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Rasmussen, Deborah June – ProQuest LLC, 2018
America spends $115,000 per-pupil on education, one of the highest in the world. Even with high funding being provided for the educational budget, standardized state assessment scores are not reflecting the aim for higher quality of education that NCLB is trying to accomplish. Teachers use an assortment of assessments to gauge student's mastery…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, State Aid
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
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
Ketcham, Gabriella – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This quantitative correlational study was designed to determine if and to what extent there was a relationship between the Arizona Assessment Collaborative (AZAC) district benchmark assessment scores and the Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) state achievement test scores for reading and math for students…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Scores, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Stanley-Yolgecen, Athena Joyce – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this case study is to explore effects of digital gamification on engagement and achievement in a third-grade social studies course for students of multiple nationalities and with varied native languages attending the English language international branch of a private, affluent school in eastern China. The case study is framed by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Games, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
Adams, Amber Machel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of technology expenditures on the academic achievement of elementary school students. More specifically, this study was concerned with the effects of technology expenditures (High, Medium, and Low) with regard to hardware, software, Wi-Fi accessibility, and insurance on the State of Texas…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Expenditures, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
Lugo, Fred – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Researchers have estimated that by 2030, two of every five American public school students will be acquiring English as second language learners (Shah & Cavanagh, 2012). Providing adequate means by which ELLs can obtain both English language and academic proficiency will be paramount if they are to be successful, contributing members of their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immersion Programs
Goins, John – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the current study was to determine whether there would be a difference in academic growth measured by gain scores when parents and students received a cumulative standards-based progress report. Participants included 116 fifth grade math students in a Dallas-Fort Worth Area school. Data from district assessments were used to produce…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Academic Achievement, Scores
Kelley, Rhonda D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School personnel are concerned that reading gaps of grade 3 and grade 4 students have persisted in 4 rural elementary schools in the southern United States despite the use of ability grouping to improve student reading proficiency scores. Between the 2014-2016 school years, less than 50% of students in grades 3 and grade 4 scored at the proficient…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
St. John, Amy Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Considering instructional time is one of the most valuable and expensive resources in public education, there is nominal research examining the effectiveness of its use (Farbman, 2015). The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between the amount of extended learning time provided to eligible students at least one grade level…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Correlation, Computer Assisted Testing
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
Phillips, Kristin L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With childhood obesity on the rise and the need for American children to be academically successful compared to peer nations, it is imperative that physical activity become part of the typical school day for all elementary aged school children. There is an understanding that physical activity not only benefits physical fitness and health, but that…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Obesity
Butler Stewart, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Understanding mathematics is an essential part of everyday life and can range from simple tasks such as using basic math skills to more complex tasks. Success in mathematics is a requirement for success in today's modern world. A gap in developing mathematical skills can create complications and interfere with job opportunities. Another basic…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Correlation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Mitchell, Tamarra L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between technology and engineering instruction and technology and engineering literacy in grades K-8. The factors identified and used for the purpose of this study were gender, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and important modes of technology and engineering instruction. These factors…
Descriptors: Correlation, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Technological Literacy
Brown, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The focus of this research is bridging the achievement gap for students living in poverty through quality education. Such a study is important because the percentage of students affected by poverty is increasing and the persistent gap in achievement evidences that the right to quality education for students in poverty is not being met. This is…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Case Studies, Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools
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