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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
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
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
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
Moyer, Rodney Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This mixed method study examined the use of repeated reading with eighteen, eighth grade special education and regular education students. The purpose was to study use of repeated reading's structured, systematic, oral reading intervention while also seeking to further analyze LaBerge and Samuels' "Theory of Automaticity"…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Grade 8, Special Education, Reading Instruction
Bunrasi, John Bosco Tuptip – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine constructivist-based algebra lessons and a cooperative construct to address the achievement gap between White (non-Hispanic) and Mexican American 8th grade students at a southern California middle school. The lessons were designed to facilitate social interdependence which promoted peer-to-peer interaction…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Cooperative Learning
Tobias, Keith S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative method, quasi-experimental design study examined the possible effect of foreign language study in Tennessee middle schools on mathematics achievement. The population was 1,708 historical student test scores of a single cohort spanning 6th through 8th Grades from the same schools within a large urban public school district. NCLB…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Middle School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains
Hancock, Jack William – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Evidence suggests that middle school students are spending insufficient school time in reading and writing activities, with little comprehensive literacy training from their teachers. To address that gap in practice, this quasi-experimental study addressed the impact of a 12-week treatment program on the reading comprehension and vocabulary mean…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 7
Weers, Anthony J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of socioeconomic status on the achievement of high school students participating in a one-to-one laptop computer program. Students living in poverty struggle to achieve in schools across the country, educators must address this issue. The independent variable in this study is socioeconomic…
Descriptors: High School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Laptop Computers, Academic Achievement
Watt, Kamala – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The researcher examined the effects of two alternative instructional methods, Programmed Learning Sequenced (PLS) and Interactive Whiteboard (IWB), on the mathematics achievement and attitude of eighth graders. The relationship between specific Dunn & Dunn learning-style elements and the posttest scores after instruction with the PLS and IWB…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Semantics, Form Classes (Languages), Mathematics Achievement
Holman, Lester Donnie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In an ex post facto causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) programs on raising the student writing achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) writing achievement scores from the 2010 administration were utilized for this study. The independent variable…
Descriptors: Writing Ability, Writing Achievement, Writing Skills, Writing Evaluation