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Haertel, Edward – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2013
The author is deeply gratified by the commentators' thoughtful responses and finds almost nothing to disagree with in any of them. Each offers additional insights prompting further reflection. In drawing out just a few common themes, this brief rejoinder omits many important ideas from the individual contributions. As stated in his title, the…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Educational Improvement, Test Interpretation, Test Use
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Camilli, Gregory; Vargas, Sadako; Ryan, Sharon; Barnett, W. Steven – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: There is much current interest in the impact of early childhood education programs on preschoolers and, in particular, on the magnitude of cognitive and affective gains. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: Because this new segment of public education requires significant funding, accurate descriptions are…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Program Design, Intervention, Preschool Education
Cusack, Michael J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This fall the Academic Progress Rate, a formula that the National Collegiate Athletic Association developed to measure the academic performance of its member teams, will go into full effect. Known as the APR, the formula consists of two variables: academic performance (which requires satisfactory grades and timely progress to a degree) and student…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Athletics, Sanctions, Academic Achievement
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Rasminsky, Sonya; Lomonaco, Allison; Auchincloss, Elizabeth – Academic Psychiatry, 2008
Objective: The movement to limit work hours for house staff has gained momentum in recent years. The authors set out to review the literature on work hours reform, particularly as it applies to psychiatric residency training, and to provide two different viewpoints on the controversy. Methods: The authors present the historical background of work…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Psychiatry, Working Hours, Public Policy
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
Elementary schools are faced with a challenge: boosting student learning in an era when students face far more than schoolwork-related difficulties. Too often today, kids enter the classroom contending with issues ranging from bullying and emotional trauma to family instability and economic hardship--which can lead to behavioral problems that…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Play, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
Olson, Cathy Applefeld – Teaching Music, 2011
At the end of "Glee's" most recent season finale, Will Schuester--show choir director, student role model, and all-around good guy despite an impending midlife crisis--abandons his long-time Broadway dream so he can continue to foster a love of music among his adoring students. In the real world, of course, real music teachers are continually…
Descriptors: Music Education, Role Models, Music, Singing
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Bouchamma, Yamina; Lapointe, Claire – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2008
This article examines causal attributions of writing performance made by 16-year-old French-speaking Canadian students (N = 3,874). The students are from the French-speaking majority province (Quebec) and minority provinces in Canada (Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). The data came from the School Achievement Indicators Program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Language Minorities, Adolescents
Zubrzycki, Jaclyn – Education Week, 2012
As school closures are increasingly used as a remedy to budget woes and a solution to failing schools in many cities, debates are intensifying about their effect on student performance and well-being, on district finances, and on communities and the processes districts use to choose which schools will be shuttered. Student and parent groups in…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Charter Schools, Well Being, Civil Rights
Hall, Daria; Ushomirsky, Natasha – Education Trust, 2010
Everyone knows that low-income and minority students often face steep hurdles. Although these challenges sometimes have roots outside of school, compelling evidence shows that great teachers and well-run schools can have powerful effects on student learning and help close achievement gaps. Yet in most parts of the country, people do exactly the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Minority Groups
Haskins , Jack B. – 1983
A study tested the hypotheses that the relative amount of bad news and good news in a newspaper would have corresponding effects on perceptions of the newspaper's community of origin and of the newspaper itself. Five different versions of a realistic four-page newspaper were created, in which treatment of the news stories ranged from an…
Descriptors: Advertising, Attitude Change, Credibility, Higher Education
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Haskins, Jack B.; Miller, M. Mark – Journalism Quarterly, 1984
Concludes that whether a newspaper carries mostly good news or mostly bad news affects the image of the paper, with bad news having negative effects and good news having positive effects on readers' perceptions of the newspaper. (FL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Content Analysis, Mass Media Effects, Media Research
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Maynard, Douglas W. – Research on Language and Social Interaction, 1997
Explores the conditional nature of good and bad news while focusing on three topics: (1) the status of information as news according the participants in a conversation; (2) the valence of this information with regard to its perception as good or bad; and (3) the effect of news on individuals. Notes that good news is privileged over bad news in…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Context Effect, Convergent Thinking, Discourse Analysis
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Galician, Mary-Lou; Vestre, Norris D. – Journalism Quarterly, 1987
Investigates whether the relative amount of bad, neutral, and good news on television has corresponding effects on viewers' image of the community depicted and of the carrying newscast. Concludes that bad news creates a bad image for the community but that good news does not produce a more favorable image than neutral news. (MM)
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Community Attitudes, Mass Media Effects, News Media
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Torstenson, Tullie – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2007
This article is based upon two studies applying a life history approach, letting 15- to 16-year-olds reconstruct their own childhood in preschool and school, to see what meaning and importance children's experiences have in forming their self-concepts and philosophy of life. A combination of methods was used: written life stories, round tours in…
Descriptors: Biographies, World Views, Children, Adolescents
Boyd, Donald; Grossman, Pamela; Lankford, Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2008
Value-added models in education research allow researchers to explore how a wide variety of policies and measured school inputs affect the academic performance of students. Researchers typically quantify the impacts of such interventions in terms of "effect sizes", i.e., the estimated effect of a one standard deviation change in the…
Descriptors: Credentials, Teacher Effectiveness, Models, Teacher Qualifications
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