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Downey, Amy C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined seventh grade student achievement in math, reading, and language arts relating to the allocation of instructional minutes per subject. The treatment group consisted of students assigned to 90 minute classes in the core content. The control group consisted of students assigned to 55 minute classes in the core content.…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Grade 7, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Johnson, Yvonne L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the academic achievement for students with learning disabilities in reading and how to determine if their rate of progress was different from non-disabled students in a sixth-grade language arts inclusion class. The data for this research was gathered from one school district with one middle school. The…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities, Comparative Analysis
Rohrman, Susan T. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the effectiveness of a pilot program utilizing practice standardized test questions for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in an economically disadvantaged school and evaluated the impact of the pilot program on pre- and post-test practice tests in language arts literacy and on the 2009 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Pilot Projects, Economically Disadvantaged, Standardized Tests
Reid, Heather Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this quantitative quasi-experimental research study was to investigate the effect of a critical thinking program, Socratic seminars, in an effort to improve test scores of second grade students in language arts. Dependent and independent samples "t"-tests were used to compare mean pretest and posttest scores of second…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Pretests Posttests, Scores, Critical Thinking
Grant, Ginger Madonna – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In 2005, the achievement gap between African-American and Caucasian students doubled in the state of Louisiana. Sixty-three percent of the public schools in an urban school district in southeastern Louisiana received an Academically Unacceptable Status (AUS) rating according to Louisiana accountability standards. In 2006, the Louisiana Board of…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Experimental Groups, Teacher Promotion, Elementary Secondary Education