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Pakarinen, Eija; Kiuru, Noona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Ahonen, Timo; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2011
This study examined the role of observed classroom quality in children's task-avoidant behavior and math skills in kindergarten. To investigate this, 1268 children were tested twice on their math skills during their kindergarten year. Kindergarten teachers (N = 137) filled in questionnaires measuring their professional experience and also rated…
Descriptors: Self Control, Kindergarten, Mathematics Skills, Educational Quality
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Adams, Curt M.; Forsyth, Patrick B.; Dollarhide, Ellen; Miskell, Ryan; Ware, Jordan – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: Schools have differential effects on student learning and development, but research has not generated much explanatory evidence of the social-psychological pathway to better achievement outcomes. Explanatory evidence of how normative conditions enable students to thrive is particularly relevant in the urban context where…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Self Control, Teacher Surveys
Johnson, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Open inquiry offers students the opportunity to gain 21st century skills and expose them to science practices advocated by Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). While this raises the bar from lower-level inquiry classes, students initially struggle with open inquiry, because they do not know what to expect as they shift from a teacher-directed…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Middle School Students, Self Efficacy, Cross Age Teaching
National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2019
The purpose of this brief is to synthesize research on coaching and to offer a framework of effective coaching practices. Part 1 provides general information on coaching, including the need for coaching and the goals of coaching. Part 2 describes critical coaching practices that are linked to improvements in teacher practice and learner outcomes.…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Objectives, Evidence Based Practice
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de Jager, Bernadet; Jansen, Margo; Reezigt, Gerry – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2005
Constructivist ideas have influenced recent major innovations in Dutch secondary education and new curricula for reading and math in primary education, for example, pay much more attention to metacognition than before. In our study, we compared the growth of student metacognition in varying learning environments, direct instruction, and cognitive…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Students, Item Analysis, Control Groups
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Tsai, Shu-Ling; Smith, Michael L.; Hauser, Robert M. – Sociology of Education, 2017
This article examines inequality in different dimensions of student academic achievement (math, science, and reading) by family background and school context in three East Asian (Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea) and three Western (United States, Germany, and the Czech Republic) nations. Building on Hauser (2009), we develop a novel…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Kurubacak, Gulsun, Ed.; Altinpulluk, Hakan, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Novel trends and innovations have enhanced contemporary educational environments. When applied properly, these computing advances can create enriched learning opportunities for students. "Mobile Technologies and Augmented Reality in Open Education" is a pivotal reference source for the latest academic research on the integration of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Kwong, Darren; Davis, Jonathan Ryan – Journal of Research in Education, 2015
This multilevel study examined the relationship between school climate and academic achievement. Using the Educational Longitudinal Survey (ELS, 2002), and a sample of 16,258 students and 1954 schools nationwide, we found that student-level perception of school climate--especially the student learning environment--was highly predictive of academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Success, Educational Environment, Longitudinal Studies
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Leithwood, Kenneth; Sun, Jingping – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: This study is a quantitative exploration of a new construct the authors label as "academic culture (AC)." Treating it as generalized latent variable composed of academic press (AP), disciplinary climate (DC), and teachers' use of instructional time, the purpose of this paper is to explore the potential of this construct to be a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Learning Processes, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status
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Engberg, Mark E.; Wolniak, Gregory C. – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: As concerns mount about the shortage of students entering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, policy makers throughout the United States are contemplating strategies to maintain and enhance our nation's economic vitality and international competitiveness. Within this policy and program environment,…
Descriptors: College Students, Career Development, STEM Education, Performance Factors
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Huang, Haigen; Zhu, Hao – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine whether school disciplinary climate and grit predicted low socioeconomic status (SES) students being high achievers in mathematics and science with a representative sample of 15-year-old students in the United States. Our analysis, using a two-level logistic hierarchical linear model (HLM), indicated both…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Socioeconomic Status, Low Income Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Fitchett, Paul G.; Heafner, Tina L.; Lambert, Richard – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/context: In an era of accountability and standardization, elementary social studies is consistently losing its curricular foothold to English/language arts, math, and science instruction. Purpose: This article examines the relationship between elementary teachers' perceptions of instructional autonomy, teaching context, state testing…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Professional Autonomy, Social Studies, Elementary School Teachers
Norton, Michael; Piccinino, Kelly – Research for Action, 2014
Research for Action (RFA) has completed its second year of a five-year external evaluation of the Project Leadership and Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Initiative in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS). Project LIFT is a public-private partnership between CMS and the local philanthropic and business communities in Charlotte,…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Program Implementation, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
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Pianta, Robert C.; Belsky, Jay; Vandergrift, Nathan; Houts, Renate; Morrison, Fred J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
This nonexperimental, longitudinal field study examines the extent to which variation in observed classroom supports (quality of emotional and instructional interactions and amount of exposure to literacy and math activities) predicts trajectories of achievement in reading and math from 54 months to fifth grade. Growth mixture modeling detected…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Literacy
Luft, Jeremy C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The study utilized a quantitative multiple regression research design looking at the association between home technology use to complete school work and student achievement scores as measured on an online diagnostic assessment. Despite a tremendous amount of literature studying the potential effect of home use of technology on student achievement,…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Achievement, Statistical Analysis
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