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Rivale-Bell, Nichole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this descriptive multiembedded case study was to investigate the perspective of effective elementary school principals in Harvest Bloom School District who narrowed the race-based academic achievement gap in reading by increasing their knowledge, skills, and leadership practices. Data gathered included an archival search, focus…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Leadership, Achievement Gap
Grams, Devonee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Math underachievement is of grave concern with 42% of 4th grade and 36% of 8th grade students achieving at a proficient or advanced level in mathematics, and schools are continually searching for interventions to implement with struggling students. The problem addressed in this study is recently an elementary school purchased access to…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
Tarvin, Lynn D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 2010, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommended that eight hundred new STEM focused elementary and middle schools be established. Unfortunately, districts may be slow to implement STEM at the elementary level because they do not understand how to do so effectively (Zimny, 2017). School administrators need a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Education, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
Pearson, Roxanne N. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 2010, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommended that eight hundred new STEM focused elementary and middle schools be established. Unfortunately, districts may be slow to implement STEM at the elementary level because they do not understand how to do so effectively (Zimny, 2017). School administrators need a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Education, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
Bush, Gail Kiley – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 2010, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommended that eight hundred new STEM-focused elementary and middle schools be established. Unfortunately, districts have been slow to implement STEM at the elementary level because they do not understand how to do so effectively (Zimny, 2017). School administrators need a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Education, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
Campbell, William James – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation describes a mathematics curriculum and instruction design experiment involving a series of embodied mathematical activities conducted in two Colorado elementary schools Activities designed for this experiment include multi-scalar number line models focused on supporting students' understanding of elementary mathematics. Realistic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 2
Tanner, Emma Moss – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study is a program evaluation of the Life Skills Program at Mammoth Heights Elementary in the Douglas County School District. The overall goal of the Life Skills Program is to increase students' independent and daily living skills through the teaching of communication, social-emotional skills and academic skills. Students in the Life Skills…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Daily Living Skills, Communication Skills, Social Development
Snyder, Kermit – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The math achievement of students is low in a small rural district in Colorado. The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy of a summer third through fifth grade math program in improving math scores. Piaget's theory of cognitive development was used as the theoretical foundation for the math instructional resource delivered to the…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Summer Programs, Outcomes of Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Winnen, Ashley Newman – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School leaders use professional learning practices as a strategy to improve teaching and therefore student learning. As student populations become more ethnically and socioeconomically diverse, teachers need ongoing training to meet the needs of today's students. One successful elementary school in Colorado was the focus of this case study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Student Diversity, Case Studies
Medina, Andrew J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Education reform and improvement in K-12 public education continues to be a national priority. Research within the past half century has brought to the forefront the brutal truth that American public education needs improvement (Tyack & Cuban, 1995). The call for improvement includes the need for teachers to emerge from silence and isolation…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Primiano, Jaime – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A scarcity of research exists concerning professional school counselors' perceptions of their training regarding recognizing and addressing the mental health issues of children and adolescents in the elementary, middle, and high school setting. The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of professional school counselors regarding…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Training, Mental Health
Nordman, Jenny – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative, grounded theory study investigated teacher perspectives on the relationship between executive function and reading aptitude. The influence of executive function may be underestimated in terms of its impact on reading aptitude, which could have significant implications on how reading aptitude is currently defined. The foundational…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Grounded Theory, Correlation, Sampling
Mitchell, Sherri L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In 2008, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation requiring the adoption of personal financial literacy (PFL) education standards for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Beginning in 2014, the state plans to conduct standardized testing to determine financial literacy of 3rd- through 12th-grade students. The state did not allocate…
Descriptors: Money Management, Academic Standards, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
Miller, Happy Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Research has shown that few educational reform efforts have achieved significant, long-lasting improvement in student achievement. In order to accelerate growth in student achievement, many researchers have advocated the development of cultures of evaluative inquiry. In a culture of evaluative inquiry, teachers use data to identify instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Capacity Building, Evaluation
Zuniga, Kelly Draper – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation uses a case-sensitive approach to examine an active travel intervention's diverse target population. It builds on a series of travel choice models, and draws key conceptual themes from Chapin's (1974) human activity model, which highlights opportunity-related and propensity-related factors associated with behaviors. The research…
Descriptors: Travel, Intervention, Elementary Schools, Interviews
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