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Woody, Andrea L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a Web-based mathematics program, Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) Stanford Math, on mathematics achievement of fourth- through eighth-grade students in a metropolitan school district. Few studies have researched a Web-based mathematics program that provides an individualized,…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
Amankonah, Frank O. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Mathematics knowledge and skills serve as the "gatekeeper" to students' choice of college majors, success obtaining college degrees, and entry into the workforce. However, on the mathematics portion of standardized tests, U.S. fourth and eighth graders performed below their peers in countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
Dockery, Lori Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2013
How well students perform on standardized tests can affect their educational paths and the rest of their lives. In addition, students' performances on state assessments will affect their schools due to the No Child Left Behind Act. For English language learners (ELLs), the success on tests may be diminished due to their inability to completely…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Success
Loewen, David Allen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This exploratory correlational study seeks to answer the question of whether a relationship exists between student average test score gains on state exams and teachers' rating of values on the Schwartz Values Survey. Eighty-seven randomly selected Kansas teachers of math and/or reading, grades four through eight, participated. Student test score…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Reading Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Grade 4
Lekwa, Adam Jens – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This paper reports the results of a descriptive study on the use of a technology-enhanced formative assessment system called Accelerated Math (AM) for ELLs and their native-English-speaking (NES) peers. It was comprised of analyses of an extant database of 18,549 students, including 2,057 ELLs, from grades 1 through 8 across 30 U.S. states. These…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Grade 1, Grade 2
Lamberth, Tenneille Terrell – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 forced school districts to become more accountable by requiring all students to read on grade level by the year 2014. However, President Obama's educational policy shift is allowing states to develop their own accountability and improvement system. This study examined fourth and eighth grade math…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interaction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 4
Ticknor, Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Although it seems reasonable to assume frequency of teacher absence affects student achievement, research has not consistently supported this assumption. This quantitative, non-experimental study investigated the relationship between teacher absenteeism and student achievement in mathematics and reading in one high-performing suburban elementary…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Mathematics Achievement
Kelly, Lorena LeeAnn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The current financial state of our nation, in combination with the pressure to meet state accountability testing and a global call for better prepared twenty first century learners, has produced a situation where all levels of government have to make difficult decisions regarding expenditures. In order to ensure that education receives appropriate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests