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Gardner, Latrice T. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Students from an urban elementary school did not meet criteria on the standardized reading assessment for 3 consecutive years as mandated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Students were at risk of failing future classes requiring proficiency in reading, and the school did not meet annual yearly progress. To address this problem,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, At Risk Students
Atkins, James Grant – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the effect of explicit teaching of comprehension strategies on the comprehension performance of elementary school students. Two schools with similar demographics, including a significant proportion of students at risk for reading failure, participated in the study. One school utilized an explicit comprehension strategy…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
Forney, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2013
When it comes to content area material, much of what students read and learn is predicated on information they have read before and are supposed to remember. Teachers often use silent reading and round robin reading as preferred reading methods to help students learn content area material. The objective of this study was to test reader's theater…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Retention (Psychology), Silent Reading
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
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
Fincher, Melissa L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a controversial test administration alteration, the read-aloud alteration, in which text (passages and questions) is read aloud to the student on a reading comprehension test. For students whose disabilities impair their skill in decoding text and reading fluently, accessing text to…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Oral Reading, Reading Aloud to Others
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
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
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
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
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
Nolan, Jeanne – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research study investigated the effectiveness of an early reading intervention for self-efficacy (E-RISE) on struggling readers' efficacy and reading achievement in an at-risk elementary school setting. A total of 117 first, second, and third graders participated. The intervention group contained 39 students, and the comparison group…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy
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
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
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