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Snodgrass Rangel, Virginia; Bell, Elizabeth; Monroy, Carlos – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Accountability policies assume that educators will use student data to improve student learning, but data use in practice has turned out to be harder than theorized. The purpose of this article was to examine how science teachers in Grades 5 to 8 used data in their classrooms. Utilizing sensemaking theory, we found that teachers decided how to use…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Information Utilization, Data
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Taggart, Amanda – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This study examined the impact of cultural discontinuity on the academic outcomes of Latina/o high school students. Hierarchical multiple regression was utilized to (a) investigate the significant differences between the characteristics and academic outcomes of high school students who do and do not experience cultural discontinuity between their…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Outcomes of Education, Culture Conflict
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Koch, Bevan; Slate, John R.; Moore, George W. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
We compared the performance of Hispanic students from California, Texas, and Arizona on the two Advanced Placement (AP) English exams (i.e., English Language and Composition and English Literature and Composition) using archival data from the College Board from 1997 through 2012. Pearson chi-square tests yielded statistically significant…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, English Instruction, Language Tests, Writing Tests
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Barnes, Wally; Slate, John R. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
In this study, we examined the college-readiness rates of Black, Hispanic, and White Texas public high school graduates using archival data from the Texas Education Agency Academic Excellence Indicator System. An examination of the state college-readiness rates across a 3-year period was conducted to determine the extent to which academic…
Descriptors: College Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, White Students
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Hilberth, Michele; Slate, John R. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Disciplinary consequences assigned to all Texas middle school Black and White students ("n" = 172,551 Grade 6 students; 173,671 Grade 7 students; 175,730 Grade 8 students) for the 2008-2009 school year were analyzed to determine the extent to which statistically significant differences were present between the proportion of Black…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Discipline, Suspension, African American Students
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Chu, Szu-Yin – Education and Urban Society, 2013
Educating a nation of culturally, ethnically/racially, and linguistically diverse (CLD) students is one of the many challenges facing teachers and teacher educators, resulting in teachers' questioning their ability to improve learning for these groups. Yet teacher efficacy is significantly related to student achievement, motivation, and students'…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education
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Vasquez Heilig, Julian; Holme, Jennifer Jellison – Education and Urban Society, 2013
This study addresses the segregation of English language learner (ELL) students in schools across Texas. We descriptively analyze levels of racial, economic, and linguistic isolation experienced by ELL students across the state of Texas. We also examine the association between segregation by race/ethnicity, economic disadvantage, and language…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, School Segregation
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Badgett, Kevin; Harrell, Scott; Carman, Carol A.; Lyles, Lance – Education and Urban Society, 2012
In the performance-driven culture of education today, though arguments regarding the definition of student success abound, few argue its importance. This issue is complicated with an additional dimension for those who are learning English as a second language. For those students who lack proficiency in the English language, academic content must…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Standardized Tests, Limited English Speaking, English Language Learners
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Lee, Joohi; Fox, Jill; Brown, Amber L. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
In this study, 244 children (average age: 61 months) and their parents from the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex area in Texas were surveyed to investigate children's proficiency in mathematics content on numbering, sizes, comparisons, and shapes. The researchers investigated children's proficiency in mathematics associated with children's gender,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Content Analysis, Gender Differences, Mathematical Aptitude
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Moore, George W.; Slate, John R.; Edmonson, Stacey L.; Combs, Julie P.; Bustamante, Rebecca; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Education and Urban Society, 2010
In this study, the authors examined the college-ready graduate rates of all students (n = 1,099 high schools) in the State of Texas for the 2006-2007 school year. Data were analyzed for students' scores in reading, in math, and in both subject areas combined. Approximately one-third of all students were determined to be college-ready in both…
Descriptors: Effect Size, High School Students, State Surveys, Graduation Rate
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Yeh, Stuart S. – Education and Urban Society, 2006
Critics of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) suggest that the effects of state-mandated testing are primarily negative, causing teachers to narrow the curriculum and drill students on tested material. However, the implementation of assessment programs that provide rapid diagnostic information about student progress may allow teachers to prepare…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Test Results, Testing
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Montecel, Maria Robledo; Cortez, Josie D.; Cortez, Albert – Education and Urban Society, 2004
The factors that contribute to student dropouts have been the focus of extensive deliberation during the last decade. Despite expanded attention, the number of dropouts remains unacceptably high. Drawing on the authors' 17-year history of dropout research in Texas, Arizona, and across the country, this article describes the alarming dropout rates,…
Descriptors: Dropout Research, Dropout Programs, Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention
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Skrla, Linda; Scheurich, James Joseph; Johnson, Joseph F., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2001
Introduces a collection of articles on accountability, testing, and academics in schools with minority group and low-income students. The articles share the common viewpoint that there have been, and will continue to be mixed effects of accountability on educational equity in schools and districts. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Skrla, Linda; Scheurich, James Joseph – Education and Urban Society, 2001
Discusses the effect of deficit thinking on the academic achievement of minority and low income students. Highlights five ways that high-stakes accountability helped displace deficit thinking of school superintendents in Texas school districts. Data come from a multiyear study that demonstrated sustained, substantially improved academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Fuller, Edward J.; Johnson, Joseph F., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2001
Discusses the impact of accountability on educational quality at the state level, exploring various Texas student performance measures over the past decade that show improvements in school performance for minority and impoverished children. Discusses data from Texas Assessment of Academic Skills scores, National Assessment of Educational Progress…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, College Entrance Examinations, Dropout Rate
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