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Tillman, Thomas C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study is to identify, implement, and evaluate best practices in reading improvement in third grade at Greenleaf Upper Elementary (pseudonym) in support of a process of continuous improvement. The study followed a mixed methods design. The student participants in this study were 47 third grade students who…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 3
Wilkerson, Shelia Lanell Penn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A continued lapse in reading achievement of minority and at-risk elementary school students continues to be a great concern for educators. Servant leadership theory is based on the principle of service and placing the needs of others first. Third through fifth grade elementary school teachers from one of the larger districts in central Arkansas…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Elementary School Students, Correlation
Bulley-Simpson, Sheril – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In an urban Title 1 school district, the average number of Grade 3-5 students who scored proficient or advanced on the state standardized assessment was 37.3% below Grade 3-5 students countywide and 19.4% below Grade 3-5 students statewide. Low mathematics scores may indicate a gap in practice that affects student achievement. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, School Districts
Stanley-Yolgecen, Athena Joyce – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this case study is to explore effects of digital gamification on engagement and achievement in a third-grade social studies course for students of multiple nationalities and with varied native languages attending the English language international branch of a private, affluent school in eastern China. The case study is framed by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Games, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
Stump, Tracie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Decoding deficits began in the early grades and without remediation created a subgroup of students performing below the expected level of the grade level of achievement. Examining oral reading fluency and phonics instruction provided information to the effectiveness of these reading areas taught individually or in tandem using scripted…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Decoding (Reading), Reading Instruction, Case Studies
Potts, Jerkeshea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Document Based Questioning (DBQ) with third, fourth, and fifth grade students during their 120-minute literacy block. Standardized test scores in the areas of reading and writing during the 2013-2014 school year dropped significantly (Florida Department of Education, 2013). As a result,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students, Questioning Techniques
McCrory, Jenni – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Formative Assessment System for Teachers (FAST) assessment data indicates that a percentage of students are not at the proficient level at the end of third-grade despite interventions being put into place to improve reading fluency rates. This study examined the "Read Naturally Live" fluency program and determined if it increased fluency…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Fluency, Student Evaluation, Intervention
Kelley, Rhonda D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School personnel are concerned that reading gaps of grade 3 and grade 4 students have persisted in 4 rural elementary schools in the southern United States despite the use of ability grouping to improve student reading proficiency scores. Between the 2014-2016 school years, less than 50% of students in grades 3 and grade 4 scored at the proficient…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
Pannell, Pamela Pucheu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The researcher investigated how dyslexia can impact individuals, both socially and emotionally, which can lead to low self-esteem and school failure. This historical study analyzed the growth and development of five 3rd through 5th grade students at a school in a southern state who have a dyslexia action plan that includes enrollment in a…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4
Lewis, Tracy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative evaluation was to determine if student assessment scores and teacher evaluation scores were affected by the use of "i"-Ready, a computer-based instructional program. To provide an overall teacher perspective of the "i"-Ready program and its effectiveness in this study, the following were used:…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
Mindler, Alexandra M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the effects of one school district's summer reading program on the summer slide on DIBELS Next Composite Scores for students entering first, second, and third grade. The researcher examined the DIBELS Next Composite Score Data of students who were invited and attended and students who were…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Emergent Literacy, Elementary School Students, Reading Tests
Harrington, Shanika – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this research study was to evaluate the impact of the district's use of the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System on 3rd grade students' reading achievement as measured by the SC READY ELA test. Educators are increasingly using assessment data in determining students' knowledge and progress. Brady, 2011 stated that…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Achievement
Mercorella, Kelly Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In three experiments, I tested for the presence of the naming capability, the participants' drawing responses of the stimuli learned in the absence of the visual stimulus, and the participants' comprehension of texts with and without pictures present. In Experiment 1, I tested for the presence of naming and the drawing responses for the stimuli…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Naming, Visual Stimuli, Elementary School Students
Purvis, Joshua Steve – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With increasing emphasis being placed on teachers to show an improvement in student achievement, schools are relying on indicators such as reading fluency and reading comprehension to gauge student progress throughout the year. Since the growth on these assessments are used in calculating teachers and administrators' yearly job evaluations, the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Grade 3
Peugeot, Megan A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Through a Whole Child lens a cross-sectional quantitative research design evaluated the impact of academic and nonacademic support structures on student reading achievement per the third grade Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). Two demographically similar public school districts within geographical proximity in Ohio were involved utilizing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
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