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Pronk, Marieke; Lissenberg-Witte, Birgit I.; van der Aa, Hilde P. A.; Comijs, Hannie C.; Smits, Cas; Lemke, Ulrike; Zekveld, Adriana A.; Kramer, Sophia E. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2019
Purpose: Various directional hypotheses for the observed links between aging, hearing, and cognition have been proposed: (a) cognitive load on perception hypothesis, (b) information degradation hypothesis, (c) sensory deprivation hypothesis, and (d) common cause hypothesis. Supporting evidence for all 4 hypotheses has been reported. No studies…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Aging (Individuals), Correlation, Schemata (Cognition)
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Koivisto, Aino – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2015
This article discusses the use of the Finnish change-of-state token "aa" that has previously not been identified. The central claim is that even though "aa" indicates a cognitive shift experienced by the speaker, it does not function as a receipt of new information. Instead, the token "aa" indicates that the speaker…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Finno Ugric Languages, Epistemology, Oral Language
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Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Ysseldyke, James E.; Edwards, Lynn M. – Journal of Special Education, 2015
In 2005, to address concerns about students who might fall in the "gap" between the regular assessment and the alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS), the U.S. Department of Education announced that states could develop alternate assessments based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS). This article…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating
Ahland, Michael Bryan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Northern Mao is an endangered Afroasiatic-Omotic language of western Ethiopia with fewer than 5,000 speakers. This study is a comprehensive grammar of the language, written from a functional/typological perspective which embraces historical change as an explanation for synchronic structure. The grammar introduces the Northern Mao people, aspects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Afro Asiatic Languages, Grammar, Cultural Influences
Lazarus, Sheryl; Thurlow, Martha; Christensen, Laurene; Shyyan, Vitaliy – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2014
Federal policy initiatives such as the flexibility waivers for accountability are requiring that states transition away from the use of an alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS). It is expected that those students who had participated in that assessment will instead participate in the state's general assessment (or a…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Low Achievement
National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2014
States with an alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS) that received a flexibility waiver from some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind are required to phase out their use of this assessment. And, on August 23, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education published a proposed rollback of regulation that allowed the…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, State Standards
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Diget, C. Aa.; Pastore, A.; Leech, K.; Haylett, T.; Lock, S.; Sanders, T.; Shelley, M.; Willett, H. V.; Keegans, J.; Sinclair, L.; Simpson, E. C. – Physics Education, 2017
We present a new teaching and outreach activity based around the construction of a three-dimensional chart of isotopes using LEGO® bricks. The activity, "binding blocks", demonstrates nuclear and astrophysical processes through a seven-meter chart of all nuclear isotopes, built from over 26000 LEGO® bricks. It integrates A-Level and GCSE…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Physics
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Kujawa, Tricia A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
The enrollment and transfer behaviors of college students are diverse. As a result, college students travel various pathways to the baccalaureate degree. The purpose of this qualitative study was to better understand the lived experience of students who entered higher education through an associate of applied science (AAS) program and then…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Two Year College Students
Pagano, Maria E.; Kelly, John F.; Scur, Michael D.; Ionescu, Rebecca A.; Stout, Robert N.; Post, Stephen D. – Grantee Submission, 2013
The positive outcomes derived from participation in Alcoholics Anonymous-related helping (AAH) found among adults has spurred study of AAH among minors with addiction. AAH includes acts of good citizenship in AA, formal service positions, public outreach, and transmitting personal experience to another fellow sufferer. Addiction research with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Patients, Participation, Alcohol Abuse
Albus, Deb; Thurlow, Martha L.; Lazarus, Sheryl S. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2011
This report examines publicly reported participation and performance data for the alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS). The authors' analysis of these data included all states publicly reporting AA-MAS data, regardless of whether they had received approval to use the results for Title I accountability calculations.…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Accountability, Academic Standards, Statistical Analysis
Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Hodgson, Jennifer R.; Price, Lynn M.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2011
Federal legislation requires that all students participate in state accountability systems. Most students with disabilities participate in the regular assessment, with or without accommodations. Students with more significant cognitive disabilities participate in the Alternate Assessment based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS). A few…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Guidelines, State Policy, Academic Achievement
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D'Amico, Mark M.; Chapman, Lisa M.; Robertson, Shun – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees are designed to prepare individuals for career opportunities, but they are increasingly prevalent among students transferring to universities. Still, transfer experiences for AAS holders are fraught with barriers such as credit loss and credit applicability toward baccalaureate degrees. Using statewide…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Articulation (Education), Graduation Rate
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Clark, Amy K.; Karvonen, Meagan – Educational Assessment, 2020
Alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) have historically lacked broad validity evidence and an overall evaluation of the extent to which evidence supports intended uses of results. An expanding body of validation literature, the funding of two AA-AAS consortia, and advances in computer-based assessment have…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Test Validity, Test Use, Students with Disabilities
Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Hodgson, Jennifer; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2010
All students, including students with disabilities, must be included in state accountability systems as required by law. In April 2007, federal regulations provided states the flexibility to offer another assessment option--an Alternate Assessment based on Modified Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) for some students with disabilities. The AA-MAS is…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Alternative Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Disabilities
Berndt, Sandra; Ebben, Barbara; Kubinski, Eva; Sim, Grant; Liu, Kristin; Lazarus, Sheryl; Thurlow, Martha; Christian, Elizabeth – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2011
Beginning in 2007, federal regulations to two major education laws gave state departments of education the option to develop an alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS) for some students with disabilities. The regulations stated that the AA-MAS was intended for students who were being instructed in the grade-level…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Eligibility, Alternative Assessment, Focus Groups
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