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Mansfield, Katie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educators have been faced with increasing demands to not only achieve, but also improve reading scores across the nation. Educational research of literacy abilities and reading achievement performance on state assessments have been researched and documented for decades. However, there has been little research on middle school literacy and state…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
Alghamdi, Mazen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate educator perceptions regarding the externalizing and internalizing behaviors of special education and general education students. The population for this study was three selected full inclusion elementary schools in Middle Tennessee. The research technique used in this quantitative study was causal…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Special Education, General Education
Anglin, Terri Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this ex post facto study was to compare the effect the Read Well and the Reading Street curriculums had on achievement test scores. Data from the "Stanford Achievement Test, 10th ed." (SAT10) were examined using total reading scale scores for males and females at the kindergarten and first- and second-grade levels. Three…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Rural Schools, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Curriculum
Surgener, Gena F. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research study was conducted to examine the effects of the academic achievement of elementary level general education students in the inclusion classroom setting versus the general education students in the non-inclusion classroom in a large suburban school district in Tennessee as measured by third, fourth, and fifth grade mathematics and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Inclusion, Grade 3
Myers, Brenda Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Using a quantitative ex post facto causal comparative research design, this study analyzed the effects of the Academy of Reading software program on students' reading achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) reading scale scores of students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades from 2013-2014 were utilized in this study. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
Russell, Marilyn D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In an effort to determine what factors were believed to influence teacher absenteeism in a small southwestern rural district in Tennessee, a study was conducted using information from Survey Monkey ( to obtain responses from 89 teachers in grades third through fifth at seven elementary schools…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Satisfaction, Elementary School Teachers, Statistical Analysis
South, Emogene – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine if a difference in achievement scores exist between students who attended the Johnson County School System preschool program and those who did not as measured by standardized TCAP achievement test Reading/Language Arts and Math scores of students in the third and fourth grades. The variables of grade…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Scores
Dugger-Roberts, Cherith A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if there was a relationship between the TCAP test and Pearson Benchmark assessment in elementary students' reading and language arts and math performance in a northeastern Tennessee school district. This study involved 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The study focused on the following…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis
Jones, Donna – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In order to identify students at risk of failing the Tennessee high-stakes achievement test known as the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), early literacy skills are monitored using reading assessments. Common reading assessments are based upon varying theories of reading development and do not reflect the necessary reading…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Achievement Tests
Dyke, Kimberly Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The place of sports in academic institutions has been analyzed at length for several years. However most studies focus on the participation of high school and university students in school sports. Very little research exists to suggest a positive or negative correlation between academic achievement and participation in interscholastic sports at…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Athletics
Hogan-Young, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program Modified Academic Achievement Standards (TCAP MAAS) achievement test scores for special education students who receive their instruction in the resource classroom or in an inclusion classroom. The study involved third, fourth, and…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Special Education, Grade 3, Grade 4
Lee, Susan Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study was designed for the purpose of quantitatively examining the significant elements of reform-based professional development and their relationship to teachers' self-efficacies for inclusion. The theoretical frameworks for this study were drawn from Bandura's (1997) self-efficacy and social cognitive theory in addition to pre-existing…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
Davis, Paula Coldwell – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study was conducted to see if a difference exists in the language arts proficiency levels of 2,080 fourth grade students with regard to gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status from 2010 through 2012 on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program. Specifically, this study considered the possibility that a difference existed in language…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences
Kirkham, Robert Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Despite flexibility waivers granted to states by the United States Department of Education from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, our nation's public schools continue to struggle to improve reading proficiency as measured by high stakes assessments. To reach state targets for reading proficiency schools must use data at the earliest…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Crittenden, Etta Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of the study was to evaluate two approaches to teaching spelling and vocabulary to second through fourth graders in two different urban school systems to determine if one program revealed greater growth scores on Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) reading components. Research question1 posited: Does Word Study, a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Urban Education, Grade 2, Grade 3
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