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Potts, Jerkeshea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Document Based Questioning (DBQ) with third, fourth, and fifth grade students during their 120-minute literacy block. Standardized test scores in the areas of reading and writing during the 2013-2014 school year dropped significantly (Florida Department of Education, 2013). As a result,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students, Questioning Techniques
Lewis, Tracy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative evaluation was to determine if student assessment scores and teacher evaluation scores were affected by the use of "i"-Ready, a computer-based instructional program. To provide an overall teacher perspective of the "i"-Ready program and its effectiveness in this study, the following were used:…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
Robertson, Mary Amos – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In order to change the direction of mathematics education, the training of elementary teachers in the United States needs to be of equal or higher quality than top preforming countries. However, pre-service elementary teachers in the United States fall behind their peers in other countries in mathematical content knowledge and mathematical…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications
Boulden, Laurie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The achievement gap between economically disadvantaged students and their traditional counterparts has continued to be a problem in education. Based on cognitive constructivist theory and enrichment theory, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between scores on a high-stakes achievement test and participation in a summer…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Enrichment Activities, Economically Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth
Henry, Denfield L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
English language learners (ELLs) at a south Florida elementary school have consistently struggled with the mathematics segment of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Examining the relationship between ELLs' mathematics scores and English proficiency might provide local educators with ideas for reversing a downward trend in ELLs' mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Scores, Correlation, English Language Learners
Sanders-White, Pamela – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of structured note-taking compared to traditional note-taking on the acquisition of scientific knowledge for students with and without learning disabilities (LD) and students with reading difficulties (RD). An additional purpose was to examine whether the two note-taking methods…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Pretests Posttests, Science Instruction, Scientific Attitudes
EL-Amin, Abdul – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This descriptive research study was conducted to determine the state of perceived teacher morale and student academic performance as measured by fourth-grade reading and math scores among four elementary schools defined by the servant leadership score of each principal in this Florida elementary school district. While related research from other…
Descriptors: Leadership, Teacher Morale, Principals, Elementary School Teachers
Polite', Cheryl Powell – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This was a quantitative study utilized to determine the effect of the Physio-Cat Program on improving reading-comprehension scores in reading for students in kindergarten through Grade 5 at an elementary school in Dade County Florida. The Physio-Cat Program, designed by this researcher, was developed to provide an innovative approach to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement
Pride, Bryce L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Model has been used to make many high-stakes decisions concerning schools, though it does not provide a complete assessment of student academic achievement and school effectiveness. To provide a clearer perspective, many states have implemented various Growth and Value Added Models, in addition to AYP. The…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests
Dos Santos, Kimberley G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation was designed to examine the effects of a site-based teacher mentoring program on teacher confidence and effectiveness in an elementary school in Florida. Based on preliminary data, there was a need for system organizational change to improve teacher confidence and performance with the district's Document Based Question (DBQ)…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mentors, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
Saenz, Willie – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As the concern for standardized testing continues to rise, so to does the concern for providing students with an appropriate and equal educational opportunity. The goal of this research was to investigate relevant data to determine if there is a relationship between the wealth behind each student and the academic proficiency amongst 5th grade…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Correlation, School Districts