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Henry, Denfield L.; Nistor, Nicolae; Baltes, Beate – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
Multiple studies propose that English proficiency dictates English language learners' (ELLs) performances on mathematics assessments. The current study investigates the predictive power of English proficiency on mathematics scores, while controlling for gender, socioeconomic status (SES), and grade level among ELLs at a south Florida elementary…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Elementary School Students, Scores
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Mitchell, Ingrid; Nistor, Nicolae; Baltes, Beate; Brown, Michelle – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
Black middle school students in the United States continue to perform poorly on standardized reading achievement tests in comparison to other racial and ethnic groups. The purpose of this research study was to examine the effectiveness of a vocabulary-focused test preparation program for Black middle school students. The theoretical framework…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Vocabulary, Low Income Students, Middle School Students
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Tsolou, Olympia; Margaritis, Vasileios – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2013
The cross-thematic curriculum (CTC) for school education has recently been implemented so that the quality of the Greek educational system is improved. This study aimed at assessing social and emotional learning competencies and CTC-related skills of 541 Greek students aged 11-13. Data triangulation was also used for validating these findings,…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Scores, Educational Quality
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Butler, Allison G. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2013
Research documents an income-based achievement gap in mathematics, yet children from lower-income backgrounds do not lag behind their more advantaged peers in high-level social reasoning tasks. The purpose here was to investigate whether modifying mathematics word problems to make them more socially based would impact the mathematics performance…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Socioeconomic Influences, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills
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Pennington, Rebecca – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2011
This study examined whether teacher portfolios can be validly and reliably assessed by investigating the effect of an instructional tool on increasing the level of reflective thinking in elementary preservice teachers' portfolios. It also examined whether reflective thinking in preservice teachers' electronic portfolios represented sufficient…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Preservice Teachers, Reflection, Evaluation Methods