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Kramb, Amy D. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The public school system in the United States is facing severe criticism. There exists today, a constant stream of negative messages through media coverage, news articles and charter school marketing campaigns claiming the failing of the public school system specifically in the content area of mathematics. Current research exposes alarming…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Grade 3, Grade 5, Elementary School Mathematics
Rohrman, Susan T. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the effectiveness of a pilot program utilizing practice standardized test questions for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in an economically disadvantaged school and evaluated the impact of the pilot program on pre- and post-test practice tests in language arts literacy and on the 2009 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Pilot Projects, Economically Disadvantaged, Standardized Tests
Olson, Christine A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In an effort to implement school reform to meet the needs of a changing society, schools have taken action to assist students in achieving proficiency on standardized tests by implementing departmentalized gender-inclusive classroom environments in the public school system. Research conducted in M. Gurian and P. Henley's (2001) "Boys and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Standardized Tests
Lee, Jiyeon – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to assess reading motivational differences of students with reading disabilities/difficulties (RD), attention deficit hyperactive disorders/at-risk for ADHD, combined groups (RD+ADHD), and non-disabled comparisons (ND). Most motivational research has made academic motivational comparisons with typical students without…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Self Efficacy
Mazza, Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act is a mandate from the federal government for education to increase student performance and school accountability. As a result of this mandate, many states have issued the use of high-stakes standardized tests as a means of monitoring schools' accountability. New York State administers the English Language Arts (ELA)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Federal Legislation, Language Arts, Standardized Tests
Ozdogru, Asil Ali – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Out-of-school time constitutes a major context of social and emotional development for children across cultures. Because it is not constrained by school attendance, weekend time allows cultural and gender differences in time usage to emerge. In this study, children's weekend activities, choice, and some of the related emotional outcomes were…
Descriptors: Socialization, Parent Role, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
Farran, Lama K. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation examined the relationship between language and reading in bilingual English-Arabic children. The dissertation followed a two chapter Review and Research Format. Chapter One presents a review of research that examined the relationship between oral language and reading development in bilingual English-Arabic children. Chapter Two…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Dwight, Linda G. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The Summer Enrichment Camp (SEC) at Pequea Valley School District was developed to provide an extended school year for at-risk, Title I, students. This study compared the learning growth of the SEC students with similar students who did not attend SEC. The 36 students in the SEC group were compared to 18 non-SEC students using district and state…
Descriptors: Extended School Year, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Journal Articles
Durham, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This qualitative study examined the role of arts instruction and arts integrated teaching in the development of cognitive process and personal dispositions of children with moderate to severe learning disabilities. Interviews, observations, and artifact data were gathered to gain a deeper understanding of what and how children learn in and through…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Private Schools, Visual Arts, Classroom Desegregation
Koh, Serene S. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Debates about nationality and identity have particular relevance for multicultural nations such as Singapore and the United States where recent trends in immigration and an increasing multiplicity of identities problematize the notion of citizenship. Given that a nation's schools are where the dominant discourse of nation identity and history are…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Citizenship Education, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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