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The purpose of this research is to develop a scale for analyzing the technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) and self-efficacy perceptions of the social sciences teachers and teacher candidates. During the development process, an item pool has been generated by evaluating the studies made in the literature. Also, after opinions have been obtained from the experts in scale development, essential revisions have been made in accordance with these opinions. The final version of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Technology, Technology...
To pose a problem refers to the creative activity for mathematics education. The purpose of the study was to explore the eighth grade students' problem posing ability. Three learning domains such as requiring four operations, fractions and geometry were chosen for this reason. There were two classes which were coded as class A and class B. Class A was consisted of successful students in comparison to class B in terms of mathematical acquisition. The study has been carried out by means of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Skills, Geometry, Mathematics, Arithmetic,...
This paper analyzed a preservice mathematics teacher's beliefs about teaching mathematics with technology. The researcher used five semi-structured task-based interviews in the problematic contexts of teaching fraction multiplications with JavaBars, functions and limits, and geometric transformations with Geometer's Sketchpad, and statistical data with Excel Spreadsheet to generate data about the participant's pedagogical-technological beliefs. An additional unstructured interview was conducted...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in...
This research aimed to study the use of Project-based Learning using ICT (PBL using ICT) to develop learners' five key competencies based on Thai Basic Education Curriculum 2008, which consists of 1) communication capability 2) thinking capability 3) problem solving capability 4) capability in applying life skills and 5) capability in technological application. The subjects were 212 students from 4 schools in Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, and Si-Saked provinces that were enrolled in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Information Technology,...
To stem the tide of students dropping out, many schools and districts are turning to early warning systems (EWS) that signal whether a student is at risk of not graduating from high school. While some research exists about establishing these systems, there is little information about the actual implementation strategies that are being used across the country. This report summarizes the experiences and recommendations of EWS users throughout the United States. A list of references and resources...
Topics: ERIC Archive, At Risk Students, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Prevention, Intervention, Teamwork,...
This study examines Kentucky high school students' participation and pass rates in college preparatory transition courses, voluntary remedial courses in math and reading offered to grade 12 students. These courses are targeted to students scoring just below the state's college readiness benchmarks on the ACT in grade 11. The study found that: participation was nearly four times higher in math transition courses than in reading transition courses; more than half of students who participated in a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Preparation, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Remedial...
REL Northeast and Islands, in collaboration with the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance and the New Hampshire Department of Education, conducted a study of the implementation of new teacher evaluation systems in New Hampshire's School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools. While the basic system features are similar across district plans, the specifics of these features vary considerably by district. District fidelity to the plans, as measured by the exposure of teachers to different...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Standards, School Districts, Fidelity,...
Since the beginning of the century, with the introduction of mobile devices, use of the concept of mobile learning, became frequent, along with e-learning, m-learning, concept began to come on the agenda. It can be said that determining in what proportion and in which axis m-learning concept discussed in the literature would be important for revealing the issues that are not discussed enough. Starting from this basic premise, the purpose of this research is examining the researches in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Literature Reviews, Teacher Attitudes,...
The aim of this study is to determine Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Competencies of teacher candidates in Turkish Teaching department of Mevlana (Rumi) University and the effect of Instructional Technology and Material Design (ITMD) Course on TPACK. The study is a study of quantitative type and single-group pretest-posttest experimental design has been used. The study has been conducted in the spring semester of 2013/2014 academic year, candidates who are studying in 2nd...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies, Statistical...
The purpose of this article is to describe the practice-based coaching model used in BEST in CLASS, a Tier-2 classroom-based intervention comprised of evidence-based instructional practices designed to prevent and ameliorate the chronic problem behaviors of young children at risk for the development of emotional/behavioral disorders. Following a description of the model, data from year two of an ongoing 4-year randomized control trial are presented that describe (a) the amount (i.e., dosage) of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sutherland, Kevin S., Conroy, Maureen A., Vo, Abigail, Ladwig, Crystal
The main purpose of an integrated curriculum is to have a student-centered curriculum that engages students, improves student learning, and increases student interest. Higher-order thinking skills, cooperative learning, and consideration of other students' values are emphasized. Students collaborate with teachers to make lessons that address social issues and student concerns. An integrated curriculum allows students the opportunity to notice the meaning and purpose in the material. Students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Integrated Curriculum, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Academic Achievement,...
The purpose of this analysis was to examine achievement gaps on fractions for very-low-performing students as a function of whether they receive inclusive fraction instruction or specialized fraction intervention and with the shift to Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In three randomized control trials conducted in 3 consecutive years, 203 students who scored at or below the 10th percentile in mathematics (mean standard score ~75) at the start of fourth grade were randomly assigned at the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Fuchs, Lynn S., Fuchs, Douglas, Compton, Donald L., Wehby, Joseph, Schumacher, Robin...
This study aims to generate a conceptual framework for specialized Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) schools. To do so, we focused on literature and found specialized STEM schools have existed for over 100 years and recently expanded nationwide. The current perception for these schools can be described as unique environments including advanced curriculum, expert teachers, and opportunities for internships and immersion. Researchers have categorized these schools with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, High Schools, Literature Reviews, College Readiness, Job Skills,...
Effective behavior support is achieved through designing supportive environments. However, it is common to overlook the context of implementation when designing support for individuals. This lack of attention to the broader context (e.g., behavior of peers, school resources, capacity of family members to use recommended strategies) may lead to insufficient behavior change and the ultimate failure of behavior support plans. In light of this common error, there has been a contemporary focus on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, McIntosh, Kent, Lucyshyn, Joseph M., Strickland-Cohen, M. Kathleen, Horner, Robert H.
Most states and districts scramble to provide professional development to support principals, but "principal evaluation" is often lost amid competing priorities. Evaluation is an important method for supporting principal growth, communicating performance expectations to principals, and improving leadership practice. It provides leaders with evidence for reflection--a critical first step for professional learning and development. To help school leaders achieve their goals, American...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Leadership Training, Talent Development, Capacity Building, Leadership, Professional...
In 2010, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts (Wolf Trap), was awarded a U.S. Department of Education Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grant. The purpose of the AEMDD grant was to develop, implement, and disseminate a research-based program of professional development that equips teachers to infuse mathematics instruction with performing arts strategies in their prekindergarten and kindergarten classrooms....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art Education, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Summer Programs,...
There is no doubt that most people in the world want to continue their education either undergraduate level or graduate level in the United States. To do that, application is the first and most important request. After applying for getting acceptance, the applicants must be patient and wait till hearing from university. This process takes some considered time and is named "admission process". However, a scandal happened at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a few years...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Applicants, College Admission, College Administration, Qualitative Research,...
This report presents descriptive findings on school practices in 12 states for schools explicitly held accountable for the performance of the students with disabilities (SWD) subgroup. The study found that, when surveyed in 2011, elementary schools accountable for the SWD subgroup were 15.8 percentage-points more likely than never-accountable elementary schools to report moving students with disabilities from self-contained settings to regular classrooms over the previous five years. Middle...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accountability, Disabilities, Inclusion, Federal Legislation, Educational...
The study, "The Impact of Indiana's System of Interim Assessments on Mathematics and Reading," examined the effects of using Diagnostic Assessment Tools (DAT) on mathematics and reading outcomes for students in 59 Indiana schools during the 2009-10 academic year. DAT consists of interim assessment tools--Wireless Generation's mCLASS for students in grades K-2 and CTB/McGraw-Hill's Acuity for students in grades 3-8-modified to align with Indiana's state assessments. The goal is for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Achievement...
This First Look report presents data on public elementary and secondary education revenues and expenditures at the local education agency (LEA) or school district level for fiscal year (FY) 2012.1. Specifically, this report includes findings from the following types of school finance data: (1) Revenue and expenditure totals by state and the 100 largest LEAs; (2) LEA revenues by federal, state, and local revenues by source; (3) Expenditures by function and object totals by state; (4) Current...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, School Districts, Public Education,...
This First Look report introduces new data for national and state-level public elementary and secondary revenues and expenditures for fiscal year (FY) 2012. Specifically, this report includes findings from the following types of school finance data: (1) Revenue and expenditure totals; (2) Revenues by source; (3) Expenditures by function and object; (4) Current expenditures; and (5) Current expenditures per pupil. The expenditure functions include instruction, instructional staff support...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, School Districts, Public Education,...
Education is accepted as an important tool for human development in all dimensions of life, it is at same level of significance for boys and girls. Despite this recognition, girls are one of the most vulnerable groups, deprived of education by various socio-cultural, economical and political reasons. The present study is a perceptual study, which has tried to elicit stockholders perception regarding girls' education, its factors and challenges in South Kashmir. In the present research study,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Females, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Womens Education, Barriers, Equal...
Cost-benefit correlations have been subject to "selective sampling" in the media. Usually extremes of data from a very few high-funding and low-funding states are cited in the media to construct the case that there is no relationship between economic inputs and academic outputs. This study, using average per-pupil expenditures and ACT data from all 50 states, showed a 0.54 correlation. When data were systematically reduced from 50 states to 35 to eliminate the highest- and lowest-...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cost Effectiveness, Expenditure per Student, Educational Finance, Predictor...
In a previous study with 130 undergraduate teacher candidates from all licensure levels, data on candidate effectiveness were examined using factor analysis. Four factors were found in effective teaching, those being lesson planning, teacher and student reflection, safe school environment, and teacher professionalism. The present study followed the 2012 one and was done to (1) determine whether the lesson planning factor was unitary or could be divided into any further factors, and (2) to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Lesson Plans, Best Practices, Instructional Effectiveness, Curriculum Design,...
As the use of online courses in high schools increases rapidly across the United States, schools are using courses from a multitude of sources to achieve a variety of educational goals. Policies and practices for monitoring student progress and success in online courses are also diverse. Yet few states formally track or report student participation in online learning. Iowa and Wisconsin are among the states that do not track such information. This study analyzed data from a survey developed to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Public Schools, High Schools, State Surveys, Online Courses, Educational Technology,...
Proposition 10, also known as the California Children and Families Act of 1998, is the legislation for creating Kern County Children and Families Commission (First 5 Kern). Over the past 15 years, First 5 Kern administered a trust fund from a $.50 per pack tax on cigarettes or equivalent tobacco products to support children ages 0-5 and their families in Kern County. Guided by its strategic plan, First 5 Kern has allocated more than $160 million since its inception to support early childhood...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Young Children, Child Development, Child Health, Early Childhood Education, Family...
A new leadership model is needed in all organizations. In response, The Affect-Centered Transformational Leadership Model came about. The new model resulted from a doctoral student's participation in a leadership course, and continued dialogue with its professor. Ultimately, the new model reached the stage of needing to be operationalized. A public school teacher, who teaches primarily disadvantaged low-income minority students, decided to implement the new model in her classroom. Results of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Transformational Leadership, Models, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Schools,...
Questioning and discussion techniques are effective instructional methods that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. There is often inconsistent implementation of these techniques, which can result in a negative effect on student achievement. This case study explored elementary, middle, and high school teachers and evaluators' perceptions of teaching practices regarding exemplary questioning and discussion techniques. Data included semi-structured interviews of teachers and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Environment, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching...
At both the provincial and federal levels, a lively policy debate on the types of education, training, and skill acquisition required to meet the demands of the British Columbia and Canadian workforce is taking place. Despite acknowledgement of the need for lifelong learning and reskilling in light of frequent career changes over the life course, typically this debate finds its locus around the transition from school to work. Very little policy or research effort strives to examine, over the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Questionnaires, Surveys, Parent Background,...
Assessing credits that transfer students bring to an institution may require a significant amount of institutional resources. The increased mobility of students among post-secondary institutions in British Columbia (BC), and the need to ensure efficient admission processes for both the student and the institution, makes transfer credit assessment an important subject for the province's post-secondary system. The purpose of this project is to review institutional policies and practices of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Transfer Students, College Credits, Transfer Policy,...
As technical and scientific innovation continue to drive the global economy, educators, policymakers, and scientists seek to promote students' interest and achievement in the STEM fields to maintain the nation's competitive position (National Academy of Sciences 2006; National Science Board 2007; President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology 2012). Many researchers have studied differences in male and female students' attitudes toward and performance in STEM courses and assessments....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Gender Differences, STEM Education, National Competency Tests, High School Students,...
This guide is designed to facilitate self-studies of planning and implementation of state-required summer reading camp programs for grade 3 students who scored at the lowest level on the state reading assessment. It provides a template for data collection and guiding questions for discussion that may improve instruction and increase the number of students meeting the grade-level standard by the end of the summer reading camp. The guide is composed of a scoring guide and consensus rating form....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Reading...
The purpose of this paper is to guide the process of selecting meaningful books to use in pre-K-6 classrooms. With thousands of children's books being published each year, it is difficult for teachers to select which ones hold the most potential to inspire students towards a life time of reading pleasure and purpose. This paper outlines selection criteria and provides lesson examples grounded within past and current pedagogical research. The paper includes the following appendices: (1) Teaching...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Childrens Literature, Reading Material Selection, Selection Criteria, Demonstrations...
"Houghton Mifflin Reading"© is a reading program designed for grades K-6. The program provides step-by-step instruction in reading using Big Books (fiction and nonfiction literature), anthologies, Read Aloud books, and audio compact discs. The product is designed to be used as a full-year curriculum program with instruction on developing oral language, comprehension, phonemic awareness, decoding skills (phonics, analogy, context, and word recognition), fluency, reading comprehension,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Beginning Reading, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Program Effectiveness,...
The purpose of this report was to explicate the use of logistic regression and classification and regression tree (CART) analysis in the development of early warning systems. It was motivated by state education leaders' interest in maintaining high classification accuracy while simultaneously improving practitioner understanding of the rules by which students are identified as at-risk or not at-risk readers. Logistic regression and CART were compared using data on a sample of grades 1 and 2...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classification, Regression (Statistics), Models, At Risk Students, Reading...
Schools that show better academic performance than would be expected given characteristics of the school and student populations are often described as "beating the odds" (BTO). State and local education agencies often attempt to identify such schools as a means of identifying strategies or practices that might be contributing to the schools' relative success. Key decisions on how to identify BTO schools may affect whether schools make the BTO list and thereby the identification of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools, Identification, Educational Indicators,...
This paper discusses the similarities between the Bible record of the Tower of Babel and the resulting confusion of languages and how it relates to modern times and the trend we see of English as an International Language (EIL). This paper then briefly examines the trend of being culturally sensitive in EIL by accepting cultural or "world Englishes" as a part of the English as a Second Language (ESL) paradigm. Furthermore, this paper demonstrates that world Englishes applied to EIL on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Grammar, Phonetics, Language...
Purpose: To review a broad array of current literature related to pre-service teacher education offered in blended and e-learning formats, with a focus on rural and remote teacher education. Results: The range of literature that we have surveyed is broad. We have consulted peer-reviewed academic journals, books, conference proceedings, government reports, reports from non-profit organizations and online materials. Conclusions: While there is a healthy debate around the credibility of online and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Rural Areas,...
Today's economy demands that "all" young people develop high-level literacy, quantitative reasoning, problem solving, communication and collaboration skills, all grounded in a rigorous, content-rich K-12 curriculum. Acquiring this knowledge and these skills ensures that high school graduates are academically prepared to pursue the future of their choosing. Since 2005, Achieve has annually tracked states' progress in adopting college- and career-ready (CCR) policies: specifically, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Graduation Requirements, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Global...
In the present scenario academic achievement poses a big challenge to the educationist and psychologists everywhere. It is especially of great concern in India where population explosion, multi-cultural societies and an extraordinary rush for education has led to marvelous quantitative growth of education at all the stages without consistent quality growth. Albeit the needs, strength and interest of each learner are unique and determined by their socio cultural and demographic background and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Rural Areas, Comparative Analysis, Gender...
This Data Point utilizes data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), a nationally representative, longitudinal study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009. HSLS:09 surveyed students, their parents, math and science teachers, school administrators, and school counselors. The study included information about students who were enrolled in school in the fall term of 2009 as ninth-graders and who were not enrolled in school and had not earned a regular high school diploma or...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Students, Grade 9, Longitudinal Studies, Student Surveys, Parent Surveys,...
It is common knowledge that teacher quality is a key in-school factor affecting student achievement. While the quality of teaching clearly matters for how much students learn, this quality is challenging to measure. Evaluating teacher quality based on the level of their students' end-of-year test scores has been one method of assessing teacher quality, but this approach favors those teachers of students who begin the year already at a high academic level. Value-added methodology is an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measurement...
The Community College Pathways initiative consists of two pathways, Statway® and Quantway®, that accelerate post-secondary students' progress through their developmental mathematics sequence and a college-level course for credit. Launched in 2011, the Pathways have been remarkably successful, helping thousands of students achieve success in college-level mathematics. In 2013-2014, the Pathways maintained the positive outcomes attained in the first two years of implementation, including...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational...
Early in the twentieth century, the industrialist Andrew Carnegie established the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to create a pension system for the nation's college professors. The introduction of this pension system proved an ingenious educational reform. At the time, American higher education was a largely ill-defined enterprise with the differences between high school and colleges often unclear. To qualify for participation in the Carnegie pension system, higher...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Competence, Evaluation...
Intercultural education is based on the ideals of social fairness, educational equality, critical pedagogy and sets the goal of creation of such educational environment, in which all pupils will be able to completely fulfill their own potential. School is the prime tool of society transformation for this. The Georgian Constitution protects fundamental rights and freedoms of humans. Abridgment of human equality and discrimination on the any ground is considered as inadmissible action. From this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Elementary Education, Textbooks, Textbook...
In January, 2015, the President unveiled the America's College Promise proposal, which would make two years of community college free for responsible students, letting students earn the first half of a bachelor's degree and earn skills needed in the workforce at no cost. This proposal will require everyone to do their part: community colleges must strengthen their programs and increase the number of students who graduate; states must invest more in higher education and training; and students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Access to Education,...
The study authors examined the impact of "Responsive Classroom," a professional development program for teachers, on student achievement. This study took place in a large, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse district in a mid-Atlantic state. The intervention was implemented during 3 school years from 2008 to 2011. Study authors randomly assigned 12 elementary schools to implement "Responsive Classroom" for 3 years and another 12 elementary schools to a comparison group...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School...
Amid reports of decreased instructional time in music and art in some districts (Heilig, Cole, and Aguilar 2010; McMurrer 2008; Rabkin and Hedberg 2011), researchers, policymakers, and practitioners have questioned the status of arts education in the United States (Sabol 2013). Evidence about how elementary and secondary schools staff their arts instruction would further inform the discussion regarding arts education in U.S. public schools. A recent National Center for Education Statistics...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art Education, Music Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group...
Documenting and improving early childhood program quality is a national priority, leading to a rapid expansion of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs). QRISs document and improve the quality of early childhood education programs and provide clear information to families about their child care choices. The current study described how early childhood programs were rated in Michigan's QRIS and examined how alternative approaches to calculating ratings affected the number of programs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Program...
The focus of this paper is to highlight the violence against women's in Jammu and Kashmir. In Jammu and Kashmir Woman are the most vulnerable and worst hit section of the society especially under situations of violence caused by militancy and armed conflict. They don't only suffer from intense humiliation and harassment but also undergo traumatic experiences with prolonged depression making them mentally sick. However the disturbing situation prevalent in Jammu and Kashmir has hit the Kashmiri...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Females, Violence, Empowerment, Gul, Showkeen Bilal Ahmad
Many low-performing schools across the nation have increased learning time in response to federal requirements for the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. The conditions governing federal waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) also require certain schools to redesign the school day, week, or year to include additional time for student learning and teacher collaboration. Furthermore, the waivers allow greater flexibility to redirect certain federal funding streams...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Educational Improvement, Grants, Federal...
Policymakers may be interested in the extent to which Federal Work-Study programs (FWS) increase students' access to productive employment, and how they impact students' academic and career success. This brief summarizes findings from a recent study using national data and a propensity score matching approach to examine the overall effects of FWS participation for students enrolled at four-year institutions, as well as its effects under two conditional counterfactuals: What would have happened...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Work Study Programs, Outcomes of Education, Employment, Program Effectiveness,...
In the spring and fall of 2013, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) convened two meetings of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss ideas for a more relevant and coordinated research agenda on the Common Core State Standards. Participants in these meetings identified several needs and made a number of thoughtful suggestions. Many agreed there was a need for a synthesis of existing research on the CCSS and their implementation and impact. To help meet this need, CEP has put...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Research, Academic Standards, State Standards, Elementary Secondary...
This investigation examined the perspectives of twenty National Board Certified Teachers toward the use of growth measures of student learning for teacher evaluation. An analysis of responses from four focus groups that included elementary and secondary teachers, showed that there is much concern about the validity and efficiency of current measures of student progress, whether use of value-added or shorter common "pretest-posttest" designs, and that there is much "gaming"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the current challenges in English language learning and teaching in Turkey from high and low achievers' perspective. The study was qualitative in nature and the participants of the study were twenty-two students attending at various departments of a state university in Turkey. In this study, the question of "what were the challenges that you had while learning English?" was asked to each participant and their responses were classified in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
In 2012, there were an estimated 11.2 million undocumented individuals living in the United States. The peak of unauthorized immigrant population occurred in 2007 with 12.2 million, a stark rise from original estimates of 3.5 million in 1990. Although down from its peak, a sizeable and stable population of unauthorized individuals resides in the United States. Given this population, both federal and state authorities have taken action to provide policy and regulations for this group. Among...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Trends, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Undocumented...
Ensuring access and affordability to a postsecondary education for veterans and their dependents has long been a focus of federal and state education policy. Developing policy to support educational attainment among these individuals has required state policymakers to address residency requirements for veterans to determine eligibility for in-state tuition benefits. Yet recent revisions to federal statute--changes that go into full effect in July 2015-- have shifted the policy landscape in a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Tuition, In State Students, Veterans Education, Access to Education, Accountability,...
Knowing that the majority of dual enrollment courses are taught on high school campuses by high school instructors, it is critical that mechanisms are in place to ensure the quality of the curriculum and the many components surrounding the curriculum--including textbooks, learning outcomes, course syllabuses, assignments, grading practices, periodic assessments and final exams, etc. It is also essential that colleges ensure high school instructors have a clear grounding in the curriculum and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Dual Enrollment, Course Content, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Teacher...
This essay provides language-centered principles, guidelines and tools for writing student learning outcome statements. It is focused on syntax and semantics, and takes considerable issue with both the lack of such guidance in earlier literature and specific words, phrases, tenses, voices, and abstraction in diction levels, along with ellipses and tautologies, that one reads in extant attempts to set forth such learning outcomes. While placing the verb at the center of all student learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Objectives, Guidelines, Syntax, Semantics, Language Usage, Verbs, Writing...
Of the copious research on the labor market returns to college, very little has adequately modeled the pathways of non-completers or compared their outcomes with those of award holders. In this paper, we present a novel method for linking non-completers with completers according to their program of study. This method allows us to calculate the labor market returns to programs of study, accounting both for those who obtain an award and those who do not. We use a large dataset of community...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship, Labor Market,...
When many people hear the term "big data", they primarily think of a technology tool for the collection and reporting of data of high variety, volume, and velocity. However, the complexity of big data is not only the technology, but the supporting processes, policies, and people supporting it. This paper was written by three experts to address all parts of a big data system: technology, processes, and people. Randall Dennis is Chief Strategy Officer for an education data analytics...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Data Collection, Information Technology, Data Analysis, Information Systems,...
Free after-school tutoring, known as supplemental educational services (SES), was brought to life by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2002. SES was designed to provide extra academic assistance to low-income students in schools failing to make accountability targets. SES is a cautionary tale, for there has never been an experiment like it in federal law, and its rise and fall provides important lessons in governing, policymaking, government markets, and the structure of the educational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Supplementary Education, Educational Policy, After School Education, Low Income...
Ensuring that students are reading proficiently by third grade is a key component of keeping students on track to graduate high school and pursue college and careers. Because of the magnitude of this academic milestone, states typically pursue policies that promote early identification and intervention for struggling readers. However, teachers are the most important school-based factor in student success. To ensure that teachers are well-prepared to guide students toward meeting the critical...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Trends, Teacher Certification, Reading Instruction, Teacher Competency...
As school choice programs expand in the United States, it is crucial to consider how the design of these programs shapes the supply and demand of parents' educational offerings. To better understand the school choice landscape from the viewpoint of current and would-be participants in choice programs, the authors administered an extensive survey in Spring 2014 to leaders of private schools in Florida, Indiana, and Louisiana. From Florida's relatively longstanding and lightly regulated...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Private Schools, School Choice, Surveys, Educational Vouchers, Leaders, Attitudes,...
This report describes the origin and development of CESAME (The Center for Science and Mathematics Education) at Stony Brook University. The analysis identifies key ingredients in areas of personnel, funding, organizational structures, educational priorities, collaboration, and institutionalization. After a discussion of relevant issues in American education, the report explores the Center's priorities, including: (1) Outreach offering educational and research experiences for school teachers...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Teaching Centers, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Position Papers,...
The purpose of this article is to identify the order of significance of the variables that affect science and mathematics achievement in middle school students. For this aim, the study deals with the relationship between science and math in terms of different angles using the perspectives of multiple causes-single effect and of multiple causes-multiple effects. Furthermore, the study examines and reveals how the reading skills, problem solving skills, cognitive and affective variables influence...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Information Retrieval, Data Analysis,...
This report describes the results of a REL Southeast study using the Florida Department of Education staffing database to describe the demographic make-up, Florida Educator Certificate coverages, career paths from 2001/02 to 2011/12, and evaluation ratings of Florida's educational leaders (i.e., assistant principals and principals) in the 2011/12 school year. The sample consisted of 4273 assistant principals and 2979 principals. The study consists of a cross-sectional component and a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Principals, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Administrator Characteristics, Cohort...
This report is the second from the congressionally-mandated evaluation of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) program authorized by the Education Sciences Reform Act (P.L. 107-279). For this report, 8 (out of 24) impact study reports produced by the RELs under their 2006-2011 contracts and published by IES were rated by expert panels for their quality and relevance. In addition, samples of state educational agency and school district administrators were surveyed during the 2011-12 school...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Federal Programs, Program Evaluation, Educational Research, Technical Assistance,...
Mastering algebra is important for future math and postsecondary success. Educators will find practical recommendations for how to improve algebra instruction in the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) practice guide, "Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School Students". The methods and examples included in the guide focus on helping students analyze solved problems, recognize structure, and utilize alternative approaches to solving algebra problems....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods,...
The Hispanic-Latino population is one of the largest--and most diverse--demographics in the U.S. Aprendiendo en casa reveals findings from a national survey of Hispanic parents about their home media environments and practices, and their perceptions of their children's use of educational media across a range of different platforms. The report finds that there are significant gaps in access to computing devices and high speed Internet for children raised in English-only, bilingual and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mass Media Use, Hispanic Americans, Family (Sociological Unit), Young Children,...
Developmental summer bridge programs are designed to reduce the need for developmental education in college by providing students with accelerated instruction in areas where additional knowledge and skills are needed to help them succeed in higher education. The WWC identified one study of developmental summer bridge programs that meets WWC standards. In this study, the overall effects of developmental summer bridge programs on academic achievement, postsecondary enrollment, and credit...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Developmental Programs, Summer Programs, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education),...
Latino families in America increasingly enjoy access to a dizzying array of content on a variety of electronic devices, from televisions and video games to personal computers and mobile devices. Bruce Fuller, José Ramón Lizárraga, James H. Gray raise pressing questions that face Latino families as they adopt technologies that both have the potential to entertain as well as educate. They find a new digital divide in the extent to which digital platforms are used for educational purposes by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Hispanic Americans, Handheld Devices, Educational Games,...
This brief combines original research and policy analysis to examine a key issue that is often overlooked in debates about the proliferation of new technologies, education, and equity: the potential for digital media investments to support a promising learning pathway for children in our nation's increasingly diverse, low-income families. A growing body of evidence confirms that accelerated technological innovation and adoption rates have roiled family routines across the economic spectrum--and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Equal Education, Hispanic Americans, Computer Literacy, Access to Computers,...
The aim of this study development and validation of a teacher attitude scale toward Information Technology Mentor Teachers (ITMT). ITMTs give technological support to other teachers for integration of technology in their lessons. In the literature, many instruments have been developed to measure teachers' attitudes towards the technological tools and instructional technology but almost none proposed to collect information about their attitudes towards ICT coordinators. Perception of teachers is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Mentors, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude...
Good teachers are essential for high-quality educational systems. However, little is known about teachers' skills formation during college. By combining two standardized tests for Colombian students, one taken at the end of senior year in high school and the other when students are near graduation from college, this paper documents the extent to which education majors relatively improve or deteriorate their skills in quantitative reasoning, native language, and foreign language, in comparison...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, High School Seniors, Education Majors, Preservice Teachers,...