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Mujawamariya, Donatille; Hamdan, Amani – Canadian Journal of Education, 2013
The growing diversity of Ontario's population is increasing pressure on the education system to ensure that all students receive equal opportunities to excel academically and develop personally. Students are more likely to succeed if their own racial, ethnic, and cultural identity is reflected in the classroom. This observation applies no less to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Science Education, STEM Education
Botello, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
With increased dependence on computer-based standardized tests to assess academic achievement, technological literacy has become an essential skill. Yet, because students have unequal access to technology, they may not have equal opportunities to perform well on these computer-based tests. The researcher had observed students taking the STAR…
Descriptors: Lighting, Computers, Computer Assisted Testing, Performance
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Laija-Rodriguez, Wilda; Ochoa, Salvador Hector; Parker, Richard – Bilingual Research Journal, 2006
The Office of Civil Rights (2001) and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Antunez, 2003) mandate that language proficiency and academic achievement be measured in order to provide equal educational opportunities to English language learners and have an accountability system for their language and academic growth. The Cognitive Academic Language…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Spanish, English (Second Language), Academic Achievement
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Perez, Maria; Kennedy, Alec – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The number of students that live in families where a language other than English is spoken has risen relative to the English-only households in the United States over the last 25 years. These students face the dual challenge of mastering English while acquiring academic skills and knowledge. The education of these students has been shaped by…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English Language Learners, Classroom Environment, Barriers
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Schnorr, Crystalyn I.; Freeman-Green, Shaqwana; Test, David W. – Remedial and Special Education, 2016
This study evaluated the quality of the research and evidence base for using response cards to increase opportunities to respond (OTR) for students with and without disabilities at the elementary level (i.e., kindergarten through Grade 5). Using quality indicator criteria for single-case research, six single-case studies investigating response…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Responses, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Brizuela, Barbara; Schliemann, Analucia – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2004
In this article, the authors seek to re-conceptualize the perspective regarding students' difficulties with algebra. While acknowledging that students "do" have difficulties when learning algebra, they also argue that the generally espoused criteria for algebra as the ability to work with the syntactical rules for solving equations is…
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Problem Solving
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Starkey, Leighann; Aber, J. Lawrence; Johnston, Brian M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Mastering basic numeracy and literacy skills is one of the most fundamental goals of education. However, it is estimated that 250 million primary-school-age children lack basic reading, writing and math skills (UN, 2013). Children living in war and poverty stricken countries are among the least likely to attain those basic goals. The United States…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Schmidt, William H.; Burroughs, Nathan A. – Educational Leadership, 2013
The adoption of the Common Core State Standards by 46 states and the District of Columbia represents a dramatic departure in U.S. education. In the past, national efforts to improve education have been directed by the federal government and have emphasized resources or organizational structure. In contrast, the Common Core State Standards in math…
Descriptors: State Standards, Public Schools, Educational Change, Mathematics Education
Imbimbo, Josephine; Knopf, Naomi – New Visions for Public Schools, 2009
This publication focuses on special education inclusion. Inclusion is a term that expresses commitment to providing specially designed instruction and support for students with special needs in the context of a general education classroom. All students in the school are full members of the community, participating equitably in the opportunities…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Special Education, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Murnane, Richard J. – Future of Children, 2007
Richard Murnane observes that the American ideal of equality of educational opportunity has for years been more the rhetoric than the reality of the nation's political life. Children living in poverty, he notes, tend to be concentrated in low-performing schools staffed by ill-equipped teachers. They are likely to leave school without the skills…
Descriptors: Poverty, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, School Choice