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Gokcora, Deniz; DePaulo, Daniel – SAGE Open, 2018
This pilot study explores the extent to which frequent quizzes given in a developmental Academic Critical Reading (ACR) course in a community college affects student success on a standardized CUNY (The City University of New York) assessment test on reading skills. Participants included 41 students in two class sections of ACR class who received…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Developmental Studies Programs, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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King Miller, Beverly A. – SAGE Open, 2017
This article explores issues related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), participation and underrepresentation specifically in regard to women of African descent. Drawing from a larger qualitative, grounded case study, the article examines the experiences of Panamanian Afro Caribbean women in STEM and their successful…
Descriptors: Females, Barriers, STEM Education, Latin Americans
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Rogowsky, Beth A.; Calhoun, Barbara M.; Tallal, Paula – SAGE Open, 2016
With advancing technology, there is increasing interest in differences between listening versus reading comprehension or doing both simultaneously. Ninety-one participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups that received the same instructional material (the preface and a chapter from a non-fiction book), but each in a different input…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Modalities, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Green, Rupert – SAGE Open, 2015
A mixed-methods study enabled the exploration of New York City high school data, analyzing performance/demographic scores based on principal and/or student gender, boroughs, and other factors found the following: Significant differences in boroughs' college and career readiness scores, ?[superscript 2](4, N = 369) = 26.830, p = 0.00, with (a) the…
Descriptors: Principals, Gender Differences, Outcomes of Education, High School Students
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Green, Rupert – SAGE Open, 2015
This descriptive study used nonparametric (Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U) tests to determine the efficacy of New York City (NYC) small school initiative. A sample of 369 NYC high schools was tested on various performance indicators. The results: Large schools generated statistically significant higher performance scores and were more effective…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Small Schools, Urban Schools