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Wang, Cixin; Wang, Weimeng; Zheng, Lianzhe; Atwal, Kavita – School Psychology Forum, 2016
This study examined Asian American elementary students' experience with victimization. Data were collected from 313 fourth and fifth graders from an ethnically diverse elementary school in southern California. Most participants self-identified as Asian/Asian American and spoke an Asian language at home. Results indicated that Asian American…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Social Justice, Asian American Students
Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2010
Asian American students, who comprise almost 5% of public school students in the U.S., are a very diverse group. In the aggregate, Asian Americans often have the highest achievement on state tests among major racial/ethnic subgroups. But this overall high performance can sometimes lead educators and policymakers to overlook the needs of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Asian American Students, Achievement Tests
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Shakeel, M. Danish; Peterson, Paul E. – Journal of School Choice, 2020
We use a quadratic equation to estimate trends in cohort performances in the charter and district sectors on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 4th and 8th grade between 2005 and 2017. Data consist of over four million test observations of nationally representative samples of students on seven separate math and reading tests. We…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, Trend Analysis, Reading Tests
Shakeel, M. Danish; Peterson, Paul E. – Program on Education Policy and Governance, 2020
We use a quadratic equation to estimate trends in cohort performances in the charter and district sectors on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 4th and 8th grade between 2005 and 2017. Data consist of over four million test observations of nationally representative samples of students on seven separate math and reading tests. We…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Grade 4, Grade 8, National Competency Tests
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Wang, Hui-Hui; Billington, Barbara L.; Chen, Ying-Chih – Science and Children, 2014
It was a hot summer day. Naomi and her cousin walked into the community center. She said, "Miss Jones, our moms need to work. They told us to come here and stay for couple hours." This is a common occurrence in communities with low socioeconomic status during the summertime; parents need to go to work, but children are on summer break.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, STEM Education, After School Programs, Females
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Kawabata, Yoshito; Crick, Nicki R. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2011
The aim of this study was to examine the antecedents of cross-racial/ethnic friendships and same-racial/ethnic friendships. The sample consisted of 444 (161 African American, 108 European American, 100 Asian American, and 75 Latino) children who were in the fourth grade from 39 classrooms in 10 public elementary schools. Results of Mixed Linear…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Friendship, Grade 4, Asian American Students
Sweet-Lazos, Heather A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this researcher was to develop an understanding of how parents are involved in their special education child's learning and to explore possible differences in parental engagement across age or grade levels (kindergarten through fifth grade) and cultural backgrounds. This researcher focused on Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and African…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Age Differences
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Gu, Xiangli; Solmon, Melinda A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: School physical education (PE) not only offers and promotes health-related physical activity (PA), but also encompasses the promotion and development of health-related well-being such as health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Furthermore, assessing PA and HRQOL have become major issues in pediatric public health and also serve as a…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Motivation, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Jamelske, Eric M.; Bica, Lori A. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: The United States Department of Agriculture initiated its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) in 2002. This study investigates the impact of the FFVP on children's fruit and vegetable consumption. Methods: Participants were fourth- and fifth- graders from two program schools (n = 124) and two control schools (n = 134) in…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Food, Program Effectiveness, Eating Habits
McMurrer, Jennifer; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2011
This report by the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization, examines trends in the achievement of high school students on the state reading/English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests used for accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In most states, these tests are first administered in grade…
Descriptors: High School Students, Federal Legislation, Language Arts, American Indians
Last, Martha C. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This is a causal comparative research study that investigates the effects of poverty on student academic achievement within various subgroups in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, NY. Existing data for approximately 124 school districts from the published New York State Report Card (NYSRC) were used to operationalize the study. The…
Descriptors: Poverty, Academic Achievement, Counties, Comparative Analysis
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Killen, Melanie; Henning, Alexandra; Kelly, Megan Clark; Crystal, David; Ruck, Martin – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2007
US majority (European-American) and minority (African-American, Latin-American, Asian-American) children were interviewed regarding race-based and non-race based reasons for exclusion in interracial peer contexts (N = 685), evenly divided by gender at 9, 12, and 15 years of age (4th, 7th, and 10th grades) attending 13 US public schools. All…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Peer Relationship, Peer Influence, Social Experience
Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2011
Over the past few decades, concerns have escalated about the quality of education in the U.S. for students in the middle grades. Children entering adolescence have unique educational, social, and emotional needs. How effectively the nation is educating these students has long been a topic of research and debate. This study by the Center on…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Accountability, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Sternberg, Robert J.; Grigorenko, Elena L.; Birney, Damian P.; Fredine, Nancy; Jarvin, Linda; Jeltova, Ida – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2007
The goal of this research project was to investigate the use of dynamic assessment to increase equity, fairness, and accuracy in the testing of abilities and achievement. Dynamic tests have been found to reveal developing expertise in underrepresented minorities around the world that is not revealed by conventional static tests. The…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Grade 4, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans
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Taylor, Catherine S.; Lee, Yoonsun – Educational Assessment, 2011
This article presents a study of ethnic Differential Item Functioning (DIF) for 4th-, 7th-, and 10th-grade reading items on a state criterion-referenced achievement test. The tests, administered 1997 to 2001, were composed of multiple-choice and constructed-response items. Item performance by focal groups (i.e., students from Asian/Pacific Island,…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Test Items, Pacific Islanders, American Indians
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