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Motsinger, Sarah E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The researcher examined the perceptions of students, teachers, and the administrator at an urban elementary school in a district in the southwestern region of the United States that has made a long-term investment in social-emotional learning and restorative practices. The researcher used qualitative research which included semi-structured…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
Cooperman, Sheila – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This exploratory case study was designed so that I could investigate the writing processes of sixth-grade students when composing traditional and digital compositions. With the increase in multimodal composing in classrooms, understanding how students compose and what traditional print text skills can be appropriated for digital composition is…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Writing Skills
Ewen, Scot Douglas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The economy of tomorrow is uncertain, so students today need to be prepared for the known and unknown careers that lie ahead. Currently, not all students are expected to have equal career opportunities based on evidence from dropout and testing data (Brown & Brown, 2007; Kirsch, Braun, Yamamoto, & Sum, 2007), so educators should consider…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
Massa, Bernadette K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Young adolescents require learning environments designed to meet their social, emotional, physical and academic needs. Previous research has demonstrated that student performance is related to school structures. Achievement is associated with school structures that are aligned with a developmentally appropriate fit. The participants in this study…
Descriptors: Grade 6, School Size, Institutional Characteristics, Early Adolescents
Budge, Bracken Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examined the impact of grade-span configuration on the academic achievement and attendance of sixth-grade students. Because of the conflicting results in the extant literature, it was not known if and to what extent there was a difference in sixth-grade student achievement and attendance rates between students who attend a K-8 versus a…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Academic Achievement, Grade 6
Beckley Yeager, Roberta – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Acting out behaviors is a hindrance to learning across the country. The school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) model is a behaviorally-based systems approach to addressing problem behaviors in our school today. The problem this study is designed to address is the issue that student misbehaviors and disruptions cause a loss of valuable…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Problems, Mathematics Achievement
King, Molly Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to compare the effect elementary music and visual arts lessons had on third through sixth grade standardized mathematics test scores. Inferential statistics were used to compare the differences between test scores of students who took in-school, elementary, music instruction during the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Pecorella, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study investigated whether the use of sticky notes as a flagging reading comprehension intervention strategy would significantly improve reading growth as shown in informational text objective quizzes for sixth grade Academic Intervention Service (AIS) students. The intervention was administered as a guided reading, teacher-directed method…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
Maxlow, James Richard – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study investigated the potential development and use of historical empathy in sixth-grade students while using the colonial-era historical education game "Mission US" and its associated learning activities. A collective case study was developed to describe and interpret students' experiences. The gathered data included the students'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 6, History Instruction, Empathy
Griffith, John R. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Using a quantitative method of data collection, this research explored the question: Do active learning strategies used in grades 5 and 6 affect student vocabulary achievement in a positive or negative direction? In their research, Wolfe (2001), Headley, et al., (1995), Freiberg, et al., (1992), and Brunner (2009) emphasize the importance of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Vocabulary, Academic Achievement
Pendleton, Myra – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in the academic achievement in reading among students enrolled in single-gender and coeducational classes, as well as the impact of teachers' perceptions on the outcome of academic achievement. The study used a mixed-method approach to address this purpose. This study reported…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Single Sex Classes, Coeducation, Comparative Analysis
Mundy, Alma Christienne – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this mixed method study is to explain the ecology Black males experience as they transition from elementary school to middle school in terms of behavior. The Black male graduation rate is well below 50% nationally (Orfield, Losen, Wald, & Swanson, 2004; Schott Foundation for Public Education, 2010). Graduating from high school…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, African American Students, Males, Elementary School Students
Juilfs, Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The impacts of a summer reading program on students' reading fluency were assessed. Fifteen students in grades first through seventh voluntarily attended a nine-day summer reading program. Participants who attended the program were a good representation of the other students in the school. The school was selected due to the high percentage of…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Summer Programs, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency
Hepworth, A. J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate how engagement, mood and number of assignments completed on computerized differentiated homework using an iPad in a one-to-one mobile device environment influenced the growth index and normalized gain in reading literature benchmark assessments of students in grades five, six, and seven. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Homework, Assignments, Psychological Patterns
Botello, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
With increased dependence on computer-based standardized tests to assess academic achievement, technological literacy has become an essential skill. Yet, because students have unequal access to technology, they may not have equal opportunities to perform well on these computer-based tests. The researcher had observed students taking the STAR…
Descriptors: Lighting, Computers, Computer Assisted Testing, Performance
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