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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
Myers, Brenda Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Using a quantitative ex post facto causal comparative research design, this study analyzed the effects of the Academy of Reading software program on students' reading achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) reading scale scores of students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades from 2013-2014 were utilized in this study. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
Smith, Stephanie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the achievement of south Texas public school fifth grade students participating in gifted and talented programs compared to the achievement of fifth grade students not participating in gifted and talented programs in the areas of reading and math to determine if any differences exist. The study also…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
Ibarra, Sylvia – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Independent Reading (IR) is a reading intervention that many schools implement to help students develop essential reading skills and improve academic achievement on various standardized assessments. However, recent IR studies have yielded mixed findings on the effectiveness of IR as a reading intervention to help struggling students increase…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Reading Tests
Szczasny, Annette L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Brain Gym is a movement-based program designed to address a diverse range of students academic and behavioral needs by promoting whole-brain learning. However, the scientific research-base supporting Brain Gym is limited and findings are inconclusive. This study's goal was to evaluate the effects of Brain Gym movements on fourth grade students…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement
Comfort, Jared – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation is a mixed methods study of a mid-sized Kansas school district. It explores the relationship between a blended learning approach to instruction and 5th grade student performance on Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments in reading and mathematics. The objectives were to determine what a blended learning environment…
Descriptors: Correlation, Blended Learning, Grade 5, Academic Achievement
Reyna, Jesus R. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether, or to what extent, property wealth of the upper and lower 5% districts, per pupil expenditure, limited English proficient students, economically disadvantaged students, membership, and teacher experience contribute to student achievement in 5th grade reading and mathematics. To do this, the…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Pendleton, Myra – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in the academic achievement in reading among students enrolled in single-gender and coeducational classes, as well as the impact of teachers' perceptions on the outcome of academic achievement. The study used a mixed-method approach to address this purpose. This study reported…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Single Sex Classes, Coeducation, Comparative Analysis
McInerney, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Class size and student achievement have been debated for decades. The vast amount of research on this topic is either conflicting or inconclusive. There are large and small scale studies that support both sides of this dilemma (Achilles, Nye, Boyd-Zaharias, Fulton, & Cain, 1994; Glass & Smith, 1979; Slavin, 1989). Class size reduction is a…
Descriptors: Class Size, Academic Achievement, Budgets, Statistical Analysis
Oliveras, Yanira – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The quality of education and the teachers' effectiveness impact students' lives beyond classroom performance (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2012) and achievement on standardized tests. However, some claim there is a prevalent failure to recognize teacher's effectiveness, to effectively document poor teacher performance and to provide teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Influence
South, Emogene – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine if a difference in achievement scores exist between students who attended the Johnson County School System preschool program and those who did not as measured by standardized TCAP achievement test Reading/Language Arts and Math scores of students in the third and fourth grades. The variables of grade…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Scores
Dugger-Roberts, Cherith A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if there was a relationship between the TCAP test and Pearson Benchmark assessment in elementary students' reading and language arts and math performance in a northeastern Tennessee school district. This study involved 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The study focused on the following…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis
Davis, Caroline – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to provide research in examining the difference in student achievement in reading and math through the quantitative data collection of North Carolina EOG scores for students in third through fifth grade from one high poverty and high performing North Carolina public school district before and after…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Response to Intervention, Rural Schools
Hill, Dawne Beck – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this two-phase mixed-methods study was to describe the relationship of the ratio of the number of minutes of instructional classroom time to the number of minutes of scheduled unstructured recess time and the reading scores of fourth- and fifth-grade students in Title I schools in the state of Texas. Further, the beliefs of teachers…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Time on Task, Reading Achievement, Scores
James, Salethia R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
After decades of attempting to identify effective reading programs within the United States, in recent years, the emphasis on identifying these programs has made a dramatic shift. The continuous increase in federal involvement began the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). One of the primary goals for NCLB is to drastically improve…
Descriptors: Excellence in Education, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Scores
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