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Gomez, Kaylie Michele – ProQuest LLC, 2018
For nearly four decades, research has documented positive correlations between metacognitive abilities and student growth. Teachers who wish to cultivate metacognitive thinking should encourage their students to plan, investigate, and expand on the concepts they learn in class (Fisher, Frey, & Hattie, 2016; Flavell, 1979). This mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Brain, Elementary School Students, Intervention
Salay, Darla M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In New Jersey and nationwide, legislative efforts require that schools refocus on teaching social emotional skills in order to meet the holistic needs of students and prevent bullying. However, with an ever-growing list of school requirements, no additional instructional time, and little guidance on how to teach social emotional skills, schools…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Critical Literacy, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
Bryan, Rosemarie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Students in U.S. public schools have consistently recorded substandard scores on measures of school performance in mathematics. This substandard performance could adversely affect the nation's future economic competitiveness, growth, and welfare. Educational and political leaders have sought school reforms that will result in U.S. students scoring…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology
Wagner, Kathryn Mary-LaCroix – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Despite No Child Left Behind mandates, the math achievement gap is still prevalent in schools in the United States, and efforts to address this problem have demonstrated little documented progress. The purpose of this study was to evaluate an intervention strategy used to address the math achievement gap. In this study, social capital theory,…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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
McKay, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Paralympic School Day (PSD) is a disability awareness program that provides a platform for attitude change by raising awareness about disability and disability sport. The purpose of this study was to determine if PSD would have a positive impact on the attitudes of students without disabilities toward the inclusion of students with disabilities in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Consciousness Raising, Athletics, Competition
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
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
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
Walton, James P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The American public school curriculum has narrowed as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Music is being eliminated in public schools so more time and resources can be spent on "tested" subjects like reading and math. However, research has shown that both the intrinsic and extrinsic values of music may improve reading…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Music Education
Sanders-White, Pamela – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of structured note-taking compared to traditional note-taking on the acquisition of scientific knowledge for students with and without learning disabilities (LD) and students with reading difficulties (RD). An additional purpose was to examine whether the two note-taking methods…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Pretests Posttests, Science Instruction, Scientific Attitudes
Johnson, Sheila Denise – ProQuest LLC, 2012
While it is known that instructional technology improves academic achievement, there is little research about the integration of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) during Success For All (SFA) reading instruction. The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine whether there was a significant difference in reading achievement between third…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Educational Technology, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction
Ashworth, Kristen E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purposes of this study were to determine the effectiveness of a vocabulary intervention for first-grade students at risk for reading and language difficulties and to compare the results of a regression discontinuity design to those of an experimental design. The specific research questions were: (1) Do first-graders who are at risk of reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Comparative Analysis, Reading Difficulties
Scheriff, Tennille Joie Natasha – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study investigated the effects of a reading strategy, repeated readings, on third grade students' reading achievement and attitudes. One hundred sixteen third grade students as members of six classrooms in one elementary school participated in this 10 week study. Using a quasi-experimental pretest posttest design, students' mean…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Surveys
Denham, Andre – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study purposed to determine the effect of an endogenously designed instructional game on conceptual understanding of the associative and distributive properties of multiplication. Additional this study sought to investigate if performance on measures of conceptual understanding taken prior to and after game play could serve as predictors of…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Concept Formation, Mathematical Concepts, Multiplication
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