhyay, Pamela – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the effects of two types of course delivery systems (learning community classroom environments versus stand-alone classroom environments) on the achievement of students who were simultaneously enrolled in remedial and college-level social science courses at an inner city open-enrollment public community college. This study was…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Focus Groups, Academic Achievement, Transfer of Training
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Rath, Kenneth A.; Peterfreund, Alan R.; Xenos, Samuel P.; Bayliss, Frank; Carnal, Nancy – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2007
Supplemental instruction classes have been shown in many studies to enhance performance in the supported courses and even to improve graduation rates. Generally, there has been little evidence of a differential impact on students from different ethnic/racial backgrounds. At San Francisco State University, however, supplemental instruction in the…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Graduation Rate, Scientific Methodology, Cooperative Learning
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Paris, Alison H.; Paris, Scott G. – Cognition and Instruction, 2007
This study provided 5 weeks of direct strategy instruction about narrative elements and relations in 4 first-grade classrooms (n = 83), all with materials that made minimal decoding demands on children's reading. Two comparison classrooms (n = 40) received comparable instruction on language development and poetry. A battery of assessments given at…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Primary Education, Statistical Analysis
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Little, M. Annette; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Story, Mary; Sandmel, Karin – Behavioral Disorders, 2010
The present study replicates and extends previous research regarding the effects of self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) within a school wide positive behavior support model among students with writing difficulties who also had either internalizing or externalizing behavior patterns. Two multiple-probe designs, involving 13 second-grade…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Modification, Rating Scales
Eckert, Jonathan – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2013
Created by the U.S. Congress in 2006, the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) represents the first federal initiative targeted directly at state and district efforts to introduce performance measures into educator compensation. TIF responds to a growing body of evidence that existing pay structures do not respond to labor force realities or adequately…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Grants, Incentives, Teacher Motivation
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Wasik, Barbara A.; Hindman, Annemarie H. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
In a randomized control study, Head Start teachers were assigned to either an intervention group that received intensive, ongoing professional development (PD) or to a comparison group that received the "business as usual" PD provided by Head Start. The PD intervention provided teachers with conceptual knowledge and instructional…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Strategies, Intervention, Alphabets
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
The study authors examined the impact of "Responsive Classroom," a professional development program for teachers, on student achievement. This study took place in a large, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse district in a mid-Atlantic state. The intervention was implemented during 3 school years from 2008 to 2011. Study authors…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers
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