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Solem, Michael; Stoltman, Joseph – Journal of Geography, 2020
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program periodically conducts national-level assessments of student achievement in geography. In July 2019, the National Assessment Governing Board announced a decision to eliminate geography, economics, arts, and foreign language assessments from the NAEP testing schedule through 2029. In…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Geography, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation
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Jo, Injeong; Huh, Sojung; Bannert, April; Grubb, Kenneth – Journal of Geography, 2020
Based on students' reflections and testimonials, we examined what it takes to help students become engaged in an online course designed with educators and education researchers in mind. The purpose of this paper is to provide the readers with insights into creating an online learning environment where students succeed by taking active roles and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Summer Programs
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Goldstein, Donna; Alibrandi, Marsha – Journal of Geography, 2013
This case study conducted with 1,425 middle school students in Palm Beach County, Florida, included a treatment group receiving GIS instruction (256) and a control group without GIS instruction (1,169). Quantitative analyses on standardized test scores indicated that inclusion of GIS in middle school curriculum had a significant effect on student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Control Groups
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Wehry, Stephanie; Monroe-Ossi, Heather; Cobb, Sharon; Fountain, Cheryl – Journal of Geography, 2012
This article examines the use of concept mapping for formative and summative assessment of northeast Florida middle school students' knowledge of human geography. The students were participants in an afterschool, academic, college reach-out program that provided opportunities to test concept mapping strategies that support spatial thinking and…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Human Geography, Grade 7, Formative Evaluation
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Brysch, Carmen P.; Huynh, Niem Tu; Scholz, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2012
Computer games, whether accessed online or through commercial software, have learning potential in educational settings. However, alignment with national, state, or local curriculum requirements can create a barrier. The purpose of this study was to conduct a content analysis of selected games that could be used in a sixth grade geography or…
Descriptors: Geography, National Standards, Computers, Content Analysis
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Skop, Emily – Journal of Geography, 2008
In this article, I propose using the "field trip-based learning community" as a way to foster informal interaction among students and faculty. By incorporating students into the design and implementation of a field trip, faculty can engineer an environment where student and teacher encourage and learn from one another in an environment not tied to…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Academic Achievement, Educational Experience, Teacher Student Relationship
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Gray, Paul T., Jr.; Hidlebrant, Barbara S.; Strauss, Tim R. – Journal of Geography, 2006
Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) has grown steadily from 3,272 tests at the first test administration in 2001 to 14,139 tests in 2005. This paper examines the dynamics of growth throughout the United States through numbers of students and numbers of high schools involved in the program. APHG is discussed relative to the establishment of…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Academic Achievement
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Mitchelson, Ronald L.; Hoy, Don R. – Journal of Geography, 1984
A noncompensatory selection model for choosing graduate students correctly predicted 61 percent of the successful students. The compensatory model was able to correctly predict only 21 percent of those who succeeded. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Educational Research, Geography Instruction
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Manson, Gary – Journal of Geography, 1981
Provides a brief overview of geographic education in the public schools of the United States. Among the topics discussed are enrollments, textbooks, objectives, and achievement. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hawkins, Michael L. – Journal of Geography, 1977
Examines pupil test data to identify map and globe skill categories in which sixth graders are deficient; determines the grade levels and the extent to which these skills are introduced and maintained in selected elementary social studies textbooks; and estimates whether the deficiencies would be prevented if teachers follow one series through six…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Continuous Progress Plan, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education
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Ellinger, Robert S.; Frankland, Phillip – Journal of Geography, 1976
The results of an experiment indicate that there are no differences in student achievement between a computer-assisted geography unit and a lecture based unit on the same topic. (DE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, Educational Research
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Francek, Mark A.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that misperceptions or incorrect mental images about relative location and size are common in geography. Reports on a study of 708 students ranging in age from junior high school through undergraduate school. Finds that misperceptions are widespread and exist across grade levels. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Content, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Rooney, John F., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 1985
We demand too much of student-athletes. Because of the paucity of professional sport franchises, universities have created sports programs to cater to the entertainment needs of their constituencies. The roots of intercollegiate sports are discussed, and how problems of academic and athletic incompatibility can be resolved is examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletes, Athletics, Educational History
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Glowatski, Edward A. – Journal of Geography, 1973
The study determined whether increased cognitive performance occurs when a college instructor employs daily behavioral objectives as an integral component of instructional strategy versus an instructional approach without specific daily objectives. Findings showed that behavioral objectives facilitated increased geographic test achievement and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Research
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Hardwick, Susan W.; Bean, Lydia L.; Alexander, Kathy A.; Shelley, Fred M. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Summarizes a pilot study that compared performance in geography with gender in which students were surveyed in two introductory geography classes at Southwest Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas). Indicates that the relationship between gender and geographic learning is more complex than originally believed. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Gender Issues, Geography
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