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Taylor, Joseph A.; West, Brady – Educational Researcher, 2020
The goal of this article is to provide guidance on teacher attrition rates that can inform power analyses. The subjects were a nationally representative sample of teachers responding to the National Center for Education Statistics Schools and Staffing Survey and Teacher Follow-Up Survey (2011-2013). The findings indicate that at the national…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, National Surveys, Elementary Secondary Education, Probability
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Copur-Gencturk, Yasemin; Cimpian, Joseph R.; Lubienski, Sarah Theule; Thacker, Ian – Educational Researcher, 2020
Researchers have long endeavored to understand whether teachers' evaluations of their students' mathematical ability or performance are accurate or whether their evaluations reveal implicit biases. To disentangle these factors, in a randomized controlled study (N = 390), we examined teachers' evaluations of 18 mathematical solutions to which…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Racial Bias, Gender Bias, Mathematics Skills
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Shores, Kenneth; Candelaria, Christopher – Educational Researcher, 2020
Use of education finance data is ubiquitous. Yet, because the academic calendar circumscribes two calendar years, researchers have linked the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to three different dates: fall, spring, and academic fiscal years. We demonstrate that linking the CPI to these different academic years results in identifying different trends in…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Economic Climate, Cost Indexes, Data Analysis
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Paulsen, Justin; McCormick, Alexander C. – Educational Researcher, 2020
Online learning is the fastest growing segment in U.S. higher education and is increasingly adopted in public and private not-for-profit institutions. While the impact of online learning on educational outcomes is becoming more clear, the literature on its connection with student engagement is sparse. Student engagement measures identify key…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning, College Seniors, College Freshmen
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Quinn, Rand; Cox, Amanda Barrett; Steinbugler, Amy – Educational Researcher, 2020
Through school-based networks, parents obtain information, practical help, and other resources. Because networks vary by size and structure, access to these resources is uneven. What accounts for differences in access to social ties and in the mobilization of those ties to provide resources? In this article, we analyze a network of mothers of…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Social Networks, Parent School Relationship, Access to Information
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Daniels, Julia R.; Varghese, Manka – Educational Researcher, 2020
In this essay, we argue that teacher education is increasingly marginalizing the relevance of teacher subjectivity and recentering Whiteness, especially in its uptake of practice-based teacher education. Whereas teacher subjectivity has been pushed to the margins of recent conversations about teacher education--and has therefore narrowed our…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Racial Bias, Whites, Experiential Learning
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Lubienski, Sarah Theule – Educational Researcher, 2020
This essay provides advice for effectively reviewing conference proposals, including how to write comments that are helpful to proposal authors, how to use the "Comments to Program Chair" box, and issues to consider when assigning proposal ratings and recommending acceptance or rejection. Several benefits of reviewing proposals are…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria
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Hart, Susan Crandall; DiPerna, James Clyde; Lei, Pui-Wa; Cheng, Weiyi – Educational Researcher, 2020
Although the promise of universal social-emotional learning (SEL) programs enhancing student academic outcomes has captured public attention, there has been limited research regarding such programs' impact on students' state test scores. We used multilevel modeling of follow-up data from a multiyear, multisite cluster-randomized efficacy trial to…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Program Effectiveness, Measurement
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Lovett, Benjamin J. – Educational Researcher, 2020
A recent, widely publicized scandal involved students who obtained fraudulent diagnoses of learning disabilities in an effort to get accommodations on college admissions tests. Although the exact circumstances of the scandal are unusual, the methods used to obtain diagnoses and accommodations illustrate widespread problems with current policies.…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, College Admission, Deception, Guidelines
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Gopalan, Maithreyi; Brady, Shannon T. – Educational Researcher, 2020
In a nationally representative sample, first-year U.S. college students "somewhat agree," on average, that they feel like they belong at their school. However, belonging varies by key institutional and student characteristics; of note, racial-ethnic minority and first-generation students report lower belonging than peers at 4-year…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, College Freshmen, Student School Relationship, Minority Group Students
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Rios, Joseph A.; Ling, Guangming; Pugh, Robert; Becker, Dovid; Bacall, Adam – Educational Researcher, 2020
This article extends the literature on 21st-century learning skills needed for workplace success by providing an empirical examination of employers' direct communication to potential employees via job advertisements. Our descriptive analysis of 142,000 job advertisements provides two contributions. First, this is one of the first studies to…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Advertising
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Melguizo, Tatiana; Ngo, Federick – Educational Researcher, 2020
This study explores the extent to which "college-ready" students, by high school standards, are assigned to remedial courses in college. We used a unique longitudinal data set that links high school and community college transcript data. Focusing on math, we developed a naming device--"inter-sector math misalignment" (ISMM)--to…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), College Readiness, High School Graduates, Community Colleges
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Bartanen, Brendan – Educational Researcher, 2020
Student attendance is increasingly recognized as an important measure of educational success, which has spurred a body of research examining the extent to which schools can affect this outcome. However, prior work almost exclusively focuses on teachers, and no studies have explicitly examined the importance of school leaders. This study begins to…
Descriptors: Principals, Attendance, Administrator Role, Reading Achievement
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Johnson, David R.; Zhang, Liang – Educational Researcher, 2020
Using a data set that captures the introduction and enactment of "campus carry" bills between 2004 and 2016, we examined how the state policy adoption and diffusion framework explains the policy process related to allowing concealed weapons on the campuses of U.S. colleges and universities. Panel data logistic regression analyses…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, State Legislation, Weapons
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Welsh, Richard O.; Swain, Walker A. – Educational Researcher, 2020
Generally, educational studies do not problematize the definition of urban education or examine the positionality of sites along a spectrum of urban districts and schools. This study addresses the definitional gap by (a) examining the conceptualization of urban education through an integrative review of prior definitional research and (b)…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Definitions, Educational Research, School District Size
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