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Tillman, Thomas C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study is to identify, implement, and evaluate best practices in reading improvement in third grade at Greenleaf Upper Elementary (pseudonym) in support of a process of continuous improvement. The study followed a mixed methods design. The student participants in this study were 47 third grade students who…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 3
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
Wilkerson, Shelia Lanell Penn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A continued lapse in reading achievement of minority and at-risk elementary school students continues to be a great concern for educators. Servant leadership theory is based on the principle of service and placing the needs of others first. Third through fifth grade elementary school teachers from one of the larger districts in central Arkansas…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Elementary School Students, Correlation
Bulley-Simpson, Sheril – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In an urban Title 1 school district, the average number of Grade 3-5 students who scored proficient or advanced on the state standardized assessment was 37.3% below Grade 3-5 students countywide and 19.4% below Grade 3-5 students statewide. Low mathematics scores may indicate a gap in practice that affects student achievement. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, School Districts
Lopez, Jose Luis – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The number of culturally and linguistically diverse students at an urban elementary school in a southern state has greatly increased since the 2014-2016 school year. Corresponding low state achievement test scores have also been observed for English language learners (ELLs). The purpose of this study was to investigate the instructional strategies…
Descriptors: Barriers, English Language Learners, Case Studies, English (Second Language)
Garcia, Rizalino Pagador – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the qualities of transformational leadership and school climate dimensions as perceived by teachers in the Philippines. A sample of 250 elementary teachers from the public and private schools participated in the study. Participants were asked to answer two main survey…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes
Cantillo-Perilloux, Dana – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore how leadership approaches can inform and direct the way leadership is practiced in elementary schools. In this study, the researcher examined the impact of leadership approaches on the sustainability of the implementation of the Reading Recovery program regarding reading achievement. Early primary school…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership, Sustainability
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
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
Lewis, Tracy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative evaluation was to determine if student assessment scores and teacher evaluation scores were affected by the use of "i"-Ready, a computer-based instructional program. To provide an overall teacher perspective of the "i"-Ready program and its effectiveness in this study, the following were used:…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
Jones, Willette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the low literacy and math achievement of 4th grade students with emotional disturbances (ED) in an urban school district in Pennsylvania. Researchers have speculated that teachers possess limited knowledge of the behavioral health needs of students with ED needed to support their behavior and achievement. Therefore, this…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Mathematics Achievement, Emotional Disturbances, Elementary School Teachers
Johnson, Debra Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
How are teacher characteristics related to teaching practices in reading instruction? Melton, Smothers, Anderson, Fulton, Replogue, & Thomas (2004) maintained teachers are the most powerful dynamic in the classroom. African American students often attain lower reading scores than other students. It is important to determine which teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Reading Instruction, African American Students, Reading Achievement
Goodwin-Glick, Kelly L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Childhood trauma is prevalent and has a profound impact on student learning, behaviors, social-emotional well-being (Perfect et al., 2016), physical health, relationships (Tishelman et al., 2010), and brain architecture (Perry, 2001). Trauma-informed care professional development (PD) within the school setting is a relatively new notion for school…
Descriptors: Trauma, Pretests Posttests, Surveys, Faculty Development
Mallernee, Nora – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This non-experimental correlational quantitative study was designed to explore the effects of specialized professional development, age, gender, and years of teaching experience on the successful integration of iPads into classroom literacy education among K-6 students. The study uses the teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Correlation, Faculty Development, Age Differences
Anstadt, Kathryn L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this mixed-methods program evaluation was to determine the impact, if any, that the implementation of a voluntary performance-based compensation system had on an Ohio suburban district's goal to compensate effective teaching. The district formed a committee that researched teacher compensation systems that rewarded a variety of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Suburban Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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