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Diebold, Tamara W. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In spite of efforts to achieve the reading proficiency requirements mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, students' inability to comprehend text and meet grade level standards on state and national assessments continues to be problematic. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of explicit direct instruction of…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Federal Legislation
Wilson, Claire – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this quantitative correlational research was to study the relationship between class size and students' academic achievement. Citywide language arts and math test scores for third and fifth grade students in four New York City public schools were examined using a variety of variables including (a) gender, (b) ethnicity, (c) grade…
Descriptors: Class Size, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Teaching Experience
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
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
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
Jamison, Alfreda – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study reviews the impact of School-Wide Discipline on academic achievement and student behavior in elementary schools. In this study, Title One elementary schools in South Carolina were identified that have fully implemented the Positive Behavior Intervention Support and those Title One schools not implementing PBIS. This study…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Intervention, Discipline, Academic Achievement
Aldridge, Ashley Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether any statistically significant differences in mathematics and reading academic achievement and academic gains of male and female students taught in single-sex classes existed when compared to male and female students taught in coeducational classes. This study reported findings from mathematics…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Elementary School Students, Poverty
Herron-McCoy, La-Monica – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the academic achievement gap between upper elementary African American and White students. This study sought to assess any relationships between whether academic reading, students attitudes toward reading, and academic intrinsic motivation related to ethnicity. This study also sought to assess whether…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Reading Attitudes, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement
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
Bluitt, Angela Delentheia – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of reading programs of students who used the Reading Program One, Reading Program Two, and Reading Program Three reading programs and those students who were taught using no basal reading program in North Mississippi. The study also assessed teachers' perceptions of the various reading programs…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Basal Reading, Reading Programs, Educational Attainment
Schlabra, Michael R. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine whether a Title II Mathematics and Partnership grant positively affected student achievement levels for 3rd grade students in a public school system. The primary participant populations for this study were third grade students enrolled in 4 elementary schools in north Georgia from 2005-2008. Over 4,500…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 3, Elementary Schools, Public Schools
Turner, Pamela Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This research was designed to provide information on the career development of fifth-grade students and to explore the influence of an education program on children's interest in nursing as a career choice, especially related to gender. Interest in nursing is conceptualized as interest, competence perception, and desire to help other people. A…
Descriptors: Caring, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Career Education
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