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Adams, Barbara L. – Online Submission, 2010
Using hierarchical linear modeling, student standardized test scores are analyzed to determine the impact of mentoring first- and second-year teachers on their students' achievement. The contrasting group used for comparison consists of experienced teachers in matched schools, grade level, and content area. The study contains data from 300…
Descriptors: Mentors, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Effect Size
Morisoli, Kelly L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This researcher investigated the effects of repeated reading, performance feedback, and systematic error correction on the reading fluency of three secondary English language learners (ELLs) with a specific learning disability (SLD) in reading. A multiple baseline reversal design across subjects was used to explore the effects of repeated reading…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Oral Reading
Schoen, Harold, Ed.; Ziebarth, Steven W., Ed.; Hirsch, Christian R., Ed.; BrckaLorenz, Allison, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
The study reported in this volume adds to the growing body of evaluation studies that focus on the use of NSF-funded Standards-based high school mathematics curricula. Most previous evaluations have studied the impact of field-test versions of a curriculum. Since these innovative curricula were so new at the time of many of these studies, students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, High School Students, Teacher Behavior, School Surveys
Bandyopadhyay, Pamela – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the effects of two types of course delivery systems (learning community classroom environments versus stand-alone classroom environments) on the achievement of students who were simultaneously enrolled in remedial and college-level social science courses at an inner city open-enrollment public community college. This study was…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Focus Groups, Academic Achievement, Transfer of Training
Fahey, John M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Low graduation rates of high school students are a problem for the Native American community. One possible solution for low graduation rates is a credit recovery program that may assist Native American students to recover credit not earned in their early high school years. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a credit…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Navajo (Nation), Graduation Rate, American Indians
Johnson, Jamey Raquel – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The United States Department of Education (2008) noted that the percentage of ethnic minority students in public education increased from 22 percent in 1972 to 43 percent in 2006. This increase largely reflected the growth of the Hispanic population, especially in the state of Texas. Richard (2003) reported that Hispanic students drop out of…
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Intervention, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment
Greaney, Sharon – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to compare the variety, complexity, and frequency of reading behaviors of three groups of first grade students--students who discontinued from Reading Recovery (D-RR), students who did not discontinue from Reading Recovery (ND-RR), and students who never needed Reading Recovery (A-NRR). Students were asked to read…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading, Reading Failure, Reading Processes
Green, Alisha K. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires all students, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status, to be proficient in reading by the year 2014. Although progress has been made, discrepancies in reading achievement remain. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of two instructional strategies…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Strategies, Constructivism (Learning), Socioeconomic Status
Deming, David James – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The school accountability movement has led to a marked increase in the use of standardized test scores to measure school and teacher productivity, yet little is known about the correlation between test score gains and improvements in long-term outcomes. In the first chapter of my dissertation, I study the impact of a school choice policy in…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Crime, Preschool Education, School Choice
Galluzzo, Charles A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
There is a great deal of research supporting Reading Recovery as a successful reading intervention program that assists below level first graders readers in closing the gap in reading at the same level of their average peers. There is a lack of research that analyses the cost-effectiveness of the Reading Recovery program compared to the cost in…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness
Narramore, J. Sunshine Mayes – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Reading Recovery (RR), an early intervention reading program, is designed to push a lagging learner to accelerate. In this study, the researcher compared reading comprehension and fluency growth for struggling first graders who participated in a traditional reading program only as compared to those in a traditional program plus a RR program. The…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Early Intervention, Reading Programs, Grade 1
Grant, Ginger Madonna – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In 2005, the achievement gap between African-American and Caucasian students doubled in the state of Louisiana. Sixty-three percent of the public schools in an urban school district in southeastern Louisiana received an Academically Unacceptable Status (AUS) rating according to Louisiana accountability standards. In 2006, the Louisiana Board of…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Experimental Groups, Teacher Promotion, Elementary Secondary Education
Chaney, Bradford W. – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2010
This is the final report of the National Evaluation of Student Support Services (SSS). SSS is one of eight federally funded grant programs that are administered as part of the Federal TRIO Programs within the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The SSS program, in particular, focuses on students while they are enrolled in college. In general, SSS…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grants, College Outcomes Assessment, Outcomes of Education
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Wills, Howard; Kamps, Debra; Abbott, Mary; Bannister, Harriett; Kaufman, Jorun – Behavioral Disorders, 2010
This study investigated the effects of small-group reading interventions, implemented within a school wide positive behavior support model, on elementary students with and without risk for emotional and behavior disorders. Participating schools and students were part of a larger randomized controlled group study. A subset of the larger study, four…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Fluency, At Risk Students, Behavior Disorders
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Little, M. Annette; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Story, Mary; Sandmel, Karin – Behavioral Disorders, 2010
The present study replicates and extends previous research regarding the effects of self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) within a school wide positive behavior support model among students with writing difficulties who also had either internalizing or externalizing behavior patterns. Two multiple-probe designs, involving 13 second-grade…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Modification, Rating Scales
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