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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
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
Reid, Muriel J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School accountability is necessary to measure school and student success. School accountability status, parent-teacher communication, and parent involvement since the online gradebook implementation have been factors in education. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to identify and evaluate patterns among teachers using the online…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Kazmar, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative correlational research was to examine the extent to which teachers' perceptions of their administrators' instructional leadership and academic press correlated with student achievement in 34 elementary schools in Maricopa County, Arizona. The theoretical foundations of the study were expectancy theory and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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)
Young, Dion K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The information from this research study addresses the needs of teachers attempting to understand their role and successful elementary teachers' motivational instructional strategies they can use for urban elementary students. Basic qualitative methodology was chosen for this study because it allowed the study to have participants who had…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Student Motivation, Urban Schools, At Risk Students
Savinovich, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this descriptive case study was to describe elementary level school teachers' experiences who worked with English Learners in a project-based learning model of instruction. The study focused on how teachers developed, planned, or utilized curriculum to support the language acquisition of their English Learners to meet state and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Active Learning
Vilas, Sandy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand and describe the strategies and practices that exemplary teachers use to address the educational needs of Latino male students from kindergarten through third grade. Methodology: The researcher selected a qualitative research design to describe and understand the instructional…
Descriptors: Males, Hispanic American Students, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
Taylor, Rolanda Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the qualitative descriptive phenomenological study was to explore the experiences of K-5 elementary teacher in Dekalb County, Georgia who perceived the influence of their spirituality on the behavior and academic achievement of students. The sample included 14 elementary school teachers that were purposefully selected from a local…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Teachers, Spiritual Development, Student Behavior
Coward-Vaughn, Valerie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Elementary educators at the urban elementary school in this study struggled with technology-enhanced literacy pedagogy to increase student success. The purpose of this case study was to examine the extent to which educators built relationships between technology and teaching to improve student success. The study was guided by Venkatesh's unified…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Technology Integration, Literacy Education
Kelley, Rhonda D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School personnel are concerned that reading gaps of grade 3 and grade 4 students have persisted in 4 rural elementary schools in the southern United States despite the use of ability grouping to improve student reading proficiency scores. Between the 2014-2016 school years, less than 50% of students in grades 3 and grade 4 scored at the proficient…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
Thomas, Nina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study identified knowledge, motivation and organizational influences preventing the consistent implementation of differentiated instruction via Guided Reading in English classes at a Middle-eastern public primary school in Abu Dhabi. English medium teachers, most of whom hail from native English-speaking countries, were the target stakeholder…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Academic Achievement
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