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Buchanan, Emily; Stevens, Eleanor; Straw, Suzanne – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2014
The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation (SpringBoard) commissioned the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) to undertake an evaluation of its activities and impacts between 2013 and 2018. This interim and summary report presents the findings of the first year of the evaluation. SpringBoard was established in 2012 to transform the lives of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Poverty Programs
Niu, Sunny; Li, Jun; Merriman, Jennifer; Matos-Elefonte, Haifa – College Board, 2015
In this study, we compare SpringBoard® (SB) schools that had continuously used the SB English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for at least three years with comparable non-SB schools. For high schools, the outcomes examined were school-level AP® participation and performance for a) all AP subjects, b) ELA and social science AP subjects, and c) ELA…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Curriculum, Effective Schools Research, Comparative Analysis
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Levenson, Esther – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2012
This paper focuses on three junior high school mathematics teachers and their knowledge of the nature of definitions. The mathematical context of exponentiation is used as a springboard for discussing two aspects of definitions: their corresponding domains and the distinction and relationships between definitions, proofs, and theorems. Through…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Definitions, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Wijekumar, Kausalai; Meyer, Bonnie J. F.; Lei, Puiwa – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Reading comprehension in the content areas is a challenge for many middle grade students. Text structure-based instruction has yielded positive outcomes in reading comprehension at all grade levels in small and large studies. The text structure strategy delivered via the web, called Intelligent Tutoring System for the Text Structure Strategy…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Pretests Posttests, Web Based Instruction
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Doppen, Frans H.; Feinberg, Joseph R.; Arrowood-Schultheis, Chelsie M. – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to use the US naturalization test as a springboard to gauge the citizenship knowledge and notions of young adolescent students in Ohio and Georgia. The participants' citizenship knowledge was partially measured by administering questions from the US naturalization test in two case studies. Students from a range of…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Tests, Student Evaluation
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West, Andrew B.; Sickel, Aaron J.; Cribbs, Jennifer D. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2015
The Next Generation Science Standards call for the integration of science and engineering. Often, the introduction of engineering activities occurs after instruction in the science content. That is, engineering is used as a way for students to elaborate on science ideas that have already been explored. However, using only this sequence of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Engineering, Learning Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Leahy, Deana; Gray, Emily; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Eames, Chris – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Over the past decade we have witnessed a proliferation and intensification of food pedagogies across a range of sites. This article begins by considering two pedagogical scenes that attempt to address food. They were enacted within educational settings in Australia; one a Year 8 (13 years of age) health education classroom, the other a…
Descriptors: Food, Foods Instruction, Feminism, Transformative Learning
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Biancarosa, Gina; Cummings, Kelli D. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
The primary objective of this special issue is to synthesize results from recent reading fluency research endeavors, and to link these findings to practical uses of reading curriculum-based measurement (R-CBM) tools. Taken together, the manuscripts presented in this issue discuss measurement work related to new metrics of indexing student reading…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques
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Lim, Kien H. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2014
Student errors are springboards for analyzing, reasoning, and justifying. The mathematics education community recognizes the value of student errors, noting that "mistakes are seen not as dead ends but rather as potential avenues for learning." To induce specific errors and help students learn, choose tasks that might produce mistakes.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Error Patterns, Error Correction
Delgado, Jane – College Board, 2005
SpringBoard is a comprehensive instructional program in English language arts and mathematics that reflects powerful, research-based understandings about how people learn. This report presents a model of learning based on cognitive science with particular attention to the role of memory and language. The instructional framework of strategic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, English Instruction
Tuttle, Harry Grover – Technology & Learning, 2007
Educators at elementary, middle, and high school levels will find that integrating digital tools and resources--many commonly used by students in their "out of school" lives--can be a springboard to creativity and new skills. In this article, the author describes how word processors, presentation software and hardware, mind-mapping applications,…
Descriptors: Word Processing, Visual Literacy, Literacy, Internet
Pientka, Valerie Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative, phenomenological study examines how second-stage teacher/mentors view, interpret, and construct pedagogical content knowledge and then utilize their constructions within a student work sample analysis experience in a mentoring relationship. Three theories undergird this study: Black and Ammon's (1992) teacher development…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Qualitative Research
Rotich, Jerono – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2011
Although the ever increasing diverse immigrant and refugee students enrich and bring diversity to America's social fabric, they seem to encounter numerous challenges as they acculturate and integrate into their new school culture and environment. Although most school systems and higher education institutions have made significant efforts to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Acculturation, Immigrants, Refugees
Rand, Lauren E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
No Child Left Behind legislation and high stakes testing have increased the pressure for public schools to ensure academic achievement for all students. Each year, a large number of students do not demonstrate adequate achievement and are retained to repeat the grade level. The large number of students retained is an indication that the system…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Middle School Students, Phenomenology, Intervention
Kerns, Mary-Margaret – College Board, 2004
The College Board developed a program in the content areas of English and mathematics designed to prepare students for challenging content as early as grade 6 and extending through high school. Conceived with the goal of creating high-quality professional development activities with associated instructional strategies embedded in instructional…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Teacher Surveys