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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Maryland State Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

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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 non-accelerated

Wilkins, Stephen; Martin, Susan; Walker, Ian

2010-01-01

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A Longitudinal Assessment of Early Acceleration of Students in Mathematics on Growth in Mathematics Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early acceleration of students in mathematics (in the form of early access to formal abstract algebra) has been a controversial educational issue. The current study examined the rate of growth in mathematics achievement of accelerated gifted, honors, and regular students across the entire secondary years (Grades 7-12), in comparison to their…

Ma, X.

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stanley, Ashley M.

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

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CEBAF accelerator achievements  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-06-01

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Brain-Based Accelerated Learning Longitudinal Study Reveals Subsequent High Academic Achievement Gain for Low Achieving, Low Cognitive Skill Fourth Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three earlier published reports (Erland, 1999c, 1999d, 1998) of a two school (Schools 1 & 2), 14 classroom, grades 4-8 study, reported large gains evidenced by the Brain-Based-Accelerated Learning (AL) application of The Bridge To Achievement (BTA). Eleven BTA/AL experimental groups were compared with two control groups from School 2 having an…

Erland, Jan Kuyper

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Advancing Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the last half century, higher spending and many modern reforms have failed to raise the achievement of students in the United States to the levels of other economically advanced countries. A possible explanation, says Herbert Walberg, is that much current education theory is ill informed about scientific psychology, often drawing on fads and…

Walberg, Herbert J.

2010-01-01

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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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Accelerating the Development of Formal Thinking in Middle and High School Students II: Postproject Effects on Science Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 1-year lag was found between the effect of an intervention intended to promote formal operational thinking in students initially 11 or 12 years of age and the appearance of substantial science achievement in the experimental groups. A one-year lag on cognitive development and an age/gender interaction were also reported. (Author/KR)

Shayer, Michael; Adey, Philip S.

1992-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Shayer, Michael; Adey, Philip S.

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

Microsoft Academic Search

A one-year lag was found between the effect of an intervention intended to promote formal operational thinking in students initially 11 or 12 years of age and the appearance of substantial science achievement in the experimental groups. A one-year lag was also reported on cognitive development: Whereas at the end of the two-year intervention the experimental groups were up to

Michael Shayer; Philip S. Adey

1992-01-01

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Examination Regimes and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cosentino de Cohen, Clemencia

2010-01-01

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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 and…

Hansen, Angela L.

2005-01-01

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Identification of Gifted and Accelerated Hispanic Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sixty-five Hispanic students (average age 9.9 years) were evaluated for placement in a gifted/accelerated program. Of the five standardized tests administered, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised) identified the highest proportion of gifted/accelerated students; the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test and reading achievement scores…

Ortiz, Vincente; Volkoff, William

1987-01-01

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Student Achievement: Improving Our Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An efficient way to help students achieve academically is to maximize the consistent attendance of permanent teachers in the classroom. Students nationwide are spending increased amounts of time with instructors other than their permanent teachers. A large contributor to the problem of teacher absenteeism is mandatory leave for professional…

Hawkins, Amber

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Academic Achievement Programs. Student Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Maryland Univ., College Park.

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Maximizing Student Achievement through Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present research attempted to determine if tests can serve as teaching devices by comparing student achievement in classes where several examinations were administered. Students in ten classes of introductory psychology served as subjects in the study. Three classes received weekly, teacher-made quizzes of 15 multiple-choice items; four…

Wilkins, S. A.

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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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Measuring and Recording Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Measuring and Recording Student Achievement Scoping Group was established by Universities UK and the Standing Conference of Principals (SCOP), with the support of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in October 2003 to review the recommendations from the UK Government White Paper "The Future of Higher Education" relating…

Universities UK, 2004

2004-01-01

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Accelerating Mathematics Achievement Using Heterogeneous Grouping  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

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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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The Determinants of Student Achievement in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent achievement test results show that Turkish students have been performing poorly compared to students from other countries. Using science literacy results from the PISA 2006 survey, we aim to measure the determinants of student achievement in Turkey within the education production function framework. We find that program types have large…

Dincer, M. A.; Uysal, G.

2010-01-01

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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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Teacher Evaluation Practices and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extensive research has been conducted on improving student academic achievement and techniques to improve student learning. There has been little research that addresses the relationship between student achievement and teacher performance. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between performance-based teacher evaluation…

Lyon, Lucy Kay

2010-01-01

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Teacher Observation to Assess Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ediger, Marlow

2007-01-01

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Self-Beliefs and Student Goal Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bernardo, Allan B. I.; Ismail, Rosnah

2010-01-01

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Multimedia Technology and Students' Achievement in Geography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

DaSilva, Edmar Bernardes; Kvasnak, Robb Neil

2012-01-01

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Student Achievement And Accountability. Annual Report, 2003.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Legislation passed during the 2001 Iowa legislative session established the Student Achievement and Teacher Quality Program, Senate File 476. This legislation requires the Iowa Department of Education (DE) to annually report the statewide progress on the following: (1) Student achievement scores in mathematics and reading at the fourth and eighth…

Iowa State Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

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Libraries, the MAP, and Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

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School Achievement for Students with Behavioral Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the descriptive qualitative study was to examine the successful strategies, accommodations, and interventions utilized for students with emotional behavior disorder (EBD) and the influences they have on the students' academic achievement (GPA, passage rates of courses, passage rates of state mandated assessments, student

Burnett, Steven Wayne

2010-01-01

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TEACHER TRAINING, TEACHER QUALITY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Douglas N. Harris; Tim R. Sass

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.

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Action Research to Evaluate Student Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Blanton, Patricia

2003-04-01

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Leadership, self-efficacy, and student achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined the relationships between teacher leadership, science teacher self-efficacy, and fifth-grade science student achievement in diverse schools in a San Antonio, Texas, metropolitan school district. Teachers completed a modified version of the Leadership Behavior Description Question (LBDQ) Form XII by Stogdill (1969), the Science Efficacy and Belief Expectations for Science Teaching (SEBEST) by Ritter, Boone, and Rubba (2001, January). Students' scores on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) measured fifth-grade science achievement. At the teacher level of analysis multiple regressions showed the following relationships between teachers' science self-efficacy and teacher classroom leadership behaviors and the various teacher and school demographic variables. Predictors of teacher self efficacy beliefs included teacher's level of education, gender, and leadership initiating structure. The only significant predictor of teacher self-efficacy outcome expectancy was gender. Higher teacher self-efficacy beliefs predicted higher leadership initiating structure. At the school level of analysis, higher school levels of percentage of students from low socio-economic backgrounds and higher percentage of limited English proficient students predicted lower school student mean science achievement. These findings suggest a need for continued research to clarify relationships between teacher classroom leadership, science teacher self-efficacy, and student achievement especially at the teacher level of analysis. Findings also indicate the importance of developing instructional methods to address student demographics and their needs so that all students, despite their backgrounds, will achieve in science.

Grayson, Kristin

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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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Relating Preferred Learning Style to Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thomas, Heather; Cox, Robin; Kojima, Takahiro

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Charter Schools and Student Achievement in Florida  

Microsoft Academic Search

I utilize longitudinal data covering all public school students in Florida to study the performance of charter schools and their competitive impact on traditional public schools. Controlling for student-level fixed effects, I find achievement initially is lower in charters. However, by their fifth year of operation new charter schools reach a par with the average traditional public school in math

Tim R. Sass

2006-01-01

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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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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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System and method assessing student achievement  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

A system and method for assessing and monitoring student academic achievement levels for purposes of identifying students at risk for not meeting minimum academic standards as measured using standardized tests, and for tracking or monitoring student academic performance levels. The system and method of the present invention comprises producing a pool of curriculum-independent General Outcome Measures (GOMs) of substantially equal difficulty for a particular grade level, and further comprises a system and method of assessing and monitoring students in that grade level using the pool of GOMs for the purpose of identifying those students at risk for not meeting minimum standardized test target scores and for tracking or monitoring student academic performance levels. The system comprises a database accessible remotely by authorized users through a network and user interface in which authorized users can remotely input student academic performance information and selectively retrieve that information for display through the user interface.

2007-12-25

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Smaller Classes Not Vouchers Increase Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is designed to help Pennsylvania policymakers compare two current school reform ideas that are intended to improve student achievement: private school vouchers and class size reduction. It begins with a brief history of educational vouchers, then reviews the achievement effects of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Cleveland, Ohio,…

Molnar, Alex

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Gifted Student Academic Achievement and Program Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jordan, Katrina Ann Woolsey

2010-01-01

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Black Students: Psychosocial Issues and Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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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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Motivation and academic achievement in medical students  

PubMed Central

Background: Despite their ascribed intellectual ability and achieved academic pursuits, medical students’ academic achievement is influenced by motivation. This study is an endeavor to examine the role of motivation in the academic achievement of medical students. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional correlational study, out of the total 422 medical students, from 4th to final year during the academic year 2007–2008, at School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 344 participated in completion of the Inventory of School Motivation (ISM), comprising 43 items and measuring eight aspects of motivation. The gold standard for academic achievement was their average academic marks at pre-clinical and clinical levels. Data were computer analyzed by running a couple of descriptive and analytical tests including Pearson Correlation and Student's t-student. Results: Higher motivation scores in areas of competition, effort, social concern, and task were accompanied by higher average marks at pre-clinical as well as clinical levels. However, the latter ones showed greater motivation for social power as compared to the former group. Task and competition motivation for boys was higher than for girls. Conclusion: In view of our observations, students’ academic achievement requires coordination and interaction between different aspects of motivation.

Yousefy, Alireza; Ghassemi, Gholamreza; Firouznia, Samaneh

2012-01-01

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Attitudes and achievement of Bruneian science students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The aim of this study was to evaluate attitudes towards and achievement in science of Form 3 students studying in single-sex and coeducational schools in Brunei. The 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. These differences were at moderate level. In single-sex schools, the girls achieved moderately better in science than the boys despite their attitudes were only marginally better than the boys. However, there were no gender differences in attitudes towards and achievement in science of students in coeducational schools. The attitudes towards and achievement in science of girls in single-sex schools were moderately better than those of girls in coeducational schools. Whereas the attitudes towards and achievement in science of boys in single-sex schools were only marginally better than the boys in coeducational schools. However, further research to investigate (a) if these differences are repeated at other levels as well as in other subjects, and (b) the extent to which school type contributed towards these differences is recommended.

Dhindsa, Harkirat S.; Chung, Gilbert

2003-08-01

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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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Social order perspective on raising student achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite significant and sustained gains recorded on the national secondary school leaving examinations between 1999–2004,\\u000a South Africa’s large-scale secondary school reform has receive little international attention. Defenders of the reforms have\\u000a argued that the ‘success’ in raising student achievement extended beyond gains in the percentage pass rates to include increased\\u000a numbers of students completing secondary schooling, a growth in the

Brahm Fleisch

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

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Improving Student Achievement through Character Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Finck, Chip; Hansen, Cynthia; Jensen, Jane

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Does Peer Ability Affect Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Student Perceptions of High-Achieving Classmates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Händel, Marion; Vialle, Wilma; Ziegler, Albert

2013-01-01

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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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Student Achievement and Career Ladder Status.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Career Ladder Teacher Incentive Program was designed by the Arizona legislature to attract, motivate, and retain talented teachers with both professional recognition and monetary incentives. The program was also intended to improve student achievement. Using carefully matched samples of career-ladder and non-career-ladder teachers in Mesa…

Dickson, LouAnn

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Designing of Student Learning Achievement Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Savickiene, Izabela

2011-01-01

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School Climate and Student Achievement. Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings from a study to examine the relationship between school climate factors and student achievement in the Austin Independent School District are presented in this executive summary. Factor and regression analyses were used to analyze data from a survey of all public school professionals in the district. Findings suggested that differences in…

Paredes, Vicente

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Effects of Administrative Leadership on Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the results of an Achievement Directed Leadership (ADL) field test conducted at eight elementary schools and a middle school in an urban school district in New Jersey during the 1981-82 school year. The stated purpose of the field test was only secondarily to assess student outcomes; its major objective was to help principals…

Biester, Thomas W.; And Others

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Factors Affecting Turkish Students' Achievement in Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Demir, Ibrahim; Kilic, Serpil; Depren, Ozer

2009-01-01

63

How Teacher Turnover Harms Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ronfeldt, Matthew; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James

2013-01-01

64

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

65

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

66

Improving Student Achievement in Math and Science  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1998-01-01

67

Testing the Connection: Student Achievement, Student Behavior, and New Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article asks the following questions: (1) Is there a link between new construction and student achievement? (2) What role does socioeconomics play in the answer? Data were collected for seven academic indicators and two behavioral indicators. The high schools ranked in the lowest wealth quartile were then divided into two groups: schools with…

Cox, Edward P.; Landis, Lynn Patrick

2013-01-01

68

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

69

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

70

Teacher-Student Cognitive Style and Achievement in Biology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jolly, Pauline E.; Strawitz, Barbara M.

1984-01-01

71

The Relationship between Title I Funding Allocations and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Contreras, Heather

2011-01-01

72

Raising the Bar: A School Board Primer on Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide provides ways in which school board members can lead their school systems to higher levels of student achievement. The text attempts to help board members by equipping them with comprehensive information about the various components of student achievement. Part 1 analyzes the purposes of education and defines student achievement, and…

Bracey, Gerald W.; Resnick, Michael A.

73

Perceived District-Level Leadership Influences upon Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mart, Daniel T.

2011-01-01

74

Formative Assessment Techniques to Support Student Motivation and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cauley, Kathleen M.; McMillan, James H.

2010-01-01

75

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Moisés Próspero; Shetal Vohra-Gupta

2007-01-01

76

The Problem of "Student Achievement" in Research on Teacher Effects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper criticizes the work of Barak Rosenshine on the effects of teachers on student achievement. The author cautions against accepting Rosenshine's generalizations on teaching techniques. He makes the specific criticisms that Rosenshine a) did not operationally define student achievement, b) did not assess the validity of the student

Gall, Meredith D.

77

Using Manipulative Materials to Increase Student Achievement in Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is an action research project to test a null hypothesis, which states that the use of manipulative materials within the context of mathematics instruction will not yield a significant increase in student achievement. Based on the research, using manipulative materials should have a positive impact on student achievement. Allowing students to…

Lett, Steven W.

2007-01-01

78

Effective Practices: The Role of Accreditation in Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has focused on the role of accreditation in student achievement since the publication of its 2001 "Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes: A Proposed Point of Departure." Student achievement has remained central to CHEA research and policy analysis, as well as interviews and surveys with…

Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2010

2010-01-01

79

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

80

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

81

Improving Primary Student Motivation and Achievement in Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

82

Impact of Charter School Attendance on Student Achievement in Michigan  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Randall W. Eberts; Kevin M. Hollenbeck

2002-01-01

83

An Examination of Student Achievement in Michigan Charter Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since their inception in 1991, the number of and the student enrollment in charter schools have burgeoned. However, little attention has been paid to their effects on student achievement. Proponents hypothesize direct and indirect positive impacts of charter schools on student achievement. The direct effect is through the restructuring of teaching and learning processes. The indirect effect operates through peer

Randall W. Eberts; Kevin M. Hollenbeck

2001-01-01

84

Student Acceleration: Redefining an Educational Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from Florida high schools indicate that the original purpose of student acceleration, to accomplish traditional academic objectives faster, has shifted toward curricular increahment. Discussion and tables illustrate how advanced placement, dual enrollment, and early admission have evolved during the 1978-84 years. (5 references) (MLF)

Bickel, Robert

1986-01-01

85

Self-Concept and Achievement Motivation of High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

86

Essays on Gifted Education's Impact on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the years following the No Child Left Behind Act, much of the research on education has justifiably focused on improving achievement of the lowest achieving students. More recently, however, there is growing concern that the most talented students may not be achieving their full potential either. At the same time, tighter budgets are now forcing cuts in the funding

Patrick Ryan Murphy

2009-01-01

87

Longitudinal Student Achievement Monitoring in Hawaii Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to state mandates, the Hawaii Department of Education (HDE) began reporting on the current achievement status and progress of students scoring in the lowest three stanines of the Stanford Achievement Tests (SAT). The Longitudinal Student Achievement Monitoring (LSAM) process is described and evaluated; it was established to monitor low…

Saka, Thomas; And Others

88

Black Student Achievement and the Oppositional Culture Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study is conducted to explore the differences in self-concept, academic behavior and self-reported personal experiences between high-achieving and under-achieving African heritage student in one urban high school in Massachusetts. It is found that African American student academic achievement depends on family, self-concept and cultural history.

Fisher, Ericka J.

2005-01-01

89

An Analysis of Alternative School Effectiveness on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moger, Scott Douglas

2010-01-01

90

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

91

Increasing Student Achievement through Brain-Based Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The students targeted were third and fourth grade students with learning-disabilities and seventh-eighth grade science students who exhibited poor test scores, motivation, and behaviors that negatively impacted their learning. The objective of this study was to change the level of student engagement in order to increase their academic achievement

Pociask, Amanda; Settles, Jeri

2007-01-01

92

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

93

Reducing Measurement Error in Student Achievement Estimation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The achievement level is a variable measured with error, that can be estimated by means of the Rasch model. Teacher grades also measure the achievement level but they are expressed on a different scale. This paper proposes a method for combining these two scores to obtain a synthetic measure of the achievement level based on the theory developed…

Battauz, Michela; Bellio, Ruggero; Gori, Enrico

2008-01-01

94

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

95

Student Responsibility as a Factor in Determining Learning Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concludes that a high correlation exists between how well college students meet certain stated responsibilities and how well they achieve in a particular class. Includes a student self-evaluation form. (FL)

Lehr, Milt

1983-01-01

96

Participation in Student Activities and Achievement: A Covariance Structural Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings suggest that academic achievement is enhanced by student participation in extracurricular activities and raise questions about the rationale behind rules excluding academically marginal students from participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities. (Author/IAH)

Camp, William G.

1990-01-01

97

Test Anxiety, Academic Achievement, and the Open Admissions Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bronzaft, Arline L.; Epstein, Guilda F.

1974-01-01

98

Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement: The Ghost of Christmas Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews research on effects of teacher expectations on student achievement; suggests faulty teacher expectations could affect mathematics achievement when certain conditions are present; and presents recommendations which address teacher expectation behaviors to serve as guidelines for improving classroom environment. (MBR)

Patriarca, Linda A.; Kragt, Donna M.

1986-01-01

99

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

100

Student Background Factors Influencing Student Achievement in Serbia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Teodorovic, Jelena

2012-01-01

101

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.

102

Help-Seeking Strategies Used by High-Achieving and Low-Achieving Distance Education Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of students' effective help-seeking focuses on a study that compared the help-seeking strategies used by students identified as high achievers in courses at the Open University of Hong Kong and groups identified as low achievers. Examines gender differences in both groups based on results of questionnaires and telephone interviews.…

Taplin, Margaret; Yum, Jessie C. K.; Jegede, Olugbemiro; Fan, Rocky Y. K.; Chan, May Sok-ching

2001-01-01

103

Parent Involvement: A Key to Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lunenburg, Fred C.; Irby, Beverly J.

104

Do Teacher Advisement Programs Affect Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although education has been a part of all cultures since the beginning of existence, it is constantly evolving. As educators seek to instill in their students the significance of lifelong learning, they also seek opportunities to learn and improve. Greater pressures and demands than ever before are being placed on educators. When Handley High…

Hendon, Kellie; Jenkins, Marvin C.

2012-01-01

105

Designing Personalized Spaces that Impact Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fielding, Randy

2009-01-01

106

Achieving Equity: Student-Led Computer Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This evaluative report describes a demonstration project undertaken by the Center for Research on Equitable Access to Technology in Education (CREATE) at the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development; the project involved the design and implementation of computer literacy training of minority high school students in San…

Crist-Whitzel, Janet L.; And Others

107

Can We Relate Conceptions of Learning to Student Academic Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the conceptions of learning held by second-year medical students in South Africa in relation to their academic achievement. Found that students with a good academic record expressed more transformative conceptions of learning than did their lower-achieving peers, who appeared to rely on memorization and recall. (EV)

McLean, Michelle

2001-01-01

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

Academic Optimism of Schools: A Force for Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

110

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

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

Chasms in Student Achievement: Exploring the Rural-Metropolitan Divide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australia's education system has attracted much recognition over the last few years due to the above average achievement of our students when compared to other OECD countries in large-scale international tests in science, numeracy and literacy. However, when these results are analysed more closely, large gaps emerge in student achievement between…

Panizzon, Debra; Pegg, John

2007-01-01

113

Washington State Student Achievement Initiative Policy Study: Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2007, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges launched a performance funding policy called the Student Achievement Initiative (SAI) both to improve public accountability by more accurately describing what students achieve from enrolling in community colleges and to provide incentives to colleges through financial rewards…

Jenkins, Davis; Wachen, John; Moore, Colleen; Shulock, Nancy

2012-01-01

114

Urban School Reform, Family Support, and Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teachers and other education professionals find themselves in schools and districts bombarded by reforms—each one purporting to improve student achievement, particularly in reading and mathematics. This article lays the political economic groundwork of student achievement in urban areas in an attempt to contextualize the studies of literacy in this issue of Reading & Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties. As long

Kiersten Greene; Jean Anyon

2010-01-01

115

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.

116

Formative Evaluation of the Student Achievement Initiative "Learning Year"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In September 2007, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) officially launched the Student Achievement Initiative, a system-wide policy to reward colleges for improvements in student achievement. Developed by a task force comprised of State Board members, college trustees, presidents, and faculty representatives,…

Jenkins, Davis; Ellwein, Todd; Boswell, Katherine

2009-01-01

117

Improving Secondary School Students' Achievement using Intrinsic Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

118

Effective Teaching Results in Increased Science Achievement for All Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

119

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Demir, Ibrahim; Kilic, Serpil

2010-01-01

120

Community Influences on E/BD Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Madyun, Na'im; Lee, Moosung

2008-01-01

121

Teacher Effects on Minority and Disadvantaged Students’ Grade 4 Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors examined the differential effects of teachers on female, minority, and low-socioeconomic status (SES) studentsachievement 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 included gender, race, and SES. The authors used multilevel models to

Spyros Konstantopoulos; Vicki Chung

2011-01-01

122

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Prospero, Moises; Vohra-Gupta, Shetal

2007-01-01

123

Sojourn Students’ Humor Styles as Buffers to Achieve Resilience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resilience, which means adjustment under stress, is crucial for sojourn students, who are likely to experience acculturative stress. One possible way of upholding adjustment and resilience is the students’ humor practice. Essentially, such practice is possibly able to buffer the stress to achieve resilience. The possibility is the focus of the present study of 215 students coming from Mainland China

Chau-kiu Cheung; Xiao Dong Yue

124

Literacy Achievement of Elementary Students with Gifted Peer Interaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Langley, Crystal Eve

2010-01-01

125

The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dee, Thomas S.; Jacob, Brian

2011-01-01

126

Symbolic Notations and Students' Achievements in Algebra  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Peter, Ebiendele E.; Olaoye, Adetunji A.

2013-01-01

127

Student Services: Achieving Success for All Secondary Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is intended for high school student services personnel, administrators, and teachers, presents information that can be used to develop an efficient, coordinated, and comprehensive student services system to address the needs of diverse student populations. Chapter 1 contains background information on the following topics:…

Maddy-Bernstein, Carolyn; Cunanan, Esmeralda S.

128

Upper-division student laboratory experiments with a 2.5 MV Van de Graaff accelerator  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A modern physics laboratory that traditionally emphasized accelerated ion techniques was modified to direct student attention toward the application of these techniques to achieve specific research goals. Students were given an ORTEC surface-barrier detector and access to an accelerator, which they used to determine the elemental identity of materials in the detector and measure their physical properties. Familiarity with the accelerator techniques and the analysis of the data were quickly achieved in the effort to provide more time to meet the research goals of this experiment. The emphasis on the research goals instead of the accelerator-based techniques stimulated a more engaging lab experience. .

Bradbury, D.; Dukes, W.; Gerber, E.; Terry, T.; Peterson, R. S.; Sangsingkeow, P.

2001-07-01

129

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kober, Nancy

2010-01-01

130

Teacher Research Programs = Increased Student Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dubner, J.

2011-12-01

131

Variables Affecting Medical Faculty Students' Achievement: A Mersin University Sample  

PubMed Central

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

Ogenler, Oya; Selvi, Huseyin

2014-01-01

132

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

133

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

134

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

135

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wei, Dan

2012-01-01

136

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

137

Family Effects on Student Achievement in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chiu, Ming Ming; Ho, Esther Sui Chu

2006-01-01

138

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Driessen, Geert; Sleegers, Peter

2000-01-01

139

Brain Hemisphericity and Mathematics Achievement of High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fernandez, Sanny F.

2011-01-01

140

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

141

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

142

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

143

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

144

Strategies for Science Student Achievement & Productive School Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, William L.

2010-01-01

145

Reconceptualizing Mathematics Problem Solving for Low-Achieving Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article summarizes goals for mathematics achievement for all students and proposes a key model for teaching math to students at-risk of failure. The six teeth of the key are labeled: meaningful, explicit, informal, (de)situational, social, and teacher-specific. The lock pins are engagement, foundations, institutions, transfer, cultural…

Bottge, Brian A.

2001-01-01

146

University Students' Achievement Goals and Approaches to Learning in Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

147

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

148

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

149

Improving Student Achievement by Measuring Ability, Not Content  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although significant federal funds are tied to student assessment, public education in this country is the responsibility of individual states. Subsequently, it seems as if there are as many approaches to measuring student ability and achievement as there are states. We now live in an increasingly mobile society in which today's families move from…

Smith, Malbert S., III

2005-01-01

150

Short Cycle Assessment: Improving Student Achievement through Formative Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lang, Susan; Stanley, Todd; Moore, Betsy

2008-01-01

151

Determinants of Student Achievement: New Evidence from San Diego  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of a conducted by the authors in collaboration with the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), the second-largest district in California. For this study, the authors compiled a highly detailed, student-level database that enabled them to link factors influencing student achievement in ways that have not been…

Betts, Julian R.; Zau, Andrew C.; Rice, Lorien A.

2003-01-01

152

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

153

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

154

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

155

Writing Apprehension and Academic Achievement among Undergraduate Honors Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between writing apprehension and academic achievement among undergraduate honors students at the University of Alabama. A total of 75 male honors students completed Daly and Miller's Writing Apprehension Test and self-reported their grade point averages (GPA). The test measured apprehension or anxiety and fear…

Boening, Carl H.; Anderson, Lara A.; Miller, Michael T.

156

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

157

Career Maturity of Students in Accelerated versus Traditional Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

158

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

159

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

160

Student Learning, Student Achievement: How Do Teachers Measure up?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) welcomes the efforts of federal, state, and local policymakers to find new ways to ensure an accomplished teacher for every student in America. The National Board has advanced this mission since its inception in 1987. Today, that mission is carried out by the tens of thousands of…

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 2011

2011-01-01

161

The Interdependence of Principal School Leadership and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Soehner, David; Ryan, Thomas

2011-01-01

162

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

163

Student Achievement in California: Steady Progress Made, Faster Improvement Needed  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief examines student achievement in California. It describes California's evolving accountability and assessment mechanisms and how they interrelate today with new federal accountability requirements. It presents WestEd's analysis of achievement scores on state as well as national tests. Finally, it draws four conclusions: California…

WestED, 2004

2004-01-01

164

School Expenditures and Student Achievement: Evidence for the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ram, Rati

2004-01-01

165

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

166

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

167

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

168

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Solley, Kathryn

2011-01-01

169

National Implications: Practical Ways for Improving Student Self-Concept through Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to examine the factors that influence student motivation that ultimately affects student achievement. This article examines factors that include motivation, school culture, student self-concept, and goal setting. The authors provide strategies that involve practical methods for activating a student's desire to…

Springs, Mary Ann; Kritsonis, William Allan

2007-01-01

170

The Impact of Student Teachers Upon the Attitude and Achievement of High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of student teachers upon the attitude and achievement of high school students was studied from 1962 to 1966 to determine the adequacy of student teachers. An experimental group was composed of a representative sample of students (grades 10-12) and graduates who attended the University of Nebraska's University High School and were taught…

Seagren, Alan T.; And Others

171

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Wade Clay Smith Jr.

1998-01-01

172

Accountability, Rigor, and Detracking: Achievement Effects of Embracing a Challenging Curriculum as a Universal Good for All Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: This longitudinal study examines the long-term effects on the achievement of students at a diverse suburban high school after all students were given accelerated mathematics in a detracked middle school as well as ninth-grade "high-track" curriculum in all subjects in heterogeneously grouped classes. Despite considerable research…

Burris, Carol Corbet; Wiley, Ed; Welner, Kevin G.; Murphy, John

2008-01-01

173

Effects of Teacher Professional Development on Gains in Student Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-07-11

174

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

175

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

176

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

177

Teaching for Successful Intelligence To Increase Student Learning and Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sternberg, Robert J.; Grigorenko, Elena L.

178

Narrowing in on Educational Resources that Do Affect Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Archibald, Sarah

2006-01-01

179

Professional Development Schools and Student Learning and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A central commitment for professional development schools (PDSs) is to link preservice teacher preparation and in-service teacher professional development with improved learning outcomes for pupils. PDSs are expected to improve student achievement in two primary ways: (1) by enriching and intensifying the learning environment through professional…

Wong, Pia Lindquist; Glass, Ronald David

2011-01-01

180

Does the Missouri Teacher Career Ladder Program Raise Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although Missouri has had a Career Ladder program for teachers since 1987, very little research has been carried out to measure the program's effects and what has been studied has not been comprehensive. This paper examines the program's effect on student achievement across the state, using longitudinal data on district math and reading scores for…

Booker, Kevin; Glazerman, Steven

2009-01-01

181

School Climate and Restructuring for Low-Achieving Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smey-Richman, Barbara

182

Making the Grade: Stress and Business Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a study designed to identify and describe the component patterns of behavior measured by the Forbes Stress Scale. Relates each component pattern to various student characteristics, classroom performance, university achievement, and satisfaction scores. Discusses a field test of a classroom method designed to minimize distress while…

Bayley, Gerald A.

1984-01-01

183

Academic Optimism and Student Achievement in Urban Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Page A.; Hoy, Wayne K.

2007-01-01

184

Group Composition Affecting Student Interaction and Achievement: Instructors' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multiple research studies have been conducted that focus on various uses of collaborative learning in and out of the classroom in higher education institutions. The purpose of this article is to review previously published literature regarding group composition and how it affects student interaction and achievement. Group composition research has…

Lei, Simon A.; Kuestermeyer, Bailey N.; Westmeyer, Kara A.

2010-01-01

185

The Effects of Professional Learning Communities on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) report, identify questions and statements that correlate to the dimensions of professional learning communities (PLCs), and determine the effect PLCs have on student achievement based on the ECLS-K data. In addition,…

Burdett, John M.

2009-01-01

186

School Performance Indicators, Accountability Ratings, and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jackson, Shirley A.; Lunenburg, Fred C.

2010-01-01

187

Engaging the Community To Support Student Achievement. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cunningham, Chris

188

Using Site-Based Budgeting To Improve Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Warden, Christina

2002-01-01

189

Does Site-Based Management Increase Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Muhammad, Bridgette D.

2009-01-01

190

The Cost Effectiveness of 22 Approaches for Raising Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Review of cost-effectiveness studies suggests that rapid assessment is more cost effective with regard to student achievement than comprehensive school reform (CSR), cross-age tutoring, computer-assisted instruction, a longer school day, increases in teacher education, teacher experience or teacher salaries, summer school, more rigorous math…

Yeh, Stuart S.

2010-01-01

191

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

192

Education faculty students’ critical thinking disposition according to achedemic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this research is to determine whether education faculty students’ critical thinking disposition differ according to academic achievement or not. The data were collected through The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory which was adapted by Kökdemir (2003) into Turkish. The overall reliability coefficient of the scale was found .89 and the scale consisted of 75 items. The scale

Serap Emir

2009-01-01

193

Assessing the Impact of Instructional Technology on Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains a Vermont Web project that incorporated multimedia technology into K-12 curriculum and describes an evaluation that measured the impact of the project on student achievement. Describes evaluation methods used and concludes that teachers should emphasize metacognitive skills, application of skills, and inquiry learning as they incorporate…

Sherry, Lorraine; Billig, Shelley; Jesse, Daniel; Watson-Acosta, Deborah

2001-01-01

194

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

195

Educational Administration Program Quality and the Impact on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a connection between quality of education obtained by superintendents in educational administration programs and school effectiveness as measured by student achievement. The best fitting model based on the model deviance test and accounting for the greatest variation in the outcome variable,…

Byrd, Jimmy K.; Slater, Robert O.; Brooks, John

2006-01-01

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

Impacts of Campus Involvement on Hospitality Student Achievement and Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yin, Dean; Lei, Simon A.

2007-01-01

198

Student Engagement and Achievement in American Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings from five main projects in the National Center on Effective Secondary Schools, which operated from December 1, 1985 to February 28, 1991, are presented. Projects investigated different aspects of engagement and achievement problems through literature reviews, analyses of existing data sets, and new studies of students and staff in 32…

Newmann, Fred M., Ed.

199

Concept Maps about Chemical Equilibrium and Students' Achievement Scores.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines relationships between structural characteristics of students' concept maps about chemical equilibrium and independent measures of their achievement in chemistry. Results indicate significant relationships between multidimensional scaling coordinates and test scores of recall of knowledge and its application and also reveal structural…

Wilson, Jan

1996-01-01

200

Student Achievement in the Four-Day School Week.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To gather longitudinal student achievement data from schools utilizing the four-day week, Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) grade equivalent scores were obtained in 1984 from five rural Colorado school districts for four consecutive years--two years prior to and two years following the districts' change to the shortened week. A first analysis…

Daly, Joseph L.; Richburg, Robert W.

201

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

202

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

203

Correlations of Collaborative School Cultures with Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gruenert, Steve

2005-01-01

204

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

2012-01-01

205

Gender and Achievement-Related Beliefs among Engineering Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines achievement-related beliefs among a group of (n=238) college students in engineering (38 female, 104 male) and non-engineering majors (57 female, 39 male) to understand why women enter engineering majors at a lower rate and are more likely than men to leave such majors. (Contains 41 references.) (Author/YDS)

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

2002-01-01

206

The Superintendent's Influence on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Plotts, Timothy; Gutmore, Daniel

2014-01-01

207

How'd We Do? Parkrose Student Achievement, 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Goal-referenced tests and standardized achievement tests were used to assess the basic skill levels for reading, writing, and mathematics of students attending Parkrose Public Schools of Portland (Oregon) during the 1983-84/1985-86 period. Focus is on estimating the instructional program's success, providing a resource for planning and…

Griswold, Philip

208

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

209

Improving Students' Confidence in Writing Achievement through the Use of Parent, Student, and Teacher Interventions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes strategies used to increase student confidence in their overall writing achievement. The targeted population consists of third and fifth grade students from the same district located in a northwest suburban area. This community is located near a large metropolitan city in a midwestern state. Lack of confidence in student

Koulourianos, Eleni; Marienau, Vickie

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Poole, Dawn

2012-01-01

212

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

213

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

214

Achievable space elevators for space transportation and starship acceleration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Pearson, Jerome

1990-04-01

215

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ballard, Amy Copeland

2010-01-01

216

Mindmapping: Its effects on student achievement in high school biology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Cunningham, Glennis Edge

217

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kasworm, Carol E.

2003-01-01

218

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fayombo, Grace Adebisi

2011-01-01

219

Differentiating Curriculum for Gifted Students by Providing Accelerated Options  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gifted students come to education with unique learning characteristics. They can learn faster, deeper, and broader, and they come to school with readiness, with starting points different from their classmates and need to be allowed to move forward with a faster pace. In order to provide challenging curriculum for gifted students, eight options for acceleration have been available on the

Den-Mo Tsai

2007-01-01

220

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

221

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.

222

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-11-01

223

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

224

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Perie, Marianne, Ed.

2010-01-01

225

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

226

Accelerated Learning, Suggestopedia, and the Adult Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the possibility of conducting adult education courses based on the Accelerated Learning (A.L.) methodology and of evaluating its advantages and disadvantages vis a vis more traditional methods. It is not clear that the A.L. materials produce better results. Further study is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of the entire A.L.…

Schlick-Renner, Monique; Truscott, Sandra

1994-01-01

227

Accelerated Learning, Suggestopedia, and the Adult Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the use of suggestopedia and accelerated learning (AL) techniques in a 10-week French-as-a-Second-Language course for 13 adult learners. Course organization, lesson plans, and results, focusing on the effectiveness of AL techniques in short-term courses, are examined. (two references) (MDM)

Schlisk-Renner, Monique; Truscott, Sandra

1994-01-01

228

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Brooks, John

229

Perceived Intelligence, Motivation, and Achievement in Male and Female College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students were administered a self-rating scale which allowed self and typical student estimates of intelligence, motivation, and achievement. Significant sex differences were found in ratings for typical male and female students. (GO)

Bailey, Roger C.; And Others

1975-01-01

230

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 and…

Wiggan, Greg

2008-01-01

231

The Effects of a Low Socioeconomic Environment on a Student's Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine if students from low socioeconomic environments have lower academic achievement compared to the academic achievement of students from higher socioeconomic environments. The sample consisted of 66 6th-grade science students at Travis Middle School, Temple, Texas. The students were divided into a low-income group…

Kruse, Kim

232

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

233

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

234

Teacher Credentials and Student Achievement: Longitudinal Analysis with Student Fixed Effects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We use a rich administrative dataset from North Carolina to explore questions related to the relationship between teacher characteristics and credentials on the one hand and student achievement on the other. Though the basic questions underlying this research are not new--and, indeed, have been explored in many papers over the years within the…

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

2007-01-01

235

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

236

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

237

Exploring students’ calibration of self reports about study tactics and achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

When students self-regulate studying, they monitor achievement and study tactics. Proximal input to monitoring is perceptions that the student constructs based on experience. Productive self-regulation theoretically requires strong correspondence between (a) perceptions of achievement and actual achievement and (b) perceived use of study tactics and actual use of study tactics. That is, calibration should be high. Students studied using a

Philip H Winne; Dianne Jamieson-Noel

2002-01-01

238

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

239

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

240

Teacher and Classroom Context Effects on Student Achievement: Implications for Teacher Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) has been designed to use statistical mixed-model methodologies to conduct multivariate, longitudinal analyses of student achievement to make estimates of school, class size, teacher, and other effects. This study examined the relative magnitude of teacher effects on student achievement while simultaneously considering the influences of intraclassroom heterogeneity, student achievement level, and class size on

William L. Sanders; S. Paul Wright; Sandra P. Horn

1997-01-01

241

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.

242

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gershuny, Pamela; Rainey, Carolyn

2006-01-01

243

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

244

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Borland, Melvin V.; Howsen, Roy M.

2003-09-01

245

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

246

Accelerators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Group, Lawrence B.

2002-01-01

247

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

248

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

249

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simms, Kathryn

2012-01-01

250

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

251

Achievement Patterns of Students in an Elite, Male Independent School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Trusty, Edward Maurice, Jr.

2009-01-01

252

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

253

Academic Dishonesty among Gifted and High-Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Geddes, Kimberly A.

2011-01-01

254

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

255

The Impact on Student Achievement of When CAS Technology Is Introduced  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Driver, David

2012-01-01

256

IMPACTS OF AN AUDIENCE RESPONSE SYSTEM ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL AGRISCIENCE COURSES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to determine whether using an audience response system improves student achievement. Audience response systems are computer-based tool for use in classrooms for the purpose of providing feedback to students on questions asked during instruction. This study conducted an experiment to determine if students receiving feedback through an audience response system had higher achievement scores

John W. Conoley; D. Barry Croom; Gary E. Moore; James L. Flowers

257

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

258

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

259

Increasing Science Achievement for Disadvantaged Students. ERIC/CUE Digest Number 25.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of recent studies have yielded data on the factors affecting the science achievement of disadvantaged students. For example, it was found that students' socioeconomic status (SES) increased as a predictor of their science achievement as the students moved through school. Furthermore, the effect of being Black (or, to a lesser degree,…

Ascher, Carol

260

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

261

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

262

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

263

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

264

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

265

Do Student Achievement Outcomes Differ across Teacher Preparation Programs? An Analysis of Teacher Education in Louisiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Achievement outcomes for students taught by recent program completers of Louisiana's teacher preparation programs (TPPs) are examined using hierarchical linear modeling of State student achievement data in English language arts, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. The current year's achievement in each content area is predicted…

Gansle, Kristin A.; Noell, George H.; Burns, Jeanne M.

2012-01-01

266

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Clarenbach, Jane

2012-01-01

267

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

268

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nelson, Patricia Diane

2009-01-01

269

“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

270

Embracing the text: reading achievement of African-American students-implications for educational leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

National trends in reading indicate African-American students continue to perform lower than white students. Key findings from the 2005 Reading Report card show white students in grades 4 and 8 scored higher on average than black and Hispanic students. The purpose of this study was to determine if a Balanced Reading format had an impact on the reading achievement of

Jessalyn Roberson Askew

2009-01-01

271

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Saracho, Olivia N.

1993-01-01

272

Rhyming Skills: Differentiating among Mildly Mentally Retarded, Learning Disabled, and Normally Achieving Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of children ages 6-8 found that the rhyming ability of normally achieving students (n=33) and students (n=33) with learning disabilities (LD) was much higher than that of students (n=33) with mild mental retardation (MMR). Most of the LD children could and most of the MMR students could not generate rhymes. (Author/JDD)

Scott, Marcia S.; And Others

1993-01-01

273

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

274

Best Practices in Predicting and Encouraging Student Persistence and Achievement Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four research studies of students and faculty engaged in fully online undergraduate courses are analyzed to generate best practices for teaching and learning online. These studies investigated the relationship of student background variables and online behaviors to student persistence and achievement in the online environment. Over 500 students

Morris, Libby V.; Finnegan, Catherine L.

2009-01-01

275

CONTROLLED STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF COUNSELING ON THE SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF STUDENTS OF SUPERIOR ABILITY  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COUNSELING IN IMPROVING SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT WAS TESTED BY COMPARING IMPROVEMENT IN GRADES OF HIGH-ABILITY COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO WERE ALTERNATELY ASSIGNED TO COUNSELED AND CONTROL GROUPS FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF MIDTERM 1ST SEMESTER GRADES. STUDENTS WHO COOPERATED IN THE PROJECT WHETHER COUNSELED OR NOT SHOWED MORE GRADE IMPROVEMENT THAN STUDENTS WHO WERE UNCOOPERATIVE. OF THE COOPERATIVE STUDENTS WHO WERE

THOMAS N. EWING; WILLIAM M. GILBERT

1967-01-01

276

Predictors of Secondary Students' Achievement and Satisfaction in Online Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Metz, Kimberly Faith

2011-01-01

277

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

278

The effects of NBPTS-certified teachers on student achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we consider the efficacy of a relatively new and widely accepted certification system for teachers established by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). We utilize an extensive database covering the universe of teachers and students in Florida for a four-year span to determine the relationship between NBPTS certification and the impact of teachers on student

Douglas N. Harris; Tim R. Sass

2009-01-01

279

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

280

Enhancing the Academic Achievement of Indigenous Students in Rural Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Graham, Lorraine; Pegg, John

2013-01-01

281

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

282

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

283

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bosworth, Ryan

2014-01-01

284

Student Achievement and Science Curriculum Development Using a Constructive Framework.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussed is an approach to learning in which students are given the opportunity to discuss and rationalize the conflict between the students' existing misconceptions and the phenomenon to be studied. Curriculum materials for a unit on acids and bases were developed using this strategy. (KR)

Hand, Brian; Treagust, David F.

1991-01-01

285

Contextual Condition and Sightsinging Achievement of Middle School Choral Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lucas, Keitha V.

1994-01-01

286

The Effectiveness of a Math Curriculum Coordinator on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to determine if the implementation of a county-wide math coordinator would have a significant impact on students' scale score on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, mathematics test, for the 2008-2009 cohort when compared to those students in the cohort of 2007-2008. The results of the study revealed…

Tiller, Tara Watson

2010-01-01

287

Test Scores and Learning Styles: Understanding Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wade, Patricia A.; Schuh, Kathy L.

2006-01-01

288

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Henry H. Morgan

1952-01-01

289

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-01-01

290

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Martinez, Alina

291

The Impact of Charter Schools on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Caroline M. Hoxby; Jonah E. Rocko

2004-01-01

292

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ahn, Jeahyeon

2010-01-01

293

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

PubMed

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

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

2008-01-01

294

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

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Rob

2007-01-01

296

A Multilevel Study on Trends in Malaysian Secondary School Students' Science Achievement and Associated School and Student Predictors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article aims to investigate variations in science achievement for secondary school students across the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments and to examine the relations of several student- and school-level factors with achievement. The data were obtained from 5,577, 5,314, and 4,466 Malaysian eighth…

Mohammadpour, Ebrahim

2012-01-01

297

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 their…

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

2006-01-01

298

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

299

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

300

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.

301

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

302

Student Achievement in California Schools: 1974-75 Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 1974-75 school year, all second and third grade pupils in California were tested in reading achievement, and all pupils in grades 6 and 12 were tested in the basic skills of reading, written expression, and mathematics. The Reading Test: Second and Third Grades was the instrument used to assess reading achievement; it was developed…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

303

Vouchers, Class Size Reduction, and Student Achievement: Considering the Evidence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proponents of private school vouchers argue that vouchers empower poor families and raise the academic achievement of poor children. They also argue that vouchers may improve achievement by forcing the public schools to compete in an education marketplace in which poor parents hold the power of the purse. Juxtaposed against this issue of vouchers…

Molnar, Alex

304

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

305

The influence of optimism and pessimism on student achievement in mathematics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Students' causal attributions are not only fundamental motivational variables but are also critical motivators of their persistence in learning. Optimism, pessimism, and achievement in mathematics were measured in a sample of primary and lower secondary students on two occasions. Although achievement in mathematics was most strongly related to prior achievement and grade level, optimism and pessimism were significant factors. In particular, students with a more generally pessimistic outlook on life had a lower level of achievement in mathematics over time. Gender was not a significant factor in achievement. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Yates, Shirley M.

2002-11-01

306

State Report Appendix: Arizona Student Achievement Program, Spring 1999. Individual Percentile Rank Scores by School, District, County, and State, Grades 2 through 11. Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1998-99 school year marked the 19th year of statewide student testing under the Arizona Student Achievement Program. In this school year, students were tested using the Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition (Stanford9). This test was administered to 593,872 Arizona students in grades 2 through 11 during the spring of 1999. Three subtests in…

Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

307

State Report Appendix: Arizona Student Achievement Program, Spring 1998. Individual Percentile Rank Scores by School, District, County, and State, Grades 3 through 12. Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1997-98 school year was the 18th year of statewide student testing under the Arizona Student Achievement Program mandated by Arizona law. For the 1997-98 school year, students in grades 3 through 12 were tested using the Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition (Stanford 9). This test was administered statewide to 536,254 Arizona students in…

Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

308

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Genc, Murat

2013-01-01

309

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

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

McDaniel, Brian

2011-01-01

310

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

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

Komarraju, Meera; Musulkin, Sergey; Bhattacharya, Gargi

2010-01-01

311

The Relationship of Peer Perceptions to Student Achievement and Teacher Ratings of 5th and 6th Grade Students.  

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A two-year study involving 173 Portuguese fifth-graders found students who were rejected by their peers were more disruptive, aggressive, and had more trouble with teachers. Students who were rated as lower status students (rejected and neglected) achieved poorly in 5th grade and more poorly in 6th grade. (Contains references.) (CR)

Lopes, Joao; Cruz, Conceicao; Rutherford, Robert B., Jr.

2002-01-01

312

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

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

Ahmad, Jamaludin; Ghazali, Mazila; Hassan, Aminuddin

2011-01-01

313

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

314

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

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

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

2008-01-01

315

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Snyder, Marc

2013-01-01

316

State Report Appendix: Arizona Student Achievement Program, Spring 2001. Individual Percentile Rank Scores by School, District, County and State, Grades 1 through 9. Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the 21st year of statewide student testing under the Arizona Student Achievement Program, which mandates the use of a nationally standardized norm-referenced achievement test in reading, mathematics, and language in the state's schools. In the 2000-2001 school year, students in grades 1 through 9 were tested using the Stanford Achievement

Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

317

Influence of students' background and perceptions on science attitudes and achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of students' background and perceptions on science attitude and achievement. The data analysed came from Booklet 4 given to 17-year-olds during the 1976-1977 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) survey. Causal modeling procedures were used to analyze the data. In particular, the LISREL method which underlies the LISREL IV computer program, (Jöreskog and Sörbom, 1978) was employed. The influence of five background variables (sex, race, home environment, amount of homework, and parents' education) on three dependent variables (student perception of science instruction, student attitudes, and student achievement) was examined. Sex, race, and the home environment were shown to have substantial influence on student achievement in science. Further, two different models were tested: a model in which attitudes influence achievement and its converse (achievement influences attitudes). The data supported the first model, that is, attitudes influence achievement.Received: 2 April 1985

Schibeci, R. A.; Riley, J. P., II

318

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the important aims of science education is to teach science for every one and to create scientifically literate citizens. In order to become more cognizant of students in the science classroom to better prepare students for an increasingly complex modern society, the study assessed students' science attitudes, science laboratory environment perceptions, self-efficacy in microbiology, and achievement to determine the differences based on gender, knowledge background, enrollment status, and the duration of learning background. Also, the relationships among students' scientific attitudes, perceptions of science laboratory environment, self-efficacy, and achievement were explored. The population for this study included 442 students who took microbiology course at CHCMT in Taiwan. The instruments for data collecting include scientific attitudes inventory, laboratory environment inventory, and self-efficacy inventory for microbiology. A series of t tests and one-way ANOVA, correlation, multiply regression, and path analysis are conducted for data analysis. The results reveal that students' scientific attitude is the only significant factor that affects attitudes. Students' perceptions of the laboratory environment first influenced self-efficacy and attitudes, and then affected achievement. Gender influences students' perceptions of the laboratory environment and self-efficacy. Knowledge background can cause differences in students' scientific attitudes. The duration of students' learning in science can influence students' perceptions of the laboratory environment and achievement. Enrollment status makes a difference in students' scientific attitudes, laboratory environment perceptions, and achievement.

Lee, Jing-Jin

319

Enhancing Student Achievement in Social Studies through the Use of Multiple Intelligences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research project developed and implemented a program to improve student knowledge of social sciences and application in the real world. The targeted population consisted of fourth grade students in a K-5 accelerated elementary school in a midwestern state. The problem was documented through the results of standardized tests which were…

Gohlinghorst, Nancy; Wessels, Becky

320

Levy-Student distributions for halos in accelerator beams  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2005-12-15

321

Lévy-Student distributions for halos in accelerator beams.  

PubMed

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

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

2005-12-01

322

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

323

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

324

Improving Estimates of Achievement in Students with Limited English Proficiency.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The majority of Latin American immigrant students in ESEA Title VII Spanish/English programs that have been evaluated seem to suffer from inexperience in taking tests like the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS). This study was designed to assess test familiarity, language of the test, and literacy, and to examine whether certain…

Piper, Richard M.; And Others

325

The Achievement Gap between White and Non-White Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rojas-LeBouef, Ana; Slate, John R.

2012-01-01

326

Effects of Lecture Information Density on Medical Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Opinions differ regarding how much of the available information on a particular topic should be presented in a medical school lecture. Data suggest that lectures to medical students are more effective aids to learning when the information density is limited to a few main points that are essential. Author/MLW)

Russell, I. Jon; And Others

1984-01-01

327

Developing Student Achievement Measures. Working Paper No. 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student assessment procedures used by the University of Mid-America/State University of Nebraska (UMA/SUN) for its first two televised courses, Introductory Psychology and Accounting I, are presented in this report. Included are descriptions of various experiments in producing test items, a report on the construction of tests from the items, and a…

Eggert, John

328

Twice Considered: Charter Schools and Student Achievement in Utah  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ni, Yongmei; Rorrer, Andrea K.

2012-01-01

329

The Effects of NBPTS-Certified Teachers on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, we consider the efficacy of a relatively new and widely accepted certification system for teachers established by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). We utilize an extensive database covering the universe of teachers and students in Florida for a four-year span to determine the relationship between NBPTS…

Harris, Douglas N.; Sass, Tim R.

2009-01-01

330

Student Achievement in Large-Lecture Remedial Math Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Monte, Brent M.

2011-01-01

331

Summer Reading Programs Boost Student Achievement, Study Says  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fiore, Carole; Roman, Susan

2010-01-01

332

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

333

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barbour, Michael K.; Mulcahy, Dennis

2008-01-01

334

Focus on Student Achievement: School and College Partnership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beckley, Larry; And Others

335

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

336

Formal Operational Performance and Achievement of Lower Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied the cognitive abilities of seventh through ninth graders related to control of variables, proportional, probablisitic, correlational, and combinatorial reasoning using the Test of Logical Thinking (TOLT; K. Tobin and W. Capie, 1980, 1981). Boys outperformed girls on proportional, probabilistic, and correlational reasoning; older students

Valanides, Nicos

1998-01-01

337

Key Issues in Achievement of Educational Continuity for Migrant Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gonzales, Jim L.

338

Student Segregation and Achievement Tracking in Year-Round Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mitchell, Ross E.; Mitchell, Douglas E.

2005-01-01

339

Student Achievement in California Schools: 1979-80 Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 1979-80 school year, California public school students in grades 3, 6 and 12 were tested in the basic skills of reading, written expression, and mathematics. Complete statewide results of this California Assessment Program (CAP) are presented, including the following features that have become standard: (1) detailed findings including…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.

340

Analysis of Two Urban Middle Schools: Factors Affecting Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Neufeld, V. Douglas

2011-01-01

341

Predicting Academic Achievement of Undergraduate Occupational Therapy Students: Preliminary Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Admissions criteria used for three classes of occupational therapy students were subjected to statistical analysis. Weighted factors included cumulative, science, and behavioral science grade point average, reading and mental ability test scores, and essay and interview scores. Revised factors eliminated the reading test and subject-specific grade…

Berchulc, Cynthia M.; And Others

1987-01-01

342

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

343

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

344

Classroom Management Impacts Student Achievement: Tips to Thrive and Survive  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor, Bobby

2009-01-01

345

Cultivating the Habits of Mind for Student Success and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hazard, Laurie

2013-01-01

346

Student achievement in charter schools: A complex picture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the inception of charter schools over a decade ago, policymakers have wanted to know how charter schools are performing. This is difficult to answer because there is no single charter school approach to educating students. By design, charter schools have innovative and distinctive education philosophies. In this research, we capture some of the uniqueness of charter schools by clustering

Richard Buddin; Ron Zimmer

2005-01-01

347

Effects of Inquiry-Based Agriscience Instruction on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thoron, Andrew C.; Myers, Brian E.

2011-01-01

348

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fortner, Dale

2011-01-01

349

A Multiple Regression Analysis of Factors Concerning Superintendent Longevity and Continuity Relative to Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between the length of superintendent tenure, longevity, and continuity relative to student achievement as evidenced by the 2008-2009 3rd Grade New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) in language arts. Achievement in the study was defined as those students who…

Plotts, Timothy

2011-01-01

350

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McGuigan, Leigh; Hoy, Wayne K.

2006-01-01

351

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mo, Yun; Singh, Kusum; Chang, Mido

2013-01-01

352

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

353

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Valentine, Jerry W.; Prater, Mike

2011-01-01

354

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

355

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

356

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Mitzi Harris

2010-01-01

357

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kahraman, Nurcan; Sungur-Vural, Semra

2012-01-01

358

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ibe, Helen Ngozi

2009-01-01

359

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

360

Self-Regulated Learning Behavior of College Students of Science and Their Academic Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study focuses on the relationship between self-regulated learning behavior and their academic achievement of college students of science. For students of science, their involvement in motivational components is closely tied to their performance in the examinations. Cognitive strategies have the strongest influence on scores of the English achievement.

Peng, Cuixin

361

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Park, Hae-Seong

2003-01-01

362

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bruschi, Barbara A.; Anderson, Bernice Taylor

363

Academic Achievement of Middle School Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Inclusive Cotaught Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the trend toward inclusive education for all students, there is little research that focuses on the academic achievement of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) and other health impairments (OHI) in inclusive classrooms. The purpose of this nonexperimental quantitative study was to analyze and compare the academic achievement

Emery, Laurie

2009-01-01

364

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harrington, Jennifer Stell

2011-01-01

365

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

366

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

367

Theories of Intelligence, Achievement Goals and Learning Strategies of Chinese Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It has been suggested that students' belief of whether intelligence is malleable and flexible would affect their purpose of achievement (achievement goals). This might, in turn, influence their learning strategies. The present study examined the above relationships among 194 Grade 7 Chinese students in Hong Kong. Structural equation modeling…

Hau, Kit-Tai; Hui, Hing-fai

368

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Warren, Jeffrey M.

2010-01-01

369

Student Achievement in California Schools. 1976-77 Annual Report. California Assessment Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

All second- and third-grade students in California public schools were tested in reading achievement, and all sixth and twelfth grade students were tested in reading, written expression, spelling, and mathematics. Second- and third-grade achievement gains were reported on the California Reading Assessment Program Reading Test over an eleven-year…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.

370

Reaching for Excellence: What Local School Districts Are Doing To Raise Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report serves as a resource on student achievement initiatives and offers a perspective or framework through which to view them. It is divided into five sections. Section 1 briefly explores the history of the current student-achievement movement and the issues surrounding it. Section 2 highlights the findings of the National School Boards…

Speer, Tibbett L.

371

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Guven, Bulent; Cabakcor, Buket Ozum

2013-01-01

372

How Does Understanding by Design Influence Student Achievement in Eighth Grade Social Studies?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an age where more people place emphasis on global competition, it only seems right to have students meet achievement in all subjects equally. However, that is not the case with the content area of social studies. In recent years, many people have been alarmed at social studies test scores as measured by student achievement. It is the goal of…

Noble, Charhonda L.

2011-01-01

373

Do performance goals promote learning? A pattern analysis of Singapore studentsachievement goals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated how achievement goals are combined to affect students’ learning. We used a multiple goals perspective, based on mastery (i.e., mastery approach) and performance (including both approach and avoidance components) goals, to examine the achievement goal patterns of 1697 Singapore Secondary 3 students in their math study. Four types of goal clusters emerged from latent class cluster analyses:

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

2011-01-01

374

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

375

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fan, Weiqiao; Zhang, Li-Fang

2009-01-01

376

Student Academic Achievement in Charter Schools: What We Know and Why We Know So Little1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student achievement is central to the policy debate over charter schools. This paper reviews what is currently known about charter schools' impact on student achievement. After documenting the surprising dearth of systematic empirical studies on the topic, the paper combines the findings of existing research into an overall impact rating, weighted by the studies' methodological quality. We find that the

Gary Miron; Christopher Nelson

377

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Molnar, Alex; Smith, Philip; Zahorik, John

378

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

379

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

380

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor; Kober, Nancy

2007-01-01

381

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

382

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

383

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

384

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

385

The Power of Learning Goal Orientation in Predicting Student Mathematics Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

386

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

387

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Parke, Carol S.; Keener, Dana

2011-01-01

388

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

389

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

390

Promoting Student Achievement: A Case Study of Change Actions Employed by an Urban School Superintendent  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the change strategies and actions taken by an urban district superintendent to improve student achievement. In a qualitative case study of a large urban school district, one research question and three subquestions focused on: 10 specific reform strategies to improve student achievement, how the quality and…

Bealer, David E.

2010-01-01

391

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2009

2009-01-01

392

A Synthesis of Studies Examining Long-Term Language Minority Student Data on Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a research synthesis of studies that have examined language-minority students' academic achievement over a period of four or more years, for a comparison with the longitudinal findings on student academic achievement reported in the Ramírez study. One program variable is the focus of this synthesis--the use of a minority language for instructional purposes. Some of the limitations

Virginia P. Collier

1992-01-01

393

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Semerci, Cetin; Duman, Burcu

2013-01-01

394

Student Achievement and Accountability Annual Report, 2007. Iowa Code Section 284.12 (1)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Legislation passed during the 2001 Iowa legislative session established the Student Achievement and Teacher Quality Program, Iowa Code Section 284.12(1). This legislation requires the Iowa Department of Education (DE) to annually report the statewide progress on the following: student achievement scores in mathematics and reading at the fourth and…

Iowa Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

395

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jonah E. Rockoff

2004-01-01

396

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

397

Accelerating Student Success: How Credit-Based Transition Programs Can Serve a Broad Range of Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The U.S. Department of Education is undertaking a study of credit-based transition programs (CBTPs) called the Accelerating Student Success project. The study is being carried out by the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University (CCRC); and DTI Associates, Inc. The purpose of the study is to investigate the ways in…

US Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

398

The influence of a baccalaureate program on traditional, RN-BSN, and accelerated students' critical thinking abilities.  

PubMed

Although there are multiple ways of achieving baccalaureate-level nursing education, all graduates must demonstrate critical thinking abilities to practice competently. The purpose of this study was to measure the changes in critical thinking abilities of students pursuing various pathways in the same baccalaureate nursing curriculum. Traditional, registered nurse-bachelor of science (RN-BSN), and accelerated students completed the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA) at the beginning and end of their nursing course sequence. Findings revealed a significant difference between the pre- and post-WGCTA scores of traditional students (t = -2.84, P = .007) and RN-BSN students (t = -2.28, P = .029), but not of accelerated students. Similarities between the curricular pathways that could account for the results were analyzed. Further research is needed to determine the best combination of liberal arts and nursing courses for the development of critical thinking abilities. PMID:12120110

Brown, J M; Alverson, E M; Pepa, C A

2001-04-01

399

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

400

The effects of a diagnostic-prescriptive teaching strategy on student achievement and attitude in biology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to measure the effects of three variations in the use of diagnostic-prescriptive teaching on the cognitive and affective biology achievement of high school students. These variations included (a) no diagnostic-prescriptive assistance, a control group, (b) teacher-managed diagnosis and prescription, and (c) student-managed diagnosis and prescription.Specific questions addressed in this study included:1.What are the effects of differing types of diagnostic-prescriptive learning assistance on the biology achievement of students?2.What are the effects of aptitude on the biology achievement of students?3.What are the effects of locus of control perception on the biology achievement of students?4.What are the effects of differing types of diagnostic-prescriptive learning assistance on the attitudes of high school biology students toward subject matter and instruction?

Long, Joe C.; Okey, James R.; Yeany, Russell H.

401

The Relationship between Per Pupil Expenditures and Student Achievement in Tennessee  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bibb, William Ericson, Jr.

2009-01-01

402

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

403

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

404

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009

2009-01-01

405

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

406

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schaffer, Dennis R.; Purohit, Anal

1975-01-01

407

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rothstein, Jesse

2008-01-01

408

Exploring the Effects of Group Testing on Graduate Students' Motivation and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the impact of individual versus two-person group testing on graduate students' achievement and motivation to learn while enrolled in a 16-lesson educational research methods course. Students in two sections of the course were exposed to the same content and instructional methods, with one exception: students in one section took…

Hancock, Dawson R.

2007-01-01

409

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hash, Phillip M.

2011-01-01

410

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Koutsoulis, Michalis K.; Campbell, James Reed

2001-01-01

411

ERIC/CUE Urban Education Research Information: Increasing Science Achievement in Disadvantaged Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent research on science achievement among disadvantaged students in grades K-12 is reviewed. Findings on effects of race, SES, and several classroom factors are discussed. Patterns of preparation and science career choice are examined from the perspectives of students' gender, attitudes toward science, and counseling of minority students. (MCK)

Ascher, Carol

1985-01-01

412

Correlates of Persistence and Achievement: Student Support Services at a New England Research University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the predictability of student persistence and achievement, based on Scholastic Assessment Test scores, high school rank, mother's education, birth order, and study-skills course grade, in a group of students served by a federal Student Support Services program. Some variables (SAT scores, study-skills course grade) were more…

Martinez, Marla D.

1999-01-01

413

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gropper, Rachel J.; Tannock, Rosemary

2009-01-01

414

The Bentley "Measures of Musical Abilities" as Predictors of Conservatory Students' Musical Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the reliability and validity of the Bentley Measures of Musical Abilities (BMMA) for predicting musical achievement of students entering the Conservatory Alberto Ginastera (Argentina) by measuring the students improvement over the first four-month term. Encourages the use of the BMMA as a means to evaluating the entering students

Musumeci, Orlando

1997-01-01

415

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

416

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Our Children: The National PTA Magazine, 2013

2013-01-01

417

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

2010-01-01

418

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Termos, Mohamad Hani

2013-01-01

419

The Impacts of Charter Schools on Student Achievement: Evidence from North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using an individual panel data set to control for student fixed effects, we estimate the impact of charter schools on students in charter schools and in nearby traditional public schools. We find that students make considerably smaller achievement gains in charter schools than they would have in public schools. The large negative estimates of the effects of attending a charter

Robert Bifulco; Helen F. Ladd

2006-01-01

420

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

421

The Relationship between Multiple School Transfers during Elementary Years and Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between multiple school transfers during elementary school and student academic achievement. Participating in the study were 105 sixth graders enrolled in a northeast Tennessee middle school. Data were collected by means of examination of school records to determine student mobility, and student scores on the…

Kariuki, Patrick; Nash, Joanna

422

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

423

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

424

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sideridis, Georgios D.

2006-01-01

425

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

426

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Androushchak, Gregory; Poldin, Oleg; Yudkevich, Maria

2013-01-01

427

School Resources and Student Achievement Revisited: New Evidence from Panel Data.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes the effects of changes in school spending on student performance in Finland. Finds changes in expenditures for instruction had no significant effect on matriculation examination scores of senior secondary-school students. Strongest explanations for student achievement appear to be grade-point average in comprehensive school and parents'…

Hakkinen, Iida; Kirjavainen, Tanja; Uusitalo, Roope

2003-01-01

428

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Birnback, Lara; Friedman, Will

2009-01-01

429

Influence of Curriculum Reform: An Analysis of Student Mathematics Achievement in Mainland China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated curriculum influences on student mathematics achievement by following two groups of students from fifth to sixth grade that were taught either the reformed curriculum or the conventional curriculum. Analyses with three-level modeling were conducted to examine learning outcomes of the students who were assessed three times…

Ni, Yujing; Li, Qiong; Li, Xiaoqing; Zhang, Zhong-Hua

2011-01-01

430

Thinking Styles and Academic Achievement Among Filipino Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors' objective in this study was to determine whether the precepts of R. J. Sternberg's (1988, 1997) theory of mental self-government apply to a non-Western culture. They administered R. J. Sternberg and R. K. Wagner's (1992) Thinking Styles Inventory, which is based on the theory of mental self-government, to 429 Filipino university students. The results of item analysis, scale

Allan B. I. Bernardo; Li-Fang Zhang; Carmelo M. Callueng

2002-01-01

431

Academic achievement and formal thought in engineering students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract 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 ob- served in the classrooms. Thus, the main objective of this paper was exploring the relation between formal operational thought level and academic,performance,in

Stella Maris Vázquez; Hilda Difabio de Anglat

2009-01-01

432

The association between academic engagement and achievement in health sciences students  

PubMed Central

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

2013-01-01

433

Improving Student Achievement: What NAEP State Test Scores Tell Us  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2000-01-01

434

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

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

Hegge, Marge; Larson, Vicky

2008-01-01

435

Efficacy of Five Standards in Raising Student Achievement: Findings From Three Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors reported findings from 3 studies examining the efficacy of Five Standards pedagogy in raising student achievement. Studies 1 and 2 were randomized designs; Study 3 was a quasi-experimental design. Samples included 53 teachers and 622 predominantly low-income Latino students in Grades 1-4. Studies assessed model fidelity with the standards performance continuum and student achievement with norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, standards-based,

R. William Doherty; R. Soleste Hilberg

2008-01-01

436

Spelling Achievement of Average Ability Students, Grade 7.  

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A study was conducted to determine whether the VAK teaching method, using color coding as a motivational tool, improves spelling achievement more effectively than a more conventional method. The VAK method is a multisensory approach to teaching reading and spelling through the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile modalities. Forty-three…

Voorhees, Patricia Jean

437

Using Student-Involved Classroom Assessment to Close Achievement Gaps  

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

Stiggins, Rick; Chappuis, Jan

2005-01-01

438

Bilingual Competence and Students' Achievement in Physics and Mathematics  

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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

439

The Balanced Reading Program: Helping All Students Achieve Success.  

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

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

440

Student Achievement in California Schools: 1978-79 Annual Report.  

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During the 1978-79 school year, all third grade pupils in California public schools were tested in reading achievement. Tests of reading, written expression, spelling, and mathematics were administered to all sixth and twelfth graders. Various subtests of the Survey of Basic Skills, which was developed specifically for the California Assessment…

Law, Alexander I

441

Suitability of AIOU Television and Its Impact on Students' Achievements  

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

Siraj, Syed Abdul

2008-01-01

442

Achievement Motivation Correlates in Students Showing Fear of Success Imagery.  

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

Krishnan, Ahalya

443

Are Teachers Responsible for Low Achievement by Poor Students?  

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

Berliner, David C.

2010-01-01

444

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

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

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

2013-01-01

445

The effects of interactive (TIPS) homework on family involvement and science achievement of middle grade students  

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The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of interactive and non-interactive science homework assignments on family involvement in homework, homework completion and accuracy, student science achievement, and student and parent attitudes about science. Most previous research on homework has examined what parental involvement results naturally, without prompts or instruction from teachers. In contrast, this study experimentally examined the effects of teacher prompts to parents for involvement in their children's homework. Two hundred and fifty-three students from 10 classes of sixth and eighth grade students participated in the study that lasted 18 weeks of the school year. Six classes of students completed the TIPS (Teachers Involve Parents In Schoolwork) interactive homework assignments, and four classes completed the non-interactive assignments that contained the same content and questions as the TIPS assignments. TIPS students received instructions to involve a parent or other family partner in certain sections of the homework assignment. ATIPS students received the same assignment with no instruction to involve another person. Results indicated that TIPS students more often involved parents in their science homework assignments than ATIPS students. However, TIPS science students reported no more parental involvement in homework than ATIPS students in subjects not assigning interactive homework. Therefore, the TIPS instructions elicited more parental involvement in homework than the ATIPS assignments. TIPS students did not differ from ATIPS students in the percent of homework returned or accuracy. Students who rated the homework more positively and involved families regularly returned more homework assignments than students who did not do so. TIPS students did earn significantly higher science report card grades than ATIPS students after controlling for background variables, teacher effects, and percent of homework returned. Exploratory analyses of matched student and parent data suggest the importance of both student and parent data in research of interactive homework. The results of the study indicate the benefits of well-designed interactive homework for levels of family involvement, science attitudes, and science achievement.

van Voorhis, Frances Landis

446

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

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

Epps, Bernethia Mechelle

447

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

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

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

2009-01-01

448

School Achievement as an Influence upon the Affective Characteristics of Secondary Migrant Students.  

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Using the California Achievement Test, Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes, and Tennessee Self Concept Scale, 210 high- and low-achieving migrant Spanish-surnamed students in grades seven, nine, and eleven from 2 Oklahoma and 4 Texas school districts were tested for achievement and grade level differences in study habits, study attitudes, and…

Graham, Dede Thorp

449

The Effects of Parental Involvement on Student Achievement in Three Michigan Performance Contracting Programs.  

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Reading achievement of students in second to sixth grade in three school districts participating in a performance-contracting program was tested, using the Stanford Achievement Test and the Metropolitan Achievement Test, at the beginning and the end of the school year. The performance contract for each of the districts included a…

Gillum, Ronald M.; And Others

450

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

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

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

2007-01-01

451

Alternative Routes to Teaching: The Impacts of Teach for America on Student Achievement and Other Outcomes  

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This paper reports on a randomized experiment to study the impact of an alternative teacher preparation program, Teach for America (TFA), on student achievement and other outcomes. We found that TFA teachers had a positive impact on math achievement and no impact on reading achievement. The size of the impact on math scores was about 15 percent of…

Glazerman, Steven; Mayer, Daniel; Decker, Paul

2006-01-01

452

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

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

Anderson, Catherine Ann

453

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

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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

454

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

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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

455

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

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

Mitchell, Felicia Moss

456

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

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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

457

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

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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

458

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

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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…

Kosko, Karl W.; Miyazaki, Yasuo

2012-01-01

459

Key Factors for College Student Achievement, Cognition, Affects, and Motivation: Student Locus of Control and Quality of Instruction.  

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This study investigated the effects of college students' actual, rather than manipulated, perception of control along with expressive instruction, as they relate to cognitive and emotional aspects of academic achievement. In a simulated college classroom study, 228 male and female introductory psychology students at the University of Manitoba…

Schonwetter, Dieter J.; And Others

460

An Empirical Study of the Achievement of International Baccalaureate Students in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics--in Alberta.  

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This study compared the achievement of biology, physics, and chemistry students in Higher Level (HL) International Baccalaureate (IB) programs with achievement of students in Subsidiary Level (SL) IB programs and regular Alberta (Canada) programs (n=708 students). Students in IB out-performed students in regular programs. Within IB, HL and SL…

Poelzer, G. Harold; Feldhusen, John F.

1996-01-01

461

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

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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.

462

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

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

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

2013-01-01

463

Identifying and Documenting Student Outcomes for Use in the Evaluation of Teachers When Standardized Achievement Tests Do Not Apply.  

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The Student Achievement Outcome goal setting component of the Student Achievement Project (SAP) is described in this paper. It has focused on implementation and documentation procedures that may serve as alternatives to the exclusive use of standardized achievement test scores as indexes of student achievement and indicators of teacher…

Redfield, Doris L.; Craig, James R.

464

The influence of formative assessments on student motivation, achievement, and conceptual change  

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This study connected research on formative assessment, motivation, and conceptual change. In particular, it examined three research questions: (1) Can formative assessment improve students' motivational beliefs? (2) Can formative assessment improve students' achievement in science and bring about conceptual change? and (3) Are students' science achievement and conceptual change correlated with their motivational beliefs? Formative assessment in this study refers to assessments embedded in an inquiry-based curriculum. To answer those questions, a randomized experiment was conducted. One thousand and two 6th or 7th graders of 12 teachers in 12 different schools in six states participated in the study. The 12 teachers were matched in pairs and randomly assigned to the experimental and control group. The experimental group employed embedded formative assessments while teaching a science curriculum unit and the control group taught the same unit without formative assessments. All the students were given a motivation survey and one or more achievement tests at pre- and posttest. By comparing the experimental and control students' motivation and achievement scores at pretest and posttest, I examined whether the formative assessment treatment affected students' motivation, learning, and conceptual change. By correlating students' posttest motivation, achievement as well as conceptual change scores, I examined whether students' motivation was related to their achievement and conceptual change. Analyses indicated that, the embedded assessments used by the experimental group did not significantly influence students' motivation, achievement, or conceptual change compared to students in the control group. Most motivation beliefs were correlated with students' achievement in a way similar to what has been reported in the literature. They were not correlated with students' conceptual change scores as hypothesized. Teachers, as well as some contextual factors associated with teachers, were extremely influential on students' motivation, achievement, and conceptual change; teacher effects overshadowed the treatment effect. This study revealed many of the challenges and problems teachers, researchers and randomized experiments are likely to encounter. It also highlighted the difficulty and importance of high-fidelity formative assessment implementation. Finally, it suggested that a cognitive approach in studying conceptual change still has great value to further research.

Yin, Yue

465

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

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

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

2010-05-01

466

Student Achievement and Attitudes in a Pilot Study Comparing an Interactive Videodisc Simulation to Conventional Dissection.  

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Many assert that the use of animals for dissections in the secondary and undergraduate class is unnecessary. This article describes a study conducted to compare the attitudes and achievement of students who use interactive methods instead of conventional dissection. (ZWH)

Strauss, Richard T.; Kinzie, Mable B.

1994-01-01

467

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

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

2010-01-29

468

Keeping History from Repeating Itself: Involving Parents About Retention Decisions to Support Student Achievement  

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Collaborative ventures between families and schools can result in children being successful both academically and in life. The most successful predictor of student achievement is an encouraging home environment, high expectations from parents, and parental involvement.

Akmal, Tariq T.; Larsen, Donald E.

2004-01-01

469

Student achievement in science and mathematics on campuses that have implemented the CSCOPE curriculum model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine whether differences in student achievement exist between school campuses which followed a specific standards-based curriculum model (CSCOPE) and school campuses which followed a non-CSCOPE or traditional curriculum model. One-hundred and sixty CSCOPE curriculum campuses and 160 non-CSCOPE curriculum campuses were used in the study. Achievement data were collected on students in the

Emily R. Wilson

2009-01-01

470

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

471

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

472

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

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This descriptive study compared the science and mathematics aptitudes and achievement test scores for the final school year students in rural White County and Van Buren County, Tennessee with rural county students in Germany. In accordance with the previous research literature (Stevenson, 2002), German students outperformed U.S. students on The International Trends in Math and Science test (TIMSS). As reform in the U.S. education system has been underway, this study intended to compare German county student final school year performance with White County and Van Buren County (Grade 12) performance in science and mathematics. The entire populations of 176 White and Van Buren Counties senior high final school year students were compared with 120 school final year students from two rural German county high schools. The student responses to identical test and questionnaire items were compared using the t-test statistical analysis. In conclusion after t-test analyses, there was no significant difference (p>.05 level) in student attitudes on the 27 problem achievement and the 35 TIMSS questionnaire items between the sampled population of 120 German students compared with the population of 176 White and Van Buren students. Also, there was no statistically significant difference (p>.05 level) between the German, White, and Van Buren County rural science and math achievement in the TIMSS problem section of the final year test. Based on the research, recommendations to improve U.S. student scores to number one in the world include making changes in teaching methodology in mathematics and science; incorporating pamphlet lessons rather than heavily reliance on textbooks; focusing on problem solving; establishing an online clearinghouse for effective lessons; creating national standards in mathematics and science; matching students' course choices to job aspirations; tracking misbehaving students rather than mainstreaming them into the regular classroom; and designing individual educational plans for every student. Further study and future investigations are recommended from this study to compare White County and Van Buren County Students with other rural county schools in Tennessee, as well as other states. In addition, the Tennessee students' state mandated science and mathematics could be correlated to the TIMMS to identify trends and relationships. Future comparisons of White County and Van Buren County with higher scoring rural Asian students could be done in search of more effective methods of teaching science and mathematics.

Harding, R. Fredrick

473

Effects of Family Structure on High School Students' Academic Achievement and Behavior.  

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As students lose traditional family structure, some studies indicate that their academic behavior may be affected. The purpose of this study is to measure the difference in achievement of high school students from single-parent homes compared to those from intact homes. The study is limited to Snook Independent School District (Texas),…

Sears, Vikki

474

Impact of TI MathForward on Mathematics Achievement for General Mathematics and Algebra I Students  

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At Richardson Independent School District (RISD), 7th and 8th grade students who used TI MathForward achieved higher scores on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Mathematics than similar 7th and 8th grade students who used other mathematics programs during previous years. This study found evidence that the strongest application of…

Empirical Education Inc., 2009

2009-01-01

475

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

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

Acat, M. Bahaddin; Dereli, Esra

2012-01-01

476

"Standards"-Based Mathematics Curricula and Middle-Grades Students' Performance on Standardized Achievement Tests  

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This study examined achievement patterns of middle school students enrolled in Standards-based curricula, in particular those curricula that were funded from a solicitation of proposals through the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the early 1990s (NSF RFP 91-100). Approximately 1400 middle-grades students who had used either the Connected…

Post, Thomas R.; Harwell, Michael R.; Davis, Jon D.; Maeda, Yukiko; Cutler, Arnie; Andersen, Edwin; Kahan, Jeremy A.; Norman, Ke Wu

2008-01-01

477

Reconceptualizing the Debate on School Climate and Students' Academic Motivation and Achievement: A Multilevel Analysis.  

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Theory on parenting styles was used as a theoretical framework to examine the relationship of aspects of school climate to the mathematics achievement, academic engagement, and locus of control orientation of eighth graders. Student and school data were drawn from the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 for 19,435 students and 997…

Gregoire, Michele; Algina, James

478

The Impact of New York's School Libraries on Student Achievement and Motivation: Phase I  

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In recent years, a number of statewide research studies have been conducted to determine the impact of school library media centers and their school library media specialists (SLMSs) on student achievement. Research studies in eighteen states have clearly established the relationship between well-staffed, well-funded school libraries on student

Small, Ruth V.; Snyder, Jaime; Parker, Katie

2009-01-01

479

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

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

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

2005-01-01

480

The Relationship between Hispanic Teachers and Hispanic Student Academic Achievement in Texas  

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The purpose of this study will be to determine if there is a relationship between Hispanic student achievement and the percentage of Hispanic teachers per district in the state of Texas. Specifically, this study will investigate the relationship between the percentage of Hispanic students per district who pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and…

Aguilar, Ramona Morin

2010-01-01

481

Linking Reading Coaches and Student Achievement: Evidence from Florida Middle Schools  

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Many policymakers suggest that school-based reading coaches can improve teachers' practice, which consequently will improve students' literacy skills. Although reading coaches are increasingly prevalent in schools nationwide, empirical evidence for their effects on student achievement is scarce. This article helps to address this gap by conducting…

Lockwood, J. R.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Marsh, Julie

2010-01-01

482

The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Mathematics Achievement for Students with Visual Impairments  

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The effect of parental involvement on achievement has received a significant amount of research attention in the general student population, but surprisingly very little research has been conducted in this area for students with disabilities. This study investigated the association between parental involvement (both at home and at school) and…

McDonnall, Michele Capella; Cavenaugh, Brenda S.; Giesen, J. Martin

2012-01-01

483

Gender Peer Effects in School: Does the Gender of School Peers Affect Student Achievement?  

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This research addresses gender peer effects in education and their impact on student achievement in Chile. We address the topic from three different level of analysis: (a) whether the proportion of girls in a cohort influences students' educational outcomes (b) whether assignment to a classroom with a higher proportion of girls influences…

Cabezas, Veronica

2010-01-01

484

Total School Cluster Grouping Model: An Investigation of Student Achievement and Identification and Teachers' Classroom Practices  

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This study involved the investigation of the effects of the Total Cluster Grouping Model on the achievement and identification of urban, elementary students and to learn about the classroom practices of and perceptions classroom teachers had of their students' ability levels over the course of the study. Proportionality of representation in…

Gates, Jillian C.

2011-01-01

485

The Effects of Teacher Certification on Student Achievement of Music Instruction Goals and Objectives.  

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This study focused on the extent to which teacher certifications influence student achievement in the elementary music curriculum. It examined the roles of music specialists, classroom teachers, and visiting artists in the instruction of elementary school music, hypothesizing that students taught by a music specialist will attain higher…

Zirkle, Janet E.

486

The Impact of Coeducational Schooling on Student Self-Concept and Achievement.  

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A 10-year study examined the relationship between type of school and student self-concept and academic achievement. The study was conducted at two coeducational high schools in Australia, one of which had been an all-girls' school and the other an all-boys' school. Subjects were approximately 1,300 students from grades 7 to 11 in the two schools.…

Smith, Ian D.

487

Predictors of retention and achievement of higher education students within a further education context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following recent developments within higher education where provision of foundation degree courses at further education colleges has been extended, it seemed appropriate to investigate the extent to which the system is working. This should not necessarily be measured by the number of students enrolling, but rather by how many are achieving their qualifications.This research involved matching 457 higher education students

Cathy Schofield; Harriet Dismore

2010-01-01

488

The determinants of student achievement and high school completion in Michigan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Policy and practice regarding in-grade level retention and their effects on high school graduation rates and successful student academic outcomes have currently assumed great importance in the education reform debate. Further, the effectiveness of our public schools and the achievement of our students have implications that can affect individuals and the communities in which they live. Now, more than ever,

Cleo Michele Moody

2010-01-01

489

Effect of Computer Assisted Instruction on Students' Achievement in Global Studies.  

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A pretest posttest experimental group design was used to study the effects that computer assisted instruction (CAI) has on urban school, tenth grade students' achievement in global studies. Students were selected and assigned to one of two groups using random selection and assignment techniques. A pretest confirmed the equivalence of the two…

Adonri, Osa E.; Gittman, Elizabeth

490

Examining the Effects of Notetaking Format on Achievement When Students Construct and Study Computerized Notes.  

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Describes two experiments conducted to investigate the effects of notetaking format on achievement. Students constructed and studied different types of notes: partial (framework and partial notes), skeletal (framework with no notes), and control (no framework and no notes). Found that, based on an application test, students who completed and…

Katayama, Andrew D.; Crooks, Steven M.

2001-01-01

491

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

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

Sterling, Ra Shaunda Vernee

2011-01-01

492

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

493

Self-Regulation, Goal Orientation, and Academic Achievement of Secondary Students in Online University Courses  

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This study investigated the self-regulation, goal orientation, and academic achievement of 40 secondary students who completed online university courses in the sciences. Students were enrolled in one of three online university science courses. Each course was taught by a two-person team, made up of one university science professor and one…

Matuga, Julia M.

2009-01-01

494

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

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

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

2007-01-01

495

Effects of Science Manipulatives on Achievement, Attitudes, and Journal Writing of Elementary Science Students Revisited.  

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This paper describes a follow-up to a 1998 study that reexamined several aspects of elementary science students' achievement, attitudes, and journal writing in conjunction with an Alabama Hands-on Activity Science Program (HASP) grant utilizing the Full Option Science System (FOSS) kit. During the four weeks of the study, 20 fourth grade students

Frederick, Lynda R.; Shaw, Edward L., Jr.

496

Examining the Effects of Science Manipulatives on Achievement, Attitudes, and Journal Writing of Elementary Science Students.  

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This study examined several aspects of elementary science students' achievement, attitudes, and journal writing in conjunction with an Alabama Hands-on Activity Science Program (HASP) grant utilizing the Full Option Science System (FOSS) kit. The sample of 56 fourth grade students in two classes was administered a 15-item pretest and post-test.…

Frederick, Lynda R.; Shaw, Edward L., Jr.

497

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

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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

498

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

499

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

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

House, J. Daniel; Prion, Susan K.

1998-01-01

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Differential Relations of Constructivist and Didactic Instruction to Students' Cognition, Motivation, and Achievement  

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This study examined how constructivist and didactic instruction was related to students' cognitive, motivational, and achievement outcomes in English classrooms, using a sample of 3000 Grade 9 students from 108 classrooms in 39 secondary schools in Singapore. Results of hierarchical linear modeling showed differential cross-level relations. After…

Nie, Youyan; Lau, Shun

2010-01-01