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Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education  

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strategy at community colleges for improving the outcomes of developmental education students. This paper of acceleration on student outcomes. After examining various definitions of acceleration to better understand whatAccelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education Nikki

Su, Xiao

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Effects of Mathematics Acceleration on Middle School Student Achievement  

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The researcher's purpose in the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an Accelerated Mathematics Program (AMPS) for sixth and seventh grades, using the accelerative practice of curriculum telescoping in a rural school district in North Carolina. The mathematics achievement of students served in the locally developed Accelerated Mathematics…

Boysworth, Sylvia Elaine

2010-01-01

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

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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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Accelerated Achievement  

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

Ford, William J.

2010-01-01

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

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

Stanley, Ashley M.

2011-01-01

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Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education. CCRC Working Paper No. 30  

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Acceleration, which involves the reorganization of instruction and curricula in ways that facilitate the completion of academic requirements in an expedited manner, is an increasingly popular strategy at community colleges for improving the outcomes of developmental education students. This paper reviews the literature on acceleration and…

Edgecombe, Nikki

2011-01-01

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

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

Edgecombe, Nikki

2011-01-01

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Junior Achievement Student Center  

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

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Superintendent Tenure and Student Achievement  

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

Simpson, Jennifer

2013-01-01

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Challenging Students to Achieve  

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With the specter of No Child Left Behind hanging over their heads, educators should be wary of using disaggregated data to track selected populations of students and their progress through school. Such data can be misleading by showing that students are doing well, although they may be taking classes that are not challenging. Although the myth of…

VanSciver, James H.

2004-01-01

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Professional Development & Student Achievement.  

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Professional development is viewed from several perspectives--time, funding, planning, and student outcomes--and includes both an urban and a rural story. This issue provides a special pullout section designed as a checklist to help guide professional development planning activities. The following articles are included: "Perspectives on Managing…

Kroeger, Marianne, Ed.; Blaser, Stephanie, Ed.; Raack, Lenaya, Ed.; Cooper, Cinder, Ed.; Kinder, Ann, Ed.

2000-01-01

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Using In-Depth Science Instruction to Accelerate Student Achievement in Science and Reading Comprehension in Grades 1-2  

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This study focused on accelerating development of science knowledge and understanding at the primary level (grades 1-2) as a means for enhancing reading comprehension (i.e. early literacy). An adaptation of a grade 3-5 cognitive-science-based, instructional model ("Science IDEAS") that integrated science with reading and writing, this year-long…

Vitale, Michael R.; Romance, Nancy R.

2012-01-01

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Teacher Dispositions and Student Achievement  

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In an effort to close the achievement gap between students of minority and majority populations and between students in higher and lower economic circumstances, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) added instruction and evaluation of teacher dispositions to its requirements for credentialing prospective teachers.…

Vaughn, Kathleen Adams

2012-01-01

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

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Students' Motivational Profiles and Achievement 1 Running Head: STUDENTS' MOTIVATIONAL PROFILES AND ACHIEVEMENT Students' Motivational Profiles and Achievement Outcomes in Physical Education: A Self (2008) 688-701" #12;Students' Motivational Profiles and Achievement 2 Abstract Previous studies

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Expanding Expectations for Students through Accelerated Schools  

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

Byrd, Sandra P.; Finnan, Christine

2003-01-01

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Leading Change for Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article argues that in order to meet the heightened expectations now placed on schools in a knowledge society, avoid\\u000a cultural resistance to positive change by those in schools and achieve improved student outcomes (attitudinal, behavioural\\u000a and academic), we need to not only engage multiple forms of leadership but also have a more complex understanding of relationships\\u000a between these leaderships

Bill Mulford

2006-01-01

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Teacher goal endorsement, student achievement goals, and student achievement in mathematics: a longitudinal study.  

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??This study investigated relationships among teacher practices, student motivation and student achievement on standardized mathematics assessments using an Achievement Goal Theory framework. From 2006 through… (more)

Deevers, Matthew D.

2010-01-01

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Student Achievement: A Factor in Classroom Dynamics?  

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Differences in interaction patterns between teachers and high/low achieving and high/low expectation students were examined in four grade 3 and six grade 6 classes, involving 237 students. Teachers interacted most frequently with high achieving/expectancy students, but spent more time waiting for and interacting with low achieving/expectancy…

Leder, Gilah C.

1987-01-01

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Self-Beliefs and Student Goal Achievement  

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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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Instrument Achievement Goal for Chinese Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

What kind of achievement goals do Chinese students choose and pursue? The current study demonstrated a culture-specific achievement goal, i.e., instrument goal, and investigated its relationship with learning strategy and academic achievement. 536 students from a middle school in northeast China participated in the current investigation. The findings provided a further support that instrument goal could be seen as a

Chang-Jiang Liu; Xiao-Ping Sun; Li-Yan Guo; Bao-Cai Han

2008-01-01

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Achievement Goals of Students with ADHD  

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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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The Methodological Nettle: ICT and Student Achievement  

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

Chandra, Vinesh; Lloyd, Margaret

2008-01-01

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

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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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Social perceptions of achieving students and achievement goals of students in Malaysia and the Philippines  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study investigates the hypothesis that country differences in achievement goals of students are associated with differences\\u000a in how students with different achievement goals are perceived by students in different cultures. University students from\\u000a Malaysia and the Philippine were asked to complete questionnaires on their achievement goals and on their perceptions of hypothetical\\u000a students who exemplify the different achievement goals.

Allan B. I. Bernardo; Rosnah Ismail

2010-01-01

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Multimedia Technology and Students' Achievement in Geography  

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In this study done at a community college in South Florida, the achievements of students who spoke English as their second language who had attended their K-12 education outside the United States in their home countries, in a U.S. college course on world geography are compared with the achievements of students in the same classes who spoke English…

DaSilva, Edmar Bernardes; Kvasnak, Robb Neil

2012-01-01

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TEACHER TRAINING, TEACHER QUALITY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT  

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We study the effects of various types of education and training on the ability of teachers to promote student achievement. Previous studies on the subject have been hampered by inadequate measures of teacher training and difficulties addressing the non-random selection of teachers to students and of teachers to training. We address all of these limitations by estimating models with student,

Douglas N. Harris; Tim R. Sass

2007-01-01

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School District Organization and Student Achievement  

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Study examines determinants of organizational effectiveness. Results indicate that pupil-teacher ratio and administrative intensity depress median levels of achievement; whereas, staff qualifications foster student achievement. The percentage of non-whites is said to have a consistently significant direct effect on median achievement level.…

Bidwell, Charles E.; Kasarda, John D.

1975-01-01

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Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 LINGUISTICS  

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70 Graduate Student Achievements 09-10 LINGUISTICS GRADUATE DIRECTOR: (Ph.D.) MARIE HUFFMAN (M to Language Acquisition North America. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. Mykhaylyk, Roksolana Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings

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Advancing Student Achievement Through Professional Development  

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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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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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Programmed Student Achievement: A Hawthorne Effect?  

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Three groups of college students were given instructions using different testing techniques to determine whether the superior performance obtained with Programed Student Achievement (PA) was due to a Hawthorne Effect. Results seem to preclude any attempt to interpret the effectiveness of PA on that basis. (Editor/JT)

Haddad, Nabil F.; And Others

1975-01-01

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Immigration and Student Achievement: Evidence from Switzerland  

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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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Science Achievement of Secondary Agricultural Education Students  

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The purposes of this quantitative descriptive and correlational study were to describe the science achievements of secondary agricultural education students and determine if the number of agricultural education courses passed, FFA involvement, and SAE participation would statistically significantly improve students' performance on science…

Clark, Sara Vicky

2012-01-01

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Facilitating Student Achievement with Assistive Technology  

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This article discusses an evolving understanding of the relationship of assistive technology (AT) to student achievement. Clarifying the compensatory nature of AT and its role in creating a "floor of opportunity" for students with disabilities, the authors then emphasize the importance of AT for access to and productivity within both the life…

Parette, Howard P.; Peterson-Karlan, George R.

2007-01-01

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Military Deployment and Elementary Student Achievement  

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

Phelps, Terri; Dunham, Mardis; Lyons, Robert

2010-01-01

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Teacher Goal Endorsement, Student Achievement Goals and Student Achievement in Mathematics: A Longitudinal Study  

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This study investigated relationships among teacher practices, student motivation and student achievement on standardized mathematics assessments using an Achievement Goal Theory framework. From 2006 through 2009, 800 public school students participated in mathematics assessments and completed surveys measuring perceptions of teacher practices and…

Deevers, Matthew D.

2010-01-01

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Gifted Student Academic Achievement and Program Quality  

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Gifted academic achievement has been identified as a major area of interest for educational researchers. The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether there was a relation between the quality of gifted programs as perceived by teachers, coordinators and supervisors of the gifted and the achievement of the same gifted students in 6th and 7th…

Jordan, Katrina Ann Woolsey

2010-01-01

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Black Students: Psychosocial Issues and Academic Achievement.  

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

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

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Brownbag Presentation Exceptional Students, Marginal Lives: Achievement and Civic Engagement  

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Brownbag Presentation Exceptional Students, Marginal Lives: Achievement and Civic Engagement Among achievement and higher education access of Latino students. His most recent work examines the achievement motivation and civic engagement of undocumented students. Before joining CGU, Professor Perez worked

Rose, Michael R.

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

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

Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

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Classroom Processes in Evaluating Student Achievement.  

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Studies processes in 49 Canadian K-13 classrooms to identify teachers' student achievement evaluation methods. Teacher interviews and categorization of their testing instruments showed teachers beyond early primary grades used evaluations mainly to generate marks for reporting purposes. Such reports seen as reaffirming existing judgments, rather…

Wilson, Robert J.

1990-01-01

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Achievement Goals and Student Well-Being  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is concerned with the role that achievement goals may play in facilitating the psychological well-being of students. Specifically, we build on “goal theory” analysis of adaptive behavior in examining the relationship between task and ego goals, perceptions of school emphases on task and ego goals, and indices of well-being and disruptive behavior. Generally, task goals and perception of

Avi Kaplan; Martin L. Maehr

1999-01-01

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Resource Allocation Patterns and Student Achievement  

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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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Designing of Student Learning Achievement Evaluation  

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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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Parenting Styles: The Impact on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parenting style and its impact on student achievement in a multidimensional society continues to pose significant challenges to clinicians, researchers, educators, and parents alike. This literature review summarizes the research surrounding five domains: (1) parental control; (2) gender and parenting style; (3) parental education; (4) perceptual differences between parents and their children; and (5) ethnicity and diversity. Behavioral control and

Lola Brown; Shrinidhi Iyengar

2008-01-01

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Student Academic Achievement: Report to the Provost.  

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In fall 1991, the faculty and staff of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (NMSU-A) designed and implemented a strategic planning process which incorporates a comprehensive annual review of various aspects of student academic achievement (SAA). The faculty-based SAA assessment process includes activities focused on classroom instruction,…

Leas, David E.

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Accelerating Struggling Students' Learning Through Identity Redevelopment  

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

Christine Finnan

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Sustaining Continued Acceleration in Reading Comprehension Achievement Following an Intervention  

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Schooling improvement initiatives have demonstrated that moderate but significant achievement gains are possible with well designed interventions, but there is little research into whether these gains can be sustained. The present study examines the extent to which acceleration in achievement made during a three-year literacy intervention and the…

Lai, Mei Kuin; McNaughton, Stuart; Timperley, Helen; Hsiao, Selena

2009-01-01

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Hands-on science and student achievement  

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From the late 1950s through today, hands-on science has been promoted as a method of science instruction. Currently, recent national science reform efforts seek to temper its role. However, no consensus has been reached on the relationship of hands-on science to student achievement though this topic has been researched since the turn of the 20th century using various methods. To improve upon the literature, this work addresses three major limitations of past research---the lack of data on performance assessments of student achievement, the need to control for factors affecting both hands-on science and test scores, and the potential for a differential relationship by student ability. This work focuses on three research questions: (1) whether hands-on science is positively related to student achievement as measured by standardized test scores using both multiple choice and performance tests, (2) whether this relationship is stronger when using performance tests, and (3) whether this relationship differs by student ability. We apply regression analysis to two data sources. The primary data set is the 1994 RAND Survey of 1400 8th grade students and their teachers in Southern California which includes multiple choice and performance test scores. A second data source is the nationally representative NELS:88 with a focus on the 8th grade student sample. The initial findings vary by source of report, student or teacher, on the level of hands-on science. When accounting for the quality of the reports, the results show an association between the level of handson science and student test scores for both multiple choice and performance tests. The results find little difference for this relationship by type of test. Nor do they show strong evidence for a differential relationship due to student ability. These findings support the promotion of hands-on science at the middle school/junior high level while raising a concern about current science reform attempts to reduce and redirect its use. They also provide little evidence to support performance test programs on the grounds that they better reflect what is learned though hands-on instruction. Caveats on the findings and further research needs are discussed.

Ruby, Allen Michael

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Activities and Academic Achievement Among College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to self-regulated learning theory, the activities of studying and using learning strategies, which reflect self-regulated learning, promote academic achievement. In contrast, a student's participation in other activities may not produce positive effects. In the present study, structural equation modeling was used to test these hypotheses in a sample of 593 full-time, 1st-year undergraduates in Hong Kong. The results indicated

Chau-Kiu Cheung; Siu-Tong Kwok

1998-01-01

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Academic Goal Orientations and Student Classroom Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined whether college students? goal orientations affect achievement, strategy use, and metacognition. Dweck and Leggett?s (1988) framework was used to distinguish between learning (i.e., concern for improving one?s competence) and performance (i.e., concern for proving one?s competence) orientations. Individuals were classified as normatively high or low on each dimension, creating a 2 × 2 summary table. ANCOVAs indicated that

Gregory Schraw; Christy Horn; Tracy Thorndike-Christ; Roger Bruning

1995-01-01

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Exploring Students' Conception and Expectations of Achievement in Physical Education  

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

Zhu, Xihe

2013-01-01

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Improving Student Achievement in Math and Science  

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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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Achievement Gaps: An Examination of Differences in Student Achievement and Growth. The Full Report  

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The difference between the academic performance of poor students and wealthier students and between minority students and their non-minority peers is commonly known as the achievement gap. The current study examines the achievement gap using a large sample of students from a wide variety of school districts across the United States. It examines…

McCall, Martha S.; Hauser, Carl; Cronin, John; Kingsbury, G. Gage; Houser, Ronald

2006-01-01

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A Comparative Study of Students' Achievement in Botany and Zoology  

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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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Effects of Classroom Assessment Practices on Students' Achievement Goals  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 practices interacted significantly with students' characteristics in influencing students' achievement goals. Recommendations, implications,

Hussain Alkharusi

2008-01-01

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The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 achievement based on an analysis of state-level panel data on student test

Thomas Dee; Brian Jacob

2009-01-01

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Teacher-Student Cognitive Style and Achievement in Biology.  

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Investigated the consequences of teacher-student cognitive style (field dependence- FD and independence- FI) matches and mismatches on student achievement in biology. Results suggest that whereas FI students may be taught by and achieve equally well with either FI or FD teachers, FD students are more successfully taught by FI teachers. (JN)

Jolly, Pauline E.; Strawitz, Barbara M.

1984-01-01

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Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Perceptions of Success  

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

Blozen, Barbara B.

2010-01-01

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Formative Assessment Techniques to Support Student Motivation and Achievement  

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

Cauley, Kathleen M.; McMillan, James H.

2010-01-01

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Improving the Achievement of Minority Students.  

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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

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Teachers, race and student achievement revisited  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the education literature, a controversy exists with respect to the issue of matching student and teacher race in an effort to improve student performance. Ehrenberg et al. (1995) finds very little support for this issue, while more recently Dee (2004) finds that there are significant educational gains when students are assigned to an own-race teacher. Dee's result is found

Roy M. Howsen; Michelle W. Trawick

2007-01-01

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Community College Faculty Development Program and Student Achievement  

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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

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Learning: The Power of Group Work in Facilitating Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Chad E Scott

2005-01-01

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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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

67

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

68

Self-Concept and Achievement Motivation of High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

69

Essays on Academic Achievement and Student Behavior in Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moussa, Wael Soheil

2013-01-01

70

Expectations of Achievement: Student, Teacher and Parent Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

71

Predicting Achievement in Community College Science Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to formulate a predictive equation to identify community college biology students (N=420) who most probably would not succeed in science courses. A College Biology Student Survey (developed for the study), Nelson Denny Reading Test (Form-F), College Guidance Placement (CGP) Arithmetic Test, and An Inventory of Piaget's…

Dettloff, Janet May

72

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

73

Teacher Attitudes toward Academic Acceleration and Accelerated Students in the Netherlands  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a survey study, we investigated teacher attitudes toward acceleration and accelerated students in the Netherlands. Teachers (N = 334) from 31 secondary schools gave their opinion about gifted education and acceleration, and evaluated statements about accelerated students. Most teachers considered a special approach for gifted students advisable…

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

2005-01-01

74

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. PMID:25258438

Sainsbury, Erica; Rose, Grenville; Smith, Lorraine

2014-01-01

75

Temperament, Personality and Achievement Goals among Chinese Adolescent Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chen, Chen; Zhang, Li-Fang

2011-01-01

76

Temperament, personality and achievement goals among Chinese adolescent students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Temperament and personality have been presumed to affect achievement goals based on the hierarchical model of achievement motivation. This research investigated the relationships of temperament dimensions and the Big Five personality traits to achievement goals based on the 2 × 2 achievement goal framework among 775 Chinese adolescent students. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the 2 × 2 framework could

Chen Chen

2011-01-01

77

Achievement goals, engagement and achievement of African American and White middle school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study investigated the relationships among mastery, performance approach and performance avoidance achievement goals, school engagement and academic achievement for African American and White middle school students. ^ One hundred and ninety-two male and female African American ( n = 96) and White (n = 96) seventh grade students from two suburban, public middle schools were administered two self

Shari Billotti

2009-01-01

78

Achievement Scholarships Achievement scholarships will support bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds,  

E-print Network

backgrounds, encouraging and rewarding their academic success. Research has shown that such students often see disadvantaged backgrounds to fully focus on their academic work, while encouraging and recognising their successAchievement Scholarships Achievement scholarships will support bright students from disadvantaged

Haase, Markus

79

Does Community Education Affect Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from 2,866 fourth-seventh graders and 631 teachers were used to compare 15 St. Louis schools designated as community education centers (CEC) with 15 others. No significant differences in achievement, cognitive ability, or learning motivation were found. CECs' outreach and social services did not seem to affect achievement. (Technical data on…

Nance, Everette E.; Moore, Debra H.; Lewis, Cornelius F.

1999-01-01

80

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

81

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

82

Students' Goal Achievement: Exploring Individual and Situational Factors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: This paper reports a preliminary investigation of the individual and situational factors affecting goal achievement in a psychology student population. The impact of normative information on goal achievement is considered in relation to goal commitment, optimism, gender and academic setting. Method: Psychology students (n=121) from…

Derrer-Rendall, Nicola; Wesson, Caroline; Anderson, Lindsey; Bould, Emma

2009-01-01

83

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

84

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

85

The Teacher Aide Puzzle: Student Achievement Issues. An Exploratory Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents findings of a study that examined the relationship between the performance (as measured by test results) of pupils in classrooms with full-time teacher aides. The Student Teacher Achievement Ratio project (STAR) was implemented in Tennessee from 1985 through 1989 to study the effects of class size on student achievement and…

Achilles, C. M.

86

Individual Teacher Incentives, Student Achievement and Grade Inflation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Martins, Pedro S.

2010-01-01

87

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

88

Student Alienation, Academic Achievement, and WebCT Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Genevieve Marie

2005-01-01

89

Personality Characteristics Associated with Academic Achievement among Developmental College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to identify the personality characteristics of high achieving developmental, or remedial, students and to discover how personality characteristics relate to academic performance among high-achieving developmental and non-developmental college students to determine if a correlation exists between personality and…

Hill, Allan B.

90

Academic Optimism of Schools: A Force for Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

91

Closing the Gap between Professional Development and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whenever there is a discussion on closing or bridging the achievement gap in education, one accurately reasons that the "gap" in question is among groups of students from various cultural and/or socioeconomic backgrounds. Stakeholders throughout academia, then, frantically search for solution(s)" to poor student achievement in America's ailing,…

Richards, Michelle K.

2009-01-01

92

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

93

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

94

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

95

Improving Student Achievement in a Multidisciplinary Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chapman, Amanda; Bloxham, Sue

2004-01-01

96

Parent Involvement: A Key to Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lunenburg, Fred C.; Irby, Beverly J.

97

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

98

Social Capital and Student Achievement in Norwegian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates student social capital in Norwegian secondary schools and its effects on student achievement. Using data from the national survey "Young in Norway 2002", it explores the concept and measurement of social capital in the school context by applying factor analysis. The paper also tests an analytical model that links student

Huang, Lihong

2009-01-01

99

Montana American Indian Student Achievement Data Report, Fall 2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2010

2010-01-01

100

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

101

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

102

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Demir, Ibrahim; Kilic, Serpil

2010-01-01

103

Dyad Composition Effects on Cognitive Elaboration and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

104

Community Influences on E/BD Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Madyun, Na'im; Lee, Moosung

2008-01-01

105

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

106

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

107

Teacher Expectations II: Construction and Reflection of Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hypotheses regarding self-fulfilling prophecies, perceptual biases, and accuracy were tested using longitudinal data relating 98 6th-grade math teachers’ expectations to 1,731 students’ performance. Consistent with the self-fulfilling prophecy hypothesis, teacher expectations predicted changes in student achievement beyond effects accounted for by previous achievement and motivation. Consistent with the perceptual bias hypothesis, teacher expectations predicted their own evaluations of students’ performance

Lee Jussim; Jacquelynne S. Eccles

1992-01-01

108

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

109

Spelling Rule Usage among Students with Learning Disabilities and Normally Achieving Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Spelling performance by learning-disabled sixth-grade students (n=21) was compared with that of age-matched normally achieving students and younger, normally achieving students. Learning-disabled students scored significantly lower on all tasks. Results indicated differences in mastery of the past tense spelling rule "-ed," and in some subskills…

Bailet, Laura Lyons

1990-01-01

110

Variables Affecting Medical Faculty StudentsAchievement: A Mersin University Sample  

PubMed Central

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

Ogenler, Oya; Selvi, Huseyin

2014-01-01

111

Impact of cognitive absorption on Facebook on students' achievement.  

PubMed

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

Rouis, Sana

2012-06-01

112

Internal Accountability and District Achievement: How Superintendents Affect Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hough, Kimberly L.

2014-01-01

113

Peer orientation towards school, students' achievement goals, and adolescents' achievement-related behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

The direct influence of students' peer groups on adolescents' achievement-related behavior has been underexplored. The purpose of the present study was to examine whether positive and negative orientation of the peer group toward school contributed to the understanding of achievement-related behavior beyond the effects of goal orientation. Of particular interest were the differing effects that positively and negatively oriented peer

Susan McCullough Tennant

2005-01-01

114

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jang, Leong Yeok; Liu, Woon Chia

2012-01-01

115

Secondary School Students' Motivation and Achievement in Combined Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chow, Shean Jen; Yong, Bob Chui Seng

2013-01-01

116

Effective Teachers = Student Achievement: What the Research Says  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

117

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

118

Enhancing Students’ Motivation to Learn: achievement goals in university classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

A two?part study was undertaken with students enrolled in a first year university subject (development psychology). The theory of achievement goals formed the framework for the study. The first part of the study was designed to delineate students’ perceptions of the motivational ‘climate’ of the subject and to relate these perceptions to other theoretically relevant variables, including reported use of

Jennifer Archer; Jill J. Scevak

1998-01-01

119

School Resources and the Academic Achievement of Canadian Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study estimates the impact of schools' physical resources and teachers' academic press on students' academic achievement in mathematics and reading when a number of important student variables are controlled. Academic press is defined as teachers' emphasis on academic excellence and upholding academic standards (McDill, Natriello, & Pallas,…

Wei, Yichun; Clifton, Rodney A.; Roberts, Lance W.

2011-01-01

120

Identifying Effective Classroom Practices Using Student Achievement Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research continues to find large differences in student achievement gains across teachers' classrooms. The variability in teacher effectiveness raises the stakes on identifying effective teachers and teaching practices. This paper combines data from classroom observations of teaching practices and measures of teachers' ability to improve student

Kane, Thomas J.; Taylor, Eric S.; Tyler, John H.; Wooten, Amy L.

2011-01-01

121

American Indian Student Achievement Data Report, Fall 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2012

2012-01-01

122

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

123

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

124

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

125

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

126

Strategies for Science Student Achievement & Productive School Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, William L.

2010-01-01

127

Human Physiology: Improving Students' Achievements through Intelligent Studyware.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dori, Yehudit J.; Yochim, Jerome M.

1994-01-01

128

Computer Games for the Math Achievement of Diverse Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Sunha; Chang, Mido

2010-01-01

129

Teacher expectations and cognitive style: Implications for students’ academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effects second and fifth grade teachers' expectations and cognitive styles have on their students' academic achievement. Second and fifth grade teachers (20 from each grade) and a sample of their students (six males and six females) were administered the Embedded Figures Test to be identified as more FD or Fl. After school had been in session

Olivia N. Saracho

1991-01-01

130

The Effects of Fiscal and Human Capital on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Koligian, Sarah Lynne

2012-01-01

131

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

132

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

133

Mexican-American Students' Perceptions of Teachers' Expectations: Do Perceptions Differ Depending on Student Achievement Levels?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exploratory study examines the learning beliefs of high and low achieving, low-income Mexican-American students. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 ninth grade students. The qualitative analysis shows that students' perceptions of their teachers' expectations of a "good" student or a "not so good" student did not differ along…

Bae, Soung; Holloway, Susan D.; Li, Jin; Bempechat, Janine

2008-01-01

134

The Interdependence of Principal School Leadership and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review illuminated principal school leadership as a variable that impacted achievement. The principal as school leader and manager was explored because these roles were thought to impact student achievement both directly and indirectly. Specific principal leadership behaviors and principal effectiveness were explored as variables potentially…

Soehner, David; Ryan, Thomas

2011-01-01

135

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

136

Achievement and Self-Concept of Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The internal/external frame of reference (I/E) model by Marsh ("Am Educ Res J" 23:129-149, 1986) assumes that, besides social comparisons with their classmates, students engage in intraindividual, dimensional comparisons, comparing their own achievement in one subject with their achievement in other subjects. These dimensional comparison processes…

Moller, Jens; Streblow, Lilian; Pohlmann, Britta

2009-01-01

137

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

PubMed Central

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

McQuillan, David James

2010-01-01

138

Concept mapping and science achievement of middle-grade students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 science classes at Bowling Green Junior High School. Students were homogeneously grouped by above average and average ability levels. Therefore, the ability level variable was examined as a possible effect. Students were divided into four treatment groups (two per ability level) and four control groups (two per ability level). Two teachers were involved in teaching a unit on weather for nine weeks. The treatment groups constructed concept maps, while the control groups did not. Two testing instruments (a conventional weather test and six performance assessment items) were used to measure achievement. For this sample of students, analyses of covariance indicated no significant overall effects of treatment on science achievement. A weak but statistically students measured by combined performance assessment items. Similar to the literature reviewed, the results of this research are somewhat mixed. The results suggest that the effect of concept mapping on science achievement is not clear and science educators should be cautious as to its practical use in the classroom. Furthermore, the results suggest that researchers should continue to seek more data to either support or reject the effectiveness of concept mapping.

Snead, Donald

2000-10-01

139

Student alienation, academic achievement, and WebCT use  

E-print Network

The current investigation sought to understand the relationships between college student alienation, academic achievement, and use of WebCT. Fifty-three students enrolled in an undergraduate educational psychology course provided three types of data: 1) self-rating of eight Likert scale alienation items, 2) academic achievement measured with four types of multiple choice questions evaluating mastery of course content, and 3) use of WebCT defined as total number of Hits, Articles Posted, and Articles Read. Findings suggest that peer alienation was associated with increased WebCT use; learning alienation and course alienation were associated with low WebCT use. Learning alienation demonstrated an inverse relation to academic achievement. In most cases, significant predictive relationships between academic achievement and student use of WebCT were curvilinear.

unknown authors

2005-01-01

140

Teacher Efficacy In the Context of Teaching Low Achieving Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focused on the efficacy of Singapore teachers who teach low achieving adolescent students. Three dimensions of\\u000a self-reported teacher efficacy—instructional strategies, classroom management, and student engagement—were examined in relation\\u000a to teacher attributes and the teacher–student relationship. Data were obtained from the Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale Tschannen-Moran\\u000a and Woolfolk Hoy (Teaching and Teacher Education 17:783–805, 2001) and the Teacher–Student Relationship Scale

Lay See Yeo; Rebecca P. Ang; Wan Har Chong; Vivien S. Huan; Choon Lang Quek

2008-01-01

141

Student Achievement in Identified Workforce Clusters: Understanding Factors that Influence Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study blends elements from two South Carolina Technical College System initiatives--Achieving the Dream and a workforce cluster strategy. Achieving the Dream is a national non-profit organization created to help technical and community college students succeed, particularly low-income students and students of color. This initiative, combined…

D'Amico, Mark M.; Morgan, Grant B.; Robertson, Thashundray C.

2011-01-01

142

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

143

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

144

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

145

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

146

Family Effects on Student Achievement in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 multilevel models of Rasch test scores and Warm

Ming Ming Chiu; Esther Sui Chu Ho

2006-01-01

147

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

148

Classroom Factors and Student Characteristics Predicting Students' Use of Achievement Standards during Ability Self-Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines whether task structures, grading practices, and grouping patterns influence the achievement standards that upper-elementary students use in reaching a positive evaluation of their ability. (PCB)

Mac Iver, Douglas

1987-01-01

149

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

150

Hope & Achievement Goals as Predictors of Student Behavior & Achievement in a Rural Middle School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Relations among a set of cognitive-motivational variables were examined with the intent being to assess and clarify the nature of their interconnections within a middle school sample. Student perception of hope, which includes perceptions of agency and pathways, was investigated, along with personal achievement goal orientation, as predictors of…

Walker, Christopher O.; Winn, Tina D.; Adams, Blakely N.; Shepard, Misty R.; Huddleston, Chelsea D.; Godwin, Kayce L.

2009-01-01

151

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Black, Kathleen

2010-01-01

152

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

153

The classwide peer tutoring program: implementation factors moderating students' achievement.  

PubMed

We conducted a study designed to assess implementation of the classwide peer tutoring program and the relationship between implementation variation and student outcome. A clinical replication design was used. Five volunteer elementary teachers were trained to implement the program; their implementation was monitored for 19 consecutive weeks during 1 school year. Overall, the results indicated that specific variations in program implementation were associated with students' responses to treatment. It was also demonstrated that different teachers' applications of the program produced differential levels of student outcome. Implementation factors related to lower spelling achievement were (a) reduced opportunities to receive program sessions, (b) reduced probabilities of students' participation in program opportunities, (c) too many students assigned unchallenging spelling words, and (d) reduced rates of daily point earning reflecting lower levels of spelling practice during tutoring sessions. The implications of these findings and methods of preventing these implementation problems are discussed in the context of quality assurance and social validity. PMID:1582960

Greenwood, C R; Terry, B; Arreaga-Mayer, C; Finney, R

1992-01-01

154

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

155

Systems Thinking: A Skill to Improve Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thornton, Bill; Peltier, Gary; Perreault, George

2004-01-01

156

A Guide to Mathematics Coaching: Processes for Increasing Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

157

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

158

Utilized Strategies by Urban Superintendents to Raise Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to identify the utilized strategies and practices that urban superintendents use to raise student achievement. This study examined the strategies, practices, and leadership skills that are applied by urban superintendents. Three research questions were used in this mixed-methods study. A survey instrument was used…

Aguilar-Nuno, Andrea Marie

2012-01-01

159

Parents' expectations and students' achievement in two western nations  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 Life Transitions (1983) and the Childhood and Beyond study (1990) and a

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

2007-01-01

160

Gender and Achievement-Related Beliefs among Engineering Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gail D. Heyman; Bryn Martyna; Sangeeta Bhatia

2002-01-01

161

National Board Certified Teachers and Their Students' Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

162

Mathematics Textbooks, Opportunity to Learn and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Opportunity to learn is considered an important contributing factor in learning outcomes. In some of the latest international comparative studies of mathematics achievement, such as SIMS and TIMSS, painstaking efforts have been made to find out what the participating students' opportunities to learn mathematics had been. However, there have been…

Tornroos, Jukka

2005-01-01

163

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

164

Keeping Up on Student Achievement...Volume 1 Fall, 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The information in this update has been selected and presented because it appears relevant and useful to teacher trainers who are working with teachers to ensure that all students learn, as well as achieve, throughout their school experience. The sections of the update parallel the five major strands of the scope of work for the Theme E project.…

Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.

165

Reading First: Student Achievement, Teacher Empowerment, National Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication highlights the Reading First program as the academic cornerstone of the No Child Left Behind Act, and cites state achievement data indicating that Reading First students from nearly every grade and subgroup have made gains in reading proficiency. Restoration of full funding for the program has been requested for Fiscal Year 2009.

US Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

166

The Longitudinal Link between Student Health and Math Achievement Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

167

Academic Optimism and Student Achievement in Urban Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Page A.; Hoy, Wayne K.

2007-01-01

168

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

169

Parental Involvement and Students' Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The idea that parental involvement has positive influence on students' academic achievement is so intuitively appealing that society in general, and educators in particular, have considered parental involvement an important ingredient for the remedy for many problems in education. The vast proportion of the literature in this area, however, is qualitative and nonempirical. Among the empirical studies that have investigated

Xitao Fan; Michael Chen

2001-01-01

170

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

171

Principals' Leadership Styles and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harnish, David Alan

2012-01-01

172

Personal Goals and Academic Achievement among Theology Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Litmanen, Topi; Hirsto, Laura; Lonka, Kirsti

2010-01-01

173

Leadership effects on student achievement and sustained school success  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Stephen Jacobson

2011-01-01

174

Students Colleges and Achievement in an Advanced Course  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2002-12-01

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2015-01-01

176

Student Evaluation of Accelerated Program at the University of Miami.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jacobs, Jeffrey P.; And Others

1988-01-01

177

The Efficacy of Academic Acceleration for Gifted Minority Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

178

Impact of Student Mobility on Student Achievement in an Urban Setting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Geographic mobility has a negative effect on a student's overall academic achievement. Data were drawn from Denver (Colorado) Public Schools (DPS), a multiethnic urban school system of over 60,000 students of whom 58,400 are enrolled in grades K through 12. Each year, students at all grade levels are administered the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills…

Ingersoll, Gary M.; And Others

179

Student Achievement, Personal Achievement Goal Orientations, and Perceptions of Classroom Goal Structures in a Standards-Based Reporting System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to analyze student achievement growth and motivational goal orientations in a standards-based reporting environment in a rural SC school district. More specifically, this study sought to determine if student achievement growth is related to the number of years students received standards-based reports in middle…

Ballard, Amy Copeland

2010-01-01

180

Why Try? Factors that Differentiate Underachieving Gifted Students from High Achieving Gifted Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses the outcomes of a study that investigated the relationship between student scores on the five sub-scales of the School Attitude Assessment Survey-Revised (SAAS-R) and the academic achievement of known groups of gifted achievers and gifted underachievers. The study examined whether gifted achievers and gifted underachievers…

McCoach, D. Betsy; Siegle, Del

181

Examining classroom interactions related to difference in students' science achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2003-01-01

182

Teacher Stress and Student Achievement for Mildly Handicapped Students. Research Report No. 13. Instructional Alternatives Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Factors related to teacher stress and the relationship between teacher stress and student achievement were investigated using a qualitative research approach. Regular education teachers (n=35) and special education teachers (n=28) of mildly handicapped elementary students were interviewed about their perceptions of general stress in teaching,…

Bakewell, Deborah; And Others

183

Associations between Student Achievement and Student Learning: Implications for Value-Added School Accountability Models  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accountability systems that measure student learning rather than student achievement have the potential to more accurately evaluate school quality. However, one methodological concern has remained surprisingly absent from discussions of value-added modeling. Standardized assessments that exhibit either positive or negative correlations between…

Ready, Douglas David

2013-01-01

184

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fayombo, Grace Adebisi

2011-01-01

185

Teachers' Perceptions of High School Principal's Monitoring of Student Progress and the Relationship to Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals in school buildings are under immense pressure to improve outcomes for all students. Recent literature suggests this accountability may be at least partly warranted, as there is overwhelming evidence that building principals can positively impact student achievement through their behavior as effective instructional leaders. Much of the…

Chappelear, T. C.; Price, Ted

2012-01-01

186

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

187

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Perie, Marianne, Ed.

2010-01-01

188

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

189

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gozali-Lee, Edith

2010-01-01

190

Students' Peer Relationships, Social and Academic Goals, and Academic Achievement: A Social Network Analysis Approach.  

E-print Network

??A multiwave study examined how high school students’ peer relationships impact with their academic motivation, social motivation, and academic achievement. Students’ motivation was framed in… (more)

Makara, Kara A.

2013-01-01

191

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

E-print Network

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.

192

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

193

Modeling students’ conceptual understanding of force, velocity, and acceleration  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have developed a multiple choice test designed to probe students’ conceptual understanding of the relationships among the directions of force, velocity, and acceleration. The test was administered to more than 800 students enrolled in standard or honors introductory physics courses or a second-year physics majors course. The test was found to be reasonably statistically reliable, and correlations of test

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

2009-01-01

194

Modeling students' conceptual understanding of force, velocity, and acceleration  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have developed a multiple choice test designed to probe students' conceptual understanding of the relationships among the directions of force, velocity, and acceleration. The test was administered to more than 800 students enrolled in standard or honors introductory physics courses or a second-year physics majors course. The test was found to be reasonably statistically reliable, and correlations of test

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

2009-01-01

195

Teaching Electromagnetism to High-School Students Using Particle Accelerators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

196

The story of the Tevatron accelerators: Accelerator science and technology breakthroughs, achievements and lessons  

SciTech Connect

For almost a quarter of a century, the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider was the centerpiece of the world's high energy physics program - since it began operation in December of 1985, until it was overtaken by LHC in 2011. The aim of this unique scientific instrument was to explore the elementary particle physics reactions with center of mass collision energies of up to 1.96 TeV. The initial design luminosity of the Tevatron was 10{sup 30} cm{sup -2} s{sup -1}, however as a result of two decades of upgrades, the accelerator has been able to deliver 430 times higher luminosities to each of two high luminosity experiments, CDF and D0. The Tevatron has been shut off since September 30, 2011. The collider was arguably one of the most complex research instruments ever to reach the operation stage and is widely recognized for many technological breakthroughs and numerous physics discoveries. In this paper, we briefly present the history of the Tevatron, major advances in accelerator physics, technology implemented during the long quest for better and better performance, and the lessons learned from our experience.

Shiltsev, V.; /Fermilab

2012-01-01

197

Becoming a nurse: role formation among accelerated baccalaureate students.  

PubMed

To understand nursing role formation for students enrolled in an accelerated baccalaureate nursing program, end-of-term narrative reflections from 34 students were analyzed over the course of the 15-month program. Using thematic analysis, 4 major themes were identified: evolving role perception, extending nursing student-patient interaction, engaging with health care team and systems of care, and expanding clinical thinking. PMID:25290964

Ostrogorsky, Tanya L; Raber, Anjanette M; McKinley Yoder, Claire; Nielsen, Ann E; Lutz, Kristin F; Wros, Peggy L

2015-01-01

198

Modeling students' conceptual understanding of force, velocity, and acceleration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have developed a multiple choice test designed to probe students' conceptual understanding of the relationships among the directions of force, velocity, and acceleration. The test was administered to more than 800 students enrolled in standard or honors introductory physics courses or a second-year physics majors course. The test was found to be reasonably statistically reliable, and correlations of test score with grade, course level, and the Force Concept Inventory were moderate to strong. Further analysis revealed that in addition to the common incorrect response that velocity must be in the direction of the acceleration or net force, up to 30% of students gave "partially correct" responses, for example that velocity can be either opposite to or in the direction of the acceleration or net force but not zero. The data also suggests that for some students their evolution of understanding may progress through this kind of partially incorrect understanding.

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

2009-11-01

199

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

200

A Model of Student Engagement and Academic Achievement: The Role of Teacher-Student Relationships and Teacher Expectations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine patterns of academic achievement among minority students and investigate teacher-student relationships, teachers' classroom and future educational expectations for students, and students' levels of classroom engagement in order to better understand their patterns of academic achievement.…

Temple, Aja

2012-01-01

201

Laser ion acceleration: from present to intensities achievable at ELI-Beamlines  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Simulation studies of laser-induced ion acceleration are extended from the present intensities up to ~1022 W/cm2 that will be achieved soon at the ELI-Beamlines facility in Prague. Numerical simulations of target normal sheath acceleration (TNSA) enhancement by micro-structures on the front and rear sides of thin foils will be extended to higher laser intensities together with a brief description of target preparation techniques. Computational study of the impact of laser polarization, laser incidence angle, foil thickness and material is presented for PW laser beam of intensity of the order 1022 W/cm2. Acceleration regime that combines TNSA with radiation pressure acceleration (RPA) is identified.

Limpouch, Jirí; Pšikal, Jan; Klimo, Ond?ej; Vysko?cil, Ji?í; Proška, Jan; Novotný, Filip; Štolcová, Lucie; Kv?to?, Milan

2013-05-01

202

Student Achievement in Ohio Charter Schools: A Comparative and Longitudinal Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate fifth-grade student achievement in Ohio public charter schools as compared to student achievement in traditional public schools, and to determine whether the performance of charter schools changed over time. Research questions asked 1) how does student achievement in Ohio's public charters compare…

Kotler, Ruth M.

2012-01-01

203

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

204

Differentiated Instruction in Developmental Mathematics Classes and Achievement of Ethnic Minority Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

National educational assessment organizations present statistical information that an achievement gap exists between White students and students of color. This achievement gap closely relates to students representing lower SES conditions. This study examined the lack of achievement for ethnic minorities in the field of mathematics using an…

Hood, Otis D., Jr.

2012-01-01

205

"Racelessnes" in a Canadian Context? Exploring the Link between Black Students' Identity, Achievement, and Mental Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explored the relationship between racial identity, academic achievement, and mental health among 107 black Canadian college students, using Fordham's "racelessness" framework. Results from student surveys and achievement data found no evidence of students adopting a raceless strategy. Racial identity was not directly related to achievement, though…

Smith, Andrea; Lalonde, Richard N.

2003-01-01

206

Higher Order Thinking Skills and Low-Achieving Students: Are They Mutually Exclusive?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines whether teachers treat low-achieving students differently than their high-achieving counterparts with regard to teaching higher order thinking skills. Asks whether low-achieving students gain from teaching and learning processes designed to foster higher order thinking skills. Findings indicate that while students with high academic…

Zohar, Anat; Dori, Yehudit J.

2003-01-01

207

Student Achievement Goal Setting: Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first book in the James H. Stronge Research-to-Practice series focuses on improving student achievement through academic goal setting. It offers the tools and plan of action to use performance data to improve instructional practice and increase student achievement. The book is divided into three parts: (1) How Student Achievement Data Can Be…

Stronge, James H.; Grant, Leslie W.

2009-01-01

208

Conceptions of Ability and Achievement Goals in Physical Education: Comparisons of American and Chinese Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focused on comparisons of American and Chinese students in conceptions of ability and achievement goals in physical education. Three hundred eight American students and 371 Chinese students in 4th, 8th, and 11th grades completed questionnaires assessing their conceptions of ability and achievement goals. Results indicated that for both American and Chinese students, as they progressed through the grades

Ping Xiang; Amelia Lee; Jianhua Shen

2001-01-01

209

The Impact of Assessment for Learning: Benefits and Barriers to Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to compare growth in student achievement of students in a classroom where the assessment for learning process was either absent from or present in a teacher's practices, and to gather the teacher's and students' perceptions of the benefits and barriers related to growth in student achievement when the…

Collins, Natalie M.

2012-01-01

210

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

211

Modeling the Influence of Calculator Use and Teacher Effects on First Grade Students' Mathematics Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

American students continue to struggle on measures of student achievement. This study employed Hierarchical Linear Modeling to estimate a two-level model and examine the influences of calculator use and teachers' instructional practices on student achievement in mathematics amongst first-grade students. The outcome variable was mathematics test…

Polly, Drew

2008-01-01

212

Washington State Achievers Program: Influence of the Scholarship Program on Low-Income College Students' Achievement and Aspirations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study examined the personal experiences of scholarship recipients from the first cohort of the Washington State Achievers Program to determine the influence of the scholarship on students' lives. Focus groups were conducted with students and recent graduates at 7 undergraduate institutions and life history interviews were…

Hilberg, Soleste; Joshi, Aasha; House, Ann

2009-01-01

213

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

214

Accelerators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

215

The effect of music participation on mathematical achievement and overall academic achievement of high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

H. A. Cox; L. J. Stephens

2006-01-01

216

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

217

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

PubMed

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

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

2015-02-01

218

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

219

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

220

Relations between student achievement and various indexes of teacher expectations  

Microsoft Academic Search

13 3rd–6th grade teachers provided reading-expectation measures of their students. These measures were compared to the students' January and May scores on the Reading Comprehension subtest of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Mastery Reading subtest of the Missouri Statewide Testing Program. A teacher's perception of the student's ability and the discrepancy between teacher-perceived ability and student-tested ability

Harris M. Cooper; Maureen Findley; Thomas Good

1982-01-01

221

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gershuny, Pamela; Rainey, Carolyn

2006-01-01

222

Predicting Student Achievement in Two-Year Engineering Technology Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A need existed to develop a graphic procedure to predict student success in 2-year engineering technology programs, based on ACT scores and high school grades. The study stemmed from the need to help students identify their chances of success, to help students clarify their goals, and to indicate needed institutional responses. Regression analysis…

Hazard, Francis E.; Danner, Charles H.

223

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

224

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

225

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.

226

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mesa, Vilma

2012-01-01

227

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

228

The Impact of Middle-Grades Mathematics Curricula and the Classroom Learning Environment on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examine student achievement of 2533 students in 10 middle schools in relation to the implementation of textbooks developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) or publisher-developed textbooks. Using hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), curriculum type was not a significant predictor of student achievement on the Balanced…

Tarr, James E.; Reys, Robert E.; Reys, Barbara J.; Chavez, Oscar; Shih, Jeffrey; Osterlind, Steven J.

2008-01-01

229

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

230

The Effects of Explicit Teaching of Metastrategic Knowledge on Low- And High-Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assessed the effects of explicit teaching of metastrategic knowledge (MSK) on gains of low-achieving (LA) and high-achieving (HA) 5th grade students (N=41). Gains in reasoning scores of students from the Experimental group (compared to students from the control group) were obtained on the strategic and on the metastrategic level. Gains…

Zohar, Anat; Peled, Bracha

2008-01-01

231

The Impact on Student Achievement of When CAS Technology Is Introduced  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When a Computer Algebra System (CAS) is used as a pedagogical and functional tool in class and as a functional tool in exams, its effect on student achievement can be quite profound. The timing of when students are first introduced to a CAS has an impact on gains in student achievement. In this action research project, the CAS calculator was…

Driver, David

2012-01-01

232

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

233

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Suliman, Rosemary; McInerney, Dennis M.

2006-01-01

234

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few researchers have addressed student achievement outcomes as a function of grade configurations for older elementary-aged students. Thus, this study was designed to determine differences between students' Grade 5 reading and mathematics achievement in elementary schools (K-5) as compared to intermediate schools (Grade 5, 5-6) for 5 academic…

Combs, Julie P.; Clark, David; Moore, George W.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Edmonson, Stacey L.; Slate, John R.

2011-01-01

235

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

236

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilkinson, Gregory Ashley

2012-01-01

237

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

238

A Study of the Effectiveness of Ability Grouping on the Academic Achievement of Middle School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of grouping students by ability or achievement on middle school students' academic achievement. Mathematics achievement scores from the California Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) were obtained from 25 seventh graders randomly selected from a group of 80 who had received instruction in an ability-grouped setting for…

Phares, Barbara Georgeson

239

Examining the Unexpected: Outlier Analyses of Factors Affecting Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, we predicted achievement based on a variety of school demographic and background variables and identified schools that had achievement profiles that exceeded or fell short of their expected achievement levels. We identified schools that were over- or underperforming and surveyed parents, teachers, and administrators in an effort to…

McCoach, D. Betsy; Goldstein, Jessica; Behuniak, Peter; Reis, Sally M.; Black, Anne C.; Sullivan, Erin E.; Rambo, Karen

2010-01-01

240

Sex Differences in Achievement Orientations: An "A" Student Phenomenon.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on sex differences in children's achievement orientations has suggested that girls have less confidence in their ability than boys, especially among bright children. To examine how sex differences in achievement orientation vary across achievement levels, 250 fifth grade children completed a questionnaire which assessed their preference…

Licht, Barbara G.; And Others

241

Teacher attitudes toward dyslexia: effects on teacher expectations and the academic achievement of students with dyslexia.  

PubMed

The present study examined teacher attitudes toward dyslexia and the effects of these attitudes on teacher expectations and the academic achievement of students with dyslexia compared to students without learning disabilities. The attitudes of 30 regular education teachers toward dyslexia were determined using both an implicit measure and an explicit, self-report measure. Achievement scores for 307 students were also obtained. Implicit teacher attitudes toward dyslexia related to teacher ratings of student achievement on a writing task and also to student achievement on standardized tests of spelling but not math for those students with dyslexia. Self-reported attitudes of the teachers toward dyslexia did not relate to any of the outcome measures. Neither the implicit nor the explicit measures of teacher attitudes related to teacher expectations. The results show implicit attitude measures to be a more valuable predictor of the achievement of students with dyslexia than explicit, self-report attitude measures. PMID:20445201

Hornstra, Lisette; Denessen, Eddie; Bakker, Joep; van den Bergh, Linda; Voeten, Marinus

2010-01-01

242

Differentiating Mildly Handicapped, Low-Achieving, and Regular Education Students: A Curriculum-Based Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comparison of academic performance in students receiving special education for mildly handicapped, low achieving students receiving Chapter 1 services and regular education students (all Ss in grades 4-6) revealed statistically significant differences between groups. Results supported the conclusion that mildly handicapped students can be defined…

Shinn, Mark; Marston, Doug

1985-01-01

243

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sanogo, Youssouf; Gilman, David

244

Effects of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Reading and Mathematics Achievement of Chapter 1 Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two parallel studies were conducted to determine whether students' achievement in reading and/or mathematics would be affected by the use of Education Systems Corporation (ESC) Software for Chapter 1 students. Students in the experimental groups used the software twice a week during a period of one school year, with 561 Chapter 1 students in…

Zollman, Alan; And Others

245

The Effects of the Teachers' Cognitive Styles on Their Students' Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study in which teachers and students were identified as field-dependent (FD) or field-independent (FI); students were compared to their teacher and labeled matched (M) or mismatched (MM); and pre- and posttests of students' basic skills were conducted. FI teachers' M and MM students achieved higher test scores than the FD teachers'…

Saracho, Olivia N.

1993-01-01

246

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

247

How Students' Achievement Goals Shape Their Beliefs about Effective Teaching: A "Build-a-Professor" Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Which instructor qualities do students consider most important? The answer likely depends on the student. This study attempted to trace beliefs about the most essential instructor qualities to students' academic achievement goals. Aims: The present study tested the hypothesis that students pursuing mastery goals favour instructors who…

Senko, Corwin; Belmonte, Kimberly; Yakhkind, Anastasyia

2012-01-01

248

Self-esteem and achievement motivation as determinants of students' approaches to studying  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study examines students' self-esteem and achievement motivation, and their relationship with approaches to studying and levels of processing. The study sample consisted of 135 undergraduate students and results revealed that students' self-esteem and achievement motivation have significant correlations with various subscales of two learning styles inventories. The regression analysis using self-esteem and achievement motivation as independent variables together with

Reda Abouserie

1995-01-01

249

THE POWER OF LEARNING GOAL ORIENTATION IN PREDICTING STUDENT MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The teaching and learning of mathematics in schools has drawn tremendous attention since the education reform in Taiwan. In\\u000a addition to assessing cognitive abilities, Taiwan Assessment of Student Achievement in Mathematics (TASA-MAT) collects background\\u000a information to help depict average student achievement in schools in an educational context. The purpose of this study was\\u000a to investigate the relationships between student achievement

Chuan-Ju Lin; Pi-Hsia Hung; Su-Wei Lin; Bor-Hung Lin; Fou-Lai Lin

2009-01-01

250

Stronger School Transitions Improve Student Achievement. A "Bulletin" Special.  

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"Strengthening School Transitions for Students K-13," conceived and sponsored by NASSP and other organizations, was a project helping seven demonstration school districts address student transition problems. This article summarizes program accomplishments, critical transition points, and keys to success and describes each demonstration project.…

Weldy, Gilbert R.

1990-01-01

251

Math Manipulatives to Increase 4th Grade Student Achievement  

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This research project was completed with twenty-nine fourth grade students from Shawnee Elementary, a school in the Chippewa Valley School District. It began in April 2012 and the data collection was completed by June 2012. The purpose of this project was to see if utilizing math manipulatives in an elementary classroom will increase student

Couture, Katie

2012-01-01

252

Test Scores and Learning Styles: Understanding Student Achievement  

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

Wade, Patricia A.; Schuh, Kathy L.

2006-01-01

253

Enhancing the Academic Achievement of Indigenous Students in Rural Australia  

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Indigenous students in the middle-school years who experience difficulties in basic mathematics are a particularly vulnerable group. During these years gaps in performance between educationally disadvantaged students and their peers widen, potentially leading to ongoing economic and social disadvantage. This proposal reports on a teaching…

Graham, Lorraine; Pegg, John

2013-01-01

254

The Classwide Peer Tutoring Program: Implementation Factors Moderating Students' Achievement.  

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This study of implementation of a classwide peer tutoring program for 108 disadvantaged students found that specific variations in program implementation and teachers' applications of the program produced differential levels of student outcome. Implementation factors considered included, among others, opportunities to receive program sessions and…

Greenwood, Charles R.; And Others

1992-01-01

255

CENTER FOR ADVISING AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 1 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY  

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.undeclared.casa.colostate.edu. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree completed by May 30, 2013 One year higher education 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

Stephens, Graeme L.

256

Class Size, Class Composition, and the Distribution of Student Achievement  

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Using richly detailed data on fourth- and fifth-grade students in the North Carolina public school system, I find evidence that students are assigned to classrooms in a non-random manner based on observable characteristics for a substantial portion of classrooms. Moreover, I find that this non-random assignment is statistically related to class…

Bosworth, Ryan

2014-01-01

257

Effects of Differentiated Instruction on Student Achievement in Reading  

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Reading teachers are faced with the challenge of providing instruction to a population of diverse students with various abilities and styles of learning within local and state school districts. In an effort to improve student performance on high-stake examinations in reading, teachers continue to seek the most effective instructional strategies.…

Gilbert, Darryl L.

2011-01-01

258

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

259

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

260

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

261

Teacher Research Programs Participation Improves Student Achievement in Science  

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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 to program entry, students of participating and non-participating teachers passed a New York State Regents science examination at the same rate. In years three and four following program entry, participating teachers’ students passed Regents science exams at a higher rate (p = 0.049) than non-participating teachers’ students. Other program benefits include decreased teacher attrition from classroom teaching and school cost savings.

Dubner, J.

2009-12-01

262

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

263

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

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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

264

Achieving student diversity in dental schools: a model that works.  

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It is well known that there is a large disparity between the proportions of African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians in the general U.S. population and in the nation's dental profession. While these underrepresented minorities (URMs) together make up almost 30 percent of the population, they comprise only about 6 percent of U.S. dentists. For years, the American Dental Education Association has been diligently working with U.S. dental schools to reduce this disparity by increasing the diversity of their student bodies. However, with approximately 13 percent of first-year dental students coming from URM groups, the proportion of URM students entering dental school continues to remain significantly below that of the general population. Diversifying the dental profession is important for improving access to care for underrepresented groups, and student diversity provides better educational experiences for all students. Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry's strategy for increasing the number of URM dentists was to create a series of initiatives that together form a successful comprehensive program addressing students' awareness of and attraction to a dental career, academic enrichment, admissions, and graduation. The cumulative impact of this program is that the college enrolled greater numbers and proportions of URM students than any other non-minority U.S. dental school from 2006 to 2009. This article describes the program that led to these successes. PMID:22550097

Lacy, Ernestine S; McCann, Ann L; Miller, Barbara H; Solomon, Eric; Reuben, Jayne S

2012-05-01

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The Role of Self-Efficacy, Anxiety, Attitudes and Previous Math Achievement in Students' Math Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory (1997), self-efficacy has an important role in students' achievement. The present study was designed in order to investigate the role of personal variables on students' math achievement. To achieve this goal, four variables, i.e., math self-efficacy, mathematics anxiety, math attitudes and prior math achievement were identified on the basis of theoretical principles and research

Mas' oud Kabiri; Ali Reza Kiamanesh

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Improving the Reading Achievement of Kindergarten Students: A Study of the Effect of Kindergarten Time Schedule on Longitudinal Reading Achievement  

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This research project investigated the effect of kindergarten time schedule on the reading achievement of an intact sample (n = 156), and three stratified sub-samples of high-risk (n = 53), mid-risk (n = 59), and low-risk learners (n = 44). Students entering kindergarten at five Reading First schools in September 2004 (n = 435) were randomly…

Bassett, Shane M.

2008-01-01

267

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

268

Are Teachers Responsible for Low Achievement by Poor Students?  

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Backers of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law based their support on the belief that teachers and administrators primarily were responsible for low levels of achievement by America's poor. This one-sided view about who is responsible for the nation's achievement gap is both inadequate and unsupported by the evidence. The author argues that harsh…

Berliner, David C.

2009-01-01

269

Evidence that Smaller Schools Do Not Improve Student Achievement  

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

Wainer, Howard; Zwerling, Harris L.

2006-01-01

270

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

271

Assuring Student Achievement: Strengthen America through Education Reforms  

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This Opportunity 08 position paper advises that the next President of the United States should focus on lifting the achievement levels of our nation's schoolchildren. It recommends that the new President should mount a determined effort, together with states and local school districts, to boost the academic performance of low achievers by: (1)…

Price, Hugh B.

2007-01-01

272

The Achievement of Indigenous Students in Guatemalan Primary Schools  

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This paper analyses the difference in academic achievement between indigenous and nonindigenous children that attend rural primary schools in Guatemala. The gap ranges between 0.8 and 1 standard deviation in Spanish, and approximately half that in Mathematics. A decomposition procedure suggests that a relatively small portion of the achievement

McEwan, Patrick J.; Trowbridge, Marisol

2007-01-01

273

Student Factors and Mathematics Achievement: Evidence from TIMSS 2007  

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

Azina, Ismail Noor; Halimah, Awang

2012-01-01

274

Female Students and Achievement in Secondary School Mathematics  

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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

275

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

276

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

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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

277

A comparative study on academic achievement gains of Paideia students versus students attending a traditional school setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to compare the academic achievement gains of students exposed to six years of a traditional school setting versus academic achievement gains of students exposed to three years of traditional school experiences and three years of the Paideia program with emphasis placed on critical thinking skills development.^ The samples were selected from two Nashville Davidson

Loretta Kay Shepard

1996-01-01

278

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

279

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

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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

280

Examining Hong Kong studentsachievement goals and their relations with students’ perceived classroom environment and strategy use  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined Hong Kong studentsachievement 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 sets of variables. Consistent with previous studies using

John Lee

2008-01-01

281

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

282

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

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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

283

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

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

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

2008-01-01

284

Superintendents' Instructional Leadership Practices and the Achievement of Students with Disabilities and Students with Limited English Proficiency  

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The purpose of this study was to discover if there was a statistically significant relationship between the self-reported instructional leadership practices of North Carolina superintendents and the achievement of their students with limited English proficiency (LEP) and students with disabilities (SWDs) as measured by the percent of students who…

Revis, Kathy G.

2010-01-01

285

The effect of teacher education level, teaching experience, and teaching behaviors on student science achievement  

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Previous literature leaves us unanswered questions about whether teaching behaviors mediate the relationship between teacher education level and experience with student science achievement. This study examined this question with 655 students from sixth to eighth grade and their 12 science teachers. Student science achievements were measured at the beginning and end of 2006-2007 school year. Given the cluster sampling of students nested in classrooms, which are nested in teachers, a two-level multilevel model was employed to disentangle the effects from teacher-level and student-level factors. Several findings were discovered in this study. Science teachers possessing of advanced degrees in science or education significantly and positively influenced student science achievement. However, years of teaching experience in science did not directly influence student science achievement. A significant interaction was detected between teachers possessing an advanced degree in science or education and years of teaching science, which was inversely associated to student science achievement. Better teaching behaviors were also positively related to student achievement in science directly, as well as mediated the relationship between student science achievement and both teacher education and experience. Additionally, when examined separately, each teaching behavior variable (teacher engagement, classroom management, and teaching strategies) served as a significant intermediary between both teacher education and experience and student science achievement. The findings of this study are intended to provide insights into the importance of hiring and developing qualified teachers who are better able to help students achieve in science, as well as to direct the emphases of ongoing teacher inservice training.

Zhang, Danhui

286

A School's Organizational Structure and Students' Mathematics Achievements  

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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

287

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

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

Leak, James Alexander

2012-01-01

288

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

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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

289

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

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

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

2012-01-01

290

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

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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

291

Self-Monitoring Strategies as a Unique Predictor of Latino Male Student Achievement  

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We examined how self-monitoring (i.e., regulating one's behaviors; Snyder, 1987) relates to Latino male achievement. In Study 1, college students (N = 413) completed self-monitoring items and reported SAT math scores. As hypothesized, self-monitoring was positively correlated with achievement for Latino male students but was unrelated to…

Covarrubias, Rebecca; Stone, Jeff

2015-01-01

292

GraduateStudent Achievements 10-11 The 2011 GRADUATE AWARDS  

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on the cover of the Graduate Student Achievements for the corresponding academic year. Jose Antonio OjedaGraduateStudent Achievements 10-11 2 The 2011 GRADUATE AWARDS President's Award for Excellence Ceylan Cizmeli Linguistics Psychology Andrea Daly Music Philip Salathé Music Caitlin Fisher-Reid Ecology

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

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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

294

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

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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

295

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

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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

296

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

297

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fan, Weiqiao; Zhang, Li-Fang

2009-01-01

298

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

299

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

300

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

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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

301

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

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

Harrington, Jennifer Stell

2011-01-01

302

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

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

Kadioglu, Cansel; Uzuntiryaki, Esen

2008-01-01

303

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

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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

304

Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making. IES Practice Guide. NCEE 2009-4067  

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The purpose of this practice guide is to help K-12 teachers and administrators use student achievement data to make instructional decisions intended to raise student achievement. The panel believes that the responsibility for effective data use lies with district leaders, school administrators, and classroom teachers and has crafted the…

Hamilton, Laura; Halverson, Richardson; Jackson, Sharnell S.; Mandinach, Ellen; Supovitz, Jonathan A.; Wayman, Jeffrey C.

2009-01-01

305

Teachers' Knowledge about Early Reading: Effects on Students' Gains in Reading Achievement  

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This study developed a new survey of teachers' knowledge about early reading and examined the effects of teachers' knowledge on students' reading achievement in Grades 1 to 3 in a large sample of Michigan schools. Using statistical models that controlled for teachers' personal and professional characteristics, students' prior reading achievement,…

Carlisle, Joanne F.; Kelcey, Ben; Rowan, Brian; Phelps, Geoffrey

2011-01-01

306

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

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

Ross, Steven M.; Nunnery, John A.

2005-01-01

307

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

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

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

2014-01-01

308

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

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

May, Natasha K.

2010-01-01

309

A Study of Leadership Styles that Lead to Academic Achievement of Hispanic Students  

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The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between secondary principal leadership style and Hispanic student achievement. Student achievement was measured by the graduation rate for each school. The principals' leadership styles were defined by scores in the Leadership Orientations Profile. The online survey was sent to 549…

Smith, Mitzi Harris

2010-01-01

310

Hierarchical Linear Modelling of Student and School Effects on Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hierarchical linear modelling (HLM) and data from the New Brunswick School Climate Study were used to examine student background, school context, and school climate effects on Grade 6 student achievement in mathematics, science, reading, and writing. Gender, socioeconomic status (SES), and Native ethnicity were significant predictors of academic achievement. Schools showed the smallest variation in reading, the largest in mathematics.

Xin Ma; Don A. Klinger

2000-01-01

311

Student Task Involvement and Achievement in Process-Oriented Science Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students from 15 intact classes in grades 6 and 7 (N=142) from suburban schools in Perth, Australia, were used to investigate their time on task and achievement in process-oriented lessons. One finding noted is a positive relationship between achievement and student reasoning ability and engagement in planning and collecting tasks. (JN)

Tobin, Kenneth

1986-01-01

312

Achievement of Southeast Asian Students and its Relation to School Resource Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was made to ascertain the achievement of Hmong refugee children attending elementary school in the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) and to examine relationships of classroom factors and school resource program characteristics to Hmong student achievement. A total of 237 students from 136 first through sixth grade classrooms…

Abramson, Shareen; Lindberg, Gordon

313

Financial Incentives and Student Achievement: Evidence from Randomized Trials. NBER Working Paper No. 15898  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a series of school-based randomized trials in over 250 urban schools designed to test the impact of financial incentives on student achievement. In stark contrast to simple economic models, our results suggest that student incentives increase achievement when the rewards are given for inputs to the educational production…

Fryer, Roland G., Jr.

2010-01-01

314

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

315

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

316

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

317

The Relationship between Mathematics Homework and Learning in Middle-School Students: Impact on Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship between mathematics homework and learning in middle-school students and the impact on achievement is the focus of this paper. A review of the literature reveals mixed results. Studies support both positive and a negative impacts of mathematics homework on student achievement or no impact at all. The purpose of this paper is two…

Thelen, Shelly L.O.

2008-01-01

318

Teachers' Beliefs about Low-Achieving Students and Higher Order Thinking.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined Israeli secondary school teachers' beliefs regarding low-achieving students and instruction in higher order thinking. Interviews indicated that nearly half of the teachers considered higher order thinking inappropriate for low-achieving students. Their beliefs related to their general theory of instruction. Viewing learning as…

Zohar, Anat; Degani, Adi; Vaaknin, Einav

2001-01-01

319

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Molnar, Alex; Smith, Philip; Zahorik, John

320

The Impact of Achievement Press on Student Success in Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the relative impact of achievement press on student success in elementary schools in the Southwestern USA. Design/methodology/approach: Data from individual teacher assessments and student achievement tests are collected and aggregated at the campus level. Hierarchical linear modeling is utilized to…

Smith, Page A.; Kearney, W. Sean

2013-01-01

321

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jacobs-Miller, Reba

2013-01-01

322

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

323

The Effects of Teacher Mathematics Knowledge and Pedagogy on Student Achievement in Rural Guatemala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Why are some teachers more effective than others? The importance of understanding the interplay between teacher preparation, pedagogy and student achievement has motivated a new line of research focusing on teacher knowledge. This study analyses the effects of teacher mathematics knowledge on student achievement using longitudinal data from rural…

Marshall, Jeffery H.; Sorto, M. Alejandra

2012-01-01

324

Achievement Levels Among Foreign-Born and Native-Born Mexican American Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study compared the academic achievement of 59 recent Mexican immigrant and 59 native-born Mexican American junior high school students in Nogales, Arizona. Three different types of variables were investigated: measures of student achievement, family background factors, and acculturative stress variables. Data were obtained from the school…

Baral, David P.

325

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Andreas Kythreotis; Petros Pashiardis; Leonidas Kyriakides

2010-01-01

326

The Power of Learning Goal Orientation in Predicting Student Mathematics Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teaching and learning of mathematics in schools has drawn tremendous attention since the education reform in Taiwan. In addition to assessing cognitive abilities, Taiwan Assessment of Student Achievement in Mathematics (TASA-MAT) collects background information to help depict average student achievement in schools in an educational context.…

Lin, Chuan-Ju; Hung, Pi-Hsia; Lin, Su-Wei; Lin, Bor-Hung; Lin, Fou-Lai

2009-01-01

327

Goal Orientations and Achievement among Chinese Gifted Students in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined four goal orientations and their relationships to achievement among 1041 Chinese gifted students in Hong Kong. These students endorsed learning and social goals over performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals. The endorsement of learning goals emerged consistently as the significant predictor predicting achievement in…

Chan, David W.

2008-01-01

328

Arabic language proficiency and the academic achievement of foreign university students at the University of Jordan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined how the academic achievement of foreign university students at the University of Jordan was related to their Arabic proficiency. The aim of this study is to shed light on and to provide an understanding of the factors that link the Arabic language proficiency of foreign students with their academic achievement. To elaborate, one of the significant factors

Hadia Adel Khazna Katbi

2000-01-01

329

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

330

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

331

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

332

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

333

Factors Influencing Academic Achievement for Salt River Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williams, Sidney

2012-01-01

334

Summer Reading Programs Boost Student Achievement, Study Says  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the findings of a recent three-year study by Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, the authors can confirm what many librarians have long suspected: students who take part in their local library's summer reading program significantly improve their reading skills. This article describes the results of…

Fiore, Carole; Roman, Susan

2010-01-01

335

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

336

Principals' Use of Assessment Data to Drive Student Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals are expected to use data to develop a clear vision, stimulate meaningful dialogue among stakeholders, create interventions for struggling students, and improve school programs. The purpose of this three-phase, sequential, mixed-methods study was to examine how principals use summative and formative assessment data to improve academic…

Henry, Stephanie Stewart

2011-01-01

337

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

338

Do Physical Education Requirements Influence Childhood Obesity and Student Achievement?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Childhood obesity is a significant public health concern because of the influence of obesity on health and medical costs. As a result of the dramatic increase in the prevalence of childhood obesity, many states now require elementary school students to participate in physical education (PE) classes. Additionally, states have increased or are considering increasing the required time that elementary school

John Crawley; David Frisvold; Chad Meyerhoefer

2010-01-01

339

The Impact of RTI Practices on Student Reading Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gleason, Tara Lynn

2013-01-01

340

Raising Student Achievement: A Closer Look into Magnet Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sanchez, Octavio

2010-01-01

341

Classroom Management Impacts Student Achievement: Tips to Thrive and Survive  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor, Bobby

2009-01-01

342

Twice Considered: Charter Schools and Student Achievement in Utah  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ni, Yongmei; Rorrer, Andrea K.

2012-01-01

343

Parental Involvement and Students' Academic Achievement: A Growth Modeling Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The major research objective of this study was to assess the effect of parental involvement on students' academic growth during the high school years. The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) data were used, and latent growth curve analysis within the framework of structural equation modeling was the major analytic tool. The following are the major findings of the

Xitao Fan

2001-01-01

344

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

345

Interactive Whiteboard Use: The Catalyst of Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lamberth, Tenneille Terrell

2012-01-01

346

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

347

Cultivating the Habits of Mind for Student Success and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hazard, Laurie

2013-01-01

348

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

349

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

350

The Effectiveness of Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Grants on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine whether a Title II Mathematics and Partnership grant positively affected student achievement levels for 3rd grade students in a public school system. The primary participant populations for this study were third grade students enrolled in 4 elementary schools in north Georgia from 2005-2008. Over 4,500…

Schlabra, Michael R.

2009-01-01

351

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

352

Taiwanese students' scientific attitudes, environmental perceptions, self-efficacy, and achievement in microbiology courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the important aims of science education is to teach science for every one and to create scientifically literate citizens. In order to become more cognizant of students in the science classroom to better prepare students for an increasingly complex modern society, the study assessed students' science attitudes, science laboratory environment perceptions, self-efficacy in microbiology, and achievement to determine

Jing-Jin Lee

2004-01-01

353

Effectiveness of Explicit and Constructivist Mathematics Instruction for Low-Achieving Students in the Netherlands  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study we compared the effects of smallgroup constructivist and explicit mathematics instruction in basic multiplication on low-achieving students' performance and motivation. A total of 265 students (aged 8-11 years) from 13 general and 11 special elementary schools for students with learning and/or behavior disorders participated in the…

Kroesbergen, Evelyn H.; Van Luit, Johannes E.H.; Maas, Cora J.M.

2004-01-01

354

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

355

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

E-print Network

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

Wurtele, Eve Syrkin

356

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

357

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

358

The Relationship between Per Pupil Expenditures and Student Achievement in Tennessee  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bibb, William Ericson, Jr.

2009-01-01

359

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

360

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

361

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

362

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

363

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

364

Preferences of High Achieving High School Students in Their Career Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Mihyeon

2010-01-01

365

Attitude and Motivation as Predictors of Academic Achievement of Students in Clothing and Textiles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated attitude and motivation as predictors of academic achievement of students in clothing and textiles. Three colleges of education in Edo and Delta States were randomly selected for use in this study. From each school, 40 students were selected from Year III using simple random technique yielding a total of 240 students. The…

Uwameiye, B. E.; Osho, L. E.

2011-01-01

366

Belief in a Just World, Teacher Justice, and Student Achievement: A Multilevel Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The meaning of belief in a just world and students' subjective experience of the justice of their teachers' behavior toward them personally for academic achievement was examined. Sample 1 involved 947 secondary school students from 67 classes (grade levels 9 to 11), and Sample 2 718 students from 48 classes (grade level 9). Multilevel analyses…

Peter, Felix; Kloeckner, Nils; Dalbert, Claudia; Radant, Matthias

2012-01-01

367

Literacy Coaching to Improve Student Reading Achievement: A Multi-Level Mediation Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a longitudinal group-randomized trial, we explore the key role of the quality of classroom text discussions in mediating the effects of Content-Focused Coaching (CFC) on student reading achievement (2983 students, 167 teachers). Schools in the United States serving large numbers of minority and English language learning (ELL) students from…

Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Garnier, Helen E.; Spybrook, Jessaca

2013-01-01

368

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

369

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Birnback, Lara; Friedman, Will

2009-01-01

370

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

371

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schaffer, Dennis R.; Purohit, Anal

1975-01-01

372

Teacher Quality in Educational Production. Tracking, Decay, and Student Achievement. NBER Working Paper No. 14442  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Growing concerns over the achievement of U.S. students have led to proposals to reward good teachers and penalize (or fire) bad ones. The leading method for assessing teacher quality is "value added" modeling (VAM), which decomposes students' test scores into components attributed to student heterogeneity and to teacher quality. Implicit in the…

Rothstein, Jesse

2008-01-01

373

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

374

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Roby, Doug

2013-01-01

375

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

376

Students' Perceptions of Parental and Teacher Academic Involvement: Consequences on Achievement Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined whether students' perceptions of two major facets of parental and teacher academic involvement (i.e., academic support and academic monitoring), contribute to the process of students' achievement goals adoption. French junior high-school students completed two questionnaires assessing first their perceptions of parental…

Regner, Isabelle; Loose, Florence; Dumas, Florence

2009-01-01

377

Academic Attribution of Secondary Students: Gender, Year Level and Achievement Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is concerned with the attribution of secondary students. Causal interpretations for academic success and failure were analysed to investigate the effect of gender, year level and achievement level on students' academic attributions in Hong Kong, a Confucian Heritage Culture. The sample for the study comprised 14,846 students currently…

Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching; Kennedy, Kerry John; Moore, Phillip John

2011-01-01

378

The Effect of Student Manipulation of Molecular Models on Chemistry achievement According to Piagetian Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is a study that confirms positive effects on student achievement of manipulation of molecular models by high school chemistry students over a long period of time. Also examined but unanswered were questions regarding applications of Piaget's theories in determining differential effects for concrete and formal operational students. (CS)

Gabel, Dorothy; Sherwood, Robert

1980-01-01

379

The association between academic engagement and achievement in health sciences students  

PubMed Central

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

2013-01-01

380

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

381

Students’ perceptions of parental and teacher academic involvement: Consequences on achievement goals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined whether students’ perceptions of two major facets of parental and teacher academic involvement\\u000a (i.e., academic support and academic monitoring), contribute to the process of studentsachievement goals adoption. French\\u000a junior high-school students completed two questionnaires assessing first their perceptions of parental and teacher academic\\u000a involvement, and then their achievement goals three months later. Factorial analyses showed

Isabelle Régner; Florence Loose; Florence Dumas

2009-01-01

382

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 on a measure of science question level, than when they are not interested; and high achieving students in mathematics, reading or science would outperform students who are not high achievers on a measure of science question level. Eight classes of normally achieving seventh graders (n = 106 students), from a middle school in west central Florida, were randomly assigned to two treatments. One group received instruction in writing researchable questions in science, the other group did not receive instruction. Each student in each of the eight classes completed "The Middle School Students' Science Topic Interest Rating Scale", developed for this study (test-retest reliability, rsbs =.84), rating each of the thirteen topics from one to three. All students selected two topics in which they were least interested, and two topics in which they were most interested. They then wrote researchable questions for each topic. All students took the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) in reading, mathematics and science. The questions were rated using the four levels described by "The Middle School Students' Science Question Rating Scale", developed for this study (inter-rater reliability, rsbs =.96). The scores for each question were averaged for two raters then summed for each interest level for each student The means and standard deviations were computed for questions generated at a low level of interest, questions generated at a high level of interest, reading SAT scores, mathematics SAT scores, and science SAT scores. The data were analyzed for main effects and interaction effects using general linear modeling procedures. The variable modeled was question level. There was one within subjects factor, science topic interest, and four between subjects factors: instruction, science achievement, mathematics achievement and reading achievement. The results, consistent with the hypotheses, indicate that students who received instruction in researchable questioning outperformed those students who were not instructed on a measure of science question level; when students were interested in a science topic their question level was significantly higher than when they were not interested; and students who were high achievers in mathematics, reading or science outperformed those students who were not high achievers on a measure of science question level.

Cuccio Schirripa, Santine

383

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

384

Are Teachers Responsible for Low Achievement by Poor Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Backers of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) based their support on the belief that teachers and administrators primarily were responsible for low levels of achievement by America's poor. But this one-sided view is both inadequate and unsupported by the evidence. The author argues that harsh social policies and the pernicious effects of poverty are more…

Berliner, David C.

2010-01-01

385

Using Student-Involved Classroom Assessment to Close Achievement Gaps  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stiggins, Rick; Chappuis, Jan

2005-01-01

386

Achievement Motivation Correlates in Students Showing Fear of Success Imagery.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The construct of motive to avoid success (Horner, 1969) accounts for differences in achievement motivation between sexes due, hypothetically, to conflicts encountered by women when competing with men. However, recent research suggests that some men also fear success. The present study investigated socio-cultural correlates differentiating persons…

Krishnan, Ahalya

387

The Balanced Reading Program: Helping All Students Achieve Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

388

Principals and Student Achievement: What the Research Says.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book identifies 26 essential traits and behaviors of effective principals to show how they achieve success as instructional leaders. The contents and conclusions are based on 81 key research articles from the last 20 years. The book also reviews differences in instructional leadership between elementary and secondary principals; male and…

Cotton, Kathleen

389

The effect of teacher certification on student achievement  

E-print Network

Darling-Hammond, is the leading spokesperson on teacher preparation and on the value of certification in regulating teacher quality (Darling-Hammond, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000a, 2000b, 2002; Darling-Hammond & Ball, 1997; Darling-Hammond, Berry & Thoreson.... Similarly, without these skills and knowledge, prospective teachers are ill prepared for improving student performance. The NCTAF favors reforms in teacher preparation (Darling-Hammond, 2000) that include: 1. requiring school districts to hire...

Sparks, Karin

2005-08-29

390

Improving Student Achievement: What NAEP State Test Scores Tell Us  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report from the RAND organization analyzes results from the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) state test scores of 1990, 1992, 1994, and 1996. The report is unique in offering comparative data on similar student demographics across states, allowing the authors to examine the impact of state educational reforms on comparable populations. The results show that some states are doing much better than others with similar populations. For instance, states such as Texas and North Carolina showed remarkable gains in scores of minority and disadvantaged students, while states such as California and Louisiana did not. The authors conclude that "the most efficient and effective use of education dollars is to target states with higher proportions of minority and disadvantaged students with funding for lower pupil-teacher ratios, more widespread prekindergarten efforts, and more adequate teaching resources." Teacher salaries did not seem to be a key factor in test score improvements, though the authors suggest this may be a result of the fact that current salary structures do not differentiate between high- and low-quality teachers.

Flanagan, Ann.; Grissmer, David W. (David Waltz), 1941-.; Kawata, Jennifer H., 1955-.; Williamson, Stephanie, 1969-.

2000-01-01

391

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

392

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

393

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

394

Does Setting Affect Achievement of Students with Disabilities: Comparing Co-Teaching to Resource  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This causal comparative study compared reading achievement of middle school students with disabilities (SWD) who were served in the resource class with the reading achievement of middle school SWD who were served in the co-teaching class. Reading achievement of SWD in grades six through eight was statistically analyzed to measure gains made by…

Mote, Sarah Yvonne

2010-01-01

395

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

396

Toward a comprehensive picture of student understanding of force, velocity, and acceleration  

E-print Network

Toward a comprehensive picture of student understanding of force, velocity, and acceleration, 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

Heckler, Andrew F.

397

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

398

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

399

Lévy-Student distributions for halos in accelerator beams.  

PubMed

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

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

2005-12-01

400

The impact of teacher preparation on student achievement in rural secondary schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The primary purpose of this study was to examine significant differences, if any, in student achievement in the area of math and science of students taught by traditionally certified teachers and alternatively certified teachers. This study examined alternatively certified teachers, as identified from through the Georgia TAPP (Teacher Alternative Preparation Program), and traditionally certified teachers in rural high schools in the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia. Student achievement was measured by student scores on the Algebra I and Physical Science End-Of-Course Test, a criterion-referenced test aligned with state adopted curriculum standards. The study utilized frequency distributions, correlations, descriptive statistics, and univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA) to examine the data. Univariate tests were done to find individual differences for each dependent variable. The ANOVA was used for the single dependent (student achievement) and formed comparisons and tracked the effect of the independent variable (teacher preparation), each of which (traditional and alternative) may have a number of levels and may interact to affect the dependent variable. The covariates, the independent variables not manipulated, but still affecting the response, are students' ethnicity, gender, and school socioeconomic status were also analyzed to predict student achievement. KEY WORDS. Teacher Preparation, Student Achievement, Math, Science, Traditionally certified teachers, Alternatively certified teachers, Georgia TAPP (Teacher Alternative Preparation Program), End-Of-Course Test (EOCT), Performance standard.

Barnes, Shontier Prescott

401

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

402

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

403

Achievement Goals for Teaching as Predictors of Students' Perceptions of Instructional Practices and Students' Help Seeking and Cheating  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined a new achievement-goal approach to teacher motivation by testing the predictions that mastery and ability-avoidance goals for teaching would predict students' reports of teacher support for and inhibition of question asking and help seeking, as well as students' help seeking and cheating. Surveys were completed by 53 teachers…

Butler, Ruth; Shibaz, Limor

2008-01-01

404

Relationships between Teachers' Perceived Leadership Style, Students' Learning Style, and Academic Achievement: A Study on High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Yildirim, Osman; Acar, Ahmet Cevat; Bull, Susan; Sevinc, Levent

2008-01-01

405

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

406

Modelling the Influence of Teacher Characteristics on Student Achievement for Canadian Students with and without Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study explored the relationships between teacher characteristics and the academic achievement of students with and without Learning Disabilities (LD) in a path model. Teacher-related variables included teacher self-efficacy, expectations of students' educational attainment, level of education and years of experience. Data were drawn…

Whitley, Jessica

2010-01-01

407

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-01-29

408

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

409

Relationships between student achievement and levels of computer technology integration by Texas agriscience teachers  

E-print Network

The purpose of this study was to determine if agriscience teacher integration of instructional technology was related to student achievement. Knowledge of these correlations will assist teacher educators in offering more appropriate professional...

Peake, Jason Boone

2004-09-30

410

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

E-print Network

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

Harrington, Jennifer S.

2011-07-29

411

Balanced School Calendar and its Effects on Student Achievement in Two Rural Georgia Schools.  

E-print Network

??This study analyzed the impact of the balanced calendar on reading, English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science achievement. Performance data on thirdand fifth-grade students… (more)

Jackson, Ernestine R.

2007-01-01

412

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

413

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

E-print Network

in their science investigations and their insights are made meaningful as their teacher provides scientific assistance with the context. The framework established by a theoretical perspective of inquiry-based science education moves learning from real... of influence, are linked to improving student learning (Guskey and Sparks, 1996). It is commonly held that the classroom teachers’ effectiveness directly impacts student achievement, because teachers set standards for achievement, determine how and what...

Sullivan, Helen Grace

2008-10-10

414

The Effects of Web-Based/Non-Web-Based Problem-Solving Instruction and High/Low Achievement on Students' Problem-Solving Ability and Biology Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the effects of two factors: the mode of problem-solving instruction (i.e. Web-based versus non-Web-based) and the level of academic achievement (i.e. high achievers versus low achievers) on students' problem-solving ability and biology achievement. A quasi-experimental design was used, in which the experimental group…

Yu, Wen-Feng; She, Hsiao-Ching; Lee, Yu-Mei

2010-01-01

415

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

416

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

PubMed Central

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. PMID:25414521

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

2014-01-01

417

Student Perceptions and Achievement in a University Blended Learning Strategic Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined in this study is the relationship between student perceptions in blended learning courses and their in-course achievement. The research was conducted at a large urban university that embarked on a major initiative to scale-up blended learning across its campus. Student perceptions (N = 577) were assessed in four areas deemed important to…

Owston, Ron; York, Dennis; Murtha, Susan

2013-01-01

418

The Effect of Co-Teaching on Student Achievement in Ninth Grade Physical Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Co-teaching is a method that is increasing within schools across the US as educators strive to leave no child behind. It is a costly method, having two paid instructors in one classroom, with an average of 24 students shared between them. If it significantly increases the achievement of all students, it is well worth the costs involved. However,…

LaFever, Karen M.

2012-01-01

419

What Attracts High-Achieving Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students to the Physical Sciences and Engineering?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Socioeconomically disadvantaged (SED) students are less likely to major in physical sciences or engineering. To guide recruitment and retention of a diversity of talent, this study examined what attracts high-achieving SED students to these fields. Participants were 50 undergraduates majoring in physical sciences or engineering enrolled in the…

Conrad, Sarah; Canetto, Silvia Sara; MacPhee, David; Farro, Samantha

2009-01-01

420

College Students' Achievement and Understanding of Experimental and Theoretical Probability: The Role of Tasks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the role of particular tasks implemented through two instructional methods on college students' "achievement" and understanding of probability. A mixed methods design that utilized a pre-test and post-test was used. This included treatment and control groups, each comprised of students in three sections of an…

Papaieronymou, Irini

2012-01-01

421

Informal Learning: Student Achievement and Motivation in Science through Museum-Based Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined changes in student motivation and achievement in science during a visit to a university children's science museum. The study was based on the pretest-posttest control comparison group design with four treatment groups: control, exhibit, lesson and exhibit/lesson. The sample consisted of 228 sixth-grade students from a Louisiana…

Holmes, Julie A.

2011-01-01

422

On the Impact of Formative Assessment on Student Motivation, Achievement, and Conceptual Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Formative assessment was hypothesized to have a beneficial impact on students' science achievement and conceptual change, either directly or indirectly by enhancing motivation. We designed and embedded formatives assessments within an inquiry science unit. Twelve middle-school science teachers with their students were randomly assigned either to…

Yin, Yue; Shavelson, Richard J.; Ayala, Carlos C.; Ruiz-Primo, Maria Araceli; Brandon, Paul R.; Furtak, Erin Marie; Tomita, Miki K.; Young, Donald B.

2008-01-01

423

An Assessment of Factors Related to Science Achievement of Turkish Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, a hypothesised model with latent variables such as socio-economic status, students' perception of success and interest in different subject matter areas, out-of-school activities, and classroom teaching learning activities in relation to science achievement of the students was tested via linear structural modelling. The data come…

Kalender, Ilker; Berberoglu, Giray

2009-01-01

424

The Effects of Cooperative Learning on Student Achievement in Algebra I  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is a well-documented finding that high school students in schools across the nation, including California, fail to achieve at the proficient level in mathematics, based on standardized test scores. The purpose of this research study was to compare the findings of students taught using traditional instructional methodologies versus cooperative…

Brandy, Travis D.

2013-01-01

425

Comparing Computer Game and Traditional Lecture Using Experience Ratings from High and Low Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer games are purported to be effective instructional tools that enhance motivation and improve engagement. The aim of this study was to investigate how tertiary student experiences change when instruction was computer game based compared to lecture based, and whether experiences differed between high and low achieving students. Participants…

Grimley, Michael; Green, Richard; Nilsen, Trond; Thompson, David

2012-01-01

426

Students' Learning Style Preferences and Teachers' Instructional Strategies: Correlations between Matched Styles and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the current study was to identify the extent to which learning styles influence the educational process as well as the outcome of elementary-age students in terms of academic achievement. This study examined potential relationships between the degree of match (as determined by comparing learning style preferences of students with…

Wilson, Mary

2012-01-01

427

Understanding Community College Students' Learning Styles and the Link to Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning styles have been an area of interest in educational psychology for many decades. However, community college students have been overlooked in learning styles research. To enhance teacher efficacy and student success, it is important to continue to evaluate the relationship between learning styles and academic achievement. The purpose of…

Peters, Kathleen

2012-01-01

428

Primary Progress, Secondary Challenge: A State-by-State Look at Student Achievement Patterns  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The findings of this analysis represent cause for both optimism and concern. In most states, schools and systems are raising achievement and closing gaps, especially in the elementary grades. But in far too many states, they are struggling to educate students, especially low-income and minority students, to middle and high school standards.…

Hall, Daria; Kennedy, Shana

2006-01-01

429

The Relationship between University Students' Academic Achievement and Perceived Organizational Image  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of present study was to determine the relationship between university students' academic achievement and perceived organizational image. The sample of the study was the senior students at the faculties and vocational schools in Umuttepe Campus at Kocaeli University. Because the development of organizational image is a long process, the…

Polat, Soner

2011-01-01

430

Preschool Teaching Students' Prediction of Decision Making Strategies and Academic Achievement on Learning Motivations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to identify problems and motivation sources and strategies of decision-making of the students' attending preschool education teacher department, was to determine the relationship between learning motivation and strategies of decision-making, academic achievement of students, was to determine whether strategies of…

Acat, M. Bahaddin; Dereli, Esra

2012-01-01

431

Effect of Blended Learning Environment Model on High School Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzes the students' academic performance by comparing the blended learning environment and traditional learning environment. It has been observed whether there is a significant difference between the academic achievement grade dispersions and the male-female students' grades. The study has been carried out in Diyarbakir…

Kazu, Ibrahim Yasar; Demirkol, Mehmet

2014-01-01

432

The Effect of Scientific Process Skills Education on Students' Scientific Creativity, Science Attitudes and Academic Achievements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of teaching scientific process skills education to students to promote their scientific creativity, attitudes towards science, and achievements in science. The research includes a pre-test post-test research model with a control group. The subjects of the research consist of 40 students reading…

Aktamis, Hilal; Ergin, Omer

2008-01-01

433

Effectiveness of Refutational Teaching for High- and Low-Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We assessed the effectiveness of refutational readings and lecture on decreasing psychological misconceptions for students of high versus low levels of achievement. During the course of a semester we addressed introductory psychology students' misconceptions with refutational readings, refutational lecture, or not at all. From pre- and post-test…

Kowalski, Patricia; Taylor, Annette Kujawski

2011-01-01

434

Math Intervention Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Student Achievement  

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This research investigated the relationship of math intervention teachers' (MITs) pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and students' math achievement gains in primary math interventions. The Kentucky Center for Mathematics gathered data on the MITs and primary math intervention students included in this study. Longitudinal data were…

Waller, Lisa Ivey

2012-01-01

435

The Effect of Metacognitive Strategy Instruction on Student Achievement in a Hybrid Developmental English Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research study was to explore what effect instruction in metacognitive strategy (MS) use had on student achievement in a hybrid developmental English course at a community college. The study examined whether the addition of teacher-led or peer-led instruction in MS use would result in improved writing ability for the student

Sterling, Ra Shaunda Vernee

2011-01-01

436

Coping with High-Achieving Transnationalist Immigrant Students: The Experience of Israeli Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Little attention has been paid to teacher attitudes toward high-achieving culturally diverse student groups. This in-depth study focuses on the experience of Israeli teachers who tell the story of a decade and a half of educational work with their highly motivated, academically successful immigrant students from the Former Soviet Union. The paper…

Eisikovits, Rivka A.

2008-01-01

437

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Iflazoglu, Ayten; Hong, Eunsook

2012-01-01

438

The Effect of Concept Mapping on Students' Learning Achievements and Interests  

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The study described in this paper has examined whether concept mapping can be used to help students to improve their learning achievement and interests. The participants were 124 students from two classes enrolled in an advanced accounting course at the School of Management of a university in Taiwan. The experimental data revealed two important…

Chiou, Chei-Chang

2008-01-01

439

The Role of Graduate StudentsAchievement Goals in Their Critical Thinking Disposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aimed to investigate the role of graduate studentsachievement goals in their disposition towards critical thinking in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. In a descriptive- correlation study, a sample consisting 167 graduate students was selected by using stratified random sampling method. They completed Midgley et al.’s (1998) Goal Orientations Questionnaire and Ricketts’ (2003) Critical Thinking Dispositions Questionnaire. Results showed

Marzieh Dehghani; Fatemeh Mirdoraghi; Hamideh Pakmehr

2011-01-01

440

The Impact of Challenging Geometry and Measurement Units on the Achievement of Grade 2 Students  

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The primary goal of Project M[superscript 2] was to develop and field-test challenging geometry and measurement units for all K-2 students. This article reports on the achievement results for students in Grade 2 at 12 urban and suburban sites in 4 states using the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) mathematics concepts subtest and an open-response…

Gavin, M. Katherine; Casa, Tutita M.; Adelson, Jill L.; Firmender, Janine M.

2013-01-01

441

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

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

Davenport, Kevin O.

2010-01-01

442

The Impact of Music on Student Achievement in the Third and Fifth Grade Math Curriculum  

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Research indicates students who engage in music exhibit improved cognitive development. The quantitative study was conducted in a large suburban school district in Southeast Georgia. This study investigated the impact of music on student achievement when music is incorporated with the core academic subject of mathematics at the elementary level.…

Albright, Ruth E.

2012-01-01

443

The effects of participation in school instrumental music programs on student academic achievement and school attendance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined whether or not students that participated in a school sponsored instrumental music program had higher academic achievement and attendance than students that did not participate in a school sponsor instrumental music program. Units of measurement included standardized test scores and attendance, without taking into consideration variables such as gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. This study concentrated on

Kevin O Davenport

2010-01-01

444

Exploring the Relationship between Students' Self-Regulated Learning Ability and their ePortfolio Achievement  

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This study explores the relationship between students' self-regulated learning (SRL) ability and their ePortfolio achievement in a language enhancement programme. Undergraduate students (N = 26) were asked to create several ePortfolio showcases to demonstrate their English language learning experience over a period of three months. Upon completion…

Cheng, Gary; Chau, Juliana

2013-01-01

445

Faculty and Male Student Athletes: Racial Differences in the Environmental Predictors of Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies have examined the impact of environmental variables on academic achievement among student athletes in the revenue-generating sports of men's basketball and football. However, while evidence concerning the positive impact of male student athlete and faculty interaction is virtually unequivocal, we are not certain whether the benefits…

Comeaux, Eddie; Harrison, C. Keith

2007-01-01

446

The Effect of Cooperative Learning Strategies on Elementary Students' Science Achievement and Social Skills in Kuwait  

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

Ebrahim, Ali

2012-01-01

447

High-Stakes Testing and Student Achievement: Problems for the No Child Left Behind Act  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), standardized test scores are the indicator used to hold schools and school districts accountable for student achievement. Each state is responsible for constructing an accountability system, attaching consequences--or stakes--for student performance. The theory of action implied by this…

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

2005-01-01

448

Self-Regulatory Climate: A Social Resource for Student Regulation and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Schools have differential effects on student learning and development, but research has not generated much explanatory evidence of the social-psychological pathway to better achievement outcomes. Explanatory evidence of how normative conditions enable students to thrive is particularly relevant in the urban context where…

Adams, Curt M.; Forsyth, Patrick B.; Dollarhide, Ellen; Miskell, Ryan; Ware, Jordan

2015-01-01

449

The Effects of Mathematics Anxiety on Matriculation Students as Related to Motivation and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study investigated the effects of mathematics anxiety on matriculation students as related to motivation and achievement. Subjects included 88 students who were at the end of their second semester of study. Anxiety and motivation were measured using the Fennema-Sherman Math Anxiety Scale (MAS) and Effectance Motivation Scale (EMS)…

Zakaria, Effandi; Nordin, Norazah Mohd

2008-01-01

450

Enhancing achievement motivation and performance in college students: An attributional retraining perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic performance in higher education ultimately involves a complex interplay of student attributes and the educational environment. Although instruction is regarded as the major environmental factor affecting scholastic success, other factors can become more important when teaching does not produce the desired results. Attributional retraining is one alternative that shows considerable promise for enhancing students' motivation and achievement striving by

Raymond P. Perry; Frank J. Hechter; Verena H. Menec; Leah E. Weinberg

1993-01-01

451

Effects of Peer-Led Online Asynchronous Discussion on Undergraduate Students' Cognitive Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the effect of peer leadership on students' cognitive achievement in online asynchronous discussions. Undergraduate students from a large online course were randomly assigned into groups for four asynchronous discussions, with each group having two to three peer leaders. Results of the mixed-method analysis revealed that the…

Zha, Shenghua; Ottendorfer, Christy Lee

2011-01-01

452

An Investigation of the Impact of Asynchronous Online Learning on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asynchronous online learning is well documented with adults, but fewer studies of effectiveness have emphasized elementary education learning environments. This study investigated student achievement on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test for fifth grade students who had participated in synchronous and asynchronous courses…

Hill, Sylvia

2009-01-01

453

Teacher Attitudes toward Dyslexia: Effects on Teacher Expectations and the Academic Achievement of Students with Dyslexia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined teacher attitudes toward dyslexia and the effects of these attitudes on teacher expectations and the academic achievement of students with dyslexia compared to students without learning disabilities. The attitudes of 30 regular education teachers toward dyslexia were determined using both an implicit measure and an…

Hornstra, Lisette; Denessen, Eddie; Bakker, Joep; van den Bergh, Linda; Voeten, Marinus

2010-01-01

454

The Contribution of Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategy Use to Students' Science Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the differences in the level of 7th-grade Turkish students' cognitive and metacognitive strategy use (rehearsal, elaboration, organization, critical thinking, and metacognitive self-regulation) in science and investigated the contribution of cognitive and metacognitive strategy use to students' science achievement. The present…

Akyol, Gulsum; Sungur, Semra; Tekkaya, Ceren

2010-01-01

455

Teacher Attendance at a Summer Institute and High School Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students of teachers who had attended a summer institute on water pollution control performed better on an achievement test at the end of the following school year than classes of teachers with equivalent qualifications who were not selected for the institute. Other control groups of students were also used. (AL)

Thelen, L. J.; Litsky, Warren

1972-01-01

456

Relationship between Study Habits and Academic Achievement of Higher Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study was probed to find the significant relationship between study habits and academic achievement of higher secondary school students with reference to the background variables. Survey method was employed. Data for the study were collected from 300 students in 13 higher secondary schools using Study Habits Inventory by V.G. Anantha…

Lawrence, A. S. Arul

2014-01-01

457

Effects of Mastery Learning Approach on Secondary School Students' Physics Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed at finding out the effects of Mastery Learning Approach (MLA) on students' achievement in Physics. The study was Quasi-experimental and Solomon Four Non-equivalent Control Group Design was used. The target population comprised of secondary school students in Kieni East Division of Nyeri District. The accessible population was Form…

Wambugu, Patriciah W.; Changeiywo, Johnson M.

2008-01-01

458

The Impact of Instrumental Music Instruction on the Academic Achievement of Fifth Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the influence of instrumental music instruction on the academic achievement of fifth grade students. The sample consisted of 270 fifth grade students (135 boys and 135 girls) located in a southwestern Kansas school district in a city of approximately 20,000 people. The independent variables considered were: instrumental…

Dryden, Susannah

459

Relations between Student Perceptions of Their School Environment and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gietz, Carmen; McIntosh, Kent

2014-01-01

460

Diversity and Leadership: A Study of High-Achieving Students of Color  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership development has long been considered an important outcome of higher education, but the patterns of leadership development among students of color have not been widely studied. This article develops a theory of leadership as an outcome of engaged learning. Findings from this study of high-achieving, low-income students of color include:…

St. John, Edward P.; Rowley, Larry L.; Hu, Shouping

2009-01-01

461

Enhancing Achievement Motivation and Performance in College Students: An Attributional Retraining Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attributional retraining, the restructuring of an individual's explanations for events in his environment, is proposed as one method of enhancing college student motivation and achievement, particularly for high-risk students. Drawing on previous research and theory, the most promising strategies for using attributional retraining with this…

Perry, Raymond P.; And Others

1993-01-01

462

Mathematics Teacher Quality: Its Distribution and Relationship with Student Achievement in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A main purpose of the present study was to investigate the distribution of qualified mathematics teachers in relation to students' socioeconomic status (SES), as measured by parental education, among Turkish middle schools. Further, relationships between mathematics teacher quality indicators and students' mathematics achievement were…

Özel, Zeynep Ebrar Yetkiner; Özel, Serkan

2013-01-01

463

Undergraduate Students' Academic Achievement, Field Dependent/Independent Cognitive Styles and Attitude toward Computers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports an investigation of cognitive styles, achievement scores and attitudes toward computers among university students. Field dependence/field independence is a dimension of cognitive style that has been researched with various student groups as well as with attitudes. Nevertheless, there appears to be a dearth of published research…

Altun, Arif; Cakan, Mehtap

2006-01-01

464

Resilience and Academic Achievement of Male and Female Secondary Level Students in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Resilience is the ability to succeed despite barriers that make it difficult for the students to succeed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between resilience and academic achievement of secondary level students of Gujranwala, Pakistan. A Resilience scale was used to collect data. The sample consisted of 127 secondary…

Sarwar, Muhammad; Inamullah, Hafiz; Khan, Naeemullah; Anwar, Nadeem

2010-01-01

465

An Effective Model to Increase Student Attitude and Achievement: Narrative Including Analogies  

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This study describes the analogical models and narratives used to introduce and teach Grade 9 chemical covalent compounds which are relatively abstract and difficult for students. We explained each model's development during the lessons and analyzed understanding students derived from these learning materials. In this context, achievement,…

Akkuzu, Nalan; Akcay, Husamettin

2011-01-01

466

WWC Quick Review of the Report "Financial Incentives and Student Achievement: Evidence from Randomized Trials"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effect of financial incentives on student achievement. The study analyzed data on approximately 38,000 students from about 260 public schools in Chicago, Dallas, New York City, and Washington, DC. The study found no statistically significant effects on standardized math or reading outcomes in Chicago, New York City, or…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

2010-01-01

467

Gender, Geographic Locations, Achievement Goals and Academic Performance of Secondary School Students from Borno State, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper examined gender, geography location, achievement goals and academic performance of senior secondary school students in Borno State, Nigeria. The sample consists of 827 students from 18 public boarding secondary schools across South and North of Borno State: 414 (50.1 per cent) males and 413 (49.9 per cent) are females; 414 (50.1 per…

Musa, Alice K.J.

2013-01-01

468

Class Size Reduction: No Silver Bullet for Special Education Students' Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While there are hundreds of studies reported for general education, few researchers have focused on the impact of class size on the academic achievement of students with special needs. Despite escalating special education costs and increasing student needs, policies governing special education remain inconsistent. We examine the effect of class…

Zarghami, Fatemeh; Schnellert, Gary

2004-01-01

469

Relationships among Professional Learning Communities, Trust, and Their Perceived Effects on Student Achievement in Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between professional learning community (PLC) characteristics and levels of trust, and their impact on student academic achievement in fifth and eighth grade mathematics, based on Georgia's state academic test. This research was designed to answer the following questions: is student

Betts, Herbert Alexander, III

2012-01-01

470

Impact of Facebook Usage on Students' Academic Achievement: Role of Self-Regulation and Trust  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: The paper provides a preliminary analysis of the effects of Facebook usage by undergraduate students at Lulea University of Technology in Sweden. The proposed research model tests the perceived effect of personality traits, self-regulation, and trust on students' achievements. Based on flow theory, the model suggests negative…

Rouis, Sana; Limayem, Moez; Salehi-Sangari, Esmail

2011-01-01

471

The Influence of a Statewide Green School Initiative on Student Achievement in K-12 Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the influence of Green School designation on students' achievement in state-mandated standardized tests. Data were gathered 3 years pre- and post-Green schools designation, from test pass rates in reading and mathematics for Grade 5 and Grade 8 students, and from mathematics, English language arts, and biology scores…

Ghent, Cynthia; Trauth-Nare, Amy; Dell, Katie; Haines, Sarah

2014-01-01

472

Change and Continuity in Student Achievement from Grades 3 to 5: A Policy Dilemma  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we examine student performance on mandated tests in grades 3, 4, and 5 in one state. We focus on this interval, which w e term "the fourth grade window," based on our hypothesis that students in grade four are particularly vulnerable to decrements in achievement. The national focus on the third grade as the critical benchmark in…

McCaslin, Mary; Burross, Heidi Legg; Good, Thomas L.

2005-01-01

473

School racial composition and academic achievement: the case of Hmong LEP students in the USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The existence of the achievement gap is more than just a black–white issue; contrary to stereotypes, it is a concern within Asian homes. Hmong students underachieve in comparison with many East Asian students. Traditional cultural practices and poverty have been identified as explanatory factors. Our data suggest that a more critical factor might be within?school segregation. Utilising a racial exposure

Moosung Lee; Na’im Madyun

2008-01-01

474

The Relationship between Students' Small Group Activities, Time Spent on Self-Study, and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the contributions students make to the problem-based tutorial group process as observed by their peers, self-study time and achievement. To that end, the Maastricht Peer Activity Rating Scale was administered to students participating in Problem-Based Learning tutorial groups.…

Kamp, Rachelle J. A.; Dolmans, Diana H. J. M.; van Berkel, Henk J. M.; Schmidt, Henk G.

2012-01-01

475

The Efficacy of Instructional Strategy on Mathematics Achievement, Attitudes, and Anxiety Levels of Developmental Math Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation investigated three instructional strategies in developmental math classes to determine if instructional strategy had a positive effect on student achievement, attitude towards mathematics, and anxiety level towards mathematics at a college in western Pennsylvania for students majoring in applied arts. The significance of this…

Thomas-Browne, Carmen G.

2009-01-01

476

Learning Styles and Formative Assessment Strategy: Enhancing Student Achievement in Web-Based Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of formative assessment and learning style on student achievement in a Web-based learning environment. A quasi-experimental research design was used. Participants were 455 seventh grade students from 12 classes of six junior high schools. A Web-based course, named BioCAL, combining three…

Wang, K. H.; Wang, T. H.; Wang, W. L.; Huang, S. C.

2006-01-01

477

The Effect of Web-Based Homework on University Students' Physics Achievements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the effect of web-based homework on university students' physics achievement was compared. One of the two identical sections of introductory physics course students received pen-and-paper homework done in groups while the other received web-based online homework performed individually. And then both groups' homework performance and…

Demirci, Neset

2010-01-01

478

Collective Responsibility, Academic Optimism, and Student Achievement in Taiwan Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research indicates that collective efficacy, faculty trust in students and parents, and academic emphasis together formed a single latent school construct, called academic optimism. In the U.S., academic optimism has been proven to be a powerful construct that could effectively predict student achievement even after controlling for…

Wu, Hsin-Chieh

2012-01-01

479

Motivation for Reading and Upper Primary School Students' Academic Achievement in Reading in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined primary school students' reading motivation and performance on the standardized exam. Participants included 901 seventh and eighth grade students from Kenya. There were 468 females and 433 males. Contrary to previous studies, results showed reading challenge and aesthetics, but not efficacy, predicted reading achievement,…

Mucherah, Winnie; Herendeen, Abbey

2013-01-01

480

The Effect of the English Language Learner Pull out Program on Primary Students' Language Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the English Language Learner (ELL) pull out program on student achievement. Schools are facing the unprecedented challenge to educate a multicultural and multilingual student body with varied abilities and backgrounds of learning. The independent variables in this study were the…

Penke, Heidi T.

2011-01-01

481

The Achieving Success Everyday Group Counseling Model: Fostering Resiliency in Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses a group counseling intervention used to develop and foster resiliency in middle school students by implementing the Achieving Success Everyday (ASE) group counseling model. The authors aimed to discover what impact this group counseling intervention, which focused on resiliency characteristics, would have on students'…

Rose, Joy; Steen, Sam

2015-01-01

482

A Tiered Instructional Approach to Support Achievement for All Students: Maryland's Response to Intervention Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides guidance for establishing a tiered instructional approach to support the achievement of all students in Maryland public school, particularly those not demonstrating mastery of grade level content. The framework includes student screening, identification of specific learning needs, provision of appropriate instruction aligned…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

483

The Impact of Scaffolding and Student Achievement Levels in a Problem-Based Learning Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined how scaffolds and student achievement levels influence inquiry and performance in a problem-based learning environment. The scaffolds were embedded within a hypermedia program that placed students at the center of a problem in which they were trying to become the youngest person to fly around the world in a balloon. One-hundred…

Simons, Krista D.; Klein, James D.

2007-01-01

484

Teacher effectiveness and student achievement : Investigating a multilevel cross-classified model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show how increasing teacher effectiveness is central to school efforts to improve student outcomes. This study aims to examine successive teachers' effects on student achievement. The premise advanced is that teacher effectiveness is an individual resource that varies across classrooms within schools, as well as a collective resource that varies across

Ronald H. Heck

2009-01-01

485

The Effect of Poverty on Student Achievement. Information Capsule. Volume 0901  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a strong relationship between students' socioeconomic status and their levels of academic achievement. Although educators should be held accountable for improving the performance of all students, including those living in poverty, schools alone can't eliminate the negative factors associated with poverty that lead to a large…

Blazer, Christie

2009-01-01

486

The effect of seating preferences of the medical students on educational achievement  

PubMed Central

Background The seat selection and classroom dynamics may have mutual influence on the student performance and participation in both assigned and random seating arrangement. Purpose The aim of the study was to understand the influence of seat selection on educational achievement. Methods The seating positions of the medical students were recorded on an architectural plan during each class session and the means and standard deviations of the students’ locations were calculated in X and Y orientations. The locations of the students in the class were analyzed based on three architectural classifications: interactional zone, distance from the board, and access to the aisles. Final exam scores were used to measure the students’ educational achievement. Results Our results demonstrate that there is a statistically significant relationship between the student's locations in the class and their attendance and educational achievements. Conclusion Two factors may effect on educational achievement: student seating in the high interactional zone and minimal changes in seating location. Seating in the high interaction zone was directly associated with higher performance and inversely correlated with the percentage of absences. This observation is consistent with the view that students in the front of the classroom are likely more motivated and interact with the lecturer more than their classmates. PMID:22611329

Zomorodian, Kamiar; Parva, Mohammad; Ahrari, Iman; Tavana, Samar; Hemyari, Camellia; Pakshir, Keyvan; Jafari, Peyman; Sahraian, Ali

2012-01-01

487

Using Curriculum-Based Measurement to Improve Student Achievement: Review of Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review examines the efficacy of curriculum-based measurement (CBM) as an assessment methodology for enhancing student achievement. We describe experimental-contrast studies in reading and mathematics in which teachers used CBM to monitor student progress and to make instructional decisions. Overall, teachers' use of CBM produced significant…

Stecker, Pamela M.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas

2005-01-01

488

Students' Achievements in a Statistics Course in Relation to Motivational Aspects and Study Behaviour  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study focuses on motivational constructs and their effect on students' academic achievement within an existing statistics course. First-year Health Sciences students completed a questionnaire that measures several motivational constructs: dimensions of causal attributions, outcome expectancy, affect, and study behaviour, all with…

Bude, Luc; Van De Wiel, Margaretha W. J.; Imbos, Tjaart; Candel, Math J. J. M.; Broers, Nick J.; Berger, Martijn P. F.

2007-01-01

489

The Achievement Gap between White and Non-White Students: A Conceptual Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we analyzed past and present research studies in which investigators examined differences in academic achievement between students who were White and non-White (i.e., specifically Hispanic or students designated as Limited English Proficient). As anticipated, the majority of the researchers whose studies were analyzed reported…

Rojas-LeBouef, Ana; Slate, John R.

2011-01-01

490

Educational Resilience: The Relationship between School Protective Factors and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators are increasingly pressured to raise standardized test scores. Test-focused school leaders, however, may neglect school climate factors associated with positive student development and increased student achievement. The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) and its Resilience Youth Development Module (RYDM) represent a research-based,…

Banatao, Eric J.

2011-01-01

491

Factors that Discriminate Best between Students Identified as Motivated or Not-Motivated to Achieve Academically  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined a host of variables the literature or focus groups showed to influence student motivation to achieve academically. Secondary school teachers in Doha, Qatar were asked to identify the five most and five least motivated students in their classrooms. They also were asked to estimate the degree of involvement the parents had in the…

Baker, Ahmad M.; Kanan, Hana M.; Al-Misnad, Sheikha A.

2008-01-01

492

Achievement Differences and Self-Concept Differences: Stronger Associations for above or below Average Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: On the one hand, achievement indicators like grades or standardized test results are strongly associated with students' domain-specific self-concepts. On the other hand, self-evaluation processes seem to be triggered by a self-enhancing means of information processing. As a consequence, above average students have more positive…

Moller, Jens; Pohlmann, Britta

2010-01-01

493

The Relationship of Teacher Quality and Student Achievement in Elementary Schools from the New York City  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study sought to examine the relationship between teacher quality and student achievement in public elementary schools in a community district school of the New York City. It has 23 elementary schools, more than 7,600 students and around 350 teachers. For this study, participants consist of a sample of 117 full-time teachers who were…

Alvarez, Roberto

2008-01-01

494

Student Attitudes and Academic Background as Predictors of Achievement in College English.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the predictive relationship between student attitudes and their subsequent achievement in a freshman composition course. Results indicated that academic background and student attitudes were significantly correlated with subsequent grade performance. Attitude variables were more closely related to overall grade performance…

House, J. Daniel; Prion, Susan K.

1998-01-01

495

APPEAL TO STUDENT PROGRESS APPEALS COMMITTEE TERMINATION FROM COURSE NOT ACHIEVING SATISFACTORY COURSE PROGRESS  

E-print Network

APPEAL TO STUDENT PROGRESS APPEALS COMMITTEE TERMINATION FROM COURSE NOT ACHIEVING SATISFACTORY COURSE PROGRESS This form is to be used to lodge an appeal against the decision to terminate you from your course due to unsatisfactorycourse progress. NOTE: You may only lodge an appeal to the Student

496

Differentials in Mathematics Achievement among Eighth-Grade Students in Malaysia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines differences in mathematics achievement among eighth-grade students using a secondary analysis of the data. The students, who are from Malaysia, had participated in the Trend International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999. A series of school, home, demographic and socio-economic variables were used to investigate the…

Ismail, Noor Azina; Awang, Halimah

2008-01-01

497

Relationships among Properties of College Students' Self-Set Academic Goals and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among properties of college students' self-set academic goals and academic achievement, using multiple theoretical perspectives. Using a personal goal-based research methodology, college students enrolled in a learning-to-learn course (N = 130) were asked to list 20 of their…

Acee, Taylor W.; Cho, Yoonjung; Kim, Jung-In; Weinstein, Claire Ellen

2012-01-01

498

Students' Help Seeking During Problem Solving: Effects of Grade, Goal, and Prior Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated the types of help that students request while solving math problems under the tutelage of an adult. One hundred eighteen third and sixth graders, classified as high, medium, and low math achievers and working under one of two academic goal conditions (i.e., either learning or performance goals), were asked to solve inductive reasoning problems. Students were encouraged to

Richard S. Newman; Mahna T. Schwager

1995-01-01

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The Relationship of IEP Quality to Curricular Access and Academic Achievement for Students with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and its influence on academic achievement, inclusion in general education classrooms, and curricular access for students with disabilities. 130 teachers from the state of Indiana were asked to submit the most recent IEP of one of their students in…

La Salle, Tamika P.; Roach, Andrew T.; McGrath, Dawn

2013-01-01

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ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT PLAN 2003 A Plan for Assessment of Student Academic Achievement  

E-print Network

to evaluate student learning as measured against program goals. The plan focuses on individual academic unitsACADEMIC ASSESSMENT PLAN 2003 A Plan for Assessment of Student Academic Achievement REVISED 2008 Learning A Preface to the UW-Madison 2003 Academic Assessment Plan Adopted by the University Assessment

Sheridan, Jennifer