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Newman, Isadore; Hitchcock, John H.; Nastasi, Bonnie K. – Research in the Schools, 2017
Any attempt to influence behavior by sharing a research finding that makes a probabilistic statement (e.g., a p value) should necessarily entail consideration of how consumers of the information might interpret this information. Such consideration can be informed, at least in part, by applying phenomenological principles of inquiry. This does not…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Stakeholders, Mixed Methods Research
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Martens, Heather; Bramlett, Ronald K.; Korrow, Kate – Research in the Schools, 2017
In this article, we describe how a consultation team explored their school district and their perceptions as well as what they did to initiate systems-change. This 2-year qualitative research study involved the use of a participant-observer approach to collect data via observations, interviews, and historical analysis. The consultation teams'…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Qualitative Research, Participant Observation
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Franco, M. Suzanne; Patel, Nimisha H. – Research in the Schools, 2017
High school students' perceptions and experiences regarding student engagement were investigated using 32 focus group sessions across 4 different types of STEM education settings in 2 metropolitan areas in the Midwest. Students' understandings and experiences related to student engagement were reflected via 5 categories: students' thinking of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, STEM Education, Mixed Methods Research, Focus Groups
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Coggins, Joanne V.; Kim, Jwa K.; Briggs, Laura C. – Research in the Schools, 2017
The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Comprehension Test, fourth edition (GMRT-4) and the ACT Reading Tests (ACT-R) were administered to 423 high school students in order to explore the similarities and dissimilarities of data produced through classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT) analysis. Despite the many advantages of IRT…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Test Theory, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests
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Hardin, James; Wright, Vivian H. – Research in the Schools, 2017
Institutions of higher education face demands to provide evidence of institutional and student achievement. Many institutions utilize standards-based e-portfolio assessment practices to meet these demands. The assessment data derived from the studied program's e-portfolio process were not originally intended to serve as a data source for…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Mixed Methods Research, Instructional Leadership, Academic Achievement
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Hughes, Joan E.; Ko, Yujung; Boklage, Audrey – Research in the Schools, 2017
Few studies of iPad-supported teaching have been set in secondary school STEM contexts, and there is limited examination of teacher practice. This study examined how STEM teachers' pedagogical practices took shape when participating in a secondary-level innovation to use iPads to support critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Xu, Yuejin – Research in the Schools, 2016
In this study, we examined the relationship between teachers' attitudes towards professional development and school performance in the state accountability system using the 2013 Kentucky Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) survey data and the 2013 school accountability profile data from the Kentucky Department of Education. We were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Accountability, Academic Achievement
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Wheat, Celeste A.; Hill, Lilian H. – Research in the Schools, 2016
To understand the complex factors that influence women's experiences in senior administrative roles in higher education, the purpose of this study was to give voice to how they made meaning of their leadership experiences. We employed a qualitative design in which a criterion-based sample of 14 women senior administrators (i.e., dean, vice…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Females, College Administration, College Presidents
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Polly, Drew – Research in the Schools, 2016
Researchers have linked teachers' use of mathematical tasks and questions to students' achievement in mathematics, and also have documented that the types of tasks and questions posed might change throughout the year in grades that include high-stakes tests of student achievement. This qualitative research study explored 3 elementary school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement
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Campbell, Kathleen Taylor; Parker, Randy – Research in the Schools, 2016
After widespread accusations that universities were not adequately preparing school leadership candidates with real world experiences, the movement to reform U.S. university principal preparation began. The National Policy Board for Educational Administration approved the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards as guidelines…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Internship Programs, Principals, Administrator Education
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Snyder, Scott; Fisk, Timarie – Research in the Schools, 2016
Teaching artists have significant roles within K-12 schools. Although some research has been conducted to describe the characteristics, training, and employment experiences of teaching artists, no study has been conducted concerning the self-efficacy that such individuals have regarding teaching. The purpose of the study was to investigate the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Artists, Art, Art Education
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Anis, Yasmeen; Krause, Jeremy A.; Blum, Emily N. – Research in the Schools, 2016
Mathematics anxiety typically involves apprehension toward activities that require computation, which can lead to complications in every-day-life activities (Ashcraft, 2002). Mathematics anxiety also has become accepted as an issue associated with academic success for both children and adults (Ashcraft, 2002; Ashcraft & Moore, 2009; Beilock,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Gender Differences
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Hitchcock, John H.; Johanson, George A. – Research in the Schools, 2015
Understanding the reason(s) for Differential Item Functioning (DIF) in the context of measurement is difficult. Although identifying potential DIF items is typically a statistical endeavor, understanding the reasons for DIF (and item repair or replacement) might require investigations that can be informed by qualitative work. Such work is…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Test Items, Item Analysis, Measurement
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Ramlo, Susan – Research in the Schools, 2015
Flipped classrooms are a relatively new teaching strategy where the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Although flipped classrooms are gaining popularity, evaluations of this type of pedagogical model are limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate student views related to the effectiveness of a flipped…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, College Freshmen, Nonmajors
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Holtz, Jill; McCurdy, Merilee; Roehling, Julia V. – Research in the Schools, 2015
Within a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework, Tier 1 instruction requires the selection of research-based core curricula. However, many educators and administrators are not aware of high-quality core writing curricula. The authors assembled a rubric to assist schools in evaluating core writing curricula for Grades 3-5. Rubric components…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Writing Across the Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades
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