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Azano, Amy; Missett, Tracy C.; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Oh, Sarah; Brunner, Marguerite; Foster, Lisa H.; Moon, Tonya R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This study used sequential mixed-methods analyses to investigate the effectiveness of a research-based language arts curriculum for gifted third graders. Using analytic induction, researchers found that teachers' beliefs and expectations (time, sense of autonomy, expectations for students, professional expertise) influenced the degree to which…
Descriptors: Expertise, Intervention, Gifted, Academic Achievement
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Contreras, Frances – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Several approaches to raising the academic success of minority high achievers exist in the form of school, community, nonprofit, and university programmatic efforts. This article represents a review of K-12 intervention programs in multiple organizational contexts that serve to strengthen the bridge to higher education for academically promising…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, College Bound Students, College Preparation
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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
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Hong, Eunsook; Wan, Min; Peng, Yun – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
For homework to help students improve school achievement and develop responsibility and autonomy in academic endeavors in and out of school, the development of teachers' understanding of students' views about homework and their homework behaviors is critical. Whether the subject of the homework is mathematics, reading, or a second language,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Homework, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
Colangelo, Nicholas; Assouline, Susan G.; Marron, Maureen A.; Castellano, Jaime A.; Clinkenbeard, Pamela R.; Rogers, Karen; Calvert, Eric; Malek, Rosanne; Smith, Donnajo – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
As an educational intervention, acceleration is decidedly effective for high-ability students. The research support for acceleration that has accumulated over many decades is robust and consistent and allows us to confidently state that carefully planned acceleration decisions are successful. Both grade-based and content-based acceleration are…
Descriptors: Gifted, Emotional Adjustment, Social Adjustment, Emotional Development
Ramdass, Darshanand; Zimmerman, Barry J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Teachers need to monitor students' self-efficacy judgments, as well as their mathematics learning, to provide optimal instruction. First, inaccuracies in self-judgments appear to be a major liability for elementary and middle school children. Classroom practice must cultivate the knowledge to succeed and should nurture the belief that one can…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Learning Strategies, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction
Kitsantas, Anastasia; Winsler, Adam; Huie, Faye – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Knowledge about self-regulation and motivation processes enables students to maximize their college career paths and allows universities to implement better intervention programs to encourage struggling students to persist and complete their educational studies. College administrators and instructors should focus on developing interventions to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Role Models, Intervention, Self Efficacy
Cleary, Timothy J.; Platten, Peter; Nelson, Amy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Impacting the academic performance of high school students in core academic content areas is important because of the high-stakes nature of secondary school course grades relative to their vocational and post-secondary pursuits. Getting students to become more active, strategic participants in their learning by teaching them empirically supported…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Psychologists, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies
Mayer, Anysia P. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Students of color are consistently underrepresented in honors and gifted programs nationwide, and even high-achieving students share many of the risk factors with their low-achieving peers. The study presented in this paper employed mixed methods to investigate the relationship between the design of a rigorous college preparatory program, the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Intervention, Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement
Kidd, Julie K.; Pasnak, Robert; Gadzichowski, Marinka; Ferral-Like, Melissa; Gallington, Debbie – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Although many students who enter kindergarten are cognitively ready to meet the demands of the kindergarten mathematics curriculum, some students arrive without the early abstract reasoning abilities necessary to benefit from the instruction provided. Those who do not possess key cognitive abilities, including understandings of conservation,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Mathematics Instruction, Student Diversity, Cognitive Processes
Kaylor, Maria; Flores, Margaret M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
According to research, students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have lower rates of high school graduation and university attendance. There is little research regarding interventions to address these issues. The current study compared the effects of two programs designed to increase academic motivation. Forty-seven high…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Economically Disadvantaged, Student Motivation
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