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Mansfield, Katie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educators have been faced with increasing demands to not only achieve, but also improve reading scores across the nation. Educational research of literacy abilities and reading achievement performance on state assessments have been researched and documented for decades. However, there has been little research on middle school literacy and state…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
Griffin, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Majority of English as second language (ESL) students attending primary and secondary schools in the United States are not considered college ready despite mandated educational strategies aimed at improving language acquisition and academic performance. ESL students are more likely to drop out within the first 2 years of college than their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
Norton, Stefanie Winnette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine which of four Response to Intervention (RTI) programs, System 44, Read 180, Lexia Reading Core5, or Read Naturally, was most effective for alleviating phonics and phonemic awareness reading deficits in students struggling to read fluently and comprehensively. The problem related to this research is that…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language Arts, Literacy, Elementary School Students
Alghamdi, Mazen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate educator perceptions regarding the externalizing and internalizing behaviors of special education and general education students. The population for this study was three selected full inclusion elementary schools in Middle Tennessee. The research technique used in this quantitative study was causal…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Special Education, General Education
Currie, Josie Zelinski – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate relationships between elementary-level educators' perceptions of their school's implementation of Green's four-dimensional model of educational leadership and the percentage of students proficient in Language Arts and in Mathematics, averaged over three years. Represented by responses to twenty items…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Program Implementation, Models, Elementary School Teachers
Walker, Darren Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between longitudinal assessments of student achievement at 1187 elementary schools and educators' perceptions of the manner in which their school resolves the "organizational tensions, trade-offs, and conflicts" (Cameron, Quinn, DeGraff, & Thakor, 2006, p. 50) embodied in the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Sampson, Brooke – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was twofold. The first purpose of the study was to determine if a correlation existed between the Standardized Test for the Assessment of Reading (STAR), created and distributed by Renaissance, and the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test in Math and Reading for grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5.…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Reading Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement