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Shevchuk, Sara Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The English Language Learner student population is on the rise in the United States. There are more students than ever entering school with a language other than English as their primary language. There is an inconsistency in the delivery service (pull-out or push-in) as well as a variety of pedagogical practices used to instruct students in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Delivery Systems, Educational Practices
Emmer, Edwin Wheeler – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students that come from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds are more likely to manifest a science achievement gap when compared to their high SES peers as a result of the myriad of factors that have the potential to influence student performance, including limited access to resources, fewer life experiences, health care concerns, fewer…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Science Achievement, Achievement Gap, Elementary School Students
Coleman, Kamarrie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This comparative case study explains the perspectives, experiences, and instructional contexts of teachers working with English Learners (EL) in Grades 3-5 to plan, deliver, and assess Second Language Morphological Awareness (L2MA) across three different program models. ELs have experienced low levels of reading comprehension since the inception…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Morphology (Languages), Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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
Esquivel, Johanna – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine fourth-grade English-Spanish bilingual students' ability to recognize and transfer knowledge of cognate word ending rules from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. Cognate transformational word ending rules are strategies for tapping into the students' linguistic background and for opening…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Vocabulary Development, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
McGuckin, Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to measure the effects that one-to-one technology has on student academic achievement in reading and mathematics. This study was conducted in a small rural central Illinois elementary school about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, Illinois. The total student population for the district is 506 students. The total number…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness
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
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
Vik, Tracy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Language immersion programs are becoming more available as a form of school choice in both private and public education in the United States and beyond. While there is research on the benefits of immersion education regarding overall intelligence, there is still much skepticism as to why parents would place their child in an immersion program vs.…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Spanish
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
Hernandez-Nuhfer, Margarita Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The present study evaluated the effects and interaction of item set size and instructional time on students' fluency growth rates with multiplication facts over time when using an Explicit Timing intervention. The first goal was to determine an interaction between set size and instructional time across time that would influence the fluency growth…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Multiplication, Mathematical Concepts
Vandermark, Tara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to test the relationships between the level of implementation for instructional rounds and various instructional outcomes in grades 3-6 in a large suburban Texas school district. From the population of teachers in the district, a random sample of teachers ( n= 200) who taught in grades 3-6 were invited to participate in the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Correlation, Teaching Methods, Program Implementation
Brown, Dawnyell – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Music education has been shown to be related to a variety of positive outcomes, including student achievement in math. This study was conducted to examine the effect of integrating Hip Hop Literacy songs on fourth grade reading achievement scores. The framework for the study was Miendlarzweska and Trost's model of musical instrument training.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Music Education, Reading Achievement
Bartolo, Paula – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand the lived experiences of public school teachers using Google Suite for Education with Google Chromebooks integrated into the core curriculum. With the adoption of Common Core standards by 46 states, the increased use of technology has occurred due to standards that integrate technology.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Public School Teachers, Grade 4
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