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Robinson, Ann; Stanley, T. D. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1989
Mathematics achievement and preferences were assessed for 114 students in grades 2-7 who participated in a gifted math program, and compared to 146 students who were accepted but did not participate. Participants' scores in hematical achievement were significantly higher than nonparticipants' scores; the groups did not differ on preferences for…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education
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Stallings, Jane; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1986
Evaluates the effect of a comprehensive teacher training program in Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) on student achievement. Reports findings of two phases of a four-phase Follow-Through study. Achievement test scores indicate that students in the project made significant gains in reading and mathematics. (DR)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education
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Thompson, W. Warren – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1985
Correlations of home and school environment variables with the educational performance of 392 seven- and ten-year-old students in Northern Ireland were studied in 1970. Home influences of parent behavior, home literacy, and educational ambition were more important predictors of intelligence and reading/math attainment than were school and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Influence, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment
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Lean, Glendon A.; And Others – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Investigated were Australian and Papua New Guinean elementary school children's strategies and errors on arithmetic word problems. Reports that (1) the two samples showed similar strategies and similar errors and (2) the main variable determining difficulty was the semantic structure of the questions. (YP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics