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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
Newell, Mary Kathleen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of movement instruction on children's singing achievement scores. When controlling for age, four overarching questions and nine sub-questions were asked. First, when controlling for age, how do pitch achievement scores at the outset compare to pitch achievement scores after movement…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Children, Singing
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
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
Perucca, David. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children from a low socioeconomic status (SES) are exposed to numerous stress factors that are negatively associated with sustained attention and academic performance. This association suggests that the timed component of lengthy assessments may be unfair for students from such backgrounds, as they may have an inability to sustain attention during…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic Status
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
Coopersmith, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study was designed to investigate the effects of the year-round calendar on student performance in Texas middle schools as measured by achievement on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test. In the State of Texas, 15 schools served students in grades six through eight using the year-round calendar in 2009-2010. The 15…
Descriptors: Year Round Schools, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Achievement Tests
Jordan, Frank – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The "No Child Left Behind Act" (NCLB, 2001) required schools to make adequate yearly progress, use disaggregated data in planning, and employ highly-qualified teachers. The school leaders became those responsible for the success of the school. In South Carolina the Department of Education has recently sought to address adequacy needs…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Academic Achievement, Primary Education