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Swanson, Julie Dingle – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2016
Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program has provided a wealth of knowledge on culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) gifted learners and how to support teachers in their work with CLD students. This study examined five impactful Javits projects through qualitative inquiry centered on how innovative practice takes root or not. Using…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Talent Development, Innovation, Teaching Methods
Spinks, James D., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Educators have been challenged for many years to engage their students, but often students still seem to be disengaged (Klem & Connell, 2004). Research indicates student engagement is critical to student achievement and success in school (Appleton, 2008; Connell, Spencer, & Aber, 1994; Easton, 2008; Fredricks, Blumenfeld, & Paris,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Grade 3
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Adams, Tempestt; Robinson, Derrick; Covington, Azure; Talley-Matthews, Sheikia – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
The purpose of this article is to assess areas of opportunity and access for students of color to participate in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine pipeline (STEMM). Using a Critical Race Theory framework, this position paper reviews occupational outcomes and stratification in STEMM fields, examines the pertinence of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Medicine, Critical Theory, Race
Tarr, James E.; Ross, Daniel J.; McNaught, Melissa D.; Chavez, Oscar; Grouws, Douglas A.; Reys, Robert E.; Sears, Ruthmae; Taylan, R. Didem – Online Submission, 2010
The Comparing Options in Secondary Mathematics: Investigating Curriculum (COSMIC) project is a longitudinal study of student learning from two types of mathematics curricula: integrated and subject-specific. Previous large-scale research studies such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicate that numerous variables are…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ. – 1989
Since 1969 when it was mandated by Congress, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has gathered information about the performance of 9-, 13-, and 17-year-old students in many subject areas, but most frequently in reading. Designed to reflect current developments in reading theory and research, this booklet describes the objectives…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Ability
Beach, Richard – Online Submission, 2011
This paper analyzes the influence of three different learning paradigms for learning literacy--formalist, cognitive-processing, and literacy practices--on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. It argues that the Common Core State Standards are based largely on a formalist paradigm as evident in the emphasis on teaching text…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Models, State Standards, Educational Change
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Hong, Sehee; You, Sukkyung – Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Addressing the academic needs of a growing student population with culturally and linguistically diverse characteristics is one of the challenges facing educators. This study used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study to test for differences in patterns of mathematics growth (e.g., high, middle, and low performance groups) in Latino…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods
Quellmalz, Edys – 1986
Recommendations are made for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment of informative, persuasive, and imaginative writing. Five major objectives should be assessed by NAEP: (1) writing as a way of thinking and learning; (2) writing to accomplish a variety of purposes; (3) managing the writing process; (4) controlling forms…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Essay Tests, Measurement Objectives
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Champagne, Audrey B.; Newell, Sigrin T. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1992
Lays out an agenda for developing assessment tools and researching their effectiveness. Series of design tasks is proposed, with related research questions. Needed theoretical research includes studies of the effects of alternative assessment on policy and practice as well as the development of new psychometric techniques. Influences of new…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Braddock, Jomills H., II; And Others – 1988
This report examines the staffing, scheduling, and grouping practices of schools with a seventh grade, and investigates how those practices affect the academic and social development of students. Discussion focuses particularly on theories and previous research on middle grade school organization, national statistics on school organization in the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Junior High Schools
Chall, Jeanne S. – 1989
Phonics has been taught from the time of the ancient Greeks to make the written language more accessible. The first task of learning to read is learning to recognize in print the language used in speech. As a result of many studies conducted during the 1960s which demonstrated the effectiveness of phonics, its use as an instructional method…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Decoding (Reading), Educational History, Elementary Education
Williamson, Leon E. – 1983
Concerned with what can be done to help produce more thoughtful, critical readers, this report first presents an historical overview of theories on the origin of language, referring to B. F. Skinner, Noam Chomsky, and Jean Piaget, among others. It then discusses biological reasons for the evolution of language and the impact of verbal language on…
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Child Language, Cognitive Development, Decoding (Reading)
Miller, George A. – 1986
In assessing the quality of science teaching for an effort such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), it is important to understand what is meant by scientific thinking--the search for explanations. Instruction should involve higher-order cognitive skill development, but it is difficult to measure reasoning and understanding…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing
Beaton, Albert E. – 1985
This paper overviews technical developments in data analysis procedures for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading data during 1984. The highlight of the reshaping of the NAEP data has been the scaling using item response theory (IRT). AT this point in the data analysis, an IRT-based scale appears appropriate for reading…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Equated Scores, Item Analysis
Johnson, Eugene G.; And Others – 1990
Details of the design and data analysis associated with the 1988 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are presented. The 1988 NAEP surveyed American students' knowledge of reading, writing, civics, U.S. history, and geography. Small-scale studies were conducted for mathematics and science. Populations included public school students…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Data Analysis, Databases, Educational Assessment
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