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Kartal, Ozgul; Dunya, Beyza Aksu; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A.; Zawojewski, Judith S. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
Critical to many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career paths is mathematical modeling--specifically, the creation and adaptation of mathematical models to solve problems in complex settings. Conventional standardized measures of mathematics achievement are not structured to directly assess this type of mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, STEM Education, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Beekman, John A.; Ober, David – School Science and Mathematics, 2015
Nine years of results on 4.2 million of Indiana's Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) mathematics (math) exams (grades 3-10) taken after the implementation of No Child Left Behind have been used to determine gender gaps and their associated trends. Sociocultural factors were investigated by comparing math gender gaps and gap…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Trend Analysis
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Arroyo, Ivon; Burleson, Winslow; Tai, Minghui; Muldner, Kasia; Woolf, Beverly Park – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
We provide evidence of persistent gender effects for students using advanced adaptive technology while learning mathematics. This technology improves each gender's learning and affective predispositions toward mathematics, but specific features in the software help either female or male students. Gender differences were seen in the students' style…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Salomone, Matthew; Kling, Thomas – International Journal of STEM Education, 2017
Background: Peer-cooperative learning has been shown in the literature to improve student success in gateway science and mathematics courses. Such studies typically demonstrate the impact of students' attending peer-led learning sessions on their learning or grades in an individual course. In this article, we examine the effects of introducing a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, STEM Education, Comparative Analysis, School Holding Power
Ramist, Leonard; Lewis, Charles; McCamley-Jenkins, Laura – College Entrance Examination Board, 2001
There has been increased interest in emphasizing Achievement Tests, as SAT II: Subject Tests, for use in admission and placement. In this report, data was obtained from a comprehensive database of categorized course grades for a large number and great variety of colleges, with student groups identified. For each student group, the percentage of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, Prediction
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Bennett, Randy Elliot; And Others – Journal of Educational Measurement, 1989
Causes of differential item difficulty for blind students taking the braille edition of the Scholastic Aptitude Test's mathematical section were studied. Data for 261 blind students were compared with data for 8,015 non-handicapped students. Results show an association between selected item categories and differential item functioning. (TJH)
Descriptors: Braille, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Difficulty Level
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Smith, Richard Manning; Schumacher, Phyllis – Journal of Education for Business, 2006
The authors studied beginning undergraduate actuarial concentrators in a business college. They identified four variables (math Scholastic Aptitude Test [SAT] score, verbal SAT score, percentile rank in high school graduating class, and percentage score on a college mathematics placement exam) that were available for entering college students that…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Majors (Students), Aptitude Tests, Scores
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Cousins-Cooper, Kathy; Staley, Katrina N.; Kim, Seongtae; Luke, Nicholas S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of the Emporium instructional method in a course of college algebra and trigonometry by comparing to the traditional lecture method. The math emporium method is a nontraditional instructional method of learning math that has been implemented at several universities with much success and has been…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Algebra, Teaching Methods
Brasel, Michael D. – 1991
An analysis and summary are presented of the 1989-90 test results of New Mexico students on the Enhanced American College Testing Program (Enhanced ACT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Data were provided by the American College Testing Program, the Educational Testing Service, and the New Mexico High School Graduates Survey. The Enhanced…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis
Angoff, William H.; Cook, Linda L. – 1988
With some procedural differences, this study replicated an early study designed to develop algorithms for converting scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with those on the Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) scale and vice versa. The study involved selection of test items equally appropriate and useful for English- and Spanish-speaking…
Descriptors: Algorithms, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis
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Garcy, Anthony M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2009
This study investigated the relationship between health conditions suffered over time and student scores on the Stanford Achievement Test 9 in Yuma County, Arizona, public grade schools. The majority of children in Yuma County were of Hispanic origin. The poverty and low income status of most of these children placed them at greater risk for…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Injuries, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests