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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
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
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
Nargi, Rossana – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There is a broad consensus across the political spectrum on the need for K-12 education reform. The Obama administration focused on early childhood programs, common standards, charter schools, and more effective teachers. As school districts align curriculum and teaching practices with common core standards, standards-based mathematics programs…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
Kelly, Morgan R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Federal and state mandates for public education have a long history of changes that have occurred over the past thirty-four years since the publication of "A Nation at Risk" in 1983. Since then, educators have continued to raise student achievement levels to meet the growing demand to compete in a global society. Research has shown the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Feedback (Response), Grade 4, Grade 5
Colleli, Victoria A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the mean differences of factors associated with academic success and the use of person-centered therapy on the Exceptional Student Education population of fourth and fifth-graders in the public school system. Variables such as the number of days the student was in attendance, the number of written behavior…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Special Education, Elementary School Students
Benson, Jamie Heintz – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine the relationship of exclusionary discipline consequences assigned to Texas Grade 3 through 8 students enrolled in special education and their academic achievement during the 2012-2013 through the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, the relationship of exclusionary discipline…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Special Education, Grade 3
Hill, Penelope Pritchett – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As advances in technology allowed national and state education assessments to be administered digitally, many school districts transitioned to computer-based instructional programs and assessments to improve student achievement and better prepare students for high-stakes computerized assessments. One such rural public school district in…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Instructional Effectiveness, Web Based Instruction
Jones, Willette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the low literacy and math achievement of 4th grade students with emotional disturbances (ED) in an urban school district in Pennsylvania. Researchers have speculated that teachers possess limited knowledge of the behavioral health needs of students with ED needed to support their behavior and achievement. Therefore, this…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Mathematics Achievement, Emotional Disturbances, Elementary School Teachers
Smith, Steven Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The role of politicians is integral within the public school system. Politician influence directly the policies that impact student achievement. The impact could be based on ideologies. These ideologies could influence a significant difference in Black student achievement. In preparing for this study, the researcher was unable to find…
Descriptors: Political Affiliation, Academic Achievement, Reading Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
Scott-Moore, Charlotte; Mitchell, Ronald – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The researchers conducted a qualitative study involving two rural public school districts in Tennessee. The purpose of this study was to discover classroom strategies and behaviors that enable regular classroom teachers to facilitate continued scholastic growth of fourth and fifth grade students who had experienced notable academic gains in their…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement, Qualitative Research
Caldwell, Dale G. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This correlational, explanatory study utilized multiple linear and hierarchical regression to examine the predictive power of socioeconomic, parental and district factors on the total percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced Proficient on the 2013 MCAS Grade 4 language arts and mathematics test. The population for this study…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, Correlation
Barrington, Melissa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Building a culture of success in schools has been a goal in Texas public schools since standardized tests were developed in 1979. Many schools have begun instilling grit in the classrooms in hopes of increasing student achievement and teaching students how to push themselves through difficult tasks. The primary purpose of the study was to assess…
Descriptors: Success, Public Schools, Correlation, Persistence
Madison, Dana C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this causal comparative study was to examine if there was a statistically significant difference in the academic achievement of African American 4th grade males who had strong parental involvement and those who had little to no parental involvement. The data for this causal comparative study was obtained through the benchmark and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Grade 4
Mansheim, Richard Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Few empirical studies explore how socioeconomic status (SES) disadvantaged students perform academically in a 100% online school. This causal-comparative ex post facto quantitative study examined how SES-disadvantaged students at an online charter school performed academically when compared with both SES-disadvantaged and non-SES-disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Socioeconomic Status, Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Achievement
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