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Poelking, Lori – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The aim of this mixed method action research study was to determine if a relationship exists between motivation and achievement. The participants in this study were elementary gifted students. Students first identified their individual learning styles as either "global" or "analytical." The gifted teacher then planned lessons…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted
Terrell-Smith, Nicole B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the correlation between student achievement, the financial health of a diverse sample of public Illinois elementary school districts, and their local wealth. Research suggested that the wealth of the district within itself does not affect student performance. Specific possible associated factors included instructional methods,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Educational Finance, School District Wealth
Brouwer, Janelle Leann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
U.S. public education is regulated by accountability policies designed to ensure that all students, and those who are responsible for their education, are held to high academic standards. Accountability policies at the federal and state level have unintended consequences for educators, with principals and teachers experiencing increased job…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
Gasbarro, Armand – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study examined the relationship between expenditures per pupil and elementary achievement in public school districts in DuPage County, Illinois for the years 2010 through 2012. The study analyzed the data for the financial operating expenditures to elementary achievement on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. Data for the…
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Public Schools
Hock, Sandra L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many schools have begun implementing co-teaching involving a general and special education teacher working collaboratively together within a classroom to deliver instruction to all students within a general education classroom environment. This trend has shown progression over the last 20 years with the implementation of the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Collaboration
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