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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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Beach, Richard – Research in the Schools, 2012
This article reviews research on English language arts teachers' use of digital tools in the classroom to remediate print literacies. Specifically, this review focuses on the affordances of digital tools to foster uses of digital literacies of informational/accessibility, collaboration knowledge construction, multimodal communication, gaming…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Feedback (Response), Language Arts, English Instruction
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Jones, Brett D.; Byrd, C. Noel; Lusk, Danielle – Research in the Schools, 2009
We implemented a sequential mixed methods design using parallel samples to answer our general research question: What are high school students' definitions of intelligence and implicit beliefs about the malleability of intelligence? We surveyed 9th and 11th grade students who responded to questions about their intelligence beliefs on open- and…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Definitions, High School Students, Beliefs
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Martell, Sandra Toro; Antrop-Gonzalez, Rene – Research in the Schools, 2008
Narrative is used to describe and understand how people construct meaning of their lives and experiences and how they think about their own and others' identities. We examined narrative as both data source and method of analysis for investigating learning in non-traditional school settings with students from diverse socio-economic status and…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Conventional Instruction, Socioeconomic Status, Interpersonal Relationship
Barnette, J. Jackson – Research in the Schools, 2001
Studied the primacy effect (tendency to select items closer to the left side of the response scale) in Likert scales worded from "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree" and in the opposite direction. Findings for 386 high school and college students show no primacy effect, although negatively worded stems had an effect on Cronbach's alpha. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education
Demps, Deborah L.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Research in the Schools, 2001
Studied whether eighth-grade reading scores on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills predict success on the five subtests of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. Findings for 102 high school seniors show that reading scores are statistically significantly related to all five subtests, with correlations ranging from 0.69 to 0.86. (SLD)
Descriptors: Correlation, Graduation Requirements, High School Students, High Schools
McLean, James E., Ed.; Kaufman, Alan S., Ed. – Research in the Schools, 2000
This journal publishes articles that focus on the result of applied educational research, scholarly reviews of research,descriptions of classroom techniques, studies of assessments, and other topics of interest to educational researchers. Issue number 1 of Volume 7 contains these articles: (1) "Predicting First Grade Achievement from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Art Education, Cooperative Learning, Corporal Punishment
Smith, James P.; Cage. Bob N. – Research in the Schools, 2000
Studied the effects of 120 hours of chess instruction on the mathematics achievement of southern, rural, black secondary students. Analysis of covariance results show the treatment group (11 females, 9 males) scored significantly higher than the control group (10 females, 10 males) in mathematics achievement. Discusses results in terms of altering…
Descriptors: Black Students, Games, High School Students, High Schools
Sandoval, Steve R.; Gutkin, Terry B.; Naumann, Wendy C. – Research in the Schools, 1997
This study investigated the relationship between racial identity attitudes and academic achievement among 26 urban African American high school students. Results suggest that academic achievement may be related to racial identity attitudes. Educational implications are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, High School Students, High Schools
Turpin, Tammye; Hardin, Dawn T. – Research in the Schools, 1997
This study investigated an in-school suspension program implemented in a rural high school that used a television system to monitor students. Findings from interviews with 13 teachers and a survey completed by 233 students (64% of the student body) indicate that teachers and students see the program as having a positive effect on discipline. (SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Closed Circuit Television, Discipline Policy, High School Students
Johnson, William L.; Johnson, Annabel M. – Research in the Schools, 1994
A total of 1,311 administrators, teachers, staff, and students from an elementary, a junior high, and two high school campuses in a large school district completed the Charles F. Kettering School Climate Profile. Primary and secondary principal components analysis suggested subscales different from those given for the Kettering instrument. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Sinclair, Anne; Baldwin, Beatrice – Research in the Schools, 1995
Data from 212 high school biology students in two schools in Louisiana show that students bring increased religious bias to the classroom due to a resurgence of religious conservatism and that these beliefs interfere with their abilities to view scientific evidence about evolution objectively. Those who did not believe evolutionary theory cited…
Descriptors: Biology, Conservatism, Creationism, Evolution