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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
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
Goins, John – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the current study was to determine whether there would be a difference in academic growth measured by gain scores when parents and students received a cumulative standards-based progress report. Participants included 116 fifth grade math students in a Dallas-Fort Worth Area school. Data from district assessments were used to produce…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Academic Achievement, Scores
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
Santone, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation analyzes data in order to answer the research question, "Do eighth grade students who have participated regularly in their school band programs for four consecutive years achieve higher scores in New Jersey's Grade Eight PARCC Assessment than students of similar ability who do not play a musical instrument?" Data was…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, Charter Schools
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
Wong, Gary – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Decision making is a cornerstone of quality leadership. However, specific research is needed in areas pertaining to education and programs used towards state test scores. In this study, the researcher has investigated the scores from the New York State English Language Arts exam; the effect two literacy programs had on the exam, Teacher's College…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Literacy Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Freeman, Paula Diane – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The current study used a mixed design ANOVA to compare the I-Ready reading comprehension scores of 76 students enrolled in an elementary school in South Texas. A previously untested intervention, a literacy-related social skills group, derived from the constructs of emotional intelligence, was compared to the more orthodox interventions of a…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction
Platt, Sara A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The adoption of Common Core State Standards by many states prompted the development of new standardized writing assessments. A limited number of studies investigated the predictive ability of curriculum-based measurements (CBMs) as related to state assessments in writing, and none have analyzed the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) for writing.…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Standardized Tests, Curriculum Based Assessment, Common Core State Standards
Berkowitz, Sally Greenberg – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore ways in which third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers reported they successfully improved the reading achievement of students with LD as documented by an increase in test scores on standardized tests in reading. Moreover, this study is an examination of productive ways in which elementary classroom…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction
Anderson, Julie Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Data in the United States shows that perceptions of student well-being are low, childhood mental health disorders are rising, and performance on high-stakes tests in reading is stagnant across the early grades. Substantial effort, time, and money have been invested in school improvement policies, high-stakes school climates, and literacy…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Student Surveys, Well Being
Surgener, Gena F. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research study was conducted to examine the effects of the academic achievement of elementary level general education students in the inclusion classroom setting versus the general education students in the non-inclusion classroom in a large suburban school district in Tennessee as measured by third, fourth, and fifth grade mathematics and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Inclusion, Grade 3
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