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Bicer, Ali; Capraro, R. M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
The purpose of this study is to compare students' mathematics achievement growth rate in Texas science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (T-STEM) academies to students' mathematics achievement growth rate in traditional public high schools. Forty-six schools, 23 of which were T-STEM academies and 23 of which were matched non-STEM schools,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics, STEM Education, Comparative Analysis
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Ramirez, Olga; McCollough, Cherie A.; Diaz, Zulmaris – School Science and Mathematics, 2016
The following describes a culturally relevant mathematics and science content program implemented by preservice teachers (PSTs) at Family Math/Science Learning Events (FM/SLEs) conducted through two different university programs in south Texas. These experiences are required course activities designed to inform PSTs of the importance of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Preservice Teachers, Family Programs
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Lee, Mimi Miyoung; Chauvot, Jennifer B.; Vowell, Julie; Culpepper, Shea Mosley; Plankis, Brian J. – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
This paper is based on an online graduate program for middle school science and mathematics teachers in Texas titled Integration of Science, Mathematics and Reflective Teaching (iSMART). Launching the program for its first cohort in fall 2010, the authors attempted to answer the following two questions in this paper: (a) How do the members of the…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Middle School Teachers
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Yeh, Yi-Fen Y.; McTigue, Erin M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent that diagrammatic literacy is necessary for success on standardized science tests at the late-elementary and middle grade levels. Towards this goal, we quantified the frequency, form and function of graphical representations on select state science tests. 985 tests items from 14 states were…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Standardized Tests, Visual Aids, Test Items
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Ganesh, Bibi; Wilhelm, Jennifer; Sherrod, Sonya – School Science and Mathematics, 2009
This paper documents the development of the Geometric Spatial Assessment. We detail the development of this instrument which was designed to identify middle school students' strategies and advancement in understanding of four geometric concept domains (geometric spatial visualization, spatial projection, cardinal directions, and periodic patterns)…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Spatial Ability, Visualization, Mathematics Tests
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Stuessy, Carol L. – School Science and Mathematics, 2007
Teacher Professional Continuum (TPC) brings to mind a messy collection of terms: induction, intern, mentoring, mid-career, renewal, preparation, professional development, recruitment, retention, veteran teachers. Currently, no coherent structure or model defines, differentiates, or identifies the most important concepts, processes, and…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Career Development
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Ezrailson, Cathy; Kamon, Teruki; Loving, Cathleen C.; McIntyre, Peter M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2006
In this article, the author discusses the advantages of using the interactive engagement instructional method. A model of interactive engagement (IE) instructional method involves questioning students by challenging them to think deeply about a problem or complex question. Essential to this process is frequent and thoughtful interaction with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Secondary Education, Science Teachers
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Mittag, Kathleen Cage; Shoho, Alan; Lien, Violetta – School Science and Mathematics, 2004
The purpose of this paper is to describe the model of a mathematics and science staff development cooperative and focus on the evaluation of the mathematics component. The Mathematics and Science Education Cooperative (MSEC) was a comprehensive, long-range staff development program to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science at…
Descriptors: Models, Workshops, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Stephenson, Amanda L.; West, Sandra S.; Westerlund, Julie F.; Nelson, Nancy C. – School Science and Mathematics, 2003
This study investigated safety in Texas secondary school science laboratory, classroom, and field settings. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) drew a random representative sample consisting of 199 secondary public schools in Texas. Eighty-one teachers completed Incident/Accident Reports. The reports were optional, anonymous, and open-ended; thus,…
Descriptors: Accidents, Safety, Science Laboratories, Enrollment Trends
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Crawley, Frank E.; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1994
Describes the need to reform secondary science education in Texas and presents survey results of the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes of (n=29) central Texas science teachers related to implementing Coordinated Thematic Science instruction. (Author/MKR)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Inservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Science Instruction
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James, Robert K. – School Science and Mathematics, 1991
The purpose of this study was to determine the concerns of Texas science teachers about the 40 percent laboratory time rule just prior to enforcement and at the end of its first year of implementation. The methodology, results of the first and second years, conclusions, and implications for teaching science are discussed. (KR)
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Questionnaires, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Koballa, Thomas R., Jr. – School Science and Mathematics, 1987
This study sought to determine which journals are read by Texas life science teachers and the relationship between reading practices and sex, teaching certification, professional degree attainment, and teaching experience. (MNS)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Educational Research, Inservice Teacher Education, Reading Habits
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Elsner, Priscilla Jo – School Science and Mathematics, 1973
Reports the results of a survey of the opinions of 259 teachers regarding a criterion referenced assessment conducted in Texas during the 1971-72 school year. (JR)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Research, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 6
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Crawley, Frank E.; Krockover, Gerald H. – School Science and Mathematics, 1979
Describes a project undertaken during fall semester, 1976, with secondary-science student teachers at the University of Texas at Austin. The project was designed to help student teachers identify science attitudes and successfully involving them in classroom activities. (HM)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Instruction