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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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Hannel, Stacey L.; Cuevas, Joshua – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This study was conducted to investigate whether or not computer-based simulations had a greater impact on science achievement compared to traditional hands-on methods for middle school students in an on-level science course. The study also sought to determine if either method had an impact on retention as well as motivation. The participants in…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Student Motivation, Computer Simulation, Hands on Science
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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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Johnson, Sarah A.; Cuevas, Josh – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
Inquiry-based learning approaches have been promoted as an instructional method for students at all levels. An inquiry approach requires students to discover or construct knowledge through relevant activities and personal investigations. Due to the student driven nature of inquiry learning, it is reasonable to believe that students will become…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Reading Motivation, Inquiry
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Martinez, James; Tost, Jeremy R.; Wilfred, Shani P.; Hilgert, Larry D. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
The current Georgia study examines middle-school-aged gang and non-gang members regarding the risk factors of gang membership and potential effects of these risk factors on academic achievement. Participants, 406 eighth grade students from a suburban middle-school, completed a 42-item survey assessing an array of demographic and risk factor…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Juvenile Gangs, Grade 8, Suburban Schools