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Tucker, Tiffany G. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this research study was to compare the impact of Teacher-Set Accelerated Reader goals (TSAR) with Student-Set Accelerated Reader goals (SSAR) of fourth- and fifth-grade students. The goal of this research study was to determine which type of goal setting approach influences reading growth the most as measured by the easyCBM…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Goal Orientation, Student Attitudes
Cannon Wilson, Iris Chloris – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Accountability pressures have impacted pedagogy in many K-12 schools in the United States. Low achievement on standardized assessments may be attributed to many factors, including instructional strategies. Differentiated instruction has been identified as an instructional method that meets the diverse needs, interests, and strengths. The purpose…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement
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
Whipple, Patrick Bailey – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study used generalizability ("G")-theory as a theoretical framework to study the effects of multiple facets on the variability and reliability of New York State Grades Four through Six constructed-response scores for ELA and Mathematics. The impact of the study could be both timely and significant given the current political climate…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Accountability
Perry, Paul J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Recent legislation such as No Child Left Behind and the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) increasingly pressure teachers and schools to be accountable for instructional time in the form of improved test scores. As a result, students are given an increasing variety of assessments in a given school year in an attempt to measure academic…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Informal Reading Inventories
Pappasergi, Jenifer R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study was to examine self-efficacy perceptions of elementary teachers, kindergarten through fourth grade, and determine whether or not teacher self-efficacy perceptions differ related to classification area of district, certification held and experience of working with students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders (E/BD). In addition,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
Vavassoeur, Lether Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this dissertation was to investigate the extent to which the Test of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch) in isolation and in combination with parent ratings of inattention predicted performance on reading comprehension assessments presented in various formats (question and answer, cloze, and recall) among a non-clinical sample…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4, Minority Group Children
Szczasny, Annette L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Brain Gym is a movement-based program designed to address a diverse range of students academic and behavioral needs by promoting whole-brain learning. However, the scientific research-base supporting Brain Gym is limited and findings are inconclusive. This study's goal was to evaluate the effects of Brain Gym movements on fourth grade students…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement
DeSantis, Whitney – ProQuest LLC, 2016
As military dependent students relocate, they enroll in multiple schools throughout their K-12 experience. Frequent mobility can create gaps in achievement. The challenge in the local setting is meeting the needs of military dependent students scoring below grade level standards in math. The purpose of the formative evaluation was to determine the…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Intervention, Grade 3, Grade 4
Pocquette, Jayne S. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore at-risk student's perceptions of teacher-student relationships and the context in which at-risk students perceived these relationships. The study was conducted in two phases: first a student self-survey was given and second two focus groups with students was conducted. The Children's Appraisal of Teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes
Strong, Dawn Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study analyzed the required inclusion of school test scores in the yearly evaluation of school principals within the current school reform and standards and accountability movements of both the federal and state departments of education. Extant data from a single school district in Oregon was used for this study, and included: (a)…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Predictor Variables
Coggins, Joanne Veatch – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The reliability and validity of a Morphological Awareness (MA) battery and a researcher created Morphological Awareness Assessment Battery (MAAB) were evaluated to determine how each type contributed to passage reading comprehension among 56 fourth and fifth graders with reading difficulties. The MA battery is an assessment battery comprised of…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Reading Difficulties, Grade 4, Grade 5
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)
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