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Chinnis, Kimberly L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
There is much concern regarding the underachievement of gifted students. Gifted students have the potential to make outstanding contributions to society. The present study analyzed the perceptions of teachers, principals, and one director of gifted education of gifted 4th and 5th grade students in the area of reading and explored constructs of…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academically Gifted, Grade 4, Grade 5
Cottone, Mark Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine how the 1:1 laptop initiative impacted student achievement for the students at a single intermediate school (grades 4-6) in Mooresville, North Carolina. Researchers Dunleavy, Dexter, & Heinecke, 2007; Mouza, 2008; O'Dwyer, Russell, Bebell & Tucker-Seeley, 2005 have called for additional research…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Intermediate Grades
Stivers-Blaebaum, Janet E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Research has shown that there is a strong link between reading comprehension and vocabulary, yet many children lack the required vocabulary needed to perform adequately on reading comprehension assessments. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the teaching of Larry Bell's 12 Powerful Words vocabulary program in order to raise third, fourth…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Grade 3
Snapp, David Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research was designed to examine the difference in student performance between minority magnet school students who live in the residential area for those magnet schools and minority students assigned to a non-magnet residential school. This difference in performance was measured by scale score differences from the North Carolina End-of-Grade…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, Magnet Schools, Reading Tests
Jordan, Wendy Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined relationships between specific data on students referred for and placed in the exceptional children's program. The context is a rural North Carolina county and included 206 records of K-6th graders spanning academic years 2007-08, 08-09 and 09-10. The kindergarten entrance ages of students were divided into categories of on…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Entrance Age, Referral, Student Placement
White, Mary Loyd – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the educational services for students with autism in school districts (N = 115) in North Carolina to identify the characteristics and variables that contribute to positive student outcomes. This study used a secondary analysis of data from various resources across the state. Variables included number of…
Descriptors: Autism, Student Needs, School Districts, Incidence
Sabin, Jenny T. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research study explored the current state of teacher morale in fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms in three low socioeconomic schools. Additional research questions addressed correlational relationships among the variables of teacher morale, student engagement, and student achievement growth as measured by the North Carolina Teacher Working…
Descriptors: Teacher Morale, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4, Grade 5