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Firmender, Janine M.; Gavin, M. Katherine; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether relationships existed between teachers' implementation of two specific discourse-related instructional practices and students' mathematics achievement in geometry and measurement as part of a research study on the effectiveness of an advanced mathematics curriculum for kindergarten and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Correlation, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Molfese, Victoria J.; Heaton, Ruth; Zhou, Xin; Brown, E. Todd; Prokasky, Amanda; Davis, Erika – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study shows average mathematics scores of U.S. fourth graders are lower than children in many Asian countries. There are questions about differences in mathematics skills at younger ages. This study examines differences in score growth for High-, Average-, and Low-performing children in two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests, Achievement Gains
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Kim, Kyung Hee; VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Bracken, Bruce A.; Feng, Annie; Stambaugh, Tamra – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Project Clarion, a Jacob K. Javits-funded project, focused on the scale-up of primary-grade science curricula. Curriculum units, based on an Integrated Curriculum Model (ICM), were developed for high-ability learners, but tried out with all students in Title I settings to study the efficacy of the units with all learners. The units focus on the…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts, Standardized Tests
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Brulles, Dina; Peters, Scott J.; Saunders, Rachel – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
An increasing number of schools are implementing gifted cluster grouping models as a cost-effective way to provide gifted services. This study is an example of comparative action research in the form of a quantitative case study that focused on mathematic achievement for nongifted students in a district that incorporated a schoolwide cluster…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Action Research, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
Geisler, Jennifer L.; Hessler, Terri; Gardner, Ralph, III; Lovelace, Temple S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
African American students are overrepresented in special education and underrepresented in gifted education. This is in large part due to students' poor performance in core academic areas such as reading, math, and writing. Differentiating instruction in early grades could assist in closing the writing performance gap between African American and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Disproportionate Representation, Gifted, Special Education
Hertzog, Nancy B. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
This study explores how a project-based approach, based on gifted education pedagogy, was implemented in a public school program where the majority of students were from low-income families. The 2 first-grade teachers in this study were able to change their teaching practices to include more strategies commonly found in gifted programs such as…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Group Activities, Educational Change, Low Income Groups
Timperley, Helen S.; Parr, Judy M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
A national literacy professional development project reduced the achievement gap for students experiencing difficulties in reading or writing in 91 of New Zealand's schools. It was based on two premises: coherence within and between the multiple levels of the schooling and educational administration systems, and a focus on evidence-informed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Administration, Identification, Feedback (Response)