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Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education  

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Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education Nikki strategy at community colleges for improving the outcomes of developmental education students. This paper.................................................................................................................. 4 2.2 Acceleration and Developmental Education

Su, Xiao

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Accelerated Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on the accelerated associate degree program at Ivy Tech Community College (Indiana) in which low-income students will receive an associate degree in one year. The three-year pilot program is funded by a $2.3 million grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education in Indianapolis and a $270,000 grant from the Indiana Commission…

Ford, William J.

2010-01-01

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Accelerated Mathematics and High-Ability Students' Math Achievement in Grades Three and Four  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the use of a computer-managed integrated learning system entitled Accelerated Math (AM) as a supplement to traditional mathematics instruction on achievement as measured by TerraNova achievement tests of third and fourth grade high-ability students. Gender, socioeconomic status, and…

Stanley, Ashley M.

2011-01-01

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Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education. CCRC Brief. Number 55  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mounting evidence suggests that the traditional sequence of developmental education courses hinders community college students from entering college-level coursework and ultimately earning a credential. For example, using data from colleges participating in the Achieving the Dream initiative, an analysis by Bailey, Jeong, and Cho (2010) found that…

Edgecombe, Nikki

2011-01-01

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CEBAF accelerator achievements  

SciTech Connect

In the past decade, nuclear physics users of Jefferson Lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) have benefited from accelerator physics advances and machine improvements. As of early 2011, CEBAF operates routinely at 6 GeV, with a 12 GeV upgrade underway. This article reports highlights of CEBAF's scientific and technological evolution in the areas of cryomodule refurbishment, RF control, polarized source development, beam transport for parity experiments, magnets and hysteresis handling, beam breakup, and helium refrigerator operational optimization.

Y.C. Chao, M. Drury, C. Hovater, A. Hutton, G.A. Krafft, M. Poelker, C. Reece, M. Tiefenback

2011-06-01

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Student Achievement and Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares the lecture and self-paced methods of instruction on the basis of student motivation and achieveme nt, comparing motivating and demotivating factors in each, and their potential for motivation and achievement. (Authors/JR)

Flammer, Gordon H.; Mecham, Robert C.

1974-01-01

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Evaluating the Accelerated Schools Approach: A Look at Early Implementation and Impacts on Student Achievement in Eight Elementary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Accelerated Schools Approach is a whole-school reform being implemented in more than 1,000 U.S. elementary and middle schools. The program is characterized by a school structure that sets high expectations for students and teachers, a governance structure with broad teacher participation, and a "powerful learning" approach to curriculum and…

Bloom, Howard S.; Ham, Sandra; Melton, Laura; O'Brien, Julieanne

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Technology and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In seeking to answer the question, "Is there evidence that using instructional technology leads to higher levels of student learning?" this report examines research indicating that computer technology can improve student achievement when properly implemented. It identifies four principles that guide effective technology integration and examines…

Protheroe, Nancy

2005-01-01

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School Students' Science Achievement  

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This paper is a report of the impact of an externally funded, multiyear systemic reform project on students' science achievement on a modified version of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) test in 33 small, rural school districts in two Midwest states. The systemic reform effort utilized a cascading leadership strategy…

Shymansky, James; Wang, Tzu-Ling; Annetta, Leonard; Everett, Susan; Yore, Larry D.

2013-01-01

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Accelerating the development of formal thinking in middle and high school students II: Postproject effects on science achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A one-year lag was found between the effect of an intervention intended to promote formal operational thinking in students initially 11 or 12 years of age and the appearance of substantial science achievement in the experimental groups. A one-year lag was also reported on cognitive development: Whereas at the end of the two-year intervention the experimental groups were up to 0.9 ahead of the control groups, one year later the differential on Piagetian measures had disappeared, but the experimentals now showed better science achievement of even greater magnitude. Although the control groups showed normal distribution both on science achievement and cognitive development, the experimental groups showed bi- or trimodal distribution. Between one-half and one-quarter of the students involved in the experiment in different groups showed effects of the order of 2 both on cognitive development and science achievement; some students appeared unaffected (compared with the controls), and others demonstrated modest effects on science achievement. An age/gender interaction is reported: the most substantial effects were found in boys initially aged 12+ and girls initially 11+. The only group to show no effects was boys initially aged 11+. It is suggested that the intervention methods may have favored the abstract analytical learning style as described by Cohen 1986.

Shayer, Michael; Adey, Philip S.

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Junior Achievement Student Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Junior Achievement is an organization that is more than 90 years old and "dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs." The Junior Achievement Student Center website focuses on "money management", "work readiness", and "business ownership". Visitors can play online "Games", such as "JA Titan", "JA Banks in Action", "JA Money Might", and JA Count on It". "JA Titan" promotes the visitor to CEO of a business, and tests the skills needed to defeat competitors; "JA Money Might" tests financial skills in an online simulation of real life situations. The "Learn" tab teaches visitors about "Money", "Work", "Business", and "The Economy". There is also an "Ethics" section in the "Learn" tab, and it includes 40 downloadable classroom activities, a case study, and an essay contest.

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Superintendent Tenure and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A correlational research design was used to examine the influence of superintendent tenure on student achievement in rural Appalachian Kentucky school districts. Superintendent tenure was compared to aggregated student achievement scores for 2011 and to changes in students' learning outcomes over the course of the superintendents' tenure. The…

Simpson, Jennifer

2013-01-01

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Examination Regimes and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examination regimes at the end of secondary school vary greatly intra- and cross-nationally, and in recent years have undergone important reforms often geared towards increasing student achievement. This research presents a comparative analysis of the relationship between examination regimes and student achievement in the OECD. Using a micro…

Cosentino de Cohen, Clemencia

2010-01-01

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Measuring Achievement Goal Orientations of Pharmacy Students  

PubMed Central

Objectives. To measure the achievement goal orientations of pharmacy students attending a 3-year (accelerated) doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program. Methods. A 16-item survey based on the Achievement Goal Questionnaire (AGQ) was administered to first-year (P1) and second-year (P2) pharmacy students at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP). Students were instructed to indicate to what degree each statement was true for them using a 7-point Likert scale (1=not true of me, 7=very true of me). Results. One hundred twenty of the 155 students (77%) completed the survey. Most students had mastery-approach, mastery-avoidance, performance-approach, and/or performance-avoidance goal orientations; few had work-avoidance goal orientations. Second-year students and male students had higher work-avoidance mean scores than did P1 students and female students (p<0.05). Conclusion. Pharmacy students were mastery- and performance-oriented learners, and most did not have work-avoidance goal orientations. Male students and P2 students had higher work-avoidance than did female students and P1 students, respectively. More longitudinal studies are needed to confirm these findings. PMID:24761015

Muthart, Thomas; Khan, Ghous M.

2014-01-01

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Teacher Certification and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this mixed-method study was to determine if there is a significant difference between the achievement of students who are taught by traditionally prepared teachers and that of students who are taught by alternatively prepared teachers. The study further addressed the perspectives of both groups of teachers regarding selected…

Moss, Patricia Lewis

2012-01-01

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Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative, an accountability system implemented in 2005-06 that measures students' gains in college readiness, college credits earned, and degree or certificate completion. The goal of the initiative is to increase educational attainment by focusing on the critical momentum points…

Pettitt, Maureen; Prince, David

2010-01-01

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Expanding Expectations for Students through Accelerated Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The national Accelerated Schools Project has proven accelerated learning is not just for the gifted. Data show teachers have gotten sustained results in student achievement through the project, which helps them change their expectations, focus on data, and commit to a process of professional learning.

Byrd, Sandra P.; Finnan, Christine

2003-01-01

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University Characteristics and Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Characteristics of colleges that are related to the achievement of undergraduates in teacher education were studied, based on study of 15 North Carolina institutions, 10 predominantly white and 5 predominantly black public universities. Student performance on the National Teacher Examinations and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores were used as…

Ayres, Q. Whitfield; Bennett, Ronald W.

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Mathematic Achievement of Canadian Private School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Very little Canadian research has examined the academic achievement of private school students. Data from The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 were used to examine the achievement of private school students. The study found that private school students outperformed their public school peers. In addition, the…

Cadigan, Francoise Jane; Wei, Yichun; Clifton, Rodney A.

2013-01-01

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Antecedents of students' achievement in statistics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The applications of statistics in most fields have been vast. Many degree programmes at local universities require students to enroll in at least one statistics course. The standard of these courses varies across different degree programmes. This is because of students' diverse academic backgrounds in which some comes far from the field of statistics. The high failure rate in statistics courses for non-science stream students had been concerning every year. The purpose of this research is to investigate the antecedents of students' achievement in statistics. A total of 272 students participated in the survey. Multiple linear regression was applied to examine the relationship between the factors and achievement. We found that statistics anxiety was a significant predictor of students' achievement. We also found that students' age has significant effect to achievement. Older students are more likely to achieve lowers scores in statistics. Student's level of study also has a significant impact on their achievement in statistics.

Awaludin, Izyan Syazana; Razak, Ruzanna Ab; Harris, Hezlin; Selamat, Zarehan

2015-02-01

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Teacher Observation to Assess Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whatever has happened to using teacher observation as an approach to assess student achievement? Presently, the emphasis is upon state mandated testing to ascertain student progress. Much is written in educational journals about having students achieve No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal and state standards, signed into law in 2002. Much drill is…

Ediger, Marlow

2007-01-01

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Building Condition and Student Achievement and Behavior.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study, involving selected Virginia urban high schools, examines the relationship between school facility condition and student achievement and behavior. The study determined student achievement by using the Test of Academic Proficiency for grade eleven during the 1992-93 school year; student behavior was determined by the ratio of the number…

Hines, Eric Wayne

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Self-Beliefs and Student Goal Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two preliminary studies are presented investigating the self-beliefs that may affect goal achievement in a student population. In Study 1, goal achievement on an abstract task, where goals are externally set by others, is considered in relation to students' levels of optimism. In Study 2, goal achievement on academic performance, where goals are…

Wesson, Caroline J.; Derrer-Rendall, Nicola M.

2011-01-01

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The Methodological Nettle: ICT and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A major challenge for researchers and educators has been to discern the effect of ICT use on student learning outcomes. This paper maps the achievements in Year 10 Science of two cohorts of students over two years where students in the first year studied in a traditional environment while students in the second took part in a blended or e-learning…

Chandra, Vinesh; Lloyd, Margaret

2008-01-01

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Elementary Mathematics Specialists: Influencing Student Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 8-page article (PDF) details a three-year research study on the impact of math specialists on student achievement in grades 3-5. While the article reports that student achievement did not immediately improve in the first year, student achievement did improve significantly in subsequent years. The article includes a description of the preparation the math specialists had and their role once placed in their schools.

Patricia F. Campbell

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Professional Learning Communities Impact on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the impact of the Professional Learning Community model on student achievement in the state of California. Specifically, the study compared student achievement between two school types: Professional Learning Community schools and Non Professional Learning schools. The research utilized existing API scores for California schools…

Hamilton, Jan L.

2013-01-01

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Kanter Gets Candid about Accelerating American Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For Dr. Martha Kanter, the Education Department's chief point person for higher education, the priorities are many: more Pell Grant funding, an ambitious plan to raise college-graduation rates and a bill in Congress with major student loan reforms. But a conversation with the Education Department's under secretary invariably turns to her…

Dervarics, Charles

2009-01-01

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Teacher Motivation Strategies, Student Perceptions, Student Motivation, and English Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated language teaching strategies, as reported by teachers and students, and the effects of these strategies on students' motivation and English achievement. The par- ticipants consisted of 31 English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers and their students (N = 694) in Catalonia, Spain. The teachers and students rated the frequency of use of 26 strategies in their

MERCÈ BERNAUS; ROBERT C. GARDNER

2008-01-01

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Do KIPP Schools Boost Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is an influential and rapidly growing nationwide network of charter schools serving primarily disadvantaged minority students. Prominent elements of KIPP's educational model include high expectations for student achievement and behavior, and a substantial increase in time in school. KIPP is being watched…

Gleason, Philip M.; Tuttle, Christina Clark; Gill, Brian; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Teh, Bing-ru

2014-01-01

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Military Deployment and Elementary Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the impact that military deployment has upon academic achievement of elementary school students. TerraNova test scores of 137 fourth and fifth grade students in two elementary schools with a high proportion of military dependent children were examined for two consecutive years. Although the academic test performance fell…

Phelps, Terri; Dunham, Mardis; Lyons, Robert

2010-01-01

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When does cooperative learning increase student achievement?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reviews research on the achievement effects of cooperative learning instructional methods, in which students work in small groups to learn academic materials. Methodologically adequate field experiments of at least 2 wks' duration in regular elementary and secondary schools indicate that among cooperative learning methods in which students study the same material together, only methods that provide group rewards based on

Robert E. Slavin

1983-01-01

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Immigration and Student Achievement: Evidence from Switzerland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates empirically whether immigrant students in Switzerland perform poorly compared to their native counterparts and provides some explanations. Using a national sample of the 2000 PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) database, we first analyze the impact of immigrant status on pupils' achievement. We find a…

Meunier, Muriel

2011-01-01

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Student Achievement and National Economic Growth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational policy around the world has increasingly focused on improving aggregate student achievement as a means to increase economic growth. In the last two decades, attention has focused especially on the importance of achievement in science and mathematics. Yet, the policy commitments involved have not been based on research evidence. The…

Ramirez, Francisco O.; Luo, Xiaowei; Schofer, Evan; Meyer, John W.

2006-01-01

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Black Students: Psychosocial Issues and Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection examines the history and current status of the economic, political, social, and psychological factors that influence the academic achievement of low-income African Americans. The introduction, "Afro-American Students and Academic Achievement" (J. K. Asamen), outlines the historical development of black education and previews the…

Berry, Gordon LaVern, Ed.; Asamen, Joy Keiko, Ed.

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Accelerating Struggling Students' Learning Through Identity Redevelopment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Presents students views about the Accelerated Program, an intervention designed to get students on a path to on-time graduation by helping them develop a more positive sense of their own ability to accomplish, belong, and engage in the classroom. The program was designed to accelerate learning so that students completed two years of academic content within one year.

Christine Finnan

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Student Attitudes toward Accelerated Reader: "Thanks for Asking!"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Accelerated Reader program was designed by Renaissance Learning to increase students' motivation to read and students' achievement in reading; however, a review of the literature reveals inconsistent findings about its outcomes. The Renaissance Learning company reports several research studies on their website that suggest the program is…

Smith, Amy; Westberg, Karen

2011-01-01

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Student/Instructor Attitude Similarity, Course Ratings and Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship between course ratings, student achievement, and the perceived attitude similarity of students and their instructors were explored with 645 students enrolled in 41 courses taught at English-language institutions in Montreal, Quebec. These institutions provide instruction intermediate between secondary school and the university.…

Abrami, Philip C.; Mizener, Deborah A.

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The Relationship between Collective Student Trust and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship between collective student trust and student achievement was tested in a sample of 1,748 5th grade students in 34 Title I elementary schools in an urban and urban fringe district. Trust was defined, the conditions of trust described, and the facets of trust discussed. Collective trust was distinguished from relational trust and…

Casper, David Carl

2012-01-01

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PA Student Achievement Rises for 8th Straight Year: 2010 Student Achievement Fast Facts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents some facts about Pennsylvania's student achievement for 2010. These facts are: (1) Eighty two percent of Pennsylvania schools are meeting all of their Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets--up from 78% of schools last year; (2) Pennsylvania students exceed state academic goals and achieve double digit gains since 2002; (3)…

Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

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Implementing Strategies to Achieve Successful Student Transitions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the fourth in a series of eight newsletters highlighting best practices presented at the 2009 HSTW Staff Development Conference in Atlanta. These newsletters contain information about successful actions schools across the nation are taking to join hands-on and heads-on learning in ways that increase student motivation and achievement. This…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010

2010-01-01

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Achievement Motivation Skill Training: Assisting Unmotivated Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Achievement motivation training addresses the needs of unmotivated, "turned-off" students by employing sequential self-improvement steps and other strategies such as videotape clips, games, simulations, music, role playing, modeling, career education, and small-group exercises. Includes eight references. (MLH)

Grossnickle, Donald R.

1988-01-01

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Transformational School Leadership Effects on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on a synthesis of unpublished transformational school leadership (TSL) research completed during the last 14 years, this study inquired into the nature of TSL and its effects on student achievement using review methods including standard meta-analysis and vote-counting techniques. Results identify a wider range of TSL practices than…

Sun, Jingping; Leithwood, Kenneth

2012-01-01

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Resource Allocation Patterns and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative research study was designed to examine the relationship between system resource allocation patterns and student achievement, as measured by eighth grade Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) mathematics, eighth grade CRCT reading, eleventh grade Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) mathematics, eleventh grade and…

James, Lori; Pate, James; Leech, Donald; Martin, Ellice; Brockmeier, Lantry; Dees, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

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Professional Learning Communities and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An exploratory quantitative study of professional learning communities and student achievement in the largest school system in the State of North Carolina provides evidence to support systemic implementation of professional learning community practices and activities. A one-way ANOVA was conducted to explore the impact of teachers' perceptions of…

Jacobs, Thach Kam Yin

2010-01-01

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Factors Affecting Turkish Students' Achievement in Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following past researches, student background, learning strategies, self-related cognitions in mathematics and school climate variables were important for achievement. The purpose of this study was to identify a number of factors that represent the relationship among sets of interrelated variables using principal component factor analysis and…

Demir, Ibrahim; Kilic, Serpil; Depren, Ozer

2009-01-01

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Charter School Authorizers and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we analyze the relationship between charter school authorizers and student achievement. We perform this analysis using a 10-year panel dataset from Minnesota, a state that permits four distinct types of authorizers--local school boards, postsecondary institutions, nonprofit organizations, and the Minnesota Department of Education.…

Carlson, Deven; Lavery, Lesley; Witte, John F.

2012-01-01

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Designing of Student Learning Achievement Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article aims to solve the following problematic issue: how the most essential elements of student learning achievement evaluation should be properly designed? The answers are pursued by the validation of identification of evaluation types, formulation of evaluation criteria and choice of assessment methods. Designing of the most essential…

Savickiene, Izabela

2011-01-01

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How Teacher Turnover Harms Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers and policymakers often assume that teacher turnover harms student achievement, though recent studies suggest this may not be the case. Using a unique identification strategy that employs school-by-grade level turnover and two classes of fixed-effects models, this study estimates the effects of teacher turnover on over 850,000 New York…

Ronfeldt, Matthew; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James

2013-01-01

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Improving Student Achievement through Character Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a program for improving moral character to increase academic achievement. Targeted population consisted of middle school students in a growing middle class community in a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The problem, an absence of proper moral character, was documented through data collected from discipline referrals to…

Finck, Chip; Hansen, Cynthia; Jensen, Jane

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Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 LINGUISTICS  

E-print Network

70 Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 LINGUISTICS GRADUATE DIRECTOR: (Ph.D.) MARIE HUFFMAN (M, Alexandria, VA. Schuhmann, Katharina. (2009) Diebold Prize, $250. Society for Germanic Linguistics, Madison: The Proceedings of 2010 Seoul International Conference on Linguistics. An, Young-ran. (2010) Testing the Gradual

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Student Perceptions of High-Achieving Classmates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The reported study investigated students' perceptions of their high-performing classmates in terms of intelligence, social skills, and conscientiousness in different school subjects. The school subjects for study were examined with regard to cognitive, physical, and gender-specific issues. The results show that high academic achievements in…

Händel, Marion; Vialle, Wilma; Ziegler, Albert

2013-01-01

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Vocational Student Organizations and Student Achievement. Working Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of participation in a vocational student organization (VSO) on student achievement was examined. First, an exhaustive review of the recent literature on VSOs was conducted. In addition, a survey aimed at state directors of VSOs was developed and pilot tested on a purposefully-selected sample of 25 state directors of VSOs. A response…

Camp, William G.; Jackson, Renee S.; Buser, Bryan R.; Baldwin, Eliza T.

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Exploring Students' Conception and Expectations of Achievement in Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Achievement in a domain is normally defined by the experts within the curricula. This exploratory study reported student conception of achievement in physical education, attempting to address two questions: (1) what do students expect to achieve and (2) how do students view the achievement in physical education. Students (N = 48) purposefully…

Zhu, Xihe

2013-01-01

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Cognitive Skills, Student Achievement Tests, and Schools  

PubMed Central

Cognitive skills predict academic performance, so schools that improve academic performance might also improve cognitive skills. To investigate the impact schools have on both academic performance and cognitive skills, we related standardized achievement test scores to measures of cognitive skills in a large sample (N=1,367) of 8th-grade students attending traditional, exam, and charter public schools. Test scores and gains in test scores over time correlated with measures of cognitive skills. Despite wide variation in test scores across schools, differences in cognitive skills across schools were negligible after controlling for 4th-grade test scores. Random offers of enrollment to over-subscribed charter schools resulted in positive impacts of such school attendance on math achievement, but had no impact on cognitive skills. These findings suggest that schools that improve standardized achievement tests do so primarily through channels other than cognitive skills. PMID:24434238

Finn, Amy S.; Kraft, Matthew A.; West, Martin R.; Leonard, Julia A.; Bish, Crystal E.; Martin, Rebecca E.; Sheridan, Margaret A.; Gabrieli, Christopher F. O.; Gabrieli, John D. E.

2014-01-01

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Cognitive skills, student achievement tests, and schools.  

PubMed

Cognitive skills predict academic performance, so schools that improve academic performance might also improve cognitive skills. To investigate the impact schools have on both academic performance and cognitive skills, we related standardized achievement-test scores to measures of cognitive skills in a large sample (N = 1,367) of eighth-grade students attending traditional, exam, and charter public schools. Test scores and gains in test scores over time correlated with measures of cognitive skills. Despite wide variation in test scores across schools, differences in cognitive skills across schools were negligible after we controlled for fourth-grade test scores. Random offers of enrollment to oversubscribed charter schools resulted in positive impacts of such school attendance on math achievement but had no impact on cognitive skills. These findings suggest that schools that improve standardized achievement-test scores do so primarily through channels other than improving cognitive skills. PMID:24434238

Finn, Amy S; Kraft, Matthew A; West, Martin R; Leonard, Julia A; Bish, Crystal E; Martin, Rebecca E; Sheridan, Margaret A; Gabrieli, Christopher F O; Gabrieli, John D E

2014-03-01

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LEARNING STYLES, TEACHING PERFORMANCE, AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: A RELATIONAL STUDY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Learning styles have been shown to have an influence on students' academic achievement, how students learn, and student\\/teacher interaction. The purpose of this study was to describe relationships between students , learning styles, instructor 's teaching performance, and student achievement in an introductory animal science course. The Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT) was used to assess students , preferred learning

Bryan L. Garton; James N. Spain; William R Lamberson; Donald E. Spiers

1999-01-01

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Improving Student Achievement in Math and Science  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As the new millennium approaches, a long anticipated reckoning for the education system of the United States is forthcoming, Years of school reform initiatives have not yielded the anticipated results. A particularly perplexing problem involves the lack of significant improvement of student achievement in math and science. Three "Partnership" projects represent collaborative efforts between Xavier University (XU) of Louisiana, Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO), Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Stennis Space Center (SSC), to enhance student achievement in math and science. These "Partnerships" are focused on students and teachers in federally designated rural and urban empowerment zones and enterprise communities. The major goals of the "Partnerships" include: (1) The identification and dissemination of key indices of success that account for high performance in math and science; (2) The education of pre-service and in-service secondary teachers in knowledge, skills, and competencies that enhance the instruction of high school math and science; (3) The development of faculty to enhance the quality of math and science courses in institutions of higher education; and (4) The incorporation of technology-based instruction in institutions of higher education. These goals will be achieved by the accomplishment of the following objectives: (1) Delineate significant ?best practices? that are responsible for enhancing student outcomes in math and science; (2) Recruit and retain pre-service teachers with undergraduate degrees in Biology, Math, Chemistry, or Physics in a graduate program, culminating with a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction; (3) Provide faculty workshops and opportunities for travel to professional meetings for dissemination of NASA resources information; (4) Implement methodologies and assessment procedures utilizing performance-based applications of higher order thinking via the incorporation of Global Learning Observations To Benefit the Environment (GLOBE), Mission to Planet Earth and the use of Geographic Imaging Systems into the K-12th grade curriculum.

Sullivan, Nancy G.; Hamsa, Irene Schulz; Heath, Panagiota; Perry, Robert; White, Stacy J.

1998-01-01

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Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement.  

PubMed

Early retirement incentives (ERIs) are increasingly prevalent in education as districts seek to close budget gaps by replacing expensive experienced teachers with lower-cost newer teachers. Combined with the aging of the teacher workforce, these ERIs are likely to change the composition of teachers dramatically in the coming years. We use exogenous variation from an ERI program in Illinois in the mid-1990s to provide the first evidence in the literature of the effects of large-scale teacher retirements on student achievement. We find the program did not reduce test scores; likely, it increased them, with positive effects most pronounced in lower-SES schools. PMID:25436038

Fitzpatrick, Maria D; Lovenheim, Michael F

2014-08-01

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High-Achieving Students in the Era of NCLB  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains two separate studies examining the status of high-achieving students in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) era. Part I, An Analysis of NAEP Data, authored by Brookings Institution scholar Tom Loveless, examines achievement trends for high-achieving students (defined, like low-achieving students, by their performance on the…

Loveless, Tom; Parkas, Steve; Duffett, Ann

2008-01-01

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Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Perceptions of Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although there are a number of anecdotal reports on demographic characteristics and academic success of accelerated nursing students, few empirical studies have been undertaken to examine these students' success, despite this type of programs' existence for more than a decade, and only three studies have sought to examine the perspective of the…

Blozen, Barbara B.

2010-01-01

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A Call to Action to Raise Achievement for African American Students. Student Achievement Policy Brief #1: African American Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One out of every six public school students in the U.S. is African American. The achievement of African American students as a group will have a significant impact on the nation's economic strength and social well-being. This brief looks at the performance of African American students on state reading and mathematics tests and considers the policy…

Kober, Nancy

2010-01-01

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A Comparative Study of Students' Achievement in Botany and Zoology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A comparative study of student achievement in botany and zoology based on data of 10 studies conducted in 20 countries. Up to age 14, students achieve better in zoology; after age 14, students achieve better in botany. Based on the findings, recommendations are suggested regarding curriculum planning, laboratory work and the need for specific…

Tamir, P.

1974-01-01

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Community College Faculty Development Program and Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Community college administrators look for strategies to help students. GRASP (Gaining Retention and Achievement for Students Program) is a semester-long faculty development program that coaches community college instructors about simple, effective teaching strategies that promote student academic achievement. GRASP is founded on the belief that academic achievement is based on good teaching, which begins with faculty development. The major assumption

Aaron M. Perez; Judy McShannon; Pat Hynes

2012-01-01

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Formative Assessment Techniques to Support Student Motivation and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Formative assessment can have a powerful impact on student motivation and achievement. This article discusses five key practices that teachers can use to gather important information about student understanding, provide feedback to students, and enable students to set and attain meaningful learning goals. Each of the techniques can enhance student

Cauley, Kathleen M.; McMillan, James H.

2010-01-01

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Black Students' Achievement Orientation as a Function of Perceived Family Achievement Orientation and Demographic Variables.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines family achievement orientation (parental beliefs regarding education) perceived by 73 fifth-grade and 75 sixth-grade African-American students (59 males and 89 females) in an urban school district. Studies how these perceptions affect students' achievement orientation. Family demographic variables contribute little to achievement

Ford, Donna Y.

1993-01-01

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The Academic Achievement of Minority Students: Perspectives, Practices, and Prescriptions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents a collection of papers by educators and researchers who discuss various methods of improving minority student achievement. The 19 chapters highlight the achievement of students from kindergarten through college as follows: (1) "Discrepancies between Aspirations and Preparation of Low SES Elementary Students" (Dianne L. Mark);…

Gregory, Sheila T., Ed.

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Exploring Student-Teacher Interactions in Longitudinal Achievement Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article develops a model for longitudinal student achievement data designed to estimate heterogeneity in teacher effects across students of different achievement levels. The model specifies interactions between teacher effects and students' predicted scores on a test, estimating both average effects of individual teachers and interaction…

Lockwood, J. R.; McCaffrey, Daniel F.

2009-01-01

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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

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Teaming Up: Linking Collaboration Networks, Collective Efficacy, and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving student achievement through teacher collaboration networks is a current focus of schools in many countries. Yet, empirical evidence on the relationship between teacher networks and student achievement and mechanisms that may explain this relationship is limited. This study examined the relationship between teacher networks and student

Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Sleegers, Peter J. C.; Daly, Alan J.

2012-01-01

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Learning: The Power of Group Work in Facilitating Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focused on the American School Counseling Association National Standards requiring school counselors to serve all students. Focusing their activities, around three major areas, to help schools achieve their educational mission of student success. These three areas are academic achievement, personal\\/ social, and career development. In addition, it recommended implementing school counselors to student ratios at the ASCA recommended

Chad E Scott

2005-01-01

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Student Segregation and Achievement Tracking in Year-Round Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper addresses the segregation of student populations that results from adoption of multitrack year-round school attendance calendars. Its focus of analysis is the link between student achievement and the use of a multitrack year-round education (YRE) program to structure student attendance. Data for this study consist of achievement test…

Mitchell, Ross E.; Mitchell, Douglas E.

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Mathematics Attitudes and Achievement of Junior College Students in Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies that investigated students' attitudes toward mathematics and its relationships with achievement are scarce in Singapore. To address this issue, the mathematics attitudes and achievement of 984 junior college students were measured. Results indicated that students had positive attitudes toward mathematics but lacked intrinsic motivation to…

Yee, Lim Siew

2010-01-01

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LEARNING STYLE AWARENESS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between learning style awareness and academic achievement of community college students. The study was undertaken to determine if learning style awareness alone, without a change in the manner of teaching or in the matching of student and instructor styles, would benefit community college students as evidenced by an increase in academic achievement. The sample consisted

Lenda Cook

1991-01-01

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Goal Setting and Student Achievement: A Longitudinal Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The connection between goals and student motivation has been widely investigated in the research literature, but the relationship of goal setting and student achievement at the classroom level has remained largely unexplored. This article reports the findings of a 5-year quasi-experimental study examining goal setting and student achievement in…

Moeller, Aleidine J.; Theiler, Janine M.; Wu, Chaorong

2012-01-01

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Community College Faculty Development Program and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community college administrators look for strategies to help students. GRASP (Gaining Retention and Achievement for Students Program) is a semester-long faculty development program that coaches community college instructors about simple, effective teaching strategies that promote student academic achievement. GRASP is founded on the belief that…

Perez, Aaron M.; McShannon, Judy; Hynes, Pat

2012-01-01

76

Impact of Chemistry Teachers' Knowledge and Practices on Student Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Professional development programs promoting inquiry-based teaching are challenged with providing teachers content knowledge and using pedagogical approaches that model standards based instruction. Inquiry practices are also important for undergraduate students. This paper focuses on the evaluation of an extensive professional development program for chemistry teachers that included chemistry content tests for students and the teachers and the impact of undergraduate research experiences on college students' attitudes towards chemistry. Baseline results for the students showed that there were no gender differences on the achievement test but white students scored significantly higher than non-white students. However, parent/adult involvement with chemistry homework and projects, was a significant negative predictor of 11th grade students' test chemistry achievement score. This paper will focus on students' achievement and attitude results for teachers who are mid-way through the program providing evidence that on-going, sustained professional development in content and pedagogy is critical for improving students' science achievement.

Scantlebury, Kathryn

2008-10-01

77

Improving the Achievement of Minority Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1984, a Maryland elementary school publicized standardized test scores showing black students trailing white students by 25 points. Alarmed by this gap, a district task force found the root cause--negative attitudes about black students' potential--and launched an effective schools process in 171 schools. Two supporting programs are described.…

Murphy, John A.

1988-01-01

78

Self-Concept and Achievement Motivation of High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study "Self-concept and Achievement Motivation of High School Students" was investigated to find the relationship between Self-concept and Achievement Motivation of High School Students. Data for the study were collected using Self-concept Questionnaire developed by Raj Kumar Saraswath (1984) and Achievement Motive Test (ACMT)…

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

2013-01-01

79

Effects of Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored whether and how teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching contributes to gains in students’ mathematics achievement. The authors used a linear mixed-model methodology in which first and third graders’ mathematical achievement gains over a year were nested within teachers, who in turn were nested within schools. They found that teachers’ mathematical knowledge was significantly related to student achievement

Heather C. Hill; Brian Rowan; Deborah Loewenberg Ball

2005-01-01

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Expectations of Achievement: Student, Teacher and Parent Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers' expectations of students have been extensively studied for forty years. However, students' self-expectations and the expectations of parents are less well understood. The aim of the study was to investigate the role of student, teacher and parent expectations in relation to student achievement from the perspective of each group. Focus…

Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Peterson, Elizabeth; Irving, Earl; Widdowson, Deborah; Dixon, Robyn

2010-01-01

81

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

82

Immigrant Students and the Obstacles to Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes composites of actual students, but examples of hardworking immigrant students and their families can be found in every state. Many young immigrants are negotiating their place in society. They believe in the American Dream and struggle with issues of poverty, language, cultural assimilation, and the desire to further their…

Stratton, Tamiko; Pang, Valerie Ooka; Madueno, Marcelina; Park, Cynthia D.; Atlas, Miriam; Page, Cindy; Oliger, Jennifer

2009-01-01

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Using Data To Help Students Achieve.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the Philadelphia Public Schools, a computer system called Data to Success has been created to assess student progress prior to end-of-year testing. The five-stage system allows a school to influence teacher decisions, identify student warning signs, and monitor important trend and analysis information throughout the school year. (MLH)

Daniels, Ronald; Johnson-Ferguson, Valerie

2001-01-01

84

Achieving Success for the "Resistant" Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concern is growing about the education of the students regarded as least likely to succeed in school. Labeled "reluctant," "at risk," "disadvantaged," "alienated," "resistant," "educational deprived," or what Rose (1995) calls "educational underprepared," these students come disproportionately from low SES (socioeconomic status) families and from…

Johannessen, Larry R.

2003-01-01

85

Enhancing Student Achievement through Metacomprehension Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews selected metacomprehension research studies, a field concerned with how well students monitor their understanding of what they have read and with providing students with practical ways of gaining control over their comprehension of reading and study tasks. Explains ways of teaching metacomprehension strategies, including suggestions for…

Long, James D.; Long, Elizabeth W.

1987-01-01

86

Temperament, Personality and Achievement Goals among Chinese Adolescent Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Temperament and personality have been presumed to affect achievement goals based on the hierarchical model of achievement motivation. This research investigated the relationships of temperament dimensions and the Big Five personality traits to achievement goals based on the 2 x 2 achievement goal framework among 775 Chinese adolescent students.…

Chen, Chen; Zhang, Li-Fang

2011-01-01

87

A longitudinal study of math achievement gains for initially low achieving students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Standardized testing has been implemented in most school districts as part of an effort to improve student achievement in mathematics, reading, science, and English. There have been heated debates as to the effects of these improvement efforts on student achievement. In studying these issues, it is important to examine longitudinal growth patterns for individuals. In most of the studies, however,

Cody S. Ding; Mark L. Davison

2005-01-01

88

Students' Achievement Values, Goal Orientations, and Interest: Definitions, Development, and Relations to Achievement Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students' achievement task values, goal orientations, and interest are motivation-related constructs which concern students' purposes and reasons for doing achievement activities. The authors review the extant research on these constructs and describe and compare many of the most frequently used measures of these constructs. They also discuss…

Wigfield, Allan; Cambria, Jenna

2010-01-01

89

Cultural Diversity, Student Motivation and Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Achievement in one form or another has been a subject of continuing interest on the part of parents, leaders in business and\\u000a industry, government officials and of course, social scientists. Some may focus especially on societal achievement: gross\\u000a national product (GNP), industrial efficiency, or per capita income. Others are more concerned with the number of Nobel prizes\\u000a won or perhaps

Martin L. Maehr; Ryoko Yamaguchi

90

WORLD RECORD ACCELERATING GRADIENT ACHIEVED IN A SUPERCONDUCTING NIOBIUM RF CAVITY  

E-print Network

WORLD RECORD ACCELERATING GRADIENT ACHIEVED IN A SUPERCONDUCTING NIOBIUM RF CAVITY R.L. Geng On November 16, 2004, a CW accelerating gradient of 46 MV/m was achieved in a superconducting niobium cav- ity/m was achieved. This represents a world record gradient in a niobium RF resonator. At a reduced temperature of 1

Geng, Rong-Li

91

Secondary Student Motivation Orientations and Standards-Based Achievement Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Individual student characteristics such as competence motivation, achievement values, and goal orientations have been related in meaningful ways to task attainment. The standards-based National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) was developed in New Zealand with the intention of strengthening connections between student

Meyer, Luanna H.; McClure, John; Walkey, Frank; Weir, Kirsty F.; McKenzie, Lynanne

2009-01-01

92

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

93

Multiple Intelligences and Student Achievement: Success Stories from Six Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines educational programs that have used multiple intelligences (MI) theory for 5 or more years, and addresses such questions as: "How have MI programs affected student achievement?" and "Where and how were those results achieved?" Six schools (two elementary, two middle-level, and two high schools), which serve a variety of student

Campbell, Linda; Campbell, Bruce

94

An Analysis of Teacher Absence and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many studies have documented small negative relationships between teacher absences and student achievement. The purpose of our research was to explore relationships between teacher absences and student achievement in a large urban school district in the southeastern United States. The work emerged from a question directed to the Accountability…

Tingle, Lynne R.; Schoeneberger, Jason; Wang, Chuang; Algozzine, Bob; Kerr, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

95

Staff Development and Student Achievement: Making the Connection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined connections between staff development and student achievement in order to develop a base of knowledge for improving Georgia's staff development. The study asked whether differences in how districts and schools provided staff development for teachers accounted for some of the variation in student achievement across Georgia…

Weathersby, Jeanie; Harkreader, Steve

96

Relationship between Professional Development Expenditures and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was based on convergence of two educational theories: 1) that professional development improves teacher quality and instructional practices and therefore positively affects student achievement and 2) allocation of school resources positively affects student achievement. It is a common educational belief that professional development…

Dalton, Elizabeth A.

2010-01-01

97

The Phantom Collapse of Student Achievement in New York  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When New York state released the first results of the exams under the Common Core State Standards, many wrongly believed that the results showed dramatic declines in student achievement. A closer look at the results showed that student achievement may have increased. Another lesson from the exams is that states need to closely coordinate new data…

Cronin, John; Jensen, Nate

2014-01-01

98

Geographic Mobility and Student Achievement in an Urban Setting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of geographic instability on achievement by 41,735 elementary, middle, and secondary school students in Denver (Colorado) Public Schools was assessed. Results indicate an almost uniformly negative impact of geographic mobility on student achievement; the most negative effects of geographic mobility were found at earlier grade levels.…

Ingersoll, Gary M.; And Others

1989-01-01

99

Student Attitudes, Conceptions, and Achievement in Introductory Undergraduate College Statistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to measure student attitudes toward and conceptions about statistics, both before and after an introductory undergraduate college statistics class. Relationships between those attitudes and conceptions, as well as their relationships to achievement in statistics, were also studied. Significant correlations were found between student attitudes and achievement, both at the beginning and end of the

Brian Evans

2007-01-01

100

Examining Charter Student Achievement Effects across Seven States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since their inception, charter schools have been a lighting rod for controversy, with much of the debate revolving around their effectiveness in improving student achievement. Previous research has shown mixed results for student achievement; this could be the consequence of different policy environments or varying methodological approaches with…

Zimmer, Ron; Gill, Brian; Booker, Kevin; Lavertu, Stephane; Witte, John

2012-01-01

101

Comprehensive School Reform & Student Achievement in Kentucky Middle Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This project examines the effects of Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) models on the achievement of students in Kentucky middle schools. Previous studies exploring the effects of CSR on schools and student achievement have rendered mixed results (Berends, 2000; May & Supovitz, 2006; May, Supovitz, & Perda, 2004; RAND, 2002; Zhang, Shkolnik, &…

Evans-Andris, Melissa; Usui, Wayne M.

2008-01-01

102

Achievement of Serbian Eighth Grade Students in Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper considers the main results and some educational implications of the TIMSS 2003 assessment conducted in Serbia in the fields of the science achievement of Serbian eighth grade students and the science curriculum context of their achievement. There were 4264 students in the sample. It was confirmed that Serbian eighth graders had made…

Antonijevic, Radovan

2006-01-01

103

Public Information 1. Student Achievement as determined by the program  

E-print Network

failing test Pass rate 2006 3 3 0 100% 2007 8 4 4 50% 2008 11 8 3 73% 2009 1 1 0 100% 2010 4 4 0 100Public Information 1. Student Achievement as determined by the program The program used an alumni survey to father data on student achievement and satisfaction. Data is gathered one year and three years

Illinois at Chicago, University of

104

Individual Teacher Incentives, Student Achievement and Grade Inflation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is great interest in understanding the potential of teacher incentives to improve student achievement. In fact, teacher incentives, either individual or collective, may improve student achievement if they succeed in aligning the public or social goals with the goals of the teacher. However, an approach in which reward is based on outputs can…

Martins, Pedro S.

2010-01-01

105

Raising Black Students' Achievement through Culturally Responsive Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While there are theories about how to close the achievement gap between black students and their white peers, what you need is the real low-down from frontline educators who know what works. Here's a book that gives you that plus a whole-school plan for raising the achievement of these chronically underserved students. Drawing from her work with…

McKinley, Johnnie H.

2010-01-01

106

Can the Academic Achievement of Korean Students Be Portrayed as a Product of "Shadow Achievement"?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of private tutoring expenditure on two types of Korean students' academic achievements as measured by standardized test achievement and by school performance achievement, applying 5-year data from Korean Educational Longitudinal Study (KELS). It was found that private tutoring…

Kim, Hyunjin

2015-01-01

107

Myth Exposed: Academically Deficient Students Gain 2.3 Grade Equivalents in Only One Semester at a 96% Black Inner-City Community College in South Central Los Angeles Or Inner-City Academic Acceleration: How to Structure a Developmental Skills Program so that Black, Inner-City Students Accelerate Their Academic Growth Rate to a Rate 5.9 Times as Great as They Have Achieved in the Past.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The success of the Developmental Skills Program offered at Los Angeles Southwest College, a 96% black institution, is indicated by an average student grade equivalent gain of 2.3 years in one semester; a 5 year average accelerated academic growth rate that is 5.9 times the rate of academic growth black inner-city students have experienced in the…

Wallace, Ruby; And Others

108

Reshaping Personnel Policies to Improve Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Getting Down to Facts" (GDTF) studies released in March 2007 offered a clear diagnosis of the issues facing California's education system. Now, as California moves beyond the facts and begins the search for ways to improve the performance of California schools and students, the state faces a critical policy dilemma. On the one hand, the…

Koppich, Julia E.; Gerstein, Amy

2007-01-01

109

Parent Involvement: A Key to Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that students whose parents and other significant adults are actively involved in their learning are more likely to be successful in school, this paper examines eight parent and community involvement models and discusses selected strategies for initiating plans for school restructuring related to parent involvement. Models of parent…

Lunenburg, Fred C.; Irby, Beverly J.

110

Factors Affecting Bioscience Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The examination of academic progression has become an essential tool for measuring the effectiveness of educational systems. Research concerning the relationship between student learning and how they progress in their studies, however remains scarce. The aim of this study is two-fold: Firstly, the study aims to analyse first-year bioscience…

Rytkonen, Henna; Parpala, Anna; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari; Virtanen, Viivi; Postareff, Liisa

2012-01-01

111

Improving Student Achievement through Community Collaboration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building community collaboration and commitment for educating students in urban districts was the theme of the January 29-31, 1992, meeting of the Urban Superintendents' Network. Presentations and discussions focused on the political nature of education, Chapter 1 legislation, the use of educational technology, and educational standards and…

Urban Superintendents' Sounding Board, 1993

1993-01-01

112

Improving Student Achievement in a Multidisciplinary Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyses interim findings of an ongoing action research project into the use of assessment criteria and grade descriptors in the assessment process. The project is multidisciplinary and covers areas as diverse as Sports Sociology, Economics, Youth and Community Studies, and Education. The idea is to equip first-year students with the…

Chapman, Amanda; Bloxham, Sue

2004-01-01

113

Professional Learning Communities: Teachers' Perceptions and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) are designed to help schools improve student achievement; all decisions are based on the needs of students. PLC's are an effective way to receive professional development (PD), allow for collaboration with fellow teachers, and offer timely intervention to all students. In a district known for PLC…

Peters, Erica

2013-01-01

114

Improving Student Achievement through the Use of Music Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a program to improve student achievement through the use of music strategies. The targeted population was fifth-grade students in a small Iowa community. The absence of music integration into the social studies area was observed through data that displayed the lack of motivation and in-depth learning by the students. Analysis…

Brogla-Krupke, Cheryl

115

Community Influences on E/BD Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

No Child Left Behind has mandated that all students reach proficiency by 2014. This mandate places special emphasis on the performance of special education students. The purpose of this study is to use social theory to understand the factors that explain the achievement of emotionally or behaviorally disordered (E/BD) students. Results suggest a…

Madyun, Na'im; Lee, Moosung

2008-01-01

116

www.luc.edu/depts/biology/ Notable Student Achievements  

E-print Network

help us better serve the needs of students in contemporary life sciences but also begin planning some Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Notable Student Achievements Biology Student Organizations the dedication of the newly constructed Michael R. and Marilyn C. Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research

Kelly, John J.

117

Dyad Composition Effects on Cognitive Elaboration and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors addressed the following research question: Does composition of dyads in terms of gender and ability affect student participation, the level of cognitive elaborations during a collaborative activity, and individual student achievement? The study involved 24 6th-grade dyads paired as follows: a low-ability student with a medium-ability…

Denessen, Eddie; Veenman, Simon; Dobbelsteen, Janine; van Schilt, Josie

2008-01-01

118

Using PISA 2003, Examining the Factors Affecting Students' Mathematics Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of learning strategies on mathematics achievement. The sample was compiled from students who participated in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in Turkey. The data consisted of 4493 15 years old Turkish students in 158 schools, and analyzed by two levels Bernoulli model as a…

Demir, Ibrahim; Kilic, Serpil

2010-01-01

119

Perfectionism and Achievement Goal Orientations in Adolescent School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Perfectionism has been shown to predict individual differences in achievement goal orientations in university students, but research on perfectionism and goal orientations in school students is still very limited. Investigating 584 adolescent school students in a cross-sectional correlational design, the present study examined how self-oriented…

Damian, Lavinia E.; Stoeber, Joachim; Negru, Oana; Baban, Adriana

2014-01-01

120

Symbolic Notations and Students' Achievements in Algebra  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on symbolic notations and its impact on students' achievement in Algebra. The main reason for this study rests on the observation from personal and professional experiences on students' increasing hatred for Algebra. One hundred and fifty (150) Senior Secondary School Students (SSS) from Ojo Local Education District,…

Peter, Ebiendele E.; Olaoye, Adetunji A.

2013-01-01

121

Expectations for Achievement and Performance: Assessing Student Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assessing students' achievement of the new national "Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning" is complex and involves the whole school. Assessment should be tied to content learning; measure students' ability to do and know; test real experiences; consider inquiry's overlapping, recursive nature; involve qualitative measures; demand…

Stripling, Barbara

1999-01-01

122

Improving Secondary School Students' Achievement using Intrinsic Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a program for increasing students' intrinsic motivation in an effort to increase academic achievement. The targeted population consisted of secondary level students in a middle to upper-middle class suburban area. The students of the targeted secondary level classes appeared to be disengaged from learning due to a lack of…

Albrecht, Erik; Haapanen, Rebecca; Hall, Erin; Mantonya, Michelle

2009-01-01

123

Montana American Indian Student Achievement Data Report, Fall 2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The well-being and accomplishment of all Montana students is vital to the future success of the state. More specifically, increasing academic achievement and providing all students with a quality education will result in the opportunity for students to have more choices beyond their K-12 experience. This is what the business of education is all…

Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2010

2010-01-01

124

Student Background Factors Influencing Student Achievement in Serbia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes student-level findings of the first large-scale comprehensive school effectiveness study of the primary education in Serbia. Twenty-five student-level variables were examined in a three-level HLM model using a study sample of almost 5000 students, over 250 classrooms and over 100 schools. Differences between the students were…

Teodorovic, Jelena

2012-01-01

125

Partnerships for Minority Student Achievement Program (PMSA).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet of materials describes the Partnerships for Minority Achievement (PMSA) Project of the National Science Foundation (NSF). PMSA is a comprehensive precollege program that builds on the NSF strategy of forging alliances and partnerships for systemic reform. The partnerships identify successful models in the public and private sectors to…

National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.

126

The Relation of Student and Teacher Traits of Authoritarianism to Student Achievement in English  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated the relationship of five selected traits of authoritarianism, possessed by both college freshmen and their instructors, to student achievement in freshman English, concluding that student achievement tended to be affected more by teacher traits. (RB)

Way, John G.

1973-01-01

127

Reading Achievement, Attitude toward Reading, and Reading Self-Esteem of Historically Low Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of schools is to improve the academic performance of all students and more recently with special regard to those that have historically struggled to meet state achievement goals. In an effort to attain these goals, educators have utilized many approaches including enhancing student self-esteem as a precursor to improving the…

Kaniuka, Theodore S.

2010-01-01

128

2 x 2 Achievement Goals and Achievement Emotions: A Cluster Analysis of Students' Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to better understand the adoption of multiple achievement goals at an intra-individual level, and its links to emotional well-being, learning, and academic achievement. Participants were 480 Secondary Two students (aged between 13 and 14 years) from two coeducational government schools. Hierarchical cluster analysis revealed the…

Jang, Leong Yeok; Liu, Woon Chia

2012-01-01

129

Variables Affecting Medical Faculty StudentsAchievement: A Mersin University Sample  

PubMed Central

Background: Training provided in medical faculties is mainly composed of two phases: preclinical and clinical. Preclinical period, or the first three years, consists of theoretical classes and practical implementations to develop vocational skills. In the clinical period, students are given applied courses. Objectives: This study aimed to determine the role of demographic characteristics and medical students’ life habits on their academic achievement. Patients and Methods: For this purpose, a 20-item survey form with two sections developed by the researchers was used. Students were also asked to identify the averages of committee exams as the academic achievement indicator. Participating students (n = 287) were from Mersin University Medical Faculty during 2012-2013 session. Results: Totally, 60.3% of the students were males with an average age of 21.16 ± 1.39, and their general grade point average was 63.39 ± 9.08. Students in their second year (P = 0.000), who were females (P = 0.000), graduated from Anatolian Teachers High Schools (P = 0.002), financially well off (P = 0.026), stayed in state hostels (P = 0.032), did not smoke (P = 0.042) and regularly did sports (P = 0.016) were significantly more successful compared to others. Conclusions: Students’ socioeconomic resources and habits play roles on academic achievement. Solutions that incorporate economic support which can eliminate negative situations leading to inequality of opportunity among students would increase students' achievement. PMID:24829774

Ogenler, Oya; Selvi, Huseyin

2014-01-01

130

Career Maturity of Students in Accelerated versus Traditional Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors assessed the career maturity of students in accelerated versus traditional academic programs. Students in traditional programs were hypothesized to be more advanced regarding their career decision making and development when compared with students in accelerated programs. The Medical Career Development Inventory (see M. L. Savickas,…

Borges, Nicole J.; Richard, George V.; Duffy, Ryan D.

2007-01-01

131

Internal Accountability and District Achievement: How Superintendents Affect Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative survey study was designed to determine whether superintendent accountability behaviors or agreement about accountability behaviors between superintendents and their subordinate central office administrators predicted district student achievement. Hierarchical multiple regression and analyses of covariance were employed,…

Hough, Kimberly L.

2014-01-01

132

Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Instructional Leadership and Student Achievement  

E-print Network

and providing feedback, and establishing high standards. The main hypothesis was that instructional leadership would have a direct effect on student achievement. A variety of statistical techniques, such as factor analysis and multilevel analyses, were...

Mumphord, Karen Monette

2013-04-18

133

The effect of teacher certification on student achievement  

E-print Network

The purpose of this study was to review the empirical research evidence on the effect of teacher certification on student achievement. An exploratory meta-analysis was conducted on studies that examined the effect of fully certified and less...

Sparks, Karin

2005-08-29

134

Accelerated Reader Can Be an Effective Tool to Encourage and Bolster Student Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accelerated Reader's impact on student reading achievement has been debated in educational circles for some time. The effectiveness of this tool to motivate students and build reading comprehension depends on its usage and the training provided to teachers using it. In its training seminars, Renaissance Learning stresses that AR is to be used as a…

Solley, Kathryn

2011-01-01

135

Impact of cognitive absorption on Facebook on students' achievement.  

PubMed

In the great expansion of the social networking activity, young people are the main users whose choices have vast influence. This study uses the flow theory to gauge the impact of Facebook usage on Tunisian students' achievements, with the presumption that the high usage level might reduce students' scholar achievements. The research design suggests that this impact would vary among students with different interests for the university and multitasking capabilities. Facebook usage would develop students' satisfaction with friends and family, which could enhance their academic performance. Analyses from 161 Tunisian students show that Facebook usage does not affect significantly students' academic performance and their satisfaction with the family, whereas it decreases their actual satisfaction with friends. Yet, a high level of satisfaction of the student with his family continues to enhance his academic performance. Overall, though, Facebook usage appears to do not have a significant effect on undergraduate students' academic performance. However, this interdependency is significantly moderated by the student's interest for the university and his multitasking capabilities. Students with multitasking skills and students with initial interest for the university might experience a positive effect of Facebook usage on their studies, as they keep control over their activity and make it a beneficial leisure activity. However, students who do not have these characteristics tend to not have any significant effect. Results help to understand the psychological attitude and consequent behavior of the youths on this platform. Implications, limitations, and further research directions are offered. PMID:22703035

Rouis, Sana

2012-06-01

136

Student Alienation, Academic Achievement, and WebCT Use  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current investigation sought to understand the relationships between college student alienation, academic achievement, and use of WebCT. Fifty-three students enrolled in an undergraduate educational psychology course provided three types of data: 1) self-rating of eight Likert scale alienation items, 2) academic achievement measured with four types of multiple choice questions evaluating mastery of course content, and 3) use of

Genevieve Marie Johnson

2005-01-01

137

Classroom goal structure, student motivation, and academic achievement.  

PubMed

Over the past 25 years, achievement goal theory has emerged as one of the most prominent theories of achievement motivation. This chapter uses an achievement goal framework to examine the influence of classroom and school environments on students' academic motivation and achievement. Considerable evidence suggests that elementary and secondary students show the most positive motivation and learning patterns when their school settings emphasize mastery, understanding, and improving skills and knowledge. Whereas school environments that are focused on demonstrating high ability and competing for grades can increase the academic performance of some students, research suggests that many young people experience diminished motivation under these conditions. The implications of achievement goal theory for examining the impact of school reform are discussed. PMID:16318604

Meece, Judith L; Anderman, Eric M; Anderman, Lynley H

2006-01-01

138

Structure of Black Male Students Academic Achievement in Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Educational policies and practices have been largely unsuccessful in closing the achievement gap between Black and White students "Schwartz, 2001". This achievement gap is especially problematic for Black students in science "Maton, Hrabrowski, - Schmitt, 2000. Given the fact that the Black-White achievement gap is still an enigma, the purpose of this article is to address the Black female-Black male academic achievement gap in science majors. Addressing barriers that Black male students may experience as college science and engineering majors, this article presents marketing strategies relative to politics, emotional intelligence, and issues with respect to how science teaching, and Black male students' responses to it, are different. Many Black male students may need to experience a paradigm shift, which structures and enhances their science achievement. Paradigm shifts are necessary because exceptional academic ability and motivation are not enough to get Black males from their first year in a science, technology, education, and mathematics "STEM" major to a bachelor's degree in science and engineering. The conclusions focus on the balance of truth-slippery slopes concerning the confluence of science teachers' further ado and Black male students' theories, methods, and values that position their academic achievement in science and engineering majors.

Rascoe, Barbara

139

Instructor Evaluation Based on Student Perceptions of Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors suggest that a new method of course evaluations be used in which students are asked to rate themselves on how well they achieved stated course objectives. In this way the instructor would know where work was needed. This method focuses upon the student's mastery of the subject. (Author)

Fowler, Elaine D.; McKenzie, Gary R.

1975-01-01

140

The Effects of Fiscal and Human Capital on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of per-pupil funding, the amount allocated to fund students in K-12 public education, and how this funding related to student achievement. This is one of the most contentious issues in education, especially in light of the current economy in California, where the state budget crisis has…

Koligian, Sarah Lynne

2012-01-01

141

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parenting styles have always been a crucial factor in influencing all aspects of a person's development. The purpose of this study is to test the structural equation model of academic achievement among the students using parenting styles as a moderator. The sample comprised 493 students from eight schools. Parenting styles are determined using the…

Ishak, Zahari; Low, Suet Fin; Lau, Poh Li

2012-01-01

142

Assessing Goal Intent and Achievement of University Learning Community Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to assess the goal intent and achievement of university students, during the Fall 2011 semester, at Blue Wave University, a high research activity public institution in the southeast United States. This study merged theories of motivation to measure goal setting and goal attainment to examine if students who chose to…

Pfeffer-Lachs, Carole F.

2013-01-01

143

PROJECT TRANSITION Parents are Key to Student Achievement and Success  

E-print Network

PROJECT TRANSITION Parents are Key to Student Achievement and Success Syracuse University. But we can't do it alone. Parents and other family members also play a critical role in helping students cope with the social and academic challenges of college life. Unfortunately, some parents

McConnell, Terry

144

The Impact of Principal Instructional Leadership Practices on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem addressed in this cross-sectional, quantitative study was a continual stagnation in student achievement in one U.S. state, which is critical to stakeholders responsible for increasing student advancement in college and the 21st century workforce. Specifically, the objective was to identify the relationship between principal-perceived…

Nason, Kristen Kendrick

2011-01-01

145

Decreased scholastic achievement in overweight middle school students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether overweight students achieved a lower relative degree of scholastic achievement compared to nonoverweight students. Subjects consisted of 6th and 7th grade students enrolled in a large public middle school in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We compared grade point averages (GPAs), nationally standardized reading scores, school detentions, school suspensions, school attendance, tardiness to school, physical fitness test scores, and participation on school athletic teams among nonoverweight, at risk for overweight, and overweight students. Overweight students achieved lower grades (P<0.001) and lower physical fitness scores (P<0.0001) than their nonoverweight peers. Overweight students demonstrated a 0.4 letter grade lower GPA (on a 4.00 scale) and 11% lower national percentile reading scores than their nonoverweight peers. The overweight students also demonstrated significantly more detentions, worsened school attendance, more tardiness to school, and less participation on school athletic teams than their nonoverweight peers. Our study suggests that body mass is an important indicator of scholastic achievement, attendance, behavior, and physical fitness among middle school students, reiterating the need for healthy lifestyle intervention and prevention measures. PMID:18451772

Shore, Stuart M; Sachs, Michael L; Lidicker, Jeffrey R; Brett, Stephanie N; Wright, Adam R; Libonati, Joseph R

2008-07-01

146

Math Intervention Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge And Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research investigated the relationship of math intervention teachers' (MITs) pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and students' math achievement gains in primary math interventions. The Kentucky Center for Mathematics gathered data on the MITs and primary math intervention students included in this study. Longitudinal data were analyzed for a sample of 65 teachers with one to four years of experience as

Lisa Ivey Waller

2012-01-01

147

The Impact of School Buildings on Student Achievement and Behavior.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the school building's impact on student performance and behavior in 15 categories followed by a synthesis of findings from four studies demonstrating a relationship between student achievement and behavior and the condition of the built environment. Thermal environment, lighting, adequate space, and availability of equipment and…

Earthman, Glen I.; Lemasters, Linda

1997-01-01

148

Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 GRADUATE DIRECTOR: PERRY GOLDSTEIN  

E-print Network

Prize, $10,000. Gawon International Music Society Competition, Seoul, South Korea. Hartford, KassandraGraduate Student Achievements 09-10 103 MUSIC GRADUATE DIRECTOR: PERRY GOLDSTEIN DEPARTMENT CHAIR Student Paper Prize, $350. International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Chapter

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College Students Attitude and Mathematics Achievement Using Web Based Homework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this study was to understand how students' attitudes were connected to their mathematics learning and achievement. This investigation of students (n = 78) and their attitudes was specific to web-based homework in developmental mathematics courses in a two-year community college located in a large urban city in the United States. A…

Leong, Kwan Eu; Alexander, Nathan

2014-01-01

150

101 Stunts for Principals to Inspire Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students tend to respond academically when they believe their teachers and administrators are taking a positive personal interest in their education. Many principals and educators often employ motivational stunts as rewards and as learning tools for their K-8 students as one sure way of motivating academic achievement. Frank Sennett's…

Sennett, Frank

2004-01-01

151

Student Approaches to Achieving Understanding--Approaches to Learning Revisited  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a phenomenographic study that investigates students' approaches to achieving understanding. The results are based on interviews, addressing physiological phenomena, with 16 medical students in a problem-based curriculum. Four approaches--sifting, building, holding and moving--are outlined. The holding and moving approaches…

Fyrenius, Anna; Wirell, Staffan; Silen, Charlotte

2007-01-01

152

Parental Influence on Chinese Students' Achievement: A Social Capital Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines how social capital formed by effective parental practices within Chinese families influences student achievement. Survey responses from 266 students from Grades 4 to 6 in a suburban elementary school in China were analysed to identify their perceptions of parental practices (support, pressure, help, monitoring and…

Wei, Dan

2012-01-01

153

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

154

Curriculum Alignment: Exploring Student Perception of Learning Achievement Measures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of constructively aligned curriculum is well understood in higher education. Based on the principles of constructive alignment, this research considers whether student perception of learning achievement measures can be used to gain insights into how course activities and pedagogy are assisting or hindering students in accomplishing…

Kuhn, Kerri-Ann L.; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn R.

2009-01-01

155

Raising the Achievement of Low-Performing Students. Policy Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief synthesizes seven papers commissioned for a series of meetings convened by Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning to discuss raising the achievement of low-performing students. The purpose of the brief is to identify some causes of the low performance of marginalized students, and then offer research-based solutions for what…

Goodwin, Bryan

156

Understanding the Gap in Mathematics Achievement of Malaysian Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Of 46 countries that participated in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study in 2003 (I. V. S. Mullis, M. O. Martin, E. J. Gonzalez, & S. J. Chrostowski, 2004), Malaysia was ranked 10th in international scores of mathematics achievement for 8th-grade students. The present author aimed to examine the importance of students' home…

Ismail, Noor Azina

2009-01-01

157

The Role of Principal Leadership in Improving Student Achievement. Newsletter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School and district leadership has been the focus of intense scrutiny in recent years as researchers try to define not only the qualities of effective leadership but the impact of leadership on the operation of schools, and even on student achievement. A recently published literature review entitled "How Leadership Influences Student Learning" …

Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2005

2005-01-01

158

Secondary School Students' Motivation and Achievement in Combined Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated students' motivation and achievement in combined science. A sample of 324 Year 11 students from eight government secondary schools in Brunei Darussalam participated in the study. Of the sample, 141 were boys and 183 were girls and their average age was 16.4 years. The motivation instrument used was adapted from the science…

Chow, Shean Jen; Yong, Bob Chui Seng

2013-01-01

159

Brain Hemisphericity and Mathematics Achievement of High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to find out the brain hemisphericity and mathematics achievement of high school students. The respondents of the study were the 168 first year high school students of Colegio de San Jose, during school year 2010-2011 who were chosen through stratified random sampling. The descriptive and interview methods of research were used in…

Fernandez, Sanny F.

2011-01-01

160

Principals and School Factors that Impact Elementary School Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined principals and school factors associated with elementary school student achievement. Nine predictor variables were analyzed to determine their impact on student state assessment scores: (a) years of principal experience, (b) years of teaching experience by the principal, (c) years of principal experience at present site, (d)…

Gieselmann, Sharon

2009-01-01

161

State Differences in Achievement among Secondary School Students in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of recent national studies of student achievement in secondary school have reported differences between the Australian states and territories. State differences are often viewed as insubstantial or as simply reflecting sociodemographic factors, or differences between the states in the grades or ages of the students sampled. In this…

Marks, Gary N.; Cresswell, John

2005-01-01

162

The Reading Success Intervention and the Relationship to Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative, quasi-experimental study investigated the reading achievement of students at-risk of failure to learn to read. This study analyzed the effectiveness of the reading intervention program, Reading Success, which is used with at-risk first grade students in an elementary school district in DuPage County, Illinois. The Reading…

Yudzentis, Jayne E.

2012-01-01

163

Communication Apprehension and Academic Achievement Implications for Industrial Education Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

McCroskey's Personal Report of Communication Apprehension completed by 24 industrial education students revealed a correlation between high apprehension levels and lower academic achievement. Teachers should be trained to deal with students' apprehension by improving interaction skills and fostering lifelong learning skills and attitudes. (SK)

Miller, Michael T.; Edmunds, Niel A.

1992-01-01

164

Human Physiology: Improving Students' Achievements through Intelligent Studyware.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A studyware comprising a set of interconnected modules on human physiology has been developed and used to improve undergraduate students' achievements. Study results show the scores of students who used the optional computer laboratory sessions were enhanced over those who did not use the studyware. Presents examples from the modules. (LZ)

Dori, Yehudit J.; Yochim, Jerome M.

1994-01-01

165

Human physiology: Improving students' achievements through intelligent studyware  

Microsoft Academic Search

A studyware comprising a set of interconnected modules on human physiology has been developed and used to improve undergraduate students' achievements. Using the study modules, students can engage in active learning and enhance their spatial and problemsolving abilities, while the system monitors their responses and reacts accordingly. Examples from the Brain and Heart modules of theHuman Physiology studyware are presented.

Yehudit J. Dori; Jerome M. Yochim

1994-01-01

166

Aligning Student Support with Achievement Goals. The Secondary Principals Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many principals feel they lack the personnel necessary to raise student achievement to mandated levels. Yet, as school leaders seek to improve educational outcomes, one of the most underutilized groups remains student support professionals-the counselors, social workers, and nurses already on site. The authors offer a practical approach to…

Louis, Karen Seashore; Gordon, Molly F.

2005-01-01

167

Frequency of Examinations and Student Achievement in a Randomized Experiment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We carry out a randomized experiment involving undergraduate students enrolled at an Italian University attending two introductory economics classes to evaluate the impact on achievement of examination frequency and interim feedback provision. Students in the treated group were allowed to undertake an intermediate exam and were informed about the…

De Paola, Maria; Scoppa, Vincenzo

2011-01-01

168

Studentsachievement of Malaysian 21 st century skills in chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The result of the International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (2007) revealed that 20% of Malaysian students failed to achieve minimum standard in Science and Mathematics, compared to 5% in Science and 7% in Mathematics four years ago. This study intends to investigate the acheivement of the Malaysian 21st Century Chemistry Skills Test and to compare it to students’ level

Nur Suhaidah Sukor; Kamisah Osman; Maria Abdullah

2010-01-01

169

Gender, Psychosocial Dispositions, and the Academic Achievement of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have recently claimed that there are substantial differences in the psychosocial dispositions and academic achievement of male and female college students. To test this proposition, a sample of 854 undergraduate students were selected from a major Canadian Research-1 university. Multiple regression analyses assessed the effects of…

Clifton, Rodney A.; Perry, Raymond P.; Roberts, Lance W.; Peter, Tracey

2008-01-01

170

Strategies for Science Student Achievement & Productive School Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is an increasing literature pertaining to student achievement and school productivity. This session will present school and classroom strategies used in high school science classes at Robert E. Lee High School (5A) in Tyler, Texas. This year, 84% of the students at Lee passed the science TAKS test. Lee is also ranked in the top 1500 high…

Johnson, William L.

2010-01-01

171

Short Cycle Assessment: Improving Student Achievement through Formative Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book shows you how to improve student achievement by providing them with frequent feedback on their work. It provides a step-by-step process to help you: (1) write good questions that assess student learning; (2) design your own formative assessments; (3) administer short-cycle assessments; (4) analyze and use data to shape instruction; and…

Lang, Susan; Stanley, Todd; Moore, Betsy

2008-01-01

172

Computer Games for the Math Achievement of Diverse Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although computer games as a way to improve students' learning have received attention by many educational researchers, no consensus has been reached on the effects of computer games on student achievement. Moreover, there is lack of empirical research on differential effects of computer games on diverse learners. In response, this study…

Kim, Sunha; Chang, Mido

2010-01-01

173

Predicting Reading Achievement for the Gifted Upper Grade Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine how well gifted students in grades 4-6 should be reading and whether traditional reading expectancy formulas are useful in predicting reading achievement of gifted students in the upper elementary grades. The total reading scores on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (Form Q2) for 624 fourth and sixth graders…

Osen, Deborah K.

174

American Indian Student Achievement Data Report, Fall 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools and communities across Montana are working hard to ensure that students receive the best education and graduate ready for college and careers. One of the most important components in this effort involves understanding where students are and how schools and communities can best help them achieve at the highest levels. Data is an invaluable…

Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2012

2012-01-01

175

Consistency of Teaching Approach and Student Achievement: An Empirical Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the relationship among school, class, teacher, and student characteristics in Dutch elementary schools. Results of multilevel analysis of data from 7,410 eighth graders and 1,714 teachers in 567 schools found a consistent teaching approach irrelevant to achievement levels. Student socioethnic background seemed most important.…

Driessen, Geert; Sleegers, Peter

2000-01-01

176

Judging Students' Achievement Goal Orientations: Are Teacher Ratings Accurate?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using the theoretical framework of achievement goal theory, this study investigated the accuracy of teachers' judgments of their students' motivation. Self-report data were gathered on the mastery, performance-approach, and performance-avoidance goals of 1140 German secondary school students (mean age = 14.24) in five academic subjects (English,…

Dicke, Anna-Lena; Ludtke, Oliver; Trautwein, Ulrich; Nagy, Gabriel; Nagy, Nicole

2012-01-01

177

Test Anxiety, Test Comfort and Student Achievement Test Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Illinois Inventory of Educational Progress (IIEP) Test Comfort Scale was administered and test results were studied in terms of student achievement and correlates of achievement. Using the revised, seven-item scale, it was determined that: in grade 4, there was no main significant effect for sex or ethnic differences, although Orientals and…

Fyans, Leslie J., Jr.

178

Biculturalism and Academic Achievement of African American High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

179

Automated Writing Evaluation Program's Effect on Student Writing Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an ex post facto causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) programs on raising the student writing achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) writing achievement scores from the 2010 administration were utilized for this study. The independent variable…

Holman, Lester Donnie

2011-01-01

180

Automated writing evaluation program's effect on student writing achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an ex post facto causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) programs on raising the student writing achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) writing achievement scores from the 2010 administration were utilized for this study. The independent variable for the study was the usage of an AWE program. The dependent variable for the

Lester Donnie Holman

2011-01-01

181

School Expenditures and Student Achievement: Evidence for the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using state-level panel data, this study estimates a simple achievement function in the fixed-effects format to explore further the nexus between school expenditure and student achievement in the United States. Five main points are noted. First, the effect of per-pupil expenditure is positive and carries high statistical significance in some…

Ram, Rati

2004-01-01

182

Student Achievement Outcomes Comprehensive School Reform: A Canadian Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors conducted a third-party study of the student achievement effects of Struggling Schools, a user-generated approach to Comprehensive School Reform (CSR). The design was a quasiexperimental, pre-post matched sample (N = 180) with school as unit of analysis, drawing on 3 years of achievement data from standardized external assessments.…

Ross, John A.; Scott, Garth; Sibbald, Timothy M.

2012-01-01

183

The Effects of National Board Certification on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between National Board Certification and student achievement in mathematics and reading as measured by an achievement test used in South Carolina. Using the Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), the study examined the RIT (Rasch Unit) scores of third…

Clark, Shawn Berry

2012-01-01

184

Massage Therapy Education Online: Student Satisfaction and Achievement, Part I  

PubMed Central

In recent years, providers of massage therapy education have, in growing numbers, started to use online technologies to support the learning processes of their students. Using a narrative review of the existing online learning literature, this paper aims to provide a solid pedagogical foundation for these early explorations. It identifies five key factors—instructional pedagogy, quality of instruction, interaction and communication, individual learner qualities, and the online interface—that contribute to student satisfaction and achievement in the online context. The relationships between those factors and the experience of the online learner are discussed with reference to maximization of student satisfaction and achievement. PMID:21589705

McQuillan, David James

2010-01-01

185

Achievement and self-concept of students with learning disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The internal\\/external frame of reference (I\\/E) model by Marsh (Am Educ Res J 23:129–149, 1986) assumes that, besides social\\u000a comparisons with their classmates, students engage in intraindividual, dimensional comparisons, comparing their own achievement\\u000a in one subject with their achievement in other subjects. These dimensional comparison processes are assumed to result in negative\\u000a paths from achievement in one subject (e.g., math)

Jens Möller; Lilian Streblow; Britta Pohlmann

2009-01-01

186

Correlation Between University Students' Kinematic Achievement and Learning Styles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the literature, some researches on kinematics revealed that students have many difficulties in connecting graphs and physics. Also some researches showed that the method used in classroom affects students' further learning. In this study the correlation between university students' kinematics achieve and learning style are investigated. In this purpose Kinematics Achievement Test and Learning Style Inventory were applied to 573 students enrolled in general physics 1 courses at Balikesir University in the fall semester of 2005-2006. Kinematics Test, consists of 12 multiple choose and 6 open ended questions, was developed by researchers to assess students' understanding, interpreting, and drawing graphs. Learning Style Inventory, a 24 items test including visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles, was developed and used by Barsch. The data obtained from in this study were analyzed necessary statistical calculations (T-test, correlation, ANOVA, etc.) by using SPSS statistical program. Based on the research findings, the tentative recommendations are made.

Çirkino?lu, A. G.; Dem&ircidot, N.

2007-04-01

187

Achievable space elevators for space transportation and starship acceleration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Space elevator concepts for low-cost space launches are reviewed. Previous concepts suffered from requirements for ultra-high-strength materials, dynamically unstable systems, or from danger of collision with space debris. The use of magnetic grain streams solves these problems. Magnetic grain streams can support short space elevators for lifting payloads cheaply into Earth orbit, overcoming the material strength problem in building space elevators. Alternatively, the stream could support an international spaceport circling the Earth daily tens of miles above the equator, accessible to advanced aircraft. Mars could be equipped with a similar grain stream, using material from its moons Phobos and Deimos. Grain-stream arcs about the sun could be used for fast launches to the outer planets and for accelerating starships to near lightspeed for interstellar reconnaisance. Grain streams are essentially impervious to collisions, and could reduce the cost of space transportation by an order of magnitude.

Pearson, Jerome

1990-04-01

188

The Efficacy of Academic Acceleration for Gifted Minority Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study supported the use of acceleration for gifted minority students in math. The gifted minority students in this study viewed taking accelerated math courses as exciting and beneficial for preparation for high school and college and particularly liked the challenges they encountered while taking advanced classes. They enjoyed working ahead…

Lee, Seon-Young; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Peternel, George

2010-01-01

189

Student Evaluation of Accelerated Program at the University of Miami.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An accelerated B.S.-M.D. program called the Honors Program in Medicine (HPM) at the University of Miami is described. HPM and traditional program students were surveyed about accelerated medical education. Both HPM and traditional students were satisfied with their own preparation for medical school. (Author/MLW)

Jacobs, Jeffrey P.; And Others

1988-01-01

190

Three Accelerated Developmental Education Programs: Features, Student Outcomes, and Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To support the long-term success of underprepared students, many community colleges are experimenting with accelerated developmental education models, which allow students to complete remediation and enroll in college-level math and English within a shorter time frame. This study examines three developmental acceleration programs, including two in…

Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Hodara, Michelle; Cho, Sung-Woo; Xu, Di

2015-01-01

191

The Will to Achieve: A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of African American High Achieving Students and Their Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research study was to understand the experiences of high achieving African American students and their parents. The experiences of high achieving African American students and their parents have been missing from literature on the academic achievement of African American students. Much of the literature that has been published…

Spencer, Natalie Faye

2012-01-01

192

Review of Research on the Relationship between School Buildings, Student Achievement, and Student Behavior.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The most persistent question in the field of school facility planning relates to that of the relationship between the built environment and the performance and behavior of users, particularly students. Ways in which the built environment affects two student variables--student achievement and student behavior--are explored. The first variable is…

Earthman, Glen, I.; Lemasters, Linda

193

Flourishing: Achievement-related correlates of students’ well-being  

Microsoft Academic Search

Keyes (2005) operationalized flourishing as elevated emotional, psychological, and social well-being. The current study predicted that flourishing among undergraduate students (N = 397) would have adaptive cognitive and behavioral achievement-related correlates. Results showed that students classified as flourishing (21.4% of the sample), relative to those classified as moderately mentally healthy (59.4%) or as languishing (19.1%), were less likely to adopt

Andrew J. Howell

2009-01-01

194

Policy, Leadership, and Student Achievement: Implications for Urban Communities. The Achievement Gap, Research, Practice, and Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the second book in the series examining student achievement. The chapters in this book reflect the scholarly papers presented at the July 2006 Education Policy, Leadership Summer Institute (EPLSI) by K-16 educators, researchers, community advocates, and policymakers who work in urban communities. The Institute serves as a place where…

McGuire, C. Kent, Ed.; Ikpa, Vivian W., Ed.

2008-01-01

195

Closing the Achievement Gap: Impact of Inclusion upon Achievement Rates of Students with Special Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research study was to examine the relationship between the amount of time a student with special needs spends in the inclusive classroom and their achievement passing rates in mathematics and reading. TAKS passing rates for mathematics and reading for third graders in 2007-2008, and the same cohort of fourth graders in…

Black, Kathleen

2010-01-01

196

The Achievement Gap: Factors That Influenced the Achievement of Successful Black Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The academic underperformance of Black students when compared to their White peers has confounded educators nationwide. This discrepancy in academic performance commonly referred to as the achievement gap has become a national crisis which has led to one of the most significant educational reforms undertaken in the United States of America in the…

Morton, Kwame R., Sr.

2011-01-01

197

Social–Emotional Factors Affecting Achievement Outcomes Among Disadvantaged Students: Closing the Achievement Gap  

PubMed Central

Despite concentrated efforts at improving inferior academic outcomes among disadvantaged students, a substantial achievement gap between the test scores of these students and others remains (Jencks & Phillips, 1998; National Center for Education Statistics, 2000a, 2000b; Valencia & Suzuki, 2000). Existing research used ecological models to document social–emotional factors at multiple levels of influence that undermine academic performance. This article integrates ideas from various perspectives in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary model that will inform policy makers, administrators, and schools about the social–emotional factors that act as both risk and protective factors for disadvantaged students’ learning and opportunities for academic success. Four critical social–emotional components that influence achievement performance (academic and school attachment, teacher support, peer values, and mental health) are reviewed. PMID:23255834

Becker, Bronwyn E.; Luthar, Suniya S.

2012-01-01

198

Student Attachment Stances, Instructor Immediacy, and Student-Instructor Relationships as Predictors of Achievement Expectancies in College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the present research, associations between student attachment stances, verbal and nonverbal instructor immediacy, student-instructor relationships, and student achievement orientations were specified. It was predicted that positive student-instructor relationships would mediate associations between student attachment stances, instructor…

Creasey, Gary; Jarvis, Patricia; Gadke, Daniel

2009-01-01

199

The Effect of Testing on Student Achievement, 1910-2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article summarizes research on the effect of testing on student achievement as found in English-language sources, comprising several hundred studies conducted between 1910 and 2010. Among quantitative studies, mean effect sizes range from a moderate d [image omitted] 0.55 to a fairly large d [image omitted] 0.88, depending on the way effects…

Phelps, Richard P.

2012-01-01

200

Teacher Effectiveness: Making "The" Difference to Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper critically examines shifts in emphasis in Australian education from expectations and belief that teachers not only make a difference to student achievement, but they are the difference. In moving from social class relations accounts to self-managing school accounts, latest shifts (teacher effectiveness accounts) over-emphasize teacher…

Skourdoumbis, Andrew

2014-01-01

201

Parents' Expectations and Students' Achievement in Two Western Nations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study compares the relations of family SES and parents' educational expectations during early adolescence with students' self-concept of ability and academic achievement in mathematics and language in two western countries, Switzerland and USA Participants were drawn from two US longitudinal samples, The Michigan Study of Adolescent…

Neuenschwander, Markus P.; Vida, Mina; Garrett, Jessica L.; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.

2007-01-01

202

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

203

Predicting Academic Achievement Among Specially Admitted Black Female College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports have indicated that minority students generally perform well in predominantly white colleges, in spite of low scholastic apti tude test scores. Although the cost of underpredicting their achieve ment has been discussed, the actual incidence of this under prediction seldom has been investigated. By means of stepwise multiple regression analysis, the relationship between college grade- point average (GPA) as

Lawrence N. Houston

1980-01-01

204

Leadership effects on student achievement and sustained school success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of leadership on student achievement and sustained school success, especially in challenging, high-poverty schools. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper combines a review of the leadership literature with findings drawn from longitudinal studies of the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP). Findings – Direction setting, developing people and redesigning the

Stephen Jacobson

2011-01-01

205

A Guide to Mathematics Coaching: Processes for Increasing Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Math coaches play a vital role in strengthening math instruction and learning in schools. However, without a collegial relationship with the teachers they are trying to help, it is difficult to foster productive collaborations that lead to better teaching practice and increased student achievement. This resource helps coaches confidently clarify,…

Hull, Ted H.; Balka, Don S.; Miles, Ruth Harbin

2010-01-01

206

Measuring Parent Involvement in Relation to Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the role of parent involvement in relation to the influence on student achievement within a school community. In addition, this study worked towards gaining an understanding of the parent's role in the school community. Researching educational data may suggest that more parent involvement will have a…

Brooks, Tony O'Neal

2009-01-01

207

Principals' Leadership Styles and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many schools struggle to meet No Child Left Behind's stringent adequate yearly progress standards, although the benchmark has stimulated national creativity and reform. The purpose of this study was to explore teacher perceptions of principals' leadership styles, curriculum reform, and student achievement to ascertain possible factors to…

Harnish, David Alan

2012-01-01

208

Using Site-Based Budgeting To Improve Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advances the use of school-based budgeting to improve student achievement. Describes four steps to implementing school-based budgeting: Access the current situation, set priorities and make decisions, plan action steps and benchmarks, and analyze choices and build the budget. Includes case study of the implementation of school-based budgeting at…

Warden, Christina

2002-01-01

209

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

210

The Superintendent's Influence on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between the length of superintendent tenure, longevity, and continuity relative to student achievement as evidenced by the 2008-2009 Grade 3 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) in Language Arts. The researcher focused on New Jersey school districts in the…

Plotts, Timothy; Gutmore, Daniel

2014-01-01

211

From College to Kindergarten: Teacher Education Background and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined teacher education background and developmentally based teaching practices as predictors of student achievement in kindergarten. Participants were approximately 17,000 kindergarteners and 3,000 teachers from a national longitudinal study. Using multilevel regression and hierarchical linear models, this study found that only…

Charlton, Lee Boyd

2010-01-01

212

Impacts of Campus Involvement on Hospitality Student Achievement and Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Campus involvement affecting satisfaction and academic achievement (overall grade point average) of hospitality undergraduate students at a state university in the Midwest (University X) was investigated through a survey research. A four-part survey instrument was developed to facilitate this study. There were a number of academic, professional,…

Yin, Dean; Lei, Simon A.

2007-01-01

213

Making Consistent Judgments: Assessing Student Attainment of Systemic Achievement Targets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Making Consistent Judgments (MCJ) was a systemic professional development program designed to increase teachers’ capacity to make consistent judgments about studentsachievement of educational standards in government schools in Western Australia; the MCJ program was in operation from 2004 to 2007 (Department of Education and Training 2007; 2008). The author describes the MCJ program as a case study in the

Susan Bolt

2011-01-01

214

Predicting Student Achievement in Ohio: The Role of Expenditure Distribution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to investigate the role of school district expenditures in predicting student achievement in Ohio for the school year 2009-2010. Building upon the concept of the "65 percent solution," the research questions that guided this study were: (1) What percentage of Ohio's school district's operating…

De Luca, Barbara M.; Hinshaw, Steven A.

2013-01-01

215

International Students as a Resource for Achieving Comprehensive Internationalization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Jane Knight is most often credited with establishing the term "internationalization" as a process in higher education. Her seminal works in the 1990s established internationalization not as a state to be achieved, but as an ongoing process by which colleges could strive to increase the global learning of students (Knight, 1993, 1994). Many…

Brennan, Michael; Dellow, Donald A.

2013-01-01

216

How Rural School Superintendents in Illinois Impact Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the passage of The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a superintendent's role has been redefined and more focus has been placed on student achievement. Research demonstrates that rural public schools are faced with an educational crisis. Rural districts are faced with an epidemic of declining enrollments/budgets, increased drop-out rates, low…

VonSchnase, Kyle T.

2010-01-01

217

Professional Learning Communities and Their Impact on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to assess the impact that professional learning communities (PLCs) have on student achievement. Through this study, the statewide performance results of a school district that implemented PLCs were examined. This study of an Illinois school district's statewide assessment results served as a foundation for further…

Story, Zenobia N.

2012-01-01

218

The Challenge to Leadership: Focusing on Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform recently invited three distinguished educators (a superintendent, principal, and teacher leader) to Providence, Rhode Island, to reflect on the relationship between leadership and student achievement. Schools must tap into educators' training backgrounds; conversations at all levels must stress increasing…

Neuman, Mary; Pelchat, Judith

2001-01-01

219

Student Achievement through the Development of Complete High School Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation undertook an investigation of school culture and achievement in the high school setting. The national data set ELS:2002 was used as the pool of variables because it allows for a complete picture of school culture comprising students, parents, administrators, and teachers. The data were selected based on current literature and…

Lamphere, Michael Frederick, Jr.

2012-01-01

220

Correlations of Collaborative School Cultures with Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the salience of collaborative cul tures relative to student achievement. School culture data was collected from the faculties of 81 schools in Indiana during the spring semester of the 2002-03 school year using survey methodology. The data from these schools provided scores on six factors found in the survey. These six factors

Steve Gruenert

2005-01-01

221

Relationship between High School Leadership Team Practices and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated if a relationship existed between student achievement in 10th grade Missouri Assessment Program mathematics and 11th grade communication arts scores in 2007 and high school leadership team perceptions of the extent to which they demonstrated leadership practices. The secondary purpose was to compare perceptional…

McInnis, Timothy M.

2009-01-01

222

College Students' Motivation to Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objectives: To develop and refine a scale of motivational factors related to healthy weight achievement and maintenance and to examine differences by gender and weight status. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 300 university students aged 18-24 years. Results: Factor analysis yielded 6 factors--Intrinsic (Cronbach's alpha = 0.73): affective…

Furia, Andrea C.; Lee, Rebecca E.; Strother, Myra L.; Huang, Terry T-K.

2009-01-01

223

Systems Thinking: A Skill to Improve Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines how schools can avoid barriers to systems thinking in relation to improving student achievement. It then illustrates common errors associated with non-systems thinking and recommends solutions. Educators who understand that schools are complex interdependent social systems can move their organizations forward. Unfortunately,…

Thornton, Bill; Peltier, Gary; Perreault, George

2004-01-01

224

Loosening the Reins: How Flexibility Policies Contribute to Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many states give individual schools the authority to make decisions in response to local conditions while still meeting state and district goals. Providing flexibility to local decision-makers is also a potential means for improving student achievement. This report provides a snapshot of several states' recent experiences with flexibility and…

Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.

225

Student Attitudes, Conceptions, and Achievement in Introductory Undergraduate College Statistics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to measure student attitudes toward and conceptions about statistics, both before and after an introductory undergraduate college statistics class. Relationships between those attitudes and conceptions, as well as their relationships to achievement in statistics, were also studied. Significant correlations were found…

Evans, Brian

2007-01-01

226

School Board Member Professional Development and Effects on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on the issue of professional development education for school board members. The research question that guides this mixed study is: does school board member professional development have an effect on student achievement? Design/methodology/approach: The standardized protocol for this study was to send…

Roberts, Kerry L.; Sampson, Pauline M.

2011-01-01

227

Does Site-Based Management Increase Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this review of literature is to determine if the literature suggests that site-based management increase student achievement. Original research findings done on 19 Michigan Title I schools using the Bureaucracy Theory, Systems Theory, and Human Resource Development Theory was reviewed. Also, qualitative studies on superintendents…

Muhammad, Bridgette D.

2009-01-01

228

Understanding the Change Styles of Teachers to Improve Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The topic of this dissertation is the understanding of teacher change styles to improve student achievement. Teachers from public schools in a state located in the northern plains were surveyed regarding their Change Styles (preferred approaches to change) and flexibility scores. The results were statistically analyzed to determine if there were…

Bigby, Arlene May Green

2009-01-01

229

Computer Assisted Assignment of Students to Schools to Achieve Desegregation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help school districts with the task of assigning students to schools in order to achieve desegregation, the Illinois Institute of Technology has developed a system involving the use of planning techniques and computer technology that greatly simplifies the school district's job. The key features of the system are objectivity, minimum…

Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago. Research Inst.

230

The Influence of Teacher Graduate Degrees on Student Reading Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a time of limited means and continued calls for higher student achievement, school leaders need to be wise in their use of resources. Earlier research has called for greater levels of teacher preparation, and, while many school districts provide greater compensation for teachers with graduate degrees, some districts have begun phasing out this…

Badgett, Kevin; Decman, John; Carman, Carol

2014-01-01

231

Father Involvement and Student Achievement: Variations Based on Demographic Contexts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to longitudinally examine the relationship between father involvement in school settings and student achievement. The sample, pulled from the first and second waves of the PSID-CDS data set, consisted of 596 families with children aged 5-12 at time 1. Results revealed variations in the relationship between father…

McBride, Brent A.; Dyer, W. Justin; Laxman, Daniel J.

2013-01-01

232

Building Capability, Empowering Students, and Achieving Success: The Financial Empowerment for Student Success Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Financial Empowerment for Student Success (FESS) Initiative was a two-year initiative focused on increasing student success through the provision of financial services. Achieving the Dream, Inc. and MDC, Inc. joined together, with funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, to support three Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges to…

Broun, Dan

2014-01-01

233

A Mediation Model Relating Teacher Ratings of Student Achievement to Student Connectedness at School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between school connectedness and academic achievement using structural equation modeling. Results for 1,758 seventh graders from a midwestern urban school system indicate that school-initiated connectedness has an indirect effect on student achievement through student peers desire to be connected to each other…

Thorpe, Pamela K.

234

Students Colleges and Achievement in an Advanced Course  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The aim of the present study was to determine whether a significant relationship exists between a studentÂ?s college (Allied Health, Arts and Science, Education, and Graduate School) and achievement in an advanced-level course in human physiology (PGY 412G). The mean percentage of correct answers on four multiple-choice tests, collectively totaling 400 points, was used to assess each studentÂ?s performance. A four (college)-by-three (academic year) analysis of variance was used for statistical comparisons among 660 students enrolled in PGY 412G from the fall semester of 1995 through the spring semester of 1998. Subsequent pairwise comparisons tests found that the College of Education students had a significantly lower mean percentage of correct answers (61%) compared with students in each of the other colleges (P < 0.001). No significant differences in percentage scores were found among students enrolled in Allied Health (78%), Arts and Science (78%), or the Graduate School (77%). Also, percentages of correct answers averaged across all students were significantly lower during the 1997Â?1998 academic year than those in either the 1996Â?1997 year (P < 0.001) or the 1995Â?1996 year (P < 0.05). StudentsÂ? scores during these two earlier years did not differ significantly. Upward letter grade adjustments based on class distributions were made each semester, and more As and Bs and fewer Cs and Ds were given as course grades than expected from an absolute assessment scale. This grade inflation benefited low-scoring students from all colleges, particularly those students enrolled in the College of Education. To improve the understanding of human function of these low-scoring students may require special educational programs.

James F. Zolman (University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Physiology)

2002-12-01

235

The effect of parental involvement upon student achievement and student diligence: A study of students and parents in Grenada  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the effect of parental involvement upon student achievement and diligence. For the purpose of this study, achievement was a measure of students' academic success\\/ability as determined by scores on the high school placement examination given to students in Grenada, which determines qualification for attending high school. The study examined the relationship of diligence, concentration and assimilation, and

Lana Cheryl Bevill

2007-01-01

236

The Impact of Anonymous and Assigned Use of Student Response Systems on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the impact of two approaches to use of student response systems (SRSs) on achievement in a study designed to better understand effective use of the devices. One condition was anonymous use of SRSs, in which graduate students selected a random clicker when entering the classroom. The second condition assigned devices to students

Poole, Dawn

2012-01-01

237

Empowering Students’ Learning Achievement Through Project-Based Learning As Perceived By Electrical Instructors And Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purposes of this research were to find out factors empowering electrical students‘ learning achievement through Project-Based Learning (PBL) as perceived by instructors‘ and students‘ opinions. The sample chosen for this study were 247 electrical power instructors at vocational education institutes and 161 electrical students in the 3 rd and 4th year who were studying in the 1st semester of academic

Anuvat Tongsakul; Kalaynee Jitgarun

2006-01-01

238

Does Student–Teacher Thinking Style Match\\/Mismatch Matter in StudentsAchievement?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study concerns the contingent nature of the relationships of student–teacher style match (or mismatch) to students’ academic achievement. Participants were 135 (59 male and 76 female) students (average age of 21.5 years) from three academic disciplines (mathematics, physics, and public administration) who responded to the Thinking Styles Inventory and rated their own abilities (analytical, creative, and practical). The academic

2006-01-01

239

From the Adult Student's Perspective: Accelerated Degree Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A qualitative study of an accelerated, cohort-based degree program identified four elements supporting adult learning: program structure, relationships, student identity, and beliefs about learning. A model of adult engagement in accelerated programs was developed with these components: adult competence, commitment to action, and work identity.…

Kasworm, Carol E.

2003-01-01

240

Mindmapping: Its effects on student achievement in high school biology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The primary goal of schools is to promote the highest degree of learning possible. Yet teachers spend the majority of their time engaged in lecturing while students spend the majority of their time passively present (Cawelti, 1997, Grinder, 1991; Jackson & Davis, 2000; Jenkins, 1996). Helping students develop proficiency in learning, which translates into using that expertise to construct knowledge in subject domains, is a crucial goal of education. Students need exposure to teaching and learning practices that prepare them for both the classroom and their places in the future workforce (Ettinger, 1998; Longley, Goodchild, Maguire, & Rhind, 2001; NRC, 1996; Texley & Wild, 1996). The purpose of this study was to determine if achievement in high school science courses could be enhanced utilizing mindmapping. The subjects were primarily 9th and 10th graders (n = 147) at a suburban South Texas high school. A pretest-posttest control group design was selected to determine the effects of mindmapping on student achievement as measured by a teacher-developed, panel-validated instrument. Follow-up interviews were conducted with the teacher and a purposive sample of students (n = 7) to determine their perceptions of mindmapping and its effects on teaching and learning. Mindmapping is a strategy for visually displaying large amounts of conceptual, hierarchical information in a concise, organized, and accessible format. Mindmaps arrange information similar to that found on the traditional topic outline into colorful spatial displays that offer the user a view of the "forest" as well as the "trees" (Hyerle, 1996; Wandersee, 1990b). An independent samples t-test and a one-way analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) determined no significant difference in achievement between the groups. The experimental group improved in achievement at least as much as the control group. Several factors may have played a role in the lack of statistically significant results. These factors include the instrument, the duration of the study, limited teacher training, and teacher constructed mindmaps to the exclusion of student constructed mindmaps. Mindmapping has affective value as a teaching and learning strategy as indicated by the follow-up interview data. Further research is necessary to determine the extent of its effectiveness.

Cunningham, Glennis Edge

241

Teaching Electromagnetism to High-School Students Using Particle Accelerators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we describe two simple experiments using an ion accelerator as an aid to the teaching of electromagnetism to high-school students. This is part of a programme developed by a Brazilian State funding agency (FAPERJ) which aims to help scientifically minded students take their first steps in research.

Sinflorio, D. A.; Fonseca, P.; Coelho, L. F. S.; Santos, A. C. F.

2006-01-01

242

Quality Science Teacher Professional Development and Student Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Studies show that socio-economic background and parental education accounts for 50-60 percent of a child's achievement in school. School, and other influences, account for the remaining 40-50 percent. In contrast to most other professions, schools require no real apprenticeship training of science teachers. Overall, only 38 percent of United States teachers have had any on-the-job training in their first teaching position, and in some cases this consisted of a few meetings over the course of a year between the beginning teacher and the assigned mentor or master teacher. Since individual teachers determine the bulk of a student's school experiences, interventions focused on teachers have the greatest likelihood of affecting students. To address this deficiency, partnerships between scientists and K-12 teachers are increasingly recognized as an excellent method for improving teacher preparedness and the quality of science education. Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers' (founded in 1990) basic premise is simple: teachers cannot effectively teach science if they have no firsthand experience doing science, hence the Program's motto, "Practice what you teach." Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers provides strong evidence that a teacher research program is a very effective form of professional development for secondary school science teachers and has a direct correlation to increased student achievement in science. The author will present the methodology of the program's evaluation citing statistically significant data. The author will also show the economic benefits of teacher participation in this form of professional development.

Dubner, J.

2007-12-01

243

Effect of three different types of high school class schedules (traditional, rotating block, and accelerated block) on high school biology achievement and on differences in science learning environments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study analyzes the effect of three different high school scheduling options on the delivery of biology instruction, on student achievement, and on student perceptions of their instructional activities. Participants were biology students and teachers from twelve high schools in a north Texas urban school district of 76,000. Block classes had 11 to 18 percent less instructional time than traditional classes. Texas Biology I End-of-Course Examination achievement results for 3,195 students along with student and teacher surveys provided information on instructional activities, attitudes, and individualization. Using an analysis of variance at a p<.01 the following results were found; student achievement was significantly different for each of the scheduled comparisons groups, test score means were not statistically significant between the scheduled comparison groups for different ethnic groups, economically disadvantaged students, and magnet students. No significant differences were found between the science learning activity index for each of the scheduled groups. Student response data when disaggregrated and reaggregrated into program groups found a statistically significant higher index of science activity at a p<.01 for magnet students when compared to both the regular and honor students. Regular program students had a significantly higher index of individualization than honors program students. Accelerated and rotating block classes were found to hold a significantly more positive attitude about their science learning conditions than did the traditional students. These data suggest that during the first two years of block scheduling, the initial impact of block scheduling, where total time for science is reduced, results in lower student achievement scores when compared to traditionally scheduled classes. Yet, block scheduled student attitudes and perceptions about science learning are significantly more positive than the traditionally scheduled students.

Keller, Brenda Jo

244

Examining classroom interactions related to difference in students' science achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The current study examines the cognitive supports that underlie achievement in science by using a cultural historical framework (L. S. Vygotsky (1934/1986), Thought and Language, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.) and the activity setting (AS) construct (R. G. Tharp & R. Gallimore (1988), Rousing minds to life: Teaching, learning and schooling in social context, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MA.) with its five features: personnel, motivations, scripts, task demands, and beliefs. Observations were made of the classrooms of seventh-grade science students, 32 of whom had participated in a prior achievement-related parent-child interaction or home study (P. R. Portes, M. F. Zady, & R. M. Dunham (1998), Journal of Genetic Psychology, 159, 163-178). The results of a quantitative analysis of classroom interaction showed two features of the AS: personnel and scripts. The qualitative field analysis generated four emergent phenomena related to the features of the AS that appeared to influence student opportunity for conceptual development. The emergent phenomenon were science activities, the building of learning, meaning in lessons, and the conflict over control. Lastly, the results of the two-part classroom study were compared to those of the home science AS of high and low achievers. Mismatches in the AS features in the science classroom may constrain the opportunity to learn. Educational implications are discussed.

Zady, Madelon F.; Portes, Pedro R.; Ochs, V. Dan

2003-01-01

245

School Location, Student Achievement, and Homework Management Reported by Middle School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to examine whether student achievement and school location may influence a range of homework management strate - gies. The participants were 633 rural and urban students in Grade 8. These homework management strategies include: (a) setting an appropriate work environment, (b) managing time, (c) handling distraction, (d) monitoring mo- tivation, and (e) controlling negative

Jianzhong Xu

2009-01-01

246

School Location, Student Achievement, and Homework Management Reported by Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to examine whether student achievement and school location may influence a range of homework management strategies. The participants were 633 rural and urban students in Grade 8. These homework management strategies include: (a) setting an appropriate work environment, (b) managing time, (c) handling distraction, (d)…

Xu, Jianzhong

2009-01-01

247

Student-Related Variables as Predictors of Academic Achievement among Some Undergraduate Psychology Students in Barbados  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined some student-related variables (interest in higher education, psychological resilience and study habit) as predictors of academic achievement among 131 (M (mean) = 28.17, SD (standard deviation) = 1.61) first year psychology students in the Introduction to Developmental Psychology class in UWI (The University of the West…

Fayombo, Grace Adebisi

2011-01-01

248

Classroom and School Factors Related to Student Achievement: What Works for Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to identify the classroom and school characteristics that are associated with student achievement in mathematics and Serbian language in primary schools in Serbia. The study sample consisted of 119 public primary schools, 253 classrooms, and 4,857 third-grade students. Variables from 3 past research paradigms--input-output,…

Teodorovic, Jelena

2011-01-01

249

Teaching and Assessing Low-Achieving Students with Disabilities: A Guide to Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Achievement Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For lower-achieving students with disabilities, effective and appropriate alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS) can open the door to greater expectations and opportunities. State policymakers have the option of providing certain students who have disabilities with AA-MAS aligned with grade-level content--and now…

Perie, Marianne, Ed.

2010-01-01

250

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

251

Review of "High-Achieving Students in the Era of NCLB"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recent report from the Fordham Institute considers potential instructional policies for high-achieving students that should be considered in the forthcoming reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. The report finds: 1) achievement growth among high-achieving students has been slower than that of low-achieving students; 2) this trend can…

Camilli, Gregory

2008-01-01

252

STAR Follow-Up Studies, 1996-1997: The Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio (STAR) Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio (STAR) Project first investigated the effect of small class size on student achievement with over 6,000 Tennessee primary students in 1985 through 1989. The study found a consistent and significant benefit of small classes for all students, with the greatest advantages for minority, inner-city students from…

Pate-Bain, Helen; Boyd-Zaharias, Jayne; Cain, Van A.; Word, Elizabeth; Binkley, M. Edward

253

Course facilitators assisting accelerated nursing students: a literature review.  

PubMed

Nursing education is now well established within the tertiary sector. Globally, recent years have seen the implementation of numerous admission pathways to a nursing degree, enabling applicants from varying backgrounds to enter the nursing profession. A major catalyst for these pathways has been to address the perennial shortage in the nursing workforce. The accelerated pathway is one such admission avenue where students possessing a degree in a discipline other than nursing qualify for admission and complete the degree in a condensed time. Students commence these courses equipped with a skills base developed from life experiences and previous tertiary study. These are used as facilitators throughout accelerated education to enhance course negotiation and performance. Minimal research is available exploring these course facilitators. This literature review examines the existent research to deepen an understanding of these facilitators described as unique to accelerated students. Implications for nursing education and nursing research are discussed. PMID:21667882

Neill, Mark A

2011-10-01

254

Another Look at the Achievement Gap: Learning from the Experiences of Gifted Black Students  

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Many studies have been conducted on the achievement gap, with most findings pointing to how school and family variables affect Black students' achievement. Another body of work focuses on how social variables (i.e., peers) impact Black students' achievement, including how accusations of "acting White" affect the performance of Black students and…

Ford, Donna Y.; Grantham, Tarek C.; Whiting, Gilman W.

2008-01-01

255

The Achievement Gap in Mathematics: A Significant Problem for African American Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The most significant problem of African American students in America's schools is the wide achievement gap in mathematics. Achievement of minority students lags behind that of Whites and non-minority students. This research will show facts as they exist today in America's schools relating to the achievement gap dilemma. It is well known and documented that children of color are underrepresented

Clarence Johnson; William Allan Kritsonis

256

School-Community Relations, Community Support, and Student Achievement: A Summary of Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summaries of four studies on school community relations, student achievement and community support are provided in this report. The studies abstracted are: (1) "School-Community Relations, Student Achievement, and Conflict Resolution," by John E. Ingram, Jr.; (2) "School-Community Relations and Student Achievement in Communities of Differing…

Bowles, B. Dean

257

Does High School Facility Quality Affect Student Achievement? A Two-Level Hierarchical Linear Model  

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The purpose of this study is to isolate the independent effects of high school facility quality on student achievement using a large, nationally representative U.S. database of student achievement and school facility quality. Prior research on linking school facility quality to student achievement has been mixed. Studies that relate overall…

Bowers, Alex J.; Urick, Angela

2011-01-01

258

Early Reading Skills and Academic Achievement Trajectories of Students Facing Poverty, Homelessness, and High Residential Mobility  

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This investigation tested the importance of early academic achievement for later achievement trajectories among 18,011 students grouped by level of socioeconomic risk. Students considered to be at highest risk were those who experienced homelessness or high residential mobility (HHM). HHM students were compared with students eligible for free…

Herbers, Janette E.; Cutuli, J. J.; Supkoff, Laura M.; Heistad, David; Chan, Chi-Keung; Hinz, Elizabeth; Masten, Ann S.

2012-01-01

259

The impact of residential community living learning programs on college student achievement and behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the impact that residential community living learning programs have on college student achievement and behavior. Freshmen to sophomore year grade point average and student discipline infractions were the variables used to measure college student achievement and behavior. The results of the study were used to determine if living learning programs contribute to college student success to support

Tina Lynn Smith

2008-01-01

260

Nontraditional Students, Accelerated Programs, Grade Expectations, and Instructor Evaluations  

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This article is intended as both a cautionary tale and an encouraging guide for instructors who are beginning to teach in accelerated programs designed to attract nontraditional students. This article is based, in part, on classroom action research conducted through surveys, observations, exams, and assessments, in an introductory business law…

Gershuny, Pamela; Rainey, Carolyn

2006-01-01

261

Achievement Attributions and Perceptions of Agency and Career among Low-Income Students.  

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How low-income Brazilian students explain their school performance and the predominant achievement causes were studied. The relationship between achievement attribution and school achievement and students' conceptions of choice, career, agency, and relationship with achievement were also studied, using the causal attribution theory of B. Weiner.…

Gama, Elizabeth Maria P.; Jesus, Denise Meyrelles de

262

Impatience Versus Achievement Strivings in the Type A Pattern: Differential Effects on Students' Health and Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Psychometric analyses of college students' responses to the Jenkins Activity Survey, a self-report measure of the Type A behavior pattern, revealed the presence of two relatively independent factors. On the basis of these analyses, two scales, labeled Achievement Strivings (AS) and Impatience-Irritability (II), were developed. In two samples of male and female college students, scores on AS but not on

Janet T. Spence; Robert L. Helmreich; Robert S. Pred

1987-01-01

263

High-Stakes Testing and Student Achievement: Does Accountability Pressure Increase Student Learning?  

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This study examined the relationship between high-stakes testing pressure and student achievement across 25 states. Standardized portfolios were created for each study state. Each portfolio contained a range of documents that told the "story" of accountability implementation and impact in that state. Using the "law of comparative judgments," over…

Nichols, Sharon L.; Glass, Gene V.; Berliner, David C.

2006-01-01

264

Effects of Partner's Ability on the Achievement and Conceptual Organization of High-Achieving Fifth-Grade Students.  

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Investigates high-achieving fifth-grade students' achievement gains and conceptual reorganization on convection. Features an instructional sequence of three dyadic inquiry investigations related to convection currents as well as pre- and post-assessment consisting of a multiple-choice test, a card sorting task, construction of a concept map, and…

Carter, Glenda; Jones, M. Gail; Rua, Melissa

2003-01-01

265

Is the Black-White Achievement Gap a Public Sector Effect? An Examination of Student Achievement in the Third Grade  

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Prior research has suggested private school education in middle school and high school as a solution for the Black-White achievement gap. However, more recent research calls this solution into question. Additionally, research increasingly implicates third grade as being of preeminent importance in driving students' subsequent academic achievement.…

Simms, Kathryn

2012-01-01

266

Growth and gaps in mathematics achievement of students with and without disabilities on a statewide achievement test.  

PubMed

This study estimated mathematics achievement growth trajectories in a statewide sample of 92,045 students with and without disabilities over Grades 3 to 7. Students with disabilities (SWDs) were identified in seven exceptionality categories. Students without disabilities (SWoDs) were categorized as General Education (GE) or Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG). Students in all groups showed significant growth that decelerated over grades as well as significant variability in achievement by student group, both at the initial assessment in Grade 3 and in rates of growth over time. Race/ethnicity, gender, parental education, free/reduced lunch status, and English language proficiency were also significant predictors of achievement. Effect size estimates showed substantial year-to-year growth that decreased over grades. Sizeable achievement gaps that were relatively stable over grades were observed between SWoDs and students in specific exceptionality categories. Our study also demonstrated the importance of statistically controlling for variation related to student demographic characteristics. Additional research is needed that expands on these results with the same and additional exceptionality groups. PMID:25636260

Stevens, Joseph J; Schulte, Ann C; Elliott, Stephen N; Nese, Joseph F T; Tindal, Gerald

2015-02-01

267

Technology Uses and Student Achievement: A Longitudinal Study  

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Based on data collected from a middle school, this study investigates how the quantity and quality of technology use affect student learning outcomes. Specifically, this study examines how technologies are used by students, what technology uses are popular among students, and what technology uses are effective for increasing student academic…

Lei, Jing; Zhao, Yong

2007-01-01

268

Raising African American Student Achievement: California Goals, Local Outcomes  

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Although academic performance is a concern, African American students represent less than 8 percent of California's K-12 students, and at times get lost in California policy debates about improving student performance. Findings of this study indicate that: (1) California's African American students are concentrated in relatively few counties and…

EdSource, 2008

2008-01-01

269

The Student Study Team Process: Impact on Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student Study Team Meetings are a function of general education and are conducted to meet the needs of struggling students. A great deal of time, effort, and fiscal resources are dedicated to the Student Study Team process by highly qualified school personnel. The intention of the Student Study Team process is to implement appropriate…

Long, Laura

2013-01-01

270

CENTER FOR ADVISING AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 1 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY  

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students in their transition to college life, and engage students in academic exploration and development. Academic advisors guide and support students in the process of exploring majors through individual until they declare a major Assist new students in transitioning to and navigating the collegiate

Stephens, Graeme L.

271

An analysis of science conceptual knowledge in journals of students with disabilities and normally achieving students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science education reforms of the last two decades have focused on raising the bar for ALL students which includes students with mild to moderate disabilities. Formative assessment can be used to assess the progress of these students to inquire, understand scientific concepts, reason scientifically, make decisions, and communicate effectively in science. The purpose of this study is to examine the use of science journals as a formative assessment in a guided inquiry unit of study for students with learning disabilities. Two normally achieving students (NA) and five students with learning disabilities (SLD) participated in a study of mammals that utilized journals to record the development of student knowledge through the course of study. Students were interviewed after the lessons were complete using the same prompts required in the journals. Themes were developed from the student writings and their verbal discourse using Grounded Theory. Journals and verbal discourse were rated following the themes of Knowledge Telling (KT) and Knowledge Transformation (KTR). Concept maps were developed for the Pre and Post test lessons (written and verbal discourses) by the raters in an attempt to further explain the knowledge that the students conveyed. The results of this study suggest that SLD are able to demonstrate knowledge about mammals better through verbal discourse than written discourse. While the NA students wrote more and used more technical discourse than did their SLD peers, the conceptual understanding of the topic by the SLD was no less inclusive than their NA peers when accessed verbally. The journals demonstrated limited conceptual growth for the SLD. Further, while lexical density is important to the development of knowledge in science, this study suggests the "conceptual density" may be another important indicator to examine.

Grigg, Gail S.

272

The Relationship Between the Leadership Responsibilities of Title I School Principals and Student Achievement  

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and Davis (1996) found that principals contribute to a school?s effectiveness, even if that contribution is indirect in nature. 7 There are several aspects of the principalship which will influence positive outcome on student achievement.... 12 CHAPTER II REVIEW OF LITERATURE Principals appear to be a major influence on student achievement. The difference in scores between student groups is a growing concern for all educators. To combat the student achievement gap, education...

Sheldon, George H.

2010-07-14

273

The Effect of Music Participation on Mathematical Achievement and Overall Academic Achievement of High School Students  

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A study was conducted on high school students, comparing those with some music credits to those with none. No statistically significant difference was found in their mean math grade point averages (GPA) or their mean cumulative GPAs. Students were then separated into two groups based on the number of music credits. Students who had earned at least…

Cox, H. A.; Stephens, L. J.

2006-01-01

274

Rigorously Selected and Well Trained Senior Student Tutors in Problem Based Learning: Student Perceptions and Study Achievements  

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We compared effects of tutoring by students and by staff. In four courses in each of two consecutive first years of an undergraduate problem-based law curriculum we examined the achievements and perceptions of tutors of students taught by student and staff tutors. Achievements were measured by the results on the regular end-of-course tests. After…

De Rijdt, Catherine; van der Rijt, Janine; Dochy, Filip; van der Vleuten, Cees

2012-01-01

275

Achievement goals, perceived motivational climate, and students' self-reported mastery behaviors.  

PubMed

Achievement goals and perceived motivational climate are two important constructs in achievement goal theory, and they play critical roles in student motivation and behavior Traditionally, these two constructs have been examined separately. The present study examined relationships between the two constructs and students' self-reported mastery behaviors as well as age-related differences. Three hundred eight students in 4th, 8th, and 11th grades completed questionnaires assessing their achievement goals, perceived motivational climate, and perceptions of their mastery behaviors. Results indicated that achievement goals and perceived motivational climate were related to students' self-reported mastery behaviors. However, the relations varied depending on the students' ages. The older students, compared to the younger ones, appeared to be inclined more toward ego orientation and the ego-involved climate. A multiple achievement goals perspective is recommended for future research on relationships among achievement goals, perceived motivational climate and achievement-related cognitions, and behaviors in physical education. PMID:11926485

Xiang, Ping; Lee, Amelia

2002-03-01

276

Perceptions and attitudes of black students toward school, achievement, and other educational variables.  

PubMed

To provide data on the perceptions and attitudes of gifted Black early adolescents toward school, achievement, and other educational variables, the responses of gifted Black students (n = 48) were compared to Black students in a regular education (n = 50) and potentially gifted program (n = 50). Results indicate that gifted Black students held significantly different attitudes and perceptions than both potentially gifted students and regular education students relative to principles of the achievement ideology, attitudes toward school, attitudes toward academically successful students, and perceptions of parental achievement orientation. Of the three groups, gifted Black students were the most achievement oriented, and perceived strong parental achievement orientations; regular education students were the least optimistic and the most affected by negative peer relations and psychological issues. PMID:8706514

Ford, D Y; Harris, J J

1996-06-01

277

Academic Achievement for Fifth-Grade Students in Elementary and Intermediate School Settings: Grade Span Configurations  

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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

278

Motivational Goals and School Achievement: Lebanese-Background Students in South-Western Sydney  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a general belief that Lebanese-background students in Australia do not usually perform well at school. This study examines the school achievement of Lebanese-background students and the major motivational factors related to their achievement. A total of 271 Year Nine students (117 Lebanese-background and 154 non-Lebanese background) in…

Suliman, Rosemary; McInerney, Dennis M.

2006-01-01

279

Improving Reading Achievement Through Increased Motivation, Specific Skill Enhancement, and Practice Time for Elementary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The action research project report began when the teacher researchers determined that students at Sites A and B struggled with reading achievement. The purpose of the project was to improve students' reading achievement through increased motivation, specific skill instruction, and additional practice time. The project involved 26 students: 17…

Ecklund, Britt K.; Lamon, Kathryn M.

2008-01-01

280

Teacher Training and Student Achievement in Less Developed Counties. World Bank Staff Working Paper No. 310.  

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Part 1 of this paper reviews major research findings on the relationship of teacher characteristics to student achievement. Of the 16 teacher variables analyzed, those identified as important to student performance are teacher certification, ability and achievement, experience, inservice training, expectations for students, and methods. Policy…

Husen, Torsten; Saha, Lawrence J.; Noonan, Richard

281

Indirect Effects of Child Reports of Teacher-Student Relationship on Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effect of student-reported teacher-student relationship quality (TSRQ) on academic motivation and achievement was investigated among a sample of 690 academically at-risk elementary students (52.8% male). Measures of TSRQ, achievement, and motivation were collected annually for 3 consecutive years, beginning when participants were in Grade 2…

Hughes, Jan N.; Wu, Jiun-Yu; Kwok, Oi-Man; Villarreal, Victor; Johnson, Audrea Y.

2012-01-01

282

The Relationship between the Minority Student Achievement Gap and Collective Teacher Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between Collective Teacher Efficacy and minority student achievement gap over and above that explained by socioeconomics, school size, and prior achievement gaps for Black and Hispanic students with White students. Forty-seven Virginia middle schools were selected to participate in the…

O'Hara, Jane A.

2011-01-01

283

Exploring Student-Teacher Interactions in Longitudinal Achievement Data. Working Paper 2008-24  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper develops a model for longitudinal student achievement data designed to estimate heterogeneity in teacher effects across students of different achievement levels. The model specifies interactions between teacher effects and students' predicted scores on a test, estimating both average effects of individual teachers and interaction terms…

Lockwood, J. R.; McCaffrey, Daniel F.

2008-01-01

284

Classroom Order and Student Learning in Late Elementary School: A Multilevel Transactional Model of Achievement Trajectories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the association between classroom order in 4th and 5th grades and student achievement growth over a school year. A three level transactional model tested the effects of classroom order on students' rates of growth in math and reading during the school year controlling for starting achievement levels, student risk factors, and…

Gaskins, Clare S.; Herres, Joanna; Kobak, Roger

2012-01-01

285

Achievement Goal Orientations of Community College Mathematics Students and the Misalignment of Instructor Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports on the results of a survey of achievement goal orientations administered to a sample of 777 students enrolled in remedial and college-level mathematics courses at a community college. Results indicate that students' achievement goal orientations are consistent with adaptive learning patterns: Students are interested in…

Mesa, Vilma

2012-01-01

286

Teacher Attitude Toward and Student and Teacher Perception of Teaching Style and Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the interaction between teacher style and student achievement. A secondary aim of the study was to develop an instrument to rate teacher knowledge and understanding of instructional theory and practice as they affect student achievement. The Student Perception of Teacher Style (SPOTS) scale was administered to 504 sixth-grade…

Souster, Darrell K.

287

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

288

An Examination of Student Achievement in Michigan Charter Schools. Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on student achievement in charter schools in Michigan. The analyses suggest that students attending charter schools in Michigan are not reaching the same levels of achievement as students in traditional public schools in the same districts. Using several different models to estimate the differences between test score levels of…

Eberts, Randall W.; Hollenbeck, Kevin M.

289

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

290

Re?asserting the place of context in explaining student (under?)achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

One popular view of student achievement is that the quality of teaching students receive plays an important part in whether or not they do well at school. In this article we draw attention to ‘context’ as a complementary explanation, particularly regarding achievement differences between students from different socio?economic backgrounds. In making these observations, we utilise data from one Australian secondary

Carmen Mills; Trevor Gale

2011-01-01

291

Accelerated nursing students and theater students: creating a safe environment by acting the part.  

PubMed

Traditional approaches to teaching basic nursing skills are being questioned for accelerated, or second-degree, nursing students. Since accelerated nursing students have demonstrated the ability to quickly assimilate new information and to transfer skills from a previous career into a new field, it is thought that they may benefit from teaching strategies that promote experiential learning. Through a hermeneutic phenomenological approach, this study inquired into the experiences of 22 accelerated baccalaureate nursing students to determine if narrative learning in a campus laboratory setting helped them integrate content from classroom and clinical practica and move quickly along the pathway to the competencies that are needed for safe nursing practice. Data analysis revealed the teaching/learning significance of narratives for these students and is identified in the theme, "Creating a Safe Environment". PMID:19244799

Cangelosi, Pamela R

2008-01-01

292

Teacher Mathematics Learning and Middle School Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

United States policymakers have taken measures to improve learning for all students emphasizing the use of scientifically based research in choosing educational programs to promote school improvement and student learning. However, educators, researchers and policymakers debate about which factors are most important in affecting student

Mascia, Sally Marie

2010-01-01

293

Achievement Patterns of Students in an Elite, Male Independent School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is an underlying assumption that regardless of student ethnicity, socio-economic status, or any other variable, elite, independent schools by mission and design are effective at producing successful students. This would cause some to conclude that all students enrolled in elite, independent schools perform similarly on all academic measures.…

Trusty, Edward Maurice, Jr.

2009-01-01

294

National Agenda: Alternative Discipline Consequences to Enhance Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educating the 21st century learner requires utilizing innovative strategies. Student behavior must be addressed appropriately to allow educators to fulfill their responsibility to America's students. Creative disciplinary methods motivate all students to develop behavior traits that will assist them with their academic and personal success. The…

Kritsonis, William Allen; Cloud, Michelle

2006-01-01

295

Research Matters: Students' Views of "Intelligence", Teachers' Praise, and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to Columbia University social psychologist Carol Dweck, teachers may find some answers to students' ways of thinking if they consider students' views of "intelligence." In "Messages That Motivate: How Praise Molds Students' Beliefs, Motivation, and Performance (in Surprising Ways)," Dweck maintains that academic motivation and…

VanDeWeghe, Rick, Ed.

2003-01-01

296

Colorado State University Center for Advising & Student Achievement  

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in their families to go to college, and as current CSU student athletes. * Note: This is a pilot program (ethnically diverse, first generation to college, low-income) and are designed to assist students identify as racially/ethnically diverse and are the first in their families to go to college. Students

297

Alternative High School Scheduling. Student Achievement and Behavior. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1995 the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium (MERC), Richmond (Virginia) commissioned a study of alternative high school scheduling modules to determine the effects of different schedules on teaching strategies, teacher and student satisfaction, and student and school performance. This report presents results of an analysis of student

Pisapia, John; Westfall, Amy Lynn

298

Predicting Achievement in Mathematics in Adolescent Students: The Role of Individual and Social Factors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined individual factors and social factors that influence adolescent students' achievement in mathematics. The predictive model suggested direct positive effects of student intelligence, self-rated openness and parental education on achievement in mathematics, whereas direct effects of extraversion on measures of achievement

Levpuscek, Melita Puklek; Zupancic, Maja; Socan, Gregor

2013-01-01

299

Measuring Emotions in Students' Learning and Performance: The Achievement Emotions Questionnaire (AEQ)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aside from test anxiety scales, measurement instruments assessing students' achievement emotions are largely lacking. This article reports on the construction, reliability, internal validity, and external validity of the Achievement Emotions Questionnaire (AEQ) which is designed to assess various achievement emotions experienced by students in…

Pekrun, Reinhard; Goetz, Thomas; Frenzel, Anne C.; Barchfeld, Petra; Perry, Raymond P.

2011-01-01

300

EFFECTS OF A 3-D VIDEO GAME ON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTITUDE IN MATHEMATICS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine whether a highly interactive 3-D video game, Dimension-M can achieve the goal of not only positively influencing middle school student achievement in mathematics, but also positively influencing their attitude. A Middle School in south eastern United States created a mathematics remediation course called Virtual Math for students who achieved below proficient levels

Lucas B. Gillispie; Florence Martin; Michele A. Parker

301

The Impact of Structured Note Taking Strategies on Math Achievement of Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student math achievement continues to be a national, state, and local concern. Research suggests that note taking can improve academic achievement, but current research has failed to report how low achievers might benefit from using note taking during math classes. The purpose of this study was to determine if teaching students structured note…

Wilkinson, Gregory Ashley

2012-01-01

302

Designing hybrid web-based courses for accelerated nursing students.  

PubMed

Due to a heightened interest in accelerated nursing programs, enrollment in schools of nursing is rapidly increasing. Nursing programs need to find more creative ways to reach and teach older, technologically savvy adult learners, who have different learning needs than traditional undergraduate nursing students. These students present new challenges to nursing faculty. Larger class sizes, prior academic accomplishments, and a shorter time frame for assimilation of the nursing role provide opportunities for creative course delivery. This article discusses how a change in course design, specifically a hybrid Web-based course, can address these challenges. PMID:17912994

Teeley, Karen Harvey

2007-09-01

303

A comparison of rural high school students in Germany with rural Tennessee high school students' mathematics and science achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This descriptive study compared the science and mathematics aptitudes and achievement test scores for the final school year students in rural White County and Van Buren County, Tennessee with rural county students in Germany. In accordance with the previous research literature (Stevenson, 2002), German students outperformed U.S. students on The International Trends in Math and Science test (TIMSS). As reform

R. Fredrick Harding

2007-01-01

304

The Effects of Grouping and Curricular Practices on Intermediate Students' Math Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers are aware that grouping students by prior knowledge may result in moderate gains in intermediate grade students' mathematics achievement. Despite this research, many teachers continue to teach the way they were taught: one curriculum for all students regardless of students' readiness. Additionally, researchers have raised concerns…

Tieso, Carol L.

2002-01-01

305

Being Labeled "Nerd": Factors that Influence the Social Acceptance of High-Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present investigation addresses the question of whether certain factors can protect high-achieving students at risk for being labeled a nerd against devaluation. In 2 studies, 125 and 317 students from Grade 8 evaluated vignettes describing average students and students who were called "nerds." Results indicate that being modest about good…

Rentzsch, Katrin; Schutz, Astrid; Schroder-Abe, Michela

2011-01-01

306

Comparison of Biofeedback Modalities for Better Achievement in High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this pilot study was to compare three biofeedback methods for enhancement of cognitive abilities (concentration and attention) in high school students. The sample comprises 50 students in high school for nurses, aged 16- 18 years, devised in three groups: I - 30 students trained with EEG-Peak Achieve- ment Trainer (EEG-PAT); II - 10 students trained with Electrodermal

Nada Pop-Jordanova; Irena Chakalaroska

2008-01-01

307

Inputs and Student Achievement: An Analysis of Latina/o-Serving Urban Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the most pressing problems in the United States is improving student academic performance, especially the nation's burgeoning Latina/o student population. There is a dearth of research on variables associated with student achievement in Latina/o majority schools in urban districts. As the majority of Latina/o students are segregated into…

Heilig, Julian Vasquez; Williams, Amy; Jez, Su Jin

2010-01-01

308

Class Size and Student Achievement: Tennessee's Star and Indiana's Prime Time Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the possible causes of the contradiction between the results of two projects. Indiana's Prime Time project compared the achievement of students in large (averaging 26 students) and small (averaging 19 students) classrooms in grades 1 through 3. Results indicated that 3 years in smaller classes had little effect on student

Sanogo, Youssouf; Gilman, David

309

Print exposure, reading habits, and reading achievement among deaf and hearing college students.  

PubMed

This study explored relations of print exposure, academic achievement, and reading habits among 100 deaf and 100 hearing college students. As in earlier studies, recognition tests for book titles and magazine titles were used as measures of print exposure, college entrance test scores were used as measures of academic achievement, and students provided self-reports of reading habits. Deaf students recognized fewer magazine titles and fewer book titles appropriate for reading levels from kindergarten through Grade 12 while reporting more weekly hours of reading. As in previous studies with hearing college students, the title recognition test proved a better predictor of deaf and hearing students' English achievement than how many hours they reported reading. The finding that the recognition tests were relatively more potent predictors of achievement for deaf students than hearing students may reflect the fact that deaf students often obtain less information through incidental learning and classroom presentations. PMID:22025672

Marschark, Marc; Sarchet, Thomastine; Convertino, Carol M; Borgna, Georgianna; Morrison, Carolyn; Remelt, Sarah

2012-01-01

310

Academic Achievement of K-12 Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

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This cross-sectional study was conducted with a random sample of 155 K'12 students served in public school settings and established the extent to which students with emotional/behavioral disorders (E/BD) experience academic achievement deficits...

Nelson, J. Ron; Benner, Gregory J.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Smith, Benjamin W.

2004-01-01

311

Affective factors and student achievement: a quantitative and qualitative study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The affective domain can be used to support the internalization of cognitive content and foster the development of curriculum and industry-related interests, attitudes, values, and practices. During a two-year period, using validated instruments, the authors measured student interest, value, effort, perceived competence, lack of pressure, student-peer belonging, and student-faculty belonging. Initial findings included a positive correlation between each affective factor

Leo F. Denton; Dawn McKinney

2004-01-01

312

Student perceptions of school culture and achievement: testing the invariance of a model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study examined the generalizability of a previously validated model concerning how student perceptions of school culture affect student achievement. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) data were collected from 1,026 eighth-grade students in secondary schools on the island of Cyprus. The a priori proposed model concerning school culture and student achievement was tested using

George A. Marcoulides; Ronald H. Heck; Constantinos Papanastasiou

2005-01-01

313

The relationship among teacher classroom management behavior, student engagement, and student achievement of middle and high school science students of varying aptitude  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to determine the relationship among teacher classroom management behavior, student engagement, and student achievement of middle and high school science students. These variables were investigated across varying levels of academic aptitude. Two week long units were taught by 30 experienced science teachers. During this period of time teacher classroom management behavior, student achievement (n = 570),

John R. McGarity Jr.; David P. Butts

1984-01-01

314

Concept Mapping and the Science Achievement of Third Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instructional strategies in science that fail to identify students' initial understanding of scientific concepts may leave students' flawed ideas unchanged, thus affecting their ability to synthesize, differentiate, and connect to new information in science. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between concept…

Greene, Paulette

2011-01-01

315

Enhancing Student Achievement through the Improvement of Listening Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a program for the improvement of listening skills in order to increase academic performance. The targeted population consisted of elementary students in a middle class community located in western Illinois. The problem of ineffective listening skills was documented through data revealing the number of students whose lowered…

Barr, Lori; Dittmar, Maureen; Roberts, Emily; Sheraden, Marie

316

Testing Accommodations for ELL Students on an Achievement Test Battery  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How well students perform on standardized tests can affect their educational paths and the rest of their lives. In addition, students' performances on state assessments will affect their schools due to the No Child Left Behind Act. For English language learners (ELLs), the success on tests may be diminished due to their inability to…

Dockery, Lori Lee

2013-01-01

317

Class Composition and Student Achievement in Elementary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Principals and teachers sometimes intentionally use class formation procedures to create class compositions. This study examined the class distributional properties of 200 elementary school classes in two school districts. Fifty-six classes were combination classes—classes with students from two grade levels. The two districts differed in their policies toward gifted and talented classes and in principals’ preferences for heterogeneous student assignment.

Robert B. Burns; DeWayne A. Mason

2002-01-01

318

Effects of Supplemental Educational Services on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A goal of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation is to improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. Schools that have not made adequate yearly progress (AYP) for 2 or more years are identified as schools in need of improvement and are therefore required to provide supplemental education services to students. The problem…

Williams, Sharon N.

2013-01-01

319

Test Scores and Learning Styles: Understanding Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This two-year study explored the academic lives of three boys in a combined fifth-sixth grade classroom. As these case studies illustrate, viewing students' academic worlds from multiple perspectives can lead to more accurate, comprehensive evaluations and efficacious adaptations of students' learning environments. Richard Snow's aptitude theory…

Wade, Patricia A.; Schuh, Kathy L.

2006-01-01

320

ISSUE 38 | March | May 2012 HIGH ACHIEVING CDU STUDENT AWARDED  

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: Australian Football League. AMBITION/ASPIRATIONS: I want to be a Customer Services Officer in my community Year Alternative Entry 12 Mid Year Orientation 13 Student Welcome BBQ 14 What's happening at... 15 - 17 each year the Foundation sponsored scholarships for students with leadership potential who were

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More High-Achieving Students Are Choosing Community Colleges First  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Certainly, "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno has nurtured the perception that community colleges are a punishment for underperforming high school students by joking that community colleges aren't "real colleges." This article shows that this perception belies the reality that contemporary community colleges serve students seeking trade skills but also…

Pluviose, David

2008-01-01

322

The Effect of Mastery Learning on Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For 10 years or more, teachers at the City Colleges of Chicago have used mastery learning, a teaching technique that focuses on the use of a corrective/feedback process to improve student learning. Early studies of mastery learning at the colleges comparing student grades in mastery learning classes to control classes in which these techniques…

Bonczar, Thomas P.; Easton, John Q.

323

The Relationship of Participation in Extracurricular Activities to Student Achievement, Student Attendance, and Student Behavior in a Nebraska School District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine possible relationships between participation in extracurricular activities and student achievement, participation in extracurricular activities and attendance, and participation in extracurricular activities and behavior. The setting for this study was a high school in western Nebraska. Data for 275 of the…

Dick, Andrew D.

2010-01-01

324

Modeling the Relations Among Students' Epistemological Beliefs, Motivation, Learning Approach, and Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors proposed a model to explain how epistemological beliefs, achievement motivation, and learning approach related to achievement. The authors assumed that epistemological beliefs influence achievement indirectly through their effect on achievement motivation and learning approach. Participants were 1,041 6th-grade students. Results of the path analysis suggested that students who believed knowledge to be evolving (i.e., development) and handed down

Berna Kizilgunes; Ceren Tekkaya; Semra Sungur

2009-01-01

325

Modeling the Relations among Students' Epistemological Beliefs, Motivation, Learning Approach, and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors proposed a model to explain how epistemological beliefs, achievement motivation, and learning approach related to achievement. The authors assumed that epistemological beliefs influence achievement indirectly through their effect on achievement motivation and learning approach. Participants were 1,041 6th-grade students. Results of the…

Kizilgunes, Berna; Tekkaya, Ceren; Sungur, Semra

2009-01-01

326

Special Needs Schools, Priority I. Student Achievement Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After the 1984-85 evaluation of the Special Needs Project in the North York, Ontario Schools, it was decided to extend the standardized achievement testing for the 1985-86 school year. Because of previous test validity problems, testing was continued under more uniform conditions; practice tests were available and the achievement tests were…

Simons, Mavis; Crawford, Patricia

327

Evidence that Smaller Schools Do Not Improve Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If more small schools than "expected" are among the high achievers, then creating more small schools would raise achievement across the board, many proponents of small schools have argued. In this article, the authors challenge the faulty logic of such inferences. Many claims have been made about the advantages of smaller schools. One is that,…

Wainer, Howard; Zwerling, Harris L.

2006-01-01

328

A comparative study of students' achievement in botany and zoology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Repeated studies all over the world have consistently revealed that pupils have a higher preference for the study of zoology over botany. Preliminary attempts to find out the relationship between preferences and achievement showed that in Israel various groups of pupils in spite of their higher preference of zoology had achieved better in botany. The purpose of the present study

P. Tamir

1974-01-01

329

Using Student-Involved Classroom Assessment to Close Achievement Gaps  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors argue that the failure of 60 years of total reliance on assessment via standardized tests to help reduce achievement score gaps must compel us to rethink the role of assessment in this endeavor. They advocate rebalancing assessment priorities to bring classroom assessment into the equation. Evidence gathered over decades from around the world reveals strong achievement gains and

Rick Stiggins; Jan Chappuis

2005-01-01

330

Student Factors and Mathematics Achievement: Evidence from TIMSS 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mathematics learning and achievement is one area of research that has gained momentum in recent years because of its importance as a subject in the school curriculum and its usefulness as a prerequisite for developing the quantitative and analytical skills. However, studies on factors affecting mathematics achievement in Malaysia are limited both…

Azina, Ismail Noor; Halimah, Awang

2012-01-01

331

Effect of the Inherently Helpful Person on Student Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ratings on the "Personality Description Form by roommates and students next door related positively to grades earned by roommates of Ss regardless of aptitude indicating universality of helping qualities. (CJ)

Shapiro, Jeffrey G.; Voog, Therese

1969-01-01

332

The Relationship of Electronic Grade Book Access to Student Achievement, Student Attendance, and Parent-Teacher Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing access to online databases from home has raised the value of computer use for retrieving student achievement information. This study's purpose was to examine the relationship of family use of an electronic reporting mechanism in the home to student achievement, attendance, and home-school communication. Using communication as a parent…

Mathern, Mark S.

2009-01-01

333

Teachers Achieving Success with Kids (TASK): A Teacher-Student Mentorship Program for At-Risk Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Teachers Achieving Success with Kids (TASK) mentorship program was designed to improve the attendance, discipline, academic achievement and attitudes of at-risk students attending an urban middle school. In order to develop positive relationships, 25 teacher-student pairs met each day away from the classroom setting and engaged in one hour…

Abcug, Lois

334

Mathematics Anxiety and Achievement among Japanese Elementary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focused on the incidence, correlates, and effects of mathematics anxiety among Japanese children. A translation of the Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale for Elementary School Students (MARS-E) was completed by 154 fifth- and sixth-grade students. Factor analysis identified four dimensions of math anxiety, and factor scores were computed. Measures of correlation revealed a number of significant relationships between MARS-E

Eiki Satake; Philip P. Amato

1995-01-01

335

Stressors and coping strategies of students in accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs.  

PubMed

Baccalaureate students enrolled in 6 accelerated programs reported their stress level, sources of stress, and coping strategies. They differentiated helpful from unhelpful coping strategies. Findings indicate that accelerated nursing students experienced high stress levels over prolonged periods that exceeded stress levels in prior life events. Implications for nurse educators in accelerated nursing programs are explored. PMID:18091468

Hegge, Marge; Larson, Vicky

2008-01-01

336

An Examination of the Impact of Accelerating Community College Students' Progression through Developmental Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to improve developmental education students' outcomes, community colleges have been experimenting with acceleration strategies. Models of acceleration allow students to complete their developmental requirements in a shorter amount of time. However, there has been limited empirical research on the effects of accelerating

Hodara, Michelle; Jaggars, Shanna Smith

2014-01-01

337

An Overview of Research on Student Support: Helping Students to Achieve or Achieving Institutional Targets? Nurture or De-Nature?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the quasi-marketised environment of the new, mass higher education (HE), centralised policy continues to dictate conditions, and traditionally stable sources of income are being made increasingly unreliable. An increasing emphasis on student support within HE institutions (HEIs) has been made necessary by targets for student numbers and the…

Smith, Rob

2007-01-01

338

Students' coding orientation and school socializing context in their relation with students' scientific achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study described in this article is part of a broader research developed by the Project ESSA-Socio-logical Studies of the Classroom-whose main aim is to find out pedagogic practices more appropriate to all children. The study is mainly based on Bernstein's theory (1977, 1990; Domingos et al., 1986) and uses his concept of code as instrument of analysis. It intends to analyze the relation between general coding orientation and school achievement of socially differentiated children (social class, race, gender). It also intends to study the influence of differential modalities of school pedagogic practice on children's coding orientation. The results show that there is a mutual influence of family and school factors on students' coding orientation and science achievement. Specific characteristics of a pedagogic practice seem to be favourable to the development of the elaborated coding orientation required by the school.Received: 22 June 1993; Revised: 2 May 1994;

Fontinhas, Fernanda; Morais, Ana M.; Neves, Isabel P.

339

Parental Involvement in Homework: Relations with Parent and Student Achievement-Related Motivational Beliefs and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Parental involvement in homework is a home-based type of involvement in children's education. Research and theory suggest that it is beneficial for learning and achievement under certain conditions and for particular groups of individuals. Aims: The study examined whether different types of parents' involvement in homework…

Gonida, Eleftheria N.; Cortina, Kai S.

2014-01-01

340

Levy-Student distributions for halos in accelerator beams  

SciTech Connect

We describe the transverse beam distribution in particle accelerators within the controlled, stochastic dynamical scheme of stochastic mechanics (SM) which produces time reversal invariant diffusion processes. This leads to a linearized theory summarized in a Schroedinger-like (SL) equation. The space charge effects have been introduced in recent papers by coupling this S-L equation with the Maxwell equations. We analyze the space-charge effects to understand how the dynamics produces the actual beam distributions, and in particular we show how the stationary, self-consistent solutions are related to the (external and space-charge) potentials both when we suppose that the external field is harmonic (constant focusing), and when we a priori prescribe the shape of the stationary solution. We then proceed to discuss a few other ideas by introducing generalized Student distributions, namely, non-Gaussian, Levy infinitely divisible (but not stable) distributions. We will discuss this idea from two different standpoints: (a) first by supposing that the stationary distribution of our (Wiener powered) SM model is a Student distribution; (b) by supposing that our model is based on a (non-Gaussian) Levy process whose increments are Student distributed. We show that in the case (a) the longer tails of the power decay of the Student laws and in the case (b) the discontinuities of the Levy-Student process can well account for the rare escape of particles from the beam core, and hence for the formation of a halo in intense beams.

Cufaro Petroni, Nicola; De Martino, Salvatore; De Siena, Silvio; Illuminati, Fabrizio [Dipartimento di Matematica dell'Universita di Bari and INFN Sezione di Bari, via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Universita di Salerno, INFM Unita di Salerno, and INFN Sezione di Napoli Gruppo collegato di Salerno, Via S. Allende, I-84081 Baronissi (Saudi Arabia) (Italy)

2005-12-15

341

Lévy-Student distributions for halos in accelerator beams.  

PubMed

We describe the transverse beam distribution in particle accelerators within the controlled, stochastic dynamical scheme of stochastic mechanics (SM) which produces time reversal invariant diffusion processes. This leads to a linearized theory summarized in a Schrödinger-like (SL) equation. The space charge effects have been introduced in recent papers by coupling this S-L equation with the Maxwell equations. We analyze the space-charge effects to understand how the dynamics produces the actual beam distributions, and in particular we show how the stationary, self-consistent solutions are related to the (external and space-charge) potentials both when we suppose that the external field is harmonic (constant focusing), and when we a priori prescribe the shape of the stationary solution. We then proceed to discuss a few other ideas by introducing generalized Student distributions, namely, non-Gaussian, Lévy infinitely divisible (but not stable) distributions. We will discuss this idea from two different standpoints: (a) first by supposing that the stationary distribution of our (Wiener powered) SM model is a Student distribution; (b) by supposing that our model is based on a (non-Gaussian) Lévy process whose increments are Student distributed. We show that in the case (a) the longer tails of the power decay of the Student laws and in the case (b) the discontinuities of the Lévy-Student process can well account for the rare escape of particles from the beam core, and hence for the formation of a halo in intense beams. PMID:16486070

Cufaro Petroni, Nicola; De Martino, Salvatore; De Siena, Silvio; Illuminati, Fabrizio

2005-12-01

342

The Relationship between Principal Leadership Styles and Student Achievement in Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the relationship between principal leadership style, school socioeconomic status (SES), and student achievement for 6 elementary schools. Each school's spring 2007 Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT) scores were used in the areas of Reading, Language, and Mathematics as a measure of student achievement. The principal's…

May, Natasha K.

2010-01-01

343

Instructional, Transformational, and Managerial Leadership and Student Achievement: High School Principals Make a Difference  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This statewide study examined the relationships between principal managerial, instructional, and transformational leadership and student achievement in public high schools. Differences in student achievement were found when schools were grouped according to principal leadership factors. Principal leadership behaviors promoting instructional and…

Valentine, Jerry W.; Prater, Mike

2011-01-01

344

Experiences of High-Achieving High School Students Who Have Taken Multiple Concurrent Advanced Placement Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Problem: An increasing number of high-achieving American high school students are enrolling in multiple Advanced Placement (AP) courses. As a result, high schools face a growing need to understand the impact of taking multiple AP courses concurrently on the social-emotional lives of high-achieving students. Procedures: This phenomenological…

Milburn, Kristine M.

2011-01-01

345

First Year Results of the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education Program. Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) program is a statewide effort in Wisconsin to increase the academic achievement of children living in poverty by eventually reducing the student-teacher ratio in kindergarten through grade 3 to 15:1. During 1995-1996, the Sage program was implemented in 30 schools in 21 school districts. Over…

Maier, Peter; Molnar, Alex; Percy, Stephen; Smith, Phillip; Zahorik, John

346

Comparing the Effects of Instructional and Transformational Leadership on Student Achievement: Implications for Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to compare transformational and instructional leadership theories, examine the unique impact that school leaders have on student achievement, and determine which specific leadership practices are associated with increased student achievement. The sample for this study consisted of 590 teachers in 37 elementary schools…

Shatzer, Ryan H.; Caldarella, Paul; Hallam, Pamela R.; Brown, Bruce L.

2014-01-01

347

Research On School Attendance And Student Achievement: A Study Of Ohio Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research and analysis completed for this study focuses on one variable and its relationship to student achievement: school wide student attendance. It is a variable that is often overlooked or taken for granted as an interesting but meaningless statistic, however, the positive impact of good school attendance on academic achievement may be…

Roby, Douglas E.

2004-01-01

348

Content Coverage and Students' Achievements in Secondary School Physics: The Delta State Example of Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The consistent poor achievement of students in physics tests and in science generally is one problem attracting researchers because of the danger it poses to the nation's technological advancement. This work focused on the effect of content thought on students' achievement. Two research questions were put forward which led to the formulation of…

Abamba, Emmanuel Ikechuku

2012-01-01

349

Influence of Teacher Characteristics on African American Student Math Achievement in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The achievement gap between African American and White students continues to be an issue of great concern for educators. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of teacher characteristics on African American student math achievement: More specifically, the study examined years of teaching experience, campus teacher turnover, and the…

West, Dorthery Barron

2012-01-01

350

Using Research on Employees' Performance to Study the Effects of Teachers on Students' Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a study that used general ideas about employees' performance to develop and test a model of teachers' effects on students' achievement in mathematics. Suggests that the effects of teachers on students' achievement can be explained by three classes of variables: teachers' ability, motivation, and work situation. (MJP)

Rowan, Brian; Chiang, Fang-Shen; Miller, Robert J.

1997-01-01

351

A Commentary on "Differentiating Low Performance of the Gifted Learner: Achieving, Underachieving, and Selective Consuming Students"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the authors' critique on "Differentiating Low Performance of the Gifted Learner: Achieving, Underachieving, and Selective Consuming Students" (Figg, Low, McCormick, & Rogers 2012). The authors of "Differentiating Low Performance of the Gifted Learner: Achieving, Underachieving, and Selective Consuming Students" endeavored to…

Flint, Lori J.; Ritchotte, Jennifer A.

2012-01-01

352

Improving Academic Achievement of At-Risk Students in English Education and Keyboarding I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a program for improving the on-task behavior of at-risk students to increase their academic achievement. The targeted population consisted of high-school students in a growing middle-class community located in a rural area of a midwestern state. The problems of academic under-achievement were documented through data including…

Klinger, Barbara; Nelson, Denise

353

Turning State Data and Research into Information: An Example from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter discusses Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative, a new performance funding system for community and technical colleges. Its purposes are to improve public accountability by more accurately describing what students achieve from enrolling in state colleges each year and provide incentives through financial rewards to…

Prince, David; Seppanen, Loretta; Stephens, Deborah; Stewart, Carmen

2010-01-01

354

Are Achievement Motivation and Thinking Styles Related? A Visit among Chinese University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined the relationships between thinking styles and achievement motivation among Chinese university students. The Thinking Styles Inventory--Revised (TSI-R; Sternberg, Wagner, & Zhang, 2003) and the Achievement Motives Scale (AMS; Gjesme & Nygard, 1970; Ye & Hagtvet, 1988) were administered to 238 Chinese university students

Fan, Weiqiao; Zhang, Li-Fang

2009-01-01

355

Cohort versus Non-Cohort High School Students' Math Performance: Achievement Test Scores and Coursework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to compare multiple measures of mathematics achievement for 1,378 cohort students who attended the same high school in a district from 9th to 12th grade with non-cohort students in each grade level. Results show that mobility had an impact on math achievement. After accounting for gender, ethnicity, and SES, adjusted…

Parke, Carol S.; Keener, Dana

2011-01-01

356

Measuring Teacher Quality: Continuing the Search for Policy-Relevant Predictors of Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential viability of the variable certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) as a policy-relevant predictor of student achievement. Because research has identified the teacher as the most important school-related predictor of student achievement, more research…

Knoeppel, Robert C.; Logan, Joyce P.; Keiser, Clare M.

2005-01-01

357

School Vouchers and Student Achievement: Recent Evidence, Remaining Questions. WP 2008-08  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we review the empirical evidence on the impact of education vouchers on student achievement, and briefly discuss the evidence from other forms of school choice. The best research to date finds relatively small achievement gains for students offered education vouchers, most of which are not statistically different from zero.…

Rouse, Cecilia Elena; Barrow, Lisa

2008-01-01

358

The Relationship Between Teacher Performance Evaluation Scores and Student Achievement: Evidence From Cincinnati  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, I present the results of an analysis of the relationship between teacher evaluation scores and student achievement on district and state tests in reading, mathematics, and science in a large Midwestern U.S. school district. Within a value-added framework, I correlated the difference between predicted and actual student achievement

Milanowski, Anthony

2004-01-01

359

Personal and Contextual Antecedents of Achievement Goals: Their Direct and Indirect Relations to Students' Learning Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this correlational research, we investigated to what extent achievement goals, in conjunction with need for achievement and fear of failure as well as perceived classroom goal structures, are related to learning strategies among upper elementary school students. After taking into account students' tendency to respond in a socially desirable…

Michou, Aikaterini; Mouratidis, Athanasios; Lens, Willy; Vansteenkiste, Maarten

2013-01-01

360

The Effects of Requiring Study Group Participation Associated with Students' Attitudes and Achievements in Developmental Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is widely publicized that student attitudes and achievement in math in the United States require improvement. U.S. students have shown lackluster mathematics achievement scores compared to their international peers in other developed countries. As a former high school math instructor, this author observed that the attitude of many high school…

Brown, Clayton D.

2012-01-01

361

Investigating Elementary Students' Learning Approaches, Motivational Goals, and Achievement in Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationships among students' learning approaches, motivational goals, previous science grades, and their science achievement for the concepts related to atomic theory and explored the effects of gender and sociodemographic variables on students' learning approaches, motivational goals, and their science achievement for the…

Hacieminoglu, Esme; Yilmaz-Tuzun, Ozgul; Ertepinar, Hamide

2009-01-01

362

An Investigation on Students' Personal Achievement Goals and Perceived Parents' Goal Emphases in Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined students' personal achievement goals and their perceived parents' goal emphases in science. A total of 295 seventh-grade students completed the Achievement Goal Questionnaire and the Perceived Parent Goal Emphases Scale. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed an interaction between perceived parents' mastery approach…

Kahraman, Nurcan; Sungur-Vural, Semra

2012-01-01

363

Answering the Question that Matters Most: Has Student Achievement Increased since No Child Left Behind?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has spurred far-reaching changes in elementary and secondary education, all aimed at accomplishing the same fundamental goal--to improve students' academic achievement. As the Congress prepares to reauthorize the Act, two related questions matter most: (1) Has student achievement in reading and…

Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor; Kober, Nancy

2007-01-01

364

An International Comparison Investigating the Relationship between National Culture and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the connections between national culture and student achievement. Using Hofstede's six cultural dimensions and the two dimensions from the World Values survey, we conducted multiple regressions to determine the most significant predictors of student achievement as measured by the 2009 Program for…

Fang, Zheng; Grant, Leslie W.; Xu, Xianxuan; Stronge, James H.; Ward, Thomas J.

2013-01-01

365

Achievement Motivations of the Students Studying at Computer and Instructional Technologies Teaching Department  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this research is to determine achievement motivations of the students studying at Computer and Instructional Technologies Teaching (CITT) Department. In this research, survey method is used. In the frame of this method, the existing situation about the achievement motivations of CITT students in Yuzuncu Yil and Firat Universities in…

Semerci, Cetin; Duman, Burcu

2013-01-01

366

Incremental Beliefs of Ability, Achievement Emotions and Learning of Singapore Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the relationships of students' incremental beliefs of math ability to their achievement emotions, classroom engagement and math achievement. A sample of 273 secondary students in Singapore were administered measures of incremental beliefs of math ability, math enjoyment, pride, boredom and anxiety, as well as math…

Luo, Wenshu; Lee, Kerry; Ng, Pak Tee; Ong, Joanne Xiao Wei

2014-01-01

367

Cognitive Predictors of English Reading Achievement in Chinese English-Immersion Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the effects of English and Chinese phonological awareness (PA) and naming speed (NS) on English reading achievement and the evidence for cross-linguistic transfer in Chinese English-immersion students. English PA was a significant predictor of English reading achievement for immersion students in Grades 2 and 4. There was…

Li, Miao; Kirby, John R.; Cheng, Liying; Wade-Woolley, Lesly; Qiang, Haiyan

2012-01-01

368

The Effect of School Renaissance on Student Achievement in Two Mississippi School Districts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to compare the achievement of students in 14 Pascagoula schools and 9 Biloxi schools implementing School Renaissance (SR) to those of students in matched Control schools. The achievement measures to be examined were from the 2003 administration of the Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT) for Reading, Language Arts, and…

Ross, Steven M.; Nunnery, John A.

2005-01-01

369

Determining Effective Instructional Strategies for Attitudes and Achievement of Middle School Social Studies Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Determining effective instructional strategies for the attitudes and achievement of middle school social studies students and the attitudes of their teachers was the focus of this study. Specifically, the researcher looked at the difference in the impacts that direct and indirect instruction made on attitude and achievement of students, attitude…

Fleetwood, Andrea

2013-01-01

370

The influence of school leadership styles and culture on students' achievement in Cyprus primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to examine the validation of both the model of direct effects and the model of indirect effects of principals' leadership on student academic achievement. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A longitudinal study was conducted in which 22 schools, 55 classes and 1,224 Cypriot primary students participated. Specifically, achievements in Greek Language and Mathematics were assessed at the beginning

Andreas Kythreotis; Petros Pashiardis; Leonidas Kyriakides

2010-01-01

371

Principal Leadership: Creating a Culture of Academic Optimism to Improve Achievement for All Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the Coleman Report (1966), educational researchers have tried to identify school properties that make a difference in student achievement and overcome the negative influence of low socioeconomic status. We theorized that academic optimism was a latent construct that enhanced student achievement and that enabling school structure provided a…

McGuigan, Leigh; Hoy, Wayne K.

2006-01-01

372

Attributional Beliefs of Singapore Students: Relations to Self-Construal, Competence and Achievement Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates attributional beliefs of Singapore secondary students in their English study and how they can be predicted by self-construal, competence and achievement goals. A total of 1,496 students were administered surveys on seven attributions, independent and interdependent self-construals, previous achievement, self-efficacy,…

Luo, Wenshu; Hogan, David J.; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Sheng, Yee Zher; Aye, Khin Maung

2014-01-01

373

Evaluation Results of the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) Program, 1998-99.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) is a statewide effort in Wisconsin to increase the academic achievement of children living in poverty by reducing the student-teacher ratio in kindergarten through third grade to 15:1. Schools participating in SAGE are also required to implement a rigorous curriculum, provide before- and…

Molnar, Alex; Smith, Philip; Zahorik, John

374

Examination of Achievement Gaps among Fourth Grade Students in a Selected Louisiana School District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A major concern for educators is that student achievement is disproportionate and not increasing for all groups at the same rate. This applied dissertation addressed the problem of unequal achievement for African American, economically disadvantaged, and academically at-risk students. This quantitative study utilized a correlational design to…

LeJeune, Kevin Scott

2010-01-01

375

The Impact of Individual Teachers on Student Achievement: Evidence from Panel Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teacher quality is widely believed to be important for education, despite little ev- idence that teachers' credentials matter for student achievement. To accurately measure variation in achievement due to teachers' characteristics-both observ- able and unobservable-it is essential to identify teacher fixed effects. Unlike previous studies, I use panel data to estimate teacher fixed effects while control- ling for fixed student

Jonah E. Rockoff

2004-01-01

376

Grade 9 English Language Arts, Student Achievement Testing Program, 1985-86 School Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for both teachers and students, this bulletin presents specific information about the design, parts, and scoring of the Grade 9 English Language Arts Achievement Test for the 1985-86 school year in Alberta, Canada. General information is presented regarding the (1) purpose and nature of the Achievement Testing Program (ATP), (2) students

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

377

Effects of Teacher Educational Background and Experience on Student Achievement in the Early Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examines the relationship between teacher educational background, teacher experience, and student achievement in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. The first essay of this dissertation, "Effects of Teacher Degree Level, Coursework, and Certification on Student Achievement in Math and Reading in Kindergarten,"…

Leak, James Alexander

2012-01-01

378

Opportunity to Learn and Student Engagement: A HLM Study on Eighth Grade Science Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the individual, class, and school level variability of the students' science achievement. It was hypothesized that there are school or teacher effects which contribute toward explaining achievement differences, besides the student level differences. Owing to the nested structure of the data in Trends in International…

Mo, Yun; Singh, Kusum; Chang, Mido

2013-01-01

379

The Impact of Placement on Reading and Mathematics Achievement of Students with High Incidence Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The question of where best to educate students with disabilities to maximize their academic achievement has been discussed and researched for over four decades, with inconsistent and contradictory results. This study focused on the mathematics and reading achievement of middle and high school students with mild disabilities in an urban district in…

Harrington, Jennifer Stell

2011-01-01

380

Accuracy of Teachers' Judgments of Students' Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This meta-analysis summarizes empirical results on the correspondence between teachers' judgments of students' academic achievement and students' actual academic achievement. The article further investigates theoretically and methodologically relevant moderators of the correlation between the two measures. Overall, 75 studies reporting…

Sudkamp, Anna; Kaiser, Johanna; Moller, Jens

2012-01-01

381

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

382

The Impact of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy on Teacher Efficacy and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This literature review explores the potential impact of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) on teacher efficacy and student achievement. Research conducted to date, focusing on increasing teacher efficacy and student achievement, has produced mixed results. Teachers continue to think, emote, and behave in unhelpful ways. REBT appears to…

Warren, Jeffrey M.

2010-01-01

383

Rural-Urban Gaps in Academic Achievement, Schooling Conditions, Student, and Teachers' Characteristics in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Recent educational research has demonstrated rural-urban gaps in achievement and schooling conditions. Evidence from developing countries is still sparse. This study seeks to report rural-urban disparities in achievement, student, teacher, and school characteristics based on a nationally representative sample of grade four students from…

Tayyaba, Saadia

2012-01-01

384

College Performance of New Maryland High School Graduates. Student Outcome and Achievement Report (SOAR)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2009 SOAR (Student Outcome and Achievement Report) relies upon two sets of data, the academic performance data (which are collected directly from the colleges and universities) and the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)/ACT (American College Testing Program) data, to examine the relationship between students' academic achievements and…

Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2009

2009-01-01

385

Technology Enhanced Learning Environments for Closing the Gap in Student Achievement between Regions: Does It Work?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student achievement gap between urban and suburban regions are a major issue in U.S. schools. Technology enhanced learning environments that support teaching and learning process with advanced technology may close this achievement gap. This paper examines the impact of student and school factors with an emphasis on schools' geographic location on…

Cakir, Hasan; Delialioglu, Omer; Dennis, Alan; Duffy, Thomas

2009-01-01

386

What Is the Impact of Full Access to Technology on the Achievement of the Hispanic Student?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem studied in this research was whether the impact of full access to technology both at home and in school would affect the achievement of Hispanic students. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the access to technology and the achievement of the Hispanic students at a suburban middle school. What are the…

Carr, John E., Jr.

2013-01-01

387

Print Exposure, Reading Habits, and Reading Achievement among Deaf and Hearing College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored relations of print exposure, academic achievement, and reading habits among 100 deaf and 100 hearing college students. As in earlier studies, recognition tests for book titles and magazine titles were used as measures of print exposure, college entrance test scores were used as measures of academic achievement, and students

Marschark, Marc; Sarchet, Thomastine; Convertino, Carol M.; Borgna, Georgianna; Morrison, Carolyn; Remelt, Sarah

2012-01-01

388

Facts at a Glance... Student Achievement and the School Library Media Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes the research studies, literature reviews and related documents on the relationship between public school students' achievement and the library media program. Research indicates students in schools with well-equipped library media centers and professional library media specialists perform better on achievement tests for…

Dzikowski, Judith, Comp.

389

The Role of Motivation to the Academic Achievement of Gifted Secondary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A qualitative investigation was conducted to determine, in part, the role of motivation in academic achievement by gifted secondary students. By examining the function of both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, it was possible to identify the impact of each on the achievement of academically gifted students from Year 7 to Year 9 in a number of schools in regional New

2001-01-01

390

A Correlational Study between Teachers' Use of Calculators and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a lack of achievement among 7th grade mathematics students in the United States and a lack of technology use in the 7 th grade classroom. The purpose of this correlational study was to determine the relationship between teachers' use of calculators in Grade 7 mathematics instruction, the independent variable, and student achievement

Jacobs-Miller, Reba

2013-01-01

391

Motivational Factors Contributing to Turkish High School Students' Achievement in Gases and Chemical Reactions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to investigate the contribution of motivational factors to 10th grade students' achievement in gases and chemical reactions in chemistry. Three hundred fifty nine 10th grade students participated in the study. The Gases and Chemical Reactions Achievement Test and the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire were…

Kadioglu, Cansel; Uzuntiryaki, Esen

2008-01-01

392

The Academic Achievement of Students at Colleges of Higher Education in Relation to Admission Requirements  

Microsoft Academic Search

The investigation attempts to define the relationship between college admission requirements and the academic achievement of students. The academic records of 600 students were taken at random from twelve colleges and analyzed statistically. The investigation revealed an almost complete lack of correlation, at 5% level of significance, between admission requirements and academic achievement. Recommendations are made to alter present admission

J. M. LABANI

1994-01-01

393

Using Test Data for Student Achievement: Answers to "No Child Left Behind"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

National and state assessments have produced an abundance of data regarding the strengths and weaknesses of student achievement. However, to date, little has been written to guide educators regarding the use of these data to increase student achievement. This practical guide will provide educators with a step-by-step process for gathering and…

Sindelar, Nancy

2006-01-01

394

Examining Hong Kong Students' Achievement Goals and Their Relations with Students' Perceived Classroom Environment and Strategy Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined Hong Kong students' achievement goals and their relations with students' perceived classroom environment and strategy use based on the multiple goal perspective of goal orientation theory. A total of 925 Grade 8 students from six secondary schools in Hong Kong voluntarily responded to a questionnaire that measured these three…

Lau, Kit-Ling; Lee, John

2008-01-01

395

The Effect of Analogy-Based Teaching on Students' Achievement and Students' Views about Analogies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of the analogy-based teaching on students' achievement and students' views about analogies. In this research, Solomon group design which is one of the experimental designs, was implemented. The sample of the research consists of 108 students in four 6th grade classes in Turkey. The…

Genc, Murat

2013-01-01

396

Ubiquitous Laptop Usage in Higher Education: Effects on Student Achievement, Student Satisfaction, and Constructivist Measures in Honors and Traditional Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three years of graduating business honors cohorts in a large urban university were sampled to determine whether the introduction of ubiquitous laptop computers into the honors program contributed to student achievement, student satisfaction and constructivist teaching activities. The first year cohort consisted of honors students who did not have…

Wurst, Christian; Smarkola, Claudia; Gaffney, Mary Anne

2008-01-01

397

The Relationship between Self Concept and Response towards Student's Academic Achievement among Students Leaders in University Putra Malaysia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a quantitative research using correlational method. The purpose of this research is to study the relationship between self concept and ability to handle stress on academic achievement of student leaders in University Putra Malaysia. The sample size consists of 106 respondents who are the Student Supreme Council and Student Representative…

Ahmad, Jamaludin; Ghazali, Mazila; Hassan, Aminuddin

2011-01-01

398

The Influence of Affective Teacher-Student Relationships on Students' School Engagement and Achievement: A Meta-Analytic Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A meta-analytic approach was used to investigate the associations between affective qualities of teacher-student relationships (TSRs) and students' school engagement and achievement. Results were based on 99 studies, including students from preschool to high school. Separate analyses were conducted for positive relationships and engagement (k = 61…

Roorda, Debora L.; Koomen, Helma M. Y.; Spilt, Jantine L.; Oort, Frans J.

2011-01-01

399

An Evaluative Study of the Academic Achievement of Homeschooled Students versus Traditionally Schooled Students Attending a Catholic University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This applied dissertation was designed to provide a formal evaluation of the academic achievement of homeschooled students compared to traditionally schooled students attending a relatively young, Catholic university located in South Florida. As approximately 30% of the university's current student population has been homeschooled through high…

Snyder, Marc

2011-01-01

400

An Evaluative Study of the Academic Achievement of Homeschooled Students versus Traditionally Schooled Students Attending a Catholic University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study was designed to provide a formal evaluation of the academic achievement of homeschooled students compared to traditionally schooled students attending a Catholic university located in South Florida. In addition, this study offers empirical data for all those interested in the academic success of homeschooled students in higher…

Snyder, Marc

2013-01-01

401

The Achievements of the Student Nitric Oxide Explorer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Student Nitric Oxide Explorer (SNOE) completed nearly six years of continuous observation before it reentered the Earth's atmosphere on December 13, 2003. The primary goals of SNOE were to determine the magnitude and variability of nitric oxide in the lower thermosphere and to determine the relationship between NO and the energetic inputs to the atmosphere that create it. SNOE observations confirmed previously held suspicions that the solar soft X-ray irradiance was stronger than the prior sparsely available data and empirical models suggested. SNOE demonstrated that solar soft X-ray irradiance and auroral energy deposition control the abundance of NO over the globe, but provided the very surprising results that wintertime midlatitude NO is controlled by auroral energy while summertime polar NO is controlled by solar irradiance. The morphology of NO is also providing clues to the processes in the magnetospheric which lead to the auroral energy deposition. Serendipitous observations of polar mesospheric clouds by SNOE have provided an excellent database for climatological studies of these clouds, showing that there is a strong hemispheric asymmetry in their distribution and that they are strongly influenced by local dynamics. Many students contributed greatly toward SNOE's design, development, testing, launch, operations, and data analysis. SNOE was managed for NASA by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) under the Student Explorers Demonstration Initiative (STEDI). The goal of STEDI was to show that small relevant research satellite missions could be developed at low cost and with high educational benefit by giving students a large involvement. SNOE was developed and operated through its primary mission for under five million dollars (excluding only launch vehicle costs). The SNOE development team consisted primarily of students working closely with a small number of experienced professionals. Students had significant responsibilities in all areas of the mission. Perhaps the key component to SNOE's success was the unique very strong camaraderie that existed among the SNOE team. Over 120 students contributed in a substantive way to SNOE. They have all gone on to exciting careers in the aerospace industry and brought dramatic success to STEDI's goal. In this talk we will describe the student involvement in SNOE as well as the SNOE observations and the insights into Sun - Earth connections we have obtained from them.

Bailey, S. M.

2005-12-01

402

Investigating the Relationship Between Pharmacy StudentsAchievement Goal Orientations and Preferred Teacher Qualities  

PubMed Central

Objective. To investigate the relationships between pharmacy students’ preferred teacher qualities and their academic achievement goal orientations. Methods. Participants completed an achievement goal questionnaire and a build-a-teacher task. For the latter, students were given a $20 hypothetical budget to purchase amounts of 9 widely valued teachers’ qualities. Results. Three hundred sixty-six students participated. Students spent most of their budget on the traits of enthusiasm, expertise, and clear presentation style, and the least amount of money on interactive teaching, reasonable workload, warm personality, and intellectually challenging. In relation to achievement goals, negative associations were found between avoidance goals and preferences for teachers who encourage rigorous thinking and self-direction. Conclusion. These novel findings provide a richer profile of the ways students respond to their learning environment. Understanding the relationships between teachers’ characteristics and pharmacy studentsachievement goal orientations will contribute to improving the quality of pharmacy learning and teaching environments. PMID:25258440

Sainsbury, Erica; Rose, Grenville; Smith, Lorraine

2014-01-01

403

Raising Student Achievement: A Closer Look into Magnet Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need to address social and economic changes has focused greater attention on our public education system and the need to better equip students with the skills needed for a global society. This quantitative study was grounded in the principles of the constructivist learning theory. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the added…

Sanchez, Octavio

2010-01-01

404

How Are They Doing?: Examining Student Achievement in Virtual Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six years ago the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation began a virtual high school within the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Designed primarily to provide courses in specialized areas to students in rural areas, where schools have difficulty in attracting second language, mathematics and science teachers. However, there has…

Barbour, Michael K.; Mulcahy, Dennis

2008-01-01

405

Twice Considered: Charter Schools and Student Achievement in Utah  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A relatively small state, Utah presents an interesting case to study charter schools given its friendly policy environment and its significant growth in charter school enrollment. Based on longitudinal student-level data from 2004 to 2009, this paper utilizes two approaches to evaluate the Utah charter school effectiveness: (a) hierarchical linear…

Ni, Yongmei; Rorrer, Andrea K.

2012-01-01

406

Cultivating the Habits of Mind for Student Success and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the fall, millions of students arrive at colleges and universities to begin their first-year transition. Although some will find this transition to be seamless, the majority will encounter some academic, social, emotional, or intellectual challenges that will need to be resolved by the end of the academic year. Many will be unprepared, and will…

Hazard, Laurie

2013-01-01

407

Project Success: Helping Probationary Students Achieve Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project Success is designed to help students on academic probation improve their performance so that they can return to good academic standing at their university. This article describes the program so institutions can consider its use in their efforts to address retention issues on their campus. Research that studies the program's effectiveness…

Humphrey, Elaine

2006-01-01

408

Personalized Instruction: The Key to Student Achievement, Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personalization of learning and instruction is the most critical issue facing contemporary education--not state testing or vouchers or even aging schools. Personalization is an attempt on the part of a school to take into account individual student characteristics and needs and flexible instructional practices in organizing the learning…

Keefe, James W.; Jenkins, John M.

2008-01-01

409

Information Power: Student Achievement is the Bottom Line.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on the student-centered "Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning" mission for school library media programs, and the corresponding information literacy standards. Discusses examples of content-area standards; instructional roles; and three strategies for developing an integrated library media program--collaborating with…

Harada, Violet; Donham, Jean

1998-01-01

410

Student Achievement in Large-Lecture Remedial Math Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Due to the increase in students seeking remedial math classes at the community college level, coupled with declining revenues to the community colleges and a lack of classroom availability, the need to consider increasing class size has become a relevant and timely issue. This study is a mixed-method, quasi-experimental study testing effects of…

Monte, Brent M.

2011-01-01

411

Music Instruction and the Reading Achievement of Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comparative analysis examined responses on a descriptive questionnaire from 267 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The study compared duration of and participation in music instruction, types of musical instruments learned, and experience in musical ensembles to scores from the state English language arts assessment. Analysis of results included…

Huber, Juanita J.

2010-01-01

412

The Achievement Gap between White and Non-White Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Collection contains three seminal modules by Authors Ana Rojas-LeBouef and John R. Slate, professors and researchers from Sam Houston State University in Texas. They are nationally recognized scholars in the area of the academic inequity between White and Non-White students. This paper is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1--The…

Rojas-LeBouef, Ana; Slate, John R.

2012-01-01

413

Factors Influencing Academic Achievement for Salt River Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Native American students from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community have attended Stapley Junior High, one of 13 junior high schools in the Mesa Unified School District, since its doors opened in the fall of 1994. Over the years a variety of instructional practices have been used in an effort to improve academic outcomes for these…

Williams, Sidney

2012-01-01

414

The Impact of Spending Cuts on Missouri Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the Coleman Report in 1966, researchers have been analyzing educational resource inputs with respect to district, school, and student level outputs. There has been an increase in federal and state control of local school districts, as demonstrated in the adoption of the Common Core Standards and mandatory national and state assessments. In…

Kohl, Andrew Ray

2013-01-01

415

Colorado State University Center for Advising & Student Achievement  

E-print Network

interactions to assist in their academic success and graduation OR Bachelor's degree in counseling, psychology/Activity Planning: Coordinate regular group meetings, programs, and retreats that build a community amongst-time experience in a higher education setting working with students in providing one- on-one and group

Stephens, Graeme L.

416

Interactive Whiteboard Use: The Catalyst of Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 forced school districts to become more accountable by requiring all students to read on grade level by the year 2014. However, President Obama's educational policy shift is allowing states to develop their own accountability and improvement system. This study examined fourth and eighth grade math…

Lamberth, Tenneille Terrell

2012-01-01

417

Classroom Management Impacts Student Achievement: Tips to Thrive and Survive  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to share specific tips and techniques used by educators, education learning societies and experts in the field of education and classroom management. Classroom management is one of the greatest concerns of teachers and administrators when addressing the safety and well-being of students. Classroom management ranks at…

Taylor, Bobby

2009-01-01

418

Analysis of Two Urban Middle Schools: Factors Affecting Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because of increasing student enrollment, a new school was formed in a small low-income Southern California school district. Teachers could choose to transfer to the new school or remain at the existing school. Over five years, quantitative analyses of demographic data showed little differences between the two schools across the years except for a…

Neufeld, V. Douglas

2011-01-01

419

Effects of Inquiry-Based Agriscience Instruction on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Testing to build research-based evidence to support teaching methodologies that promote student learning has become increasingly important in a standards-based educational system in the United States. One challenge is the lack of studies that support specific methodologies so teachers and administers can make professional development and…

Thoron, Andrew C.; Myers, Brian E.

2011-01-01

420

Helping Students Pay for College--and Achieve Better Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

America faces a two-pronged problem in higher education: increasing costs and low completion rates. Despite the recent expansion of federal Pell Grants, many students still are left with unmet financial needs and may drop out of college because of financial concerns, pressing work responsibilities, and fears of taking on too much debt. One idea…

MDRC, 2013

2013-01-01

421

Measuring Achievement of ICT Competency for Students in Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the current information society, the need for securing human resources acquired with ICT competency is becoming a very important issue. In USA, England, Japan, India and Israel improving students' ICT competency has become a pedagogical issue. Accordingly, education on ICT competency is changing in many countries emphasizing the basis of…

Cha, Seung Eun; Jun, Soo Jin; Kwon, Dai Yong; Kim, Han Sung; Kim, Seung Bum; Kim, Ja Mee; Kim, Young Ae; Han, Sun Gwan; Seo, Soon Sik; Jun, Woo Cheon; Kim, Hyun Cheol; Lee, Won Gyu

2011-01-01

422

Cherry Creek Schools Student Achievement Testing, 1986-87.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to assess the locally developed curricula, the Cherry Creek School District of Colorado developed several objective-referenced tests focused on objectives that instructional staff have identified as important for all district students. The local assessments are designed to work in conjunction with the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBSs) to…

Bracey, Gerald W.; And Others

423

The Impact of RTI Practices on Student Reading Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether elementary schools that endorse implementing core components of Response to Intervention (RTI) differ in student outcomes on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Reading Assessment when compared to schools that do not endorse implementing RTI practices. This study also explored…

Gleason, Tara Lynn

2013-01-01

424

Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING  

E-print Network

stereovision and phase shifting method: a new approach for 3D shape measurement, Proceedings of SPIE 7389: 125 7432: 32. Han, X. and Huang, P.S. (2009) A Portable 3-D Shape Measurement System Based on the Combined CMMI 2009 Student Registration, Hotel and Travel Support, $1500. 2009 NSF Civil, Mechanical

425

Student Segregation and Achievement Tracking in Year-Round Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-five percent of California's elementary schoolchildren attend schools operating on nontraditional, staggered, overlapping attendance calendars collectively referred to as multitrack year-round education (MT-YRE). This case study reveals substantial differences in the characteristics of students and teachers across the four attendance tracks…

Mitchell, Ross E.; Mitchell, Douglas E.

2005-01-01

426

Focus on Student Achievement: School and College Partnership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recognizing the importance of strong working relationships with local high schools, Triton College (Illinois) has recently developed a series of initiatives which provide an ongoing avenue for students to experience Triton's programs and services while still in high school and thereby facilitate continuity of learning. One group of programs,…

Beckley, Larry; And Others

427

Students' Achievement in Relation to Reasoning Ability, Prior Knowledge and Gender  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated students' achievement regarding photosynthesis and respiration in plants in relation to reasoning ability, prior knowledge and gender. A total of 117 eighth-grade students participated in the study. Test of logical thinking and the two-tier multiple choice tests were administered to determine students' reasoning ability and…

Yenilmez, Ayse; Sungur, Semra; Tekkaya, Ceren

2006-01-01

428

Multiple intelligences and alternative teaching strategies: The effects on student academic achievement, conceptual understanding, and attitude  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the interactions between multiple intelligence strengths and alternative teaching methods on student academic achievement, conceptual understanding and attitudes. The design was a quasi-experimental study, in which students enrolled in Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, a developmental biology course, received lecture only, problem-based learning with lecture, or peer teaching with lecture. These students

Michelle Baragona

2009-01-01

429

Influence of Elementary Student Gender on Teachers' Perceptions of Mathematics Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mathematical skill level, classroom behavior, and effort of 512 students were rated by 15 third-grade teachers and 14 fifth-grade teachers. Of those students, 464 completed mathematics and reading achievement tests. Correlation and regression analyses were performed to measure the relationship between student gender and teacher perceptions of their mathematics proficiency. In both third and fifth grades, regression results showed that

Robert Helwig; Lisbeth Anderson; Gerald Tindal

2001-01-01

430

The Impact of School Building Condition and Student Achievement, and Behavior.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines study findings on the relationship between the educational facility and the student variables of academic achievement and student behavior, revealing the extent that thermal environment, proper illumination, space, and equipment and furnishings have on students. Additionally discussed is the relationship between parental…

Earthman, Glen I.

431

The Effects of the Classroom Performance System on Student Participation, Attendance, and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Classroom Performance System (CPS) is an instructional technology that increases student performance and promotes active learning. This study assessed the effect of the CPS on student participation, attendance, and achievement in multicultural college-level anatomy and physiology classes, where students' first spoken language is not…

Termos, Mohamad Hani

2013-01-01

432

Teaching the Teachers: Preparing Educators to Engage Families for Student Achievement. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To be effective, teachers must be prepared to collaborate with families to support student success. Many studies confirm that strong parent-teacher relationships relate to positive student outcomes, such as healthy social development, high student achievement, and high rates of college enrollment. Thus, by giving teachers the support they need to…

Caspe, Margaret; Lopez, M. Elena; Chu, Ashley; Weiss, Heather B.

2011-01-01

433

The Role of Students' Home Language in Science Achievement: A Multilevel Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study aimed to identify the role of both student- and school-level characteristics in primary school students' achievement in the science curriculum. As societies become more culturally and linguistically diverse, many students enter the classroom with a home language that is different from the language of instruction used at…

Van Laere, Evelien; Aesaert, Koen; van Braak, Johan

2014-01-01

434

Computers and Traditional Teaching Practices: Factors Influencing Middle Level Students' Science Achievement and Attitudes about Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the association of middle school student science achievement and attitudes toward science with student-reported frequency of using computers to learn science and other classroom practices. Baseline comparison data were collected on the frequency of student-centred teaching practices (e.g. the use of group…

Odom, Arthur Louis; Marszalek, Jacob M.; Stoddard, Elizabeth R.; Wrobel, Jerzy M.

2011-01-01

435

Do Charter Schools Improve Student Achievement? Evidence from a National Randomized Study. Working Paper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents findings from the first national randomized study of the impacts of charter schools on student achievement, which included 36 charter middle schools across 15 states. The paper compares students who applied and were admitted to these schools through randomized admissions lotteries with students who applied and were not…

Clark, Melissa A.; Gleason, Philip; Tuttle, Christina Clark; Silverberg, Marsha K.

2011-01-01

436

Preferences of High Achieving High School Students in Their Career Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The intent of this study was to identify the needs and preference of high-achieving high school students. In terms of career related programs in high school, students listed AP courses and mentoring as their preferred career-related programs. Also, students stated that career guidance by counselors, workshops or sessions, and tech prep were the…

Kim, Mihyeon

2010-01-01

437

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

438

The role of achievement goal orientations in students' perceptions of and preferences for classroom environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. Recent research on achievement motivation has begun to examine the effects of environmental factors affecting students' motivational beliefs and goal tendencies. However, when interpreting and applying the results, individual factors underlying students' different perceptions of their learning environment are often ignored. An implicit assumption seems to be that regardless of their dispositional differences (e.g. motivational basis), students will experience

Anna Tapola; Markku Niemivirta

2008-01-01

439

Impact of Charter School Attendance on Student Achievement in Michigan. Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proponents of school reform have argued that charter schools can provide adequate market pressure to improve the performance of traditional public schools. While the number of charter schools and their student enrollment have burgeoned, relatively little attention has been paid to their effects on student achievement. This paper focuses on student

Eberts, Randall W.; Hollenbeck, Kevin M.

440

The Effects of the TI-Navigator System on Student Achievement (Algebra I)  

E-print Network

The Effects of the TI-Navigator System on Student Achievement (Algebra I) Demographics of Sample (n in student understanding and attitudes when technology was used in Algebra I. 2. Used two types of technology and warranted. Other technologies could also be compared and developed to contribute to algebra students

Wurtele, Eve Syrkin

441

The Relationship between Per Pupil Expenditures and Student Achievement in Tennessee  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between high school student achievement, per pupil expenditure, school district enrollment, selected student demographics (economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic groupings {African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan, and White}, limited English proficiency, and students

Bibb, William Ericson, Jr.

2009-01-01

442

Teacher Attendance Effects on Student Achievement: Research Study of Ohio Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accountability for student learning and successful progression through each grade level has been a top priority concern for federal, state, and local educators. Studies have revealed several variables affecting student achievement, with much attentiveness on student attendance. (Barrington & Hendricks, 1989, Borland & Howsen 1998, Coutts,…

Roby, Doug

2013-01-01

443

Do Teacher Characteristics Matter? New Results on the Effects of Teacher Preparation on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research fairly consistently demonstrates that teachers are an important measurable factor in student learning, yet few teacher characteristics are shown to be consistently related to student achievement. Using a state administrative dataset that matches individual students to their teachers over time, I find that math teachers' undergraduate…

Kukla-Acevedo, Sharon

2009-01-01

444

Elementary School Computer Access, Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity, and Grade 5 Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the current school computer access rates of elementary school students and to determine the extent to which school computer access relates to academic achievement among Grade 5 students in the state of Texas. Specifically, the relationship of school computer access to student passing rates on the…

Barrett, Julie Ann

2013-01-01

445

Student to Teacher Racial/Ethnic Ratios as Contributors to Regional Achievement Gaps, 1999-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the advent of No Child Left Behind legislation in 2002 and its mandates for annual yearly progress for all students, many districts and schools in Texas have had difficulty elevating African American and Hispanic students' scores. The current study examined these students' achievement on the annual Texas high-stakes measure as a…

Hays, James M.

2011-01-01

446

Family Processes Affect Students' Motivation, and Science and Math Achievement in Cypriot High Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied the influence of home environment on male and female high school students' motivation and achievement. Results for 737 Cypriot high school students and their parents show the importance of student self-concept and negative effects for parental pressure. Results suggest the need for closer lines of communication between home and school.…

Koutsoulis, Michalis K.; Campbell, James Reed

2001-01-01

447

WWC Quick Review of the Report "Student Characteristics and Achievement in 22 KIPP Middle Schools"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effect of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) on reading and mathematics achievement in 5th- through 8th-grade students. The study analyzed scores on state assessments for more than 5,600 students who attended 22 KIPP middle schools in nine states and Washington, DC, in the 2000s. Students were followed for one to four…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

2010-01-01

448

Further Evidence of an Engagement-Achievement Paradox among U.S. High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Achievement, engagement, and students' quality of experience were compared by racial and ethnic group in a sample of students (N = 586) drawn from 13 high schools with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic student populations. Using the Experience Sampling Method (ESM), 3,529 samples of classroom experiences were analyzed along with self-reported…

Shernoff, David J.; Schmidt, Jennifer A.

2008-01-01

449

Application of Marketing Principles to Recruitment of Students Achieves Phenomenal Returns on Low Investment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project to improve Pan American's recruitment efforts in student markets already being served, rather than seeking new markets, is described. The project had two target groups: students accepted but not enrolled, and students who had left the university in good academic standing before graduating. Favorable results were achieved at low cost.…

de los Santos, Gilberto

1984-01-01

450

The Effect of Departmentalization on the Reading Achievement of Sixth-Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined whether departmentalization affected the reading achievement of sixth-grade students attending a Chicago public school. A random sample of 30 students was chosen from a group of 53 who received instruction in a departmentalized program. A second random sample of 30 was selected from a total of 54 students who received instruction…

Harris, Mary B.

451

The Single-Gender Classroom: Improving Middle School Students' Achievement in Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At Joseph Case Junior High School, a school located in Swansea, Massachusetts for students in grades six through eight; there was a problematic trend in regard to student achievement in mathematics. Upon completion of an analysis of student cohort results in mathematics on the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System), there was an…

Whalen, William V., III.

2012-01-01

452

Mathematical Beliefs, Self-Regulation, and Achievement by University Students in Remedial Mathematics Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the relationships among mathematical beliefs, sources of self-regulation, and achievement for university students enrolled in remedial mathematics were studied. Ninety-four students completed 2 surveys to measure mathematical beliefs and active, dynamic, and multiple-source self-regulation. Students who reported a more sophisticated…

Briley, Jason S.; Thompson, Tony; Iran-Nejad, Asghar

2009-01-01

453

Can College Actions Improve the Academic Achievement of At-Risk Minority Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined factors affecting academic achievement of at-risk minority students to evaluate intervention strategies designed to assist such students. Data were obtained on 2,386 first-time college students entering Prince George's Community College (Maryland) in fall 1990. Factor analysis identified 10 variables that explained a…

Clagett, Craig A.

454

Effect of Three Instructional Strategies on Students' Attitudes and Cognitive Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of different instructional strategies upon the attitudes and cognitive achievement of nursing students. The major conclusions were: (a) fewer students were manifesting philosophies supportive of independent study strategies, and (b) significant interaction between students' attitudes,…

Schaffer, Dennis R.; Purohit, Anal

1975-01-01

455

CTE Students and Science Achievement: Does Type of Coursework and Occupational Cluster Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Career and Technical Education programs include over 9.2 of the nation's 14.9 million secondary students. Although STEM and health CTE programs are thought to contribute to students' achievement in science, previous studies also suggest that agricultural and natural resources programs can aid students in making connections between agricultural…

Israel, Glenn D.; Myers, Brian E.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Galindo-Gonzalez, Sebastian

2012-01-01

456

Level of Students' Achievement in Mathematics at the End of Elementary Education in Yemen  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the level of student's achievement in mathematics in Yemen. This study use a sample of 200 male students and 200 female students, chosen from eight government schools on the basis of diversified sampling techniques. A mathematics test which composed of seventy five items that covered geometrical…

Khair, Tarig Mohamed Ali Mohamed; Khairani, Ahmad Zamri; Elrofai, Tahra Aisa

2012-01-01

457

Engaging Faculty in the Achieving the Dream Initiative. Principles and Practices of Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stakeholder engagement is critical to the success of Achieving the Dream. Broad-based support for the college's student success agenda and institutional change efforts requires engaging faculty, staff, students, community members, and others in the change process. These stakeholders can bring to light critical obstacles to student success and help…

Birnback, Lara; Friedman, Will

2009-01-01

458

The effects of low socioeconomic status on student achievement in year-round schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study determined if there was a difference between the achievement of students who lived in a low SES and their counterparts and to determine if there was a relationship between low SES and student performance in year-round schools. TCAP and household membership data was collected for students who did and did not participate in the free lunch program in

Elizabeth Valerie Mahon Utter

2005-01-01

459

Student course taking and teacher quality: their effects on achievement and growth  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between high school students' curricular positions, their perceptions of the quality of their teachers, and school academic process variables on students' growth rates and ending achievement in mathematics and science. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Multilevel latent curve modeling is used to examine students' growth trajectories using the National Longitudinal Educational

Ronald H. Heck; Rochelle Mahoe

2010-01-01

460

The Significance of Learning Style with Respect to Achievement in First Year Programming Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Study investigates the relationship between the Kolb learning style of first-year programming students and their level of achievement. The method of data collection is described and the process of hypothesis testing is explained. The students in this study were predominately converger and accommodator learning styles. Statistical tests indicated no overall difference between the results of students with different learning styles

Vivian Campbell; Michael Johnstone

2010-01-01

461

The association between academic engagement and achievement in health sciences students  

PubMed Central

Background Educational institutions play an important role in encouraging student engagement, being necessary to know how engaged are students at university and if this factor is involved in student success point and followed. To explore the association between academic engagement and achievement. Methods Cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of 304 students of Health Sciences. They were asked to fill out an on-line questionnaire. Academic achievements were calculated using three types of measurement. Results Positive correlations were found in all cases. Grade point average was the academic rate most strongly associated with engagement dimensions and this association is different for male and female students. The independent variables could explain between 18.9 and 23.9% of the variance (p?students being analyzed. Conclusions Engagement has been shown to be one of the many factors, which are positively involved, in the academic achievements of college students. PMID:23446005

2013-01-01

462

Achievement-Related Expectancies, Academic Self-Concept, and Mathematics Performance of Academically Underprepared Adolescent Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between achievement-related expectancies, academic self-concept, and mathematics performance of 191 academically underprepared adolescent students was examined. After the effects of prior academic achievement were controlled for, a significant main effect for academic self-concept was found; as expected, students with higher academic self-concept earned significantly higher mathematics grades. In addition, after the effects of prior achievement were controlled for,

J. Daniel House

1993-01-01

463

Indirect Effects of Child Reports of Teacher-Student Relationship on Achievement  

PubMed Central

The effect of student-reported teacher-student relationship quality (TSRQ) on academic motivation and achievement was investigated among a sample of 690 academically at risk elementary students (52.8% male). Measures of TSRQ, achievement, and motivation were collected annually for 3 consecutive years, beginning when participants were in grade 2 (24.8%) or grade 3 (74.6%). Child-reported conflict was stable across the 3 years, whereas warmth declined. Boys and African American students reported greater conflict than did girls and Caucasian and Hispanic students. Girls and African American students reported higher warmth than boys and non-African American students. Using path analysis, the authors tested the hypothesis that measures of student motivation in Year 2 mediated the effects of conflict and warmth in Year 1 on reading and math achievement in Year 3. Child-perceived conflict predicted cross-year changes in teacher-rated behavioral engagement, which, in turn, predicted cross-year changes in reading and math achievement. Math competence beliefs also mediated the effect of child- perceived warmth on math achievement. Effects controlled for stability of measures across time, the within-wave association between measures, and baseline measures of IQ and economic adversity. Implications of findings for improving the academic achievement of students at-risk for school failure are discussed. PMID:23226873

Hughes, Jan N.; Wu, Jiun-Yu; Kwok, Oi-man; Villarreal, Victor; Johnson, Audrea Y.

2012-01-01

464

Indirect Effects of Child Reports of Teacher-Student Relationship on Achievement.  

PubMed

The effect of student-reported teacher-student relationship quality (TSRQ) on academic motivation and achievement was investigated among a sample of 690 academically at risk elementary students (52.8% male). Measures of TSRQ, achievement, and motivation were collected annually for 3 consecutive years, beginning when participants were in grade 2 (24.8%) or grade 3 (74.6%). Child-reported conflict was stable across the 3 years, whereas warmth declined. Boys and African American students reported greater conflict than did girls and Caucasian and Hispanic students. Girls and African American students reported higher warmth than boys and non-African American students. Using path analysis, the authors tested the hypothesis that measures of student motivation in Year 2 mediated the effects of conflict and warmth in Year 1 on reading and math achievement in Year 3. Child-perceived conflict predicted cross-year changes in teacher-rated behavioral engagement, which, in turn, predicted cross-year changes in reading and math achievement. Math competence beliefs also mediated the effect of child- perceived warmth on math achievement. Effects controlled for stability of measures across time, the within-wave association between measures, and baseline measures of IQ and economic adversity. Implications of findings for improving the academic achievement of students at-risk for school failure are discussed. PMID:23226873

Hughes, Jan N; Wu, Jiun-Yu; Kwok, Oi-Man; Villarreal, Victor; Johnson, Audrea Y

2012-01-01

465

Helping Students Succeed: Communities Confront the Achievement Gap  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2007, the Kettering Foundation launched a nationwide, two-year research project to learn what people in communities across the nation think about the achievement gap--and what roles they see for themselves in helping young people succeed academically. The community forums, which drew more than 3,200 participants nationwide, spotlighted elements…

Flono, Fannie

2010-01-01

466

Achievement goals among high school students in physical education  

E-print Network

fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved as to style and content by: _____________________________ ____________________________ Ron E. McBride Ping Xiang (Co... of Physical Education; M.Ed., Wayne State University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Ron E. McBride Dr. Ping Xiang Achievement goal research in physical education (PE) settings relies heavily on the traditional dichotomous...

Guan, Jianmin

2005-11-01

467

Bilingual Competence and Students' Achievement in Physics and Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It has long been suggested that, in a bilingual setting, the proficiencies achieved in the first (L1) and second (L2) language may have a bearing on a subject's cognitive and, consequently, academic functioning. The study is set in Malta, a country in which Maltese (L1) and English (L2) are learnt simultaneously at school from age 5. It…

Farrell, Martin Peter

2011-01-01

468

Essays on Gifted Education's Impact on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are three self-contained essays in this dissertation. In the first essay (Chapter 2 of the dissertation) I estimate various achievement models for math and reading using the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class (ECLS-K) dataset. An indicator for gifted program participation captures the impact of…

Murphy, Patrick Ryan

2009-01-01

469

Oral Language Production and Reading Achievement Among Selected Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study, using a design that controlled for chronological age, sex, and intelligence, was conducted to explore the relation between oral language and reading achievement among 45 second grade Pima-Maricopa Indian children attending public school and 24 attending a Bureau of Indian Affairs Day School. (FF)

Fry, Maurine A.; Johnson, Carole Schulte

1973-01-01

470

Relations among Motivation, Performance Achievement, and Music Experience Variables in Secondary Instrumental Music Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to (1) reexamine academic achievement motivation orientations within the context of instrumental music, and (2) examine relations among achievement motivation orientations, self-concept in instrumental music, and attitude to band in relation to teachers' ratings of performance achievement and effort, and students'…

Schmidt, Charles P.

2005-01-01

471

Race, School Achievement, and Educational Inequality: Toward a Student-Based Inquiry Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past four decades, there have been numerous discussions on student achievement and school failure. Within this time, the debate over the causes and consequences of racial differences in achievement has been at the heart of the nation's social and political life. The author discusses the major developments in achievement research over the…

Wiggan, Greg

2007-01-01

472

The Effects of Historical Settlement Patterns on Oklahoma Student Achievement Test Scores  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This research demonstrates how cultural differences affect the efficiency of increased public school district expenditures on studentsachievement,test scores. Results indicate that equality of outcome as measured by achievement test scores may be impossible to achieve using school district expenditures. 1

B. Wade Brorsen; Charles Jacques

1997-01-01

473

Achievement Goal Orientations and Self Handicapping as Mediator and Moderator of the Relationship between Intrinsic Achievement Motivation and Negative Automatic Thoughts in Adolescence Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this study was to examine the mediator and moderator role of self-handicapping and achievement goal orientations variables on the relationship between negative automatic thoughts intrinsic achievement motivation in high school students. 586 high school students, ranging in age from 14 to 20 (M = 16.08), adolescence students

Kapikiran, Sahin

2012-01-01

474

Gender and Student Achievement in English Schools. CEE DP 58  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the UK, there is a marked gender gap in the educational attainment of boys and girls. At the end of compulsory education, 10 per cent fewer boys achieve 5 or more good GCSEs. This gap is by no means confined to GCSE. It is evident at all Key Stages. Furthermore, some indicators suggest that the gap has widened over time. In this paper, we…

Machin, Stephen; McNally, Sandra

2006-01-01

475

Is Alcohol Consumption Associated with Poor Academic Achievement in University Students?  

PubMed Central

Background: We assessed associations between educational achievement and alcohol consumption. Methods: We employed five alcohol consumption measures (length of time of and amount consumed during most recent drinking occasion, frequency of alcohol consumption, heavy episodic drinking, problem drinking); and three educational achievement indicators (students’ subjective importance of achieving good grades, students’ appraisal of their academic performance in comparison with peers, students’ actual module mark). Results: Males were positively associated with all five alcohol consumption measures. Age was negatively associated with three alcohol consumption measures. While students´ importance of good grades was negatively associated with three alcohol consumption measures, academic performance in comparison with peers was negatively associated with heavy episodic drinking. Actual module mark was not associated with any alcohol consumption measure. Conclusions: Alcohol consumption showed negative associations with motivation for and subjectively achieved academic performance. University alcohol prevention activities might have positive impact on students’ academic success. PMID:24319558

El Ansari, Walid; Stock, Christiane; Mills, Claire

2013-01-01

476

The impact of selected educational factors on the academic achievement of secondary students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of related educational factors on the mathematics and science achievement of secondary students. The researcher compared the variables of instructional design, economic status and retention against the exit level scores on the mathematics and science Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test of 11th grade students. The technique used for this investigation was a Three-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Three hundred thirty five students from an urban school district in a metropolitan area in southeast Texas participated in this study. Ex-post facto data obtained from the district's student information system was utilized. Based on the results, the following conclusions were drawn. (1) Instructional design does impact mathematics and science achievement of students at the secondary level. (2) Retention during a student's ninth grade year does impact mathematics and science achievement. (3) The interaction of instructional design and retention does impact the mathematics and science achievement of students at the secondary level. (4) Economic status as a main effect or as an interaction effect does not impact mathematics and science achievement of students at the secondary level. For those seeking to explore this topic in greater depth, recommendations for further investigations might consider the study of teacher perceptions and attitudes toward students who attend school in the alternative setting. Additionally, future investigations might look into the level of experience and the reasons teachers choose to teach in the alternative setting.

Epps, Bernethia Mechelle

477

An Examination of Secondary School Students' Academic Achievement in Science Course and Achievement Scores in Performance Assignments with Regard to Different Variables: A Boarding School Example  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of the study is to explore the academic achievement and performance tasks of students studying in a regional primary boarding school in science course with regard to different variables. The study was carried out via survey method and total 96 students, 57 of them boarding students and 39 of them non-boarding students studying in the 5th,…

Bozdogan, Aykut Emre; Günaydin, Esra; Okur, Alperen

2014-01-01

478

A Comparison of Accelerated and Non-Accelerated Students and the Effect on Graduation at a Midwestern Rural Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accelerated programs, also referred to as dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment, provide an opportunity for high school students to earn both high school and college credit by enrolling in specified college courses. These programs provide high school students with the opportunity to experience the college atmosphere, get an early start on…

Schmit, Michelle Sams

2011-01-01

479

High-Achieving High School Students and Not so High-Achieving College Students: A Look at Lack of Self-Control, Academic Ability, and Performance in College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the relationship among lack of self-control, academic ability, and academic performance for a cohort of freshman engineering students who were, with a few exceptions, extremely high achievers in high school. Structural equation modeling analysis led to the conclusion that lack of self-control in high school, as measured by…

Honken, Nora B.; Ralston, Patricia A. S.

2013-01-01

480

Students' Achievement Goals in Relation to Academic Motivation, Competence Expectancy, and Classroom Environment Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study aimed at investigating elementary students' academic motivation (intrinsic motivation, external regulation, introjected regulation, identified regulation, and amotivation), achievement goals (mastery approach goals, mastery avoidance goals, performance approach goals, performance avoidance goals), competence expectancies, and…

Sungur, Semra; Senler, Burcu

2010-01-01

481

The Impact of Placement on Reading and Mathematics Achievement of Students with High Incidence Disabilities  

E-print Network

Abstract The question of where best to educate students with disabilities to maximize their academic achievement has been discussed and researched for over four decades, with inconsistent and contradictory results. This ...

Harrington, Jennifer S.

2011-07-29

482

75 FR 4788 - FY 2010 Grant Competition Announcement; Promoting Student Achievement at Schools Impacted by...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Office of the Secretary FY 2010 Grant Competition Announcement; Promoting Student Achievement...Education Activity, DoD. ACTION: Grant competition announcement; amendment...Military Force Structure Changes grant competition announcement, which published in...

2010-01-29

483

The Effect of Low Inference Teacher Clarity Inhibitors on Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on the effects of teacher clarity on student achievement levels suggests that teacher trainees should concentrate on reducing their use of "vagueness terms" and ambiguous word phraseology in a classroom situation. (LH)

Land, M. L.; Smith, L. R.

1979-01-01

484

An investigation of a professional development program using industry partnerships and student achievement  

E-print Network

This investigation examined the impact on student achievement of teachers who participated in a professional development program using industry partnerships. One treatment and one non-treatment school in a large urban school district served...

Sullivan, Helen Grace

2008-10-10

485

11th Grade Students' English Reading Motivation, Language Problems and Reading Achievement in Taiwan  

E-print Network

’ English reading motivation and its relationship with perceived language problems and reading achievement. 302 11th grade students from an urban district in southern Taiwan participated in the study. Measures included an English reading comprehension...

Su, Jung-Hsuan

2012-07-16

486

Keeping History from Repeating Itself: Involving Parents About Retention Decisions to Support Student Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Collaborative ventures between families and schools can result in children being successful both academically and in life. The most successful predictor of student achievement is an encouraging home environment, high expectations from parents, and parental involvement.

Tariq T. Akmal

2004-01-01

487

The Effects of Cooperative Learning on Student Achievement and Motivation in a High School Geometry Class  

PubMed

In this study, the effects of a form of cooperative group instruction (Student Teams Achievement Divisions) on student motivation and achievement in a high school geometry class were examined. Eighty students were randomly assigned to either a control group receiving traditional instruction or one of two treatment groups receiving cooperative learning instruction. Geometry achievement was assessed using scores from the IOWA Test of Basic Skills and teacher-made exams. An 83-item questionnaire was used as a pretest, posttest, and post-posttest assessment of efficacy, intrinsic valuing, goal orientation, and cognitive processing. Students in the cooperative treatment groups exhibited significantly greater gains than the control group in geometry achievement, efficacy, intrinsic valuing of geometry, learning goal orientation, and reported uses of deep processing strategies. The implications for cooperative group structures and motivation theory are discussed. PMID:8979874

Nichols

1996-10-01

488

The Effects of Web-Based/Non-Web-Based Problem-Solving Instruction and High/Low Achievement on Students' Problem-Solving Ability and Biology Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the effects of two factors: the mode of problem-solving instruction (i.e. Web-based versus non-Web-based) and the level of academic achievement (i.e. high achievers versus low achievers) on students' problem-solving ability and biology achievement. A quasi-experimental design was used, in which the experimental group…

Yu, Wen-Feng; She, Hsiao-Ching; Lee, Yu-Mei

2010-01-01

489

Integration of Geospatial Technologies into K-12 Curriculum: An Investigation of Teacher and Student Perceptions and Student Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore outcomes of a GIS/GPS integration process: to (a) examine student responses to GIS and GPS inclusion in their curriculum, (b) determine whether a relationship exists between inclusion of GIS into existing K-12 curriculum and student achievement, (c) examine the effectiveness of GIS professional development…

Goldstein, Donna L.

2010-01-01

490

Modelling the Influence of Teacher Characteristics on Student Achievement for Canadian Students with and without Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study explored the relationships between teacher characteristics and the academic achievement of students with and without Learning Disabilities (LD) in a path model. Teacher-related variables included teacher self-efficacy, expectations of students' educational attainment, level of education and years of experience. Data were drawn…

Whitley, Jessica

2010-01-01

491

Student Success Skills: A Promising Program to Close the Academic Achievement Gap for African American and Latino Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic achievement data from four previous Student Success Skills (SSS) studies were aggregated and examined to determine if there were differential effects in improved test scores among White, Latino, and African American students. Results showed that posttest scores for the treatment group were signifi- cantly higher than the comparison group in math as well as reading. There were no interactions

Alexis Miranda

492

Key Factors for College Student Achievement, Cognition, Affects, and Motivation: Student Locus of Control and Quality of Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the effects of college students' actual, rather than manipulated, perception of control along with expressive instruction, as they relate to cognitive and emotional aspects of academic achievement. In a simulated college classroom study, 228 male and female introductory psychology students at the University of Manitoba…

Schonwetter, Dieter J.; And Others

493

Relationship Between Student Characteristics and Academic Achievement in Distance Education and Application on Students of Anadolu University  

Microsoft Academic Search

There has been many works performed on student characteristics of distance education. In some of these Oxford, Re., Park-Oh, Y., Ito, S., & Sumrall, M., in the Japanese language program published through satellite television, it has been shown that student characteristics like motivation, learning styles, gender, and, learning strategies played a very important role in academic achievement (1993). Chan M.

Hulya ERGUL

494

Relationships between teachers’ perceived leadership style, students’ learning style, and academic achievement: a study on high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is debate about whether the leadership style of the teacher or the learning style of the student affects academic achievement more. A large sample (n = 746) of eighth?grade students in Istanbul, Turkey, participated in a study where the leadership style of the teacher was assessed in terms of people orientation and task orientation. The learning styles examined were:

Osman Yildirim; Ahmet Cevat Acar; Susan Bull; Levent Sevinc

2008-01-01

495

The influence of formative assessments on student motivation, achievement, and conceptual change  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study connected research on formative assessment, motivation, and conceptual change. In particular, it examined three research questions: (1) Can formative assessment improve students' motivational beliefs? (2) Can formative assessment improve students' achievement in science and bring about conceptual change? and (3) Are students' science achievement and conceptual change correlated with their motivational beliefs? Formative assessment in this study refers to assessments embedded in an inquiry-based curriculum. To answer those questions, a randomized experiment was conducted. One thousand and two 6th or 7th graders of 12 teachers in 12 different schools in six states participated in the study. The 12 teachers were matched in pairs and randomly assigned to the experimental and control group. The experimental group employed embedded formative assessments while teaching a science curriculum unit and the control group taught the same unit without formative assessments. All the students were given a motivation survey and one or more achievement tests at pre- and posttest. By comparing the experimental and control students' motivation and achievement scores at pretest and posttest, I examined whether the formative assessment treatment affected students' motivation, learning, and conceptual change. By correlating students' posttest motivation, achievement as well as conceptual change scores, I examined whether students' motivation was related to their achievement and conceptual change. Analyses indicated that, the embedded assessments used by the experimental group did not significantly influence students' motivation, achievement, or conceptual change compared to students in the control group. Most motivation beliefs were correlated with students' achievement in a way similar to what has been reported in the literature. They were not correlated with students' conceptual change scores as hypothesized. Teachers, as well as some contextual factors associated with teachers, were extremely influential on students' motivation, achievement, and conceptual change; teacher effects overshadowed the treatment effect. This study revealed many of the challenges and problems teachers, researchers and randomized experiments are likely to encounter. It also highlighted the difficulty and importance of high-fidelity formative assessment implementation. Finally, it suggested that a cognitive approach in studying conceptual change still has great value to further research.

Yin, Yue

2005-07-01

496

Comparison of Self-Beliefs for Predicting Student Motivation and Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors examined whether self-concept, self-efficacy, and self-esteem show differential predictive utility for academic achievement across age groups and domains. More specifically, the relationships of 3 self-constructs with achievement were examined in mathematics for elementary school students and mathematics and language arts for middle school students in Korea. Task value and test anxiety were hypothesized to mediate these relationships. Consistent

Mimi Bong; Catherine Cho; Hyun Seon Ahn; Hye Jin Kim

2012-01-01

497

Social context, student's motivation, and academic achievement: Toward a process model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the present research was to propose and test a motivational process model of academic achievement. The model\\u000a posits that parental, teachers, and school administration support for students' autonomy positively influences students' perceived\\u000a school competence and autonomy. In turn, perceived school competence and autonomy affect positively self-determined school\\u000a motivation which in turn influences academic achievement. Two studies using

Frédéric Guay; Robert J. Vallerand

1996-01-01

498

Effects of academic integration on the persistence and achievement of under-prepared college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this dissertation was to examine the effect of academic integration, defined in terms of instructor\\/student contact, on the persistence of under-prepared college students and the achievement of those who persist. The overall design of this study compared instructor-initiated contact with conventional contact. The dependent variables were persistence, achievement, motivation and anxiety. Information was collected by administering the

Joy H Beverly

2003-01-01

499

Reading Achievement Trajectories for Students With Learning Disabilities During the Elementary School Years  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using hierarchical linear modeling and longitudinal data from the first 6 waves of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten cohort, the authors examined reading achievement and growth rates by learning disability (LD) subgroup. The 2-level (time–student) growth curve model indicated that lower levels of reading achievement were already evident at kindergarten entry for all subgroups of students identified during the elementary

Sharon Judge; Sherry Mee Bell

2010-01-01

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Impatience versus achievement strivings in the Type A pattern: Differential effects on students' health and academic achievement  

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Psychometric analyses of college students' responses to the Jenkins Activity Survey, a self-report measure of the Type A behavior pattern, revealed the presence of two relatively independent factors. Based on these analyses, two scales, labeled Achievement Strivings (AS) and Impatience and Irritability (II), were developed. In two samples of male and female college students, scores on AS but not on II were found to be significantly correlated with grade point average. Responses to a health survey, on the other hand, indicated that frequency of physical complaints was significantly correlated with II but not with AS. These results suggest that there are two relatively independent factors in the Type A pattern that have differential effects on performance and health. Future research on the personality factors related to coronary heart disease and other disorders might more profitably focus on the syndrome reflected in the II scale than on the Type A pattern.

Spence, Janet T.; Helmreich, Robert L.; Pred, Robert S.

1987-01-01