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Academic College Readiness Indicators of Seniors Enrolled in University-Model Schools® and Traditional, Comprehensive Christian Schools  

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This correlational study examined the relationship between type of high school a senior attends (University-Model SchoolRTM (UMS RTM) or traditional, comprehensive Christian) and academic college readiness, when controlling for prior academic achievement and gender. The study compared archival data from Christian school graduates from six schools

Brobst, Sharon Christian

2013-01-01

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The Genetic-Environmental Etiology of Cognitive School Readiness and Later Academic Achievement in Early Childhood  

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Using a genetic design of 840 60-month-old twins, this study investigated the genetic and environmental contributions to (a) individual differences in four components of cognitive school readiness, (b) the general ability underlying these four components, and (c) the predictive association between school readiness and school achievement. Results…

Lemelin, Jean-Pascal; Boivin, Michel; Forget-Dubois, Nadine; Dionne, Ginette; Seguin, Jean R.; Brendgen, Mara; Vitaro, Frank; Tremblay, Richard E.; Perusse, Daniel

2007-01-01

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The Effect of Increasing Welfare Mothers' Education on Their Young Children's Academic Problems and School Readiness. JCPR Working Paper.  

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This study investigated the effect of welfare mothers' educational attainment on their young children's academic outcomes and school readiness. Data came from the National Evaluation of Welfare to Work Strategies Child Outcomes Study. Welfare recipients with young children residing in three cities were randomly assigned to participate in either an…

Magnuson, Katherine A.; McGroder, Sharon M.

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Measuring Academic Language Proficiency in School-Age English Language Proficiency Assessments under New College and Career Readiness Standards in the United States  

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The current focus across the U.S. on student college and career readiness standards makes clear that both instruction and assessment of academic English will continue to be important for school-age English learner (EL) students. This article presents an overview and summary of key literature on academic language (usually academic English);…

Frantz, Roger S.; Bailey, Alison L.; Starr, Laura; Perea, Luis

2014-01-01

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Comparison of College/Career Readiness Outcomes between the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) Program and the Traditional High School Academic Program  

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This study compared selected college/career readiness outcomes for students attending an urban high school who voluntarily participated in an academic support program, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), to demographically similar/same school peers who completed the traditional academic program (TAP) of study. Grade point average,…

Day, Sandra K.

2012-01-01

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The Relative Effects of Chronological Age on Hispanic Students' School Readiness and Grade 2 Academic Achievement  

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This study examined the relations of age, preschool experience, and gender with children's school readiness levels at kindergarten entry. The sample included 5,512 children of predominantly Hispanic heritage and from families experiencing low socioeconomic circumstances. A series of between-subjects ANOVAs indicated that age ("Eta"[superscript 2]…

Furlong, Michael; Quirk, Matthew

2011-01-01

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Head Start, Pre-Kindergarten, and Academic School Readiness: A Comparison Among Regions in the U.S  

PubMed Central

Child care programs (including Head Start, pre-Kindergarten [pre-K], and other center-based care) can differ, with patterns of use based on their location. Yet little research has examined how Head Start and pre-K programs affect children’s academic school readiness, including vocabulary and reading skills at school entry, in the South as compared to other regions. To examine this further, secondary data (n = 2,803) collected in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study were examined. Overall findings suggest, regardless of region, that Head Start and pre-K participants had higher academic skills at school entry than their counterparts. In addition, when Head Start was compared to other center-based care and pre-K was compared to other care arrangements, both had larger effects on improving academic skills in the South than in other regions. These findings imply that Head Start and pre-K programs should target children who otherwise would receive non-parental non-center-based care. Future research should focus on why the effects of Head Start and pre-K vary between the South and other regions. PMID:23729917

Zhai, Fuhua; Waldfogel, Jane; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne

2013-01-01

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Promoting Academic and Social-Emotional School Readiness: The Head Start REDI Program  

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Forty-four Head Start classrooms were randomly assigned to enriched intervention (Head Start REDI- Research-based, Developmentally Informed) or “usual practice” conditions. The intervention involved brief lessons, “hands on” extension activities, and specific teaching strategies linked empirically with the promotion of: 1) social-emotional competencies, and 2) language development and emergent literacy skills. Take-home materials were provided to parents to enhance skill development at home. Multi-method assessments of 356 4-year-old children tracked their progress over the course of the one-year program. Results revealed significant differences favoring children in the enriched intervention classrooms on measures of vocabulary, emergent literacy, emotional understanding, social problem-solving, social behavior, and learning engagement. Implications are discussed for developmental models of school readiness and for early educational programs and policies. PMID:19037951

Bierman, Karen L.; Domitrovich, Celene E.; Nix, Robert L.; Gest, Scott D.; Welsh, Janet A.; Greenberg, Mark T.; Blair, Clancy; Nelson, Keith E.; Gill, Sukhdeep

2013-01-01

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Parents' Conceptions of School Readiness, Transition Practices, and Children's Academic Achievement Trajectories  

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The author empirically tests the conceptual model of academic socialization, which suggests that parental cognitions about schooling influence parenting practices and child outcomes during the transition to school (Taylor, Clayton, & Rowley, 2004). More specifically, the author examines associations among parents' conceptions of school

Puccioni, Jaime

2015-01-01

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Getting Ready: The 2010-2011 Maryland School Readiness Report. Children Entering School Ready to Learn  

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This report was developed in partnership with Ready At Five. It lays out the critical importance of children starting school fully prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Most importantly, the report shares what everyone has learned from the 2010-2011 Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) data about the school readiness of Maryland's children:…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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Measuring School Readiness: Conceptual and Practical Considerations  

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Recent interest and investment in early childhood education as a means of promoting children's school readiness has prompted the need for clear definitions of school readiness. Traditionally school readiness has been viewed within a maturationist frame, based on a chronological set-point, which led to the emergence of readiness testing. Following…

Snow, Kyle L.

2006-01-01

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Academic Socialization and the Transition to Elementary School: Parents' Conceptions of School Readiness, Practices, and Children's Academic Achievement Trajectories  

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By the time children enter kindergarten, significant socioeconomic and racial gaps in academic achievement exist (Coley, 2002; Rouse, Brooks-Gunn, & Mclanahan, 2005). Kindergarten is considered to be a pivotal point of educational transition, as academic achievement upon kindergarten entry is associated with subsequent academic success…

Puccioni, Jaime Lynn

2012-01-01

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Early Childhood Education and School Readiness: Conceptual  

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Early Childhood Education and School Readiness: Conceptual Models, Constructs, and Measures and Evaluation. #12;Early Childhood Education and School Readiness Workshop, June 17-18, 2002 TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................................................................................................................13 Language and Early Literacy

Rau, Don C.

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Community College Students' Perceptions of Academic Readiness  

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This study compares community college students' perceptions of their academic readiness before and after they participated in community college coursework. Students enroll in community colleges for many reasons but many drop-out before reaching their goals. High rates of attrition suggest that students may not accurately assess their levels of…

Millar, Bradbury Stewart

2010-01-01

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School Readiness and Health. Instructor's Guide  

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This "Instructor's Guide" provides trainers with an outline for the teaching of the School Readiness and Health module. Participants will be introduced to the concept of school readiness and will learn about the importance of health to school readiness. Participants will learn how Child Care Health Advocates (CCHAs) can support best practices for…

California Childcare Health Program, 2006

2006-01-01

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Genetic Differences and School Readiness  

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The author considers whether differences in genetic endowment may account for racial and ethnic differences in school readiness. While acknowledging an important role for genes in explaining differences "within" races, he nevertheless argues that environment explains most of the gap "between" blacks and whites, leaving little role for genetics.…

Dickens, William T.

2005-01-01

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The Social Construction of School Readiness  

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In the mainstream discourse on child development and education, 'school readiness' has been conceptualized as the skills and knowledge that children need when they enter school in order to learn effectively in the school environment. However, school readiness is an idea which is entwined with our beliefs about child development and child needs (E.…

Shallwani, Sadaf

2009-01-01

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Children Entering School Ready to Learn: 2010-2011 Maryland Model for School Readiness  

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The report shares what everyone has learned from the 2010-2011 Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) data about the school readiness of Maryland's children: statewide, by subgroups, and for each of Maryland's 24 local jurisdictions. Some of the highlights are: (1) The percentage of Maryland kindergarteners fully ready to start school

Maryland State Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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How Much Growth toward College Readiness Is Reasonable to Expect in High School? Issues In College Readiness  

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An important question in preparing all students for college and career by the time they graduate from high school is that of determining how much growth in academic achievement typically occurs during high school and whether such growth can be accelerated so that more students are ready for college and career when they graduate from high school.…

ACT, Inc., 2009

2009-01-01

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Linking Ready Kids to Ready Schools: A View from Pennsylvania  

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Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that are leading the way in ensuring children receive a continuum of care starting at birth and extending throughout childhood so that they can move seamlessly from home to child care to preschool to school, and then from grade to grade. That means children have to be ready for school. It also means that…

W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 2008

2008-01-01

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Closing the Gap in Academic Readiness and Achievement: The Role of Early Childcare  

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Background: Socially disadvantaged children with academic difficulties at school entry are at increased risk for poor health and psychosocial outcomes. Our objective is to test the possibility that participation in childcare--at the population level--could attenuate the gap in academic readiness and achievement between children with and without a…

Geoffroy, Marie-Claude; Cote, Sylvana. M.; Giguere, Charles-Edouard; Dionne, Ginette; Zelazo, Philip David; Tremblay, Richard E.; Boivin, Michel; Seguin, Jean. R.

2010-01-01

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Controlled Drawing Observation for Assessing a Child's Readiness for School and Predicting Academic Achievement at the End of the First Grade  

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Controlled Drawing Observation (CDO) was developed by Tove Krogh and it has been used in Denmark, Finland and Estonia for assessing a child's readiness for school. CDO is a group test, it gives information about a child's functioning in an educational setting and it serves as a starting point for later individual assessment. The goal of the study…

Haidkind, Pille; Kikas, Eve; Henno, Helen; Peets, Terje

2011-01-01

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Parental Notions of School Readiness: How Have They Changed and Has Preschool Made a Difference?  

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The authors examined school readiness from the parental perspective, focusing on parents' efforts and expectations for kindergarten in conjunction with their child's academic development. Using self-reported survey data from two waves of the National Household Education Surveys, the authors tested for changes in school readiness between…

Belfield, Clive; Garcia, Emma

2014-01-01

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The Influence of Dual Enrollment on Academic Performance and College Readiness: Differences by Socioeconomic Status  

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I examine the influence of dual enrollment, a program that allows students to take college courses and earn college credits while in high school, on academic performance and college readiness. Advocates consider dual enrollment as a way to transition high school students into college, and they further claim that these programs benefit students…

An, Brian P.

2013-01-01

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Development and Initial Validation of a Measure of Academic Behaviors Associated with College and Career Readiness  

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In this cross-validation study, the authors examined the psychometric properties of a measure of academic behaviors associated with college and career readiness intended for high school students. An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted with a randomly selected portion of the sample (n = 413) and resulted in four reliable factors:…

Lombardi, Allison; Seburn, Mary; Conley, David

2011-01-01

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Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Predictors of College Readiness and Performance: Role of Academic Discipline  

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Identifying the best predictors of academic performance is crucial for postsecondary institutions seeking students with the greatest promise. We investigated the relative strength of standardized test scores (ACT), high school GPA, and non-cognitive, college readiness skills in predicting college GPA. College freshmen (505) completed the 108-item…

Komarraju, Meera; Ramsey, Alex; Rinella, Virginia

2013-01-01

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Effect of Family Structure on School Readiness?  

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of living in dual parent or single parent families on the school readiness of preschool children. The subjects were 40 prekindergarten children attending a program for at-risk children in a suburban school district. The results of an annual preschool screening test were utilized to determine…

Chilton, Telia Y.

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A Review of School Readiness Practices in the States: Early Learning Guidelines and Assessments. Early Childhood Highlights. Volume 1, Issue 3  

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Research on the importance of the early childhood years has compelled states to support children's school readiness. This brief provides an overview of states' Early Learning Guidelines (ELGs) and school readiness assessments and outlines the following considerations: (1) School Readiness is more than Academics; (2) Align standards in appropriate…

Daily, Sarah; Burkhauser, Mary; Halle, Tamara

2010-01-01

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Healthy & Ready to Learn: Examining the Efficacy of an Early Approach to Obesity Prevention and School Readiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

The collision of the childhood obesity epidemic with pressure to achieve high academic standards is of serious concern in the United States. Growing numbers of low-income, minority children face double jeopardy as alarming obesity rates further widen existing achievement gaps. Health and education disparities persist when children enter kindergarten lacking fundamental school readiness skills and are also at risk of

Suzanne M. Winter; Daniel A. Sass

2011-01-01

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Developmental Placement of Kindergarten Children Based on the Gesell School Readiness Test.  

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Examined kindergarten children's performance on the Gesell School Readiness Test (GSRT) and their participation in two different instructional programs in relation to measures of intelligence, academic achievement, and temperament. Found significant relationships among the GSRT, IQ, and academic achievement. Temperament ratings varied according to…

Porwancher, Donna; De Lisi, Richard

1993-01-01

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The Early ON School Readiness Project: A Preliminary Report  

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The Early ON School Readiness Project is an emerging community-based model aimed at promoting the school readiness of 3- to 5-year-old children in a metropolitan area with a predominantly Latino (Mexican-American) population. Using an ecological approach, the multi-component program seeks to enhance school readiness opportunities for children at…

Winter, Suzanne M.; Zurcher, Raymond; Hernandez, Arthur; Yin, Zenong

2007-01-01

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School Readiness for Gifted Children: Considering the Issues  

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This paper discusses issues relevant to gifted children's readiness for school. It raises a number of questions that challenge thinking about what is meant by school readiness. Gifted children can often be ready for school entrance before the age traditionally considered appropriate. Their complex developmental profiles challenge accepted notions…

Porath, Marion

2011-01-01

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Health Disparities and Gaps in School Readiness  

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The author documents pervasive racial disparities in the health of American children and analyzes how and how much those disparities contribute to racial gaps in school readiness. She explores a broad sample of health problems common to U.S. children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, asthma, and lead poisoning, as well as maternal…

Currie, Janet

2005-01-01

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Michigan School Readiness Program: Implementation Manual.  

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In operation since 1988, the Michigan School Readiness Program (MSRP) provides high-quality preschool programs for children who may be at risk of becoming educationally disadvantaged and who may have needs for special assistance. This manual provides guidelines for implementing all aspects of the program, including applying for funding, recruiting…

Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.

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Health Disparities and Gaps in School Readiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The author documents pervasive racial disparities in the health of American children and ana- lyzes how and how much those disparities contribute to racial gaps in school readiness. She ex- plores a broad sample of health problems common to U.S. children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, asthma, and lead poisoning, as well as maternal health problems and health-related

Janet M. Currie

2005-01-01

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E-Learning Readiness in the Academic Sector of Thailand  

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As e-learning in the academic sector serves as a crucial driving force in the development of e-learning in Thailand, this article looks at e-learning readiness in Thailand with a focus on the academic sector. The article is divided into four parts: (1) a brief history of e-learning in Thailand; (2) the infrastructure related to e-learning…

Laohajaratsang, Thanomporn

2009-01-01

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A Partnership for School Readiness.  

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To better prepare students for kindergarten, the Lafayette County School District in Oxford, Mississippi, provided cost-effective professional development seminars to local day-care workers. Three-day seminars several times a summer for 3 years were offered to all day-care workers and preschool teachers in the county including Head Start staff,…

Freeman, Gregory D.; King, Janet L.

2003-01-01

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School Readiness and Poor Children.  

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More and more frequently, poor families are described in pathological terms. The emphasis is on the deficits that interfere with the education of poor children, rather than the strengths that they can bring to schooling. A focus on the devastating effects of poverty may lead to the belief that poor children are so disadvantaged that nothing can be…

Seabrook, Luther W.

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Partnership Instability, School Readiness, and Gender Disparities  

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Trends in family formation during the past several decades have increased children’s exposure to mothers’ partnership instability, defined as an entrance into or exit from a coresidential union or a dating partnership. Instability, in turn, is associated with negative outcomes for children and adolescents. This study uses data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine associations between mothers’ partnership instability and children’s school readiness, differences between coresidential and dating transitions, and the moderating role of child gender. Mothers’ partnership transitions are negatively associated with children’s verbal ability and positively associated with boys’ behavioral problems at age five. In general, coresidential and dating transitions have similar effects on school readiness. The findings have important implications for our understanding of the growing gender gap in educational attainment. PMID:21949448

Cooper, Carey E.; Osborne, Cynthia A.; Beck, Audrey N.; McLanahan, Sara S.

2011-01-01

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Validity of the Bracken School Readiness Assessment for Predicting First Grade Readiness  

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The Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA) was administered to all kindergarten students enrolled in two rural elementary schools in the fall of 2004. Eight months later, the reading portion of the Metropolitan Readiness Tests, 6th Edition (MRT-6) was administered. Teachers were asked to indicate whether they had concerns about each student's…

Panter, Janet E.; Bracken, Bruce A.

2009-01-01

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Students Training for Academic Readiness (STAR): Year Five Evaluation Report  

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Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, is a federally-funded system of grants that focuses on preparing low-income students to enter and succeed in postsecondary educational programs. GEAR UP grants extend across 6 school years and require that funded districts begin providing grant services to students no…

Maloney, Catherine; Lopez, Omar

2012-01-01

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Motivation as a Facet of School Readiness in a Head Start Sample  

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The EZ-Yale Personality Motivation Questionnaire (EZPQ) was used to measure motivation as a facet of school readiness in a sample of 133 children during the spring of their final year of Head Start. Three motivational constructs assessed by the EZPQ, academic mastery motivation, negative reaction tendency, and outerdirectedness, were associated…

Henrich, Christopher C.; Wheeler, Crista M.; Zigler, Edward F.

2005-01-01

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Head Start Participation and School Readiness: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort  

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Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n ˜ 6,950), a nationally representative sample of children born in 2001, we examined school readiness (academic skills and socioemotional well-being) at kindergarten entry for children who attended Head Start compared with those who experienced other types of child care…

Lee, RaeHyuck; Zhai, Fuhua; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Han, Wen-Jui; Waldfogel, Jane

2014-01-01

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Laying the Groundwork: The Journey of an Urban High School District Implementing a College Readiness Initiative  

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National and state education reforms are centered on developing higher academic expectations and standards to ensure students transitions into postsecondary options, college and career ready. What does this national emphasis signify for urban school districts that are educating a significant proportion of first-generation students and that…

Franco, Antonia O.

2012-01-01

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Preliminary Development of a Kindergarten School Readiness Assessment for Latino Students  

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The low achievement of students from non-English-speaking households living in low socioeconomic contexts is associated with academic skill gaps evident at kindergarten entry. Yet, few cost-effective, valid instruments are available to assess these students' school readiness. To examine this topic, this longitudinal study followed 1,069 primarily…

Quirk, Matthew; Furlong, Michael; Lilles, Elena; Felix, Erika; Chin, Jenna

2011-01-01

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Arts Enrichment and School Readiness for Children at Risk  

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Arts enrichment provides varied channels for acquiring school readiness skills and may offer important educational opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. Study 1 examined achievement within an arts enrichment preschool that served low-income children. Results indicated that students practiced school readiness

Brown, Eleanor D.; Benedett, Barbara; Armistead, M. Elizabeth

2010-01-01

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Inattention and Impulsivity: Differential Impact on School Readiness Capacities  

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Despite the conceptual link between self-regulation skills and school readiness capacities, questions remain regarding how distinct but related facets of self-regulation (i.e., attention regulation, behavior regulation) differentially impact the development of school readiness capacities during early childhood. Additionally, little is known about…

Sasser, Tyler; Bierman, Karen

2011-01-01

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School Readiness for Infants and Toddlers? Really? Yes, Really!  

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If it is true that "new discoveries in neuroscience suggest that school readiness interventions might come too late if they start after the child is three years old", then the infant/toddler field must claim the concept of school readiness. The brain's foundation for all later learning is created in the first three years of life. As many…

Petersen, Sandra

2012-01-01

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Michigan School Readiness Program Product Evaluation Report, 1999-2000.  

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The Michigan School Readiness Program (MSRP) is a state-funded prekindergarten program in Saginaw for 4-year-olds from the inner city with the goal of providing an environment that develops school readiness skills. The seven program components are: cognitive, psychomotor, affective, parent participation/education, curriculum, staff development,…

Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.

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Linking Ready Kids to Ready Schools through P-20 Councils: A View from Arizona  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is an overview and summary of the Arizona Governor's Forum: Linking Ready Kids to Ready Schools. The forum, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Education Commission of the States, was held on May 30, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona. Six dozen educators, education experts and advocates gathered during the one-day forum to map out…

W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 2008

2008-01-01

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Immediate Effects of a School Readiness Intervention for Children in Foster Care  

PubMed Central

Research findings School readiness is a strong predictor of adjustment in elementary school and beyond. Children in foster care are at particular risk for academic and social difficulties in school. Limitations in self-regulatory skills and caregiver involvement among these children might contribute to a lack of school readiness. This study presents the immediate effects on school readiness of a targeted, short-term intervention designed to improve children’s early literacy, prosocial, and self-regulatory skills during the summer before kindergarten entry: Kids in Transition to School (KITS). Using a randomized controlled trial design, 192 children in foster care were assigned to either an intervention or services as usual comparison condition. Multimethod, multiagent assessments were conducted immediately prior to and following the completion of the intervention. The results from structural equation modeling indicated that the intervention had significant, positive effects on early literacy and self-regulatory skills. Practice An efficacious, short-term, readily scalable, theoretically-based intervention targeted at specific vulnerabilities for children in foster care may help to improve their school readiness and eventual school adjustment. PMID:24015056

Pears, Katherine C.; Fisher, Philip A.; Kim, Hyoun K.; Bruce, Jacqueline; Healey, Cynthia V.; Yoerger, Karen

2013-01-01

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Effects of Preschool Intervention Strategies on School Readiness in Kindergarten  

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Using hierarchical linear modeling, the present study aimed to examine whether targeted intervention strategies implemented individually during a preschool program exhibited any short-term and long-term effects on children's school readiness in kindergarten, utilizing data gathered through the Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids…

Ma, Xin; Nelson, Regena F.; Shen, Jianping; Krenn, Huilan Y.

2015-01-01

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Prediction of School Readiness from Kindergarten Temperament Scores.  

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Investigated relationship between temperament and school readiness scores among 152 kindergarten children. All correlations between Temperament Assessment Battery for Children (TABC) scales and Metropolitan Readiness Test (MRT) scores were significant when effects of receptive vocabulary were removed. Results showed that, once TABC persistence…

Schoen, Michael J.; Nagle, Richard J.

1994-01-01

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The Foundations of Learning Framework: A Model for School Readiness  

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Since the National Education Goals Panel was convened in 1991, school readiness for all children has remained a high priority across our nation. The Foundations of Learning Framework is a tool to understand what it means for a child to be "ready." Preparation for educational success requires two key ingredients--relationships and play. In the…

Sorrels, Barbara

2012-01-01

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E-Learning Readiness in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya  

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As e-learning becomes useful to learning institutions worldwide, an assessment of e-learning readiness is essential for the successful implementation of e-learning as a platform for learning. Success in e-learning can be achieved by understanding the level of readiness of e-learning environments. To facilitate schools in Kenya to implement…

Ouma, Gordon O.; Awuor, Fredrick M.; Kyambo, Benjamin

2013-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards, High School  

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This publication contains Arizona public schools' updated academic standards for high school. The contents of this document contain: (1) The Arts Standard 2006--High School; (2) Comprehensive Health Education/Physical Activity Standards 1997--Proficiency and Distinction (Grades 9-12); (3) Foreign and Native Language Standards 1997--Proficiency and…

Arizona Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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Strengthening Social and Emotional Competence in Young Children—The Foundation for Early School Readiness and Success Incredible Years Classroom Social Skills and Problem-Solving Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ability of young children to manage their emotions and behaviors and to make meaningful friendships is an important prerequisite for school readiness and academic success. Socially com- petent children are also more academically successful and poor social skills are a strong predictor of academic failure. This article describes The Incredible Years Dinosaur Social Skills and Problem- Solving Child Training

Carolyn Webster-Stratton; M. Jamila Reid

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School readiness and self-regulation: a developmental psychobiological approach.  

PubMed

Research on the development of self-regulation in young children provides a unifying framework for the study of school readiness. Self-regulation abilities allow for engagement in learning activities and provide the foundation for adjustment to school. A focus on readiness as self-regulation does not supplant interest in the development of acquired ability, such as early knowledge of letters and numbers; it sets the stage for it. In this article, we review research and theory indicating that self-regulation and consequently school readiness are the product of integrated developmental processes at the biological and behavioral levels that are shaped by the contexts in which development is occurring. In doing so, we illustrate the idea that research on self-regulation powerfully highlights ways in which gaps in school readiness and later achievement are linked to poverty and social and economic inequality and points the way to effective approaches to counteract these conditions. PMID:25148852

Blair, Clancy; Raver, C Cybele

2015-01-01

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Correlation between Attendance and School Readiness of Kindergarten Students.  

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One strategy that can provide immediate results in improving African American kindergarten students' success in school is improving attendance. This study examined the effect of school attendance on African American kindergarten students' learning readiness. Thirty kindergarten students in three classrooms at one Chicago school completed the…

Whitker, Shirley

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Preventing Conduct Problems and Improving School Readiness: Evaluation of the Incredible Years Teacher and Child Training Programs in High-Risk Schools  

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Background: School readiness, conceptualized as three components including emotional self-regulation, social competence, and family/school involvement, as well as absence of conduct problems play a key role in young children's future interpersonal adjustment and academic success. Unfortunately, exposure to multiple poverty-related risks increases…

Webster-Stratton, Carolyn; Reid, M. Jamila; Stoolmiller, Mike

2008-01-01

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The School Entry Gap: Socioeconomic, Family, and Health Factors Associated with Children's School Readiness to Learn  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notwithstanding the constant debate in the scientific and policy literature on the precise meaning of school readiness, research consistently demonstrates a wide variation between groups of children resulting in a gap at school entry. Recently, the teacher-completed Early Development Instrument (EDI), a new measure of children's school readiness

Janus, Magdalena; Duku, Eric

2007-01-01

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The School Entry Gap: Socioeconomic, Family, and Health Factors Associated With Children's School Readiness to Learn  

Microsoft Academic Search

Notwithstanding the constant debate in the scientific and policy literature on the precise meaning of school readiness, research consistently demonstrates a wide variation between groups of children resulting in a gap at school entry. Recently, the teacher-completed Early Development Instrument (EDI), a new measure of children's school readiness in 5 developmental areas, was developed, tested, and implemented in Canada. EDI

Magdalena Janus; Eric Duku

2007-01-01

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Creating College Readiness: Profiles of 38 Schools That Know How  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In June 2007, the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) was awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop the College Ready School Diagnostic, a web-based diagnostic instrument. The purpose of this tool is to provide individual school profiles and customized recommendations, enabling each institution to make…

Conley, D. T.

2009-01-01

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College Readiness for All: The Challenge for Urban High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Melissa Roderick, Jenny Nagaoka, and Vanessa Coca focus on the importance of improving college access and readiness for low-income and minority students in urban high schools. They stress the aspirations-attainment gap: although the college aspirations of all U.S. high school students, regardless of race, ethnicity, and family income, have…

Roderick, Melissa; Nagaoka, Jenny; Coca, Vanessa

2009-01-01

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Second Dentition as a Supplementary Index of School Readiness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The efficacy of second dentition, the number of erupted teeth, as an index in assessing school readiness was examined. A series of cognitive, achievement, and social-emotional instruments were administered to a group of 41 first- and 43 second-grade children. The tests used in this study were: Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale,…

Silvestro, John R.

66

Accountable care organization readiness and academic medical centers.  

PubMed

As academic medical centers (AMCs) consider becoming accountable care organizations (ACOs) under Medicare, they must assess their readiness for this transition. Of the 253 Medicare ACOs prior to 2014, 51 (20%) are AMCs. Three critical components of ACO readiness are institutional and ACO structure, leadership, and governance; robust information technology and analytic systems; and care coordination and management to improve care delivery and health at the population level. All of these must be viewed through the lens of unique AMC mission-driven goals.There is clear benefit to developing and maintaining a centralized internal leadership when it comes to driving change within an ACO, yet there is also the need for broad stakeholder involvement. Other important structural features are an extensive primary care foundation; concomitant operation of a managed care plan or risk-bearing entity; or maintaining a close relationship with post-acute-care or skilled nursing facilities, which provide valuable expertise in coordinating care across the continuum. ACOs also require comprehensive and integrated data and analytic systems that provide meaningful population data to inform care teams in real time, promote quality improvement, and monitor spending trends. AMCs will require proven care coordination and management strategies within a population health framework and deployment of an innovative workforce.AMC core functions of providing high-quality subspecialty and primary care, generating new knowledge, and training future health care leaders can be well aligned with a transition to an ACO model. Further study of results from Medicare-related ACO programs and commercial ACOs will help define best practices. PMID:24979282

Berkowitz, Scott A; Pahira, Jennifer J

2014-09-01

67

Preparing High School Students for College: An Exploratory Study of College Readiness Partnership Programs in Texas. NCPR Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nationwide, about 40 percent of college students take at least one remedial course to prepare for college-level coursework. One cause of this high rate of remedial enrollment is the misalignment of high school graduation standards and college academic expectations. College readiness partnership programs attempt to address this problem by…

Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Corrin, William; Nakanishi, Aki; Bork, Rachel Hare; Mitchell, Claire; Sepanik, Susan

2012-01-01

68

Readiness and Adjustments to School for Children with Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR): An Extreme Test Case Paradigm  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This long-term, prospective study evaluated repeatedly school readiness and adjustment at kindergarten and first grade of children with extreme intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR; n = 20) in relation to controls (n = 19). Methods included individual testing of cognitive competence, self-perception, motivation, loneliness and academic

Geva, Ronny; Yosipof, Rina; Eshel, Rina; Leitner, Yael; Valevski, Aviva Fattal; Harel, Shaul

2009-01-01

69

Prediction of Academic Achievement with the McCarthy Screening Test and Metropolitan Readiness Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the efficacy of the McCarthy Screening Test (MST) and Metropolitan Readiness Test (MRT) to predict academic readiness after kindergarten and achievement at the end of first grade. The MST significantly predicted children's scores of the MRT and SFAT. Additionally, the MRT was a significant predictor of the SFAT. (JAC)

Gullo, Dominic F.; And Others

1984-01-01

70

Social-Emotional School Readiness: How Do We Ensure Children Are Ready to Learn?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article begins with a review of research providing evidence that social-emotional competence is a key component of school readiness and that the foundations for social-emotional competence are laid down in the earliest years. We go on to review effective practices and specific interventions that have been found to strengthen children's…

Gray, Sarah A. O.; Herberle, Amy E.; Carter, Alice S.

2012-01-01

71

Motivation and School Readiness: What Is Missing from Current Assessments of Preschooler's Readiness for Kindergarten?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the late 1990s, a National Educational Goal was set in the United States that by the year 2000 all children should start school with the skills necessary for learning (Meisels, 1995 ) and assessment measures should be put in place to provide the screenings. Thus, readiness testing became widespread and kindergarten curricula shifted to more…

Harris, Ruby C.

2007-01-01

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College Readiness Practices at 38 High Schools and the Development of the CollegeCareerReady School Diagnostic Tool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) researchers visited 38 public high schools around the United States in 2007 and 2008 with the goal of validating and operationalizing a definition of college readiness. Schools in the sample were selected because they were demonstrating success at enabling more students from underrepresented groups to…

Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis L.; Kirtner, Jody; van der Valk, Adrienne; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary Theresa

2010-01-01

73

School Readiness among Low-Income, Latino Children Attending Family Childcare versus Centre-Based Care  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Latino children often struggle in school. Early childhood education programmes are seen as critical for fostering children's school readiness. Latino families often choose family childcare (FCC) over centre-based childcare (CBC), yet little is known about the school readiness of Latino children attending FCC. We compared school readiness over the…

Ansari, Arya; Winsler, Adam

2012-01-01

74

Low Birth Weight and School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the United States black women have for decades been twice as likely as white women to give birth to babies of low birth weight who are at elevated risk for developmental disabilities. Does the black-white disparity in low birth weight contribute to the racial disparity in readiness? The author summarizes the cognitive and behavioral problems…

Reichman, Nancy E.

2005-01-01

75

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

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50 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Animal Behavior University Graduate and Philosophy of Science). They must also apply to the program in Animal Behavior. Students should select of the program in Animal Behavior. Ph.D. Minor in Animal Behavior Course Requirements At least FOUR courses taken

Indiana University

76

Parent Engagement and School Readiness: Effects of the Getting Ready Intervention on Preschool Children's Social-Emotional Competencies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research Findings: Parental engagement with children has been linked to a number of adaptive characteristics in preschool children, and relationships between families and professionals are an important contributor to school readiness. Furthermore, social-emotional competence is a key component of young children's school readiness. This study…

Sheridan, Susan M.; Knoche, Lisa L.; Edwards, Carolyn P.; Bovaird, James A.; Kupzyk, Kevin A.

2010-01-01

77

Winning Beginnings Learning Circles: Outcomes from a Three-Year School Readiness Pilot  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current project examined school readiness outcomes of children participating in a preschool professional development initiative, "Winning Beginnings Learning Circles," which focused on school readiness and teacher professional development. Children were assessed on knowledge and understanding of school readiness concepts in the fall…

Swaminathan, Sindhia; Byrd, Stephanie W.; Humphrey, Christine M.; Heinsch, MaryFran; Mitchell, Monica J.

2014-01-01

78

Early Care and Prekindergarten Care as Influences on School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Child care is increasingly viewed as an opportunity to enhance children's development and school readiness, with prekindergarten programs and early intervention programs targeting children at different moments of development. Results of existing research are mixed, and although many children experience different child care arrangements at…

Fram, Maryah Stella; Kim, Jinseok; Sinha, Sunny

2012-01-01

79

Parenting, Race, and Socioeconomic Status: Links to School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the link between socioeconomic status (SES) and school readiness, testing whether parenting (maternal sensitivity and negative behavior/intrusiveness) and financial stress mediated this association and if race moderated these paths. Participants included 164 mother-child dyads from African American and European American…

Dotterer, Aryn M.; Iruka, Iheoma U.; Pungello, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

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Tornado Emergency Readiness Planning for Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A place of safe refuge in the event of violent natural forces or a tornado should be included in the design of all new school buildings. Existing a school buildings should be analyzed by the architect, contractor, or engineer to determine if a safe place exists or if one can be readily adapted. Most criteria for fallout shelters are the same for…

Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.

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Parental Conceptions of School Readiness: Relation to Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Children's Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research Findings: This study analyzed the school readiness beliefs of parents of 452 children from public pre-kindergarten and the relations of these beliefs to socioeconomic status and children's readiness skills. Parents conceived readiness largely in terms of the ability to name objects, letters, or numbers, but few included inferential skills. Readiness beliefs were related not to socioeconomic status but to

Oscar A. Barbarin; Diane Early; Richard Clifford; Donna Bryant; Pamela Frome; Margaret Burchinal; Carollee Howes; Robert Pianta

2008-01-01

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The Path to Career Success: High School Achievement, Certainty of Career Choice, and College Readiness Make a Difference. Issues In College Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is essential for all students to be ready for college and career when they graduate from high school. Postsecondary educators expect high school graduates to be prepared academically for success in postsecondary education, which in turn influences success in the work world. Employers continue to call for workers to have the tools needed to…

ACT, Inc., 2009

2009-01-01

83

Preventing conduct problems and improving school readiness: evaluation of the Incredible Years Teacher and Child Training Programs in high-risk schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: School readiness, conceptualized as three components including emotional self-regula- tion, social competence, and family\\/school involvement, as well as absence of conduct problems play a key role in young children's future interpersonal adjustment and academic success. Unfortunately, exposure to multiple poverty-related risks increases the odds that children will demonstrate increased emotional dysregulation, fewer social skills, less teacher\\/parent involvement and more

Carolyn Webster-Stratton; M. Jamila Reid; Mike Stoolmiller

2008-01-01

84

Physical education, school physical activity, school sports and academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this paper is to review relationships of academic performance and some of its determinants to participation in school-based physical activities, including physical education (PE), free school physical activity (PA) and school sports. METHODS: Linkages between academic achievement and involvement in PE, school PA and sport programmes have been examined, based on a systematic review of currently

François Trudeau; Roy J Shephard

2008-01-01

85

Early Kindergarten Identification of Academically Not-Ready Children by Use of Human Figure Drawing Developmental Score.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Koppitz Human Figure Drawing (HFD) Test was examined for use in early identification of academically not-ready kindergarten children. HFD scores of children who later "passed" the Metropolitan Readiness Test were compared with HFD scores of children who later "failed." Results indicate that HFD scores are useful in assessing non-readiness.…

Dunleavy, Raymond A.; And Others

1981-01-01

86

Necessary School Readiness Skills for Kindergarten Success According to Jordanian Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the necessity levels of children's school readiness skills held by Jordanian kindergarten teachers. The sample consisted of 347 teachers drawn from the public and private kindergarten education sectors. The school readiness data collection instrument included seven readiness domains with a total of 39…

Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi

2013-01-01

87

Defining School Readiness in Maryland: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective. Publication #2012-44  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increased emphasis has been placed on children's ability to enter kindergarten ready to learn, a concept referred to as "school readiness." School readiness has been defined by the Maryland State Department of Education as "the stage of human development that enables a child to engage in, and benefit from, primary learning experiences." Components…

Forry, Nicole; Wessel, Julia

2012-01-01

88

Validation of the Lollipop Test: A Diagnostic Screening Test of School Readiness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The validity of the Lollipop Test: A Diagnostic Screening Test of School Readiness was examined using the Metropolitan Readiness Test (MRT), Level I, Form Q, as the criterion. Appreciable concurrent validity was found across test batteries. Implications for school readiness screening are discussed. (Author/BS)

Chew, Alex L.; Morris, John D.

1984-01-01

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The Inevitable School Crises: Are You Ready?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes five-point crises-management plan: Assemble a school crises team, assign specific roles to each team member, delineate the responsibilities of each team member, conduct training for all staff members. Shares lessons learned in managing crisis situations. (PKP)

Quinn, Terrence

2002-01-01

90

Child Care Subsidies and School Readiness in Kindergarten  

PubMed Central

The federal child care subsidy program represents one of the government’s largest investments in early care and education. Using data from the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), this paper examines associations, among subsidy-eligible families, between child care subsidy receipt when children are 4 years old and a range of school readiness outcomes in kindergarten (sample n ? 1,400). Findings suggest that subsidy receipt in preschool is not directly linked to subsequent reading or social-emotional skills. However, subsidy receipt predicted lower math scores among children attending community-based centers. Supplementary analyses revealed that subsidies predicted greater use of center care, but this association did not appear to affect school readiness. PMID:23461769

Johnson, Anna D; Martin, Anne; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne

2013-01-01

91

Child-care subsidies and school readiness in kindergarten.  

PubMed

The federal child-care subsidy program represents one of the government's largest investments in early care and education. Using data from the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort, this study examines associations, among subsidy-eligible families, between child-care subsidy receipt when children are 4 years old and a range of school readiness outcomes in kindergarten (sample n ? 1,400). Findings suggest that subsidy receipt in preschool is not directly linked to subsequent reading or social-emotional skills. However, subsidy receipt predicted lower math scores among children attending community-based centers. Supplementary analyses revealed that subsidies predicted greater use of center care, but this association did not appear to affect school readiness. PMID:23461769

Johnson, Anna D; Martin, Anne; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne

2013-01-01

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Sarai Coba-Rodriguez Lets Get Ready Together! School Readiness Perspectives from Parents, Human & Community Leah Peoples Massive School Closures in Chicago and Philadelphia Education, Policy, Organization  

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Excellence Sarai Coba-Rodriguez Lets Get Ready Together! School Readiness Perspectives from Parents School of Social Work Kelechi Ibe-Lamberts Understanding the Relationship between Transnational AfricanWomenBodies: The Body, Critical Theory, and the Possibilities of Play Institute of Communications Research Shawn Mendez

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

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School readiness among low-income, Latino children attending family childcare versus centre-based care  

Microsoft Academic Search

Latino children often struggle in school. Early childhood education programmes are seen as critical for fostering children's school readiness. Latino families often choose family childcare (FCC) over centre-based childcare (CBC), yet little is known about the school readiness of Latino children attending FCC. We compared school readiness over the pre-kindergarten year for low-income Latino children who attended either FCC or

Arya Ansari; Adam Winsler

2011-01-01

94

Montessori Public School Pre-K Programs and the School Readiness of Low-Income Black and Latino Children.  

PubMed

Within the United States, there are a variety of early education models and curricula aimed at promoting young children's pre-academic, social, and behavioral skills. This study, using data from the Miami School Readiness Project (MSRP; Winsler et al., 2008, 2012), examined the school readiness gains of low-income Latino (n = 7,045) and Black children (n = 6,700) enrolled in two different types of Title-1 public school pre-K programs: those in programs using the Montessori curricula and those in more conventional programs using the High/Scope curricula with a literacy supplement. Parents and teachers reported on children's socio-emotional and behavioral skills with the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA), while children's pre-academic skills (cognitive, motor, and language) were assessed directly with the Learning Accomplishment Profile Diagnostic (LAP-D) at the beginning and end of their four-year-old pre-K year. All children, regardless of curricula, demonstrated gains across pre-academic, socio-emotional, and behavioral skills throughout the pre-K year; however, all children did not benefit equally from Montessori programs. Latino children in Montessori programs began the year at most risk in pre-academic and behavioral skills, yet exhibited the greatest gains across these domains and ended the year scoring above national averages. Conversely, Black children exhibited healthy gains in Montessori, but demonstrated slightly greater gains when attending more conventional pre-K programs. Findings have implications for tailoring early childhood education programs for Latino and Black children from low-income communities. PMID:25435592

Ansari, Arya; Winsler, Adam

2014-11-01

95

School Readiness: What Does It Mean for Indigenous Children, Families, Schools and Communities? Issues Paper No. 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the state and local level, many school systems, districts and early childhood networks have developed approaches and programs to support children's transition to school. These programs often address school readiness. There are many definitions of school readiness. Some refer to the skills and attributes of individual children, defining it as…

Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob; Kearney, Emma

2010-01-01

96

Students Training for Academic Readiness (STAR): Year One Evaluation Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities and…

Maloney, Catherine; Caranikas-Walker, Fanny; Sheehan, Daniel

2007-01-01

97

Students Training for Academic Readiness (STAR): Year Four Evaluation Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, project strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities…

Rainey, Katharine; Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Lopez, Omar

2011-01-01

98

Students Training for Academic Readiness (STAR): Year Two Evaluation Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, project strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities…

Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie; Whipple, Allyson

2008-01-01

99

Students Training for Academic Readiness (STAR): Year Three Evaluation Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents findings from the Year 3 evaluation of Texas' state-level Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, grant. GEAR UP grant requirements include an evaluation component designed to assess program effectiveness and to measure progress toward project goals. To this end, the evaluation considers…

Rainey, Katharine; Sheehan, Daniel; Maloney, Catherine

2010-01-01

100

Targeting classrooms' emotional climate and preschoolers' socioemotional adjustment: implementation of the chicago school readiness project.  

PubMed

Children living in low-income families are more likely to experience less self-regulation, greater behavior problems, and lower academic achievement than higher income children. To help prevent children's later socioemotional and academic difficulties, the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) team implemented a clustered, randomized controlled trial (RCT) in early childhood programs with Head Start funding. Head Start sites were randomly assigned to receive CSRP services, which were offered as part of a multicomponent, classroom-based mental health intervention. Here, we provide an overview of the CSRP model, its components, and a descriptive portrait of its implementation. In so doing, we address various aspects of the implementation of three of its components: (1) the training of teachers, (2) MHCs' coaching of teachers, and (3) teachers' behavior management of children. We conclude with a discussion of factors potentially related to the implementation of CSRP and directions for future research. PMID:25321641

Li-Grining, Christine P; Raver, C Cybele; Jones-Lewis, Darlene; Madison-Boyd, Sybil; Lennon, Jaclyn

2014-01-01

101

The Screening Test of Academic Readiness (STAR) as a Predictor of Third-Grade Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluated the Screening Test of Academic Readiness (STAR) using a sample of 28 third graders. The third graders' scores on the Peabody Individual Achievement Test were correlated with their total STAR scores from prekindergarten testing. Results showed the STAR is a useful instrument for predicting third grade achievement. (Author/JAC)

Nichta, Lawrence J., Jr.; And Others

1982-01-01

102

The Relationship of Five-Year-Olds' Academic Readiness and Perceptions of Competence and Acceptance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seventy-six five-year-olds were administered the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery and The Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Acceptance for Young Children. The significant relationship found between cognitive competence and academic readiness suggests that five-year-olds are more realistic in assessing their own achievement…

Anderson, Peggy L.; Adams, Phyllis J.

1985-01-01

103

Academic Internship Programs School of Communication  

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Academic Internship Programs School of Communication Zero credit and .25 credit option: So receive 1-4 credits. http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/epics/internships/academic_credit.php School of Communication Internship Program (Available in NYC, LA & Chicago/Evanston) http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/learn/internships

Shull, Kenneth R.

104

The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. This report provides a college and career readiness snapshot of the ACT-tested high school class of 2011. ACT has long defined college and career readiness as the acquisition of the knowledge and skills a student needs to enroll and succeed in…

ACT, Inc., 2011

2011-01-01

105

Toddler Working Memory Skills Predict Kindergarten School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Converging findings in psychology, neuroscience, education, and economics suggests that child persistence in learning represents an important determinant of academic success during the school years. Nevertheless, the developmental origins of productive learning behaviors are not well understood. Some findings suggest that executive function skills…

Fitzpatrick, Caroline; Pagani, Linda S.

2012-01-01

106

Parent self-efficacy: Relationship with parent involvement and preschoolers' school readiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationship between parents' self-efficacy, parent involvement, and preschooler's school readiness. A multidimensional framework consisting of domain-specific and domain-general self-efficacy and involvement and domains of school readiness was used. Due to the lack of parent self-efficacy and parent involvement measures focused on preschoolers' school readiness, new measures for these constructs were developed and validated. A structural equation

Iheoma U. Iruka

2005-01-01

107

Measuring School Readiness: How Do We Know When We're on Track?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Arizona and around the country, there is an increased focus on ensuring that children start school ready to learn. Noting that the best way to know if Arizona's children are starting school ready to learn is to track their progress, this booklet details indicators or benchmarks in five categories used to measure the state's progress in school

Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.

108

How the Michigan School Readiness Program affects school success from kindergarten through third grade  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study was a further examination of the effectiveness of the Michigan School Readiness Program (MSRP) for 4-year olds at risk of school failure. Archival data collected by High\\/Scope Educational Research Foundation were utilized. Participants included 344 children who attended the MSRP and 251 no program children and their parents. Participants were recruited at the start of their kindergarten

Melissa Ann Clements

2001-01-01

109

Improved Middle Grades Schools for Improved High School Readiness: Ten Best Practices in the Middle Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2009, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Committee to Improve High School Graduation Rates and Achievement, led by then-Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia, released a report of 10 key recommendations for ensuring more students graduate from high school, and they graduate ready for college and careers. Among these 10 recommendations was…

Bottoms, Gene; Timberlake, Allison

2012-01-01

110

The School Readiness of Preschoolers from Urban Backgrounds  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Recent studies on urban\\u000a \\u000a preschoolers’ school readiness\\u000a \\u000a have focused on racial differences in performance on standardized assessments. A critical factor in the performance gap between\\u000a children from White and minority backgrounds is teachers’ ability to work effectively with children from diverse\\u000a \\u000a economic and racial backgrounds. In this study, three White, veteran preschool\\u000a \\u000a directors in programs that serve children from low-income,

Regena F. Nelson

111

A Comparison of College Readiness among Students Enrolled in Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Academies and Traditional Comprehensive High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to determine if differences existed in the performance of Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) academy programs and the performance of traditional Texas comprehensive high school programs on seven indicators of college readiness defined in the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS)…

Phillips, Richard L.

2013-01-01

112

Because Wisdom Can't Be Told: Using Comparison of Simulated Parent-Teacher Conferences to Assess Teacher Candidates' Readiness for Family-School Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used text-related, video-based case materials to assess teacher candidates' readiness to communicate with families. Participants (N = 141) rated their efficacy for home-school communication and then responded to a description of a classroom-based challenge regarding one student's behavioral and academic performance. Next, they evaluated…

Walker, Joan M. T.; Dotger, Benjamin H.

2012-01-01

113

Family Income, School Attendance, and Academic Achievement in Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Low family income is associated with poor academic achievement among children. Higher rates of school absence and tardiness may be one mechanism through which low family income impacts children's academic success. This study examines relations between family income, as measured by receipt of free or reduced-price lunch, school attendance, and…

Morrissey, Taryn W.; Hutchison, Lindsey; Winsler, Adam

2014-01-01

114

Preparing for Medical School Academic Coursework  

E-print Network

Preparing for Medical School Academic Coursework Students interested in entering medical school. Students planning to apply to medical school may major in any subject they choose but must complete, moral psychology, descriptive ethics, etc. Our Mission The mission of The Ohio State University Medical

115

Early Childhood Care and Education: Effects on Ethnic and Racial Gaps in School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors examine black, white, and Hispanic children's differing experiences in early childhood care and education and explore links between these experiences and racial and ethnic gaps in school readiness. Children who attend center care or preschool programs enter school more ready to learn, but both the share of children enrolled in these…

Magnuson, Katherine A.; Waldfogel, Jane

2005-01-01

116

Indicators of College Readiness: A Comparison of High School and College Measures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report compares high school indicators of college readiness for the Baltimore City Schools Class of 2011 with actual readiness as determined by Maryland colleges. Each Maryland college determines its own criteria for entering credit bearing courses or taking developmental courses. As a result, findings are reported separately by college…

Connolly, Faith; Olson, Linda S.; Durham, Rachel E.; Plank, Stephen B.

2014-01-01

117

Child, Family and Community Characteristics Associated with School Readiness in Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study investigated demographic differences in school readiness within Jordan, a particularly interesting context because of widespread national reform currently sweeping the education system in Jordan. Teacher reports and researcher direct assessments of the school readiness of a national sample of 4681 Jordanian first grade children…

Al-Hassan, Suha M.; Lansford, Jennifer E.

2009-01-01

118

Social Information Processing Patterns, Social Skills, and School Readiness in Preschool Children  

PubMed Central

The links between social information processing, social competence, and school readiness were examined in this short-term longitudinal study with a sample of 198 preschool children. Data on social information processing were obtained via child interview, data on child social competence were obtained via teacher report, and data on school readiness were obtained via child assessment (early literacy skills) and teacher report (approaches to learning). Findings provided support for our hypothesis that both social information processing and social competence are related to school readiness. Social competence also partially mediated the link between social information processing and school readiness thus supporting our hypothesis about an indirect path in which mental processes are translated into social skills and then translated into school readiness. PMID:23046690

Ziv, Yair

2012-01-01

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Students Training for Academic Readiness (STAR): Year Five Evaluation Report. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, is a federally-funded system of grants that focuses on preparing low-income students to enter and succeed in postsecondary educational programs. GEAR UP grants extend across 6 school years and require that funded districts begin providing grant services to students no…

Texas Center for Educational Research, 2012

2012-01-01

120

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

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progams are available in the School of Informatics, School of Nursing and the School of Social Work-wide office, the Graduate School grants degrees at five of the university's eight campuses: Bloomington, Fort

Indiana University

121

How Home Gets to School: Parental Control Strategies Predict Children's School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At-risk families' control style (autonomy support and coercive control) was examined in relation to children's school readiness; children's social skills and mastery motivation were hypothesized mediating variables. In two different, low-income samples from diverse ethnic backgrounds, one preschool sample recruited from Head Start (N = 199) and a…

Walker, Aimee Kleisner; MacPhee, David

2011-01-01

122

Patterns of School Readiness Forecast Achievement and Socioemotional Development at the End of Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A person-oriented approach examined patterns of functioning in social and executive function domains at 54 months and in turn forecasted 5th-grade socioemotional and achievement outcomes for 944 children. Six distinct profiles of 54-month school readiness patterns predicted outcomes in 5th grade with indications of cross-domain association between…

Sabol, Terri J.; Pianta, Robert C.

2012-01-01

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Using Positive Behavior Support Procedures in Head Start Classrooms to Improve School Readiness: A Group Training and Behavioral Coaching Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social-emotional competence is an important determinant of school readiness. School readiness, in turn, sets the stage for school success. There is clear longitudinal evidence that school success, attachment and bonding to the schooling process, and full engagement of schooling can, in combination, operate as a protective factor against a host of long-term health risk behaviors and negative outcomes. Herein, we

Edward G. Feil; Hill Walker; Herbert Severson; Annemieke Golly; John R. Seeley; Jason W. Small

2009-01-01

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The early developmental competencies and school readiness of low-income, immigrant children: Influences of generation, race\\/ethnicity, and national origins  

Microsoft Academic Search

Though much valuable research has been conducted on the academic achievement of school-age immigrant youth, less is known about the early developmental competencies of immigrant children during the preschool years. This study describes the school readiness of 2194 low-income children receiving subsidies to attend child care with emphasis on how nativity status (generation), race\\/ethnicity, and national origins might be related

Jessica Johnson De Feyter; Adam Winsler

2009-01-01

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Children Entering School Ready to Learn: 2009-2010 Maryland Model for School Readiness  

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Each year, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) informs policymakers and practitioners of what children know and are able to do when they start formal education in kindergarten. This report provides a profile of children's skill levels as they enter school based on the evaluation of their teachers. It includes valuable trend data about…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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Children Entering School Ready to Learn: 2008-2009 Maryland Model for School Readiness  

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Each year, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) informs policymakers and practitioners of what children know and are able to do when they start formal education in kindergarten. This report, which is unique in its kind nationally, provides a profile of children's skill levels as they enter school based on the evaluation of their…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

127

Do School Facilities Affect Academic Outcomes?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review explores which facility attributes affect academic outcomes the most and in what manner and degree. The research is examined in six categories: indoor air quality, ventilation, and thermal comfort; lighting; acoustics; building age and quality; school size; and class size. The review concludes that school facilities affect learning.…

Schneider, Mark

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School of International Health Academic Year 2013  

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will include health-related MDGs (child, maternal and newborn diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria School of International Health Syllabus Academic Year 2013 Graduate School of Medicine 3 5 N507 4 16 ( HIV/) 4 16 7 9 1 Overview: global health policy 2

Miyashita, Yasushi

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School Social Capital and Pupils' Academic Performance  

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It is widely acknowledged that there are important ties among pupils, parents and schools affecting children's educational outcome. Using NELS: 88, a nationally representative sample of eighth graders in the United States, this study explores the role of schools in their academic performance. The study suggests that, with other things equal,…

Haghighat, Elhum

2005-01-01

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College and Career Ready? Perceptions of High School Students Related to WorkKeys Assessments  

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College and career readiness is a concern in both business and education arenas. Employers are calling for entry-level employees with basic academic skills and educators are being held accountable for student achievement in similar academic areas. In this environment, WorkKeys has emerged as a set of assessments that could respond to the needs of…

Schultz, Deanna; Stern, Sam

2013-01-01

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Effects of Parent Expectations and Involvement on the School Readiness of Children in Head Start  

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EFFECTS OF PARENT EXPECTATIONS AND INVOLVEMENT ON THE SCHOOL READINESS OF CHILDREN IN HEAD START A Dissertation by KRYSTAL TISHA? COOK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2009 Major Subject: School Psychology EFFECTS OF PARENT EXPECTATIONS AND INVOLVEMENT ON THE SCHOOL READINESS OF CHILDREN IN HEAD START A Dissertation by KRYSTAL TISHA? COOK...

Cook, Krystal Tisha'

2010-10-12

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Student Academic Services School of Ocean & Earth Science Technology (SOEST)  

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Student Academic Services School of Ocean & Earth Science Technology (SOEST between academic advisors, faculty advisors, and students to implement a personal education plan that is consistent with the student's goals. DESCRIPTION Academic

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Academic Achievement in Effective Schools  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify predictors of achievement in mathematics in elementary schools in New Brunswick (Canada). Data Collection: Both teachers and school leaders (N = 111) completed a questionnaire on their practices and on school functioning. Findings: Multiple regression analyses revealed that the students'…

Basque, Marc; Bouchamma, Yamina

2013-01-01

134

Application of the cumulative risk model in predicting school readiness in Head Start children  

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outcomes. This study built on this literature by investigating how child, parent, and family risk factors predicted school readiness in Head Start children using two statistical models. Specific aims of this study included identifying 1) to what degree...

Rodriguez-Escobar, Olga Lydia

2009-05-15

135

Design, Implementation, and Outcomes of a School Readiness Program for Diverse Families  

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This study describes the design, implementation, and outcomes of a school-based readiness program for prekindergarten children (4-year-olds) and their families. The program was designed on the basis of a collaborative model of university-school partnership, and the program itself featured relationship-building between families and schools. The…

Pelletier, Janette; Corter, Carl

2005-01-01

136

Exploring the Contribution of a Content-Infused Interactive Whiteboard for School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exploratory study examined the relationship between use of an interactive (touchscreen) whiteboard and development of school readiness skills. Over one school year, public school regular education prekindergarten classrooms used an interactive whiteboard with preloaded literacy and math activities. The children were low-income and English…

McManis, Lilla D.; Gunnewig, Susan B.; McManis, Mark H.

2010-01-01

137

Charter Schools: The 65% Instructional Expenditure Ratio and College-Readiness  

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We investigated for all of the charter school districts (n = 192) in the State of Texas for the 2008-2009 school year the relationship between the 65% instructional expenditures ratio mandate and college-readiness rates in reading, math, and in both subjects for all high school students and then separately for African American, Hispanic, and White…

Schulte, Don P.; Slate, John R.

2011-01-01

138

School Readiness Language Development Program Evaluation: A Parent Outcomes Study. Publication No. 701, Part B.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The School Readiness Language Development Program is one of several programs developed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in response to the original court order to integrate LAUSD schools. The program includes oral language opportunities for 4-year-olds, a parent education component, a staff development component, and an…

Yu, Ming; Maddahian, Ebrahim

139

Family and neighborhood disadvantage, home environment, and children's school readiness.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to examine associations between family socioeconomic risk, neighborhood disadvantage, and children's school readiness. A sample of 420 children from 48 early childcare programs yielded multi-informant data. The average age was 55.3 months (SD = 6.4), with 38% of children being Black, non-Hispanic, Hispanic, or other minority race (American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander). One third (32.4%) of the parents had annual incomes less than $30,000. We used multilevel structural equation modeling to test direct and indirect associations among family socioeconomic risk and neighborhood disadvantage and children's cognitive and social-emotional development through home learning environment and parental depression. Children with a greater number of family socioeconomic risks and a higher level of neighborhood disadvantage demonstrated lower scores on cognitive skills. The degree of family socioeconomic risk was indirectly associated with children's cognitive ability through parents' cognitive stimulation at home. Parents who had more family socioeconomic risks and neighborhood disadvantage reported more depressive symptoms, which, in turn, suggested children's greater probability of having social-emotional problems. In other words, home learning environments explained associations between family socioeconomic disadvantage and children's cognitive skills, while parental depression explained associations between family/neighborhood disadvantages and children's social-emotional problems. Results suggest the importance of intervention or prevention strategies for parents to improve cognitive stimulation at home and to reduce depressive symptoms. PMID:25150370

Jeon, Lieny; Buettner, Cynthia K; Hur, Eunhye

2014-10-01

140

School Culture, Teacher Regard, and Academic Aspirations among Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Middle school students perform well academically when their schooling environment meets their developmental needs (Eccles et al., 1993). Both school culture and student-teacher relationships are influential aspects of the school environment that impact academic expectations, school satisfaction, and academic performance. In the current study, we…

McCollum, Elan C.; Yoder, Nicholas P.

2011-01-01

141

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE  

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of effective psychotherapy interventions to reduce chronic stress, enhance positive health behaviors and reduce about departing personnel and how to address data security issues with respect to their electronicOFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE COMMUNIQUE JULY 2014 Dr. Cheryl Gore-Felton Appointed

Puglisi, Joseph

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OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE  

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-Research, and Non-tenure Line ­ Teaching. As of September 1, 2006, the faculty serving in this important role are committee of full professors elected by the members of the Academic Council to advise the President. The School of Medicine's representatives on the 2006-07 Advisory Board are Stephen Galli (Pathology) and Alan

Kay, Mark A.

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OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE  

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information regarding the gender, race and ethnicity of applicants for employment and to prepare periodicOFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE COMMUNIQUÃ? OCTOBER 2012 On-Time Reappointment and Promotion Performance Rate Rises to 86% Faculty Applicant Gender and Ethnicity Collection (FASI system) 2012

Kay, Mark A.

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OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE  

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and are not limited to just one race. Please note that the new regulations define Hispanic/Latino as "ethnicity their ethnicity as Hispanic/Latino but do not identify any races. For those searches already created in our 20091 OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE COMMUNIQUÃ? OCTOBER 2010 Update on Faculty Applicant

Kay, Mark A.

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OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE  

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Table of Contents: OAA Sundial Calendar Available ACF Representation Added to School of Medicine Faculty Documentation Due by September 1 July FAAN Meeting Cancelled OAA Sundial Calendar Available The Office of Academic Affairs has established a Sundial calendar of meetings and deadlines, which will replace

Kay, Mark A.

146

Measuring Academic Tenacity: New Visions for Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past three years, the College Readiness Indicator Systems (CRIS) project has afforded New Visions for Public Schools an opportunity to reflect upon their college readiness systems and practices. Through their involvement in the project, they have been able to explore various strategies for ensuring that their students graduate from high…

Carrano, Jared

2013-01-01

147

Academic Achievement, Academic Self-Concept, and Academic Motivation of Immigrant Adolescents in the Greater Toronto Area Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined the self-reported academic achievement, academic self-concept, and academic motivation of 573 immigrant and nonimmigrant adolescents in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) secondary schools. Descriptive Discriminant Analyses indicated that the immigrant adolescents had higher performance in mathematics, higher math and school

Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Freeman, John G.

2008-01-01

148

College Readiness and the Postsecondary Outcomes of Illinois High School Students. Policy Research: IERC 2012-1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents longitudinal description of the association between college readiness--as measured by college readiness benchmarks set by the ACT--and a series of postsecondary outcomes of the Illinois High School Class of 2003. In addition to describing how college readiness is distributed among the cohort, this study establishes the college…

Lichtenberger, Eric J.; Dietrich, Cecile

2012-01-01

149

ScratchJr: Computer programming in early childhood education as a pathway to academic readiness and success  

E-print Network

1 ScratchJr: Computer programming in early childhood education as a pathway to academic readiness specifically for early childhood education (K-2). This is an educational segment where there are few powerful project will build on the PI's research on technologies in early childhood education, and on the work

Resnick, Mitchel

150

Executive Functioning Predicts School Readiness and Success: Implications for Assessment and Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, executive functioning (EF) has received increasing attention from researchers and practitioners focusing on how EF predicts important outcomes such as success at school and in life. For example, EF has been described as the single best predictor of school readiness (Blair & Razza, 2007). Moreover, EF has been implicated in…

Cantin, Rachelle H.; Mann, Trisha D.; Hund, Alycia M.

2012-01-01

151

Diplomas Count: Ready for What? Preparing Students for College, Careers, and Life after High School  

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Today's high school graduates are entering a world in which they will need at least some college to gain access to decent-paying careers, according to the 2007 edition of "Diplomas Count." Those without even a high school diploma will face increasingly bleak labor-market prospects. This report, "Ready for What? Preparing Students for College,…

Education Week, 2007

2007-01-01

152

Coming, Ready or Not: Aboriginal Children's Transition to School in Urban Australia and the Policy Push  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concern that too many Australian children, particularly Indigenous children, are not ready to start school has spurred a series of changes to the pre-school sector. Included among these changes are nationwide mass surveying and the introduction of a unified curriculum framework together with moves towards standardised entry assessment. Focusing on…

Taylor, Anthea Jo

2011-01-01

153

Class of '79 Project: Longitudinal Implications of School Entry Variability in Readiness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Class of 1979 project is a longitudinal study of the consequences and implications of variability in school readiness at the age children enter school. The study followed the development of 129 children since 1979, the year in which they entered Kindergarten. Phase one and two of the research covered the years between 1979 and 1991. Phase…

Elkin, Lorne

154

What Is the Effect of School Entrance Age on the Reading Readiness Achievement of Kindergarten Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between age at school entry and reading readiness in kindergarten. Subjects included 30 kindergarten students selected randomly from a population of 56 students at a parochial school in a predominantly low socioeconomic status neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. All students were African American and ranged in…

Parks, Lois

155

The Relationship between Preschool Programming and School Readiness for Rural Children Entering Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children in the researcher's rural school district have limited opportunities for a high quality preschool programming that prepares them for school readiness. Quality preschool programming is defined as teachers with proper qualifications and training, small class size, stimulating curriculum, and parent involvement. The theoretical foundation…

Conway, Donna M.

2010-01-01

156

Children's School Readiness: Implications for Eliminating Future Disparities in Health and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: School-entry characteristics predict adult educational attainment, which forecasts dispositions toward disease prevention. Health and education risks can also be transmitted from one generation to the next. As such, school readiness forecasts a set of intertwined biopsychosocial trajectories that can influence the developmental…

Pagani, Linda S.; Fitzpatrick, Caroline

2014-01-01

157

Mathematics from High School to Community College: Preparation, Articulation, and College Un-Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research studied the role of mathematics as a roadblock to college completion for community college-bound students in California. Using longitudinal quantitative analysis, I observed the educational pipeline between high school and community college and analyzed how different high school mathematics histories predicted readiness, or…

Jaffe, Louise

2012-01-01

158

Academic Self-Concept, Gender and Single-Sex Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article assesses gender differences in academic self-concept for a cohort of children born in 1958 (the National Child Development Study). It addresses the question of whether attending single-sex or co-educational schools affected students' perceptions of their own academic abilities (academic self-concept). Academic self-concept was found…

Sullivan, Alice

2009-01-01

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Executive functions and school readiness intervention: impact, moderation, and mediation in the Head Start REDI program.  

PubMed

Despite their potentially central role in fostering school readiness, executive function (EF) skills have received little explicit attention in the design and evaluation of school readiness interventions for socioeconomically disadvantaged children. The present study examined a set of five EF measures in the context of a randomized-controlled trial of a research-based intervention integrated into Head Start programs (Head Start REDI). Three hundred fifty-six 4-year-old children (17% Hispanic, 25% African American; 54% girls) were followed over the course of the prekindergarten year. Initial EF predicted gains in cognitive and social-emotional skills and moderated the impact of the Head Start REDI intervention on some outcomes. The REDI intervention promoted gains on two EF measures, which partially mediated intervention effects on school readiness. We discuss the importance of further study of the neurobiological bases of school readiness, the implications for intervention design, and the value of incorporating markers of neurobiological processes into school readiness interventions. PMID:18606033

Bierman, Karen L; Nix, Robert L; Greenberg, Mark T; Blair, Clancy; Domitrovich, Celene E

2008-01-01

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Executive functions and school readiness intervention: Impact, moderation, and mediation in the Head Start REDI program  

PubMed Central

Despite their potentially central role in fostering school readiness, executive function (EF) skills have received little explicit attention in the design and evaluation of school readiness interventions for socioeconomically disadvantaged children. The present study examined a set of five EF measures in the context of a randomized-controlled trial of a research-based intervention integrated into Head Start programs (Head Start REDI). Three hundred fifty-six 4-year-old children (17% Hispanic, 25% African American; 54% girls) were followed over the course of the prekindergarten year. Initial EF predicted gains in cognitive and social–emotional skills and moderated the impact of the Head Start REDI intervention on some outcomes. The REDI intervention promoted gains on two EF measures, which partially mediated intervention effects on school readiness. We discuss the importance of further study of the neurobiological bases of school readiness, the implications for intervention design, and the value of incorporating markers of neurobiological processes into school readiness interventions. PMID:18606033

BIERMAN, KAREN L.; NIX, ROBERT L.; GREENBERG, MARK T.; BLAIR, CLANCY; DOMITROVICH, CELENE E.

2011-01-01

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Academic Credit for Internships Requirements for gaining academic credit vary from school to school, depending on your primary major. Please  

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Academic Credit for Internships Requirements for gaining academic credit vary from school to school for internships completed in spring and summer. ARTS & SCIENCES Basic Requirements for Arts & Sciences Students: Students can gain academic credit for unpaid internships only. Student must complete a Learning Agreement

Subramanian, Venkat

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Head start participation and school readiness: evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort.  

PubMed

Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n ? 6,950), a nationally representative sample of children born in 2001, we examined school readiness (academic skills and socioemotional well-being) at kindergarten entry for children who attended Head Start compared with those who experienced other types of child care (prekindergarten, other center-based care, other nonparental care, or parental care). Using propensity score matching methods and ordinary least squares regressions with rich controls, we found that Head Start participants had higher early reading and math scores than children in other nonparental care or parental care but also higher levels of conduct problems than those in parental care. Head Start participants had lower early reading scores compared with children in prekindergarten and had no differences in any outcomes compared with children in other center-based care. Head Start benefits were more pronounced for children who had low initial cognitive ability or parents with low levels of education or who attended Head Start for more than 20 hr per week. PMID:23527496

Lee, RaeHyuck; Zhai, Fuhua; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Han, Wen-Jui; Waldfogel, Jane

2014-01-01

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School Environment and Academic Achievement of Standard IX Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study School Environment and Academic Achievement of standard IX students was probed to find the relationship between School Environment and Academic Achievement of standard IX students. Data for the study were collected using self-made School Environment Scale (SES). The investigator used stratified random sampling technique for…

Lawrence, A. S. Arul; Vimala, A.

2012-01-01

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Family income, school attendance, and academic achievement in elementary school.  

PubMed

Low family income is associated with poor academic achievement among children. Higher rates of school absence and tardiness may be one mechanism through which low family income impacts children's academic success. This study examines relations between family income, as measured by receipt of free or reduced-price lunch, school attendance, and academic achievement among a diverse sample of children from kindergarten to 4th grade (N = 35,419) using both random and within-child fixed-effects models. Generally, results suggest that the receipt of free or reduced-price lunch and duration of receipt have small but positive associations with school absences and tardies. Poor attendance patterns predict poorer grades, with absences more associated with grades than tardies. Given the small associations between receipt of free or reduced-price lunch and school attendance, and between the duration of receipt of free or reduced-price lunch and children's grades, results do not provide strong evidence that absences and tardies meaningfully attenuate relations between the duration of low family income and student achievement; poorer attendance and persistent low income independently predict poorer grades. Implications for policy and future research are discussed. PMID:23914750

Morrissey, Taryn W; Hutchison, Lindsey; Winsler, Adam

2014-03-01

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172 Newark High School 83 Reynoldsburg High School  

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Ready High School 6 Fairfield Union High School 6 Granville Christian Academ 6 Home School 6 John GlennAU09 HS 172 Newark High School 83 Reynoldsburg High School 71 Heath High School 69 Granville High School 57 Licking Valley High School 54 Northridge High School 54 Watkins Memorial High Scho 51 Sheridan

Jones, Michelle

166

Promoting School Readiness in the Context of Socio-Economic Adversity: Associations with Parental Demoralization and Support for Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Existing research suggests that parenting stress and demoralization, as well as provision of learning activities at home, significantly affect child school readiness. However, the degree to which these dimensions of parenting uniquely influence child school readiness remains unclear. Objective: This study tested the hypothesis that…

Okado, Yuko; Bierman, Karen L.; Welsh, Janet A.

2014-01-01

167

Prematurity and School Readiness in a Nationally Representative Sample of Australian Children: Does Typically Occurring Preschool Moderate the Relationship?  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between indicators of prematurity and children’s cognitive and behavioral school readiness in a nationally representative sample and to investigate whether typically occurring preschool enrollment moderates this relationship, particularly for children from disadvantaged families in Australia. METHODS The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children is a nationally representative prospective sample of two cohorts of children with sequentially obtained indicators of child health and developmental outcomes. We analyzed information on 8,060 children age 4–5 years who had complete data on birth weight, gestational age, prenatal risks, social factors, and cognitive and behavioral outcomes of school readiness. Multivariate regressions were used to relate three indicators of prematurity (low birth weight, preterm birth, and small for gestational age) to cognitive and behavioral school readiness. RESULTS Children born preterm, small for gestational age, or with low birth weight have significantly lower cognitive school readiness after controlling for social factors and prenatal risks. None of the premature indicators was associated with behavioral school readiness. All children benefited from attending preschool. Yet, preschool enrollment did not moderate the relationship between prematurity and school readiness. The only exception is for small for gestational age survivors with low educated mothers. Preschool enrollment was associated with an increase in cognitive school readiness skills. CONCLUSIONS Prematurity was associated with lower cognitive school readiness skills. Typical occurring preschool did not eliminate this association. Findings suggest that simply expanding the preschool enrollment is inadequate to address the developmental needs of premature children from disadvantaged backgrounds. PMID:24401664

Chen, Jen-Hao; Claessens, Amy; Msall, Michael E.

2013-01-01

168

A Review of Methods and Instruments Used in State and Local School Readiness Evaluations. Issues & Answers. REL 2007-No. 004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report provides detailed information about the methods and instruments used to evaluate school readiness initiatives, discusses important considerations in selecting instruments, and provides resources and recommendations that may be helpful to those who are designing and implementing school readiness evaluations. Study results indicate that…

Brown, Glyn; Scott-Little, Catherine; Amwake, Lynn; Wynn, Lucy

2007-01-01

169

Hispanic Preschoolers' School Readiness: A Study Examining the Impact of Cultural, Social-Emotional, and Sociodemographic Factors  

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................................................................................... 70 Predictors of School Readiness and Social-Emotional Competence .. 71 Sociodemographic Variables ..................................................... 73 Socioeconomic Status (SES) or Income... cultural and sociodemographic factors. The study examined the impact of socioeconomic factors, cultural factors, and social-emotional competence on school readiness. Family size, income, single parent, working caregiver, and caregiver highest level...

Avila Brizuela, Leonor

2012-02-14

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Caring Communities: Supporting Young Children and Families. The Report of the National Task Force on School Readiness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In January 1991, the National School Readiness Task Force was formed to promote the national goal of assuring that all children start school ready to learn. This report presents the Task Force's considerations and recommendations based on research reviews and interviews with practitioners nationwide. Following a brief discussion of the Task Force…

National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.

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Predicting Early Academic Failure in High School From Prior Academic Achievement, Psychosocial Characteristics, and Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors examined the differential effects of prior academic achievement, psychosocial, behavioral, demographic, and school context factors on early high school grade point average (GPA) using a prospective study of 4,660 middle-school students from 24 schools. The findings suggest that (a) prior grades and standardized achievement are the strongest predictors of high school GPA and (b) psychosocial and behavioral factors

Alex Casillas; Steve Robbins; Jeff Allen; Yi-Lung Kuo; Mary Ann Hanson; Cynthia Schmeiser

2012-01-01

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Academic self-efficacy mediates the effects of school psychological climate on academic achievement.  

PubMed

This study investigated the effects of proximal and distal constructs on adolescent's academic achievement through self-efficacy. Participants included 482 ninth- and tenth- grade Norwegian students who completed a questionnaire designed to assess school-goal orientations, organizational citizenship behavior, academic self-efficacy, and academic achievement. The results of a bootstrapping technique used to analyze relationships between the constructs indicated that school-goal orientations and organizational citizenship predicted academic self-efficacy. Furthermore, school-goal orientation, organizational citizenship, and academic self-efficacy explained 46% of the variance in academic achievement. Mediation analyses revealed that academic self-efficacy mediated the effects of perceived task goal structure, perceived ability structure, civic virtue, and sportsmanship on adolescents' academic achievements. The results are discussed in reference to current scholarship, including theories underlying our hypothesis. Practical implications and directions for future research are suggested. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved). PMID:24708286

Høigaard, Rune; Kova?, Velibor Bobo; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Haugen, Tommy

2015-03-01

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Arizona Academic Standards: Kindergarten  

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This publication contains Arizona public schools' academic standards for kindergarten. The contents of this document include the following: (1) The Arts Standard 2006--Kindergarten; (2) Comprehensive Health Education/Physical Activity Standards 1997--Readiness (Kindergarten); (3) Foreign and Native Language Standards 1997--Readiness

Arizona Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

174

School-to-Work: Focusing Education on Job-Readiness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides an overview of the history, status, and funding of school-to-work programs in Ohio. First, school-to-work transition programs are discussed in the larger context of work force development. Presented next are the rationale for the school-to-work approach to education and its main objectives and components. The differences…

Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.

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The Educational Challenge of Academic Freedom in the Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues and responsibilities related to academic freedom in secondary schools are addressed, indicating that the issues are as diverse as the institutions and individuals involved. Legislation limiting academic freedom, parental control, comparisons between academic freedom in secondary and higher education, as well as specific cases are among the…

Hart, Ann Weaver

1983-01-01

176

Academic Motivation and School Performance: Toward a Structural Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to propose and test a motivational model of school performance based on Deci and Ryan?s theoretical framework (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 1991) using structural equation modeling. Students completed the French version of the Academic Motivation Scale as well as measures of perceived academic competence and perceived academic self-determination during the spring semester. Subsequently, their

Michelle S. Fortier; Robert J. Vallerand; Frédéric Guay

1995-01-01

177

Biculturalism and Academic Achievement of African American High School Students  

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Biculturalism was examined as a factor that may positively affect the academic achievement of African American high school students, beyond cultural identity and self-esteem. Hierarchical regression analyses determined that cultural identity and academic self-esteem were important factors for academic achievement, but not biculturalism.…

Rust, Jonathan P.; Jackson, Margo A.; Ponterotto, Joseph G.; Blumberg, Fran C.

2011-01-01

178

College-Readiness Rates in Texas: A Statewide, Multiyear Study of Ethnic Differences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, we examined the college-readiness rates of Black, Hispanic, and White Texas public high school graduates using archival data from the Texas Education Agency Academic Excellence Indicator System. An examination of the state college-readiness rates across a 3-year period was conducted to determine the extent to which academic

Barnes, Wally; Slate, John R.

2014-01-01

179

Mapping Fiscal Resources in South Hampton Roads Virginia to Support School Readiness. Regional Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2007, committees of key stakeholders in the five cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach developed Collaborative Action Plans focused on key strategies to ensure that children in each city "arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school, and in life." With leadership from Smart Beginnings South…

Finance Project, 2009

2009-01-01

180

Increasing Programme Effectiveness through Parent Empowerment: The Getting Ready for School Project in Tajikistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within the development studies framework, empowerment involves increasing individual agency vis-à-vis the formal and informal opportunity structure. The Open Society Foundation's Early Childhood Programme developed the Getting Ready for School programme specifically for parents of preschool-age children to use at home in the year before…

Whitsel, Christopher Michael; Lapham, Kate

2014-01-01

181

Improving School Readiness: A Brief Report from the Palm Beach County Family Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For more than a decade, Florida's Palm Beach County has been building a system of prevention and early intervention services to promote and support the healthy development and school readiness of children from birth to age 8. The county began this effort with a set of programs focused on serving families in four targeted geographic areas that have…

Spielberger, Julie; Gouvea, Marcia; Rich, Lauren

2012-01-01

182

Associations Among Family Environment, Sustained Attention, and School Readiness for Low-Income Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we examined the developmental pathways from children's family environment to school readiness within a low-income sample (N = 1,046), with a specific focus on the role of sustained attention. Six distinct factors of the family environment representing maternal parenting behaviors, the physical home environment, and maternal mental health at 3 years of age were explored as independent

Rachel A. Razza; Anne Martin; Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

2010-01-01

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Disorganized attachment and social skills as indicators of Head Start children's school readiness skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationships among social skills, dysregulation of symbolic representations of attachment, and school readiness were examined. Participants were 74 preschool children from low-income families in Midwest America. Attachment representations and dysregulation of symbolic representations of attachment were assessed using a story completion task (George & Solomon, 2000) and teachers completed a survey of child behavior, which was used to assess

Ann M. Stacks; Toko Oshio

2009-01-01

184

Explaining Gaps in Readiness for College-Level Math: The Role of High School Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite increased requirements for high school graduation, almost one-third of the nation's college freshmen are unprepared for college-level math. The need for remediation is particularly high among students who are low income, Hispanic, and black. Female students are also less likely than males to be ready for college-level math. This article…

Long, Mark C.; Iatarola, Patrice; Conger, Dylan

2009-01-01

185

Preschool Center Quality and Socioemotional Readiness for School: Variation by Demographic and Child Characteristics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this paper is to address two research questions related to the policy goal of having all children ready to learn at kindergarten entry. First, to what extent are children's socioemotional skills and behavior higher when they experience higher quality preschools? Second, are the effects of preschool center quality on these school

Keys, Tran D.; Farkas, George; Burchinal, Margaret R.; Duncan, Greg J.; Vandell, Deborah L.; Li, Weilin; Ruzek, Erik A.

2012-01-01

186

From Research to Practice: Strategies for Supporting School Readiness in Programs Serving Infants and Toddlers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fostering healthy social and emotional development provides the foundation for school readiness in programs serving infants, toddlers, and their families. In this article, the author explores four key concepts that make the link between social and emotional development and early learning: 1) Cognitive and social-emotional development are…

Powers, Stefanie

2012-01-01

187

Child Care Subsidies and the School Readiness of Children of Immigrants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is the first to test whether receipt of a federal child care subsidy is associated with children of immigrants' school readiness skills. Using nationally representative data (n ˜ 2,900), this study estimates the associations between subsidy receipt at age 4 and kindergarten cognitive and social outcomes, for children of immigrant…

Johnson, Anna D.; Han, Wen-Jui; Ruhm, Christopher J.; Waldfogel, Jane

2014-01-01

188

Expanding School Readiness Gains in Prekindergarten. NCRECE In Focus. Volume 1, Issue 6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With growing public interest in children's success in kindergarten, more studies are examining prekindergarten (pre-k) classroom characteristics and their relationship to children's school readiness. These studies, for the most part, have focused on classroom environment characteristics associated with overall program quality, especially as…

Goffin, Stacie G.

2010-01-01

189

The Effect of Tennessee's Prekindergarten Programs on Young Children's School Readiness Skills: A Regression Discontinuity Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to explore the relationship between attendance in public prekindergarten programs and school readiness skills using regression discontinuity methodology. A sample of 179 students entering prekindergarten and 67 students entering kindergarten who had completed prekindergarten the previous year was collected with parental consent…

Coburn, Jamie Lynn

2009-01-01

190

Parenting through Play for School Readiness: Interim Report of Year One. Research Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 2-year project was undertaken to develop, test, and distribute a video-based program to train low-income parents in engaging their 3- to 5-year-old children in highly motivating play techniques in order to enhance children's cognitive, social and motor skills for school readiness. An evaluation was conducted of the Year One phase of the training…

Singer, Jerome L.; Singer, Dorothy G.

191

Solutions for Enhancing School Readiness: Summit Proceedings, Final Report and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of the second phase of a collaboration project between the Florida Head Start Association and agencies and programs in the state serving young children and their families with the purpose of enhancing school readiness programs, this document compiles the resource papers that were created based on regional meetings of partners in the…

Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office, Tallahassee.

192

Does the EDI Equivalently Measure Facets of School Readiness for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Children?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of the current paper was to examine the equivalence of the Early Development Instrument (EDI), a teacher rating measure of school readiness, for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children. The current study used an approach, which analyzes the structure and properties of the EDI at the subdomain level. Similar subdomain score distributions…

Muhajarine, Nazeem; Puchala, Chassidy; Janus, Magdalena

2011-01-01

193

Contemplative Practices in Early Childhood: Implications for Self-Regulation Skills and School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the development of self-regulation skills in early childhood and the possibilities of children's contemplative practices as a viable tool to facilitate this development. Current research indicates that self-regulation skills in early childhood education make a significant contribution to school readiness, and long-term…

Willis, Elizabeth; Dinehart, Laura H.

2014-01-01

194

Helping Your Child Get Ready for School, with Activities for Children from Birth through Age 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet suggests ways for parents to help their preschool children grow, develop, and have fun learning. A brief opening section called "Learning Begins Early" provides a general context for the book. The second section, on what it means to be ready for school, describes the qualities and skills that youngsters need to get a good start in…

Paulu, Nancy; Greene, Wilma P., Ed.

195

Links between Preschoolers' Behavioral Regulation and School Readiness Skills: The Role of Child Gender  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research Findings: We examined relations among preschoolers' behavioral regulation, gender, and school readiness outcomes in preacademic and classroom skills using a sample of South Korean preschoolers aged 3-5 ("N" = 229). Behavioral regulation was assessed using a direct measure, the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders task, which requires children to…

Son, Seung-Hee; Lee, Kangyi; Sung, Miyoung

2013-01-01

196

Head Start and Urban Children's School Readiness: A Birth Cohort Study in 18 Cities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the authors used data from a large longitudinal birth cohort study of primarily low-income children in urban areas, the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS), to investigate the effects of Head Start participation on children's school readiness. The fact that their sample was mainly made up of disadvantaged families…

Zhai, Fuhua; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Waldfogel, Jane

2010-01-01

197

Construct Validity Evidence for Bracken School Readiness Assessment, Third Edition, Spanish Form Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Convergent and discriminant validity evidence was examined for scores on the Spanish Record Form of the Bracken School Readiness Assessment, Third Edition (BSRA-3). Participants included a sample of 68 Hispanic, Spanish-speaking children ages 4 to 5 years enrolled in preschool programs in Puerto Rico. Scores obtained from the BSRA-3 Spanish Record…

Ortiz, Arlene; Clinton, Amanda; Schaefer, Barbara A.

2015-01-01

198

The Perceptions Head Start Teachers Have of Instructional Behaviors for School Readiness: A Phenomenological Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The school readiness of Head Start students has become a major concern in the United States. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore Head Start teachers' lived experiences and perceptions of the instructional behaviors necessary for preparing students for kindergarten. The study sample consisted of a purposive…

Jackson, Elinor N.

2011-01-01

199

Profiles of School Readiness among Four-Year-Old Head Start Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study uses the Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) data from 1997 to investigate the degree to which child, family, classroom, teacher, and Head Start program characteristics are related to children's school readiness and continued development over the four-year-old Head Start year. Latent class analyses were used to examine the…

Halle, Tamara G.; Hair, Elizabeth C.; Wandner, Laura D.; Chien, Nina C.

2012-01-01

200

School Readiness in Children Living in Non-Parental Care: Impacts of Head Start  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study examines the effects of Head Start on the development of school readiness outcomes for children living in non-parental care. Data were obtained from the Head Start Impact Study, a randomized controlled trial of Head Start conducted with a nationally representative sample of Head Start programs and families. The sample included…

Lipscomb, Shannon T.; Pratt, Megan E.; Schmitt, Sara A.; Pears, Katherine C.; Kim, Hyoun K.

2013-01-01

201

Early Child Language Mediates the Relation between Home Environment and School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Home environment quality is a well-known predictor of school readiness (SR), although the underlying processes are little known. This study tested two hypotheses: (a) child language mediates the association between home characteristics (socioeconomic status and exposure to reading) and SR, and (b) genetic factors partly explain the association…

Forget-Dubois, Nadine; Dionne, Ginette; Lemelin, Jean-Pascal; Perusse, Daniel; Tremblay, Richard E.; Boivin, Michel

2009-01-01

202

Obesity-Related Hormones in Low-Income Preschool-Age Children: Implications for School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mechanisms underlying socioeconomic disparities in school readiness and health outcomes, particularly obesity, among preschool-aged children are complex and poorly understood. Obesity can induce changes in proteins in the circulation that contribute to the negative impact of obesity on health; such changes may relate to cognitive and emotion…

Miller, Alison L.; Lumeng, Carey N.; Delproposto, Jennifer; Florek, Brian; Wendorf, Kristin; Lumeng, Julie C.

2013-01-01

203

Do Standard Measures of Preschool Quality Used in Statewide Policy Predict School Readiness?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the majority of states using Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to improve children's school readiness, the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) is a core assessment of preschool program quality and is central to QRIS metrics and incentive structures. The present study utilizes nationally representative…

Sabol, Terri J.; Pianta, Robert C.

2014-01-01

204

Associations among Maternal Behavior, Delay of Gratification, and School Readiness across the Early Childhood Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the developmental pathways from maternal behavior to school readiness within a sample of 1007 children, with a specific focus on the mediating role of delay of gratification (DoG). Maternal behavior across the first 36 months of age was explored as a predictor of children's DoG at 54 months as well as their behavioral and…

Razza, Rachel A.; Raymond, Kimberly

2013-01-01

205

The Chinese High School Student's Stress in the School and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a sample of 466 Chinese high school students, we examined the relationships between Chinese high school students' stress in the school and their academic achievements. Regression mixture modelling identified two different classes of the effects of Chinese high school students' stress on their academic achievements. One class contained 87% of…

Liu, Yangyang; Lu, Zuhong

2011-01-01

206

Graduate Students' Perspectives of Academic Positions in School Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An increasing number of vacancies in school psychology academic positions and the reduced number of applicants seeking to enter academia have created projected shortages in academe. The purpose of the current study was to determine perspectives of academia held by current school psychology graduate students, who are in line to become the next…

Nagle, Richard J.; Suldo, Shannon M.; Christenson, Sandra L.; Hansen, Anastasia L.

2004-01-01

207

Contracting out Public Schools and Academic Performance: Evidence from Colombia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contracting out public schools to private institutions is an instrument for reforming public education as it may facilitate academic innovation and improve student academic performance through higher school accountability and autonomy. The degree of autonomy that different providers have may vary substantially depending on the contractual and…

Bonilla-Angel, Juan D.

2011-01-01

208

Personality Type and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personality is the man. The successful living of an individual, as a man, depends to a large extent on the academic achievement of that individual, as a student. This article attempts to find out personality type, academic achievement of secondary school students and relationship between them by selecting a sample of 300 secondary school students…

Lawrence, Arul A. S.; Lawrence, John A.

2014-01-01

209

Business School Deans on Student Academic Dishonesty: A Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While students and, to a lesser extent, faculty have been surveyed about the student academic dishonesty issue, deans have been virtually ignored. This paper reports the results of an online survey of business school deans on the issue. Deans' perceptions of the level of student academic dishonesty in their schools were much lower than the levels…

Brown, Bob S.; Weible, Rick J.; Olmosk, Kurt E.

2010-01-01

210

High School Career Academies: A 40-Year Proven Model for Improving College and Career Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school career academies are a time-tested model for improving academic outcomes and preparing students for both college and careers. Career academies (1) are smaller learning communities taught by a team of interdisciplinary teachers, (2) provide a rigorous academic curriculum based on a career theme that demonstrates how knowledge is used…

Brand, Betsy

2009-01-01

211

School Readiness Factors for Predicting High and Low Achieving Students in First Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When analyzed according to race and ethnicity, poverty level, parental education level, as well as other related factors in schools in America, academic achievement disparities negatively impact educational outcomes for poor children and children of color on a consistent basis. At all educational levels, academic achievement and attainments of…

Davion, Edward, Jr.

2011-01-01

212

A SURVEY OF LANGUAGE SCHOOLS NOT UNDER ACADEMIC AUSPICES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED OF 93 SCHOOLS WHICH OFFERED FOREIGN-LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IN 10 MAJOR CITIES. THESE SCHOOLS WERE SELF-SUPPORTING AND NOT INCLUDED IN SUCH ACADEMIC CATEGORIES AS COLLEGES, PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS, AND PRIVATE PREPARATORY SCHOOLS. INFORMATION ON THE STUDY OF LANGUAGES FOREIGN TO AMERICANS WERE GATHERED BY INTERVIEWS WITH EACH…

MUSTARD, HELEN M.

213

Academic Optimism and Student Achievement in Urban Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The aim of this study was two-fold: to demonstrate a general construct of schools called academic optimism and to show it was related to student achievement in urban elementary schools, even controlling for socioeconomic factors, and school size. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 99 urban elementary schools in Texas…

Smith, Page A.; Hoy, Wayne K.

2007-01-01

214

Predicting Early Academic Failure in High School from Prior Academic Achievement, Psychosocial Characteristics, and Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors examined the differential effects of prior academic achievement, psychosocial, behavioral, demographic, and school context factors on early high school grade point average (GPA) using a prospective study of 4,660 middle-school students from 24 schools. The findings suggest that (a) prior grades and standardized achievement are the…

Casillas, Alex; Robbins, Steve; Allen, Jeff; Kuo, Yi-Lung; Hanson, Mary Ann; Schmeiser, Cynthia

2012-01-01

215

Academic Performance of Subsequent Schools and Impacts of Early Interventions: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Head Start Settings.  

PubMed

The role of subsequent school contexts in the long-term effects of early childhood interventions has received increasing attention, but has been understudied in the literature. Using data from the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP), a cluster-randomized controlled trial conducted in Head Start programs, we investigate whether the intervention had differential effects on academic and behavioral outcomes in kindergarten if children attended high- or low-performing schools subsequent to the preschool intervention year. To address the issue of selection bias, we adopt an innovative method, principal score matching, and control for a set of child, mother, and classroom covariates. We find that exposure to the CSRP intervention in the Head Start year had significant effects on academic and behavioral outcomes in kindergarten for children who subsequently attended high-performing schools, but no significant effects on children attending low-performing schools. Policy implications of the findings are discussed. PMID:22773872

Zhai, Fuhua; Raver, C Cybele; Jones, Stephanie M

2012-05-01

216

Academic Performance of Subsequent Schools and Impacts of Early Interventions: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Head Start Settings  

PubMed Central

The role of subsequent school contexts in the long-term effects of early childhood interventions has received increasing attention, but has been understudied in the literature. Using data from the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP), a cluster-randomized controlled trial conducted in Head Start programs, we investigate whether the intervention had differential effects on academic and behavioral outcomes in kindergarten if children attended high- or low-performing schools subsequent to the preschool intervention year. To address the issue of selection bias, we adopt an innovative method, principal score matching, and control for a set of child, mother, and classroom covariates. We find that exposure to the CSRP intervention in the Head Start year had significant effects on academic and behavioral outcomes in kindergarten for children who subsequently attended high-performing schools, but no significant effects on children attending low-performing schools. Policy implications of the findings are discussed. PMID:22773872

Zhai, Fuhua; Raver, C. Cybele; Jones, Stephanie M.

2012-01-01

217

A Study of the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) Program and Student Self-Efficacy and Academic Achievement: An Exploration with Middle and High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study examined the impact of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program on students' self-efficacy and academic achievement outcome measures at the middle and high school level. AVID is a college readiness system designed to prepare at-risk students in the fourth through 12th grade for college. The main focus of…

Monachino, Kimberly S.

2012-01-01

218

Are High School Grades Inflated? Issues in College Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To find out whether high school grade inflation exists, data drawn from students who took the ACT in the eleventh or twelfth grades and graduated from public high schools were examined. Because grade inflation is by definition a factor that develops over time, data from a relatively long period, 1991 to 2003, or 13 years were used. The number of…

ACT, Inc., 2005

2005-01-01

219

Charter Schools and the Road to College Readiness  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The world of charter schools is quite intriguing and as conversations about transforming the landscape of public education continue, scholars and policy advisors continue to weigh in on their value. This 54-page report from The Boston Foundation and NewSchools Venture Fund takes a look at the way charter schools prepare their students for college. Published in May 2013, this report was researched by the Foundation's colleagues at the School and Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative at MIT and notes that the charter schools in Massachusetts appear to have a long term positive effect on student outcomes and educational attainment. The report contains seven chapters detailing the group's findings, along with two appendices, a bibliography, and endnotes. It's a work that warrants close consideration and education scholars and journalists reporting on these issues will want to give it their close attention.

220

Comparing Self-Regulatory and Early Academic Skills as Predictors of Later Math, Reading, and Science Elementary School Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The achievement score gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged children at school entry is a major problem in education today. Identifying the skills critical for school readiness is an important step in developing interventions aimed at addressing these score gaps. The purpose of this study is to compare a number of school readiness skills with an eye toward finding out which are the best predictors of later academic achievement in math, reading, and science. The predictors were early reading, math, general knowledge, socioemotional skills, and motor skills. Data were obtained from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study of 1998 (NCES, 1998) database. While controlling for an extensive set of family characteristics, predictions were made across five years - from the end of kindergarten to the end of fifth grade. Consistent with current findings, reading and math skills predicted later achievement. Interestingly, general knowledge, attention, and fine motor skills also proved to be important predictors of later academic achievement, but socioemotional skills were not. The findings were interpreted from a neurobiological perspective involving the development of self-regulation. These school entry skills are used to predict later achievement in reading, math, and science. I argued that in addition to acquiring early academic knowledge, children need to regulate the use of this knowledge to meet academic goals.

Murrah, William M., III

221

Parental involvement and children's readiness for school in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background:?The remarkable academic advancement of Asian students in cross-national studies has been attributed to numerous factors, including the value placed on education by Chinese parents. However, there is a dearth of research on how exactly Chinese parents are involved in children's early learning.Purpose:?This study has two major research questions: (1) How are Chinese parents involved in young children's learning?; and

Eva Y. H. Lau; Hui Li; Nirmala Rao

2011-01-01

222

Language Ability and Readiness for School of Children Who Participated in Head Start Programs. A Dissertation Abstract.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to test language ability and school readiness in children with Head Start experience, 168 disadvantaged children were randomly selected. Only half of the children had previous Head Start experience. All children received the Metropolitan Readiness Test and were observed by their teacher and examiner. The results showed that in language…

Cowling, Dorothy N. C.

223

Perceived School and Neighborhood Safety, Neighborhood Violence and Academic Achievement in Urban School Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community and school violence continue to be a major public health problem, especially among urban children and adolescents. Little research has focused on the effect of school safety and neighborhood violence on academic performance. This study examines the effect of the school and neighborhood climate on academic achievement among a population…

Milam, A. J.; Furr-Holden, C. D. M.; Leaf, P. J.

2010-01-01

224

The Effects of School Bonding on High School Seniors' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors examine the effects of school bonding on academic achievement (measured by math achievement scores) in a sample of 12th graders from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 (Ingels, Pratt, Rogers, Siegel, & Stutts, 2005). Components of school bonding have proximal and distal effects on academic achievement. Attachment to school and…

Bryan, Julia; Moore-Thomas, Cheryl; Gaenzle, Stacey; Kim, Jungnam; Lin, Chia-Huei; Na, Goeun

2012-01-01

225

Case Study of a California High School under Academic Sanctions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is a mixed-methods case study of Antelope Valley High School (AVHS). AVHS was one of the first six schools in California to receive academic sanctions since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. It was also the first high school to receive a State Trustee who was embedded at the school every day for two school years. AVHS…

Beam, Eric Adam

2008-01-01

226

Academic optimism and community engagement in urban schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships among academic optimism, community engagement, and student achievement in urban elementary schools across one district. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data were collected from all 35 urban elementary schools across one district in Virginia, USA. Correlation, multiple regression, and factor analyses were used to test the hypotheses. Findings – In schools

Misty M. Kirby; Michael F. DiPaola

2011-01-01

227

Stability of School Academic Performance across Subject Areas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied correlates of academic performance across mathematics, science, reading, and writing for 6,883 Canadian students in grade 6 in 148 schools (the New Brunswick School Climate Study). Results show that students were differentially successful in different subject areas, that schools were differentially successful in different subject areas,…

Ma, Xin

2001-01-01

228

States Seek High School Pathways Weaving Academic, Career Options  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Every student at Wheeling High School takes a full academic courseload. Many of the graduates of this 2,000-student school in Wheeling, Illinois, however, also emerge with significant experience in a career field. Those interested in health careers, for example, can work with student-athletes in the school's athletic training facility, earn a…

Sawchuk, Stephen

2013-01-01

229

Are Your Schools Ready for the 21st Century?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although changes in instructional technology and population growth are the usual reasons school districts approach master planning as a tool for identifying and managing these changes, environmental concerns (like asbestos abatement and radon identification) play a role. A dozen tips for developing a master plan are provided. (MLH)

Vasilakis, John N.

1990-01-01

230

Professional Learning Communities: Developing a School-Level Readiness Instrument  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional learning communities have become a focus of educational reform in New Brunswick. The implementation and sustainability of this reform is dependent on shifting many of the organizational and operational characteristics of the traditional bureaucratic model into those that support a learning community approach in schools. The study…

Williams, Ray; Brien, Ken; Sprague, Crista; Sullivan, Gerald

2008-01-01

231

Cost Savings Analysis of School Readiness in Michigan. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Beginning in the 1980s, Michigan began making investments in fully preparing young children for school--cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally. Currently Michigan's Great Start system encompasses both early childhood services and a strategic plan for the state's early childhood system of programs, services, and supports for children…

Chase, Richard; Anton, Paul

2009-01-01

232

Does the EDI Equivalently Measure Facets of School Readiness for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal children?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the current paper was to examine the equivalence of the Early Development Instrument (EDI), a teacher rating measure\\u000a of school readiness, for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children. The current study used an approach, which analyzes the structure\\u000a and properties of the EDI at the subdomain level. Similar subdomain score distributions would suggest that the EDI measures\\u000a subdomains similarly

Nazeem Muhajarine; Chassidy Puchala; Magdalena Janus

2011-01-01

233

Chinese high school students' academic stress and depressive symptoms: gender and school climate as moderators.  

PubMed

In a sample of 368 Chinese high school students, the present study examined the different effects of Chinese high school students' academic stress on their depressive symptoms and the moderating effects of gender and students' perceptions of school climate on the relationships between their academic stress and depressive symptoms. Regression mixture model identified two different kinds of subgroups in the effects of students' academic stress on their depressive symptoms. One subgroup contained 90% of the students. In this subgroup, the students' perceptions of academic stress from lack of achievement positively predicted their depressive symptoms. For the other 10% of the students, academic stress did not significantly predict their depressive symptoms. Next, multinomial regression analysis revealed that girls or students who had high levels of achievement orientation were more likely to be in the first subgroup. The findings suggested that gender and students' perceptions of school climate could moderate the relationships between Chinese high school students' academic stress and their depressive symptoms. PMID:22190389

Liu, Yangyang; Lu, Zuhong

2012-10-01

234

Assessing Factors Influencing Student Academic Success in Law School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The literature on student academic success of law students is limited to mostly single institution studies, and as such, a nationwide, multi-institutional empirical study of the factors that predict student academic success is greatly needed by higher education scholars, law school admission officers, faculty, and administrators. This dissertation…

Detwiler, Robert R.

2011-01-01

235

Sociodemographic Moderators of Middle School Transition Effects on Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The academic impact of the transition from elementary to middle school has significant consequences for many early adolescents. This study examines academic growth across the transition, as well as sociodemographic moderators. Rather than defining the transition effect as a decline in student achievement between fifth and sixth grade, these data…

Akos, Patrick; Rose, Roderick A.; Orthner, Dennis

2015-01-01

236

Essays on Academic Achievement and Student Behavior in Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examines the student academic achievement through various mechanisms, put in place by the public school district, classroom student behavior, and negative external shocks to the students' living environment. I examine the impacts of various treatments on student short and long run academic outcomes such as math and English…

Moussa, Wael Soheil

2013-01-01

237

Academic Vocabulary and Middle School English Learners: An Intervention Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this experimental intervention study was to determine if evidence-based instructional strategies for general vocabulary words are effective with middle school English learner (EL) students and academic vocabulary words. Participants showed significantly more growth in their knowledge of academic vocabulary during the treatment…

Townsend, Dianna; Collins, Penny

2009-01-01

238

Gender Differences in Academic Motivation of Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: The following study examines gender differences existing in various cognitive-motivational variables (causal attributions, academic goals, academic self-concept and use of significant learning strategies) and in performance attained in school subjects of Language Arts and Mathematics. Method: For this purpose, a sample of 521…

Cerezo Rusillo, Maria Teresa; Casanova Arias, Pedro Felix

2004-01-01

239

TEACHING HARLEM STUDENTS IN A COLLEGE READINESS WORKSHOP.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE COLLEGE READINESS WORKSHOP, SPONSORED AND SUPPORTED BY UNION SETTLEMENT, HARLEM, NEW YORK, IN 1964 AND 1965 SERVED 76 NEGRO AND PUERTO RICAN STUDENTS WHO HAD COMPLETED THE JUNIOR YEAR OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN OR COMMERCE HIGH SCHOOLS. ITS PURPOSE WAS TO PROVIDE "ACADEMIC REENFORCEMENT" AND "RIGOROUS TRAINING IN ACADEMIC SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES" FOR…

SHEPHERD, ANNE BARLOW

240

Longitudinal Analysis of Chinese High School Student's Stress in School and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In previous research, few studies have examined the effects of adolescents' stress in school on the change rates of their academic achievement. In the present study, we seek to examine the longitudinal relationships between adolescents' stress in school and the change rates of their academic achievement. The results indicated that for those whose…

Liu, Yangyang; Lu, Zuhong

2011-01-01

241

Academic achievement in the high school years: the changing role of school engagement.  

PubMed

School engagement is an important theoretical and practical cornerstone to the promotion of academic accomplishments. This article used a tripartite-behavioral, emotional, and cognitive-model of school engagement to assess the relationship between school engagement and academic success among high school students, and to determine whether a reciprocal relationship exists between these constructs. Data were derived from 710 youth (69% female) who took part in Waves 6 through 8 (Grades 10 through 12) of the 4-H study of positive youth development. Longitudinal confirmatory factor analyses confirmed the invariance of the tripartite model of school engagement. Results of a structural equation model showed that the components of school engagement and academic achievement were mutually predictive and that these predictions varied from grade to grade. Future possibilities for evaluating the relationship between school engagement and academic achievement, as well as the implications for educational policy and practice, are discussed. PMID:24477498

Chase, Paul A; Hilliard, Lacey J; Geldhof, G John; Warren, Daniel J A; Lerner, Richard M

2014-06-01

242

Fostering School Connectedness: Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement. Information for Teachers and Other School Staff  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students feel more connected to their school when they believe that the adults and other students at school not only care about how well they are learning, but also care about them as individuals. Young people who feel connected to school are more likely to succeed academically and make healthy choices. All school staff, including teachers,…

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009

2009-01-01

243

Racial Identity Attitudes, School Achievement, and Academic Self-Efficacy Among African American High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Literature has postulated that African American students often choose not to succeed in school because achievement is seen as acting White. This study examined the extent to which racial identity, self-esteem, and academic self-concept were related to academic achievementfor 86African American high school students. The majority of students indicated supportfrom both peers and parents for their academic work. Multiple regression

Karen McCurtis Witherspoon; Suzette L. Speight; Anita Jones Thomas

1997-01-01

244

Bullying Experiences and Compromised Academic Performance across Middle School Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of the study was to examine whether bullying experiences are associated with lower academic performance across middle school among urban students.The ethnically diverse sample was drawn from a longitudinal study of 2,300 sixth graders (44% Latino, 26% African American, 10% Asian, 10% White, and 10% mixed) from 11 public middle schools.…

Juvonen, Jaana; Wang, Yueyan; Espinoza, Guadalupe

2011-01-01

245

The Relationship between School Absence, Academic Performance, and Asthma Status  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Children with asthma experience more absenteeism from school compared with their nonasthma peers. Excessive absenteeism is related to lower student grades, psychological, social, and educational adjustment. Less is known about the relationship between the presence of asthma and the academic achievement in school-aged children. Since…

Moonie, Sheniz; Sterling, David A.; Figgs, Larry W.; Castro, Mario

2008-01-01

246

Integrating Academic and Vocational Education: Guidelines for Secondary School Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These guidelines are for individuals and school divisions contemplating or already integrating academic and vocational education. Section 1 discusses two goals for integration. Section 2 provides a justification for integration and discusses the contradiction in the skills obtained in school and those needed in the workplace. Section 3 defines the…

Schmidt, B. June; And Others

247

Helping Students Improve Academic Achievement and School Success Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a study evaluating the impact of school-counselor-led interventions on student academic achievement and school success behavior. A group counseling and classroom guidance model called student success skills (SSS) was the primary intervention. The focus of the SSS model was on three sets of skills identified in several…

Brigman, Greg; Campbell, Chari

2003-01-01

248

Parental Employment, School Climate, and Children's Academic and Social Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Longitudinal data were used to examine the effects of parental employment status and school climate on children's academic and social development. Hierarchical regression, analyses of covariance, and latent growth modeling were used to assess various aspects of change as a function of work status and school climate with family income and education as control variables. Parental employment was associated with

Neal Schmitt; Joshua M. Sacco; Sharon Ramey; Craig Ramey; David Chan

1999-01-01

249

Implications of High School Student Use of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic librarians report that use by increasingly large numbers of high school students is creating pressures in budgets, staff, and materials. Indications are that these demands will increase: students are increasingly sophisticated in their information needs; they are mobile; and school library media centers' collections have been weakened by…

Miller, Rosalind; Russell, Ralph

250

Does Home-Schooling Work? Some Insights for Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A concise record of the growth of home-schools and a discussion of associated problems are presented. Results of a current regional study of academic achievement by 94 home-school students are related, as well as a summary of results from three other recent studies. (IAH)

Frost, Eugene A.; Morris, Robert C.

1988-01-01

251

Academic Optimism and Community Engagement in Urban Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships among academic optimism, community engagement, and student achievement in urban elementary schools across one district. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from all 35 urban elementary schools across one district in Virginia, USA. Correlation, multiple regression, and…

Kirby, Misty M.; DiPaola, Michael F.

2011-01-01

252

High School Graduates: The Influence of Academics and Attendance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public awareness of the severity of the high school completion problem in terms of its educational, social, psychological, and economic impacts has grown in recent years. Using ex post facto data, this non-experimental, correlational study was designed to determine whether there are differences in academic performance and school attendance between…

Hardnett, Sharon G.

2013-01-01

253

School-Year Employment and Academic Performance of Young Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study examines the relationship between school-year employment and academic performance of young adolescents under age 16. Ordinary least squares estimates show a significant positive relationship between modest hours of school-year employment and grade point average.…

Sabia, Joseph J.

2009-01-01

254

Men in Academic School Psychology: A National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a paucity of research examining the experiences and perceptions of men employed as school psychology academicians. The purpose of this investigation was to ascertain male school psychology academicians' perceptions of their respective academic climates, levels of support, incidences of harassment, and levels of stress, and to compare…

Little, Steven G.; Akin-Little, Angeleque; Palomares, Ronald S.; Eckert, Tanya L.

2012-01-01

255

Academic Deans' Views on Curriculum Content in Medical Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of academic deans (n=100) in universities associated with medical and osteopathy schools found that administrators' attitudes about curriculum content are being influenced by changes in health care delivery and an increasingly generalist orientation. There appears to be support for medical school curricula fostering a broader, more…

Graber, David R.; Bellack, Janis P.; Musham, Catherine; O'Neil, Edward H.

1997-01-01

256

A Study of College Readiness Programs among High School Students in South Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Low-income high school graduates are less likely to get to a postsecondary institution than their middle and upper-income peers (U.S. Department of Education, 2000). Students who do enter a four-year institution do not have the necessary academic preparation to succeed and obtain a professional degree. The study examined how two national college…

Smithwick-Rodriguez, Tracie

2011-01-01

257

Tracking 2003 ACT[R]-Tested High School Graduates: College Readiness, Enrollment, and Long-Term Success. ACT Research Report Series, 2012 (2)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationships between multiple measures of college readiness and success in college. Outcomes included enrollment in college immediately after high school, retention in college, and degree completion. College readiness indicators at time of high school graduation included ACT[R] scores and Benchmark attainment, high school

Radunzel, Justine; Noble, Julie

2012-01-01

258

School Engagement, Risky Peers, and Student-Teacher Relationships as Mediators of School Violence in Taiwanese Vocational versus Academically Oriented High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational tracking based on academic ability accounts for different school dynamics between vocational versus academically-oriented high schools in Taiwan. Many educational practitioners predict that the settings of vocational schools and academic schools mediate school violence in different ways. Alternatively, some researchers argue the actual…

Chen, Ji-Kang; Astor, Ron Avi

2011-01-01

259

Catching up to College and Career Readiness: The Challenge Is Greater for At-Risk Students. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators and policymakers have set a goal that all students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. A substantial body of research supports the idea that the path to college and career readiness begins well before middle and high school. In an earlier policy report, ACT examined the percentage of academically far off track…

Dougherty, Chrys

2014-01-01

260

"Give Them Time" -- An Analysis of School Readiness in Ireland's Early Education System: A Steiner Waldorf Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines a Steiner Waldorf Perspective to School Readiness and applies that international ideology to educational practice and curriculum policy in modern Ireland. The case for a later school start is championed with strong arguments underpinning the reasons why a later start is better in the long run for children's formal learning…

O'Connor, Doireann; Angus, Jonathan

2014-01-01

261

Ready To Read: Laying the Foundation for School Success. Satellite Town Meeting #77: March 20, 2001. Spanish Language Version. [Videotape].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This interactive teleconference (in VHS format, Spanish language version) presents renowned national experts, local educators, and community leaders who share ideas on how to improve schools and reach the National Educational Goals. The 60-minute Satellite Town Meeting focuses on laying the foundation for school success through readiness to read.…

Department of Education, Washington, DC.

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Ready To Read: Laying the Foundation for School Success. Satellite Town Meeting #77 (March 20, 2001). [Videotape].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This videotape (in either VHS of 3/4 inch format) presents an interactive teleconference where renowned national experts, local educators, and community leaders share ideas on how to improve schools and reach the National Educational Goals. This 60-minute Satellite Town Meeting focuses on laying the foundation for school success through readiness

Department of Education, Washington, DC.

263

Readiness, Partnership, a Meeting Place? Some Thoughts on the Possible Relationship between Early Childhood and Compulsory School Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At a time when the relationship between early childhood and compulsory school education is high on the policy agenda, this article questions the dominant, often taken-for-granted, relationship--school readiness; and offers two alternatives, a strong and equal partnership and the vision of a meeting place. Both are potentially transformative,…

Moss, Peter

2012-01-01

264

ADOLESCENT WORK INTENSITY, SCHOOL PERFORMANCE, AND ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT*  

PubMed Central

Teenagers working over 20 hours per week perform worse in school than youth who work less. There are two competing explanations for this association: (1) that paid work takes time and effort away from activities that promote achievement, such as completing homework, preparing for examinations, getting help from parents and teachers, and participating in extracurricular activities; and (2) that the relationship between paid work and school performance is spurious, reflecting preexisting differences between students in academic ability, motivation, and school commitment. Using longitudinal data from the ongoing national Monitoring the Future project, this research examines the impact of teenage employment on school performance and academic engagement during the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades. We address issues of spuriousness by using a two-level hierarchical model to estimate the relationships of within-individual changes in paid work to changes in school performance and other school-related measures. Unlike prior research, we also compare youth school performance and academic orientation when they are actually working in high-intensity jobs to when they are jobless and wish to work intensively. Results indicate that the mere wish for intensive work corresponds with academic difficulties in a manner similar to actual intensive work. PMID:20802795

Staff, Jeremy; Schulenberg, John E.; Bachman, Jerald G.

2010-01-01

265

Recovery High Schools: Students and Responsive Academic and Therapeutic Services  

PubMed Central

This article reviews findings from the authors’ studies of recovery high schools (RHS), including a 1995 program evaluation of a school in New Mexico (Moberg and Thaler, 1995), a 2006-09 descriptive study of 17 recovery high schools (Moberg and Finch, 2008), and presents early findings from a current study of the effectiveness of recovery high schools. Descriptive and qualitative findings are presented. The focus is on characteristics of RHS students and, in light of those student characteristics, findings regarding academic and recovery support programming in recovery high schools. PMID:24976659

Moberg, D. Paul; Finch, Andrew J.; Lindsley, Stephanie M.

2014-01-01

266

The Academic Experience of Male High School Students with ADHD  

PubMed Central

This study compared the high school academic experience of adolescents with and without childhood ADHD using data from the Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study (PALS). Participants were 326 males with childhood ADHD and 213 demographically similar males without ADHD who were recruited at the start of the follow-up study. Data were collected yearly from parents, teachers and schools. The current study used assessment points at which the participants were currently in or had recently completed grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. Results indicated that adolescents with ADHD experienced significant academic impairment in high school relative to comparison adolescents, including lower overall and main academic subject grade point averages (GPA), lower levels of class placement (e.g. remedial vs. honors), and higher rates of course failure. In addition, teacher reports indicated that adolescents with ADHD completed and turned in a significantly lower percentage of assignments and were significantly less likely to be working up to their potential. Adolescents with ADHD were also significantly more likely to be absent or tardy during the academic year, and they were over eight times more likely than adolescents without ADHD to drop out of high school. These findings demonstrate that children with ADHD continue to experience severe academic impairment into high school. PMID:21103923

Kent, Kristine M.; Pelham, William E.; Molina, Brooke S. G.; Sibley, Margaret H.; Waschbusch, Daniel A.; Yu, Jihnhee; Gnagy, Elizabeth M.; Biswas, Aparajita; Babinski, Dara E.; Karch, Kathryn M.

2010-01-01

267

Perceived School and Neighborhood Safety, Neighborhood Violence and Academic Achievement in Urban School Children  

PubMed Central

Community and school violence continue to be a major public health problem, especially among urban children and adolescents. Little research has focused on the effect of school safety and neighborhood violence on academic performance. This study examines the effect of the school and neighborhood climate on academic achievement among a population of 3rd-5th grade students in an urban public school system. Community and school safety were assessed using the School Climate Survey, an annual city-wide assessment of student’s perception of school and community safety. Community violence was measured using the Neighborhood Inventory for Environmental Typology, an objective observational assessment of neighborhood characteristics. Academic achievement was measured using the Maryland State Assessment (MSA), a standardized exam given to all Maryland 3rd-8th graders. School Climate Data and MSA data were aggregated by school and grade. Objective assessments of neighborhood environment and students’ self-reported school and neighborhood safety were both strongly associated with academic performance. Increasing neighborhood violence was associated with statistically significant decreases from 4.2%-8.7% in math and reading achievement; increasing perceived safety was associated with significant increases in achievement from 16%-22%. These preliminary findings highlight the adverse impact of perceived safety and community violence exposure on primary school children’s academic performance. PMID:21197388

AJ, Milam; CDM, Furr-Holden; PJ, Leaf

2010-01-01

268

Students Training for Academic Readiness (STAR): Year Two Evaluation Report. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, project strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities…

Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie; Whipple, Allyson

2008-01-01

269

Students Training for Academic Readiness (STAR): Year One Evaluation Report. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities and…

Maloney, Catherine; Caranikas-Walker, Fanny; Sheehan, Daniel

2007-01-01

270

Students Training for Academic Readiness (STAR): Year Three Evaluation Report. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This executive summary presents findings from the Year 3 evaluation of Texas' state-level Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, grant. GEAR UP grant requirements include an evaluation component designed to assess program effectiveness and to measure progress toward project goals. To this end, the evaluation…

Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010

2010-01-01

271

Students Training for Academic Readiness (STAR): Year Four Evaluation Report. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, project strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities…

Texas Center for Educational Research, 2011

2011-01-01

272

Head Start Participation and School Readiness: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort December 10, 2012  

PubMed Central

Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n ? 6,950), a nationally representative sample of children born in 2001, we examined school readiness (academic skills and socio-emotional wellbeing) at kindergarten entry for children who attended Head Start compared to those who experienced other types of child care (prekindergarten, other center-based care, other non-parental care, or parental care). Using propensity score matching methods and OLS regressions with rich controls, we found that Head Start participants had higher early reading and math scores than children in other non-parental care or parental care, but also higher levels of conduct problems than those in parental care. Head Start participants had lower early reading scores compared to children in prekindergarten, and had no differences in any outcomes compared to children in other center-based care. Head Start benefits were more pronounced for children who had low initial cognitive ability or low-educated parents, or attended Head Start for more than 20 hours per week. PMID:23527496

Lee, RaeHyuck; Zhai, Fuhua; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Han, Wen-Jui; Waldfogel, Jane

2014-01-01

273

Differential Effect of Length of Day on Kindergarten Readiness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine how the length of the school day affects the academic achievement of kindergarten children who are deficient in readiness skill development (low performance in auditory memory, rhyming, letter recognition, visual matching, school language and listening, and quantitative language as measured by the Metropolitan…

Warjanka, Irene

274

Are We Ready for Another Change? Digital Signatures Can Change How We Handle the Academic Record  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this electronic age, where information is digital and service is virtual, the registrar profession is changing rapidly to keep up with increasing standards and expectations. EDI and now XML standards enable system-to-system exchanges of academic records information. While many of the registrar's profession display student academic records under…

Black, Thomas C.; Mohr, John

2004-01-01

275

Career Readiness: Has Its Time Finally Come?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2010, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) released a "What Is Career Ready?" definition. As the career-readiness definition explains, there is much overlap between "college readiness" and "career readiness," but academic preparedness for college alone is not enough to be truly career-ready. Career readiness requires…

DeWitt, Stephen

2012-01-01

276

The Interrelationship of School District Expenditures and Student Academic Achievement in Oklahoma Public Elementary School Districts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose and Method of Study. The primary purpose of this quantitative study was to analyze the relationship between school district expenditures and student academic achievement in 102 public elementary school districts in the state of Oklahoma. The secondary purpose was to investigate the relationship between school district expenditures and…

Moore, Glenn M.

2012-01-01

277

The Impact of School Management Strategies on Academic Achievement in Texas Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzes the relationship between school management strategies and student's academic achievement, while controlling for factors such as the school principals' age, gender, experience, as well as school size and location, Student's Social Economics Status (SES), English as a Second Language learner's population…

Ogundokun, Olubunmi K.

2012-01-01

278

Parental Involvement Interest in Schooling and School Environment as Predictors of Academic Self-Efficacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of parental involvement, interest in schooling and ,school ,environment ,on academic ,self-efficacy of fresh ,secondary ,school students. Two hundred and fifty students constituted the study’s sample. Both the independent

David Akinlolu Adeyemo

279

Parent-School Relationships and Children's Academic and Social Outcomes in Public School Pre-Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two dimensions of parent-school relationships, parental school involvement and parents' perceptions of teacher responsiveness to child/parent, were examined in state-funded pre-kindergarten classrooms in a large urban school district. Children's social and academic outcomes were individually assessed in the fall and spring. Hierarchical Linear…

Powell, Douglas R.; Son, Seung-Hee; File, Nancy; San Juan, Robert R.

2010-01-01

280

An Examination of the 2003-2004 Montgomery County Public Schools High School Academic Attainment Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) introduced the High School Academic Attainment (HSAA) model in 2001 to augment the existing state accountability system. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) accountability system was implemented in the 1990s and focused primarily on elementary and middle schools. The HSAA model was designed…

Connolly, Faith; Schatz, Carol; Powell, Marilyn

2005-01-01

281

Do Resources Matter? An Analysis of Instructional Spending on College Readiness Indicators in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Expectations and legislation have placed new accountability measures on educators to ensure that students are college ready upon high school graduation. Research was necessary to analyze the relationship between instructional spending and college readiness measures as reported on the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) in Texas. The…

Franklin, Treva

2012-01-01

282

Academic Challenges: University and High School Partnerships.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five partnership programs between California State University (CSU) campuses and high schools are described. The programs seek to improve high school students' preparation for college, with emphasis on articulation between the content of high school courses and the level of student performance expected in introductory university courses in the…

California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.

283

Changes in self-efficacy and readiness for smoking cessation among women with high school or less education.  

PubMed

The most common theory of smoking cessation postulates that readiness to quit begins with changes in attitudes that move the smoker toward behavioral change and eventual cessation. However, trends in smoking indicate that many who currently smoke are not ready to quit. Hence, strategies that both enhance readiness and focus on quitting are likely to be most effective. We hypothesize that an intervention addressed to motivating behavior change will enhance readiness to change, which will in turn increase the smokers self-efficacy regarding further change. A smoking cessation intervention that combined a self-help booklet and televised segments was developed to address these issues in a population of women smokers with high school or less education. Readiness to quit was measured prior to the intervention, immediately following the intervention, and again at six and 12 months after intervention. The results indicate that the intervention had its effects on readiness to quit, which in turn affected self-efficacy, which further enhanced readiness to quit. These findings indicate that interventions aimed at this group of smokers may need to provide achievable objectives that focus on preparing the smoker to quit as well as promote cessation. PMID:11357721

Warnecke, R B; Morera, O; Turner, L; Mermelstein, R; Johnson, T P; Parsons, J; Crittenden, K; Freels, S; Flay, B

2001-03-01

284

Parents' Reports of the School Readiness of Young Children from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2007. First Look. NCES 2008-051  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents data on the school readiness of children in the United States as reported by their parents. This report incorporates basic demographic information about the children, parent/guardian characteristics, and household characteristics. These data come from the School Readiness Survey (SR) of the 2007 National Household Education…

O'Donnell, Kevin

2008-01-01

285

SCHOOL OF NURSING Academic/Business Continuity Plan1 Infectious Hazards Plan  

E-print Network

SCHOOL OF NURSING Academic/Business Continuity Plan1 Infectious Hazards Plan University of Michigan School of Nursing Academic/Business Continuity Plan Pandemic Influenza Created: May 1, 2007 Updated: September 1, 2009 #12;SCHOOL OF NURSING Academic/Business Continuity Plan2 Table of Contents Introduction

Eustice, Ryan

286

The Academic Experience of Male High School Students with ADHD  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compared the high school academic experience of adolescents with and without childhood ADHD using data from the\\u000a Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study (PALS). Participants were 326 males with childhood ADHD and 213 demographically similar\\u000a males without ADHD who were recruited at the start of the follow-up study. Data were collected yearly from parents, teachers\\u000a and schools. The current study

Kristine M. Kent; William E. Pelham Jr; Brooke S. G. Molina; Margaret H. Sibley; Daniel A. Waschbusch; Jihnhee Yu; Elizabeth M. Gnagy; Aparajita Biswas; Dara E. Babinski; Kathryn M. Karch

2011-01-01

287

Academically Successful African American Male Urban High School Students' Experiences of Mattering to Others at School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mattering to others has been shown to be a key construct of mental health and wellness. Emerging research links interpersonal mattering and school climate. In this study, the authors use transcendental phenomenology to explore how interpersonal mattering impacts the academic achievement of urban African American males who are academically

Tucker, Catherine; Dixon, Andrea; Griddine, Ke'Shana

2010-01-01

288

Self-Efficacy, Intrinsic Motivation, and Academic Outcomes among Latino Middle School Students Participating in an After-School Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This longitudinal study examined how academic self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, and participation in an after-school program contributed to the academic achievement of Latino middle school students over the course of one school year. Participants were 47 Latino students in sixth through eighth grades who attended two public middle schools in…

Niehaus, Kate; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; Adelson, Jill L.

2012-01-01

289

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE  

E-print Network

X181. Topics will include: An explanation of the new criteria for the Medical Center Line How for the Tutorial by signing in with the Academic Affairs. REMINDER REGARDING TIMELINE FOR REAPPOINTMENTS. This communication will provide context for these changes, as well as a reminder about the approaching implementation

Kay, Mark A.

290

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE  

E-print Network

The Office of Academic Affairs is launching a series of informal, small group brown bag lunches on topics in a thorough and organized way and have the name of a contact person in the department or division should is available on the ACF section of OAA's website. As always, your cooperation is very much appreciated. Any

Kay, Mark A.

291

Learning through Play for School Readiness: A Training Program for Parents and Other Caregivers of Preschool Children. Learning Games To Strengthen Children's School Readiness Skills. [Videotape with Facilitator's Manual].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This video-based program trains parents and other child caregivers to engage 3- to 5-year-olds in simple, motivating learning games to strengthen cognitive, social, and motor school-readiness skills. The training materials consist of a manual for training facilitators and a training video demonstrating how to play each learning game with preschool…

Singer, Jerome; Singer, Dorothy

292

Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement of High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of this study was to determine the influence of self-esteem on academic achievement among high school students in Miandoab City of Iran. The methodology of the research is descriptive and correlation that descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Statistical Society includes male and female high…

Moradi Sheykhjan, Tohid; Jabari, Kamran; Rajeswari, K.

2014-01-01

293

Apologize or Analyze: Measuring Academic Achievement in the Reservation School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three variables--student attendance, stability of enrollment, and socioeconomic status--can affect reservation students' performance on standardized tests as significantly as the quality of instruction. To test the impact of the three variables on academic achievement, the Ganado (Arizona) Unified School District No. 20 analyzed available…

Boloz, Sigmund A.; Varrati, Richard

294

The Academic Experience of Male High School Students with ADHD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the high school academic experience of adolescents with and without childhood ADHD using data from the Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study (PALS). Participants were 326 males with childhood ADHD and 213 demographically similar males without ADHD who were recruited at the start of the follow-up study. Data were collected yearly…

Kent, Kristine M.; Pelham, William E.; Molina, Brooke S. G.; Sibley, Margaret H.; Waschbusch, Daniel A.; Yu, Jihnhee; Gnagy, Elizabeth M.; Biswas, Aparajita; Babinski, Dara E.; Karch, Kathryn M.

2011-01-01

295

School-Based Health Centers and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Poor academic outcomes and high dropout rates are major concerns of educators, policy makers, and parents alike--and poor health severely limits a child's motivation and ability to learn. Recent research confirms that "health disparities affect educational achievement". Improving students' health is integral to education reform. "School-Based…

National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2012

2012-01-01

296

Reflections on Academic Careers by Current Dental School Faculty  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the inaugural year (2006-07) of the Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP), 110 faculty mem- bers at ten different dental schools were interviewed by dental students who were participating as ADCFP fellows in this year- long program designed to introduce them to faculty roles and activities and help them gain an appreciation for the rewards and issues associated with

James M. Rogér; Meggan M. H. Wehmeyer; Matthew S. Milliner

297

Relational Aggression and Academic Performance in Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To investigate the relationship between relational aggression and school performance, this study examined the relative and combined associations among relational aggression, overt aggression, and victimization and children's academic performance. Additionally this study examined the relative associations among relational and overt aggression and…

Risser, Scott D.

2013-01-01

298

SNORING, INTERMITTENT HYPOXIA AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sleep-disordered breathing is associated with impaired attention and neurocognitive deficits. We assessed the association of snoring and intermittent hypoxia with poor academic performance in third grade school children (1,144 children). Snoring frequency and intermittent hypoxia were investigated using parental questionnaire and noctur- nal home pulse oximetry. Intermittent hypoxia was specified as de- saturation events of 90% or less pulse oximeter

Michael S. Urschitz; Anke Guenther; Esther Eggebrecht; Judith Wolff; Pilar M. Urschitz-Duprat; Martin Schlaud; Christian F. Poets

2003-01-01

299

Effective Academic Vocabulary Instruction in the Urban Middle School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In urban middle schools, educators find it challenging to meet the literacy needs of the many struggling readers in their classrooms, including language-minority (LM) learners and students from low-income backgrounds. One strategy for improving these students' reading comprehension is to teach essential academic vocabulary in a meaningful,…

Kelley, Joan G.; Lesaux, Nonie K.; Kieffer, Michael J.; Faller, S. Elisabeth

2010-01-01

300

Looking Forward to High School and College: Middle Grade Indicators of Readiness in Chicago Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a very large population of students who struggle with the transition from the middle grades to high school, raising concerns that high school failures are partially a function of poor middle grade preparation. As a result, middle grade practitioners are grappling with questions about what skills students need to succeed in high school,…

Allensworth, Elaine M.; Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul; de la Torre, Marisa

2014-01-01

301

Learning how to be a student: an overview of instructional practices targeting school readiness skills for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder.  

PubMed

Due to difficulties associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many children with ASD will require additional support to actively participate in classroom activities. Therefore, it is important that professionals who work with young children with ASD know what skills to teach and how to teach them. Using the recent evidence-based practice review conducted by the National Professional Development Center on ASD, we have identified studies that targeted school readiness behaviors which can have implications for academic skill development. In this article, we evaluate (a) the types of skills that have been taught to preschool children with ASD, (b) the strategies used to teach specific skills, and (c) other descriptive information, such as who delivered the intervention and the setting in which the intervention took place. We conclude by offering suggestions for future research and considerations for professional development. PMID:25261082

Fleury, Veronica P; Thompson, Julie L; Wong, Connie

2015-01-01

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The Relationship between Academic Placement and High School Academic Failure in Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social promotion is defined as the practice of allowing students who failed to meet performance standards and academic requirements the opportunity to pass on to the next grade with their peers. Although the A+ Educational Reform Act abolished the use of the practice, social promotion continues to occur in numerous school districts across one…

Wright, Johnnie M.

2012-01-01

303

School Violent Crime and Academic Achievement in Chicago*  

PubMed Central

Educational outcomes vary dramatically across schools in the United States. Many under-performing schools, especially in Chicago, also deal with high levels of violent crime on school grounds. Exposure to this type of frequent violence may be an important factor shaping already disadvantaged students’ educational experiences. However, estimating the effect of school violence on learning is difficult due to potential selection bias and the confounding of other school-level problems. Using detailed crime data from the Chicago Police Department, complete administrative records from the Chicago Public Schools, and school climate surveys conducted by the Consortium on Chicago School Research (2002–10), this study exploits variation in violent crime rates within schools over time to estimate its effect on academic achievement. School and neighborhood fixed-effects models show that violent crime rates have a negative effect on test scores, but not on grades. This effect is more likely related to direct reductions in learning, through cognitive stress and classroom disruptions, than changes in perceived safety, general school climate, or discipline practices. PMID:24259755

Burdick-Will, Julia

2013-01-01

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Effects of Preschool Curriculum Programs on School Readiness. Report from the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research Initiative. NCER 2008-2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A variety of preschool curricula is available and in widespread use, however, there is a lack of evidence from rigorous evaluations regarding the effects of these curricula on children's school readiness. The lack of such information is important as early childhood center-based programs have been a major, sometimes the sole, component of a number…

National Center for Education Research, 2008

2008-01-01

305

Predictors of School Readiness in Five- to Six-Year-Old Children from an Australian Longitudinal Community Sample  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on school readiness (SR) and its predictors in five- to six-year-old children from a prospective, longitudinal study of children from eight months to seven years (the Early Language in Victoria Study--ELVS). The ELVS children came from a representative sample of children recruited though the State Government Infant and Child…

Prior, Margot; Bavin, Edith; Ong, Ben

2011-01-01

306

Kindergarten Readiness: Perceptions of Practicing Principals, Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers of a Rural School District in East Tennessee  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative study examined the perceptions of educational leaders regarding their professional assessments of kindergarten screenings, registrations and educational practices relating to the readiness of children to do school work before they enter kindergarten. This examination finds shared commonalities between educational leaders from a…

Odom-Bible, Ginger L.

2011-01-01

307

Collateral Benefits of the Family Check-Up on Early Childhood School Readiness: Indirect Effects of Parents' Positive Behavior Support  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors examined the longitudinal effects of the Family Check-Up (FCU) on parents' positive behavior support and children's school readiness competencies in early childhood. It was hypothesized that the FCU would promote language skills and inhibitory control in children at risk for behavior problems as an indirect outcome associated with targeted improvements in parents' positive behavior support. High-risk families in

Erika S. Lunkenheimer; Thomas J. Dishion; Daniel S. Shaw; Arin M. Connell; Frances Gardner; Melvin N. Wilson; Emily M. Skuban

2008-01-01

308

Parent Participation and Children's School Readiness: The Effects of Parental Self-Efficacy, Cultural Diversity and Teacher Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined parent factors and teacher strategies fostering parent involvement and efficacy in a Canadian preschool intervention program in the Toronto area. Both English-as-a-second-language and English-speaking parent groups participated in school-based Parenting and Readiness Center programs with their 4-year-olds. Findings suggested…

Pelletier, Janette; Brent, Julaine M.

2002-01-01

309

Mother-Child Conversations at 36 Months and at Pre-Kindergarten: Relations to Children's School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The contributions of mothers' and children's oral language to children's school readiness were longitudinally examined among 75 low-income mothers and children. When children were 36 months, mothers' and children's lexical diversity, mothers' wh-questions, and children's PPVT-III scores were assessed from play interactions. At pre-kindergarten,…

Cristofaro, Tonia N.; Tamis-LeMonda, Catherine S.

2012-01-01

310

School Technology and Readiness Report: From Pillars to Progress. The CEO Forum on Education and Technology, Year One.  

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The mission of the CEO Forum on Education and Technology is to build a common understanding of the issues and realities associated with the present use of technology in education, and to assess how ready schools are for teaching and learning in the 21st century. The key to creating the best learning environment is to integrate the "Four…

CEO Forum on Education and Technology, Washington, DC.

311

Head Start Classrooms and Children's School Readiness Benefit from Teachers' Qualifications and Ongoing Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Teacher qualifications have been emphasized as a basis of professional development to improve classroom practices for at-risk children's school readiness. However, teacher qualifications have often not been compared to another form of professional development, in-service training. Objective: The current study attempts to…

Son, Seung-Hee Claire; Kwon, Kyong-Ah; Jeon, Hyun-Joo; Hong, Soo-Young

2013-01-01

312

Predicting School Readiness from Neurodevelopmental Assessments at Age 2 Years after Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Infants Born Preterm  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aim: To determine whether neurodevelopmental outcomes at the age of 2 years accurately predict school readiness in children who survived respiratory distress syndrome after preterm birth. Method: Our cohort included 121 preterm infants who received surfactant and ventilation and were enrolled in a randomized controlled study of inhaled nitric…

Patrianakos-Hoobler, Athena I.; Msall, Michael E.; Huo, Dezheng; Marks, Jeremy D.; Plesha-Troyke, Susan; Schreiber, Michael D.

2010-01-01

313

The E-Learning Readiness of Cyprus Primary Teachers Ahead of Dias System Integration into Cyprus Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study aimed to evaluate the e-learning readiness of Cyprus's primary teachers ahead of DIAS web-platform integration into Cyprus's schools. The Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC) aims through DIAS to enhance the integration of e-learning in all areas of the curriculum in primary and secondary education. As the effective…

Hadjiathanasiou, Panayiota

2009-01-01

314

Children's Individual Experiences in Early Care and Education: Relations With Overall Classroom Quality and Children's School Readiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined relations among children's individual experiences, global classroom quality, and school readiness. Preschool children from low-income backgrounds (N = 138; M = 62.16 months; SD = 3.93; range = 55?70) were observed in their early care and education settings, and their language and cognitive skills were assessed. Research Findings: Individual children in classrooms with small group sizes had

Hyun-Joo Jeon; Carolyn C. Langill; Carla A. Peterson; Gayle J. Luze; Judith J. Carta; Jane B. Atwater

2010-01-01

315

With a solid academic foundation and workplace ready students, Flinders placements are looking good.  

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and Society #12;What can a placement student do? · Research · Design and implement survey tools · Prepare and evaluate reports · Summarise and analyse submissions · Review legislation and make recommendations are the benefits to you? · Cutting edge academic knowledge · New talent · Cost effectiveness · Additional workforce

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Preschool Center Quality and School Readiness: Quality Effects and Variation by Demographic and Child Characteristics  

PubMed Central

This article examines associations between observed quality in preschool center classrooms for approximately 6,250 three- to five-year-olds and their school readiness skills at kindergarten entry. Secondary analyses were conducted using data from four large-scale studies to estimate the effects of preschool center quality and interactions between quality and demographic characteristics and child entry skills and behaviors. Findings were summarized across studies using meta-analytic methods. Results indicate small, but statistically significant associations for preschool center quality main effects on language and mathematics outcomes with little evidence of moderation by demographic characteristics or child entry skills and behaviors. Preschool center quality was not reliably related to socioemotional outcomes. The authors discuss possible explanations for the small effect sizes and lack of differential effects. PMID:23331043

Keys, Tran D.; Farkas, George; Burchinal, Margaret R.; Duncan, Greg J.; Vandell, Deborah L.; Li, Weilin; Ruzek, Erik A.; Howes, Carollee

2014-01-01

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Child care subsidies and the school readiness of children of immigrants.  

PubMed

This study is the first to test whether receipt of a federal child care subsidy is associated with children of immigrants' school readiness skills. Using nationally representative data (n ? 2,900), this study estimates the associations between subsidy receipt at age 4 and kindergarten cognitive and social outcomes, for children of immigrant versus native-born parents. Among children of immigrants, subsidized center-based care (vs. subsidized and unsubsidized home-based care) was positively linked with reading. Among children of native-born parents, those in subsidized center care displayed poorer math skills than those in unsubsidized centers, and more externalizing problems than those in unsubsidized home-based care. PMID:25156308

Johnson, Anna D; Han, Wen-Jui; Ruhm, Christopher J; Waldfogel, Jane

2014-01-01

318

Coordinated School Health Programs and Academic Achievement: A Systematic Review of the Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Few evaluations of school health programs measure academic outcomes. K-12 education needs evidence for academic achievement to implement school programs. This article presents a systematic review of the literature to examine evidence that school health programs aligned with the Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) model improve…

Murray, Nancy G.; Low, Barbara J.; Hollis, Christine; Cross, Alan W.; Davis, Sally M.

2007-01-01

319

Middle School Transition Stress: Links with Academic Performance, Motivation, and School Experiences  

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The present study investigates links between early adolescents' subjective experiences of stress associated with the middle school transition and their academic outcomes. Seventh and eighth grade students (N?=?774) were surveyed about their experiences during their transition to middle school. Students answered questions about stress…

Goldstein, Sara E.; Boxer, Paul; Rudolph, Erin

2015-01-01

320

The Effects of Participation in School Instrumental Music Programs on Student Academic Achievement and School Attendance  

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This study examined whether or not students that participated in a school sponsored instrumental music program had higher academic achievement and attendance than students that did not participate in a school sponsor instrumental music program. Units of measurement included standardized test scores and attendance, without taking into consideration…

Davenport, Kevin O.

2010-01-01

321

The Messiness of Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School readiness is a quality that adults believe exists within the child, but it actually is an artifact of age-graded schools. Even in a single grade, there will be a one-year spread in ages and, therefore, in development. Instead of sorting children into those who are ready to learn and those who are not, schools should provide opportunities…

Powell, Pamela Jane

2010-01-01

322

Healthy & Ready to Learn: Examining the Efficacy of an Early Approach to Obesity Prevention and School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The collision of the childhood obesity epidemic with pressure to achieve high academic standards is of serious concern in the United States. Growing numbers of low-income, minority children face double jeopardy as alarming obesity rates further widen existing achievement gaps. Health and education disparities persist when children enter…

Winter, Suzanne M.; Sass, Daniel A.

2011-01-01

323

Trajectories of Chinese Students' Sense of School Belonging and Academic Achievement over the High School Transition Period  

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The present study identified the different patterns of Chinese students' academic achievement trajectories over the high school transition period and examined the relationships between students' sense of school belonging trajectories and the different patterns of academic achievement trajectories. In a sample of 567 Chinese high school students, a…

Liu, Yangyang; Lu, Zuhong

2011-01-01

324

Eligible & Ready for College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many students who are "eligible" for college are not "ready" for college. Readiness is much more complex and multidimensional than eligibility. Most high schools are organized to make students eligible for college admission, not make them ready to succeed in entry-level college courses. Over the past 15 years, the author has conducted research on…

Conley, David T.

2010-01-01

325

School Nurse Case Management for Children with Chronic Illness: Health, Academic, and Quality of Life Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More children with chronic illnesses are attending school, and some of them struggle academically because of issues related to their health. School-based case management has been suggested as one strategy to improve the academic success of these children. This study tracked the academic, health, and quality of life outcomes for 114 children with…

Engelke, Martha Keehner; Guttu, Martha; Warren, Michelle B.; Swanson, Melvin

2008-01-01

326

Motivational Style and Actual and Perceived Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Hong Kong  

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This study examined the relationship between motivational style and academic achievement among 2,220 secondary school males and females in Hong Kong. Respondents were classified into high, average, or low academic performance (AAP) groups based on a single average for academic subjects obtained from their schools. Respondents were also classified…

Sit, Cindy H. P.; Braman, O. Randall; Kerr, John H.; Lindner, Koenraad J.

2013-01-01

327

Long-Term Impacts of the Chicago School Readiness Project on Children's Behavior in Kindergarten: The Moderating Role of Child Baseline Characteristics and Kindergarten School Quality  

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This paper investigates the long-term impact of participation in the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) during the Head Start year on children's behavioral outcomes at the end of their Kindergarten year. The primary questions addressed in the paper are: (1) What is the experimental impact of CSRP on two-year change (from Fall Head Start to…

Jones, Stephanie M.; Zhai, Fuhua; Raver, C. Cybele

2010-01-01

328

Effects of Home and School Computer Use on School Readiness and Cognitive Development among Head Start Children: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from 122 Head Start children were analyzed to examine the impact of computer use on school readiness and psychomotor skills. Children in the experimental group were given the opportunity to work on a computer for 15-20 minutes per day with their choice of developmentally appropriate educational software, while the control group received a…

Li, Xiaoming; Atkins, Melissa S.; Stanton, Bonita

2006-01-01

329

High School Predictors of College Readiness: Determinants of Developmental Course Enrollment and Second-Year Postsecondary Persistence in Virginia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2007, the Virginia Board of Education directed the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to study academic indicators that are associated with high school students' successful preparation for college and careers. VDOE then embarked on a multi-year effort to identify available data sources and conduct research on high school indicators that…

Garland, Marshall; LaTurner, Jason; Herrera, Angelica Ware; Ware, Anne; Jonas, Deborah; Dougherty, Chrys

2011-01-01

330

College and Career Readiness in the Middle Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development and implementation of a comprehensive and systemic career development program, The Career Institute, provided the mechanism through which one school community addressed students' career development and college readiness needs while also attending to their academic and personal-social development. The Career Institute consisted of a…

Schaefer, Mary Beth; Rivera, Lourdes M.

2012-01-01

331

Identifying Aspects of Parental Involvement that Affect the Academic Achievement of High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study identified parental practices that relate positively to high school students' academic performance. Parents of 643 high school students participated in the study. Data analysis, using a multiple linear regression model, shows parent-school connection, student gender, and race are significant predictors of student academic performance.…

Roulette-McIntyre, Ovella; Bagaka's, Joshua G.; Drake, Daniel D.

2005-01-01

332

At-Risk Students: Evaluating the Impact of School Counselors Regarding Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA; "The ASCA National Model for School Counseling Programs," 2003), school counselors are trained to counsel students regarding academics, social and emotional issues, attendance, and so forth. Because of the growing number of students who are at risk of academic failure, it…

Williams, Tuawana

2012-01-01

333

The Psychosocial Functioning of High School Students in Academically Rigorous Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This cross-sectional study determined whether students who take part in academically challenging high school curricula experience elevated levels of stress and whether this stress co-occurs with psychological and/or academic problems. Data from self-report questionnaires and school records were collected from 480 students from four high schools.…

Suldo, Shannon M.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth

2013-01-01

334

The Effects of School, Family, and Community Support on the Academic Achievement of African American Adolescents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effects of school, family, and community support on academic attitudes and achievement were examined in 827 eighth-grade black students in an urban school district in the southeastern U.S. Students' church involvement and perceptions of teacher and parental support positively influence academic self-concepts and school behaviors. (MMU)

Sanders, Mavis G.

1998-01-01

335

The Experience of Transitioning Two Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome in Academically Focused High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adolescents with Asperger syndrome (AS) are increasingly being placed in academically focused high schools. These students, although academically able, may not be coping with the wider classroom and social demands of transition to, and within, the high school environment. Schools are keen to enroll these students. However, there appears to be a…

Dixon, Roselyn M.; Tanner, Kathleen

2013-01-01

336

Successful African-American Mathematics Students in Academically Unacceptable High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objectives of this study were to determine (1) the reasons why successful mathematics students have been able to thrive in schools labeled academically unacceptable and (2) why they have chosen to stay in these academically unacceptable schools despite having the option to leave for a better performing school. Qualitative methods including…

Sheppard, Peter A., IV

2005-01-01

337

Academic Self-Efficacy among African American Youths: Implications for School Social Work Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School performance among African American youths continues to be a major concern. The promotion of self-esteem remains a major focus of school-based intervention programs designed to improve children's academic performance and behavior. Empirical data suggest that academic self-efficacy rather than self-esteem is the critical factor for school

Jonson-Reid, Melissa; Davis, Larry; Saunders, Jeanne; Williams, Trina; Williams, James Herbert

2005-01-01

338

The relations of early television viewing to school readiness and vocabulary of children from low-income families: the early window project.  

PubMed

For two cohorts of children from low- to moderate-income families, time-use diaries of television viewing were collected over 3 years (from ages 2-5 and 4-7 years, respectively), and tests of reading, math, receptive vocabulary, and school readiness were administered annually. Relations between viewing and performance were tested in path analyses with controls for home environment quality and primary language (English or Spanish). Viewing child-audience informative programs between ages 2 and 3 predicted high subsequent performance on all four measures of academic skills. For both cohorts, frequent viewers of general-audience programs performed more poorly on subsequent tests than did infrequent viewers of such programs. Children's skills also predicted later viewing, supporting a bidirectional model. Children with good skills at age 5 selected more child-audience informative programs and fewer cartoons in their early elementary years. Children with lower skills at age 3 shifted to viewing more general-audience programs by ages 4 and 5. The results affirm the conclusion that the relations of television viewed to early academic skills depend primarily on the content of the programs viewed. PMID:11700636

Wright, J C; Huston, A C; Murphy, K C; St Peters, M; Piñon, M; Scantlin, R; Kotler, J

2001-01-01

339

Measuring the academic, social, and psychological effects of academic service learning on middle school students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an academic service learning project on ninth-grade students' science achievement and attitudes. A quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest design was used with four classes of one teacher in a rural school. The treatment was an Energy Fair service project. Two treatment classes that were chosen by random assignment (n = 58) were compared to two control classes (n = 64), who performed an alternative assignment. The Energy Fair was conducted for the elementary school students and on a limited basis for fellow students (peers). The academic effect was measured by a teacher-designed end-of-unit ecology test, with a subset of the questions on energy use. Psychological effects were measured by a self-esteem questionnaire, which measured both self-esteem and the satisfaction felt about one's self-esteem. Social effects were measured by three semantic differentials, one each for "adults," "peers," and "elementary students." The teacher was interviewed regarding her observations about the project. Written reflections from both the treatment and control groups were coded and analyzed. Pretest results were divided into thirds of high, medium, and low for all variables to search for the possibility of an attribute-treatment interaction. Analysis of covariance was used to reduce the possibility of pretest bias, to test for significant effects, and to test for a level by treatment interaction. Although the posttest means favored the experimental group, no statistically significant difference was found for academic results. No significant effect was found for either of the psychological measures. No change was found for the social results regarding "adults." A statistically significant effect was found for social results in the categories of "elementary students" and "peers." No statistically significant level by treatment interaction was found. Further research on the effects of academic service learning projects is needed at the middle school level, in all disciplines, and containing service of a longer duration and intensity.

Giacalone, Valarie A.

340

Fit, Healthy, and Ready To Learn: A School Health Policy Guide. Part II: Policies To Promote Sun Safety and Prevent Skin Cancer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is a supplementary chapter to "Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: A School Health Policy Guide; Part I: General School Health Policies, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, and Tobacco-Use Prevention." It discusses various aspects of a complete school policy and plan to promote sun safety. The first section "Purpose and Goals,"…

Fraser, Katherine

341

Head Start and Urban Children’s School Readiness: A Birth Cohort Study in 18 Cities  

PubMed Central

We used longitudinal data from a birth cohort study, the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, to investigate the links between Head Start and school readiness in a large and diverse sample of urban children at age 5 (N = 2,803; 18 cities). We found that Head Start attendance was associated with enhanced cognitive ability and social competence and reduced attention problems but not reduced internalizing or externalizing behavior problems. These findings were robust to model specifications (including models with city-fixed effects and propensity-scoring matching). Furthermore, the effects of Head Start varied by the reference group. Head Start was associated with improved cognitive development when compared with parental care or other nonparental care, as well as improved social competence (compared with parental care) and reduced attention problems (compared with other nonparental care). In contrast, compared with attendance at pre-kindergarten or other center-based care, Head Start attendance was not associated with cognitive gains but with improved social competence and reduced attention and externalizing behavior problems (compared with attendance at other center-based care). These associations were not moderated by child gender or race/ethnicity. PMID:21244155

Zhai, Fuhua; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Waldfogel, Jane

2011-01-01

342

Progress in Student Academic Achievement: Evaluation of New City Charter School in 2008-09  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes New City Charter School student achievement in the 2008-09 school year, the school's sixth operating year. The number of students enrolled in the school was 125, an increase from 60 students enrolled the first year of the school. Student academic achievement is measured using the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement…

Gozali-Lee, Edith

2010-01-01

343

Relations between Student Perceptions of Their School Environment and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined student perceptions of their school environment (specifically, safety and inclusion in the school, experiences being bullied, and clear expectations for behaviour) and their relation with academic achievement at the school level. Participants were students in 969 elementary schools and 73 middle schools who took part in a…

Gietz, Carmen; McIntosh, Kent

2014-01-01

344

Latino and Caucasian Students' Academic and Non-Academic Characteristics as Predictors of Educational Outcomes, High School and Beyond  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The pathway to a postsecondary education is challenging for many students, including students from the growing Latino population in the United States. This research project focused on Latino and Caucasian students' academic and non-academic characteristics as predictors of educational outcomes, high school and beyond. The introduction to the…

Sanchez, Jafeth Evelyn

2010-01-01

345

The Impact of Dual and Articulated Credit on College Readiness and Retention in Four Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using Astin's I-E-O model, relationships among the input (I) variables of gender, high school percentile rank, Tech Prep participation, and high school course-taking; environmental (E) variables of academic, career and technical education (CTE), and total dual credit and articulated credit; and output (O) variables of college readiness and total…

Kim, JoHyun; Bragg, Debra D.

2008-01-01

346

Creating Change in Academic Self-Concept and School Behavior in Alienated Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A described intervention evaluates the effect of both a psychology course and the active service component of tutoring upon alienated underachieving adolescents and the elementary school pupils who receive their services. Results indicate that both the class and tutoring effectively improved the academic self-concept of the students. (Author/PN)

Zeeman, Roger D.

1982-01-01

347

Developing College Readiness within and across School Districts: The Federal Role  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite some cuts to the nation's oldest Federal College Access Programs, known as the TRIO programs (e.g., Upward Bound), new education policies have emphasized college and career readiness. In 2010, Congress approved the College Access Challenge Grant Program, which aims to increase the number of low-income students who are ready for…

Foley, Ellen; Mishook, Jacob; Lee, Jaein

2013-01-01

348

The Impact of GEAR UP on College Readiness for Students in Low Income Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) on college readiness outcomes using a quasi-experimental design. GEAR UP is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education by providing 6-year…

Bausmith, Jennifer Merriman; France, Megan

2012-01-01

349

Urban High School Students' Experiences in an Afterschool College Readiness Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This transcendental phenomenological investigation examined urban students' experiences in Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), an afterschool college readiness program. The federally funded program provides low-income and minority students information and access to services that lead to increased…

Parikh, Sejal B.

2013-01-01

350

Measuring Readiness to Respond to Intervention in Students Attending Disciplinary Alternative Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the factor structure, internal consistency, and reliability of the Readiness to Respond to Intervention Scale (RRIS), which is designed to assess adolescents' readiness to change. This measure is based on the Stage of Change Scale and assesses three stages of the Stage of Change Model (i.e.,…

Mitchell, Angela D.; Booker, Kimberly W.; Strain, Jeffrey D.

2011-01-01

351

High School Predictors of College Readiness: Determinants of High School Graduates' Enrollment and Successful Completion of First-Year Mathematics and English College Courses in Virginia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2007, the Virginia Board of Education directed the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to study academic indicators that are associated with high school students' successful preparation for college and careers. VDOE then embarked on a multi-year effort to identify available data sources and conduct research on high school indicators that…

Jonas, Deborah; Dougherty, Chrys; Herrera, Angelica Ware; LaTurner, Jason; Garland, Marshall; Ware, Anne

2012-01-01

352

Factors Affecting Burnout and School Engagement among High School Students: Study Habits, Self- Efficacy Beliefs, and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines high school students' levels of burnout and school engagement with respect to academic success, study habits, and self-efficacy beliefs. The data were gathered during the 2011-2012 school year from 633 students attending six high schools located in Ankara, Turkey. The analyses were conducted on responses from 605 students.…

Bilge, Filiz; Tuzgol Dost, Meliha; Cetin, Bayram

2014-01-01

353

School Accountability Report Card Issued Spring 2011 for Academic Year 200910  

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. Opportunities for Parent Involvement We are committed to communicating with and engaging parents as partners opportunities to be involved at their children's school site. School Accountability Report Card Issued Spring 2011 for Academic Year 2009­10 San Diego Unified

Russell, Lynn

354

Wyoming Early Childhood Readiness Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because children entering kindergarten come with a variety of preschool and home experiences, and accordingly, with varying levels of school readiness, the Wyoming Early Childhood Readiness Standards have been developed to provide a more consistent definition of school readiness. The goal for the Standards is to provide early childhood educators…

Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.

355

A Research Report on Essential Factors Germane to a Child's Readiness for First Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report offers answers to four basic questions about children's readiness for school: (1) What does being ready for school mean? (2) How can practitioners best identify and assess readiness? (3) How important is readiness? and (4) How do children who are ready get ready, and how do children who are not yet ready become ready? It is argued that…

Fadden, Constance Joan

356

A Case Study of Students Entering an Early College High School: Changes in Academic Behavior Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to learn more about the transition experiences of one group of high school students (N = 75) as they began attending one alternative pathway: an Early College High School program on a community college campus. A four-part conceptual framework of college readiness provided a structure from which to explore the…

Healy, James J.

2009-01-01

357

Making the Grade: The Importance of Academic Enablers in the Elementary School Counseling Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary school counselors can support academic achievement by connecting their comprehensive programs to increasing academic competence. One valuable framework focuses on academic enablers, which are identified as interpersonal skills, motivation, engagement, and study skills (DiPerna, 2004). In this article, the authors (a) discuss the…

Barna, Jennifer S.; Brott, Pamelia E.

2014-01-01

358

Establishment and Maintenance of Academic Optimism in Michigan Elementary Schools: Academic Emphasis, Faculty Trust of Students and Parents, Collective Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to heightened standards and calls for accountability, schools have dramatically intensified their work to meet the growing challenges. Schools require strategies for improvement that will transcend demographic factors such as SES. Research has shown the construct of academic optimism as contributing to student achievement despite a…

Van Hof, Jill

2012-01-01

359

Parents’ At-Home and At-School Academic Involvement with Young Adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

A process-person-context model was used to investigate parental academic involvement with a nationally representative sample of young adolescents. Fathers of young adolescents were less involved at school than were mothers but similarly involved academically at home. Parents of struggling students were involved more in homework assistance and parents of successful students were involved more at school than were other parents.

Lee Shumow; Jon D. Miller

2001-01-01

360

The Effect of Primary School Mergers on Academic Performance of Students in Rural China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examine the impact of primary school mergers on academic performance of students using a dataset that we collected using a survey designed specifically to examine changes in the academic performance of students before and after their schools were merged. We use difference-in-differences and propensity score matching approaches and demonstrate…

Liu, Chengfang; Zhang, Linxiu; Luo, Renfu; Rozelle, Scott; Loyalka, Prashant

2010-01-01

361

Medical school faculty discontent: prevalence and predictors of intent to leave academic careers  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Medical school faculty are less enthusiastic about their academic careers than ever before. In this study, we measured the prevalence and determinants of intent to leave academic medicine. METHODS: A 75-question survey was administered to faculty at a School of Medicine. Questions addressed quality of life, faculty responsibilities, support for teaching, clinical work and scholarship, mentoring and participation in

Steven R Lowenstein; Genaro Fernandez; Lori A Crane

2007-01-01

362

The Relationship between Perceived Task Competence, Achievement Expectancies, and School Withdrawal of Academically Underprepared Adolescent Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tracked the college careers of 378 students who entered college through a special program for academically underprepared students. Results indicated that students' academic self-concept and achievement expectancies were related to their subsequent school withdrawal. Found differences in the relationship between attitudes and school withdrawal of…

House, J. Daniel

1992-01-01

363

Do School Bullying and Student-Teacher Relationships Matter for Academic Achievement? A Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In extending our understanding of how the social climate of schools can affect academic outcomes, this study examined the relationship between school bullying, student-teacher (S-T) connectedness, and academic performance. Using data collected in Canada as part of a larger international study conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation…

Konishi, Chiaki; Hymel, Shelley; Zumbo, Bruno D.; Li, Zhen

2010-01-01

364

A Person-Centered Investigation of Academic Motivation and Its Correlates in High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used a person-centered approach to identify naturally occurring combinations of intrinsic motivation and controlled forms of extrinsic motivation (i.e., introjected and external regulation) and their correlates in an academic context. 1061 high school students completed measures of academic motivation, performance, and school-related…

Wormington, Stephanie V.; Corpus, Jennifer Henderlong; Anderson, Kristen G.

2012-01-01

365

Academic Self-Concepts in Adolescence: Relations with Achievement and Ability Grouping in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effects of ability grouping in schools on students' self-concept were examined in a sample of 23 secondary schools with a range of structured ability groupings. Measures of general self-concept, academic self-concept, and achievement were collected from over 1600 students aged 14-15 years and again two years later. Students' academic

Ireson, Judith; Hallam, Susan

2009-01-01

366

Examining Levels of Alignment between School and Afterschool and Associations with Student Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, attention has been given to the academic impact of afterschool programs. Some schools collaborate with afterschool programs in an attempt to align the learning that occurs during the school day with the learning that occurs during afterschool hours, and thus maximize the potential to positively impact student academic achievement.…

Bennett, Tracy Leeann

2013-01-01

367

Temperament, School Adjustment, and Academic Achievement: Existing Research and Future Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the 1980s, research has been examining the role of temperament in education. In particular, academic achievement and school adjustment were among the first variables to be examined. Subsequently, several studies have documented associations between temperament and either academic achievement or school adjustment. However, no review of this…

Al-Hendawi, Maha

2013-01-01

368

Elementary School Counselors' Motivation to Support Student Academic Achievement through Identified Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The researchers explored the relationship between elementary school counselors' motivational orientation, perceptions of importance and levels of implementation of Academic and Personal/Social Standards as a strategy for supporting academic achievement. Responses from 212 elementary school counselors confirm both types of Standards as being highly…

Barna, Jennifer S.; Brott, Pamelia E.

2012-01-01

369

Time Perspective and School Membership as Correlates to Academic Achievement among African American Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship of academic achievement to time perspective (future, present) and school membership (belonging, acceptance, rejection) among 232 low-income, urban African American adolescents. Findings indicated positive, significant relationships among academic achievement, future time perspective, school belonging, and…

Adelabu, Detris Honora

2007-01-01

370

International Note: Between-Domain Relations of Chinese High School Students' Academic Achievements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined the between-domain relations of Chinese high school students' academic achievements. In a sample of 1870 Chinese 10th grade students, the results indicated that Chinese high school students' academic achievements were correlated across nine subjects. In line with the previous Western findings, the findings suggested that…

Yangyang, Liu

2012-01-01

371

The effect of traditional and modified calendars on student academic achievement in two rural school systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study explored the relationships between student achievement on different academic calendars in mathematics and reading. The purpose of the study was to analyze the effect of different academic school calendar configurations on achievement as measured by the Tennessee Comprehensive Examination over a three year period. The sample group was 162 students enrolled in two different school systems in

Geeta W McMillan

2005-01-01

372

Socioeconomic Gaps in Academic Achievement within Schools: Are They Consistent across Subject Areas?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the correlates of within school socioeconomic gaps in academic achievement corresponding to subject areas across schools using data for 6,883 students from 148 New Brunswick, Canada, schools. Results show that within-school socioeconomic gaps were similar between reading and writing as well as between mathematics and science.…

Ma, Xin

2000-01-01

373

The Effects of School Membership on Academic and Behavioral Performance of At-Risk Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between the perceptions of school membership, risk factors, and school outcomes among a sample of alternative school students. The study subjects were 48 7th-9th graders who were at high risk for school failure because of their serious and chronic behavioral and academic problems. All…

Ahn, Sunyoung

2010-01-01

374

The Effect of School Type on Academic Achievement: Evidence from Indonesia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using Indonesian data, this paper evaluates the impact of school type on the academic achievement of junior secondary school students (grades 7-9). Public school graduates, after controlling for a wide variety of characteristics, score 0.17 to 0.3 standard deviations higher on the national exit exam than their privately schooled peers. This…

Newhouse, David; Beegle, Kathleen

2006-01-01

375

The Differential Effects of School Tracking on Psychometric Intelligence: Do Academic-Track Schools Make Students Smarter?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior research has shown that quantity of schooling affects the development of intelligence in childhood and adolescence. However, it is still debated whether other aspects of schooling—such as ability tracking or, more generally, school quality—can also influence intelligence. In this study, the authors analyzed intelligence gains in academic- and vocational-track schools in Germany, testing for differential effects of school quality

Michael Becker; Oliver Lüdtke; Ulrich Trautwein; Olaf Köller; Jürgen Baumert

2012-01-01

376

Behavioral Regulation and Early Academic Achievement in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research Findings: Behavioral regulation (the integration of attention, working memory, and inhibitory control) is critical for school readiness and early academic achievement. In Taiwan, however, where academic success is highly valued, there is a dearth of assessments available to measure young children's behavioral regulation. The present study…

Wanless, Shannon B.; McClelland, Megan M.; Acock, Alan C.; Chen, Fu-Mei; Chen, Jo-Lin

2011-01-01

377

Academic Success for Students of Color . . . At What Cost? The Importance of School Context at Birch High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kiara, an African American rising freshman, has aspirations to become a medical doctor. She enrolls at Birch High School because of the reputation of the principal, Mr. Brown, whose vision for academic excellence permeates every corner of the school. Kiara graduates from high school with top honors, but realizes her success may have come at a…

Chambers, Terah T. Venzant; Tabron, Lolita A.

2013-01-01

378

Linking Academics and Social Learning: Perceptions of School Staff to a Violence Prevention Program at an Alternative School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines how school staff conceptualize their work with alternative school adolescents after undergoing at least 1 year of a whole school violence prevention program. Results highlight the importance of linking social learning and academics in violence prevention strategies and of sustaining collaborative efforts that connect conflict resolution…

Casella, Ronnie; Burstyn, Joan

2002-01-01

379

The Differential Effects of School Tracking on Psychometric Intelligence: Do Academic-Track Schools Make Students Smarter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prior research has shown that quantity of schooling affects the development of intelligence in childhood and adolescence. However, it is still debated whether other aspects of schooling--such as ability tracking or, more generally, school quality--can also influence intelligence. In this study, the authors analyzed intelligence gains in academic-…

Becker, Michael; Ludtke, Oliver; Trautwein, Ulrich; Koller, Olaf; Baumert, Jurgen

2012-01-01

380

A Study of African American Male Students' Academic Achievement and School Attitude in an Urban Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the signing of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, much emphasis has been placed on the accountability of schools and school districts to ensure higher academic achievement of all students. The achievement gap remains among African American male students in urban school districts. This purposed quantitative study explored the relationship…

Mohamed, Roslyn J. F. Billy

2013-01-01

381

School Readiness among Children of Immigrants in the US: Evidence from a Large National Birth Cohort Study  

PubMed Central

Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n ? 6,800), we examined the factors explaining variation in school readiness in a large and nationally representative sample of children in immigrant and non-immigrant families. In OLS regression models with rich controls to account for selection, we found that language background was a key factor in explaining children of immigrants’ expressive language and early reading at kindergarten, whereas both socioeconomic status and language background helped explain their performance in math. PMID:22711952

Han, Wen-Jui; Lee, RaeHyuck; Waldfogel, Jane

2012-01-01

382

School Readiness among Children of Immigrants in the US: Evidence from a Large National Birth Cohort Study.  

PubMed

Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n ? 6,800), we examined the factors explaining variation in school readiness in a large and nationally representative sample of children in immigrant and non-immigrant families. In OLS regression models with rich controls to account for selection, we found that language background was a key factor in explaining children of immigrants' expressive language and early reading at kindergarten, whereas both socioeconomic status and language background helped explain their performance in math. PMID:22711952

Han, Wen-Jui; Lee, Raehyuck; Waldfogel, Jane

2012-04-01

383

School Competence and Fluent Academic Performance: Informing Assessment of Educational Outcomes in Survivors of Pediatric Medulloblastoma.  

PubMed

Academic difficulties are widely acknowledged but not adequately studied in survivors of pediatric medulloblastoma. Although most survivors require special education services and are significantly less likely than healthy peers to finish high school, measured academic skills are typically average. This study sought to identify potential factors associated with academic difficulties in this population and focused on school competence and fluent academic performance. Thirty-six patients (ages 7-18 years old) were recruited through the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuro-Oncology at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX. Participants completed a neuropsychological screening battery including selected Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement subtests. Parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist. School competence was significantly correlated with measured academic skills and fluency. Basic academic skill development was broadly average, in contrast to significantly worse fluent academic performance. School competence may have utility as a measure estimating levels of educational success in this population. Additionally, academic difficulties experienced by childhood medulloblastoma survivors may be better captured by measuring deficits in fluent academic performance rather than skills. Identification of these potential factors associated with educational outcomes of pediatric medulloblastoma survivors has significant implications for research, clinical assessment, and academic services/interventions. PMID:25398080

Holland, Alice Ann; Hughes, Carroll W; Stavinoha, Peter L

2014-11-14

384

Year-Round School versus Traditional School: The Impact of Academic Calendars on Student Achievement at Selected Elementary Schools in North Central South Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the impact that a year-round school calendar and a traditional school calendar may have on student achievement at selected elementary schools in North Central South Carolina. Specifically it investigated mean differences in academic achievement between elementary students at two year-round schools versus two traditional…

Lindsay-Brown, Sandra J.

2010-01-01

385

College and Career Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The seriousness of the readiness gap--the gap between being fully credentialed and fully prepared--is the reason why the Forum for Youth Investment started the Ready by 21 partnership and the reason why American Association of School Administrators (AASA) joined. Numerous organizations and associations interested in the K-12 system's end…

Pittman, Karen J.

2010-01-01

386

Making Career Readiness Count  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is growing consensus in states across the nation that the goal of the K-12 education system is to "prepare all students to graduate from high school ready for college and careers". Yet, in all but a handful of states, the priority goals set to drive student performance toward and beyond college and career readiness sputter out…

Kreamer, Kate Blosveren; O'Hara, Marie; Curl, Cory

2014-01-01

387

How To Develop Your School's Readiness for Improvement: An Analysis Process and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A research study of the implementation of "good ideas" in 14 schools came to the conclusion that differences in school organization and climate cause differences in the success of school improvement. Specific aspects of organization and climate in these schools, called factors of school context, are the following: resources, incentives, linkages,…

D'Amico, Joseph J.; Corbett, H. Dickson

388

Root Shock Revisited: Perspectives of Early Head Start Mothers on Community and Policy Environments and Their Effects on Child Health, Development, and School Readiness  

PubMed Central

Racial differences in school readiness are a form of health disparity. By examining, from the perspective of low-income minority families participating in an Early Head Start study, community and policy environments as they shape and inform lived experiences, we identified several types of social and economic dislocation that undermine the efforts of parents to ready their children for school. The multiple dislocations of community triggered by housing and welfare reform and “urban renewal” are sources of stress for parents and children and affect the health and development of young children. Our findings suggest that racial differences in school readiness result not from race but from poverty and structural racism in American society. PMID:19059871

McAllister, Carol L.; Thomas, Tammy L.; Green, Beth L.

2009-01-01

389

Ready or Not: Recognizing and Preparing College-Ready Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research shows that many students entering postsecondary education are unprepared for college reading demands. This article highlights college reading readiness according to four essential reading skills. We illustrate these skills by featuring vignettes of high school seniors who are college-ready and not college-ready. Then we contextualize the…

Springer, Sheree E.; Wilson, Tonia J.; Dole, Janice A.

2015-01-01

390

LGBTQ Inclusion in Educator Preparation: Getting Ready for Gender and Sexual Diversity in Secondary School Settings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students are able to resiliently navigate their public school education many others experience harsh school climates and negative health and educational outcomes. Harassment and bullying of LGBTQ students in school environments have been linked to numerous negative psychological and academic outcomes for students diverse in sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Preparing teacher candidates (TCs) to respond effectively to harassment and bullying of students and to create inclusive curriculum has been recommended to improve outcomes for students. Yet the development of these teaching practices has not been pursued broadly in educator preparation programs (EPPs) or specifically in science EPPs (SEPPs). This dissertation broadens the notion of diversity traditionally attended to in EPPs through three studies. The first study is a holistic single-case study of an LGBTQ-inclusive EPP. It focused on the following three research questions: What were the contextual features that surrounded the LGBTQ-inclusive EPP? What were the specific elements of LGBTQ inclusion in the EPP? And, what were the strengths and weaknesses of the LGBTQ-inclusive EPP? This study drew primarily from data collected from interviews with faculty and administrators in a large post-baccalaureate 5th year preparation for licensure program. Document analysis was used to triangulate and expand upon the data collected during the interviews. A framework for analyzing LGBTQ inclusion across the components of an EPP was developed as part of this study. This study has direct implications for the particular EPP, but also clarifies research needs around LGBTQ inclusion in secondary EPPs. While little has research exists about LGBTQ inclusion in EPPs, far less has been attempted and understood in the discipline of secondary life science. The second study thus narrows its focus from the particulars of LGBTQ inclusion in an EPP to the possibilities for LGBTQ inclusion in life science educator preparation. This study, thus, is theoretical as it sets about exploring possibilities for LGBTQ inclusion across life science education curriculum by drawing from the literature about the needs of LGBT and questioning students, the small amount of scholarly work related to science teacher education, and other scholarly work that relates to preparing teachers for gender and sexual diversity in secondary settings. The second study explored possibilities for LGBTQ inclusion in science teacher education. The third study, a holistic multiple-case study, explored science teacher candidates' adoption of LGBTQ inclusion in their praxis during a science EPP (SEPP). The research questions guiding this study were: what were science TCs' commitments to LGBTQ-inclusive praxis? What were science TCs' enactments of LGBTQ-inclusive praxis? And, what supports and barriers influenced TCs' commitment to and enactment of LGBTQ-inclusive praxis during the SEPP? Understanding these commitments, enactments, and the supports and barriers to them will benefit the particular SEPP and contribute to greater understanding of the capacities and needs of science TCs as they are challenged to fully welcome and educate the diversity of learners who enter their classrooms. The set of studies concludes with a discussion of implications for EPPs and future research that may lead to the realization of a vision of classroom practices that are inclusive of LGBTQ students for the benefit of schools and communities.

Hoelscher, Mary Helen

391

A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF INNER-CITY ELEMENTARY-SCHOOL CHILDREN'S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, SELF-CONCEPT, AND ATTITUDE TOWARD SCHOOL  

Microsoft Academic Search

The academic and social-personal development of inner-city elementary-school children was investigated longitudinally from grades one through six. Initial data-gathering included social-personal information from pupils' teachers, parents, and peers, together with classroom-administered cognitive and affective measures. Subsequent data collection was limited to repeated measures of three major educational outcomes: academic achievement, self-concept, and attitude toward school. Attrition of students over time

FREDERIC WALTER WIDLAK

1983-01-01

392

A Capstone Project Using the Gap Analysis Model: Closing the College Readiness Gap for Latino English Language Learners with a Focus on School Support and School Counseling Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This capstone project applied Clark and Estes' (2008) gap analysis framework to identify performance gaps, develop perceived root causes, validate the causes, and formulate research-based solutions to present to Trojan High School. The purpose was to examine ways to increase the academic achievement of ELL students, specifically Latinos, by…

Jimenez, Evelyn

2013-01-01

393

The Effect of a Zoo-Based Experiential Academic Science Program on High School Students' Math and Science Achievement and Perceptions of School Climate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an 11th-grade and 12th-grade zoo-based academic high school experiential science program compared to a same school-district school-based academic high school experiential science program on students' pretest and posttest science, math, and reading achievement, and student perceptions of…

Mulkerrin, Elizabeth A.

2012-01-01

394

Collateral Benefits of the Family Check-Up on Early Childhood School Readiness: Indirect Effects of Parents’ Positive Behavior Support  

PubMed Central

The authors examined the longitudinal effects of the Family Check-Up (FCU) on parents’ positive behavior support and children’s school readiness competencies in early childhood. It was hypothesized that the FCU would promote language skills and inhibitory control in children at risk for behavior problems as an indirect outcome associated with targeted improvements in parents’ positive behavior support. High-risk families in the Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program participated in a multisite preventive intervention study (N = 731) with 3 yearly assessments beginning at child age 2 years. Positive behavior support was measured using 4 indicators derived from at-home observations of parent–child interaction during semistructured tasks. Longitudinal structural equation models revealed that parents in families randomly assigned to the FCU showed improvements in positive behavior support from child age 2 to 3, which in turn promoted children’s inhibitory control and language development from age 3 to 4, accounting for child gender, ethnicity, and parental education. Findings suggest that a brief, ecological preventive intervention supporting positive parenting practices can indirectly foster key facets of school readiness in children at risk. PMID:18999335

Lunkenheimer, Erika S.; Dishion, Thomas J.; Shaw, Daniel S.; Connell, Arin M.; Gardner, Frances; Wilson, Melvin N.; Skuban, Emily M.

2009-01-01

395

Preparing High School Students for College: An Exploratory Study of College Readiness Partnership Programs in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study examines a number of college readiness partnership programs operating in Texas and identifies their features, targeted students, and intended outcomes. It also examines the partnerships that created these programs. The findings presented here are based on a search and analysis of the relevant research and Texas policy…

Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Corrin, William; Nakanishi, Aki; Bork, Rachel Hare; Mitchell, Claire; Sepanik, Susan

2012-01-01

396

Beyond Preparation: Identity, Cultural Capital, and Readiness for Graduate School in the Biomedical Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, we conducted in-depth interviews with 52 college graduates as they entered a Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). Our goal was to investigate what it means for these aspiring scientists, most of whom are from groups underrepresented in the sciences, to feel ready to apply to a doctoral program in the biomedical…

Gazley, J. Lynn; Remich, Robin; Naffziger-Hirsch, Michelle E.; Keller, Jill; Campbell, Patricia B.; McGee, Richard

2014-01-01

397

School Readiness Outcomes for Preschool Children at Risk: A Randomized Trial of a Parent Engagement Intervention  

E-print Network

? o RQ2: How does parental depression moderate the effects of Getting Ready on children's observed Engagement Intervention and the Role of Parental Depression1 Brandy L. Clarke, Susan M. Sheridan, Elizabeth M of a parent engagement intervention and the role of parental depression (CYFS Working Paper No. 2012

Farritor, Shane

398

Using School Readiness Data to Make a Difference in Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Project was a three-year study to determine the skills children possess when entering kindergarten and the results of kindergarten teacher practices on further learning. Children who entered kindergarten with higher skills maintained that advantage over other children into 3rd grade. Certain teacher practices,…

Stuber, Gayle M.; Patrick, M. Renee

2010-01-01

399

Use of a Vigilance Task to Determine School Readiness of Preschool Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty five-year-olds performed a 15-minute vigilance task, and four weeks later they completed the Metropolitan Readiness Test. Vigilance performance was significantly correlated with scores on the Metropolitan. Older children performed better than younger children on the vigilance task. (Author/RD)

Simon, Michael J.

1982-01-01

400

School climate, peer victimization, and academic achievement: results from a multi-informant study.  

PubMed

School-level school climate was examined in relation to self-reported peer victimization and teacher-rated academic achievement (grade point average; GPA). Participants included a sample of 1,023 fifth-grade children nested within 50 schools. Associations between peer victimization, school climate, and GPA were examined using multilevel modeling, with school climate as a contextual variable. Boys and girls reported no differences in victimization by their peers, although boys had lower GPAs than girls. Peer victimization was related to lower GPA and to a poorer perception of school climate (individual-level), which was also associated with lower GPA. Results of multilevel analyses revealed that peer victimization was again negatively associated with GPA, and that lower school-level climate was associated with lower GPA. Although no moderating effects of school-level school climate or sex were observed, the relation between peer victimization and GPA remained significant after taking into account (a) school-level climate scores, (b) individual variability in school-climate scores, and (c) several covariates--ethnicity, absenteeism, household income, parental education, percentage of minority students, type of school, and bullying perpetration. These findings underscore the importance of a positive school climate for academic success and viewing school climate as a fundamental collective school outcome. Results also speak to the importance of viewing peer victimization as being harmfully linked to students' academic performance. PMID:25198617

Wang, Weijun; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Brittain, Heather L; McDougall, Patricia; Krygsman, Amanda; Smith, David; Cunningham, Charles E; Haltigan, J D; Hymel, Shelley

2014-09-01

401

Math and Science Academic Success in Three Large, Diverse, Urban High Schools: A Teachers' Story  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Large, traditional urban high schools are among the most difficult education environments in the United States. These schools, which serve a high percentage of the Black and Latino students in the United States, often have low academic performance, high dropout rates, high teacher and school leader turnover, and inexperienced teachers. They often…

McKenzie, Kathryn Bell; Skrla, Linda; Scheurich, James Joseph; Rice, Delores; Hawes, Daniel P.

2011-01-01

402

Foreign Language Education, Academic Performance, and Socioeconomic Status: A Study of California Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines various features of foreign language program offerings at 220 public high schools in California. Foreign language program features were examined in relation to the school's Academic Performance Index (API), the school's socioeconomic status (percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch), and percentage of…

Sung, Hyekyung; Padilla, Amado M.; Silva, Duarte M.

2006-01-01

403

Back to School Blues: Seasonality of Youth Suicide and the Academic Calendar  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research has found evidence of academic benefits to longer school years. This paper investigates one of the many potential costs of increased school year length, documenting a dramatic decrease in youth suicide in months when school is not in session. A detailed analysis does not find that other potential explanations such as economic…

Hansen, Benjamin; Lang, Matthew

2011-01-01

404

Rethinking the Laboratory School: Teacher Training through a Mainstream Academic Partnership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving schools by improving teacher training may be aided by using a modified laboratory school concept to create a clinical setting for training teachers. This article describes a cooperative training model that is based upon a mainstream academic partnership between public schools, universities, and teacher groups. (IAH)

Prince, Julian; And Others

1991-01-01

405

Sports Bounce GPAs: The Relationship between Athletic Involvement and Academic Performance in High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As schools and school districts continue to face budget reductions, school officials must thoroughly evaluate and determine from which programs to decrease funding. Athletic programs are one area that has received much scrutiny for receiving these cuts. If research reveals a significant relationship between athletic involvement and academic

Filsinger, Lora C.

2012-01-01

406

Small Classes in the Early Grades, Academic Achievement, and Graduating From High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation addressed 3 questions about the long-term effects of early school experiences: (a) Is participation in small classes in the early grades (K-3) related to high school graduation? (b) Is academic achievement in K-3 related to high school graduation? (c) If class size is related to graduation, is the relationship explained by the…

Finn, Jeremy D.; Gerber, Susan B.; Boyd-Zaharias, Jayne

2005-01-01

407

Education through Occupations in American High Schools. Volume I. Approaches to Integrating Academic and Vocational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains the following papers examining approaches to integrating high school vocational and academic curricula in U.S. high schools to provide education through occupations: "Resolving the Paradox of the High School" (W. Norton Grubb); "'The Cunning Hand, the Cultured Mind': Sources of Support for Curriculum Integration" (W. Norton…

Grubb, W. Norton, Ed.

408

School Engagement for Academically At-Risk Students: A Participatory Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While past literature has explored school engagement in older students, there is less research for younger children specifically, and very little which engages children themselves in the research process. This paper provides insight into school engagement for academically at-risk students in the second year of school through a participatory…

O'Toole, Nadia; Due, Clemence

2015-01-01

409

Hierarchical Linear Modelling of Student and School Effects on Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Used hierarchical linear modeling with data from the New Brunswick School Climate Study (Canada) to examine student background, school context, and school climate effects on Grade 6 student achievement in mathematics, science, reading, and writing. Gender, socioeconomic status, and Native ethnicity were significant predictors of academic

Ma, Xin; Klinger, Don A.

2000-01-01

410

Intergenerational Closure and Academic Achievement in High School: A New Evaluation of Coleman's Conjecture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reexamines the conjecture of James S. Coleman that intergenerational social closure promotes student achievement in high schools, analyzing the best national data on academic achievement and social networks: the 2002 and 2004 waves of the Education Longitudinal Study. The results show that within the Catholic school sector, schools

Morgan, Stephen L.; Todd, Jennifer J.

2009-01-01

411

Characteristics of and Strategies Used by Principals Who Promote Academic Success in Title I Classified Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research is an attempt to explore the various strategies employed by the principals of Title I schools in order to foster an environment of student progress and achievement. Since the inception of the NCLB Act, pressures have been increasing on the schools, especially on Title I Schools, and on their principals to increase academic

Cohen, Kimberly Kay

2013-01-01

412

The School Environment and Adolescent Well-Being: Beyond Academics. Research Brief. Publication #2008-26  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adolescents spend a large proportion of their day in school or pursuing school-related activities. While the primary purpose of school is the academic development of students, its effects on adolescents are far broader, also encompassing their physical and mental health, safety, civic engagement, and social development. Further, its effects on all…

Marin, Pilar; Brown, Brett

2008-01-01

413

Transition to Formal Schooling: Do Transition Practices Matter for Academic Performance?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined whether the transition practices implemented in preschool-elementary school pairs contribute to children's academic development during the first year of elementary school. Participants were 398 children who moved from 36 preschools to 22 elementary schools in two Finnish towns. Children were tested in respect to their reading,…

Ahtola, Annarilla; Silinskas, Gintautas; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Kontoniemi, Marita; Niemi, Pekka; Nurmi, Jari-Erik

2011-01-01

414

Math and Science Academic Success in Three Large, Diverse, Urban High Schools: A Teachers' Story  

Microsoft Academic Search

Large, traditional urban high schools are among the most difficult education environments in the United States. These schools, which serve a high percentage of the Black and Latino students in the United States, often have low academic performance, high dropout rates, high teacher and school leader turnover, and inexperienced teachers. They often exist within contexts of high poverty, high family

Kathryn Bell McKenzie; Linda Skrla; James Joseph Scheurich; Delores Rice; Daniel P. Hawes

2011-01-01

415

Profiles of School Adaptation: Social, Behavioral and Academic Functioning in Sexually Abused Girls  

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Objectives: The short-term outcomes of child sexual abuse (CSA) on academic, behavioral and social adaptation at school were examined in order to: (1) document the proportion of sexually abused (SA) girls struggling in school and define the nature of their difficulties, (2) explore whether different profiles of school adaptation could be…

Daignault, Isabelle V.; Hebert, Martine

2009-01-01

416

Academic Achievement, School Quality and Family Background: Study in Seven Latin American Countries.  

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Educational production can be studied by correlating levels of academic achievement with three independent variables: student's family background, student's mental ability, and school quality. To examine family background and school quality, information was gathered from schools in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru.…

Sanguinetty, Jorge A.

417

Addressing the Academic and Social Needs of Young Male Students through School-Based Mentoring  

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This study addressed the problem within the U.S. public school system to sustainably meet the academic and social needs of its African American male students. The administrative team of the elementary school in this study desired an evaluation of a school-based male mentoring program that was designed to address these needs. The program, Gentlemen…

Alston, Curtis E.

2013-01-01

418

School Culture and Academic Achievement: A Cross-gender, Cross-cultural Study.  

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Using school records, questionnaires, interviews, and psychological tests, researchers studied the factors affecting academic achievement in a large, urban, technical high school. For 20 high-achieving and 20 low-achieving seniors, data were gathered on sex, ethnicity, personality factors, high school and college entrance test scores, grade point…

Allocca, Rose; Muth, Rodney

419

Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Interventions to Positively Impact Academic Achievement in Middle School Students  

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Empirical research suggests a correlation between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions and increased academic achievement of students in middle schools. An argument was presented for utilizing CBT intervention within the delivery system of comprehensive school counseling programs in middle schools; specifically in individual…

Zyromski, Brett; Joseph, Arline Edwards

2008-01-01

420

The Impact of Teacher Furloughs on Academic Achievement in Hawaii Public Schools  

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Due to budget shortfalls, teacher furloughs were imposed in 2009 in Hawaii Public Schools. The furloughs resulted in a 2009-2010 school year of 167 days as opposed to the regular school year of 180 days. The purpose of this causal-comparative study with a pretest-posttest design was to examine the found effects of those furloughs on academic

Soares, Katina M.

2013-01-01

421

Preparatory Teachers' Perceptions of School Readiness: A Survey of Victorian Teachers  

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This study surveyed perspectives held by school teachers regarding factors that contribute to successful transition to school. In addition, this study explored practices in place to enhance children's transition to school. Participants were self-nominated, preparatory teachers from publicly funded primary schools in Victoria, Australia. From…

Serry, Tanya; Imms, Christine; Froude, Elspeth; Joffe, Beverly; Heine, Chyrisse; Merrigan, Celeste

2014-01-01

422

A Model for Multivariate Prediction of Academic Success of "Transfer Students" in Pharmacy School  

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A model for the systematic and rapid evaluation of transfer students is presented. Transfer students are defined as having completed organic chemistry and other basic courses and are ready to enter the first professional year in a standard 2:3 program. Data for the predictor equations are from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. (LBH)

Palmieri, Anthony, III

1977-01-01

423

Mental health predicts better academic outcomes: a longitudinal study of elementary school students in chile.  

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The world's largest school-based mental health program, Habilidades para la Vida [Skills for Life (SFL)], has been operating on a national scale in Chile for 15 years. SFL's activities include using standardized measures to screen elementary school students and providing preventive workshops to students at risk for mental health problems. This paper used SFL's data on 37,397 students who were in first grade in 2009 and third grade in 2011 to ascertain whether first grade mental health predicted subsequent academic achievement and whether remission of mental health problems predicted improved academic outcomes. Results showed that mental health was a significant predictor of future academic performance and that, overall, students whose mental health improved between first and third grade made better academic progress than students whose mental health did not improve or worsened. Our findings suggest that school-based mental health programs like SFL may help improve students' academic outcomes. PMID:24771270

Murphy, J Michael; Guzmán, Javier; McCarthy, Alyssa E; Squicciarini, Ana María; George, Myriam; Canenguez, Katia M; Dunn, Erin C; Baer, Lee; Simonsohn, Ariela; Smoller, Jordan W; Jellinek, Michael S

2015-04-01

424

Relations with parents and school and Chinese adolescents' self-concept, delinquency, and academic performance.  

PubMed

Current research and theory have suggested that the relational domains of family and school experiences are important to children's development. The present study thus examined how relations with parents and school were related to Chinese students' psychosocial and cognitive development in self-concept, delinquency, and academic performance. A total of 1668 secondary school students were studied, and results showed that better relation with parents was associated with higher general, academic, appearance, social, and physical ability self-concepts. Better relation with school was associated with higher academic performance, as shown in higher class rank, higher grand total exam scores, and higher scores in Chinese, English, mathematics, physical education, and music. Both poorer relations with parents and school were found to associate with more self-reported delinquency as well as more school records of misconduct. PMID:1637685

Lau, S; Leung, K

1992-06-01

425

Mediational Role of Academic Motivation in the Association between School Self-Concept and School Achievement among Indian Adolescents in Canada and India  

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The present study examined the mediational role of academic motivation in the association between school self-concept and school achievement among 355 Indian immigrant adolescents in Canada and 363 Indian adolescents in India. Surveys were administered among Grades 9-12 students in Canada and India to assess their academic self-concepts, academic

Areepattamannil, Shaljan

2012-01-01

426

High School Counselors' Perceptrons of the Academic and Personality Attributes Important to a Career in Nursing.  

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High school counselors (n=95) identified characteristics they considered important for nursing. Leadership and academic achievement were rated less important than for other careers. compassion, kindness, and obedience were considered important but not decision making or assertiveness. (SK)

Blasdell, Alison L.; Hudgins-Brewer, Sandra

1999-01-01

427

Academic Motivation, Self-Concept, Engagement, and Performance in High School: Key Processes from a Longitudinal Perspective  

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The study tested three theoretically/conceptually hypothesized longitudinal models of academic processes leading to academic performance. Based on a longitudinal sample of 1866 high-school students across two consecutive years of high school (Time 1 and Time 2), the model with the most superior heuristic value demonstrated: (a) academic motivation…

Green, Jasmine; Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Martin, Andrew J.; Colmar, Susan; Marsh, Herbert W.; McInerney, Dennis

2012-01-01

428

Examining the Relationship between Selected Variables and the Academic Achievement of African American High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research investigating the impact of factors such as gender, socioeconomic status, racial socialization, and academic self-concept on the academic achievement of African American high school students has been of interest to scholars for decades. Previous literature has focused much attention on the relationship of each of these constructs and…

Graham, David Mark

2009-01-01

429

The Relationship between Mental Health, Acculturative Stress, and Academic Performance in a Latino Middle School Sample  

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This study evaluated the relationship between acculturative stress, symptoms of internalizing mental health problems, and academic performance in a sample of 94 Latino middle school students. Students reported on symptoms indicative of depression and anxiety related problems and acculturative stress. Teachers reported on students' academic

Albeg, Loren J.; Castro-Olivo, Sara M.

2014-01-01

430

Personality Factors in Elementary School Children: Contributions to Academic Performance over and above Executive Functions?  

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Unique contributions of Big Five personality factors to academic performance in young elementary school children were explored. Extraversion and Openness (labeled "Culture" in our study) uniquely contributed to academic performance, over and above the contribution of executive functions in first and second grade children (N = 446). Well…

Neuenschwander, Regula; Cimeli, Patrizia; Rothlisberger, Marianne; Roebers, Claudia M.

2013-01-01

431

An Exploration of the Development of Academic Identity in a School of Education  

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This paper explores the complex processes involved in the self-construction of academic identity in a UK School of Education. Building on seminal literature in this field and drawing on the research of four academics, it begins by discussing teacher educators' varying perceptions of the need to re-configure their identity to meet the…

White, Elizabeth; Roberts, Amanda; Rees, Mary; Read, Mary

2014-01-01

432

Gender Disparity Analysis in Academic Achievement at Higher Education Preparatory Schools: Case of South Wollo, Ethiopia  

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Gender is among the determinant factors affecting students' academic achievement. This paper tried to investigate the impact of gender on academic performance of preparatory secondary school students based on 2014 EHEECE result. Ex post facto research design was used. To that end, data were collected from 3243 students from eight purposively…

Eshetu, Amogne Asfaw

2015-01-01

433

An Analysis of Spiritual Factors on Academic Achievement in Seventh-Day Adventist Schools  

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This study asked the question: Do spiritual factors impact academic achievement? The subjects in this study were all students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11, in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Bermuda, from 2006 to 2008. The compilation of the results of 75 questions as correlated to academic achievement, controlled…

Gilbert, Marianne C.

2013-01-01

434

The Effect of Studying Tech Prep in High School and College Academic Performance  

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This study examined the academic performance of Tech Prep students (referred to as participants) in comparison to non-Tech Prep students (referred to as non-participants) entering a two-year community college from sixteen different high schools in Stark County, Ohio. This study provided a quantitative analysis of students' academic experiences to…

Ray, Larry A.

2011-01-01

435

Parents' Reward Strategies and Children's Academic Intrinsic Motivation and School Performance.  

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This study investigated the relationship between parents' reward strategies for children's school performance and children's intrinsic academic motivation, achievement, and classroom functioning. Nine-year-olds (N=107) were given tests that measured motivation and achievement (the Children's Academic Intrinsic Motivation Inventory and the…

Gottfried, Adele E.; Gottfried, Allen W.

436

Socioeconomic Advantage and Achievement Motivation: Important Mediators of Academic Performance in Minority Children in Urban Schools.  

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Examines relationships among socioeconomic advantage, achievement motivation, and academic performance in an urban elementary school population of 130 African-American and Hispanic fourth- through sixth-grade students. Results indicate that socioeconomic advantage and achievement motivation are significant mediators of academic performance among…

Schultz, Geoffrey F.

1993-01-01

437

Academic Achievement and School Functioning among Nonincarcerated Youth Involved with the Juvenile Justice System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship between academic problems and delinquency is well documented among incarcerated populations but has not been examined among nonincarcerated youth involved with the juvenile justice system. This research examined the school functioning and academic achievement of 157 youth who had brief contact with a state department of juvenile…

Brown, Jonathan D.; Riley, Anne W.; Walrath, Christine M.; Leaf, Philip J.; Valdez, Carmen

2008-01-01

438

Parental Awareness and Attitudes toward Academic Dishonesty in a Suburban High School Setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the parental awareness and attitudes toward academic dishonesty at the high school level to address a gap in the literature. Little data is currently available regarding the knowledge and views of parents regarding various aspects of academic dishonesty. A quantitative survey was created by the researcher and utilized in both online and paper forms to collect data

Mike Sykes

2010-01-01

439

Student Academic Achievement in Rural vs. Non-Rural High Schools in Wisconsin  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzed how Wisconsin rural public high schools' academic achievement compared to their city, suburb and town peers while controlling for ten factors. The Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) measured academic achievement for tenth graders including reading, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.…

Droessler Mersch, Rebecca L.

2012-01-01

440

Is Tobacco Use Associated with Academic Failure among Government School Students in Urban India?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Not much is known about the academic correlates of tobacco use among students in developing countries. This study investigated associations between multiple forms of tobacco use, psychosocial risk factors, and academic failure among 10- to 16-year-old government school students in Delhi and Chennai, India. Methods: This study was a…

Dhavan, Poonam; Stigler, Melissa H.; Perry, Cheryl L.; Arora, Monika; Reddy, K. Srinath

2010-01-01

441

College and Academic Self-Efficacy as Antecedents for High School Dual-Credit Enrollment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Do high school students who are predisposed to enroll in dual-credit courses already possess high levels of motivation or college and academic self-efficacy? Students in this study reported being academically motivated, but they did not report high levels of confidence in their ability to perform certain college-associated tasks. Of 52 items…

Ozmun, Cliff D.

2013-01-01

442

Academic Achievement and School Functioning Among Nonincarcerated Youth Involved With the Juvenile Justice System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between academic problems and delinquency is well documented among incarcerated populations but has not been examined among nonincarcerated youth involved with the juvenile justice system. This research examined the school functioning and academic achievement of 157 youth who had brief contact with a state department of juvenile justice and then returned to the community. More than half (62.4%)

Jonathan D. Brown; Anne W. Riley; Christine M. Walrath; Philip J. Leaf; Carmen Valdez

2008-01-01

443

The Impact of a Nutritional Intervention Program on Academics in Selected Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this quantitative quasi-experimental study is to examine the effectiveness of the "Healthy Kids, Smart Kids" intervention program on academics. Extant data will be used to determine if a statistically significant difference in academics exist between experimental schools implementing the "Healthy Kids, Smart…

Rich, Stacy

2011-01-01

444

Perfectionism of Academically Gifted Primary School Students: The Case of Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on perfectionism in Japanese and North American academically gifted children as it pertains to their potential contribution in the countries seeking progress and global leadership. Perfectionist' tendencies and the characteristics that typically reveal such tendencies are examined in academically gifted Japanese juku-school

Maksic, Slavica; Iwasaki, Kumiko

2009-01-01

445

Gender, Student Motivation and Academic Achievement in a Midsized Wisconsin High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This mixed-methods study investigated relationships among gender, academic motivation and achievement in a mid-sized Wisconsin high school. A questionnaire was developed that focused on perceived ability, achievement motives and achievement goals. Interviews with teachers focused on relationships among academic motivation and gender achievement.…

Lutzke, Steven Ronald

2013-01-01

446

A longitudinal study of school connectedness and academic outcomes across sixth grade.  

PubMed

The current longitudinal study examines the extent to which school connectedness (i.e., students' perceptions of school support and the number of adults with whom they have a positive relationship) is associated with academic outcomes across sixth grade for students from high poverty neighborhoods. Data were collected from 330 sixth-grade students attending two middle schools in a large public school district. Specifically, students completed a survey to assess their perceived connection to the school environment, and academic information regarding students' grades, attendance, and discipline referrals was obtained from school records. Results from latent growth curve modeling showed that, on average, students' perceptions of school support declined significantly across the sixth-grade year. However, students who reported less decline, or growth, in school support across sixth grade had higher academic achievement at the end of the year than students who reported more decline in school support. Sixth-grade boys were at a greater risk for negative outcomes (i.e., lower school support, lower GPAs, and more discipline referrals) across the school year than girls. Results point to the importance of perceived connectedness to school in helping economically disadvantaged students experience a safe and successful transition to middle school. PMID:22710015

Niehaus, Kate; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; Rakes, Christopher R

2012-08-01

447

Academic self-concepts in adolescence: Relations with achievement and ability grouping in schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of ability grouping in schools on students' self-concept were examined in a sample of 23 secondary schools with a range of structured ability groupings. Measures of general self-concept, academic self-concept, and achievement were collected from over 1600 students aged 14–15 years and again two years later. Students' academic self-concept, but not their general self-concept, was related to the

Judith Ireson; Susan Hallam

2009-01-01

448

The Impact of Leadership Practices on the Academic Achievement of Elementary Students in Satisfactory Schools and Unsatisfactory Schools in Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Our nation's k-12 schools are faced with numerous critical challenges: elevating academic achievement, recruitment and retention of high-caliber teachers, improving teacher quality, and meeting the mandates of the "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB") legislation and state standards (Simpson, Lacava, & Graner, 2004; & (Kowalski, 2009). Today's school

Hill, Antonio

2011-01-01

449

Impact of school size on graduation rates, drop-out rates, and academic achievement in Michigan high schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to empirically investigate the impact of school size on graduation rates, drop-out rates and academic performance in Michigan public high schools. Issues related to smaller learning communities were discussed.^ Multiple linear regression analysis was used to estimate a series of statistical models. Dependent variables included measures of student achievement and graduation rates. Independent variables

Richard M Machesky

2006-01-01

450

The Effect of an After-School Tutorial Program on Academic Achievement among At-Risk High School Students.  

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Investigated the impact of an after-school tutorial program on the academic achievement of high-risk, predominantly minority high school students. Data on the students' grades indicated that on average, the majority of students received passing grades. A main effect for discipline was found, with achievement levels for English significantly higher…

Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Burt, Vickie; Watson, Marilyn; Diamond, Pollyann J.; Parramore, Peggy

2001-01-01

451

Instructional Alignment of Workplace Readiness Skills in Career and Technical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The United States faces a skills shortage that goes beyond academic and technical skills. Employers report entry-level workers lack the necessary "soft" skills, also referred to as workplace readiness skills, needed for success in the workforce; thus, calling on educational institutions to make improvements in high school curriculum in order to…

Martin, Sarah Jane

2009-01-01

452

A Statewide Train-the-Trainer Model for Effective Entrepreneurship and Workforce Readiness Programming  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A statewide youth and adult train-the-trainer model that integrates workforce readiness and entrepreneurship can have a profound effect on young people's academic performance, interest in college, and overall youth development. Participants in workforce and entrepreneurship programs develop personal resources that have value in school, in the…

Fields, Nia Imani; Brown, Mananmi; Piechocinski, Alganesh; Wells, Kendra

2012-01-01

453

Is There a Home Advantage in School Readiness for Young Children? Trends in Parent Engagement in Cognitive Activities with Young Children, 1991-2001  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The desire to understand the "home advantage" has spurred a large body of research describing the contribution of differences in family background and parenting styles to school readiness and the achievement gap. Using the National Household Education Survey at two time points provides a fuller picture of the trends in parenting and…

Schaub, Maryellen

2015-01-01

454

Accountability Strain, College Readiness Drain: Sociopolitical Tensions Involved in Maintaining a College-Going Culture in a High "Minority", High Poverty, Texas High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Currently school reform discourse encourages states to adopt college readiness standards. Meanwhile, federal and state accountability and related mandated reforms remain a policy concern. As such, it is important to examine the interplay between accountability and the establishment of a college-going culture in high "minority", high…

Welton, Anjale; Williams, Montrischa

2015-01-01

455

Achieving School Readiness: A 5-Year Action Agenda for Maryland. Presented to the Subcabinet for Children, Youth and Families by the Leadership in Action Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a result of lengthy deliberations and review of evidence-based proven practices by the Leadership in Action Program in Maryland, this action agenda details 6 goals, 25 strategies, and 106 action steps determined as most critical to ensuring that all of Maryland's children will enter school ready to learn. The action agenda was submitted to the…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.

456

A Predictive Validity Study of the Metropolitan Readiness Test and Meeting Street School Screening Test Against First Grade Metropolitan Achievement Test Scores.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Samples of entering first-grade students were used to examine the predictive validity of the group administered Metropolitan Readiness Test (MRT) and the individually administered Meeting Street School Screening Test (MSSST). The advantage of the latter was found to possibly outweigh the advantage of efficiency in group administration. (Author/GK)

Swanson, Beverly B.; And Others

1981-01-01

457

School Readiness Act of 2005. Report Together with Additional Views. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session (June 16, 2005). Report 109-136  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Committee on Education and the Workforce, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 2123) to reauthorize the Head Start Act to improve the school readiness of disadvantaged children, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass. Amended sections include:…

US House of Representatives, 2005

2005-01-01

458

Unpacking the Black Box of the Chicago School Readiness Project Intervention: The Mediating Roles of Teacher-Child Relationship Quality and Self-Regulation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research Findings: This study examines the theory of change of the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP), testing a sequence of theory-derived mediating mechanisms that include the quality of teacher-child relationships and children's self-regulation. The CSRP is a multicomponent teacher and classroom-focused intervention, and its…

Jones, Stephanie M.; Bub, Kristen L.; Raver, C. Cybele

2013-01-01

459

College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As we enter deeper into the 21st Century, there is a more urgent need to transform our educational system in the United States to better prepare our youth for the careers and technology of the future. This study examines how improving technology education at the high school level can improve the learning and college readiness of urban youth. It…

O'Kane, Eileen Vollert

2010-01-01

460

Peer Academic Reputation in Elementary School: Associations With Changes in Self-Concept and Academic Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

The developmental significance of children's academic reputation among peers was examined in a longitudinal study of 400 children in Grades 3, 4, and 5. In the fall of Year 1, teachers rated children's academic skills and behavior, and peers provided nominations describing classmates' academic skills, social acceptance versus rejection, and aggressive behavior. In the fall and spring of Year 1,

Scott D. Gest; Celene E. Domitrovich; Janet A. Welsh

2005-01-01

461

Community Violence Exposure and Adolescents’ School Engagement and Academic Achievement Over Time  

PubMed Central

Objective This study examined the relationships between community violence exposure and two related, but meaningfully distinct, academic outcomes: school engagement and academic achievement (GPA). Psychological symptoms were investigated as mediators of these relationships. Method One hundred eighteen youth reported on community violence exposure and school engagement twice during adolescence, and both parents and adolescents reported on psychological symptoms. Cumulative GPA was also acquired from participants. A path model and hierarchical multiple regression analyses were used to assess these relationships longitudinally. Results Earlier community violence exposure inversely predicted later school engagement, but earlier school engagement did not predict later community violence exposure. School engagement mediated the association between community violence exposure and school GPA. Internalizing and externalizing symptoms, but not posttraumatic stress symptoms, mediated the association between community violence and school engagement. Conclusions When adolescents are exposed to community violence, they may become vulnerable to a cascade of events including psychological symptoms and decreased connectedness to school, which ultimately can lead to overall poor academic achievement. The more proximal, changeable experiences of school connectedness and psychological symptoms offer targets for interventions offsetting long-term adverse academic consequences in violence-exposed youth. PMID:24163782

Borofsky, Larissa A.; Kellerman, Ilana; Baucom, Brian; Oliver, Pamella H.; Margolin, Gayla

2013-01-01

462

A New Model for Student Support in High-Poverty Urban Elementary Schools: Effects on Elementary and Middle School Academic Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Efforts to support children in schools require addressing not only academic issues, but also out-of-school factors that can affect students' ability to succeed. This study examined academic achievement of students participating in City Connects, a student support intervention operating in high-poverty elementary schools. The sample included…

Walsh, Mary E.; Madaus, George F.; Raczek, Anastasia E.; Dearing, Eric; Foley, Claire; An, Chen; Lee-St. John, Terrence J.; Beaton, Albert

2014-01-01

463

School of Dental Medicine Academic Plan As an integral member at the University of Connecticut, the School of Dental Medicine is committed to  

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School of Dental Medicine Academic Plan 2011-2016 As an integral member at the University of Connecticut, the School of Dental Medicine is committed to fulfillment of both its unique aspirations it academic plan for 2009-2014 entitled "Our World, Our People, Our Future". Preamble 1 The School of Dental

Oliver, Douglas L.

464

“Plays Nice With Others”: Social–Emotional Learning and Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research Findings: Social–emotional learning (SEL) is increasingly becoming an area of focus for determining children's school readiness and predicting their academic success. Practice or Policy: The current article outlines a model of SEL, identifies specific SEL skills, and discusses how such skills contribute and relate to academic success. Given that SEL skills may vary within person and across environments, the

Susanne A. Denham; Chavaughn Brown

2010-01-01

465

Academic Achievement for Fifth-Grade Students in Elementary and Intermediate School Settings: Grade Span Configurations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few researchers have addressed student achievement outcomes as a function of grade configurations for older elementary-aged students. Thus, this study was designed to determine differences between students' Grade 5 reading and mathematics achievement in elementary schools (K-5) as compared to intermediate schools (Grade 5, 5-6) for 5 academic

Combs, Julie P.; Clark, David; Moore, George W.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Edmonson, Stacey L.; Slate, John R.

2011-01-01

466

Internal Academic Review 2010-2011 Theology Programs in Queen's School of Religion  

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of Religion within the Faculty of Arts & Science. The second was the June 14, 2010 decision of the United1 Internal Academic Review 2010-2011 Theology Programs in Queen's School of Religion Internal in Queen's School of Religion is now complete. The IAR Committee (IARC) has taken into consideration all

Ellis, Randy

467

How Does School Mobility Impact Indicators of Academic Achievement for Highly Mobile Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children who are homeless or in foster care change schools more often than their non-mobile peers. The impact of school mobility increases their risk of academic failure (Evans, 1996; Ingersoll, Scamman, & Eckerling, 1989; Mao, 1997, Mehana & Reynolds, 2003; Reynolds & Wolf, 1999). Laws enforcing the right of students to remain in their "original…

Tanner-McBrien, Laura

2010-01-01

468

The Academic Summer Camp: A Demonstration of the School as a Center of Expertise.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the Academic Summer Camp (ASC) initiated at The Accelerated School (TAS), the country's first charter accelerated school. The ASC delivers educational services to K-7 children and their parents in south central Los Angeles. Students are 40 percent African American and 60 percent Latino, and most qualify for the federal free…

Mims, J. Sabrina; Ponce, Ana; Moore, Stephanie; Jones, Kevin

469

Gender, Geographic Locations, Achievement Goals and Academic Performance of Secondary School Students from Borno State, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper examined gender, geography location, achievement goals and academic performance of senior secondary school students in Borno State, Nigeria. The sample consists of 827 students from 18 public boarding secondary schools across South and North of Borno State: 414 (50.1 per cent) males and 413 (49.9 per cent) are females; 414 (50.1 per…

Musa, Alice K.J.

2013-01-01

470

Learning Strategies and Their Relationships to Academic Performance of High School Students in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examines the dynamic relationship between academic performance of high school students and their respective learning and study strategies. Two hundred thirty-six high school students were recruited to participate in this study by completing a Chinese version of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory--LASSI, to probe into the…

Yip, Michael C. W.

2013-01-01

471

A's from Zzzz's? The Causal Effect of School Start Time on the Academic Achievement of Adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent sleep research finds that many adolescents are sleep-deprived because of both early school start times and changing sleep patterns during the teen years. This study identifies the causal effect of school start time on academic achievement by using two policy changes in the daily schedule at the US Air Force Academy along with the randomized placement of freshman students

Scott E. Carrell; Teny Maghakian; James E. West

2011-01-01

472

A Longitudinal Study of School Connectedness and Academic Outcomes across Sixth Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current longitudinal study examines the extent to which school connectedness (i.e., students' perceptions of school support and the number of adults with whom they have a positive relationship) is associated with academic outcomes across sixth grade for students from high poverty neighborhoods. Data were collected from 330 sixth-grade students…

Niehaus, Kate; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; Rakes, Christopher R.

2012-01-01

473

Improving Academic Achievement of Students with Problematic Attendance by Implementing a Multisystemic School-Based Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study addressed the problem of poor attendance adversely affecting grades and learning. Current school policies do not address problematic attendance for all school-aged children, perpetuating trends of academic failure. The research objective was to determine if unexcused absences had a greater negative impact on a high-stakes test compared…

Kay, James Edward

2010-01-01

474

The Implementation of an Academic Advising Program To Prepare the High School Student Athlete for College.  

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This program was developed and implemented to help prepare the members of a high school football team for the academic expectations of college admission. The program had three goals: (1) to insure that student athletes took proper college preparatory classes during high school; (2) to provide evaluation and tutoring for the students; and (3) to…

Goldman, Brent

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The Relation between Youth Fear and Avoidance of Crime in School and Academic Experiences  

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Despite decades of research analyzing fear of crime among adults, little is known about youth fear of crime in general and youth fear of crime in school, specifically. Moreover, among existing studies most emphasize causes of fear, with little discussion of avoidance or the academic consequences of these feelings and behaviors in school. This…

Barrett, Kimberly L.; Jennings, Wesley G.; Lynch, Michael J.

2012-01-01

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The Effects of Modeling Instruction on High School Physics Academic Achievement  

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The purpose of this study was to explore whether Modeling Instruction, compared to traditional lecturing, is an effective instructional method to promote academic achievement in selected high school physics classes at a rural middle Tennessee high school. This study used an "ex post facto," quasi-experimental research methodology. The…

Wright, Tiffanie L.

2012-01-01

477

School Context and the Academic and Behavioral Progress of Students with Emotional Disturbance  

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Lack of progress of children with emotional disturbance (ED) has begun to be documented in longitudinal school-based studies. Variability in these studies may be due to several factors, including widespread differences in academic, behavioral, and social functioning of these children, their special education status, and school contextual factors.…

Wiley, Andrew L.; Siperstein, Gary N.; Forness, Steven R.

2011-01-01

478

Relation of Parental Involvement, Empowerment, and School Traits to Student Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

School-level data on parent perceptions and structural characteristics of 42 elementary schools were used to examine the relation of parental involvement and empowerment to student academic performance. Results showed that measures of parental involvement and empowerment could be reliably predicted. Multiple regression analyses showed that parental involvement and empowerment accounted for substantial variance in student standardized test performance (lowest R

James Griffith

1996-01-01

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The Role Behavioral Adjustment Plays in Placing Middle School Students "At Risk" of Academic Failure.  

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The role of behavioral adjustment in placing middle school students at risk academically is examined using 23 middle school teachers' and 378 parents' ratings of 389 children (53 percent blacks and 47 percent whites) on Conner's Parent Rating Scale and Conner's Teacher Rating Scale. The average rating on the scales for both sets of ratings is…

Flynn, Timothy M.

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Relationship between Study Habits and Academic Achievement of Higher Secondary School Students  

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The present study was probed to find the significant relationship between study habits and academic achievement of higher secondary school students with reference to the background variables. Survey method was employed. Data for the study were collected from 300 students in 13 higher secondary schools using Study Habits Inventory by V.G. Anantha…

Lawrence, A. S. Arul

2014-01-01

481

Academic Comparison of Athletes and Non-Athletes in a Rural High School.  

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Compares academic performance, behavior, and commitment of basketball and volleyball athletes and nonathletes in a rural Canadian high school. Compares mid-term and final grades in each school discipline, disciplinary visits to administrators, and misbehavior demerits. Estimates athletes' mean weekly time commitment in each sport. Athletes matched…

Zaugg, Holt

1998-01-01

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Relationship of High School Principal Organizational Commitment and Campus Academic Performance  

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The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship of Texas high school principals' organizational commitment and the academic performance of the high schools served by the principals. Three components of principal organizational commitment--affective commitment, continuance commitment, and normative commitment--were assessed using the…

Edison, David Allen

2012-01-01

483

School Engagement Trajectories of Immigrant Youth: Risks and Longitudinal Interplay with Academic Success  

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We examined behavioral school engagement trajectories of immigrant and non-immigrant early adolescents in relation to their academic achievement. Data were based on teacher judgments and school records. Students from immigrant families living in Greece and their non-immigrant classmates (N = 1057) were assessed over the three years of middle…

Motti-Stefanidi, Frosso; Masten, Ann; Asendorpf, Jens B.

2015-01-01

484

The Association of Athletic Expenditures with Student Academic Achievement in Arkansas Secondary Public Schools  

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Data on public secondary schools in Arkansas were gathered for two separate school years, 2005-2006 (N = 278) and 2006-2007 (N = 279), to determine if there was an association between athletic expenditures and student academic achievement. Prior to this research, there was little empirical evidence demonstrating any effect that athletic spending…

Skelton, Mike

2009-01-01

485

Organizational Cynicism, School Culture, and Academic Achievement: The Study of Structural Equation Modeling  

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The purpose of this study is to explain constructed theoretical models that organizational cynicism perceptions of primary school teachers affect school culture and academic achievement, by using structural equation modeling. With the assumption that there is a cause-effect relationship between three main variables, the study was constructed with…

Karadag, Engin; Kilicoglu, Gökhan; Yilmaz, Derya

2014-01-01

486

Self-Concept among Primary School Students According to Gender and Academic Achievement Variables in Jordan  

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The aim of this study is to explore the level of self-concept among primary school students according to gender and academic achievement variables in Amman. A random sample was chosen from fourth, fifth and sixth grades in private schools in Amman city. The sample of the study consisted of (365) male and female students, (177) males and (188)…

Al-Srour, Nadia Hayel; Al-Ali, Safa Mohammad

2013-01-01

487

Becoming a Student: Identity Work and Academic Literacies in Early Schooling  

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In this article I argue that both sociocultural theories and those that address academic literacies must be invoked to adequately understand language and literacy development in schools. Through exploring the histories, school lives, and viewpoints of two kindergarten students, I show how identity work negotiated in classroom interactions can…

Hawkins, Margaret R.

2005-01-01

488

The Effects of Age at Arrival and Enclave Schools on the Academic Performance of Immigrant Children  

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This paper analyzes the relationship between age at arrival and immigrant-receiving high schools (i.e., enclave schools) on the academic performance of first- and second-generation immigrant children using data from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS). The CILS survey was conducted in two major immigrant-receiving cities in the…

Cortes, Kalena E.

2006-01-01

489

The Effects of Alcohol Use on Academic Achievement in High School  

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This paper examines the effects of alcohol use on high school students' quality of learning. We estimate fixed-effects models using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Our primary measure of academic achievement is the student's grade point average (GPA) abstracted from official school transcripts. We find that…

Balsa, Ana I.; Giuliano, Laura M.; French, Michael T.

2011-01-01

490

Discrimination, Ethnic Identity, and Academic Outcomes of Mexican Immigrant Children: The Importance of School Context  

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This study examined ethnic identity, perceptions of discrimination, and academic attitudes and performance of primarily first- and second-generation Mexican immigrant children living in a predominantly White community (N = 204, 19 schools, mean age = 9 years). The study also examined schools' promotion of multiculturalism and teachers' attitudes…

Brown, Christia Spears; Chu, Hui

2012-01-01

491

The Perceptions of Academic Women in School Psychology: A National Survey  

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There is a paucity of research examining the experiences and perceptions of women employed as school psychology academicians. The purpose of this investigation was to ascertain female school psychology academicians' perceptions of their respective academic climates, levels of support, incidences of harassment, and levels of stress. Comparisons…

Akin-Little, K. Angeleque; Bray, Melissa A.; Eckert, Tanya L.; Kehle, Thomas J.

2004-01-01

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The Perceptions of Academic Women in School Psychology: A National Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a paucity of research examining the experiences and perceptions of women employed as school psychology academicians. The purpose of this investigation was to ascertain female school psychology academicians’ perceptions of their respective academic climates, levels of support, incidences of harassment, and levels of stress. Comparisons between women currently working in psychology departments and those in colleges of education

Angeleque Akin-Little; Melissa A. Bray; Tanya L. Eckert; Thomas J. Kehle

2004-01-01

493

The Racial/Ethnic Composition of Elementary Schools and Young Children's Academic and Socioemotional Functioning  

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This study attempted to untangle how two dimensions of school racial/ethnic composition--racial/ethnic diversity of the student body and racial/ethnic matching between children and their peers--were related to socioemotional and academic development after the transition into elementary school. Analysis of the Early Childhood Longitudinal…

Benner, Aprile D.; Crosnoe, Robert

2011-01-01

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High School Concussions in the 2008-2009 Academic YearMechanism, Symptoms, and Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: An estimated 136 000 concussions occur per academic year in high schools alone. The effects of repetitive concussions and the potential for catastrophic injury have made concussion an injury of significant concern for young athletes.Purpose: The objective of this study was to describe the mechanism of injury, symptoms, and management of sport-related concussions using the High School Reporting Information

William P. Meehan; Pierre dHemecourt; R. Dawn Comstock

2010-01-01

495

Exploring Students' Perceptions of Academic Disengagement and Reengagement in a Dropout Recovery Charter School Setting  

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The purpose of this exploratory case study was to understand the academic disengagement and reengagement process from the perspective of students enrolled in a dropout recovery charter school. Specifically, this study focused on students' perceptions of the factors that influenced their lack of success in the traditional school setting, the…

Iachini, Aidyn L.; Buettner, Cynthia; Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Reno, Rebecca

2013-01-01

496

Academic Achievement and Transcendental Meditation: A Study with At-Risk Urban Middle School Students  

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The middle school level is of particular concern to educators because of poor standardized test performance. This study evaluated change in academic achievement in public middle school students practicing the Transcendental Meditation[R] program compared to controls. A total of 189 students who were below proficiency level at baseline in English…

Nidich, Sanford; Mjasiri, Shujaa; Nidich, Randi; Rainforth, Maxwell; Grant, James; Valosek, Laurent; Chang, Walter; Zigler, Ronald L.

2011-01-01

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Students' Perceived Parental School Behavior Expectations and Their Academic Performance: A Longitudinal Analysis  

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Self-report data from 2,088 sixth-grade students in 11 middle schools in North Carolina were combined with administrative data on their eighth-grade end-of-the-year achievement scores in math and reading to examine the influence of students' perceived parental school behavior expectations on their academic performance. Through use of multilevel…

Bowen, Gary L.; Hopson, Laura M.; Rose, Roderick A.; Glennie, Elizabeth J.

2012-01-01

498

Experiences of Violence and Deficits in Academic Achievement among Urban Primary School Children in Jamaica  

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Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between children's experiences of three different types of violence and academic achievement among primary school children in Kingston, Jamaica. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 1300 children in grade 5 [mean (S.D.) age: 11 (0.5) years] from 29 government primary schools in urban…

Baker-Henningham, Helen; Meeks-Gardner, Julie; Chang, Susan; Walker, Susan

2009-01-01

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The Role of the Executive Functions in School Readiness among Preschool-Age Children  

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The aim of this study was to identify the specific contribution of executive functions to pre-academic skills (emergent literacy, phonological awareness and orthographic knowledge, and emergent mathematic knowledge) over and above cognitive and linguistic underpinning abilities such as naming, short-term memory and vocabulary. The study was…

Shaul, Shelley; Schwartz, Mila

2014-01-01

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[The relationship between autonomous motivation and academic adjustment in junior high school students].  

PubMed

This study investigated the relationship between autonomous motivation and academic adjustment based on the perspective of self-determination theory. It also examined motivational profiles to reveal individual differences and the characteristic of these profiles for groups with varying levels of autonomous and controlled regulation (autonomous, controlled, high motivation, and low motivation). Data were collected from 442 junior high school students for academic motivation, academic performance, academic competence, meta-cognitive strategy, academic anxiety, apathy, and stress experience. Correlation analyses generally supported the basic hypothesis of self-determination theory that a more autonomous regulation style was strongly related to academic adjustment. The results also showed that persons with a high autonomous regulation and a low controlled regulation style were the most adaptive. PMID:24205739

Nishimura, Takuma; Sakurai, Shigeo

2013-10-01