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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
Gallo, Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This quantitative study examined the effect of a student's entry point into a school district and his/her performance on the New York State English Language Arts and Integrated Algebras Regents Exams. The subjects of this study were students assigned to the 2010 and 2011 cohorts from one Long Island school district. Three entry points were…
Descriptors: School Districts, English, Language Arts, Algebra
Ross, Laurent – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the role of teacher characteristics and school demographics in teachers' perceptions of children's cognitive abilities. Most researchers find that teachers' personal characteristics are not related to their perceptions of their children's cognitive abilities. In a 2011 study, Douglas Ready and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Cognitive Ability, Teacher Attitudes
Werkheiser, Susan N. Gravle – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this case study was to explore the effects of a literature-based social-emotional learning curriculum on kindergarten students' social-emotional behaviors, awareness, and early reading skills in a large elementary school. The study examined beliefs/perceptions of kindergarten teachers in regards to what reading skills students…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literature, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy
Mackay, Patricia E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Although a limited body of research has supported the positive impact of the Tools of the Mind curriculum on the development of self-regulation, research supporting a direct relationship between Tools and academic achievement is extremely limited. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Tools of the Mind curriculum…
Descriptors: Scores, Kindergarten, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
Swartz, Paige Colwell – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this correlational study was to determine if variables known upon a group of students' enrollment in kindergarten had a significant relationship with their high-stakes reading assessment results obtained six years later, in the students' fifth grade year. Archival data was gathered from a rural northern Georgia school district.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Reading Comprehension, Correlation
Lynch, Tai E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educational leaders are charged with making informed decisions regarding various aspects of schooling that affect the overall achievement of students. Numerous legislative ideas, funding initiatives, programming standards, and practicing guidelines for early childhood education programs have been introduced (Buyssee & Wesley, 2006). Early care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten
Hamlin, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2013
During conferences to decide whether or not to retain a child, usually two questions are asked. The first is, "Will retention bring success in school?" The other is, "If we retain him, will he perform better in school than if we don't retain him?" The goal of this research was to see if retained students would make enough…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Policy, School Holding Power, Low Achievement
Baldwin, Janice Williams – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The era of "high stakes" testing in older grades has contributed to higher achievement expectations in the preschool years. Early childhood is a significant period in the development of the whole child. The skills children build in kindergarten are fundamental to learning success. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Kindergarten, Young Children, Educational Assessment
Rice, Shawnik Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Student underachievement in kindergarten through Grade 3 continues to be a challenge in the Philadelphia School District. The purpose of this quantitative descriptive correlation study was to examine, using record archives from one Philadelphia school, whether there is a relationship between (a) reading achievement scores for the Dynamic…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
Wolfgang, Jeff Drayton – ProQuest LLC, 2013
National educational achievement statistics show that academic underachievement is a significant problem for all students in the United States and for culturally diverse students in particular. The relationship of attachment and its interaction with traumatic stress has been proposed as an alternative explanation for the persistent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Underachievement, Student Diversity, Stress Variables
Towns, Debra – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In Wisconsin, increased academic performance has been a general assumption supporting the institutionalization and public funding of early childhood instruction. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between attendance in public four-year-old kindergarten and elementary level reading performance. This study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Kindergarten, Reading Achievement
Baker, Gregory A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Already academically at risk, students in the rapidly growing English Language Learner (ELL) student population in the United States face additional challenges due to regression of English language acquisition over the average ten-week agrarian summer break when they return to homes in which Spanish was the primary language spoken. While the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Summer Programs
White, James G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Scope and Method of Study: This naturalistic inquiry case study explored a selected pre-kindergarten program and the extent of its provision for school readiness through the lens of General Systems Theory. Assessment results from kindergarten students at three separate elementary schools were analyzed, interviews were completed with select early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, School Readiness
Harley, Anne J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact and sustainability of successfully discontinued first grade Reading Recovery students as compared to non-Reading Recovery students in reading achievement measures as third graders. Schools are facing the unprecedented challenge to ensure reading success for all students by the end of second…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement
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