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Ginsburg, Alan; Leinwand, Steven; Anstrom, Terry; Pollock, Elizabeth – American Institutes for Research, 2005
This exploratory study compares key features of the Singapore and U.S. mathematics systems in the primary grades, when students need to build a strong mathematics foundation. It identifies major differences between the mathematics frameworks, textbooks, assessments, and teachers in Singapore and the United States. It also presents initial results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Bouck, Emily C.; Kulkarni, Gauri; Johnson, Linley – Remedial and Special Education, 2011
This study investigated the impact of mathematics curriculum (standards based vs. traditional) on the performance of sixth and seventh grade students with disabilities on multiple-choice and open-ended assessments aligned to one state's number and operations and algebra standards. It also sought to understand factors affecting student performance…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Disabilities, Program Effectiveness
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Springer, Matthew G.; Pepper, Matthew J.; Ghosh-Dastidar, Bonnie – Journal of Education Finance, 2014
This study examines the effect of supplemental education services (SES) on student test score gains and whether particular subgroups of students benefit more from NCLB tutoring services. Our sample includes information on students enrolled in third through eighth grades nested in 121 elementary and middle schools over a five-year period comprising…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Scores, Achievement Gains, Tutoring
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Scott, Catherine – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2012
This study examined the characteristics of 10 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focused high schools that were selected from various regions across the United States. In an effort to better prepare students for careers in STEM fields, many schools have been designed and are currently operational, while even more are in the…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Charter Schools, Minority Group Students, Engineering
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Peterfreund, Alan R.; Rath, Kenneth A.; Xenos, Samuel P.; Bayliss, Frank – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
Comparisons between participants and non-participants in supplemental instruction classes at San Francisco State University over a six-year period show positive impacts in terms of increased student performance and progression through subsequent courses in a sequence, despite the lower academic indicators of the supplemental instruction…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Minority Groups, Supplementary Education, Academic Achievement
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Johnson-Gentile, Kay; And Others – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 1994
Describes a study that investigated the effects of computer and noncomputer environments on fifth- and sixth-grade students' learning of geometric motions. The use of LOGO and the treatment of experimental and control groups are discussed, and the results of immediate and delayed posttests are reviewed. (38 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education