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Schigur, Timothy J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examines the relationship between the use of an iPad in one-to-one environments and reading achievement based on standardized test scores in a middle school setting. This study uses cognitive engagement theory to connect iPad engagement with reading achievement. This study involved 253 middle school students from Milton Middle School in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Handheld Devices, Reading Achievement, Middle School Students
Tillman, Thomas C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study is to identify, implement, and evaluate best practices in reading improvement in third grade at Greenleaf Upper Elementary (pseudonym) in support of a process of continuous improvement. The study followed a mixed methods design. The student participants in this study were 47 third grade students who…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 3
Wilkerson, Shelia Lanell Penn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A continued lapse in reading achievement of minority and at-risk elementary school students continues to be a great concern for educators. Servant leadership theory is based on the principle of service and placing the needs of others first. Third through fifth grade elementary school teachers from one of the larger districts in central Arkansas…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Elementary School Students, Correlation
Kirby, Edward Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this true experimental, posttest-only control-group design was to determine if the color coding of exterior letters affects the fluency and decoding ability among fourth grade students who were below grade level in reading. If color coding exterior letters is an effective intervention, then struggling readers could utilize this…
Descriptors: Color, Coding, Alphabets, Reading Fluency
Mansfield, Katie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educators have been faced with increasing demands to not only achieve, but also improve reading scores across the nation. Educational research of literacy abilities and reading achievement performance on state assessments have been researched and documented for decades. However, there has been little research on middle school literacy and state…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
Vaughn, Claudette Denean – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In this mixed methods study, the researcher analyzed three school years of third through fifth-grade students' reading scores on the NWEA MAP reading test to determine possible differences in students' reading growth relative to the instructional delivery model used to provide Corrective Reading as supplemental reading intervention. Students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Corrective Reading, Reading Tests, Scores
Hicks, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students with learning disabilities are often unable to master reading comprehension and often fail to acquire reading comprehension skills at basic levels as measured on reading achievement assessments. Reading intervention programs Compass Learning and SRA Corrective Reading teach students how to apply strategies to their reading to improve…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills
Lugo, Fred – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Researchers have estimated that by 2030, two of every five American public school students will be acquiring English as second language learners (Shah & Cavanagh, 2012). Providing adequate means by which ELLs can obtain both English language and academic proficiency will be paramount if they are to be successful, contributing members of their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immersion Programs
Potts, Jerkeshea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Document Based Questioning (DBQ) with third, fourth, and fifth grade students during their 120-minute literacy block. Standardized test scores in the areas of reading and writing during the 2013-2014 school year dropped significantly (Florida Department of Education, 2013). As a result,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students, Questioning Techniques
Cantillo-Perilloux, Dana – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore how leadership approaches can inform and direct the way leadership is practiced in elementary schools. In this study, the researcher examined the impact of leadership approaches on the sustainability of the implementation of the Reading Recovery program regarding reading achievement. Early primary school…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership, Sustainability
Pannell, Pamela Pucheu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The researcher investigated how dyslexia can impact individuals, both socially and emotionally, which can lead to low self-esteem and school failure. This historical study analyzed the growth and development of five 3rd through 5th grade students at a school in a southern state who have a dyslexia action plan that includes enrollment in a…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4
Nacrelli, Cathy S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There is no debate that teaching students to read is an important goal of education. School districts have the challenging tasks of choosing an effective research-based reading program to implement and then ensuring that reading instruction results in improved reading achievement. The Spring Valley School District was faced with these challenges…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
Brown, Dawnyell – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Music education has been shown to be related to a variety of positive outcomes, including student achievement in math. This study was conducted to examine the effect of integrating Hip Hop Literacy songs on fourth grade reading achievement scores. The framework for the study was Miendlarzweska and Trost's model of musical instrument training.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Music Education, Reading Achievement
Sierra, Kimberly Eudora – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative causal comparative study was to examine to what extent if any, there was a difference in academic and recreational reading motivation and reading achievement between third grade students who participated in the Accelerated Reading curriculum (AR) (reading software management system), as defined in definitions and…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Recreational Reading, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
Griffith Sutton, LeKeisha Antronette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A balanced assessment system is vital to the instructional process in all schools. This system includes both formative and summative assessment measures. Both assessments provide data that can inform curriculum design and the instructional process. The purpose of this study was to examine the predicative validity of formative diagnostic and…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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