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Wagetti, Rebecca J.; Johnston, Patricia; Jones, Leslie B. – Education, 2017
Educators have realized the importance of engaging students in learning. Teachers often see participatory behaviors like "hand raising" as evidence of students being engaged in an activity. These indications of engagement do not capture motivational factors behind true engagement. A research team developed a five item scale to easily…
Descriptors: Informal Assessment, Learner Engagement, Check Lists, Secondary School Mathematics
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Dan, Youngjun; Geng, Leisha; Li, Meng – Education, 2017
This study aimed to explore students' cognitive patterns based on their knowledge and levels. Participants were seventh graders from a junior high school in China. Three relatively distinct groups were specified by Cluster Analysis: high knowledge and low ability, low knowledge and low ability, and high knowledge and high ability. The group of low…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods, Junior High School Students
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Scaglione, Jacquelyn; Johnston, Pattie C.; Bentz, Lauren; Draper, Elsa; Feldman, Hailey; Kehl, Jessica; Tucker, Meagan; Wilcox, Rotunda; Joenson, Trevor; Wilson, Adrienne – Education, 2016
Beginning teachers have to figure out how to "fit in" once they "get in" their new work environments. New teachers do know they need to perform all aspects of their formal contracts. New teachers may not know there are also extra-role expectations that exist beyond those in the formal contract. The extra-role behaviors teachers…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Environment, Collegiality, Interprofessional Relationship
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McKee, M. Todd; Caldarella, Paul – Education, 2016
Dropping out of high school has negative results and implications for individuals and society. The likelihood of dropping out is attributed to both social and academic risk factors. Poor high school attendance, low course completion, and low grade-point-average (GPA) have been identified as three leading indicators that students are at risk for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables
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Bui, Khanh; Rush, Ryan A. – Education, 2016
Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study, this report examined the relationship between parental involvement in eighth grade and college attendance by eight years after high school for students whose parents have no college education (i.e., first-generation students; n = 1,358) in comparison to students whose parents have some…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Grade 8, College Attendance
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LaCour, Misty; McGlawn, Penny; Dees, Laura – Education, 2016
Foster children often struggle socially, emotionally, and academically in the school setting leading to school failure. By establishing a positive classroom environment, teachers can provide for the needs of the foster child while encouraging academic achievement. This study seeks to determine teacher best practices for meeting the needs of foster…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Foster Care, Special Needs Students, Classroom Techniques
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2016
Research studies have identified several factors related to mathematics achievement of students in Korea. Further, results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments have shown that instructional practices and beliefs about mathematics were significantly associated with mathematics achievement of students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Grade 8, Achievement Tests
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Demirgunes, Sercan – Education, 2015
Coherence as one of the criteria for textuality is the main element of a well-produced text. In the literature, there are many studies on the classification of coherence relations. Although there are different classifications on coherence relations, similar findings are reported regarding the acquisition order of coherence relations in different…
Descriptors: Turkish, Rhetoric, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2015
Scientific literacy and student engagement in science are important components of the school curriculum in Korea. In addition, several studies from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments have identified factors associated with the learning outcomes of students in Korea. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Achievement Tests, Science Tests
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Sparapani, Ervin F.; Calahan, Patricia S. – Education, 2015
Mathematics, science, and technology are three disciplines that are highly discussed in national and international circles, especially as regards their importance to the success of young people after they leave school. With that, the purpose of the study is to examine the integration of technology into mathematics and science instruction in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Turkyilmaz, Mustafa – Education, 2015
This study aimed at investigating the relationship between reading attitude, personality, self-regulation and metacognitive awareness of reading strategies of secondary school students. In order to carry out the aim four scales were used to 419 high school students in Kirsehir province in Turkey. It was used Lisrel 8.80 and SPSS software to…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Attitudes, Reading Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Frantz, J. Thomas – Education, 2014
Many contemporary superintendents face a new challenge, one of ensuring that the school buildings in their school districts are safe, sound, and conducive to offering the educational programs found in twenty-first century classrooms. Despite the growing need to upgrade the physical plants in many school districts, few superintendents have the…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Educational Facilities Improvement, Architecture, Boards of Education
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Roybal, Victoria; Thornton, Bill; Usinger, Janet – Education, 2014
The transition from middle into high school can be perilous for some students. High school freshmen fail at an alarming rate. In a general sense, the environment, expectations, structure, and culture of high schools are different from middle schools. However, school leaders can implement transition programs that may promote success of 9th graders.…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Transitional Programs, Success, Program Effectiveness
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2014
There is continuing interest in the identification of student and instructional factors associated with the mathematics achievement of students in Japan. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments have provided opportunities to examine factors associated with mathematics achievement. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement, Algebra
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Wiest, Dudley J.; Wong, Eugene H.; Minero, Laura P.; Pumaccahua, Tessy T. – Education, 2014
Working memory has been well documented as a significant predictor of academic outcomes (e.g., reading and math achievement as well as general life outcomes). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of computerized cognitive training to improve both working memory and encoding abilities in a school setting. Thirty students…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Short Term Memory, Intervention, Parochial Schools
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