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Duffy, Gail Eileen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The goal of this evaluation was to provide findings and recommendations to the district on the instructional technology initiative at one elementary school in connection to its stated goals of promoting the college and career readiness of students through the use of instructional technology. The superintendent, director of technology, principal,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Outcomes of Education, Career Readiness
Dennis, Sheila R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educational neuroscience (EN) is a transdisciplinary convergence of neurosciences, education, and psychology that has gained international momentum. Its purpose is to advance the application of neurosciences in P-12 education as a way to improve the design of instructional environments and practices that support the multidimensional social,…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Classroom Environment, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Turner, Kristina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the current study was to determine the impact Communities In Schools, an integrated student supports provider, has on the achievement results for elementary age economically disadvantaged and minority students. A causal-comparative design was utilized to compare achievement outcomes for African American, economically disadvantaged,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Minority Group Students, Low Income Students, Academic Achievement
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
Robertson, Jordan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examined the strength and direction of the relationship between the STAAR exam's reading and mathematics portions and the FitnessGRAM's cardiovascular portion for fourth grade students located in Region 6 from the state of Texas. Using existing, archival data consisting of 4,215 students from 36 elementary schools, a non-experimental…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
Vardy, Tamara Neff – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Students in public education are more at risk now than ever before. Schools were held to increasingly higher levels of accountability and it was the individual student that was held accountable for increasing standards and knowledge. This study addressed the Response to Intervention mandate handed down by federal and state governments. In effort…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Elementary School Students, Special Education, Elementary Schools
McClendon, Thomas K. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the relationship between the structural classroom environment (self-contained, team-taught, and departmentalized) and student performance on the 2014 Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) in reading, Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in grades three through five. A secondary purpose examined…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Statistical Analysis
Harshman, Denise Galvez – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study applied four frameworks from academic literature in the areas of leadership, change process, 21st-century skills, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project-based learning (PBL) to understand the various factors providing for success and participation of a school in the national science fair initiative (Programa…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles
Smith, Leigh – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This applied dissertation was designed to provide perceptual teacher data as well as summative testing data to educational leaders concerning the effects of implementing Investigations in Number, Data, and Space® (Investigations) in three Title I elementary school settings, two Title I schools, and one non-Title I school. Data collected during…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Investigations, Elementary School Teachers
Smallwood, Gina W. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this research was to explore the impact of school climate on the achievement of third and fourth grade students who are economically disadvantaged in Mathematics and Reading/Language Arts. Students' perception of school climate was studied using the "Tripod Survey" variables of a caring, captivating, and academically…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Economically Disadvantaged, Grade 3
Coryat-Hon, Dawn R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
At one Title I K-4 elementary campus located on the Gulf Coast of Southeast Texas, there seemed to be a prevalent problem of minority students, particularly male students, receiving office referrals at a higher rate than their non-minority counterparts in past years. Research from a 2010 Children's Defense Fund report indicates that…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, African American Children, Males, Racial Differences
Schlenoff, Fran – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examined the success of five elementary schools in their implementation of the 2011 New Jersey Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying law (NJ HIB law). It also explored stakeholders' perceptions of school climate since the law went into effect. Fourth and fifth grade parents, students, teachers, and counselors in the district's five…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, State Legislation, Bullying, Attitude Measures
Balsamo, Michael J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Evidence suggests that parents who extensively use technology and have a high socioeconomic status (SES) may become overly involved with their elementary school-aged children's education and school-related activities, an involvement which can create a lasting dependence of the children on their parents. The literature indicates high…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
Conant, Alison – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The goal of this QUAN-qual mixed methods study was to investigate how parents from various ethnicities and socioeconomic status construct their expectations of academic achievement and the impact these expectations have on academic success for the student. Data was gathered by using The Parent Survey of Family and Community Involvement in the…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Learning, Academic Achievement
Garcia-Griffin, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study focused on students' responses toward an experimental instructional program called Flex-time that was offered in grades three through five in a Southeast NJ school district. The study aimed to determine: (1) if the Flex program motivated and/or engaged students to have a love for learning and (2) if characteristics, such as grade level,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Working Hours, Elementary Schools, Program Evaluation
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