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Salay, Darla M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In New Jersey and nationwide, legislative efforts require that schools refocus on teaching social emotional skills in order to meet the holistic needs of students and prevent bullying. However, with an ever-growing list of school requirements, no additional instructional time, and little guidance on how to teach social emotional skills, schools…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Critical Literacy, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
Balboni, Daniel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Researchers have conducted both theoretical and empirical research on the participation of youth in sports to understand the motivation to continue involvement. Researchers have further examined the positive effects of sports on youth who participate. Although information has been gathered in these areas regarding keeping middle school and high…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Guindon, John R., Sr. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This quantitative causal comparative study looked to see if there was a relationship between childhood obesity and student achievement. Because of the many conflicting results in the research available, it was not known if there was a relationship between childhood obesity and student achievement among inner-city middle school students in a school…
Descriptors: Children, Obesity, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
Berrios, Mercedes – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this case study was to examine the factors pertaining to socially, economically, and culturally disadvantaged students, and to relate how these factors do not prohibit these students from demonstrating academic progress in literacy if they are provided with additional academic assistance and resources. This study examined roles and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Literacy, Lunch Programs
Nelson, Derrick E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
For over thirty years, research has been conducted on the relative benefits of integrating the sixth through eighth grades within the structure of the K-8 elementary school or of establishing a freestanding middle school structure. While the available research clearly supports the positive effects of the K-8 structure on academic achievement in…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 8, School Organization, Statistical Analysis
Bonnville, Joann K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy of two Response to Intervention (RTI) Tier 2 literacy programs used with sixth graders in a middle school setting to determine if the use of either the SuccessMaker┬« or READ 180┬« Tier 2 RTI literacy program for two marking periods, or eighteen weeks, positively impacted student achievement as…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Literacy, Middle School Students, Grade 6
Gemellaro, Dorian Marrone – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In this study, the researcher examined the strength and direction of relationships between NJ School Report Card Variables (NJ SRC) and 2008-2009 NJ ASK 5 Math and Language Arts Literacy (LAL) student test scores. Variables found to have an influence on standardized test scores in the extant literature were evaluated and reported. Analyses were…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Mathematics Tests, Language Tests, Scores
Robinson, Christie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the impact of student variables (student socioeconomic status, race, attendance, and gender) and the school variable of placement in an inclusion setting on the academic achievement of general education students in grades 6, 7, and 8 in an urban school district. Academic achievement was defined as a general education student's…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status, Racial Differences
Turnamian, Peter G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the strength and direction of the relationship between 2009 NJ ASK 3 Language Arts and Mathematics scores and district social and demographic data (i.e., lone-parent household, level of parental education, and household income levels) found in the extant literature to influence student achievement on high-stakes standardized…
Descriptors: School Districts, Demography, Language Tests, Mathematics Tests
Rohrman, Susan T. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the effectiveness of a pilot program utilizing practice standardized test questions for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in an economically disadvantaged school and evaluated the impact of the pilot program on pre- and post-test practice tests in language arts literacy and on the 2009 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Pilot Projects, Economically Disadvantaged, Standardized Tests
Brooks-Bey, Michelle Rubee – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the length of years of preschool attendance on the academic achievement and retention of third and fourth grade students in high and low achieving schools. The study consisted of the analysis of secondary data, i.e., mathematics and language arts literacy scores as the measurement of academic…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Economic Status, Preschool Education, Language Arts
Anemone, Alex – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Since their creation over two centuries ago, public schools have been coupled with students via geographical zones. Bolstered by compulsory attendance laws, public schools have a very consistent clientele. Based solely on where they resided, students were required to attend specific schools between Kindergarten and Grade 12. Schools have, in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Middle Schools, Magnet Schools, Elementary Schools
Muhammad, Fatima – ProQuest LLC, 2006
This applied dissertation describes the evaluation of a parent-coaching program and how test scores were impacted as measured by the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK). Of the 175 third-grade students in the school district, 25.6% of students, or 44 students, scored less than satisfactory (partially proficient) in language arts…
Descriptors: Parents, Coaching (Performance), Program Evaluation, Scores