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  1. Content type: Research

    Interactive learning environments often provide help strategies to facilitate learning. Hints, for example, help students recall relevant concepts, identify mistakes, and make inferences. However, several stud...

    Authors: Paul Salvador Inventado, Peter Scupelli, Korinn Ostrow, Neil Heffernan III, Jaclyn Ocumpaugh, Victoria Almeda and Stefan Slater

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:13

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    This study investigated learning outcomes and user perceptions from interactions with a hybrid intelligent tutoring system created by combining the AutoTutor conversational tutoring system with the Assessment ...

    Authors: Benjamin D. Nye, Philip I. Pavlik Jr., Alistair Windsor, Andrew M. Olney, Mustafa Hajeer and Xiangen Hu

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:12

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    Though active-learning instruction has the potential to positively impact the preparation and diversity of STEM graduates, not all instructors are able to achieve this potential. One important factor is the te...

    Authors: Anna Jo J. Auerbach and Tessa C. Andrews

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:19

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  4. Content type: Guest Editorial

    This special issue presents evaluations of four intelligent tutoring systems. These systems were funded under the Office of Naval Research’s STEM Grand Challenge for intelligent tutoring systems. The systems e...

    Authors: Scotty D. Craig, Arthur C. Graesser and Ray S. Perez

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:11

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  5. Content type: Research

    Women and students of color are widely underrepresented in most STEM fields. In order to investigate this underrepresentation, we interviewed 201 college seniors, primarily women and people of color, who eithe...

    Authors: Katherine Rainey, Melissa Dancy, Roslyn Mickelson, Elizabeth Stearns and Stephanie Moller

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:10

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  6. Content type: Research

    Undergraduate research experiences (UREs) have been proposed as means to increase the retention and engagement of minority—and more specifically Hispanic—college students in science, technology, engineering, a...

    Authors: Laura Rodríguez Amaya, Tania Betancourt, Kristina Henry Collins, Orlando Hinojosa and Carlos Corona

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:9

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  7. Content type: Research

    Science in the Learning Gardens (henceforth, SciLG) program was designed to address two well-documented, inter-related educational problems: under-representation in science of students from racial and ethnic m...

    Authors: Dilafruz R. Williams, Heather Brule, Sybil S. Kelley and Ellen A. Skinner

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:8

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  8. Content type: Research

    Research has shown that active learning promotes student learning and increases retention rates of STEM undergraduates. Yet, instructors are reluctant to change their teaching approaches for several reasons, i...

    Authors: Sneha Tharayil, Maura Borrego, Michael Prince, Kevin A. Nguyen, Prateek Shekhar, Cynthia J. Finelli and Cynthia Waters

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:7

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  9. Content type: Research

    Makers are a growing community of STEM-minded people who bridge technical and non-technical backgrounds to imagine, build and fabricate engineering systems. Some have engineering training, some do not. This pa...

    Authors: Christina Foster, Aubrey Wigner, Micah Lande and Shawn S. Jordan

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:6

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  10. Content type: Research

    In a science classroom, students do not simply learn scientific ways of doing, knowing, and reasoning unless they find ways of appropriating scientific discourse. In the Next Generation Science Standards, majo...

    Authors: Soon C. Lee and Karen E. Irving

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:5

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  11. Content type: Research

    Current reforms in K-12 STEM education call for integration between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Such integration of STEM disciplines at the K-12 level offers students an opportuni...

    Authors: Emily A. Dare, Joshua A. Ellis and Gillian H. Roehrig

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:4

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    This paper adapts the four-frame model of organizational change to the context of higher education. We offer the model as a tool for researchers and change agents who wish to study and enact systemic change wi...

    Authors: Daniel L. Reinholz and Naneh Apkarian

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:3

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  13. Content type: Short report

    The University of Maine Stormwater Management and Research Team (SMART) program began in 2014 with the goal of creating a diverse science-technology-engineering-math (STEM) pathway with community water researc...

    Authors: Mohamad Musavi, Wilhelm A. Friess, Cary James and Jennifer C. Isherwood

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:2

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  14. Content type: Research

    Successful outcomes of the Learning Assistant (LA) model include increased learning outcomes in STEM gateway courses and increased persistence to graduation among LAs and the students they serve. While there a...

    Authors: Laken M. Top, Sarah A. Schoonraad and Valerie K. Otero

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2018 5:1

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  15. Content type: Research

    Preparing today’s undergraduate students from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and related health professions to solve wide-sweeping healthcare challenges is critical. Moreover, it is imperati...

    Authors: Patrice M. Ludwig, Jacquelyn K. Nagel and Erica J. Lewis

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:33

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    The articles in this volume reflect the continued popularity of video in professional development and raise important questions about how to situate video productively in varied contexts. Together, they highli...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. van Es and Miriam Gamoran Sherin

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:32

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  17. Content type: Research

    Most studies of teacher professional development (PD) do not rigorously test impact on teaching practice and student learning. This makes it difficult to define what is truly “effective.” The Science Teachers Lea...

    Authors: Kathleen J. Roth, Jody Bintz, Nicole I. Z. Wickler, Connie Hvidsten, Joseph Taylor, Paul M. Beardsley, Arlo Caine and Christopher D. Wilson

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:31

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  18. Content type: Research

    Determining whether a professional development program can be enacted with integrity in different settings and by different facilitators is critical to understanding efficacy. In this paper, we describe the tw...

    Authors: Jennifer Jacobs, Nanette Seago and Karen Koellner

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:30

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  19. Content type: Research

    This paper describes the Problem-Solving Cycle model of professional development and the Mathematics Leadership Preparation model of PD leader preparation. These models form the backbone of our current researc...

    Authors: Hilda Borko, Janet Carlson, Charmaine Mangram, Robin Anderson, Alissa Fong, Susan Million, Suki Mozenter and Anthony Muro Villa

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:29

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  20. Content type: Guest Editorial

    This special issue brings together four effective video-based professional development programs—two in mathematics and two in science—that use classroom videos as the centerpiece of their efforts and have “sca...

    Authors: Miray Tekkumru-Kisa and Mary Kay Stein

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:27

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  21. Content type: Short report

    The shortage of skilled workers choosing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers in the USA and worldwide has fueled a movement towards STEAM, in which the “A” addresses the arts and humaniti...

    Authors: Danielle Herro, Cassie Quigley, Jessica Andrews and Girlie Delacruz

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:26

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  22. Content type: Research

    The efficacy of active learning within STEM education is clear, and many institutions are working to help faculty adopt evidence-based instructional practices (EBIPs) which can promote active learning. In orde...

    Authors: R. Eric Landrum, Karen Viskupic, Susan E. Shadle and Doug Bullock

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:25

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  23. Content type: Research

    Government projections in the USA indicate that the country will need a million more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates above and beyond those already projected by the year 2022...

    Authors: Rachel Elizabeth Keller, Estrella Johnson and Steven DeShong

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:24

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  24. Content type: Research

    Students’ ability to construct and coordinate units has been found to have far-reaching implications for their ability to develop sophisticated understandings of key middle-grade mathematical topics such as fr...

    Authors: Catherine Ulrich and Jesse L. M. Wilkins

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:23

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  25. Content type: Research

    Much of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) education policy and research centers around developing the upper levels of the STEMM workforce sector. However, there are many positi...

    Authors: Matthew A. Cannady, Debra Moore, Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Eric Greenwald, Regie Stites and Christian D. Schunn

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:22

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  26. Content type: Research

    This study presents two teacher design teams (TDTs) during a professional development experience centered on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-integrated curriculum development. The main...

    Authors: Justin R. McFadden and Gillian H. Roehrig

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:21

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  27. Content type: Short report

    Due to the rising demands for a Canadian workforce with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-related education, there is a need to increase youth engagement in STEM education and programming. Rese...

    Authors: Eugenia Duodu, Jessica Noble, Yusuf Yusuf, Camilo Garay and Corliss Bean

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:20

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  28. Content type: Research

    Valid assessment of the understanding of Newton’s mechanics is highly relevant to both physics classrooms and research. Several tests have been developed. What remains missing, however, is an efficient and fai...

    Authors: Sarah I. Hofer, Ralph Schumacher and Herbert Rubin

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:18

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  29. Content type: Short report

    Professional schools, such as schools of pharmacy, are rarely involved with promoting STEM interests among secondary school students. To address this shortcoming, the Young Innovators Program (YIP) was create...

    Authors: Adam D. Friedman, Carlos R. Melendez, Antonio A. Bush, Samuel K. Lai and Jacqueline E. McLaughlin

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:17

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  30. Content type: Research

    The main objective of the study was to examine the relevance of engineering mathematics to the emerging industries. The level of abstraction, the standard of rigor, and the depth of theoretical treatment are n...

    Authors: Peter J. Jehopio and Ronald Wesonga

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:16

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  31. Content type: Research

    Scientific literacy development is widely emphasized as the overarching goal of science education. It encompasses development of understanding of the nature of science as well as knowledge, attitudes, and valu...

    Authors: Jacquie L. Bay, Mark H. Vickers, Helen A. Mora, Deborah M. Sloboda and Susan M. Morton

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:15

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  32. Content type: Research

    Given the growing interest in, and relevance of, integrated approaches to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, there is an urgent desire to understand the challenges and obstacle...

    Authors: David J. Shernoff, Suparna Sinha, Denise M. Bressler and Lynda Ginsburg

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:13

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  33. Content type: Research

    Calculus is a foundational course for STEM-intending students yet has been shown to dissuade students from pursuing STEM degrees. In this report, we examine factors related to students and instructors reportin...

    Authors: Jessica Ellis Hagman, Estrella Johnson and Bailey K. Fosdick

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:12

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  34. Content type: Research

    One significant factor in facilitating students’ career intentions and persistence in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields is targeting their interests and motivation before eighth g...

    Authors: Jessica R. Chittum, Brett D. Jones, Sehmuz Akalin and Ásta B. Schram

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:11

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  35. Content type: Research

    This research highlights a school-university collaboration to pilot a professional development framework for integrating STEM in K-6 mathematics classrooms in a mid-Atlantic suburban school division. Because m...

    Authors: Courtney K. Baker and Terrie M. Galanti

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:10

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  36. Content type: Research

    Calls to improve student learning and increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) college and university graduates assert the need for widespread adoption of evidence-based instruc...

    Authors: Susan E. Shadle, Anthony Marker and Brittnee Earl

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:8

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  37. Content type: Research

    The constructs of interest and motivation are often identified as factors that contribute to the persistence of undergraduate college women in physics, mathematics, engineering, engineering technology, and com...

    Authors: Kimberly Grau Talley and Araceli Martinez Ortiz

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:5

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  38. Content type: Research

    Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is becoming more prevalent at the elementary level, and there has been a push to focus on the integration between the STEM disciplines. Resear...

    Authors: Anne T. Estapa and Kristina M. Tank

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:6

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  39. Content type: Research

    Prompted by fewer females compared to males enrolling in physics and advanced mathematics at both secondary and university levels, our research investigated the views and experiences of female students current...

    Authors: Mary C. Oliver, Amanda Woods-McConney, Dorit Maor and Andrew McConney

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:4

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  40. Content type: Research

    Many university students are becoming involved in mentoring programs, yet few studies describe the impact of mentoring on the mentor. Additionally, many studies report that students graduating from college are...

    Authors: Kari Nelson, Jaime Sabel, Cory Forbes, Neal Grandgenett, William Tapprich and Christine Cutucache

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:3

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  41. Content type: Research

    The undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education community has developed a large number of innovative teaching strategies and materials, but the majority of these go unused ...

    Authors: Raina Khatri, Charles Henderson, Renee Cole, Jeffrey E. Froyd, Debra Friedrichsen and Courtney Stanford

    Citation: International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:2

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