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Parker, Carol A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in the writing assessment scores for each of the four traits--development, focus and organization, language, and conventions--as measured by the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) of students who had a formal keyboarding course compared to those who did not. A…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development, Writing Evaluation, Scores
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Deane, Paul; O'Reilly, Tenaha; Chao, Szu-Fu; Dreier, Kelsey – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
The purpose of the report is to explore some of the mechanisms involved in the writing process. In particular, we examine students' process data (keystroke log analysis) to uncover how students approach a knowledge-telling task using 2 different task types. In the first task, students were asked to list as many words as possible related to a…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Responses, Prior Learning, Task Analysis
Deane, Paul; O'Reilly, Tenaha; Chao, Szu-Fu; Dreier, Kelsey – Grantee Submission, 2018
The purpose of the report is to explore some of the mechanisms involved in the writing process. In particular, we examine students' process data (keystroke log analysis) to uncover how students approach a knowledge-telling task using 2 different task types. In the first task, students were asked to list as many words as possible related to a…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Prior Learning, Task Analysis, High School Students
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Carver, Lin B.; Todd, Carol – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Classroom teachers sometimes struggle trying to find time during the typical school day to provide the writing instruction students need to be successful. This study examined 29 fifth through twelfth grade classroom teachers' survey responses about their perception of the effectiveness of using an online blogging tool, Kidblog, to plan and provide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Elementary School Teachers
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Railsback, Barbara; Hite, Nancy Groneman – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the value of business education at the secondary school level as perceived by three groups of people who have great impact on course offerings, student advisement, and teacher hiring decisions. Specifically, high school counselors, high school principals, and local board of education presidents in a…
Descriptors: Business Education, High Schools, Secondary Education, Value Judgment
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Abdusselam, Mustafa Serkan – Shanlax International Journal of Education, 2021
In recent years, growing technology has affected people's communication. Not only speaking and listening but also writing has an important role in communication. Particularly, devices have changed and applications have varied thanks to spreading mobile hardware. The aim of this study is to explore the usage status and preferences of students for…
Descriptors: Preferences, High School Students, College Students, Adolescents
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Guo, Hongwen; Zhang, Mo; Deane, Paul; Bennett, Randy E. – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
We used an unobtrusive approach, keystroke logging, to examine students' cognitive states during essay writing. Based on data contained in the logs, we classified writing process data into three states: text production, long pause, and editing. We used semi-Markov processes to model the sequences of writing states and compared the state transition…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Cognitive Processes, Essays, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Zhang, Mo; Bennett, Randy E.; Deane, Paul; van Rijn, Peter W. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
This study compared gender groups on the processes used in writing essays in an online assessment. Middle-school students from four grades responded to essays in two persuasive subgenres, argumentation and policy recommendation. Writing processes were inferred from four indicators extracted from students' keystroke logs. In comparison to males, on…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Essays, Computer Assisted Testing, Persuasive Discourse
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Murphy, Donna – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Note-taking is a complex task that involves simultaneously listening, observing, reading, coding, and recording information for future recall and learning. Note-taking is intrinsic to academia and has been a tool used by students in the schoolhouse from elementary school through college as a way to store information for future recall. Research…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Recall (Psychology), Brain, Gender Differences
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Guo, Hongwen; Zhang, Mo; Deane, Paul; Bennett, Randy E. – Journal of Educational Data Mining, 2020
This study investigates the effects of a scenario-based assessment design on students' writing processes. An experimental data set consisting of four design conditions was used in which the number of scenarios (one or two) and the placement of the essay task with respect to the lead-in tasks (first vs. last) were varied. Students' writing…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Vignettes, Writing Processes, Learning Analytics
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Tate, Tamara P.; Warschauer, Mark – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2019
The quality of students' writing skills continues to concern educators. Because writing is essential to success in both college and career, poor writing can have lifelong consequences. Writing is now primarily done digitally, but students receive limited explicit instruction in digital writing. This lack of instruction means that students fail to…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Writing Skills, Writing Processes
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Zhu, Mengxiao; Zhang, Mo; Deane, Paul – ETS Research Report Series, 2019
The research on using event logs and item response time to study test-taking processes is rapidly growing in the field of educational measurement. In this study, we analyzed the keystroke logs collected from 761 middle school students in the United States as they completed a persuasive writing task. Seven variables were extracted from the…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Data Collection, Data Analysis, Writing Processes
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Trief, Ellen; Feeney, Raquel – RE:view: Rehabilitation Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment, 2003
In this study, the authors identify the components of a precollege curriculum needed by learners who are blind and visually impaired, and investigate the importance of acquiring various competencies in predicting whether students with visual impairments and blindness successfully complete a four-year college degree. The findings suggest that…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Secondary School Curriculum, Blindness, Visual Impairments
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Meishar-Tal, Hagit; Shonfeld, Miri – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
This study took place in a school which adopted a "paperless classroom" policy. The purpose of the study was to examine whether students who learn in a paperless classroom really prefer reading and writing on computers rather than on paper and whether their preferences differ according to contextual conditions and personal differences.…
Descriptors: Preferences, Classroom Environment, Computer Uses in Education, Printed Materials
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Woodfield, Casey; Ashby, Christine – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
The inclusion of students who type to communicate has been researched and strategies to accommodate such students have been recommended, but little information has been gathered about the students' perspectives and daily school lives. This study utilises classroom observations and qualitative interviewing to explore the experiences of three high…
Descriptors: Equal Education, High School Students, Autism, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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