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Coleman, Kamarrie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This comparative case study explains the perspectives, experiences, and instructional contexts of teachers working with English Learners (EL) in Grades 3-5 to plan, deliver, and assess Second Language Morphological Awareness (L2MA) across three different program models. ELs have experienced low levels of reading comprehension since the inception…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Morphology (Languages), Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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
Rice, Diane – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In Grades 3 to 5 at a suburban southeastern elementary school, the percentage of students with disabilities (SWDs) who do not meet state standards in science and social studies is greater than that of their nondisabled peers. To address this disparity, district administrators required that proficiency ratings increase for SWDs without providing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Disabilities, Elementary School Science
Veon, Kenneth E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Formative assessment is a classroom learning process that consists of clear goals and objectives, assessing students' knowledge, providing feedback and adjusting instruction based upon the data within a socially interactive process. Because of inconsistent implementation of the formative assessment process within classrooms, the efficacy of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Elementary School Students
Cotner, Bridget A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
School reform programs focus on making educational changes; however, research on interventions past the funded implementation phase to determine what was sustained is rarely done (Beery, Senter, Cheadle, Greenwald, Pearson, et al., 2005). This study adds to the research on sustainability by determining what instructional practices, if any, of the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Sustainability, Teaching Methods
Dickey, Millicent Whitener – ProQuest LLC, 2014
There are three purposes of this mixed methods phenomenological case study. First, the researcher attempted to determine if there is evidence that teachers in single-sex classes adjust the delivery of the academic content when compared to coeducational classes. Secondly, while trying to understand the phenomenon of learning in a single-sex…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Phenomenology, Case Studies, Single Sex Classes
Kramb, Amy D. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The public school system in the United States is facing severe criticism. There exists today, a constant stream of negative messages through media coverage, news articles and charter school marketing campaigns claiming the failing of the public school system specifically in the content area of mathematics. Current research exposes alarming…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Grade 3, Grade 5, Elementary School Mathematics
Garcia, Jessica Heather – ProQuest LLC, 2014
All children deserve equitable effective educational experiences. The purpose of this study was to investigate and describe factors contributing to the success of two effective, low-income, non-magnet elementary schools in Georgia, in a county where the majority of schools were failing. In addition to contributing to the body of existing knowledge…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
Suber, Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Teachers at a Title I elementary school in South Carolina implemented the scripted Reading Mastery¬© program (RMP) to improve students' comprehension. Comprehension scores did not increase, despite teachers receiving RMP professional development (PD) prior to implementing the program. Administrators were unaware if the teachers were adequately…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Reading, Reading Instruction
Hakim, Khalel – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to describe and explain the 5th grade mathematics teaching practice of an African American female teacher in a predominantly African American classroom that consistently meets and/or exceeds Michigan's mathematics proficiency standards. Using multiple emancipatory lenses, and a single case study method that employed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Instruction, African American Children, Grade 5
Gurzau, Vickie Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Teaching science to students with special needs requires different approaches. A program at the study site supplemented packaged science kits with animal-assisted instruction, but such an approach was never evaluated. The purpose of this study was to provide a formative program evaluation documenting students' reactions to the use of animals…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Animals, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials
Steele-Mosley, Ratonya – ProQuest LLC, 2013
African American male students are performing on a lower level than their peers. The purpose of this study was to identify the interests, attitudes, and beliefs of 5th grade African American boys regarding reading. Examining this aspect from the perspective of the student provided insight as to why African American boys' reading assessment…
Descriptors: African American Students, Grade 5, Males, Student Attitudes
Miller, Danielle Denise – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the Sing, Spell, Read, Write (SSRW) phonics curriculum that uses explicit and systematic methods and incorporates music to teach literacy skills implemented as a tier-two reading intervention in the Response to Intervention process to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of English…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Response to Intervention, Music, Music Activities
Warren, Lateshia McCord – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to describe the personal and professional beliefs of teachers who were successful with providing literacy instruction to elementary school African American males in a Title I elementary school. This study examined the literacy practices of teachers and their beliefs about African American males. It also investigated…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Grade 3, Grade 4
Griggs, Ghada H. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The problems addressed by this study are (a) the significant rise in specific learning disabilities referrals and identification and (b) the inability to identify effective strategies for reducing the number of referrals and identification using Rtl models in fifth and sixth grades. A review of the literature indicated a compelling need to study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Response to Intervention, Elementary School Students
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