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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
Richards, Joey – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the involvement level of parents and reveal whether principal-generated YouTube videos for regular communication would enhance levels of parental involvement at one North Texas Christian Middle School (pseudonym). The following questions guided this study: 1. What is the beginning level of parental…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Technology, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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
Blanton, Morgan V. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation utilized a mixed-methods, quasi-experimental design to investigate the impact of parent development on rising third graders' summer reading losses as measured by the difference in May and August oral reading fluency scores. Title I parents and students from three schools in a rural North Carolina school district participated in a…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Quasiexperimental Design, Parent Education, Grade 3
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
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
Holveck, Susan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This mixed methods study was designed to compare the effect of using an inquiry teaching methodology and a more traditional teaching methodology on the learning gains of students who were taught a five-week conceptual change unit on density. Seventh graders (N = 479) were assigned to five teachers who taught the same unit on density using either a…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Grade 7, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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
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
Anderson, Nancy C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Even though discourse-intensive mathematics instruction is a widely endorsed pedagogy for preservice elementary teachers, much still remains unknown about how this type of instruction affects student learning. This study investigated the relationship between talk moves that prompted preservice teachers to respond to each other's contributions…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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
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
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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