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Mills, Andrea J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research shows that technology integration enables a stronger inclusion of digital literacies and engages individuals in a text format other than print. With more schools becoming 1:1, educators find themselves supporting curriculum standards in literacy with digital text despite shifts that occur with learning. In a basic qualitative research…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration
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
Williams, Kelly R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The implementation of the Literacy-Based Promotion Act in Mississippi required third graders to prove mastery in reading before promotion to the fourth grade. This mixed model method of research investigated the achievement test scores of fourth and fifth grade students that were not accountable for passing the Third Grade Summative Reading…
Descriptors: Literacy, Instructional Effectiveness, Achievement Tests, Scores
Anderson, Katie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Education researchers have documented that first-year teachers are often less effective at reading instruction than their more experienced peers. Accordingly, this qualitative, comparative case study was designed to assess the instructional skills and strategies utilized by first-year and experienced teachers using Danielson's Framework for…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Reading Teachers
Harris-Hugan, Chelsea Denise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quasi-experimental quantitative case study was to determine whether the implementation of intervention vocabulary strategies; Morphemic Analysis and Semantic Word Mapping during small-group instruction daily for 30 minutes for six weeks would increase reading comprehension scores of struggling readers in fourth grade classrooms…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Small Group Instruction, Grade 4
Holmgren, LaVonne Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Improving decoding was the focus of this qualitative multiple case study. Four fourth grade participants received intensive, explicit reading intervention from an expert reading teacher for 17 weeks. Data from intervention class observations, documents, and interviews with participants and classroom teacher were analyzed to determine how these…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Decoding (Reading), Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction
Lancaster, Jessica Margaret – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Given recent calls for integrating metacognitive strategy instruction in classrooms and current models of self-regulated learning that emphasize the importance of skilled metacognitive monitoring throughout the reading process (Azevedo, 2009a; de Bruin, & van Gog, 2012; Dent & Hoyle, 2015), this study investigated the effects of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Language Arts
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
Brasher, Casey F. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Reading comprehension assessments often lack instructional utility because they do not accurately pinpoint why a student has difficulty. The varying formats, directions, and response requirements of comprehension assessments lead to differential measurement of underlying skills and contribute to noted amounts of unshared variance among tests. Maze…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Grade 4, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
Poock, William Henry – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Literacy educators hold different beliefs about the best approaches to teach students how to read and about the reading process including a skills view of reading and learning to read versus a transactional, sociopsycholinguistic view of reading and learning to read (Weaver, 2002). Reading for understanding is an important skill to develop in…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Student Teachers, Video Technology
Dotson, Ronnie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
More than ever before, public schools are under immense pressure to raise the academic achievement of students. Administrators, teachers, and parents alike are searching for ways to equip students with the necessary knowledge to be successful in the 21st Century. Research proves that goal setting provides students with a tool to plan, monitor, and…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies
Myers, Brenda Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Using a quantitative ex post facto causal comparative research design, this study analyzed the effects of the Academy of Reading software program on students' reading achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) reading scale scores of students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades from 2013-2014 were utilized in this study. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
Kung, Melody – ProQuest LLC, 2016
There is a lack of knowledge regarding reading development and predictors of reading development for Language Minority students (LMs) such as Asians. In particular, the research base is limited regarding the effectiveness of different reading instructional emphases for Asian LMs. The purpose of the present study was to examine whether language…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Minority Group Students, Language Minorities, Asian Americans
Harkness, Lori M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The problem investigated in this quantitative study was that schools in a small, rural East Texas town were falling below acceptable ratings in reading on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Researchers have found that constructive-based learning environments (CBLEs)…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Grade 5, Reading Achievement, Statistical Analysis
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