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McInerney, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Class size and student achievement have been debated for decades. The vast amount of research on this topic is either conflicting or inconclusive. There are large and small scale studies that support both sides of this dilemma (Achilles, Nye, Boyd-Zaharias, Fulton, & Cain, 1994; Glass & Smith, 1979; Slavin, 1989). Class size reduction is a…
Descriptors: Class Size, Academic Achievement, Budgets, Statistical Analysis
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
Redgrave, Crystal J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Despite the reading research over the past forty years, there is a dearth of research in early literacy skills for Native American students. More specifically, there is a shortage of quantitative research for this population. The purpose of this quantitative causal comparative study was to determine if there is a significant difference in the oral…
Descriptors: Grade 1, American Indian Students, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
Rice, Shawnik Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Student underachievement in kindergarten through Grade 3 continues to be a challenge in the Philadelphia School District. The purpose of this quantitative descriptive correlation study was to examine, using record archives from one Philadelphia school, whether there is a relationship between (a) reading achievement scores for the Dynamic…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
Wolfgang, Jeff Drayton – ProQuest LLC, 2013
National educational achievement statistics show that academic underachievement is a significant problem for all students in the United States and for culturally diverse students in particular. The relationship of attachment and its interaction with traumatic stress has been proposed as an alternative explanation for the persistent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Underachievement, Student Diversity, Stress Variables
White, Tammy Tara – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This is a quantitative research study using archival data to focus on the achievement of Gifted & Talented students in two South Carolina public school districts. The researcher used an open cohort comparative research design for this study. This study attempted to find if differences in student performance existed between students labeled as…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academically Gifted, Statistical Analysis, Academic Achievement
Jackson, Shirley Faye Jackson – ProQuest LLC, 2012
For decades, African American students, nationwide, have consistently scored much lower on math and reading achievement tests than their European counterparts, creating what is known as the "White-Black Achievement Gap". The purpose of the research was to determine if self regulated learning and communal learning contexts, either…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Self Efficacy, Pretests Posttests, Intervention