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Thomas, Barbara Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to discover and compare perceptions of three different groups of Indiana elementary educators concerning the importance of areas of the principal's literacy knowledge base, as well as responsibility for and use of this knowledge by principals to adequately support effective research-based literacy instruction. The…
Descriptors: State Standards, Change Agents, Specialists, Literacy
Reeves, Jonathan Bart – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the relationship of two climate constructs in academic optimism and organizational climate as each relates to school effectiveness. Academic optimism is an academic environment comprised of three dimensions: academic emphasis, collective efficacy, and faculty trust (Hoy, Tarter, & Hoy, 2006). The Organizational Climate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness, Achievement Tests, Grade 4
Lawson, Evelyn Roshonn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between teacher attitude toward Black English and student achievement in reading. For this study, 61 teachers of reading or English/Language Arts in grades 3-6 were surveyed. These teachers, whose informed consent letters indicated a willingness to participate, were selected from 17…
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Negative Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Reading Achievement
Balido-Dean, Lesley-Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
"Dyslexia: An Analysis of Dyslexic Students at the Elementary Level" is a study that researches the success rate of dyslexic students at the third, fourth and fifth grade levels on the reading portion of the TAKS test in a school district in south central Texas. In 2007, a school district in south central Texas implemented a dyslexia…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Kent, Kimberly Penn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The primary purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference between self-contained and departmentalized classroom organization on the Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) in reading and mathematics for students in fourth and fifth grade. A secondary purpose of this study was to consider how these organizational structures affect the…
Descriptors: School Organization, Grade 4, Grade 5, Reading Achievement
Edwards, Patricia A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this mixed research design study was to examine how teachers in a large urban Midwestern district used Thinking Maps® with students in elementary school general education and special education classrooms. In addition, this study examined the use of Thinking Maps® with 30 urban elementary school males in two schools: one second…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Males, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools
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
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