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- 1/1/04 - Rabiner, David L., Murray, Desiree W., Schmid, Lorrie
Abstract. There has been longstanding concern about achievement differences across ethnic groups. Inattention is a significant factor associated with underachievement, and higher ratings of inattention have been found for some minority groups. The present study examined the relationship between inattention and achievement across Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic first graders. Thirty-three teachers rated over 600 students on their academic achievement, inattentive classroom behavior...
- 1/1/04 - Rabiner, David L., Murray, Desiree W., Schmid, Lorrie, Malone, Patrick S.
There has been longstanding concern about achievement differences across ethnic groups. Inattention is a significant factor associated with underachievement, and higher ratings of inattention have been found for some minority groups. The present study examined the relationship between inattention and achievement across Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic first graders. Thirty-three teachers rated over 600 students on their academic achievement, inattentive classroom behavior...
- 1/1/12 - White, M.E., Makkonen, R., Vince, S., Bailey, J.
In the context of an emerging national focus on evaluating school personnel, the 2009 federal
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) program requires that states collect data from all local
education agencies about their practices for evaluating teachers and principals. In response,
the California Department of Education designed and administered the California Teacher
and Principal Evaluation Survey, the state’s irst comprehensive data collection efort focused
on teacher and...
Numbering nearly 5 million during the 2010-11 school year, English language learners (ELLs) are a diverse
and growing group of K-12 students whose varied linguistic, economic, and cultural backgrounds present unique
needs and assets for the school community. Nationwide, the number of ELLs in the United States has increased by
more than 10 percent in the past decade, although growth rates and percentages differ across states.
- 1/1/09 - Brown, C.,
The eminence, safety, and well-being of nations have been entwined for
centuries with the ability of their people to deal with sophisticated quantitative
ideas. Leading societies have commanded mathematical skills that have brought
them advantages in medicine and health, in technology and commerce, in
navigation and exploration, in defense and finance, and in the ability to understand
past failures and to forecast future developments. History is full of examples.
During most of the 20th...
- 1/1/05 - Le Heron, Judy, Sligo, Frank
This paper assesses university students' acquisition of simple and complex knowledge, in exploring whether the knowledge gap hypothesis (KGH) with its origins in community-based research into people's informal learning from mass media, provides insights into students' acquisition and retention of information. The KGH posits that attempts to equalise knowledge within a community by releasing new information into it often either has no such effect, or even worsens knowledge inequities. The...
- 1/1/94 - Robertson, P., Kushner, M. I., Starks, J., & Drescher, C.
- 1/5/10 - Catherine Lord, Somer L. Bishop
"Recent prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are now estimated at about 1 in 110 children in the U.S. Increases in public awareness and research funding in response to the growing numbers of children and adults with this disorder have led to numerous important scientific advances over the last several years. Nevertheless, because ASD remains a diagnosis that is defined completely on the basis of behavior, diagnostic assessment is both complex and expensive. Appropriate...
This article discusses a report issued by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau concerning the educational gap in the U.S. from 1978 to 1988. About 75 percent of African Americans and 82 percent of Whites aged 18 to 24 were high school graduates in 1988. The proportions in 1978 were 68 percent for African Americans and 83 percent for Whites. The gap between the proportion of African Americans and White high school graduates narrowed significantly from 1978 to 1988, while annual dropout...
- 1/1/98 - Jones, Dianne C.
A study at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater examined the validity of the stereotypes that student athletes were inferior students, selected easier majors, and did not graduate. A review of grade point averages proved that the student athletes at the university were not academically inferior to the general student population. A tabulation of majors showed that student athletes did not select perceived "easier" majors than the general student body. Furthermore, an analysis of graduation...
- 1/1/08 - Wallitt, Roberta
This article discusses one aspect of a research study that explored the school experiences of Cambodian American students. Due to their invisibility in the school setting and also in the literature on school reform, these children from refugee families are often overlooked as schools attempt to "close the achievement gap." Through their own words, the young people provide insight as to why the schools are so ineffective in educating them, resulting in disproportionate dropout rates and...
- 1/1/06 - Spielhagen, Frances R.
Recent changes in national and state mathematics standards have increased the level of algebraic thinking taught in younger grades. These changes have prompted more inclusive curriculum designs that open the opportunity to enroll in advanced mathematics courses at younger ages. Of particular interest to this study is the access to eighth-grade algebra, once traditionally reserved for select populations. This study examined long-term academic outcomes for students who did or did not enroll in...
- 1/1/05 - Campbell, Chari A., Brigman, Greg
This study evaluated the impact of a group counseling intervention on student academic and social performance. Twenty-five school counselors were trained to use a structured approach to small-group counseling with students scoring in the mid-to-low range in math and reading. The group intervention focused on improving student achievement and student success skills, which included academic, social, and self-management skills. Results indicated gains in reading and math achievement scores and...
- 2/6/14 - Lower-Basch, Elizabeth; Lee, Helly
Even after accounting for all financial aid, many low-income college students have thousands of dollars of
unmet need, even when they attend low-cost institutions such as community colleges. This need often leads students to drop out of college, or to work so many hours that it interferes with their attendance and success in classes. This is one of the factors that contribute to low rates of college completion, especially by low-income and other non-traditional students.
Comments on a study by Albert Niemi on racial and ethnic variations in rates of return on educational investment in California and Texas. Incorrect estimates of Niemi; Comparison of the methodology used by Niemi and other investigators; Data on rates of return on investment in education for males in 1969.
- 1/1/03 - Ream, Robert K.
A critical issue facing U.S. schools and one with broad social implication is the persistent disparity in educational achievement between racial/ethnic groups. The achievement gap may be particularly pronounced for Mexican-Americans who constitute the vast majority of U.S. Latinos and are among the most educationally at risk of all Latino subgroups. By employing mixed-methods research techniques, this study shows that social network instability accompanying high mobility rates may contribute...