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Barnes, Zachary T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Executive function skills have a direct link to reading comprehension (Carretti, Borella, Cornoldi, & De Beni, 2009). Specifically, cognitive flexibility and working memory have been shown as a significant contributor to reading comprehension (Cain, Oakhill, & Bryant, 2004; Cartwright, 2002). Understanding the link between cognitive…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Cognitive Processes, Short Term Memory, Reading Comprehension
Duffy, Gail Eileen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The goal of this evaluation was to provide findings and recommendations to the district on the instructional technology initiative at one elementary school in connection to its stated goals of promoting the college and career readiness of students through the use of instructional technology. The superintendent, director of technology, principal,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Outcomes of Education, Career Readiness
Santone, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation analyzes data in order to answer the research question, "Do eighth grade students who have participated regularly in their school band programs for four consecutive years achieve higher scores in New Jersey's Grade Eight PARCC Assessment than students of similar ability who do not play a musical instrument?" Data was…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, Charter Schools
Suter, Jayna – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to ascertain the degree to which a relationship exists between teacher-reported technology integration in the classroom and student math achievement of classrooms containing third through fifth grade students in one Southern California school district, as measured by a standardized…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Correlation, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests
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
Jones, Willette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the low literacy and math achievement of 4th grade students with emotional disturbances (ED) in an urban school district in Pennsylvania. Researchers have speculated that teachers possess limited knowledge of the behavioral health needs of students with ED needed to support their behavior and achievement. Therefore, this…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Mathematics Achievement, Emotional Disturbances, Elementary School Teachers
Weatherhead, Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study is concerned with how teachers use data about students' ideas in science, elicited from embedded formative assessment probes, to make decisions about next steps in instruction. Since Black and Wiliam's (1998) seminal work on formative assessment, researchers and practitioners alike concerned themselves with formative assessment and its…
Descriptors: Master Teachers, Formative Evaluation, Data Use, Decision Making
Crowley, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Declining mathematics scores are forcing school administrators to look for nontraditional ways to educate students. Adaptive learning systems have been implemented in schools with the purpose of providing personalized learning opportunities for students. The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate the effect of adaptive supplemental…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Individualized Instruction, Urban Schools, Elementary School Students
Dennis, Sheila R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educational neuroscience (EN) is a transdisciplinary convergence of neurosciences, education, and psychology that has gained international momentum. Its purpose is to advance the application of neurosciences in P-12 education as a way to improve the design of instructional environments and practices that support the multidimensional social,…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Classroom Environment, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Feldman, Andrea A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The aim of this study was to identify and implement research-based practices in reading comprehension that would enable deaf and hard-of hearing adolescents to monitor their comprehension actively to increase the reading level beyond fourth grade. Making meaning out of teachers' and students' reading comprehension experiences through their…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Students with Disabilities, Reading Comprehension
Paul, Narmada – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the impact of instructional support of fourth-grade students' basic psychological needs (autonomy, competence, relatedness) on their motivation to participate in asynchronous online discussions and their argumentation skills. An instructional intervention called Need Supportive Blended Learning (NSBL) was developed and tested…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Motivation, Computer Mediated Communication, Persuasive Discourse
Webb, Anne Frank – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Although there are several comprehensive measures of children's anxiety symptoms, many have limited utility for screening within school settings. As such, the primary purpose of this dissertation was to develop a brief self-report anxiety measure appropriate for use with students in Grades 3-8. An initial pool of 50 items was developed based on…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Anxiety, Screening Tests, Grade 3
Noel, Lesley-Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The last two years of primary school in Trinidad and Tobago are marked by preparation for national standardized tests. The focus on preparing for these tests impacts teaching and learning strategies, as there is a shift to teacher centered classrooms and teaching strategies that depend on rote learning and memorization. This study explored how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Rural Schools, Design
Turner, Kristina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the current study was to determine the impact Communities In Schools, an integrated student supports provider, has on the achievement results for elementary age economically disadvantaged and minority students. A causal-comparative design was utilized to compare achievement outcomes for African American, economically disadvantaged,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Minority Group Students, Low Income Students, Academic 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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