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Stuckey, Adrienne; McKeown, Debra – Research in the Schools, 2019
Teaching classwide behavior expectations and using specific praise (SP) are considered light behavior-management strategies that teachers might find acceptable to implement because they require little time or materials (McNamara, 1984; Oswald, Safran, & Johanson, 2005). Their use also is beneficial to students with mild disabilities who might…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Positive Reinforcement, Classroom Techniques, Behavior Modification
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Patel, Nimisha H.; Franco, M. Suzanne; Daniel, Larry G. – Research in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to examine differences in engagement and achievement among 2,695 high students enrolled in (a) a STEM school, (b) a traditional school (no STEM program available), (c) a STEM program within a school, or (d) a traditional program within a school having the STEM program option. The High School Survey of Student…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Traditional Schools
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Mokher, Christine G.; Lee, Steve; Sun, Christopher – Research in the Schools, 2019
We explore the impacts of a Consortium of rural high schools and colleges in Tennessee engaged in partnership activities to improve high school students' college and career readiness. These 29 Consortium schools received support from the federal Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) to scale up local promising practices, including distance and online…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Comparative Analysis, Consortia
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Franco, M. Suzanne; Patel, Nimisha H. – Research in the Schools, 2017
High school students' perceptions and experiences regarding student engagement were investigated using 32 focus group sessions across 4 different types of STEM education settings in 2 metropolitan areas in the Midwest. Students' understandings and experiences related to student engagement were reflected via 5 categories: students' thinking of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, STEM Education, Mixed Methods Research, Focus Groups
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Coggins, Joanne V.; Kim, Jwa K.; Briggs, Laura C. – Research in the Schools, 2017
The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Comprehension Test, fourth edition (GMRT-4) and the ACT Reading Tests (ACT-R) were administered to 423 high school students in order to explore the similarities and dissimilarities of data produced through classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT) analysis. Despite the many advantages of IRT…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Test Theory, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests
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Li, Jiaqi; Mau, Wei-Cheng Joseph; Bray, Susan – Research in the Schools, 2017
High school counselors are in a unique position to promote college and career readiness for all students; yet, we know little about the role and practices of school counselors overall; what the goals most emphasized in high school counseling programs are; and how they help students make the transition from middle school to high school, from high…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, High School Students, Counseling Techniques
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Briggs, Laura Clark; Kim, Jwa K. – Research in the Schools, 2017
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have recommended that students increase reading of expository texts in order to be successful in both the university setting and in the workplace. Yet, frequently, the demands of expository text involve prior knowledge that might be limited for students of low socioeconomic status (SES). In this study, we…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Expository Writing, Reading Processes, Reading Comprehension
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Beach, Richard – Research in the Schools, 2012
This article reviews research on English language arts teachers' use of digital tools in the classroom to remediate print literacies. Specifically, this review focuses on the affordances of digital tools to foster uses of digital literacies of informational/accessibility, collaboration knowledge construction, multimodal communication, gaming…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Feedback (Response), Language Arts, English Instruction
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Jones, Brett D.; Byrd, C. Noel; Lusk, Danielle – Research in the Schools, 2009
We implemented a sequential mixed methods design using parallel samples to answer our general research question: What are high school students' definitions of intelligence and implicit beliefs about the malleability of intelligence? We surveyed 9th and 11th grade students who responded to questions about their intelligence beliefs on open- and…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Definitions, High School Students, Beliefs
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Martell, Sandra Toro; Antrop-Gonzalez, Rene – Research in the Schools, 2008
Narrative is used to describe and understand how people construct meaning of their lives and experiences and how they think about their own and others' identities. We examined narrative as both data source and method of analysis for investigating learning in non-traditional school settings with students from diverse socio-economic status and…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Conventional Instruction, Socioeconomic Status, Interpersonal Relationship
Barnette, J. Jackson – Research in the Schools, 2001
Studied the primacy effect (tendency to select items closer to the left side of the response scale) in Likert scales worded from "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree" and in the opposite direction. Findings for 386 high school and college students show no primacy effect, although negatively worded stems had an effect on Cronbach's alpha. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education
Demps, Deborah L.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Research in the Schools, 2001
Studied whether eighth-grade reading scores on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills predict success on the five subtests of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. Findings for 102 high school seniors show that reading scores are statistically significantly related to all five subtests, with correlations ranging from 0.69 to 0.86. (SLD)
Descriptors: Correlation, Graduation Requirements, High School Students, High Schools
Sandoval, Steve R.; Gutkin, Terry B.; Naumann, Wendy C. – Research in the Schools, 1997
This study investigated the relationship between racial identity attitudes and academic achievement among 26 urban African American high school students. Results suggest that academic achievement may be related to racial identity attitudes. Educational implications are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, High School Students, High Schools
Turpin, Tammye; Hardin, Dawn T. – Research in the Schools, 1997
This study investigated an in-school suspension program implemented in a rural high school that used a television system to monitor students. Findings from interviews with 13 teachers and a survey completed by 233 students (64% of the student body) indicate that teachers and students see the program as having a positive effect on discipline. (SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Closed Circuit Television, Discipline Policy, High School Students
McLean, James E., Ed.; Kaufman, Alan S., Ed. – Research in the Schools, 2000
This journal publishes articles that focus on the result of applied educational research, scholarly reviews of research,descriptions of classroom techniques, studies of assessments, and other topics of interest to educational researchers. Issue number 1 of Volume 7 contains these articles: (1) "Predicting First Grade Achievement from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Art Education, Cooperative Learning, Corporal Punishment
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