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Wexler, Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In elementary school, many children struggle in learning how to read. Some of these struggling readers will be identified to receive special education services as a student with a reading disability (RD), while other students will not be identified to receive such services but will continue to have low reading achievement (LRA). Limited research,…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Low Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
Greenberg, Susan – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Recent emphasis on effects of nonacademic skills served as a catalyst for examining Approaches to Learning (ATLs) variables from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Kindergarten cohort (ECLS-K). Nonacademic skills play a role in academic success. A gap exists in the research highlighting and understanding the extent to which these nonacademic…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Learning Strategies
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
Hwang, HyeJin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Reading development in students who are second language learners (SLLs) has been a concern of many educators. It is important to understand reading development in students who are SLLs to effectively support their reading development. The dissertation consists of two studies, presented in two stand-alone manuscripts, that aimed to deepen our…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
Farnsworth, Elyse McCullough – ProQuest LLC, 2018
According to the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (2004), state and local education agencies are obligated to locate, identify, and evaluate all individuals ages birth to 21 years who may be in need of special education services and supports. Past research suggested, however, that disparities exist between the percent of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Referral, Preschool Children
Biales, Carrie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study used latent class analysis to examine profiles of Head Start classroom quality as measured by the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale (CIS) and the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) with a large sample of classrooms (n=379). Data used in the study were taken from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education
Marquez, Jocabed G. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The United States faces high demand for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) professionals and a scarce supply of individuals who pursue STEM careers, especially minority populations in the U.S with proficiency in a language other than English. The primary goal of this research was to determine the impact of use of Spanish in…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Executive Function, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
Reid, Tingting – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Previous research examining the reading achievement of immigrant children has often grouped English learners into one broad category, referred to as ELs, thereby creating an "either-or" dichotomy regarding whether or not these students need school language supports. The present study examined the theoretical contention regarding the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Family Environment, Literacy Education
Schiavone, Vincent – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the influence of social-emotional competence (SEC) and various other student- and school-level variables on the academic achievement of kindergarteners. Data were collected on a nationally representative cohort of kindergarteners as part of the United States Department of Education's Early…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Kindergarten
Bellair, Brian K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Parent involvement in education has long been viewed as a pathway to increased student achievement. Although much research exists with regard to this topic, little examines this relationship specifically for students with disabilities in grades 1-5 despite being required by both the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Disabilities
Yeomans-Maldonado, Gloria – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this dissertation is to contextualize the measurement of the HLE for Spanish-speaking Latino families. This goal will be accomplished by using a series of HLE items to characterize the potential heterogeneity in the HLE of Spanish-speaking families as well as to examine differences in the HLE based on caregiver's language…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Hispanic Americans, Grade 2, Grade 3
Kowalczyk, Courtney Lynne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Children participating in kindergarten programming across the United States are expected to perform at a higher level than ever before. Many of these children are unprepared and developmentally unready for the academic tasks that await them. Researchers have shown that an older age at the start of kindergarten is a predictor of academic…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Entrance Age, Correlation, Preschool Education
Spencer, Kailey – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Student mobility--the event of students moving into and out of schools--is prevalent and has established negative relationships with both academic and non-cognitive outcomes for mobile students and the classrooms and schools that serve them. Despite this, there is a dearth of research examining student mobility, and, in particular, only a sparse…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Charter Schools
Landon, Laura L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examines the application of the Simple View of Reading (SVR), a reading comprehension theory focusing on word recognition and linguistic comprehension, to English Language Learners' (ELLs') English reading development. This study examines the concurrent and predictive validity of two components of the SVR, oral language and word-level…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Oral Language, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students
Mahdavi, Seema – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Children with learning disabilities represent the largest category of students served within special education systems in schools, and are at increased risk for academic and psychosocial problems in comparison to peers without learning disabilities. While much of clinical practice and research focus has been on academic interventions,…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Depression (Psychology), Academic Achievement
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