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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
Kim, Jae Woo – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Problem: The problem of this study was to determine the difference in Bible comprehension scores among gender-based groups of older children using selected passages from three Bible translations: the Children's Bible, the Easy Bible, and the New Revised Korean Bible. Procedures: A total of 288 older children in three churches (Beautiful Baptist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
Woody, Andrea L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a Web-based mathematics program, Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) Stanford Math, on mathematics achievement of fourth- through eighth-grade students in a metropolitan school district. Few studies have researched a Web-based mathematics program that provides an individualized,…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
Dockery, Lori Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2013
How well students perform on standardized tests can affect their educational paths and the rest of their lives. In addition, students' performances on state assessments will affect their schools due to the No Child Left Behind Act. For English language learners (ELLs), the success on tests may be diminished due to their inability to completely…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Success
Duke, Rose S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research examined the impact of teacher licensure routes, particularly those identified as either traditional or alternative on student achievement by comparing Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) end of year scores in math and reading for minority students in grades six through eight during the period from 2005 through 2009. To compare the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications, Alternative Teacher Certification
McKay, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Paralympic School Day (PSD) is a disability awareness program that provides a platform for attitude change by raising awareness about disability and disability sport. The purpose of this study was to determine if PSD would have a positive impact on the attitudes of students without disabilities toward the inclusion of students with disabilities in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Consciousness Raising, Athletics, Competition
Mitchell, Viola T. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if classroom configuration--departmentalized and self-contained--is related to the academic achievement of Grade 6 students in a large urban school district as measured by California Standards Test (CST) scores in mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) when controlling for prior academic…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Classroom Environment, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Cottone, Mark Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine how the 1:1 laptop initiative impacted student achievement for the students at a single intermediate school (grades 4-6) in Mooresville, North Carolina. Researchers Dunleavy, Dexter, & Heinecke, 2007; Mouza, 2008; O'Dwyer, Russell, Bebell & Tucker-Seeley, 2005 have called for additional research…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Intermediate Grades
Lynch, Tai E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educational leaders are charged with making informed decisions regarding various aspects of schooling that affect the overall achievement of students. Numerous legislative ideas, funding initiatives, programming standards, and practicing guidelines for early childhood education programs have been introduced (Buyssee & Wesley, 2006). Early care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten
Calvert, Maria Kay Holleman – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of principal characteristics and school socio-economic factors and their relationship to student achievement as measured by the literacy portion of the Arkansas state standardized test, with a particular interest in male students. The study was undertaken to contribute to the existing…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Coats, Johnnie Hugh – ProQuest LLC, 2013
High-stakes testing has become crucial in public education, requiring students to meet increasingly higher standards, regardless of their ability levels. This causal-comparative study sought to determine the effectiveness of an intervention mathematics course in the middle school setting for at-risk, sixth grade students. The Georgia Criterion…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students
McClain-Pace, Erin Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Interest in students who exhibit characteristics with difficulties in learning can be traced as far back as 1800. In order to better understand the complexities and causes of learning disabilities, many researchers (Bannatyne, 1968, 1974; Rugal, 1974) have investigated ways to better identify learners who struggle with academics. A strong argument…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Ability, Comprehension, Long Term Memory
Lindsey, Colleen D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine if the four assessments for entrance into an academic middle school gifted English program were accurately predicting success, as measured by students' grades each nine-week grading period. Some students were dismissed from the program each year because they could not maintain the required minimum average…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Middle Schools, Grades (Scholastic), Selective Admission
Robinson, Christie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the impact of student variables (student socioeconomic status, race, attendance, and gender) and the school variable of placement in an inclusion setting on the academic achievement of general education students in grades 6, 7, and 8 in an urban school district. Academic achievement was defined as a general education student's…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status, Racial Differences
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