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Rasmussen, Deborah June – ProQuest LLC, 2018
America spends $115,000 per-pupil on education, one of the highest in the world. Even with high funding being provided for the educational budget, standardized state assessment scores are not reflecting the aim for higher quality of education that NCLB is trying to accomplish. Teachers use an assortment of assessments to gauge student's mastery…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, State Aid
Thompson, Stephen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research examined the extent to which benchmark assessments can be accurate forecasters of student performance on a state assessment in Algebra 1. The study applied correlational analysis, regression analysis, and receiver operator characteristic (ROC) analysis to the benchmark and state assessment results of a rural school district in…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Predictor Variables, Success, Mathematics Achievement
Lopez, Robin D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there was a significant difference in student assessment scores between eligible third grade students enrolled in the Central Maryland School District who participated in Supplemental Educational Services (SES) as opposed to eligible students who did not, relative to the Maryland School…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Supplementary Education, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
Lucarelli, Dawn M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The teacher has been identified as one of the most important factors in effecting student achievement. Consequently, school systems across the country engage their teachers in costly and time-consuming professional development in an effort to improve their effectiveness. This study examined whether one such professional development activity, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Role, Standardized Tests, Scores
Walton, James P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The American public school curriculum has narrowed as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Music is being eliminated in public schools so more time and resources can be spent on "tested" subjects like reading and math. However, research has shown that both the intrinsic and extrinsic values of music may improve reading…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Music Education
Van der Vossen, Maria R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This causal-comparative study examined the relationship between enrollment/non-enrollment in music programs of differing content or quality and mathematical achievement among 739 secondary (grades 8-12) students from four different Maryland counties. The students, both female and male, were divided into sample groups by their participation in a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Music Education, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Students
Talley, Gregory Keith – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study investigates the relationship between access, use of technology and student achievement in public middle schools in Maryland. The objective of this study was to determine whether a digital divide (differences in access and utilization of technology based on student characteristics of race, socioeconomic status, and gender) exists among…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Middle School Students, Technology Uses in Education
Sanchez, Melaney M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study sought to learn about African American community members' perceptions regarding their satisfaction with local elementary schools in predominantly white, rural school districts in Maryland. The research was conducted in rural counties because much of the attention about the achievement gap has focused on urban areas, where necessary…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Students, Rural Schools, School Districts