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Stinson, Debbie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was undertaken to discover how fourth-and fifth-grade teachers implemented the systematic Focused English Language Development (FELD) program with English Language Learners (ELL) students. ELL students are not reaching proficiency at a higher rate because of the gap in teachers' understanding of effective teaching practices and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Grade 4, Grade 5
Simpson, David – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The main purpose of this research study was to fill gaps in existing research on the comparative forms and qualities of learning that emerge from formal professional development and from more self-directed teacher teams. This research study also described the extent to which both align to recommendations for professional learning and the extent…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Interviews, Surveys, Video Technology
Malova, Irina – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This comparative case study investigated integrated reading-writing instruction (IRWI) as an approach for writing instruction implemented after the adoption of Common Core State Standards (NGA & CCSSO, 2010a). Specifically, I explored the nature of IRWI through video-recorded observations of writing instruction, teachers' perspectives towards…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Literacy Education, English
Limpert, Stefanie Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study investigated the relationship between flexible learning environments and student attitudes about reading. Flexible learning environments are spaces wherein learners can choose from different seating or standing options, locations within the learning space, and the size group with which to work. This allows the learner to find the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Flexible Progression, Grade 4
Sutliffe-Auch, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore how college and career readiness teachers describe their lived experiences as they guide students from a K-12 district in Phoenix, toward their postsecondary aspirations. This study was derived from the funds of knowledge theory, status attainment theory, and social capital…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Mosley, Sherea – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study primarily explores the types of books African American children in a local fourth grade classroom like and enjoy. Books students are interested in reading and other related aspects that contribute to their literary enjoyment are also explored. It is during the upper elementary years that many students who eventually express little or no…
Descriptors: African American Students, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Books
Nellis, Theresa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Self-regulation is a significant predictor of student academic performance, over those traditional measures of intelligence and socioeconomic status. The failure to develop these skills may produce students who are at a four-times greater risk of behavioral issues, school dropout, and poor academic performance. This multiple qualitative case study…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
Rice, Diane – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In Grades 3 to 5 at a suburban southeastern elementary school, the percentage of students with disabilities (SWDs) who do not meet state standards in science and social studies is greater than that of their nondisabled peers. To address this disparity, district administrators required that proficiency ratings increase for SWDs without providing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Disabilities, Elementary School Science
Snyder, Amy T. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Improving foundational academic skills for elementary level students continues to be a challenge for classroom teachers. This study implemented weekly progress monitoring procedures using curriculum-based measurement assessments in conjunction with weekly individual student-teacher graphing and goal-setting conferences to determine the effect the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Graphs
Khasanova, Elvira – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Students' development of conceptual understandings is a central goal of mathematics education (CCSS-Mathematics, 2010). Such a challenging, yet ambiguous, goal cannot be achieved without empowering teachers with the knowledge and tools critical for their ability to adequately convey the content, and assess and interpret students' performance. This…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts
DeBiase, Kirstie – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to gain a better understanding of how induction programs might effectively support STEM K-8 teacher preparation. American schools are not producing competent STEM graduates prepared to meet employment demands. Over the next decade, STEM employment opportunities are expected to increase twice as fast…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, STEM Education, Teacher Competencies
Chinnis, Kimberly L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
There is much concern regarding the underachievement of gifted students. Gifted students have the potential to make outstanding contributions to society. The present study analyzed the perceptions of teachers, principals, and one director of gifted education of gifted 4th and 5th grade students in the area of reading and explored constructs of…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academically Gifted, Grade 4, Grade 5
Peacock, Delicia – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Inclusion classrooms were introduced in the United States in 1990 when the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act required that special education students be instructed in a general education setting. Ensuing changes in instructional formats have caused role confusion for special and general education teachers, resulted in mixed attitudes…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Teacher Attitudes
Taneja, Anju – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Studies have shown an association between argumentative discourse in science class, better understanding of science concepts, and improved academic performance. However, there is lack of research on how argumentation can increase student motivation. This mixed methods concurrent nested study uses Bandura's construct of motivation and concepts of…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation
McKenna, Rachel Lynn-Pleis – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Over the past decade, there has been a considerable push in emphasizing STEM--an acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math--as an integral aspect of educational curriculums. Even though research suggests that females tend to outperform males in standardized testing in STEM areas, they remain underrepresented in STEM careers…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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