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Franco, Amy C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The relationship between frequent mobility and student achievement is complex. While studies have shown that frequent mobility may have a detrimental effect on student achievement, the suggestion that poverty is an underlying cause for poor academic progress has been proposed (Buerkle & Christenson, 1999; United States GAO Report, 2010). The…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Emergent Literacy, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status
Wagner, Barbara Gail Allen – ProQuest LLC, 2012
One of the educational reform methods sanctioned under No Child Left Behind legislation is the development of charter schools (King, 2007). While many studies have focused on comparing the student academic achievement rates of charter schools to traditional public schools, little empirical research exists comparing student academic achievement…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, School Effectiveness
Wylie, Antonia D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of using a qualitative instrumental case study design for this research was to explore a school district and to gain an understanding about the academic obstacles that a school district may have regarding funding a gifted elementary school curriculum under NCLB mandates. The study elicited reliable and valid data from teachers and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
Warnimont, Chad S. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between students' performance on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the fourth and fifth grade Reading and Math Achievement Tests in Ohio. The sample utilized students from a suburban school district in Northwest Ohio. Third grade CogAT scores (2006-2007 school year), 4th…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Regression (Statistics)