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Redding, Christopher; Henry, Gary T. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Most prior research measures teacher turnover as an annual event, but teachers actually leave their positions throughout the school year. We use data from North Carolina to measure teacher turnover monthly throughout the entire year and conduct an analysis of their persistence to examine the differences in early career teacher turnover. Annually,…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Characteristics
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Calabrese Barton, Angela; Tan, Edna – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
The maker movement has evoked interest for its role in breaking down barriers to STEM learning. However, few empirical studies document how youth are supported over time in STEM-rich making projects or their outcomes. This longitudinal critical ethnographic study traces the development of 41 youth maker projects in two community-centered making…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Longitudinal Studies, Ethnography, Entrepreneurship
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Gassman-Pines, Anna; Bellows, Laura – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Although social policies aimed at low-income families are thought to promote children's educational success, little research has examined how these policies are related to children's academic achievement. This article focuses on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the United States' largest food assistance program. Using…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Low Income Students, Program Effectiveness
Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
There is mounting evidence of substantial "teacher quality gaps" (TQGs) between advantaged and disadvantaged students but practically no empirical evidence about their history. We use longitudinal data on public school students, teachers, and schools from two states--North Carolina and Washington--to provide a descriptive history of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational History, Educational Change
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Bastian, Kevin C.; Marks, Julie T. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
Given concerns with the performance and attrition of novice teachers, North Carolina allocated $7.7 million from Race to the Top to create the New Teacher Support Program (NTSP), an induction model developed and implemented by the state's public university system and targeted at low-performing schools. In this study, we assess the associations…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Education Programs, Low Achievement
Quinn, David M.; Kim, James S. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
In a common approach for scaling up effective educational practice, schools adopt evidence-based programs to be implemented with fidelity. An alternative approach assumes that programs should be adapted to local contexts. In this randomized trial of a reading intervention, we study a scaffolded sequence of implementation in which schools first…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Fidelity, Media Adaptation, Educational Practices
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Colaner, Anna C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
Non-parental arrangements for young children serve a dual function as supports for parental activities and educational inputs for children. However, arrangements that are suited to meet families' specific needs and preferences are sometimes in tension with experts' definitions of "quality." Researchers and policymakers increasingly…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Early Childhood Education, Family Needs, Preferences
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Hodara, Michelle; Xu, Di – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
Many community college students start college in developmental education and leave before enrolling in college-level coursework or making much progress toward a degree; thus, developmental education courses represent the primary education these students receive. Using student-unit record data from two large community college systems linked to wage…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Outcomes of Education, Evidence, Developmental Programs
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Wallace, Tanner LeBaron; Kelcey, Benjamin; Ruzek, Erik – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
We conducted a theory-based analysis of the underlying structure of the Tripod student perception survey instrument using the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) database (N = 1,049 middle school math class sections; N = 25,423 students). Multilevel item factor analyses suggested that an alternative bifactor structure best fit the Tripod items,…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Attitude Measures, Teacher Effectiveness, Theories
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Greene, Jeffrey A.; Oswald, Christopher A.; Pomerantz, Jeffrey – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been heralded as an education revolution, but they suffer from low retention, calling into question their viability as a means of promoting education for all. In addition, numerous gaps remain in the research literature, particularly concerning predictors of retention and achievement. In this study, we used…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Predictor Variables, School Holding Power, Academic Achievement
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Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
Middle schools are important because they launch students on trajectories that they are likely to follow throughout their formal educations. This study explored the relationship of first-generation segregation (elementary and middle school racial composition) and second-generation segregation (racially correlated academic tracks) to reading and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, School Segregation, Racial Composition