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Brown, Michael Shane – ProQuest LLC, 2013
It is said repeatedly, boys can't read. However, the statement should be boys "can" read they just don't. Understanding there is a need for action is the first step educators must take in helping boys emerge as confident and successful readers. Single-gender classrooms can be successful tools when seeking new ways in which to engage boys…
Descriptors: Single Sex Classes, Reading Achievement, Grade 3, Grade 4
Atwell, William R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a visual strategy that of chunking or visually bracketing phrasal verbs in sentences in short stories. A descriptive case study design was used for this study to compare the two instructional strategies. In this study, stories were presented to 14 severely and profound deaf students…
Descriptors: Deafness, Instructional Effectiveness, Visual Stimuli, Verbs
Rinaldi, Lyn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of the study was to investigate whether children in Grades 3, 4, and 5 who learned about the Five States of Mind (Costa & Garmston, 1994) would improve their mindset, their knowledge of the Five States of Mind, and their performance on the Mathematics Constructed Response and Rubrics assessment. Student participant growth was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Miller, Erin Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Male underachievement in language arts is a continuing problem. At the participating school for this study, girls in Grades 3-6 have continued to outscore boys by 8% to 24% in language arts. As a result, school administrators identified male students as a population that need to demonstrate growth in this subject to meet state expectations. This…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Difficulties
Hume, Julie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many of today's students are reading below grade level and schools are investigating methods for increasing student achievement in the area of reading. This mixed method research study investigated the achievement of students who were reading below grade level. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between reading response…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Reading Achievement
Fenske, Mark S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The correlation between income level and achievement has led some educators to believe that low-income students cannot learn at the same level as can middle-class and affluent peers. This problem is significant because as more families become impoverished, more students may be at risk for failure. Many studies have identified challenges facing…
Descriptors: Correlation, Socioeconomic Influences, Low Income Groups, Academic Achievement
Brock, Jacqueline M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support (BP-PBS) is a prevention-oriented program created to support students with strategies to combat bullying. BP-PBS supports the idea that all students should have access to positive behavior support to minimize problem behavior at school (Horner, 2011). The goal of this study was to investigate the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior
Allen, Diedre Dale – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to create a valid and reliable survey to measure third through fifth grade students' attitudes toward reading across three mediums: print, e-reader, and Internet. The theoretical framework pulls from self-determination theory and affective models to guide the development of a survey intended for use with intermediate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Buettner, Denise A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since the beginning of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program in the Study School District there has not been an evaluation of its effectiveness in reducing student discipline referrals and student suspensions and its success in promoting a positive learning environment leading to improved academic achievement. This study…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
Wu, Yi-Chieh – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of linguistic knowledge in spelling by analyzing spelling errors made by 220 students in the fourth, fifth, and seventh grades. A 25-word researcher-designed spelling test with considerations of word frequency, word familiarity, and word type (based on morphological complexity) was administered.…
Descriptors: Spelling, Profiles, Phonology, Morphology (Languages)
Conant, Alison – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The goal of this QUAN-qual mixed methods study was to investigate how parents from various ethnicities and socioeconomic status construct their expectations of academic achievement and the impact these expectations have on academic success for the student. Data was gathered by using The Parent Survey of Family and Community Involvement in the…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Learning, Academic Achievement
Amankonah, Frank O. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Mathematics knowledge and skills serve as the "gatekeeper" to students' choice of college majors, success obtaining college degrees, and entry into the workforce. However, on the mathematics portion of standardized tests, U.S. fourth and eighth graders performed below their peers in countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
Garcia-Griffin, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study focused on students' responses toward an experimental instructional program called Flex-time that was offered in grades three through five in a Southeast NJ school district. The study aimed to determine: (1) if the Flex program motivated and/or engaged students to have a love for learning and (2) if characteristics, such as grade level,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Working Hours, Elementary Schools, Program Evaluation
Dockery, Lori Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2013
How well students perform on standardized tests can affect their educational paths and the rest of their lives. In addition, students' performances on state assessments will affect their schools due to the No Child Left Behind Act. For English language learners (ELLs), the success on tests may be diminished due to their inability to completely…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Success
Loewen, David Allen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This exploratory correlational study seeks to answer the question of whether a relationship exists between student average test score gains on state exams and teachers' rating of values on the Schwartz Values Survey. Eighty-seven randomly selected Kansas teachers of math and/or reading, grades four through eight, participated. Student test score…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Reading Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Grade 4
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