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Gomez, Kaylie Michele – ProQuest LLC, 2018
For nearly four decades, research has documented positive correlations between metacognitive abilities and student growth. Teachers who wish to cultivate metacognitive thinking should encourage their students to plan, investigate, and expand on the concepts they learn in class (Fisher, Frey, & Hattie, 2016; Flavell, 1979). This mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Brain, Elementary School Students, Intervention
Bench, Barbara D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Decades of research have noted the importance of parent involvement in students' academic success. Less is known about parent engagement models that aim to increase Latino students' reading achievement. This project study examined the effectiveness of a 2-year parent engagement program implemented to address poor reading achievement of Latino…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
Salay, Darla M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In New Jersey and nationwide, legislative efforts require that schools refocus on teaching social emotional skills in order to meet the holistic needs of students and prevent bullying. However, with an ever-growing list of school requirements, no additional instructional time, and little guidance on how to teach social emotional skills, schools…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Critical Literacy, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
Lee, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While elementary teachers encourage students to monitor their own reading and give them strategies to comprehend the text and build their vocabulary, middle school teachers stop modeling and encouraging these strategies but still expect that students are cognizant of metacognition and strategies. As a result, more students are entering college…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Community Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Self Efficacy
Kasay, Theresa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to compare and evaluate two types of vocabulary interventions using grade 9 physics vocabulary terms using two lists of 10 words. A quasi-experimental crossover research design was used to compare the two interventions, presented during two separate sessions, 1) active, multimedia that includes the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Middle School Students, Physics, Intervention
Chen, Guanhua – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study is part of a larger design study that iteratively improves a robotics programming curriculum as well as a computational thinking (CT) instrument. Its focus was majorly on CT assessment and particularly on an online CT instrument with logging functionality that can store a student's problem-solving process by recording interactions…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Test Construction, Cognitive Tests, Computer Assisted Testing
Marks, Jamar Terry – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quasi-experimental, nonequivalent pretest-posttest control group design study was to determine if any differences existed in upper elementary school students' science academic achievement when instructed using an 8-week integrated science and English language arts literacy supplemental instructional intervention in conjunction…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Science Achievement, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
Kuykendall, Salvatrice Domenica – ProQuest LLC, 2017
"Professional Development Tools to Enhance the Abilities of Veteran Teachers in Pre-K Through Eighth Grades" examined the variety of professional development tools available to veteran educators. The quasi-experimental study allowed veteran teachers to participate in a pretest survey consisting of questions about teachers' desire for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Experienced Teachers, Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests Posttests
Thummaphan, Phonraphee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The present study aimed to represent the innovative assessments that support students' learning in STEM education through using the integrative framework for Cognitive Diagnostic Modeling (CDM). This framework is based on three components, cognition, observation, and interpretation (National Research Council, 2001). Specifically, this dissertation…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Cognitive Processes, Observation, Psychometrics
Goodwin-Glick, Kelly L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Childhood trauma is prevalent and has a profound impact on student learning, behaviors, social-emotional well-being (Perfect et al., 2016), physical health, relationships (Tishelman et al., 2010), and brain architecture (Perry, 2001). Trauma-informed care professional development (PD) within the school setting is a relatively new notion for school…
Descriptors: Trauma, Pretests Posttests, Surveys, Faculty Development
Nelson, Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Data and the use of data to make educational decisions have attained new-found prominence in K-12 education following the inception of high-stakes testing and subsequent linking of teacher evaluations and teacher-performance pay to students' outcomes on standardized assessments. Although the research literature suggested students' academic…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Faculty Development, Charter Schools, Teacher Evaluation
Mongkolrat, Raveema – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Thailand's education has not succeeded in meeting the Ministry of Education Thailand's goals for Thai language. The problem manifests in students' substandard Thai reading comprehension. Results of the Thailand's standardized national test showed that students, especially those with economical disadvantages, have performed poorly in Thai reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Case Studies, Control Groups, Evidence Based Practice
Ebbinger, April M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the changes in initial eligibilities of elementary students across Tennessee since the implementation response to intervention (RtI), as well as understand the perceptions of elementary school psychologists related to those changes in identification and eligibility. RtI is a Tennessee mandated initiative,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Response to Intervention, School Psychologists, Attitude Measures
Hester, Nichole North – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teachers report five identified groupings of work related stressors cause their jobs to be stressful. Teacher stress has negative effects on teachers personally, professionally, and on the students they teach. Research has shown participation in yoga classes may reduce the negative effects of stress in many populations. This mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Stress Management, Elementary School Teachers, Mixed Methods Research
Cirucci, Christina L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research has shown a strong positive relationship between vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension (Elleman, Lindo, Morphy, & Compton, 2009; Crosson & Lesaux, 2013; Lubliner & Smetana, 2005). Vocabulary acquisition is possible for all learners through explicit vocabulary instruction and incidental word learning (Cunningham,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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