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We examine the effect of alcohol exposure in utero on child academic achievement. As well as studying the effect of any alcohol exposure, we investigate the effect of the dose, pattern, and duration of exposure. We use a genetic variant in the maternal alcohol-metabolism gene ADH1B as an instrument for alcohol exposure, whilst controlling for the childs genotype on the same variant. We show that the instrument is unrelated to an extensive range of maternal and paternal characteristics and behaviours. OLS regressions suggest an ambiguous association between alcohol exposure in utero and childrens academic attainment, but there is a strong social gradient in maternal drinking, with mothers in higher socio-economic groups more likely to drink. In stark contrast to the OLS, the IV estimates show negative effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on child educational attainment. These results are very robust to an extensive set of model specifications. In addition, we show that that the effects are ...
skoolboy has explained, much more eloquently than I can, why achievement gaps matter even if the scores of white, African-American, Hispanic, and Asian students are all rising equally: There are a great many social institutions that sort and rank individuals on the basis of test scores and the competencies they represent. Most of these institutions dont have an unlimited number of positions or slots-rather, individuals are competing against one another for access. When these institutions rely on test scores, and there is an achievement gap among racial/ethnic groups on these tests, the lower-scoring group will be underrepresented. Raising everybodys scores...
Is Californias investment in needy students paying off? Few signs indicate achievement gap is closing, By Jessica Calefati, June 22, 2017, KQED: "Californias new system for funding public education has pumped tens of billions of extra dollars into struggling schools, but theres little evidence yet that the investment is helping the most disadvantaged students. A CALmatters analysis of the biggest districts with the greatest clusters of needy children found limited success with the policys goal: to close the achievement gap between these students and their more privileged peers. Instead, results in most of those places show the gap is growing ...
Its not how smart students are but how motivated they are and how they study that determines their growth in math achievement. Thats the main finding of a study that looks at six annual waves of data from a German longitudinal study assessing math ability in 3,520 students in grades five to 10. Students who felt competent; were intrinsically motivated; and avoided rote learning showed more growth in math achievement than those who didnt.
books.google.comhttps://books.google.com/books/about/An_Investigation_of_Reading_Achievement.html?id=jxlCAAAAYAAJ&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareAn Investigation of Reading Achievement as an Affective Determinant in the Perception of Verbal and Non-verbal Symbols ...
The objectives of this study are to measure quality of life, neuropsychological sequelae and parental stress before and after gene therapy for ADA-SCID. The population to be studied will include up to five patients being treated with gene therapy at the NIH Clinical Center and five of their parents. The design of the study will be a non-randomized, longitudinal psychometric evaluation. Neuropsychological outcome measures will be the following battery: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence - Third Edition (WPPSI-III) or the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth Edition (WISC-IV); the Wide Range Achievement Test - Fourth Edition (WRAT-4); subtests of the NEPSY; The Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test (EOWPVT); Grooved Pegboard; Continuous Performance Test (CPT); Selective Reminding Test; and the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System- Second Edition. Quality of life will be measured with the PedsQL and parental stress will be measured with the Parenting Stress Index ...
Research suggests there are factors that may exacerbate or otherwise serve as a protective factor for the effects being overweight. This study explores the association between BMI and adolescents academic achievement, and the moderating effects of individual-level (e.g., race/ethnicity) and socio-contextual factors (e.g., economic disadvantage) on this association. Furthermore, research suggests that overweight adolescents are at an increased risk of becoming overweight adults. As such, other developmental outcomes may be impacted as adolescents mature into young adulthood. Given this likelihood, the association between BMI and achievement over time was also tested. Findings suggests an overlapping sphere of influence on BMI and adolescents academic achievement, as well as a consistent effect of BMI on achievement as adolescents enter into young adulthood.
To the Editor:. The article "Principals Criticized on Teacher-Retention Decisions" (Aug. 8, 2012) contains the following statement about results issued in a report by TNTP, formerly The New Teacher Project: "Of the teachers studied, the group identified a subset of about 20 percent as irreplaceables because their students made two or three more months worth of academic progress compared [with] those taught with the average teacher in the district." The statement is fundamentally flawed and represents a common misunderstanding fostered by the testing industry, which prefers to report results in months and years of achievement when all they have is the number of items scored as correct on a particular test: the raw score.. We do not know what an achievement test measures. A persons score on a test of general mental ability and the persons score on an achievement test, which is supposed to reflect what a student has learned in school, are almost interchangeable. A person scoring high on one ...
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There has been much written about the educational challenges facing the United States of America today. These challenges include, but are not limited, to educational inequity, low test scores, teacher competency and training, and achievement gaps. An era of standards-based reform and comprehensive school reform evolved as a reaction to these challenges. There is also an increase in assessment and accountability of student progress as a part of these educational reform measures. Key elements to school reform include effectively utilizing and collecting data. This includes using data to monitor student achievement and hold districts, schools, and educators accountable for student progress. This also includes making the teacher an integral part of the reform process.; The purpose of this study is to evaluate the design, implementation, and adequacy of data usage to improve student academic achievement in three cases at the district, school, and elementary classroom levels. Three research questions ...
We also investigate differences among students based on their race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, and find more similarities than differences. This suggests that changes to start times will affect all students rather than just certain demographic groups. We also look at whether start times have a transitory or permanent effect on academic achievement and find that the short-term and long-term effects of later start times are similar to one another. In the long run, the effect is larger for adolescents than for younger students in both subjects, although the difference is not statistically significant in reading. The bottom line is that changes to start times improve math and reading achievement within a year of the change in sunlight exposure for adolescents, and the effects largely persist over time.. Showing up ready-or just showing up?. There are (at least) two reasons why school start times might affect academic achievement. First, later start times relative to sunrise may make it ...
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Studies in the US have found that both exposure to environmental toxins and childrens general health status negatively impact childrens academic achievement. This thesis will be made of up two papers. The first examines the impact of exposure to residential air toxins from a variety of sources on students academic achievement and the second paper incorporates a measure of childrens general health status into the statistical model from the first paper. This thesis employs National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) risk estimates from a variety of sources and individual-level data collected through a mail survey of fourth and fifth grade school children in El Paso (Texas, USA). Results indicate that both higher levels of residential air toxins are statistically significantly associated with lower grade point averages, even when controlling for caretaker-reported general health status, meaning that there is an independent effect of air pollution on childrens academic achievement outcomes that cannot be
The academic achievement, of children and young people is an issue that concerns governments in many countries. In Nigeria, students performance on standardised examinations has been troublingly low, especially among those from the north of the country. Previous studies on students achievement have focused on inadequate funding, infrastructural decay, parental background factors and pedagogical issues. However, this study considers the psychological aspects of attainment, looking at the relationships between self-concept, locus of control, school motivation, academic achievement and other contextual factors (such as gender) that are likely to have an impact on students performance in school. The aim is to identify some of the factors contributing to low performance in order to generate empirical evidence to inform policy and practice. The study adopts a cross sectional research design with a sequential mixed method approach to data collection and analysis. Standardised questionnaires are used ...
Meta-analysis techniques for integrating research findings are utilized in this report to determine the magnitude of the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and academic achievement. Also investigated are the factors which contribute to the large amount of variance in previously reported correlations between these two variables. Over 100 studies yielding 636 correlation coefficients are included in the meta-analysis. Findings indicate that the relationship between SES and academic achievement is probably much weaker than many people have assumed. Findings also indicate that the variance in reported correlations between SES and academic achievement are due to the fact that most of the significant variables which influence the strength of the correlation are directly under the researchers control. Recommendations concerning the most appropriate way of using measures of SES in future research applications are made. (Author/EB)
OBJECTIVE-To examine academic achievement in children with diabetes and to identify predictors of achievement.. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS-Participants were 244 children, ages 8-18 years, with type 1 diabetes. Measures included school-administered standardized achievement tests (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Tests of Educational Development [ITBS/ITED]), grade point averages (GPAs), school absences, behavioral assessment, age at disease onset, hospitalizations, and HbA1c. Statistical differences between subgroups of children were evaluated using t test and ANOVA, statistically controlling for socioeconomic status. Regression analyses were carried out to examine predictors of academic performance.. RESULTS-Reading scores and GPA were lower for children with poor metabolic control than for children with average control. Children with hospitalizations for hyperglycemia had lower overall achievement scores than children with better metabolic control and fewer hospitalizations for ...
Forms 3 and 4; Subtests - (a) Reading, (b) Arithmetic Computation, (c) Arithmetic Reasoning, (d) Language Usage, (e) Spelling (Sentence Dictation)"(f) Grammar, (g) History, (h) Geography, (i) Nature Study, (j) Health ...
Education inequity is a persistent reality of American culture. As early as kindergarten, there are marked differences in academic performance between racial minority students and their peers. These differences are sustained as students progress through school.. One aspect of students social experience that may help to explain the gap is school climate. A positive school climate has been associated with higher levels of school achievement. Thus, differences in how students of different races experience various aspects of school climate may help explain group differences in achievement.. Recent research studies, conducted by WestEds Health & Justice Program staff and summarized in this report, examined connections between student race, achievement, and school climate in California schools.. The collective findings of these studies support the notion that, just as there is a racial achievement gap, there is a racial school-climate gap in California schools. ...
|p| Purpose. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of family environmental factors on student athletes featuring different levels of sports accomplishment: 1) a low level - no significant achievements (|italic|N |/italic|= 46), 2) a medium level - significant achievements at a regional level (|italic|N |/italic|= 86) and 3) a high level - significant achievements at national and/or international level (|italic|N |/italic|= 33). Methods. The participants were administered a demographic survey and the Athletes Family Environment Questionnaire (AFEQ). Results. One-way ANOVA found that the high achievers families differ from the medium- and low-level achievers in five (out of nine) of the studied family environment factors: children as an important value in family life, sport as an important value in family life, parents involvement in their childs sports career, the overall genetic-environmental conditioning of their childs talent and passion for sports, as well as
The results of structural equation modeling revealed a close model fit for the hypothesized model, which indicates that higher levels of self-determination were positively associated with habituated exercise behavior. In turn, exercise habit strength fostered academic achievement and buffered the debilitative effect of stress, depression, and anxiety on student academic performance. The analysis of model invariance revealed a nonsignificant difference between male and female subjects. ...
The school responds well to Māori and other children whose learning and achievement need acceleration.. Overall, the achievement data at the end of 2016 is lower than national expectations for reading, writing and mathematics. In response, teachers are currently involved in targeted professional learning (PLD) to raise student achievement in mathematics and writing. This PLD is increasing teachers understanding and use of current best practices.. School achievement data shows little disparity for Māori and Pacific children. The school has identified an increasing number of five-year old children arriving with significant oral language needs, which then impact on their progress in reading and writing. Well-planned and researched learning programmes are being used to address this. Student achievement information shows that by Year 4 many of these children have caught up with learning expectations.. Children who need additional learning support to succeed in their learning are identified early. ...
The clear associations between fitness and academic achievement highlighted in the report underline the importance of educating the whole child," said Santiago Taveras, Deputy Chancellor I.A. of the DOEs Office of Teaching and Learning. "Under Mayor Bloomberg, the Health Department and the Department of Education have formed a unique partnership to address critical issues in the areas of public health and public education," said Dr. Roger Platt, director of the Office of School Health, which is jointly run by the two agencies. "This dual-agency collaboration is a model for how a comprehensive approach to student wellness can help support both student health and academic achievement." "Our students need high-quality fitness and health education in order to succeed in school and in life," said Lori Rose Benson, director of Department of Educations Office of Fitness and Health Education. "The results of this study reinforce the importance of the work that teachers and administrators throughout ...
Running head: INTERNET USE, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, AND WELL-BEING Adolescents Internet Use: Academic Achievement and Well-being Eir Arnbjarnardóttir 2015 BSc in Psychology Author: Eir Arnbjarnardóttir ID
Members of Princetons class of 2009 gathered on Cannon Green Monday, June 1, to celebrate the conclusion of their undergraduate careers in a Class Day ceremony honoring their service and accomplishments.
During those dozen years, metro districts added about 300 minority teachers, barely moving the percentage of people of color leading classrooms in the Twin Cities. In the metro area, 94 percent of teachers are white. Charter schools do better diversifying their teaching staffs, but the schools have seen a decline in minority teachers and students as the number of charters has increased. In 2012, 11 percent of teachers in metro charter schools were minorities and 57 percent of the students were races other than white. Thats a decline from 2001, when 20 percent of teachers and 65 percent of students in metro charter schools were minorities. Minnesota is not alone in the struggle to bring diversity to the teaching ranks. A federal survey from 2008, the latest data available, found that nationwide, just 17 percent of educators were minorities while 40 percent of the countrys students were children of color. Every state in the nation has a "diversity gap" between the percentage of minority students ...
Results Longer gestation from 23 to 45 weeks was associated with lower risk of poor literacy and numeracy. Adjusted relative risks for being at or below national minimum standard ranged from 1.12 (95% CI 1.03 to 1.22) for late preterm (32-36 weeks) for numeracy, to 1.84 (95% CI 1.48 to 2.30) for early preterm (23-31 weeks) for writing. Within term, every additional week of gestational age was associated with small decreased risks of poor literacy and numeracy (eg, relative risks for poor numeracy 1.10, 95% CI 1.01 to 1.20 for 37 weeks). Population-attributable fractions for poor achievement were highest among children born early term (37-39 weeks) due to their higher population prevalence. ...
Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Child Files, we found that parental report on 12 characteristics of two-year old children can be compiled into a summary index that is predictive of early academic achievement. With further validation, this index could be used in clinical practices as a tool to assess risk for early school failure among preschool children and to assist clinicians in determining the scope and depth of needed preventive care services. This is the first step in a research program whose overarching goal is to assist clinicians in tailoring pediatric preventive care to individual child needs.. The next step in this research program is to test the validity, feasibility and utility of this risk index in a pediatric ambulatory care setting. The instruments predictive ability is only useful if it can feasibly be administered both effectively and efficiently. To date, we have successfully field-tested an expanded and modified version of this instrument in a ...
In Ontario, schools have raised their test scores and graduation rates by providing resources such as full-time student success teachers, who help English-language learners and other students in need.
For Immediate Release CONTACT: Beth Kaplan Wheelock College [email protected] Office: 617-879-2250 Cell: 774-270-6976 East Granby Resident Receives Recognition for Academic Achievement from Wheelock College Boston, MA (July 23, 2015) - Abigail Martin, an East Granby resident, was recently recognized for excellent academic performance this past semester at Wheelock College and placed on the Dean's List. She joins Wheelock College's growing student body on the Dean's List, a universal acknowledgement within the academic arena as a symbol of high achievement. A student is eligible when he or she earns a minimum semester grade-point average of 3.8 (on a 4.0 scale); successfully ...
The Dana Foundation granted funding for further expansion of The CityDance Institute for Dance Education which provides training to dance education professionals teaching the CityDance Early Arts program. Early Arts is an outreach education program that serves more than 25,000 children in the metro DC area each year. The Institute instructs dance teachers in classroom management, dance education pedagogy, offers advanced-level skills for managing specific behavioral and classroom environment issues, teaches how to work with school administrators, how to develop effective lesson plans and educates them on the impact of the arts on academic achievement. In addition, the program trains the teachers on the specific policies and guidelines for CityDance Early Arts Instructors as well as the individual curriculums developed for each Early Arts after-school program. The proposed expanded program includes on-site assessments and training and genre-specific and topic-specific workshops for a total of 64 ...
... for undergraduate students attending Hofstra University enrolled in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Selection based on academic achievement and financial need. Students must file the FAFSA. Deadlines and award amounts may vary. Renewable.. ...
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The Department of Surgery accounts for approximately 40% of overall revenues of Cedars-Sinai Medical System and has great responsibility to sustain this level of clinical activity and excellence. This will be accomplished by nurturing the strong patient centered values long associated with our institution, while enhancing our focus on academic achievement and translational research.. Our surgical specialties are consistently ranked among the top clinical units in the region and country by U.S. News and World Report and the University Hospitals Consortium (UHC) rankings. Minimally invasive procedures are used in virtually every surgical discipline with leadership roles in bariatric and foregut surgery, thoracic surgery and donor nephrectomies. Robotic surgery is now used routinely in cardiac surgery, general surgery and urological surgery.. Particular areas of clinical strength include:. ...
Getting Along with Teachers and Parents: The Yields of Good Relationships for Students Achievement Motivation and Self-Esteem - Volume 17 Issue 2 - Andrew J. Martin, Herbert W. Marsh, Dennis M. McInerney, Jasmine Green, Martin Dowson
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The school makes effective use of achievement information to make positive changes to learners engagement, progress and achievement.. Steady improvement in achievement against the National Standards has been made for Years 7 and 8 students. In 2016, about 80% of students achieved at or above the National Standards in reading and writing. Mathematics achievement was slightly lower. The school is aware of significant disparity in boys achievement in reading and writing. Teachers are focused on accelerating the progress of these learners.. Year 7 and 8 teachers use a wide range of assessment information to inform their teaching and to make judgements about students progress and achievement.. School-wide achievement and progress information for Years 9 and 10 reported to the board is limited in scope. The school has identified the need to develop learning progressions for Year 9 and 10 and improve reporting to the board on these students achievement and progress.. NCEA results have steadily ...
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I suggest that the issue be framed not as "are these babies at risk?" but rather "are these early relationships at risk?" When a baby is born at 37 or 38 weeks, parents are discharged home with the message conveyed that the baby is "normal." But these babies may be more difficult to feed, may not transition as easily from awake to asleep, or may have more difficulty settling. In a supportive, relatively unstressed environment, these differences may be hardly noticeable. But in a stressed environment, including such things as single parenthood, postpartum depression or any number of social stressors, it may be more difficult for a parent to help a baby manage these biological vulnerabilities. As parents get overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, there may be a rapid downward spiral of increased fussiness and feeding problems, sleep deprivation and parental depression. It is likely that the stressed relationship, not simply the gestational age, is linked to later academic achievement ...
Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement Importance Children living in poverty generally perform poorly in school, with…
School just started and already there are possibly some anxious moments of lost homework, a disheveled backpack and unknown test dates. Whether its keeping track of homework or remembering to bring home a backpack, all students need to be organized to succeed in school. For many students academic challenges are often due to disorganization. Organizing for academic success is a learned skill and the right tools and routines can make a difference for any student. Organizational academic skills are what leads to life skills.. A planner is a vital tool for the organization plan.. The planner helps your student keep track of long range and daily assignments, tests and homework. A "week at a glance" format is best, and be sure there is a space to record assignments for each class each day and extracurricular activities. The best choice is a planner sold by the school which will include vacation and exam dates. To begin the year, gather all syllabi and record all the dates for major projects and ...
This paper examines the effects of the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program on student achievement at a two-year commuter college. SI offers free and optional review sessions lead by upper-level students who have successfully ...
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Research has shown that academic risk taking-the selection of school tasks with varying difficulty levels-is important in education. In two experiments, we explored the role of cognitive processes-specifically, global versus local processing-in students academic risk taking tendencies. Participants first read a short passage, which provided the context for their subsequent academic risk taking decisions. Following which, participants undertook the Navons task and attended to either global letters or local letters only. The effects of global-local processing on academic risk taking were then assessed using a perception-based measure (Experiment 1) and a task-based measure (Experiment 2). Experiment 1 provided preliminary evidence, which Experiment 2 confirmed, that globally-focused individuals took more academic risk than did locally-focused individuals after controlling for participants need for cognition. The theory of predictive and reactive control systems (PARCS) provides a cogent account ...
AISD used $16 million to support 25 ARRA IDEA projects to reduce the student academic achievement gap, reduce disproportionality, reduce dropout, improve district processes, improve teacher quality, and evaluate programs.. ...
AISD used $16 million to support 25 ARRA IDEA projects to reduce the student academic achievement gap, reduce disproportionality, reduce dropout, improve district processes, improve teacher quality, and evaluate programs.. ...
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The purpose of this program evaluation document is to provide a rationale and structure for implementing full-day kindergarten. The persistence of the achievement gap in the United States requires considerable and deliberate action to narrow and eliminate the gap over time. With the evolving educational landscape and the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, early education, including systematically designed and implemented full-day kindergarten are one way to afford children the opportunity to begin their education on pace to succeed. This program evaluation examines the differences between half-day kindergarten and full-day kindergarten programs including data analysis from the first year of full-day kindergarten implementation in a large suburban school district. This evaluation of full-day kindergarten reveals the benefits of a full-day program result from a quality kindergarten program that makes use of the additional time with students.