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Anderson, Sony – ProQuest LLC, 2019
African-American males continue to slip through the cracks of the Education System in America. McSpadden McNeil et al. (2008) report that district officials continue to focus on school scores as if they are the only way to assess student progress. The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a difference between third, fourth and fifth…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Grade 3, Grade 4
Wilson-Patrick, Dedra – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The standardized math test scores of approximately 48 African American and Hispanic students from 4 different classes at a rural Title I elementary school located in the southern United States decreased by 10 points on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards Test. For this qualitative case study, purposive sampling was used to recruit four…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Educational Strategies
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
Bright, Lisa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Studies have examined methods of communication between home and school and the resulting impact on parents' satisfaction and students' academic achievement. However, there is insufficient information concerning the use of technology to support parental involvement, especially in the area of social media. Drawing from overlapping spheres of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Surveys, Parents, Elementary School Curriculum
Gainous, Bridget Fabrienne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act mandates that all elementary and secondary students achieve 100% proficiency in reading by 2014. Guided by constructivist theories of Dewey and Vygotsky, which hold that individuals learn through experiences and through social interactions with others, the purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
Heier, Sharon L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Federal Title I funding has been allocated to districts since 1965 in an effort to provide schools with a high population of identified low socioeconomic students with additional resources to close the achievement gap. The basis for this study was to ascertain whether the Title I funding that schools received was having a positive impact on…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Program Effectiveness, Standardized Tests, Constructivism (Learning)