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Chitsonga, Shadreck S. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
This study is a part of a large study that investigated the Assessment Practices of Mathematics Teachers who also teach AP Statistics. In this paper I investigate the thinking skills that assessment items used mathematics and AP Statistics classroom assess. Two teachers who were teaching mathematics and AP Statistics participated in this study.…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Mathematics Tests, Advanced Placement, Statistics
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Martinez, James; Tost, Jeremy R.; Wilfred, Shani P.; Hilgert, Larry D. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
The current Georgia study examines middle-school-aged gang and non-gang members regarding the risk factors of gang membership and potential effects of these risk factors on academic achievement. Participants, 406 eighth grade students from a suburban middle-school, completed a 42-item survey assessing an array of demographic and risk factor…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Juvenile Gangs, Grade 8, Suburban Schools
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Renaud-Grant, Chantelle – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
As students prepare to enter college and the workforce, there has been a demand for them to be more independent, critical thinkers, innovative designers, and thoughtful collaborators. This preliminary study describes how a Professional Development School (PDS) partnership, between a middle school and a university, provides a more authentic…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation
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Randolph, Justus; DeWeese, Sean; Manuel, Austin Kureethara; Baugher, Greg; Tessmer, Kimberly; Westbrook, Amy; Shoats, Stacey; Balloun, Joseph; Crawford, Linda – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
In this methodological review, we conducted a quantitative content analysis of a random sample of 107 education-related doctoral dissertations published in Proquest Dissertations and Theses database in 2011. Seven raters coded each article in terms of page lengths (overall and within each chapter), research method (qualitative, quantitative, or…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Layout (Publications), Content Analysis, Educational Research
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Nweke, Winifred; Elliot, Virginia – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to investigate variables that impede the utilization of research findings in, or the transfer of learning from professional development workshops into, classroom best practices. Participants comprised 202 Georgia Master Teachers who attended Leadership Institutes. Participants were taught strategies for…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Transfer of Training, Research Utilization
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Zhou, Molly – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Parental involvement (PI) is an important factor in children's academic learning. In this study, teachers' and parents' perceptions of parental involvement on inner city children's academic success were examined. The setting of the study was in an inner city Tittle I elementary school with a 90% African American student population. A purposeful…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Adefope, Olufunke – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
In this article, the author describes how a curricular unit that provided opportunities for active engagement and participation was used to support the geometric reasoning of sixth grade African American (AA) male students. The curricular unit was designed to support students' understanding of quadrilaterals. Data sources (pre- and post-tests,…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, African American Students, Males
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Doman, Evelyn – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Supplemental Instruction (SI) has widely been used in university classrooms around the world. However, many obstacles face SI -- including low student attendance, lack of faculty support, and recognition of today's online generation. This research helps to fill the gap in SI by posing to solve the problems mentioned above by extending SI into the…
Descriptors: Tutors, Supplementary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Hinton, Vanessa; Flores, Margaret; Simmons, Kate – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Early mathematics content that is taught in elementary school lays the foundation for students' advanced mathematics performance. Thus, researchers show it is important that pre-service elementary teachers build a strong background in numbers and operations, as well as efficacy beliefs in mathematics instruction. This study expands the literature…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Preservice Teachers
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Ogletree, August E.; Ogletree, Susan L.; Allen, Bridgette L. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
This article provides a brief background on the evolution of the two testing consortia and the perspective of one principal with the transition to online testing in an elementary school.
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Computer Assisted Testing, Partnerships in Education, Principals
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Moran, Renee; Billen, Monica – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
The purpose of this article is make connections between two content areas, reading and writing, which have traditionally been separated and consider the relationship between their theoretical underpinnings. Based on their reciprocal nature, the authors posit that students could greatly benefit by reading and writing being taught simultaneously.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Literacy Education, Reading Difficulties
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McGrail, Ewa; Davis, Anne – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Blogging appears to be a promising instructional strategy which may provide solutions to some of the challenges in traditional writing instruction; however, few studies explore elementary students' views on blogging. This qualitative case study gives elementary students voice as it examines their perceptions of blogging and their views of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Tysinger, P. Dawn; Diamanduros, Terry D.; Tysinger, Jeffrey A.; Hinman, Christine C. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2013
This pilot study investigated the status of job satisfaction among school psychology faculty with the hope of gaining insight in to factors that may encourage doctoral-level graduates to pursue jobs in academia. A second purpose of the study was to discover areas of improvement in job satisfaction to support current faculty members in continuing…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, School Psychology, Counselor Training, Graduate Students
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Enrique, Jade A.; Adams, Katharine S.; Brockmeier, Lantry L.; Hilgert, Larry D. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2013
Disproportionate representation occurs when the percentage of an identified group enrolled in special education varies significantly from that group's overall percentage of the school population (Harry, 1994). Response to Intervention (RTI), a paradigm for educational intervention, is designed to minimize many factors contributing to…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Response to Intervention, Special Education, At Risk Students
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Randolph, Justus J.; Griffin, Andrea E.; Zeiger, Samara R.; Falbe, Kristina N.; Freeman, Noreen A.; Taylor, Bridget E.; Westbrook, Amy F.; Lico, Cheryl C.; Starling, Cristy N.; Sprull, Nakiesha M.; Holt, Carolyn; Smith, Kristie; McAnespie, Hannah – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2013
Methodological reviews, reviews that concentrate on research methods rather than research outcomes, have been used in a variety of fields to improve research practice, inform debate, and identify islands of practice. In this article, we report on the results of a methodological review of all of the articles published in "Georgia Educational…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Periodicals, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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