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Robert H. Tai Research Group - Publications

Publications from Project FICSS

Tai, R. H. & Sadler, P. M. (2009). Same science for all? Interactive association of structure in learning activities and academic attainment background on college science performance in the USA. International Journal of Science Education. 31(5), 675-696.  PDF Version

Potvin, G. D., Hazari, Z., Tai, R. H. & Sadler, P. M. (2008). Unraveling Bias from Student Evaluations of their High School Science Teachers. Science Education. Published online.  PDF Version

Schwartz, M., Sadler, P.M., Sonnert, G., & Tai, R. H. (2008). Depth versus Breadth: How Content Coverage in High School Science Courses Relates to Later Success in College Science Coursework. Science Education. Published online.  PDF Version

Hazari, Z., Sadler, P. M., & Tai, R. H. (2008). Gender differences in the high school affective experiences of introductory college physics students. The Physics Teacher. 46(7), 423-427.  PDF Version

Tai, R. H., Sadler, P. M., & Maltese, A. V. (2007). A study of the association of autonomy and achievement on performance. Science Educator, 16(1), 22-28.  PDF Version

Maltese, A. V., Dexter, K. M., Tai, R. H., & Sadler, P. M. (2007). Breaking from tradition: Unfulfilled promises of block scheduling in science. Science Educator, 16(1), 1-7.  PDF Version

Sadler, P. M. & Tai, R. H. (2007). Accounting for advanced high school coursework in college admissions decisions. College & University. 82 (4), 7 – 14.  Email Request for Article

Sadler, P. M. & Tai, R. H. (2007). Advanced Placement® exam scores as a predictor of performance in introductory college biology, chemistry, and physics courses. Science Educator.16 (2), 1 – 19.  Email Request for Article

Tai, R. H., Liu, C. Q., & Fan, X. (2007). Factors influencing retention of math and science teachers in secondary schools: A study based on SASS/TFS. Science Educator. 16 (2), 27 – 32.  Email Request for Article

Sadler, P. M. & Tai, R. H. (2007). The Two High-School Pillars Supporting College Science. Science. 317(5837), 457 - 458.  PDF Version

Tai, R. H. & Sadler, P. M. (2007). High school chemistry instructional practices and their association with college chemistry grades. Journal of Chemical Education. 84(6), 1040 – 1046.  PDF Version

Hazari, Z. S., Tai, R. H., & Sadler, P. M. (2007). Gender differences in introductory university physics performance: The influence of high school physics preparation and affect. Science Education. 91 (6), 847 – 876. PDF Version

Wyss, V. L., Tai, R. H., & Sadler. P. M. (2007). High school class-size and college performance in science. High School Journal. 90(3), 45 – 53.  PDF Version

Sadler, P. M. & Tai, R. H. (2007). Weighting for recognition: Accounting for Advanced Placement and honors courses when calculating high school grade point average.  National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin, 91, 5 -32.  Email Request for Article

Tai, R. H., Sadler, P. M., & Mintzes, J. J. (2006). Factors influencing college science success. Journal of College Science Teaching. 35(8), 56 – 60.  Email Request for Article

Tai, R. H., Ward, R. B., & Sadler, P. M. (2006). High school chemistry content background of introductory college chemistry students and its association with college chemistry grades. Journal of Chemical Education. 83(11), 1703 – 1711.  Email Request for Article
Dexter, K. M., Tai, R. H., & Sadler, P. M. (2006). Traditional and block scheduling for college science preparation: A comparison of college science success of students who report different high school scheduling plans. High School Journal. 89(4), 22 – 33.  PDF Version
Tai, R. H., Sadler. P. M., & Loehr, J. F. (2005). Factors influencing success in introductory college chemistry. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 42(9), 987-1012.  PDF Version


Book Chapters Associated with Project FICSS

Tai, R. H. & Sadler P. M. (2006). Factors influencing college science success. In J. J. Mintzes & W. Leonard, (Eds.), Handbook of College Science Teaching. (pp. 359-367). Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association Press.  Email Request for Article


Invited Review Article

Tai, R. H., Sadler, P. M., & Loehr, J. F. (2006). Influence college chemistry success through high school chemistry teaching. The Science Education Review, 5, 123-127.  Email Request for Article

Almarode, J. T., Tai, R. H., & Sadler, P. M. (In Press). Inquiry-based learning: Questions posed and left unanswered. Science Education Review.


Related Research for Project FICSS

National Academy of Sciences. (2009). Strengthening high school chemistry education through teacher outreach programs: A workshop summary to the chemical sciences roundtable. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.  HTML Version

Tai, R. H., Liu, Q. C., Maltese, A. V., & Fan, X. (2006). Planning early for careers in science.  Science.  312, 1143 - 1144.   PDF Version

Tai, R. H. & Sadler, P. M. (2001). Gender differences in introductory undergraduate physics performance: University physics versus college physics in the United States.  International Journal of Science Education. 23(10), 1017 – 1037.  PDF Version

Sadler, P. M. & Tai, R. H. (2001). Success in college physics: The role of high school preparation. Science Education. 85(2), 111 – 136.  PDF Version

Sadler, P. M. & Tai, R. H. (1997). The role of high school physics in preparing students for college physics. The Physics Teacher. 35(5), 282 – 285.  Email Request for Article


Publications from Project Crossover

Currently in Data Analysis Phase.

Publications from Project ALS-LYREC

Currently in Data Collection Phase.

Publications from Project SpecSMT

Subotnik, R. F., Tai, R. H., Rickoff, R., & Almarode, J. T. (In Press). Specialized public high schools of science, mathematics, and technology and the STEM pipeline: What do we know now and what will we know in five years? Roeper Review.

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