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Doyle, Sharon T. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Budget constraints, political will, narrowed curricula, and a continued emphasis on high-stakes testing in public schools have resulted in a continued loss of instruction in fine arts. Fine arts instruction is known to improve student achievement, but the contribution to achievement in the elementary schools after accounting for demographic…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Art Education, Statistical Analysis, Educational Quality
Owens-Twaites, Lawanna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Students with disabilities in Grades 3-5 in a Georgia school are not meeting state academic standards. The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to ensure that all students meet these standards; those schools that do not make gains enter into School Improvement status. This study was conducted to determine if staff development that focused on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Inclusion
Rowe, Sarah Stebbe – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many schools are adopting a Response to Intervention (RTI) model to support and evaluate learning (Fuchs & Fuchs, 2006). Universal screening and progress monitoring are two essential components of RTI that generally support improved student outcomes (Shinn, 2007). In many schools, teachers collect and use a tool called oral reading fluency for…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Fluency, Oral Reading
Perez, Malia Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) program was developed to address the need to effectively integrate second language acquisition with quality content area instruction. English language learners (ELLs) have struggled on standardized tests and there has been little empirical evidence regarding the impact of the ELPS program on…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency
DeFigueiredo, Rafaela – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Students attending schools in urban areas with high concentrations of poverty are at risk for academic failure. Besides being more likely to live in poverty, urban students in comparison to suburban students are more likely to be English language learners and to be exposed to violence and other health and safety risks linked to negative school and…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Case Studies
Moon, John L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between student mathematics performance of 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students in Nebraska and the mode of test administration, online and paper-pencil. Schools were allowed to select the mode of test administration for their school with some exceptions for students needing…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Grade 4, Grade 8, Grade 11
Pon, Kathleen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This mixed design study investigated the predictive and instructional uses of two different types of interim mathematics assessments given in two different districts. One district administered the same summative type of assessment three times a year, while the other district administered a different interim assessment after six-week intervals of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research
Trexler, Ellen L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act requires all students be proficient in reading and mathematics by 2014, and students in subgroups to make Adequate Yearly Progress. One of these groups is students with disabilities, who continue to score well below their general education peers. This quantitative study identified scoring differences between disability…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Statistical Analysis, Scoring, Reading Achievement
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
Lynch, Tai E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educational leaders are charged with making informed decisions regarding various aspects of schooling that affect the overall achievement of students. Numerous legislative ideas, funding initiatives, programming standards, and practicing guidelines for early childhood education programs have been introduced (Buyssee & Wesley, 2006). Early care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten
Montgomery, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Struggling deaf readers, like struggling readers with dyslexia, share similarities in their difficulty with phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Orton-Gillingham instruction is used to remediate these difficulties among hearing readers, but data is needed on its effectiveness with deaf students. Five subjects, who…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Cued Speech
Mamantov, Tonya Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A challenge for todays instructional leaders is identifying the most effective method of educating English Language Learners (ELLs) who participate in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The primary purpose of the study was to compare the effectiveness of three programs used for ESL students in twelve elementary schools in a Urban…
Descriptors: Investigations, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
Radaj, Jane M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The study examined the contributions of "orthographic processing" factors to the spelling achievement of typically developing middle-elementary students. The researcher framed orthographic processing as a multilinguistic, multidimensional construct involving process factors related to procedural orthographic operations and product…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Spelling Instruction, Spelling, Academic Achievement
Thomas, Michele Lynette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of the quantitative survey design study was to examine key social ecological care variables that are related to the domains of neighborhood (neighbors who care), school (teachers who care, a fun place to learn, and a fun place to be with other children), friends (friends who care, accepted by other children, and friends have good…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Social Environment
Valente, Evandro R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educators and policymakers have demonstrated interest in finding ways to better equip mathematics teachers so they can help students achieve at a higher level. Academic coaching has been identified as an effective professional development activity for teachers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference between students'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics
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