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Shoemaker, Traci L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group study was to test theories of constructivism and motivation, along with research-based teaching practices of differentiating instruction and instructing within a child's Zone of Proximal Development, in measuring the effect of computer-aided instruction on fifth grade students'…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Quasiexperimental Design, Constructivism (Learning)
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Dash, Sheralyn; de Kramer, Raquel Magidin; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Masters, Jessica; Russell, Michael – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
Despite the ever-increasing number of online professional development (OPD) programs, relatively few studies have been conducted to examine the efficacy of such programs for teachers and students. This manuscript presents findings from an impact study of OPD courses in fractions, algebraic thinking, and measurement on 79 fifth grade teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Outcome Measures
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: This article addresses which school-level factors contribute to school quality. Previous research has focused on assessing the effects of school-level variables on student-level quality (e.g., achievement). However, the field has been limited in not evaluating the effects of school-level factors directly on measured…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Special Education, Behavior Problems
Shirley, Debra J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study is to identify the self-reported research-based instructional and assessment practices used by third through fifth grade teachers among rural school environments in Western Pennsylvania which have attained Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) pursuant to statewide assessments. Specifically, this study examines the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Mathematics Instruction