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A Practical Guide to Accelerating Student Achievement across Cultures: Strategies for Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document was developed to provide action steps that can be taken by teachers, parents, administrators, and students themselves to develop the personal, cognitive, and social dimensions of students. These advocates are identified in "The Holistic Learner Framework: A Culturally Responsive Approach to Accelerating the Achievement of Low…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

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The Accelerated Reader Program, Reading Achievement, and Attitudes of Students with Learning Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses the outcomes of a study that investigated whether the Accelerated Reader program meets its claim to motivate and improve reading achievement for all students, including those with special needs. The Accelerated Reader program is a computer-based reading management system that includes a database of thousands of books ranging…

Scott, Louise Shewfelt

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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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A Study of the Effects of the Accelerated Reader Program on Fifth Grade Students' Reading Achievement Growth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to compare the reading achievement growth of fifth grade students following a year of participation in the Accelerated Reader program with the reading achievement growth of fifth grade students who did not participate in the Accelerated Reader program. The Terra Nova standardized achievement test was used as the…

Melton, Cindy M.; Smothers, Bobbie C.; Anderson, Eugene; Fulton, Ray; Replogle, William H.; Thomas, Lisa

2004-01-01

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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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Measuring Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides background on statewide student testing and testing alternatives in Ohio. The status of achievement testing in other states is also discussed. Educational testing historically has included the two strands of intelligence testing and achievement testing. This report focuses on achievement testing. The two basic forms are…

Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.

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Student motivation and achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent work on student learning has identified three main dimensions of study strategy—personal meaning, reproducing, achieving. University teachers commonly favour the first, deplore the second and tolerate the third. This paper argues that teachers can and should use definite teaching strategies available to them which will enable students to use all three study strategies in support of each other and

Lewis Elton

1988-01-01

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Five Standards and Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two studies examine the influence of the Standards for Effective Pedagogy on student achievement gains. Participants were 15 teachers and 266 students (grades 3 to 5) in a public elementary school serving predominantly low-income Latino English Language Learners (ELLs). Study 1 found that higher use of the standards by teachers reliably predicted student achievement gains on SAT-9 tests of comprehension,

R. William Doherty; R. Soleste Hilberg; America Pinal; Roland G. Tharp

2003-01-01

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Teacher Morale and Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies statistical relationships between teacher morale and student achievement test scores in reading. Suggests teachers' attitudes toward classroom evaluation systems, as well as their perceptions of the functional behaviors of the principal, were the strongest predictors of students' achievements in reading. (RAE)

White, William F.; Stevens, Rita

1988-01-01

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Evaluating Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The validity of grades in higher education as a measure of what a student has actually learned has been a concern to both the public and academicians for over three decades. This was one of several issues discussed in a report by the National Institute of Education Study Group on Conditions of Excellence in American Higher Education. Furthermore,…

Hadley, Marilyn; Vitale, Patrick

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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 Influences on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research spanning two decades indicates that effective teaching demands the orchestration of a wide array of skills that must be adapted to specific contexts. Brophy reviews research that indicates that students achieve more when their teachers emphasize academic objectives in establishing expectations and allocating time, use effective management strategies to ensure that academic learning time is maximized, pace students through

Jere Brophy

1986-01-01

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Academic Achievement Programs. Student Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This University of Maryland, College Park student handbook is intended as a reference to help academic achievement program (AAP) students successfully navigate the campus and the academic services available. Sections of the handbook cover the history, philosophy, and mission of the AAP; describe a summer transitional program; list the five program…

Maryland Univ., College Park.

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Accelerating Academic Achievement for Poor Black Students: Transforming the Teaching-Learning Environment and Behaviors to Accommodate the Preferred Learning Styles of African American Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Comprehensive Approach to Restructuring a School was designed as a framework for improving the academic achievement and reducing the dropout rate of poor African American students. The major elements of the Comprehensive Approach are as follows: (1) leadership must have vision and commitment; (2) communication processes, developed by a…

Jackson, Shirley A.

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Will Flexible Learning Raise Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents both theoretical and survey evidence on the effect of flexible learning--in particular, the shift to a more student-centred approach to learning--on academic achievement by students. A survey was conducted of 577 business students at a major Australian university in order to elicit their preferences for academic achievement and…

Guest, Ross

2005-01-01

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Achievement Goals of Students with ADHD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although achievement goal theory is currently one of the dominant theoretical frameworks used to understand and improve student motivation (Brophy, 2004), little work has been done to evaluate the achievement goals of students with ADHD. After an initial review of achievement goal theory, the current study begins to address four research…

Barron, Kenneth E.; Evans, Steven W.; Baranik, Lisa E.; Serpell, Zewelanji N.; Buvinger, Elizabeth

2006-01-01

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Increasing Teacher Expectations for Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes a study of a staff development program to reduce disparity in educational achievement across race and sex. Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement (TESA; Kerman, Kimball, & Martin, 1980) was implemented in an elementary school. Achievement test scores, attitudes toward school and self, perceptions of teacher practices, and grade retentions were compared for the 306 students of teachers

Denise C. Gottfredson; Elizabeth M. Marciniak; Ann T. Birdseye; Gary D. Gottfredson

1995-01-01

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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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Helping "Struggling" Students Achieve Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is growing concern in the United States about the education of the students regarded as least likely to succeed in school. Indeed, a major thrust of U.S. President Bush's No Child Left Behind legislation is designed to meet the educational needs of those students who traditionally have struggled the most in school. Variously labeled as…

Johannessen, Larry R.

2004-01-01

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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.

Campbell, Patricia F.; Malkus, Nathaniel N.

2013-10-01

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Social Perceptions of Achieving Students and Achievement Goals of Students in Malaysia and the Philippines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study investigates the hypothesis that country differences in achievement goals of students are associated with differences in how students with different achievement goals are perceived by students in different cultures. University students from Malaysia and the Philippine were asked to complete questionnaires on their achievement goals and…

Bernardo, Allan B. I.; Ismail, Rosnah

2010-01-01

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Mathematics Acceleration of Highly Talented Students: An Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the precollege mathematics preparation of students with high mathematical aptitude, most of whom were highly accelerated in mathematics. The nature and extent of mathematics coursework and math-related activities and measures of student achievement during the secondary school years were examined. Students evaluated their precollege mathematics preparation in terms of course availability and

Elaine R. Kolitch; Linda E. Brody

1992-01-01

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The Literacy Achievement of Norwegian Minority Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article presents the literacy achievement of Norwegian minority students, their reading habits, and their enjoyment of reading based on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 study. Aspects of their family background and attitudes towards school are related to literacy achievement results. A comparison between Denmark,…

Hvistendahl, Rita; Roe, Astrid

2004-01-01

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Libraries, the MAP, and Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes 17 articles that discuss the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and the role of school library media centers. Highlights include improving student achievement; improving student scores on the MAP; graphic organizers; programs for volunteer student library workers; research process; research skills; reading initiatives; collaborative…

Jones, Cherri; Singer, Marietta; Miller, David W.; Makemson, Carroll; Elliott, Kara; Litsch, Diana; Irwin, Barbara; Hoemann, Cheryl; Elmore, Jennifer; Roe, Patty; Gregg, Diane; Needham, Joyce; Stanley, Jerri; Reinert, John; Holtz, Judy; Jenkins, Sandra; Giles, Paula

2002-01-01

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Evaluation of Harcum's Effect on Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study, which concerns the impact of Harcum Junior College on student learning, considers the average improvement of a sample of students in a series of skills-achievement measures. It is concluded that students who complete transfer curricula receive effective preparation for continued study in a four year institution. (DLG)

Blai, Boris, Jr.

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Student Achievement in Illinois: An Analysis of Student Progress. [Third Annual Illinois Student Achievement Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This third annual report on student achievement in Illinois continues the State Board of Education practice of providing a synthesis of a variety of achievement measures. Test results used for this report come from: (1) Illinois Inventory of Educational Progress (IIEP); (2) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); (3) National Assessment of Educational…

Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.

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Action Research to Evaluate Student Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

How do you know if your students are really learning the concepts you are presenting? Data from assessments help answer the question but what data do you examine? Is the information best found in the overall class average on tests, the number of students who did not score at a "passing" grade, how well the grades fit a bell curve, or how many students scored C or better? Teachers and administrators look at these statistics to determine the effectiveness of instructional strategies and student achievement. High-stakes testing uses overall scores as the determining factor for assigning credit to students, determining promotion or retention, allowing acceptance into programs or institutions, and evaluating the overall effectiveness of instructional practice. Yet composite scores alone do not address the question about which concepts the students are mastering. Specific data are needed to identify the problem areas and determine the approaches to best help students achieve mastery.

Blanton, Patricia

2003-04-01

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Teacher Race and Expectations for Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whether the race of elementary school teachers in black schools was associated with teachers' expectations for student achievement and perceptions of effort was investigated. Evidence suggested that teacher race was associated only with expectations for college success. (Author/GK)

Beady, Charles H., Jr.; Hansell, Stephen

1981-01-01

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Advancing Student Achievement Through Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Kindergarten through twelfth grade teacher competence, in both subject matter and pedagogy, is critical for advancing student achievement in science. The National Science Foundation (NSF 1996), however, has found that only about two-thirds of first- through eighth-grade teachers completed at least one college course in science and fewer than 30 percent said they feel well qualified to teach science. Additionally, Lowery (1998) points out that many educators see no need to change from a show-and-tell type of instruction to methods that help students understand science by constructing meaning for themselves through exploration and using prior knowledge. To help teachers raise student achievement levels, Schmoker (2002) proposes that schools design professional development that, by focusing on assessed standards and reviewing student achievement data, directly impacts student learning.

Holloway, John H.

2006-01-01

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Effects of Ability Grouping on Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the effect of within-class and between-class ability groupings on the academic achievement of gifted elementary and secondary level students. Results showed that gifted students gained more academically than they would have if they had been taught in heterogeneous classes. (PS)

Kulik, James A.; Kulik, Chen-Lin C.

1987-01-01

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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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Relating Preferred Learning Style to Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper examines the learning style preferences of 44 second-year Japanese college students pursuing an undergraduate degree and learning English as a Second Language at a New Zealand college. The goal is to learn more about between style and achievement, and how to cater to such students as multi-dimensional individuals and as members of a…

Thomas, Heather; Cox, Robin; Kojima, Takahiro

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Improving Student Achievement Using Expert Learning Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Both educators and the public are demanding improvements in student achievement and school performance. However, students meeting the highest college admission standards are increasingly selecting fields of study other than teaching. How can we increase teacher competence when many of our brightest teacher prospects are going into other fields?…

Green, Ronny; Smith, Bob; Leech, Don

2004-01-01

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Aligning Student Support with Achievement Goals. Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Wallace Perspective paper summarizes key findings of a newly-published book, "Aligning Student Support with Achievement Goals: The Secondary Principal's Guide," that argues that school counselors could be much more active players in improving student learning. The book, which bases its conclusions heavily on Wallace's Transforming School…

Wallace Foundation, The, 2006

2006-01-01

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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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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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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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Sex of teacher and student reading achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conducted 2 experiments to assess the effects of 5th-grade teacher sex on male and female student reading performance. Exp. I served as a pretest measure; the Iowa Test of Basic Skills Reading Comprehension subtest was administered to 534 5th graders having 10 male and 10 female teachers. Exp. II served as a posttest measure by analyzing achievement data from the

Steven R. Asher; John M. Gottman

1973-01-01

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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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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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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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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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Does Peer Ability Affect Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Empirical analysis of peer effects on student achievement has been open to question because of the difficulties of separating peer effects from other confounding influences. While most econometric attention has been directed at issues of simultaneous determination of peer interactions, this paper argues that issues of omitted and mismeasured…

Hanushek, Eric A.; Kain, John F.; Markman, Jacob M.; Rivkin, Steven G.

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Standards: Recipes for Serving Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses standards created by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) for library media programs that improve student achievement. Highlights include Information Power, 1998 edition; how to use standards; curriculum content standards; the influence and use of…

Prestebak, Jane

2001-01-01

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Effects of Accelerated Instruction On Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results from a meta-analysis of 26 controlled studies on the effects of accelerated instruction on elementary and secondary school students are presented. The examination performance of accelerates surpassed the performance of equivalent age and intelligence nonaccelerates and equalled the performance of same-grade but older, talented…

Kulik, James A.; Kulik, Chen-Lin C.

1984-01-01

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Who Leaves? Teacher Attrition and Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Almost a quarter of entering public-school teachers leave teaching within their first three years. High attrition would be particularly problematic if those leaving were the more able teachers. The goal of this paper is estimate the extent to which there is differential attrition based on teachers' value-added to student achievement. Using data for New York City schools from 2000–2005, we

Donald Boyd; Pamela Grossman; Hamilton Lankford; Susanna Loeb; James Wyckoff

2008-01-01

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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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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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Textbook treatments and students' understanding of acceleration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ways in which the concept of acceleration is treated in physics textbooks is compared with understandings of the concept demonstrated by final-year secondary (n=30) and first-year university students (n=60). Some students' understandings are shown to be incomplete in ways that parallel misleading or inaccurate textbook treatment of the concept.

Dall'Alba, Gloria

2006-05-23

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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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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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Relation of achievement motivation to academic achievement in students of superior ability  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objectives of this study were to examine the relationship between achievement motivation and academic achievement, and to assess the predictive validity of achievement motivation. 72 honorary scholarship freshmen students were studied. The Edwards Personal Preference Schedule, the Goal Preference Inventory, The Incomplete Sentence Blank, and 3 types of students' grade average estimates were used. The hypothesis that high achievers

Carolyn A. Uhlinger; Mark A. Stephens

1960-01-01

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The Relationship between Title I Funding Allocations and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Title I legislation was enacted in 1965 under the Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged Act. The goal of Title I was to support disadvantaged students in achieving academic excellence and to close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and students from high socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite billions of dollars, and…

Contreras, Heather

2011-01-01

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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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Perceived District-Level Leadership Influences upon Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to understand district-level leadership's perceived influences on and barriers to improved student achievement. The following research questions were addressed: (a) How do superintendents view their influence on student achievement? (b) How do school board presidents view their influence on student achievement? (c)…

Mart, Daniel T.

2011-01-01

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Chemistry Teachers' Estimations of Their Students' Learning Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to assess junior and high school students learning achievement in the topic of stoichiometry by using The Student Conceptual Understanding Test (SCUT). The low student achievement on the SCUT test deserves special attention from chemistry teachers, and it is stated that effective teaching strategies to promote student

Huann-Shyang, Lin; Sung, Tao Lee; Treagust, David

2005-01-01

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Student Mathematics Achievement Test Scores, Dropout Rates, and Teacher Characteristics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the relationship between teacher quality and California high school student mathematics achievement, investigating student dropout rates in conjunction with faculty characteristics. Results suggest that poverty strongly affects student achievement. A direct relationship exists between teacher experience and preparation and student

Fetler, Mark

2001-01-01

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Assessing Degrees of Student Understanding of Acceleration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a study in which find out why students provide different answers to two problems that differ only in the representation of motion used. Two problems using strobe diagrams to present information about motion were selected from the Force Concepts Inventory [D. Hestenes, M. Wells, and G. Swackhamer, Force Concept Inventory, Phys. Teach. 30, 141-158 (March, 1992)]. The problems were rewritten using graphs to present motion information. and were given to students in a calculus-based physics course as part of a recitation quiz. Student performance on the different versions of each problem was compared. This data will be used to compare student understanding of both strobe diagrams and motion graph representations with student understanding of acceleration and velocity expressed orally.

Lea, Suzanne; Khoury, Bernard

2006-05-24

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Assessing achievement of primary grader students and factors affecting achievement in Pakistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to focus on achievement level of primary grade students in different subjects taught at primary level and the factors affecting the student achievement in this regard. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study was carried out on a sample of 1,080 students of grade 3 and 5 drawn from randomly selected 36 primary\\/ elementary schools from nine districts

Muhammad Saeed; Muhammad Bashir Gondal; Bushra

2005-01-01

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Assessing Achievement of Primary Grader Students and Factors Affecting Achievement in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to focus on achievement level of primary grade students in different subjects taught at primary level and the factors affecting the student achievement in this regard. Design/methodology/approach: The study was carried out on a sample of 1,080 students of grade 3 and 5 drawn from randomly selected 36 primary/elementary…

Saeed, Muhammad; Gondal, Muhammad Bashir; Bushra

2005-01-01

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First Generation College Students: Motivation, Integration, and Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study reported in this article investigated motivation and integration dimensions that influence college academic achievement of first-generation students compared to nonfirst-generation students. Participants consisted of 277 ethnically diverse students who were attending a community college. Bivariate and multivariate statistical analyses revealed that motivation and integration dimensions contributed significantly to academic achievement for first-generation students, but not for nonfirst-generation students.

Moisés Próspero; Shetal Vohra-Gupta

2007-01-01

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Individual and social dimensions of Filipino students' achievement goals.  

PubMed

Achievement goal theory assumes that self-instrumental (mastery) achievement goals are associated with academic achievement, whereas social-instrumental (performance) goals are not. However, research on Asian students shows that both mastery and performance-approach goals are positively related to achievement; possibly because achievement motivation in Asian cultures is socially oriented and not individually oriented. The current study explored the structure of the social and individual achievement motivation orientations, and how these achievement orientations and achievement goals were related to achievement of Filipino university students. The results showed two dimensions of social-oriented achievement motivations-parent-oriented and teacher-oriented motivations-and two dimensions of individual-oriented achievement motivations-personal performance standards and personal goal choice. However, these achievement motivation orientations were not associated with achievement. Instead mastery and performance-approach goals were both positively associated with academic achievement, personal performance standards, and parent-oriented achievement motivation. PMID:22022793

Bernardo, Allan B I

2008-10-01

63

Increasing Students' Achievement and Interest in Reading  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teachers of literacy have two major goals; to help their students become able readers and to help instill in their students the desire to read. This article reports a one year study in a fourth grade classroom to help students in both areas. The reading program in this fourth grade classroom included silent reading time, choices of reading materials, sharing

Gary P. Moser; Timothy G. Morrison

1998-01-01

64

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

65

Educational Funding and Student Achievement: You Be the Judge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For years people have assumed there is an unquestionable connection between school funding and student achievement. A study of Alabama students in grades 4 and 8 attempted to unearth the truth about the widely held assumption that the more money spent on a school the higher the student achievement will be. The study only examined funds that are…

Lockwood, Robert E.; McLean, James E.

66

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

67

Achievement motivation attributes of international students attending a postsecondary institution  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the causal attributes of achievement motivation for academic success possessed by international students to those causal attributes of achievement motivation by other legal immigrant student groups attending a postsecondary institution. In this study, F-1 international students have obtained permission from the federal Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services to attend

Paula Chernoff Epstein

1996-01-01

68

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

69

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

70

The Impact of the Math Enrichment Program on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This QUAN-QUAL, quasi-experimental, research studied the impact of a math enrichment program on student achievement. Pre and post NJ ASK test data was analyzed to determine the impact of the program on student achievement. Additionally, a student survey was disseminated to inquire into personal perceptions about individual improvement as well as…

Rickansrud, Kirk M.

2011-01-01

71

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

72

Improving Primary Student Motivation and Achievement in Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a program for increasing student readiness for and achievement in mathematics. The targeted population consists of third grade students in an expanding suburban community and kindergarten students in a culturally diverse urban community, both located in Northern Illinois. The problems of achievement in and attitudes towards…

Adami-Bunyard, Eppy; Gummow, Mary; Milazzo-Licklider, Nicole

73

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

74

Expectations, Aspirations, and Achievement Among Latino Students of Immigrant Families  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the relationship between various measures of parental and student expectations and aspirations and math achievement among Latino 12th graders of immigrant parents in the Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS): 2002 database. Findings indicate parental expectations and aspirations were not significant predictors of student achievement after controlling for an index of covariates. Moreover, neither were student expectations, agreement between

Dick M. Carpenter II

2008-01-01

75

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

76

Impact of Chemistry Teachers' Knowledge and Practices on Student Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-05-05

77

Academic Optimism of Schools: A Force for Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Researchers have been challenged to go beyond socioeconomic status in the search for school-level characteristics that make a difference in student achievement. The purpose of the present study was to identify a new construct, academic optimism, and then use it to explain student achievement while controlling for socioeconomic status, previous achievement, and urbanicity. The study focused on a diverse sample

Wayne K. Hoy; C. John Tarter; Anita Woolfolk Hoy

2006-01-01

78

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

79

An Analysis of Alternative School Effectiveness on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is a comparative analysis investigating student achievement, attendance rates, grade point average and credit earned by at-risk students attending an alternative high school of choice, at-risk students attending a traditional high school and at-risk students attending a Disciplinary Alternative Education Placement Campus within the same…

Moger, Scott Douglas

2010-01-01

80

Test Anxiety, Academic Achievement, and the Open Admissions Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The prediction that among male college students, the relationship between test anxiety and college achievement would be greater for socially mobile than for socially stable students is not borne out in this study at Lehman College. (Author/JH)

Bronzaft, Arline L.; Epstein, Guilda F.

1974-01-01

81

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

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

83

Math Intervention Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge And Student Achievement.  

E-print Network

??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… (more)

Waller, Lisa Ivey

2012-01-01

84

Achievement goals among high school students in physical education  

E-print Network

?? persistence/effort toward physical education. Based on the findings, we advocate using both achievement and social goals when examining student motivation and achievement in high school physical education....

Guan, Jianmin

2005-11-01

85

Factors affecting bioscience students’ academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The examination of academic progression has become an essential tool for measuring the effectiveness of educational systems.\\u000a Research concerning the relationship between student learning and how they progress in their studies, however remains scarce.\\u000a The aim of this study is two-fold: Firstly, the study aims to analyse first-year bioscience students’ perceptions of their\\u000a teaching–learning environment and their approaches to learning

Henna Rytkönen; Anna Parpala; Sari Lindblom-Ylänne; Viivi Virtanen; Liisa Postareff

86

Identifying Achievement Goals and Their Relationship to Academic Achievement in Undergraduate Pharmacy Students  

PubMed Central

Objectives. To compare the achievement goal orientations of first-year with those of third-year undergraduate Australian pharmacy students and to examine the relationship of goal orientations to academic achievement. Methods. The Achievement Goal Questionnaire was administered to first-year and third-year students during class time. Students’ grades were obtained from course coordinators. Results. More first-year students adopted performance-approach and mastery-approach goals than did third-year students. Performance-approach goals were positively correlated with academic achievement in the first year. Chinese Australian students scored the highest in adopting performance-approach goals. Vietnamese Australian students adopted mastery-avoidance goals more than other ethnicities. First-year students were more strongly performance approach goal-oriented than third-year students. Conclusion. Adopting performance-approach goals was positively correlated with academic achievement, while adopting avoidance goals was not. Ethnicity has an effect on the adoption of achievement goals and academic achievement.

Sainsbury, Erica; Rose, Grenville; Smith, Lorraine

2014-01-01

87

Identifying achievement goals and their relationship to academic achievement in undergraduate pharmacy students.  

PubMed

Objectives. To compare the achievement goal orientations of first-year with those of third-year undergraduate Australian pharmacy students and to examine the relationship of goal orientations to academic achievement. Methods. The Achievement Goal Questionnaire was administered to first-year and third-year students during class time. Students' grades were obtained from course coordinators. Results. More first-year students adopted performance-approach and mastery-approach goals than did third-year students. Performance-approach goals were positively correlated with academic achievement in the first year. Chinese Australian students scored the highest in adopting performance-approach goals. Vietnamese Australian students adopted mastery-avoidance goals more than other ethnicities. First-year students were more strongly performance approach goal-oriented than third-year students. Conclusion. Adopting performance-approach goals was positively correlated with academic achievement, while adopting avoidance goals was not. Ethnicity has an effect on the adoption of achievement goals and academic achievement. PMID:25258438

Alrakaf, Saleh; Sainsbury, Erica; Rose, Grenville; Smith, Lorraine

2014-09-15

88

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

89

2 × 2 Achievement goals and achievement emotions: a cluster analysis of students' motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to better understand the adoption of multiple achievement goals at an intra-individual level, and its links\\u000a to emotional well-being, learning, and academic achievement. Participants were 480 Secondary Two students (aged between 13\\u000a and 14 years) from two coeducational government schools. Hierarchical cluster analysis revealed the presence of five clusters\\u000a of students with significantly different achievement goal profiles. MANOVAs

Leong Yeok Jang; Woon Chia Liu

90

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

91

Effects of Classroom Structure on Student Achievement Goal Orientation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors assessed how classroom structure influenced student achievement goal orientation for mathematics. Three elementary school classes were assigned randomly to 1 classroom structure condition: token economy, contingency contract, or control. Students in each condition were required to set individual achievement goals on a weekly basis. The authors assessed differences in goal orientation by comparing the number of learning vs.

Shannon R. Self-brown; Samuel Mathews II

2003-01-01

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

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

94

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

95

The Relationship between Professional Learning Communities and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A local concern has been the effectiveness of school improvement efforts such as professional learning communities (PLCs) on student achievement. The results of this study are necessary as policy makers, school districts, administrators, and teachers aim to increase student achievement and the effectiveness of PLCs. The purpose of this study was…

Smith, Kishawn L.

2010-01-01

96

Social Predictors of Changes in Students' Achievement Goal Orientations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Declines in students' achievement motivation across the transition to middle school may be explained by characteristics of both the academic and social environment of the new school. This study proposes that students' sense of belonging in middle school and their endorsement of social responsibility, relationship, and status goals in that setting should explain, in part, changes in their achievement goal

Lynley Hicks Anderman; Eric M. Anderman

1999-01-01

97

Nonmetro-Metro Differences in Student Achievement Scores.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to investigate the relationship between 7 school system characteristics and student achievement test scores in the 45 metropolitan and 82 nonmetropolitan Alabama school systems, 1979 California Achievement Test combined battery scores for 8th and 12th grade students attending each system in the state were analyzed. For both metropolitan…

Dunkelberger, John E.; Soderberg, Mary A.

98

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

99

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

100

Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Why is it so important to keep the arts strong in schools? How does study of the arts contribute to student achievement and success? This paper is designed to answer these and other questions. It describes in nontechnical terms what the research says about how study of the arts contributes to academic achievement and student success. It offers…

Ruppert, Sandra S.

2006-01-01

101

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

102

Investing in Instruction for Higher Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This policy brief presents findings from Southwest Educational Development Laboratory research on resource allocation in 1,504 independent school districts in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas. Using 5 years' data from the federal Common Core of Data and the Census Bureau along with 3 years of student performance data from each state…

Bray, Judy

2003-01-01

103

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

104

Designing Personalized Spaces that Impact Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Yes we can!" Those famous three words of the Obama campaign could serve as the theme for the culture of hope and excellence at the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Many of the students arrive in the 9th grade with reading and math skills at an early elementary school level. Others lack the basic life skills to look an…

Fielding, Randy

2009-01-01

105

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

106

Factors Influencing Improved Student Achievement in Virginia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the beginning of the last decade, Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002. Key provisions of this act focused on holding schools accountable to ensure that all students met state established standards. In Virginia, the state Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments form the basis of…

Linehan, Patrick D.

2012-01-01

107

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

108

The Chinese high school student’s stress in the school and academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 the students. In this class, the students’ stress negatively

Yangyang Liu; Zuhong Lu

2011-01-01

109

The Longitudinal Effects of Achievement Goals and Perceived Control on University Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the area of achievement motivation, students' beliefs pertaining to achievement goals and perceived control have separately guided a large amount theoretical and empirical research. However, limited research has considered the simultaneous effects of goals and control on achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine primary and…

Daniels, Lia M.; Perry, Raymond P.; Stupnisky, Robert H.; Stewart, Tara L.; Newall, Nancy E. G.; Clifton, Rodney A.

2014-01-01

110

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

111

Increasing Student Music Achievement through the Use of Motivational Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research project developed and implemented a program to improve student motivation through use of multiple intelligences, authentic assessment, technology and positive teacher feedback to increase levels of student music achievement. The students of the targeted seventh grade music class exhibited low levels of motivation that hindered…

Vega, Louis A.

112

Television Viewing Habits of San Juan Students Related to Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarizes research on the effects of television viewing on student achievement. Information concerning students in the San Juan Unified School District in California is highlighted. Studies have revealed that: (1) watching more than 3 hours of television a day prevents students from engaging in other activities; (2) moderate television…

Housden, Theresa

113

Update on Student Achievement for Edison Schools Inc.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this report on student achievement in Edison Schools, the American Federation of Teachers compares student performance on state assessments in 2000-01 in each Edison-run school with other comparable schools in the state, generally those schools with the same grade level and similar populations of low-income students. These comparisons include…

Nelson, F. Howard; Van Meter, Nancy

114

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

115

Increasing student achievement and motivation on high stakes standardized tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated formative assessment strategies to increase student achievement and motivation on high stakes standardized tests. Mathematics work from eighth grade middle school students was used to gain an understanding of the thinking processes during a standardized test. (A practice version of the state test was utilized which contained multiple choice items and constructed response questions). The students were

Terri Faitel

2007-01-01

116

Student Achievement and Size of District in North Texas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between student achievement on the Texas Assessment of Basic Skills (TABS) test and the total student population in 206 school districts in North Texas. Regression analyses results indicated that average student performance on the TABS was positively affected by local expenditures, negatively affected as the…

Manahan, Jerry

117

Effective Teaching Results in Increased Science Achievement for All Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of teacher effectiveness and student achievement in science demonstrated that effective teachers positively impact student learning. A general linear mixed model was used to assess change in student scores on the Discovery Inquiry Test as a function of time, race, teacher effectiveness, gender, and impact of teacher effectiveness in…

Johnson, Carla C.; Kahle, Jane Butler; Fargo, Jamison D.

2007-01-01

118

Teacher Effects on Minority and Disadvantaged Students' Grade 4 Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors examined the differential effects of teachers on female, minority, and low-socioeconomic status (SES) students' achievement in Grade 4. They used data from a randomized experiment (Project STAR) and its follow-up study (LBS). Student outcomes included Grade 4 SAT scores in mathematics, reading, and science and student demographics…

Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Chung, Vicki

2011-01-01

119

Concept mapping and science achievement of middle-grade students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to examine the effects of concept mapping on science achievement of middle grade science students. Concept mapping is a graphic display of concepts and the relationships or links among them. A concept map represents the students' understanding of a body of knowledge. The subjects were one hundred eighty-two eighth grade students, distributed into eight intact earth

Donald Snead

2000-01-01

120

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

121

The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act compelled states to design school accountability systems based on annual student assessments. The effect of this federal legislation on the distribution of student achievement is a highly controversial but centrally important question. This study presents evidence on whether NCLB has influenced student

Dee, Thomas S.; Jacob, Brian

2011-01-01

122

Work Placements and Academic Achievement: Undergraduate Computing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and understand whether students who complete a work placement as part of their degree course achieve a better classification of degree than those students who do not include a placement. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted by extracting the profiles of computing students from…

Patel, Nayna; Brinkman, Willem-Paul; Coughlan, Jane

2012-01-01

123

Literacy Achievement of Elementary Students with Gifted Peer Interaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need for improved reading levels of students in elementary school is consistently documented in the literature. As a partial solution, some authors posit that students who participate in literacy instruction in a classroom with gifted students may achieve higher advancement in reading ability. Guided by theories of social learning and…

Langley, Crystal Eve

2010-01-01

124

Academic Achievement and Socioemotional Adjustment Among Chinese University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chinese Americans have been considered as high achievers and excellent students. In this study, the academic performance, majors, study habits, and socioemotional adjustment of 177 Chinese university students were examined. Data were collected through official university records, questionnaires, and inventories. Students were divided into three groups, depending on place of birth and length of residency in the United States. Results

Stanley Sue; Nolan W. S. Zane

1985-01-01

125

First Generation College Students: Motivation, Integration, and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study reported in this article investigated motivation and integration dimensions that influence college academic achievement of first-generation students compared to nonfirst-generation students. Participants consisted of 277 ethnically diverse students who were attending a community college. Bivariate and multivariate statistical analyses…

Prospero, Moises; Vohra-Gupta, Shetal

2007-01-01

126

Expectations for Achievement and Performance: Assessing Student Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

Schools are moving toward high expectations for student achievement, a collaborative culture among teachers and students, and greater accountability for student performance. Everyone must focus on the same high expectations and work together to achieve success. The prin cipal is in a prime position to align those efforts.You are a writer for a documentary film about a 21-year-old who emigrated

Barbara stripling

1999-01-01

127

Social-Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Accelerated and Non-Accelerated Students in the Netherlands  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: In the studies of acceleration conducted so far a multidimensional perspective has largely been neglected. No attempt has been made to relate social-emotional characteristics of accelerated versus non-accelerated students in perspective of environmental factors. Aims: In this study, social-emotional characteristics of accelerated

Hoogeveen, Lianne; van Hell, Janet G.; Verhoeven, Ludo

2012-01-01

128

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

129

Policy Implications of Trends for Asian American Students. Student Achievement Policy Brief #2: Asian American Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asian American students, who comprise almost 5% of public school students in the U.S., are a very diverse group. In the aggregate, Asian Americans often have the highest achievement on state tests among major racial/ethnic subgroups. But this overall high performance can sometimes lead educators and policymakers to overlook the needs of…

Kober, Nancy

2010-01-01

130

Teacher Research Programs = Increased Student Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers (SRP), founded in 1990, is one of the largest, best known university professional development programs for science teachers in the U.S. For eight weeks in each of two consecutive summers, teachers participate as a member of a research team, led by a member of Columbia University's research faculty. In addition to the laboratory experience, all teachers meet weekly during the summer for a series of pedagogical activities to assist them in transferring the experience to their classrooms. The primary goal of the program is to provide K-12 science teachers with opportunities to work at the cutting edge of science and engineering, and thus to revitalize their teaching and help them to appreciate the use of inquiry-based methods in their classroom instruction. The secondary goals of the program are to give the pre-college teacher the ability to guide their students toward careers in science and engineering, to develop new teaching strategies, and to foster long-term scholarly collaborations. The last is especially important as it leads to a model of the teacher as active in science yet committed to the pre-college classroom. Since its inception, SRP has focused on an objective assessment of the program's impact on attitudes and instructional practices of participating teachers, on the performance of these teachers in their mentors' laboratories, and most importantly, on the impact of their participation in the program has on student interest and performance in science. Our research resulted in a paper published in the journal Science. SRP also facilitates a multi-site survey-based evaluation of other teacher research programs around the country. The author will present the findings of both studies.

Dubner, J.

2011-12-01

131

Student Ratings of Instruction and Student Achievement: A Meta-analysis of Multisection Validity Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Meta-analytic methods were used to synthesize research on the relationship between student ratings of instruction and student achievement. Results provide strong support for the validity of student ratings as measures of teaching effectiveness. (Author/GK)

Cohen, Peter A.

1981-01-01

132

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

133

Variables Affecting Medical Faculty Students' Achievement: 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

134

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

135

Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Instructional Leadership and Student Achievement  

E-print Network

This quantitative study has two purposes. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate how teachers’ perceptions of principals’ instructional leadership affects student achievement in Texas suburban elementary schools. The secondary...

Mumphord, Karen Monette

2013-04-18

136

Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING  

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Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 91 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE DIRECTOR: ROBERT KUKTA and Manufacturing Innovation Grantees and Research Conference, Honolulu, HI. Jointly Authored Publications International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Montreal, QB. #12;Mechanical

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

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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

138

Longitudinal Outcomes for Mathematics Achievement for Students with Learning Disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using longitudinal data from the first 6 waves of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K), the authors examined mathematics achievement and growth trajectories by learning disability (LD) subgroups. The 2-level (time–student) growth curve model showed that lower levels of mathematics achievement were already evident at kindergarten entry for all subgroups of students identified as LD during the elementary school

Sharon Judge; Silvana M. R. Watson

2011-01-01

139

Elementary School Counselors and Teachers: Collaborators for Higher Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article I contend that elementary school teachers need to work more closely with school counselors to enhance student learning and academic performance and to narrow the achievement gap among student groups. Research showing the influence that counselors can exert on the educational process is summarized. Using the American School…

Sink, Christopher A.

2008-01-01

140

Morningness-eveningness preferences and academic achievement of university students.  

PubMed

The present study investigates whether the circadian preferences of students are related to their academic achievements. This study explores whether different class times affect students' achievement and examines the performance of students on final exams administered at 09:30 h for differences according to chronotype. A total of 1471 university students between 18 and 25 yrs of age responded to a morningness-eveningness questionnaire (MEQ), and data on their cumulative grade point averages (CGPA) were also collected from their transcripts. Some of the students in the sample attended classes during the first teaching period, which started at 08:00 h and ended at 14:50 h, and the remaining students followed the second schedule, which started at 15:00 h and ended at 21:50 h. MEQ scores were found to differ by sex. MEQ scores partially predicted academic success and that students' academic achievements differed according to the time of the teaching period. Moreover, final exam (administered at 09:30 h) scores differed with respect to their circadian preferences; students with a morning preference achieved higher scores than either those with an evening or intermediate preference. Both teaching and test start times thus impact academic performance. PMID:21231873

Be?oluk, Senol; Onder, Ismail; Deveci, Isa

2011-03-01

141

Family Effects on Student Achievement in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examine the effects of family structures and processes on student achievement in Hong Kong. Specifically, we show that the negative effects of single parenthood in past studies are not universal. In Hong Kong, 4,405 15-year-old students completed a questionnaire, and tests in reading, mathematics and science. We analysed the data using…

Chiu, Ming Ming; Ho, Esther Sui Chu

2006-01-01

142

Effective Teachers = Student Achievement: What the Research Says  

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Research has shown that there is no greater influence on a student's success than the quality of his or her teacher. This book presents the research findings which demonstrate the connection between teacher effectiveness and student achievement. We've always known, at least intuitively, that teachers matter, but this book proves that teachers are…

Stronge, James H.

2010-01-01

143

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

144

University Students' Achievement Goals and Approaches to Learning in Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Achievement goals (AG) and students' approaches to learning (SAL) are two research perspectives on student motivation and learning in higher education that have until now been pursued quite independently. Aims: This study sets out: (a) to explore the relationship between the most representative variables of SAL and AG; (b) to identify…

Cano, Francisco; Berben, A. B. G.

2009-01-01

145

The Effects of College Student Employment on Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT: With college tuition and the cost of living rising, many students find themselves in the position of needing employment,while trying to attend classes. This study examines the effects that employment,has on college students’ academic achievement,and other possible factors that might have contributed. Republication not permitted without written consent of the author. THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Lauren E. Watanabe; Faculty Mentor; Jana Jasinski

146

Helping Students Improve Academic Achievement and School Success Behavior  

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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

147

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

148

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

149

Effects of Classroom Assessment Practices on Students' Achievement Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of classroom assessment practices on students' achievement goals. The study included 1,636 ninth grade students and 83 science teachers from Muscat public schools in Oman. Results from hierarchical linear modeling techniques showed that class contextual features and teachers' teaching experiences and assessment…

Alkharusi, Hussain

2008-01-01

150

Teaching Teachers: Professional Development To Improve Student Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This monograph in AERA's Research Points series summarizes recent research on the effectiveness of teacher professional development activities with regard to student achievement. The main conclusions are that effective professional development focuses on any or all of these goals: boosting teacher content knowledge and their knowledge of how students learn, and linking activities to specific curriculum and classroom conditions.

Heather Hill, David C.

2005-01-01

151

Teachers, Race, and Student Achievement in a Randomized Experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recommendations for the aggressive recruitment of minority teachers are based on hypothesized role-model effects for minority students as well as evidence of racial biases among nonminority teachers. However, prior empirical studies have found little or no association between exposure to an own-race teacher and student achievement. This paper presents new evidence on this question by examining the test score data

Thomas S. Dee

2004-01-01

152

Student Characteristics, Practice, and Achievement in Physical Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine if students of differing initial skill levels and boys and girls receive different amounts and types of practice, and if correlations between appropriate and inappropriate trials and achievement were different for the various subgroups. Students (N = 202) and teachers in 10 middle school\\/junior high school physical education classes were the subjects

Stephen Silverman

1993-01-01

153

Classroom Emotional Climate, Student Engagement, and Academic Achievement  

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The emotional connections students foster in their classrooms are likely to impact their success in school. Using a multimethod, multilevel approach, this study examined the link between classroom emotional climate and academic achievement, including the role of student engagement as a mediator. Data were collected from 63 fifth- and sixth-grade…

Reyes, Maria R.; Brackett, Marc A.; Rivers, Susan E.; White, Mark; Salovey, Peter

2012-01-01

154

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

155

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

156

Emotional Intelligence, Creativity and Academic Achievement of Business Administration Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: This study investigated the extent to which the level of creativity and emotional intelligence influenced the level of academic achievement of Higher National Diploma HND business administration students of Polytechnics in the South Western States of Nigeria. Method: Three instruments; Student Cumulative Grade Point (CGPA)…

Olatoye, R. Ademola; Akintunde, S. O.; Yakasai, M. I.

2010-01-01

157

Frequency of Examinations and Student Achievement in a Randomized Experiment  

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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

158

Student Achievement in Multigrade and Single Grade Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finds that, among 418 students in 8 New Brunswick (Canada) elementary schools, students in multigrade classes and matched peers in single grades 1-5 did not differ significantly in grade points or total achievement test scores. Reports that 27 of 34 teachers surveyed preferred teaching single grade classes. (SV)

Brown, Kenneth G.; Martin, Andrew B.

1989-01-01

159

Learning Styles, Teaching Performance, and Student Achievement: A Relational Study.  

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The learning style of 187 animal science students and 4 instructors was identified (56% field independent). There was a low correlation between students' Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT) scores and their evaluation of instructor performance, regardless of instructors' GEFT scores. Achievement was not significantly correlated with learning style.…

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

1999-01-01

160

The Effects of Class Size on Students' Academic Achievement  

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The purpose of this quantitative correlational research was to study the relationship between class size and students' academic achievement. Citywide language arts and math test scores for third and fifth grade students in four New York City public schools were examined using a variety of variables including (a) gender, (b) ethnicity, (c) grade…

Wilson, Claire

2011-01-01

161

Perceived Achievement Goal Structure and College Student Help Seeking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two studies examined associations between college students' help seeking and perceptions of their classes' achievement goal structure. Study 1 established that students' help seeking (N = 883 in 6 chemistry classes) could be parsimoniously described by distinct approach (intentions to seek autonomous help from teachers) and avoidance patterns…

Karabenick, Stuart A.

2004-01-01

162

Student Achievement Outcomes Comprehensive School Reform: A Canadian Case Study  

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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

163

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

164

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

165

Personal goals and academic achievement among theology students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studying in higher education requires long?term commitment. Previous studies have shown that commitment, perceived competence, intrinsic motivation and work?life orientation are positively related to academic achievement. This study examines the kinds of goals theology students have at the beginning of studies, and whether these goals are related to academic achievement during their first three years at university. Personal project analysis

Topi Litmanen; Laura Hirsto; Kirsti Lonka

2010-01-01

166

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

167

Accelerated Learning: A Study of Faculty and Student Experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we explored faculty and student experiences of accelerated learning. We conducted interviews with faculty members\\u000a who had delivered the same course in 12 and 6-week timeframes, and we analysed a student survey. Students reported overall\\u000a positive experiences in the accelerated courses, particularly in the social aspects of learning, higher than usual motivation,\\u000a and confidence in their learning.

Nicolette Lee; Briony Horsfall

2010-01-01

168

Is Student Achievement Immutable? Evidence from International Studies on Schooling and Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the contribution of recent international studies to an understanding of the role of content in curriculum and the way in which schools have an impact on student learning. Such studies suggest that how the science and mathematics curriculum is presented may account for differences in student performance. (SLD)

Suter, Larry E.

2000-01-01

169

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

170

Establishing a Learning Community for Community College Students: STAR--Students and Teachers Achieving Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students and Teachers Achieving Results (STAR) is a student-centered learning project developed by Long Beach City College, in California, to increase the success and retention rates of underrepresented students. Through STAR, students are provided with a program of linked courses that develop communication skills, utilize interdisciplinary…

Mackay, Jannie; And Others

171

Get With the Program: Accelerating Community College Students'  

E-print Network

Get With the Program: Accelerating Community College Students' Entry into and Completion for this is that many students do not enter a college-level program of study. This paper presents a practical method-time college students over five years using data from an anonymous sample of community colleges. The analysis

Su, Xiao

172

Teachers, Race and Student Achievement in a Randomized Experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recommendations for the aggressive recruitment of minority teachers are based on hypothesized role-model effects for minority students as well as evidence of racial biases among non-minority teachers. However, prior empirical studies have found little or no association between exposure to an own-race teacher and student achievement. This paper presents new evidence on this question by evaluating the test score data

Thomas S. Dee

2001-01-01

173

Enhancing student achievement through computer-generated homework  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of interactive computer-generated homework on student achievement. Of two sections of Physical Science I, one received homework via the computer; the other received printed, equivalent homework assignments. The results of this study indicate that the use of drill-and-practice computer homework minimizes differences among students with a corresponding decrease in the

Marlene M. Milkent; Wolff-Michael Roth

1989-01-01

174

Alberta Science Achievement Study. A Study Conducted for the Minister's Advisory Committee on Student Achievement. Condensed Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a condensed report of a study commissioned by the Minister's Advisory Committee on Student Achievement (MACOSA) to study student achievement in science at grades three, six, nine, and twelve in Alberta, Canada. Baseline information for future assessments and a summary of student achievement of curricular objectives were to be provided.…

Treasure, Morris

175

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

176

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

177

Is it grade inflation or real change in student achievement?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The NSW Higher School Certificate is awarded at the end of secondary school. It is examination-based and also incorporates a significant school assessment component. Following a review of the Higher School Certificate in the late 1990s (McGaw 1997), the decision was taken to change from the reporting of student achievement using a norm-referenced approach to one based on explicit achievement

John Bennett

178

Role of resilient personality on lower achieving first grade students' current and future achievement  

PubMed Central

This study investigated a measurement model of personality resilience and the contribution of personality resilience to lower achieving first grade students' academic achievement. Participants were 445 ethnically diverse children who at entrance to first grade scored below their school district median on a test of literacy. Participants were administered an individual achievement test in first grade and 1 year later. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed a second-order latent construct of resilient personality defined by teacher-rated conscientiousness, agreeableness, and ego-resiliency that was distinct from measures of externalizing behaviors and IQ. Using latent structural equation modeling and controlling for baseline economic adversity, IQ, and externalizing symptoms, resilient personality predicted children's concurrent and future achievement (controlling also for baseline achievement in the prospective analyses). Model fit was invariant across gender. PMID:18084626

Kwok, Oi-man; Hughes, Jan N.; Luo, Wen

2007-01-01

179

Effects of Teacher Professional Development on Gains in Student Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a meta analysis study with the goal of providing state and local education leaders with scientifically-based evidence regarding the effects of teacher professional development on improving student learning. The analysis focused on completed studies of effects of professional development for K-12 teachers of science and mathematics. The meta analysis results show important cross-study evidence that teacher professional development in mathematics does have significant positive effects on student achievement. The analysis results also confirm the positive relationship to student outcomes of key characteristics of design of professional development programs.

2009-07-11

180

The effect of technology on student science achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Prior research indicates that technology has had little effect on raising student achievement. Little empirical research exists, however, studying the effects of technology as a tool to improve student achievement through development of higher order thinking skills. Also, prior studies have not focused on the manner in which technology is being used in the classroom and at home to enhance teaching and learning. Empirical data from a secondary school representative of those in California were analyzed to determine the effects of technology on student science achievement. The quantitative analysis methods for the school data study included a multiple linear path analysis, using final course grade as the ultimate exogenous variable. In addition, empirical data from a nationwide survey on how Americans use the Internet were disaggregated by age and analyzed to determine the relationships between computer and Internet experience and (a) Internet use at home for school assignments and (b) more general computer use at home for school assignments for school age children. Analysis of data collected from the a "A Nation Online" Survey conducted by the United States Census Bureau assessed these relationships via correlations and cross-tabulations. Finally, results from these data analyses were assessed in conjunction with systemic reform efforts from 12 states designed to address improvements in science and mathematics education in light of the Third International Mathematics and Science Survey (TIMSS). Examination of the technology efforts in those states provided a more nuanced understanding of the impact technology has on student achievement. Key findings included evidence that technology training for teachers increased their use of the computer for instruction but students' final science course grade did not improve; school age children across the country did not use the computer at home for such higher-order cognitive activities as graphics and design or spreadsheets/databases; and states whose systemic reform initiatives included a mix of capacity building and alignment to state standards realized improved student achievement on the 2000 NAEP Science Assessment.

Hilton, June Kraft

2003-10-01

181

Students' Motivational Profiles and Achievement 1 Running Head: STUDENTS' MOTIVATIONAL PROFILES AND ACHIEVEMENT  

E-print Network

. Chanal University of Grenoble, France Journal of Educational Psychology (2008), 100, 688-701 Submitted.sarrazin@ujf-grenoble.fr hal-00389858,version1-29May2009 Author manuscript, published in "Journal of Educational Psychology 100; Vallerand, 1997) has shown that individuals in general and students in particular, differ considerably

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

182

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

183

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

184

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

185

Ethnic Identity, Epistemological Development, and Academic Achievement in Underrepresented Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through 2 related studies, we investigated the relation between ethnic identity, epistemological development, and achievement among students of color. Findings suggest that the three variables are related, with ethnic identity and epistemological development together contributing to explaining variance in college GPA almost as well as a…

Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth; Chaudhari, Prema; Murrell, Ennad Dyana; Podobnik, Sharon; Schaeffer, Zachary

2008-01-01

186

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

187

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

188

Narrowing in on Educational Resources that Do Affect Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an era dominated by issues of school finance adequacy, it seems particularly important to provide evidence that, despite a number of claims to the contrary, educational resources are indeed positively related to improved student achievement. One of the hypotheses of this article is that expenditures per pupil must be disaggregated into more…

Archibald, Sarah

2006-01-01

189

Factors Influencing Primary Students' Learning Achievement in Bangladesh  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using "Education Watch" database of 2008, this article explores the factors associated with learning achievement of primary school students in Bangladesh. The sample consists of 7,093 fifth graders (final year of compulsory primary education) from 440 primary schools. Based on nationally adopted competencies for primary education, a group of…

Nath, Samir Ranjan

2012-01-01

190

Student Achievement and Education System Performance in a Developing Country  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The global spread of national assessment testing activities, and the growing pressure to move beyond basic measures of participation in educational monitoring, means that student achievement measures are likely to become increasingly relevant indicators of systemic progress in the developing world. Using data from the CESSP project in Cambodia,…

Marshall, Jeffery H.; Chinna, Ung; Hok, Ung Ngo; Tinon, Souer; Veasna, Meung; Nissay, Put

2012-01-01

191

Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY  

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helium. Journal of Applied Physics 107: 033116. McCoy, B.M., Assis, M., Boukraa, S., Hassani, S lithography with metastable helium. Journal of Applied Physics 107: 033116. Crichigno, Marcos P., Shuryak emission. New Journal of Physics 11: 115007. #12;Physics and Astronomy 120 Graduate Student Achievements 09

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School Climate and Restructuring for Low-Achieving Students.  

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Although analogous and vague definitions of school climate may help in determining whether low-achieving students are experiencing a more positive or negative school climate, more clarity is needed to render the climate construct more observable, measurable, and malleable. Tagiuri conceptualizes climate as the total environmental quality within an…

Smey-Richman, Barbara

193

Junior High School Teacher Preparation, Teaching Behaviors, and Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated was the relationship between teacher characteristics and behaviors and student achievement in junior high school science. Background information about teachers was collected from school records regarding science and science methods credits, grade point average, recency of science course work, and years of teaching experience. Teaching…

Perkes, Victor Aston

194

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

195

Using Site-Based Budgeting To Improve Student Achievement.  

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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

196

Engaging the Community To Support Student Achievement. ERIC Digest.  

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School systems have long recognized the need for public support and participation, but now many districts are renewing their commitment to strengthen the ties with their communities. To build community support for schools that facilitates student achievement, school boards are developing communication strategies that routinely reach diverse…

Cunningham, Chris

197

The Longitudinal Link between Student Health and Math Achievement Scores  

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This study investigated the relationship between health conditions suffered over time and student scores on the Stanford Achievement Test 9 in Yuma County, Arizona, public grade schools. The majority of children in Yuma County were of Hispanic origin. The poverty and low income status of most of these children placed them at greater risk for…

Garcy, Anthony M.

2009-01-01

198

Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 COMPUTER SCIENCE  

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Response to Drug Words in Cocaine Addiction. Journal of Neuroscience 29(18): 6001-6. #12;Computer ScienceGraduate Student Achievements 09-10 39 COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATE DIRECTOR: I.V. RAMAKRISHNAN Cubic Lattices. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 15(5): 802- 814. Fodor, P

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Relationship between High School Leadership Team Practices and Student Achievement  

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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

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School Board Member Professional Development and Effects on Student Achievement  

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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

201

School Performance Indicators, Accountability Ratings, and Student Achievement  

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Researchers have been challenged to find school-level characteristics that make a difference in student achievement. This study focused on a diverse sample of 24 middle schools to examine differences between schools rated Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable, and Academically Unacceptable on four performance indicator dimensions:…

Jackson, Shirley A.; Lunenburg, Fred C.

2010-01-01

202

Teaching for Successful Intelligence To Increase Student Learning and Achievement.  

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This book provides K-12 teachers with a series of lessons that promote the development of students' analytical, creative, and practical thinking skills. It is based on the theory of successful intelligence, which suggests that successful people use all three skills to achieve success. The book supplies educators with theories, techniques, lessons,…

Sternberg, Robert J.; Grigorenko, Elena L.

203

Parents' Expectations and Students' Achievement in Two Western Nations  

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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

204

Do Catholic High Schools Improve Minority Student Achievement?  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is much current debate concerning the role of private schooling in U. S. education. Recent research has purported to show that Catholic schools produce higher achievement in minority high school seniors than do public schools, yet this research has failed to control adequately for student ability, frequently a criterion for selection into such schools. Here, the High School and

Timothy Z Keith; Ellis B Page

1985-01-01

205

Mississippi's Plan for Student Achievement: Assessment, Accreditation, Accountability.  

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This booklet outlines Mississippi's plan for raising student achievement. It discusses how Mississippi tried to avoid the problems that other states encountered when they tried to raise standards without strengthening core educational components, such as curriculum and teacher support. Mississippi called on hundreds of teachers to rewrite the…

Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.

206

Academic optimism and student achievement in urban elementary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 and multiple regression and factor analyses were used

Page A. Smith; Wayne K. Hoy

2007-01-01

207

Can High School Achievement Tests Serve to Select College Students?  

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Postsecondary schools have traditionally relied on admissions tests such as the SAT and ACT to select students. With high school achievement assessments in place in many states, it is important to ascertain whether scores from those exams can either supplement or supplant conventional admissions tests. In this study we examined whether the Arizona…

Cimetta, Adriana D.; D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Levin, Joel R.

2010-01-01

208

Teaching Low Achieving and Disadvantaged Students, 3rd Edition  

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This new edition updates and expands the previous volume and continues to reflect the concepts and the reasons behind learning and behavior problems of low achieving and disadvantaged students. Through the chapters, the author describes instructional levels and independent levels, emphasizing that success is produced by finding the place on the…

Hargis, Charles H.

2006-01-01

209

The Impact of Washington State Achievers Scholarship on Student Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This paper uses data from the fifth cohort of the Washington State Achievers (WSA) Program to investigate the impact of receiving a WSA scholarship on various student outcomes. Using a regression discontinuity approach, we find that receipt of a WSA scholarship has a large positive and statistically significant impact on the probability of college enrollment in the year after

Stephen L. DesJardins

210

The Influence of Teacher Graduate Degrees on Student Reading Achievement  

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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

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

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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

212

Father Involvement and Student Achievement: Variations Based on Demographic Contexts  

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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

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How Rural School Superintendents in Illinois Impact Student Achievement  

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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

214

National Board Certified Teachers and Their Students' Achievement  

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Contemporary research on teaching indicates that teachers are powerful contributors to students' academic achievement, though the set and interrelationships of characteristics that make for high-quality and effective teaching have yet to be satisfactorily determined. Nevertheless, on the basis of the extant research and a vision of exemplary…

Vandevoort, Leslie G.; Berliner, David C.

2004-01-01

215

Factors Related to Students' Achievements: Comparing Israeli Bedouin and Jewish Students in College Education  

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This study examined factors contributing to the achievements of Israeli Bedouin and Jewish students in an Israeli college for teacher education. The study employed Tinto's model and its core concepts of academic and social integration as main explanatory factors for student achievement in an academic institute. Background characteristics were also…

Fischl, Dita; Sagy, Shifra

2009-01-01

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Students Colleges and Achievement in an Advanced Course  

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The aim of the present study was to determine whether a significant relationship exists between a studentÃÂs 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 studentÃÂs 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 1997ÃÂ1998 academic year than those in either the 1996ÃÂ1997 year (P < 0.001) or the 1995ÃÂ1996 year (P < 0.05). StudentsÃÂ 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); Cobern E. Ott (University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Physiology)

2002-12-01

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A comparative study of high-achieving and low-achieving African-American students in an urban setting  

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The purpose of this study was to delineate which demographic and school variables were important for predicting the achievement of 10th grade African-American students. The sample population was divided into two groups: high-achievers, students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher, and low-achievers, students with GPAs of 1.5 or lower. Variables examined in the study included: gender; birth place; student's native

Channey Johnson

1998-01-01

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THE INFLUENCE OF ENROLLMENT IN AGRISCIENCE COURSES ON THE SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary purpose of this study was to determine if agriscience courses impact the science achievement of high school students. Objectives included describing students on selected demographics, measuring students' science achievement as measured by the Louisiana exit examination, and comparing science achievement of agriscience students with non- agriscience students. The population for this study was 11th grade students enrolled in

Timothy C. Chiasson

219

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

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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

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Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

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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 Parental Authority Questionnaire (Buri in J Pers Assess 57:110-119, 1991). Academic achievement is measured based on the students' performance in the Lower Secondary Assessment. Data were analyzed using structural equation modelling. Results demonstrated that model of authoritative and model of authoritarian fit the data of this study well. Both authoritative and authoritarian parenting styles are the most common practice of the parents. Parenting styles have been found to be a moderator of this study. The results indicated that parenting styles moderated the effect of academic self-concept on academic achievement. The impact of academic self-concept on academic achievement is found to be greater for the authoritative than the authoritarian parenting style.

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

2012-08-01

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9/16/2009 Andy Haas Stanford Student Orientation: Accelerator based Particle Physics 1 Accelerator-based Particle Physics  

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9/16/2009 Andy Haas Stanford Student Orientation: Accelerator based Particle Physics 1 Accelerator-based Particle Physics Opportunities at SLAC/Stanford Andy Haas / SLAC Stanford Student Orientation Sept. 16, 2009 #12;9/16/2009 Andy Haas Stanford Student Orientation: Accelerator based Particle Physics 2

Wechsler, Risa H.

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COGNITION METACOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENT OF COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract. This study examined,the way,successful college stu- dents with LD compensated,for their deficits in phonological processing. Successful was,defined as average or above-average grades in college coursework. The study compared,the cognitive and,metacognitive,performance,of students with,and,without LD (N=40). Although,achievement,levels for both,groups,were comparahle, students with LD scored significantly lower than stu- dents without LD in word reading, processing speed, semantic processing, and short-term memory.

Guy Trainin; H. Lee Swanson

2005-01-01

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Teaching Electromagnetism to High-School Students Using Particle Accelerators  

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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

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Accelerators  

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What is the purpose of particle accelerators? On this web page, part of a particle physics tutorial, students read that accelerators solve two problems. The accelerators provide an increase in momentum to produce particles of small wavelength, and the fast-moving particles can create new particles when smashed together. A photograph of the inside of a particle accelerator is provided. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Group, Lawrence B.

2002-01-01

225

Birth order effects on young students’ academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine birth order effects on academic achievement for ten-year-old students using data for the entire population of fifth graders in Norway 2007\\/2008. The analysis thus adds to a thin empirical literature focusing on birth order effects among young children. We find that being firstborn confers a significant advantage in families with two, three and four children. The analysis makes

Hans Bonesrønning; Sofia Sandgren Massih

2011-01-01

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Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education  

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Across the first year of a major grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with supplemental-678-3091 Email: edgecombe@tc.edu This research was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The author

Su, Xiao

227

Accelerating Struggling Students' Learning through Identity Redevelopment  

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When students struggle in the elementary and middle grades, the likelihood that they will drop out of high school increases dramatically. Although most dropout prevention resources have focused on high schools in a last-ditch effort to keep students in school, earlier interventions in elementary and middle grades provide a better opportunity to…

Finnan, Christine; Kombe, Dennis

2011-01-01

228

A Study of Teacher Trust in Clients and Student Achievement in Texas Suburban Schools  

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, previous studies have not tested the effect of teacher trust on student achievement in suburban elementary schools with large and diverse student populations. This study examined the relationship between teacher trust in clients and student achievement...

Hood, Shannon

2013-05-08

229

The Relationship of Positive and Negative Perfectionism to Academic Achievement, Achievement Motivation, and Well-Being in Tertiary Students.  

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??The relationship between positive and negative perfectionism, and academic achievement, motivation and well-being in tertiary students was investigated. It was hypothesized that higher levels of… (more)

Ram, Alison

2005-01-01

230

Quality Science Teacher Professional Development and Student Achievement  

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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

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Effects of partner's ability on the achievement and conceptual organization of high-achieving fifth-grade students  

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This study investigated high-achieving fifth-grade students' achievement gains and conceptual reorganization during a unit on convection. Specifically, the achievement and cognitive gains that occurred as a result of interactions of high-achieving students with a high-achieving or low-achieving laboratory partner were compared. The study design included an instructional sequence of three dyadic inquiry investigations related to convection currents as well as pre- and postassessments consisting of a multiple-choice test, card sorting task, construction of a concept map, and an interview. Results showed no significant differences for achievement of high-achieving students regardless of the partner's achievement level and only slight differences in conceptual reorganization. The implications of this study for heterogeneous grouping and construction of knowledge by dyads is discussed.

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

2003-01-01

232

Predicting the academic achievement of gifted students with autism spectrum disorder.  

PubMed

We are not well informed regarding the ability-achievement relationship for twice-exceptional individuals (very high cognitive ability and a diagnosed disability, e.g., autism spectrum disorder [ASD]). The research question for this investigation (N = 59) focused on the predictability of achievement among variables related to ability and education in a twice-exceptional sample of students (cognitive ability of 120 [91st percentile], or above, and diagnosed with ASD). We determined that WISC-IV Working Memory and Processing Speed Indices were both significantly positively correlated with achievement in math, reading, and written language. WISC Perceptual Reasoning Index was uniquely predictive of Oral Language test scores. Unexpected findings were that ASD diagnosis, Verbal Comprehension Index, and forms of academic acceleration were not related to the dependent variables. PMID:22105142

Assouline, Susan G; Foley Nicpon, Megan; Dockery, Lori

2012-09-01

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

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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

234

The impact of academic eligibility requirements on student achievement as perceived by coaches, teachers, and students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to compare high school coaches', teachers', and students' perceptions of how academic eligibility requirements impacted student academic achievement. Participants were selected with random cluster sampling techniques. There were 513 usable surveys returned from 629 surveys distributed for an overall return rate of 81.6%. Nine null hypotheses were stated and tested at the .05 level

Henry Kenneth Staggs

2001-01-01

235

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

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

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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

237

Gender and Achievement-Related Beliefs among Engineering Students  

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Achievement-related beliefs were examined among a group of 238 college students in engineering (38 female, 104 male) and nonengineering majors (57 female, 39 male) to understand why women enter engineering majors at a low rate and are more likely than men to leave such majors. The results indicated that (a) among the engineering majors, women were more likely than men to identify engineering aptitude as a fixed ability, a belief that was associated with a tendency to drop classes when faced with difficulty; (b) female engineering majors were more likely to perceive male and female engineering students as receiving different treatment than their male counterparts; and (c) female engineering majors tended to place more emphasis on extrinsic factors and less emphasis on intrinsic factors than female nonengineering majors, a pattern not seen among men. Implications for intervention programs are discussed.

Heyman, Gail D.; Martyna, Bryn; Bhatia, Sangeeta

238

Advancing Achievement Goal Theory: Using Goal Structures and Goal Orientations to Predict Students' Motivation, Cognition, and Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this study was to investigate how different components of achievement goal theory were related to each other and to students' motivation, cognitive engagement, and achievement in mathematics. Junior high school students (N = 525) completed a self-report survey that assessed their perceived classroom goal structures; personal goal orientations; and a collection of outcomes that included persistence, procrastination,

Christopher A. Wolters

2004-01-01

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

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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

240

Relationships between university studentsachievement motivation, attitude and academic performance in Malaysia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student achievement problems are often highlighted in academic literature and the mass media and therefore, it is pertinent for educators to be aware and to study the factors related to student achievements such as achievement motivation and attitude. The purpose of this study was to identify the relationships between the achievement motivation, attitude and student academic performance. The research design

Kamariah Abu Bakar; Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi; Rahil Mahyuddin; Habibah Elias; Wong Su Luan; Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub

2010-01-01

241

Values, achievement goals, and individual-oriented and social-oriented achievement motivations among Chinese and Indonesian secondary school students.  

PubMed

This study examined how values related to achievement goals and individual-oriented and social-oriented achievement motivations among secondary school students in China (N = 355) and Indonesia (N = 356). Statistical comparisons showed the Chinese students endorsed more strongly than the Indonesian students on self-direction and hedonism values, individual-oriented achievement motivation, and mastery-approach goals. Conversely, the Indonesian students endorsed more strongly than their Chinese counterparts on security, conformity, tradition, universalism and achievement values, social-oriented achievement motivation, and performance-approach and mastery-avoidance goals. Values explained a significant amount of the variance in almost all of the dimensions of motivation. Etic and emic relationships between values and achievement motivations were found. PMID:22022795

Liem, Arief Darmanegara; Nie, Youyan

2008-10-01

242

Students' Conceptions of Assessment and Mathematics: Self Regulation Raises Achievement1  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study of New Zealand secondary school students using four self-report inventories of conceptions of assessment found four robust independent measurement models. Four structural models mapped the conceptions of assessment to mathematics achievement taking into account student ethnicity and student sex. The conceptions that assessment makes students accountable and was beneficial for students loaded positively on achievement, while the conceptions

Gavin T. L. Brown; Gerrit H. F. Hirschfeld

2007-01-01

243

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

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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

244

Socially oriented achievement goals of Chinese university students in Singapore: Structure and relationships with achievement motives, goals and affective outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contemporary literature on culture, self, and motivations (Markus & Kitayama, 1991) suggests that in collectivistic cultures, individual achievement is interdependent of one's social others. We proposed that this cultural characteristic could be exemplified in the achievement goal orientation and tested the notion with university students in a collectivistic community—Singapore. A socially oriented achievement goal construct was developed by taking into

Weining C. Chang; Kaishi Wong

2008-01-01

245

The effectiveness of constructivist science instructional methods on middle school students' student achievement and motivation  

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A problem facing science educators is determining the most effective means of science instruction so that students will meet or exceed the new rigorous standards. The theoretical framework for this study was based on reform and research efforts that have informed science teachers that using constructivism is the best method of science instruction. The purpose of this study was to investigate how the constructivist method of science instruction affected student achievement and student motivation in a sixth grade science classroom. The guiding research question involved understanding which method of science instruction would be most effective at improving student achievement in science. Other sub-questions included the factors that contribute to student motivation in science and the method of science instruction students receive that affects motivation to learn science. Quantitative data were collected using a pre-test and post-test single group design. T-test and ANCOVA were used to test quantitative hypotheses. Qualitative data were collected using student reflective journals and classroom discussions. Students' perspectives were transcribed, coded and used to further inform quantitative findings. The findings of this study supported the recommendations made by science reformists that the best method of science instruction was a constructivist method. This study also found that participant comments favored constructivist taught classes. The implications for social change at the local level included potential increases in student achievement in science and possibly increased understanding that can facilitate similar changes at other schools. From a global perspective, constructivist-oriented methods might result in students becoming more interested in majoring in science at the college level and in becoming part of a scientifically literate work force.

Brooks, John

246

Reading achievement for students with autism and students with learning disability: A comprehensive examination of five key areas of reading  

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student’s special interests, possible special interests in readinginterest in a study of reading achievement for elementary and middle school studentsinterest in this plant. Students were rarely able to generate responses related to post-reading

Quan, Jenny

2014-01-01

247

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

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...Announcement; Promoting Student Achievement at Schools Impacted by Military...AGENCY: Department of Defense Education Activity, DoD. ACTION: Grant...amending the Promoting Student Achievement at Schools Impacted by...

2010-01-29

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EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND ASPIRATIONS OF UNDERGRADUATE MARRIED STUDENTS AS COMPARED TO UNDERGRADUATE UNMARRIED STUDENTS, WITH ANALYSIS OF CERTAIN ASSOCIATED VARIABLES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A COMPARISON WAS MADE OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS AND ASPIRATIONS OF UN DERGRADUATE MARRIED STUDENTS WITH THOSE OF UNDERGRADUATE UNMARRIED STUDENTS. THE STUDY OBJECTIVES WERE (1) TO DETERMINE TO WHAT EXTENT MARRIED MEN AND WOMEN UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE STUDENTS DIFFER FROM UNMARRIED STUDENTS IN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, STATED ATTITUDES TOWARD THEIR EDUCATION…

CHILMAN, CATHERINE S.; MEYER, DONALD L.

249

Student achievement in math in relation to teacher methodology and other variables: implications for leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which student achievement in math could be influenced by teacher methodology and students’ perceptions of teacher expectations, teacher-student relationships, classroom climate, peer affiliation, parental support, student academic motivation, student academic self-esteem and socioeconomic status (SES). The results could be of significance to teachers and principals if students are expected

Jacquelyn F Poindexter

2010-01-01

250

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

251

The Effects of Cooperative Learning on Student Achievement and Motivation in a High School Geometry Class  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joe D. Nichols

1996-01-01

252

An Examination of the Impact of Selected Teacher Variables on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between selected teacher variables and high school student achievement was analyzed. Using the Pearson Correlation analysis, this paper tries to: 1) determine the relationship between teachers' teaching experience and high school student achievement, 2) determine the relationship between teacher turnover rate and high school student achievement, 3) determine the relationship between teachers with advanced degree and high school

Comfort O. Okpala

253

The Relationship between School Funding and Student Achievement in Kansas Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent changes in public school educational finance in the state of Kansas are shown to have had little positive effect on student educational achievement. A differences structure is used to determine the effect of changes in revenue per student at the district level on changes in measures of student achievement. Measures of achievement employed…

Neymotin, Florence

2010-01-01

254

An Analysis of the Effects of an Integrated Learning System on Student Achievement in Mathematics  

E-print Network

regression was used to determine the effects of the ALEKS? program on student achievement while controlling for student characteristics and school and teacher fixed effects. Results from this quantitative, quasi-experimental study showed that at-risk students...

Platko, Randolyn Rene

2011-04-13

255

Leadership through middle school library programming : impact on Latino student achievement  

E-print Network

and student achievement that has been continuous through changes in the political climate,students, some background on the changes in 1. ) political climate,change that has impacted the educational climate is ethnic and socioeconomic student

Nelson, Jeanne Vivian

2009-01-01

256

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

257

The effects of African-centered education on the achievement motivation of African American students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The education of African American students has been the subject of research and investigation for more than 50 years. As a result of historical practices, African American students have been subdued by academic apathy. Major discrepancies have been noted in academic achievement between African American and Caucasian students. This study compared achievement motivation of African American students who receive an

Jay B Marks

2005-01-01

258

Classroom Environment and Student Learning: Classroom-Level Effects on Achievement Trajectories in Late Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study uses a three-level model (within-student, between-student, and between-classroom) to examine the effects of 4th and 5th grade classroom environments on student achievement trajectories during the school year. Between-classroom differences in teacher warmth and classroom order were tested as predictors of student rates of achievement

Gaskins, Clare Smith

2010-01-01

259

The Postsecondary Achievement of Participants in Dual Enrollment: "An Analysis of Student Outcomes in Two States"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dual enrollment programs enable high school students to enroll in college courses and earn college credit. Once limited to high-achieving students, such programs are increasingly seen as a means to support the postsecondary preparation of average-achieving students and students in career and technical education (CTE) programs. This report seeks to…

Karp, Melinda Mechur; Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Hughes, Katherine L.; Jeong, Dong Wook; Bailey, Thomas R.

2007-01-01

260

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

261

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

262

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.

263

Raising African American Student Achievement: California Goals, Local Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

264

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

An Examination of the Effect of Elementary School Size on Student Academic Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Prior studies that have investigated the relationship between school size and student academic achievement have produced conflicting results. For example, some studies found a positive relationship between school size and student achievement; other studies found that the relationship is negative. Typically, however, these past studies have not accounted for the influence of student ability in their analysis of the impact of school size on student achievement. The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of school size on student achievement while accounting for student ability, among other variables. The results reported in this paper suggest that school size has a nonlinear relationship with respect to student achievement. Thus, there is an optimal school size with respect to the maximization of student achievement.

Borland, Melvin V.; Howsen, Roy M.

2003-09-01

267

Differences in Thinking Styles among Low, Average, and High-Achieving College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the present study was to examine the differences in thinking styles among low-, average-, and high-achieving United Arab Emirates college students. Thinking Styles Inventory was used to assess students' thinking styles. Results indicated that low-achieving students scored significantly lower on Executive, Hierar- chical, Anarchic, Local, Conservative, and Internal styles. Low-achieving students scored significantly higher on Legislative, Oligarchic,

Mohamed A. Albaili

268

Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 ANATOMICAL SCIENCES  

E-print Network

) Jackson School of Geosciences Student Member Travel Grant, $600. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Deerfield, Illinois. Sertich, Joseph. (2010) Doctoral Dissertation of Geosciences Student Member Travel Grant, $600. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Deerfield, IL. Jointly

269

Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCES  

E-print Network

L. Washburn Student Award, $750. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, NM of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, NM. St. Clair, Elizabeth M. (2010) Graduate Student Travel Award) Pollitzer Travel Award, $500. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, NM. Viterbo

270

Library use and academic achievement among medical students.  

PubMed

Many factors play a part in determining the performance of students in examinations, but the extent to which students use library facilities does not appear to have been recently considered as a factor, in medicine or in any other academic subject. In this study, the number of books borrowed from the library by undergraduate medical students was used as a simple measure of library use, and significant differences in book-borrowing levels were found between students in different years of the medical course, students from different regions of the world, and men and women students. In the first year of the course, students who borrowed most also performed best in their end-of-year examinations, and this association was only partly explained by regional differences. No such association was found among final-year students, suggesting different study habits and different assessment criteria in the clinical years of the course. PMID:8736250

Brazier, H; Conroy, R M

1996-03-01

271

Teacher's Sense of Responsibility towards Student Achievement and Their Attitude.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study, involving 49 teachers and 1,164 students, found that teachers tend to feel responsible for the academic successes of their students and to attribute their failures to external factors. Teachers with a high or medium rating on sense of responsibility exhibited more significantly positive attitudes toward their students. (Author/JDD)

Potvin, Pierre; Papillon, Simon

1992-01-01

272

Colorado State University Center for Advising & Student Achievement  

E-print Network

in student affairs in higher education, or related field completed by May 30, 2013, and One year full-time experience in a higher education setting working with students in providing one- on-one and group students to explore and engage in their educational and personal purpose, within an inclusive community

Stephens, Graeme L.

273

STUDENT CREATIVITY, INTELLIGENCE, ACHIEVEMENT, AND TEACHER CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

TO DETERMINE WHETHER STUDENTS WHO PERCEIVE THEIR TEACHERS DIFFERENTLY ALSO DIFFER IN CREATIVITY, A SAMPLE OF 197 STUDENTS (82 MALES AND 115 FEMALES) WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM ONE HIGH SCHOOL. EACH STUDENT WAS GIVEN THREE TESTS OF COGNITIVE FACTORS--THE UTILITY TEST (LISTING DIFFERENT USES FOR A BRICK AND A WOODEN PENCIL), THE APPARATUS TEST…

STEVENS, JOHN C.; AND OTHERS

274

Academic Dishonesty among Gifted and High-Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gifted high school students are essentially absent in the research concerning academic integrity; however, over the past few years, educators of gifted students have noticed an increase in the occurrences of academic dishonesty among students in gifted classrooms (Abilock, 2009). This research may be analyzed to provide some insight into the…

Geddes, Kimberly A.

2011-01-01

275

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

276

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

277

Psychological correlates of academic and athletic achievement in high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Participation in school sports may be, for many students, as important as the degree of success attained in the classroom. This study investigated the relationships between academic achievement, athletic achievement, self-concept, locus of control, and achievement motivation. The Tennessee Self Concept Scale, Locus of Control Scale for Children, Achievement-Related Affect Scale, and Measure of Achievement Motivation were administered to 130

Scott Michael Smickley

1989-01-01

278

Achievement of Broad Acceleration Profile for Launching Active Transient Internal Probes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Transient Internal Probe (TIP) is a diagnostic for the direct measurement of internal local magnetic or electric fields with high spatial and temporal resolution (1 cm, 1 MHz). A two-stage light-gas gun launches an optic probe at high velocity (1.5 km/s ˜ 1.8 km/s) so that the probe can transit the plasma before severe ablation occurs. The polarization change of a light, retroreflected after double-pass through the probe, provides one component of the field measurements along a chord of a plasma. A Faraday rotator glass or a Pockels cell has been used for the present passive optic probes. Active probes, currently in development, utilizing on-board sensor and electronics will allow measurements of multi-parameters including 3-D magnetic- and electric fields, plasma temperature, and density. The frequency-modulated sensor information will be transmitted to the remote detector using a LED or a laser diode. At issue is whether the on-board microelectronic components will survive the high acceleration during launch. A recent study emonstrated the survivability of a standard size electronic circuitry on ˜ 25 mm diameter circuit board, launched in a rail-gun at ˜ 1 × 10^6 m/s^2 (0.1 Mg¡¯s). [1] Considering the size of the TIP probes, ( ˜ 5 mm in diameter) it is believed the TIP active probes with surface-mount electronic components will survive much higher accelerations, up to 2 × 10^6 m/s^2 or more. Experimental and numerical studies of the TIP light gas gun have been performed to achieve a launch condition that lowers the peak acceleration and broadens the acceleration profile of the probe. [1] K. A. Schroder et al, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 35(1), Jan. 1999

Kim, Hyundae; Jarboe, Thomas; Mattick, Arthur; Smith, Roger

2003-10-01

279

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

280

An Empirical Study on the Effect of School Consolidation in Rural Areas on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With Shaanxi province as an example, this study presents empirical evidence on the effect of primary school consolidation in rural areas on student achievement, using the difference-in-differences method. The results show no significant differences in student achievement between consolidated schools and nonconsolidated schools. If student

Mei, Dong; Fang, Chang; Yuanyan, Bai

2013-01-01

281

Improving Student Motivation and Achievement in Mathematics through Teaching to the Multiple Intelligences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research project described strategies for improving student motivation and achievement in mathematics through multiple intelligences. The targeted population consisted of kindergarten, third, fourth, and fifth grade students located in two major Midwestern cities. Documentation proving low student motivation and achievement in…

Bednar, Janet; Coughlin, Jane; Evans, Elizabeth; Sievers, Theresa

282

Do More Friends Mean Better Grades?: Student Popularity and Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Peer interactions have been argued to play a major role in student academic achievement. Recent work has focused on measuring the structure of peer interactions with the location of the student in their social network and has found a positive relationship between student popularity and academic achievement. Here the author ascertains the robustness of previous findings to controls for endogenous

Kata Mihaly

2009-01-01

283

A Study of the Level of Achievement Motivation and Its Relation to Student Grades in Psychology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between the level of achievement motivation of Essex County College students and their grades in psychology. Forty-one ECC students, both male and female, predominantly lower-class black students, took part in the study. The level of achievement motivation was measured in terms of the scores a person obtained…

Coleman, Thomas R.

284

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

285

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

286

Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement in 11th Grade At-Risk Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the emphasis on measures of student academic achievement increases, educational researchers and practitioners are interested in identifying factors that demonstrate effectiveness in supporting student achievement. This quantitative, correlational study explored the influence of emotional intelligence on closing the achievement gap. A study of…

Nelson, Patricia Diane

2009-01-01

287

Unlocking Emergent Talent: Supporting High Achievement of Low-Income, High Ability Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report takes a comprehensive look at achievement for low-income promising learners--past, present, and future. At its core, it challenges the nation to move beyond its near-singular focus of achieving minimum performance for all students, to identifying and developing the talent of all students who are capable of high achievement, including…

Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Clarenbach, Jane

2012-01-01

288

Effects of Traditional, Blended and E-Learning on Students' Achievement in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study investigates the effect of e-learning, blended learning and classroom learning on students' achievement. Two experimental groups together with a control group from Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia were identified randomly. To assess students' achievement in the different groups, pre- and post-achievement tests were used. The…

Al-Qahtani, Awadh A. Y.; Higgins, S. E.

2013-01-01

289

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

290

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

291

Improving Achievement for the Growing Latino Population Is Critical to the Nation's Future. Student Achievement Policy Brief #3: Latino Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than one-fifth of the nation's public school students are Latino. By 2025, the share of Latino children is projected to increase to nearly 3 in 10 school-age children (Fry & Passel, 2009). The fast-growing Latino student population will shape the nation's future, so it is critical that these students are well-prepared for college, careers,…

Kober, Nancy

2010-01-01

292

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

293

Socially oriented achievement goals of Chinese university students in Singapore: structure and relationships with achievement motives, goals and affective outcomes.  

PubMed

Contemporary literature on culture, self, and motivations (Markus & Kitayama, 1991) suggests that in collectivistic cultures, individual achievement is interdependent of one's social others. We proposed that this cultural characteristic could be exemplified in the achievement goal orientation and tested the notion with university students in a collectivistic community-Singapore. A socially oriented achievement goal construct was developed by taking into consideration the significant social others in the students' lives. A measuring instrument was established with a sample of Singaporean Chinese university students (N = 196; 144 females and 52 males); its relationships to achievement motives, goals, and consequences were examined. Although the socially oriented achievement goal items were originally constructed from four categories of social others, confirmatory factor analysis suggested a unifactor structure. Results showed that the socially oriented goal was related positively with students' performance goal, mastery goal, and competitive motive; it bore no relationship to mastery motive, work ethic, and interest in learning; and it predicted negatively future engagement. After the effects of mastery and performance goals were controlled for, the socially oriented goal did not predict test anxiety. PMID:22022792

Chang, Weining C; Wong, Kaishi

2008-10-01

294

The effects on interest, instruction, and achievement on the science question level of middle school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of instruction in writing researchable questions, science topic interest, and achievement (science, reading, and mathematics) on science question level in seventh grade students were investigated experimentally. The hypotheses were: students instructed in researchable questioning in science would outperform students who were not instructed on a measure of science question level; students interested in science topics would score higher

Santine Cuccio Schirripa

1997-01-01

295

Factors Predicting Science Achievement of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Students: A Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study, employing hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), sought to investigate the student-level and school-level factors associated with the science achievement of immigrant and non-immigrant students among a national sample of 22,646 students from 896 schools in Canada. While student background characteristics such as home language, family…

Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Kaur, Berinderjeet

2013-01-01

296

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

297

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

298

College Students' Homework and Academic Achievement: The Mediating Role of Self-Regulatory Beliefs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The influence of homework experiences on students' academic grades was studied with 223 college students. Students' self-efficacy for learning and perceived responsibility beliefs were included as mediating variables in this research. The students' homework influenced their achievement indirectly via these two self-regulatory beliefs as well as…

Kitsantas, Anastasia; Zimmerman, Barry J.

2009-01-01

299

Effects of students’ and schools’ characteristics on mathematics achievement: findings from PISA 2006  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored the effects on mathematics achievement of students’ and Schools’ characteristics. To do that, gender, computer use for internet or entertainment, self-confidence in high level computer tasks, school types and economic, social and cultural status of students’ families are analyzed with detailed. The sample was prepared from students who participated in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006

?brahim Demir; Serpil K?l?ç; Hasan Ünal

2010-01-01

300

EFFECTS OF APPROACH TO TEACHING ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, RETENTION AND ATTITUDE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine which approach, problem solving or subject matter, was the most effective in teaching high school vocational agriculture students as measured by which approach produces higher levels of student achievement test scores, better retention of student learning, and better student attitudes toward instruction upon completion of the instructional unit. The problem solving approach

Harry N. Boone Jr; L. H. Newcomb

1990-01-01

301

Relationships of Homework Motivation and Preferences to Homework Achievement and Attitudes in Turkish Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Whether students' motivation, organizational approaches, physical needs, and environmental and interpersonal preferences during the homework process predict homework achievement and attitudes toward homework was examined in 1,776 Turkish students in Grades 5 through 8. The Homework Motivation and Preference Questionnaire was utilized to assess students' homework behaviors, and a multiple regression approach was employed to determine whether students' homework motivation

Ayten ?flazo?lu; Eunsook Hong

2012-01-01

302

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

303

A psychometric comparison of achieving and nonachieving college students of high ability  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers some measured interests, personality traits, and motives of achieving and nonachieving college students of high ability, and investigates the relationships between these measured personality variables and the students' scholastic success.\\

Henry H. Morgan

1952-01-01

304

Student achievement in science: A longitudinal look at individual and school differences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The importance of science in today's technological society necessitates continued attention to students' experiences in science and specifically their achievement in science. There is a need to look at gender and race/ethnicity simultaneously when studying students' experiences in science and to explore factors related to higher achievement among students. Using data from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth, this study contributes to existing literature on student achievement in science by simultaneously exploring the effects of race/ethnicity and gender. Capitalizing on the availability of yearly science achievement scores, I present trajectories of student achievement from 7th to 12th grade. This study also includes an exploration of school effects. Overall, student achievement in science increases from 7th to 12th grade, although some leveling is seen in later grades. Growth in achievement differs by both gender and race/ethnicity, but racial/ethnic differences are larger than gender differences. Hispanic, Black, Asian, and White males score higher, on average, throughout the secondary grades than their female counterparts. Achievement scores of Asian students are consistently higher than White students, who in turn score higher than Hispanic and finally Black students. Both background and science-related factors help explain variation in achievement status and growth in achievement. Parental education is positively associated with achievement status among all groups except Black students for whom there is no effect of parental education. Science related resources in the home are positively associated with student achievement and the effect of these resources increases in later grades. Student achievement in science is also positively related to student course taking and attitude toward science. Furthermore, both the negative effect of viewing science as a male domain, which exists for males and females, and the positive effect of parental support for science increase in magnitude in later grades. Thirteen percent of the variation in achievement was found to occur between schools. At the school level, student/teacher ratio is positively related to student achievement in 7th grade and the percent of students who receive free lunch in a school is negatively related to achievement, but neither of these is related to growth in achievement over time.

Martinez, Alina

305

Contextual Condition and Sightsinging Achievement of Middle School Choral Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a study of the influence of harmonic context on the sight-singing skill of middle school choral music students. Finds that students in the melody-only treatment group showed more improvement in sight-singing than those in the vocal-harmony group. Also finds no differences between the melody-only and the piano-harmony groups. (CFR)

Lucas, Keitha V.

1994-01-01

306

School, Teacher, and Leadership Impacts on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

After more than 30 years of research on schools and classrooms, a science of education has begun to emerge. Although there is no silver bullet that guarantees that every student will be successful, now more than ever research provides guidance about the characteristics of effective schools and effective teachers that, if followed, can help maximize school and ultimately student performance.

Kirsten Miller

2003-01-01

307

Virtual Learning: Is It Conducive to Student Achievement?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of technology to compel student learning has become an increasingly central component of teaching, learning, and school improvement efforts. What exactly does virtual learning entail? How does it integrate with curriculum and instruction? Does it present organizational challenges to educational institutions? This study examined unit test scores, end-of-course grades, instructors' opinions of teaching online, students' satisfaction with online

Janie Mae Sheeley Johnson Torain

2009-01-01

308

Predictors of Secondary Students' Achievement and Satisfaction in Online Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online learning has been prevalent at the post-secondary level and is increasingly being used at the secondary level. There are many advantages for students to learn online such as students being able to work at their own pace, work anytime and anywhere and take a course that would not otherwise be offered. Career and Technical Education (CTE)…

Metz, Kimberly Faith

2011-01-01

309

More High-Achieving Students Are Choosing Community Colleges First  

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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

310

CENTER FOR ADVISING AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 1 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY  

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QUALIFICATIONS A master's degree in student affairs in higher education, counseling, psychology, education and progressing through higher education Demonstrated awareness and understanding of issues that face students.undeclared.casa.colostate.edu. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree completed by May 30, 2013 One year higher education

Stephens, Graeme L.

311

School Libraries and Increased Student Achievement: What's the Big Idea?  

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The purpose of this paper was to develop a library curriculum plan for elementary students that would enhance, support, and deepen student learning of information skills. Within this context, the purpose was to answer the following questions: What are the learning outcomes in information skills for a library program? In what measurable way does a…

Scott, Kristen J.; Plourde, Lee A.

2007-01-01

312

Practical Considerations in the Measurement of Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Those who are charged with the evaluation of an educational program or school or effects of teaching often must consider how well students do on the variety of standardized tests they take in the course of a school year. This overview describes common types of tests students take in large-scale programs. Criterion-referenced tests are tests that…

Miller-Whitehead, Marie

313

Lessons from High-Achieving Students of Color in Physics  

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Despite changing demographics in the United States, students of color have remained woefully underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. While African American, Native Americans, and Latinos make up over 30 percent of the undergraduate student population in this country, less than 12 percent of…

Fries-Britt, Sharon L.; Younger, Toyia K.; Hall, Wendell D.

2010-01-01

314

Concept Mapping and the Science Achievement of Third Grade Students  

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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

Understanding student confidence as it relates to first year achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

There has been considerable concern that entering female engineering students begin their studies with less confidence in their abilities than academically equivalent male students. Further, there is concern that this `under-confidence' problem persists throughout the university experience. As a precursor to a larger cross-institutional study, the authors have investigated this issue in the USA at the University of Pittsburgh, University

Mary Besterfield-Sacre; Nancy Y. Amaya; Larry J. Shuman; Cynthia J. Atman; Richard L. Porter

1998-01-01

316

Enhancing Student Achievement through the Improvement of Listening Skills.  

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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

317

Colorado State University Center for Advising & Student Achievement  

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full-time professional experience in student services in higher education or high school or college age learning through interdisciplinary classes, service- learning, academic and career exploration) empowers students to explore and engage in their educational and personal purpose, within an inclusive

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Colorado State University Center for Advising & Student Achievement  

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's Degree and minimum of 2 years full-time professional experience in student services in higher education and experiential learning through interdisciplinary classes, service-learning, academic and career exploration and mission is to support underrepresented students in higher education such as TRIO, Multicultural Affairs

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Teacher Research Programs Participation Improves Student Achievement in Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research experience programs engage teachers in the hands-on practice of science. Program advocates assert that program participation enhances teachers' skills in communicating science to students. We have measured the impact of New York City public high school science teacher participation in Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers on their students' academic performance in science. In the year prior

J. Dubner

2009-01-01

320

GIS Pedagogy, Web-Based Learning and Student Achievement  

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The authors evaluate impacts of web-based learning (WBL) for a geographic information system (GIS) course in which self-paced interactive learning modules replaced lectures to prepare students for GIS laboratory activities. They compare student laboratory, mid-term, final exam and overall scores before and after introduction of WBL, analyzing for…

Clark, Andrew M.; Monk, Janice; Yool, Stephen R.

2007-01-01

321

Connecting People and Information to Improve Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As standards-based instruction and the focus on accountability have grown over the last decade, technology's role has grown in importance. Research surrounding high-performing schools shows that there are four important uses of technology in these schools: (1) A student information system to store and manage data connected to students; (2) An…

Duffey, Delia R.

2004-01-01

322

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

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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

323

Are acculturation and parenting styles related to academic achievement among Latino students?.  

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??Latino students are falling behind their Caucasian classmates with regard to their academic achievement. Previous studies have found a relationship between parenting, acculturation, and academic… (more)

Hillstrom, Kathryn Amanda

2009-01-01

324

Communication satisfaction, organizational citizenship behavior and the relationship to student achievement in high schools.  

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?? This study used a correlational design that allowed the researcher to examine the relationship among communication satisfaction, organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) and student achievement.… (more)

Blanchard, Gayle A.

2012-01-01

325

Public Speaking Anxiety, Test Anxiety, and Academic Achievement in Undergraduate Students.  

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??Public speaking anxiety and test anxiety are both psychological difficulties which may adversely influence academic achievement in undergraduate students. Previous research has indicated that both… (more)

Ogden, Jeffrey S.

2010-01-01

326

The Effect of Accents on Cognitive Load and Achievement: The Relationship between Students' Accent Perception and Accented Voice Instructions in Students' Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate how an instructor's accent influences students' learning achievement. Furthermore, this study also explored how students' accent preference may affect their learning. Unlike native voices, accented voices were not natural to the native speakers; therefore, it required more cognitive resources for…

Ahn, Jeahyeon

2010-01-01

327

The Impact of Charter Schools on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Charter schools are public schools that are funded,by a per-person fee for each student they attract. They are freed from some,regulations on school management,but obey safety regulations, follow non-discrimination rules, participate in state testing, and,choose,students,by lottery when,they are oversubscribed.,We investigate the impact,of a group of schools that enroll most of Chicago’s and many,of Illinois’charter school students. The schools have

Caroline M. Hoxby; Jonah E. Rocko

2004-01-01

328

Female Students and Achievement in Secondary School Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Achievement and the experiences of women in secondary school mathematics have been well documented in the research literature (e.g., Benbow & Stanley, 1980, 1983; Tartre & Fennema, 1995; Sherman, 1982; Ryckman & Peckham, 1987; Keller & Dauenheimer, 2003). With respect to achievement, the research literature primarily focuses on how women are…

Shildneck, Barry P., IV

2009-01-01

329

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

330

THE EDUCATIONAL MOTIVATION PATTERNS OF SUPERIOR STUDENTS WHO DO AND DO NOT ACHIEVE IN HIGH SCHOOL.  

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THIS STUDY SOUGHT TO DISCOVER AND ANALYZE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN MOTIVATIONAL PATTERNS AND THE EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OF TALENTED STUDENTS. THE OBJECTIVES WERE TO DETERMINE--(1) THE DIFFERENCES IN MOTIVATION TOWARD ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT BETWEEN THOSE WHO ACHIEVE AND THOSE WHO DO NOT, (2) THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACHIEVERS AND NONACHIEVERS IN…

PIERCE, JAMES V.

331

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

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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

332

Evaluation of English Achievement Test: A Comparison between High and Low Achievers amongst Selected Elementary School Students of Pakistan  

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Validity, reliability and item analysis are critical to the process of evaluating the quality of an educational measurement. The present study evaluates the quality of an assessment constructed to measure elementary school student's achievement in English. In this study, the survey model of descriptive research was used as a research method.…

Haider, Zubair; Latif, Farah; Akhtar, Samina; Mushtaq, Maria

2012-01-01

333

Academic achievement, employment, age and gender and students' experience of alternative school.  

PubMed

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to explore associations between academic achievement, employment, gender, and age in relation to students' sense of school membership and perception of adults in school. The sample consisted of 102 secondary, alternative school students. Results indicated that students with a more positive perception of school personnel also reported a greater sense of school membership. Male students and older students had a more negative perception of administrators relative to female and younger students. In addition, students who worked tended to report higher grades than students who did not. Study implications are discussed. PMID:19086669

Poyrazli, Senel; Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Meister, Denise G; Forthun, Larry; Coatsworth, J Doug; Grahame, Kamini Maraj

2008-01-01

334

Teachers and Student Achievement in the Chicago Public High Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

We estimate the importance of teachers in Chicago public high schools using matched student-teacher administrative data. A one standard deviation, one semester improvement in math teacher quality raises student math scores by 0.13 grade equivalents or, over 1 year, roughly one-fifth of average yearly gains. Estimates are relatively stable over time, reasonably impervious to a variety of conditioning variables, and

Daniel Aaronson; Lisa Barrow; William Sander

2007-01-01

335

Achievement of Hispanic Students in American High Schools: Background Characteristics and Achievement. Contractor Report.  

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Presenting data and analyses from the first wave of the study "High School and Beyond" (HS&B), a longitudinal study of United States high school sophomores and seniors, the report focuses on the composition of the Hispanic tenth and twelfth grade student population with respect to various characteristics; i.e., language use and proficiency, length…

Nielsen, Francois; Fernandez, Roberto M.

336

The Impact of Linking Distinct Achievement Test Scores on the Interpretation of Student Growth in Achievement  

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Changes to state tests impact the ability of State Education Agencies (SEAs) to monitor change in performance over time. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Standardized Performance Growth Index (PGIz), a proposed statistical model for measuring change in student and school performance, across transitions in tests. The PGIz is a…

Airola, Denise Tobin

2011-01-01

337

Teacher Credentials and Student Achievement in High School: A Cross-Subject Analysis with Student Fixed Effects  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use data on statewide end-of-course tests in North Carolina to examine the relationship between teacher credentials and student achievement at the high school level. We find compelling evidence that teacher credentials, particularly licensure and certification, affects student achievement in systematic ways and that the magnitudes are large enough to be policy relevant. Our findings imply that the uneven distribution

Charles T. Clotfelter; Helen F. Ladd; Jacob L. Vigdor

2010-01-01

338

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

339

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

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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

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

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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

341

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

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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

342

Role of Student-Faculty Interactions in Developing College Students' Academic Self-Concept, Motivation, and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student-faculty interactions can be crucial in developing students' academic self-concept and enhancing their motivation and achievement. Although most interactions with faculty tend to occur within the formal classroom setting, students who experience informal interactions tend to be more motivated, engaged, and actively involved in the learning…

Komarraju, Meera; Musulkin, Sergey; Bhattacharya, Gargi

2010-01-01

343

Academic Achievement Differences between Title I Students Enrolled in Music Classes and Title I Students Who Are Not  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine academic achievement differences between those Title I students enrolled in music classes and Title I students who are not enrolled in music classes. A second purpose was to determine educators' perceptions regarding the educational justice implications of excluding nonproficient Title I students

McDaniel, Brian

2011-01-01

344

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

345

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

346

A School's Organizational Structure and Students' Mathematics Achievements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How a school is organized--or, more specifically, the extent to which teachers work together and treat one another as professionals--can influence elementary school students' mathematics achievement. So suggest the authors of a recent study on the impact of school organization on longitudinal student achievement (Moller, Stephanie, Roslyn A.…

Teaching Children Mathematics, 2010

2010-01-01

347

The Effects of Using Algebra Notecards on Algebra Achievement of College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effect on algebra achievement of college students of using a specific study method, algebra notecards, was examined. Whether achievement differed for adult learners and traditional college students, and the interaction between the study method and the status of the learner were also investigated. The research was conducted at the University of…

Massey, Ann

348

Do Performance Goals Promote Learning? A Pattern Analysis of Singapore Students' Achievement Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated how achievement goals are combined to affect students' learning. We used a multiple goals perspective, based on mastery (i.e., mastery approach) and performance (including both approach and avoidance components) goals, to examine the achievement goal patterns of 1697 Singapore Secondary 3 students in their math study. Four…

Luo, Wenshu; Paris, Scott G.; Hogan, David; Luo, Zhiqiang

2011-01-01

349

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

350

A Multiple Regression Analysis of Factors Concerning Superintendent Longevity and Continuity Relative to 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 3rd Grade New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) in language arts. Achievement in the study was defined as those students who…

Plotts, Timothy

2011-01-01

351

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

352

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

353

Predicting Singapore Students' Achievement Goals in Their English Study: Self-Construal and Classroom Goal Structure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the role of self-construal and classroom goal structure in predicting Singapore secondary students' achievement goals in their English study. Students from 104 classes were administered surveys of achievement goals, classroom goal structure, English self-concept, and self-construal. The results of two-level hierarchical linear…

Luo, Wenshu; Hogan, David; Paris, Scott G.

2011-01-01

354

Using Above-Level Testing to Track Growth in Academic Achievement in Gifted Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Above-level testing is the practice of administering aptitude or academic achievement tests that are designed for typical students in higher grades or older age-groups to gifted or high-achieving students. Although widely accepted in gifted education, above-level testing has not been subject to careful psychometric scrutiny. In this study, I…

Warne, Russell T.

2014-01-01

355

Beyond academic reputation: Factors that influence the college of first choice for high achieving students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies that have investigated college choice factors for high-achieving students repeatedly cite academic reputation as one of the top indicators of choice but have not indicated why some high-achieving students choose to attend universities with a less prestigious reputation than the more highly prestigious options available to them. The purpose of this study was to examine whether differences exist between

Holly J Schoenherr

2009-01-01

356

Beyond Academic Reputation: Factors that Influence the College of First Choice for High Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies that have investigated college choice factors for high-achieving students repeatedly cite academic reputation as one of the top indicators of choice but have not indicated why some high-achieving students choose to attend universities with a less prestigious reputation than the more highly prestigious options available to them. The purpose…

Schoenherr, Holly J.

2009-01-01

357

The effect of native language development on students' second language achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The controversy surrounding the issue of first language instruction and second language achievement centers around the fear that learning the first language will interfere with student's achievement in English. This controversy is magnified in situations where the native language uses noticeably distinct writing conventions (graphemes).^ This study was focused on a group of 137 LEP Arabic speaking students, who attended

Wageh Saad

1990-01-01

358

Effects of a Collaborative Science Intervention on High Achieving Students' Learning Anxiety and Attitudes toward Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the effects of a collaborative science intervention on high achieving students' learning anxiety and attitudes toward science. Thirty-seven eighth-grade high achieving students (16 boys and 21 girls) were selected as an experimental group who joined a 20-week collaborative science intervention, which integrated and utilized…

Hong, Zuway-R.

2010-01-01

359

The Impact of High-Stakes Testing in Chicago on Student Achievement in Promotional Gate Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzed the impact of high-stakes testing in Chicago, Illinois, on student achievement in grades targeted for promotional decisions using data from the school system for grades 3, 6, and 8. Findings show that student achievement increased substantially following the introduction of high stakes tests in Chicago, especially at grades 6 and 8. (SLD)

Roderick, Melissa; Jacob, Brian A.; Bryk, Anthony S.

2002-01-01

360

Predicting high school students' cognitive engagement and achievement: Contributions of classroom perceptions and motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Path analysis was used to test predictions of a model explaining the impact of students' perceptions of classroom structures (tasks, autonomy support and mastery and evaluation) on their self-efficacy, perceptions of the instrumentality of class work, and their achievement goals in a particular classroom setting. Additionally, the impact of self-efficacy, instrumentality, and goals on students' cognitive engagement and achievement was

Barbara A. Greene; Raymond B. Miller; H. Michael Crowson; Bryan L. Duke; Kristine L. Akey

2004-01-01

361

The Effects of Using Collaborative Learning to Enhance Students' English Speaking Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This experimental study aims to investigate the effects of using collaborative learning to enhance students' speaking achievement. The study using a pre-test and post-test design was conducted with 35 undergraduate students enrolled in a fundamental English course at Bangkok University to examine their speaking achievement on an English oral test…

Pattanpichet, Fasawang

2011-01-01

362

Classroom Assessment Practices, Teacher Judgments, and Student Achievement in Mathematics: Evidence from the ECLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we use data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey third- and fifth-grade samples to investigate teacher judgments of student achievement, the extent to which they offer a similar picture of student mathematics achievement compared to standardized test scores, and whether classroom assessment practices moderate the relationship between the two measures. Results indicate that teacher ratings correlate strongly

José Felipe Martínez; Brian Stecher; Hilda Borko

2009-01-01

363

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

364

Factors Influencing Mathematical Problem-Solving Achievement of Seventh Grade Turkish Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is known that there are many factors affecting students' problem-solving abilities. In this study, the influence of seventh-grade students' affective factors, their academic success, their gender and their families' educational levels on their problem-solving achievement was examined. To achieve this aim, a Problem-Solving Attitude Scale, a…

Guven, Bulent; Cabakcor, Buket Ozum

2013-01-01

365

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

366

Effects of Test Anxiety and Evaluative Threat on Students' Achievement and Motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Identification of factors that influence post-secondary student achievement and motivation in the classroom continues to be an important educational objective. The author investigated the interactive effects of learner characteristic, test anxiety, and the classroom variable, threat of evaluation, on the achievement and motivation of 61 postsecondary students assigned randomly to high- or low-evaluative threat conditions. Statistically significant interactions revealed that

Dawson R. Hancock

2001-01-01

367

Achievement Goals, Social Goals, and Students' Reported Persistence and Effort in High School Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between achievement goals and social goals and explored how students' achievement goals and social goals might affect their reported persistence and effort expended toward physical education in high school settings. Participants were 544 students from two high schools in the southwest U.S. Multiple regression…

Guan, Jianmin; Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron; Bruene, April

2006-01-01

368

Impact of School Type on Parent Involvement and Academic Achievement of Kindergarten Students Controlling Socioeconomic Status.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the impact of school type (public or private) on parent involvement and the academic achievement of kindergarten students. After controlling for student socioeconomic status, finds, for example, little or no difference in the academic achievement of kindergarteners in public and private schools or in the level of parent involvement.…

Park, Hae-Seong

2003-01-01

369

Turkish high school students' biology achievement in relation to academic self-regulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aimed at investigating the contribution of motivational beliefs, cognitive, and metacognitive strategy use to Turkish high school students' achievement in biology. In order to investigate the specified purpose of the study, 519 tenth-grade students were administered the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich, Smith, Garcia, & McKeachie, 1991) and a Biology Achievement Test developed by the researchers. Results

Necmettin Yumusak; Semra Sungur; Jale Cakiroglu

2007-01-01

370

Gender and Ethnic Differences in Science Achievement of Nine-, Thirteen-, and Seventeen-Year-Old Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although minority students have experienced substantial increases in science performance on standardized tests, there is still a large disparity between minority and majority students on science achievement tests for males and females. This study examined science achievement for similarities and differences by gender and race/ethnicity. Using the…

Bruschi, Barbara A.; Anderson, Bernice Taylor

371

The Effect of Vocabulary Instruction on the Reading Achievement of at Risk Third-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this quantitative research study the researcher investigated the effect of vocabulary instruction on the reading achievement of at risk students. A quasi-experimental design was used to determine the effect that vocabulary instruction had on the reading achievement of the at risk students. The sample used in the study was purposive, because…

Corbett, Linda D.

2009-01-01

372

Assessing Teaching Skills Linked to Student Achievement in Candidate Teachers during the Teacher Hiring Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this project study was to assist school principals in hiring quality teachers by examining existing hiring processes and research-based criteria on teacher practices that influence student achievement. The superintendent in one school district identified a problem of low student achievement and high teacher turnover. The theoretical…

Fortner, Dale

2011-01-01

373

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

374

Understanding Mathematics Achievement: An Analysis of the Effects of Student and Family Factors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators are increasingly recognising the importance of improving students' mathematics achievement. Much of the current research focuses on the impact of instructional variables on mathematics achievement. The goal of this study was to examine the influence of less researched variables--family and student factors. Participants were 747…

Goforth, Kate; Noltemeyer, Amity; Patton, Jon; Bush, Kevin R.; Bergen, Doris

2014-01-01

375

EXAMINING THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VERBAL AND VISUAL LITERACY IN TERMS OF FACILITATING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of visuals specifically designed to complement printed instruction can significantly improve student achievement of certain types of educational objectives. However, the specific type of visual which will be most effective is dependent on the student's prior knowledge level in the content area, the level of information processing required by the objective to be achieved and the academic capacity

Francis M. Dwyer

1988-01-01

376

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

377

The Ins and Outs of HomeschoolingThe Determinants of Parental Motivations and Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research investigates two major aspects of homeschooling. Factors determining parental motivations to homeschool and the determinants of the student achievement of home-educated children are identified. Original survey data from an organized group of homeschoolers is analyzed. Regression models are employed to predict parents’ motivations and their students’ standardized test achievement. Four sets of homeschooling motivations are identified. Academic and

Ed Collom

2005-01-01

378

A profile of motivation, self-perception, and achievement in black urban elementary students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to develop a profile of a sample of black urban elementary students based on motivational tendencies, self-perceptions, and achievement. The article explores the intrinsic motivation and self-perceptions of these students and seeks to find relationships among these qualities and academic achievement and attendance. The results of the study present a profile that reflects a

Gregory J. Marchant

1991-01-01

379

The Effect of a State Department of Education Mentoring Program for Teachers on Science Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of the Georgia Department of Education Science Specialist teacher-mentoring program on student achievement on science standardized tests. This study analyzed the impact this program has had on student achievement in participating high schools when compared with high schools across the state where…

Lyon, Gilda Darlene

2009-01-01

380

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

381

Excused Versus Unexcused: How Student Absences in Elementary School Affect Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The literature on school absences has focused predominantly on the reasons for student truancy, or it has assessed only aggregate student absences in their effect on achievement. However, this study brings forth a new issue: the relationship between types of absences—excused versus unexcused— and school performance. With a quantitative model of educational achievement on a longitudinal multilevel data set of

Michael A. Gottfried

2009-01-01

382

Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 COMPARATIVE LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES  

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36 Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 COMPARATIVE LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES GRADUATE DIRECTOR, NY. #12;Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 37 Burrowsnd Liang Shih-chiu Literary Award, Prose Translation Category, First Prize, $1,522. Council

383

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

384

Long-Term Follow Up of CSRP: Understanding Students' Academic Achievement Post-Treatment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this poster presentation, the authors examine the impact of Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) on students' academic achievement in elementary school. First, they provide upper- and lower-bound estimates of the impact of CSRP on students' academic achievement, taking into account their subsequent nonrandom selection into higher versus…

Lennon, Jaclyn M.; Li-Grining, Christine; Raver, C. Cybele; Pess, Rachel A.

2011-01-01

385

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

386

Metacognitive Strategies on Classroom Participation and Student Achievement in Senior Secondary School Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers constantly face the challenges of the most effective methods of instruction that could enhance academic achievement and match the diversity among students. This study therefore aimed at examining the effects of metacognitive strategies on classroom participation and student achievement in Senior Secondary School Science classrooms. One…

ibe, Helen Ngozi

2009-01-01

387

How and Why Do Teacher Credentials Matter for Student Achievement? Working Paper 2. Revised  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education researchers and policymakers agree that teachers differ in terms of quality and that quality matters for student achievement. Despite prodigious amounts of research, however, debate still persists about the causal relationship between specific teacher credentials and student achievement. In this paper, we use a rich administrative data…

Clotfelter, Charles T.; Ladd, Helen F.; Vigdor, Jacob L.

2007-01-01

388

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

389

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

390

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

391

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

392

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

393

The Effect of a Continuous Quality Formative-Assessment Program on Middle School Student Mathematics Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The literature on formative assessment shows great potential for significant improvements in student achievement. However, little is known about combining formative-assessment strategies, based in large part on short-cycle and medium-cycle assessments, with continuous quality improvement concepts to improve student achievement in mathematics at…

Wilson, Robert B.

2009-01-01

394

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

395

Classroom Assessment Practices, Teacher Judgments, and Student Achievement in Mathematics: Evidence from the ECLS  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study we use data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey third- and fifth-grade samples to investigate teacher judgments of student achievement, the extent to which they offer a similar picture of student mathematics achievement compared to standardized test scores, and whether classroom assessment practices moderate the relationship…

Martinez, Jose Felipe; Stecher, Brian; Borko, Hilda

2009-01-01

396

The Missouri Comprehensive Statewide Project for Improving Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The history of a statewide effort to improve student learning in Missouri by adopting the concept of an Instructional Management System (IMS) with desired learned outcomes determining both instruction and testing was suggested to local school districts in 1980. In 1985, legislation provided funds and authority to engage large groups of teachers in…

Baker, Otis; And Others

397

The Effects of Animated Agents on Students' Achievement and Attitudes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Animated agents are electronic agents that interact with learners through voice, visuals or text and that carry human-like characteristics such as gestures and facial expressions with the purpose of creating a social learning environment, and provide information and guidance and when required feedback and motivation to students during their…

Unal-Colak, Figen; Ozan, Ozlem

2012-01-01

398

Key Issues in Achievement of Educational Continuity for Migrant Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational effects of migrant student mobility are reviewed and issues and recommendations for educational continuity are offered for discussion by policymakers. Considerations for discussion of mobility are presented: continuity of age-grade level progression and education/social/health services; agency responsibility; communication…

Gonzales, Jim L.

399

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

400

Database - Student's Achievements in High School and Thereafter  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer infrastructure represented in the Croatian educational system is rather developed nowadays. It would be necessary to develop an integral information system (IIS) within the competent Ministry (Ministry of Science, Education and Sports) for the purpose of more efficient and high-quality management of the educational process itself as well as process control. In this paper by the proposed database “Students

Branislav Oreskovic; Ana Hajdic; Marko Baotic

2005-01-01

401

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

402

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

403

Student to Teacher: Novel Strategies for Achieving the Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Becoming a teacher involves a combination of skill, attitude, and knowledge for which a theory of role transition from student to teacher provides a framework. Stages of this process and interventions teacher educators can use to foster movement through the stages are explored. (Author/DF)

Harrington, Giselle N.; Sacks, Susan Riemer

1984-01-01

404

The Effects of Exploratory Learning Environments on Students' Mathematics Achievements  

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deeper understanding of mathematical relationships and concepts (Kaput, 1989; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM], 2000; Porzio, 1999). Representations, especially their graphical forms, can also be perceived as learning experiences...? (NCTM, 2000, p. 4). Identifying meaningful representations that are attractive and conveyable to elementary mathematics students appears to have a profound impact on their mathematics education and interest in studying this subject. Internal...

Sokolowski, Andrzej

2013-07-05

405

PROJECT TRANSITION Parents are Key to Student Achievement and Success  

E-print Network

students have a chance to fulfill their dreams through higher education. For a closer look at how Project of socioeconomic or other barriers--have a firm connection to the University and gain the insight and confidence parents Barbara and Eric Bodner and Robert and Susan Cohen, and funding from the School of Education

McConnell, Terry

406

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

407

Virtual Learning: Is It Conducive to Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of technology to compel student learning has become an increasingly central component of teaching, learning, and school improvement efforts. What exactly does virtual learning entail? How does it integrate with curriculum and instruction? Does it present organizational challenges to educational institutions? This study examined unit test…

Torain, Janie Mae Sheeley Johnson

2009-01-01

408

Academic Achievement and Formal Thought in Engineering Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: Research on university-level academic performance has significantly linked failure and dropping out to formal reasoning deficiency. We have not found any papers on formal thought in Argentine university students, in spite of the obvious shortcomings observed in the classrooms. Thus, the main objective of this paper was exploring the…

Vazquez, Stella Maris; de Anglat, Hilda Difabio

2009-01-01

409

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

410

Funding the Vision: Resource Reallocation in Service of Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study examines the process of resource allocation in support of one school district's goal of graduating each student ready for college, career, and citizenship. This case study focuses on questions of equity in resource allocation and the leadership moves that a superintendent and other administrators made during one year to better…

Ramsey, Brinton S.

2008-01-01

411

"Who Leaves?" Teacher Attrition and Student Achievement. Working Paper 23  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyzes attrition patterns among teachers in New York City public elementary and middle schools and explores whether teachers who transfer among schools, or leave teaching entirely, are more or less effective than those who remain. We find that the first-year teachers who are less effective in improving student math scores have higher…

Boyd, Donald; Grossman, Pamela; Lankford, Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James

2009-01-01

412

Charting Success: Data Use and Student Achievement in Urban Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, interest has spiked in data-driven decision making in education--that is, using various types of student data to inform decisions in schools and classrooms. In October 2008, the Council of the Great City Schools and American Institutes for Research (AIR) launched a project funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that focused…

Faria, Ann-Marie; Heppen, Jessica; Li, Yibing; Stachel, Suzanne; Jones, Wehmah; Sawyer, Katherine; Thomsen, Kerri; Kutner, Melissa; Miser, David; Lewis, Sharon; Casserly, Michael; Simon, Candace; Uzzell, Renata; Corcoran, Amanda; Palacios, Moses

2012-01-01

413

Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 GRADUATE DIRECTOR: TIMOTHY MORAN  

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Coser Award for the best theory and/or research paper in gender studies, $100. Department of Sociology Memorial Fellowship Award, Peace, War & Social Conflict Section. American Sociological Association Student Paper Award. Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D

414

Perceptions of underprepared community college students regarding their educational achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to understand the perceptions of underprepared college students who had participated in learning communities and who persisted to complete developmental classes and earned at least 30 college-level credit hours to graduate and the perceptions of their peers who had dropped out of college. The theories posed by Tinto, Astin, and Freire formed the framework

Peter Barbatis

2008-01-01

415

Perceptions of Underprepared Community College Students regarding their Educational Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to understand the perceptions of underprepared college students who had participated in learning communities and who persisted to complete developmental classes and earned at least 30 college-level credit hours to graduate and the perceptions of their peers who had dropped out of college. The theories posed by Tinto, Astin, and Freire formed the framework

Peter Barbatis

2008-01-01

416

School Finance Adequacy Litigation and Student Achievement: A Longitudinal Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School finance adequacy litigation has become a widely-used means in the efforts to improve educational outcomes for children. This form of litigation has been attempted in nearly every state over the past two decades. Despite its prevalence, its effectiveness remains questionable due to a lack of study relating finance litigation to student

Glenn, William J.

2009-01-01

417

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

418

Determinants of Achievement of Economics Concepts by Elementary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses test questions from the Basic Economics Test (BET) to reveal that elementary students are capable of understanding economics concepts. Maintains that neither ethnic background nor parental income makes a difference in economic learning. The most statistically significant determinant of improved scores was the extent to which a concept was…

Sosin, Kim; And Others

1997-01-01

419

Investigating the relationship between pharmacy students' achievement goal orientations and preferred teacher qualities.  

PubMed

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 students' achievement goal orientations will contribute to improving the quality of pharmacy learning and teaching environments. PMID:25258440

Alrakaf, Saleh; Sainsbury, Erica; Rose, Grenville; Smith, Lorraine

2014-09-15

420

Investigating the Relationship Between Pharmacy Students' Achievement 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

421

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

422

Perceptions of the Learning Environment and Associations with Cognitive Achievement among Gifted Biology Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assessed the perceptions of 146 gifted and 115 non-gifted high school biology students and investigated associations between student perceptions and cognitive achievement. The What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) was used to assess perceptions of actual and preferred learning environments. Data indicated that all students preferred…

Rita, Ronald D.; Martin-Dunlop, Catherine S.

2011-01-01

423

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

424

A Pilot Study of Working Memory and Academic Achievement in College Students with ADHD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To investigate working memory (WM), academic achievement, and their relationship in university students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Method: Participants were university students with previously confirmed diagnoses of ADHD (n = 16) and normal control (NC) students (n = 30). Participants completed 3…

Gropper, Rachel J.; Tannock, Rosemary

2009-01-01

425

Achievement Motivation Goals in Relation to Academic Performance in Traditional and Nontraditional College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study extended Dweck's model of achievement motivation to the collegiate level, and it is the first to apply this model to nontraditional students. We examined the relationship between goal orientations and academic performance in 262 undergraduate students grouped by nontraditional vs. traditional status. Although both groups rated themselves higher on learning goals than on performance goals, non-traditional students endorsed

Marion A. Eppler; Beverly L. Harju

1997-01-01

426

Using Mentoring to Support a Novice Teacher Using Problem Based Historical Inquiry with "Low Achieving" Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Inquiry-based history instruction is rare in most school settings, but particularly in classes of students who are perceived to be "low achieving." Students with low reading abilities or test scores typically receive instruction focused on rote recall of historical information. Teachers and students face great obstacles in inquiry based learning,…

Kohlmeier, Jada; Saye, John; Mitchell, Linda; Brush, Thomas

2011-01-01

427

The Learning Achievement in Thai Language for Hearing Impaired Students in Thailand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of language skills, reading and writing, is very important for hearing impaired students. However, there is no evident about the current language proficiency of Thai hearing impaired students. Therefore, the purposes of this research were to compare the language achievement of Thai hearing impaired students with the national…

Nuttaya, Iam-Khong; Surachai, Suksakulchai; Wacheerapan, Kaewprapan

2011-01-01

428

Comments From the Classroom: Teachers' and Students' Opinions of Achievement Tests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Approximately 3,300 teachers and 72,000 students in grades K-12 were surveyed regarding their general opinions and feelings towards standardized achievement tests. For purposes of analysis, teacher and student questionnaire responses were divided into three groups: (1) public schools systems with fewer than 500 students per grade; (2) public…

Stetz, Frank P.; Beck, Michael D.

429

How Technology Can Transform Student Achievement: An Interview with Dr. Michele Hancock  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In July 2010, Michele Hancock, EdD, became the 14th superintendent of the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD), the third largest Wisconsin school district, with 42 schools and a student population of almost 23,000 students. She arrived with a strong vision to improve student achievement by adjusting educational methods to harmonize with the new…

Our Children: The National PTA Magazine, 2013

2013-01-01

430

Self-Regulating Informational Text Reading Comprehension: Perceptions of Low-Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students who struggle with learning may not have the metacognition needed to support the multiple processes required to understand what is read in informational text. Instruction for these students, therefore, should include methodologies that promote self-regulation of critical thinking processes. Fifty-eight low-achieving students were provided…

Mason, Linda H.; Meadan-Kaplansky, Hedda; Hedin, Laura; Taft, Raol

2013-01-01

431

Family and Motivation Effects on Mathematics Achievement: Analyses of Students in 41 Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines family and motivation effects on student mathematics achievement across 41 countries. The Rasch estimates of PISA mathematics test scores and questionnaire responses of 107,975 15-year-old students were analyzed via multilevel analyses. Students scored higher in richer or more egalitarian countries; when living with two…

Chiu, Ming Ming; Xihua, Zeng

2008-01-01

432

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

433

Ambition, Self-Concept, and Achievement: A Structural Equation Model for Comparing Rural and Urban Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Western Australian School Effectiveness Study (WASES) provided this researcher with a unique opportunity to investigate the relationships betweenstudent aspirations, student self-concept, and student achievement. These relation­ ships were estimated using structural equation modelling. The hypothesis that rural and urban students may behave differently and have different influences was alsoinvestigated using a technique called multi-sample Analysis in the LISREL software

Deidra J. Young

1998-01-01

434

Academic Achievement, Employment, Age and Gender and Students' Experience of Alternative School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to explore associations between academic achievement, employment, gender, and age in relation to students' sense of school membership and perception of adults in school. The sample consisted of 102 secondary, alternative school students. Results indicated that students with a more positive perception…

Poyrazli, Senel; Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Meister, Denise G.; Forthun, Larry; Coatsworth, J. Doug; Grahame, Kamini Maraj

2008-01-01

435

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

436

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

437

Effects of Contextualized Math Instruction on Problem Solving of Average and Below-Average Achieving Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined effects of contextualized math instruction on problem-solving performance of 17 middle school remedial students and 49 average-achieving prealgebra students. Results showed that both remedial and average students receiving contextualized-problem instruction outperformed comparison groups receiving word-problem instruction.…

Bottge, Brian A.

1999-01-01

438

Schools Raise Achievement by Setting High Expectations for All Groups of Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools are raising standards to improve academic and technical achievement and intellectual growth for all groups of students, particularly at-risk students. This newsletter contains tools and strategies that school leaders and teachers are using successfully to help students meet higher expectations. It organizes the techniques into five…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009

2009-01-01

439

Parental Involvement and Its Influence on the Reading Achievement of 6th Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between reading achievement and parental involvement for sixth grade middle school students. The participants were forty-eight sixth grade students who completed parental involvement surveys. The parents of these students also completed a parental involvement survey. The results of the…

Hawes, Carmen Ann; Plourde, Lee A.

2005-01-01

440

Undergraduate Mathematics Students' Attitudes towards Online Mathematics Education and Achievement in a Hybrid Calculus Course  

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This study explored undergraduate mathematics students' attitudes towards online mathematics education as well as differences in achievement of students who participated in a hybrid course when compared with those in a traditional course. Finally, attitudes of students who participated in the hybrid course were examined. The first part of this…

Caputo, Matthew George

2010-01-01

441

Effect of Pullout Lessons on the Academic Achievement of Eighth-Grade Band Students  

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This study examined the effect of pullout instrumental lessons on the academic achievement of eighth-grade band students. Participants (N = 353) included 292 nonband students and 61 band students pulled once per week for music lessons in a single suburban K-8 school district in Midwestern United States. Data indicated that eighth-grade band…

Hash, Phillip M.

2011-01-01

442

Achievement Goal Orientations, "Oughts," and Self-Regulation in Students with and without Learning Disabilities  

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The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the regulation of goal orientations and strong "oughts" in students with learning disabilities (LD). Participants were 132 Greek students with state-identified LD using the achievement-discrepancy criterion, and 538 typical students. The first hypothesis tested was that feeling obliged to engage in…

Sideridis, Georgios D.

2006-01-01

443

The Effects of Cooperative Learning Experience on Eighth Grade Students' Achievement and Attitude toward Science  

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Effective teaching and learning of science depends on the selected teaching method touching students' most learning senses. This study investigated the effects of cooperative learning on eighth grade students' achievement and attitude toward science. Participants were 68 students from two different eighth grade classrooms in an elementary school.…

Kose, Sacit; Sahin, Abdurrahman; Ergun, Aysegul; Gezer, Kutret

2010-01-01

444

Role of Peers in Student Academic Achievement in Exogenously Formed University Groups  

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We estimate the influence of classmates' ability characteristics on student achievement in exogenously formed university student groups. The study uses administrative data on undergraduate students at a large selective university in Russia. The presence of high-ability classmates has a significant positive effect on individual grades in key…

Androushchak, Gregory; Poldin, Oleg; Yudkevich, Maria

2013-01-01

445

A Synthesis of Empirical Research on Teaching Mathematics to Low- Achieving Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Used meta analysis to synthesize research on the effects of interventions to improve mathematics achievement of students considered at risk for academic failure. Found that effective interventions included providing teachers and students with student performance data; using peer tutors; providing clear, specific feedback to parents on children's…

Baker, Scott; Gersten, Russell; Lee, Dae-Sik

2002-01-01

446

Effects of a Classroom Management Intervention on Student Achievement in Inner?City Elementary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of a study of the life?cycle of inner?city schools, the achievement of elementary school students (on MAT6 and TEAMS tests) who had teachers trained in a classroom management program in one school were compared with students in a comparison school during a four?year period. Students at Madison Elementary School showed statistically greater achievement gains on both nationally normed

H. Jerome Freiberg; T. A. Stein

1995-01-01

447

THE EFFECT OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING STRATEGIES ON ELEMENTARY STUDENTS’ SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT AND SOCIAL SKILLS IN KUWAIT  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compares the effects of two methods of teaching—teacher-centered and cooperative learning—on students’ science\\u000a achievement and use of social skills. The sample consists of 163 female elementary science students in 8 intact grade 5 classes\\u000a who were assigned to 2 instructional methods and were taught an identical science unit by 4 classroom teachers. The students’\\u000a science achievement was measured

Ali Ebrahim

448

Succeeding with Struggling Students: A Planning Resource for Raising Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools today are working harder than ever to help ensure that "all" children "can" learn and achieve high standards. Marti Richardson, a recognized leader in professional and curriculum development, delivers an innovative, classroom-tested program with planning tools to customize it for any school or district's data-based needs. Designed around a…

Richardson, Marti T.

2006-01-01

449

Student affiliation motives, teacher warmth, and academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The hypothesis that affiliation cues would interact with n Affiliation in determining achievement in a college class was tested in introductory courses in mathematics and psychology. In 3 separate studies, men high in n Affiliation made relatively better grades in classes characterized by a high level of affiliation cues, whereas low n Affiliation men did relatively better in classes low

W. J. McKeachie; Yi-Guang Lin; John Milholland; Robert Isaacson

1966-01-01

450

Suitability of AIOU Television and Its Impact on Students' Achievements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The requirement of television for educational purposes arises when specific educational objectives are not achieved through traditional way of teaching. There are a number of things television can do better than the average teacher and traditional educational institutions, but situations where both teacher and educational institutions are not…

Siraj, Syed Abdul

2008-01-01

451

The Balanced Reading Program: Helping All Students Achieve Success.  

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This book explains the methodologies, techniques, strategies, and knowledge base necessary to achieve a balanced reading program. The book's contributors define the key elements in a balanced reading program and provide guidelines for implementing a balanced instructional program in the classroom. Following an introduction which addresses…

Blair-Larsen, Susan M., Ed.; Williams, Kathryn A., Ed.

452

Organizational Health and Student Achievement in Tennessee Middle Level Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the successful middle level school was designed to address both the affective and cognitive development of young adolescents (NMSA 2003), academic achievement is the outcome of paramount importance in the current political context of accountability, high-stakes testing, and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. In their efforts to reform,…

Henderson, Christopher L.; Buehler, Alison E.; Stein, William L.; Dalton, John E.; Robinson, Teresa R.; Anfara, Vincent A., Jr.

2005-01-01

453

Teacher Credentials and Student Achievement in High School: A Cross-Subject Analysis with Student Fixed Effects  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use data on statewide end-of-course tests in North Carolina to examine the relationship between teacher credentials and student achievement at the high school level. The availability of test scores in multiple subjects for each student permits us to estimate a model with student fixed effects, which helps minimize any bias associated with the non-random distribution of teachers and students

Charles T. Clotfelter; Helen F. Ladd; Jacob L. Vigdor

2007-01-01

454

INTERACTIONS BETWEEN STUDENTS ’ LEARNING STYLES, ACHIEVEMENT AND BEHAVIOUR IN MISMATCHED COURSES *  

E-print Network

Learning styles are considered as an important factor in education, however, often students have to learn from material or in courses which do not support their learning styles. A challenge in the area of adaptivity is not only to provide learners with courses that fit the students ’ learning styles but can also veer towards supporting students to learn in courses that does not match their learning styles. In this paper, we analyse the interactions between students ’ learning styles, their achievement, and their general behaviour in a course that is mismatched regarding their learning styles. The impact of the strength of learning style preferences on achievement, correlations between particular learning styles and achievement, as well as students ’ behaviour with respect to their achievement and their learning styles are analysed and discussed. As a result, we found that students with strong learning style preferences have more difficulties in learning in mismatched courses. Furthermore, the results show that reflective learners can cope better with mismatched courses than active learners. Moreover, we found that learners with different learning styles and achievement have different behaviour in the course as well as identified correlations between the behaviour and the achievement considering the students ’ learning styles. The results of this study help, on one hand, to get a better understanding of the interactions between students’ learning styles, achievement, and behaviour in a mismatched course and, on the other hand, provide information about how to identify learners who might face difficulties in learning in a mismatched course.

Sabine Graf; Tzu-chien Liu

455

Mathematics achievement and attitudes of senior secondary-school students in Transkei, South Africa.  

PubMed

In a study of mathematics achievement and attitudes toward mathematics, a sample of 266 Standard 10 (Grade 12) students (98 boys and 168 girls) from 10 senior secondary schools in the Umtata district of Transkei, South Africa, were administered a mathematics achievement test and an attitude questionnaire. Contrary to other studies analysis showed no significant relationship between students' scores on measures of mathematics achievement and attitudes. PMID:9198392

Kulubya, M M; Glencross, M J

1997-06-01

456

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

457

Quality Science Teacher Professional Development and Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

J. Dubner

2007-01-01

458

"Standards"-based Mathematics Curricula and Secondary Students' Performance on Standardized Achievement Tests  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study examined the mathematical achievement of high school students enrolled for 3 years in one of three NSF funded "Standards"-based curricula (IMP, CMIC, MMOW). The focus was on traditional topics in mathematics as measured by subtests of a standardized achievement test and a criterion-referenced test of mathematics achievement.…

Harwell, Michael R.; Post, Thomas R.; Maeda, Yukiko; Davis, Jon D.; Cutler, Arnold L.; Andersen, Edwin; Kahan, Jeremy A.

2007-01-01

459

Effects of Peer Academic Reputation on Achievement in Academically At-Risk Elementary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

664 relatively low achieving first grade children were recruited into a longitudinal study. Measures of peer academic reputation (PAR), peer acceptance, teacher-rated academic engagement and achievement, and reading and math achievement were obtained in Year 2, when the majority of students were in second grade, and 1 year later. Measures of…

Hughes, Jan N.; Dyer, Nicole; Luo, Wen; Kwok, Oi-Man

2009-01-01

460

The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Student Achievement in a Rural Florida High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parental involvement is viewed as critical to the development of effective schools and student achievement. The relationship between parental involvement and achievement test scores at a rural high school in Florida was not known. This high school has not met the state standards as determined by the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT)…

Jackson, Willie A.

2011-01-01

461

Factors contributing to the academic achievement of Hispanic limited English proficient high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this investigation was to study school and individual factors that high school students perceived as important to their academic achievement, and a possible relation between this perceived importance and their academic achievement. The school factors selected were school climate, classroom environment, and language of instruction. The individual factors were achievement motivation and social goals. ^ The participants

Ana Maria Mistral

1998-01-01

462

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

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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

463

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

464

College students’ homework and academic achievement: The mediating role of self-regulatory beliefs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The influence of homework experiences on students’ academic grades was studied with 223 college students. Students’ self-efficacy\\u000a for learning and perceived responsibility beliefs were included as mediating variables in this research. The students’ homework\\u000a influenced their achievement indirectly via these two self-regulatory beliefs as well as directly. Self-efficacy for learning,\\u000a although moderately correlated with perceptions of responsibility, predicted course grades

Anastasia Kitsantas; Barry J. Zimmerman

2009-01-01

465

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

466

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

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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

467

Comparison of teacher-directed and student-directed journals on achievement in college chemistry  

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The purpose of this research was to use written student journals as a means to improve academic achievement in a one semester introductory college chemistry course designed for nonscience majors. Two kinds of journals were investigated to compare their effectiveness in improving academic achievement and their ability to strengthen conceptual and algorithmic problem solving mastery. Student opinions toward journal writing in college chemistry were also compared. Each journal format was examined for possible differences between the genders. The journal types that were compared were a teacher-directed format and a student-directed format. In the teacher-directed group of 62 students responded to specific topics and readings assigned by the instructor. The 74 students in the student-directed group individually chose the topics that they wrote about. Students wrote two to four entries per week for the duration of the semester (15 weeks). Results showed no significant differences at the alpha=0.05 level between the journal types for improvement of academic achievement as measured by the ACS standardized General-Organic-Biological Chemistry Test. No significant differences in student ability to solve algorithmic and conceptual chemistry problems were detected. Additionally, there were no significant differences between the genders with respect to the journal type analyses. There was a significant difference in the students' opinions toward the journal format that they were assigned to use. The student-directed group gave significantly higher ratings to their format compared to the teacher-directed students. There were no significant differences in the opinion of males and females with regard to journal format. Based on the outcomes of this investigation, for instructors choosing to use written student journals in their college science classes, the use of student-directed journals is recommended. Although there is no benefit in terms of academic achievement or conceptual and algorithmic problem solving success, students using the student-directed format held more positive opinions toward this type of journal.

Anderson, Catherine Ann

468

Toward a Comprehensive Picture of Student Understanding of Force, Velocity, and Acceleration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Studentsâ difficulties with conceptual questions about force, velocity, and acceleration have been well documented. However, there has been no single systematic study of student understanding of all paired relations among the concepts of force, velocity, and acceleration. For example, a student who believes an object with a net force on it must be moving might not believe an accelerating object must be moving. In this paper, we describe the development of a test to build a more comprehensive picture of student understanding. We describe modifications to increase the validity of the test by reducing false positives and unwanted inconsistencies. We also report preliminary data suggesting that there are definite patterns in student understanding of the various relations between force, velocity, and acceleration. For example, there are a higher number of students reporting that force and velocity are directionally related then that acceleration and velocity are directionally related.

Rosenblatt, Rebecca; Sayre, Eleanor C.; Heckler, Andrew F.

2009-01-24

469

Item Analysis and Report of Student Skills of Secondary School Students. Technical Report #2, Public School Basic Skills Achievement Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sample of slightly over 1,500 students from even-numbered grades in public schools of the U.S. Virgin Islands were given the 1973 edition of the Stanford Achievement Test (in grades 2, 4, 6, and 8) and the Test of Academic Skills (grades 10 and 12) in an attempt to assess student academic achievement in the basic skill areas of mathematics,…

Bliss, Leonard B.

470

All Students Can Learn: Effects of Curriculum Alignment on the Mathematics Achievement of Third-Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study involved over 4,000 third grade students in a large (90,000+) suburban-emerging-urban school district. The purpose of the study was to examine the effectiveness of curriculum alignment on student achievement in mathematics as measured by the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (IOWA) after one year of implementation in the DeKalb County School…

Mitchell, Felicia Moss

471

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

472

Associations of Student Temperament and Educational Competence with Academic Achievement: The Role of Teacher Age and Teacher and Student Gender  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined associations of teacher-perceived student temperament and educational competence with school achievement, and how these associations were modified by students' gender and teachers' gender and age. Participants were 1063 Finnish ninth-graders (534 boys) and their 29 Mother Language teachers (all female) and 43 Mathematics teachers (17…

Mullola, Sari; Jokela, Markus; Ravaja, Niklas; Lipsanen, Jari; Hintsanen, Mirka; Alatupa, Saija; Keltikangas-Jarvinen, Liisa

2011-01-01

473

Problem Solving and Immigrant Student Mathematics and Science Achievement: Multination Findings from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study investigates problem-solving skill alongside more widely recognized settlement and sociodemographic factors in first-generation (1G) and second-generation (2G) immigrant students' science and mathematics achievement. A total of 113,767 students (ages 15-16 years) from 17 countries were drawn from the 2003 Programme for…

Martin, Andrew J.; Liem, Gregory A. D.; Mok, Magdalena M. C.; Xu, Jacob

2012-01-01

474

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

475

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

476

Understanding Superintendents' Self-Efficacy Influences on Instructional Leadership and Student Achievement  

E-print Network

This dissertation explores public school superintendent self-efficacy influences on instructional and student achievement within three Texas public school districts. The purpose of this research study is to investigate superintendent self...

Whitt, Kenneth Ray

2011-02-22

477

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

478

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

479

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

E-print Network

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between leadership responsibilities of Title I principals and student achievement. This study involved the analysis of the results of a 92 item survey sent to successful Title I...

Sheldon, George H.

2010-07-14

480

Development of a Valid and Reliable Student-Achievement and Process-Skills Instrument  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Development of a research instrument to measure student achievement requires planning and reliability and validity testing before the instrument is used to collect data. These steps are often overlooked in research studies, but when the instrument is to b

Bunce, Diane M.; Flens, Elizabeth A.; Vandenplas, Jessica R.; Neiles, Kelly Y.

2010-05-01

481

The effects of student-level and classroom-level factors on elementary students' science achievement in five countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The interest in raising levels of achievement in math and science has led to a focus on investigating the factors that shape achievement in these subjects (Lamb & Fullarton, 2002) as well as understanding how these factors operate across countries (Baker, Fabrega, Galindo, & Mishook, 2004). The current study examined the individual student factors and classroom factors on fourth grade

Sibel Kaya

2008-01-01

482

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

483

Predictors of High Academic Achievement in Mathematics and Science by Mathematically Talented Students: A Longitudinal Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educational experiences of a cohort of 1,247 mathematically talented youths (initially identified in 7th\\/8th grade by the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth) were analyzed after high school and after college to identify factors correlated with high and low academic achievement in math and science in college by students with extremely high ability. Almost all students had achieved highly by conventional

Camilla Persson Benbow; Olya Arjmand

1990-01-01

484

Locus of control, test anxiety, academic procrastination, and achievement among college students.  

PubMed

114 undergraduates completed the Internal-External Locus of Control scale, the Procrastination Scale, and the Achievement Anxiety Test. They also provided a self-report of their cumulative GPA. Students were divided into two groups by a median-split of 10.5, yielding an internally oriented group of 57 and an externally oriented group of 57. The former students showed significantly lower academic procrastination, debilitating test anxiety, and reported higher academic achievement than the latter. PMID:15587223

Carden, Randy; Bryant, Courtney; Moss, Rebekah

2004-10-01

485

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

486

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

487

Personality, Dopamine Receptor D4 Exon III Polymorphisms, and Academic Achievement in Medical Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationships between genetic polymorphisms, personality traits, and academic achievement in medical school students. Study subjects were 220 1st-year medical students at Korea University Medical School during two consecutive academic years (2003–2004). Grade-point averages (GPA) during the second semester of the 1st year of the medical school were obtained as a measure of academic achievement. In addition,

Byung-Joo Ham; Young-Mee Lee; Meyoung-Kon Kim; Juneyoung Lee; Duck-Sun Ahn; Myoung-Jin Choi; In Kyoon Lyoo; Ihn-Geun Choi; Min-Soo Lee

2006-01-01

488

Impatience versus achievement strivings in the Type A pattern: Differential effects on students' health and academic achievement  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

489

Student science achievement and the integration of indigenous knowledge in the classroom and on standardized tests  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In science education, there has been little research focused on indigenous students' achievement on science standardized tests when indigenous knowledge is integrated into the test questions. However, there has been an increased amount of research investigating the impact of culturally relevant curriculum adaptations on indigenous students' achievement in standardized assessments (Aikenhead, 1997, 2001b; Barnhardt, 2005b). This dissertation examines the achievement gap that is present between American Indian and White students in Montana. I use data from Montana eighth-grade standardized state science tests to determine whether incorporating indigenous material into classrooms and on state standardized science tests supported these initiatives and whether expected outcomes, such as a decrease in the achievement gap and in increase in Native student test scores, are being generated. Using a quantitative methodology, this study focuses on how American Indian students in Montana perform on standardized state science assessments when knowledge from a cultural curriculum, "Indian Education for All," has been included on the tests. Montana is the first state in the United States to use a culturally relevant curriculum in all schools and to create standardized test items based on this curriculum. This study compares White and American Indian students' test scores on these particular test items and overall test scores to determine the effectiveness of the culturally relevant educational initiatives implemented by Montana's Office of Public Instruction in terms of student achievement on state standardized tests. Results of this study uncover the persistence of an achievement gap, with Native students still underperforming when compared to their majority counterparts. American Indian students continue to score at the "nearing proficiency" level, which is one level lower than White students are scoring, at the proficient level. When scores are investigated for items written based on cultural standards, American Indian students tend to answer these items correctly a greater percentage of the time then they do other items; yet White students are answering these culture-specific items correctly a greater percentage of the time than are American Indian students. Understanding the connections between student achievement and an adapted, culturally relevant science curriculum brings valuable insights to the fields of science education, research on student assessments, and indigenous studies. Implications of the study are reflected in recommendations for (1) integrating culturally relevant test items in greater number on standardized science tests; (2) encouraging greater participation of community members in education; (3) encouraging greater participation of Native individuals in the test construction process; and (4) attending to the frequency of and teaching methodologies for implementing the "Indian Education for All" curriculum.

Benson, Juliann

490

Can Extended Learning Opportunities Improve Student Achievement? E&R Report.  

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The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) is the major initiative that the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) is using to help all students reach grade level performance in reading and mathematics. In 2000-2001, ALP's second year of implementation, the program expanded from grades 3-8 to grades K-12. The focus of this report is on the program…

Baenen, Nancy R.; Lindblad, Mark; Yaman, Kim

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Effects of Single Gender Classrooms and Coeducational Classrooms on Student Achievement and School Climate for Middle School Students in a Public School System  

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This study compared student achievement and student attitudes for students in single-gender classrooms and students in coeducational classrooms in the seventh grade. The study utilized the TCAP reading and math tests and the Renaissance reading and math formative assessments for the measures on student achievement. The school district's climate…

Manning, Nickalous A.

2010-01-01

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Parental influences on students' self-concept, task value beliefs, and achievement in science.  

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The aim of this study was twofold: firstly, to investigate the grade level (elementary and middle school) and gender effect on students' motivation in science (perceived academic science self-concept and task value) and perceived family involvement, and secondly to examine the relationship among family environment variables (fathers' educational level, mothers' educational level, and perceived family involvement), motivation, gender and science achievement in elementary and middle schools. Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) showed that elementary school students have more positive science self-concept and task value beliefs compared to middle school students. Moreover, elementary school students appeared to perceive more family involvement in their schooling. Path analyses also suggested that family involvement was directly linked to elementary school students' task value and achievement. Also, in elementary school level, significant relationships were found among father educational level, science self-concept, task value and science achievement. On the other hand, in middle school level, family involvement, father educational level, and mother educational level were positively related to students' task value which is directly linked to students' science achievement. Moreover, mother educational level contributed to science achievement through its effect on self-concept. PMID:19476224

Senler, Burcu; Sungur, Semra

2009-05-01

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The achievement impact of the inclusion model on the standardized test scores of general education students  

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The purpose of this study was to compare the achievement of general education students within regular education classes to the achievement of general education students in inclusion/co-teach classes to determine whether there was a significant difference in the achievement between the two groups. The school district's inclusion/co-teach model included ongoing professional development support for teachers and administrators. General education teachers, special education teachers, and teacher assistants collaborated to develop instructional strategies to provide additional remediation to help students to acquire the skills needed to master course content. This quantitative study reviewed the end-of course test (EoCT) scores of Grade 10 physical science and math students within an urban school district. It is not known whether general education students in an inclusive/co-teach science or math course will demonstrate a higher achievement on the EoCT in math or science than students not in an inclusive/co-teach classroom setting. In addition, this study sought to determine if students classified as low socioeconomic status benefited from participating in co-teaching classrooms as evidenced by standardized tests. Inferential statistics were used to determine whether there was a significant difference between the achievements of the treatment group (inclusion/co-teach) and the control group (non-inclusion/co-teach). The findings can be used to provide school districts with optional instructional strategies to implement in the diverse classroom setting in the modern classroom to increase academic performance on state standardized tests.

Garrett-Rainey, Syrena

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The Differential Impact of Early Father and Mother Involvement on Later Student Achievement  

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The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the direct and indirect effects of early parenting on later parental school involvement and student achievement. The sample, pulled from the first and second waves of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics – Child Development Supplement data set, consisted of 390 children ages 2–5 at time 1 and their families. Fathers’ and mothers’ participation in five dimensions of early parenting behaviors were assessed at time 1, while later parental school involvement and student achievement were assessed at time 2. Although early paternal and maternal parenting behaviors were not directly related to later student achievement, differences were revealed in the pattern of relationships between early parenting and later parental school involvement for fathers and mothers. In addition, fathers’ later school involvement was found to be negatively related to student achievement while maternal school involvement was found to be positively related to student achievement. These findings provide partial support for the hypothesized differential relationship between fathers’ and mothers’ early parenting and later student achievement.

McBride, Brent A.; Dyer, W. Justin; Liu, Ying; Brown, Geoffrey L.; Hong, Sungjin

2014-01-01

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Effects of background and classroom characteristics on the science achievement of 10-year-old students  

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Effects of characteristics of science classrooms on the science achievement of students were examined in the context of a simple model. The model incorporated prior attributes of the students in terms of home background, sex, and verbal and quantitative ability. The model was estimated by means of partial least squares multivariate procedures using data for 10-year-old Queensland students from the Second International Science Study. The results demonstrated the dominant influence of home background and verbal/mathematical ability. Female students tended to have lower scores after allowing for the influence of the other variables in the model. Students who stated that there were more student initiated activities in their science lessons tended to have lower achievement.

Rosier, Malcolm

1990-01-01

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Levy-Student Distributions for Halos in Accelerator Beams  

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We describe the transverse beam distribution in particle accelerators within the controlled, stochastic dynamical scheme of the Stochastic Mechanics (SM) which produces time reversal invariant diffusion processes. This leads to a linearized theory summarized in a Shchr\\"odinger--like (\\Sl) equation. The space charge effects have been introduced in a recent paper \\cite{prstab} by coupling this \\Sl 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 (\\emph{constant focusing}), and when we \\emph{a priori} prescribe the shape of the stationary solution. We then proceed to discuss a few new ideas \\cite{epac04} by introducing the generalized Student distributions, namely non--Gaussian, L\\'evy \\emph{infinitely divisible} (but not \\emph{sta...

Petroni, N C; De Siena, S; Illuminati, F

2005-01-01

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Early Acceleration of Mathematics Students and its Effect on Growth in Self-esteem: A Longitudinal Study  

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The Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY) database was employed to examine the educational practice of early acceleration of students of mathematics on the development of their self-esteem across the entire secondary grade levels. Students were classified into three different academic categories (gifted, honors, and regular). Results indicated that, in terms of the development of their self-esteem, gifted students benefited from early acceleration, honors students neither benefited nor were harmed by early acceleration, and regular students were harmed by early acceleration. Early acceleration in mathematics promoted significant growth in self-esteem among gifted male students and among gifted, honors, and regular minority students. When students were accelerated, schools showed similar average growth in self-esteem among gifted students and regular students and a large effect of general support for mathematics on the average growth in self-esteem among honors students.

Ma, Xin

2002-11-01

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Effects of Teachers on Minority and Disadvantaged Students' Achievement in the Early Grades  

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The study reported in this article investigated the differential effects of teachers on female, minority, and low-socioeconomic-status (SES) students' achievement. I used data from a 4-year, large-scale, randomized experiment (Project STAR) that was conducted between 1985 and 1989 in Tennessee, in which students and teachers were randomly assigned…

Konstantopoulos, Spyros

2009-01-01

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How Do Life Goals and Motivations of International Students Studying in Australia Impact Their Achievement Outcomes?  

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Many international students aim beyond their country boundaries by moving away from home and studying abroad. This longitudinal design addressed a gap in current research, by linking together antecedent life goals and motivations on entry to students' studies, to predict exit achievement scores, to provide information concerning optimising…

Guns, Ann; Richardson, Paul W.; Watt, Helen M. G.

2012-01-01

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Influence of a Supervised Mentoring Program on the Achievement of Low-Income South Korean Students  

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This study examined the effectiveness of a supervised mentoring program designed to improve the academic achievement of 834 low-income elementary and secondary school students in Seoul, South Korea. When compared to the control group, both elementary and middle school students exposed to the mentoring program improved in mathematic and reading…

Choi, Sumi; Lemberger, Matthew E.

2010-01-01