Ronald W. Marx
University of Arizona
Primary educationTest validityDevelopmental psychologySociologyMathematics educationPsychologyEducational technologyCognitionPolitical sciencePedagogyTest (assessment)Context (language use)Teacher educationAcademic achievementProject basedEducational researchScience educationCurriculumMedical educationProfessional developmentCooperative learningEngineering ethicsSocial psychologyTeaching method
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#1Ghadah S. Alkhadim (Taif University)H-Index: 1
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Last. David B. Yaden (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Children attending rural schools start kindergarten with lower mathematics achievement than their peers in urban schools and the gap increases during the later academic years. A valid theory and research-based measure is needed to identify the weakness of kindergarteners attending rural schools, so early interventions in mathematics can be designed. The purposes of this study are to: (1) validate a Research-Based Early Math Assessment (REMA) among 249 first-time kindergarteners attendin...
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#1Ronald W. Marx (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 45
Along the way I have learned a lesson or two. Some were the result of reaching too far and efforts that resulted in failure. Learning from failure is frequently not so pleasant, although you doubly fail if you do not learn from those failures. Yet other lessons resulted from wonderful collisions of opportunity and the presence of colleagues who, working in collaboration, would enable my contributions to make a difference. Download the PDF to read more...
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#1Adriana D. Cimetta (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 7
#2Ronald W. Marx (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 45
Last. Christina A. Cutshaw (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 4
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ABSTRACTThis study reports the dimensionality and measurement invariance of a modified version of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Preschoolers (PALS PreK). Practical constraints o...
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#1David B. YadenH-Index: 9
#2Ronald W. Marx (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 45
Last. Christina A. Cutshaw (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 4
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For two decades, it has been recommended that assessment of literacy for preschool children be conducted in a child’s primary language. However, only a few literacy assessments have been validated with a preschool, Spanish-speaking population. The purpose of the present study was to test the latent structure of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Preschool (PALS-PreK) Espanol with a sample of Spanish-speaking children in the southwestern United States. Children who could recognize ...
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#1Otilia C. Barbu (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 4
#2Ronald W. Marx (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 45
Last. Deborah Levine-Donnerstein (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 5
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This study examined a 13-item instrument measuring approaches to learning (AtL) as a component of school readiness in the context of early childhood socio-emotional development. Few instruments, limited to preschool teacher ratings, measure AtL among kindergarteners with short easy-to-use questionnaires. We investigated psychometric properties of the instrument designed to provide practical measures of AtL behaviours identified in the Arizona Early Learning Standards with teacher (n = 205) and g...
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#1Joseph KrajcikH-Index: 82
Last. Elliot SolowayH-Index: 67
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Although inquiry is an essential component of science learning, we know little about students' experience with inquiry in regular science classrooms. Our goal is to describe realistically what middle school students do and where they have difficulties in their first encounters with inquiry learning. We report findings from case studies of 8 students as they designed and carried out their own investigations during 2 projects that spanned several months. We detail how students asked questions, pla...
#1Otilia C. Barbu (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 4
#2David B. Yaden (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 9
Last. Ronald W. Marx (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 45
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This study examines the psychometric properties of two assessments of children’s approaches to learning: the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) and a 13-item approaches to learning rating scale (AtL) derived from the Arizona Early Learning Standards (AELS). First, we administered questionnaires to 1,145 randomly selected parents/guardians of first-time kindergarteners. Second, we employed confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) with parceling for DECA to reduce errors due to item specificity ...
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#1Matthew R. Holliday (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 1
#2Adriana D. Cimetta (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 7
Last. Ronald W. Marx (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 45
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The economic status of families and their children's learning outcomes are closely related. For example, children living in poverty tend to score worse on measures of reading and math performance than their more affluent peers, and this achievement gap is present by kindergarten. In this study, we identified protective factors associated with school readiness among an Arizona sample of children living at or below the federal poverty line (N = 230). Using multiple linear regression, we examined t...
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#1Nolan L. Cabrera (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 21
#2Jeffrey F. Milem (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 21
Last. Ronald W. Marx (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 45
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The Arizona legislature passed HB 2281, which eliminated Tucson Unified School District’s (TUSD’s) Mexican American Studies (MAS) program, arguing the curriculum was too political. This program has been at the center of contentious debates, but a central question has not been thoroughly examined: Do the classes raise student achievement? The current analyses use administrative data from TUSD (2008–2011), running logistic regression models to assess the relationship between taking MAS classes and...
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