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Johnson, Debra Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
How are teacher characteristics related to teaching practices in reading instruction? Melton, Smothers, Anderson, Fulton, Replogue, & Thomas (2004) maintained teachers are the most powerful dynamic in the classroom. African American students often attain lower reading scores than other students. It is important to determine which teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Reading Instruction, African American Students, Reading Achievement
Peugeot, Megan A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Through a Whole Child lens a cross-sectional quantitative research design evaluated the impact of academic and nonacademic support structures on student reading achievement per the third grade Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). Two demographically similar public school districts within geographical proximity in Ohio were involved utilizing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
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
Rapp, Lori DeAnn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The current study compared the difference in literacy achievement of students in grades K-3 between the four different bilingual program models allowed in Texas for supporting English Language Learners (ELLs). The purpose of this quantitative study focused on the difference in literacy achievement of English Language Learners (ELLs) in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Bilingual Education Programs
Butler Stewart, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Understanding mathematics is an essential part of everyday life and can range from simple tasks such as using basic math skills to more complex tasks. Success in mathematics is a requirement for success in today's modern world. A gap in developing mathematical skills can create complications and interfere with job opportunities. Another basic…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Correlation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Osowski, Michelle I. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study will determine the degree to which first grade literacy tests predict third grade reading performance in order to judge their value as "early warning systems" for reading skills. Reading skills are fundamental to many academic outcomes, so having an early sense of how students are reading is critical for schools. The first…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
Alzina, Amy – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Understanding the difference between summative and formative assessments is still unclear for many teachers and principals as well as the effects formative assessments have on student learning outcomes. This quantitative study was conducted to explicitly explore formative assessments as a means to improve student learning outcomes, while examining…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students
Brown, Katherine Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Improving academic achievement for students of color has long been the subject of debate among advocates of education reform (Anyon, 2013; Breitborde & Swiniarski, 2006; Payne, 2008). Some scholars have advocated for the Montessori method as an alternative educational approach to address some chronic problems in public education (Lillard,…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Elementary School Students, Public Schools, African American 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
Lee, Stephanie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Increasing standardized test scores and identifying factors that impact student performance are always on the minds of educators. Educators are continually challenged by experts to consider professional learning communities (PLCs) as a viable pathway to school reform. This treatise will report on the results of a quantitative research study…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Communities of Practice, School Readiness
Rorie, Lillian G. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if a relationship exists between National Board Certified Teachers and Reading achievement in elementary schools. The study included a comparison of the average mean developmental scale scores from the End-of-Grade Tests for a three-year period between National Board Certified…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, National Standards, Teacher Competencies, Reading Achievement
Gardner, Latrice T. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Students from an urban elementary school did not meet criteria on the standardized reading assessment for 3 consecutive years as mandated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Students were at risk of failing future classes requiring proficiency in reading, and the school did not meet annual yearly progress. To address this problem,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, At Risk Students
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
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
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