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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
Sandiford, Anderson P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined differences in the academic performance of students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11 in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Bermuda based on their level of involvement in school music organizations--band or choir--and school sports--varsity or intramural--as measured by standardized achievement and ability tests.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Extracurricular Activities, Parochial Schools, Comparative Education
Johnson, Delonda – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine if grade level configuration and student achievement in science, specifically fifth grade Science TAKS scores are related. This study utilized a causal comparative (ex post facto) design to determine if a consistent relationship existed between fifth grade students' success on the science TAKS at the…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Elementary Education, Intermediate Grades
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