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Rasmussen, Deborah June – ProQuest LLC, 2018
America spends $115,000 per-pupil on education, one of the highest in the world. Even with high funding being provided for the educational budget, standardized state assessment scores are not reflecting the aim for higher quality of education that NCLB is trying to accomplish. Teachers use an assortment of assessments to gauge student's mastery…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, State Aid
Felix, Miranda J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With an ever-growing population of elementary English learners (EL), an increase in technology in classrooms, and a renewed sense of direction with English language development (ELD) instruction since the release of Common Core State Standards, educational leaders are making decisions regarding instruction for EL that will have long-lasting…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Gomez, Kaylie Michele – ProQuest LLC, 2018
For nearly four decades, research has documented positive correlations between metacognitive abilities and student growth. Teachers who wish to cultivate metacognitive thinking should encourage their students to plan, investigate, and expand on the concepts they learn in class (Fisher, Frey, & Hattie, 2016; Flavell, 1979). This mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Brain, Elementary School Students, Intervention
Khousadian, Sophia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As a result of the changing educational expectations and regulatory environment, there is a need for elementary school teachers to consider carefully curriculum development. The purpose of this research is to identify key transformational leadership strategies for curriculum development in elementary schools. Other than the requirements of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Transformational Leadership, Curriculum Development, Leadership Styles
Vilas, Sandy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand and describe the strategies and practices that exemplary teachers use to address the educational needs of Latino male students from kindergarten through third grade. Methodology: The researcher selected a qualitative research design to describe and understand the instructional…
Descriptors: Males, Hispanic American Students, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
MacDonald, Ronda A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of the role of an instructional technology coach in a K-8 school district in Southern California as a model for professional development for the integration of technology in instruction. It was hypothesized that a change initiative developed with the philosophy of the concerns-based adoption model (Hall…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development
Chatwin, Nicole Erica – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educational administrators are expected to provide guidance to various stakeholders within the school environment. Educational administrator personality traits and leadership style were the focus of this study. Two research questions guided the focus of the current study. The first question examines the association between the degree of the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Styles, Personality Traits
Koh, Jeanette Jungyun – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to explore the grit practices demonstrated by California elementary school GLAD teacher leaders. Teaching is a grit-demanding profession, and teaching English language learners (ELLs) requires sustained effort, perseverance, and dedication to meet their diverse needs. Identifying the grit practices of teacher…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
Moshayedi, Sahar – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to better understand how elementary principals with high populations of Hispanic English learners (Els) and low socioeconomic-status (SES) students were able to increase achievement outcomes in high performing schools. This study aimed to determine: (a) what programs successful elementary principals implement to…
Descriptors: Principals, Outcomes of Education, Socioeconomic Status, Elementary Schools
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
DiGrazia, Dominic J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify the most influential elements of teacher evaluation as perceived by K-8 teachers and administrators, determined through their lived experiences related to this topic. The researcher utilized a phenomenological approach in this study, engaging in semi-structured interviews of 11 K-8 teachers and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness
Ohashi, Monique T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative, descriptive case study was to examine seven educators and their perceptions of the diverse needs of students who are gifted and talented. The study focused on educators' perceptions, practices, and challenges in regard to addressing the needs of students who are gifted and talented at one public elementary school…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Academically Gifted, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Bana, Wendy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore teachers' perceptions of the nature of a professional development (PD) neuroscience course on learning and how teachers perceived the influence such training had, if any, on their practice. The study background was based on the question whether neuroscience of learning knowledge will inform…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Neurosciences
Suter, Jayna – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to ascertain the degree to which a relationship exists between teacher-reported technology integration in the classroom and student math achievement of classrooms containing third through fifth grade students in one Southern California school district, as measured by a standardized…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Correlation, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests