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Roan, Clayton – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study compared mathematics achievement in Illinois elementary schools using the "Everyday Math" and "Saxon Math" curricula. The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) was used as the measure of student achievement. Multiple correlation analyses showed that the type of curriculum used was a significant predictor of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Comparative Analysis, State Standards
Galluzzo, Charles A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
There is a great deal of research supporting Reading Recovery as a successful reading intervention program that assists below level first graders readers in closing the gap in reading at the same level of their average peers. There is a lack of research that analyses the cost-effectiveness of the Reading Recovery program compared to the cost in…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness
Grant, Ginger Madonna – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In 2005, the achievement gap between African-American and Caucasian students doubled in the state of Louisiana. Sixty-three percent of the public schools in an urban school district in southeastern Louisiana received an Academically Unacceptable Status (AUS) rating according to Louisiana accountability standards. In 2006, the Louisiana Board of…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Experimental Groups, Teacher Promotion, Elementary Secondary Education
Gutman, Tricia E. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The achievement gap in reading between students of low versus high socioeconomic status (SES) is detrimental to students of low SES who struggle with basic reading skills such as fluency and comprehension. The purpose of this study was to investigate if the systematic use of Read Naturally, a repeated reading fluency-based program, significantly…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Social Change, Grade 5, Reading Skills
Tucker, Christine N. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Many schools in the United States use the IQ-achievement discrepancy method to identify children with learning disabilities (a significant split between their intelligence and their achievement skills). Unfortunately struggling students who are not identified by this method remain in the regular education setting with no additional supports and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, At Risk Students, Social Change, Grade 4