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Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Hall, Adam – National Center for Education Research, 2017
Between 2002 and 2014, the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) supported over 400 projects focused on education technology through the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). The majority of this work has been funded through Education Technology research topics of NCER…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Research, Research Projects, Public Agencies
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Rittle-Johnson, Bethany; Jordan, Nancy C. – National Center for Education Research, 2016
The focus of the present synthesis reflects the research on programs, practices, and policies intended to improve mathematics outcomes funded through the Institute of Education Sciences' (IES's) National Center for Education Research (NCER) and National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). The authors were asked to review those published…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Journal Articles, Books, Mathematics Skills
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Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Hall, Adam – National Center for Education Research, 2016
This compendium organizes information on the math and science projects sponsored by NCER and NCSER into two main sections: Mathematics and Science. Within each section, projects are sorted into chapters based on content area, grade level, and intended outcome. In determining the chapters, we considered the emerging college- and career-readiness…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Educational Research, Preschool Education
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Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Hall, Adam; Stapleton, Katina; Doolittle, Emily; Buckley, Jacquelyn – National Center for Education Research, 2016
The purpose of this compendium is to catalog NCER's and NCSER's contributions to social-behavioral research. Research undertaken as part of these projects is contributing to a knowledge base that ultimately aims to improve academic outcomes for students via improvements in students' social-behavioral competencies, teachers' practices, and the…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Behavioral Science Research, Research Projects, Public Agencies
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Zelazo, Philip David; Blair, Clancy B.; Willoughby, Michael T. – National Center for Education Research, 2016
Executive function (EF) skills are the attention-regulation skills that make it possible to sustain attention, keep goals and information in mind, refrain from responding immediately, resist distraction, tolerate frustration, consider the consequences of different behaviors, reflect on past experiences, and plan for the future. As EF research…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Attention Control, Educational Research, Learning Processes
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Shadish, William R.; Hedges, Larry V.; Horner, Robert H.; Odom, Samuel L. – National Center for Education Research, 2015
The field of education is increasingly committed to adopting evidence-based practices. Although randomized experimental designs provide strong evidence of the causal effects of interventions, they are not always feasible. For example, depending upon the research question, it may be difficult for researchers to find the number of children necessary…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Case Studies, Research Design, Observation
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Lohr, Sharon; Schochet, Peter Z.; Sanders, Elizabeth – National Center for Education Research, 2014
Suppose an education researcher wants to test the impact of a high school drop-out prevention intervention in which at-risk students attend classes to receive intensive summer school instruction. The district will allow the researcher to randomly assign students to the treatment classes or to the control group. Half of the students (the treatment…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Design, Data Analysis, Intervention
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National Center for Education Research, 2013
Since its inception in 2002, the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has funded over 700 education research grants and over 60 education training grants. The research grants have supported exploratory research to build theory or generate hypotheses on factors that may affect educational…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Publications, Grants, Federal Aid
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Nahum-Shani, Inbal; Almirall, Daniel – National Center for Special Education Research, 2019
Education practice often requires teachers and other school personnel to adapt interventions over time in order to address between-student heterogeneity in response to intervention (e.g., what works for one student may not work for the other) or within-student heterogeneity (e.g., what works now may not work in the future for the same student). An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Media Adaptation, Instructional Design, Educational Research
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Chen, Xianglei; Bersudskaya, Vera; Cubarrubi, Archie – National Center for Education Research, 2011
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that Title IV degree-granting institutions disclose annually the graduation rates of first-time, full-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students, disaggregated by gender, each major racial/ethnic subgroup, and receipt or non-receipt of a federal Pell grant or subsidized…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Federal Legislation, Disclosure
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National Center for Special Education Research, 2016
A large proportion of youth in the juvenile justice system have disabilities (U.S. Department of Education, 2014). Research indicates that the prevalence of youth with disabilities in these settings is four to five times greater than the prevalence of youth with disabilities in public schools. Juvenile justice facilities often face challenges for…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Disabilities, Youth
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National Center for Special Education Research, 2016
The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) supports research that contributes to the identification of effective strategies for improving the performance of current teachers and other instructional personnel, and related services providers in ways that increase student learning and achievement, social and behavioral skills, and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Research, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making
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Ruby, Allen; Doolittle, Emily – National Center for Education Research, 2010
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated to conduct a rigorous impact evaluation of programs aimed at improving students' behavior. For this evaluation, such programs were termed Social…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, School Activities
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National Center for Special Education Research, 2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014), one in 68 children is now classified as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder A(SD), a significant rise from previous estimates. The prevalence of ASD creates an extraordinary demand on schools, staff, and teachers to provide interventions that meet the educational needs of students…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Special Education, Educational Research
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National Center for Special Education Research, 2015
The most recent scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, 2013) indicate that the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their peers is widening and that 69% of 4th graders and 60% of 8th graders with identified disabilities score below basic levels. The Institute of Education Sciences' National Center for…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Students with Disabilities, Reading Research, Reading Difficulties
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