Journal of Instructional Psychology

Published quarterly by Project Innovation, the Journal of Instructional Psychology was founded in 1974. This professional journal covers instructional and educational management, bilingual and multicultural aspects and technology and education. Articles in the Journal of Instructional Psychology include the topics of education, psychology and psychiatry.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 3, September

A Comparison of Multiple-Choice Tests and True-False Tests Used in Evaluating Student Progress
This study aims at comparing the difficulty levels, discrimination powers and powers of testing achievement of multiple choice tests and true-false tests, and thus revealing the rightness or wrongness of the commonly believed hypothesis that multiple...
College Research Methodology Courses: Revisiting General Instructional Goals and Objectives
A number of graduate (masters-level) students from a wide variety of academic disciplines have viewed a required introductory research methodology course negatively. These students often do not retain much of the previously learned material, thus limiting...
Developing Teacher Candidates' Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions to Teach Diverse Students
Although many teacher educators have suggested multiple ways to prepare teacher candidates to teach for diversity, the knowledge, skills and dispositions are not easy to acquire. The purpose of this research is to investigate how an M.Ed licensure...
Do Print, Web-Based, or Blackboard Integrated Tutorial Strategies Differentially Influence Student Learning in an Introductory Psychology Class?
Web-based tutorials offer an opportunity to provide automated individualized feedback to help students develop, for example, the ability to identify independent and dependent variables and the ability to discriminate between experimental and predictor...
Faculty and Student Perceptions of Providing Instructor Lecture Notes to Students: Match or Mismatch?
Students and faculty were surveyed about their perceptions of faculty members providing a replica of instructor lecture notes to students, and the subsequent impact that practice might have on student attendance and student learning. Each group was...
Gender Similarities in Math Performance from Middle School through High School
Using data from 10 states, Hyde, Lindberg, Linn, Ellis, and Williams (2008) found gender similarities in performance on standardized math tests. The present study attempted to replicate this finding with national data and to extend it by examining...
Moderating Meta-Analysis: "Meta-Analytic Homogeniety"
The authors over the years have expressed criticism about meta-analysis. However, it could not be more popular. Recently a major news station reported the use of meta-analysis in a new finding. Discussion To try to reduce the errors in this statistical...
Outsiders Looking in? Ensuring That Teachers of the Gifted and Talented Education and Teachers of Students with Disabilities Are Part of the 'In-Crowd'
A great deal of emphasis has been placed in recent years to identifying and serving students who are considered to be placed at risk of failure in the nation's schools. A trend that appears to be going unrecognized is one in which students in special...
Research Based Learning Approach: Students Perspective of Skills Obtained
This study describes undergraduate students' evaluation of skills gained from two different research experiences (observation vs. interview) while enrolled in a child development course (N=83). At the end of the semester students were asked to complete...
Sequence in the Social Studies
Quality sequence in the social studies is of utmost importance. Sequence emphasizes "when" selected concepts should be stressed in ongoing lessons and unites of study. The social studies teacher needs to observe pupils carefully in teaching and learning...
The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on High Stakes Testing Reexamined
High-stakes testing plays a critical role in education today in the United States. Every state uses a high-stakes test to comply with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandate. While many believe high-stakes testing is an acceptable and accurate way...
The Pursuit of Play within the Curriculum
Play has been traditionally recognized as an activity within early childhood education, but in actuality, it has substantial importance to learners at all levels. Since the idea of play is abstract and has no pre-determined outcomes, some teachers...
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