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Justice, Marsha – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed-method study was to determine if specific interpersonal skills (trustworthiness, communication, empathy, and problem-solving) possessed by principals, as perceived by teachers, are important characteristics in creating and maintaining a positive school climate, increasing student learning, and retaining teachers in the…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Empathy, Problem Solving, Principals
Brown, Katherine Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Improving academic achievement for students of color has long been the subject of debate among advocates of education reform (Anyon, 2013; Breitborde & Swiniarski, 2006; Payne, 2008). Some scholars have advocated for the Montessori method as an alternative educational approach to address some chronic problems in public education (Lillard,…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Elementary School Students, Public Schools, African American Students
Douglas, James Roy, II. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Reading ability is one of the most crucial skills learned in elementary school, a primary focus for students in these years. Around the third grade, though, students start transitioning to a skill they will need the rest of their academic and work career--reading to learn. Students begin demonstrating their learning by taking high-stakes…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Achievement Gap
Brigman-Brown, Maxine – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study was conducted to compare two elementary schools to determine what strategies were being used to cause a significant difference in the scores between the two schools. One school is a high poverty, high minority, high growth school while the other school is a high poverty, high minority, low performing school within the same rural school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Poverty, Minority Group Students, At Risk Students
Thompson, Benika J. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
A teacher's sense of self-efficacy may have significant influence on the pedagogical decisions in the classroom. An elementary school teacher's sense of self-efficacy in teaching science may negatively influence student achievement in science. Negative beliefs concerning science or the ability to teach and promote student learning in science may…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Science Instruction
Greene, Dana Huffman – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Growing numbers of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States have become a trend in recent years; and North Carolina, including the region of this study, is no exception to this trend. As a result of the national rise in ELLs, NCLB was enacted with the goal of increasing academic achievement and closing the achievement gap between…
Descriptors: Accountability, Reading Tests, Scores, English Language Learners
Jensen, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study sought to determine if there is a relationship between students' scores on the eighth-grade Indiana State Test of Education Progress Plus (ISTEP+) exam and success on Indiana's Algebra End-of-Course Assessment (ECA). Additionally, it sought to determine if algebra success could be significantly predicted by the achievement in one or…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Prior Learning, Mathematics Achievement, Algebra
Davis, Caroline – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to provide research in examining the difference in student achievement in reading and math through the quantitative data collection of North Carolina EOG scores for students in third through fifth grade from one high poverty and high performing North Carolina public school district before and after…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Response to Intervention, Rural Schools
Cottone, Mark Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine how the 1:1 laptop initiative impacted student achievement for the students at a single intermediate school (grades 4-6) in Mooresville, North Carolina. Researchers Dunleavy, Dexter, & Heinecke, 2007; Mouza, 2008; O'Dwyer, Russell, Bebell & Tucker-Seeley, 2005 have called for additional research…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Intermediate Grades
Stivers-Blaebaum, Janet E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Research has shown that there is a strong link between reading comprehension and vocabulary, yet many children lack the required vocabulary needed to perform adequately on reading comprehension assessments. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the teaching of Larry Bell's 12 Powerful Words vocabulary program in order to raise third, fourth…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Grade 3
White, Sylvia A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The identification of effective teaching is a continuous and challenging task. This study was an investigation of the relationship among the teacher evaluation, student perception surveys, and student growth scores of students in grades 3 through 8. The entire population of the small district was included in the study. The sources for this study…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Evaluation, Student Surveys, Teacher Characteristics
Blanton, Morgan V. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation utilized a mixed-methods, quasi-experimental design to investigate the impact of parent development on rising third graders' summer reading losses as measured by the difference in May and August oral reading fluency scores. Title I parents and students from three schools in a rural North Carolina school district participated in a…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Quasiexperimental Design, Parent Education, Grade 3
Cotton, Donna McLamb – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation was designed to examine elementary teacher use of formative assessment and the impact formative assessment may have on student achievement as measured by benchmark assessments. The study was conducted in a school district in northwestern North Carolina. The teachers in this study have had NCFALCON training in the use of formative…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
Thompson, Amber Cole – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Visualization was once thought to be an important skill for professions only related to engineering, but due to the realization of concurrent design and the fast pace of technology, it is now desirable in other professions as well. The importance of learning basic knowledge of geometrical concepts has a greater impact than it did prior to the 21st…
Descriptors: Visualization, Teaching Methods, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
Walston, Bradford – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research focused on the school turnaround process in six turnaround elementary schools located in urban and rural areas of the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the study was to learn about the challenges facing the six schools, the process of improving student achievement, and, more specifically, the degree to which adaptive leadership…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, School Turnaround, Instructional Leadership, Academic Achievement
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