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Lilie, Ron Dean – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The increasing popularity of inclusion classrooms has placed a large number of students with special needs with the ones without disabilities. Often, general education teachers lack sufficient training in proven inclusion practices that is necessary to cope with the increase in diverse learning needs. The absence of sufficient training can lead to…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Teachers
Valdez, Maricela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between physical fitness, body mass index and academic performance in Hispanic children enrolled in grade 5 from a district in the Rio Grande Valley. A total of 547 participants were selected from 11 elementary schools from a school district in the Rio Grande Valley. The…
Descriptors: Children, Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Schools
Flores, Marcos Manuel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Demographic trends in Texas continue to change and diversify the population; however, despite this trend, school districts and state officials continue to maintain a curriculum that is not relevant to this diverse population. Furthermore, studies show that Hispanic students, who represent 45% of the students in Texas public schools, have little…
Descriptors: Grade 7, History Instruction, Hispanic Americans, State History
Greene, Jonas B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The current study identified the relationship between instructional coach usage and elementary teacher perceptions on an instructional coach evaluation instrument for one North Texas school district. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to evaluate the instructional coaching program in the participating district using instructional coach…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
Bowman, Heather – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine elementary school administrators' practices and perceptions of using social media to communicate with stakeholders and explore recommended social media communication practices to build social capital. Data collected with the "Social Media as a Tool to Effectively Communicate with Stakeholders…
Descriptors: Social Media, Administrator Attitudes, Social Capital, Elementary Schools
Cahill, Joseph J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if teacher self-efficacy is influenced by peer coaching in elementary mathematics. Survey, interview, and demographic data were collected from a purposeful sample of first year elementary mathematics teachers within a large, suburban school district located in southeast Texas. "The Teachers' Sense of…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics
Afolabi, Deborah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The problem in an elementary school in Southern Texas was poor reading performance on grade level and progress monitoring tests for students with disabilities (SWDs). SWDs may learn to read proficiently when reading instruction is provided using the support facilitation model (SFM) that features a special educator who helps SWDs in literacy or…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Models, Disabilities
Hill, Mikala O. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to determine the marketing strategies used by Texas public school districts, the factors influencing changes, and the extent to which districts are intentionally developing a market niche to attract families. The research was guided by three questions: 1. How do independent school districts in Texas market their schools? 2.…
Descriptors: Marketing, School Districts, Public Schools, Student Recruitment
Adams, Amber Machel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of technology expenditures on the academic achievement of elementary school students. More specifically, this study was concerned with the effects of technology expenditures (High, Medium, and Low) with regard to hardware, software, Wi-Fi accessibility, and insurance on the State of Texas…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Expenditures, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
Baker, Kimberly S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The researcher conducted a quantitative research study to determine the perceptions of two groups of selected school personnel (principals or assistant principals and counselors or teachers) regarding gang presence in the fifth-grade population of elementary schools in a large urban school district in North Texas. The researcher examined and…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Principals, Assistant Principals, School Counselors
Barton, Angela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the perceptions of RTI implementation among administrators in rural Texas elementary schools. Qualitative research was needed to provide administrators with a comprehensive understanding of the demands of RTI implementation (Benjamin, 2011). The researcher conducted a qualitative study…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Administrator Attitudes, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
Weikert, Donna Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A quasi-experimental design investigated the effectiveness of three reading intervention types in increasing reading comprehension, both explicit and implicit, using a sample of 78 students, approximately 17% of the population of third through fifth grades at a single-school, rural, K-12, Central Texas school district with an enrollment of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
Lohmiller, Denise Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The primary purpose of this parallel mixed methods study was to discover the extent to which instructional coaches and third and fourth grade elementary teachers were impacted by participating in the instructional coaching model available on their campuses. A subsequent concern was to determine to what extent the writing practices of the teachers…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Writing Instruction, Grade 3, Grade 4
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
Ysquierdo, Rachelle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires high standards, but academic achievement among English Language Learners (ELL) falls below that of their peers in Texas. These students' lower academic achievement may lead to their dropping out of high school, not going to college, or being underemployed, a problem that led to this study. The…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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