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McLoud, Rachael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
An increasing number of parents are opting-out their children from high-stakes. Accountability systems in education have used students' test scores to measure student learning, teacher effectiveness, and school district performance. Students who are opted-out of high-stakes tests are not being evaluated by the state tests, making their level of…
Descriptors: Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
Derby, Katherine E. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The enVisionmath 2.0 curriculum was implemented by a medium-sized school district to improve achievement for all elementary students because the district felt that students were underperforming in mathematics. The belief of underperformance mirrors the performance of U.S. students on international measures. For instance, the performance of U.S.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement
Rasmussen, Deborah June – ProQuest LLC, 2018
America spends $115,000 per-pupil on education, one of the highest in the world. Even with high funding being provided for the educational budget, standardized state assessment scores are not reflecting the aim for higher quality of education that NCLB is trying to accomplish. Teachers use an assortment of assessments to gauge student's mastery…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, State Aid
Owenby, Thomas Clinton – ProQuest LLC, 2018
I set out to understand the teaching and learning of immigration in social studies classrooms through a comparative case study of four veteran public school teachers and their students in a single district located in a post-industrial city in the upper Midwest. I hoped to better to understand the content that teachers addressed, the pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Public Schools, Course Content
Mills, Andrea J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research shows that technology integration enables a stronger inclusion of digital literacies and engages individuals in a text format other than print. With more schools becoming 1:1, educators find themselves supporting curriculum standards in literacy with digital text despite shifts that occur with learning. In a basic qualitative research…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration
Shevchuk, Sara Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The English Language Learner student population is on the rise in the United States. There are more students than ever entering school with a language other than English as their primary language. There is an inconsistency in the delivery service (pull-out or push-in) as well as a variety of pedagogical practices used to instruct students in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Delivery Systems, Educational Practices
Emmer, Edwin Wheeler – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students that come from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds are more likely to manifest a science achievement gap when compared to their high SES peers as a result of the myriad of factors that have the potential to influence student performance, including limited access to resources, fewer life experiences, health care concerns, fewer…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Science Achievement, Achievement Gap, Elementary School Students
Coleman, Kamarrie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This comparative case study explains the perspectives, experiences, and instructional contexts of teachers working with English Learners (EL) in Grades 3-5 to plan, deliver, and assess Second Language Morphological Awareness (L2MA) across three different program models. ELs have experienced low levels of reading comprehension since the inception…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Morphology (Languages), Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Biggers, Regina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed-methods, action research study, with a convergent design, is to improve student literacy achievement within a Mississippi school district, through the exploration of reading volume, motivation, and family connections. This study uses qualitative and quantitative data to provide an in-depth look into the phenomenon of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Literacy, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation
Maclin, Michelle Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This case study was designed to explore how professional development for teachers in literacy and reading instruction was perceived by teachers as influencing their levels of self-efficacy, teaching practices, as well as affecting achievement levels for students. The population for the study was 13 grade 3-5 teachers from an urban elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Literacy Education, Faculty Development
Hamilton, Boni – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the growing corpus of education research about technology in schools, information about town and rural elementary schools is scarce. I conducted a one-year descriptive ethnographic study of the everyday use of digital tools by teachers and students in three classrooms in a Rocky Mountain state. School selection was based on ethnicity rates…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Grade 4, Grade 5
Watson, Holly S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Current reading assessment results continue to be a concern nationally and in Tennessee. NAEP assessments indicate that less than half of all 4 th graders tested are below proficiency. More specifically, the Tennessee NAEP indicated that 4th graders are scoring below proficiency in reading. A plethora of research indicated that reading proficiency…
Descriptors: Workshops, Reading Achievement, National Competency Tests, Grade 4
Jones, Errica Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed methods study examined the significance of parental involvement and its influence on student productivity in writing. A total of 25 fourth grade students from one Texas suburban school, their parents, and three teachers participated in this study. Data collection instruments used for the collection of quantitative data were The Knudson…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
Esquivel, Johanna – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine fourth-grade English-Spanish bilingual students' ability to recognize and transfer knowledge of cognate word ending rules from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. Cognate transformational word ending rules are strategies for tapping into the students' linguistic background and for opening…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Vocabulary Development, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
Williams, Kelly R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The implementation of the Literacy-Based Promotion Act in Mississippi required third graders to prove mastery in reading before promotion to the fourth grade. This mixed model method of research investigated the achievement test scores of fourth and fifth grade students that were not accountable for passing the Third Grade Summative Reading…
Descriptors: Literacy, Instructional Effectiveness, Achievement Tests, Scores
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