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Lester, Shira A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative non-experimental study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of Istation, a computer-assisted instruction program, as a form of intervention to improve students' overall reading ability score after use for three consecutive full years (2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015). Achievement was measured by Istation's Indicators of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Ability
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
Lynch, Tai E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educational leaders are charged with making informed decisions regarding various aspects of schooling that affect the overall achievement of students. Numerous legislative ideas, funding initiatives, programming standards, and practicing guidelines for early childhood education programs have been introduced (Buyssee & Wesley, 2006). Early care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten
Devena, Sarah – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Current emphasis on adequate academic progress monitored by standardized assessments has increased focus on student acquisition of required skills. Reading ability can be assessed through student achievement on Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) measures. This study investigated the effectiveness of using ORF measures to predict achievement on high stakes…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
Wolfgang, Jeff Drayton – ProQuest LLC, 2013
National educational achievement statistics show that academic underachievement is a significant problem for all students in the United States and for culturally diverse students in particular. The relationship of attachment and its interaction with traumatic stress has been proposed as an alternative explanation for the persistent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Underachievement, Student Diversity, Stress Variables
Permenter, Diane Aldrich – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study compared the standardized reading achievement scores in grades 1, 2 and 3 of two groups of students: one group who participated in Pre-Kindergarten (PK) in a large urban public school district in North Texas, with the assessment results of a group of grade level peers with similar ethnic and socioeconomic characteristics, who did not…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Reading Achievement, Scores, Elementary School Students
Harley, Anne J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact and sustainability of successfully discontinued first grade Reading Recovery students as compared to non-Reading Recovery students in reading achievement measures as third graders. Schools are facing the unprecedented challenge to ensure reading success for all students by the end of second…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement
Mobley, Joy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Public schools struggle with ways to encourage parental involvement in the classroom. Home and school collaboration is needed if students are to succeed academically. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there was a significant difference in the reading achievement of students by the number of workshop sessions attended by parents…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Washington, Novella M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative correlational study focuses on the relationship between early childhood program attributes and early childhood reading success. Data will be gathered from early childhood sites with grades prekindergarten through second grade in which early childhood program attributes exist and early childhood reading is measured by the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Reading Achievement, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
Nolan, Jeanne – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research study investigated the effectiveness of an early reading intervention for self-efficacy (E-RISE) on struggling readers' efficacy and reading achievement in an at-risk elementary school setting. A total of 117 first, second, and third graders participated. The intervention group contained 39 students, and the comparison group…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy
Bland, Adrienne Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Instant Word Notebook study was a program evaluation completed by two educators who saw a need for an instructional tool to teach and assess Instant Words. In order to address reading deficits of students in first and second grades, teachers were expected to teach Instant Words. Unfortunately, teachers did not have a systematic process to…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Elementary School Students, Word Recognition, Reading Instruction
Voiron, Louis M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative study investigated a summer school alternative to early grade retention. Prior existing second grade student achievement data was collected for students who were initially retained at the end of their first grade year over a two year period. All students were offered the opportunity to attend a promotional summer school program.…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Summer Programs, Grade Repetition, Intervention
Weaver, Wendy Smyth – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine if the implementation of a Response to Intervention framework had a positive impact on student reading achievement in urban elementary schools. This was a causal-comparative study that examined the reading performance of a sample of kindergarten through grade three students who experienced the Response to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Achievement, Urban Schools, Elementary School Students