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ERIC Number: ED551837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 174
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2678-3630-4
A Quantitative Study Comparing the Academic Achievement of Seventh Grade Reading Students Exposed to Two Types of Reading Strategies
Peterson, Joanne A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Many middle school students are not achieving the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) at individual schools in North Carolina. A consequence of continual failure to reach AYP goals is the withdrawal of Title 1 funding. Since federal funds are an integral part of nearly half of the public schools in North Carolina, it is imperative that students improve standardized test scores and reach or exceed AYP goals. Through high-stakes testing and new legislation, individual teachers and schools have become accountable for student performance and progress. Teachers must engage students in interesting, active learning, such as visual art activities, especially at the middle school level in order to succeed on standardized tests. One way for teachers to meet the diverse needs and interests of North Carolina's students is through an arts-based multiple intelligence approach. The causal comparative study contributed to knowledge to the field of education, because the literature addressing the integration of the arts with pubescent middle school students, particularly in reading instruction is lacking. Results of the quantitative study, a comparison of standardized reading tests scores, sought to determine the existence of a relationship between an arts-based curriculum and middle school students' test performance. Implications of multiple intelligence theory for educators and teaching styles are important in education because it addresses performance, as well as exploration and creativity. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina