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Gilbert, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between teacher quality, student characteristics, teacher attributes, and student growth in reading. The legislation requirements enacted with NCLB (2002), WAEA (2013), and Chapter 29 (Wyoming Department of Education, 2010) necessitated that student achievement be a primary consideration…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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
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
Regelski, Jennifer L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This mixed-methods study was designed to compare the achievement in mathematics and reading to that in science since the enactment of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2002. The literature discussed that due to the increased emphasis in mathematics and reading due to NCLB, science education was impacted. Science instruction has endured reduced…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mixed Methods Research, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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
Hawkins, Donnita – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Over the last 37 years, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) has been the guiding document that outlines the needs of a student who receives special education services. Washington State utilizes an IEP Review form as the means to determine if an IEP has been properly written and formulated. This information partially fulfills the Federal…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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
Gillan-Sanderson, Nicole A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study describes a procedure one school district used to increase students' reading abilities through reviewing data and adjusting the instruction to give students intensive services, as needed. This school worked in a problem-solving team approach to develop a comprehensive team that followed the progression of student achievement.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement
Chebultz, Lance – ProQuest LLC, 2012
School districts in the United States have undergone large changes over the last decade to accommodate No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Arizona accommodated NCLB through Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS). Expectations were established for all students, varying by group of students based on grade, special education status, free/reduced…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Academic 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
Domier, Paddy Sertich – ProQuest LLC, 2009
With decreasing enrollment, decreasing funding for public school education, changes in family and societal needs, and the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act, policymakers and school leaders are wrestling with reforms to the school calendar and instructional time spent in the classroom, with the goal of increasing student achievement.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Statistical Analysis, Block Scheduling, Academic Achievement
Hineman, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Due to the increased demands for accountability with the passage of the No Child Left Behind legislation signed in 2002 by President Bush, schools are required to use reading strategies and programs that are supported by scientific research. In Arizona state statute, ARS 15-704, the law outlines the requirements for Arizona school districts to…
Descriptors: Test Results, Phonemic Awareness, School Districts, Scores