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Lein, Amy E.; Jitendra, Asha K.; Starosta, Kristin M.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; Hughes-Reid, Cheyenne L.; Star, Jon R. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
In this study, the authors assessed the contribution of engagement (on-task behavior) to the mathematics problem-solving performance of seventh-grade students after accounting for prior mathematics achievement. A subsample of seventh-grade students in four mathematics classrooms (one high-, two average-, and one low-achieving) from a larger…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Grade 7, Mathematics Achievement, Time on Task
Lein, Amy E.; Jitendra, Asha K.; Starosta, Kristin M.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; Hughes-Reid, Cheyenne L.; Star, John R. – Grantee Submission, 2016
In this study, the authors assessed the contribution of engagement (on-task behavior) to the mathematics problem-solving performance of seventh-grade students after accounting for prior mathematics achievement. A subsample of seventh-grade students in four mathematics classrooms (one high-, two average-, and one low-achieving) from a larger…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Grade 7, Mathematics Achievement, Time on Task
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Clarke, Ben; Doabler, Christian; Smolkowski, Keith; Kurtz Nelson, Evangeline; Fien, Hank; Baker, Scott K.; Kosty, Derek – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This study examined the efficacy of a kindergarten mathematics intervention program, ROOTS, focused on developing whole-number understanding in the areas of counting and cardinality and operations and algebraic thinking for students at risk in mathematics. The study utilized a randomized block design with students within classrooms randomly…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Numeracy, Mathematics Education, Intervention
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Schoenfeld, Alan H. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
The challenge of "educational" assessments--assessments that advance the purposes of learning and instruction--is to provide useful information regarding students' progress towards the goals of instruction in ways that are reliable and not idiosyncratic. In this commentary, the author indicates that the challenges are actually more…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Learning, Student Evaluation, Psychometrics
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Jaciw, Andrew P.; Hegseth, Whitney Michelle; Lin, Li; Toby, Megan; Newman, Denis; Ma, Boya; Zacamy, Jenna – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This study investigates, through a cluster randomized trial, the impact of "Math in Focus," a core mathematics program modeled after instructional approaches used in Singapore, on third- through fifth-grade students' achievement in mathematics. The program is currently being used in more than 400 school districts in the United States.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Randomized Controlled Trials, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 3
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Shields, Katherine A.; Walsh, Mary E.; Lee-St. John, Terrence J. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
Much of the achievement gap between rich and poor students can be attributed to out-of-school factors, yet few schools have a comprehensive, coordinated system for addressing students' nonacademic needs. Within a group of Catholic schools located in one city, this study examined academic achievement on the Stanford Achievement Test battery in…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
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Clarke, Ben; Baker, Scott; Smolkowski, Keith; Doabler, Christian; Strand Cary, Mari; Fien, Hank – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
This study examined the efficacy of a core kindergarten mathematics program, Early Learning in Mathematics (ELM), a 120-lesson program with four content strands: (a) number operations, (b) geometry, (c) measurement, and (d) vocabulary. The study utilized a randomized block design, with 129 classrooms randomly assigned within schools to treatment…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Mathematics Instruction, Control Groups
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Hrastinski, Iva; Wilbur, Ronnie B. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
There has been a scarcity of studies exploring the influence of students' American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency on their academic achievement in ASL/English bilingual programs. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of ASL proficiency on reading comprehension skills and academic achievement of 85 deaf or hard-of-hearing signing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, American Sign Language
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Brooks, Thomas; O'Malley, Kimberly; Ragland, Shelley; Young, Michael; Kirkpatrick, Rob – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The authors compared the performance of third-grade students testing on answer sheets with those testing on machine-scored test booklets. The 1,832 students in the nationally representative sample were assigned at the campus level to complete the Stanford Achievement Test Series, Tenth Edition in 1 of 4 conditions: (a) Form A answer sheet, (b)…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Answer Sheets, Performance Based Assessment, Test Scoring Machines
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Mason, Bryce; Mason, DeWayne A.; Mendez, Memo; Nelsen, Gregg; Orwig, Russ – Elementary School Journal, 2005
In this article we describe how an underperforming school district used research and theory on curriculum, assessment, implementation, and school and classroom organization to develop and implement district standards and improve the achievement of elementary school students. Key reforms included teachers developing essential curriculum standards,…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
Zhang, Liru; Manon, Jon – 2000
The primary objective of this study was to investigate overall patterns of gender differences and similarities of test performance in mathematics. To achieve that objective, observed test scores on the Delaware standards-based assessment were analyzed to examine: (1) gender differences and similarities across grades 3, 5, 8 and 10 over 2 years;…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Suinn, Richard M.; And Others – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1989
Describes Suinn Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale, Elementary Form (MARS-E) with sample of 105 Hispanic students. Correlating MARS-E scores with mathematics scores on Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) shows similarities in mathematics anxiety between Hispanics and normative non-Hispanics but Hispanics scored lower on SAT. Recommends additional…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Ethnicity
Austin, Suzanne S. – 1998
Miami-Dade community colleges and middle schools participated in a three-year project designed to improve female students' mathematics skills and prepare them for technical jobs. Faculty encouraged the application of transactional writing in college and middle school algebra, to determine whether combining communication skills with mathematical…
Descriptors: Algebra, College Mathematics, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Sugai, George; Lewis, Timothy J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Turning around chronically low-performing schools requires a multifaceted school-wide, systematic effort that includes strong leadership and data-based decision making. School-wide efforts to turn-around low-performing schools should address the academic, social, and behavioral needs of all students. One evidence-based, systematic school-wide…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Positive Behavior Supports, School Turnaround, Educational Environment
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Gerard, Maureen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
Multiage settings are alternative educational groupings that promote complexity in young children's thinking. Grouping children across ages and grades encourages interconnectedness in social and intellectual development. This study compared the academic achievement of one group of multiage students to national norms on standardized achievement…
Descriptors: Children, National Norms, Intellectual Development, Academic Achievement
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