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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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Pinnell, Margaret; Kurup, Ritika; Stock, Richard; Turney, Vanisa; Wendell, Teresa – Research in the Schools, 2018
Previously developed K12 Engineering Activity Modules were modified to include a literacy component and facilitated 2 days a week as part of an afterschool Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program. The afterschool program started in October and ended in April, with a winter and aspring break. In this pilot, 2 K12 teachers…
Descriptors: STEM Education, After School Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3
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Anis, Yasmeen; Krause, Jeremy A.; Blum, Emily N. – Research in the Schools, 2016
Mathematics anxiety typically involves apprehension toward activities that require computation, which can lead to complications in every-day-life activities (Ashcraft, 2002). Mathematics anxiety also has become accepted as an issue associated with academic success for both children and adults (Ashcraft, 2002; Ashcraft & Moore, 2009; Beilock,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Gender Differences
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Ballard, Iva B. – Research in the Schools, 2013
In this quasi-experimental 2 x 2 factorial design study, the impact of an academic integrity module and Turnitin┬« on undergraduate student similarity index scores was investigated. Similarity index scores were used to measure suggested plagiarism rates of student papers. A purposive sample consisting of 96 undergraduate education students enrolled…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Integrity, Quasiexperimental Design, Undergraduate Students
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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Younes, Rayya; Nimon, Kim; Mittag, Kathleen Cage; Taylor, Sharon – Research in the Schools, 2013
Improving the mathematical skills of the next generation of students will require that elementary and middle school teachers are competent and confident in their abilities to perform fraction operations and to solve algebra equations The present study was conducted to (a) quantify relationships between prospective teachers' abilities to perform…
Descriptors: Fractions, Algebra, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Olson Beal, Heather K.; Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Boudreaux, Nicole – Research in the Schools, 2012
In this position article, we explore what happens when school district policies regarding desegregation, accountability, and foreign language immersion education collide. Specifically, we contrast 2 immersion programs that experienced distinct outcomes as a result of the conflicting agendas underlying these 3 policies. One program, originally…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy
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Iwai, Yuko; Filce, Hollie; Ramp, Ellen – Research in the Schools, 2011
In this study, the authors examined the impact of metacognitive reading strategies on international college students' academic success by correcting the Survey of Reading Strategies (SORS) instrument with (a) grade point averages (GPAs) and (b) the English language proficiency levels, categorized by beginning (students at the English Language…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Undergraduate Students
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Cotabish, Alicia; Dailey, Deborah; Hughes, Gail D.; Robinson, Ann – Research in the Schools, 2011
In order to increase the quality and quantity of science instruction, elementary teachers must receive professional development in science learning processes. The current study was part of a larger randomized field study of teacher and student learning in science. In two districts in a southern state, researchers randomly assigned teacher…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Faculty Development, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Hughes, Gail D. – Research in the Schools, 2009
The impacts of incorrect responses to reverse-coded survey items were examined in this simulation study by reversing responses to traditional Likert-format items from 700 administrators in randomly selected schools in a 7-county region in central Arkansas that were obtained from an archival dataset. Specifically, the number of reverse-coded items…
Descriptors: Surveys, Coding, Context Effect, Measures (Individuals)
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Charron, Camilo; Fischer, Jean-Paul; Meljac, Claire – Research in the Schools, 2008
To date, few studies have investigated the evolution of problem solving and general numeracy abilities during adulthood: skills that have obvious social importance. In this research, evolutions in adults' mental arithmetic skills were investigated using data from the IVQ 2004 French national survey, which tested 9,185 adults aged between 18 and…
Descriptors: Mental Computation, Grade 1, Arithmetic, Aging (Individuals)
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Burgin, John S.; Hughes, Gail D. – Research in the Schools, 2008
To prevent summer achievement loss and help ensure Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for all students as mandated by No Child Left Behind (NCLB), school districts are enacting summer enrichment programs. To determine effectiveness, additional student assessments are often required and instructional time is reduced. The goals of this study were to…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Legislation, Literacy Education, Student Evaluation
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
Howerton, D. Lynn; Enger, John M.; Cobbs, Charles R. – Research in the Schools, 1994
This pilot study investigated self-esteem and achievement of 42 black male rural junior high school students identified as at-risk by their teachers. Self-esteem was significantly related to achievement test composite scores and science and mathematics subtests, as well as to average grade and English and social studies grades. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Black Students, English
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