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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
Stanley-Yolgecen, Athena Joyce – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this case study is to explore effects of digital gamification on engagement and achievement in a third-grade social studies course for students of multiple nationalities and with varied native languages attending the English language international branch of a private, affluent school in eastern China. The case study is framed by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Games, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
Marquez, Jocabed G. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The United States faces high demand for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) professionals and a scarce supply of individuals who pursue STEM careers, especially minority populations in the U.S with proficiency in a language other than English. The primary goal of this research was to determine the impact of use of Spanish in…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Executive Function, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
Mindler, Alexandra M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the effects of one school district's summer reading program on the summer slide on DIBELS Next Composite Scores for students entering first, second, and third grade. The researcher examined the DIBELS Next Composite Score Data of students who were invited and attended and students who were…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Emergent Literacy, Elementary School Students, Reading Tests
Noles, Yvette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Reading is an essential skill needed for academic success. It is an area experiencing much attention given the research supporting the need to be proficient in reading, specifically reading at grade level, as this has shown to contribute to graduation rates, performance on state exams, and career success. Those experiencing a reading disability…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Reading Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Factors
Santone, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation analyzes data in order to answer the research question, "Do eighth grade students who have participated regularly in their school band programs for four consecutive years achieve higher scores in New Jersey's Grade Eight PARCC Assessment than students of similar ability who do not play a musical instrument?" Data was…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, Charter Schools
Sierra, Kimberly Eudora – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative causal comparative study was to examine to what extent if any, there was a difference in academic and recreational reading motivation and reading achievement between third grade students who participated in the Accelerated Reading curriculum (AR) (reading software management system), as defined in definitions and…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Recreational Reading, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
Surgener, Gena F. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research study was conducted to examine the effects of the academic achievement of elementary level general education students in the inclusion classroom setting versus the general education students in the non-inclusion classroom in a large suburban school district in Tennessee as measured by third, fourth, and fifth grade mathematics and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Inclusion, Grade 3
Ross, Charles – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Title I program was established to support students who were enrolled in schools that had high rates of children from low-income households. The program's goal was to provide supplemental services that would assist in raising the academic success of students in Title I schools so that they achieve comparable outcomes to children in Non-Title I…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Educationally Disadvantaged, Low Income Students, Elementary School Students
King, Molly Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to compare the effect elementary music and visual arts lessons had on third through sixth grade standardized mathematics test scores. Inferential statistics were used to compare the differences between test scores of students who took in-school, elementary, music instruction during the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Ingebrand, Sarah Wynonah – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The following study was developed to investigate the development of writing skills in second and third grade students. The recent emphasis on writing, specifically writing in multiple genres, made in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS, 2010) has increased the need to further understand how students write. The NAEP (2002) reports that…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, Grade 2, Grade 3
Balboni, Daniel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Researchers have conducted both theoretical and empirical research on the participation of youth in sports to understand the motivation to continue involvement. Researchers have further examined the positive effects of sports on youth who participate. Although information has been gathered in these areas regarding keeping middle school and high…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Fowers-Coils, Ashley – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study measured the impact of targeted reading interventions on improving reading fluency for second-grade students as indicated by their performance on a statewide standardized assessment of reading fluency proficiency. Reading fluency scores for students who received intervention in second grade were measured again in their third-grade year…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Intervention, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students
Perry, Paul J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Recent legislation such as No Child Left Behind and the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) increasingly pressure teachers and schools to be accountable for instructional time in the form of improved test scores. As a result, students are given an increasing variety of assessments in a given school year in an attempt to measure academic…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Informal Reading Inventories
Candee, Allyson Joelle – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In this paper, the Classroom Learning Activities Checklist (CLAC) is proposed as a classroom observation measure that effectively captures the classroom environments and strategies that support self-regulation via task-oriented learning in young students. The CLAC's dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent and predictive validity evidence are…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Learning Activities, Metacognition, Evidence Based Practice
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