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Li, Dan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Several national and international studies have indicated that there is an achievement gap between student literary reading and student informational reading, with the gap favoring literary reading. One plausible explanation for this gap is that reading informational text has been neglected in early grades in the U.S. (Dreher, 2003; Kletzien &…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement
Mitchell, Tamarra L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between technology and engineering instruction and technology and engineering literacy in grades K-8. The factors identified and used for the purpose of this study were gender, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and important modes of technology and engineering instruction. These factors…
Descriptors: Correlation, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Technological Literacy
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
Oyerinde, Bolanle Adenike – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Low involvement of African American parents in middle school education is a concern in a school district in the southeastern United States. The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationships between the explanatory variables of parental involvement, socioeconomic status, and level of education, and the achievement of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Participation, Mathematics Achievement, African American Students
Reynolds, Amy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Using the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) restricted-data set, the researcher examined the national sample and the NAEP reported sub-groups of gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status (SES). This researcher investigated how factors of student technology use in school and outside school, student attributes, academic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Extracurricular Activities, After School Programs, Technology
Hornback, Joseph E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation addresses two research questions: 1. Do states misrepresent their progress on their own state assessments? 2. If states do distort their progress, are their predictors to suggest why this distortion occurs? The first research question requires that distortion be defined. For the purposes of this dissertation I calculated the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, State Standards, Computation, Equations (Mathematics)
Lewis, Benjamin L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Student achievement gaps between Black and White students, and socioeconomically disadvantaged and advantaged students, have been observed and formally documented since the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) began in the 1970s. In particular, the mathematics achievement gap between these historically disadvantaged populations has…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Economically Disadvantaged
Thompson, Shane Ellis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
My dissertation consists of three chapters that focus on the economics of education. In particular I look at public school financing, gender discrimination in advising, and the effectiveness of out-of-school-time programs for disadvantaged schools. The first chapter analyzes the effect of an extremely large funding shock on Wyoming public schools…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Advising, Public Schools, Educational Finance
Higgins, Ryan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In support of the national movement to improve mathematics instruction and assessment, states and districts are looking for the best tools to measure student progress toward proficiency. There is a national dialogue about how to use 8th-grade measurements like ACT EXPLORE and NAEP as predictors of student success and school accountability. This…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests, Student Evaluation, Measurement Techniques
Lemons, Chandra D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This single site qualitative study examined the issue of low student achievement in mathematics in the state of Georgia using data from the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT), the Georgia High School Graduation Test, SAT scores, ACT scores and scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The purpose of the study was…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Principals, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Spinks, James D., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Educators have been challenged for many years to engage their students, but often students still seem to be disengaged (Klem & Connell, 2004). Research indicates student engagement is critical to student achievement and success in school (Appleton, 2008; Connell, Spencer, & Aber, 1994; Easton, 2008; Fredricks, Blumenfeld, & Paris,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Grade 3
Young, Sharon K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In 2009, the National Assessment of Educational Process reported that the average reading score for students in one state was lower than that reported for students from 43 other states. The percentage of students performing at or above the accepted proficiency level in reading was 24% in 2009. School curriculum promotes reading achievement, yet…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Remedial Reading, Reading Programs
Kelly, Lorena LeeAnn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The current financial state of our nation, in combination with the pressure to meet state accountability testing and a global call for better prepared twenty first century learners, has produced a situation where all levels of government have to make difficult decisions regarding expenditures. In order to ensure that education receives appropriate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Maleyko, Glenn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Spurred by the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001, virtually every educational reform program now includes an accountability component that requires sound data collection and reporting (NCLB, 2002, section 101). Drawing from empirically based and theoretical literature in the field, this dissertation examines Adequate Yearly Progress…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, School Effectiveness, Accountability
MacCudden, Renae Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Teaching children to write successfully is an area of great concern to educators in the 21 st century. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data, the writing skills of two-thirds of the students in elementary, middle, and high school are below grade level proficiency (Persky, Daane, & Jin, 2003). In 2003, the…
Descriptors: Transformational Generative Grammar, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Formative Evaluation
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