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Galloway, Melissa Ritchie – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this causal comparative study was to test the theory of assessment that relates benchmark assessments to the Georgia middle grades science Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) percentages, controlling for schools who do not administer benchmark assessments versus schools who do administer benchmark assessments for all middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Achievement, Achievement Tests, Science Tests
Clark, Todd Christopher – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Mathematics achievement has become vitally important in public education, obligating students to meet and exceed higher standards in spite of ability and knowledge level. This causal-comparative study sought to establish the achievement of the Classworks┬« supplemental math program with seventh grade students from two public schools in Georgia. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Grade 7
Webb, Dan O. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examined the difference between 2012 CRCT math sores based on principal leadership styles and teacher morale, as well as the relationship between teacher morale and 2012 CRCT math scores at each of the 12 elementary schools within a Northwest Georgia county school district. There is a gap in current research regarding the importance of…
Descriptors: Teacher Morale, Elementary School Teachers, Leadership Styles, Principals
James, Salethia R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
After decades of attempting to identify effective reading programs within the United States, in recent years, the emphasis on identifying these programs has made a dramatic shift. The continuous increase in federal involvement began the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). One of the primary goals for NCLB is to drastically improve…
Descriptors: Excellence in Education, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Scores
Grizzle-Martin, Tamieka – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Children who struggle in mathematics may also lack cognitive awareness in mathematical problem solving. The cognitively-driven program IMPROVE, a multidimensional method for teaching mathematics, has been shown to be helpful for students with mathematical learning difficulties (MLD). Guided by cognitive theory, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
Fincher, Melissa L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a controversial test administration alteration, the read-aloud alteration, in which text (passages and questions) is read aloud to the student on a reading comprehension test. For students whose disabilities impair their skill in decoding text and reading fluently, accessing text to…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Oral Reading, Reading Aloud to Others
Lamon, John Russell – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Georgia law mandates that students who fail the state Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) twice in grades three, five, and eight be retained, unless a committee is convened including a subject-area teacher, an administrator, and the student's parent or guardian. If the committee unanimously decides the student may be successful in the…
Descriptors: Student Promotion, Grade 8, Grade 9, Minimum Competencies
Hudson, Darlene – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Informational texts, such as those found in science education, have historically been reserved for secondary students. With the increased emphasis on elementary students' academic accountability, these high impact instructional strategies must also be utilized to support subject matter comprehension for younger students. This causal-comparative…
Descriptors: Science Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Competence, Achievement Tests
Anderson, Lezley Barker – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to examine whether differences exist in the mathematics achievement of fifth grade gifted students based on the instructional delivery model used for mathematics instruction, cluster or collaborative, as defined by the Georgia Department of Education. The content area of mathematics, an area…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted
Boyd, Joshua Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A comparative analysis was used to study the results from a descriptive survey of selected middle school students in Grades 6, 7, and 8. Student responses to the survey tool was used to compare multiple variables of music participation and duration of various musical activities, such as singing and performing on instruments, to the mathematics…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Surveys, Middle School Students
Garmon, Terri P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Requirements of No Child Left Behind have caused tremendous interest in the effectiveness of preschool education programs. Intervention programs such as Head Start have existed for children with academic, social, or emotional delays. These programs provided services to help remediate deficits that are often observed in children from less…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Comparative Analysis
Henry, Suzette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Struggling readers in Grades 7-8 at a large, suburban middle school in Georgia have consistently failed to make adequate yearly progress in reading. In recent years, interest in improving the literacy of adolescents has increased due to the growing number of students experiencing reading difficulties on state and national standardized tests. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8, Reading Difficulties
Coats, Johnnie Hugh – ProQuest LLC, 2013
High-stakes testing has become crucial in public education, requiring students to meet increasingly higher standards, regardless of their ability levels. This causal-comparative study sought to determine the effectiveness of an intervention mathematics course in the middle school setting for at-risk, sixth grade students. The Georgia Criterion…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students
Koch, Lisa S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Elementary instruction of fifth grade classrooms was found to be primarily in two organizational models in a school district northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. The self-contained classroom provided a generalist teacher responsible for the instruction of all academic subjects to one group of students throughout the day, while departmentalized…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Self Determination, School Schedules
Berry, MaryKay Buchko – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Researchers have extensively studied the effects of placement on academic and behavioral interventions for students with disabilities and have found varying results. A correlational research design was used to determine if there was a relationship between the level of special education support (amount of time spent with special education support)…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Disabilities
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