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Drake, Dorothy Morton – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Boys and girls are capable of generating efficient problem-solving strategies. However, students need a learning environment that provides choices for making discoveries. The purpose of the study was to investigate alternative teaching strategies for instructing elementary children. This mixed methods design study, grounded the constructivist…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4, Mathematical Concepts
Crews, Charla Faulkner – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the effects of aligning the "Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL)" English Framework with Bloom's Taxonomy on student achievement. Changes prompted by "No Child Left Behind" legislation increased accountability for student success, as well as mandated testing to determine annual academic growth of all…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
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
Prescott, Sharon H. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore upper elementary reading classes in a low socio-economic area to determine the effects frequent praise, both academically and socially, have on the zone of proximal development in reading (ZPD[subscript RL], Renaissance Learning, 2006). A causal-comparative study was utilized by observing two groups of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Beginning Reading
Heisey, Natalie Denise – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of questioning "during" a read-aloud and questioning "after" a read-aloud, using science-related informational tradebooks with first-and second-graders. Three thematically-related tradebooks were used, each portraying a scientist involved in authentic investigation. Students in two first/second…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 2, Primary Education, Reading Aloud to Others
Whitcomb, Susan Herberger – ProQuest LLC, 2009
As the United States population has become more diverse and the civil rights movement of the 1960s increased attentiveness to the change in population, the need for multicultural awareness has grown (Perry & Fraser, 1993). This study examined if teacher read alouds of multicultural trade books and a scripted instructional intervention could impact…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Aloud to Others, Program Effectiveness, Scores
Rousseau, Donna – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine if problem solving skills can be improved through the use of an interdisciplinary program incorporating reading, music, and mathematics. The study was conducted in seven fifth grade classrooms, and addresses the need to teach problem solving strategies in elementary school and the importance of problem…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Mathematics Education, Pretests Posttests, Problem Solving
Moore, Gwendolyn – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) study critically examines how student motivation is influenced by student self-efficacy and teacher behavior. The study was conducted using two groups: (a) treatment group (N = 11) participated in survey, interview, and observation; and (b) control group (N = 6) participated in survey. Seventeen…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Pretests Posttests
Hill, Sylvia – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Asynchronous online learning is well documented with adults, but fewer studies of effectiveness have emphasized elementary education learning environments. This study investigated student achievement on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test for fifth grade students who had participated in synchronous and asynchronous courses…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, Student Attitudes, Elementary Education
Luckey, Alicia J. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to test Feuersetein's Structural Cognitive Modifiability model by evaluating changes in cognitive skills and reading scores after participation in one of two cognitive skills training programs. The Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Tests of Achievement, 3 rd editions were used as evaluation tools.…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Control Groups, Intervention, Academic Achievement
Ferreira, Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study involved an investigation of the effects of strategy instruction integrated with the concrete-representational-abstract teaching sequence on students with learning disabilities. A multiple probe design across subjects with one replication was used in this study. Two sets of data were analyzed to determine effectiveness of the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Maintenance, Learning Disabilities, Predictor Variables
Boutwell, Robin Eller – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Although closing the achievement gap is one focus of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), one third of Georgia's third-grade special education students did not meet the state mandated standards on the reading section of the 2008 Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the effects of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Achievement Gap, Intervention, General Education
Gardner Taylor, April Dimmis – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The Focused Practice Instructional Approach (FPIA) was based on the Environmental Mode of instruction established by George Hillocks' 1986 meta-analysis for writing instruction. The purpose of this study was to clearly define the FPIA approach using the original studies and test if it was significantly effective in fourth grade classrooms using…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Grade 4
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