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Pereira, Nielsen; Bakhiet, Salaheldin Farah; Gentry, Marcia; Balhmar, Tahani Abdulrahman; Hakami, Sultan Mohammed – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
This study examined the psychometric properties and measurement invariance of the Arabic version of "My Class Activities" (MCA), an instrument designed to measure students' perceptions of interest, challenge, choice, and enjoyment in classrooms. Scores of 3,516 Sudanese students in Grades 2 to 8 were used. Confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Gifted
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Moon, Tonya R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Using data from a large southwestern school district, Bui, Craig, and Imberman investigated the effects of gifted and talented programming on middle school students' achievement and behavior (attendance and discipline) through two avenues. Using a regression discontinuity design for the first set of analyses, the authors took advantage of a…
Descriptors: Gifted, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Magnet Schools
Little, Catherine A.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Reis, Sally M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Reading instruction often does not focus on appealing to student interests, offering choice, or responding to the needs of advanced readers. In this experimental study, we examined the effects on achievement of an instructional approach involving choice, differentiated instruction, and extensive, supported, independent reading, with corresponding…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Individualized Reading, Individualized Instruction, Reading Achievement
Wininger, Steven R.; Adkins, Olivia; Inman, Tracy Ford; Roberts, Julia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The study's purpose was to develop and validate a scale for assessing interest in mathematics among elementary students as part of an identification protocol for gifted and talented programming. Lohman recommends assessment of interest as a critical element within the ideal approach to identification. Hidi and Renninger's Four-Phase Interest…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Student Interests, Mathematics
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Pereira, Nielsen; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2013
The underrepresentation of English language learners (ELLs) in gifted programs remains a severe and pervasive problem; however, few studies exist concerning the educational experiences of high-potential ELLs. This study focused on Hispanic ELLs in Grades 2 through 6 from four Midwestern schools. In all, 22 students, 20 parents, and 22 teachers…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Disproportionate Representation, Elementary School Students, Parents
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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
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Mann, Eric L.; Mann, Rebecca L.; Strutz, Michele L.; Duncan, Daphne; Yoon, So Yoon – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
The fields of gifted and engineering education share many common interests, and their students share many common attributes. Infusing and making engineering implicit in the K-6 education programs creates opportunities to develop concepts, skills, and habits of the mind that are valuable in all disciplines while providing opportunities to discover…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Talent, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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Van Voorhis, Frances Landis – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Homework represents one research-based instructional strategy linked to student achievement. However, challenges abound with its current practice. This paper presents the results of three 2-year longitudinal interventions of the Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) homework program in elementary mathematics, middle school language arts,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Homework, Middle Schools, Family Involvement
Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; Callahan, Carolyn M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
The purpose of this study is to examine the contribution of gender to the academic self-perceptions of ability and related coursework plans for high school and college across academically advanced students. Participants were academically advanced students (N = 447) from grades 5 to 12. Findings revealed that (a) girls' self-perceptions of ability…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Sex Stereotypes, Females, Gender Differences
Chamberlin, Scott A. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
Several decades ago, V. A. Krutetskii conducted a multiyear study to investigate the various types of thinking that academically advanced, or as he called them, gifted mathematicians used. Following an in-depth look at Krutetskii's nine ways of thinking, a model is proposed that will provide direction for teachers in selecting problems. The model…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Sets, Mathematical Applications
Dove, Mary Jane; Pearson, L. Carolyn; Hooper, Herbert – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
The relationship between grade span configuration and academic achievement of 6th-grade students as measured by the Arkansas Benchmark Examination, which is the approved NCLB criterion-referenced annual assessment, was examined. The results of a one-between two-within analysis of variance for the 3-year state-wide study of 6th graders' combined…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Academic Achievement, Grade 6, Statistical Analysis
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)