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Cossey, Bobby J., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the village of Pine lies Pine School. While the school has historically been considered a quality school, the proficiency levels in math MAAP assessments have been lower in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade than 6th grade, by a substantial margin. In this action research program evaluation study, a mixed-methods approach was utilized to discern the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Large Group Instruction, Small Group Instruction
Dudley, Thomas Pettit, III – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Introduced in the era of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and continued with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are required to assess students in English Language Arts. The Mississippi Department of Education, in accordance with NCLB and later ESSA, developed the statewide accountability and accreditation model to measure student progress…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Language Arts, Academic Achievement
Acord, Robin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The overall purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the School Improvement Grant on student achievement in a rural elementary school in Mississippi. In an attempt to decrease the achievement gap that existed among socioeconomically disadvantaged students and their more affluent peers, the United States Department of Education created…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Improvement, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students
Platt, Sara A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The adoption of Common Core State Standards by many states prompted the development of new standardized writing assessments. A limited number of studies investigated the predictive ability of curriculum-based measurements (CBMs) as related to state assessments in writing, and none have analyzed the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) for writing.…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Standardized Tests, Curriculum Based Assessment, Common Core State Standards
Griffin, Jacqueline Laverne Meeks – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Many students in third, fourth and fifth grades struggle at the lowest levels of reading proficiency. In fact, fewer than 40% of fourth graders in the United States read at or above the "proficient" level on state standardized tests in 2009 (D'Ardenne, Barnes, Hightower, Lamason, Mason, Patterson, Stephens, Wilson, Smith & Erickson,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Remedial Reading, Reading Tests, Scores
Johnson, Mary L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research on 1:1 laptop implementations is missing key information about student achievement on high-stakes assessment. This post hoc, quasi-experimental, quantitative study explores how 1:1 laptop access affects student achievement on the mandated eighth-grade online science assessment in five Mississippi school districts throughout the state.…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests
Mitchell, Delilah – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study was designed to determine eighth grade teachers' perceptions of the impact, quality, and types of job-embedded professional development activities they have participated in and the relationship to student achievement in language arts, math, or science. The researcher identified school districts with 50% or more of their eighth grade…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Grade 8
Williams-Wright, Vera – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study was two-fold. The first purpose was to investigate the impact of looping on academic achievement of students in selected public schools in Mississippi. The students' results on the 2010 and 2011 Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) were used to determine whether looping students score differently in…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Looping (Teachers), Academic Achievement
Higdon, Kacey – ProQuest LLC, 2012
School administrators in many schools are steadily reducing physical education time in response to rising pressure to obtain higher test scores in core subjects. This reduction is occurring without a systematic investigation of the contribution of physical education to test scores. The purpose of this quantitative study was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity, Physical Education, Academic Achievement
Davis, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Approximately 1/3 of the children in the United States are overweight or obese. Children in Mississippi have the highest rate of obesity among all other states. The outcome of this epidemic presents an increase in poor health. To address the problems associated with overweight and obesity among children, schools in the U.S. were required to…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Wellness, Child Health
McCorvey-Watson, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In 2002, President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which added accountability to President Lyndon Johnson's original Title I legislation of 1964. Specifically, it required that all children in Grades 3-8, by school year 2014, regardless of socioeconomic status, perform at or above grade level requirements in mathematics…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
Lamberth, Tenneille Terrell – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 forced school districts to become more accountable by requiring all students to read on grade level by the year 2014. However, President Obama's educational policy shift is allowing states to develop their own accountability and improvement system. This study examined fourth and eighth grade math…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interaction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 4
Norwood, Stephanie Deneen – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The consequences of less than proficient reading skills are well documented. In educational settings, as children progress through the grades, the expectation that they acquire content knowledge through reading continually increases. However, many children lack the proficient reading skills that would enable them to acquire content knowledge…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Content Area Reading
Hogan-Samuel, Eutrophia Lenora – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The nation is challenged with improving the mathematics achievement of its students. No Child Left Behind holds schools, districts, and states accountable for improving student achievement. Because high stakes tests are given at the end of the school year, schools are presented with the challenging task of developing or purchasing reliable…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Curriculum Based Assessment, High Stakes Tests, Scores
Wilcox, Timothy Eugene – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine if there were differences in MCT2 scores between students who attended a school district that used MSPMS and students who attended a school district that did not use MSPMS. The data for this study were archived and consisted of math and language arts MCT2 scores for two groups of students. The independent…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Progress Monitoring, Educational Improvement, Scores
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