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Hardy Herard, Berretta – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative descriptive study was to determine whether significant differences existed in the perceptions of elementary school teachers regarding the presence of the 5 dimensions of professional learning communities (PLCs) in Title I schools scoring above versus Title I schools scoring below the 55th percentile on state…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Disadvantaged Schools
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
Dyke, Kimberly Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The place of sports in academic institutions has been analyzed at length for several years. However most studies focus on the participation of high school and university students in school sports. Very little research exists to suggest a positive or negative correlation between academic achievement and participation in interscholastic sports at…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Athletics
Davis, Paula Coldwell – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study was conducted to see if a difference exists in the language arts proficiency levels of 2,080 fourth grade students with regard to gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status from 2010 through 2012 on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program. Specifically, this study considered the possibility that a difference existed in language…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences
Dalton, Marilee Serns – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) is one tool shown to be of value in examining heart-brain interactions. HRV is remarkably responsive to emotion, and the importance of emotional state in cognitive function is increasingly being recognized and socio-emotional learning strategies being utilized in the classroom. Consequently, the…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Elementary School Students, Parochial Schools, Public Schools
Huerta, Margarita – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative study explored the impact of literacy integration in a science inquiry classroom involving the use of science notebooks on the academic language development and conceptual understanding of students from diverse (i.e., English Language Learners, or ELLs) and low socio-economic status (low-SES) backgrounds. The study derived from a…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Writing Assignments, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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
Kirkham, Robert Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Despite flexibility waivers granted to states by the United States Department of Education from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, our nation's public schools continue to struggle to improve reading proficiency as measured by high stakes assessments. To reach state targets for reading proficiency schools must use data at the earliest…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Roberts, Karen Collette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study was designed to examine the relationship and predictability of selected principal demographic factors and academic factors on overall school accountability ratings. Specifically, the effect of principals' age, gender and years of experience and TAKS reading and TAKS mathematics score on overall accountability ratings. The population for…
Descriptors: Principals, Demography, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Rollins, Sarah E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Concern about the academic and social well-being of public education in the United States has been at the forefront of education reform. Increased class sizes, amended curriculum standards, and accountability standards have guided the way toward ways to reduce class sizes to meet the demands put upon educators. This study investigated the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Scores, Socioeconomic Status, Educational Change
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
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
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
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