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Grizzle-Martin, Tamieka – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Children who struggle in mathematics may also lack cognitive awareness in mathematical problem solving. The cognitively-driven program IMPROVE, a multidimensional method for teaching mathematics, has been shown to be helpful for students with mathematical learning difficulties (MLD). Guided by cognitive theory, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
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
Laughlin, Sara Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Inspiring and motivating students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education continues to be an important educational focus in the United States. Robotics programs are one strategy developed to accomplish this goal. This causal comparative study focused on investigating whether a causal relationship exists between…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Causal Models
Hume, Julie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many of today's students are reading below grade level and schools are investigating methods for increasing student achievement in the area of reading. This mixed method research study investigated the achievement of students who were reading below grade level. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between reading response…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Reading Achievement
Sharpe, Nechelle Nipper – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between music instruction and mathematics achievement scores for 6th grade students at an Atlanta public school. Guided by Gardner's multiple intelligences model, neurological research, and National Consortium of Arts Education research, this study used a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics Achievement, Scores, Grade 6
Hollingsworth, Lindsay Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative, causal-comparative study examined the possible cause and effect relationship between educational programming, specifically one-way Spanish immersion and traditional English-only, and native English-speaking fifth graders' vocabulary and reading comprehension. Archival data was used to examine students' reading achievement as…
Descriptors: Spanish, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Multivariate Analysis
Campbell, Manda D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Despite efforts mandated by national legislation, the state of Georgia has made little progress in improving Grade 5 students' standardized test scores in science, spurring the need for social change. The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative study was to determine whether there was a significant difference in the student achievement in…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Science Instruction, Grade 5, Elementary School Science
McCutcheon, Catherine A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The traditional classroom educational approach has been unsuccessful in helping special education and non-special education students who are not proficient readers. The problem addressed in this study was that a large number of American children are experiencing difficulty learning to read. One possible way to help students learn to read is…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Reading Programs, Statistical Analysis
Yokley-Busby, Suzi – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of attendance longevity participation in an after school program, attending one and two times or three times weekly for two years, designed to build intentional relationships and support academic success, on urban elementary school students' achievement, attendance, and positive school awards.…
Descriptors: Attendance, Academic Persistence, Student Participation, After School Programs
Parson, Atiya – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate whether or not informational writing in the science curriculum would impact fifth grade students' science achievement and conceptual understanding. The population of this study came from a metropolitan school district in the state of Georgia for school year 2012-2013. The quantitative data…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Curriculum, Expository Writing, Elementary School Science
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
Westenskow, Arla – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study identified variations in the learning trajectories of Tier II students when learning equivalent fraction concepts using physical and virtual manipulatives. The study compared three interventions: physical manipulatives, virtual manipulatives, and a combination of physical and virtual manipulatives. The research used a sequential…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts
Jackson, Shirley Faye Jackson – ProQuest LLC, 2012
For decades, African American students, nationwide, have consistently scored much lower on math and reading achievement tests than their European counterparts, creating what is known as the "White-Black Achievement Gap". The purpose of the research was to determine if self regulated learning and communal learning contexts, either…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Self Efficacy, Pretests Posttests, Intervention
Mobley, Joy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Public schools struggle with ways to encourage parental involvement in the classroom. Home and school collaboration is needed if students are to succeed academically. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there was a significant difference in the reading achievement of students by the number of workshop sessions attended by parents…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Marten, Dawn M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of improved school climate, as teachers' beliefs changed from negative to positive over time, on students' reading, math, and writing assessment scores and teacher administered grade scores in reading, math, and writing. Overall, findings indicate that lose, maintain, or improve…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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