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Zaff, Jonathan F.; Donlan, Alice; Gunning, Aaron; Anderson, Sara E.; McDermott, Elana; Sedaca, Michelle – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
A high school education prepares young people to participate positively in the economy and in civic life, among other positive life outcomes. However, nearly one in five American high school students does not graduate from high school on time, if ever. Progress has been made on understanding why students fail to complete high school and on raising…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Graduates, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
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Reed, Deborah K. – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Most evaluations of the effectiveness of correctional education use the distal outcomes of recidivism and post-release employment as the dependent variables (e.g., Aos et al., 2006; Davis et al., 2013). This synthesis sought to determine the effectiveness of correctional education at improving proximal academic outcomes among incarcerated adult…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Program Effectiveness
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Byrnes, James P.; Dunbar, Kevin N. – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
In this article, we attempt to provide an overview of the features of the abilities, aptitudes, and frames of minds that are attributed to critical thinking and provide the broad outlines of the development of critical-analytic thinking (CAT) abilities. In addition, we evaluate the potential viability of three main hypotheses regarding the reasons…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Development
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O'Reilly, Tenaha; Weeks, Jonathan; Sabatini, John; Halderman, Laura; Steinberg, Jonathan – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
When designing a reading intervention, researchers and educators face a number of challenges related to the focus, intensity, and duration of the intervention. In this paper, we argue there is another fundamental challenge--the nature of the reading outcome measures used to evaluate the intervention. Many interventions fail to demonstrate…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Apprenticeships, Summative Evaluation
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Benner, Aprile D. – Educational Psychology Review, 2011
In the American educational system, school transitions are frequent and predictable, but they can disrupt student functioning across developmental domains. How students experience school transitions has been a focus of research for some time, but the high school transition has received less attention, and the limited research often focuses on a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Transitional Programs, Educational Practices, Barriers
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Hornby, Garry; Woodward, Lianne J. – Educational Psychology Review, 2009
Recent decades have witnessed dramatically improved survival rates for infants born prematurely, especially those born very and extremely preterm. Follow-up studies concerned with long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes for children born preterm indicate that these children are at high risk for a range of cognitive, learning, neuromotor, and…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Psychology, Premature Infants, Teacher Educators
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Rothkopf, Ernst Z. – Educational Psychology Review, 2008
Over 100 years of learning and cognition research have had only modest cumulative impact on teaching, while many other practical domains such as agriculture have shown a steady growth in widely accepted, research-informed practices. Several reasons have been advanced for the painfully slow adoption of science-based instructional procedures. One…
Descriptors: Industrial Training, Logical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gonzalez-DeHass, Alyssa R.; Willems, Patricia P.; Holbein, Marie F. Doan – Educational Psychology Review, 2005
Parent involvement has a sound research base attesting to the many potential benefits it can offer in education. However, student motivation as an academic outcome of parental involvement has only recently been investigated. The purpose of this article is to show how parent involvement is related to students' motivation. Studies of students from…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Motivation, Parent School Relationship, Elementary Schools