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Link, Laura – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
This study examines the enduring problem of inconsistent K-12 grading practices by exploring the relationship between teachers' perceptions of various grading practices, such as factoring student behavior in academic grades, as related to grade level, district locale, and training. Survey responses from 2,996 K-12 teachers from one suburban and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Grading
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Townsley, Matt; Varga, Matt – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
Some high schools are moving towards standards-based grading in an attempt to produce consistent grading practices; however, the change's impact on college readiness is not clear. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of high school's grading practices as it relates to ACT scores and grade point averages (GPAs). Existing data were…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Bound Students, College Readiness, Statistical Analysis
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Wang, Ning; Cai, Jinfa – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
This study identified some factors associated with teachers' knowledge and beliefs that are related to scoring mathematics constructed-response (CR) assessment tasks. Five groups of teachers (n = 274) who either had different teaching experiences or had different cultural beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics were selected to score 28…
Descriptors: Scoring, Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Experience
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Ott, Laura E.; Kellley Morgan, Jessica; Akroyd, H. Duane – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
The military lifestyle imposes unique challenges for military spouses in regards to their education and careers. To help alleviate these challenges, military spouses are encouraged to pursue portable career paths. This causes one to question whether spouses desire these portable careers and what influences spouses place on pursuing specific…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Spouses, Life Style, Academic Aspiration
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Bhatnagar, Ruchi; Kim, Jihye; Many, Joyce E. – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
Use of edTPA for preservice teacher assessment is becoming increasingly common across the country, with some states, including Georgia, mandating the passing of the edTPA for initial teacher licensure. This state-wide study investigated whether edTPA as a new policy initiative was being integrated by the teacher education programs and faculty in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Portfolio Assessment
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Ramlo, Susan – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
Instructors in higher education are very familiar with the Likert scale Students' Evaluation of Teaching (SET) used to evaluate teaching. Researchers have raised concerns about biases affecting the results of SET surveys, as well as their validity and reliability and use in high-stakes decision making. Here, we demonstrate that Q methodology,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Mathematics Teachers, Q Methodology, Mixed Methods Research
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Patterson, Jill Voorhees; Johnson, Ane Turner – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
Sustainability issues have led to increased demands for a STEM-literate society and workforce. Potential contributors need to be competent, have an understanding of earth and physical sciences, and be willing to pursue such fields. High school girls, however, remain underrepresented in physical science course enrollments (College Board, 2014).…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, Sustainability, Science Instruction
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Wendt, Jillian L.; Nisbet, Deanna L. – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
This study examined the predictive relationship among international students' sense of community, perceived learning, and end-of-course grades in computer-mediated, U.S. graduate-level courses. The community of inquiry (CoI) framework served as the theoretical foundation for the study. Step-wise hierarchical multiple regression showed no…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Foreign Students, Grades (Scholastic), Graduate Students
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Kim, Yena; Weseley, Allyson J. – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
Little is known about methods to address gender-based bias against male elementary educators. Framed by social role and role congruity theories, this study explored the effects of gendered traits and teacher gender on perceptions of elementary educators. Participants (N = 246) were randomly assigned to view websites that varied gendered traits…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Elementary School Teachers, Social Influences, Social Theories
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Bradshaw, Stephanie; Vaughn, Margaret – Journal of Research in Education, 2016
In this article, we describe an action research project conducted by the first author in her third-grade classroom over the course of one academic year as she documented four students' reading growth during a modified version of Retrospective Miscue Analysis (RMA). We highlight an additional step in the RMA process, which includes providing…
Descriptors: Miscue Analysis, Action Research, Reading Achievement, Grade 3
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Snyder, Scott; Fisk, Timarie – Journal of Research in Education, 2016
Several studies have described the characteristics and employment situations of teaching artists in the United States. This study adds to that literature by describing the characteristics of teaching artists working in K-12 school environments, the nature of the classroom roles of such teaching artists, the professional development and supervision…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Artists, Art Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Wilson, Hope E.; Zoellner, Brian – Journal of Research in Education, 2016
Constructivist-based pedagogy is particularly applicable to gifted secondary students in the sciences due to the increased background knowledge of the population and the nature of the study of science. This research was an investigation of the effectiveness of a residential constructivist-based summer learning experience in aquatic biology and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Academically Gifted, Science Instruction, Biology
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Taylor, Nicole – Journal of Research in Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to utilize an exploratory and descriptive lens to examine the literacy beliefs of refugee mothers of preschool aged children, who were enrolled in a refugee family literacy program (n = 19). Through use of a survey, mothers' literacy beliefs as related to the home literacy environment and schooling were examined. Results…
Descriptors: Refugees, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Parent Surveys
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Moses, Lindsey – Journal of Research in Education, 2015
Students' perceptions about "what good readers do" are representative of their definition of reading and what they believe they should be striving toward as a reader. These beliefs about reading influence their motivation and ways they engage with texts. In this study, interviews were conducted with students in three first-grade…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Reading Skills, Reading Motivation
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Mindrila, Diana; Moore, Lori; Davis, Pamela – Journal of Research in Education, 2015
The current study investigated the relationship between behavior management, traditional bullying, cyber-victimization, and several psychosocial consequences of cyber-victimization. Findings from previous research were used to specify a complex path model, which allowed the simultaneous estimation of multiple direct and indirect effects. Data were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Predictor Variables, Crime
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