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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of test trial and processing level on immediate and delayed retention. A 2 × 2 × 2 mixed ANOVAs was used with two between-subject factors of test trial (single test, repeated test) and processing level (shallow, deep), and one within-subject factor of final recall (immediate, delayed). Seventy-six college students were randomly assigned first to the single test (studied the stimulus words three times and took one free-recall...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Retention (Psychology), Cognitive Processes, Correlation, Tests,...
Research has found high repetition rates for students in Algebra I, with one study finding a repetition rate of 44 percent for students in a large urban high school district. Less is known about how math performance and Algebra I course repetition rates vary among students with different levels of English proficiency. This report examines Algebra I repetition rates of English learner students on the basis of whether these students were reclassified as English proficient and, if so, how long it...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Repetition, Urban Schools,...
Most state departments of education across the United States recommend or require that districts use a home language survey as the first step in a multistep process of identifying students who qualify for English learner student services. School districts typically administer the home language survey to parents and guardians during a student's first enrollment in a school or district to determine whether the student speaks a language other than English or whether parents or guardians speak a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Native Language, Surveys, English Language Learners, Identification, Self Evaluation...
The Rhode Island 2020 Vision for Education defines an ideal Rhode Island graduate to be "one who is well prepared for postsecondary education, work, and life. He or she can think critically and collaboratively and can act as a creative, self-motivated, culturally competent learner and citizen." The updated Secondary School Regulations, which go into effect in the 2017-2018 school year (for the graduating class of 2021 and beyond), are intended to encourage all schools to further...
Topics: ERIC Archive, State Regulation, Secondary Schools, Academic Support Services, Intervention,...
We use remarkable population-level administrative education and birth records from Florida to study the role of Long-Term Orientation on the educational attainment of immigrant students living in the US. Controlling for the quality of schools and individual characteristics, students from countries with long-term oriented attitudes perform better than students from cultures that do not emphasize the importance of delayed gratification. These students perform better in third grade reading and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Immigrants, Educational Attainment, Delay of Gratification, Reading Achievement,...
We investigate factors influencing student sign-ups for Washington State's College Bound Scholarship (CBS) program. We find a substantial share of eligible middle school students fail to sign the CBS, forgoing college financial aid. Student characteristics associated with signing the scholarship parallel characteristics of low-income students who attend 4-year colleges. Simulations suggest the program may address college enrollment gaps, increasing college-going by some disadvantaged groups, it...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Predictor Variables, Middle School Students, College Preparation, Mixed Methods...
Formative assessment is a process that engages teachers and students in gathering, interpreting, and using evidence about what and how students are learning in order to facilitate further student learning during a short period of time. The process offers the potential to guide educator decisions about midstream adjustments to instruction that address learner needs in a timely manner. Formative assessment can be implemented in classrooms in various ways. For example, formative assessment can be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Formative Evaluation, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Mathematics...
Understanding written language is crucial to academic success in all content areas. Ensuring a strong foundation in the components of written language--that is, the literacy skills of reading, writing, and oral language--is essential if students are to read with understanding and, thus, is a primary goal of early literacy instruction and of the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast Improving Literacy Research Alliance. When students fall behind in developing literacy skills, early literacy...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Instructional Effectiveness, Emergent Literacy,...
Modern career academies aim to prepare students for college and the labor market. This paper examines the profile of students entering such academies in one school district and estimates causal effects of participation in one of the district's well-regarded academies on a range of high school and college outcomes. Using rich administrative data from the Wake County Public School System, we find that students who enter contemporary career academies are generally higher performing than their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Career Academies, High Schools, High School Students, Profiles, School Districts,...
This report summarizes the methodology, measures, and findings of research on the influence on student achievement outcomes of K-12 online and blended face-to-face and online learning programs that offer differentiated learning options. The report also describes the characteristics of the learning programs. Most of the examined programs used blended learning strategies, and all the examined programs offered some means to differentiate their content, difficulty level, or pacing. Some 45 percent...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Research, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Individualized...
Getting a student's name right is the first step in welcoming him or her to school. Staff members who work with student-level data also know the importance of accurately and consistently recording a student's name in order to track student data over time, match files across data sets, and make meaning from the data. For students whose home language is not English, properly recording their information can be more difficult. School personnel who register students may not be familiar with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Semitic Languages, Chinese, Indo European Languages, Korean, Russian, Afro Asiatic...
Over the last several years, Tennessee has rapidly expanded the use of student growth portfolio models for the purpose of teacher evaluation. Participation, both in the number of districts and teachers, has increased steadily since portfolios were first introduced during the 2011-12 school year, and we expect that participation will continue to grow. The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation in the spring of 2016 requiring that districts receiving state funding for voluntary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Growth Models, Portfolios (Background Materials), Teacher Evaluation, Scores, Teacher...
The Virginia Plan for Higher Education is designed to identify trends that the Commonwealth must address if it is to prosper and succeed. Through input by higher education partners, The Virginia Plan is intended to help guide a vision for Virginia's future through a common framework. This framework is built on the premise that all partners in higher education must work together to help Virginia, its citizens and its regions. The objective set was to ensure that 60% of working-age Virginians...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annual Reports, Higher Education, Statewide Planning, Educational Trends, Trend...
The purpose of this study is to explore the importance of ethical value in higher education as well as the relevance between ethical value and higher education. In order to examine the study logically, three research questions are addressed: First, what is value, ethical value, and Asiatic ethical value? Second, for whom and what is higher education? Last, what is the relevance between Asiatic ethical value and Korean higher education? To defend the research questions, the researcher uses a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Ethics, Values, Asian Culture, Asians,...
The National Indian Education Study (NIES) is administered as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to allow more in-depth reporting on the achievement and experiences of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN)1 students in grades 4 and 8. This report focuses primarily on two themes identified during the development of the NIES survey questionnaires: (1) To what extent are AI/AN culture and language part of the curricula?; and (2) To what extent are school resources...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Grade 4, Grade...
Purpose: This report explores the notion of signature pedagogies within the field of e-learning for higher education. Methodology: We build on previous work that examined signature pedagogies in education, linking the concepts of signature pedagogies, the profession of education and e-learning as a means to help educators develop their practice and understanding of the profession. Results: We show how signature pedagogies can be applied to both synchronous and asynchronous aspects of e-learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Online Courses, Synchronous...
The purpose of this work was to examine the effect of classroom teachers who earn certification as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards on mathematics and reading achievement and behavioral outcomes (attendance and discipline referrals) for students in Grades 4 and 5. Two studies were conducted separately to examine the effect of NBCTs in North Carolina and Kentucky, which are two states with relatively high concentrations of NBCTs....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Certification, Student Behavior, Attendance, Teacher Effectiveness,...
The majority of Tennessee ninth graders graduate from high school, but far fewer make the leap to postsecondary education. Recently launched statewide initiatives have fundamentally shifted the educational landscape, substantially reducing barriers to postsecondary access. The state now stands at the cusp of a historical transformation where it can make postsecondary success the norm rather than the exception. In focus groups with 170 high school students from 33 schools, students described the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Graduates, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Barriers,...
Competency-based education--also known as proficiency-based, mastery-based, and performance-based education--has received increased attention in recent years as an education approach that may help ensure that students graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills necessary for college and their careers. In competency-based education, students must demonstrate mastery of course content to be promoted to the next class or grade, rather than spending a required number of hours in a class...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, State Policy, Educational...
Competency-based education has received growing attention in recent years as a way to address preK-12 learning goals. In competency-based education, students are promoted to the next course of study or grade level in each subject area after demonstrating mastery of identified learning targets aligned to standards. Westminster Public Schools in Colorado began the transition to a competency-based education system in 2009. In the Westminster Public Schools system, courses of study are organized...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Competency Based Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students,...
This document offers a brief guide to understanding Virginia's system for holding schools accountable for raising student achievement. Virginia's accountability system supports teaching and learning by setting rigorous academic standards--known as the Standards of Learning (SOL)--and through annual statewide assessments of student achievement. Results from these tests--which most students take online- are used by the commonwealth to identify schools in need of assistance and to inform parents...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accountability, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Student...
Prior research shows that rural students' education expectations and aspirations, as well as their postsecondary enrollment and persistence rates, tend to be lower than those of nonrural students. However, much of that prior research may not apply to today's students because it uses old data or focuses on individual states or purposive samples. Meanwhile, recent policy initiatives at both the national and state levels have emphasized increasing college-going rates. Moreover, because of the rise...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postsecondary Education, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Expectation, Academic...
Oregon's postsecondary attainment goal for 2025, adopted in 2011, calls for 40 percent of Oregon adults to have a bachelor's degree or higher, 40 percent to have an associate's degree or postsecondary certificate, and the remaining 20 percent to have a high school diploma or equivalent (S. 253, Or. 2011). As in other states a central strategy for increasing postsecondary attainment in Oregon is to promote accelerated college credit options--such as Advanced Placement, International...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Students, College Credits, Advanced Placement Programs, Program...
Many jurisdictions use data about college and career readiness to help stakeholders understand whether students are on track to succeed in college and careers after high school graduation. For example, Hawaii includes the percentage of high school graduates from a particular school who later attend college in school-level feedback reports for principals and other stakeholders. In American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, education stakeholders have identified high...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Profiles, High School Graduates, Educational...
A quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) is a voluntary state assessment system that uses multidimensional data on early childhood education programs to rate program quality, support quality improvement efforts, and provide information to families about the quality of available early childhood education programs. QRISs have two components: systematic ratings of program quality and integrated quality improvement support and activities. The latter component aims to help programs make...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Educational...
The purpose of this study is to answer key questions about the structure of certificates and their function in employability and degree attainment in the Washington State Community and Technical College (CTC) System. Specifically, this study addresses the following: (1) Do certificates play a role in helping students progress along career pathways over time? (2) What is the demographic profile of students by type of certificates? (3) How many and what types of certificates are being produced?...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Student Certification, Employment...
Though it is still possible to enter the nursing profession with a Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate (LPN) or an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN), it is becoming increasingly necessary to get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in order to be assured of continued employment. The Associate in Applied Science-T Nursing Degree prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). This degree includes both nursing prerequisites and the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes,...
This study examined rural-nonrural differences in postsecondary educational expectations and the attainment of expectations for grade 10 students attending rural and nonrural high schools in the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest region and how these differences compare with rural-nonrural differences in the rest of the nation. For grade 10 students who indicated that they did not anticipate attaining more than a high school education, the study also examined rural and nonrural...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postsecondary Education, Expectation, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, High School...
This report is a companion to a study that found that high school grade point average was a stronger predictor of performance in college-level English and math than were standardized exam scores among first-time students at the University of Alaska who enrolled directly in college-level courses. This report examines how well high school grade point average and standardized exam scores predict college grades by the urbanicity of students' hometown and timing of college entry. Among recent high...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grade Point Average, College Students, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates,...
This report describes the quality improvement efforts of early childhood education programs participating in Iowa's Quality Rating System (QRS). It identifies supports and barriers to quality improvement and examines how quality improvement supports and activities relate to changes in program quality ratings across time. The study team developed the following research questions for this study in partnership with stakeholders in Iowa. Among early childhood education programs participating in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Early Childhood Education, Barriers,...
Acceleration programs are academically challenging courses in which high school students can simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma and a postsecondary degree (dual credit). These programs include Advanced Placement courses, concurrent-enrollment courses, Postsecondary Enrollment Options courses (a dual-enrollment program in Minnesota), International Baccalaureate courses, and others. Since the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act of 1985 (Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postsecondary Education, Student Participation, Acceleration (Education), Advanced...
Making doctoral education accessible and successful for students from low income, first generation families as well as members of immigrant or specific ethnic groups is a world- wide problem. In the US the traditional explanation for the low numbers of Ph.D. recipients from these groups are lack of preparation, lack of interest and a "leaky pipeline." These alone are not enough to explain disparities. This article argues that the most powerful vehicles of exclusion are tacit knowledge...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Equal Education, Doctoral Programs, College Faculty, Socialization, Social Bias,...
This paper is a description and analysis of the history of the renovation of Memorial Stadium and the building of the Barclay Simpson Student Athlete High Performance Center (SAHPC) on the Berkeley campus, showing how incremental changes over time result in a much riskier and financially less viable project than originally anticipated. It describes the decision making process, the role of various constituent groups including senior administrators and the UC Regents, faculty, community members...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Athletics, State Universities, Facilities, Intercollegiate Cooperation,...
Like Berkeley, the UC system as a whole is quickly running out of space to accommodate the next generation of Californians who will be reaching college age by mid-century. Even with the added capacity at UC Merced, the UC system will run out of space on existing campuses in the next decade. In the normal course of events, this would trigger planning for another new general campus. Yet at a time when the university is still reeling from the effects of the Great Recession, the wisdom of an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Enrollment, Off Campus Facilities, Capacity Building, School Expansion, Master Plans,...
Texas relies heavily on its community colleges to provide low-cost access to undergraduate coursework for students pursuing a bachelor's degree. Yet, while the majority of Texas students who enter higher education through a community college enroll in transfer programs, only 35 percent transfer and only 15 percent earn a bachelor's degree within six years of starting at a community college. The Greater Texas Foundation asked the Community College Research Center (CCRC) to conduct an analysis of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Success, Undergraduate Students, State...
The increasing availability of massive administrative datasets linking postsecondary enrollees with post-college earnings records has stimulated a wealth of new research on the returns to college, and has accelerated state and federal efforts to hold institutions accountable for students' labor market outcomes. Many of these new research and policy efforts rely on state databases limited to postsecondary enrollees who work in the same state post-college, with limited information regarding...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Comparative...
The increasing availability of massive administrative datasets linking postsecondary enrollees with post-college earnings records has stimulated a wealth of new research on the returns to college, and has accelerated state and federal efforts to hold institutions accountable for students' labor market outcomes. Many of these new research and policy efforts rely on state databases limited to postsecondary enrollees who work in the same state post-college, with limited information regarding...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Comparative...
While research consistently finds positive earnings returns to educational attainment, there is little evidence on postsecondary education's impact on other employment-related outcomes. Yet nonpecuniary returns to schooling are particularly important in the United States, where fringe benefits are typically tied to employment and there is a great degree of variation in job quality. Using longitudinal data following a nationally representative sample of young persons who enrolled in at least...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postsecondary Education, College Attendance, Outcomes of Education, Labor Market,...
Stemming from issue of migration for education, the study explored the language learning experience of Korean university students who come to the Philippines for education. Specifically, it documented the changes in the students' implicit and explicit knowledge that occurred in the preactional until the actional phase of their learning journey in a study abroad context. Using a free written task and a grammaticality judgment test, the study found that majority of the learners was able to access...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Knowledge Level, Context Effect, College...
Researchers have linked positive student outcomes, including student achievement, to high-quality school leadership. Due in part to this research, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals' Association are interested in increasing the number of high-quality principals in North Carolina's educator workforce, particularly those leading rural schools. To support these efforts, the two groups and Regional Educational Laboratory...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrator Characteristics, Career Development,...
In 2009, the Wyoming Community College Commission was tasked to create a blue-ribbon panel that would forge a Strategic Plan for the Community College System as a whole. This 5 year strategic plan will serve as a road map moving forward, barring any new legislative, commission or federal requirements that may require a change in the agency's internal priorities and focus. This strategic plan focuses on the five sections that have been established to better serve those entities which rely on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Strategic Planning, Educational Administration, Budgets,...
In 2009, the Wyoming Community College Commission was tasked to create a blue-ribbon panel that would forge a Strategic Plan for the Community College System as a whole. This 5 year strategic plan will serve as a road map moving forward, barring any new legislative, commission or federal requirements that may require a change in the agency's internal priorities and focus. This strategic plan focuses on the four sections that have been established to better serve those entities which rely on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Strategic Planning, Educational Administration, Budgets,...
This study evaluates the impact of the Retired Mentors for New Teachers program, a two-year mentoring program at the elementary school level developed by Aurora Public Schools in Colorado. Many of the district's schools serve a large percentage of economically disadvantaged children, experience high teacher turnover, and hire newer, less experienced teachers. The program addresses these challenges using master educators who recently retired from the district to provide tailored one-on-one...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Program Evaluation, Master...
Students come to college with skills and knowledge acquired through work, military, and other experiences. Academic credit for prior learning is awarded when a student's prior learning is assessed and found to be the equivalent of specific college course outcomes, and when the award of credit is consistent with the policies of the institution. Awarding academic credit for prior learning: (1) Honors students' knowledge and skills; (2) Strengthens connections between work and college; (3)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Credits, Prior Learning, College Students, Knowledge Level, Career...
In this brief, authors Marybeth Mattingly, Andrew Schaefer, and Douglas Gagnon explore challenges and opportunities for youth in Southwestern (SW) Minnesota. They analyze data on various demographic, economic, educational, and social indicators to gain a better understanding of the circumstances youth face and the opportunity available in SW Minnesota. They report that more than 1 in 6, or roughly 11,000 children in SW Minnesota are poor and that, as in the United States as a whole, the income...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Poverty, Barriers, Opportunities, Youth, Demography, Economic Factors, Access to...
Contemporary state math standards emphasize that students must demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical ideas underlying the computations that have typically been the core of the elementary school math curriculum. The standards have put an increased emphasis on the study of fractions in upper elementary grades, which are the years during which students build a strong foundation in fractions concepts. At the same time, the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2008) cites limited...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Faculty Development, Grade 4,...
For nearly 40 years, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has produced projections of high school graduates. The purpose of "Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates" is to equip decision-makers at all levels with information about how the numbers of high school graduates are likely to change in the years ahead. These projections inform a broad audience; stakeholders including policymakers, elected officials and their staffs, state...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Public Schools, Private Schools,...
Guam is home to the largest population of migrants from the Freely Associated States (FAS): the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. FAS students made up 22 percent of total student enrollment in Guam public schools in 2012. FAS students face a number of challenges when they enter Guam public schools, including low English language proficiency and low socioeconomic status. Using data from the 2013/14 administration of the Stanford...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Classification, Student Characteristics, College Entrance...
This manual is a practical training guide for graduate and undergraduate research assistants (RAs) working in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. It may also be applicable to research assistants working in other fields or institutions. The purpose of this manual is to train RAs on how to plan and conduct focus groups for qualitative research in the field of education. This manual is evidence-informed and includes additional references for researchers and research assistants...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Focus Groups, Research Assistants, Guides, Training Objectives, Qualitative Research,...
As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience or with school employment. This course, Education 5900 Culminating Experience, requires the student to implement an action research plan designed through (a) the Education 5010 Methods of Educational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education Programs, Masters Programs, Action Research, Student Projects,...
This report provides a snapshot of the extent to which U.S. public school students are taught by certified and experienced teachers. The report uses two datasets available to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). SASS provides a comprehensive picture, as it includes teachers of K-12 students in all subjects. NAEP provides a picture specific to grades 4 and 8. In addition, NAEP data...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Public School Teachers, Teacher Certification, Experienced Teachers, Teacher...
Students who drop out of high school are at increased risk of a range of negative social and economic consequences, including lower earnings and poorer health. To reduce dropout rates and lessen these negative consequences, districts around the country are using early warning indicators to identify and provide supports for students at risk of dropping out. Typically, these early warning indicators include some combination of attendance, course failures, grade point average, and suspensions or...
Topics: ERIC Archive, At Risk Students, High School Students, Dropouts, English Language Learners, Dropout...
Employing drama activities in foreign language classes has proved to help language learners improve their skills. Within the context of drama course offered in an English Language Teacher Education program in Turkey, the present study suggests some drama activities based on well-known Nasreddin Hodja jokes. The study aims to find answers to whether Nasreddin Hodja jokes can be exploited in the foreign language classes and integrated in drama activities. It also tries to find out that whether...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Drama, Teaching Methods, Humor, Second Language Instruction,...
One of the broad intents of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is to encourage evidence-based decision-making as a way of doing business. Nonregulatory guidance issued in September 2016 by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) clarifies and expands on both the nature of evidence-based improvement and the levels of evidence that are specified in the law. This guide builds on that ED guidance and provides an initial set of tools...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Federal...
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level students whose native language was Turkish and they were between the age of 17 and 20. They were placed into two intact groups as experimental and control...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
The current study investigates the relationship between critical thinking skills and learning styles of mentally gifted students. The participants were 225 gifted students in Turkey attending Science and Art Centres which are after-school activity centers for mentally gifted students. Participants were 9-15 years old and were attending secondary schools and high schools. The data were gathered using the Kolb Learning Style Inventory and the Critical Thinking Scale and analyzed using Chi-Square,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Style, Gifted,...
State education budgets have shrunk since the economic recession of 2007-09. During the 2012-13 school year 35 states provided less funding for education than they had five years earlier (Leachman, Albares, Masterson, & Wallace, 2016; Levin et al., 2012; Oliff, Mai, & Leachman, 2012). As a result, districts across the country are seeking ways to increase their efficiency by using fewer resources while maintaining or even improving education outcomes. This study examines the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Districts, Budgets, Cost Effectiveness, Expenditures, Performance, Academic...
The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand how educational scaffolding may explain changing patterns of student success in mathematics in the era of developmental education (DE or remediation) reform in Florida College System (FCS) institutions. Specifically, we apply the concept of scaffolding to underprepared FCS students who are at risk of dropping out or failing gateway courses (the first credit-bearing college-level class in a course sequence) because they lack the academic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Remedial Mathematics, At Risk Students, Educational Change, Scaffolding (Teaching...
We use statewide administrative data from Missouri to examine the role of high schools in explaining students' initial college and major placements at 4-year public universities. To facilitate our investigation of postsecondary sorting, we develop a "preparation and persistence index" (PPI) for each university-by-major cell in the Missouri system to measure the quality of that cell. The PPI depends on the pre-college academic qualifications of degree completers. Our analysis of high...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Role, High Schools, Student Placement, Majors (Students), Test Construction,...
Many students have concerns about the affordability of college, which may interfere with their potential success. However, foster care alumni have unique needs when making the transition into postsecondary enrollment. Compared to completion rates for the general population, postsecondary education outcomes for youth with foster care experience lag behind. Nearly 60 percent of the general population will obtain a bachelor's degree, compared with only 3 percent of foster care alumni. Similarly,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foster Care, College Students, Student Financial Aid, State Programs, State Aid,...
This report provides data on the size of degree-granting physics and astronomy departments by examining the number of bachelor's degrees awarded and the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) faculty members employed. The benchmarking data in this report is intended to allow physics and astronomy departments to see how they fit in the national landscape of physics and astronomy bachelor's degree production.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Study, Physics, Astronomy, College Science, Science Departments,...
Since the 2012/13 school year Florida law has required the 100 lowest performing elementary schools in reading to extend the school day by one hour to provide supplemental reading instruction. In 2014 the law was broadened to include the 300 elementary schools with the lowest reading performance. A previous study of the state's first two cohorts of 100 lowest performing schools found that observed growth in school reading performance after one to two years of implementing the extended school...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Program Implementation, Extended School Day, School Policy, Low Achievement,...
Nearly 24 million children age 5 and under resided in the United States in 2014. Previous research has shown that about 60 percent of these children have some type of nonparental care arrangement before entering kindergarten. Studies of nonparental care arrangements are important because it is through such arrangements that many children receive basic care while their parents are at work, school, or otherwise not able to care for them. They are also where children may learn early literacy and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preschool Children, Child Care Centers, Child Caregivers, Child Care, Infant Care,...
Whether the goal is to identify and describe trends and variation in populations, create new measures of key phenomena, or describe samples in studies aimed at identifying causal effects, description plays a critical role in the scientific process in general and education research in particular. Descriptive analysis identifies patterns in data to answer questions about who, what, where, when, and to what extent. This guide describes how to more effectively approach, conduct, and communicate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Guidelines, Educational Research, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Research,...
This California study focuses on the economic impact of school suspensions at the district level. Every 10th grade student in California was tracked for three years to determine the degree to which suspensions predicted lower graduation rates at the state and district level. This estimated impact on graduation was then used to calculate the economic costs of suspension for the state, and for every district. These California findings are consistent with other studies that found that even...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Suspension, Grade 10, Predictor Variables, Graduation Rate, High School Students,...
Missed instruction can have a devastating impact on educational outcomes. Some reasons for missed instruction are beyond the control of schools and districts: some students miss school due to mental or physical illness or injury, and transportation problems sometimes are to blame. One major reason for missed instruction that schools can directly influence is the decision school administrators make to suspend students, as well as the length of suspensions. As this report will demonstrate,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Suspension, Educational Policy, Performance, Educational Indicators, Accountability,...
"Success for All" ("SFA"®) is a whole-school reform model (that is, a model that integrates curriculum, school culture, family, and community supports) for students in prekindergarten through grade 8. "SFA"® includes a literacy program, quarterly assessments of student learning, a social-emotional development program, computer-assisted tutoring tools, family support teams for students' parents, a facilitator who works with school personnel, and extensive training...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Change, Literacy Education, Educational Research, Elementary Education,...
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of social capital elements' on job satisfaction and motivation levels of teachers. The mixed method was used in the study. The quantitative data were analyzed through Correlation and Multiple Regression analyses. An interview form developed by the researchers was used for analyzing the qualitative data. According to the correlation analysis, there is a positive and high level of relationship between social capital and job motivation. According...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Capital, Job Satisfaction, Predictor Variables, Correlation, Regression...
This study investigated the Emotional Intelligence (EI) of Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) science teachers based on their demographic profile. Total enumeration was used and 113 STE science teachers in Region 1 Philippines participated in this study. The study adopted descriptive- quantitative research design, frequency count and percentage, weighted mean (WM), t-test and ANOVA were utilized and to look deeper on the magnitude of the demographic profiles on EI, effect size was used....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Demography, Emotional Intelligence, Science Teachers, STEM...
It is widely recognized that the 12 percent of all youth in American public schools who have disabilities comprise a set of students with distinct capacities and needs. Federal legislation, including the most recent updates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, identifies different disability groups and mandates that students in each group have access to a free and appropriate public education. How youths' characteristics, experiences, and challenges vary by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education,...
Discipline in schools can be categorized as exclusionary actions, which remove students from their normal learning setting (for example, out-of-school suspension), or inclusionary actions, which do not (for example, afterschool detention). The relationship of exclusionary discipline to negative outcomes for students, particularly racial/ethnic minority students and students with disabilities, has raised questions among policymakers, parents, and other stakeholders about equity in school...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Discipline, Data Analysis, Disproportionate Representation, Academic Achievement,...
The National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) 2012 is a national study of nearly 13,000 youth with and without an individualized education program (IEP). These students were chosen to represent all students with and without an IEP in the United States in grades 7 through 12 (or secondary ungraded classes). Among the youth with an IEP are students who represent each of 12 disability categories recognized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004. Among the youth without...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education,...
The National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) 2012 is a national study of nearly 13,000 youth with and without an individualized education program (IEP). These students were chosen to represent all students with and without an IEP in the United States in grades 7 through 12 (or secondary ungraded classes). Among the youth with an IEP are students who represent each of 12 disability categories recognized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004. Among the youth without...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education,...
The National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012) is the third in the series of NLTS studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to examine youth with disabilities receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a long-standing federal law last updated in 2004. Under IDEA, youth with disabilities can be eligible to receive special education and related services through an individualized education program (IEP). The NLTS studies have used...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Longitudinal Studies, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Special Education,...
We argue that people compare values in graphs with a "visual routine"--attending to data values in an ordered pattern over time. Do these visual routines exist to manage capacity limitations in how many values can be encoded at once, or do they actually affect the relations that are extracted? We measured eye movements while people judged configurations of a two-bar graph based on size only ("[short tall] or [tall short]?") and contrast only ("[light dark] or [dark...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Graphs, Cognitive Processes, Eye Movements, STEM Education, Reaction Time,...