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Ketcham, Gabriella – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This quantitative correlational study was designed to determine if and to what extent there was a relationship between the Arizona Assessment Collaborative (AZAC) district benchmark assessment scores and the Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) state achievement test scores for reading and math for students…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Scores, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Lugo, Fred – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Researchers have estimated that by 2030, two of every five American public school students will be acquiring English as second language learners (Shah & Cavanagh, 2012). Providing adequate means by which ELLs can obtain both English language and academic proficiency will be paramount if they are to be successful, contributing members of their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immersion Programs
Wilson, Nicolle M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study investigated the sustainability of Arizona "Reading First" initiative. During the Arizona "Reading First" initiative there were 121 Title 1 Arizona schools that were a part of the initiative. Since the conclusion of this initiative little research has been conducted to determine if the elements of the initiative have…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Sustainability, Reading Achievement, Data Collection
Maynard, Stephanie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Concerns about the reading comprehension skills of students in the United States have been raised partly because of the introduction of digital products into their lives and the classroom setting. The Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards results from 2013 that were provided by the Arizona Department of Education indicated that reading scores…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing
Korb, Micah Benjamin – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In 2009 the U.S. Department of Education announced the requirements and selection criteria for the monies attached to the Race to the Top Fund. The monies attached to this competition were awarded during phase one, phase two, and phase three. This casual comparative study examined the impact of the Race to the Top federal education competition on…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Rollins, Sarah E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Concern about the academic and social well-being of public education in the United States has been at the forefront of education reform. Increased class sizes, amended curriculum standards, and accountability standards have guided the way toward ways to reduce class sizes to meet the demands put upon educators. This study investigated the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Scores, Socioeconomic Status, Educational Change
Lee, R. Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study was conducted to examine the relationships between student achievement, as measured by Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards, and teacher-assigned grades within a large, urban Phoenix, Arizona school district. For the quantitative component of the study, a proportionate stratified random sample of 3rd grade students from schools…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Scores, Achievement Tests, State Standards
Dix, Yvette Ellsworth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The objective of this quasi-experimental quantitative study was to determine if the use of a student response system, combined with an interactive whiteboard, led to increased student achievement in mathematics within a fifth grade classroom as measured by a district benchmark assessment and the annual Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Student Reaction, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics
Burdett, Nicole G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study was to examine, through statistical analyses, the impact that the 2 different types of highly qualified teachers have on student achievement reading and math scores among fourth- and fifth-grade special education and general education students for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. The evaluation…
Descriptors: Scores, Special Education, General Education, Academic Achievement
Smith, Kelly A. Obrion – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This ex post facto descriptive-comparative quantitative study compared the differences in reading achievement between groups of 6th- through 8th-grade students enrolled in a response to intervention (RtI) classroom against groups of students enrolled in a general education classroom. Students across English language learner and low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Middle School Students, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
Holmes, Shaun L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Research has suggested the 2001 No Child Left Behind high-stakes testing legislation has resulted in a narrowed curriculum, decreased opportunities for poor and minority students, and decreased job satisfaction among teachers and administrators. Given the considerably negative influence No Child Left Behind legislation has had on public education,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Socioeconomic Status, Institutional Characteristics
Chebultz, Lance – ProQuest LLC, 2012
School districts in the United States have undergone large changes over the last decade to accommodate No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Arizona accommodated NCLB through Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS). Expectations were established for all students, varying by group of students based on grade, special education status, free/reduced…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement
Hineman, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Due to the increased demands for accountability with the passage of the No Child Left Behind legislation signed in 2002 by President Bush, schools are required to use reading strategies and programs that are supported by scientific research. In Arizona state statute, ARS 15-704, the law outlines the requirements for Arizona school districts to…
Descriptors: Test Results, Phonemic Awareness, School Districts, Scores