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Behar-Horenstein, Linda S.; Hudson-Vassell, Michael; Hudson-Vassell, Charisse N.; Garvan, Cynthia W. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2015
Using critical lenses, this study examined the predictive value added of curriculum-based assessment (CBA), with socio-demographic and educational variables on the mathematics portion of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Gender, race, socio-economic status, and exceptional student education (ESE) were compared in a de-identified post…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Curriculum Based Assessment
Bostic, Jonathan D.; Pape, Stephen J.; Jacobbe, Tim – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2016
This teaching experiment provided students with continuous engagement in a problem-solving based instructional approach during one mathematics unit. Three sections of sixth-grade mathematics were sampled from a school in Florida, U.S.A. and one section was randomly assigned to experience teaching through problem solving. Students' problem-solving…
Descriptors: Educational Experiments, Grade 6, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Hunt, Jessica H. – Remedial and Special Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a Tier 2 supplemental intervention focused on rational number equivalency concepts and applications on the mathematics performance of third-grade students with and without mathematics difficulties. The researcher used a pretest-posttest control group design and random assignment of 19…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mathematical Concepts, Elementary School Students, Pretests Posttests
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Montague, Marjorie; Krawec, Jennifer; Enders, Craig; Dietz, Samantha – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
The effects of a mathematical problem-solving intervention on students' problem-solving performance and math achievement were measured in a randomized control trial with 1,059 7th-grade students. The intervention, "Solve It!," is a research-based cognitive strategy instructional intervention that was shown to improve the problem-solving…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving
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Schoenfeld, Alan H. – Educational Researcher, 2006
An early version of this article, discussing curricular interventions in mathematics, was written for the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC). The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), which funds WWC, instructed WWC not to publish it. An expanded version, written at WWC's invitation for a special issue of an independent electronic journal and a book…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Clearinghouses, Research Reports, Scientific Research
Borman, Kathryn M.; Cotner, Bridget A.; Lee, Reginald S.; Boydston, Theodore L.; Lanehart, Rheta – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
This study was designed to establish the efficacy of Teaching SMART (Teaching Science, Mathematics and Relevant Technologies); a science professional development program for teachers with students in grades 3 through 5. Teaching SMART promotes scientific inquiry and emphasizes the importance of equity, empowerment, exploration, and fun in the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Training, Program Effectiveness, Resource Teachers
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Valdiz, Alfred; Trujillo, Karen; Wiburg, Karin – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Math Snacks animations and support materials were developed for use on the web and mobile technologies to teach ratio, proportion, scale factor, and number line concepts using a multi-modal approach. Included in Math Snacks are: Animations which promote the visualization of a concept image; written lessons which provide cognitive complexity for…
Descriptors: Animation, Educational Games, Mathematics Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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McMahon, Brenda – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2011
This empirical mixed methods study examines educators' understandings of student risk factors. The research was conducted in a Title 1 combination middle high school in the Florida panhandle that had been open for three years and had received a grade of F school in each of these years. In Florida, schools are graded according to the Florida…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Risk, Educational Change
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Feng, Li; Sass, Tim R. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Staffing problems are pervasive in certain subject areas, such as secondary math and science and special education, where the combination of training requirements and relatively high alternative wages makes it difficult to attract and retain high-quality teachers. This project evaluated the impacts of the Florida Critical Teacher Shortage Program…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Intervention
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Martindale, Trey; Pearson, Carolyn; Curda, L. K.; Pilcher, Janet – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2005
Standardized tests have become commonly used tools for accountability in public education in the United States. In Florida, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is used to measure student achievement on grade-specific standards and benchmarks. Various agencies have developed computer-based and web-based software applications to improve…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Scores, Mathematics Tests
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Ullery, Mary Anne; Gonzalez, Antonio; Katz, Lynne – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study explores the long-term impact on participation in the Linda Ray Intervention Program (LRIP) for children (n = 54) who were developmentally delayed and prenatally exposed to cocaine. By identifying a group of programme graduates from a high crime/high poverty neighbourhood in Miami-Dade County using ArcGIS 10.2 software, a…
Descriptors: Poverty, Crime, Prenatal Influences, Developmental Delays