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McLoud, Rachael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
An increasing number of parents are opting-out their children from high-stakes. Accountability systems in education have used students' test scores to measure student learning, teacher effectiveness, and school district performance. Students who are opted-out of high-stakes tests are not being evaluated by the state tests, making their level of…
Descriptors: Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
Meyrick, Christopher S. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The occurrence of behaviors that require disciplinary action will always be an issue without programs to support the social and emotional development of students at a young and critical age. The problem school districts face is how to appropriately and effectively provide consequences to different targeted age groups, based on their social and…
Descriptors: Values Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Self Control
Agner Radano, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of the study was to explore Kindergarten public school teachers' perceptions of the effects of technology use in the classroom on reading achievement and barriers to technology use in the classroom. This study also examined the differences between technology-based learning interventions on Kindergarten students' reading growth.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Young Children, Teacher Attitudes
Derby, Katherine E. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The enVisionmath 2.0 curriculum was implemented by a medium-sized school district to improve achievement for all elementary students because the district felt that students were underperforming in mathematics. The belief of underperformance mirrors the performance of U.S. students on international measures. For instance, the performance of U.S.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement
Nichols, Kelley L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Elementary students in urban schools tend to report lower reading ability than their suburban counterparts. The general problem is that poor reading ability can have a negative impact on students' performance, but there does not seem to be any clear method for addressing the issue within the urban school environment. The specific problem is that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Ability
Slater, LaTonya Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This qualitative case study explored the writing assessment practices of upper elementary ELA teachers and factors that influenced their decision making when assessing student writing. Effective assessment practices are important because these practices can aid teachers in identifying student needs, designing tailored writing instruction, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, English Teachers, Language Arts, Writing Evaluation
Nesmith, James A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine school administrators' perspectives regarding grade-level retention in grades kindergarten through third in a New Jersey school district. Furthermore, this study explored how often school administrators reviewed retention literature and whether the literature influenced their overall opinion of retention.…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary School Students, Administrator Attitudes, Kindergarten
Han, Jinjoo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD), this dissertation examined the relationship between pre-K quality and children's academic achievement at 54 months and in first, third, and fifth grades, controlling for child and family covariates and the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Children, Grade 1
White, Marsha – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS) is a program that was designed to address the behavior needs of students in a schoolwide setting. The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the differences on student discipline and academic performance in rural elementary schools among third grade students in schools that were…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Mills, Andrea J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research shows that technology integration enables a stronger inclusion of digital literacies and engages individuals in a text format other than print. With more schools becoming 1:1, educators find themselves supporting curriculum standards in literacy with digital text despite shifts that occur with learning. In a basic qualitative research…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration
Westbrook, Ann M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using a mixed-methods approach, the researcher investigated the generalization of Positive Behavior Supports Skills (PBIS) within an Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program, implemented with fidelity, as evidenced by statewide recognition for 10 years in a row, to the kindergarten setting in a Midwestern School District. Through…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Kindergarten
Shevchuk, Sara Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The English Language Learner student population is on the rise in the United States. There are more students than ever entering school with a language other than English as their primary language. There is an inconsistency in the delivery service (pull-out or push-in) as well as a variety of pedagogical practices used to instruct students in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Delivery Systems, Educational Practices
Ray, David L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify and categorize the morphologically complex words in the Kindergarten and First Grade Common Core State Standards English and Language Arts (CCSS ELA) Exemplar Texts. Four text types were analyzed: student-read fiction, student-read informational text, teacher read-aloud fiction, and teacher read-aloud…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Common Core State Standards, English Instruction
McIntosh, Kristi Renee Barnes – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This investigation explored the relationship between educator preparation programs and teachers' perceptions of instructional readiness in foundational literacy skills. This study also examined the impact that early childhood, elementary, and specialty endorsement education programs of study, reading methods courses, and clinical field experiences…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Clinical Experience, Reading Readiness
Dougherty, Danielle M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) are at greater risk for negative school outcomes than their English proficient counterparts. Previous research has demonstrated the importance of engagement to promote academic achievement among students. However, little research has been conducted examining engagement among students who are ELLs.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Kindergarten
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