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Strawser, Tammy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to identify and describe perceived individual needs of California elementary student teachers about their impending student teaching experience. The study also recognized how well student teachers identified needs were met by the student teaching experience. Methodology: The study involved two phases. In the…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Student Needs, Questionnaires
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Conradi, Lisa; Agosti, Jen; Tullberg, Erika; Richardson, Lisa; Langan, Heather; Ko, Susan; Wilson, Charles – Child Welfare, 2011
This paper will provide information on a recent Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) conducted by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network on Using Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice to Improve Foster Care Placement Stability. Information on this particular BSC will be provided, followed by initial findings gathered from an evaluation of…
Descriptors: Placement, Metric System, Child Welfare, Foster Care
Ooten, Cheryl Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Beginning algebra is a gatekeeper course into the pipeline to higher mathematics courses required for respected professions in engineering, science, statistics, mathematics, education, and technology. Beginning algebra can also be a perfect storm if the necessary foundational skills are not within a student's grasp. What skills ensure beginning…
Descriptors: Algebra, Fractions, Community Colleges, Higher Education
Bell, Courtney A.; White, Rachel S.; White, Melissa E. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
California's students have generally been making slow gains on nationally representative tests over the better part of the last 10 years. While these improvements are important, the gaps between subgroups of students are large and overall achievement places California in the lowest 10 percent of states (NCES, 2015). Given that teachers matter more…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Evaluation Criteria, Alignment (Education), Beginning Teachers
RP Group, 2018
The Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) research team has conducted this study in order to examine whether student completion of a transfer-level course in math or English within one year varies by students' participation in either the Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) program or the Disabled Students Programs and…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Community Colleges, State Legislation, College Mathematics
Estrella, Elvia Cisneros – ProQuest LLC, 2018
California's most recent efforts on school finance reform brought change from the base revenue limit to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This change was initiated by Governor Jerry Brown to address inequitable educational conditions. Through the LCFF and the creation of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), California shifted from…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Finance Reform, School District Autonomy, Foster Care
Montoya, Deborah Escalante – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Special education teachers in California acquire advanced degrees, credentials, and authorizations to serve students with disabilities who are English language learners (SWD-ELLs), yet continue to be challenged to meet the complex instructional needs of these students. Performance on statewide tests of achievement show continued disparities…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, English Language Learners
MacDonald, Ronda A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of the role of an instructional technology coach in a K-8 school district in Southern California as a model for professional development for the integration of technology in instruction. It was hypothesized that a change initiative developed with the philosophy of the concerns-based adoption model (Hall…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development
Spady, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As we become more advanced technologically in our online educational courses, it is imperative that we also incorporate effective research-based practices such as the use of formative assessment. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of formative self-assessment to academic achievement and self-efficacy in online graduate…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Masters Programs, Graduate Study, Online Courses
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Warren, Susan R.; Martinez, Richard S.; Sortino, Lori A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
A growing body of research and legislative policies support the importance of high-quality early intervention systems for preschool children with disabilities. Inclusion programs are viable means for providing this support, yet limited progress has been made in the past decade to increase the placements of children in inclusive settings or define…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Preschool Education, Educational Quality
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Danan, Martine – Applied Language Learning, 2016
Through an analysis of students' reactions to transcription exercises, this exploratory study examined some of the differences between two forms of written help enhancing listening passages--second language (L2) captions and transcripts. This primarily qualitative analysis highlighted the role that student proficiency levels may have played in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension, Language Proficiency, Layout (Publications)
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Chamberlain, Patricia; Price, Joe M.; Reid, John B.; Landsverk, John; Fisher, Phillip A.; Stoolmiller, Mike – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2006
Objective: To identify reliable, inexpensive predictors of foster care placement disruption that could be used to assess risk of placement failure. Methods: Using the Parent Daily Report Checklist (PDR), foster or kinship parents of 246 children (5-12 years old) in California were interviewed three times about whether or not their foster child…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Behavior Problems, Risk, Check Lists
THOMPSON, PHILLIP – 1961
THE ADVANCED STANDING PROGRAM IN ENGLISH IS DESIGNED TO PREPARE SELECTED STUDENTS FOR THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES, WHICH ARE EQUIVALENT OF COLLEGE FRESHMAN ENGLISH, IN HIGH SCHOOL. WHILE KEEPING ADVANCED PLACEMENT NEEDS IN MIND, EMPHASIS IN CURRICULUM IS PLACED ON THE MORE IMPORTANT GOAL OF BETTER COLLEGE PREPARATION IN ENGLISH. THE ADVANCED…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Preparation, Critical Thinking, English
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Montanari, Simona; Simón-Cereijido, Gabriela; Hartel, Antonella – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This study examines the writing skills of students in grades 1 to 5 of an Italian-English two-way immersion program. Narrative writing samples were collected in both languages and scored for content, organization, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, text length, and overall total score. The results show that writing skills improved as a function of…
Descriptors: Italian, Second Language Learning, Grammar, Vocabulary Development
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Saunders, Daniel B.; Kolek, Ethan A.; Williams, Elizabeth A.; Wells, Ryan S. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Previous research has found the field of higher education, particularly in the United States, is dominated by functionalist approaches, a preponderance of survey data, and the ubiquitous use of advanced quantitative methods to investigate educational phenomena. This descriptive study aims to illuminate why the field is constructed in this way.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, Higher Education
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