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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
Davidsen, Deborah L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The performance measures from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study revealed no measurable growth in the U.S. average reading scores of 4th graders for the period between 2011 and 2016. Therefore, the diverse learning needs of students need to be customized if the education system is to accomplish its goal to graduate well-informed…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Individualized Instruction, Grade 3
Vaughn, Claudette Denean – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In this mixed methods study, the researcher analyzed three school years of third through fifth-grade students' reading scores on the NWEA MAP reading test to determine possible differences in students' reading growth relative to the instructional delivery model used to provide Corrective Reading as supplemental reading intervention. Students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Corrective Reading, Reading Tests, Scores
Sims, Violet Jiménez – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This action research study evaluated and sought to improve teacher professional development (PD) strategies designed to instill culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies in classrooms at an elementary school. The study assessed participants' practical application and perceptions of the applicability of English learner instruction…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Student Diversity, Action Research, Culturally Relevant Education
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
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
St. Amand-Santos, Monica – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Children with social skills deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication can face a variety of social challenges in many aspects of their lives. Given the increasing social needs of many students in today's classrooms, there is a need for increased social skills instruction and support in public schools. Inclusion opportunities in public schools…
Descriptors: Generalization, Interpersonal Competence, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
Israel, Kawana N. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to explore how parents whose child was enrolled in an elementary school or middle school on Okinawa, Japan compared the referral processes leading to their child's placement in special education. In order for the parent to be eligible for the study, their child received special education services at their…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Parent Attitudes, Special Education, Public Schools
Hicks, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students with learning disabilities are often unable to master reading comprehension and often fail to acquire reading comprehension skills at basic levels as measured on reading achievement assessments. Reading intervention programs Compass Learning and SRA Corrective Reading teach students how to apply strategies to their reading to improve…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills
Crawley, Peter – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The traditional sequencing of the ninth- to twelfth-grade math curriculum in the United States has students taking Algebra 1 in the ninth grade, Geometry in the tenth grade, Algebra 2 in the eleventh grade and an optional advanced math course (e.g. pre-calculus, statistics) in the twelfth grade. In this traditional setup, talented math students…
Descriptors: Algebra, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 8
Lopez, Jose Luis – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The number of culturally and linguistically diverse students at an urban elementary school in a southern state has greatly increased since the 2014-2016 school year. Corresponding low state achievement test scores have also been observed for English language learners (ELLs). The purpose of this study was to investigate the instructional strategies…
Descriptors: Barriers, English Language Learners, Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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)
Anderson, Katie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Education researchers have documented that first-year teachers are often less effective at reading instruction than their more experienced peers. Accordingly, this qualitative, comparative case study was designed to assess the instructional skills and strategies utilized by first-year and experienced teachers using Danielson's Framework for…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Reading Teachers
Garcia, Rizalino Pagador – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the qualities of transformational leadership and school climate dimensions as perceived by teachers in the Philippines. A sample of 250 elementary teachers from the public and private schools participated in the study. Participants were asked to answer two main survey…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes
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
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