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Muti, Juliet Njeri – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Effective principals have a positive impact on students' achievement through teacher supervision, curriculum implementation, and student discipline. Therefore, schools need principals with strong instructional leadership skills to address school improvement measures. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the current leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement
Rosado, Glenda Damaris – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This research design was a mixed methods embedded study with a quasi-experimental component in the quantitative portion identifying the teachers and students as independent variables and the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that are aligned with teacher effectiveness and student achievement as the dependent variables. The confounding…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Class Size
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
Han, Jinjoo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD), this dissertation examined the relationship between pre-K quality and children's academic achievement at 54 months and in first, third, and fifth grades, controlling for child and family covariates and the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Children, Grade 1
White, Marsha – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS) is a program that was designed to address the behavior needs of students in a schoolwide setting. The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the differences on student discipline and academic performance in rural elementary schools among third grade students in schools that were…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Dougherty, Danielle M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) are at greater risk for negative school outcomes than their English proficient counterparts. Previous research has demonstrated the importance of engagement to promote academic achievement among students. However, little research has been conducted examining engagement among students who are ELLs.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Kindergarten
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
Snow-Perry, Chantel D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if elementary English language arts (ELA) teachers in a northern New Jersey school district perceived they were receiving quality professional development that enabled them to shift their instructional methodologies to address the learning outcomes identified by the Common Core State Standards and ensure…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
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
Tolleson, Jana M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study was to ascertain the possible impact of using schema development strategies and the digital application Quizlet on student learning perspectives and achievement in a mid-level social studies classroom. U.S. schools are highly influenced by state standardized testing based on standards-driven curriculum…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Social Studies
Campman, Robert Wesley – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed methods study sought to identify educators' and families' perceptions of connectedness and student success at the elementary school level while also identifying strategies to promote student success. Through the implementation of a modified version of the Delphi Technique, the researcher used a semi-structured interview process to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Family Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Student School Relationship
Cossey, Bobby J., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the village of Pine lies Pine School. While the school has historically been considered a quality school, the proficiency levels in math MAAP assessments have been lower in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade than 6th grade, by a substantial margin. In this action research program evaluation study, a mixed-methods approach was utilized to discern the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Large Group Instruction, Small Group Instruction
Maclin, Michelle Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This case study was designed to explore how professional development for teachers in literacy and reading instruction was perceived by teachers as influencing their levels of self-efficacy, teaching practices, as well as affecting achievement levels for students. The population for the study was 13 grade 3-5 teachers from an urban elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Literacy Education, Faculty Development
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
Mitts, Maryann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Technological advancements and increased screen time has increased sedentary activity and altered the brain development of children. With the reduction of PE and recess in schools, increasing sensory stimulating physical activity can be pivotal in cognitive and behavioral development. Activities such as rolling and spinning enhance the sensory…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
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