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Nweke, Winifred C.; Perkins, Tasha P.; Afolabi, Comfort Y. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
Assessing the dispositions of teacher candidates remains a challenge for many Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs). This article details the process and results of establishing the reliability of two complementary instruments, the "Candidate Beliefs Self-Assessment Survey" (SAS) and the "Candidate Dispositions Performance…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Characteristics, Personality Traits, Test Reliability
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Pounds, Lauren; Cuevas, Joshua – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
There has been a recent initiative for students to be involved in their Individualized Education Plan [IEP]. The goal is for students to become self-advocates and learn to develop goals that pertain to their interests. The study examined this process of including students by addressing three questions. First, does student involvement in their IEP…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Individualized Education Programs, Self Advocacy, Student Educational Objectives
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Unal, Aslihan; Unal, Zafer – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This study compared K-12 teachers' assessment beliefs and practices in relation to their years of teaching experience. The data for this study was collected from 87 public school teachers. The findings suggest that as the teachers' years of experience increases, the value they place in assessment increases as well.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Stapp, Alicia – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
Expectations placed on educators to improve academic performance continue to increase across the United States. One reason for this rise in expectancy is the enactment of The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Replacing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002, the ESSA mandates that "all students are taught to high academic…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students
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Emerson, Judith M.; Clarke, Pier Junor; Moldavan, Alesia M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
In this study, two teacher educators, one special education faculty and one mathematics education faculty, examined ways to infuse educational theory into their practice to develop preservice teachers' ability to meet the demands of the 21st century classroom. The study took place at an urban university in the southeastern United States where the…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Zhou, Molly – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
The case study intends to study edTPA as a measure for teacher readiness. The case study examined four first year teachers' edTPA experience, performance, and their perspectives on edTPA as a tool to measure teacher readiness in light of their first year teaching experiences and TKES assessment results. Three research questions were used to guide…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Readiness
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Baker, Austin T.; Cuevas, Josh – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This study examined whether students were reaching automaticity with single digit multiplication facts. A fourteen question interview was used to collect data. The first three questions asked the student basic information about themselves and their current math teacher. The next seven questions were math facts. The math facts chosen for the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 3
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Proudfoot, David E.; Green, Michael; Otter, Jan W.; Cook, David L. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
The increase in demand for college and career ready students has driven the need for education reform to ensure K-12 schools can support student learning across all content areas and grade levels. A STEM Certification process was established by the Georgia Department of Education as part of an effort to reform public school STEM education.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Certification, Elementary Schools, Problem Based Learning
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Drescher, Christopher F.; Eldridge, Elizabeth Devon; Wood, Elizabeth; Rossi, Alexis L.; Stepleman, Lara – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
Teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections remain a major health concern and are linked to a number of poor outcomes. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth are particularly at risk for these issues. Although evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs exist, they are not necessarily tailored…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Pregnancy, Prevention
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Nguyen, Ha; Eisenreich, Heidi – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This pilot qualitative study explored K-8 pre-service teachers' (PSTs') learning experience in a Statistics and Probability course and their ability to make connections between mathematics and their everyday lives when given opportunities to investigate mathematics through a social issue. Data from student surveys, assessments, and written…
Descriptors: School Choice, Mathematics Education, Statistics, Probability
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McGrail, Ewa; Rieger, Alicja; Doepker, Gina M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2017
Recently, education and literacy researchers have acknowledged educational merit in guided reading that incorporates interactive and authentic reading texts, such as graphic novels, which meet the needs of today's predominantly multimodal learners ( Jennings, Rule, & Zanden, 2014; Kist & Pytash, 2015). This qualitative study explores…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Liming, Mary C.; Cuevas, Joshua – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2017
This study investigates the relation between review spacing and question format on student retention. Participants in an 8th grade Georgia Studies class reviewed previously learned material either in one sitting (massed review) or in multiple sessions (spaced review). Following the review, each participant answered questions either in multiple…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Testing, Social Studies
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Tysinger, P. Dawn; Tysinger, Jeffrey A.; Diamanduros, Terry D.; Smith, Rebecca – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The current study investigated Georgia school psychologists' continuing professional development (CPD) practices and preferences for comparison to a national study of school psychology professional development by Armistead, Castillo, Curtis, Chappel, and Cunningham (2013). Utilizing the same instrument as Armistead et al., a survey was emailed to…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Professional Development, Professional Continuing Education, Preferences
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Mannahan, Kimberly Kinsey; Gray, Jennifer P. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between students' perceptions of the link between personal effort and academic performance to promote effective pedagogy, contributing to the potential for increased retention/progression/graduation rates. Based on Treisman's (2013) assertion that students do not connect hard work with…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, College Students
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Cochrane, Sandra; Cuevas, Joshua A. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The Common Core State Standards were implemented in the state of Georgia in the 2012/2013 school year replacing NCLB. Previous studies indicated that teachers and administrators viewed NCLB negatively, and the purpose of this study was to gauge teachers' perceptions of the new standards after they had been in effect for one and a half years.…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale, High Stakes Tests
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