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Bryant, Debra; Wilson, Andrea – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
This article addresses long-standing data from federal government agencies documenting concerns regarding the use of school discipline and suspension indicating that Black students are referred for discipline and/or suspended at a higher rate than students of other ethnicities. Available data from a local school district reflected similar…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, African American Students, Racial Bias
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Smith, Osha Lynette; Robinson, Rebecca – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
The Common Core State Standards recommend that all educators equip students with the literacy skills needed for college and careers. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine middle-level content-area teachers' perspectives on a district-led literacy professional development program and their implementation of the literacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation, Content Area Reading, Literacy
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Haymon, Clarissa; Wilson, Andrea – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
Guided by the theory of differentiated instruction, this quantitative study evaluated the effectiveness of Achieve 3000, a technology-enhanced program for differentiating reading instruction. Achieve 3000 was fully implemented with fidelity in a local middle school that has a large percentage of advanced learners. Archived reading scores of 120…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Middle School Students
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Vogler, Kenneth E.; Schramm, Susan; Allan, Audrey; Parler, Jake D. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
This study investigated the relationship among the variables instructional time configuration, gender, race/ethnicity, and poverty to predict the academic performance of seventh-grade students on a state-mandated social studies accountability test. Results of 24,919 seventh-grade student social studies test scores from 117 middle schools, as well…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Time on Task, Race, Ethnicity
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Perzigian, Aaron; Braun, Michael – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
We investigated whether there are significant differences in ratings of school climate from the perspectives of students, parents, and school staff across four types of urban secondary schools. Data originated from a school climate survey administered in a large urban Midwestern school district to students attending traditional and alternative…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Nontraditional Education, Urban Schools, High School Students
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Steele, Patricia B.; Burleigh, Cheryl; Young, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
With the proliferation of students' abilities to use technology, in particular virtual reality (VR) applications, teachers are experimenting with VR in virtual learning environments (VLE) to engage students; but clear ethics and safety guidelines are not available. Within the field of education additional research is needed to determine how VR is…
Descriptors: Ethics, Safety, Virtual Classrooms, Technology Integration
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Minott, Mark – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2020
The aim of this qualitative case study was to ascertain factors impacting the examination preparation process and causing concerns for London upper secondary students, to learn steps taken to reduce and/or resolve the concerns, and to discuss the implications for teachers and teaching. A subsidiary yet important aim was to give the students a…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Ham, Chris D. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2019
Primarily due to their convenience, online search engines such as Google and Bing are becoming a central location for obtaining information. As a result, societies give search engines tremendous control over the spread of information to the public. Through a high-school-level sample lesson plan, the article was written to promote dialogue with…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Information Retrieval, Online Searching
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Mackey, Megan – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2019
Universal design for learning is intended to provide opportunities for all students to be successful. An exploration of Mr. Morales's middle school social studies classroom reveals the universal design for learning principles of multiple means of engagement, representation, and action and expression infused throughout every lesson. These…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Social Studies, Access to Education, Teaching Methods
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Rivera, Seema; Knack, Jennifer M.; Kavanagh, Kathleen; Thomas, Joshua; Small, Mary Margaret; Ramsdell, Michael – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2019
Rural, economically disadvantaged communities face a bigger challenge than urban communities in recruiting and retaining high school (HS) students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) because many of these students do not have access to high-quality STEM opportunities. In this article, we describe a mentoring program we…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Rural Schools, Undergraduate Students, High School Students
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Eichhorn, Melinda S.; Lowry, Amanda E.; Burke, Kristen – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2019
English learners (ELs) are the fastest growing segment of K-12 students. When ELs do not respond to instruction as quickly as their English-speaking peers, teachers may focus on their deficits and wrongly label them as having a learning disability. In this article on the universal design for learning engagement guidelines, we summarize how we have…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Access to Education
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Mark, Atia D.; Wells, Steve – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2019
Middle school students in Nova Scotia, Canada, are perceived to have low self-efficacy for achieving learning outcomes. While strong self-efficacy beliefs, developed through effective curricula, have been linked to improved academic performance, there is a need for formal evaluation of such curricula. The purpose of this study was to investigate a…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, After School Programs, Mentors, Self Efficacy
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Arcelay-Rojas, Yitza A. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2019
This study explored the experiences of 10 Puerto Rican middle and high school preservice teachers at the end of their student teaching experience. The qualitative design, using the focus group technique, provided insight into the phenomenon of teachers' resilience. The analysis incorporated the main constructs of resilience-building proposed by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary Education, Student Teaching, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Kim, Young Rae; Moore, Tamara J. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2019
A theoretical model of metacognition in complex modeling activities has been developed based on existing frameworks, by synthesizing the reconceptualization of metacognition at multiple levels by looking at the three sources that trigger metacognition. Using the theoretical model as a framework, this multiple-case study explores students'…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Problem Solving, Cooperative Learning, Mathematical Models
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Ugwu, Eucharia Okwudilichukwu – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2019
The study investigated the effect of two cooperative learning strategies (the student teams-achievement divisions and think-pair-share methods) on students' interest in reading comprehension. Seventy-eight senior secondary II students were randomly selected from three schools in Vandeikya Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria. A…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Reading Comprehension
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