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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
The "Connected Mathematics Project" ("CMP)" is a problem-centered mathematics curriculum designed for all students in grades 6-8. Each grade level of the curriculum is a full-year program and covers numbers, algebra, geometry/measurement, probability, and statistics. The program seeks to make connections within mathematics,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Intervention, Grade 6
Erickson, Diane K. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Today's students have grown up surrounded by technology. They use cell phones, word processors, and the Internet with ease, talking with peers in their community and around the world through e-mails, chatrooms, instant messaging, online discussions, and weblogs ("blogs"). In the midst of this technological explosion, adolescents face a…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Self Efficacy
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Gandhi, Allison Gruner; Slama, Rachel; Park, So Jung – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Over the past twenty years, efforts to turn around low-performing schools have increasingly become a central component of federal and state education policy agendas. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact of the Wraparound Zones Initiative (WAZ), a program supported by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Academic Achievement, Attendance Patterns, Academic Persistence
Principal Leadership, 2011
This article features Worcester (MA) Technical High School, a school that has achieved significant gains in Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) scores. The school opened as Worcester Boys' Trade High School on February 9, 1910, with 52 student ironworkers and woodworkers attending on weekdays and Saturday mornings--the beginning…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Federal Programs
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Edwards, Sharon A.; Maloy, Robert W.; Anderson, Gordon – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2010
Problem solving, introduced in every grade and practiced throughout elementary school, is an essential foundation on which students build their understanding of mathematical ideas, operations, and relationships. This article discusses 1-2-3 Time, an instructional mode that promotes multimodal math learning in ways that engage and sustain students'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Childrens Literature, Creative Writing, Problem Solving
Papay, John P.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
In this paper, the authors examine how information that students receive about their academic performance affects their decisions to enroll in post-secondary education. In particular, they look at one specific piece of data--student performance on the state standardized mathematics test in grades 8 and 10 in Massachusetts. One key feature of such…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Mathematics Tests, Scores, Labeling (of Persons)
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Star, Jon R.; Rittle-Johnson, Bethany; Durkin, Kelley; Newton, Kristie; Pollack, Courtney; Lynch, Kathleen; Gogolen, Claire – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Comparison is a powerful tool that has been shown to improve learning in a variety of domains. In both laboratory studies and small-scale classroom studies, having learners compare and contrast worked examples has been shown to reliably lead to gains in students' knowledge. Comparison is also integral to "best practices" in mathematics…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Algebra, Mathematics Education, Intervention
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Heffernan, Neil T.; Heffernan, Cristina Lindquist – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2014
The ASSISTments project is an ecosystem of a few hundred teachers, a platform, and researchers working together. Development professionals help train teachers and get teachers to participate in studies. The platform and these teachers help researchers (sometimes explicitly and sometimes implicitly) simply by using content the teacher selects. The…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Educational Research, Formative Evaluation, Artificial Intelligence
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Arroyo, Ivon; Woolf, Beverly Park; Burelson, Winslow; Muldner, Kasia; Rai, Dovan; Tai, Minghui – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2014
This article describes research results based on multiple years of experimentation and real-world experience with an adaptive tutoring system named Wayang Outpost. The system represents a novel adaptive learning technology that has shown successful outcomes with thousands of students, and provided teachers with valuable information about students'…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Multimedia Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Pardos, Zachary A.; Baker, Ryan S. J. D.; San Pedro, Maria O. C. Z.; Gowda, Sujith M.; Gowda, Supreeth M. – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
In this paper, we investigate the correspondence between student affect and behavioural engagement in a web-based tutoring platform throughout the school year and learning outcomes at the end of the year on a high-stakes mathematics exam in a manner that is both longitudinal and fine-grained. Affect and behaviour detectors are used to estimate…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Student Behavior, Learner Engagement, Web Based Instruction
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Chomitz, Virginia R.; Slining, Meghan M.; McGowan, Robert J.; Mitchell, Suzanne E.; Dawson, Glen F.; Hacker, Karen A. – Journal of School Health, 2009
Objectives: To determine relationships between physical fitness and academic achievement in diverse, urban public school children. Methods: This cross-sectional study used public school data from 2004 to 2005. Academic achievement was assessed as a passing score on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) achievement tests in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Public Schools, Physical Activities, Academic Achievement
O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Russell, Michael; Bebell, Damian; Seeley, Kevon – Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 2008
Over the past decade, standardized test results have become the primary tool used to judge the effectiveness of schools and educational programs, and today, standardized testing serves as the keystone for educational policy at the state and federal levels. This paper examines the relationship between fourth grade mathematics achievement and…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Tests, Use Studies, Test Results
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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
Barnes, Tiffany, Ed.; Desmarais, Michel, Ed.; Romero, Cristobal, Ed.; Ventura, Sebastian, Ed. – International Working Group on Educational Data Mining, 2009
The Second International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM2009) was held at the University of Cordoba, Spain, on July 1-3, 2009. EDM brings together researchers from computer science, education, psychology, psychometrics, and statistics to analyze large data sets to answer educational research questions. The increase in instrumented…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Research, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries
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Louie, Josephine; Rhoads, Christopher; Mark, June – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Recent federal legislation, such as the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001 and the "Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA)" of 2002, has insisted that educational evaluations use rigorous research designs with quantitative outcome measures. In particular, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Research Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Algebra
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