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The effects of bilingual education on reading test scores: Can dual-immersion support literacy for all students?

The effects of bilingual education on reading test scores: Can dual-immersion support literacy for all students?

Date: May 2005
Creator: Ridley, Natalie D.
Description: Dual-immersion is a bilingual education method offered that places English as a first language (EFL) and English language learner (ELL) students in the same classroom to learn two languages at the same time. This study examines whether second language acquisition through dual-immersion supports literacy for both ELL and EFLS children over time. Students' scores on standardized tests (ITBS, TAKS, Logramos, Stanford 9, and Aprenda) were studied to assess the impact, if any, of dual-immersion instruction vs. regular/bilingual education on reading development. Scores from 2000 through 2004 were gathered and analyzed for students enrolled in a dual-immersion class which started in kindergarten in 2000. These scores were compared to scores of students enrolled in regular and bilingual education classrooms for the same amount of time at the same school to examine whether there was an effect for students in the dual-immersion class. It was found that no significant difference existed between the groups. All groups were performing at a passing level on the standardized tests. The dual-immersion class was performing as well as the regular education class on standardized tests in both English and Spanish.
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An Assessment of the Effectiveness of the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program at the University of North Texas: A Pilot Study

An Assessment of the Effectiveness of the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program at the University of North Texas: A Pilot Study

Date: May 2004
Creator: Goddard, Michael
Description: This study seeks to determine the effectiveness of the Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success (CHAMPS)/Life Skills program at the University of North Texas, as perceived by the student athletes who participate or participated in this program. The study attempts to measure the extent to which the student athletes feel that the program had value; if they received helpful information to support them through their college career to career transition; if the student athletes felt that the program provided them with skills to encourage better self-esteem; and if they believed that the CHAMPS/Life Skills program provided them with leadership and character education. The study, conducted in the Fall of 2003, had 163 respondents. An instrument was developed to determine student athletes' perceptions of the effectiveness of the CHAMPS/Life Skills program at UNT. The instrument consisted of 30 questions using a Likert-type scale. A Mann-Whitney U, a non-parametric t-Test, was utilized to analyze the data. This type of t-Test was used because it is specifically designed to compare the means of the same variable with two different groups and account for non-homogeneous groups. The lack of homogeneity was very likely influenced by the unequal group sizes. Generally, all aspects of the ...
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Candidates' perception of training and self-efficacy in traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs.

Candidates' perception of training and self-efficacy in traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs.

Date: May 2003
Creator: Thompson, Tierney M.
Description: This research was encouraged by the tremendous demand for teachers. Two million new teachers will be needed in the United States over the next decade. The teacher shortage has school administration, school boards, education agencies, and institutions of higher education investigating how to train and retain more teachers. Alternative certification programs have been developed to address the teacher shortage. This study examined the effectiveness of traditionally and alternatively certified teachers in two separate programs with regard to their self-efficacy, perception of their training, and their ExCET scores. Traditional candidates (10) and alternative candidates (74) were examined using survey research. According to this data on self-efficacy, perception of training, and ExCET passing rates, there is no significant difference between those teachers who receive traditional training and those who are trained in alternative certification programs.
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An Investigation of Relationships Between Teacher and Administrator Knowledge and Perception of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills and Student Performance

An Investigation of Relationships Between Teacher and Administrator Knowledge and Perception of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills and Student Performance

Date: August 2001
Creator: Newton, William Frazier
Description: The purpose of this study was to (1) gather information regarding knowledge of TAAS and perceptions (attitudes) about TAAS (excluding the current battery of End of Course Tests) from teachers and administrators; (2) relate teacher and administrator knowledge and perceptions of the test to student test performance as reported in the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) Reports. Answers to the following questions were sought: 1. To what extent do teachers and administrators possess different levels of knowledge regarding TAAS, and different attitudes toward TAAS about its purpose and usefulness? 2. Are differences in teacher and administrator knowledge of TAAS related to student performance? 3. Are differences in teacher and administrator attitude toward TAAS related to student performance? Information was collected, by means of a twenty-six-item survey measuring teacher and administrator knowledge and attitude toward TAAS. The selected schools were chosen from schools rated as either exemplary or low performing by the state accountability system. The data were examined using Descriptive Statistics (Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation) and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). ANOVA was performed to determine if a significant variance existed between the responses of teachers and administrators and also between exemplary and lowperforming schools. Exemplary and low performing schools ...
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A Comparative Study of the CHEM Study Method Versus the CBA Method

A Comparative Study of the CHEM Study Method Versus the CBA Method

Date: December 1971
Creator: Chimeno, Joseph S.
Description: The purpose of the study was to conduct documented research on two of the recently designed teaching methods of high school chemistry, the Chemical Education Material Study (CHEM Study) and the Chemical Bond Approach (CBA). An attempt was made to answer certain questions concerning differences in the two methods.
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A Comparative Study of Freshmen Students in a Selected Multicampus Junior College District

A Comparative Study of Freshmen Students in a Selected Multicampus Junior College District

Date: August 1971
Creator: Calvin, Richmond Edward, 1938-
Description: The problem of this study was to compare freshmen students in a selected multicampus junior college district with respect to attitudes, activities, vocational, and educational plans.
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The Development of A Philosophy  for Advising Elementary Education Majors in their Selection of an Academic Area of Specialization

The Development of A Philosophy for Advising Elementary Education Majors in their Selection of an Academic Area of Specialization

Date: August 1971
Creator: Anthony, Virgil Allen, 1930-
Description: This study is concerned with the problem of providing a program of formal advising for aiding elementary education majors in their selection of an academic area of specialization. .
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Differences in Attitudes of Public School Students Toward Selected Drugs and the Rlationship Between these Attitudes and Drug Knowledge

Differences in Attitudes of Public School Students Toward Selected Drugs and the Rlationship Between these Attitudes and Drug Knowledge

Date: August 1971
Creator: Brown, Jim Mack, 1940-
Description: The problem was to identify the differences in attitudes of public school students at various educational levels toward selected drugs, and to determine the relationship between those attitudes and students' knowledge of drugs.
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Effects of Participatin in the Taba In-Service Education Program on Teachers' Self Concept, Attitude, and Selected Personality Characteristics

Effects of Participatin in the Taba In-Service Education Program on Teachers' Self Concept, Attitude, and Selected Personality Characteristics

Date: August 1971
Creator: Bennett, Margaret Ann, 1926-
Description: The problem of this study was to evaluate the effects of participation in the Hilda Taba In-Service Education Program on teachers' self concept, attitude, and selected personality characteristics.
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An Investigation of the Effects of Four Middle School Programs upon Academic Achievement and Personal Adjustment of Eighth Grade Students

An Investigation of the Effects of Four Middle School Programs upon Academic Achievement and Personal Adjustment of Eighth Grade Students

Date: August 1971
Creator: Gaskill, Lynn Dale
Description: The three basic purposes of this study were (1) to determine relationships existing between academic achievement in middle schools and academic achievement in traditional junior high schools, (2) to determine the relationships existing between personal adjustment in middle schools and personal adjustment in traditional junior high schools, and (3) to determine the relationships between academic achievement and personal adjustment in both middle schools and traditional junior high schools.
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