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Headen, Renee Ashley – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a difference over time on standardized test scores for reading and math between fourth grade students attending Title I and Non-Title I schools in three select school systems within District 8 of North Alabama. In an effort to determine if Title I schools are successfully closing the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Lacy, Sharone Sanders – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine what impact a No Child Left Behind (NCLB)-related afterschool tutoring program had on reading achievement of elementary students in a Mississippi rural school setting. The research questions that guided this study were (1) Is there a significant difference between the 2008 and 2009 Mississippi Curriculum…
Descriptors: After School Education, Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Rural Schools
Norman, Mary Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Literacy is a nationwide concern. Although the national spotlight and numerous studies have focused on early literacy, the needs of adolescent readers have just come to the forefront. The Alabama State Department of Education responded to this nationwide concern for K-12 literacy by planning and implementing the Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI).…
Descriptors: High Schools, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Achievement
Heier, Sharon L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Federal Title I funding has been allocated to districts since 1965 in an effort to provide schools with a high population of identified low socioeconomic students with additional resources to close the achievement gap. The basis for this study was to ascertain whether the Title I funding that schools received was having a positive impact on…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Program Effectiveness, Standardized Tests, Constructivism (Learning)
Bevel, Raymona King – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of the research was to determine the effects of academic optimism on student academic achievement through measuring the individual and collective effects of academic emphasis, collective efficacy, and faculty trust in clients. Data for this study were obtained from the School Academic Optimism Scale and the reading section of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Trust (Psychology), Grade 5, Elementary School Students