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Brown, Katherine Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Improving academic achievement for students of color has long been the subject of debate among advocates of education reform (Anyon, 2013; Breitborde & Swiniarski, 2006; Payne, 2008). Some scholars have advocated for the Montessori method as an alternative educational approach to address some chronic problems in public education (Lillard,…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Elementary School Students, Public Schools, African American Students
Smith, Stephanie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the achievement of south Texas public school fifth grade students participating in gifted and talented programs compared to the achievement of fifth grade students not participating in gifted and talented programs in the areas of reading and math to determine if any differences exist. The study also…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
Washington, Nefertitti T. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Today's classroom is the continuation of America as "the melting pot". Within this educational setting is an increased emphasis on student mathematical success as well as the acquisition of the English language by foreign-born students, whose families have come as an actualization of the American dream. Educators are striving to find…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Statistical Analysis, Program Effectiveness
Thompson, Stephen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research examined the extent to which benchmark assessments can be accurate forecasters of student performance on a state assessment in Algebra 1. The study applied correlational analysis, regression analysis, and receiver operator characteristic (ROC) analysis to the benchmark and state assessment results of a rural school district in…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Predictor Variables, Success, Mathematics Achievement
Girsa, Heather – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In a northeastern state eighth grade math students are struggling with meeting adequate yearly progress in math. The state's math proficiency in the school year 2013-2014 for eighth grade students showed that only 56% scored at grade level or above. The local problem addressed in this study is that 44% of a northeastern state's eighth graders are…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Education
Snyder, Kermit – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The math achievement of students is low in a small rural district in Colorado. The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy of a summer third through fifth grade math program in improving math scores. Piaget's theory of cognitive development was used as the theoretical foundation for the math instructional resource delivered to the…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Summer Programs, Outcomes of Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Szczasny, Annette L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Brain Gym is a movement-based program designed to address a diverse range of students academic and behavioral needs by promoting whole-brain learning. However, the scientific research-base supporting Brain Gym is limited and findings are inconclusive. This study's goal was to evaluate the effects of Brain Gym movements on fourth grade students…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement
Comfort, Jared – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation is a mixed methods study of a mid-sized Kansas school district. It explores the relationship between a blended learning approach to instruction and 5th grade student performance on Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments in reading and mathematics. The objectives were to determine what a blended learning environment…
Descriptors: Correlation, Blended Learning, Grade 5, Academic Achievement
Lubin, Audrey Ruth – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The current dissertation gathered empirical evidence of convergent and predictive validity for the Self-Regulation Strategies Inventory-Parent Rating Scale (SRSI-PRS), which measures parents' perception of their child's use of self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies during mathematics activities. The SRSI-PRS, which is part of the larger SRSI…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Learning Strategies, Rating Scales, Parents
Reyna, Jesus R. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether, or to what extent, property wealth of the upper and lower 5% districts, per pupil expenditure, limited English proficient students, economically disadvantaged students, membership, and teacher experience contribute to student achievement in 5th grade reading and mathematics. To do this, the…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Greene, Dana Huffman – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Growing numbers of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States have become a trend in recent years; and North Carolina, including the region of this study, is no exception to this trend. As a result of the national rise in ELLs, NCLB was enacted with the goal of increasing academic achievement and closing the achievement gap between…
Descriptors: Accountability, Reading Tests, Scores, English Language Learners
Ajjawi, Samah – ProQuest LLC, 2015
It is a common knowledge that student achievement is a product of multiple individual and environmental factors. The literature developed various models to organize and explain the relationship between some of these variables and student learning which translates into student achievement. Yet, no comprehensive model is able to capture all possible…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, International Assessment
Lavelle-Lore, Millicent D. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study investigated the effects of a parent-child home numeracy intervention on the mathematics scores of first grade students attending urban, Catholic schools. The participants included 60 parents (29 Black; 2 Asian; 1 Latino; 26 White; and 2 other) from two urban, Catholic schools. Parents, randomly assigned to the experimental group,…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Parents as Teachers, Numeracy
Cooper, Nancy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The primary intent of this study was to explore the effect between teachers' training, intervention strategies, and the academic achievement of K-5 ADHD students. The study design employed a mixed research design. The quantitative method focused on collecting data from certified regular and special-education teachers. Additionally, effects were…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Surveys, Mathematics Achievement, Scores
Wambsgans, Cynthia – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study was an investigation of a standardized 8th grade Algebra I placement policy across multiple educational districts. Researchers have documented benefits of students' 8th grade Algebra I education, while others have detailed the consequences of algebra enrollment without necessary prerequisite skills. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Algebra, Student Placement, Educational Policy
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