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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
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
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
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
Gallo, Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This quantitative study examined the effect of a student's entry point into a school district and his/her performance on the New York State English Language Arts and Integrated Algebras Regents Exams. The subjects of this study were students assigned to the 2010 and 2011 cohorts from one Long Island school district. Three entry points were…
Descriptors: School Districts, English, Language Arts, Algebra
Werkheiser, Susan N. Gravle – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this case study was to explore the effects of a literature-based social-emotional learning curriculum on kindergarten students' social-emotional behaviors, awareness, and early reading skills in a large elementary school. The study examined beliefs/perceptions of kindergarten teachers in regards to what reading skills students…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literature, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy
Vega, Luis Diego – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study explores the effects of a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) program on language majority and minority students. The fundamental hypothesis was that the process of receiving instruction in two languages (English and Spanish) throughout elementary school (i.e., attendance at a TWBI school) would help the native Spanish-speaking students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups
Karnick, Kelley – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In this study, several middle school factors of students from two consecutive graduating classes were analyzed to determine what relation they had to college readiness, as measured by ACT subtest scores. The academic factors included: 8th grade EXPLORE composite score, 7th grade spring reading and math MAP scores, highest math course completed in…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Middle School Students, Predictor Variables, Correlation
Gill, Khushwinder Kaur – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The primary purpose of this study was to explore the correlations between students' perceptions of their relationships with teachers, students' academic achievement and students' classroom behavior. A secondary purpose of the study was to investigate if students' ethnicity, gender and socio-economic status moderate the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Referral
Medrano, Imelda – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of grade retention and grade placement on student achievement in both reading and math over the course of five years. A comparison was drawn amongst two cohorts of students in 3rd through 5th grade: (a) students in each grade who were retained in the year 2006-2007 due to failing report card…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, School Districts, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Scott, Marshall, III – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of selected academic, demographic, and instructional program related factors on the retention rates of elementary school students. More specifically, this study was concerned with the relationship and predictability of the reading and mathematics variables scores, gender, ethnicity, program…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Holding Power, Reading, Mathematics
Reynolds, Corey W. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this inductive and quantitative research study is to examine the influence of dual language education upon the development of literacy skills in English proficient kindergarten through grade 2 students. Secondly, this research is purposed to aid in filling the void in the limited way in which educational researchers have examined…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Reading Skills
Brooks-Bey, Michelle Rubee – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the length of years of preschool attendance on the academic achievement and retention of third and fourth grade students in high and low achieving schools. The study consisted of the analysis of secondary data, i.e., mathematics and language arts literacy scores as the measurement of academic…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Economic Status, Preschool Education, Language Arts
Bell, Ethel L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Low scores of minority students who performed below the standard on the seventh-grade writing test of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), are the basis for this study, which examines the effectiveness of Saturday Title I classes in increasing student scores on the TAKS. The treatment of instructional intervention is delivered…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Minority Group Students, Scores, Student Improvement
Gatliffe, Eileen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined vocabulary acquisition of elementary students in grades kindergarten through fifth in one rural New Mexico school. The school had 277 students. Hispanic students comprised nearly 80% of the student body. All students received free lunch and breakfast. The 65 students who participated in the study were assessed using the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Kindergarten, Vocabulary Development, Statistical Significance
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