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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
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
Watson-Thomas, Jolynn Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative research was to assess the effect of classroom structure (single-gender vs. coeducational) on students' performance in mathematics in grades 3 through 5 at three large, urban elementary schools in Las Vegas, Nevada, while controlling for student gender and ethnicity. This study was theoretically…
Descriptors: Single Sex Classes, Elementary School Students, Grounded Theory, Coeducation
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
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
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
Anderson, Julie Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Data in the United States shows that perceptions of student well-being are low, childhood mental health disorders are rising, and performance on high-stakes tests in reading is stagnant across the early grades. Substantial effort, time, and money have been invested in school improvement policies, high-stakes school climates, and literacy…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Student Surveys, Well Being
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
Ross, Charles – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Title I program was established to support students who were enrolled in schools that had high rates of children from low-income households. The program's goal was to provide supplemental services that would assist in raising the academic success of students in Title I schools so that they achieve comparable outcomes to children in Non-Title I…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Educationally Disadvantaged, Low Income Students, Elementary School Students
Smith, Stephanie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the achievement of south Texas public school fifth grade students participating in gifted and talented programs compared to the achievement of fifth grade students not participating in gifted and talented programs in the areas of reading and math to determine if any differences exist. The study also…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
Girsa, Heather – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In a northeastern state eighth grade math students are struggling with meeting adequate yearly progress in math. The state's math proficiency in the school year 2013-2014 for eighth grade students showed that only 56% scored at grade level or above. The local problem addressed in this study is that 44% of a northeastern state's eighth graders are…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Education
Hollowell, Daniel R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The socio-economic achievement gap is prevalent in schools across the country. There are many high-poverty, high-performing schools that have been successful in closing this achievement gap. This study investigated 30 Illinois elementary school principals from high-poverty, high-achieving schools. Principals were given the Myers-Briggs Type…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Elementary Schools, Principals, Poverty
Pickett, Gabriela – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The system of public education in the United States lacks responsiveness to differing maturation rates and learning styles of young children. U.S. public education focuses more on satisfying governmental mandates and a common curriculum measured through standardized tests than on addressing the individual learning needs of each student.…
Descriptors: Looping (Teachers), Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, Elementary School Students
Szczasny, Annette L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Brain Gym is a movement-based program designed to address a diverse range of students academic and behavioral needs by promoting whole-brain learning. However, the scientific research-base supporting Brain Gym is limited and findings are inconclusive. This study's goal was to evaluate the effects of Brain Gym movements on fourth grade students…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement
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