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Maynard, Stephanie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Concerns about the reading comprehension skills of students in the United States have been raised partly because of the introduction of digital products into their lives and the classroom setting. The Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards results from 2013 that were provided by the Arizona Department of Education indicated that reading scores…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing
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
Goff, Jennifer Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This three-paper format dissertation explored the impact of service-learning on three key constituents: the university, university students conducting the service, and the community receiving the service. Paper one quantitatively explored the impact of service-learning on university students' perspective through the use of end of year…
Descriptors: College Students, Service Learning, Student Attitudes, Course Evaluation
Green, Shekitra – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children from the United States score poorly on international math tests compared to their cohorts in other countries. These gaps grow as students enter high school and develop a dislike and fear of mathematics, suggesting the need to improve mathematics education in middle school. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of reading…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
Grenier, Janet L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
There is a gap in academic achievement, as evidenced on standardized tests, between European American, Latino American, and African American students in the United States. In 2011, the United States average scale scores for 8th grade students on the NAEP mathematics assessment for European American, Latino American, and African American students…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Ethnic Groups, Standardized Tests, Whites
Wale, Christine M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Digital games are widely popular and interest has increased for their use in education. Digital games are thought to be powerful instructional tools because they promote active learning and feedback, provide meaningful contexts to situate knowledge, create engagement and intrinsic motivation, and have the ability individualize instruction.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Aptitude
Tucker, Carolyn Gaye – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many students feel that studying social studies is boring and not relevant to their lives. In social studies, the most common method of instruction is the transmission model in which the textbook becomes the curriculum and the teacher transmits knowledge through lecture. In the participatory model of instruction, the teacher facilitates…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Academic Achievement, Lecture Method
Chapman, Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires schools to show measureable improvement in student achievement in order to demonstrate Adequate Yearly Progress. Although the Georgia Department of Education has documented the short-comings of Georgia's students in mathematics on standardized tests, little research has been done on short-term…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Summer Programs
Entzminger, Lori Bryson – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Historically, theories pertaining to learning disabilities, and the programs and techniques developed to attempt to help children with learning disabilities, have centered on children ages seven and younger. There has been very little treatment for, or even written about, learning disabilities in children through and beyond the age of eight.…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Therapy, Reading Comprehension
Jeanmarie-Gardner, Charmaine – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A quasi-experimental research study was conducted that investigated the academic impact of utilizing Marzano's summarizing and note taking strategies on mathematic achievement. A sample of seventh graders from a middle school located on Long Island's North Shore was tested to determine whether significant differences existed in mathematic test…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Notetaking, Documentation, Mathematics Achievement
Harris, Connie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Despite the efforts of a number of national organizations focused on improving writing literacy, there has been little improvement in student writing skills over the past decade to keep pace with the growing demands of the workplace. Based on constructivist learning theory and the belief that students become better writers through continuous…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Writing Instruction, Writing Evaluation
Miyairi, Maya – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to implement a weight-related teasing prevention program and evaluate the effectiveness of the program among adolescents. One hundred forty-three students in 7th-grade in health classes at the middle school were asked to participate in the study. The weight-related teasing prevention program was implemented as part of…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Obesity, Prevention, Program Effectiveness
Sebastian, JoAnn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The United States Department of Education (2005) cited that during 2005-2006 academic school year an estimated 2 million students across the nation were eligible to receive after-school services. The after-school tutoring program is one of the most effective instructional strategies to assist low-performing students to meet criteria mandated by…
Descriptors: Intervention, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, After School Programs
Richards, Joey – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the involvement level of parents and reveal whether principal-generated YouTube videos for regular communication would enhance levels of parental involvement at one North Texas Christian Middle School (pseudonym). The following questions guided this study: 1. What is the beginning level of parental…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Technology, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
Thomas, P. Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The focus of the investigation is on a sixth grade population not performing reading on grade level and not achieving high-stakes test score proficiency causing the school to fail adequate yearly progress (AYP). The lack of reading skills causes the students to repeat grades in middle school and high school. Reading technology instruction is the…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Reading Difficulties, High Stakes Tests, Reading Achievement
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