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Kenney, Meghan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Legislative changes and discussions about the United States falling further and further behind other nations in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) achievement are growing. As they grow, STEM instruction in elementary school has earned its place as a national area of interest in education. In the case of Ivory School District,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Expectation, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers
Burdett, Nicole G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study was to examine, through statistical analyses, the impact that the 2 different types of highly qualified teachers have on student achievement reading and math scores among fourth- and fifth-grade special education and general education students for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. The evaluation…
Descriptors: Scores, Special Education, General Education, Academic Achievement
Kim, Seong Hee – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The primary purpose of this study is to examine the effect of knowledge for teaching mathematics and teaching practice on student mathematics achievement growth. Thirty two teachers and 299 fourth grade students in three elementary schools from one school district in urban area participated in the study. Most of them are Hispanic in origin and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4, Urban Schools
Garcia, Debra Ann N. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The general purpose of this study was to determine if the implementation of the Brazosport Model improves student reading achievement as determined by Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS). In particular, this study examined the implementation of the Brazosport Model and its effect on the achievement of English Language Learners (ELLs)…
Descriptors: Models, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
Chebultz, Lance – ProQuest LLC, 2012
School districts in the United States have undergone large changes over the last decade to accommodate No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Arizona accommodated NCLB through Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS). Expectations were established for all students, varying by group of students based on grade, special education status, free/reduced…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement
Levy, Lauren Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The achievement gap between at-risk students and their peers is an issue that has plagued the United States for decades. Although this statement is true, many high-need schools are achieving at or above the same standards as their more advantaged counterparts. Principal leadership plays a significant role in the academic achievement of students…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Leadership Effectiveness