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Dingman, Shannon; Teuscher, Dawn; Newton, Jill A.; Kasmer, Lisa – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This article reports the findings from a comparative analysis that examined several mathematical content strands, reasoning processes, and emphasis on technology in prior K-8 state mathematics standards and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Various methodological tools were utilized to compare and contrast CCSSM with prior…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Course Content
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Charalambous, Charalambos Y.; Kyriakides, Ermis – Elementary School Journal, 2017
For years scholars have attended to either generic or content-specific teaching practices attempting to understand instructional quality and its effects on student learning. Drawing on the TIMSS 2007 and 2011 databases, this exploratory study empirically tests the hypothesis that attending to both types of practices can help better explain student…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Clarke, Ben; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K.; Fien, Hank; Doabler, Christian T.; Chard, David J. – Elementary School Journal, 2011
This study examined the efficacy of a core kindergarten mathematics program, ELM, a 120-lesson comprehensive curriculum providing instruction in (a) number operations, (b) geometry, (c) measurement, and (d) vocabulary. ELM is designed to address the learning needs of all students, including at-risk students in the general education or Tier I…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Mathematics Achievement, Pretests Posttests, At Risk Students
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Fernandez, Clea; Cannon, Joanna – Elementary School Journal, 2005
Japanese (N = 25) and U.S. fifth- to eighth-grade teachers (N = 36) participated in pre- and post-lesson interviews to assess what they thought about when constructing mathematics lessons. To understand the details of this thinking and how it might support classroom instruction, we structured interviews around a specific lesson teachers taught in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
International comparisons have highlighted that the U.S. mathematics curriculum, both in terms of curriculum influences (e.g., textbooks, standards) and actual instruction, is broad and shallow. Standards-based reform is explicitly designed to improve coherence and reduce redundancy across grades. This article evaluates the redundancy of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Mathematics Curriculum, Redundancy, Mathematics Instruction
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Pigge, Fred L.; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1978
In a study comparing differences between 1967-69 data and 1975-77 results, mathematical understandings of teachers, regardless of subject preferences, were found to have increased. The finding that teachers who preferred not to teach mathematics had less mathematical understanding was replicated. (RH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics, Nonverbal Ability
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Gilmour, Allison F.; Henry, Gary T. – Elementary School Journal, 2018
Students with disabilities (SWDs) perform below their peers in math on national and state assessments. The quality of teachers who provide these students with math instruction is an unexamined variable that could influence this low achievement. We used data from more than 1 million students to compare the quality of teachers assigned to teach math…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Allinder, Rose M; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1992
The effect of summer break on mathematics and spelling performance of second through fifth grade students were assessed by comparing aggregated curriculum-based test scores administered in the spring and fall. Results indicated second and third grade students regressed in spelling; not in mathematics. The reverse was true for fourth and fifth…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Age Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Hiebert, James; Stigler, James W. – Elementary School Journal, 2000
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study Video Study of Teaching compared teacher development systems in the U.S., Japan, and Germany. Findings indicated that many American teachers believe they are changing the way they teach while they retain traditional practices. A research and development system was proposed for improving…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change
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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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Kohler, Frank W.; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1994
Compared the effectiveness of two instructional conditions in a first-grade mathematics class: one comprised entirely of teacher-directed activities; the other including a supplemental peer practice activity. Found that both procedures were associated with divergent instructional processes and that supplemental practice with peers increased…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This study contributes a novel perspective on grade retention by empirically examining how classroom composition relates to the standardized-testing performance of grade-retained students in their post-retained years. This evaluation employed a sample of entire cohorts of urban elementary school children in the Philadelphia School District over 6…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, School Holding Power, Evidence, Testing
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Reys, Barbara J.; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1996
Analyzed how computation is developed in three Japanese primary-grade textbook series by focusing on differences in presentation. Found that goals are similar but the methods and materials of presentation are very different, and that a much higher level of computational facility at the end of grade three is expected of Japanese students than of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary School Students