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Beck-Southers, Caryn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the 2015-2016 school year, Mesa Elementary School's student test scores reflected that 58% of students in the third-through-fifth grades were below English Language Arts State Standards, as measured by the California Assessment of Student Performance. In the primary grades, more than 24% of Transitional Kindergarten, kindergarten, first-grade…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Literacy Education, Language Arts, State Standards
Mindler, Alexandra M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the effects of one school district's summer reading program on the summer slide on DIBELS Next Composite Scores for students entering first, second, and third grade. The researcher examined the DIBELS Next Composite Score Data of students who were invited and attended and students who were…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Emergent Literacy, Elementary School Students, Reading Tests
Jessup, Kathryn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Instruction--the interaction that takes place between students, teachers, and content--is the foundation in which learning occurs. Effective literacy instruction considers the instructional strategies and foundational teaching components utilized by effective and highly effective teachers during literacy in classrooms of high academic growth. The…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Purvis, Joshua Steve – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With increasing emphasis being placed on teachers to show an improvement in student achievement, schools are relying on indicators such as reading fluency and reading comprehension to gauge student progress throughout the year. Since the growth on these assessments are used in calculating teachers and administrators' yearly job evaluations, the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Grade 3
Morreo, Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a reading intervention program, Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI), among monolingual and bilingual elementary aged students. Minimal research has been dedicated to children who identify as English Language Learners (ELL) and their response to reading intervention programs compared to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Programs, Bilingual Students, Monolingualism
Osowski, Michelle I. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study will determine the degree to which first grade literacy tests predict third grade reading performance in order to judge their value as "early warning systems" for reading skills. Reading skills are fundamental to many academic outcomes, so having an early sense of how students are reading is critical for schools. The first…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
O'Loughlin, Tricia Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Beginning learners of English progress through the same stages to acquire language. However, the length of time each student spends at a particular stage may vary greatly. Under the current educational policies, ELL students are expected to participate in the general education curriculum while developing their proficiency in the English language.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Statistical Analysis
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
McGann, Rachel M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation investigated student comprehension and its relationship to oral reading fluency. The DIBELS Next reading assessment was used to determine the relationship between these reading skills. This research also examined the relationship between the two comprehension measures of the DIBELS Next assessment that are identified by the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills
Allison, Tamara Alice – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Due to variation that exists in providing Tier 2 reading intervention instruction, the purpose of the study was to identify processes and instructional strategies currently being utilized by K-2 teachers of the Gallup, New Mexico elementary schools. 17 teachers from 9 of the 10 elementary schools participated in the study. A survey instrument was…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Kindergarten, Grade 1
Marino, Tracey L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The existence of an achievement gap in the academic performance among various subgroups of students is a well-documented phenomenon in American public education (Blackford & Khojasteh, 2013; "Education Week," 2004; Hayes & Grether, 1969; Hernandez, 2011; National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015). This is certainly the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Economically Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students
Harris, Dana – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Reading proficiently opens doors to college and career pathways. The success of children depends on this fundamental skill, yet students are failing to learn to read. This research investigated the relationship between teacher knowledge of phonemic awareness and the development of early literacy skills in kindergarten students. The study was…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Phonemic Awareness, Elementary School Students
Liddell, S. SuzAnne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quasi-experimental, ex-post facto study was to determine through quantitative analysis of longitudinal data, the effects of homogeneous differentiation on reading achievement. Specifically, the study sought to determine the achievement differences in reading of students who were taught using a within-class grouping method or a…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Reading Achievement, Heterogeneous Grouping, Homogeneous Grouping
Villanueva, Cristina Sarahi – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the HELPS-SG curriculum and a small group repeated reading (RR) intervention on oral reading fluency and comprehension. The participants of this study were 42 second-grade ELL's who attended an elementary school in the southwestern United States. The participants were either a…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Small Group Instruction, Reading Instruction, English Language Learners
Sytsma, Marcia Ruth – ProQuest LLC, 2014
A cross-age peer tutoring program was implemented in a small rural school in west central Belize, Central America. All students at the school were native Spanish speakers, and all general instruction was conducted in English. The program was devised to supplement existing reading and language arts instruction at all grade levels. Progress of both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, English (Second Language)
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