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Green, Maureen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The ability to read proficiently is a comprehensive skill necessary for success at all academic levels. Students who consistently read below grade level continue to struggle throughout their school years with little chance of recovery. The administrative leaders of the Ocean View School District (a pseudonym) noticed a decline in reading scores…
Descriptors: School Districts, Reading Difficulties, Urban Schools, Reading Programs
Witherspoon, Anissa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The educational system in the United States continues to pose many challenges for law and policy makers. Many of these challenges can be traced back to two landmark cases, "Plessy vs. Ferguson" and "Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka." And, while the U.S. Department of Education developed programs to address many of these…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Tarvin, Lynn D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 2010, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommended that eight hundred new STEM focused elementary and middle schools be established. Unfortunately, districts may be slow to implement STEM at the elementary level because they do not understand how to do so effectively (Zimny, 2017). School administrators need a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Education, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
Pearson, Roxanne N. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 2010, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommended that eight hundred new STEM focused elementary and middle schools be established. Unfortunately, districts may be slow to implement STEM at the elementary level because they do not understand how to do so effectively (Zimny, 2017). School administrators need a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Education, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
Bush, Gail Kiley – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 2010, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommended that eight hundred new STEM-focused elementary and middle schools be established. Unfortunately, districts have been slow to implement STEM at the elementary level because they do not understand how to do so effectively (Zimny, 2017). School administrators need a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Education, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
Pendleton, Myra – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in the academic achievement in reading among students enrolled in single-gender and coeducational classes, as well as the impact of teachers' perceptions on the outcome of academic achievement. The study used a mixed-method approach to address this purpose. This study reported…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Single Sex Classes, Coeducation, Comparative Analysis
Kite, Toby G. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
After the passing of the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004, many schools began to use a Response to Intervention (RtI) model instead of the discrepancy model when identifying students with specific learning disabilities (National Center on Response to Intervention, 2011). When elementary schools adopted the RtI model, it was shown to be…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Response to Intervention, Disabilities
Phillips, Jori K. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine if a difference existed between student learning, using the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP), and Professional Learning Community (PLC) implementation within fifth-grade populations in the state of Missouri. The following research questions were utilized to drive the research: What is the difference in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Communities of Practice, Grade 5, Comparative Analysis
Israel, John M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Research studies of extracurricular activities have illustrated specific relationships between participation and certain student characteristics, such as higher grades, higher standardized test scores, higher attendance, fewer discipline issues, and increased positive school perception. Since so much of the previous research on extracurricular…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Correlation, Student Characteristics
Pratt, Anne-Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the predictive relationship of fifth-, sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students' final numerical grades for mathematics and communication arts (e.g., English or language arts) and their standardized scores on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP). It examined the relationship between students' performance on the MAP in the…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Grades (Scholastic), Correlation, Academic Achievement
Roberts, Paula Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Reading is an essential skill taught during elementary academic years. The Sunny Day School District recognized the need of locating a reading program tailored to effectively meeting the instructional needs of students. A preliminary question was, "how do we increase the reading achievement of all our students?" In response to this…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Student Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation
Curry, Steven James – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative study investigated relationships between higher level mathematics learning and multiplication fact fluency, multiplication fact speed-recall, and reading grade equivalency of eighth grade students in Algebra I and Pre-Algebra. Higher level mathematics learning was indicated by an average score of 80% or higher on first and second…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Mathematics Instruction, Multiplication
Doel, Kelly R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Teacher preparation programs in U.S. colleges and universities have been forced to re-evaluate curricular and student teaching requirements due to federal reform initiatives to support accreditation standards. A state-determined assessment must be passed to earn teaching credentials and in the state of Missouri candidates must pass the appropriate…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Elementary Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Competency Testing
Cooper, Melissa A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
School districts are charged with the task of improving standardized test scores and closing the gaps between specific groups of students. Numerous programs, school improvement strategies, changes in instruction and leadership have been implemented to close the gap. Data are becoming more abundant at the state, district, and school levels. Many…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment