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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
Peacock, Delicia – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Inclusion classrooms were introduced in the United States in 1990 when the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act required that special education students be instructed in a general education setting. Ensuing changes in instructional formats have caused role confusion for special and general education teachers, resulted in mixed attitudes…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Teacher Attitudes
Harkness, Lori M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The problem investigated in this quantitative study was that schools in a small, rural East Texas town were falling below acceptable ratings in reading on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Researchers have found that constructive-based learning environments (CBLEs)…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Grade 5, Reading Achievement, Statistical Analysis
Taneja, Anju – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Studies have shown an association between argumentative discourse in science class, better understanding of science concepts, and improved academic performance. However, there is lack of research on how argumentation can increase student motivation. This mixed methods concurrent nested study uses Bandura's construct of motivation and concepts of…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation
McKenna, Rachel Lynn-Pleis – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Over the past decade, there has been a considerable push in emphasizing STEM--an acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math--as an integral aspect of educational curriculums. Even though research suggests that females tend to outperform males in standardized testing in STEM areas, they remain underrepresented in STEM careers…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Hanford, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative, correlational research study was to develop an understanding of the relationship between the quality of school climate and connectedness as perceived by 3rd- to 5th-grade students and their teachers, and the level and of reading achievement of 3rd- to 5th-grade students in one district in the Northwestern United…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Educational Environment, Student School Relationship, Reading Achievement
Bergeson, Kristi Tamte – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The act of creating meaning with texts is complex, and this complexity creates unclear views of instruction in schools and even greater perplexity in knowing how to instruct students who may be struggling in this area of their schoolwork. Comprehension is often measured in schools as a product and an outcome, making it difficult to understand why…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
Plevier, Meghan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this relational, non-experimental, explanatory, cross sectional study with quantitative methods was to explain the influence of length of school day, if any, on Grade 4 and Grade 5 student achievement in Language Arts and Mathematics as measured by the high-stakes New Jersey standardized test entitled New Jersey Assessment of Skills…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
Balboni, Daniel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Researchers have conducted both theoretical and empirical research on the participation of youth in sports to understand the motivation to continue involvement. Researchers have further examined the positive effects of sports on youth who participate. Although information has been gathered in these areas regarding keeping middle school and high…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Her Many Horses, Ian – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The world, and especially our own country, is in dire need of a larger and more diverse population of computer scientists. While many organizations have approached this problem of too few computer scientists in various ways, a promising, and I believe necessary, path is to expose elementary students to authentic practices of the discipline.…
Descriptors: After School Education, Computer Science Education, Elementary School Students, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
McClendon, Thomas K. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the relationship between the structural classroom environment (self-contained, team-taught, and departmentalized) and student performance on the 2014 Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) in reading, Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in grades three through five. A secondary purpose examined…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Statistical Analysis
Cannon Wilson, Iris Chloris – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Accountability pressures have impacted pedagogy in many K-12 schools in the United States. Low achievement on standardized assessments may be attributed to many factors, including instructional strategies. Differentiated instruction has been identified as an instructional method that meets the diverse needs, interests, and strengths. The purpose…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement
Perry, Paul J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Recent legislation such as No Child Left Behind and the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) increasingly pressure teachers and schools to be accountable for instructional time in the form of improved test scores. As a result, students are given an increasing variety of assessments in a given school year in an attempt to measure academic…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Informal Reading Inventories
DeSantis, Whitney – ProQuest LLC, 2016
As military dependent students relocate, they enroll in multiple schools throughout their K-12 experience. Frequent mobility can create gaps in achievement. The challenge in the local setting is meeting the needs of military dependent students scoring below grade level standards in math. The purpose of the formative evaluation was to determine the…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Intervention, Grade 3, Grade 4
Strong, Dawn Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study analyzed the required inclusion of school test scores in the yearly evaluation of school principals within the current school reform and standards and accountability movements of both the federal and state departments of education. Extant data from a single school district in Oregon was used for this study, and included: (a)…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Predictor Variables
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