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Lehrl, Simone; Ebert, Susanne; Blaurock, Sabine; Rossbach, Hans-Günther; Weinert, Sabine – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
The present study examines the longitudinal and differential impact of different dimensions of the early years home learning environment (HLE) on children's reading and mathematical competencies in secondary school, while taking early developmental outcomes and HLE during secondary school into account. During the preschool years, 554…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Correlation, Numeracy, Secondary School Students
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Hayes, Nicole; Berthelsen, Donna C. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
This research examined longitudinal profiles for parental involvement in shared reading with children from age 2 to 6 years. Associations of the profiles with sociodemographics were explored, as well as associations with children's achievement in Year 3 at school. Data were drawn from "Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Grade 3, Parent Participation, Family Characteristics
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Toth, Katalin; Sammons, Pam; Sylva, Kathy; Melhuish, Edward; Siraj, Iram; Taggart, Brenda – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
This study explores how various measures of home learning environment (HLE) collected at different ages are related to each other and explores associations when the effects of significant child and family characteristics are controlled for. Different age-appropriate measures of the HLE were constructed at ages 3, 7, 11, and 14. The measures were…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students
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Dimosthenous, Andria; Kyriakides, Leonidas; Panayiotou, Anastasia – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
This paper investigates the short- and long-term effects of both the home learning environment (HLE) and the teacher factors of the dynamic model of educational effectiveness upon student mathematics achievement. Written tests were administered to Grade 1 students (N = 1,444) of 48 primary schools at the beginning of Year 1 and at the end of Year…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Silinskas, Gintautas; Torppa, Minna; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
We investigated the extent to which home literacy activities during the preschool year would predict the development of children's language and literacy skills in primary school, in a highly transparent Finnish language. Also, the correlates of maternal literacy activities during preschool were examined. Literacy and language skills of 1,880…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Models, Learning Activities
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Cohen, Franziska; Anders, Yvonne – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
Cooperation between preschools and parents is one key dimension of pedagogical quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC). We examined the structural characteristics of ECEC that predict preschool cooperation activities and how they are associated with children's language and social-emotional skills at the age of 3. The results are based…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Bell, Courtney A.; Dobbelaer, Marjoleine J.; Klette, Kirsti; Visscher, Adrie – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Observation systems are increasingly used around the world for a variety of purposes; 2 critical purposes are to understand and to improve teaching. As observation systems differ considerably, individuals must decide what observation system to use. But the field does not have a common specification of an observation system, nor does it have…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Instructional Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Systems Approach
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van der Scheer, Emmelien A.; Bijlsma, Hannah J. E.; Glas, Cees A. W. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
A Bayesian IRT-model approach was used to investigate the validity and reliability of student perceptions of teaching quality. Furthermore, the student perceptions were compared with ratings of teaching quality by external observers. Grade 4 students (n = 675) filled out a questionnaire that was used to measure their opinions about the lessons of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Validity, Interrater Reliability, Correlation
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Gitomer, Drew H. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Building on the papers in this special issue, this article uses modern conceptions of validity theory to provide a framework for considering the evaluation of teaching quality. The 3 facets of teaching quality focused on are domain conceptualization, evidence and inferences, and their evaluation. Domain definitions vary in their specificity with…
Descriptors: Validity, Evidence, Inferences, Teacher Effectiveness
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van Geel, Marieke; Keuning, Trynke; Frèrejean, Jimmy; Dolmans, Diana; van Merriënboer, Jeroen; Visscher, Adrie J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Providing differentiated instruction (DI) is considered an important but complex teaching skill which many teachers have not mastered and feel unprepared for. In order to design professional development activities, a thorough description of DI is required. The international literature on assessing teachers' differentiation qualities describes the…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Expertise
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Rowley, Jacob Francis Scollan; Phillips, Sarah Fierberg; Ferguson, Ronald Franklin – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
In this study, we examine the year-to-year teacher-level stability of the Tripod 7Cs composite, a widely used measure of student perceptions of teaching effectiveness. We perform ordinary least squares regression on data collected in the classrooms of 12,707 teachers across 874 schools. Results demonstrate that the 7Cs composite exhibits…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Test Reliability, Student Attitudes, Evaluation Methods
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Warren, Amber N.; Ward, Natalia A. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
This article explores how inservice teachers articulate and challenge notions of effective teaching as part of an environment of high-stakes teacher evaluation (HSTE) in Tennessee. Drawing on data from public forum speeches at school board meetings, policy documents, and interviews, we used thematic discourse analysis to investigate how teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.; Houtveen, Thoni A. M.; van den Hurk, Henk T. G.; Terpstra, Oscar – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Observation scales for measuring teaching skills were developed for both elementary education and kindergarten. Based on 500 observations, we found that both scales meet the requirements of the dichotomous Rasch model. These observation scales can help in finding the zone of proximal development of teachers in elementary education and…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Elementary School Teachers, Observation, Measures (Individuals)
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Liu, Yan; Liao, Wei – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Using the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) data, this study explored the relationship between professional development (PD) and teacher efficacy. In particular, the analysis focused on how 4 aspects of PD (format, content, duration, and quality) are statistically related to the overall as well as the 3 subscales of teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Course Content, Time
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DeAngelis, Corey A. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
The effects of private schooling on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores of 63 countries across the globe from 2000 to 2012 are estimated. I employ year and country fixed effects regression models and use the short-run demand for schooling within a country and year as an instrument to predict private share of schooling…
Descriptors: Private Education, Scores, International Assessment, Foreign Countries
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