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Effects of Mathematics Acceleration on Middle School Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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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Exploring the Impacts of Accelerated Delivery on Student Learning, Achievement and Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This case study examines the impacts on student learning, achievement and satisfaction when year 13 (final year) students at a large UK sixth-form college take a GCE A level in one year instead of the usual two years. Data relating to the entry qualifications and final A level grades achieved by 879 students on both accelerated and…

Wilkins, Stephen; Martin, Susan; Walker, Ian

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scott, Louise Shewfelt

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stanley, Ashley M.

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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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A Mixed Method Study of the Effectiveness of the Accelerated Reader Program on Middle School Students’ Reading Achievement and Motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mixed-method explanatory research design was employed to investigate the effectiveness of the Accelerated Reader (AR) program on middle school students’ reading achievement and motivation. A total of 211 sixth to eighth-grade students provided quantitative data by completing an AR Survey. Thirty of the 211 students were randomly selected to participate in semi-structured interviews and classroom observations over the course

SuHua Huang

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Edgecombe, Nikki

2011-01-01

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A Comparison of Reading Achievement in Second Grade Students Using the Accelerated Reading Program and Independent Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Accelerated Reader is a computer program designed by Advantage Learning Systems to assess students' reading comprehension levels and keep detailed and accurate reports of such findings. This research studied the Accelerated Reader program with a second grade class over a 6-week time frame. One class of 20 students read books picked from the…

Toro, Adrienne

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CEBAF Accelerator Achievements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-05-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Junior Achievement Student Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Superintendent Tenure and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simpson, Jennifer

2013-01-01

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Perspectives on Middle Level Student Achievement. Rethinking Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the trend toward increased standardization in examining student learning and achievement. Maintains that the crux of middle-level curriculum reform involves a contextual notion of achievement. Asserts that working out conceptions of middle-level student learning and the work of teachers making professional judgments about what…

Arhar, Joanne M.

2003-01-01

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Evaluating Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hadley, Marilyn; Vitale, Patrick

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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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Hispanic Student Achievement. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|What are the factors affecting the achievement of Hispanic high school youth? Hispanic Americans are the largest growing population in the United States. Currently, Hispanic students make up more than 20% of the U.S. school population and, in 23 of the 50 states, Hispanic students outnumber African American and Asian students. During the 1970s…

Hansen, Angela L.

2005-01-01

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Teacher Influences on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jere Brophy

1986-01-01

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Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pettitt, Maureen; Prince, David

2010-01-01

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Accelerating Mathematics Achievement Using Heterogeneous Grouping  

Microsoft Academic Search

This longitudinal study examined the effects of providing an accelerated mathematics curriculum in heterogeneously grouped middle school classes in a diverse suburban school district. A quasi-experimental cohort design was used to evaluate subsequent completion of advanced high school math courses as well as academic achievement. Results showed that probability of completion of advanced math courses increased significantly and markedly in

Carol Corbett Burris; Jay P. Heubert; Henry M. Levin

2006-01-01

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An Integrated Interdisciplinary Model for Accelerating Student Achievement in Science and Reading Comprehension across Grades 3-8: Implications for Research and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the effects of a multi-year implementation of the Science IDEAS model on (a) the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) achievement growth in Reading Comprehension and Science of grade 3-5 students receiving the model, and (b) the transfer effects of the model as measured by ITBS Reading…

Romance, Nancy R.; Vitale, Michael R.

2011-01-01

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Teacher Licensing and Student Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

States use licensing to ensure that only qualified teachers can be hired, but loopholes often allow teachers to enter the classroom via alternate routes. Comparing the performance of students whose teachers hold standard certificates with students whose teachers have non-standard credentials is one way to gauge the efficacy of licensing. Using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988, this study finds that students whose teachers possess a B.A. or M.A. in math outperform other students in math. Students whose teachers have any kind of certification (standard, emergency, alternative, etc.) outperform students whose teachers have no certification or are certified in a different subject. The authors also report that math and science students whose teachers have emergency credentials do no worse than those whose teachers hold standard teaching credentials.

Goldhaber, Dan; Brewer, Dominic

2010-11-02

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Student Achievement: A Factor in Classroom Dynamics?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined differences in interaction patterns between teachers and high and low achieving and high and low expectation students. Records of verbal teacher?student interactions, both public and private, were obtained through videotaping ten grade 3 and grade 6 classes during mathematics and language lessons. Teachers tended to interact most frequently with high achieving and high expectancy students, particularly at

Gilah C. Leder

1987-01-01

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Attitudes and Achievement of Bruneian Science Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Evaluates attitudes towards and achievement in science of Form 3 students studying in single-sex and coeducational schools in Brunei. Results demonstrated significant differences in attitudes towards and achievement in science of male and female students in single-sex schools and students in coeducational schools. (Contains 46 references.)…

Dhindsa, Harkirat S.; Chung, Gilbert

2003-01-01

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Achievement motivation in medical students.  

PubMed

Medical students were assessed by questionnaire in their third and fourth years regarding attitudes about sex role, medical school, and career plans and in the third year about fear of success. Nine percent of each sex were judged to fear success. Stereotypical responses were reported by the students. Males, anticipating that they would work more than 60 hours per week, looked forward to academic careers, while females more often desired the sharing of financial and child care responsibilities with spouses. Attitudes toward chores were egalitarian, but in reality women performed most routine household activities. Both sexes agreed upon the characteristics that are necessary to be a good student as well as to succeed in later life. Women were more inclined toward artistic and domestic interests and helping others, while men were more interested in scientific investigation, athletics, and adventure. The implications of these similarities and differences for the students' future careers are discussed. PMID:6631923

Robbins, L; Robbins, E S; Katz, S E; Geliebter, B; Stern, M

1983-11-01

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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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Student Health and Academic Achievement  

MedlinePLUS

... The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance [pdf 2.5M] (Full report) ... M, Drown DR, Kohl III HW, Dietz WH. Physical education and academic achievement in elementary school: data from ...

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Accountability Can Drive Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A Sacramento district developed a strategic plan designed to promote responsibility and lift people up. At least 9 out of 10 students must meet rigorous performance standards by 2001. Accountability is embedded in good instruction, curriculum alignment, instructional materials, staff development, and core beliefs and trust. (MLH)|

Sweeny, Jim

2000-01-01

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Demographic Data and Immigrant Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to examine the issue of disaggregated school data. Although the No Child Left Behind Act requires that student achievement data be reported by subgroups like gender, race ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and home language, these categories do not give a clear understanding about the achievement of immigrant students in K–12 classrooms. Previous studies examine the

Lesa M. Covington Clarkson

2008-01-01

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Collective Leadership Effects on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: This study aimed to estimate the impact of collective, or shared, leadership on key teacher variables and on student achievement. As well, it inquired about the relative contribution of different sources of such leadership and whether differences among patterns of collective leadership were related to differences in student achievement.Methods: Evidence included 2,570 teacher responses from 90 elementary and secondary

Kenneth Leithwood; Blair Mascall

2008-01-01

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The Literacy Achievement of Norwegian Minority Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hvistendahl, Rita; Roe, Astrid

2004-01-01

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How Does Television Affect Student Achievement?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research project is to find how television influences student achievement, specifically overall grades. I will be notating how long students watch television and the types of shows they prefer to watch. This study will include a television log and an interview of a child. The television log will be done at home. Each day, the students

Michelle LaRocque

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.

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Advancing Student Achievement Through Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Holloway, John H.

2006-01-01

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Improving Student Achievement Using Expert Learning Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Green, Ronny; Smith, Bob; Leech, Don

2004-01-01

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Immigration and Student Achievement: Evidence from Switzerland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Meunier, Muriel

2011-01-01

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Improving Student Achievement Using Expert Learning Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Green, Ronny; Smith, Bob; Leech, Don

2004-01-01

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Military Deployment and Elementary Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Phelps, Terri; Dunham, Mardis; Lyons, Robert

2010-01-01

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Programmed Student Achievement: A Hawthorne Effect?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Extended Wait Time and University Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied the effects of extending the pauses between teacher questions and naming a student to respond (wait time) in 2 experiments involving 194 college students. Extending wait time from 3 to 6 seconds actually lowered higher-level cognitive achievement. (SLD)

Duell, Orpha K.

1994-01-01

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Assessing Student Academic Achievement: Western Michigan University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on Western Michigan University's efforts to assess programs at the undergraduate level. Describes the steps involved in deciding which student achievement areas to assess, which instruments to use, and who to test. Discusses effects on students and confidentiality issues. Reviews problems in implementing assessment. (DMM)|

Bunda, Mary Anne

1991-01-01

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Student Achievement and National Economic Growth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

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Kanter Gets Candid about Accelerating American Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dervarics, Charles

2009-01-01

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Accelerating Struggling Students' Learning Through Identity Redevelopment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Finnan, Christine; Kombe, Dennis

2011-03-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Amy; Westberg, Karen

2011-01-01

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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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Sex of teacher and student reading achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Steven R. Asher; John M. Gottman

1973-01-01

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Student Academic Achievement Assessment Plan, April 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Resulting from a project undertaken by Iowa's Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to develop course and program competencies for the assessment of student academic achievement, this plan describes the assessment model developed by the college. Introductory sections describe the process used to develop the plan and provide responses to…

Des Moines Area Community Coll., Ankeny, IA.

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Charter School Authorizers and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Transformational School Leadership Effects on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sun, Jingping; Leithwood, Kenneth

2012-01-01

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Accelerating ESL Students' Reading Progress With Accelerated Reader  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the benefits of the Accelerated Reader program on ESL fourth and fifth grade students in a school in rural Western North Carolina. The study involved ten ESL fourth and fifth graders who had approximately forty-five minutes of time for free reading daily. The Accelerated Reader program was encouraged through the use of incentives. Monthly test reports were

Jeanne M. McGlinn; Amy Parrish

2002-01-01

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Sustaining Continued Acceleration in Reading Comprehension Achievement Following an Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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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Estimating Program Impacts on Student Achievement Using \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT This paper explores the use of interrupted time-series analysis for estimating the impacts of school r e- structuring programs,designed to increase student achievement. The paper first illustrates the approach and co n- siders its strengths and weaknesses. It then describes how,to estimate program,impacts and their standard errors from a simple regression model. Next it focuses on the statistical precision

Howard S. Bloom

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Hands-on science and student achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Allen Michael Ruby

2001-01-01

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Who Leaves? Teacher Attrition and Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

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Accelerating ESL Students' Reading Progress With Accelerated Reader.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the benefits of the Accelerated Reader program on English-as-a-second-language fourth and fifth grade students in a school in rural West North Carolina. Notes that anecdotal records provided evidence of improvement in students' reading behaviors and attitudes toward reading. Shows that while there was only a moderate overall increase in…

McGlinn, Jeanne M.; Parrish, Amy

2002-01-01

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Exploring Students' Conception and Expectations of Achievement in Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zhu, Xihe

2013-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1999-01-01

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High-Achieving Students in the Era of NCLB  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Loveless, Tom; Parkas, Steve; Duffett, Ann

2008-01-01

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Using Accelerated Reader with ESL Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the use of Accelerated Reader, a computer program that instantly provides scored tests on a variety of books read by high school ESL (English as a Second Language) students as free voluntary reading. Topics include reading improvement programs, including writing assignments; and changes in students' reading habits. (LRW)|

Hamilton, Betty

1997-01-01

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Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Perceptions of Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blozen, Barbara B.

2010-01-01

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Textbook treatments and students' understanding of acceleration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Dall'Alba, Gloria

2006-05-23

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Improving Student Achievement in Science. Based on the "Handbook of Research on Improving Student Achievement."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet summarizes the science chapter from the "Handbook of Research on Improving Student Achievement," a report sponsored by the Alliance for Curriculum Reform and also published by the Educational Research Service. The handbook is based on the idea that efforts to improve instruction must focus on the existing knowledge base on effective…

Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fetler, Mark

2001-01-01

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Community College Faculty Development Program and Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Aaron M. Perez; Judy McShannon; Pat Hynes

2012-01-01

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A Comparative Study of Students' Achievement in Botany and Zoology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tamir, P.

1974-01-01

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Helping students with a disability achieve their academic aims  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the situation of students with a disability studying in institutions of higher education, and how they can be helped to achieve their academic aims with the minimum of personal discomfort. Three main groups of students are identified—ambulant disabled and wheelchair bound students, students with partial or complete loss of sight, and students with hearing impairments—and their particular

David McConnell

1981-01-01

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Management Strategies Help to Promote Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching is not an easy task, but it can be mastered. Many students graduate from high school with few life skills. The success of each teacher lies in his or her ability to identify student weaknesses and turn them into strengths, which will eventually increase student confidence and desire to learn. Discipline, classroom management, and…

Rischer, Andres Dewayne

2008-01-01

69

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Muhammad Saeed; Muhammad Bashir Gondal; Bushra

2005-01-01

70

Teacher Attitudes toward Academic Acceleration and Accelerated Students in the Netherlands  

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|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

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

2005-01-01

71

Community College Faculty Development Program and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

72

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gregory, Sheila T., Ed.

73

Educational Funding and Student Achievement: You Be the Judge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lockwood, Robert E.; McLean, James E.

74

The Effect of Student Mobility on Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of mobility on academic achievement has been the focus of many studies. The findings are generally consistent and suggest that mobility lowers student achievement, particularly when the students are from low-income, less educated families. For this study, 30 students, classified as either mobile or stable, were randomly selected from a…

Evans, Dolores A.

75

Concept Mapping and Science Achievement of Middle Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the effects of concept mapping on the science achievement of middle grade science students. The subjects were 182 eighth-grade students, distributed into eight intact earth science classes by ability levels. The ability level variable also was examined as a possible effect on student achievement. Two teachers were involved in teaching a unit on weather for nine weeks.

Donald Snead; Wanda L. Snead

2004-01-01

76

Finishing the Job: Improving the Achievement of Vocational Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-State Vocational Education Consortium's commitment to higher standards for and greater achievement of vocational students has brought substantial gains in student performance. SREB's High Schools That Work (HSTW), a school improvement initiative, documents achievement gains by vocational students. Data…

Bottoms, Gene; Presson, Alice

77

Community College Faculty Development Program and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

78

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gregory, Sheila T., Ed.

79

Goal Setting and Student Achievement: A Longitudinal Study  

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

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

2012-01-01

80

An Analysis of Blame for a Lack of Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Fixing the blame for low student achievement is not easy. As the example of the Los Angeles, California, school district shows, the problems schools face are complicated. They include overcrowding, low test scores, and the problems associated with numbers of students who do not speak English well. Low student achievement is not necessarily due to…

Ediger, Marlow

81

The Effects of AYP Requirements on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three years of assessment data have been collected since The No Child Left Behind Act took effect. The purpose of this paper was to determine what effect adequate yearly progress (AYP) requirements have had on student achievement as measured by achievement level categorization across years. In measuring how well students are achieving in the wake…

Mueller, Canda D.; Schmitt, Vicki L.

2006-01-01

82

The Achievement Gap and Gifted Students of Color  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Educators, policy makers, and civic leaders are baffled and frustrated over the stubborn achievement gaps that exist between white students and students of color. On a consistent basis, African American students do not fair as well as white students on school-related measures such as proficiency examinations and standardized tests (e.g.,…

Ford, Donna Y.; Moore, James L., III

2004-01-01

83

An Analysis of Alternative School Effectiveness on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moger, Scott Douglas

2010-01-01

84

Classroom Emotional Climate, Student Engagement, and Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emotional connections students foster in their classrooms are likely to impact their success in school. Using a multimethod, multilevel approach, this study examined the link between classroom emotional climate and academic achievement, including the role of student engagement as a mediator. Data were collected from 63 fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms (N = 1,399 students) and included classroom observations, student

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

2012-01-01

85

The Effect of Student Time Allocation on Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There is a large literature on the influence of institutional characteristics on student academic achievement. In contrast, relatively little research focusses on student time allocation and its effects on student performance. This paper contributes to the literature by investigating the effect of student time allocation on the average grade of…

Grave, Barbara S.

2011-01-01

86

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

87

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

88

Washington State Student Achievement Initiative: Achievement Points Analysis for Academic Years 2007-2011. CCRC-IHELP Student Achievement Initiative Policy Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 2007, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges launched the Student Achievement Initiative (SAI), a system-wide policy to reward colleges for improvements in student achievement. Under the SAI, since 2009, the state has awarded some funds based on how much colleges have increased student achievement relative to their own…

Belfield, Clive

2012-01-01

89

Factors Affecting Academic Achievement Of Adult Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Article is an excerpt from Mrs. Beagle's original analysis and includes such considerations as increases in enrollment, university admission policies, counseling, study skills, study facilities, and financial policies and practices affecting adult students. References. (RB)|

Beagle, Peggy; Melnyk, W. T.

1971-01-01

90

Factors Affecting Academic Achievement Of Adult Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Article is an excerpt from Mrs. Beagle's original analysis and includes such considerations as increases in enrollment, university admission policies, counseling, study skills, study facilities, and financial policies and practices affecting adult students. References. (RB)

Beagle, Peggy; Melnyk, W. T.

1971-01-01

91

Independent Activities for Accelerated Students: Individualized Reading Instruction for Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teaching guide for use with accelerated elementary school students contains suggestions for independent reading activities, a list of independent reading books for beginning readers, and suggestions for creative activities. Stressed is the value of sharing enthusiasm about books to spur independent reading. Suggestions are given for talking…

Rapides Parish School Board, Alexandria, LAa.

92

The Impact of Accelerated Reader (AR) Program on Students' MCT Reading Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was needed to determine if the Accelerated Reader (AR) program made a positive impact in schools, which were attempting to increase student achievement in reading. The purpose of this study was to determine if students who received reading instruction supplemented with the AR Program achieved higher reading scores as measured by the…

Brown, Kenyartic LeWon

2010-01-01

93

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

94

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

95

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wigfield, Allan; Cambria, Jenna

2010-01-01

96

Extended Wait Time and University Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two experiments examined the effects of extending the pauses between teacher questions and naming a student, wait time I. Although articles addressing both preservice and practicing teachers admonish them to extend these pauses to be more effective questioners, comparisons of wait times of 1 s with 3 s, and 3 s with 6 s, detected no significant advantage for extended

Orpha K. Duell

1994-01-01

97

Ethnicity, Academic Skills and Nursing Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study addressed the effect of admission criteria used by the School of Nursing at Florida International University and how they related to student success in completing the nursing program, passing the state licensure examination, and becoming registered nurses (RN). Attention was focused on the use of the state-instituted College Level…

Rush, Donna Safian; Belock, Shirley

98

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

99

Academic Achievement of Student-Athletes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the cumulative grade point averages of collegiate student-athletes at Fort Hays State University (Kansas) as related to the variables of gender, academic classification, type of sport participation, and transfer status. The measure used as dependent variable was mean cumulative grade point average which consisted of the number…

Foltz, Roger A.

100

Examining Charter Student Achievement Effects across Seven States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

101

Relationship between Professional Development Expenditures and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dalton, Elizabeth A.

2010-01-01

102

Effects of Classroom Structure on Student Achievement Goal Orientation  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Shannon R. Self-brown; Samuel Mathews II

2003-01-01

103

Peer effects on student achievement: evidence from Chile  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports estimates of peer effects on student achievement, using a 1997 census of eighth-grade achievement in Chile. The data allow detailed measures of peer characteristics to be constructed for each classroom within a school. The paper addresses the endogeneity of peer variables by including school fixed effects that control for unobserved family and student characteristics. The estimates suggest

Patrick J. McEwan

2003-01-01

104

Teacher Clarity and Its Relationship to Student Achievement and Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Relationships between the clarity behaviors of preservice teachers and the dual outcome measures of student achievement and satisfaction were examined. The high and relatively low-inference measures of teacher clarity correlated highly, and both were significantly and positiveley related to postinstructional measures of student achievement and…

Hines, Constance V.; And Others

1985-01-01

105

Relationship between Professional Development Expenditures and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dalton, Elizabeth A.

2010-01-01

106

Comprehensive School Reform & Student Achievement in Kentucky Middle Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Evans-Andris, Melissa; Usui, Wayne M.

2008-01-01

107

School Environment and Academic Achievement of Standard IX Students  

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

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

2012-01-01

108

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

109

An Analysis of Teacher Absence and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

110

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.

111

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

112

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

113

Teacher Effects on Minority and Disadvantaged Students' Grade 4 Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Chung, Vicki

2011-01-01

114

Increasing Student Music Achievement through the Use of Motivational Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Vega, Louis A.

115

Academic Achievement and Socioemotional Adjustment Among Chinese University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Stanley Sue; Nolan W. S. Zane

1985-01-01

116

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

117

Update on Student Achievement for Edison Schools Inc.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nelson, F. Howard; Van Meter, Nancy

118

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

119

Update on Student Achievement for Edison Schools Inc.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nelson, F. Howard; Van Meter, Nancy

120

MSU-Test: A Tool for Measuring Students' Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study aims to employ MSU-test as a tool to measure Mahasarakham student in secondary and high school levels to achieve their learning potential. The importance of this study will help university understanding school potential and provide information to increase students' score. Two thousand and seven hundred eight nine students participated…

Chansirisira, Pacharawit; Nuangchalerm, Prasart; Morakot, Nongnit; Khamkong, Surasak

2011-01-01

121

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

122

Cornell College Students Achieve the Highly Improbable  

Microsoft Academic Search

On Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, two students who prepared the photochromic compound 2-(2,4-dinitrobenzyl)pyridine obtained their product as a single crystal, one weighing 864 mg and the other 891 mg. As far as we know, this has happened only once before, also at Cornell College in Iowa. The web version of this paper includes a

Addison Ault

2000-01-01

123

Defining and Achieving Student Success: University Faculty and Student Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The question of how agricultural education students and faculty define and hope to foster student success was studied at a large southeastern land-grant university with a college of agriculture that included 1,497 students and 193 faculty. The study questions were explored in 2 focus groups containing a total of 7 faculty members and 8 focus…

Dean, Anne M.; Camp, William G.

124

Individual and social dimensions of Filipino students' achievement goals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Achievement goal theory assumes that self?instrumental (mastery) achievement goals are associated with academic achievement, whereas social?instrumental (performance) goals are not. However, research on Asian students shows that both mastery and performance?approach goals are positively related to achievement; possibly because achievement motivation in Asian cultures is socially oriented and not individually oriented. The current study explored the structure of the social

Allan B. I. Bernardo

2008-01-01

125

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

126

The learning achievement program: fostering student cultural diversity.  

PubMed

As students from minority backgrounds increased to approximately 54% of one university nursing program, faculty were concerned as retention of these students has dramatically declined. In response, the school initiated a project called the Learning Achievement Program, funded by Health Resources and Services Administration, which is a transitional and developmental program for minority and/or disadvantaged students. The authors discuss the program, the challenges faced by students and faculty, and how the Learning Achievement Program influenced the diverse population in the nursing school. PMID:15685020

Bagnardi, Margaret; Perkel, Linda K

127

How Personality Differences of Students and Teachers Influence Students' Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An experiment with college teachers of English and freshman students shows that students who are dependent and need structure get significantly better grades if they have a teacher who is authoritarian and needs to structure the learning situation (Author/RF)

Moore, Raymond

1972-01-01

128

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

129

Accelerated Learning: A Study of Faculty and Student Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lee, Nicolette; Horsfall, Briony

2010-01-01

130

The "Teacher's Image" as Predictor of Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports the results of a study conducted at the Israeli Science Teaching Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which attempted to correlate the Teacher's Image'' with actual student achievement in science. (JR)|

Jungwirth, E.; Tamir, P.

1973-01-01

131

School quality and student achievement in 21 European countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Heyneman-Loxley effect (1982, 1983) refers to an effect moderating the degree to which school quality affects student achievement. This moderating effect was found to relate to a country’s economic productivity. More specifically,the effect is one in which school quality has a greater impact on student achievement in countries that are less developed economically than in countries that are more

Petra Lietz

2010-01-01

132

Emotional Intelligence, Creativity and Academic Achievement of Business Administration Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

133

101 Stunts for Principals to Inspire Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sennett, Frank

2004-01-01

134

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

135

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

136

Student Achievement Levels Climb at Ribault Senior High School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ribault (Florida) Senior High School has reported a dramatic increase in student achievement levels since implementing a comprehensive college preparation curriculum. Among the program changes that contributed to those gains are: (1) the establishment and consistent enforcement of a strong discipline program, including rules for student conduct, a…

Profiles, Programs & Products, 1983

1983-01-01

137

A Latent Profile Analysis of College Students' Achievement Goal Orientation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Achievement goal research has grown increasingly complex with the number of proposed goal orientations that motivate students. As the number of proposed goal constructs proliferates, a variety of data analytic challenges have emerged, such as profiling students on different types of goal pursuit as well as evaluating the relationships of multiple…

Pastor, Dena A.; Barron, Kenneth E.; Miller, B. J.; Davis, Susan L.

2007-01-01

138

Student Achievement in New Literacies for the 21st Century.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes some alternative conceptions of middle-level student achievement based on case studies profiling new literacies in U.S. and Canadian classrooms. Identifies characteristics of fluency in multiple forms of representation, critical thinking and talking about student work, adaptability of individual and collaborative activities, and high…

Kist, William

2003-01-01

139

School Level Variables as Predictors of Individual Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is generally recognized that the home background of students is important for their achievement and progress through school, but obtaining accurate information is becoming increasingly difficult. School-level indicators of socioeconomic status, although coarse, may consist of more than the sum of family backgrounds of students attending the…

Bourke, Sid

140

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

141

Metacognitive awareness and academic achievement in college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The researchers examined the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MAI) (Schraw and Dennison,1994) to determine how it relates to broad and single measures of academic achievement in college students. Correlations were found between the MAI and cumulative GPA as well as end of course grades. Scores on the MAI significantly differ between graduate and undergraduate students. Professors' use of the MAI as

Andria Young; Jane D. Fry

2008-01-01

142

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

143

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

144

Homework and Student Math Achievement in Junior High Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Studied homework characteristics and effectiveness in mathematics education for secondary school students using a sample of 1,394 Dutch students in 28 schools. Results show a lack of policy directed at coordination and increase of homework. Amount of homework was the only homework variable related to achievement. (SLD)|

de Jong, R.; Westerhof, K. J.; Creemers, B. P. M.

2000-01-01

145

The Effects of Podcasting on College Student Achievement and Attitude  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this mixed methods study, weekly podcasts written and recorded by course instructors to summarize college course content, were used to study the impact, if any, on student achievement and attitudes. Specifically, weekly summative podcasts were posted on an Internet website in Windows Media format and downloaded by college students. After 4…

Francom, Jeff; Ryan, Thomas G.; Kariuki, Mumbi

2011-01-01

146

Parental influence on Chinese students' achievement: a social capital perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines how social capital formed by effective parental practices within Chinese families influences student achievement. Survey responses from 266 students from Grades 4 to 6 in a suburban elementary school in China were analysed to identify their perceptions of parental practices (support, pressure, help, monitoring and communication) at home. Coleman's concept of social capital serves as a framework

Dan Wei

2012-01-01

147

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

148

Mobility of Native American Students Can Pose Challenges to Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on an obstacle to achievement that seems particularly pronounced among Native American students high mobility. The turnover rate for one school, North Middle School in Rapid City, South Dakota, was 50 percent overall last year--meaning that half the school's 468 students came or went after the start of the school year. Many of…

Zehr, Mary Ann

2007-01-01

149

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Zahari Ishak; Suet Fin Low; Poh Li Lau

2011-01-01

150

Curriculum Alignment: Exploring Student Perception of Learning Achievement Measures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

151

Morningness-eveningness preferences and academic achievement of university students.  

PubMed

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

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

2011-03-01

152

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

153

The Impact of Principal Instructional Leadership Practices on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nason, Kristen Kendrick

2011-01-01

154

Perceived Achievement Goal Structure and College Student Help Seeking  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 (threat, avoidance intentions, seeking expedient help). In Study 2, after controlling for

Stuart A. Karabenick

2004-01-01

155

The Impact of Class Size Reduction on Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the impact of class size reduction (CSR) on achievement among 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students with different numbers of years of participation in CSR. Single-year matched gains were calculated for the 1997-1998 and 1999-2000 school years. Student progress was assessed using scores from the SAT/9 reading, mathematics, and…

Fidler, Penny

156

Administrative Behavior, School SES, and Student Achievement: A Preliminary Investigation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The school effects literature is replete with discussions of whether any factors, beyond socioeconomic status (SES), contribute to an explanation of student achievement. Recent attention has focused on the role of the school administrator. One argument is that a strong, controlling principal is a key to improved student performance. Another…

Firestone, William A.; Wilson, Bruce L.

157

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

158

Teacher Training, Teacher Quality, and Student Achievement. Working Paper 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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 these issues…

Harris, Douglas N.; Sass, Tim R.

2007-01-01

159

Effect of Instructional Objectives on College Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study was designed to: (1) investigate the differences in achievement between students provided with instructional objectives and those not provided with instructional objectives, and (2) determine whether the students with objectives retain the material they have learned longer than those who studied the material without objectives. (NQ)|

Chang, Theresa S.

1976-01-01

160

The Impact of School Buildings on Student Achievement and Behavior.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Earthman, Glen I.; Lemasters, Linda

1997-01-01

161

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

162

The relationship between degrees of poverty and student achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there were differences in the academic achievement for 4th and 8th grade students at three different levels of poverty. The three degrees\\/levels were: high poverty, students who automatically qualified for free lunch due to their family's receipt of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), income below 100% of the federal

Linda Ruth Sorhaindo

2003-01-01

163

Using Structured Debate to Achieve Autonomous Student Discussion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the author describes a technique she uses to achieve an autonomous student discussion. The technique involves setting up highly structured debates, whose content is informed by coherent sets of primary sources and whose form models one aspect of how professional historians work. Students are required to read about twenty to…

Musselman, Elizabeth Green

2004-01-01

164

Structure of Black Male Students Academic Achievement in Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Rascoe, Barbara

165

Role of Resilient Personality on Lower Achieving First Grade Students' Current and Future Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated a measurement model of personality resilience and the contribution of personality resilience to lower achieving first grade students' academic achievement. Participants were 445 ethnically diverse children who at entrance to first grade scored below their school district median on a test of literacy. Participants were…

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

2007-01-01

166

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

167

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Solley, Kathryn

2011-01-01

168

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.

McQuillan, David James

2010-01-01

169

Student Achievement Outcomes Comprehensive School Reform: A Canadian Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

170

Leisure Activity, Motivation, and Academic Achievement in High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study investigated relationships between secondary students' school achievement, leisure activities, and motivation. Leisure activity variables predicted school achievement but were weak compared to motivation variables, which were weak compared to goals for college. Number of leisure activities and hours spent in leisure activities correlated…

Bergin, David A.

1992-01-01

171

Student Achievement Outcomes Comprehensive School Reform: A Canadian Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

172

Biculturalism and Academic Achievement of African American High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

173

Single parents and students achievements—A national tragedy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Can single?parenthood adversely affect children's school achievement? A recent study conducted in the secondary schools of a rural Washington State school district dramatically confirms that it does. Conducted in 1984 by the Eastern Washington University Department of Education, the research project surveyed a remarkably homogenous population of 7th through 12th grade students by administering California achievements Tests and collecting grade

William Shreeve; William G. J. Goetter; Adrian Bunn; Janet R. Norby; Arnold F. Stueckle; Thomas K. Midgley; Barbara de Michele

1986-01-01

174

Automated Writing Evaluation Program's Effect on Student Writing Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Holman, Lester Donnie

2011-01-01

175

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

176

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

177

Gaining Retention and Achievement for Students Program (GRASP): A Faculty Development Program To Increase Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the effects of a faculty development program offered to increase positive interactions between students and faculty and the effects of these interactions on student achievement and retention. The Gaining Retention and Achievement for Students (GRASP) program supports the accreditation process of the Accreditation Board of…

McShannon, Judith

178

The Relationship of Student Ability and Small-Group Interaction to Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined student aptitudes and student behaviors during small group interactions as mediators of the effectiveness of small group learning. The hypotheses to be investigated were that the effects of small group learning on student achievement are produced by students' participation in group interaction, and in the providing and…

Swing, Susan R.; Peterson, Penelope L.

179

Rectangular Dielectric-loaded Structures for Achieving High Acceleration Gradients  

SciTech Connect

Rectangular dielectric-loaded structures are described that may sustain higher acceleration gradients than conventional all-metal structures with similar apertures. One structure is a test cavity designed to ascertain the breakdown limits of dielectrics, while a second structure could be the basis for a two-beam accelerator. CVD diamond is an attractive dielectric for a high-gradient structure, since the published DC breakdown limit for CVD diamond is {approx} 2 GV/m, although the limit has never been determined for RF fields. Here we present a design of a diamond-lined test cavity to measure the breakdown limit. The designed cavity operates at 34 GHz, where with 10-MW input power it is expected to produce an {approx}800 MV/m field on the diamond surface - provided breakdown is avoided. The two channel rectangular dielectric-loaded waveguide could be a two-beam accelerator structure, in which a drive beam is in one channel and an accelerated beam is in the other. The RF power produced by drive bunches in the drive channel is continuously coupled to the acceleration channel. The ratio of fields in the channels (transformer ratio) for the operating mode can be designed by adjusting the dimensions of the structure. An example of the two-channel structure is described, in which a train of five 3-nC drive bunches excites wake fields in the accelerator channel of up to 1.3 GV/m with a transformer ratio of 10 for the design mode.

Wang Changbiao; Yakovlev, V. P. [Omega-P, Inc., New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Marshall, T. C. [Columbia University, Applied Physics Department, New York, NY 10027 (United States); LaPointe, M. A. [Yale University, Physics Department, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States); Hirshfield, J. L. [Omega-P, Inc., New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Yale University, Physics Department, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States)

2006-11-27

180

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

181

Using Survival Analysis To Analyze and Predict Students' Achievement from Their Status of Developmental Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study predicted student achievement based on need for developmental study, investigating different students' types of censoring; variables influencing student achievement; and whether developmental study was appropriate for realizing student achievement. Participants were 403 community college students. Achievers were students who within four…

Yang, Faxian

182

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

183

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Creasey, Gary; Jarvis, Patricia; Gadke, Daniel

2009-01-01

184

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

185

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

186

The Impact of Elementary Mathematics Coaches on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Elementary mathematics coaches are placed in schools to construct leadership roles and to provide on-site, collaborative professional development addressing mathematical content, pedagogy, and curriculum in an effort to enhance instruction and improve student achievement. This 3-year randomized control study found that over time coaches…

Campbell, Patricia F.; Malkus, Nathaniel N.

2011-01-01

187

College Students' Motivation to Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

188

Parents' Expectations and Students' Achievement in Two Western Nations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

189

Teacher Behavior and Student Achievement. Occasional Paper No. 73.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper, prepared as a chapter for the "Handbook of Research on Teaching" (third edition), reviews correlational and experimental research linking teacher behavior to student achievement. It focuses on research done in K-12 classrooms during 1973-83, highlighting several large-scale, programmatic efforts. Attention is drawn to design, sampling,…

Brophy, Jere; Good, Thomas L.

190

School Climate: The Interplay between Interpersonal Relationships and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study of school climate underscores the importance of the quality of interpersonal relationships in a school to student achievement. This study improves on previous studies in three ways: First, it makes use of a parsimonious school climate framework that is easier to interpret than previous measures; second, it replaces a subscale that…

Tschannen-Moran, Megan; Parish, Jennifer; DiPaola, Michael

2006-01-01

191

Assessment plan for student academic achievement: one college's perspective.  

PubMed

The general public has become increasingly concerned about the accomplishments of education. Accrediting bodies are holding institutions of higher education accountable for educational services and are demanding a variety of assessment activities. This article presents the plan for assessment of student achievement at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. PMID:23204206

Hetherington, Vincent J

192

Student Achievement and Education System Performance in a Developing Country  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

193

Making Consistent Judgments: Assessing Student Attainment of Systemic Achievement Targets  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Making Consistent Judgments (MCJ) was a systemic professional development program designed to increase teachers' capacity to make consistent judgments about students' achievement of educational standards in government schools in Western Australia; the MCJ program was in operation from 2004 to 2007 (Department of Education and Training 2007;…

Bolt, Susan

2011-01-01

194

Prior Presentation of Behavioural Objectives and Students' Achievement in Biology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the effect of providing students with the objectives of a lesson before the lesson delivery on their achievement at the end of the lesson. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The quasi-experimental pretest-posttest-control group design was used, with a total of 4 groups. All four groups were taught the same…

Umoren, G.; Ogong, Aniashi Sylvester

2007-01-01

195

Relationships between Attitude and Achievement among College Biology Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated (1) changes in community college students' (N=208) attitudes toward introductory biology, school, and academic self and (2) relationships between attitudes/achievement (measured by Nelson Biology Test and course grade). Data indicated that while cognitive behavior was changed during the course, attitudes either stayed the same or…

Mitchell, Harold E.; Simpson, Ronald D.

1982-01-01

196

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

197

Teacher Quality and Student Achievement. Urban Diversity Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent research suggests that teacher quality is the most important educational input predicting student achievement. Nonetheless, many teachers are less academically skilled than college graduates in other occupations. This study explores characteristics of highly qualified teachers and the connections that exist between these attributes and…

Goldhaber, Dan; Anthony, Emily

198

Gender, Professional Orientation, and Student Achievement: Elements of School Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the relationships between professional orientation (defined as how the principal sees his or her role in the organization) and school culture, the influence of gender on professional orientation, and the relationship between school culture and the academic achievement of students. One hundred principals were surveyed. Two…

White, Teresa; Martin, Barbara N.; Johnson, Judy A.

2003-01-01

199

Academic optimism and student achievement in urban elementary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Page A. Smith; Wayne K. Hoy

2007-01-01

200

Comparison of Achievement of Students in High School Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Compares student achievements on common objectives of CHEMS, CBA, and "Modern Chemistry high school chemistry courses. Results indicate the three couses are not equally effective in meeting their objectives. CHEMS and CBA develop a better understanding of chemistry and science, as well as develop greater ability for critical thinking. CBA…

Troxel, Verne A.

1970-01-01

201

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

202

How Much Does Creative Teaching Enhance Elementary School Students' Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between creative teaching and elementary students' achievement gains. Forty-eight upper elementary school teachers' classroom instruction was observed and evaluated over the course of 8 different lessons throughout the year. For each teacher, during each lesson, both a creative teaching frequency score and a…

Schacter, John; Thum, Yeow Meng; Zifkin, David

2006-01-01

203

Student Achievement in Schools Managed by Mosaica Education, Inc  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is the first comprehensive effort to assess student achievement in public schools managed by Mosaica Education, Inc., one of the leading private management companies in education, marketing itself to charter boards and school districts since 1997. Schools examined in the report had been…

Nelson, F. Howard; Van Meter, Nancy

2003-01-01

204

Leadership Effects on Student Achievement and Sustained School Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Jacobson, Stephen

2011-01-01

205

International Students as a Resource for Achieving Comprehensive Internationalization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brennan, Michael; Dellow, Donald A.

2013-01-01

206

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

207

Using Podcasts to Replace Lecture: Effects on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined achievement when podcasts were used in place of lecture in the core technology course required for all students seeking teacher licensure at a large research-intensive university in the Southeastern United States. Further, it examined the listening preferences of the podcast group and the barriers to podcast use. The results…

O'Bannon, Blanche W.; Lubke, Jennifer K.; Beard, Jeffrey L.; Britt, Virginia G.

2011-01-01

208

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

209

The Effect of Testing on Student Achievement, 1910-2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Phelps, Richard P.

2012-01-01

210

Does Student-Teacher Thinking Style Match/Mismatch Matter in Students' Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study concerns the contingent nature of the relationships of student-teacher style match (or mismatch) to students' academic achievement. Participants were 135 (59 male and 76 female) students (average age of 21.5 years) from three academic disciplines (mathematics, physics, and public administration) who responded to the Thinking Styles…

Zhang, Li-fang

2006-01-01

211

Impact of the Inclusion of Students with Autism on the Academic Achievement of General Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The impact of inclusion on general education students has barely been mentioned in the professional literature. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine impact of inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the academic achievement of the general education students in inclusive classes using an independent measures…

Quinn, James P., Jr.

2011-01-01

212

Highlighting Low-Achieving Students' Performance on their English Learning: Reflecting on Evening Program Students' Voice  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose for this study is to attempt to explore appropriate approaches to teach students who are suffering from poor English learning. This paper will examine how low-achieving students made progress on English performance in a month and what their opinions were about attending the intensive course. This summer, I had an opportunity to work with a group of students

Ai-Hwa Chen

213

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Timothy C. Chiasson

214

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 with a recent strategy that places particular emphasis on five workforce clusters (advanced manufacturing,

Mark M. DAmico; Grant B. Morgan; Thashundray C. Robertson

2011-01-01

215

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined how values related to achievement goals and individual?oriented and social?oriented achievement motivations among secondary school students in China (N = 355) and Indonesia (N = 356). Statistical comparisons showed the Chinese students endorsed more strongly than the Indonesian students on self?direction and hedonism values, individual?oriented achievement motivation, and mastery?approach goals. Conversely, the Indonesian students endorsed more strongly than their Chinese counterparts

Arief Darmanegara Liem; Youyan Nie

2008-01-01

216

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Parenting styles have always been a crucial factor in influencing all aspects of a person's development. The purpose of this study is to test the structural equation model of academic achievement among the students using parenting styles as a moderator. The sample comprised 493 students from eight schools. Parenting styles are determined using the Parental Authority Questionnaire (Buri in J Pers Assess 57:110-119, 1991). Academic achievement is measured based on the students' performance in the Lower Secondary Assessment. Data were analyzed using structural equation modelling. Results demonstrated that model of authoritative and model of authoritarian fit the data of this study well. Both authoritative and authoritarian parenting styles are the most common practice of the parents. Parenting styles have been found to be a moderator of this study. The results indicated that parenting styles moderated the effect of academic self-concept on academic achievement. The impact of academic self-concept on academic achievement is found to be greater for the authoritative than the authoritarian parenting style.

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

2012-08-01

217

Right brain is important for students' achievements in science.  

PubMed

Relations between the hearing durations of right and left ears and points on the introductory examination for entrance to the Science School of Ataturk University in Erzurum were investigated in 31 male and 13 female students. The hearing duration of the left ear was significantly associated with the scores of the examination for the university entrance, the hearing duration for the right ear being not significantly related to the examination scores. The results suggest that the right brain would be beneficial for the students' achievements in science. PMID:18576215

Dogar, Cetin; Dane, Arif; Dane, Senol; Tan, Uner

2008-08-01

218

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

219

Enhancing Blended Courses to Facilitate Student Achievement of Learning Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Outcome-Based Teaching & Learning (OBTL) and Blended Learning (BL) are widely promoted in higher education of Hong Kong. The\\u000a use of online resources is one of the key components in OBTL or BL. In this paper, we are going to study how the effective\\u000a use of online resources in Blended Learning would assist students in achieving specific learning outcomes. In

Nga-Sin Lau; Lui Lam; Bo Zhou

2010-01-01

220

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Adjustment of Accelerated Students, Students in Gifted Classes, and Regular Students in Eighth Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study found that accelerated students (n=365) and students (n=334) in gifted classes had better perceptions of their social relationships and emotional development and fewer behavior problems than did regular students (n=323). The accelerated eighth graders who entered school early or skipped elementary grades did not report social…

Sayler, Micheal F.; Brookshire, William K.

1993-01-01

221

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

222

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Xu, Jianzhong

2009-01-01

223

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

224

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

225

A case study of knowledge discovery on academic achievement, student desertion and student retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an applied research study on knowledge discovery based on academic data analysis. The main objectives of this research study were to get knowledge about academic achievement success and failure, student retention and student desertion. Automatic clustering and decision rule data mining techniques were used. The application of the C-mean algorithm on statistically homogeneous data subsets provided a

A. Salazar; J. Gosalbez; I. Bosch; R. Miralles; L. Vergara

2004-01-01

226

Quality Science Teacher Professional Development and Student Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dubner, J.

2007-12-01

227

Gender and Achievement-Related Beliefs among Engineering Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

228

Student perceptions of their biology teacher's interpersonal teaching behaviors and student achievement and affective learning outcomes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The primary goals of this dissertation were to determine the relationships between interpersonal teaching behaviors and student achievement and affective learning outcomes. The instrument used to collect student perceptions of teacher interpersonal teaching behaviors was the Questionnaire on Teacher Interactions (QTI). The instrument used to assess student affective learning outcomes was the Biology Student Affective Instrument (BSAI). The interpersonal teaching behavior data were collected using students as the observers. 111 students in an urban influenced, rural high school answered the QTI and BSAI in September 1997 and again in April 1998. At the same time students were pre and post tested using the Biology End of Course Examination (BECE). The QTI has been used primarily in European and Oceanic areas. The instrument was also primarily used in educational stratified environment. This was the first time the BSAI was used to assess student affective learning outcomes. The BECE is a Texas normed cognitive assessment test and it is used by Texas schools districts as the end of course examination in biology. The interpersonal teaching behaviors model was tested to ascertain if predictive power in the USA and in a non-stratified educational environment. Findings indicate that the QTI is an adequate predictor of student achievement in biology. The results were not congruent with the non-USA data and results, this indicates that the QTI is a society/culturally sensitive instrument and the instrument needs to be normed to a particular society/culture before it is used to affect teachers' and students' educational environments.

Smith, Wade Clay, Jr.

229

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-09-01

230

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

231

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wolters, Christopher A.

2004-01-01

232

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

233

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

234

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

PubMed

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

Liem, Arief Darmanegara; Nie, Youyan

2008-10-01

235

Relationships between attitude and achievement among college biology students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purposes of this study were to (1) study changes in attitude toward science, school, and academic self among college biology students, and (2) to examine relationships between attitudes and achievement in an introductory college course in biology. The three attitude variables were assessed at the beginning and end of the study. Each of the three constructs was measured by the semantic differential and one additional instrument. One cognitive measure, biology achievement, was taken at the beginning and end of the study. This was accomplished by using the Nelson Biology Test. Another cognitive measure, grade in the course, as given by the instructor, was recorded at the end of the course. Normative data and correlation coefficients among pre- and postadministrations were calculated for each institution and the composite sample as well. An analysis of variance showed that while gains in scores on the Nelson Biology Test were significant beyond the 0.01 level of probability, changes in attitude scores were not. Correlations were calculated between the attitude and cognitive variables in this study. Relationships between academic self-concept and achievement in biology were the strongest. Data from this study show that while student cognitive behavior was changed during an introductory college biology course, selected attitudes either stayed the same or became slightly more negative. Affective as well as cognitive gains would appear to be desirable goals in college courses. As we learn more about relationships that exist between cognition and affect, science educators at all levels will become better equipped to improve learning in science.

Mitchell, Harold E.; Simpson, Ronald D.

236

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

237

From Opposition to Engagement: Lessons from High Achieving African American Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Influential research on African American students has examined their school failure in terms of students’ opposition to school\\u000a achievement. Only a few studies have explored school engagement and success among these students, and even fewer have examined\\u000a the experiences of high achieving black students. This study illustrates the school context and school processes that high\\u000a achieving African American students identify

Greg Wiggan

2008-01-01

238

Rural and Urban Differences in Student Achievement in Science and Mathematics: A Multilevel Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines differences in student math and science achievement between rural and urban schools in Western Australia, after controlling for student background variables. Using multilevel modeling techniques, shows that school location significantly affected student achievement, with students attending rural schools not performing as well as those…

Young, Deidra J.

1998-01-01

239

From Opposition to Engagement: Lessons from High Achieving African American Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Influential research on African American students has examined their school failure in terms of students' opposition to school achievement. Only a few studies have explored school engagement and success among these students, and even fewer have examined the experiences of high achieving black students. This study illustrates the school context…

Wiggan, Greg

2008-01-01

240

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bowers, Alex J.; Urick, Angela

2011-01-01

241

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 student achievement in the Cisco Networking Academy, a technology

Hasan Cakir; Omer Delialioglu; Alan Dennis; Thomas Duffy

2009-01-01

242

Student Achievement in an Educational Technology Course As Enhanced By Cooperative Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of cooperative learning on students' achievement in an Educational Technology course in an Initial Teacher Training Program. A cooperative learning strategy was compared with the traditional whole class direct instruction approach. Ninety-five first year full-time students at a College of Education constituted the sample. The students' achievement included: academic achievement

Chi-mei Doris Leung; Choi-man Chung

1997-01-01

243

SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN COMPLETE PROGRAMS OF AGRISCIENCE EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this descriptive and correlational study was to describe the science achievement of participants in complete programs of agriscience in Georgia. A secondary purpose was to compare science achievement of agriscience students to the science achievement of college prep, dual track, and technology\\/career prep students. The findings indicate that agriscience students enrolled in an average of four agriscience

John C. Ricketts; Dennis W. Duncan; Jason B. Peake

244

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

245

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Neymotin, Florence

2010-01-01

246

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

247

USPAS from a student's perspective: learning about accelerator physics.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Overall, graduate education in the US is widely considered to be of the highest quality with the students from around the world entering our Universities. The difference between the US and European (in particularly, Russian) graduate educations is the availability of scholarly part in the US graduate programs. It consists of a number of classes (often mandatory) which help students to master their particular specialty and compensate for the lack of special classes during undergraduate years mostly overloaded with general studies. However, accelerator physics specialty has somehow historically become an exclusion with very few Universities offering classes in accelerators. The USPAS has became an essential part of my graduate education in accelerator physics, compensated for the lack of coursework at MIT, and greatly expedited my progress in thesis research.

Smirnova, Evgenya

2008-04-01

248

Students' Coding Orientation and School Socializing Context in Their Relation with Students' Scientific Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Analyzed the relationship between general coding orientation and specific characteristics associated with the family (social class, race, gender) and the school (pedagogic practice and science achievement) of (n=80) socially differentiated elementary school children. Found that there is a mutual influence of family and school factors on students'…

Fontinhas, Fernanda; And Others

1995-01-01

249

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Grigg, Gail S.

250

English School Achievements and Some Student Characteristics I. On the Relationship of Personality and Intelligence Variables to English School Achievements.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research study deals with the relationships of personality and intelligence to English school achievements in the seventh grade of Finnish secondary school. Emphasis is placed upon student factors in learning and teaching a foreign language, particularly upon those student variables which the teacher can influence. A literature review…

Leino, Anna-Liisa

251

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

252

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

253

Minneapolis Secondary School Students' Attitudes Toward School by Achievement, Race, and Sex.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In May 1972 Minneapolis public school students in grades 7-12 were given the 93-item Student Opinion Questionnaire (SOQ), an inventory that measures student attitudes in several school-related areas. This report describes junior and senior high student responses by achievement in school, racial/ethnic background, and sex. Students who identified…

Johnson, Lary; Faunce, R. W.

254

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

255

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…

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

2006-01-01

256

Do parents make a difference to children’s academic achievement? Differences between parents of higher and lower achieving students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Differences in family factors in determining academic achievement were investigated by testing 432 parents in nine independent, coeducational Melbourne schools. Schools were ranked and categorized into three groups (high, medium and low), based on student achievement (ENTER) scores in their final year of secondary school and school improvement indexes. Parents completed a questionnaire investigating their attitudes towards the school environment,

Nicky Jacobs; David Harvey

2005-01-01

257

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

258

Student achievement and NCLEX-RN success: Problems that persist.  

PubMed

While most nurse graduates are successful on the NCLEX-RN licensure examination, certain students continue to be at risk for failure. To understand the complexity of at-risk students and NCLEX-RN failure, systems theory was used to analyze the interdependency of the nursing education system and the nursing student learning system. From this perspective, these problems relate to flaws in perceived learning gaps and student outcome measures. Predicting NCLEX-RN success is further complicated because students leave the teaching system prior to taking the exam, making them vulnerable to other influencing variables. The student's approach to learning (SAL) theory was used to aid in identifying effective strategies. The literature supports this theoretical approach, which targets changing the teaching and learning environment. However, there is limited research on the nursing student's approach to learning, on the benefits of innovative student-centered learning environments, and the most effective use of NCLEX-RN assessment products. PMID:21667787

Carrick, Jo Anne

259

Impact of Parent Educational Achievement on First-Generation Student Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies indicate that college enrollment, student achievement, and retention are directly related to the educational achievement levels of students' parents. First-generation college students, those whose parents have not attended post-secondary education, are at a unique disadvantage in terms of academic preparedness and college success. Characteristics of first-generation students are often similar to those of non-traditional students and others of minority

Heather M. Eggsware

260

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…

Trusty, Edward Maurice, Jr.

2009-01-01

261

Examining the relationship of instructional time to student achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The nationwide result of standardized tests shows a lack of knowledge among American students. Performance tests indicate that students lack basic skills and are unable to apply concepts. Although the required material for student success has now been added to curricula, educators must recognize that there is a difference between presenting concepts and teaching them effectively. One parameter which influences

Lisette D. Ramos-Voigt

2007-01-01

262

Partnering with IT to Help Disadvantaged Students Achieve Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study will describe how the Stony Brook University Libraries instruction program partnered with another student support service (student computing office) to nurture a relationship with the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) over several years to provide their students with the library research and computer skills needed to succeed in college. EOP is a state-funded program aimed at economically disadvantaged

Janet H. Clarke

2012-01-01

263

Partnering with IT to Help Disadvantaged Students Achieve Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This case study will describe how the Stony Brook University Libraries instruction program partnered with another student support service (student computing office) to nurture a relationship with the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) over several years to provide their students with the library research and computer skills needed to succeed…

Clarke, Janet H.

2012-01-01

264

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

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

VanDeWeghe, Rick, Ed.

2003-01-01

265

Radical Acceleration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research has found that teachers' objections to accelerating gifted students are mainly based on a fear that acceleration will lead to social or emotional damage. Ironically, it is the academic and emotional maturity which characterizes intellectually gifted students, coupled with their high levels of academic achievement, which makes them such…

Gross, Miraca U. M.; Van Vliet, Helen E.

2005-01-01

266

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

PubMed

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

Ford, D Y; Harris, J J

1996-06-01

267

Acceleration  

Microsoft Academic Search

IN NATURE, NO. 1415, p. 125, Prof. Lodge asserts that the subject of acceleration is at the root of the perennial debate between engineers and teachers of mechanics; and he urges clearness of idea and accuracy of speech on all who deal with the junior student. Towards this end I would suggest that the too common phrase ``acceleration of velocity''

Edward Geoghegan

1897-01-01

268

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

269

The relationship between learning style preference and achievement in the adult student in a multicultural college  

Microsoft Academic Search

Minority college students have varied learning styles and process information from distinct background and cultural perspectives, which influences their learning. Accordingly, the way faculty approach teaching affects student achievement. Few minorities are in scientific fields, with a shortage of scientists predicted. A problem exists in understanding the relationship between learning style preferences and achievement of minority college students. The purpose

Matilde E. Roig

2008-01-01

270

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

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

Yangyang, Liu

2012-01-01

271

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

272

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

273

Cultivating Students of Color: Strategies for Ensuring High Academic Achievement in Middle and Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Opportunity gaps are not just a phenomenon that exists among low-achieving and average students; they are a significant feature among high-performing students as well. We present a review of research-based practices that support students of color such that they achieve at high levels in middle and secondary schools. We identify five key strategies…

Mayer, Anysia P.; Tucker, Shuana K.

2010-01-01

274

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Carmen Mills; Trevor Gale

2011-01-01

275

The effects of student-produced renderings on achievement in introductory biology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the effects of having biology students produce drawings of their observations, a commonly used strategy, on three standard measures of achievement: laboratory exam scores, a subset of laboratory exam questions involving drawn imagery, and overall course achievement. Three hypotheses were tested: (1) Students who draw will outperform those students who do not on these measures, (2) Scores

Mark William Bland

2004-01-01

276

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liu, Yangyang; Lu, Zuhong

2011-01-01

277

The Effect of Full-Day Kindergarten on Student Achievement: A Meta-Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effects of full-day kindergarten on student achievement have been ambiguous. Some studies found beneficial effects of full-day kindergarten on student achievement as opposed to half-day kindergarten; others found no difference. This metaanalysis found that, overall, students who attended full-day kindergarten manifested significantly greater…

Fusaro, Joseph A.

1997-01-01

278

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ecklund, Britt K.; Lamon, Kathryn M.

2008-01-01

279

The impact of students' conceptions of constructivist assumptions on academic achievement and drop?out  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the impact of students' conceptions of constructivist learning activities on academic achievement and drop?out. Although constructivism represents an influential view of learning, studies investigating how students conceptualize this perspective have not been conducted before. A structural equation modelling approach was adopted to test different models relating students' conceptions to their achievement in the university setting. Results suggested

Sofie M. M. Loyens; Remy M. J. P. Rikers; Henk G. Schmidt

2007-01-01

280

Study Skills, Self-Concept and Academic Achievement for High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although research has investigated study skills, self-concept, and academic achievement in college populations, no study has focused on these variables with high school students. To investigate changes in study skills, and the relationships among study skills, self-concept, and academic achievement for high school students, 54 students (28 males,…

Gadzella, Bernadette M.; Williamson, James David

281

The effect of inclusion classrooms on the science achievement of general education students  

Microsoft Academic Search

General education and Special Education students from three high schools in Rutherford County were sampled to determine the effect on their academic achievement on the Tennessee Biology I Gateway Exam in Inclusion classrooms. Each student's predicted and actual Gateway Exam scores from the academic year 2006--2007 were used to determine the effect the student's classroom had on his academic achievement.

Matthew Robert Dodd

2008-01-01

282

Examining the Effects of Digital Feedback on Student Engagement and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of using Tablet PC to provide feedback on student engagement and achievement in hybrid special education courses. Student engagement was determined by the number of hits and postings in online discussions. Student achievements were compared through pre- and post-tests on course content areas,…

Xu, Yaoying

2010-01-01

283

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

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

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

284

Teachers' Implementation of Instructional Strategies: Frequencies, Views on Importance, Inhibiting Factors, and Relationship to Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The achievement gap among students in the United States is widespread, as attested to by state-mandated test scores. In New York State school districts, achievement has been mixed. In 2007, in a high-achieving district, 94.9% of fourth-grade students met or surpassed the minimum standards in the fourth-grade English Language Arts test, compared…

Williams, Alice

2011-01-01

285

“I’m Not Learning”: The Role of Academic Relevancy for Low-Achieving Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

When students enter high school with low achievement, they are likely to exit high school with low achievement. Given this stability in achievement, it is important to identify factors that can shift academic trajectories. Promising factors include the degree to which school is experienced as relevant and intrinsically motivating to students. Little is known about how these factors together are

Howard E. Crumpton; Anne Gregory

2011-01-01

286

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This statewide study examined the relationships between principal managerial, instructional, and transformational leadership and student achievement in public high schools. Differences in student achievement were found when schools were grouped according to principal leadership factors. Principal leadership behaviors promoting instructional and curriculum improvement were linked to achievement. Within transformational leadership, the principal’s ability to identify a vision and provide an

Jerry W. Valentine; Mike Prater

2011-01-01

287

Comparing Longitudinal Academic Achievement of Full-Day and Half-Day Kindergarten Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors compared the achievement of children who were enrolled in full-day kindergarten (FDK) to a matched sample of students who were enrolled in half-day kindergarten (HDK) on mathematics and reading achievement in Grades 2, 3, and 4, several years after they left kindergarten. Results showed that FDK students demonstrated significantly higher achievement at the end of kindergarten than did

Jennifer R. Wolgemuth; R. Brian Cobb; Marc A. Winokur; Nancy Leech; Dick Ellerby

2006-01-01

288

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

289

Is Cooperative Learning Effective for High Achieving Entrance Students? Implications for Policy and Teaching Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigated the effectiveness of cooperative study groups among high-achieving first-year preservice teachers. Intervention group students participated in groups led by peers or upper-year students. Students completed surveys assessing the groups. Researchers compared intervention and non-intervention students' grades and survey data. Results…

Kennett, Deborah J.; Young, Anna May

1999-01-01

290

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

291

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ayten ?flazo?lu; Eunsook Hong

2012-01-01

292

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

293

Reactions to Achievement Behavior from a Teacher and Student Perspective: A Developmental Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One hundred sixty eight students (grade 1-college) evaluated the achievement behavior of hypothetical students differing in ability, effort expenditure, and test outcome, both from the perspective of student and teacher. Teacher perspectives indicated that effort and outcome were perceived as highly relevant. Student perspectives indicated high…

Harari, Oren; Covington, Martin V.

1981-01-01

294

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kitsantas, Anastasia; Zimmerman, Barry J.

2009-01-01

295

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

296

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

297

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

John R. McGarity Jr.; David P. Butts

1984-01-01

298

Raising the Achievement of All Students: Teaching for Successful Intelligence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes how we can teach students more effectively by teaching for successful intelligence. Teaching for successful intelligence involves instructing and assessing analytically, creatively, and practically, as well as for memory. Such teaching helps students recognize and capitalize on strengths, and at the same time recognize and correct or compensate for weaknesses. The article describes how to teach for

Robert J. Sternberg

2002-01-01

299

Including Students with Disabilities and Achieving Accountability: Educators' Emerging Challenge  

Microsoft Academic Search

The nation-wide movement toward increased accountability in our schools has been implemented in large part through state-mandated standardized testing of students. The state assessments in Texas, as in many states, have a powerful influence on educators' decisions and practices. Whether or not students with special learning needs are provided with an educational experience in the least restrictive environment is dependent

Martin J. Ward; Nicole Montague; Thomas H. Linton

300

A Strategic Model to Address Issues of Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an interactive and collaborative strategic planning process by a community college in which student retention and success became a focus of a re-accreditation endeavor. The underlying assumption of this strategic planning effort was that engaging all groups that have a stake in student retention at the beginning of the…

Fontana, Leonard; Johnson, Elease; Green, Peggy; Macia, Jose; Wright, Ted; Daniel, Yanick; Distefano Diaz, Mary F.; Obenauf, Steve

2006-01-01

301

Math Manipulatives to Increase 4th Grade Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

302

Lessons from High-Achieving Students of Color in Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

303

Relationships Between Student Piagetian Cognitive Development and Achievement in Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reported is a study of the relationships between scholastic grades of 419 junior and senior high school students and their ability to perform formal operational tasks. A Piagetian Task Instrument (PTI) was constructed to assess the formal thinking ability of the students. Face validity of the instrument was obtained after a literature review.…

Ball, Daniel Wayne; Sayre, Steven Athol

304

Teacher Licensure Status and Student Achievement: Lessons from Private Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Data from the "National Education Longitudinal Survey of 1988" (NELS:88) were used to investigate the effect of teacher licensure status on private school students' 12th grade math and science test scores. This data includes schooling and family background information on students that can be linked to employment information on teachers. We find…

Sharkey, Nancy S.; Goldhaber, Dan

2008-01-01

305

More High-Achieving Students Are Choosing Community Colleges First  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pluviose, David

2008-01-01

306

Mindmapping: Its effects on student achievement in high school biology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary goal of schools is to promote the highest degree of learning possible. Yet teachers spend the majority of their time engaged in lecturing while students spend the majority of their time passively present (Cawelti, 1997, Grinder, 1991; Jackson & Davis, 2000; Jenkins, 1996). Helping students develop proficiency in learning, which translates into using that expertise to construct knowledge

Glennis Edge Cunningham

2006-01-01

307

Cell Phone Coverage Area: Helping Students Achieve in Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Cell phone coverage areas arouse students' curiosity in a lesson that engages students with area as a measure that relates to, but is different from, linear measure. Each distinct set of activities (stations) blends concepts and skills to align with and transcend state standards. In reflecting on the lesson planning and implementation, we…

Zbiek, Rose Mary; Reed, Shari Ann; Boone, Tracy

2007-01-01

308

Connecting People and Information to Improve Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Duffey, Delia R.

2004-01-01

309

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-10-24

310

Effects of Cooperative Learning on Achievement and Attitude Among Students of Color  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author examined the effects of cooperative learning on the achievement in and attitudes toward mathematics of a group of 5th-grade students of color in a culture different from the United States (i.e., Bermuda). Students participated in 12 weeks of R. Slavin's (1978) Student Teams Achievement Division method of cooperative learning in mathematics during the fall semester. Students completed 2

Winston Vaughan

2002-01-01

311

Context Matters: Exploring relations between inclusion and reading achievement of students without disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, I examine relations between inclusion?related variables and reading achievement of students without disabilities, using a nationally representative dataset of Grade 3 students in the United States (U.S.). Controlling for background variables, inclusion—with few exceptions—appears to make no difference in the reading achievement of non?disabled students. For example, for non?disabled students who are educated in classes that include

Allison Gruner Gandhi

2007-01-01

312

Differentiated Instruction: The Effect on Student Achievement in an Elementary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine if differentiated instruction had an effect on student achievement. The researcher sought to answer two research questions “Does differentiated instruction have an impact on student achievement?” and “Are there components of differentiated instruction that have a greater impact on student achievement than others?”\\u000aThe study followed a mixed method design and consisted

Patricia A. Koeze

2007-01-01

313

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

PubMed

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

Chang, Weining C; Wong, Kaishi

2008-10-01

314

Student Ability, Student Background, and Student Achievement: Another Look at Life in Effective Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Analysis of two studies related to academic achievement (Atkinson, Lens, and O'Malley, 1976; Entwisle and Hayduk, 1978) and of the effective-schools literature provides a picture that helps us to understand why the ability of poor children is not reflected in their school performance and what schools might do to remedy this situation. The…

Tomlinson, Tommy M.

315

Effects of 'Math Pathways and Pitfalls' on Students' Mathematics Achievement.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study addressed two sets of questions. First, the evaluation was designed to measure the impact of Mathematics Pathways and Pitfalls (MPP) on the mathematics that second-, fourth-, and sixth-grade students learn. The specific research questions that ...

C. J. Verboncoeur D. A. Curtis J. I. Heller S. Rabe-Hesketh

2007-01-01

316

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

317

GIS Pedagogy, Web-based Learning and Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

318

Female Students and Achievement in Secondary School Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shildneck, Barry P., IV

2009-01-01

319

Are Teachers Responsible for Low Achievement by Poor Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

320

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

321

Comprehensive School Reform and Student Achievement: A Meta-Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using 232 studies, this meta analysis reviewed the research on the achievement effects of the nationally disseminated and externally developed school improvement programs known as "whole-school" or "comprehensive" reforms. In addition to reviewing the overall achievement effects of comprehensive school reform (CSR), the meta analysis considered…

Borman, Geoffrey D.; Hewes, Gina M.; Overman, Laura T.; Brown, Shelly

322

The Achievement of Indigenous Students in Guatemalan Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

323

Evidence that Smaller Schools Do Not Improve Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wainer, Howard; Zwerling, Harris L.

2006-01-01

324

The Achievement of Indigenous Students in Guatemalan Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

325

Student Factors and Mathematics Achievement: Evidence from TIMSS 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Azina, Ismail Noor; Halimah, Awang

2012-01-01

326

The Effect of Student Discussion Frequency on Fifth-Grade Students’ Mathematics Achievement in U.S. Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student discussion about mathematics has been said to improve the mathematical understanding of students. Yet, some studies suggest that this may not be the case (i.e., Shouse, 2001). Therefore, the authors used hierarchical linear modeling to investigate the effect frequent discussion has on math achievement. Findings showed no statistically significant mean difference in math achievement between weekly and less than

Karl W. Kosko; Yasuo Miyazaki

2012-01-01

327

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mathern, Mark S.

2009-01-01

328

Student and School Correlates of Mathematics Achievement: Models of School Performance Based on Pan-Canadian Student Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explored the relationships between student achievement and student, school and home variables from the pan-Canadian assessment program administered by the Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC): the School Achievement Indicators Program (SAIP) Mathematics 2001. The study also evaluated the datasets used in relationship to…

Anderson, John O.; Rogers, W. Todd; Klinger, Don A.; Ungerleider, Charles; Glickman, Victor; Anderson, Barry

2006-01-01

329

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

330

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

331

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ahmad, Jamaludin; Ghazali, Mazila; Hassan, Aminuddin

2011-01-01

332

Associations of student characteristics to measures of introductory Pascal computer programming achievement for suburban community college students (abstract only)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was the construction and testing of student characteristic models for predicting the performance of 162 students on several dependent measures of computer programming achievement under generic setting and treatment conditions. The dependent measures were tests for program reading and writing, lab problems, composite performance and relative course success categories. Student characteristics were measured within the

Henry Stewart Austin

1987-01-01

333

Achievement-related expectancies, academic self-concept, and mathematics performance of academically underprepared adolescent students.  

PubMed

The relationship between achievement-related expectancies, academic self-concept, and mathematics performance of 191 academically underprepared adolescent students was examined. After the effects of prior academic achievement were controlled for, a significant main effect for academic self-concept was found; as expected, students with higher academic self-concept earned significantly higher mathematics grades. In addition, after the effects of prior achievement were controlled for, female students were found to earn significantly higher mathematics grades than did male students. A significant three-way (Sex x Ethnic Group x Achievement-Related Expectancies) interaction was also noted. Unlike in several previous studies, no significant racial differences in mathematics performance were found. These students had a similar socioeconomic status (SES), and the effects of prior academic achievement were controlled for, suggesting that racial and gender differences in mathematics achievement may be partially explained by prior schooling and SES background, as posited by Reyes and Stanic (1988). PMID:8331332

House, J D

1993-03-01

334

Relationship of constructivist learning environment to student attitudes and achievement in high school mathematics and science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigated the relationship of constructivist learning environment and standards-based teaching practices to student achievement and attitudes (self-efficacy, intrinsic value, and learning strategies) in Algebra and Biology. Further, these relationships were examined as a function of student gender and prior achievement. A purposive sample of 804 high school students enrolled in Biology I, Algebra I, or Advanced Algebra was selected for inclusion in this study. Although the dimensions of constructivist learning environment that contributed to predicting student achievement and attitudes varied by content area and criterion, the results of the present study generally provide strong support for a positive relationship between constructivist learning environment and student attitudes, but little support for a direct relationship to student achievement. Teacher reports of overall constructivist learning environment were not correlated with achievement or attitudes. Observer reports of constructivist learning environment were correlated with student intrinsic value and learning strategies. Student reports of constructivist learning environment were correlated with all three attitude measures. Multiple regression findings showed that neither overall constructivist learning environment nor standards-based teaching practices predicted achievement in any of the content areas. Overall constructivist learning environment and standards-based teaching practices were significant positive predictors of student intrinsic value and learning strategies in all three content areas, after controlling for student and classroom demographic variables. Overall constructivist learning environment and standards-based teaching practices were also significant positive predictors of self-efficacy in Algebra 1. In addition, standards-based teaching practices was a significant positive predictor of student self-efficacy in Biology. No specific dimensions of constructivist learning environment were consistently related to student achievement. However, several dimensions of constructivist learning environments emerged as significant predictors of student attitudes, including Personal Relevance, Shared Control, and Student Negotiation. The dimensions of Critical Voice and Uncertainty appeared to be less important in predicting student attitudes.

Dethlefs, Theresa Marie

335

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kizilgunes, Berna; Tekkaya, Ceren; Sungur, Semra

2009-01-01

336

Achieving a PhD--Ten Students' Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book offers first-hand, personal dialogues about the experience of completing a doctoral dissertation. The group of 10 students at Warwick University (United Kingdom) who contributed their impressions had been together for 3 years; 3 had already completed their doctorates while the others' projects were still incomplete. The book is organized…

Salmon, Phillida

337

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

338

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

339

Profiting from Public Education: Education Management Organizations and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Nationally, almost a quarter of charter school students attend a school managed by a for-profit education management organization (EMO). EMOs have full executive authority over the operation and management of schools, including curriculum and instruction decisions. Because charter schools are funded with public dollars, critics…

Garcia, David R.; Barber, Rebecca; Molnar, Alex

2009-01-01

340

Teacher Clarifying Behaviors: Effects on Student Achievement and Perceptions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school students were presented with identical social studies lessons. The only differences were variations in teacher uncertainty, teacher "bluffing," lesson discontinuity, and lecture notes. Each group was tested on lesson comprehension and completed a lesson evaluation. Results were discussed in terms of low inference behaviors related to…

Smith, Lyle R.

1985-01-01

341

Academic Achievement and Formal Thought in Engineering Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Vazquez, Stella Maris; de Anglat, Hilda Difabio

2009-01-01

342

Bridging the Gap: School Reform and Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The skills and knowledge required for productive employment and citizenship are constantly expanding. To secure America's economic future, more students than ever before must be educated at much higher levels. States have responded to the challenge with energy, leadership, and resources. This report describes those efforts and analyzes their…

Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.

343

National Board Certification and Student Achievement in Title I Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The state of Oklahoma and the federal government have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past decade in pursuit of expanding the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) as a means of ensuring highly qualified teachers for every student. This study aimed to discover whether or not there was any relationship between…

McDaniel, Kartina Sullivan

2010-01-01

344

Profiting from Public Education: Education Management Organizations and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background/Context: Nationally, almost a quarter of charter school students attend a school managed by a for-profit education management organization (EMO). EMOs have full executive authority over the operation and management of schools, including curriculum and instruction decisions. Because charter schools are funded with public dollars,…

Garcia, David R.; Barber, Rebecca; Molnar, Alex

2009-01-01

345

Personalized Instruction: The Key to Student Achievement, Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Keefe, James W.; Jenkins, John M.

2008-01-01

346

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

347

Music Instruction and the Reading Achievement of Middle School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Juanita Huber

2009-01-01

348

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…

Hazard, Laurie

2013-01-01

349

Student Achievement and Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of School Climate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers' perceptions of school climate in 59 elementary schools were assessed using a modified version of the School-Level Environment Questionnaire (SLEQ). Using structural equation modelling, a statistically significant, positive relationship was found between school mean teachers' perceptions of school climate and school mean student

Johnson, Bruce; Stevens, Joseph J.

2006-01-01

350

Interrelationships Among Five Cognitive Style Tests, Student Characteristics, and Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using college freshmen enrolled in a learning analysis course, the relationship between five tests of cognitive style was investigated: (1) Group Embedded Figures Test; (2) Grasha-Riechmann Student Learning Style Questionnaire; (3) Adult Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale; (4) Mehrabian Stimulus Screening Test; and (5) Kolb Learning Style…

Thompson, Patricia; And Others

351

Funding the Vision: Resource Reallocation in Service of Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ramsey, Brinton S.

2008-01-01

352

Perceptions of Underprepared Community College Students regarding their Educational Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Peter Barbatis

2008-01-01

353

Perceptions of underprepared community college students regarding their educational achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Peter Barbatis

2008-01-01

354

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…

Ni, Yongmei; Rorrer, Andrea K.

2012-01-01

355

Success and Interactive Learning: Sailing Toward Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Success and Interactive Learning's (SAIL) front-loaded retention activities and unique financial incentives have combined to improve retention, persistence, and success of first-time college students. Its effectiveness has been validated through a comparison of retention rates and aggregate quality-point averages of SAIL cohorts with those rates for overall first-time freshman cohorts.

Richard Midcap; Joan Seitzer; Randy Holliday; Amy Childs; Dana Bowser

2008-01-01

356

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

357

Achieving the College Dream? Examining Disparities in Access to College Information among High Achieving and Non-High Achieving Latina Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using an Opportunity to Learn (OTL) framework, this study examines the college preparatory experiences of Latina high and non-high achievers at an urban Latina/o majority high school. Findings indicate that students relied almost exclusively on school resources to navigate their college preparation process. However, the school provided…

Kimura-Walsh, Erin; Yamamura, Erica K.; Griffin, Kimberly A.; Allen, Walter R.

2009-01-01

358

The Effects of White Boards on Student Achievement in Fourth Grade Mathematics as Measures on the Palmetto Achievement Test (PACT) at Selected Schools in North Central South Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the use of interactive Whiteboard technology in mathematics class could improve student achievement as measured by scores achieved on the South Carolina State Palmetto Achievement Test (PACT). The study examined fourth grade mathematics achievement test scores for students whose teachers used…

Campbell, Tanya Lighty

2010-01-01

359

Exploring the Relationship Between Literacy Coaching and Student Reading Achievement in Grades K–1  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored the relationship between literacy coaching and student reading achievement in grades K-1 in a school district that received a Reading First grant. The study analyzed how literacy coaches spent their time and explored the relationship between the amount and content of coaching and student reading achievement at the teacher level as well as the grade level. Data

Laurie Elish-Piper; Susan K. LAllier

2010-01-01

360

The Impact of Sibling Composition on Student Science Achievement in P.R. China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates the impact of sibling ranking and the number of siblings per family on student achievement in ninth grade science. Secondary analysis was conducted based on empirical data from a key project sponsored by the China State Commission of Education in the late 1980s. Findings indicate that the science achievement of students

Wang, Jianjun; Brie, Raymond

361

Student Achievement Data and Findings, as Reported in Math and Science Partnerships' Annual and Evaluation Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A primary feature of the Math and Science Partnership Program Evaluation (MSP PE) is the examination of K-12 student achievement changes associated with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Program. This article describes one of three complementary assessments of K-12 student achievement being conducted by the…

Yin, Robert K.

2009-01-01

362

Teacher Learning and ELL Reading Achievement in Sheltered Instruction Classrooms: Linking Professional Development to Student Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increase in language minority students in U.S. schools has drawn attention to instructional models designed to assist these students. It is critical that literacy educators understand the potential of these models for literacy achievement. This study was designed to examine reading achievement of elementary English language learners in classrooms where teachers implemented a popular sheltered instruction model called SIOP

Ellen McIntyre; Diane Kyle; Cheng-Ting Chen; Marco Muñoz; Scott Beldon

2010-01-01

363

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Milburn, Kristine M.

2011-01-01

364

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fortner, Dale

2011-01-01

365

Achievement Goals, Perceived Motivational Climate, and Students' Self-Reported Mastery Behaviors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined relationships between achievement goals, perceived motivational climate, and elementary and secondary students' self- reported mastery behaviors, noting age-related differences. Student surveys indicated that achievement goals and perceived motivational climate related to mastery behaviors, and those relations varied by age. Older…

Xiang, Ping; Lee, Amelia

2002-01-01

366

The effects of single-sex schooling on student achievement and attitudes in Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study of Form Three (ninth grade) students in Nigeria indicates that single sex schools improve girls'achievement in mathematics and engender less stereotypic ideas about mathematics. But Nigerian males experience lower achievement and hold a more stereotypic view of mathematics under single sex schooling. Why are there different responses? In part, differences between the types of students attending single-sex and

Valerie E. Lee; Marlaine E. Lockheed

1989-01-01

367

An Analysis of Factors Contributing to Achievement in Physics of Secondary Students in Mississippi Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to examine the factors that contribute to student achievement, this study focused specifically on the relationship between physics achievement and selected teacher characteristics, student characteristics, and school and district characteristics. Questionnaires and attitude surveys were completed by 39 randomly selected Mississippi…

Harpole, Sandra H.; And Others

368

Examining Gender and the Academic Achievement of Students with Emotional Disturbance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students with emotional disturbance (ED) have significant academic deficits (Trout, Nordness, Pierce, & Epstein, 2003; Lane, 2004). Even after identification and school intervention, students with ED continue to demonstrate limited academic achievement and high rates of drop out and school failure, with 80-90% scoring below grade level on tests of reading and math achievement (Anderson, Kutash, & Duchnowski, 2001). In

Cherng-Jyh Yen; Elisabeth Hess Rice

2010-01-01

369

Examining Gender and the Academic Achievement of Students with Emotional Disturbance  

Microsoft Academic Search

:Students with emotional disturbance (ED) have significant academic deficits (Trout, Nordness, Pierce, & Epstein, 2003; Lane, 2004). Even after identification and school intervention, students with ED continue to demonstrate limited academic achievement and high rates of drop out and school failure, with 80-90% scoring below grade level on tests of reading and math achievement (Anderson, Kutash, & Duchnowski, 2001). In

Cherng-Jyh Yen; Elisabeth Hess Rice

2010-01-01

370

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

371

An Analysis of Korean Middle School Students' Achievement of Earth Science in TIMSS-R.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Analyzes students' achievement in earth science on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS-R) which was given in 1999 with 38 nations participating. Compares Korean 8th grade students' achievement in earth science with those of other countries and other content areas in science. Presents the results of item analysis…

Myeong, Jeonok; Hong, Miyoung

2002-01-01

372

Students' Use of Writing Strategies and Their English Writing Achievements in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to explore the role of students' use of writing strategies in light of their English writing achievements in Taiwan. This research used a cognitive approach to examine the process of writing. Forty student writers (including 20 low and 20 high achievers) in Taiwan participated in this study. Strategies used for…

Chien, Shih-Chieh

2012-01-01

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ross, Steven M.; Nunnery, John A.

2005-01-01

374

The Relationship of Principal Leadership Behaviors with School Climate, Teacher Job Satisfaction, and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this research was to determine how leadership behaviors of principals relate to school climate, teachers' job satisfaction, and student achievement. The relationship of leadership to student achievement was measured by the school levels based on the administration of the 2006-2007 Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT). Leadership and…

Williams, Maurice Demond

2009-01-01

375

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

May, Natasha K.

2010-01-01

376

How Smaller Is Better: Some Relationships Between Class Size, Teaching Practices, and Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mathematics lesson of 63 Year 5 Australian teachers were observed over a term. A casual model linking student, school, and teacher background information, class size, teaching practices, and mean class mathematics achievement was developed for testing the relationship between class size, teaching practices, and student achievement. (Author/JAZ)

Bourke, Sid

1986-01-01

377

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hong, Zuway-R.

2010-01-01

378

The Effectiveness of the Jigsaw Cooperative Learning on Students' Achievement and Attitudes toward Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigates the effectiveness of two teaching methods on students' achievement and attitudes toward science. Assigns a unit on living organisms and uses both a traditional teaching approach and the jigsaw cooperative method, and uses a 20-item multiple choice test to evaluate student achievement. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/YDS)|

De Paz, Theodora

2001-01-01

379

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kadioglu, Cansel; Uzuntiryaki, Esen

2008-01-01

380

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

381

Comparing Longitudinal Academic Achievement of Full-Day and Half-Day Kindergarten Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors compared the achievement of children who were enrolled in full-day kindergarten (FDK) to a matched sample of students who were enrolled in half-day kindergarten (HDK) on mathematics and reading achievement in Grades 2, 3, and 4, several years after they left kindergarten. Results showed that FDK students demonstrated significantly…

Wolgemuth, Jennifer R.; Cobb, R. Brian; Winokur, Marc A.; Leech, Nancy; Ellerby, Dick

2006-01-01

382

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

383

Context Matters: Exploring Relations between Inclusion and Reading Achievement of Students without Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, I examine relations between inclusion-related variables and reading achievement of students without disabilities, using a nationally representative dataset of Grade 3 students in the United States (U.S.). Controlling for background variables, inclusion--with few exceptions--appears to make no difference in the reading achievement

Gandhi, Allison Gruner

2007-01-01

384

Influence of students' characteristics and feelings on cognitive achievement in religious education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Whereas educational research has provided evidence that students' characteristics affect their performance, at this stage little is known about which characteristics influence their learning processes and achievement in religious education. This article looks into characteristics that influence students' cognitive achievement in religious education on the basis of an educational intervention involving religious and other stories and everyday experiences of present-day

Theo van der Zee; Chris Hermans; C. A. J. Aarnoutse

2008-01-01

385

School Librarians Continue to Help Students Achieve Standards: "The Third Colorado Study (2010)." A Closer Look  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2000, the Colorado State Library published "How School Librarians Help Kids Achieve Standards: The Second Colorado Study." This follow-up study is the third Colorado study of the impact of school libraries and librarians on academic achievement, and the second study to examine their impact on student performance on the Colorado Student

Francis, Briana Hovendick; Lance, Keith Curry; Lietzau, Zeth

2010-01-01

386

The Relationship between Achievement and IQ in Students with Learning Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To investigate the relationship between achievement and intelligence quotient (IQ) in the learning-disabled (LD) population, changes in IQ scores of 49 LD students from early elementary grades to high school grades were correlated with variety of achievement scores. Results suggest that underachievement of LD students plays a predominant causal…

Snider, Vicki E.; Tarver, Sara G.

1989-01-01

387

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gregory J. Marchant

1991-01-01

388

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

389

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Necmettin Yumusak; Semra Sungur; Jale Cakiroglu

2007-01-01

390

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

391

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

392

Schools and student achievement: more evidence from the Milwaukee parental choice program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using math and reading test score gains, the author compares the achievement of students in the nonsectarian private schools participating in Milwaukee's Parental Choice Program with the achievement of students in a wide range of Milwaukee's public schools. Her results point to the need for a better understanding of what makes a school successful.

Cecilia Elena Rouse

1998-01-01

393

Achievementrap: How America is Failing Millions of High-Achieving Students from Lower-Income Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report chronicles the experiences of high-achieving lower-income students during elementary school, high school, college, and graduate school. Millions of high-achieving lower-income students are found in urban, suburban, and rural communities all across America, reflecting the racial, ethnic, and gender composition of the nation's schools,…

Wyner, Joshua S.; Bridgeland, John M.; DiIulio, John J., Jr.

2007-01-01

394

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

LeJeune, Kevin Scott

2010-01-01

395

The Relationship of Supervised Occupational Experience Program Scope to Student Achievement in Livestock Production.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study found that supervised occupational experience program scope, when measured by Productive Man Work Units, was not related to student achievement in livestock production, when achievement was measured by a multiple-choice test of technical knowledge in livestock production administered to 67 high school students in Florida. (JOW)|

Tylke, Roberta J.; Arrington, Larry R.

1988-01-01

396

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abamba, Emmanuel Ikechuku

2012-01-01

397

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…

Smith, Page A.; Kearney, W. Sean

2013-01-01

398

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

399

Does Lengthening the School Day Increase Students' Academic Achievement? Results from a Natural Experiment in Chile  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study (an impact evaluation of the Chilean full school day program) uses difference-in-differences to estimate the effect of a large increase in instructional time on high school students' academic achievement. The main findings are (i) the program had a positive effect on students' achievement in both mathematics and language; (ii) the…

Bellei, Cristian

2009-01-01

400

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

401

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

402

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

403

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schoenherr, Holly J.

2009-01-01

404

How and Why do Teacher Credentials Matter for Student Achievement? NBER Working Paper No. 12828  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

405

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Flint, Lori J.; Ritchotte, Jennifer A.

2012-01-01

406

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

407

Achievement inequalities in Hamburg schools: how do they change as students get older?  

Microsoft Academic Search

A handful of studies have found evidence of a gap in academic achievement between students of high- and low-socioeconomic status (SES) families. Furthermore, some scholars argue that the gap tends to widen as students get older. Evidence is, however, inconclusive and relies mostly on limited methodological designs. Drawing on the Hamburg School Achievement Census 1996 to 2000 (LAU 5, 7,

Daniel H. Caro; Rainer Lehmann

2009-01-01

408

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

409

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harrington, Jennifer Stell

2011-01-01

410

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brown, Clayton D.

2012-01-01

411

Parental Involvement and Students' Achievement in Cambodia: Focusing on Parental Resourcing of Public Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Studies of the effect of parental involvement on students' achievement in a variety of contexts can provide valuable insights into how the relationship between parental involvement and students' achievement may depend on specific local contexts of education and family. Drawing on the theoretical perspectives derived from social capital model,…

Nguon, Sokcheng

2012-01-01

412

Exploring the Relationship between Literacy Coaching and Student Reading Achievement in Grades K-1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explored the relationship between literacy coaching and student reading achievement in grades K-1 in a school district that received a Reading First grant. The study analyzed how literacy coaches spent their time and explored the relationship between the amount and content of coaching and student reading achievement at the teacher…

Elish-Piper, Laurie; L'Allier, Susan K.

2010-01-01

413

The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement. NBER Working Paper No. 15531  

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; Jacob, Brian

2009-01-01

414

Belief in a just world, teacher justice, and student achievement: A multilevel study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 revealed that the more the

Felix Peter; Nils Kloeckner; Claudia Dalbert; Matthias Radant

415

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

416

Low (Linear) Teacher Effect on Student Achievement in Pre-Academic Physics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the effect of physics education on students' achievement in a large-scale quantitative study of pre-academic high school students throughout the Netherlands. Two aspects of teacher characteristics as perceived by their students are included: "pleasantness" principally defined by their perceived friendliness and positive…

Cottaar, Alice

2012-01-01

417

Improving Student Attitude and Achievement in Reading through Daily Reading Practice and Teacher Intervention Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report describes a program designed to develop positive attitudes toward reading and to improve achievement in third and fourth grade students in two Midwestern communities. Teachers' observations and conversations with parents and students indicated students did not receive essential reading practice time to improve skills. Analysis of…

Barrett, Karen; Kreiser, Diane

418

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…

Yenilmez, Ayse; Sungur, Semra; Tekkaya, Ceren

2006-01-01

419

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Our Children: The National PTA Magazine, 2013

2013-01-01

420

Cooperative learning and group educational modules: Effects on cognitive achievement of high school biology students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of cooperative learning and Group Educational Modules (GEM) on the achievement of high school biology students. GEM materials are self-instructional packets designed for use with groups of biology students. Cooperative learning is a classroom learning environment in which students work in small, mixed-ability groups toward a common goal. A 2

Scott B. Watson

1991-01-01

421

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

422

School Violence and Student Achievement in Reading and Mathematics among Eighth Graders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study analyzed base-year student data files from the 1988 National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS:88) cross-sectionally to identify relationships between school violence and student achievement in reading and mathematics. The analysis identified student behavior variables related to three measures of school violence: (1) personal…

Coleman, Beverly Eugene

423

THE INFLUENCE OF AGRISCIENCE AND NATURAL RESOURCES CURRICULUM ON STUDENTS' SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT SCORES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past several years, poor science test results have increased the demand for improved science education for American students. New and innovative methods of presenting scientific materials are needed to improve student achievement and enthusiasm for learning science. One solution to this dilemma has been to increase students' interest in science by using agricultural and natural resources concepts to

James J. Connors; Jack F. Elliot

424

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

425

Using Cooperative Learning To Improve the Academic Achievements of Inner-City Middle School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Whether using cooperative learning can improve the academic achievement of inner city middle school students was studied in Gary, Indiana at a school with a population of 503 students. Two seventh-grade classes taught by 1 African American male teacher served as 1 treatment group of 20 at-risk students and one nontreatment group of 24 high…

Holliday, Dwight C.

426

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

427

Impact of Teacher's Behaviour on the Academic Achievement of University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research article discusses the impact of teacher's behaviour on the academic achievement of university students. All the teachers and students of public sector universities constituted the population. From the 15 public sector universities, 375 teachers and 1500 students from five departments were selected as a sample. Two questionnaires…

Shah, Syed Shafqat Ali

2009-01-01

428

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michelle Baragona

2009-01-01

429

Perceived control and instruction in the college classroom: Some implications for student achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent research suggests that loss of control by students interferes with the quality of instruction in the college classroom. The present study examined how four types of feedback affected perceived control and student achievement in different instruction settings. College students wrote an aptitude test which provided either contingent, low noncontingent failure, high noncontingent failure, or no-performance feedback. The amount of

Raymond P. Perry; Wenda J. Dickens

1987-01-01

430

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

431

Achievement and Self-Concept of Minority Students in Elementary School Gifted Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite considerable interest in the identification of minority students for gifted programs, few studies have investigated minority students actually selected for gifted programs. The present study reports on the standardized achievement scores and self-concept levels of African-American (N = 299), Hispanic (N = 52), and white (N = 595) elementary school students placed in gifted or regular school programs. Results

Dewey G. Cornell; Marcia A. B. Delcourt; Marc D. Goldberg; Lori C. Bland

1995-01-01

432

Interstate Variations in Rural Student Achievement and Schooling Conditions. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This digest reviews research on the status of rural student achievement and schooling conditions and describes variations across the nation and the states. Between 1992 and 1996, rural students began to outperform nonrural students on the 8th-grade mathematics assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Despite this aggregate…

Lee, Jaekyung

433

Personalized Opportunities To Learn (POTL): Achieving to High Standards for All Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes Maine's high standards for all students and a model for personalizing instruction and assessment to fit student needs, thus providing fair opportunities for all children to achieve the standards. Maine's academic standards, the Learning Results, are structured in three levels: broad performance goals for all students (guiding…

Gervais, J. Donna; Baker, Mona

434

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

435

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stetz, Frank P.; Beck, Michael D.

436

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Earthman, Glen I.

437

Middle School Ability Grouping and Student Achievement in Science and Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Effects of ability grouping on cognitive achievement in mathematics and science were studied for middle school students from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth, with a seventh grade sample of 1,900 students. Ability grouping helped the advanced, harmed the slower students, and had a negligible overall effect. (SLD)|

Hoffer, Thomas B.

1992-01-01

438

The Use of Group versus Individual Settings for Assessing Student Achievement in Kindergarten and First Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on an experiment examining the consequences of assessing kindergarten and first-grade students' academic achievement in group versus individualized assessment settings. Students (n=442) blocked by classroom and grade level were randomly assigned to one of two assessment modes: a small group setting with 8 other students from…

Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Rowan, Brian; Correnti, Richard

439

The Effects of Cognitive Strategy Instruction on Chinese Reading Comprehension among Hong Kong Low Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive strategy instruction (CSI) on Chinese reading comprehension of Hong Kong low achieving students. A total of 88 Grade 7 students from four intact Chinese language remedial groups were randomly assigned to treatment and control conditions. Students in the treatment group received a…

Lau, Kit-ling; Chan, David W.

2007-01-01

440

Content Familiarity: Differential Impact of Effective Teaching on Student Achievement Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Improving the quality of higher education for all students requires researchers to focus on factors that potentially influence learning. Of particular interest are student entry characteristics and effective teaching behaviors. Accordingly, structural equation modeling was used to examine the relationships between student differences, prior experience with the subject material, past performances, teaching behaviors, and perceived learning and achievement. A theoretical

Dieter J. Schönwetter; Rodney A. Clifton; Raymond P. Perry

2002-01-01

441

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kukla-Acevedo, Sharon

2009-01-01

442

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

443

The impact of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity on academic achievement in UK university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing numbers of students in UK universities are presenting with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the impact of ADHD symptomatology on academic achievement in university students in the UK has not previously been explored. This study investigates the prevalence of self?reported ADHD symptoms (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity) in 464 undergraduate psychology students across two year cohorts.

Debbie J. Pope

2010-01-01

444

Achievement of Broad Acceleration Profile for Launching Active Transient Internal Probes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2003-10-01

445

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ali Ebrahim

446

Further Evidence of an Engagement–Achievement Paradox Among U.S. High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Achievement, engagement, and students’ quality of experience were compared by racial and ethnic group in a sample of students\\u000a (N = 586) drawn from 13 high schools with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic student populations. Using the Experience Sampling\\u000a Method (ESM), 3,529 samples of classroom experiences were analyzed along with self-reported grades. Similarities and differences\\u000a in achievement, engagement, and quality of experience among

David J. Shernoff; Jennifer A. Schmidt

2008-01-01

447

Student achievement and perceptions: The effects of a forensic science curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose and primary research question of this two-phase, sequential, mixed-methods study was to explore the relationship between a forensic-based curriculum and how it affected student achievement and the impact the curriculum had on student perceptions about science. Science teachers have the challenging task to sustain student enthusiasm while increasing science achievement. Results of this study could be utilized by

Lisa L. Noga

2007-01-01

448

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

449

Bilingual Competence and Students' Achievement in Physics and Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Farrell, Martin Peter

2011-01-01

450

Connecting Principal Leadership, Teacher Collaboration, and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this paper was to test the relationship between principal leadership and teacher collaboration around instructional improvement to determine whether these measures were statistically related and whether, together, they were associated with academic achievement in elementary schools. Data were obtained from 1,600 teachers in 96…

Goddard, Yvonne L.; Miller, Robert; Larsen, Ross; Goddard, Roger; Madsen, Jean; Schroeder, Patricia

2010-01-01

451

Instructional Leadership: A Pathway to Teacher Collaboration and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this paper was to test the relationship between principals' instructional leadership and teacher collaboration around instruction to determine whether these measures were statistically related and whether, together, they were associated with academic achievement in elementary schools. Data were obtained from 1605 teachers in 96…

Miller, Robert J.; Goddard, Yvonne L.; Goddard, Roger; Larsen, Ross; Jacob, Robin

2010-01-01

452

Parental Divorce, Psychological Distress and Academic Achievement of College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parental divorce is a stressful process that has been associated with long-term developmental implications for the children involved. There have been mixed results from research regarding specific effects of parents' marital status on levels of psychological distress and academic achievement in late adolescence and early adulthood. Research using a clinical sample from a college counseling center was lacking altogether. The

Julie Ellen Hawkins

2008-01-01

453

STUDENTS' MOTIVATIONAL BELIEFS, SELF-REGULATION STRATEGIES AND MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we examine the relationships between motivational beliefs, self- regulation strategies use, and mathematics achievement in Cypriot pre-service teachers. Specifically, we developed a model depicting connections and causal relations among cognitive and affective factors, which was tested on the basis of self- report data collected from 194 pre-service teachers using a modified version of MSLQ and a mathematics

Nikos Mousoulides; George Philippou

454

Using Assessments and Accountability To Raise Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document comments on the future of educational testing in the United States and the plans of the Bush administration for increased use of testing for educational accountability. The "achievement gap" does not appear to be closing. One of the keys to closing the gap is having the data to understand it so that teachers can use test results…

Landgraf, Kurt M.

455

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…

Berliner, David C.

2010-01-01

456

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…

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

2005-01-01

457

Predicting Singapore students' achievement goals in their English study: Self-construal and classroom goal structure  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 modeling showed that after controlling for gender, previous English achievement, and English self-concept, interdependent self-construal

Wenshu Luo; David Hogan; Scott G. Paris

2011-01-01

458

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

J. Daniel House

1993-01-01

459

Type A behavior, competitive achievement-striving, and cheating among college students.  

PubMed

The present study examined the cheating behavior in competitive and noncompetitive situations of 40 college students classified as Type A (16 women, 24 men) and 40 as Type B (19 women, 21 men). Type A-scoring students were more likely to cheat than Type B-scoring students irrespective of competition. The results suggest that in some situations, especially where expectations for success cannot be met, Type A-scoring students may cheat to achieve success. PMID:2349335

Perry, A R; Kane, K M; Bernesser, K J; Spicker, P T

1990-04-01

460

Effects of Problem-Based Learning on Critical Thinking Enhancement and Academic Achievement of Teacher Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research aimed to study the effects of problem-based learning (PBL), group characteristics, and their interaction effects on critical thinking and academic achievement of teacher students. The sample consisted of 150 students from the Faculty of Education, Prince of Songkla University. Students were classi- fied into 3 groups: science-based, arts-based, and combined groups; each group had 50 students. In each

Achara Thummarpon; Pranee Thongkam

461

School Size in Chicago Elementary Schools: Effects on Teachers' Attitudes and Students' Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores whether teachers and students are influenced by the size of the inner-city elementary school to which they belong. Focusing on teachers' attitudes about their responsibility for student learning and students' l-year gains in mathematics achievement scores, we used data from almost 5,000 teachers and 23,000 sixth and eighth-grade students in 264 K-8 Chicago schools. The data were

Valerie E. Lee; Susanna Loeb

2000-01-01

462

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anastasia Kitsantas; Barry J. Zimmerman

2009-01-01

463

Relationships among Parental Involvement, Music Aptitude, and Musical Achievement of Instrumental Music Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents study results dealing with student musical aptitude and achievement and the degree of parental involvement. Reports that 113 Pennsylvania wind instrumentalists were studied. Finds little correlation between parental involvement and performance achievement, musical achievement, or musical aptitude. Identifies a significant relationship…

Zdzinski, Stephen F.

1992-01-01

464

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

465

Affective and Social Issues among High Achieving African American Students: Recommendations for Teachers and Teacher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, the author outlines affective and social issues as well as needs among high achieving African American students. In particular, he discusses high achievers in terms of: (a) urban schooling, (b) emotional and psychological experiences, (c) exclusion and isolation, (d) powerlessness, (e) token status, and (f) pigeonholing. The author posits that affective and social issues among high achieving

H. Richard Milner

2002-01-01

466

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Anderson, Catherine Ann

467

Achievement of Ultralow Emittance Beam in the Accelerator Test Facility Damping Ring  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For high luminosity in electron-positron linear colliders, it is essential to generate low vertical emittance beams. We report on the smallest vertical emittance achieved in single-bunch-mode operation of the Accelerator Test Facility, which satisfies the requirement of the x-band linear collider. The emittances were measured with a laser-wire beam-profile monitor installed in the damping ring. The bunch length and the momentum spread of the beam were also recorded under the same conditions. The smallest vertical rms emittance measured at low intensity is 4pm at a beam energy of 1.3GeV, which corresponds to the normalized emittance of 1.0×1.0-8 m. It increases by a factor of 1.5 for a bunch intensity of 1010 electrons. The measured data agreed to the calculation of intrabeam scattering within much better than a factor of 2.

Honda, Y.; Kubo, K.; Anderson, S.; Araki, S.; Bane, K.; Brachmann, A.; Frisch, J.; Fukuda, M.; Hasegawa, K.; Hayano, H.; Hendrickson, L.; Higashi, Y.; Higo, T.; Hirano, K.; Hirose, T.; Iida, K.; Imai, T.; Inoue, Y.; Karataev, P.; Kuriki, M.; Kuroda, R.; Kuroda, S.; Luo, X.; McCormick, D.; Matsuda, M.; Muto, T.; Nakajima, K.; Naito, Takashi; Nelson, J.; Nomura, M.; Ohashi, A.; Omori, T.; Okugi, T.; Ross, M.; Sakai, H.; Sakai, I.; Sasao, N.; Smith, S.; Suzuki, Toshikazu; Takano, M.; Taniguchi, T.; Terunuma, N.; Turner, J.; Toge, N.; Urakawa, J.; Vogel, V.; Woodley, M.; Wolski, A.; Yamazaki, I.; Yamazaki, Yoshio; Yocky, G.; Young, A.; Zimmermann, F.

2004-02-01

468

Achievement of ultralow emittance beam in the accelerator test facility damping ring.  

PubMed

For high luminosity in electron-positron linear colliders, it is essential to generate low vertical emittance beams. We report on the smallest vertical emittance achieved in single-bunch-mode operation of the Accelerator Test Facility, which satisfies the requirement of the x-band linear collider. The emittances were measured with a laser-wire beam-profile monitor installed in the damping ring. The bunch length and the momentum spread of the beam were also recorded under the same conditions. The smallest vertical rms emittance measured at low intensity is 4 pm at a beam energy of 1.3 GeV, which corresponds to the normalized emittance of 1.0x1.0(-8) m. It increases by a factor of 1.5 for a bunch intensity of 10(10) electrons. The measured data agreed to the calculation of intrabeam scattering within much better than a factor of 2. PMID:14995314

Honda, Y; Kubo, K; Anderson, S; Araki, S; Bane, K; Brachmann, A; Frisch, J; Fukuda, M; Hasegawa, K; Hayano, H; Hendrickson, L; Higashi, Y; Higo, T; Hirano, K; Hirose, T; Iida, K; Imai, T; Inoue, Y; Karataev, P; Kuriki, M; Kuroda, R; Kuroda, S; Luo, X; McCormick, D; Matsuda, M; Muto, T; Nakajima, K; Naito, Takashi; Nelson, J; Nomura, M; Ohashi, A; Omori, T; Okugi, T; Ross, M; Sakai, H; Sakai, I; Sasao, N; Smith, S; Suzuki, Toshikazu; Takano, M; Taniguchi, T; Terunuma, N; Turner, J; Toge, N; Urakawa, J; Vogel, V; Woodley, M; Wolski, A; Yamazaki, I; Yamazaki, Yoshio; Yocky, G; Young, A; Zimmermann, F

2004-02-06

469

The impact of integrated instruction on achievement and attitudes towards science of vocational students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Integrated instruction provides students with instruction that is related to their experiences and previous knowledge. This research study used an integrated lesson plan protocol to design integrated science lessons for career and technical students. Students were assigned to either a traditional teaching approach or an integrated teaching approach and achievement and attitudes were then compared. In addition, both the students and the instructor were interviewed regarding their views of the lessons. No significant differences were found in student achievement and attitudes between the traditional and integrated groups but it was found that students thought that a more hands-on approach to learning science would be more effective. The instructor interview also revealed a perception that students in the integrated classroom had a deeper understanding of science content.

Phillipson, Todd

470

Student Achievement and Education Policy in a Period of Rapid Expansion: Assessment Data Evidence From Cambodia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article analyses student achievement and school quality in large samples of schools in Cambodia. Descriptive summaries of student proficiency levels in language and mathematics reveal large gaps between average performance in grades three and six. Given the near universal completion rates for grade three - and lower access to grade six - these differences highlight the inherent challenges of maintaining quality while expanding participation. We also model student achievement variation using hierarchical linear models (HLM), and identify significant predictors that are infrequently available to researchers. These include content taught by teachers, their specialised knowledge of teaching mathematics, and indicators of pedagogical processes. The results reinforce the importance of teachers' impact on student learning outcomes.

Marshall, Jeffery H.; Chinna, Ung; Nessay, Puth; Hok, Ung Ngo; Savoeun, Va; Tinon, Soeur; Veasna, Meung

2009-07-01

471

The relationship among college science student achievement, engaged time, and personal characteristics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The relationships among college student science achievement, engaged time (observed and perceived), and personal characteristics of academic aptitude, reasoning ability, attitude toward science, and locus of control were investigated. Measures of personal characteristics were obtained from the subjects (N= 76) of a private, liberal arts junior college before observations began in the lecture classes for the quarter. Instruments used to measure personal characteristics were Scholastic Aptitude Test, Test of Logical Thinking, Test of Scientific Attitude, and Leven-son's Multidimensional View of Locus of Control. Based on a random selection procedure, student engaged time was observed at least ten times for 11 lectures. Achievement tests were constructed and validated for the biology classes. Data were analyzed by multiple regression procedures. The average achievement scores were positively related to academic aptitude and reasoning ability. Positive relationships were found between observed engaged time and academic aptitude and a negative relationship was found between observed engaged time and reasoning ability. Also a positive relationship was found between perceived engaged time and achievement. Pearson product-moment correlations between achievement and observed engaged time were significant as were the correlations between perceived engaged time and achievement. Measure of engaged time (observed and perceived) were also related to each other. The study's data indicate that students who were observed to be engaged were low in reasoning ability or high in academic aptitude. Those who perceived themselves as being engaged achieved more. College instructors who have knowledge of student academic aptitude and reasoning ability may use this knowledge to improve achievement.Engaged time measures were significantly related to achievement, which indicates an instructor should endeavor to keep the students as engaged as possible to enhance achievement. Students who are engaged or pay attention or perceived they are engaged or paying attention during lecture classes achieve more than students who are observed as nonengaged or perceive themselves as nonengaged.

Johnson, T. Franklin; Butts, David P.

472

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

473

Relationship Between Student Characteristics and Academic Achievement in Distance Education and Application on Students of Anadolu University  

Microsoft Academic Search

There has been many works performed on student characteristics of distance education. In some of these Oxford, Re., Park-Oh, Y., Ito, S., & Sumrall, M., in the Japanese language program published through satellite television, it has been shown that student characteristics like motivation, learning styles, gender, and, learning strategies played a very important role in academic achievement (1993). Chan M.

Hulya ERGUL

474

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

475

Relationships between teachers’ perceived leadership style, students’ learning style, and academic achievement: a study on high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is debate about whether the leadership style of the teacher or the learning style of the student affects academic achievement more. A large sample (n = 746) of eighth?grade students in Istanbul, Turkey, participated in a study where the leadership style of the teacher was assessed in terms of people orientation and task orientation. The learning styles examined were:

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

2008-01-01

476

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-10-01

477

Policy Perspectives: Increasing Achievement of At-Risk Students at Each Grade Level.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper examines the status of currently proposed or implemented school programs aimed at increasing achievement of at-risk students in the elementary, middle, and high school grades. It reviews and assesses solutions designed to change organizational, ...

J. M. McPartland R. E. Slavin

1990-01-01

478

Student Level Factors That Influence the Mathematics Achievement of Australian Students: A Path Analysis with Comparisons over Time.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Over the past 30 years the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has conducted three international studies of mathematics at the 13-year-old level. In the three studies, in addition to mathematics achievement tests, students were required to respond to an attitude questionnaire concerning their attitudes…

Afrassa, Tilahun Mengesha; Keeves, John P.

479

The impact of environmental education on sixth-grade students' science achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigated the relationship between student involvement in environmental education (EE) and science achievement. The performance of students engaged in fifth and sixth grade classrooms identified as incorporating environmental education into science instruction was compared to that of students from similar classrooms that use traditional science instruction. Data from 4655 sixth grade students were analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression model to determine if environmental education improves prediction of science achievement beyond that afforded by differences in socioeconomic status and previous science achievement. The results indicated that environmental education, when integrated into science instruction, does not improve prediction of CTBS science scores beyond that afforded by differences in previous achievement in science and socioeconomic status. Previous achievement and socioeconomic status were the only two variables that predicted CTBS science subtest scores. The variable previous achievement (Score on fourth grade KIRIS test) explained 27.6% of the variance in CTBS test scores. The variable socioeconomic status (participation in free and reduced lunch program) explained 7.1% of the variance in CTBS science test scores. Participation in a fifth, sixth or both grades environmental education classroom did not add to the prediction of CTBS scores. This study illustrates that environmental education, while not correlated with high science achievement, does not correlate with low science achievement. Environmental education research may benefit from similar studies, which utilize alternative forms of student assessment. This study has implications for researchers interested in examining the impact of environmental education on science achievement, as it provides evidence for the importance of including background characteristics, such as socioeconomic status and previous achievement, in research models. This study provides an example of how to use existing test score data to explore the relationship between environmental education and student achievement.

Clavijo, Katherine Gillespie

480

Goal orientations and achievement among Chinese gifted students in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 academic, non?academic, and social\\/leadership areas. Implications of the findings for coordinating different goal orientations for

David W. Chan

2008-01-01

481

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

PubMed

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

Carden, Randy; Bryant, Courtney; Moss, Rebekah

2004-10-01

482

Reading Achievement Trajectories for Students With Learning Disabilities During the Elementary School Years  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using hierarchical linear modeling and longitudinal data from the first 6 waves of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten cohort, the authors examined reading achievement and growth rates by learning disability (LD) subgroup. The 2-level (time–student) growth curve model indicated that lower levels of reading achievement were already evident at kindergarten entry for all subgroups of students identified during the elementary

Sharon Judge; Sherry Mee Bell

2010-01-01

483

Comparison of Self-Beliefs for Predicting Student Motivation and Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors examined whether self-concept, self-efficacy, and self-esteem show differential predictive utility for academic achievement across age groups and domains. More specifically, the relationships of 3 self-constructs with achievement were examined in mathematics for elementary school students and mathematics and language arts for middle school students in Korea. Task value and test anxiety were hypothesized to mediate these relationships. Consistent

Mimi Bong; Catherine Cho; Hyun Seon Ahn; Hye Jin Kim

2012-01-01

484

A Longitudinal Investigation of Project–based Instruction and Student Achievement in High School Social Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This longitudinal study focused on how project–based instruction (PBI) influencedsecondary social studies students’ academic achievement and promoted College andCareer Readiness (CCR). We explored and compared student achievement in a PBI highschool versus a traditional instruction high school within the same rural school district.While previous literature indicated that PBI involved more preparation time and a steeperlearning curve for both teachers and

Emily J. Summers; Gail Dickinson

2012-01-01

485

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

486

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Davenport, Kevin O.

2010-01-01

487

The Effect of Block Scheduling on Middle School Students' Mathematics Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To address the nations' ongoing interest in student achievement, some researchers have focused on the effect of block scheduling--a model in which students take fewer classes for longer periods of time. Although block scheduling has demonstrated its viability in high schools, little research has explored its effect at the middle level. Because the…

Mattox, Kim; Hancock, Dawson R.; Queen, J. Allen

2005-01-01

488

Differential Prediction of Graduate Student Achievement from Miller Analogies Test Scores.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is used extensively as an admissions test for graduate programs, relatively little research has examined the validity of the MAT for predicting subsequent graduate student achievement and no published studies have examined differential prediction of student performance from MAT scores. There were two…

House, J. Daniel; Keeley, Edward J.

489

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Choi, Sumi; Lemberger, Matthew E.

2010-01-01

490

The Effects of Using PBWorks in a Hybrid Collaborative Class Environment on Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

E-learning plays an important role in higher education, especially with the appearance of web 2.0. The study investigated the effects of using PBWorks, as a free web 2.0 wiki, on students' academic achievement, and students' attitudes toward collaborative learning. The study was designed as an experimental study. There was comparison between two…

Ibrahim, Abdullah Y. A. A. A.

2011-01-01

491

Students' Help Seeking During Problem Solving: Influences of Personal and Contextual Achievement Goals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author investigated how different types of achievement goals influence elementary school students' help seeking. Fourth and 5th graders were asked to solve math problems and were given the opportunity to request help from an adult. Goals were conceptualized on 2 nested dimensions: (a) locus of the goal (i.e., personal goals that students held at the beginning of the study

Richard S. Newman

1998-01-01

492

Engaging College Science Students and Changing Academic Achievement with Technology: A Quasi-Experimental Preliminary Investigation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Can modern, computer-based technology engage college students and improve their academic achievement in college? Although numerous examples detail technology's classroom uses, few studies empirically examine whether technologically oriented pedagogical changes factually lead to positive outcomes among college students. In this pilot study, we used…

Carle, Adam C.; Jaffee, David; Miller, Deborah

2009-01-01

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The Influence of School Leadership Styles and Culture on Students' Achievement in Cyprus Primary Schools  

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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,…

Kythreotis, Andreas; Pashiardis, Petros; Kyriakides, Leonidas

2010-01-01

494

Excellence in English in Middle and High School: How Teachers' Professional Lives Support Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the characteristics of teachers' professional lives that accompany student achievement in writing, reading, and English. The study was conducted in the classrooms of 44 middle and high school teachers in four states, in 25 schools and districts that were attempting to improve students' literacy abilities. The sample includes a high representation of schools and districts serving poor

Judith A. Langer

2000-01-01

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The Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Achievement in At-Risk High School Students  

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The focus of this quantitative survey study was the examination of the relationship between self-efficacy and academic achievement in 164 at-risk high school students. The study used Bandura's self-efficacy as the theoretical framework. The research questions involved understanding the levels of self-efficacy in at-risk high school students and…

Gold, Jarrett Graham

2010-01-01

496

The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Achievement in Rural Secondary Schools  

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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…

Barnes, Shontier Prescott

2009-01-01

497

Futures at Risk: The Story of Latino Student Achievement in California, 2010. Research Report  

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The educational success of Latino students is critical to the prosperity and vitality of California and the nation. The state has more than three million Latino students in its classrooms, accounting for roughly half of all the children in public schools. This report tracks the most recent data on Latino achievement in California and examines…

Education Trust-West, 2010

2010-01-01

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Factors influencing assigned student achievement levels II : mathematics, the arts and health and physical education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1997 the South Australian Department of Education, Training and Employment collected student achievement data on a sample of students in Years 1-8 in English, Science, Studies of Society and Environment, and Technology, four of the eight national curriculum profiles learning areas. Summaries were reported to teachers in Xpress, the Department's fortnightly newspaper, and at the 1998 Australian Association for

Sheldon Rothman

1999-01-01

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Usefulness of Concept Maps in College Chemistry Laboratories: Students' Perceptions and Effects on Achievement.  

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|Concept-map construction was tested as a means of increasing the conceptual learning of first-year, non-major college chemistry students (n=32). No significant differences between the control (essay-writing) and treatment (concept-map-constructing) groups were found on post-lab multiple-choice achievement tests. Interviews with students indicated…

Markow, Peter G.; Lonning, Robert A.

1998-01-01

500

Effects of Inequality, Family and School on Mathematics Achievement: Country and Student Differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

:Inequality, family and school characteristics were linked to student achievement as shown by multi-level analyses of 107,975 15 year olds' mathematics tests and questionnaires in 41 countries. Equal distribution of country and school resources were linked to higher mathematics scores. Students scored higher in families or schools with more resources (SES, native born, two parents, more educational materials, higher SES

Ming Ming Chiu

2010-01-01