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The Ninth Grade Experiment.  

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Several districts have taken a radical approach to middle/high school transitions, removing ninth-graders from the mix to give them the attention needed to succeed in high school. Three ninth-grade-only schools with 720 to 750 students in Virginia, Texas, and Pennsylvania are profiled. Students experience less social pressure from upper-classmen.…

Rourke, James R.

2001-01-01

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Students as Literary Critics: The Interpretive Experiences, Beliefs, and Processes of Ninth-Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The interpretive beliefs, processes, and instructional experiences of 8 ninth-grade students were studied as they participated in instructional subcommunities within their existing English classes. An observational analysis of the instructional communities was undertaken, and the students' interpretive processes were analyzed as intertextual transactions, which include reasoning operations and inference sources. Overall results revealed that students reasoned about literary works at

Theresa Rogers

1991-01-01

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Using Mobile Learning to Teach Reading to Ninth-Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus of this study determined whether using mobile phones as the medium for student learning with appropriately designed materials could increase educational achievement and motivation for these learners. In this research frontloading vocabulary designed for mobile phones improved comprehension, and produced a significant difference between United States ninth-grade average reading students who used mobile phones versus students in a

Lucianne Brown

2009-01-01

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The Autonomy to Choose--The Case of Ninth-Grade Mathematics Students  

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In this study we explored the effects of providing ninth-grade students with the chance to take part in decision making concerning the mathematics level they would be assigned to in high school. Decisions concerned their self-competence regarding their mathematical abilities, their learning goals and the class atmosphere. The students were taught…

Lavy, Ilana; Zarfin, Orly

2013-01-01

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The Relationship between Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement in Ninth-Grade Students in Arkansas  

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Purpose, scope, and method of study. The purpose of this study was to determine if and to what degree a relationship existed between physical fitness and the academic achievement of ninth-grade public school students in Arkansas. A sample of 152 students from four different schools participated in the study. The dependent variable was academic…

Hanna, Shellie Lyne

2009-01-01

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General Science, Ninth Grade: Theme I and Theme II. Student Laboratory Manual. Experimental.  

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|This ninth grade student manual was developed to be used in conjunction with some of the experimental science activities described in the teacher's guide. It contains laboratory worksheets for: (1) measurement; (2) basic energy concepts; (3) heat energy; (4) light; (5) sound; (6) electricity; and (7) present and future energy resources.…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

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General Science, Ninth Grade: Theme I and Theme II. Student Laboratory Manual. Experimental.  

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This ninth grade student manual was developed to be used in conjunction with some of the experimental science activities described in the teacher's guide. It contains laboratory worksheets for: (1) measurement; (2) basic energy concepts; (3) heat energy; (4) light; (5) sound; (6) electricity; and (7) present and future energy resources. Additional…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

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The Effects of Social Position, Race, and Sex on Work Values of Ninth Grade Students.  

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This study investigated the effect of social class, race, and sex on the work values of ninth-grade students in a large metropolitan area. Measures of work values were obtained using Super's (1970) Work Values Inventory. Results indicated that race and sex have differential effects on the development of work values. Significant differences between…

Thomas, Hollie B.

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The Effects of Social Position, Race, and Sex on Work Values of Ninth-Grade Students  

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This study investigated the effect of social class, race, and sex on the work values of ninth-grade students in a large metropolitan area. Results indicated that the primary differences were for the dependent variables of race and sex. In general, low social position black females scored low on the work values scales. (Author)

Thomas, Hollie B.

1974-01-01

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Milford Futurology Program: Effective Education for Gifted Ninth Grade Students.  

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|A program is described which was intended to assist gifted ninth graders to develop skills, perspective, and characteristics needed to deal effectively with change. The program's goals (development of a futures perspective, futuring competencies, and self-actualization); philosophy; organization; evaluation; and content are reviewed. (CL)|

Fletcher, Geoffrey H.; Wooddell, Gary D.

1980-01-01

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The Effect of Note Taking on Ninth Grade Students' Comprehension.  

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Explores the effect of note-taking instruction on ninth graders' comprehension of high- and low-interest passages on teacher-made, objective tests. Finds a statistically significant interaction between note-taking training and passage type that suggests the training was more effective for the low-interest than the high-interest passage. Concludes…

Faber, Jean E.; Morris, John D.; Lieberman, Mary G.

2000-01-01

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The Ninth-Grade Challenge  

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Across the country, high schools have found that their ninth-grade students have the highest rates of truancy, discipline referrals, failures, and retentions. A school's worst data points are usually found among freshmen. For this reason, proactive schools seek strategies for transitioning freshmen into high school. An effective freshman…

Habeeb, Scott

2013-01-01

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Breakfast consumption with and without vitamin-mineral supplement use favorably impacts daily nutrient intake of ninth-grade students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To assess the contribution of breakfast consumption (with and without dietary supplement intake) on total daily nutrient intake of ninth-grade students.Methods: Twenty-four-hour recall of dietary intake was collected from a random sample of 711 ninth-grade students attending 12 Archdiocesan high schools in New Orleans, Louisiana. Analysis of variance techniques, Pearson’s Chi-square statistic, and Breznahn–Shapiro method with Scheffé probabilities were

Theresa A Nicklas; Christina Reger; Leann Myers; Carol O’Neil

2000-01-01

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Medicine Use among Warsaw Ninth-Grade Students  

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|Aim: This study examined the prevalence of medicine use for headache, stomachache, difficulties in getting to sleep, nervousness, depression and lack of energy among 15- to 16-year-old students; the relationship between medicine use and students' health status; and the relationship between medicine and nicotine, illegal drug, and alcohol use.…

Pisarska, Agnieszka; Ostaszewski, Krzysztof

2011-01-01

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The Effects of Matching Instructional Strategy with Selected Student Characteristics on Ninth Grade Physical Science Students' Attitudes and Achievement.  

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A matching model of instruction on independent variables of need level, cognitive style, and locus of control resulted in improved attitude toward science in general for ninth-grade physical science students (N=574). Although achievement and other attitudes did not improve, empirical evidence suggests some matching is better than none. (DH)

Trout, John S.; Crawley, Frank E.

1985-01-01

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Successful Transitions: The Sheyenne Ninth Grade Academy  

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In this article, we share outcomes from the implementation of a ninth-grade academy in a large, comprehensive, Northern Plains, United States, school district. The article discusses the effectiveness of this reform in terms of the academic and social preparedness for students during the ninth-grade year and transition to high school. Findings…

Hall, Brenda S.; Holland, Carol E. Buchholz; Karsh, Lisa; Wang, Ting

2011-01-01

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Factors mediating the effect of gender on ninth-grade Turkish students' misconceptions concerning electric circuits  

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This study was designed to identify and analyze possible factors that mediate the effect of gender on ninth-grade Turkish students' misconceptions concerning electric circuits. A Simple Electric Circuit Concept Test (SECCT), including items with both practical and theoretical contexts, and an Interest-Experience Questionnaire about Electricity (IEQ) were administered to 1,678 ninth-grade students (764 male, 914 female) after the completion of a unit on electricity to assess students' misconceptions and interests-experiences about electricity. Results of the concept test indicated that general performances of the students were relatively low and that many students had misconceptions in interpreting electric circuits. When the data were analyzed using MANOVA and follow-up ANOVAs, a gender difference for males was observed on the dependent variable of total scores on the 10 practical items; however, there was no significant gender difference on the dependent variable of total scores on the six theoretical items. Moreover, when the same data were analyzed using MANCOVA and follow-up ANCOVAs, controlling students' age and interest-experience related to electricity, the observed gender difference was mediated on the total scores on the practical items.

Sencar, Selen; Eryilmaz, Ali

2004-08-01

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Urban minority ninth-grade students' health-related fitness knowledge.  

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The purpose of the study was to examine Hispanic and other minority ninth-grade students' health-related fitness (HRF) knowledge, using FitSmart, a standardized test for high school students. The test consisted of 50 weighted multiple choice items, measuring six subcontent components. Means and standard deviations of the overall scores and the subcontent scores were computed. The findings suggested that students demonstrated mastery of one subcontent component but failed to meet passing values for all other subcontents and overall HRF knowledge. Female students outscored their male counterparts, but there was no difference for ethnicity. More efforts are needed to ensure that Hispanic and other minority high school students master fundamental HRF knowledge. PMID:20025116

Keating, Xiaofen Deng; Chen, Li; Guan, Jianmin; Harrison, Louis; Dauenhauer, Brian

2009-12-01

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Integrating mathematics and science for below-average ninth-grade students  

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The purpose of this study was twofold: first to develop an integrated mathematics and science course for below average ninth grade students and second, to investigate the effect of this course on students performance in mathematics and science. Students' understanding of mathematics and science as tools in solving real world problems was also examined, as well as the effect of teaching methodologies on student performance. The procedure for the study involved the development and implementation by the investigator of an integrated course in mathematics and science. The content for the integrated course was based on the ninth grade Foundation of Mathematics and Science curricula. Two teaching methodologies were used during the study, the "experimental methodology," based on cooperative groups using inquiry and discovery learning; and the traditional methodology, based on lecture, homework review and practice. The population involved in the study consisted of ninety-four students in three classes in a New York City High School. Each class received a different combination of methodology and course of study: Group 1, received the regular Foundations courses taught separately but using the experimental methodology; group 2, received the integrated course with the traditional methodology, group 3 received the integrated course with the experimental methodology. The treatments lasted for seven weeks. Performance in mathematics and science was determined by three types of examinations in each subject. Performance in applications was determined by laboratory activities and special projects assigned during the study. The results indicate that there are some advantages to be gained by the integration of mathematics and science, particularly when it is used in conjunction with the "experimental methodology." The results showed that treatment group 3 performed significantly better than the other treatment groups. Treatment group 3 also performed significantly better on the laboratory activities and special projects that determined students understanding of real world problems. The results suggest that the most effective approach to teaching mathematics and science for below average students maybe an integrated curriculum and the "experimental methodology."

Wiltshire, Michael A.

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The effect of a role model project upon the attitudes of ninth-grade science students  

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This article will describe an in-school intervention project that used female role models to change the attitudes of 964 Iowa girls and boys in 57 ninth-grade science classes toward science, math, and technical curricula and careers. The differences between the students' mean pretest and posttest scores on each of six factors found to be associated with students' attitudes toward science and math and technical careers were analyzed to determine which of five experimental groups responded most positively to the intervention. Higher difference scores indicated that the attitudes of girls and boys who participated in the intervention improved more than the attitudes of girls and boys in the control groups, suggesting that the use of female role models in the science classroom is an effective way to change students' attitudes toward science, math, and related careers.

Evans, Mary Ann; Whigham, Myrna; Wang, Morgan C.

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Attitude and Achievement in Ninth Grade Physical Science of Low Need Level Students: A Reexamination of the Matching Hypothesis.  

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In a previous study, the benefits of matching instruction with students' needs were examined. Three personality variables were used for the purpose of matching: Maslowian need level; locus of control; and cognitive style. This study used the ninth-grade physical science students (N=301) participating in the previous study to (1) examine…

Crawley, Frank E.; Trout, John S.

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Differences in extracurricular activity participation, achievement, and attitudes toward school between ninth-grade students attending junior high school and those attending senior high school.  

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The purpose of this study was to determine the type of school organization that most benefited ninth-grade students. Results indicated that ninth graders in the junior high school setting participated significantly more in extracurricular activities and achieved significantly higher academically than did ninth graders in the senior high school setting. PMID:2275434

Gifford, V D; Dean, M M

1990-01-01

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The impact of a freshman academy on science performance of first-time ninth-grade students at one Georgia high school  

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The purpose of this within-group experimental study was to find out to what extent ninth-grade students improved their science performance beyond their middle school science performance at one Georgia high school utilizing a freshman academy model. Freshman academies have been recognized as a useful tool for increasing academic performance among ninth-grade students because they address a range of academic support initiatives tailored to improve academic performance among ninth-grade students. The talent development model developed by Legters, Balfanz, Jordan, and McPartland (2002) has served as a foundational standard for many ninth grade academy programs. A cornerstone feature of this model is the creation of small learning communities used to increase ninth-grade student performance. Another recommendation was to offer credit recovery opportunities for ninth graders along with creating parent and community involvement activities to increase academic success among ninth-grade students. While the site's program included some of the initiatives outlined by the talent development model, it did not utilize all of them. The study concluded that the academy did not show a definitive increase in academic performance among ninth-grade students since most students stayed within their original performance category.

Daniel, Vivian Summerour

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Facilitating Changes in Ninth Grade Students' Understanding of Dissolution and Diffusion through DSLM Instruction  

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This study examines the nature and process of ninth grade students conceptual change regarding their mental model of dissolution and diffusion as a result of instructions using the Dual Situated Learning Model (DSLM). The dual situated learning events of this model are designed according to the students ontological viewpoint of the science concepts as well as the nature of these concepts. Moreover, these events serve two functions by creating dissonance with the pre-existing knowledge and providing new schema for constructing a more scientific view of the concept. The concepts of dissolution and diffusion were chosen to examine students conceptual change process because they involve the understanding of both invisible and process attributes. Results indicate that about 76%-90% of the students successfully underwent a change in their understanding of the concepts of dissolution and diffusion after instruction using dual situated learning events. Moreover, about 75% of the students successfully applied their previous mental sets into the challenging situated learning event. This current study demonstrates that DSLM indeed facilitates the processes of conceptual change and knowledge acquisition involving concepts of dissolution and diffusion, clarifying the nature of conceptual change involving science concepts of both an invisible and a process nature.

She, Hsiao-Ching

2004-08-01

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An Examination of the Correlation between Ninth Grade Mathematics Grades and Student Performance on the Mathematics Portion of the California High School Exit Examination  

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|This study examines the relationship between ninth graders' math course grades (passing or failing) and future performance on the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). Although correlative data is not predictive, it is able to give a sense of which students one can expect to be successful and which students are more likely to benefit…

Steffan, Andrea Lynn

2010-01-01

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Examining the development of scientific reasoning in ninth-grade physical science students  

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This study-was designed to test the hypothesis that descriptive learning cycles are neither sufficient to stimulate students to reason at a formal operational level nor to encourage facility with the processes of scientific investigation. A 6-week long, three-investigation unit on simple machines drawn from a ninth-grade physical science curriculum was selected for the study. Students in the course were assigned to one of three instructional groups: descriptive group (DE), question design group (QD), and hypothesis testing group (HT). Each group completed identical exploration and invention activities. Each group participated in qualitatively distinct activities during the expansion phase. The DE students completed the activities outlined in the curriculum (a descriptive learning cycle). The QD group designed and conducted experiments to answer a question posed by the teacher. The HT group generated hypotheses concerning a problem, then designed and conducted experiments to test those hypotheses (a hypothetico-deductive expansion). The effects of the treatments were assessed in a pretest-posttest format using Lawson's Seven Logic-Tasks, the Test of Integrated Process Skills, and Lawson's Revised Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning. Analyses of the data indicated that the HT group exhibited a significant increase on the Test of Integrated Process Skills and on Task 1 of the Seven Logic Tasks during the 6-week period.

Westbrook, Susan L.; Rogers, Laura N.

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Relations of Parenting Style and Parental Involvement with Ninth-Grade Students' Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purposes of this study were to explore the influence of both parenting style (demandingness and responsiveness) and parental involvement on the achievement outcome of early adolescents and to explore the relations both adolescents' and their parents' perceptions ofparenting, and to compare the influence that the differentperceptions have on adolescents' achievement. Subjects were 247 ninth-grade boys and girls and their

Sharon E. Paulson

1994-01-01

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A Career Guidance Curriculum for Ninth Grade Students. Occupational Cluster Learning Activities. Business-Environmental. Part 1 of 2. Ninth Grade Guidance Project. Project Duration: July 16, 1979, to June 30, 1980.  

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|This first of two parts presents learning activities for four occupational clusters of a ninth-grade cluster program. It contains theory and hands-on activities that explore the occupational requirements and working environment of these areas to help students make intelligent decisions of possible career choices based on levels of interest and…

Cape May County Vocational Schools, NJ.

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General Science, Ninth Grade: Theme III and Theme IV. Student Laboratory Manual. Experimental.  

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This document is the student laboratory manual that was designed to accompany some of the experimental activities found in the teacher's guide to this general science course for ninth graders. It contains laboratory worksheets for lessons on such topics as: (1) soil; (2) hazardous waste; (3) wildlife refuges; (4) the water cycle; (5) water…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

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General Science, Ninth Grade: Theme III and Theme IV. Student Laboratory Manual. Experimental.  

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|This document is the student laboratory manual that was designed to accompany some of the experimental activities found in the teacher's guide to this general science course for ninth graders. It contains laboratory worksheets for lessons on such topics as: (1) soil; (2) hazardous waste; (3) wildlife refuges; (4) the water cycle; (5) water…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

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Ninth-Grade Student Engagement in Teacher-Centered and Student-Centered Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments  

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Engagement has been viewed as an important construct to understand students' learning performances in classroom settings. Taking an interactive perspective, the study investigates ninth graders' cognitive, emotional, and behavioral engagement in teacher-centered (TC) and student-centered (SC) technology-enhanced classrooms. 54 students from two…

Wu, Hsin-Kai; Huang, Ya-Ling

2007-01-01

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Concerns About Ninth-Grade Students' Poor Academic Performance: One School's Action Plan.  

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|Survey of high school teachers' and students' concerns about the academic performance of incoming 9th grade students. Finds teachers' major areas of concerns are time management, motivation, and homework. Students' greatest concerns are study habits, self-regulation, and test anxiety. Used survey results to develop strategies to improve student

Fulk, Barbara M.

2003-01-01

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Ninth-Grade Academies: Keep Kids in School  

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Because ninth grade is such a tough year for many students, some school districts have created special academies or other programs to provide special attention to students in the first year of high school. Studies show that ninth-graders have the most discipline incidents and retentions, and are most likely to drop out. In this paper, the author…

Chmelynski, Carol

2004-01-01

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The Emergent Charter School Model for Ninth Grade Mildly Disabled United States Students: Extending to Africa  

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An ethnographic, descriptive research methodology was used to explore the service delivery of three U.S. charter schools (one independent and two dependent secondary public charter schools) in Southern New England, United States as they relate to grade nine mildly disabled special needs students. Field research was also conducted in Costa Rica and…

Vincent, Emmanuel Teah

2009-01-01

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The Emergent Charter School Model for Ninth Grade Mildly Disabled United States Students: Extending to Africa  

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|An ethnographic, descriptive research methodology was used to explore the service delivery of three U.S. charter schools (one independent and two dependent secondary public charter schools) in Southern New England, United States as they relate to grade nine mildly disabled special needs students. Field research was also conducted in Costa Rica…

Vincent, Emmanuel Teah

2009-01-01

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Predictors of Intention to Eat 2.5 Cups of Vegetables among Ninth-Grade Students Attending Public High Schools in Eastern North Carolina  

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|Objective: To identify beliefs about eating 2.5 cups of vegetables and to assess how well these beliefs predict intention to eat them. Design: A survey based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. Setting: Two public high schools in 2 counties in eastern North Carolina. Participants: 157 ninth-grade students (mean age = 14.71 years [SD = 0.82]).…

Pawlak, Roman; Malinauskas, Brenda

2008-01-01

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Proximity of food retailers to schools and rates of overweight ninth grade students: an ecological study in California  

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Background The prevalence of obesity and overweight in youth has increased dramatically since the 1980s, and some researchers hypothesize that increased consumption of low-nutrient, energy-dense foods is a key contributor. The potential importance of food retailers near schools has received increasing attention, but public health research and policy has focused primarily on fast food restaurants. Less is known about the relationship between overweight/obesity and other types of retailers. This study aims to investigate the potential associations between nearby 1) fast food restaurants, 2) convenience stores, and 3) supermarkets, and rates of overweight students in California schools. Methods We examined the rate of overweight ninth grade students in public schools in 2007 using linear regression. The percentage of overweight students per school was determined by a state required physical fitness test, with three different options for measuring individual body composition. Our key independent variables were the presence of three different types of retailers within 800 m network buffers of the schools. Additional independent variables included school ethnic, gender and socioeconomic composition, as well as urban/non-urban location. We obtained the data from the California Department of Education and ESRI, Inc. Results The presence of a convenience store within a 10-minute walking distance of a school was associated with a higher rate of overweight students than schools without nearby convenience stores, after controlling for all school-level variables in the regression (1.2%, 95% confidence interval 0.03, 2.36). Nearby fast food restaurants and supermarkets, however, were not associated with school rates of overweight students. Conclusions Public health researchers and policy-makers interested in the food environments outside schools should expand their recent focus on nearby fast food restaurants to include convenience stores, which may also be important sources of low-nutrient, energy-dense foods for students.

2011-01-01

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The relationship between science learning opportunities and ninth-grade science students' performance on a set of open-ended science questions  

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The link between instruction in middle school science and assessment in ninth grade science in a small, rural, midwestern school district was investigated. Nine hundred seventeen middle school (grades 6-8) science students and their 13 science teachers responded to surveys used to characterize science learning opportunities in the middle school science classes. Three hundred nine ninth grade students responded to a set of open-ended science questions for which the survey data provided a contextual background for interpretation of ninth grade student performance. Middle school science students did have science learning opportunities to practice science as inquiry, and their science teachers reported that much of the science inquiry practice was contextual. Students reported less frequently discussing, reading, or writing about the work done by scientists and reported seldom using science from the popular press as a source of information in their science classes. Students did have some practice in graphing in certain contexts. At least 90% of the ninth grade science students, who responded to the open-ended science questions, had been middle school students in this same district and would have had similar science experiences to those reported in the surveys. The contextual nature of the practice and less frequent practice in graphing would likely impact student performance on the open-ended science questions which were based on graphic representation. The interpretation and use of graphic information and actual graphing of data were areas that were problematic for students. While practice was reported in controlling variables and making predictions, student data from the open-ended science questions suggest minimal transfer of these skills. Students could write a conclusion for a research scenario but had difficulty in setting out the research question or identifying the control variables for the same scenario. Provision of reasons in support of answers was problematic across the questions, as was judging the validity of evidence and proposing a controlled strategy for testing claims. Major recommendations based on this study include science inquiry practice across a range of contexts and more attention to discussing, reading, and writing in the content area.

Enger, Sandra Kay Corey

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The development of scientific reasoning skills in conjunction with collaborative writing assignments: An interpretive study of six ninth-grade students  

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In this investigation, three classes of ninth-grade general science students participated in a collaborative report-writing intervention. The purpose of this portion of the study was to evaluate students' collaboratively written laboratory reports for evidence of the use of scientific reasoning skills and to document qualitative changes in reasoning skill use over time. The participants in the study were 6 ninth-grade students, representing three collaborative writing pairs. During the intervention, students wrote 10 laboratory reports over a 4.5-month period. The author and classroom teacher designed report guideline prompts to scaffold students in the use of relevant scientific reasoning skills. The results indicated that students used reasoning skills to assess their current models of scientific understanding, make observations, interpret the meaning of results, and generate new models based on their data and relevant information. Participants showed the most improvement in writing that reflected the reasoning skills of (a) selecting and processing textbook passages, (b) drawing conclusions and formulating models, and (c) comparing/contrasting. Over time, participants improved their ability to compose explanations that represented a synthesis of prior knowledge, activity observations, and other sources of information. Collaborative writing encouraged students to construct their own understandings of science concepts by creating an environment in which thinking, reasoning, and discussion were valued.

Keys, Carolyn W.

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The Influence of Reading Skills on the Ohio Ninth Grade Proficiency Test of Mathematics.  

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|A study investigated possible causes of high percentages of students failing the Ohio Ninth Grade Proficiency Test (ONGPT) in mathematics. The validity of the math test may be questionable. The reading and math scores of over 200 ninth-grade students from a rural school in northwest Ohio were used as a basis. Only scores from the fall of 1991,…

Tack, Kristen D.

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Effectiveness of Ninth-Grade Physics in Maine: Conceptual Understanding  

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|The Physics First movement--teaching a true physics course to ninth-grade students--is gaining popularity in high schools. There are several different rhetorical arguments for and against this movement, and it is quite controversial in physics education. However, there is no actual evidence to assess the success, or failure, of this substantial…

O'Brien, Michael J.; Thompson, John R.

2009-01-01

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Teaching About India. A Guide for Ninth Grade Social Studies.  

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|The teaching and resource guide on India for ninth grade students is intended to supplement and enrich "Social Studies 9: Asian and African Culture." It is designed as a flexible set of suggestions for incorporating concepts, understandings, objectives, strategies, and available materials. Emphasis is upon inductive methods which encourage…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.

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Drug and risk perceptions of ninth-grade students: Sex differences and similarities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sixty-two secondary school students were observed in their classrooms over 5 weeks of intensive drug information for within-group changes in their perceptions. “Peer pressure” and “kicks” were cited as reasons for starting and using drugs; but peer pressure had relatively greater strength for girls than for boys, and curiosity increased for girls. Boys and girls differed in reasons for stopping

Stanley H. Schuman; Jane Polkowski

1975-01-01

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A Guide for Teaching Ninth Grade English.  

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|Various usages for newspapers in the ninth-grade English classroom are suggested in detail in this teacher's guide. Two large sections--one designed for classes with average learners and one for classes with slow learners--are subdivided into units on the short story, drama, nonfiction, and the novel. Newspapers are used for teaching reading,…

Tokars, Lester E.

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Within-School Variation in Teacher Quality: The Case of Ninth Grade  

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|There is abundant evidence that ninth grade is a critical year for students, particularly those enrolled in large urban school districts. Despite the importance of the freshman year for subsequent academic success, the existence of teacher status systems within schools suggests that ninth graders, who are traditionally viewed by teachers as…

Neild, Ruth Curran; Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth

2008-01-01

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The Effect of Intensive Instruction in Hypothesis Generation Upon Hypothesis Forming and Questioning Behaviors of Ninth Grade Students.  

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|The effects of instruction on the ability of children to generate written hypotheses and ask questions about variables pertaining to scientific discrepant events were investigated. Two hundred five ninth graders were assigned to a control group or one of four experimental instruction groups. The experimental instruction was received by watching a…

Pouler, Chris A.; Wright, Emmett

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Adapting Music for the Ninth Grade Mixed Chorus.  

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The author discusses how the ninth grader's vocal development, personality development and musical preferences create unique problems in selecting music for ninth grade choirs. Suggestions are made for adapting published choral music. A list of sacred, secular and Christmas music is included. (KC)

McIntosh, Kathleen

1980-01-01

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Impact of the Pilot Academic Literacy Course on Ninth Grade Students' Reading Development: Academic Year 1996-1997. A Report to the Stuart Foundations.  

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|Academic Literacy was a year-long course focused on reading strategy development for all ninth graders at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in the San Francisco Unified School District. Course goals were to help students become engaged, fluent, and competent readers of the variety of texts necessary for them to master to be successful in…

Greenleaf, Cynthia L.; Mueller, Faye L.

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Perceptions of autonomy support, parent attachment, competence and self-worth as predictors of motivational orientation and academic achievement: an examination of sixth- and ninth-grade regular education students.  

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This project examined the hypothesis that students' perceptions of teacher autonomy support, parent attachment, competence, and self-worth would predict motivational orientation and achievement test performance. Participants were 135 sixth-grade and 91 ninth-grade regular education students from a large, ethnically diverse school district. Stepwise regression analyses indicated that autonomy support, parent attachment, scholastic competence, and self-worth predicted the academic criterion variables. Interestingly, scholastic competence was a significant predictor in all of the regression models. Implications of the findings are discussed in terms of classroom practices. PMID:12144158

Wong, Eugene H; Wiest, Dudley J; Cusick, Lisa B

2002-01-01

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Where We Read from Matters: Disciplinary Literacy in a Ninth-Grade Social Studies Classroom  

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|Four classes of ninth-grade students in an international school in East Asia used a set of web-based technology tools to evaluate two competing webpages about the Taiwan Straits. The findings highlight the ways these students developed disciplinary literacy in social studies by drawing upon cultural resources and contextual knowledge as they…

Damico, James; Baildon, Mark; Exter, Marisa; Guo, Shiau-Jing

2009-01-01

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Ninth Grade, Low Level, Fifth Period: A Kind of Case Study.  

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|Describes an experimental, team-taught, low level ninth grade English class which emphasized writing. Discusses students, their writing, the use of journal writing, ability grouping, and what the classroom environment was like. Notes that students improved in all their other classes during the semester they spent in this class. (SR)|

Howard, Becky; Liner, Tom

1990-01-01

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An Investigation of the Test-Taking Skills and Associated Thinking Processes of Ninth Grade English Language Arts Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although much is known about how students perform on standardized tests, little research exists concerning how students think and process while taking such tests. This mixed methods action research study was designed to investigate if a constructivist approach to test preparation could yield improved results for 37 English language arts freshmen…

O'Shea, Mary B.

2010-01-01

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The Differential Effects of Three Methods of Teaching on the Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary of Ninth Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two successful teaching strategies for improving students' reading comprehension, vocabulary, and speed of reading comprehension are the MRM method (identifying sentence kernels) and the LOGANAR method (logically analyzing cognitive relationships). (CJ)|

Hafner, Lawrence E.; Palmer, Barbara C.

1980-01-01

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An interpretive study of students' use of scientific reasoning during a collaborative report writing intervention in ninth grade general science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Laboratory report writing should promote learners' ability to reason scientifically from data to conclusions, especially if opportunities for collaborative discussion are provided, yet few studies have examined the use of writing as a tool for the development of scientific reasoning skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate scientific reasoning skills used by students in a naturalistic collaborative writing

Carolyn W. Keys

1995-01-01

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Cross-Language Transfer of Reading Ability: Evidence from Taiwanese Ninth-Grade Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How proficiency in reading the first language (L1) influences proficiency in reading in the second language (L2) was explored in this study. Reading scores in Mandarin Chinese (L1) and in English (L2) for 30,000 Taiwanese ninth-grade students were randomly selected from all who took the national Basic Competency Test during a 6-year period in…

Chuang, Hui-Kai; Joshi, R. Malatesha; Dixon, L. Quentin

2012-01-01

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Cross-Language Transfer of Reading Ability: Evidence from Taiwanese Ninth-Grade Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|How proficiency in reading the first language (L1) influences proficiency in reading in the second language (L2) was explored in this study. Reading scores in Mandarin Chinese (L1) and in English (L2) for 30,000 Taiwanese ninth-grade students were randomly selected from all who took the national Basic Competency Test during a 6-year period in…

Chuang, Hui-Kai; Joshi, R. Malatesha; Dixon, L. Quentin

2012-01-01

57

TEACHING LITERATURE AND READING SIMULTANEOUSLY, NINTH GRADE ENGLISH.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|SPECIFIC STUDY MATERIALS AND A GUIDE FOR TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION AND LITERATURE ARE PRESENTED. THE STUDY MATERIALS PROVIDE FOR A WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY AND ACHIEVEMENT AND ARE APPLIED TO THE TITLES REGULARLY USED IN THE NINTH-GRADE LITERATURE PROGRAM OF THE RAMAPO CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SPRING VALLEY, NEW YORK. EXCERPTS FROM "THE THREAD…

KINKEAD, THOMAS; LEVINE, MILTON

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Tracking, Grading, and Student Motivation: Using Group Composition and Status to Predict Self-Concept and Interest in Ninth-Grade Mathematics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Assigning students to different classes on the basis of their achievement levels (tracking, streaming, or ability grouping) is an extensively used strategy with widely debated consequences. The authors developed a model of the effects of tracking on self-concept and interest that integrates the opposing predictions of \\

Ulrich Trautwein; Oliver Lüdtke; Herbert W. Marsh; Olaf Köller; Jürgen Baumert

2006-01-01

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Role rehearsal and efficacy: two 15-month evaluations of a ninth-grade alcohol education program.  

PubMed

A ninth-grade alcohol education program aimed at reducing drinking, drinking and driving, and riding with a drinking driver was developed on the basis of problem behavior theory, social cognitive theory and role theory. In Year 1 the program was taught by Social Studies teachers to half of the eighty-four ninth-grade classes in all nine junior high schools in a single school system; the other half served as controls. In Year 2 the program was taught to the ninth-grade students of the same school system by English teachers. Students' knowledge, skills and practices were measured before and four-six weeks and one year after the program. Results indicated significant increases in knowledge and perceived ability to resist pressures to drink among experimental students. No significant differences were noted for the drinking or the drinking and driving practices of either group. One year after the program, significantly fewer students in the experimental classes reported riding with a driver who had been drinking. Results suggested that English teachers were more effective than Social Studies teachers in teaching this program. PMID:1593388

Newman, I M; Anderson, C S; Farrell, K A

1992-01-01

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The Effectiveness of New York City's Career Magnet Schools: An Evaluation of Ninth Grade Performance Using an Experimental Design.  

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|The career magnet high school programs of the New York City (NYC) public school system were evaluated in an experimental study. The experimental design compared the ninth-grade performance of students randomly selected for magnet schools with those who "lost the lottery." It included 91 pools of students: 3,272 with average reading scores and 986…

Crain, Robert L.; And Others

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Managing the Transition to Ninth Grade in a Comprehensive Urban High School. Snapshot  

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This "snapshot" illustrates how one school is managing to make a positive difference for ninth graders. It describes the Ninth Grade Success Academy, a school-within-a-school at Thomas A. Edison High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which has a number of features specifically designed to help ninth-graders make successful transitions. A list…

Smith, Thomas J.

2007-01-01

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Connecticut Ninth-Grade Proficiency Test 1980-81 Summary Report: Mathematics, Basic Writing Skills in the Language Arts, Reading.  

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The "Education Evaluation and Remedial Assistance" section 10-14n of the Connecticut General Statutes, requires that the State Board of Education administer an annual statewide proficiency examination in basic reading, language arts, and mathematic skills to all ninth-grade students. This report describes the development of the test and summarizes…

Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.

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A Case Study of Systemic Reform to Improve Ninth Grade Advancement toward Graduation in a Multi-High School District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Too many freshmen students remain mired in the ninth grade, presenting a growing problem for America's secondary schools as they struggle to improve high school completion rates. In an effort to stem the tide of high school dropouts, a southeast Texas suburban school district with five comprehensive high schools engaged in a systemic reform…

Lewis, Kirk

2008-01-01

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Effects of teachers' assessment practices on ninth grade students' perceptions of classroom assessment environment and achievement goal orientations in Muscat science classrooms in the Sultanate of Oman  

Microsoft Academic Search

Classroom assessment is a continual activity for teachers to improve the quality of instruction and motivate students to learn (Brookhart, 1999; Gronlund, 2006). Although there is a great deal of research on teachers' classroom assessment practices, few empirical research attempts have been made to link these practices to students' perceptions of classroom assessment environment and motivation defined in terms of

Hussain A. Al Kharusi

2007-01-01

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An Approach to Combat Student Misbehavior at the Ninth Grade Level: The Committee on Referral and Evaluation (C.O.R.E.).  

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|The Committee on Referral and Evaluation (CORE) was the second phase of a two-phased practicum designed to improve the behavior of students identified as hard-core discipline problems. The first phase was a computer discipline record-keeping system used to identify problem students. The CORE Program combined school, community, and state agencies…

Newman, Daniel G.

66

Evolution of the Theory of the Earth: A Contextualized Approach for Teaching the History of the Theory of Plate Tectonics to Ninth Grade Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Current high school Earth Science curricula and textbooks organize scientific content into isolated “units” of knowledge. Within this structure, content is taught, but in the absence of the context of fundamental understandings or the process of how the science was actually done to reach the conclusions. These are two key facets of scientific literacy. I have developed curriculum from a historical perspective that addresses two particular units of study in Earth Science (“geologic time” and “plate tectonics”). The curriculum traces the evolution of the theory of plate tectonics. It includes contextualized experiences for students such as telling stories, utilizing original historical texts, narratives, and essential questions, to name a few. All of the strategies are utilized with the goal of building understanding around a small set of common themes. Exploring the historical models in this way allows students to analyze the models, while looking for limitations and misconceptions. This methodology is used to encourage students to develop more scientifically accurate understandings about the way in which the world and the process of scientific discovery work. Observations of high student engagement during the utilization of this contextualized approach has demonstrated that a positive effect on student understanding is promising.

Dolphin, Glenn

2009-04-01

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Allied Health Field, Ninth Grade. Introduction to Allied Health and the Health Care Team. Operation TACT [Toward an Allied Health Career Today] Curriculum [and Teachers' Handbook].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The two-part set consists of a student handbook and a related teachers' handbook in allied health education for use at the ninth grade level. The student handbook contains nine units which focus on the science curriculum: (1) introduction, (2) weights and measures, (3) human body, (4) chemistry, (5) electricity and magnetism, (6) heat and its…

Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Allied Health Professions.

68

The Effects of a 3Week Unit of Tactical, Skill, or Combined Tactical and Skill Instruction on Badminton Performance of Ninth-Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interest in alternative models for games\\/sport instruction has increased in recent years. Recent research has compared tactical approaches to games\\/sport instruction with more skill-oriented approaches (Gabriele & Maxwell, 1995; Griffin, Olsin, & Mitchell, 1995; McPherson & French, 1991; Turner & Martinek, 1992, 1995b). Most of the research in this area to date has focused on student performance outcomes (knowledge, skill,

Karen E. French; Peter H. Werner; Judith E. Rink; Kevin Taylor; Kevin Hussey

1996-01-01

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Indian River County Environmental Education Instructional Guide: Language Arts, Ninth Grade. Pilot Edition.  

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As part of a language arts series for kindergarten through grade nine, this ninth grade guide examines environmental values, concepts, and problems according to a common conceptual scheme: all living things, including humans, are interrelated and interdependent; heredity and environment interact to determine the characteristics of an organism and…

Green, Norva; And Others

70

The Relationship Between Vocational Maturity and Appropriateness of Vocational Choices of Ninth-Grade Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine whether ninth-grade pupils making appropriate vocational choices attained higher scores on measures of vocational maturity than pupils making inappropriate vocational choices. Analyses of the results showed that the group making appropriate vocational choices attained significantly higher scores than the…

Westbrook, Bert W.

1976-01-01

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Long-term effects of four preschool programs: ninth- and tenth-grade results.  

PubMed

Follow-up of achievement test and IQ data on low-income black youths who had participated for 1 year in Bereiter-Engelmann, DARCEE, Montessori, or Traditional prekindergarten was continued through ninth and tenth grades. Stable trends persisted. Montessori males and DARCEE females were high; Montessori males were performing at about grade level on reading and math; IQs parallelled achievement test results. Additional tests of fluid intelligence, task persistence, self-esteem, divergent thinking, task approach, and aspirations and expectations were administered in ninth and tenth grades. Results from program comparisons and factor analyses were consistent with those on IQ and school achievement. The possibility of relationships between techniques used in the different preschool programs and sex differences in children's developmental level was discussed. PMID:6488964

Miller, L B; Bizzell, R P

1984-08-01

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My Point of View: More Writing from Grade 9 Students.  

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This booklet is a collection of writing by ninth-grade students taken from the 1987 and 1988 Canadian Territorial Achievement Tests. The booklet's 70 pieces of writing include essays on education in the Northwest Territory, narratives on how the best laid plans can go wrong, humorous treatments on uses for chewing gum and the best ways to keep…

Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.

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The Effectiveness of the New 9th Grade Biology Curriculum on Students' Environmental Awareness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a new 9th grade biology curriculum on students' environmental awareness. Participants included 91 ninth grade students in a high school in Balikesir during the spring semester of the 2008-2009 academic years. Two classrooms, including 22 and 24 students respectively, were randomly assigned…

Cetin, Gulcan; Nisanci, Seda Hilal

2010-01-01

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Classroom discourse in a ninth-grade self-contained class for those labeled learning disabled  

Microsoft Academic Search

The teacher-researcher studied 10 videotaped lessons of a ninth-grade, secondary, social studies, self-contained special education class for those labeled learning disabled to ascertain patterns of verbal classroom discourse. The verbal transcription of these tapes was then analyzed. ^ Peer discourse was analyzed using categories such as social statements referring to the world outside school, classroom-related social statements, bids for other

Della Nelson Levine

1999-01-01

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Urban ninth-grade girls interactions with and outcomes from a design-oriented physics project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Past literature has documented a shrinking but persistent gap in physics and engineering for females, both in school and in the workforce. A commonly recommended strategy to invite girls into science at the school level is to have students work on design-projects in groups, which has been shown to increase all students' learning outcomes and attitudes towards science. Students (n=28) in a ninth-grade inner-city physics class participated in such a project, in which they built remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV's) over the course of one month. Students (n=23) in a comparison classroom learned the same content using the Active Physics curriculum during the same time frame. Mixed methods were used to study the ROV classroom. Students in both classes were given pre- and post-physics content tests. Qualitative data collected during the project included field notes, video, and teacher interviews. Macro-level data analysis was done, which informed further micro-analysis. Macro-analysis revealed significantly higher learning outcomes for the ROV class than for the non-ROV class. Within the ROV class, girls, and in particular, girls in female-majority groups had increased learning outcomes and high levels of interest and engagement with the project, while girls in mixed-sex and male-majority groups did not. Qualitative macro-analysis revealed that in all of the female-majority groups, females took leadership roles within the groups, while in all of the non female-majority groups, males took leadership roles. The only groups in which girls completely disengaged from the project were mixed-sex or male majority groups. Case studies and cross case analysis suggested that girls foregrounded group process over product, and used the level of group unity as a metric of the groups' success. Groups led by girls were more cooperative and exhibited distributed leadership and participation. These findings were interpreted through lenses of expectation states theory and social interdependence theory. This study suggests that the commonly recommended non-sexist strategy of using hands-on group work can be positive, but should be undertaken with conscious attention to group dynamics.

Higginbotham, Thomas Eric Miksad

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Comparative Effects of Prescribed Weight-Training and Basketball Programs on Basketball Skill Test Scores of Ninth Grade Boys.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The effects of weight-training and basketball programs on four basketball skills were evaluated with a pre- to posttest study of ninth-grade boys. No significant differences or trends were found among groups on the front shot, speed pass, jump and reach, or dribble. (Author/RD)|

Ford, H. Thomas, Jr.; Puckett, John R.

1983-01-01

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Middle-Grade Predictors of Students’ Motivation and Behavior in High School  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated students’ school context, motivation, and behavior across the transition to high school. During the final marking period of 7th and 9th grades, students completed questionnaires assessing their academic self-concept and perceptions of the motivational context created by teachers, peers, and their economic opportunity structure. Achievement and discipline data were also collected at both time points. Ninth graders

Tamera B. Murdock; Lynley H. Anderman; Sheryl A. Hodge

2000-01-01

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A Report on the Science Summer Camp for the Gifted 9th Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A summer science camp was held in Korea for 30 ninth grade students gifted in science. Students were divided into three groups (physics, chemistry, and biology) for activities which included problem solving, brainstorming, and experimental work. The experiments of the physics group addressed the use of solar energy, the chemistry group focused on…

Kyeonggi Province Board of Education, Suweon (Republic of Korea).

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The Impact of Homework and Homework Preferences in Ninth Grade Geography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study measured the impact of homework and student homework preferences on the learning of 9th grade geography students of average and below average reading levels. Quiz averages were compared between two student groups that had alternating periods of exogenous manipulation, where one group was assigned homework while the alternate group was…

Schuster, Nicholas C.

2009-01-01

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Environmental factors as predictors of smoking among ninth-grade adolescents in Pitkäranta (Russian Karelia) and in eastern Finland.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to assess whether similar environmental factors predict adolescents' smoking in two different cultures: in the Pitkäranta district in Russian Karelia and in eastern Finland. The data were gathered by self-administered questionnaires from ninth-grade students in 10 comprehensive schools in Pitkäranta (n = 385) and from age-matched students in 24 schools in eastern Finland (n = 2,098). Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test whether similar path structures fit for boys and for girls in Pitkäranta and in eastern Finland, and to test whether regression coefficients were similar between the cultures by sex. Smoking by family members and best friends was positively related to adolescents' smoking both directly and indirectly. Environmental factors were similar predictors of smoking between the cultures for boys. For girls, different regression coefficients in Pitkäranta and in eastern Finland were found. Best friend's smoking was the most important predictor of adolescents' own smoking in every sub-sample. When indirect relationships were identified, the significance of parents' and siblings' smoking, in addition to smoking by best friends, was strongly supported. PMID:17131279

Kemppainen, Ulla; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Vartiainen, Erkki; Jokela, Veikko; Puska, Pekka; Pantelejev, Vladimir; Uhanov, Mihail

2006-12-01

81

REACTIONS OF STUDENTS TO RECEIVING GRADES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|ATTITUDE CHANGES OF STUDENTS UPON RECEIVING GRADES WERE STUDIED. MEASURES WERE DEVELOPED TO DETERMINE THE STUDENTS' (1) ATTITUDES TOWARDS GRADES AND SCHOOL, (2) EXPECTANCIES FOR FUTURE GRADES, AND (3) ESTIMATIONS OF ABILITIES. A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF 7TH- THROUGH 12TH-GRADE STUDENTS (1,000) WAS SELECTED. A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO ALL…

COHEN, KAREN C.

82

Pre-Vocational Curriculum (Career Education) for 9th and 10th Grade Levels. (Student Study Guide).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This student guide consists of 17 units of study for use in a prevocational career education course geared toward ninth and tenth grade students. Covered in the individual lessons are the following topics: assessing personal interests, using the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, identifying occupational choices, identifying vocational and…

Arman, Ruby L.; Arman, Mohammad R.

83

Water: How Good is Good Enough? Student Book. Science Module (9th-10th Grade Chemistry). Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This learning module is designed to integrate environmental education into ninth- and tenth-grade chemistry classes. This module and a companion social studies module were pilot tested in Gwinnett County, Georgia in classes of students, many of whom had learning disabilities. It emphasizes activity learning. The module is divided into four parts.…

Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.

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Curriculum Guide, C.E.I.T.--Ninth Grade, Transportation Technology. Point Pleasant Junior High School, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1977-1978.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The result of a curriculum development project known as Project Open, this curriculum guide offers an elective course on transportation systems for ninth graders who are participating in the Career Exploration in Technology (CEIT) program and who have completed the eighth-grade course on manufacturing systems. The course, which spans two…

Kleine, Richard E.; Hamme, Randall

85

The Use of Ninth-Grade Early Warning Indicators to Improve Chicago Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chicago has been in the forefront of the country in its use of 9th-grade indicators of dropout. Catalyzed by the development of the freshman on-track indicator and research around it, Chicago school administrators, central office personnel, and external partners have developed a number of mechanisms using 9th-grade indicators to stimulate school…

Allensworth, Elaine

2013-01-01

86

Quiet Times: Ninth Graders Teach Poetry Writing in Nursing Homes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a community project (based on Kenneth Koch's book "I Never Told Anybody") in which students in a ninth-grade English class paired up with nursing home residents, making regular visits to encourage them to write poetry. Discusses finding a place, getting ready, working together, and what students learned about writing poetry and about…

Dickson, Randi

1999-01-01

87

Walking the Talk: Examining Privilege and Race in a Ninth-Grade Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Kelly Sassi and Ebony Elizabeth Thomas describe their struggles and eventual success with students in constructing a "counternarrative to colormuteness and colorblindness"--the self-imposed student segregation and silencing of voice. Because of discussions during a Native American unit and student participation in a classroom intervention…

Sassi, Kelly; Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth

2008-01-01

88

Urban ninth-grade girls interactions with and outcomes from a design-oriented physics project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Past literature has documented a shrinking but persistent gap in physics and engineering for females, both in school and in the workforce. A commonly recommended strategy to invite girls into science at the school level is to have students work on design-projects in groups, which has been shown to increase all students' learning outcomes and attitudes towards science. Students (n=28)

Thomas Eric Miksad Higginbotham

2006-01-01

89

Do Low Grades Cause College Students to Give Up?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the present study the effects on subsequent grades of low, average, and high first exam grades were investigated for 192 students in a traditional grading system and fifty-four students in a pass-fail grading system. (Author)|

Thayer, Robert E.

1973-01-01

90

Increasing Student Responsibility through the Development of the Skills of Listening To and Following Directions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a program for improving student responsibility through increasing the effectiveness of students listening to and following directions. Targeted groups consisted of an eighth-grade applied computer technology class, a ninth-grade English class, a ninth-grade biology class, and an eleventh-grade applied physical science class.…

Bibel, Michelle; Hart, Lewis; Rizzio, Gary; Tylka, Patricia

91

Developmental Trajectories of Proactive and Reactive Aggression from Fifth to Ninth Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the developmental trajectories of proactive and reactive aggression from 5th to 9th grade in a sample of 126 children (66% male) screened to be in the top 31% on a measure of aggression. Prospective relations between proactive and reactive aggression and delinquency were also examined. Findings suggested that levels of both…

Fite, Paula J.; Colder, Craig R.; Lochman, John E.; Wells, Karen C.

2008-01-01

92

Grades and Student Evaluations of Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Revisits determinants of college student evaluations in a model allowing for the possibility that (expected) grades are simultaneously determined. Estimates evaluations using both ordinary least squares and two-stage least squares, finding that grades do affect a college instructor's evaluation. Results suggest that instructors can "buy" better…

Krautmann, Anthony C.; Sander, William

1999-01-01

93

Correlates of College Students' Attitudes toward Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study describes the development of the Attitude Toward Grades (ATG) survey instrument, a brief internally consistent measure of college student attitude toward grades and reports on selected behavioral correlates of that attitude. An initial item pool of approximately 50 attitude statements was created and the Thurstone equal appearing…

Bahn, Changhwan; And Others

94

Patterns of Middle School Adjustment and Ninth Grade Adaptation of Rural African American Youth: Grades and Substance Use  

Microsoft Academic Search

The transition to high school has been identified as a potentially difficult time in adolescents’ lives. Reductions in both\\u000a academic and social functioning often accompany this transition. While these effects have been documented in urban youth,\\u000a the move to high school has not been extensively studied in rural minority youth. Toward that end, the academic grades and\\u000a substance use in

David B. Estell; Thomas W. Farmer; Matthew J. Irvin; Jana H. Thompson; Bryan C. Hutchins; Erin M. McDonough

2007-01-01

95

Finding and Contextualizing Resources: A Digital Literacy Tool's Impact in Ninth-Grade World History  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the Internet has been touted as a boon to social studies education, little research exists that documents the impact of using it as a contextualizing tool for analyzing primary sources and developing Web sites on high school students' achievement. In this article, the authors address both issues by using a quasi-experimental design to…

Friedman, Adam M.; Heafner, Tina L.

2008-01-01

96

Do Low Grades Cause College Students to Give up?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The thesis that low grades cause college students to give up receives some support from early psychological research and from current reinforcement theories. This study investigates the effects on subsequent grades of low, average, and high first-exam grades for 192 students in a traditional grading system and 52 students in a pass-fail grading

Thayer, Robert E.

97

Osteoporosis Risk Factors in Eighth Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents findings from food frequency questionnaires and surveys of 138 Midwestern eighth-grade student-parent pairs. The study examined the incidence of modifiable and nonmodifiable osteoporosis risk factors and compared gender differences. Data analysis indicated that many adolescents possessed several modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors…

Lysen, Victoria C.; Walker, Robert

1997-01-01

98

Ninth Graders' Use of a Shared Database in an Internet Research Project: Issues of Collaboration and Knowledge-Building  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a student Internet research project, 82 ninth-grade students created and used a shared bibliographic database of resources which they found on the World Wide Web. This paper analyzes the students' use of the database in terms of two dimensions: 1) how much students were involved in collaboration as opposed to individually-oriented activities, and 2) how much they were oriented

Jeff Kupperman; Raven Wallace; Nathan Bos

99

Effects of Cooperative Learning on Students' Understanding of Metallic Bonding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study focused on investigating the effectiveness of instruction via newly developed teaching materials based on cooperative learning when compared to a traditional approach, on ninth grade students' understanding of metallic bonding. Fifty-seven ninth grade science students from two science classes in the same high school participated…

Acar, Burcin; Tarhan, Leman

2008-01-01

100

Sex Differences in Mathematics: An Investigation of Sex Differentiated Attitudes Toward Mathematics and Sex-Differentiated Achievement in Mathematics on the Ninth Grade Level in Eight Schools in New Jersey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was undertaken: (1) to determine achievement in mathematics of ninth graders (general mathematics students and algebra students) in eight public schools in New Jersey as measured by an achievement test developed and tested by the author; (2) to determine attitudes toward mathematics of the students as measured by an attitude scale…

Merkel-Keller, Claudia

101

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

102

Same work, lower grade? Student ethnicity and teachers' subjective assessments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research shows ethnic minority students to receive different grades when taught by majority teachers. This may happen either because of bias in teachers' grading, or because objective student performance is indeed altered. Using an experiment, I examine whether teachers grade minority and majority students differently for the same work. I find no evidence for this. However, teachers report lower

Reyn van Ewijk

2009-01-01

103

Student Perception of Academic Grading: Personality, Academic Orientation, and Effort  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Factors influencing student perceptions of academic grading were examined, with an emphasis on furthering understanding of the relevance of effort to students' conceptualization of grading. Students demonstrated a conceptualization of grading where effort should be weighted comparably to actual performance in importance to the composition of a…

Tippin, Gregory K.; Lafreniere, Kathryn D.; Page, Stewart

2012-01-01

104

Student Ideas: What Is an Environment?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The author investigated students' ideas about what defines an environment and how these ideas change across grade level and educational experience. A total of 81 students were sampled: 18 seventh graders, 20 eighth graders, and 24 ninth graders from general biology, and 19 ninth graders from college preparatory biology. The environments task was…

Shepardson, Daniel P.

2005-01-01

105

Black Students' Perceptions of Prejudice and Grade Deflection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study presented here was designed to further the understanding of black student performance in biracial, academic settings. The purpose of the research was to assess the association between black students' perceptions of prejudice among white instructors and grade deflection (discrepancy between grade expected and grade received) in the…

Thompson, Maxine S.; Michel, Jerry B.

106

Cognitive Dissonance or Revenge? Student Grades and Course Evaluations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|I tested 2 competing theories to explain the connection between students' expected grades and ratings of instructors: cognitive dissonance and revenge. Cognitive dissonance theory holds that students who expect poor grades rate instructors poorly to minimize ego threat whereas the revenge theory holds that students rate instructors poorly in an…

Maurer, Trent W.

2006-01-01

107

Teacher Effects on Minority and Disadvantaged Students' Grade 4 Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Chung, Vicki

2011-01-01

108

Seventh grade students' conceptions of global warming and climate change  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate seventh grade students' conceptions of global warming and climate change. The study was descriptive in nature and involved the collection of qualitative data from 91 seventh grade students from three different schools in the Midwest, USA. An open response and draw and explain assessment instrument was administered to students. These data were

Daniel P. Shepardson; Dev Niyogi; Soyoung Choi; Umarporn Charusombat

2009-01-01

109

Concept mapping and science achievement of middle-grade students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Donald Snead

2000-01-01

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Concept Mapping and Science Achievement of Middle Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Donald Snead; Wanda L. Snead

2004-01-01

111

Grading student clinical practice performance: the Australian perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educators have long considered assigning a grade in the assessment of student clinical practice performance as too variable, too subjective, or educationally inappropriate. Consequently, most undergraduate nurse education programs have maintained non-graded pass\\/fail criteria assessment for evaluating and reporting student clinical performance. This paper argues that, while the varied clinical environments do make assessing students’ clinical performance difficult, the reliability

Kate Andre

2000-01-01

112

Cross-Grade Comparison of Students’ Understanding of Energy Concepts  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aims of this cross-grade study were (1) to determine the level of understanding of energy concepts of students at different\\u000a academic grades and the differences in understanding between these grades and (2) to analyse the conceptual development of\\u000a these students. Two hundred and forty-three students at 3 different levels (high school, undergraduate, and postgraduate)\\u000a participated in this study. The

Aysegul Saglam-Arslan

2010-01-01

113

Efficiency of breakfast consumption patterns of ninth graders  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective To assess the efficiency of breakfast consumption patterns in terms of nutrient-to-cost comparisons.Design Twenty-four-hour dietary recalls were collected and food items named were priced (prices from local grocery stores and restaurants were averaged). Three breakfast consumption groups were identified: restaurant foods (fast foods), ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal, and other foods.Subjects Subjects consisted of 567 ninth-grade students (57% female, 86% white,

THERESA A. NICKLAS; ALLAN McQUARRIE; CHRISTINE FASTNAUGHT; CAROL E. O'NEIL

2002-01-01

114

Sixth Grade Students Who Use Alcohol  

PubMed Central

Young adolescent alcohol users drink at higher rates than their peers throughout adolescence and appear to be less amenable to intervention. This study compares those who reported alcohol use in the past year to those who reported no use in a multiethnic, urban sample of sixth graders in 61 schools in Chicago in 2002 (N = 4,150). Demographic, behavioral, intrapersonal, and socioenvironmental factors were identified based on behavioral theories and potential mediators of the Project Northland Chicago intervention. Single and multiple regression models were created for users and nonusers to determine associations between these factors and alcohol use behavior and intentions. The multiple regression models explained 35% and 56% of the variance in alcohol use behavior and intentions between students for nonusers and users, respectively. Results suggest that primary prevention programs for alcohol use should occur prior to sixth grade, particularly for the substantial group at high risk for early use.

Pasch, Keryn E.; Perry, Cheryl L.; Stigler, Melissa H.; Komro, Kelli A.

2008-01-01

115

Making the Grade: Understanding Learning and Grade Orientations of First-Year Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|First-year undergraduate students enter college with varying expectations, motivations, and goals and are being bombarded with messages about the importance of grades, sometimes to the detriment of learning. This descriptive, cross-sectional study employs LOGO II to describe the learning and grade orientations of first-year students and identify…

Purcell, Jennifer M.

2009-01-01

116

Investigating Urban Eighth-Grade Students' Knowledge of Energy Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated urban eighth-grade students' knowledge of energy resources and associated issues including energy acquisition, energy generation, storage and transport, and energy consumption and conservation. A 39 multiple-choice-item energy resources knowledge assessment was completed by 1043 eighth-grade students in urban schools in…

Bodzin, Alec

2012-01-01

117

Components of Students' Grade Expectations for Public Speaking Assignments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although previous research has linked students' expected grades to numerous pedagogical variables, this factor has been all but ignored by instructional communication scholars. In the present study, 315 undergraduates were presented with grading scenarios representing differing combinations of course rigor, teacher immediacy, and student

Larseingue, Matt; Sawyer, Chris R.; Finn, Amber N.

2012-01-01

118

Seventh Grade Students' Conceptions of Global Warming and Climate Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to investigate seventh grade students' conceptions of global warming and climate change. The study was descriptive in nature and involved the collection of qualitative data from 91 seventh grade students from three different schools in the Midwest, USA. An open response and draw and explain assessment instrument was…

Shepardson, Daniel P.; Niyogi, Dev; Choi, Soyoung; Charusombat, Umarporn

2009-01-01

119

Eighth Grade Indicators of Successful Transition to High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between 8th grade student data and the level of student success at the end of the ninth grade year. The theoretical framework for this study was based on the Meleis (1986) Transition Theory and it was a mixed methodology research study that employed both qualitative and quantitative…

Ormseth, Bethany

2010-01-01

120

Creating Sacred Places for Students in Grades 7&8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide attempts to help teachers of American Indian students in grades 7-8 provide a culturally relevant education that takes place in the regular classroom, includes content related to Indian students' lives, makes students proud, expands to other experiences, and enhances learning. Creating sacred places means responding appropriately to…

Fox, Sandra J.

121

Creating Sacred Places for Students in Grades 9-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide attempts to help teachers of American Indian students in grades 9-12 provide a culturally relevant education that takes place in the regular classroom, includes content related to Indian students' lives, makes students proud, expands to other experiences, and enhances learning. Creating sacred places means responding appropriately to…

Fox, Sandra J.

122

Minicourses for Deaf Students in the Intermediate Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A minicourse program with students from grades four through eight at the Oregon State School for the Deaf has been rewarding for teachers and students by serving to develop skills in immediate practical areas of the student's experience as well as in developing recreational skills and interests in such activities as chess, mime, and karate, and…

Anderson, Peter E.; Shepard, Charlotte H.

1977-01-01

123

Seventh Grade Students' Mental Models of the Greenhouse Effect  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This constructivist study investigates 225 student drawings and explanations from three different schools in the midwest in the US, to identify seventh grade students' mental models of the greenhouse effect. Five distinct mental models were derived from an inductive analysis of the content of the students' drawings and explanations: Model 1, a…

Shepardson, Daniel P.; Choi, Soyoung; Niyogi, Dev; Charusombat, Umarporn

2011-01-01

124

Factors Influencing Career Aspirations of Primary and Secondary Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many studies have examined factors influencing the career aspirations of high school students, but little has been done to explore this issue with primary school students. This study investigated factors that might influence the career aspirations of children across a broad age spectrum. Students (N=150) from grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 completed…

Canale, Joseph R.; Dunlap, Linda L.

125

Predictors of Risk for Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Ninth Grade Urban High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined risk factors associated with acquisition of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) among adolescents. Found that demographic factors were associated with being sexually experienced, but few demographics were associated with specific STD-related risk behaviors. Knowledge was not associated with any risk behaviors. Use of alcohol and drugs…

Boyer, Cherrie B.; Tschann, Jeanne M.; Shafer, Mary-Ann

1999-01-01

126

Introduction to Vocations: Career Exploration Curriculum Guides for Ninth Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These career exploration curriculum guides are designed to provide infusion activities for entry-level academic courses at the high school level. Guides are provided for the areas of art, English, foreign language, mathematics, biological science, physical science, and social studies. Each guide is related to an occupational cluster and specific…

Morgan, Bruce; And Others

127

Ocean and Great Lakes Awareness among Fifth and Ninth Grade Ohio Students: A Continuing Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on a longitudinal study conducted by the Ohio Sea Grant Education Program. Indicates that over the four-year period, an increase of over 10 percent was noted in knowledge scores whereas attitudes did not commensurately change. States that information considered critical to responsible decision making may still be lacking. (RT)|

Fortner, Rosanne W.; Mayer, Victor J.

1988-01-01

128

Industrial Education. Drafting. [Grade 9].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Part of a series of curriculum guides dealing with industrial education in junior high schools, this guide provides a course on drafting to be used in the ninth grade. Thirteen goals are identified for the students to demonstrate: (1) a knowledge of the relationship between drafting and the work of designers, engineers, and architects; (2) an…

Parma City School District, OH.

129

A case study of project?based instruction in the ninth grade: a semester?long study of intertidal biodiversity  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this descriptive case study, project?based learning is presented as a teaching model that combines elements from other learning strategies. High school students participating in an intertidal monitoring project built around this model increased their content knowledge related to the ecology of the intertidal zone and improved their scientific investigation skills. Several aspects of project?based instruction are considered critical to

Erin Baumgartner; Chela J. Zabin

2008-01-01

130

Grading Student Clinical Practice Performance: The Australian Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although assessment of nursing students' clinical performance is difficult, objections to grading may be based on erroneous assumptions. A combination of criterion- and norm-referenced assessment can clarify minimum competency requirements and reward meritorious performance. (SK)|

Andre, Kate

2000-01-01

131

Student Perspectives on Homework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers are finding that a number of students do not complete homework assignments for various reasons, and have long experienced the frustration of students who do not or will not complete their homework assignments. The purpose of this action research project was to research ninth grade freshmen student attitudes about homework at a single…

Wilson, Jan; Rhodes, John

2010-01-01

132

Grade Inflation and the Myth of Student Consumerism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The widespread acceptance of the phrase "grade inflation" poses a potentially damaging overstatement in reference to higher education. Grades are at an all-time high, but a review of the literature demonstrates that the improvement is not incongruous with a rise in faculty development programs and increased varieties of student support services.…

Boretz, Elizabeth

2004-01-01

133

Grade Retention and School Completion: Through Students' Eyes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There are numerous factors associated with not finishing high school. The purpose of this student was to shed new light on one of them, grade retention, as seen through the eyes of retained dropouts themselves. Respondents describe three interrelated phenomena that characterized their trajectory from being retained-in-grade to subsequent…

Penna, Albert A.; Tallerico, Marilyn

2005-01-01

134

Determinants of Grades in Maths for Students in Economics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the determinants of grades achieved in mathematics by rst-year students in Economics. We use individual administrative data from 1993 to 2005 to t an educational production function. Our main ndings suggest that good secondary school achievements and the type of school attended are signi cantly associated with maths grades. Ceteris paribus, females typically do better than males.

Lorenzo Cappellari; Claudio Lucifora; Dario Pozzoli

2009-01-01

135

Determinants of grades in maths for students in economics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the determinants of grades achieved in maths by first?year students in economics. We use individual administrative data from 1993 to 2005 to fit an educational production function. Our main findings suggest that good secondary school achievements and the type of school attended are significantly associated with maths grades. Ceteris paribus, females typically do better than males. Since

Lorenzo Cappellari; Claudio Lucifora; Dario Pozzoli

2010-01-01

136

Investigating Urban Eighth-Grade Students’ Knowledge of Energy Resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated urban eighth-grade students’ knowledge of energy resources and associated issues including energy acquisition, energy generation, storage and transport, and energy consumption and conservation. A 39 multiple-choice-item energy resources knowledge assessment was completed by 1043 eighth-grade students in urban schools in two cities in Pennsylvania, USA. Mean scores for the entire assessment measure indicated low conceptual energy knowledge

Alec Bodzin

2012-01-01

137

Comparison between teacher grading and student self-grading in different modules of agronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The adaptation of the Universities to European Higher Education Area (EHEA) involves changes in the learning system. Students must obtain specific capabilities in the different degrees or masters. For example, in the degree of Agronomy at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), they must command mathematics, English informatics or crop production. Moreover, students must attain personal skills such as leadership, team work, a critical spirit and a social, environmental and ethical commitment with the environment and the society. A way to evaluate the critical spirit of the students is to compare the grade obtained in a specific module with the grade that the students think he should get. The aim of this work is to evaluate the differences between teacher and student grading in different subjects related to soil science in different degrees and masters courses at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Méndez, A.; Paz-Ferreiro, J.; Guerrero, F.; Gascó, J. M.; Saá, A.; Tarquis, A. M.; Gascó, G.

2012-04-01

138

Capital High Academy for Ninth Graders Exceeding Standards (CHANGES): Description and Evaluation of the 2004-2005 Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although transitioning from school to school can be challenging at any level, the transition to high school may be particularly fraught with challenge because students are experiencing a change in schools as well as the physical, emotional, and psychological changes inherent to adolescence. Educators and researchers agree that ninth grade is a…

Hughes, Georgia K.; Copley, Lisa D.; Baker, Aaron A.

2005-01-01

139

Effects of Cooperative Learning on Students’ Understanding of Metallic Bonding  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study focused on investigating the effectiveness of instruction via newly developed teaching materials based on\\u000a cooperative learning when compared to a traditional approach, on ninth grade students’ understanding of metallic bonding.\\u000a Fifty-seven ninth grade science students from two science classes in the same high school participated in this study. The\\u000a same teacher taught metallic bonding with cooperative learning

Burcin Acar; Leman Tarhan

2008-01-01

140

A CURRICULUM FOR ENGLISH, STUDENT PACKET, GRADE 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THE FIRST UNIT OF THE STUDENT PACKET FOR GRADE NINE OF THE NEBRASKA ENGLISH CURRICULUM IS A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIPS WHICH EXIST BETWEEN AUTHOR AND AUDIENCE, AND AN EXAMINATION OF THE EPIGRAM, LIMERICK, PARABLE, FABLE, AND ODE. WITH THIS BACKGROUND, STUDENTS CONSIDER "ON AVARICE" AND "ANIMAL FARM" AS EXAMPLES OF FORMAL AND MENIPPEAN SATIRE,…

Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Curriculum Development Center.

141

Math Manipulatives to Increase 4th Grade Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Couture, Katie

2012-01-01

142

A CURRICULUM FOR ENGLISH, STUDENT PACKET, GRADE 11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THE 11TH-GRADE COURSE OF STUDY IN AMERICAN LITERATURE PRESENTED IN THE STUDENT PACKET FOR THE NEBRASKA ENGLISH CURRICULUM BEGINS WITH A UNIT ENTITLED "INDIVIDUALISM AND IDEALISM" IN WHICH STUDENTS ANALYZE SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHIES BY EMERSON, THOREAU, WHITMAN, AND DICKINSON. NEXT, THE THEME OF SIN AND LONELINESS AS IT LIMITS INDIVIDUALISM IS…

Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Curriculum Development Center.

143

Fifth-Grade Bilingual Students and Precursors to "Subtractive Schooling."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study examined Spanish-speaking children's attitudes about being and staying bilingual. Classroom observations and interviews with 15 fifth-grade students, 12 parents, and 2 teachers at a Texas elementary school indicated that despite being in a supportive bilingual environment, students believed they would have to struggle to maintain their…

Worthy, Jo; Rodriguez-Galindo, Alejandra; Assaf, Lori Czop; Martinez, Leticia; Cuero, Kimberley

2003-01-01

144

A CURRICULUM FOR ENGLISH, STUDENT PACKET, GRADE 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE FIRST UNIT OF THE STUDENT PACKET FOR GRADE NINE OF THE NEBRASKA ENGLISH CURRICULUM IS A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIPS WHICH EXIST BETWEEN AUTHOR AND AUDIENCE, AND AN EXAMINATION OF THE EPIGRAM, LIMERICK, PARABLE, FABLE, AND ODE. WITH THIS BACKGROUND, STUDENTS CONSIDER "ON AVARICE" AND "ANIMAL FARM" AS EXAMPLES OF FORMAL AND MENIPPEAN SATIRE,…

Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Curriculum Development Center.

145

Elementary and Middle Grade Students' Constructions of Typicality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study addresses the measures chosen by students when selecting or constructing indices to properties of distributions of data. A series of individual teaching experiments were conducted to provide insight into the development of five 4th to 8th grade students' conceptualizations of distribution over the course of 8 weeks of instruction.…

Leavy, Aisling M.; Middleton, James A.

2011-01-01

146

Perspective: Middle Grades Students and ADD  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The substantial increase in the number of students referred for possible attention deficit disorder can be attributed in part to the relatively young age at which students must meet the academic demands of middle school, according to psychologist Jerrold Pollak. He offers a solution for educators and members of the mental health community.

Pollak, Jerrold

2010-08-01

147

Data Modelling with First-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper argues for a renewed focus on statistical reasoning in the beginning school years, with opportunities for children to engage in data modelling. Results are reported from the first year of a 3-year longitudinal study in which three classes of first-grade children (6-year-olds) and their teachers engaged in data modelling activities. The…

English, Lyn D.

2012-01-01

148

Improving Students' Mathematical Thinking Skills through Improved Use of Mathematics Vocabulary and Numerical Operations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a program for improving students' mathematical thinking skills through improved use of mathematics vocabulary and numerical operations. The targeted population includes sixth grade general education mathematics students and ninth grade special education mathematics students. The students' inabilities to effectively solve…

Schoenberger, Kathleen M.; Liming, Lori Ann

149

A Study of Students' Lack of Study and Organizational Skills with Middle School and High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A program was undertaken to teach organizational and study skills to middle and high school students. The targeted population consisted of sixth grade students in a social studies class and ninth grade students in a world geography class. The schools are located in a middle-to-lower class suburban community near a large midwestern city. An…

Bausch, Amy; Becker, Kim

150

Determinants of grades in maths for students in economics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the determinants of grades achieved in maths by first-year students in economics. We use individual administrative data from 1993 to 2005 to fit an educational production function. Our main findings suggest that good secondary school achievements and the type of school attended are significantly associated with maths grades. Ceteris paribus<\\/italic>, females typically do better than males. Since

Lorenzo Cappellari; Claudio Lucifora; Dario Pozzoli

2011-01-01

151

The Effect of Scheduling Models for Introductory Algebra on 9th-Grade Students, Test Scores and Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of pacing and scheduling of algebra coursework on assigned 9th-grade students who traditionally would qualify for pre-algebra instruction and same course 9th-grade students who traditionally would qualify for standard algebra instruction. Students were selected based on completion of first-year…

O'Hanlon, Angela L.

2011-01-01

152

The Effect of Scheduling Models for Introductory Algebra on 9th-Grade Students, Test Scores and Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of pacing and scheduling of algebra coursework on assigned 9th-grade students who traditionally would qualify for pre-algebra instruction and same course 9th-grade students who traditionally would qualify for standard algebra instruction. Students were selected based on completion of first-year…

O'Hanlon, Angela L.

2011-01-01

153

Sixth Grade Student Self-Regulation in Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The positive relationship between self-regulation and student achievement has been repeatedly supported through research. Key considerations that have resulted from prior research include instructor feedback and explicit expectations, student perception of their control of their progress, accurate self-calibration, reflection, goal-setting, age, and methods by which a cycle which integrates all of these can be put in place. While research provides evidence for that fact that it is possible to support student success in several of these areas, many questions are left as to how guided, active self-regulation impacts students perception of their control over their performance, their ability to accurately assess and act upon their strengths and weaknesses, and, ultimately, their overall progress at different developmental stages. This study intended to provide a better understanding of how guidance in the self-regulation strategies of sixth grade science students can impact their attitudes toward learning. Specifically, this study investigated the question, "What is the effect of active reflection, graphing of grades, and goal setting on sixth-grade students' locus of control and ability to self-regulate?"

Reid, Lisa J.

154

No Gifted Student Left Behind: Building a High School Library Media Center for the Gifted Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Library Media Center of the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, a high school specializing in Government and International Studies, located in Richmond, Virginia, serves close to 650 gifted students in grades 9-12. The skills of Governor's students range from the neophyte ninth-grade researcher to experienced faculty members embarking on…

Graboyes, Alanna S.

2007-01-01

155

Grading Students with Significant Disabilities in Inclusive Settings: Teacher Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study describes teacher (K-12) opinions and practices related to grading and providing modified instruction, assignments, and assessments for students with low-incidence disabilities in inclusive settings. One hundred and thirty nine teachers working in K-12 inclusive schools in Arizona and California completed an on-line survey…

Kurth, Jennifer; Gross, Megan; Lovinger, Stephanie; Catalano, Tammy

2012-01-01

156

Seventh Grade Students and the Visual Messages They Love  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Most seventh grade students partially define themselves through everyday media messages. As a part of understanding how these images and the media impacts their lives, the author collaborated with her colleagues to develop a unit to help teens learn how visual messages such as those in pictures, media icons, logos, slogans, clothing, toys, and…

De Abreu, Belinha

2008-01-01

157

Are psychosocial factors related to smoking in grade-6 students?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The associations of psychosocial characteristics with both gender and smoking behavior were explored in a sample of 1552 grade-six students from 107 schools in one Ontario, Canada, school district. Ever smokers were more likely to have spending money; a parttime job; to have missed school in previous 2 months; perceive themselves to be below average or average in school; to

John J. Koval; Kathleen O'Connor

1997-01-01

158

Determinants of Grades in Maths for Students in Economics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper investigates the determinants of grades achieved in maths by first-year students in economics. We use individual administrative data from 1993 to 2005 to fit an educational production function. Our main findings suggest that good secondary school achievements and the type of school attended are significantly associated with maths…

Cappellari, Lorenzo; Lucifora, Claudio; Pozzoli, Dario

2012-01-01

159

Environmental Knowledge and Beliefs among Grade 10 Students in Australia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To develop environmental education in Australia, a survey of tenth-grade students was undertaken. Thirty knowledge items and ten belief items were constructed. A panel of environmentalists and educators identified best responses for the knowledge items, and a common reference point, preservation of homo sapiens, for the belief items, so a…

Eyers, Vivian George

160

Open Word Sorts: Helping Third Grade Students Become Strategic Spellers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study analyzed whether a word study instruction based on open sorting would allow children to have more conventions or strategies available for spelling words in their written work. Subjects, all 22 third-grade students in a suburb of a large midwestern city, were given the Qualitative Inventory of Word Knowledge as pre- and posttests. Three…

Fresch, Mary Jo; Wheaton, Aileen

161

A Science Assessment Program for Kindergarten and First Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presented are science units for kindergarten and first-grade classes which include one or more non-verbal test items constructed to determine whether the student has learned the material presented in the unit. Units include: light, senses, gerbils, beans and peas, animal activities, and hatching chicks. (SL)|

Greening, Gary A.

162

Stop Tobacco in Restaurants: Fifth Grade Students STIR City Hall  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article discusses a campaign called STIR: Stop Tobacco in Restaurants, that was started by fourth and fifth grade students. The goal was to end smoking in public places, including restaurants, bowling alleys, sports bars, and pool halls. For two years they motivated their peers, coordinated an information campaign to urge kids and adults to…

Morris, Ronald Vaughan

2008-01-01

163

The Fairness of Report Card Grading Adaptations: What Do Students with and without Learning Disabilities Think?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 15 high school students with learning disabilities and 257 typical students found no grading adaptation was viewed as fair by a majority of students without disabilities. Changing the grading scale and raising grades to reflect improvement were viewed as fair adaptations by the students with disabilities. (CR)

Bursuck, William D.; Munk, Dennis D.; Olson, Mary M.

1999-01-01

164

Correlates of Academic Procrastination and StudentsGrade Goals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined correlates of academic procrastination and studentsgrade goals in a sample of 226 undergraduates from\\u000a Singapore. Findings indicated that self-efficacy for self-regulated learning was significantly and negatively related to procrastination.\\u000a High self-efficacy for self-regulated learning also predicted students’ expectations of doing well and low self-efficacy for\\u000a self-regulated learning predicted students’ expectations of not doing well academically. Additionally,

Crystal X. Tan; Rebecca P. Ang; Robert M. Klassen; Lay See Yeo; Isabella Y. F. Wong; Vivien S. Huan; Wan Har Chong

2008-01-01

165

Grade six students' understanding of the nature of science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The goal of scientific literacy requires that students develop an understanding of the nature of science to assist them in the reasoned acquisition of science concepts and in their future role as citizens in a participatory democracy. The purpose of this study was to investigate and describe the range of positions that grade six students hold with respect to the nature of science and to investigate whether gender or prior science education was related to students' views of the nature of science. Two grade six classes participated in this study. One class was from a school involved in a long-term elementary science curriculum project. The science curriculum at this school involved constructivist epistemology and pedagogy and a realist ontology. The curriculum stressed hands-on, open-ended activities and the development of science process skills. Students were frequently involved in creating and testing explanations for physical phenomena. The second class was from a matched school that had a traditional science program. Results of the study indicated that students hold a wider range of views of the nature of science than previously documented. Student positions ranged from having almost no understanding of the nature of science to those expressing positions regarding the nature of science that were more developed than previous studies had documented. Despite the range of views documented, all subjects held realist views of scientific knowledge. Contrary to the literature, some students were able to evaluate a scientific theory in light of empirical evidence that they had generated. Results also indicated that students from the project school displayed more advanced views of the nature of science than their matched peers. However, not all students benefited equally from their experiences. No gender differences were found with respect to students' understanding of the nature of science.

Cochrane, Donald Brian

166

Biology. Report of Student Performance. Spring 1988. End of Course Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. Approximately 83.4 percent of the 77,154 students who took the biology test were in the tenth grade. Students taking biology in the ninth grade (8.3 percent) were on an accelerated…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Testing.

167

How Second-Grade Students Internalize Rules during Teacher-Student Transactions: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Vygotsky's theory of the internalization of signs provided the basis for this study. Aims: This study tried to analyse the processes by which second-grade students internalize school rules. Sample: Ethnographic data were collected on 102 lessons in a second-grade class (6-8 years) during 1 year. This study focused on three lessons…

Meard, Jacques; Bertone, Stefano; Flavier, Eric

2008-01-01

168

La Desercion Escolar en los Niveles de Sexto y Noveno Grado: Una Comparacion Entre Zonas Rurales y Urbanas. Boletin 219 (The Educational Desertion in the 6th and 9th Grades: A Comparison Between Rural and Urban Zones. Bulletin 219).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1962 and again in 1965, a group of sixth and ninth grade students in selected schools in four Puerto Rican communities were interviewed to investigate the factors influencing students' decision to withdraw from school before completing twelfth grade and to identify some characteristics of dropouts. Of 616 students interviewed in 1962, 20.9% of…

Lopez, Maria I. Hernandez; And Others

169

Teaching Sport Education to Russian Students: An Ecological Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Given Russian students' general lack of group work and opportunities to develop student responsibility in their prior schooling experiences, the purpose of this study was to examine how a group of Russian high school students responds to novel demands of participation in a sport education season. Forty-two students from two ninth-grade physical…

Sinelnikov, Oleg; Hastie, Peter

2008-01-01

170

K-8th Grade Korean Students' Conceptions of 'Changes of State' and 'Conditions for Changes of State'. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the various conceptions held by K-8th Korean grade students regarding the 'changes of state' and the 'conditions for changes of state'. The study used a sample of five kindergarteners, five secondgrade students, five fourth-grade students, five sixth-grade students, and five eighth-grade students. The 25 students attend…

Paik, Seoung-Hey; Kim, Hyo-Nam; Cho, Boo-Kyoung; Park, Jae-Won

2004-01-01

171

Reading and spelling difficulties in high school students: Causes and consequences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Basic skills in reading and spelling and supporting metalinguistic abilities were assessed in ninth and tenth grade students in two school settings. Students attending a private high school for the learning disabled comprised one group and the other comprised low to middle range students from a public high school. Both the LD students and the regular high school students displayed

Donald Shankweiler; Eric Lundquist; Lois G. Dreyer; Cheryl C. Dickinson

1996-01-01

172

Personalized Grading Plans: A Systematic Approach to Making the Grades of Included Students More Accurate and Meaningful  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Do seemingly motivated students with learning disabilities work hard in general education classes only to receive lower grades than their peers? Donahoe and Zigmond (1990) found that 60-70% of students with learning disabilities passed their mainstreaming classes but received a below-average (below a C-) grade. A similar finding was reported by…

Munk, Dennis D.; Bursuck, William D.

2004-01-01

173

Improving Fifth Grade Students' Participation in and Attitudes toward the Science Fair through Guided Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practicum addressed the problem of decreased participation of fifth-grade students in the science fair. At this grade level, the science fair guidelines mandate that students enter a research-type project. For many fifth-grade students the desire to tackle this monumental task does not match their developing cognitive skills. The literature…

Daab, Marcia J.

174

Teacher-Student Interactions in Fifth Grade Classrooms: Relations with Children's Peer Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates the extent to which teacher-student interactions in fifth grade classrooms are associated with peer behavior in fifth grade, accounting for prior peer functioning. Participants included 894 fifth grade students from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. The quality of teacher-student interactions…

Luckner, Amy E.; Pianta, Robert C.

2011-01-01

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sayler, Micheal F.; Brookshire, William K.

1993-01-01

176

Grade Inflation under the Threat of Students' Nuisance: Theory and Evidence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examines a channel, students' nuisance, to explain grade inflation. "Students' nuisance" is defined by "students' pestering the professors for better grades." This paper contains two parts: the game theoretic model and the empirical tests. The model shows that the potential threat of students' nuisance can induce the professors to…

Iris Franz, Wan-Ju

2010-01-01

177

Producing a Documentary in the Third Grade: Reaching All Students through Movie Making  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article details the work of third grade teacher, co-author Kim Heckart, as she engaged her students in making historical documentaries: a project that succeeded in reaching all of her third-grade students. For the last five years, Kim has required students to make historical documentaries. As her students produced these works, Kim conversed…

Fehn, Bruce; Heckart, Kimberly

2013-01-01

178

Growth: How Much is Too Much? Student Book. Science Module (9th-10th Grade Biology). Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This learning module is designed to integrate environmental education into ninth- and tenth-grade chemistry classes. This module and a companion social studies module were pilot tested in Gwinnett County, Georgia in 1975-76. The module is divided into four parts. Part one provides a broad overview of unit content and proposes questions to…

Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.

179

Instructional Objectives Exchange. Social Studies (Geography). Grade K-9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ninety-seven objectives reflecting major social science concepts in the discipline of geography at the kindergarten through ninth grade levels are included in this booklet, which is one of a series. Emphasis is upon requiring students to master behavioral aspects and concepts central to the field of geography. The material is organized into eleven…

Instructional Objectives Exchange, Los Angeles, CA.

180

Urban Studies, Grade 9, Elective. Teacher's Guide for Social Studies, Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The guide consists of a course outline of urban studies for ninth grade students. The course goals are to help students a) become familiar with and adjust to their school and community environment; b) appreciate the unique contributions of all ethnic groups to world cultures; c) understand the values inherent in a democratic society; d) function…

Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.

181

The Efficacy of Philadelphia's K-to-8 Schools Compared to Middle Grades Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Natural experiments explored the effects of attending public Philadelphia K-to-8 schools or public middle schools on eighth- and ninth-grade achievement. Found that students attending K-8 schools had higher reading, mathematics, and science achievement than students attending middle schools serving similar communities. Suggested that number of…

Offenberg, Robert M.

2001-01-01

182

Health Education: Cancer Prevention and Control. Curriculum Guides, Grades 7, 8, and 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This curriculum guide provides the teacher with a variety of suggestions intended to assist students in the seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grades to develop proper attitudes regarding cancer and its prevention. In addition, learning experiences are suggested with the intent to teach students about the importance of early detection and treatment of…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Curriculum Development Center.

183

Supportive School Climate and Student Willingness to Seek Help for Bullying and Threats of Violence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the relations between student perceptions of support and student willingness to seek help for bullying and threats of violence in a sample of 7318 ninth-grade students from 291 high schools who participated in the Virginia High School Safety Study. Hierarchical linear modeling indicated that students who perceived their…

Eliot, Megan; Cornell, Dewey; Gregory, Anne; Fan, Xitao

2010-01-01

184

Facilitating Student Interactions in Mathematics in a Cooperative Learning Setting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the effects of learning mathematics in a cooperative small-group setting on different types of student interactions in low-level ninth-grade classes. Findings indicate an increase in students' activity, a shift toward on-task verbal interaction, various opportunities for students to receive help, and positive attitudes toward the…

Leikin, Roza; Zaslavsky, Orit

1997-01-01

185

Nutrients in the Great Lakes. Teacher's Guide and Student Workbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This teacher guide and student workbook set presents two learning activities, designed for fifth through ninth grade students, that concentrate on nutrients in the Great Lakes. In activity A, students simulate aquatic habitats using lake water and goldfish in glass jars and observe the effects of nutrient loading and nutrient limitation on…

Brothers, Chris; And Others

186

The Association of Professors' Style, Trait Anxiety, and Experience with Students' Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The relationship between the style, trait anxiety, and experience of professors and students' grades was investigated using Fiedler's contingency theory. Results indicated professors' trait anxiety is significant influencing student grades; professors having a high Least Preferred co-worker score assigned grades negatively correlated related with…

Theodory, George C.; Day, Richard C.

1985-01-01

187

Effects of Intensive Reading Intervention for Eighth-Grade Students with Persistently Inadequate Response to Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors report the effects of a yearlong, very small-group, intensive reading intervention for eighth-grade students with serious reading difficulties who had demonstrated low response to intervention (RTI) in both Grades 6 and 7. At the beginning of Grade 6, a cohort of students identified as having reading difficulties were randomized to…

Vaughn, Sharon; Wexler, Jade; Leroux, Audrey; Roberts, Greg; Denton, Carolyn; Barth, Amy; Fletcher, Jack

2012-01-01

188

Implementation of Algebra I in Eighth Grade: An "Ex-Post Facto" Study on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Only recently have school districts across the nation begun to offer Algebra I to all eighth grade students. Currently, most eighth grade Algebra I curriculum does not have a national consistent focus of topics or level of rigor. A key issue of implementing Algebra I in eighth grade is defining national Algebra I concepts and skills that students

Realdine, Dorothy S.

2010-01-01

189

Using Multimethod-Multisource Functional Behavioral Assessment for Students with Behavioral Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using multimethod-multisource functional behavioral assessment (FBA), 3 students (in kindergarten, first grade, and ninth grade) with behavioral disabilities at risk for change of placement received interventions. Indirect assessments included the Functional Assessment Checklist for Teachers and Staff--Part A & B, the Student-Directed Functional…

Stage, Scott A.; Jackson, Hal G.; Moscovitz, Kara; Erickson, Marcia Jensen; Thurman, Stacy Ogier; Jessee, Wyeth; Olson, Erin M.

2006-01-01

190

Ninth graders' attitudes towards selected uses of technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Technology has become affordable and available for science teachers of all grade levels. This study presents the results of collecting attitudinal data from over 240 ninth grade physical science students prior to the integration of technology into their science curriculum. The data were evaluated utilizing a probabilistic model, which corrects for the nonlinearity of rating scale responses. Results indicate that surveyed students, on average, were supportive of the integration of a wide range of technology into their classroom. Although students were generally positive, they were statistically more supportive of activities that involved the sending of electronic messages to other students when a comparison was made to their attitudes toward the collecting of data with computer probes. The results suggest that physical science teachers may want to initiate the integration of technology into classes by first requiring students to use electronic mail to share data collected without the aid of a computer. This activity could, in turn, be followed by labs that require the collecting of data with computer probes and subsequent sharing of that data with other students through electronic mail.

Boone, William J.; Edson, James

1994-12-01

191

Homework: To Require or Not? Online Graded Homework and Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recent development in economics of the online automated graded homework product, Aplia, has significantly reduced the cost to instructors of assigning and grading homework. Using a quasi-experimental approach, we investigate the effect that online graded homework has on student achievement (as measured by the Test of Understanding in College Economics, final course grades, and performance on the departmental final

Tisha L. N. Emerson; Kimberly D. Mencken

2009-01-01

192

Effects of traditional instruction versus teacher-constructed and student-constructed instructional resources on the short- and long-term achievement and attitudes of tenth-grade science students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of traditional instruction versus instruction employing teacher-constructed and student-constructed instructional resources on the short-and long-term achievement and attitudes of tenth-grade science students. The National Science Education Standards (NSES) call for science to become an active process, no longer driven by a textbook or content. However, the term active process is not adequately defined. The sample included 62 tenth-grade students drawn from three heterogeneously grouped classes in a suburban high school. Students were assigned to the classes based on successful completion of ninth-grade science, teacher recommendations, and guidance department scheduling logistics. The sample consisted of 32 males and 30 females. A Counterbalance Research Design was employed. During the first week of the study, Group A received traditional instruction, Group B received instruction employing teacher-constructed instructional resources, and Group C received instruction employing student-constructed instructional resources for the unit of study. The second week of this study, Group A received instruction employing teacher-constructed instructional resources, Group B received instruction employing student-constructed instructional resources, and Group C received traditional instruction for the unit of study. The third week of the study, Group A received instruction employing student-constructed instructional resources, Group B received traditional instruction, and Group C received instruction employing teacher-constructed instructional resources for the unit of study. The results indicated significant differences among traditional instruction, teacher-constructed, and student-constructed instructional resources ( p < .05). Results of this study supported the belief that instruction employing student-constructed instructional resources yielded higher scores on science achievement tests. Attitudes also were surveyed in this research. The results indicated a significant difference (p < .001) favoring teacher-constructed and student-constructed instructional resources versus traditional instruction.

O'Connell, Deborah

2000-11-01

193

Student response to Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) as an eighth-grade literacy practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the literacy practices of 9 eighth-grade students who participated in a program of daily Sustained Silent Reading (SSR). Students reported their activities and attitudes towards SSR by means of interviews and written responses. Teacher observations supported their responses. Standardized test scores for participating and nonparticipating SSR students were compared documenting the value of SSR as an eighth-grade

Diane Mary Kvilesz

2007-01-01

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

195

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

196

The Interplay Between Student Evaluation and Instruction: Grading and Feedback in Mathematics Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teachers’ practices of student evaluation can be considered crucial to the implementation of embedded assessment systems. This article reports on two studies investigating these practices in detail. The first study examines teacher judgments about student achievement in terms of the grades awarded. It examines whether the grades awarded reflect two dimensions of students’ achievement as well as learning behavior. It

Katrin Rakoczy; Eckhard Klieme; Anika Bürgermeister; Birgit Harks

2008-01-01

197

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

198

Multidimensional Self Concept Scale: An Examination of Grade, Race, and Gender Differences in Third through Sixth Grade Students' Self-Concepts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the practicality of extending the Multidimensional Self Concept Scale (MSCS) norms downward for use with third and fourth grade students from a predominantly African-American sample. Internal consistency for the MSCS for third- and fourth-grade students was comparable to fifth- and sixth-grade students in the sample. (Author/MKA)

Wilson, Patti L.

1998-01-01

199

Classroom Quality and Student Engagement: Contributions to Third-Grade Reading Skills  

PubMed Central

This study, using NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development longitudinal data, investigated the effects of classroom quality and students’ third-grade behavioral engagement on students’ third-grade reading achievement (n?=?1,364) and also examined the extent to which students’ third-grade behavioral engagement mediated the association between classroom quality and children's reading skills. SEM results revealed that controlling for family socio economic risk and students’ first-grade reading achievement, classroom quality significantly, and positively predicted children's behavioral engagement, which in turn predicted greater reading achievement. Higher levels of children's behavioral engagement were associated with higher reading achievement. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.

Guo, Ying; Connor, Carol McDonald; Tompkins, Virginia; Morrison, Frederick J.

2011-01-01

200

Effects of Intensive Reading Intervention for Eighth-Grade Students With Persistently Inadequate Response to Intervention  

PubMed Central

The authors report the effects of a yearlong, very small-group, intensive reading intervention for eighth-grade students with serious reading difficulties who had demonstrated low response to intervention (RTI) in both Grades 6 and 7. At the beginning of Grade 6, a cohort of students identified as having reading difficulties were randomized to treatment or comparison conditions. Treatment group students received researcher-provided reading intervention in Grade 6, which continued in Grade 7 for those with low response to intervention; comparison students received no researcher-provided intervention. Participants in the Grade 8 study were members of the original treatment (N = 28) and comparison (N = 13) conditions who had failed to pass a state-mandated reading comprehension test in both Grades 6 and 7. In Grade 8, treatment group students received a 50-minute, daily, individualized, intensive reading intervention in groups of two to four students per teacher. The results showed that students in the treatment condition demonstrated significantly higher scores than comparison students on standardized measures of comprehension (effect size = 1.20) and word identification (effect size = 0.49), although most continued to lack grade-level proficiency in reading despite 3 years of intervention. Findings from this study provide a rationale for intensive intervention for middle school students with severe reading difficulties.

Vaughn, Sharon; Wexler, Jade; Leroux, Audrey; Roberts, Greg; Denton, Carolyn; Barth, Amy; Fletcher, Jack

2013-01-01

201

Civic Development of 9th through 12th-Grade Students in the United States: 1996.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides an extensive picture of factors often thought to be associated with promoting good citizenship among youth. In particular, it focuses on the civic development of 9th- through 12th-grade students. Broadly speaking, student characterist...

C. Chapman R. G. Niemi

1998-01-01

202

The long-term effect of intensive instruction on the open exploration behavior of ninth grade students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports the long-term effects of intensive instruction (II) in the cue attendance (CA) or hypothesis generation (HG) on open-exploration behavior. The five dependent measures included: the number of observed details; the number and quality of hypotheses; and the number and diversity of questions. In the original study, Ss receiving either form of II performed significantly better than control

Emmett L. Wright

1981-01-01

203

Efficacy of Online Algebra I for Credit Recovery for At-Risk Ninth Grade Students: Evidence from Year 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study is an efficacy trial funded by a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Research (NCER). Fifteen CPS high schools are receiving funding to implement two Algebra I credit recovery courses during the summer sessions of 2011 and 2012--one online and one face-to-face (f2f). These courses allow…

Heppen, Jessica; Allensworth, Elaine; Walters, Kirk; Pareja, Amber Stitziel; Kurki, Anja; Nomi, Takako; Sorensen, Nicholas

2012-01-01

204

Middle Grades and High Schools Use Effective Strategies to Prepare Students for Challenging High School Studies. High Schools That Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Middle grades schools have their hands full in working with elementary schools and high schools to improve the likelihood of success for middle grades students--accelerating learning, helping elementary students move seamlessly into the middle grades, preparing middle grades students for rigorous high school courses, changing organization and…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011

2011-01-01

205

Coping Styles and Strategies: A Comparison of Adolescent Students with and without Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this study, the authors compared the results of a coping measure completed by 98 seventh through ninth grade students who were assessed as having learning disabilities with published means from the general Australian student population. The "Adolescent Coping Scale" was the measure used. The results suggested higher use by students aged 12 to…

Firth, Nola; Greaves, Daryl; Frydenberg, Erica

2010-01-01

206

Dialogues of Deliberation: Conversation in the Teacher-Student Writing Conference. Technical Report No. 48.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a larger study of teacher-student conferences, a study examined naturally occurring one-to-one writing conference conversations between a ninth-grade English teacher (recommended as an excellent writing teacher) and three markedly different students. The study examined students' grapplings with the structure as well as the content of…

Sperling, Melanie

207

Evaluation of a Drug Education Program: Does It Reduce Student Drug Abuse?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines perceptions of principals, teachers, elementary students, and parents of the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program for fifth graders begun in Dade County (Florida) Schools in 1988-89. Compares ninth-grade program graduates' drug use with that of a comparable group of non-DARE students. DARE and non-DARE students exhibit no…

Strusinski, Marianne; Gomez, Joseph J.

1996-01-01

208

Estimating the Impact of Relative Expected Grade on Student Evaluations of Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Grade inflation over the past few decades has been a concern for many universities. Course evaluation scores are known to be positively correlated with students' expected grades, and this paper tests whether or not there is an incentive for the instructor to "buy" higher evaluation scores by inflating grades. To test this hypothesis, I use unique…

Ewing, Andrew M.

2012-01-01

209

Prematriculation Program Grades as Predictors of Black and Other Nontraditional Students' First-Year Academic Performances.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study explored predictors of African-American and other nontraditional medical students' first-year academic performance at the Medical College of Georgia. Variables included undergraduate grades and grades in a summer prematriculation program (SPP) featuring biochemistry, anatomy, and immunology courses. SPP grades were found useful in…

Hesser, Al; Lewis, Lloyd

1992-01-01

210

Comprehension Instruction for Students with Reading Disabilities in Grades 4 through 12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many students with reading difficulties in grades 4 through 12 experience challenges in understanding and learning from text. Some of these learners have demonstrated reading challenges from the early grades and have not acquired successful reading skills. Others were adequate readers in the early grades when word reading was the focus and when…

Reed, Deborah K.; Vaughn, Sharon

2012-01-01

211

Prematriculation Program Grades as Predictors of Black and Other Nontraditional Students' First-Year Academic Performances.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study explored predictors of African-American and other nontraditional medical students' first-year academic performance at the Medical College of Georgia. Variables included undergraduate grades and grades in a summer prematriculation program (SPP) featuring biochemistry, anatomy, and immunology courses. SPP grades were found useful in…

Hesser, Al; Lewis, Lloyd

1992-01-01

212

Modeling Oral Reading Fluency Development in Latino Students: A Longitudinal Study Across Second and Third Grade  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines growth in oral reading fluency across 2nd and 3rd grade for Latino students grouped in 3 English proficiency levels: students receiving English as a second language (ESL) services (n = 2,182), students exited from ESL services (n = 965), and students never designated as needing services (n = 1,857). An important focus was to learn whether, within

Stephanie Al Otaiba; Yaacov Petscher; N. Eleni Pappamihiel; Rihana S. Williams; Allison K. Dyrlund; Carol Connor

2009-01-01

213

Learning Difficulties Experienced by Grade 12 South African Students in the Chemical Representation of Phenomena  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the learning difficulties of grade 12 South African students in a national chemistry examination. A quantitative analysis of students' performance in the examination revealed there was a significant difference between student performance in questions where students needed to execute a transformation across levels of…

Ramnarain, Umesh; Joseph, Aleyamma

2012-01-01

214

The Effects of a Water Conservation Instructional Unit on the Values Held by Sixth Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sixth grade students were divided into two groups. Students in one group received instruction on water conservation using expository and discovery activities. The students in the control group received none. Results gave evidence that students' values could be changed by this mode of water conservation instruction. (MA)

Aird, Andrew; Tomera, Audrey

1977-01-01

215

Learning Difficulties Experienced by Grade 12 South African Students in the Chemical Representation of Phenomena  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the learning difficulties of grade 12 South African students in a national chemistry examination. A quantitative analysis of students' performance in the examination revealed there was a significant difference between student performance in questions where students needed to execute a transformation across levels of…

Ramnarain, Umesh; Joseph, Aleyamma

2012-01-01

216

The Land of Hope: Third-Grade Students Use a Walking Tour to Explore Their Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers use a number of instructional strategies to help students develop citizenship skills and learn state and local history. In many communities, teachers include field trips and walking tours to help students learn more about people. In this article, the author describes how third-grade students learned from older students and from their…

Morris, Ronald V.

2006-01-01

217

Collateral Benefits of an Interactive Literacy Program for Grade 1 and 2 Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the collateral effects of WiggleWorks, an interactive literacy program, in two settings: a cohort study comparing random samples of grade 1 and 2 students before and after software implementation, and a longitudinal sample tracing students from kindergarten to grade 1. Showed increases in computer use, skills, and…

Ross, John A.; Hogaboam-Gray, Anne; Hannay, Lynne

2001-01-01

218

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Laurie Elish-Piper; Susan K. LAllier

2010-01-01

219

Predicting College Success with High School Grades and Test Scores: Limitations for Minority Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using a sample of 522 students at a Lutheran university in the Southwestern United States, researchers examined differences in the predictive strength of high school grades and standardized test scores for student involvement, academic achievement, retention, and satisfaction. Findings indicate that high school grades are stronger predictors of…

Hoffman, John L.; Lowitzki, Katie E.

2005-01-01

220

Early Grade Retention and Student Success: Evidence from Los Angeles. Technical Appendices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report uses administrative data provided by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) on kindergarten to third-grade students. The records begin with kindergartners in 2001, first-graders in 2002, second-graders in 2003, and third-graders in 2004 and include all LAUSD students in grades K-3 for 2004 to 2008. Altogether, the raw data…

Cannon, Jill S.; Lipscomb, Stephen

2011-01-01

221

Early Grade Retention and Student Success: Evidence from Los Angeles. Technical Appendices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report uses administrative data provided by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) on kindergarten to third-grade students. The records begin with kindergartners in 2001, first-graders in 2002, second-graders in 2003, and third-graders in 2004 and include all LAUSD students in grades K-3 for 2004 to 2008. Altogether, the raw data…

Cannon, Jill S.; Lipscomb, Stephen

2011-01-01

222

Pumsy in Pursuit of Excellence and Self-Concept of Second Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This practicum evaluated the effects a self-esteem program, Pumsy in Pursuit of Excellence, which was implemented by the elementary school counselor with second grade students (N=65). Forty-five second grade students comprised the control group. The Pumsy in Pursuit of Excellence Units include: (1) Pumsy Decides; (2) If Only Things Were…

Burkholder, Janiece

223

Grade Inflation at KSU: Student and Faculty Perspectives. Research Report No. 36.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Kansas State University faculty members and students were asked about factors affecting "grade inflation" as well as consequences of changing academic polices relating to it. Responses were received from 188 faculty members and 369 students. Most faculty members viewed grade inflation negatively, and felt that it was caused by a combination of…

Hoyt, Donald P.; Reed, Jeffrey G.

224

Pumsy in Pursuit of Excellence and Self-Concept of Second Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practicum evaluated the effects a self-esteem program, Pumsy in Pursuit of Excellence, which was implemented by the elementary school counselor with second grade students (N=65). Forty-five second grade students comprised the control group. The Pumsy in Pursuit of Excellence Units include: (1) Pumsy Decides; (2) If Only Things Were Different;…

Burkholder, Janiece

225

Grades and Graduation: A Longitudinal Risk Perspective to Identify Student Dropouts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Studies of student risk of school dropout have shown that present predictors of at-risk status do not accurately identify a large percentage of students who eventually drop out. Through the analysis of the entire Grade 1-12 longitudinal cohort-based grading histories of the class of 2006 for two school districts in the United States, the author…

Bowers, Alex J.

2010-01-01

226

Students' understanding of matter: the effect of reasoning ability and grade level  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims at investigating the effect of grade level on students' achievement in matter concept and reasoning abilities, when their test anxiety was controlled. The data was collected from 8th, 10th and 11th grade students by the administration of The Matter Concept Test, Test of Logical Thinking, and the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire. The results revealed that there

Ayhan Yilmaz; Elvan Alp

227

Determining the Fifth Grade Students' van Hiele Geometric Thinking Levels in Tessellation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research has been conducted to determine fifth grade students' van Hiele geometric thinking levels in tessellation. The research was conducted in a primary school in Eskiehir. 9 fifth grade students were chosen as participants. Data were collected through clinical interviews. In data analysis descriptor code key, which is similar to a key code, developed by Callingham (2004) were used.

Çidem KILIÇ; Nilüfer Yavuzsoy KÖSE; Dilek TANILI; Aynur ÖZDA

2007-01-01

228

Comparison of Self-Reported and Measured Height and Weight in Eighth-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The goal of this study was to evaluate the relationships between self-reported and measured height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) in a sample of eighth-grade students. The study population consisted of eighth-grade students in eastern North Carolina who completed a cross-sectional survey, self-reported their height and weight, and had their…

Morrissey, Susan L.; Whetstone, Lauren M.; Cummings, Doyle M.; Owen, Lynda J.

2006-01-01

229

A Longitudinal Study of Grade Retention: Academic and Behavioral Outcomes of Retained Students Through Adolescence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most research examining the efficacy of early grade retention has been limited to outcomes during elementary school. A notable gap in the retention literature is the dearth of studies examining outcomes during late adolescence. The results of this prospective longitudinal study include comparisons among four unique samples: (1) early grade retainees; (2) students retained in a transition classroom; (3) students

Shane R. Jimerson; Phillip Ferguson

2007-01-01

230

Grade Inflation and Student Individual Differences as Systematic Bias in Faculty Evaluations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The media has recently exposed that grade inflation is a concern for higher education in North America. Grade inflation may be due to consumerism by universities that now compete for students. Keeping students happy (and paying) may have been emphasized more than learning. We review the literature on faculty evaluation and present a model that…

Germain, Marie-Line; Scandura, Terri A.

2005-01-01

231

Grade 4 to 8 Primary School Students' Attitudes towards Science: Science Enthusiasm  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this study is to investigate the grades 4 to 8 students' attitudes towards science under the "liking school", "independent investigator" and "what I really think of science" titles. The affect of gender, grade level and science achievement on students' attitudes was analysed in "liking school", "independent investigator", "science…

Kirikkaya, Esma Bulus

2011-01-01

232

Problem-Based Learning in the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Grades: Assessment of Students' Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of students' characteristics (gender, age, and first-language spoken at home) on their perceptions about problem-based learning (PBL). The study revealed that students from the fifth, sixth and seventh grades perceived PBL in a positive way but there were significant differences between the grades. The resources…

Azer, Samy A.

2009-01-01

233

THE ATTITUDE OF THE STUDENTS STUDYING SECOND GRADE in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL to SOCIAL STUDIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The aim of this study is to examine the attitude of the students who are studyng 6 th and 7 th grade to Social Studies and to define what should be done in order to improve the attitude in a positive way. With the aim, 245 students studying 6 th and 7 th grade in elementary school were given

Hülya KAYALI

234

Grading New York: Accountability and Student Proficiency in America's Largest School District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article uses a regression discontinuity approach to study the influence of New York City's school grading policy on student math and English language arts (ELA) achievement. We find evidence that students in schools receiving a failing grade realized positive effects in English in the 1st year of sanction, but we find no statistically…

Winters, Marcus A.; Cowen, Joshua M.

2012-01-01

235

Student Choice/Teacher Control: "Braided Lives" in the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Considers the benefits of a multicultural anthology entitled "Braided Lives." Outlines how one ninth-grade English teacher used the anthology to develop student personal writing concerning the texts read. Uses student responses in journals to generate essays on multicultural topics. (HB)|

Roseboro, Anna J. Small

1994-01-01

236

Elementary and Secondary Students Perceptions of Allied Health Careers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was designed to examine the preceptions of allied health careers by elementary and secondary school students. A 6-part, 45-question survey was designed and administered to randomly selected classes of third, sixth, ninth, and twelfth grade students in the Shawnee Mission (Kansas) school district. Three hundred and five surveys were…

Mathews, Paul J.; And Others

237

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

238

Authentic Learning and the Research Processes of Gifted Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study utilized qualitative research methods (observations, interviews, and analysis of written documents) to investigate the research processes of ten gifted ninth grade students who participated in independent research projects. Research stages dealing with exploring and forming a focus presented the most difficulty for the students. The…

Bishop, Kay

239

Teaching About the People's Republic of China: A Guide for Ninth Grade Social Studies, Part 1. Whose Perception? How to Use this Guide; Looking at the Past to Better Understand the Present; The Message: the Ways It Is Conveyed.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, part 1 of a two-part publication, contains resource units on Chinese history and culture which can be used with 9th-grade students. The materials and activities, gathered by American secondary-school teachers who visited China in 1973, are intended to provide a pattern for an elective course or supplementary material for regular social…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.

240

Adapting Teacher Interventions to Student Needs during Cooperative Learning: How to Improve Student Problem Solving and Time On-Task  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study tested a model of teacher interventions (TIs) conducted during cooperative learning to examine how they affected students' subsequent time on-task (TOT) and problem solving. TIs involved groups of ninth-grade students working on an algebra problem; videotaped lessons were transcribed and analyzed. Results showed that teachers initiated…

Chiu, Ming Ming

2004-01-01

241

A Second Chance in Second Grade: The Independent and Cumulative Impact of First- and Second-Grade Reading Instruction and Students' Letter-Word Reading Skill Growth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the relation of language arts instruction to students' letter-word reading skill growth from the beginning of 1st grade to the end of 2nd grade using cross-classified random effects models. Amounts of teacher-managed, code-focused instruction in 1st and 2nd grade each uniquely predicted students' letter-word reading skill…

Connor, Carol McDonald; Morrison, Frederick J.; Underwood, Phyllis S.

2007-01-01

242

How Are First-Year Student Study Habits and Grade Predictions Related to Semester and Cumulative Grades, Long-Term Retention, and Graduation?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|First-year students completed surveys on their study habits and grade predictions, which were compared to final course grades and retention, and then to enrollment status and cumulative grade point average (GPA) 8 years later. Found that graduates earned higher course grades and higher cumulative GPAs and more accurately predicted their course…

Zlokovich, Martha S.; Crites, Dwayne; Bingham, Jordan; Buck, Leslie; Burt, Susan; Goings-Vogelsang, Chrystal; Humphrey, Rebecca; Koszuzek, Keven; Steiner, Andrea

2003-01-01

243

Expanding the Start of the College Pipeline: Ninth-Grade Findings From an Experimental Study of the Impact of the Early College High School Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early college high schools are a new and rapidly spreading model that merges the high school and college experiences and that is designed to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and enroll and succeed in postsecondary education. This article presents results from a federally funded experimental study of the impact of the early college model on

Julie A. Edmunds; Lawrence Bernstein; Fatih Unlu; Elizabeth Glennie; John Willse; Arthur Smith; Nina Arshavsky

2012-01-01

244

Engineering Design Processes in Seventh-Grade Classrooms: Bridging the Engineering Education Gap  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on some findings from the first year of a three-year longitudinal study, in which seventh- to ninth-graders were introduced to engineering education. Specifically, the paper addresses students' responses to an initial design activity involving bridge construction, which was implemented at the end of seventh grade. This paper…

English, Lyn D.; Hudson, Peter B.; Dawes, Les

2012-01-01

245

Scope, Sequence & Coordination: 9th and 10th Grade Science. Supplementary Evaluation Report, December, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this report is to synthesize two other evaluation reports ascertaining the effectiveness of the Scope, Sequence & Coordination (SS&C) project on ninth and tenth grade student achievement of the National Science Education Standards. The overall evaluation utilized a time lag, post-test-only design in which the perceptions and…

Lawrenz, Frances; Huffman, Douglas

246

Juvenile Delinquency: Crime and Justice. Two 9th Grade Social Studies Units.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two social studies units, one on juvenile delinquency and one on crime and justice, are presented for the ninth grade level. The three-week juvenile delinquency unit focuses on special problems that minors face regarding the law. Students learn the difference between juvenile and adult courts and between status and delinquent offenses. In addition…

Wisconsin State Dept. of Education, Madison.

247

Grade 9 Pilot Test. Mathematics. June 1988 = 9e Annee Test Pilote. Mathematiques. Juin 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This pilot test for ninth grade mathematics is written in both French and English. The test consists of 75 multiple-choice items. Students are given 90 minutes to complete the examination and the use of a calculator is highly recommended. The test content covers a wide range of mathematical topics including: decimals; exponents; arithmetic word…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

248

Grade 9 Achievement Test. Mathematics. June 1988 = 9e Annee Test de Rendement. Mathematiques. Juin 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This achievement test for ninth grade mathematics is written in both French and English. The test consists of 75 multiple-choice items. Students are given 90 minutes to complete the examination, with the use of calculators permitted. The test content covers a wide range of mathematical content including: positive and negative exponents; word…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

249

Pre-Vocational Curriculum (Career Education) for 9th and 10th Grade Levels. (Teacher Guide).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide consists of 17 units of study for use in a prevocational career education course geared toward ninth and tenth grade students. Covered in the individual lessons are the following topics: assessing personal characteristics, completing a personal aptitude inventory, assessing personal interests, using the Dictionary of…

Arman, Ruby L.; Arman, Mohammad R.

250

Testing the Efficacy of INSIGHTS on Student Disruptive Behavior, Classroom Management, and Student Competence in Inner City Primary Grades  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Author(s) 2009. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract A prevention trial tested the efficacy of INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament as compared to a Read Aloud attention control condition in reducing student disruptive behavior and enhancing student competence and teacher classroom management. Participants included 116 first and second grade students, their parents, and their 42 teachers

Sandra Graham; L. Snow; Catherine S. Tamis-LeMondaEileen; T. Rodriguez

251

Are psychosocial factors related to smoking in grade-6 students?  

PubMed

The associations of psychosocial characteristics with both gender and smoking behavior were explored in a sample of 1552 grade-six students from 107 schools in one Ontario, Canada, school district. Ever smokers were more likely to have spending money: a part-time job; to have missed school in previous 2 months; perceive themselves to be below average or average in school; to have a mother, a father, and a sibling who smoke; to have consumed low alcohol and alcoholic beverages; and agree with fewer positive statements concerning second-hand smoke and the addictive properties of smoking. Ever smokers had more close friends who tried smoking, spent more time with friends, scored higher on depression, rebelliousness, and social conformity scales, reported more life events in the past year, and had lower scores for social support. More boys than girls had ever smoked (18.9% vs. 14.7%). Gender differences were found for sociodemographic, attitudes, social bonding, and psychosocial factors. PMID:9113212

Pederson, L L; Koval, J J; O'Connor, K

252

Promoting Intrinsic Reading: Implementing Literature Circles with Intermediate-Grade Students and Preservice Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This practice focus paper describes the research base that attitudes toward reading and motivation to read for pleasure decrease as students progress through the grade levels. The practice of using literature circles to promote more positiveattitudesandincreaseintrinsicmotivationwasimplementedwhenauniversityandschooldistrictforgedapartnership toprovideasummerreadingcampthatfocusedonreadingforenjoyment.Thecampprovidedfield experienceforpreservice teachers who led intermediate-grade students in discovering and\\/or reinforcing the joys of reading for pleasure. Parents, preservice teachers, and intermediate students provided

Angela Rutherford; Ashley Parker

253

Social Contexts of Secondary Classrooms and Their Effect on Social Competence and Social Adjustment of Students with Learning Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study compared the perceptions of 227 ninth- and tenth-grade students with learning disabilities in regular and special secondary classrooms. Students' perceptions of their classroom environment and their social competence were assessed. Results showed that students with learning disabilities perceived regular classes as being better…

Porlier, Pascale; Saint-Laurent, Lise; Page, Pierre

254

Decisions Made in the Practice Room: A Qualitative Study of Middle School Students' Thought Processes while Practicing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study is to describe the decision-making processes of novice band students while engaged in individual practice. Five seventh- through ninth-grade students were videotaped while practicing and subsequently interviewed using retrospective verbal protocol. Students were asked to discuss the goals they had while practicing, their…

Oare, Steve

2012-01-01

255

The Interactional Effects of Students' Cognitive Levels and Test Characteristics on the Performance of Formal Reasoning Tasks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study examines the effects of Piagetian?like tasks' characteristics on the performance of these tasks by different age group students. The tasks were taken from a developed and validated test (Shemesh, 1983) which measures students' reasoning skills in six cognitive operations: conservation, proportions, control of variables, probability, combinations and correlations. Subjects were seventh, ninth and twelfth grade students, enrolled in

Michal Shemesh; Reuven Lazarowitz

1988-01-01

256

Knowledge and Health Practices of High School Students with Respect to Heart Disease Risk Factors--A Pilot Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines questionnaire responses of ninth- and twelfth-grade students to investigate the level of knowledge possessed by high school students concerning cardiovascular disease. Results are summarized of student knowledge pertaining to personal life-style associated with smoking, obesity, exercise, and dietary habits. (CS)|

Oswald, Marianne T.; And Others

1980-01-01

257

The Effects of the Use of the Question Exploration Routine on Student Performance in Secondary Content Classrooms. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The tenth in a series of studies investigating the educational context and outcomes for high school students with disabilities (SWDs), this study explored the use of a Question Exploration Routine as a means of enhancing the performance of students with disabilities in ninth-grade inclusive content classes. Participants were 134 students, with and…

Bulgren, Janis A.; Lenz, B. Keith; Marquis, Janet; Schumaker, Jean B.; Deshler, Donald D.

258

From Caterpillar to Butterfly: A Window for Looking into Students' Ideas about Life Cycle and Life Forms of Insects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was a qualitative analysis of high school students' ideas about life cycle and life forms of the butterfly. For this purpose, open-ended questions and drawing methods were applied to 194 high school students from the ninth to eleventh grades and 14 to 16 years of age in Erzurum, Turkey. Students' drawings were…

Cinici, Ayhan

2013-01-01

259

Identifying Middle School Students at Risk for Dropping out of High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined eighth grade predictor variables for predictive power in identifying students at-risk for dropping out of high school in a northwest Georgia school district. This study involved 340 participants from the 2005/2006 ninth grade class in the selected school district. This quantitative study employed correlation analyses to…

Logan, Lisa Ellis

2010-01-01

260

Strategies to Affect Student Sensory Awareness of the Environment in a Rural Schools Setting: Grade Four through Grade Six.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describing the Union 58 Experimental Schools Program (ESP) in northern, rural New Hampshire, this curriculum guide presents the concept of "proximity congruency" as a means for developing elementary level (grades four through six) student sensory awareness of the environment in outdoor and/or environmental education procedures. Proximity…

Peters, Richard O.

261

Reading Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities in the Upper Elementary Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For students with learning disabilities, the upper elementary grades may represent a unique opportunity to provide successful remediation for lessening a reading difficulty and preventing students with learning disabilities from falling behind in other content areas. This article discusses effective reading interventions for students with…

Wanzek, Jeanne; Kent, Shawn C.

2012-01-01

262

Concept Mapping in Science Class: A Case Study of Fifth Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this research project was to determine the effects of incorporating concept mapping on the achievement of fifth grade students in science class. The study was conducted with twenty-three students at Ata Elementary School, Trabzon, Turkey. The students were tested with teacher-constructed pre- and post tests containing 20…

Asan, Askin

2007-01-01

263

Learning Outcomes of Computer Programming Instruction for Middle-Grades Students: A Pilot Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This pilot study tested the hypothesis that the logical thinking skills of middle-grades students are enhanced by teaching them computer programming using the BASIC programming language. A quasi-experimental design was used with 36 students randomly selected and assigned to one of two treatment groups: 18 students received no instruction in…

Dillashaw, F. Gerald; Bell, Samuel R.

264

Reforming the Eighth-Grade Student Assignment Process for the Philadelphia Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The eighth grade student assignment project, an initiative of the School District of Philadelphia, assigns students to high school academic programs based on student preferences, academic preparation, program capacity, and desegregation requirements. These programs, called small learning communities (SLCs), emphasize areas such as design and…

Johnson, Michael P.

265

Using Dynamic Geometry Software to Improve Eight Grade Students' Understanding of Transformation Geometry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examines the effect of dynamic geometry software (DGS) on students' learning of transformation geometry. A pre- and post-test quasi-experimental design was used. Participants in the study were 68 eighth grade students (36 in the experimental group and 32 in the control group). While the experimental group students were studying the…

Guven, Bulent

2012-01-01

266

Improving the Performance of Sixth-Grade Social Studies Students through Exposure to Philosophy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An applied dissertation was designed to improve the performance of sixth-grade social studies students based on content-area work and teacher-made tests. Teachers used difficult, low-level, performance-based assessment methods to identify student achievement. This indicated that students possessed very limited opportunities to think beyond the…

Stabile, Chris

267

Perceptions of Teaching as a Career by Bahamian Grade 12 Students in College-Preparatory Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A questionnaire was administered to 1403 twelfth grade students in the Bahamas who were described as potentially eligible to pursue college-level work leading to teacher certification. Student opinions were sought on teacher training programs at the College of the Bahamas, conditions of teaching employment, characteristics of students in secondary…

Enger, John M.

268

Patterns of Hispanic Students' Math Skill Proficiency in the Early Elementary Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, we describe patterns of Hispanic students' math skill development during elementary school using data from a nationally representative sample of Hispanic students assessed in math skills from kindergarten through 5th grade. Several robust patterns are evident. First, Hispanic students enter kindergarten with average math skills…

Reardon, Sean F.; Galindo, Claudia

2007-01-01

269

Analysis of Year by Year Grade Point Averages of Students Identified as Academically Gifted.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated whether a particular grade in school would prove to be critical in the development of underachievement in 100 high school students identified as intellectually gifted, where 18 of the students were identified as underachieving. Data were collected on each student, including IQ scores, age identified as gifted, gender, final…

Goots, Pamela Bertozzi

270

ASSESSMENT OF RURAL MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS IN GRADES PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH TWELFTH.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE CALIFORNIA MEXICAN-AMERICAN EDUCATION RESEARCH PROJECT INITIATED AN ASSESSMENT PROPOSAL DIRECTED TOWARD MORE EFFECTIVE EDUCATION OF MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS IN WASCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA. A SAMPLE OF THIRTEEN STUDENTS FROM EACH GRADE, PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH TWELVE, WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM STUDENTS WITH SPANISH SURNAMES…

PALOMARES, UVALDO

271

Fifth Grade Students' Understanding of Ratio and Proportion in an Engineering Robotics Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The research described in this dissertation explores the impact of utilizing a LEGO-robotics integrated engineering and mathematics program to support fifth grade students' learning of ratios and proportion in an extracurricular program. The research questions guiding this research study were (1) how do students' test results compare for students

Ortiz, Araceli Martinez

2010-01-01

272

Understanding of Pollution among 4th, 8th, and 11th Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assessed 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students' understanding of natural and social science concepts related to pollution. A representative sample of public school students (n = 105) in 11 Maine schools was selected, and students were interviewed on four concept principles considered critical to a full understanding of the pollution problem. The concept of pollution included the much

Michael J. Brody

1991-01-01

273

Acids and Bases: The Appropriation of the Arrhenius Model by Tunisian Grade 10 Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this work, we propose to identify the knowledge that Tunisian grade 10 students build up concerning acids and bases. Thus, after learning, we have proceeded by giving a paper and pencil task to students of two levels of teaching. The results obtained allow us to say that the assimilated knowledge is transitory; that the students have a worse…

Ouertatani, Latifa; Dumon, Alain; Trabelsi, Malika Ayadi; Soudani, Mohamed

2007-01-01

274

The Efficacy of Short-Term Rational-Emotive Education with Fourth-Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines whether or not elementary students could learn rational thinking skills in a short-term, developmental guidance program. Fourth-grade students (N=95) were exposed to four 30-minute guidance lessons. Results indicate that the lessons produced robust changes in students' endorsement of rational statements. (RJM)

Wilde, Jerry

1996-01-01

275

Examining One Class of Third-Grade Spellers: The Diagnostic Potential of Students' Spelling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to examine the developmental spelling levels of one class of 17 third-grade students. In analyzing over 600 student spelling samples, results indicate that these students spanned four spelling stages: (1) letter name, (2) within word pattern, (3) syllables and affixes, and (4) derivational relations (Bear,…

Ness, Molly K.

2010-01-01

276

Communities. Community Study Unit, Grade 1. Teacher Edition, Field Trip Guide for Teachers, and Student Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This unit is designed to help first grade students understand the broad concept of community. The students experience a variety of in-class and field trip activities that will expose them to communities. The students observe and compare both natural and human-designed communities. Learning activities include pantomimes, listening activities,…

Lee County School District, Ft. Myers, FL. Dept. of Environmental Education and Instructional Development Services.

277

Collaboration, competition and violence in eighth?grade students’ classroom writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined gender features in eighth?grade students’ writing in terms of the relationships among characters and the use of violence, comparing our analyses to perspectives offered by the students in small group conversations. By using a variety of data collection techniques, we were able to extend the findings of previous studies, identifying several instances of students’ willingness to cross gender

Shelley Peterson; Mary Ladky

2001-01-01

278

Children's Perceptions of Parental Attitude Affecting Breakfast Skipping in Primary Sixth-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: Breakfast skipping is an international public health concern. This study investigated the prevalence of breakfast skipping among primary sixth-grade students in Hong Kong and the impact of students' perceptions of parental attitudes on breakfast skipping. Methods: A total of 426 students aged 10-14 years in 4 local schools…

Cheng, Tereza Sy; Tse, Lap Ah; Yu, Ignatius Tak-Sun; Griffiths, Sian

2008-01-01

279

Coffee Can Speakers: Amazing Energy Transformers--Fifth-Grade Students Learn the Science behind Speakers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the authors describe steps on how to develop a high-impact activity in which students build, test, and improve their own "coffee can" speakers to observe firsthand how loudspeakers work to convert electrical energy to sound. The activity is appropriate for students in grades three to six and lends itself best to students

Wise, Kevin; Haake, Monica

2007-01-01

280

Epistemological Beliefs of Third-Grade Students in an Investigation-Rich Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As part of becoming scientifically literate, students should come to appreciate epistemic aspects of science. Little research has been conducted on elementary students' epistemological beliefs specific to science education. This study offers insights into third-grade students' epistemological beliefs while paying attention to the intersection of…

Kittleson, Julie M.

2011-01-01

281

Turning points: a transitional story of grade seven music students’ participation in high school band programmes  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a framework for our study, a broad set of themes related to the retention of students in music programmes are presented to enhance our understanding of how to retain band students. Data were collected from grade seven students comprising four focus groups. We used ethnodrama, an arts-based educational research approach, to represent results as a research script. We found

Peter Gouzouasis; Julia Henrey; George Belliveau

2008-01-01

282

Acids and Bases: The Appropriation of the Arrhenius Model by Tunisian Grade 10 Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this work, we propose to identify the knowledge that Tunisian grade 10 students build up concerning acids and bases. Thus, after learning, we have proceeded by giving a paper and pencil task to students of two levels of teaching. The results obtained allow us to say that the assimilated knowledge is transitory; that the students have a worse…

Ouertatani, Latifa; Dumon, Alain; Trabelsi, Malika Ayadi; Soudani, Mohamed

2007-01-01

283

Poetry Performances and Academic Identity Negotiations in the Literacy Experiences of Seventh Grade Language Arts Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This case study explores seventh grade students' experiences with writing and performing poetry. Teacher and student interviews along with class observations provide insight into how the teacher and students viewed spoken word poetry and identity. The researcher recommends practices for the teaching of critical literacy using spoken word and…

Smith, Ann Marie

2010-01-01

284

Samples of Students' Responses from the Grade 9 Science Performance-Based Assessment Tasks, June 1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this document is to provide teachers, administrators, students, and parents with samples of students' performances that exemplify standards in relation to the 1993 Grade 9 Science Performance-Based Assessment Tasks for the province of Alberta, Canada. A sample of 698 randomly selected students from 31 schools did the…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.

285

Loneliness among Students with Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Seventh Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goals of this study were twofold. The first aim was to explore loneliness prevalence in typically developing students, students with ASD and students with motor and/or sensory disabilities in mainstream 7th grade in Belgium. The second aim was to explore the relations between number of friends, friendship quality, social self-concept on the…

Bossaert, Goele; Colpin, Hilde; Pijl, Sip Jan; Petry, Katja

2012-01-01

286

Primary and secondary students’ motivation in learning English: Grade and gender differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student motivation may have significant influences on essential academic outcomes. However, students’ motivation may decline as they grow older. This study examined six motivation constructs (self-efficacy, interest, mastery goal orientation, engagement, avoidance coping, and effort withdrawal) of students from 78 schools in Singapore (N=4214) in learning English. Using a large and diverse sample of primary 5 (5th grade) and secondary

Alexander Seeshing Yeung; Shun Lau; Youyan Nie

2011-01-01

287

Knowing Your Market: How Working Students Balance Work, Grades and Course Load.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study of 128 college students found that working students use sophisticated methods for balancing their grades, courseload, and workload. It is proposed that, if colleges and universities understand how this happens, they can serve this important market segment better and benefit from more positive student perceptions of the institution. (MSE)|

Henke, John W., Jr.; And Others

1993-01-01

288

Presenting California State University Admission Requirements to Tenth Grade Students: A Pilot Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to introduce information about the new California State University freshman admission requirements to high school students, an outreach program has been developed in the university's feeder high schools, particularly those with large numbers of minority students. A pilot project was conducted with tenth grade students in Alhambra High…

Meacham, Isabel; Bachmann, George

289

The Unintended Consequences of an Algebra-for-All Policy on High-Skill Students: Effects on Instructional Organization and Students' Academic Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 1997, Chicago implemented a policy that required algebra for all ninth-grade students, eliminating all remedial coursework. This policy increased opportunities to take algebra for low-skill students who had previously enrolled in remedial math. However, little is known about how schools respond to the policy in terms of organizing math…

Nomi, Takako

2012-01-01

290

Grade 1 Students Meet David Wiesner's "Three Pigs."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the oral, written, and visual arts responses of a group of Grade 1 children. Discusses first grade children's understandings of and responses to several Radical Change characteristics and metafictive techniques found in David Wiesner's "The Three Pigs" (2001), the 2002 Randolph Caldecott Medal winner. Explores the nature of the literary…

Pantaleo, Sylvia

2002-01-01

291

4th Grade Students Investigate Electric Circuits Through Construction and Illustration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As an activity related to FOSS unit Magnetism and Electricity, 4th grade science students use a computer download to explore electrical circuits and to generate illustrations of electrical circuits for physical models built in class

292

Michigan Educational Assessment Program: Social Studies, Grade 4. Test Number 35, Student Assessment Booklet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Michigan Educational Assessment Program presents an untimed, 70-question Social Studies Test (Form 35) for grade 4 students to assess social studies skills. This document contains the test booklet only. (PN)|

Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.

293

Michigan Educational Assessment Program: Social Studies, Grade 7. Test Number 65, Student Assessment Booklet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Michigan Educational Assessment Program presents an untimed, 100-question Social Studies Test (Form 65) for grade 7 students to assess social studies skills. This document contains the test booklet only. (PN)|

Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.

294

Michigan Educational Assessment Program: Social Studies, Grade 10. Test Number 95, Student Assessment Booklet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Michigan Educational Assessment Program presents an untimed, 100-question Social Studies Test (Form 95) for grade 10 students to assess social studies skills. This document contains the test booklet only. (PN)|

Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.

295

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

J. M. McPartland R. E. Slavin

1990-01-01

296

Science on the Web: Students Online in a Sixth-Grade Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Observes students in 6th grade science classes as they use the Web to carry out an inquiry-based assignment. Explores their understanding and enactment of the assignment to do research on the Web. (Author/CCM)|

Wallace, Raven McCrory; Kupperman, Jeff; Krajcik, Joseph; Soloway, Elliot

2000-01-01

297

Development of critical thinking among students in kindergarten through grade 4.  

PubMed

A test to measure critical thinking ability in early elementary grades was designed and used to assess the development of one aspect of critical thinking, the detection of bias, in 102 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The test was administered in a story-telling format. Analysis showed an age-related increase in critical thinking ability, with differences becoming significant at Grade 4. PMID:1766774

Soloff, S B; Houtz, J C

1991-10-01

298

Determining Importance Student Template: What's It All About? Grades 4-5  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This template is an instructional tool that can be used by students to practice the comprehension strategy determining importance after reading a text. The template provides an opportunity for students to distinguish between the main ideas and the interesting details of a text. The template was created for use by students in Grades 4-5 with the Feature Story, Reader of the Rocks. It is a PDF file that can be copied and distributed to students.

Allen, Tracey; Reeson, Clarissa

299

Determining Importance Student Template: What's It All About? Grades 2-3  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This template is an instructional tool that can be used by students to practice the comprehension strategy determining importance after reading a text. The template provides an opportunity for students to distinguish between the main ideas and the interesting details of a text. The template was created for use by students in Grades 2-3 with the Feature Story, Reader of the Rocks. It is a PDF file that can be copied and distributed to students.

Allen, Tracey; Reeson, Clarissa

300

Favorite Newbery Books of Sixth Grade Students, Teachers, and Library Media Specialists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies Newbery books most frequently chosen as favorites by 2,211 sixth-grade students, sixth-grade teachers, and school library media specialists. FInds that boys chose "Maniac Magee" (Jerry Spinelli), girls chose "Number the Stars" (Lois Lowry), and adults chose "The Giver" (Lois Lowry). (RS)

Kerby, Ramona N.

1999-01-01

301

Academic Performance of Nursing Students: Do Prerequisite Grades and Tutoring Make a Difference?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The academic performance of first-semester nursing students who attended 5 or more (n=18) or fewer than 5 (n=19) tutorials was compared. A significant relationship was found between grades in prerequisite science courses and first-semester performance. Those who attended fewer tutorials had higher prerequisite course grades. (Contains 17…

Potolsky, Alicia; Cohen, Jayne; Saylor, Coleen

2003-01-01

302

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

303

Factors Affecting Literacy Achievement of Eighth Grade Middle School Instrumental Music Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this pretest-posttest comparative efficacy study was to analyze factors affecting literacy achievement of eighth grade middle school instrumental music students (n = 38) including (a) socioeconomic status (SES), (b) gender, (c) grade point average (GPA), (d) music motivation, (e) music involvement, and (f) instrument section. The…

Kurt, Johnny T.

2010-01-01

304

The Impact of Self- and Peer-Grading on Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 2001 U.S. Supreme Court Case of Falvo v. Owasso School System (Owasso Independent School District No I-011 v. Falvo) has focused national attention on the common classroom practice of peer-grading. In a unanimous decision the court reaffirmed the popular view that students grading each others' tests is valuable, saving teachers' time and…

Sadler, Philip M.; Good, Eddie

2006-01-01

305

Increasing Critical Thinking Skills of the Fourth Grade Student through Problem Solving Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practicum was designed to incorporate critical thinking skills instruction and practice into a fourth-grade curriculum to increase fourth-grade students' ability to recognize and apply critical thinking strategies to appropriate situations. This program concentrated on the increasing of six critical thinking skills: classification, sequence…

Rice, Beth

306

The development of a science process assessment for fourth-grade students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, a multiple-choice test entitled the Science Process Assessment was developed to measure the science process skills of students in grade four. Based on the Recommended Science Competency Continuum for Grades K to 6 for Pennsylvania Schools, this instrument measured the skills of (1) observing, (2) classifying, (3) inferring, (4) predicting, (5) measuring, (6) communicating, (7) using space\\/time

Kathleen A. Smith; Paul W. Welliver

1990-01-01

307

Can First and Second Grade Students Benefit from an Alcohol Use Prevention Program?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Protecting You/Protecting Me (PY/PM) is a classroombased, alcohol use prevention and vehicle safety program for elementary students from first through fifth grades developed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). PY/PM is one of the first alcohol prevention programs to target children as early as first grade. The focus of this study is on the…

Bell, Mary Lou; Padget, Alison; Kelley-Baker, Tara; Rider, Raamses

2007-01-01

308

A Comparison of Two Reading Programs on the Reading Outcomes of First-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of two theoretically different reading programs on the reading outcomes of first-grade students (N = 107). Two elementary schools were chosen for participation based on the first-grade reading program currently being implemented in the schools. One school used the "Horizons Fast Track A-B"…

Tobin, Kevin G.; Calhoon, Mary Beth

2009-01-01

309

What Influences Eighth-Grade Hispanic Students' Academic Achievement? A Structural Equation Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A structural model of school learning was tested to examine both direct and indirect influences of previous grades, quality of instruction, motivation, quantity of instruction, and homework on Hispanic-American eighth-grade students' academic achievement, while controlling for background variables. The model was analyzed with path analytic…

Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.

310

The Effects of Class Size on Student Grades at a Public University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We model how class size affects the grade higher education students earn and we test the model using an ordinal logit with and without fixed effects on over 760,000 undergraduate observations from a northeastern public university. We find that class size negatively affects grades for a variety of specifications and subsets of the data, as well as…

Kokkelenberg, Edward C.; Dillon, Michael; Christy, Sean M.

2008-01-01

311

Course Grades and Academic Performance by University Students: A Two-Stage Least-Squares Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Results suggest that while homework assignments, tests, and required texts increase the time students allot to a given course, and time allocated to a given course has a positive effect on course grades, the combination has a negative effect on course grade. High school performance is positively related to time given to a course but not to course…

Frisbee, William R.

1984-01-01

312

Favorite Newbery books of sixth grade students, teachers, and library media specialists  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to identify the Newbery books most frequently chosen as favorites by sixth grade students, sixth grade teachers, and school library media specialists. There were 2,211 participants from forty?five schools in the United States. The study examined whether or not there were any differences of identified favorite Newbery books between boys and girls and whether

Ramona N. Kerby

1998-01-01

313

Grade-Aligned Math Instruction for Secondary Students with Moderate Intellectual Disability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of grade-aligned math instruction on math skill acquisition of four middle schools with moderate intellectual disability. Teachers were trained to follow a task analysis to teach grade-aligned math to middle school students using adapted math problem stories and graphic organizers. The teacher…

Browder, Diane M.; Jimenez, Bree A.; Trela, Katherine

2012-01-01

314

Samples of Students' Responses from the Grade 3 Mathematics Performance-based Assessment Tasks, June 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of Alberta Education's (Canada) broadened assessment initiatives, a sample of 693 Grade 3 students from across the province participated in the Mathematics Performance-based Assessment, 1994. This activity-based assessment, using picture books and manipulatives, was developed by Grade 3 teachers to assess a broad range of skills not easily…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.

315

A Survey of Student Assessment Practice in Physical Education: Recommendations for Grading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Within the physical education discipline, there has been debate and a lack of consensus with regard to the relevancy of various factors used for the determination of student grades such as attendance, being dressed in a physical education uniform, and participation. To examine current professional practice with respect to grading in physical…

Young, Shawna

2011-01-01

316

Can First and Second Grade Students Benefit from an Alcohol Use Prevention Program?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Protecting You\\/Protecting Me (PY\\/PM) is a classroombased, alcohol use prevention and vehicle safety program for elementary students from first through fifth grades developed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). PY\\/PM is one of the first alcohol prevention programs to target children as early as first grade. The focus of this study is on the youngest students receiving PY\\/PM, the first

Mary Lou Bell; Alison Padget; Tara Kelley-Baker; Raamses Rider

2007-01-01

317

Changes in the Reading and Media Interests of High School Students Today.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study of student interest was carried out focusing on current reading and media interests of high school boys as compared with those of high school girls and identifying changes in those interests since Paul Witty conducted similar research 20 years earlier. The sample randomly selected 300 ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students

Powers, Rosemary R.

318

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wang, Jianjun; Brie, Raymond

319

Dialogues of Deliberation: Conversation in the Teacher-Student Writing Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines naturally occurring one-to-one writing conference conversations between a ninth grade English teacher and three students. Considers composing processes that appear to be privileged in the conference context when different students are learning to write. Suggests a broadened model of effective writing conference instruction. (MG)

Sperling, Melanie

1991-01-01

320

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Valerie E. Lee; Marlaine E. Lockheed

1989-01-01

321

The Mismatch among Students' Views about Nature of Science, Acceptance of Evolution, and Evolutionary Science Understandings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explored interrelationships among high school students' views about nature of science (NOS), acceptance of evolution, and conceptual understanding of evolution, and the extent to which these may have shifted from pre- to post-instruction on evolutionary theory. Eighty-one students enrolled in ninth-grade Biology responded to…

Cavallo, Ann M. L.; White, Kevin J.; McCall, David

2011-01-01

322

Academic Achievement of Republic of China Students Using Old and New Mathematics and Science Curricula.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper compares the old and new curricula of elementary mathematics and natural science in the Republic of China. This study, as the second phase of an evaluation period, tested a sample of the students while they were in the ninth grade and compared them to students who received the old curricula during their elementary studies. The data were…

Wu, Rosalind; And Others

323

An Analysis of Students' Misconceptions Concerning Photosynthesis and Respiration in Plants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aims of this study were to diagnose students' misconceptions concerning photosynthesis and respiration in plants, and to investigate reasons behind these misconceptions. The subjects were 45 ninth grade high school students and 11 high school teachers. Data were collected by interview technique. All of the interviews were audiotaped and…

Capa, Yesim; Yildirim, Ali; Ozden, M. Yasar

324

Investigating Student Interactions within a Problem-Based Learning Environment in Biology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This aim of this study was to analyze the content of students' verbal interactions within a problem-based learning context in biology. This was achieved through the qualitative analysis of the verbal protocols of three groups of two clases of ninth-grade female students (average/high ability, high/high ability, and average/average ability). The…

Guerrera, Claudia P.; Lajoie, Susanne P.

325

The Mismatch among Students' Views about Nature of Science, Acceptance of Evolution, and Evolutionary Science Understandings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored interrelationships among high school students' views about nature of science (NOS), acceptance of evolution, and conceptual understanding of evolution, and the extent to which these may have shifted from pre- to post-instruction on evolutionary theory. Eighty-one students enrolled in ninth-grade Biology responded to…

Cavallo, Ann M. L.; White, Kevin J.; McCall, David

2011-01-01

326

Student Performance and Family Socioeconomic Status: Results from a Survey of Compulsory Education in Western China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study used fifteen-year-old ninth-grade students from rural areas of five provinces in western China as samples to carry out research on the relationship between the socioeconomic status of Chinese families and student academic performance. Based on parents' educational background, occupation, family economic conditions, and other factors,…

Liu, Xiaofei; Lu, Ke

2008-01-01

327

Attitudes of Canadian Students and Teachers toward the Marine Environment and Marine Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document reports the results of a Canadian survey that questioned approximately 4,000 students and 200 teachers on marine related topics. The student population consisted of children from the fifth through ninth grades. Their questionnaire included items on: (1) attitudes toward the ocean, wildlife, and marine resource issues; (2)…

Walter, Heather; Lien, Jon

328

An Analysis of High School Students' Performance on Five Integrated Science Process Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study determined Jamaican high school students' level of performance on five integrated science process skills and if there were statistically significant differences in their performance linked to their gender, grade level, school location, school type, student type and socio-economic background (SEB). The 305 subjects comprised 133 males, 172 females, 146 ninth graders, 159 10th graders, 150 traditional and 155

Yvonne Beaumont-Walters; Kola Soyibo

2001-01-01

329

Improving Problem-Solving Techniques for Students in Low-Performing Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teachers can use culturally relevant pedagogical strategies and technologies as emerging tools to improve students' problem-solving skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate and assess the effectiveness of culturally specific computer-based instructional tasks on ninth-grade African American mathematics students. This study tried to…

Hobbs, Robert Maurice

2012-01-01

330

Strict and Lenient Grading Scales: How Do They Affect the Performance of College Students with High and Low SAT Scores?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Determines the effects of strict and lenient grading practices on the test performance of students with low, moderate and high SAT scores. Concludes that variations in grading scales affects how much students learn. Suggests that the effects of teacher and course evaluations by students be mediated by considering students' performance. (KO)

Johnson, Basil G.; Beck, Hall P.

1988-01-01

331

A Comparison of Level of Understanding of Eighth-Grade Students and Science Student Teachers Related to Selected Chemistry Concepts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to investigate and compare level of understanding of eighth-grade students and student teachers in their final year in the science education department related to concepts of solution, gas, and chemical change. A qualitative and quantitative methodology was used for this investigation. Open-ended questions and group…

Calik, Muammer; Ayas, Alipasa

2005-01-01

332

A Comparison of Level of Understanding of Eighth-Grade Students and Science Student Teachers Related to Selected Chemistry Concepts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this study is to investigate and compare level of understanding of eighth-grade students and student teachers in their final year in the science education department related to concepts of solution, gas, and chemical change. A qualitative and quantitative methodology was used for this investigation. Open-ended questions and group…

Calik, Muammer; Ayas, Alipasa

2005-01-01

333

Comparison of reading errors made by first grade Greek students and English?speaking students with reading problems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of the present study was to perform an in?depth study of the most common reading errors of a group of first grade. Greek students and compare them with pre?exiting findings on English speaking children. The students attended rural and suburban schools in Greece. Comparisons were made of (a) the patterns of errors: letter substitutions, orientation errors sequential

Maria Th. Papadopoulou; Maria Zafiropoulou

2005-01-01

334

Early Grade Retention and Student Success: Evidence from Los Angeles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When a student fails to master academic material, educators face a range of choices--they can provide extra tutoring, place the student in summer school, or, as a last resort, hold the student back for a year. This last option--retention--often proves to be a difficult and contentious issue for both schools and parents. California currently lacks…

Cannon, Jill S.; Lipscomb, Stephen

2011-01-01

335

The Correlation between Attendance, Grades, and the Nontraditional Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A review of research substantiates the link between nontraditional students' attendance and achievement at the college level. Results suggests a dependent relationship between attendance and achievement, not a causal effect. Other factors include student motivation, student-instructor rapport, class size, and other factors. (Contains 11…

Donathan, David A.

2003-01-01

336

Multiple Intelligences: Profiling Dominant Intelligences of Grade Eight Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outlines how verbal protocols were used to compare self-perceived intelligences of students to teachers' evaluations of students based on Howard Gardner's theorized intelligences. Results indicate a strong agreement between teacher perceptions and student identifications of Gardner's intelligences. Argues for more detailed studies before…

Morris, Clifford; Leblanc, Raymond

1996-01-01

337

Delaware Student Testing Program: Report of Student Questionnaire Survey, 2002 DSTP Administration for Grades 3, 5, 8, 10, and 11 in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the administration of the 2002 Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP), a questionnaire was given to students in grades 3, 5, 8, and 10 about Opportunity to Learn, Reading, Writing, and Mathematics, and to all students in grades 4, 6, 8, and 11 about Opportunity to Learn, Science, and Social Studies. Students responses to the questions were…

Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover. Assessment and Accountability Branch.

338

The impact of an integrated math and science curriculum on third grade students' measurement achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a hands-on science curriculum, which integrates mathematics and supports the development of English language skills, on third grade students' mathematics achievement---specifically the measurement subscale of the statewide assessment. The data draws from a larger 5-year research project consisting of reform-based science curriculum units and teacher workshops designed to promote effective instruction of science while integrating mathematics and supporting English language development. The third grade curriculum places a strong emphasis on developing measurement skills in the context of scientific investigations. Third grade students' performance on the measurement subscale of the statewide mathematics assessment at experimental and comparison schools were examined using a hierarchical linear model (HLM). Students participating in the treatment performed significantly higher than students at comparison schools. The results of this study provide evidence that an integrated approach to math and science instruction can benefit diverse populations of students.

Adamson, Karen

339

Loneliness among students with special educational needs in mainstream seventh grade.  

PubMed

The goals of this study were twofold. The first aim was to explore loneliness prevalence in typically developing students, students with ASD and students with motor and/or sensory disabilities in mainstream 7th grade in Belgium. The second aim was to explore the relations between number of friends, friendship quality, social self-concept on the one hand and loneliness on the other for each of these three groups, and to compare them across groups. In this study, 108 students with special educational needs (SEN; i.e., 58 students with ASD and 50 students with motor and/or sensory disabilities) were matched to 108 typically developing classmates. Students with ASD reported more loneliness than typically developing students and students with motor and/or sensory disabilities. Loneliness prevalence for typically developing students and students with motor and/or sensory disabilities did not differ significantly. Factors related with loneliness differed between typically developing students and students with SEN (i.e., students with ASD and students with motor and/or sensory disabilities). For students with SEN, same-sex social self-concept was related with loneliness, but not, as for typically developing students, number of friends and opposite-sex social self-concept. Also friendship quality had a marginally significant effect on loneliness feelings for students with SEN. Implications for further research and practice are discussed. PMID:22705912

Bossaert, Goele; Colpin, Hilde; Pijl, Sip Jan; Petry, Katja

2012-06-15

340

Cell Block: The Creation of a Video Game for Seventh Grade Science Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today's classroom model is based on a 19 th century industrial model that is not designed to serve the needs of current 21 st century students. This paper details the design and creation of a two-dimensional, side-scrolling video game on cell structure and function of the typical animal cell for seventh grade science students in an intermediate school in Hawaii.

Deanna M. K. Reece

341

The Effect of Shared Reading on Sixth Grade Students' Motivation to Read and Reading Comprehension  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine whether there are changes in student motivation to read and reading comprehension when the instructional strategy of shared reading is used with sixth grade students. The quasi-experimental design for the study was based on the pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group design. The sample for the study…

Hollimon, Deborah Neal

2008-01-01

342

Internet Use and Online Literacy among Middle Grade Students at Risk of Dropping out of School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research provides an analysis of Internet use and online literacy skill among seventh-grade students who were identified as having a high risk for school dropout. Participants (n = 1,025) included students from 12 middle schools in 9 school districts. Six of the schools were located in rural and urban districts in the Northeast United States…

Hutchinson, Amy; Henry, Laurie A.

2010-01-01

343

Primary-Grade Students' Knowledge and Thinking about Clothing as a Cultural Universal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper summarizes responses of students in grades K-3 to questions about Native Americans. The paper draws on findings from two studies, both done in a suburban school system deemed "average" on a variety of educational and socioeconomic indicators. In each study, samples of students stratified by gender and achievement level were interviewed…

Brophy, Jere; Alleman, Janet

344

Special Environmental Education Project for Disadvantaged Gifted Primary Grade Students: 1980-81.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Outdoor Activity Center (Atlanta, Georgia) provides enriched experiences in a natural environment for economically disadvantaged gifted primary grade students and has developed materials incorporating creative activities used at the Center to expand the elementary science curriculum of the Atlanta Public Schools. Fifty-eight gifted students

Ballagas, Linda D.

345

Perceived Social Support at School and Emotional and Musculoskeletal Complaints among Norwegian 8th Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results from the present study indicate that a majority of Norwegian 8th grade students experience satisfactory support from teachers and relations with peers. However, about 6% of the sample reported being harassed on a weekly basis. Moreover, results indicate that there is room for improvement, especially regarding the teachers’ emotional support of students, as well as their ability to prevent

Edvin Bru; Marit Boyesen; Elaine Munthe; Erling Roland

1998-01-01

346

Primary-Grade Students' Knowledge and Thinking about Clothing as a Cultural Universal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarizes responses of students in grades K-3 to questions about Native Americans. The paper draws on findings from two studies, both done in a suburban school system deemed "average" on a variety of educational and socioeconomic indicators. In each study, samples of students stratified by gender and achievement level were interviewed…

Brophy, Jere; Alleman, Janet

347

Eighth-Grade Students Defining Complex Problems: The Effectiveness of Scaffolding in a Multimedia Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pilot study investigated the effectiveness of a multimedia learning environment called "Pollution Solution" on eighth-grade students' ability to define a complex problem. Sixty students from four earth science classes taught by the same teacher in a New York City public school were included in the sample for this study. The classes were…

Zydney, Janet Mannheimer

2005-01-01

348

Primary-Grade Students' Knowledge and Thinking about Food Production and the Origins of Common Foods  

Microsoft Academic Search

Individual interviews were conducted with 96 K-3 students, stratified according to grade level, achievement level, and gender. The students were asked to explain land-to-hand progressions involved in bringing several common foods to our tables, identify products derived from common farm animals, explain why a pound of cereal costs more than a pound of apples and a restaurant meal costs more

Jere Brophy; Janet Alleman; Carolyn OMahony

2003-01-01

349

Evaluation of mathematical powers of 5th grade primary school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The term mathematical power is regarded as a whole of abilities in connecting, reasoning and communicating. The aim of this study is to evaluate mathematical powers of 5th grade primary students. The study is qualitative. It has been fulfilled 2009- 2010 Autumn semester. Observation and interview techniques were used to collect the data. In the process of practice, students were

Pusat Pilten

2010-01-01

350

Catch a Star Book! Responses of Fifth-Grade Students to Celebrity-Authored Children's Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reader response theory and research on book interest underpinned a study of the appeal of celebrity-authored children's storybooks to elementary school students. We engaged fifth-grade students in selecting and reading from a set of 41 celebrity-authored books and completing reader response forms. Utilizing the survey research design and a…

Akrofi, Amma; Janisch, Carole; Button, Kathryn; Liu, Xiaoming

2010-01-01

351

Environmental Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviors of Missouri 6th- and 12th-Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) produces various environmental materials for preschool, elementary, and secondary students and sponsors outdoor education programs. An MDC-sponsored survey of students in grades 6 and 12 found moderate levels of environmental knowledge, with weaknesses in the areas of biodiversity, wetlands, and…

Greene, Janice Schnake; Roddiger, Brian; Drysdale, Li'anne; Gray, Ginger; Merrigan, Colleen; Witter, Dan

2000-01-01

352

Thai Grade 11 Students' Alternative Conceptions for Acid-Base Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study involved the development of a two-tier diagnostic instrument to assess Thai high school students' understanding of acid-base chemistry. The acid-base diagnostic test (ABDT) comprising 18 items was administered to 55 Grade 11 students in a science and mathematics programme during the second semester of the 2008 academic year. Analysis…

Artdej, Romklao; Ratanaroutai, Thasaneeya; Coll, Richard Kevin; Thongpanchang, Tienthong

2010-01-01

353

Measuring the Confidence of 8th Grade Taiwanese Students' Knowledge of Acids and Bases  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study investigated whether gender differences were present on the confidence judgments made by 8th grade Taiwanese students on the accuracy of their responses to acid-base test items. A total of 147 (76 male, 71 female) students provided item-specific confidence judgments during a test of their knowledge of acids and bases. Using the…

Jack, Brady Michael; Liu, Chia-Ju; Chiu, Houn-Lin; Tsai, Chun-Yen

2012-01-01

354

Negotiating Discourses: Sixth-Grade Students' Use of Multiple Science Discourses during a Science Fair Presentation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study offers important insights into the coexistence of multiple discourses and the link between these discourses and science understanding. It offers concrete examples of students' movement between multiple discourses in sixth-grade science fair presentations, and shows how those multiple discourses in science practices illuminate students'…

Gomez, Kimberley

2007-01-01

355

Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in Second Grade Students: A Study of the "Strong Start" Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The promotion of social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools may help prevent emotional and behavioral problems of students. This study evaluated the effects of a SEL curriculum, "Strong Start," on the social-emotional competence of 26 second grade students, using a quasi-experimental, non-equivalent control group design. Results revealed…

Caldarella, Paul; Christensen, Lynnette; Kramer, Thomas J.; Kronmiller, Kalli

2009-01-01

356

Urban Seventh Grade Students: A Report of Health Risk Behaviors and Exposure to Violence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The health of adolescents and the adults they will become can be linked to the health-related behaviors they adopt as children. To replicate a pilot study with a more culturally diverse population a descriptive, correlational study was undertaken with 379 seventh grade students. Key findings from this study include (a) students exposed or…

Dowdell, Elizabeth Burgess

2012-01-01

357

Gender Association of Musical Instruments and Preferences of Fourth-Grade Students for Selected Instruments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides research findings concerning the musical instrument preferences of fourth grade students. Finds that, although gender associations with certain instruments have lessened, they remain noticeably present. Identifies drums, saxophone, and flute as the most popular instruments. Notes a moderate relationship between student perceptions of…

Delzell, Judith K.; Leppla, David A.

1992-01-01

358

Description of Factors Related to the Grade Level Retention Rates of Elementary School African American Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the state of Georgia, African Americans represent 38% of the student population, yet they account for more than half of the grade level retentions each year (The Governor's Office of Student Achievement, 2009). The purpose of this study was to determine if relationships exist between the disproportionate retention rate of African American…

Linder, Rozlyn T.

2010-01-01

359

Increasing Constructive Behavior of Intermediate Grade Students through the Use of The Response Cost Strategy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this research project was to increase constructive behavior of intermediate grade students through the use of the response cost strategy. Approximately 70 students participated in this study. Three teacher researchers conducted the research in an elementary school and two middle schools in different counties near a major…

Bauer, Heather; Burno, Carolyn; Millstone, Teresa

2009-01-01

360

Grade Retention: Is It a Help or Hindrance to Student Academic Success?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research indicates that while grade retention does not typically increase student performance, it is widely practiced in schools throughout the country. Arguments for retaining a child include immaturity, the belief that an extra year of schooling will produce successful academic outcomes, and failure to meet criteria for promotion. Those who oppose retention contend that it is not beneficial to students'

LISA J. BOWMAN

2005-01-01

361

Pocket Power, Grades K-2. Teacher Guide [and] Student Storybook. Financial Fitness for Life.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developing financial fitness requires first developing a knowledge base and then applying it. This teacher guide and student storybook package focuses on personal finance skills for primary school students in grades K-2. The teacher guide contains 16 lessons divided into the 5 theme areas of earning an income, saving, spending, borrowing, and…

Hopkins, Martha C.; Wright, Donna K.

362

Fourth-Grade Elementary Students' Conceptions of Standards-Based Lunar Concepts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fourth-grade students' knowledge of observable moon phases and patterns of change, as well as conceptual understanding of the cause of moon phases, was investigated before and after special instruction. Pretest and post-test data for 48 students were used to address the research question related to observable moon phases and patterns of change.…

Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Atwood, Ronald K.; Christopher, John E.

2007-01-01

363

Elementary School Student Burnout Scale for Grades 6-8: A Study of Validity and Reliability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study is to develop an "Elementary School Student Burnout Scale for Grades 6-8". The study group included 691 students out of 10 schools in Eskisehir. Both Exploratory Factor Analysis and Confirmatory Factor Analysis were conducted on the data (Burnout stem from school activities, burnout stem from family, feeling of…

Aypay, Ayse

2011-01-01

364

TIMSS Results of Dutch Grade 8 Students in International Perspective: Performance Assessment and Written Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the design of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and results for Dutch students in grade 8. Presents these results in an international perspective and discusses differences between the results of these Dutch students on the written test (far above the international mean) and in the performance assessment…

Bos, Klaas; Kuiper, Wilmad; Plomp, Tjeerd

2001-01-01

365

Guided Inquiry Learning Unit on Aquatic Ecosystems for Seventh Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using mini-aquaria experiments, a learning unit on the effects of light period on aquatic ecosystems was developed for 7th grade students. This guided inquiry unit was aimed at helping students understand basic ecological principles involved in relationships among physical, chemical, and biological components in aquatic ecosystems. It involved…

To-im, Jongdee; Ruenwongsa, Pintip

2009-01-01

366

Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement in Third and Fifth-Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement has received much attention owing to the increasing prevalence of children who are overweight and unfit, as well as the inescapable pressure on schools to produce students who meet academic standards. This study examined 259 public school students in third and fifth grades and found that field tests of physical fitness were

Darla M. Castelli; Charles H. Hillman; Sarah M. Buck; Heather E. Erwin

367

Truth: Humanities Unit (Middle and Secondary Grade Levels). Programs for Gifted Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One in a series of instructional units designed for gifted students, this booklet describes a humanities unit for students in middle and secondary grades. The specific focus of the unit is on truth as it is perceived and expressed in philosophy, literature, art, music, drama, and the social sciences. The study of truth and its surrounding…

Abbott, Barbara; Kolman, Peter

368

Content Area Literacy: Individualizing Student Instruction in Second-Grade Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study describes a second-grade science curriculum designed to individualize student instruction (ISI-Science) so that students, regardless of initial science and literacy skills, gain science knowledge and reading skills. ISI-Science relies on the 5-E Learning Cycle as a framework and incorporates flexible, homogeneous, literacy skills-based…

Connor, Carol McDonald; Kaya, Sibel; Luck, Melissa; Toste, Jessica R.; Canto, Angela; Rice, Diana; Tani, Novell; Underwood, Phyllis S.

2010-01-01

369

Science Grade 7: A Search for Structure. (Teacher's Manual and 4 Student Manuals.)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Included in this set are the teacher's guide and the four student laboratory manuals for the seventh grade science program, "A Search For Structure." The program has three phases, each consisting of student-centered, investigative activities. There are two subject area options in phase one: option A, Rocks and Minerals; and option B, Insects. The…

Kolb, Haven, Ed.

370

Learning Climates for English Language Learners: A Case of Fourth-Grade Students in California  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates “learning climates” among fourth-grade students in an English-only school district in California. A student's learning climate is defined here as (a) a learner's perceptions of his or her own abilities and behaviors, as well as (b) the learner's perceptions of others' beliefs about his or her abilities and behaviors (or “externalized perceptions,” as we have termed this

Yuko Goto Butler; Michele Bousquet Gutiérrez

2003-01-01

371

Fourth-Grade Elementary Students' Conceptions of Standards-Based Lunar Concepts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Fourth-grade students' knowledge of observable moon phases and patterns of change, as well as conceptual understanding of the cause of moon phases, was investigated before and after special instruction. Pretest and post-test data for 48 students were used to address the research question related to observable moon phases and patterns of change.…

Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Atwood, Ronald K.; Christopher, John E.

2007-01-01

372

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

373

The Importance of Homework in Determining Immigrant Students' Grades in Schools in the USA Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: While a significant body of research has addressed teachers' evaluations of mainstream English speaking students, there is a dearth of such research focusing on immigrant adolescents. As many immigrant students are in the process of acquiring English language proficiency, evaluating and assigning grades to immigrant youth can pose…

Bang, Hee Jin; Suarez-Orozco, Carola; Pakes, Juliana; O'Connor, Erin

2009-01-01

374

Using Multiple Representations to Promote Grade 11 Students' Scientific Understanding of the Particle Theory of Matter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explored two groups of Grade 11 (age 16-17) students' conceptual understandings about aspects of particle theory before, immediately after, and 3 months after instruction with multiple representations (IMR) and instruction with verbal representations (IVR). Data sources included open-ended questionnaires, interviews, and student

Adadan, Emine

2013-01-01

375

Assessing Logo programming among Jordanian seventh grade students through turtle geometry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study is concerned with assessing Logo programming experiences among seventh grade students. A formal multiple-choice test and five performance tasks were used to collect data. The results provided that students’ performance was better than the expected score by the probabilistic laws, and a very low correlation between their Logo programming performance and school mathematics achievement was revealed. Most

Amal A. Khasawneh

2009-01-01

376

The effect of basketball sport aerobics on basketball skill development for fifth-grade students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an experimental teaching method, Sport Aerobics, on the basketball skill acquisition of fifth grade students. This study investigated the differences in the shooting, dribbling, and passing scores of students taught with Sport Aerobics instruction compared to those taught with a traditional method, Practice Style. Sport Aerobics is an instructional

William J. M Elizuk

2003-01-01

377

Thai Grade 10 and 11 Students' Conceptual Understanding and Ability to Solve Stoichiometry Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Stoichiometry and related concepts are an important part of student learning in chemistry. In this interpretive-based inquiry, we investigated Thai Grade 10 and 11 students' conceptual understanding and ability to solve numerical problems for stoichiometry-related concepts. Ninety-seven participants completed a purpose-designed survey instrument…

Dahsah, Chanyah; Coll, Richard K.

2007-01-01

378

An Exploratory Study of Face-to-Face and Cyberbullying in Sixth Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In a pilot study, sixth grade students (N = 124) completed a questionnaire assessing students' experience with bullying and cyberbullying, demographic information, quality of parent-child relationship, and ways they have dealt with bullying/cyberbullying in the past. Two multiple regression analyses were conducted. The multiple regression…

Accordino, Denise B.; Accordino, Michael P.

2011-01-01

379

Written Expression of Students with and without Learning Disabilities: Differences across the Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study compared the writing productivity, syntactic maturity, vocabulary, and mechanics of 48 learning-disabled and 48 normally achieving students in grades 4, 8, and 11. Learning-disabled students' written products were shorter, contained fewer sentences with more words per sentence, included fewer long words, and had more spelling and…

Houck, Cherry K.; Billingsley, Bonnie S.

1989-01-01

380

Evaluating Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Students' Expository Writing: Task Development, Scoring, and Psychometric Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Drawing from multiple theoretical frameworks representing cognitive and educational psychology, we present a writing task and scoring system for measurement of students' informative writing. Participants in this study were 72 fifth- and sixth-grade students who wrote compositions describing real-world problems and how mathematics, science, and…

Kulikowich, Jonna M.; Mason, Linda H.; Brown, Scott W.

2008-01-01

381

Grade Retention and Student Outcomes: Data from High School and Beyond.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Affective and academic outcomes of grade retention were studied using the High School and Beyond (HSB) data set--a large, nationally representative sample of students. More specifically, the study: compared the academic (achievement and educational attainment) and affective (educational aspirations) outcomes of retained and non-retained students,…

Marion, Scott F.; And Others

382

Reducing Test Anxiety and Improving Academic Performance in Fourth Grade Students: Exploring an Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This quantitative study investigated the effectiveness of a teacher-implemented intervention of eight sessions integrated into an existing curriculum to reduce test anxiety and improve academic performance in fourth grade students. The experimental group, n=23 was drawn from a sample of 64 students in a southwestern Rhode Island public school…

Donato, Jeanne M.

2009-01-01

383

Should Athletic Training Educators Utilize Grades When Evaluating Student Clinical Performance?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To explore and address some of the challenges for assessing, interpreting, and grading athletic training students' clinical performance and to suggest athletic training educators consider using a more universal assessment method for professional consistency. Background: In years past students learned from teachers or mentors on an…

Scriber, Kent; Gray, Courtney; Millspaugh, Rose

2010-01-01

384

The Disposition of Eleventh-Grade Science Students Toward Critical Thinking  

Microsoft Academic Search

The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) was used to assess the disposition of Israeli eleventh-grade science students toward critical thinking according to school type affiliate, scientific level, and gender. Our findings, strongly support (a) the establishment of a baseline reference for disposition toward critical thinking of high school science students; (b) the application of the CCTDI in the context

David Ben-Chaim; Salit Ron; Uri Zoller

2000-01-01

385

Evaluation of MAA Program for 4-6 Grade Students by Its Participants as Adults.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The More Academically Able (MAA) class for students at the fourth to sixth grade levels of elementary school with I.Q.s higher than 120 had a significantly positive influence on its participants. Fifteen of the students involved were given a retrospective survey evaluating the program. The results showed the program as being beneficial.…

Huffman, Sondra

1983-01-01

386

Urban Seventh Grade Students: A Report of Health Risk Behaviors and Exposure to Violence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The health of adolescents and the adults they will become can be linked to the health-related behaviors they adopt as children. To replicate a pilot study with a more culturally diverse population a descriptive, correlational study was undertaken with 379 seventh grade students. Key findings from this study include (a) students exposed or involved…

Dowdell, Elizabeth Burgess

2012-01-01

387

Rethinking Exams and Letter Grades: How Much Can Teachers Delegate to Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article we report a 3-yr study of a large-enrollment Cell Biology course focused on developing student skill in scientific reasoning and data interpretation. Specifically, the study tested the hypothesis that converting the role of exams from summative grading devices to formative tools would increase student success in acquiring those…

Kitchen, Elizabeth; King, Summer H.; Robison, Diane F.; Sudweeks, Richard R.; Bradshaw, William S.; Bell, John D.

2006-01-01

388

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

389

Effects of Concept Cartoons on Mathematics Self-Efficacy of 7th Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research is to determine the effect of concept cartoons on the students' perception of their levels of self-efficacy towards mathematics. The research has been designed as the pre-test post-test with quasi experimental control group. The research participants are composed of 94 7th grade students attending an elementary school…

Sengul, Sare

2011-01-01

390

The Effectiveness of Web-Based Curricula on Seventh Grade Mathematics Students in Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using web-based curricula on seventh grade students' achievement in mathematics in King Abdullah School in Irbid, Jordan. The researcher followed the equivalent pre/post T-test two group designs. To achieve the aim of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students'…

Muhanna, Wafa

2012-01-01

391

Outstanding Literacy Instruction in First Grade: Teacher Practices and Student Achievement. Reading Research Report No. 81.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Classroom observations and in-depth interviews were used to study nine first-grade teachers who were nominated by language arts coordinators as being either outstanding or typical in their ability to help students develop the skills of beginning literacy. Based on observational measures of year-end student reading and writing achievement and on…

Wharton-McDonald, Ruth; And Others

392

Grade 10 Students' perceptions of and attitudes toward science teaching and school science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Grade 10 students' perceptions of classroom practices and activities, as well as their attitudes toward science teaching and school science, were assessed in the Westend School District (pseudonym) in British Columbia, using both quantitative (statistics of Likert-type scales) and qualitative (critical interpretive analysis of interview data) methods. The major findings of the study were that students do not appreciate the

Jazlin V. Ebenezer; Uri Zoller

1993-01-01

393

Thai Grade 10 and 11 Students' Understanding of Stoichiometry and Related Concepts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research reported in this case study explores the understanding of stoichiometry and related concepts of Thai science students in grades 10 and 11 after major national curriculum reforms. Students' conceptions and alternative conceptions were investigated using a questionnaire--the "Stoichiometry Concept Questionnaire" (SCQ) (N = 97), which…

Dahsah, Chanyah; Coll, Richard Kevin

2008-01-01

394

Catch a Star Book! Responses of Fifth-Grade Students to Celebrity-Authored Children's Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reader response theory and research on book interest underpinned a study of the appeal of celebrity-authored children's storybooks to elementary school students. We engaged fifth-grade students in selecting and reading from a set of 41 celebrity-authored books and completing reader response forms. Utilizing the survey research design and a…

Akrofi, Amma; Janisch, Carole; Button, Kathryn; Liu, Xiaoming

2010-01-01

395

Change in Student Beliefs about Attitudes toward Science in Grades 6-9  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study reports on an investigation of the impact of a Science-Technology-Society (STS) approach in promoting more positive student attitudes toward science that are recommended by current reform documents. A total of 609 students from grades six through nine were selected for a survey of attitudes in two class sections assigned as either…

Akcay, Hakan; Yager, Robert E.; Iskander, Srini M.; Turgut, Halil

2010-01-01

396

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

397

Environmental Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviors of Missouri 6th- and 12th-Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) produces various environmental materials for preschool, elementary, and secondary students and sponsors outdoor education programs. An MDC-sponsored survey of students in grades 6 and 12 found moderate levels of environmental knowledge, with weaknesses in the areas of biodiversity, wetlands, and…

Greene, Janice Schnake; Roddiger, Brian; Drysdale, Li'anne; Gray, Ginger; Merrigan, Colleen; Witter, Dan

2000-01-01

398

End of Course Grades and Standardized Test Scores: Are Grades Predictive of Student Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the extent to which end-of-course grades are predictive of Virginia Standards of Learning test scores in nine high school content areas. It also analyzed the impact of the variables school cluster attended, gender, ethnicity, disability status, Limited English Proficiency status, and socioeconomic status on the relationship…

Ricketts, Christine R.

2010-01-01

399

Developing Addition and Regrouping Competence among Second Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of using the concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) teaching sequence with integrated strategy instruction for developing addition with regrouping competence among students with learning difficulties in mathematics. A total of 16 lessons were provided to 24 students during a…

Miller, Susan P.; Kaffar, Bradley J.

2011-01-01

400

Business as Usual? Not for These Middle-Grades Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A perpetual dilemma of schooling is how to help students develop skills needed for everyday life, including the work world. Quantitative literacy, also called numeracy, involves an ability to apply essential mathematics skills to authentic or near-authentic tasks. Carefully planned classroom activities can help students develop these important…

Crawford, Heather; Wiest, Lynda

2011-01-01

401

Primary-Grade Students' Knowledge and Thinking About Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

K-3 students were interviewed to elicit their knowledge and thinking (including misconceptions) about families, a major topic in primary social studies. Along with valid knowledge, the students displayed significant knowledge gaps and misconceptions about marriage, kinship relations, and family life in the past, in other cultures, and in urban vs.…

Brophy, Jere; Alleman, Janet

2005-01-01

402

Assessing Student Learning: Are Business Schools Making the Grade?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In April 2003, some standards regarding accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International changed. Under the 2003 standards, students had to demonstrate learning achievement; thus, the focus shifted from what teachers taught to what students learned. Survey data indicates that although progress has been made in meeting the new assurance of learning (AoL) standards, many

Kathryn Martell

2007-01-01

403

The Effect of Twitter on College Student Engagement and Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite the widespread use of social media by students and its increased use by instructors, very little empirical evidence is available concerning the impact of social media use on student learning and engagement. This paper describes our semester-long experimental study to determine if using Twitter--the microblogging and social networking…

Junco, R.; Heiberger, G.; Loken, E.

2011-01-01

404

Grade Expectations: How Marks and Education Policies Shape Students' Ambitions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While enrolment in tertiary education has increased dramatically over the past decades, many university-aged students do not enrol, nor do they expect to earn a university degree. While it is important to promote high expectations for further education, it is equally important to ensure that students' expectations are well-aligned with their…

OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2012

2012-01-01

405

Making the Grade: Academic Libraries and Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents analyses that look at the many factors that can impact student success, such as technological capability, diversity, and information literacy. The importance of libraries' partnership with other members of the higher education community in working toward a common goal of student success is also examined. Further, the book gives…

Kelly, Maurie Caitlin, Ed.; Kross, Andrea, Ed.

406

The Effects of Formative Assessment with Detailed Feedback on Students' Science Learning Achievement and Attitudes Regarding Formative Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the effects of a formative assessment with detailed feedback on students' science learning achievement and attitudes regarding formative assessment. Involves (n=133) ninth grade students from Seoul and administers pre- and post-tests for learning achievement and attitude regarding formative assessment. (Contains 16 references.)…

Choi, Kyunghee; Nam, Jeong-Hee; Lee, Hyunju

2001-01-01

407

Effectiveness of Hands-on and Minds-on Activities on Students' Achievement and Attitudes towards Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of hands-on and minds-on activities on ninth grade students' achievement in and attitudes towards simple electric circuits. The study was conducted with 130 students, 70 of which were assigned as experimental group and instructed by hands-on/minds-on activities, while the 60 were assigned as…

Ates, Ozlem; Eryilmaz, Ali

2011-01-01

408

The effects of different motivational climates on students’ achievement goals, motivational strategies and attitudes toward physical education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to analyse whether conducting physical education lessons according to different motivational climates leads to a significant difference between students’ achievement goals, motivational strategies and attitudes towards physical education. Participants (81-ninth grade students) were allocated to one of three experimental groups. The researchers conducted a 12-week programme of physical education lessons with the experimental groups.

Gökçe Erturan ?lker; Giyasettin Demirhan

2012-01-01

409

The Effects of Different Motivational Climates on Students' Achievement Goals, Motivational Strategies and Attitudes toward Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this study was to analyse whether conducting physical education lessons according to different motivational climates leads to a significant difference between students' achievement goals, motivational strategies and attitudes towards physical education. Participants (81-ninth grade students) were allocated to one of three experimental…

Ilker, Gokce Erturan; Demirhan, Giyasettin

2013-01-01

410

An Investigation of Students' Meaningful Causal Thinking Abilities in Terms of Academic Achievement, Reading Comprehension and Gender  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this study is to investigate whether students' meaningful causal thinking abilities vary with their academic achievement levels, reading comprehension abilities, and gender. The sample of the study consisted of 124 ninth grade students attending a secondary school in Adana City Seyhan District during 2008-2009 academic year.…

Berkant, Hasan Guner

2009-01-01

411

Developing and validating instruments for measuring democratic climate of the civic education classroom and student engagement in North Sulawesi, Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using the Rasch Rating Scale model, data collected from 200 ninth grade students in North Sulawesi Indonesia were analysed. This analysis sought to validate instruments developed to measure the Democratic Climate of Civic Education Classrooms (DCCEC) and Student Engagement in Civic Education Classrooms (SECEC). Category used, item and person separation reliability (ISR and PSR), item and person separation index (ISI

Sulaiman Mappiasse

2006-01-01

412

High School Students' Experiences in a Sport Education Unit: The Importance of Team Autonomy and Problem-Solving Opportunities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined high school students' experiences in a Sport Education unit being implemented with smaller teams and fewer roles. The participants included one physical education teacher and her 70 ninth-grade students. Each week, we conducted two to three observations and four to six informal interviews with the participants for over eight…

Smither, Katelyn; Xihe Zhu,

2011-01-01

413

The Complexities of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: A Case Study of Two Secondary Mathematics Teachers and Their ESOL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Culturally relevant pedagogy is not well understood as an instructional strategy in the mathematics classroom. This study reveals the challenges two teachers faced when they implemented a pilot project with ninth and tenth grade ESOL students. The task they envisioned as culturally relevant did not capture their ESOL student's interests; rather,…

Leonard, Jacqueline; Napp, Carolina; Adeleke, Shade

2009-01-01

414

What are the understandings of fifth grade teachers about teaching the concept of chemical change to their students?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated seven fifth grade teachers who taught science classes in an intermediate school. The school had 18 fifth grade teachers, with ten of those teachers teaching the 18 classes of fifth grade science. Seven teachers who taught science to approximately 350 fifth grade students participated in the study. One goal of the study was to investigate whether the

Glenda L. Ogletree

415

Academic Freedom and Student Grading in Greek Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The issue of who has the final say on academic standards (grading), academics or managers, has hitherto not arisen in Greece. Professors entitled to research, to teach and to inquire is a freedom expressed by the Greek Constitution. This article presents a contemporary view and raises concerns about the future and the longevity of academic…

Papadimitriou, Antigoni

2011-01-01

416

An Evaluation of the Testing Effect with Third Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research shows that being tested after studying a set of material will improve recall of that material on a later test. While this effect has been shown to be robust in adults using both simple material, such as word lists, and complex texts, little research has been done looking at this effect in children. In the current study, third-grade

Chandra L. Brojde

417

Unpacking Detracking: When Progressive Pedagogy Meets Students' Social Worlds.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Disturbed by inequities created by tracking, many schools have attempted to "detrack" by consciously organizing students into academically heterogeneous classrooms. This paper, based on a year-long interpretive study of a detracked ninth grade English-History "core" program at a diverse urban high school, focuses on the encounter between the core…

Rubin, Beth C.

418

Environmental Knowledge, Awareness and Concern Among 11th-Grade Students: New York State  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports on a 1990–1991 study of 11th-grade students in New York State. The authors surveyed approximately 3,200 students from a sample of 30 secondary schools to assess levels of environmental knowledge, environmental awareness, and environmental concern. Independent variables included type of school, region of school, and the level and sex of students. Further, the authors controlled for reported

Kathryn Wald Hausbeck; Lester W. Milbrath; Sean M. Enright

1992-01-01

419

Perfectionism, Implicit Theories of Intelligence, and Taiwanese Eighth-Grade Students’ Academic Engagement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors attempted to examine how Taiwanese junior high school students’ perfectionistic tendencies and implicit theories of intelligence were related to their academic emotions and approach versus avoidance self-regulation, and to determine differences in contingent self-worth, emotions, and self-regulation among students with different subtypes of perfectionism. A total of 481 8th-grade Taiwanese students completed a self-reported survey assessing their perfectionistic

Shu-Shen Shih

2011-01-01

420

Concept Mapping in Science Class: A Case Study of Fifth Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research project was to determine the effects of incorporating concept mapping on the achievement of fifth grade students in science class. The study was conducted with twenty-three students at Ata Elementary School, Trabzon, Turkey. The students were tested with teacher-constructed pre- and post tests containing 20 multiple-choice questions. The pupils in the experimental and control groups

Askin Asan

2007-01-01

421

Introducing 9-12 grade students to electrical engineering technology through hands-on laboratory experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

At Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, an outreach project has been designed and implemented to provide 9th through 12th grade students with electrical engineering technology (EET) experiences. The high school students are brought onto the college campus and given a ten-minute presentation on the EET program and career opportunities. The students then participate individually in two thirty-minute hands-on laboratory

Kevin Torres; David Loker; Robert Weissbach

2001-01-01

422

The Effect of Teaching Approach on Third-Grade Students' Response to Literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined effects of teaching approaches on students' responses to three picture books. One hundred and twenty third-grade students were randomly assigned to treatments: literary analysis, literary experience, and no discussion. The literary-analysis approach focused on identifying and critiquing literary elements; the literary-experience approach centered on having students live through and react to the storyline. Teaching approach affected the

Joyce E. Many; Donna L. Wiseman

1992-01-01

423

Thai Grade 11 students' alternative conceptions for acid-base chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study involved the development of a two?tier diagnostic instrument to assess Thai high school students’ understanding of acid–base chemistry. The acid–base diagnostic test (ABDT) comprising 18 items was administered to 55 Grade 11 students in a science and mathematics programme during the second semester of the 2008 academic year. Analysis of students’ responses from this study followed the methodology

Romklao Artdej; Thasaneeya Ratanaroutai; Richard Kevin Coll; Tienthong Thongpanchang

2010-01-01

424

Acids and Bases: The Appropriation of The Arrhenius Model by Tunisian Grade 10 Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this work, we propose to identify the knowledge that Tunisian grade 10 students build up concerning acids and bases. Thus,\\u000a after learning, we have proceeded by giving a paper and pencil task to students of two levels of teaching. The results obtained\\u000a allow us to say that the assimilated knowledge is transitory; that the students have a worse perception

Latifa Ouertatani; Alain Dumon; Malika Ayadi Trabelsi; Mohamed Soudani

2007-01-01

425

Influences of Math Tracking on Seventh-Grade Students' Self-Beliefs and Social Comparisons  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors examined how math track placement and gender affected 7th-grade students' self-esteem, self-concepts, and social comparisons. Participants were 170 students who completed surveys that assessed their self-esteem, academic self-concepts of ability, and the kinds of social comparisons they make. Results showed that higher track students had significantly higher ability self-concepts in math and school. Math track did not influence

Donna Chiu; Yodit Beru; Erin Watley; Selam Wubu; Emma Simson; Robin Kessinger; Anahi Rivera; Patrick Schmidlein; Allan Wigfield

2008-01-01

426

Gender and Grade Level Differences in Taiwan Students' Stereotypes of Science and Scientists  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore student?held images of science and scientists according to gender and grade level and the reasons behind them. A drawing activity and interviews?about?instance on the theme of science and scientists were administered to a total of 297 students (153 male and 144 female students) from three elementary and three middle schools in Taiwan.

1998-01-01

427

The Effect of Seat Location on Exam Grades and Student Perceptions in an Introductory Biology Class  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The effect of seat location on learning has received surprisingly little attention in education literature (Weinstein 1979). Classroom experience and education literature suggest that students who sit in the front of a lecture hall are more likely to get As than students in the back (Benedict and Hoag 2004; Holliman and Anderson 1986; Pedersen 1994). The explanation may seem obvious--front-row students get better grades because they are better students. An experiment shows that sitting in the back of a lecture hall rather than the front does not have a detrimental effect on student performance on exams.

Taper, Mark L.; Kalinowki, Steven

2007-01-01

428

Grading student problem solutions: The challenge of sending a consistent message  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Grading sends a direct message to students about what is expected in class. However, often there is a gap between the assigned grade and the goals of the instructor. In an interview study of faculty teaching calculus-based introductory physics, we verified that this gap exists and identified three themes that appear to shape grading decisions: (1) a desire to see student reasoning, (2) a reluctance to deduct points from a student solution that might be correct, and (3) a tendency to project correct thought processes onto a student solution. When all three themes were expressed by an instructor, the resulting conflict was resolved by placing the burden of proof on either the instructor or the student. The weighting of the themes with the burden of proof criterion explains our finding that although almost all instructors reported telling students to show their reasoning in problem solutions, about half graded problem solutions in a way that would likely discourage students from showing this reasoning.

Henderson, Charles; Yerushalmi, Edit; Kuo, Vince H.; Heller, Patricia; Heller, Kenneth

2004-02-01

429

An Investigation of Play: From the Voices of Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Talented and Gifted Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore the concept of play through the eyes of talented and gifted (TAG) fifth- and sixth-grade students. Three focus groups consisting of fifth- and sixth-grade TAG students were conducted in one urban, one suburban, and one rural school district in the Midwest. Students were asked to describe the value of play…

Beisser, Sally Rapp; Gillespie, Catherine Wilson; Thacker, Valerie Marsh

2013-01-01

430

The Effects of Background Music in the Classroom on the Productivity, Motivation, and Behavior of Fourth Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many students in a fourth grade classroom at Logan Elementary School are expressing numerous types of negative behaviors, are not motivated to learn, and do not stay on-task. In an effort to change these students, an action research study was conducted that implemented background music in the classroom. There were ten fourth grade students who…

White, Kevin N.

2007-01-01

431

Technical Adequacy of Early Numeracy Curriculum-Based Progress Monitoring Measures for Kindergarten and First-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine six early numeracy measures used to monitor the mathematics progress of kindergarten and first-grade students. Seventy-one kindergarten students and 75 first-grade students were administered the measures each week. Delayed-alternate form reliability was adequate for instructional decision making on some…

Hampton, David D.; Lembke, Erica S.; Lee, Young-Sun; Pappas, Sandra; Chiong, Cynthia; Ginsburg, Herbert P.

2012-01-01

432

A comparison of concrete and formal science instruction upon science achievement and reasoning ability of sixth grade students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several recent studies suggest concrete learners make greater gains in student achievement and in cognitive development when receiving concrete instruction than when receiving formal instruction. This study examined the effect of concrete and formal instruction upon reasoning and science achievement of sixth grade students. Four intact classes of sixth grade students were randomly selected into two treatment groups; concrete and

Walter L. Saunders; Daniel Shepardson

1987-01-01

433

An Investigation of Play: From the Voices of Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Talented and Gifted Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to explore the concept of play through the eyes of talented and gifted (TAG) fifth- and sixth-grade students. Three focus groups consisting of fifth- and sixth-grade TAG students were conducted in one urban, one suburban, and one rural school district in the Midwest. Students were asked to describe the value of play…

Beisser, Sally Rapp; Gillespie, Catherine Wilson; Thacker, Valerie Marsh

2013-01-01

434

The Basic Program of Vocational Agriculture in Louisiana. Ag I and Ag II (9th and 10th Grades). Volume III. Bulletin 1690-III.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide, the third volume of the series, outlines the basic program of vocational agriculture for Louisiana students in the ninth and tenth grades. Covered in the five units on plant science are growth processes of plants, cultural practices for plants, insects affecting plants, seed and plant selection, and diseases that affect…

Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.

435

The Basic Program of Vocational Agriculture in Louisiana. Ag I and Ag II (9th and 10th Grades). Volume III. Bulletin 1690-III.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This curriculum guide, the third volume of the series, outlines the basic program of vocational agriculture for Louisiana students in the ninth and tenth grades. Covered in the five units on plant science are growth processes of plants, cultural practices for plants, insects affecting plants, seed and plant selection, and diseases that affect…

Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.

436

Sixth-Grade Students' Views of the Nature of Engineering and Images of Engineers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigated the views of the nature of engineering held by 6th-grade students to provide a baseline upon which activities or curriculum materials might be developed to introduce middle-school students to the work of engineers and the process of engineering design. A phenomenographic framework was used to guide the analysis of data collected from: (1) a series of 20 semi-structured interviews with 6th-grade students, (2) drawings created by these students of "an engineer or engineers at work" that were discussed during the interviews, and (3) field notes collected by the researchers during the interviews. The 6th-grade students tended to believe that engineers were individuals who make or build products, although some students understood the role of engineers in the design or planning of products, and, to a lesser extent in testing products to ensure that they "work" and/or are safe to use. The combination of drawings of "engineers or engineering at work" and individual interviews provided more insight into the students' views of the nature of engineering than either source of data would have offered on its own. Analysis of the data suggested that the students' concepts of engineers and engineering were fragile, or unstable, and likely to change within the time frame of the interview.

Karatas, Faik O.; Micklos, Amy; Bodner, George M.

2011-04-01

437

Sixth-Grade Students' Views of the Nature of Engineering and Images of Engineers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigated the views of the nature of engineering held by 6th-grade students to provide a baseline upon which activities or curriculum materials might be developed to introduce middle-school students to the work of engineers and the process of engineering design. A phenomenographic framework was used to guide the analysis of data collected from: (1) a series of 20 semi-structured interviews with 6th-grade students, (2) drawings created by these students of “an engineer or engineers at work” that were discussed during the interviews, and (3) field notes collected by the researchers during the interviews. The 6th-grade students tended to believe that engineers were individuals who make or build products, although some students understood the role of engineers in the design or planning of products, and, to a lesser extent in testing products to ensure that they “work” and/or are safe to use. The combination of drawings of “engineers or engineering at work” and individual interviews provided more insight into the students’ views of the nature of engineering than either source of data would have offered on its own. Analysis of the data suggested that the students’ concepts of engineers and engineering were fragile, or unstable, and likely to change within the time frame of the interview.

Karatas, Faik O.; Micklos, Amy; Bodner, George M.

2010-07-01

438

Exploring how experience with planning impacts first grade students' planning and solutions to engineering design problems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation presents research that investigated how first grade students' ability to construct solutions and to plan through drawing for engineering design problems is related to their participation in a LEGO-based engineering curriculum with two variations on the instruction for planning. The quasi-experimental design engaged two first grade classrooms in an urban K-6 Science and Technology elementary school outside of

Merredith D. Portsmore

2010-01-01

439

Teen peer educators and diabetes knowledge of low-income fifth grade students.  

PubMed

The current study was designed to evaluate a unique adolescent peer type 2 diabetes mellitus (Type 2 DM) prevention training program for fifth grade children. Peer educators were 22 high school students who participated in the Elementary Institute of Science's Commission on Science that Matters, a year-long program promoting active participation in the health and environmental sciences. Peer education was delivered in the form of a two hour health fair. A knowledge survey was given to fifth grade students in the classroom before the health fair began and then again in the classroom after the health fair. Fifth grade students were able to correctly identify Type 1 DM (23 vs. 40%; P < .01), Type 2 DM (21 vs. 52%; P < .001), and the signs of diabetes (10 vs. 39%; P < .001) after the health fair. This approach could be inexpensively integrated into any community-based health promotion with children and adolescents. PMID:20496001

Coleman, Karen J; Clark, Andrea Yoder; Shordon, Maggie; Ocana, Leticia L; Walker, Chris; Araujo, Rachel A; Oratowski-Coleman, Jesica; Philis-Tsimikas, Athena

2011-02-01

440

Students' achievement goal orientations and their behavioral and emotional engagement: Co-examining the role of perceived school goal structures and parent goals during adolescence  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of perceived school goal structures and parent goals in predicting adolescents' goal orientations and their behavioral and emotional engagement in the classroom was examined in the present study. Surveys were given to a sample of 271 seventh- and ninth-grade students. Path analyses showed that (a) perceived school mastery goal structures and parent mastery goals predicted student mastery goal

Eleftheria N. Gonida; Katerina Voulala; Grigoris Kiosseoglou

2009-01-01

441

Examining the Relationships between Metacognition, Self-Regulation and Critical Thinking in Online Socratic Seminars for High School Social Studies Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationships between metacognition, self-regulation and students' critical thinking skills and disposition in online Socratic Seminars for ninth grade World Geography and Culture students. Participants of this study came from six intact pre-AP (Pre-Advanced Placement) classes in a public high school in south central Texas…

Lee, Shih-Ting

2009-01-01

442

Student Personality Type versus Grading Procedures in Intermediate Accounting Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The personality preferences and temperaments of 82 intermediate accounting students were identified by the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Keirsey Temperament Sorter. Relationships were found between personality variables and the number of class absences, class participation, and the performance in homework and problems on the final examination.…

Lawrence, Robyn; Taylor, Larry W.

2000-01-01

443

Investigating the scientific creativity of fifth-grade students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research on the scientific creativity of children has been limited. The most salient limitations of previous literature have been: (a) narrowness of theoretical frameworks, (b) limitedness in using a variety of science process skills, (c) ignorance of the gender differences in scientific creativity, and (d) ignorance of elementary school students. The purpose of this study was to develop and

Ahmed Mohamed

2006-01-01

444

The Erroneous Derivative Examples of Eleventh Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The derivative is not only an important subject for mathematics but also is an important subject for engineering, physics, economy, chemistry, and statistics. Especially, mathematics depends on strongly preceding learning and the subject of derivative will be used in university education by all students. Therefore, it is one of the most important…

Gur, Hulya; Barak, Basak

2007-01-01

445

Indicators of Multiplicative Reasoning among Fourth Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many students encounter difficulty in their transition to advanced mathematical thinking. Such difficulty may be explained by a lack of understanding of many concepts taught in early school years, especially multiplicative reasoning. Advanced mathematical thinking depends on the development of multiplicative reasoning. The purpose of this study…

Carrier, James A.

2010-01-01

446

Introduction to Marketing for 9th Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed to enable students to develop knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses and to be able to understand the relationship of these characteristics to educational and vocational choices, this guide presents an introductory program on vocations using a thematic interdisciplinary approach to career awareness. It is suggested that the…

Krotosky, Paul; Johnson, Jeannie G.

447

Comparing the Reading Behaviors in Three Groups of First Grade Students--Students Who Discontinued from Reading Recovery, Students Who Did Not Discontinue from Reading Recovery, and Students Who Never Needed Reading Recovery  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to compare the variety, complexity, and frequency of reading behaviors of three groups of first grade students--students who discontinued from Reading Recovery (D-RR), students who did not discontinue from Reading Recovery (ND-RR), and students who never needed Reading Recovery (A-NRR). Students were asked to read…

Greaney, Sharon

2010-01-01

448

Using Multiple Representations to Promote Grade 11 Students' Scientific Understanding of the Particle Theory of Matter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study explored two groups of Grade 11 (age 16-17) students' conceptual understandings about aspects of particle theory before, immediately after, and 3 months after instruction with multiple representations (IMR) and instruction with verbal representations (IVR). Data sources included open-ended questionnaires, interviews, and student artifacts. The data were analyzed using statistical and descriptive methods to compare the extent of change and persistence in the IMR and IVR students' conceptual understandings of particle theory. The results indicated that the students held similar, but poor understandings of particle theory prior to any instruction. After instruction, the IMR students outperformed the IVR students in terms of developing scientific understandings about each aspect of particle theory and maintaining such understandings over a period of time. The results demonstrated that carefully designed instruction using multiple representations can be very efficacious in promoting and maintaining students' scientific understanding.

Adadan, Emine

2013-06-01

449

A Mixed-Grade Engineering Course for High School Students: Student Interactions and Understanding of Engineering Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Understanding of the engineering design process was examined for mixed grade (9-12) high school introductory engineering classes. The classes consisted of videos on engineering, guest speakers, internet research on engineering careers, and hands-on design projects. Student interactions were analyzed with classroom observations, video recordings, and interviews and showed there was a significant effect of maturity on learning. Change in understanding

Dale Baker; Senay Yasar; Sibel Uysal; Sharon Robinson-Kurpius; Steve Krause; Chell Roberts

2006-01-01

450

Using food as a tool to teach science to 3rd grade students in Appalachian Ohio  

PubMed Central

The Food, Math, and Science Teaching Enhancement Resource (FoodMASTER) Initiative is a compilation of programs aimed at using food as a tool to teach mathematics and science. In 2007–2008, a foods curriculum developed by professionals in nutrition and education was implemented in 10 3rd-grade classrooms in Appalachian Ohio; teachers in these classrooms implemented 45 hands-on foods activities that covered 10 food topics. Subjects included measurement; food safety; vegetables; fruits; milk and cheese; meat, poultry, and fish; eggs; fats; grains; and meal management. Students in four other classrooms served as the control group. Mainstream 3rd-grade students were targeted because of their receptiveness to the subject matter, science standards for upper elementary grades, and testing that the students would undergo in 4th grade. Teachers and students alike reported that the hands-on FoodMASTER curriculum experience was worthwhile and enjoyable. Our initial classroom observation indicated that the majority of students, girls and boys included, were very excited about the activities, became increasingly interested in the subject matter of food, and were able to conduct scientific observations.

Duffrin, Melani W.; Hovland, Jana; Carraway-Stage, Virginia; McLeod, Sara; Duffrin, Christopher; Phillips, Sharon; Rivera, David; Saum, Diana; Johanson, George; Graham, Annette; Lee, Tammy; Bosse, Michael; Berryman, Darlene

2010-01-01

451

Effects of a health-promotion programme in sixth grade German students' physical education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the study was to assess the effects of a school-based health-promotion programme in physical education (PE) on sixth grade German students' motor performance, BMI and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). In a quasi-experimental design, 516 students (54.7% girls) were assigned to either the intervention group (IG) that received eight 90-minute health-promoting PE lessons or the control group

Oliver Höner; Yolanda Demetriou

2012-01-01

452

A contemporary science and engineering education program for 8th and 9th grade students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a 5-day science and engineering education program for 8th and 9th grade students, held at Penn State Altoona in August 1997. The objectives of this program were (a) to create a vision of science and engineering that is process-oriented, motivational, exploratory, and encourages problem solving, and (b) to impart students tools which would be helpful to them

S. Anwar

1998-01-01

453

Attitudes of eighth-grade honors students toward the conceptual change methods of teaching science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study researched the attitude of eighth grade honors science students toward the steps of the conceptual change teaching method. The attitudes of 25 students in an honors 8th grade science class in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area were assessed using a multi-method approach. A quantitative method (student survey) and a qualitative method (focus group) were triangulated for convergence. Since conceptual change is a relatively new reform teaching modality, the study assessed students' attitudes utilizing this method. Conceptual change teaching is characterized by connections between concepts and facts which are organized around key ideas. Knowledge connected through concepts is constantly revised and edited by students as they continue to learn and add new concepts. The results of this study produced evidence that the conceptual change method of teaching science and its six process steps have qualities that foster positive student attitude. The study demonstrated that students' attitudes toward science is positively influenced through the conceptual change teaching method by enabling students to: (1) choose problems and find solutions to those problems (student directed); (2) work together in large and small groups; (3) learn through student oral presentations; (4) perform hands-on laboratory experiences; (5) learn through conceptual understanding not memorization; (6) implement higher order learning skills to make connections from the lab to the real world. Teachers can use the information in the study to become aware of the positive and negative attitudes of students taught with the conceptual change method. Even if the conceptual change teaching strategy is not the modality utilized by an educator, the factors identified by this study that affect student attitude could be used to help a teacher design lesson plans that help foster positive student attitudes.

Heide, Clifford Lee

454

Effectiveness of a Co-Taught Handwriting Program For First Grade Students.  

PubMed

ABSTRACT Our study examined the effects of Write Start, a classroom-embedded handwriting/writing program on handwriting and writing fluency for first grade students, co-taught by occupational therapists and teachers. Two first grade classrooms received the Write Start and two received standard handwriting instruction. This co-taught program included specific feedback during handwriting practice, small group activities, student self-evaluation, and peer supports. The students were evaluated on handwriting legibility, fluency, and written expression at baseline, immediately after the program, and 6 months later. When performance was compared between the two groups, the students in the Write Start program improved significantly more in legibility (d = .57) and fluency (d = .75) than students who received standard instruction. Gains in handwriting speed (d = .18), average legibility (d = .26), and written expression (d = .25) did not differ significantly between the two groups. A co-taught, inclusive handwriting/writing program can promote first grade students' achievement of lower case legibility and writing fluency. PMID:23607325

Case-Smith, Jane; Holland, Terri; White, Susan

2013-04-23

455

Testing the Efficacy of INSIGHTS on Student Disruptive Behavior, Classroom Management, and Student Competence in Inner City Primary Grades.  

PubMed

A prevention trial tested the efficacy of INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament as compared to a Read Aloud attention control condition in reducing student disruptive behavior and enhancing student competence and teacher classroom management. Participants included 116 first and second grade students, their parents, and their 42 teachers in six inner city schools. Teachers completed the Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory (SESBI) and the Teacher's Rating Scale of Child's Actual Competence and Social Acceptance (TRS) at baseline and again upon completion of the intervention. Boys participating in INSIGHTS, compared with those in the Read Aloud program, showed a significant decline in attentional difficulties and overt aggression toward others. Teachers in INSIGHTS, compared to those in the attention control condition, reported significantly fewer problems managing the emotional-oppositional behavior, attentional difficulties, and covert disruptive behavior of their male students. They also perceived the boys as significantly more cognitively and physically competent. PMID:20234765

McClowry, Sandra Graham; Snow, David L; Tamis-Lemonda, Catherine S; Rodriguez, Eileen T

2009-12-31

456

ENERGY, A SCIENCE UNIT FOR THE UPPER ELEMENTARY GRADES, STUDENT MANUAL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|PREPARED UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM IMPROVEMENT STUDY, THIS TRIAL EDITION OF A STUDENT MANUAL FOR A UNIT ON ENERGY IS INTENDED FOR USE AT THE FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE LEVELS. IT IS DESIGNED ESSENTIALLY AROUND PUPIL-CENTERED ACTIVITIES WHICH REQUIRE BOTH QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE OBSERVATIONS. THE ACTIVITIES IN PART I INVOLVE…

DAVIS, JOSEPH; AND OTHERS

457

Using Concept Mapping To Aid African American Students' Understanding in Middle Grade Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined the effectiveness of concept mapping on the science achievement of African American middle grades science students distributed into eight different classes by ability level. Results of this quasi, non-randomized, control-treatment group, pretest-posttest study found no significant overall effects of treatment on science achievement.…

Snead, Donald; Young, Barbara

2003-01-01

458

Attitudes toward Chemistry among 11th Grade Students in High Schools in Greece  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of valid and reliable instruments for attitudes' measurement has been proven crucial for the quality of research. This study is dealing with the development and validation of an attitude toward chemistry instrument. By using this instrument, 11th grade Greek students' attitudes regarding the difficulty, the interest, the usefulness…

Salta, Katerina; Tzougraki, Chryssa

2004-01-01

459

Family Influence: Key to Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To assess social and familial environmental influences on fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption of fourth- and fifth-graders living in a culturally diverse, urban setting. Design: In 2006, students from 9 fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms from a public school in the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Region were recruited as part of the…

Gross, Susan M.; Pollock, Elizabeth Davenport; Braun, Bonnie

2010-01-01

460

Self-Efficacy for AIDS Preventive Behaviors among Tenth Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

To guide acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention program planning, 181 tenth grade students residing in or near an AIDS epicenter completed a survey measuring past year involvement in sexual intercourse and condom use, beliefs about self-efficacy for AIDS preventive behaviors, and beliefs about susceptibility to and severity of AIDS, and outcome efficacy of AIDS preventive actions. A degree of uncertainty

Stephanie Kasen; Roger D. Vaughan; Heather J. Walter

1992-01-01

461

Identification of Learning Disabled Students: Diagnosing in the Preschool and Primary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Principles of the identification of learning disabled students in the preschool and primary grades are discussed in terms of parent and teacher observation, mass screening, and interdisciplinary diagnosis involving medical, psychological, speech and language, and educational assessments. Also included is a rating scale to evaluate auditory,…

Mc Govern, Jill E.

462

Enhancing Mathematical Problem Solving Among Third-Grade Students With Schema-Based Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this study were to assess the effects of schema-based instruction (SBI) in promoting mathematical problem solving and to investigate schema induction as a mechanism in the development of mathematical problem solving. Twenty-four 3rd-grade teachers, with 366 students, were assigned randomly to conditions that provided instruction on…

Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Prentice, Karin; Hamlett, Carol L.; Finelli, Robin; Courey, Susan J.

2004-01-01

463

Anxiety and Instruction Effects on Sixth-Grade Students in a Testing Situation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigates the relationships of anxiety levels and instruction effects in a creativity-testing situation with sixth-grade students. Results of analysis of variance indicated that anxiety is negatively related to creativity test scores. It is interesting that there is no instruction effect and that the anxiety-instruction interaction is not…

Trentham, Landa L.

1979-01-01

464

Improving Social Behavior of Fifth through Eighth Grade Students through Curriculum Intervention and Teaching Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A social skills training program for improving student behavior in art and music classes and in unstructured situations was developed and implemented during the second quarter of the 1993-1994 school year in two schools in Elgin, Illinois. The targeted classes included grades six through eight at St. Laurence School (part of the Rockford Catholic…

Jensen, Phyllis; And Others

465

Examining Student Engagement and Authority: Developing Learning Relationships in the Middle Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fostering engaged learning for middle grades students is a significant challenge for teachers everywhere, and in some jurisdictions, it has even become a government priority. As one might expect, this policy has raised broader questions about what teachers' actually mean when they talk about engagement and whether or not these criteria are, in…

Dooner, Anne-Marie; Mandzuk, David; Obendoerfer, Peter; Babiuk, Gary; Cerqueira-Vassallo, Gina; Force, Verland; Vermette, Michelle; Roy, Darren

2010-01-01

466

Six fifth grade students experiences participating in active gaming during physical education classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

As technology and sedentary lifestyles have become an integral part of children's lives, so too has the prevalence of childhood obesity. Although video games are often associated with influencing sedentary behaviors, active gaming is a new genre that requires children to become physically active while playing the games. In this inquiry I explored six fifth grade students' experiences participating in

Lisa Witherspoon Hansen

2009-01-01

467

A study of the occupational interests of high-school students in terms of grade placement  

Microsoft Academic Search

A vocational preference inventory was given to 1,995 high school students. Between grades 9 and 12 there was little change in the rank order, for percentage chosen, of the most favored occupations; but among fields selected less often, there was a gain in the number of expressed preferences for nonprofessional work. This tendency, which was more marked among the boys

E. Roeber; S. Garfield

1943-01-01

468

Effects of a Tier 2 Supplemental Reading Intervention for At-Risk Fourth-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated a Tier 2 intervention in the context of a response-to-intervention (RTI) model for 123 fourth-grade students identified as having a high probability of reading failure. A randomized control trial was used to evaluate the effects of a 24-session multicomponent supplemental intervention targeting fluency and expository…

Ritchey, Kristen D.; Silverman, Rebecca D.; Montanaro, Elizabeth A.; Speece, Deborah L.; Schatschneider, Christopher

2012-01-01

469

Sixth grade students' perceptions of science and scientists following a field-based science investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to better understand the influences of field-based investigations on sixth graders' perceptions of science and scientists. I chose to do this study due to my desire for middle grade students to have the opportunity to learn science as scientists, to increase their interest in science, and to create a positive attitude about science at

Terrie Leigh Kielborn

2001-01-01

470

An Investigation of Mathematics Anxiety among Sixth through Eighth Grade Students in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study is to investigate mathematics anxiety among 220 sixth through eighth grade Turkish students in terms of mathematics achievement levels, perceived enjoyment of the mathematics teaching method, perceived enjoyment of mathematics, and perceived help with mathematics from parents. The Mathematics Anxiety Scale for…

Birgin, Osman; Baloglu, Mustafa; Catlioglu, Hakan; Gurbuz, Ramazan

2010-01-01

471

Exploring How Experience with Planning Impacts First Grade Students' Planning and Solutions to Engineering Design Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This dissertation presents research that investigated how first grade students' ability to construct solutions and to plan through drawing for engineering design problems is related to their participation in a LEGO-based engineering curriculum with two variations on the instruction for planning. The quasi-experimental design engaged two first…

Portsmore, Merredith D.

2010-01-01

472

Increasing English Language Skills for Fourth and Fifth Grade ESOL Students through Television Ads and Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A practicum was undertaken to improve second language acquisition and critical thinking skills in a fourth and fifth grade English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class in a Spanish-speaking low socioeconomic neighborhood. Students there were not exposed to English except during school hours, and they were taking 4 or 5 years to become…

Stephens, Ofelia

473

Relationship of Age, Marital Status, and Work Experience of Community College Nursing Students to Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To investigate differences in academic success due to age (younger or older than age 23), marital status, and nursing experience, a three-way analysis of variance was performed on the grade point averages of 1,435 female nursing students enrolled in 22 Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs in Illinois. The sample, representing over 90 percent…

Frerichs, Marian L.

474

Thematic preorganizers and the reading comprehension of tenth?grade world literature students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to investigate the effects which thematic preorganizers might have on secondary students’ comprehension of prose fiction, the authors gave specially prepared organizers to tenth?grade experimental group subjects before they read each of six short stories selected from commercial anthologies. Control group subjects read the stories without benefit of the organizers. The investigation demonstrated that thematic preorganizers did not

Terry C. Ley

1991-01-01

475

Transfer of a Listening Comprehension Strategy to Independent Reading in First-Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Instruction in narrative text structure on first graders' listening and reading comprehension was examined with a view to documenting strategy instruction and transfer of learning in beginning readers. Of interest was whether or not first-grade students (n=35) would, following instruction within the context of listening to stories, gain in listening comprehension and transfer this knowledge to support reading comprehension. A

Joanna K. Garner; Cynthia R. Bochna

2004-01-01

476

TV Viewing Habits, Family Rules, and Reading Grades of Gifted and Nongifted Middle School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to determine whether gifted and nongifted middle school students differ in TV viewing habits, family rules, TV heroes/heroines, programming preferences, violence, grades in reading, bedtime hours, out-of-school lessons and hobbies, and ownership and use of TV sets and computers. Subjects were matched pairs of 130…

Roderick, Juanita; Jackson, Patricia

477

An Investigation of Fifth and Eighth Grade Korean Students' Misconceptions of Photosynthesis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many researchers believe that prior knowledge is the single most important variable influencing learning. Learning in the classroom is determined or affected positively or negatively, to some degree, by the knowledge people bring to the classroom. This study was designed to: (1) assess fifth- and eighth-grade Korean students' misconceptions of…

Cho, Jung-il

478

Examining Student Engagement and Authority: Developing Learning Relationships in the Middle Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Fostering engaged learning for middle grades students is a significant challenge for teachers everywhere, and in some jurisdictions, it has even become a government priority. As one might expect, this policy has raised broader questions about what teachers' actually mean when they talk about engagement and whether or not these criteria are, in…

Dooner, Anne-Marie; Mandzuk, David; Obendoerfer, Peter; Babiuk, Gary; Cerqueira-Vassallo, Gina; Force, Verland; Vermette, Michelle; Roy, Darren

2010-01-01

479

Methods of Upbringing of Upper-Grade Students in the Family.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Asserts that educational researchers have not paid enough attention to issues and problems related to parenting adolescents. Reports on a study of 300 Russian parents and 300 upper-grade students from both rural and urban environments. Summarizes those parenting skills and family practices that appear to be effective. (CFR)|

Monakhov, N. I.

1993-01-01

480

Helping Students with Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disability Access Grade-Level Text  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teaching students with moderate and severe intellectual disability who are early readers or nonreaders to engage with grade-level text is challenging. For this reason, purposeful thought must be given to promoting text accessibility and teaching text comprehension. Whenever possible, text should be used as it is originally written without…

Hudson, Melissa E.; Browder, Diane; Wakeman, Shawnee

2013-01-01

481

Predictors of Reading Skills for Kindergartners and First Grade Students in Spanish: A Longitudinal Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated predictors of word reading and reading comprehension skills using longitudinal data from Spanish-speaking kindergartners (N = 163) and first grade students (N = 305) from high SES families in Chile. Individual differences in letter-naming fluency and phonemic segmentation fluency, but not vocabulary, were positive…

Kim, Young-Suk; Pallante, Daniel

2012-01-01

482

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stanley, Ashley M.

2011-01-01

483

An Investigation of Fifth and Eighth Grade Korean Students' Misconceptions of Photosynthesis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many researchers believe that prior knowledge is the single most important variable influencing learning. Learning in the classroom is determined or affected positively or negatively, to some degree, by the knowledge people bring to the classroom. This study was designed to: (1) assess fifth- and eighth-grade Korean students' misconceptions of…

Cho, Jung-il

484

Supporting the Language Development of Limited English Proficient Students through Arts Integration in the Primary Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article looks at how arts integration can boost the language development of limited English proficient students in kindergarten through second grade. I first review existing research on how young children learn and describe the special challenges faced by children who must learn in an unfamiliar language. I then identify arts-based…

Brouillette, Liane

2012-01-01

485

The Effect of Computer Programming Experiences on Student Problem Solving Behaviors in Eighth Grade Mathematics.  

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|The purpose of the study was to investigate problem-solving performance with regard to non-routine problem experiences in which the computer and flow charts were used as aids. Performance data were collected using an investigator-constructed posttest. Sixty-eight eighth grade students were partitioned into four treatment groups: G1 used neither…

Foster, Thomas Edward

486

Evaluation of a School-Based Sex Education Programme Delivered to Grade Nine Students in Canada  

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|The effectiveness of a multidimensional Canadian sex education programme was evaluated using 240 Grade Nine students. The intervention was offered by representatives from various community groups and involved instructional classes on anatomy/physiology of the reproductive system and sexually transmitted infections, a video and group discussion on…

Smylie, Lisa; Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanor; Boyd, Dana

2008-01-01

487

School Attendance Revisited: A Study of Urban African American Students' Grade Point Averages and Coping Strategies  

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|Urban African American first-year high school students' absenteeism was found to be negatively related to grade point average (GPA) and avoidance as a means of coping (use of substances as a way to escape--food, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, etc.) and positively related to use of social support as a means of coping (efforts to stay emotionally…

Steward, Robbie J.; Steward, Astin Devine; Blair, Jonathan; Jo, Hanik; Hill, Martin F.

2008-01-01

488

Student Grade Motivation as a Determinant of Performance on the Business Major Field ETS Exam  

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|This paper examines the determinants of performance on the business major field achievement ETS exam with a focus on the impact of applying ETS exam scores to part of the capstone course grade as a performance incentive. The sample consists of 150 students at a midsized regional institution located in the Southwestern region of the United States.…

Terry, Neil; Mills, LaVelle; Sollosy, Marc

2008-01-01

489

A study on Developing Sixth-Grade Students' Spatial Visualization Ability  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main goal of this research is to improve the spatial ability of the 6 th grade students. In this study, spatial visualization was limited to the acquisitions in Turkish Primary Education mathematics curriculum. The study dealt with primary education mathematics curriculum, geometry learning domain, the acquisitions of the abilities to visualize three-dimensional structures built from unit cubes, to interpret

Belma YOLCU; Aytaç KURTULU

490

Enhancing On-Task Behavior in Fourth-Grade Students Using a Modified Color Wheel System  

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The authors used a withdrawal design to evaluate the effects of a modified Color Wheel System (M-CWS) on the on-task behavior of 7 students enrolled in the 4th grade. Standard CWS procedures were modified to include a 4th set of rules designed to set behavioral expectation for cooperative learning activities. Mean data showed that immediately…

Blondin, Carolyn; Skinner, Christopher; Parkhurst, John; Wood, Allison; Snyder, Jamie

2012-01-01

491

An Investigation of Mathematics Anxiety among Sixth through Eighth Grade Students in Turkey  

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|The purpose of the present study is to investigate mathematics anxiety among 220 sixth through eighth grade Turkish students in terms of mathematics achievement levels, perceived enjoyment of the mathematics teaching method, perceived enjoyment of mathematics, and perceived help with mathematics from parents. The Mathematics Anxiety Scale for…

Birgin, Osman; Baloglu, Mustafa; Catlioglu, Hakan; Gurbuz, Ramazan

2010-01-01

492

Listen to Their Teachers' Voices: Effective Reading Instruction for Fourth Grade African American Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study identifies effective teaching methods that can enhance the reading skills of fourth grade African American students. Focus group interviews were conducted with 21 teachers. The teachers identified independent reading and writing, phonics and vocabulary, teacher modeling, the use of multicultural materials, engagement of parental involvement, incorporating prior knowledge, and cooperative learning as the methods they believed were most

J. Helen Perkins

2001-01-01

493

Impact of Attending Jump Start Literacy Camp on Reading Achievement among Third and Fourth Grade Students  

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|The Jump Start Literacy Camp was developed as a means to combat summer learning loss. The camp utilized high-energy activities to target phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. This study examined the effects of the Jump Start Literacy Camp on reading achievement for rising third and fourth grade students in an urban…

Padgett, Carrie B.

2010-01-01

494

Effects of Integrating Multimedia into the Third Grade Mathematics Curriculum to Improve Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This project was designed to test Mayer's multimedia theory in an elementary school to improve students' mathematics learning for low-income children. The study designed and developed two multimedia mathematics experiments in 3rd grade: 9's multiplication experiment and geometric solids experiment. The two experimental lessons were implemented in…

Liu, Yuliang

2012-01-01

495

Science Sampler: Node graph visualizations for eighth-grade mathematics students using a virus transmission simulation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Because eighth-grade curriculum standards focus in part on systems analysis and graphing, a lesson was created to enhance students' analytical skills with the introduction of a type of graph, the node graph, which can be used to represent the interconnectedness of system components. This lesson is rooted in understanding real-world concepts regarding the transmission of infectious agents throughout a population.

Santone, Adam L.; Mccutcheon, Jennifer A.

2008-07-01

496

Effects of Integrating Multimedia into the Third Grade Mathematics Curriculum to Improve Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This project was designed to test Mayer's multimedia theory in an elementary school to improve students' mathematics learning for low-income children. The study designed and developed two multimedia mathematics experiments in 3rd grade: 9's multiplication experiment and geometric solids experiment. The two experimental lessons were implemented in…

Liu, Yuliang

2012-01-01

497

Exploring Music Practice among Sixth-Grade Band and Orchestra Students  

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The purpose of this study was to describe the practice motivation and regulation of sixth-grade instrumentalists (11-12 years of age). A sample of 224 US band and orchestra students, representing 85 elementary schools, completed a 36-item practice inventory and produced two narratives depicting a typical practice session and a practice episode…

Austin, James R.; Berg, Margaret Haefner

2006-01-01

498

Effects of a Tier 2 Supplemental Reading Intervention for At-Risk Fourth-Grade Students  

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This study investigated a Tier 2 intervention in the context of a response-to-intervention (RTI) model for 123 fourth-grade students identified as having a high probability of reading failure. A randomized control trial was used to evaluate the effects of a 24-session multicomponent supplemental intervention targeting fluency and expository…

Ritchey, Kristen D.; Silverman, Rebecca D.; Montanaro, Elizabeth A.; Speece, Deborah L.; Schatschneider, Christopher

2012-01-01

499

The Effect of Music and Sound Effects on the Listening Comprehension of Fourth Grade Students.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study was designed to determine if the addition of music and sound effects to recorded stories increased the comprehension and retention of information presented on tape to fourth grade students at three levels of reading ability. Two versions of fou...

R. E. Mann

1979-01-01

500

The Relationship between Peer Tutoring and Disruptive Behavior of Second Grade Students.  

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In an effort to assess the effectiveness of peer tutoring in reducing the frequency of disruptive behavior among students, a second grade class was taught with two alternating methods, direct instruction and peer tutoring. Nine types of disruptive behaviors were recorded during each of the two instructional treatments: out-of-seat behavior,…

Winder, Linda; And Others