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Jones, Maria Teresa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between early career and college interventions and college-going self-efficacy of suburban fourth and fifth grade students. This study further explored how a suburban school district addressed challenges and evaluated the perceptions of the system's strategies and implementation of a…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Child Development, Self Efficacy
Hutchison, Colleen Scott Larson – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Many math students, both EL and non-EL, struggle to reach the level of proficiency on California state tests which is required since the passage of NCLB in 2002 (California Department of Education, 2012). In California only 34% of students scored at the level of proficiency or above in 2011 (National Assessment for Educational Progress, 2012). The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Quasiexperimental Design, Statistical Analysis, Grade 4
Northey, Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Being able to use the words that are learned and encountered in school is an important skill for communicating and displaying understanding. Students are increasingly expected to be able to appropriately and effectively use complex academic words in their writing, yet we know little about this productive aspect of word knowledge. This study…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Teaching Methods, Phonology, Pretests Posttests
Whitworth, Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed methods action research study explored how students reacted to using literature circles to enhance their knowledge and understanding of reading nonfiction text as compared to students using guided reading. This study showed a minimal improvement for students participating in the literature circle group in overall understanding of…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Pretests Posttests, Grade 4, Rural Schools
Martin, Anthony W. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study was designed to determine whether or not data driven math skills groups would be effective in increasing student academic achievement. From this topic three key questions arose: "Would the implementation of data driven math skills groups improve student academic achievement more than standard instruction as measured by the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Student Improvement, Mathematics Instruction
Rouse, Julie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Deficiencies in mathematics standardized test scores prompted school district policymakers to consider implementing a program designed to increase students' basic multiplication fact skills. This study was an evaluation of the Math Factual Operations for Understanding program. The program, marketed with a martial arts theme, was intended to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Standardized Tests, Scores, Mathematical Concepts
Forney, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2013
When it comes to content area material, much of what students read and learn is predicated on information they have read before and are supposed to remember. Teachers often use silent reading and round robin reading as preferred reading methods to help students learn content area material. The objective of this study was to test reader's theater…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Retention (Psychology), Silent Reading
McCutcheon, Catherine A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The traditional classroom educational approach has been unsuccessful in helping special education and non-special education students who are not proficient readers. The problem addressed in this study was that a large number of American children are experiencing difficulty learning to read. One possible way to help students learn to read is…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Reading Programs, Statistical Analysis
Rumsey, Chepina Witkowski – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The goals for this study were to investigate how fourth-grade students developed an understanding of the arithmetic properties when instruction promoted mathematical argumentation and to identify the characteristics of students' arguments. Using the emergent perspective as an overarching theoretical perspective helped distinguish between two…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Arithmetic, Mathematics Instruction
Torchia, Sean P. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The focus of this study was to explore the relationship between the use of cooperative learning strategies and student achievement, and student perceptions of self-efficacy and motivation in mathematics. Teacher perceptions of the impact that cooperative learning strategies have on student achievement, intrinsic motivation, and self-efficacy were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Motivation, Self Efficacy, Cooperative Learning
Kersey, Denise A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Not all students with disabilities receive special education accommodations in science class. Without special education support, students with disabilities are unable to comprehend and apply science concepts. Implementing a co-teaching model could be a remedy for this lack of supports. Framed by constructivist theory, this study sought to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Dos Santos, Kimberley G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation was designed to examine the effects of a site-based teacher mentoring program on teacher confidence and effectiveness in an elementary school in Florida. Based on preliminary data, there was a need for system organizational change to improve teacher confidence and performance with the district's Document Based Question (DBQ)…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mentors, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
Wells, Sheila – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The critical-thinking skill of problem solving needs to be part of the curriculum for all students, including those with learning disabilities living in poverty; yet, too often this is not the case. Too often students in poverty and students with learning disabilities are provided a curriculum that is watered down, focused on the basics, and aimed…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Poverty
Hendrix, Rebecca Compton – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study made analysis of how the integration of creative drama into a science enrichment program enhanced the learning of elementary school students' understanding of sound physics and solar energy. The study also sought to determine if student attitudes toward science could be improved with the inclusion of creative drama as an extension…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Drama, Creativity, Enrichment Activities
Collen, Mary Helen – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Reciprocal teaching, a social constructivist instruction method, was explored in this study on the mathematical word problem solving skills of fifth grade students in two elementary schools within a suburban school district in upstate New York. Eighty-five students in four intact classes participated in this mixed methods study. Using a…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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