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Moon, Caroline Lucinda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The present dissertation in practice (DiP) proposal delineates an action research study designed to evaluate the use of problem-based learning (PBL) in an eighth-grade earth science class to assess the impact of PBL on student achievement. I have observed that students often struggle with developing an understanding of how the motions of the sun,…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Instructional Effectiveness, Problem Based Learning, Grade 8
Benson, Jamie Heintz – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine the relationship of exclusionary discipline consequences assigned to Texas Grade 3 through 8 students enrolled in special education and their academic achievement during the 2012-2013 through the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, the relationship of exclusionary discipline…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Special Education, Grade 3
Ferrell, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Learning for all students is the most fundamental and noble quest of American public schools. As new educational research presents best practice, this seemingly simplistic goal has become a multifaceted and complicated challenge for school districts. Classroom hierarchies based solely on grade point average are disappearing, replaced by an…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Grade 8
Dudley, Thomas Pettit, III – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Introduced in the era of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and continued with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are required to assess students in English Language Arts. The Mississippi Department of Education, in accordance with NCLB and later ESSA, developed the statewide accountability and accreditation model to measure student progress…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Language Arts, Academic Achievement
Zhou, Nan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Researchers using VAM (Value-Added Models) methods have found that student achievement is substantially impacted by both schools and teachers. However, most of this work has been conducted within the context of the United States. Information is lacking about the educational system in China. This first study examines methodological concerns…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence, School Policy