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Piacentini, Mario; Monticone, Chiara – OECD Publishing, 2016
More than ever, students need to engage with mathematics concepts, think quantitatively and analytically, and communicate using mathematics. All these skills are central to a young person's preparedness to tackle problems that arise at work and in life beyond the classroom. But the reality is that many students are not familiar with basic…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Jayanthi, Madhavi; Gersten, Russell; Taylor, Mary Jo; Smolkowski, Keith; Dimino, Joseph – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Contemporary state math standards emphasize that students must demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical ideas underlying the computations that have typically been the core of the elementary school math curriculum. The standards have put an increased emphasis on the study of fractions in upper elementary grades, which are the years during…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Faculty Development, Grade 4
Stohr, Amber D. – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
Commencing in 2011, the Mathematics Academies Initiative is a series of professional development academies (lasting 1 to 2 years, depending on cohort) with the primary objectives of (a) providing educators with a high quality professional development experience that enhances their mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical skills, and (b)…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Education, Faculty Development
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Suryadarma, Daniel; Suryahadi, Asep; Sumarto, Sudarno; Rogers, F. Halsey – Education Economics, 2006
This paper investigates the correlates of student performance in mathematics and dictation tests among schoolchildren in Indonesia. This is the first such study to use a new nationally representative sample of Indonesian primary-school students. Our dataset includes unique data on teacher absenteeism collected through direct observation, the first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Developing Nations
McGaughy, Charis; de Gonzalez, Alicia – Educational Policy Improvement Center (NJ1), 2012
The Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) conducted an investigation of the Intersegmental Committee for the Academic Senates (ICAS) Statements of Competencies for Mathematics and Academic Literacy. The purpose of this work is to understand how the ICAS competencies relate to college and career readiness, as represented by the augmented…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Competence
Jenkins, Rick; Mitchell, Suzanne – Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 2012
The purpose of this report on Arkansas STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program activity is to inform education and policy makers about the need to prepare and graduate more students with degrees in STEM related fields as defined by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Arkansas is witnessing a significant…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Graduation Rate, Enrollment Trends, Academic Degrees
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Garet, Michael S.; Heppen, Jessica B.; Walters, Kirk; Parkinson, Julia; Smith, Toni M.; Song, Mengli; Garrett, Rachel; Yang, Rui; Borman, Geoffrey D. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2016
This report examines the impact of content-intensive Professional Development (PD) on teachers' math content knowledge, their instructional practice, and their students' achievement. The study's PD had three components, totaling 93 hours. The core of the PD was "Intel Math," an intensive 80-hour workshop delivered in summer 2013 that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods
Jenkins, Rick; Butler, Sharon; Mitchell, Suzanne – Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this report on Arkansas STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program activity is to inform education and policy makers about the need to prepare and graduate more students with degrees in STEM related fields as defined by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Arkansas is witnessing a significant…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Enrollment Trends, College Graduates, College Students
Howley, Aimee; Clonch, Sandra; Howley, Craig; Perko, Heike; Klein, Robert; Foley, Greg; Belcher, Johnny; Pendarvis, Edwina; Howley, Marged; Miyafusa, Sumiko; Tusay, Mark; Jimerson, Lorna – Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM), 2010
The teaching of mathematics, which arguably is so abstract as to transcend place and community and even culture (according at least to a Platonic view of mathematics), will seem to some observers particularly ill-suited to instruction in place- or community- or culture-based approaches. Nevertheless, current thinking in mathematics education,…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Education, Rural Education
Jenkins, Rick; Butler, Sharon; Mitchell, Suzanne – Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 2014
The purpose of this report on Arkansas STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program activity is to inform education and policy makers about the need to prepare and graduate more students with degrees in STEM related fields as defined by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Arkansas is witnessing a significant…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Enrollment Trends, Graduation Rate, Two Year Colleges
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Blazar, David; Braslow, David; Charalambous, Charalambos Y. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Over the past several years, research teams have developed observational instruments to measure the quality of teachers' instructional practices. Instruments such as Framework for Teaching (FFT) and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) assess general teaching practices, including student-teacher interactions, behavior management, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Test Construction, Teacher Competencies
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
The New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) serves the Governor and is charged with ensuring that all of New York's young children are healthy, learning, and thriving in families that are supported by a full complement of services and resources essential for successful development. The council's Workforce Work Group is dedicated to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Jenkins, Rick; Butler, Sharon; Mitchell, Suzanne – Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 2013
The purpose of this report on Arkansas STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program activity is to inform education and policy makers about the need to prepare and graduate more students with degrees in STEM-related fields as defined by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Arkansas is witnessing a significant…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Graduation Rate, Enrollment Trends, Classification
Bledsoe, Eric; Kolson, Kenneth; Kempson, Lauri; Poliakoff, Michael – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2016
In the fiercely competitive, global job market, solid preparation in core skills matters a lot. Will college graduates write with the clarity, grace, and accuracy that employers (and everyone else) expect? Will they have the basic mathematical and scientific skills--regardless of their majors--that equip them to navigate an increasingly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Educational Quality, General Education
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Pholphirul, Piriya – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2017
Several research papers have assessed the long-term benefits of pre-primary education in terms of academic performance and labor market outcomes. This study analyzes data obtained from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to estimate the effects of preschool enrollment of Thai students on producing long-term benefits in their…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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