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Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Heerde, Jessica A.; Scholes-Balog, Kirsty E.; Herrenkohl, Todd I.; Toumbourou, John W.; Catalano, Richard F., Jr. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: This article examines the effect of early adolescent alcohol use on mid-adolescent school suspension, truancy, commitment, and academic failure in Washington State, United States, and Victoria, Australia. Also of interest was whether associations remain after statistically controlling for other factors known to predict school outcomes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Drinking
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Pendergast, Donna; Allen, Jeanne; McGregor, Glenda; Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle – Education Sciences, 2018
The philosophy of middle level education is to intentionally create a learning environment that supports every young adolescent. The literature around engagement points to the need for students to experience (among other requirements) a sense of belonging at school (SOBAS). When the need for belonging is not achieved there may be significant…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Adolescents, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students
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McKay, Erin; Vlazny, Carl; Cumming, Steven – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
This paper reports on findings from the first Western Australian Survey of Educators of Sexuality Education, which aimed to assess the state of relationships and sexuality education (RSE) in the state of Western Australia. Key findings show that secondary school teachers provided more hours of RSE instruction than the national average. However,…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Foreign Countries, Sexual Orientation, Early Parenthood
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reviewed in this paper examined whether the Chicago Public Schools' Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP), which provides mentoring, leadership opportunities, and financial incentives to teachers, improved student academic achievement and teacher retention. The study used two designs to answer distinct research questions. Under the…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
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Jitendra, Asha K.; Star, Jon R.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; Rodriguez, Michael C. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
This study examined the effect of schema-based instruction (SBI) on 7th-grade students' mathematical problem-solving performance. SBI is an instructional intervention that emphasizes the role of mathematical structure in word problems and also provides students with a heuristic to self-monitor and aid problem solving. Using a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 7, Middle School Students, Schemata (Cognition)
Lee, Kester; Anderson, Judy – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
Declining participation rates in advanced mathematics courses and STEM-related occupations has been an issue in Australia for some time, particularly for females. As students continue to disengage with mathematics and complain about its usefulness, it is important to explore what we can do to stem the tide of departing students. One area worthy of…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Role Models
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Aktas, Sinan; Aydin, Abdullah – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Statement of Problem: In this study, in teaching the unit "electricity in our lives" in the 7th grade science and technology class, the effect of using smart boards to the students' retention of the information is examined and compared to the 2005 Science and Technology curriculum. Purpose of the study: The aim of the current study is to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Energy, Grade 7, Science Instruction
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Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Heerde, Jessica A.; Scholes-Balog, Kirsty E.; Smith, Rachel; Herrenkohl, Todd I.; Toumbourou, John W.; Catalano, Richard F. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
The effect of early adolescent alcohol use on antisocial behavior was examined at 1- and 2-year follow-up in Washington State, United States, and Victoria, Australia. Each state used the same methods to survey statewide representative samples of students ("N" = 1,858, 52% female) in 2002 (Grade 7 [G7]), 2003 (Grade 8 [G8]), and 2004…
Descriptors: Drinking, Risk, Law Enforcement, Crime
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Glazerman, Steven; Protik, Ali; Teh, Bing-ru; Bruch, Julie; Max, Jeffrey – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
One way to improve struggling schools' access to effective teachers is to use selective transfer incentives. Such incentives offer bonuses for the highest-performing teachers to move into schools serving the most disadvantaged students. In this report, we provide evidence from a randomized experiment that tested whether such a policy intervention…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Incentives, Teacher Transfer, Educational Policy
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Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Herrenkohl, Todd I.; Plenty, Stephanie M.; Toumbourou, John W.; Catalano, Richard F.; McMorris, Barbara J. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2012
School suspension is associated with school dropout, crime, delinquency, and alcohol and other drug use for the suspended student. Important research questions are how academic and related factors are relevant to the school suspension process and the generality of the process in different sites. State-representative samples of Grade 7 students (N…
Descriptors: Suspension, Dropouts, Antisocial Behavior, Foreign Countries
Parish, Linda – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2010
If the ability to reason proportionally seems to be a good indication of likely success in further mathematical pursuits (Lamon, 1999), how do children develop this ability, and how can teachers facilitate this? In this present study, six ratio/rates task-based assessment questions were trialled on ten students from Grades 5 to 9 in an attempt to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Numbers, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts
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Brown, Amber; Lee, Joohi – School Community Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the Home Improvement for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program on school performance during the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grades. The study employed a quasi-experimental, post-hoc design using existing data on children who participated in the HIPPY program as 3-, 4-, or 5-year-olds, including:…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Grade 3
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Fuller, Sarah Crittenden; Davis, Cassandra R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
In the 2012/13 school year American Indian students accounted for 1.1┬ápercent of K-12 students nationwide and 1.4┬ápercent of K-12 students in North Carolina (U.S. Department of Education, n.d.). Research has identified substantial achievement gaps between American Indian and other students on national tests, in graduation rates, and in…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, American Indian Education, Achievement Gap, White Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
"Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Experiment," examined the impact of the Talent Transfer Initiative (TTI) on both student achievement and teacher retention in 10 school districts across seven states. The initiative gave bonuses to high-performing teachers for them to transfer to and stay…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Transfer, Incentives, Teacher Persistence
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Glazerman, Steven; Protik, Ali; Teh, Bing-ru; Bruch, Julie; Max, Jeffrey – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
One way to improve struggling schools' access to effective teachers is to use selective transfer incentives. Such incentives offer bonuses for the highest-performing teachers to move into schools serving the most disadvantaged students. In this report, we provide evidence from a randomized experiment that tested whether such a policy intervention…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attendance, Cost Effectiveness
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