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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
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
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
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
McCullough, Sabrina D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This action research study investigated the change in professional development model in the acquisition of content knowledge for fourth-grade math teachers. The current professional development atmosphere is a traditional "sit and get" opportunity. However, research offers that teachers should be active participants in their learning.…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Action Research
Drummond, Dian – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to ascertain the perceptions of second- through fourth-grade teachers' knowledge of inference, strategies used by teachers for developing inference, and the instructional tools that teachers use to teach their students to make inferences. The participants in this study were eight…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inferences
Bertolone-Smith, Claudia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Students in the United States continue to struggle with fraction mastery despite the fact that understanding fractions is essential for further progress in mathematics (NAEP, 2008). This research project investigated the potential of using high-press mathematical discourse (Kazemi & Stipek, 2008) to investigate fourth graders' emerging…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Fractions, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
ProQuest LLC, 2016
This mixed-methods study was designed to understand the perceptions of K-5 elementary educators in regard to social studies, methods of instruction, and the amount of instructional time spent on social studies in relation to other core subjects. The descriptive study utilized a cross-sectional survey design to understand the perceptions of 153 K-5…
Descriptors: Influences, Social Studies, Elementary School Students, Time Factors (Learning)
Prince, Johanna – ProQuest LLC, 2014
English Language Learners (ELLs) must develop a full range of language skills to participate in the academic discourse of school. This population is a growing demographic in the United States and abroad; and meeting the linguistic needs of ELL students in the mainstream classroom is relevant to teachers across the globe. Technology can be a…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Skills, Academic Discourse, Mainstreaming
Cotner, Bridget A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
School reform programs focus on making educational changes; however, research on interventions past the funded implementation phase to determine what was sustained is rarely done (Beery, Senter, Cheadle, Greenwald, Pearson, et al., 2005). This study adds to the research on sustainability by determining what instructional practices, if any, of the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Sustainability, Teaching Methods
Sicherer, Mati – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Researchers have found that teachers seem to lack information about dyslexia which can influence teaching efficacy and behavior. Because inclusion has caused children with dyslexia to spend the majority of their day in general education classrooms, general education teachers are mainly responsible for educating these students. These teachers must…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior, Inclusion
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