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Massey, Cynthia C.; Shippen, Margarett E.; Flores, Margaret M.; Head, Cindy – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2020
This study investigated the effects of an instructional technology device, specifically, a computer-based graphic organizer, called the "Real-World Connections Vocabulary" graphic organizer (Ellis, 2015), on vocabulary acquisition for college entrance testing skills of students with high-incidence disabilities. Although graphic…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Vocabulary, Students with Disabilities, Instructional Materials
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Singh, Bipul; Townsley, Matt – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2020
Assessment of principal effectiveness is a complex process due to the multidimensional nature of their job. Historically, a disproportionate significance has been placed on standardized assessment scores when evaluating school leaders, therefore states are beginning to emphasize other factors such as school climate in order to increase employee…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Educational Environment, Administrator Effectiveness
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Glassmeyer, David; Barton, Daniel – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2020
The importance of reasoning quantitatively is reflected in both mathematics education research and mathematical standards for K-12 students. In this article, we detail how a quantitative reasoning framework can be used to help differentiate two quantities we have found students often struggle with: arc length and the measure of a central angle. We…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Geometric Concepts, Measurement, Mathematics Instruction
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Chang, Mei-Lin; Jorrín Abellán, Ivan M.; Wright, Jim; Kim, Jihye; Gaines, Rachel E. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2020
Teacher quality has been found to offset the adverse effect of racial and socioeconomic differences in academic achievement; and teacher quality is often thought to be the product of a quality education. However, existing literature has produced mixed results regarding the relationship between student achievement and teachers' possession of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Degrees, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students
Childers, Kelly D.; Arrastia-Chisholm, Meagan; Adams, Katharine S.; Kelley, Heather M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2020
Public schools use standardized testing to measure students' academic achievement at the conclusion of each school year. Students with severe cognitive disabilities are evaluated through the Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA). The purpose of this descriptive study was to describe the demographic characteristics of students who took the Georgia…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Achievement Tests, Student Characteristics, Students with Disabilities
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Nagle, Tori – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2020
This piece summarizes one teacher's experiences during the abrupt move to digital learning due to COVID 19. This is not a full research study.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Transitional Programs, Middle School Teachers
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Gremillion, Sara; Zingales, Sarah; Baird, William; Hunter, Nia; Durden, Amy; Hessinger, Sabrina – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
With the growing demand for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs in the U.S., the attainment of college degrees in these areas is of paramount importance. Both federal and state governments have established initiatives to grow the number of STEM degrees earned by women and racial minorities, as these groups graduate in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, Minority Group Students, Self Efficacy
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Unal, Aslihan; Unal, Zafer – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This study compared K-12 teachers' assessment beliefs and practices in relation to their years of teaching experience. The data for this study was collected from 87 public school teachers. The findings suggest that as the teachers' years of experience increases, the value they place in assessment increases as well.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Pace, Julie Harper – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This article details an experiment in an 11th and 12th grade 3-week intensive course, the Science and History of Contagious Disease. The course was an interdisciplinary survey of how diseases are spread along with an examination of social responses. Although both lecture and discussion based, the course revolved primary around a trip in which we…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Primary Sources, Archives, Communicable Diseases
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Ata, Atakan – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This qualitative study explored factors that supported teachers in their efforts to promote students' critiquing, communicating, and collaborating skills. Despite the various challenges that public schools face today, they are most likely the very institutions to play a critical role in individuals' civic skills development. Individual in-depth…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Public Schools, Skill Development
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Emerson, Judith M.; Clarke, Pier Junor; Moldavan, Alesia M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
In this study, two teacher educators, one special education faculty and one mathematics education faculty, examined ways to infuse educational theory into their practice to develop preservice teachers' ability to meet the demands of the 21st century classroom. The study took place at an urban university in the southeastern United States where the…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Glaze, Amanda – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
Research demonstrates that teachers' acceptance or rejection of evolution impacts whether they teach evolution in their classrooms. Furthermore, factors such as religiosity and nature of science understanding impact acceptance or rejection. What is absent from the literature is an exploration of experiences that inform choices made regarding…
Descriptors: Evolution, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Baker, Austin T.; Cuevas, Josh – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This study examined whether students were reaching automaticity with single digit multiplication facts. A fourteen question interview was used to collect data. The first three questions asked the student basic information about themselves and their current math teacher. The next seven questions were math facts. The math facts chosen for the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 3
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Hannel, Stacey L.; Cuevas, Joshua – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This study was conducted to investigate whether or not computer-based simulations had a greater impact on science achievement compared to traditional hands-on methods for middle school students in an on-level science course. The study also sought to determine if either method had an impact on retention as well as motivation. The participants in…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Student Motivation, Computer Simulation, Hands on Science
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Nguyen, Ha; Eisenreich, Heidi – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This pilot qualitative study explored K-8 pre-service teachers' (PSTs') learning experience in a Statistics and Probability course and their ability to make connections between mathematics and their everyday lives when given opportunities to investigate mathematics through a social issue. Data from student surveys, assessments, and written…
Descriptors: School Choice, Mathematics Education, Statistics, Probability
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