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van Herpen, Sanne G. A.; Meeuwisse, Marieke; Hofman, W. H. Adriaan; Severiens, Sabine E.; Arends, Lidia R. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
Given the large number of dropouts in the 1st year at university, it is important to identify early predictors of 1st-year academic success. The present study (n = 453 first-year students) contributes to literature on the transition from secondary to higher education by investigating how the non-cognitive factors "pre-university" effort…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Menninga, Astrid; van Dijk, Marijn; Wetzels, Annemie; Steenbeek, Henderien; van Geert, Paul – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
This paper aims to gain insight into language production and academic language of 4- and 5-year-old students and their teachers in the course of a teacher intervention during kindergarten science education. The study is based on videotaped classroom observations, and specifically focuses on the academic language use of students (N[subscript…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Kindergarten, Academic Discourse, Video Technology
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Li, Jinjing; Miranti, Riyana; Vidyattama, Yogi – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
Significant variations in educational outcomes across both the spatial and socioeconomic spectra in Australia have been widely debated by policymakers in recent years. This paper examines these variations and decomposes educational outcomes into 3 major input factors: availability of school resources, socioeconomic background, and a latent factor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Outcome Measures, Equal Education
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Opitz, Ansgar; Heene, Moritz; Fischer, Frank – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
Education systems increasingly emphasize the importance of scientific reasoning skills such as "generating hypotheses" and "evaluating evidence." Despite this importance, we do not know which tests of scientific reasoning exist, which skills they emphasize, how they conceptualize scientific reasoning, and how well they are…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Science Process Skills, Science Instruction
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Stylianou-Georgiou, Agni; Papanastasiou, Elena C. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
The purpose of our study was to examine the issue of answer changing in relation to students' abilities to monitor their behaviour accurately while responding to multiple-choice tests. The data for this study were obtained from the final examination administered to students in an educational psychology course. The results of the study indicate…
Descriptors: Role, Metacognition, Testing, Multiple Choice Tests
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Girardelli, Davide; Patel, Vijay K.; Martins-Shannon, Janine – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
An extended model based on the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) was used to study Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) students' in-class participation. The model included the core TPB constructs (behavioural intentions, attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control/self-efficacy) and 2 additional constructs (foreign…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Path Analysis
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Marks, Gary N. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
The consensus among education researchers is that value-added models are most appropriate for assessing the relative effectiveness of schools, teachers, or programmes for student learning. The preferred value-added model adjusts for prior achievement, but there is a variety of other specifications that may or may not include prior achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness, Value Added Models, Comparative Analysis
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He, Jia; Van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Kulikova, Alena – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
Linking country-level educational achievement with other country-level indicators has the potential to drive systemic educational changes, as these correlates may reflect characteristics relevant for policy-making decisions to improve educational effectiveness. This study establishes a nomological network of educational achievement at the country…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Self Esteem, Achievement Tests
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Timmermans, Anneke; van der Werf, Greetje – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
The current study explored the size, stability, and consistency of school effects, using 2 effectiveness indicators: achievements of students at the end of primary school and growth in achievement across 3 years of schooling. The sample consisted of the scores of 25,269 students on 3 subjects, taken in Grades 4 to 6 among 3 cohorts in 319 primary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness, Achievement Gains, Elementary School Students
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Aloisi, Cesare; Tymms, Peter – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
The stability of educational test results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) over 15 years was examined, and the influence of demographics and social capital was assessed, as was the impact of educational reforms. The test results were remarkably stable, with correlations up to 0.99 for country-level results over 2…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Scheerens, Jaap; Marks, Gary N. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
Educational effectiveness research separates hypothetical causes of performance differences into "given", "contextual", "endogenous", or simply "prior" conditions, on the one hand, and malleable factors, or treatments, on the other hand. Recent studies indicate that the effects of background conditions tend…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Effect Size, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Scheerens, Jaap – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
In this article, several ways to adjust gross school effects are discussed to set the stage for estimating treatment effects in schooling. Although it is quite hazardous to hypothesize realistic benchmarks for results from meta-analyses, because of the dependency of effect sizes on subject matter area, grade level, and study characteristics, a…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Computation, Effective Schools Research
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Becuwe, Heleen; Tondeur, Jo; Pareja Roblin, Natalie; Thys, Jeroen; Castelein, Els – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2016
The goal of the current study was to explore the role and importance of the facilitator in teacher design teams. The study took place in the context of a pre-service teacher education institution in Belgium, where teacher design teams were set up to facilitate the professional development of teacher educators. The findings from focus-group…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Facilitators (Individuals), Role, Preservice Teacher Education
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Margalef, Leonor; Pareja Roblin, Natalie – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2016
Facilitators are central for the success of professional learning communities (PLCs). Yet, their specific roles in supporting teacher learning remain still largely underexplored. To address this gap, the current multiple case study examines the roles of 4 university PLC facilitators, the strategies they used to support teacher learning, and the…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Communities of Practice, Role, College Faculty
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Willegems, Vicky; Consuegra, Els; Struyven, Katrien; Engels, Nadine – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2016
This study explores how teacher educators involved in developing collaborative teacher research teams of pre-service and in-service teachers perceive their new role. Ten teacher educators in 9 teams were involved in a 1-year teacher research cycle. Thematic analysis was performed on the transcriptions of audio-taped group sessions, video diaries…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Teacher Collaboration
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