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Duffy, Mark; Jenkins, Della – Research for Action, 2015
For more than two decades, states have been required to report publicly on the academic performance of schools and districts. These school rating systems have received increased public attention amid growing concerns about the prevalence and cost of standardized testing in schools. According to a recent Gallup Poll, 64 percent of the public…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Accountability, School Statistics, School Effectiveness
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Wiederkehr, Virginie; Darnon, Céline; Chazal, Sébastien; Guimond, Serge; Martinot, Delphine – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Previous research has largely documented that socioeconomic status (SES) is a strong and consistent predictor of pupils' school performance in several countries. In this research, we argue that children internalize the SES achievement gap in the form of a lower/higher sense of school self-efficacy. In two studies, teenaged students' (Study 1) and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Socioeconomic Status, Social Class, Achievement Gap
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Namkung, Jessica M.; Peng, Peng; Lin, Xin – Review of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to examine the relation between mathematics anxiety (MA) and mathematics performance among school-aged students, and to identify potential moderators and underlying mechanisms of such relation, including grade level, temporal relations, difficulty of mathematical tasks, dimensions of MA measures, effects on…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Mathematics Anxiety, Correlation, Mathematics Achievement
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Hejnová, Eva; Eisenmann, Petr; Cihlár, Jirí; Pribyl, Jirí – Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, 2018
The article reports the results of a study, the main aim of which was to find out correlations among the three components of the Culture of problem solving (reading comprehension, creativity and ability to use the existing knowledge) and six dimensions of Scientific reasoning (conservation of matter and volume, proportional reasoning, control of…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Abstract Reasoning, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving
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Dougherty, Shaun M.; Weiner, Jennie M. – Educational Policy, 2019
Using data from Rhode Island, and deploying a fuzzy regression-discontinuity design, this study capitalizes on a natural experiment in which schools, in accordance with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers, were sorted into performance categories based on a continuous performance measure. The lowest performing schools were then mandated to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, School Effectiveness, School Turnaround
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Kingdon, Danielle; Serbin, Lisa A.; Stack, Dale M. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
Internationally, girls outperform boys in overall school performance. The gender gap is particularly large among those in at-risk groups, such as children from families at economic disadvantage. This study modeled the academic trajectories of a low-income sample of boys and girls from the Concordia Longitudinal Risk Project across the full course…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences
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Reale, Laura; Guarnera, Manuela; Mazzone, Luigi – School Psychology International, 2014
Sleep disorders in children are common. Sleep plays an important role in children's development and sleep disorders can have a substantial impact on their quality of life. Indeed, sleep is crucial for physical growth, behavior, and emotional development and it is also closely related to cognitive functioning, learning and attention, and therefore…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Sleep, Emotional Development, Physical Health
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Goldstein, Sara E.; Boxer, Paul; Rudolph, Erin – Contemporary School Psychology, 2015
The present study investigates links between early adolescents' subjective experiences of stress associated with the middle school transition and their academic outcomes. Seventh and eighth grade students (N?=?774) were surveyed about their experiences during their transition to middle school. Students answered questions about stress…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Student Experience
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Imhangbe, Osayamen S.; Oladele Victor, Imoroa; Osarenren-Osaghae, R. I. – Journal of Education, 2020
This study examined public secondary schools teachers' tasks and their classroom job performance in Edo central school district, Nigeria. With a total of 252 research participants and two adapted instruments--Teachers' Task Questionnaire (TETAQ) and Teachers' Class Performance Questionnaire (TECLAPEQ)--the study attempted to find out how teachers'…
Descriptors: Job Performance, Public Schools, Performance Factors, Teacher Responsibility
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Etim, James S.; Etim, Alice S.; Blizard, Zachary D. – Educational Research Quarterly, 2020
The No Child Left Behind Act (2002) stipulates that states assess students during their K-12 educational experience at various points as a way of measuring student learning. In North Carolina (NC), the State has the NC Schools Report Card that documents to the public, parents and educators the state of education in the schools annually. A major…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Attendance, Teacher Characteristics
Givord, Pauline – OECD Publishing, 2020
Because of the regulations concerning school entry in most school systems, a child's date of birth may significantly affect his or her age at entry into school, and thus their first experience of schooling. Using data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), this paper provides a comparative analysis of the impact of a…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Academic Achievement, Correlation, School Entrance Age
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Lauermann, Fani; Meißner, Anja; Steinmayr, Ricarda – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Students' intelligence and self-concept of ability are critical predictors of school achievement. However, studies focusing on the relative importance of both achievement predictors have produced mixed results. To clarify these inconsistencies, the present study investigated whether the relative predictive power of students' intelligence and…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Self Concept, German, Mathematics Tests
Ingersoll, Richard M.; Sirinides, Philip; Dougherty, Patrick – American Educator, 2018
Given the prominence of both instructional leadership and teacher leadership in the realms of school reform and policy, not surprisingly, both have also been the focus of extensive empirical research. But there have been limits to this research. It is, for example, unclear which of the many key elements of instructional leadership are more, or…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
Frenette, Marc; Frank, Kristyn; Deng, Zechuan – Statistics Canada, 2020
This article discusses the potential impact of recent school closures on learning and academic performance of school children as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. [This article is a condensed version of a longer study: "School Closures and the Online Preparedness of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic" (ED605398).]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Crisis Management, School Closing, Outcomes of Education
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Herberger, Gregory; Immekus, Jason; Ingle, W. Kyle – Education and Urban Society, 2020
In response to the "Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education" Supreme Court decision, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) reconfigured the district's race-based student assignment and implemented a race- and socioeconomic-based student assignment plan. Using hierarchical linear multiple regression, this study examined students'…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, College Readiness, Race, Socioeconomic Background
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