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Wexler, Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In elementary school, many children struggle in learning how to read. Some of these struggling readers will be identified to receive special education services as a student with a reading disability (RD), while other students will not be identified to receive such services but will continue to have low reading achievement (LRA). Limited research,…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Low Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
Dougherty, Danielle M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) are at greater risk for negative school outcomes than their English proficient counterparts. Previous research has demonstrated the importance of engagement to promote academic achievement among students. However, little research has been conducted examining engagement among students who are ELLs.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Kindergarten
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
Tillman, Thomas C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study is to identify, implement, and evaluate best practices in reading improvement in third grade at Greenleaf Upper Elementary (pseudonym) in support of a process of continuous improvement. The study followed a mixed methods design. The student participants in this study were 47 third grade students who…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 3
Estruch, Marcie Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study sought to determine the relationship between teachers' attitudes toward the Common Core State Standards and three predetermined factors. These factors were (1) teachers' attitudes toward the practicality of pedagogical shift three, balancing informational and literary texts, (2) teachers' attitudes toward school support with the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Correlation
Daniels, Tenja Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many students with Down syndrome now receive reading instruction in either inclusion-focused or skill-based instructional settings. There are, however, varied results in the level of reading skills that students with Down syndrome attain. The focus of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the reading skill…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Elementary School Students, Alternative Assessment, Reading Instruction
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
Gallahue, Thomas J., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As the achievement gap widens, it is even more critical than ever to examine factors that may influence the closing of that chasm. Principal leadership is one such component that needs further study. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine which leadership styles principals employ in traditional public schools in the State of New…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Principals
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
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
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
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
Daniels, Shari Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This body of work contains three articles that support the need for K-12 teachers to write professionally and personally. The research sought to explore the questions of initial influences to write, essentials to sustain writing and the relationship of teacher-writer development to self authorship. Much of the previous literature produced by…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Lovedahl-Steele, Cristie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Current research regarding teacher and administrator perceptions of cultural awareness and whether educators feel prepared to meet the needs of students from diverse cultural backgrounds needs to be expanded. The purpose of this study was to determine if a difference existed in cultural perceptions and the ability to meet the needs of culturally…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Gender Differences, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Bietz, Joy R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was a comparative study that applied the quantitative methodology of an independent sample t-test. The purpose was to study the perceptions of K-12 regular and special education teachers related to socially assistive robots. The study consisted of teachers from elementary, middle and high schools in suburban areas of the mid-Atlantic…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Assistive Technology
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