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Baldwin, Janice Williams – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The era of "high stakes" testing in older grades has contributed to higher achievement expectations in the preschool years. Early childhood is a significant period in the development of the whole child. The skills children build in kindergarten are fundamental to learning success. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Kindergarten, Young Children, Educational Assessment
Dragoo, Kyrie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics and predictive factors for children receiving special education services, and if they received special education services, factors associated with them discontinuing those services before eighth grade. In addition, a second purpose was to determine whether there are differences in the…
Descriptors: Children, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Predictor Variables
Wolfgang, Jeff Drayton – ProQuest LLC, 2013
National educational achievement statistics show that academic underachievement is a significant problem for all students in the United States and for culturally diverse students in particular. The relationship of attachment and its interaction with traumatic stress has been proposed as an alternative explanation for the persistent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Underachievement, Student Diversity, Stress Variables
Jacobson, Shoufen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation was designed to provide a comprehensive data-driven evaluation of a Chinese language Immersion Program (CIP) for the stakeholders. CIP was implemented in 2006 with a goal for students to become proficient in the Chinese language and develop increased cultural awareness while reaching at least the same level of academic…
Descriptors: Chinese, Immersion Programs, FLES, Program Evaluation
Mobley, Joy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Public schools struggle with ways to encourage parental involvement in the classroom. Home and school collaboration is needed if students are to succeed academically. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there was a significant difference in the reading achievement of students by the number of workshop sessions attended by parents…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Scillieri, Elissa Mains – ProQuest LLC, 2012
International tests indicate that United States students have been outscored by other countries in the area of mathematics. Researchers warn that elementary mathematics curricula and instruction in this country is not designed around helping students achieve mathematics proficiency. Much of this could also be attributed to the weak development and…
Descriptors: Professional Development, School Districts, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction
Lekwa, Adam Jens – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This paper reports the results of a descriptive study on the use of a technology-enhanced formative assessment system called Accelerated Math (AM) for ELLs and their native-English-speaking (NES) peers. It was comprised of analyses of an extant database of 18,549 students, including 2,057 ELLs, from grades 1 through 8 across 30 U.S. states. These…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Grade 1, Grade 2
Domino, Jadwiga – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Even though there numerous books, articles, research studies, and other publications written since National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM) published "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards of School Mathematics" in 1989 have advocated the use of manipulatives in the teaching of mathematics, there is no conclusive evidence showing that the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests, Effect Size, Mathematics Instruction
Reid, Johnnie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The impact of schools and students not meeting academic achievement standards affects the community and the nation's future workforce. This paper examines many of the factors influencing achievement with special attention given to the facts of teacher turnover in the schools. Teacher turnover and the sad state of the academic achievement of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Persistence, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
Kirkland, Troyanne – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110 (U.S. Congress), was passed by Congress in response to perceived failure of the public school system to effectively educate students, particularly disadvantaged students in the United States. The relationship of NCLB school choice to student achievement has not been…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Choice, Achievement Gains, Educational Legislation