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Adediwura, Alaba Adeyemi – World Journal of Education, 2011
The present study was aimed at developing an attitude scale and then use it to reveal the attitude of mathematical gifted students' attitude towards mathematics. In the first phase of the study, an attitude-scale (AS) towards mathematics were designed using the psychometric approach. The AS was composed of seventeen items aimed to measure four…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Test Construction
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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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Scammacca, Nancy K.; Fall, Anna-Mária; Roberts, Greg – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Effect sizes are commonly reported for the results of educational interventions. However, researchers struggle with interpreting their magnitude in a way that transcends generic guidelines. Effect sizes can be interpreted in a meaningful context by benchmarking them against typical growth for students in the normative distribution. Such benchmarks…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Achievement Gains, Statistical Distributions, Low Achievement
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Swan, Karen; And Others – Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 1990
Analyzes results of a study that investigated the efficiency of computer-based instruction (CBI) for teaching remedial skills in reading and mathematics to educationally disadvantaged students in grades 3 through 10. Test results from Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) and Metropolitan Achievement Tests (MAT) are compared, and further research is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Covariance, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Schnee, Ronald G. – Journal of Research and Evaluation of the Oklahoma City Public Schools, 1974
Metropolitan Achievement Tests (MAT) and Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Tests were administered to elementary school students of the Oklahoma City Public Schools. Results of the testing are presented in tables and consist of: elementary school test results as compared to the national means in reading, language, and mathematics; a comparison of scores…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students