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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
Dockery, Lori Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2013
How well students perform on standardized tests can affect their educational paths and the rest of their lives. In addition, students' performances on state assessments will affect their schools due to the No Child Left Behind Act. For English language learners (ELLs), the success on tests may be diminished due to their inability to completely…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Success
McCracken, Thomas B. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A student's economic status can have a significant impact on reading achievement. Students classified as low-socioeconomic-status (low-SES) have been traditionally at risk for reading failure. With the passage of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) schools are required to use strategies and practices that have evidence supporting their effectiveness in…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic Status
Rice, Shawnik Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Student underachievement in kindergarten through Grade 3 continues to be a challenge in the Philadelphia School District. The purpose of this quantitative descriptive correlation study was to examine, using record archives from one Philadelphia school, whether there is a relationship between (a) reading achievement scores for the Dynamic…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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
Morrison, Faith Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore whether William Deming's 8 Step Model would increase reading achievement in 3rd grade students. The study investigated how well the process based plan-do-check-act model when used as a treatment with fidelity, coupled with the principal as instructional leader would result in success in the age of federal…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Elementary Schools, Grade 3, Instructional Leadership
Nason, Megan A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
According to Birchak, Connor, Crawford, Kahn, Kaser, Turner, & Short (1998), Fang, Fu, & Lamme (2004), Kennedy & Sheil (2010), and Wiliam (2008), teacher study groups can provide a supportive and collaborative professional development environment. The purpose of this study was to examine the professional development experiences of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Student Diversity, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers