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Bankirer, Nathaniel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While teachers recognize the importance of technology integration into the classroom, they require training, support, and resources to do so effectively. This action research dissertation focuses on the resources necessary to provide teacher technology training at a private elementary school. It reports on the final evaluation stage of the…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Teacher Education, Technology Education, Elementary School Teachers
Phung, Winnie Siu Yuk – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to explore how elementary school administrators and teachers comprehend, evaluate, and create instructional practices for students with learning disabilities in upper grades (3rd through 5th) in central Arizona. The theoretical foundation for this study included the inclusion model and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Inclusion
Okwoshah, Juliet – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying is the most common experience of victimization that mostly occurs among school-aged children. The general problem that the researcher explored was whether specific social-emotional learning programs are effective in reducing instances of bullying in elementary schools. The purpose of this study was to examine elementary school counselors'…
Descriptors: Prevention, Bullying, Elementary School Students, Victims
James, Bridget Rena – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Successful implementation of a new law begins with administrators and their perceptions of the law. As stated by the U.S. Department of Education (2015), "Principals are at the center of most new State-level system reforms" (p. 14). In 2015, Nevada lawmakers passed a new law titled Read by Grade 3 (RBG3) (Nevada Department of Education,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Discourse Analysis, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
Berg, Tricia Ann-Rees – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a school-wide attendance and truancy intervention and universal procedures (ATI-UP) on student attendance. Student attendance was measured through average daily attendance and the percentage of students who would be considered chronically absent, i.e., missing 10% or more of school. The…
Descriptors: Attendance, Prevention, Randomized Controlled Trials, Truancy
Young, Tori Ogle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
RtI is a three-tiered program that uses data collected from benchmark assessments and progress monitoring (Fuchs, et al 2008). Tier I includes all children, and it is the level that all students would like to achieve. Tier II includes children who show minor gaps in their abilities in reading, and they require specific intervention to help close…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
Glass, Angela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Early identification and intervention for struggling readers increased the likelihood of students identified as proficient; ultimately leading to future success. The researcher sought to evaluate the Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) program in a Midwest urban school district, to help close the achievement gap between students' reading levels…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Program Implementation, Identification, Grade 2
Bateman, Kristin Diane – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As a result of increased academic rigor and limited movement opportunities during the school day, students may have more limited focus and difficulty in maintaining attention in the classroom (McMurrer, 2007; Stark, Rentner, & Kober 2014; Common Core State Standards 2014). As students have more difficulty maintaining attention, their learning…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Attention, Sensory Integration, Allied Health Personnel
Stamm, Amy H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Reading is at the heart of education and it is the basic skill upon which all others are built. Reading difficulties underlie much of the differences in academic achievement between students with specific learning disabilities in reading and non-disabled students; addressing these challenges when children are young is the key for long-term success…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Fidelity, School Districts, Mixed Methods Research
Bullard-Clark, Catina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the shared experiences of elementary principals on the professional development provided to them from their district. The study population consisted of 16 elementary school principals in a district in a state in the mid-Atlantic region. A general qualitative methods approach that was informed by phenomenology was followed. Data…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Faculty Development, Program Implementation
Rocco, Andrew L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The origins of the American educational system have always included a character education component. Teaching students moral values and the ability to know right from wrong is a component of the educational mission of our society. Character education evolved over the centuries, yet the core values of implementing right from wrong and the necessity…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Urban Schools, Leadership Training
Scott, Laura Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The concern about problematic, disruptive student behavior, declining academics, and their relationships at an inner-city elementary school in the southeast United States had persisted despite positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) implementation for two years. The purpose of this basic interpretive qualitative study was to explore…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
Lovejoy, Sonya – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School improvement initiatives rely upon effective leadership and organization at the state, district, and building level. Response to intervention models and similar multitiered systems of support are nationally implemented as frameworks for school improvement. This mixed-methods research focused on elementary principal leadership styles and…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Organizational Change, Instructional Leadership, Self Efficacy
Fiema, Renee Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study was to implement a peer walkthrough model so teachers at Blenny Elementary (a pseudonym) could develop a common, deeper understanding about school improvement instructional strategies, and to increase the frequency that school improvement instructional strategies were being used in classrooms. The…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Improvement, Action Research, Elementary School Teachers
Joseph, Isaiah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore how the post-adoption experiences of elementary school leaders influence their use of student achievement data in making educational decisions, after the implementation of a student information system (SIS). The participants consisted of K-5 elementary principals and assistant…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Academic Achievement, Information Systems
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