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Aud, Susan; Hussar, William; Johnson, Frank; Kena, Grace; Roth, Erin; Manning, Eileen; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
To ensure reliable, accurate, and timely data, which are necessary to monitor the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report summarizes important developments and trends in education…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Statistics, Educational Indicators, Enrollment Rate
Ikeler, Susan I. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) has had significant and multilayered consequences for students, teachers, and schools. The purpose of this study was to learn more about the areas of NCLB that teachers support and also the areas of NCLB that teachers see as problematic. The data in this mixed methods study was collected through an…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Sanctions, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement
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
Koutsoftas, Anthony D. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Educational reform initiatives of the last decade have focused on the three R's: reading, writing, and arithmetic, with writing receiving the least attention in the research literature (National Commission on Writing, 2003). Studies of writing performance in United States schoolchildren indicate that many are writing only at basic levels. The…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Structural Equation Models, Written Language, Pathology
Lessler, Karen Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The Federal education policy No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has initiated high-stakes testing among U.S. public schools. The premise of the NCLB initiative is that all students reach proficiency in reading and math by 2014. Under NCLB, individual state education departments were required to implement annual assessments in grades two through eight…
Descriptors: Evidence, Schools of Education, History, Teacher Effectiveness
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
Pate, Glynna Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The following study investigated the relationship between teacher effectiveness, as defined by the teacher's proficiency score on Domain VIII of the Texas Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS), and student achievement on the fourth- and fifth-grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) reading and mathematics tests. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Predictor Variables
Xu, Xueli; von Davier, Matthias – Educational Testing Service, 2010
One of the major objectives of large-scale educational surveys is reporting trends in academic achievement. For this purpose, a substantial number of items are carried from one assessment cycle to the next. The linking process that places academic abilities measured in different assessments on a common scale is usually based on a concurrent…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Trend Analysis, Computation, Educational Assessment
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
Kober, Nancy; Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2010
After eight years of implementing the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and other school reforms, how much progress have states, school districts, and schools made in raising achievement for students from all backgrounds and closing achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, income, and gender? To help answer this question, the Center on…
Descriptors: Income, Federal Legislation, American Indians, Academic Achievement
Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2010
This report compares state math and reading proficiency scores in grades 4 and 8 to National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) basic scores for the period of 2005 to 2009. The study found that scores on state tests and NAEP have increased in most states with sufficient data. Also included with the report are profiles for the 23 states that…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, National Competency Tests, Scores, Grade 4
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
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