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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
Knowles, Chad Allen – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Today's teachers face more frequent and more severe challenges than perhaps any generation of teachers that have come before them. Administrators attempt to support teaching in an environment of ever-increasing accountability and dwindling financial resources with new and innovative strategies. One such strategy employed by modern educators has…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Academic Achievement
Korb, Micah Benjamin – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In 2009 the U.S. Department of Education announced the requirements and selection criteria for the monies attached to the Race to the Top Fund. The monies attached to this competition were awarded during phase one, phase two, and phase three. This casual comparative study examined the impact of the Race to the Top federal education competition on…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Conant, Alison – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The goal of this QUAN-qual mixed methods study was to investigate how parents from various ethnicities and socioeconomic status construct their expectations of academic achievement and the impact these expectations have on academic success for the student. Data was gathered by using The Parent Survey of Family and Community Involvement in the…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Learning, Academic Achievement
Thurber, Yvonne Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative research study examined the relationship between student achievement in reading and mathematics on the STAR (Standardized Test for the Assessment of Reading and Mathematics) and parent involvement in specific character development activities. The research design was quantitative in nature and conducted in two similar elementary…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement
Barrett, Julie Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the current school computer access rates of elementary school students and to determine the extent to which school computer access relates to academic achievement among Grade 5 students in the state of Texas. Specifically, the relationship of school computer access to student passing rates on the…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity, Grade 5
Hornback, Joseph E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation addresses two research questions: 1. Do states misrepresent their progress on their own state assessments? 2. If states do distort their progress, are their predictors to suggest why this distortion occurs? The first research question requires that distortion be defined. For the purposes of this dissertation I calculated the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, State Standards, Computation, Equations (Mathematics)
Baldwin, Janice Williams – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The era of "high stakes" testing in older grades has contributed to higher achievement expectations in the preschool years. Early childhood is a significant period in the development of the whole child. The skills children build in kindergarten are fundamental to learning success. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Kindergarten, Young Children, Educational Assessment
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
Jones, James M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Principal leadership studies have indicated that leadership can play an important role in augmenting students' achievement scores. One significant influence that can affect achievement scores is the leadership style of the principal. This study focuses on fourth-grade achievement scores within urban elementary schools and explores the relationship…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement
Towns, Debra – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In Wisconsin, increased academic performance has been a general assumption supporting the institutionalization and public funding of early childhood instruction. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between attendance in public four-year-old kindergarten and elementary level reading performance. This study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Kindergarten, Reading Achievement
Stubbs, Velinda F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The interpretation of Indiana Public Law 109 and subsequent policy adopted by the Indiana Department of Education resulted in the Indiana State Board of Education mandating circumstances implemented during the 2011-2012 school year regarding grade level retention of Grade 3 students. IREAD-3, a standardized, gateway assessment, was administered to…
Descriptors: State Legislation, State Policy, Educational Policy, Elementary School Students
Burdett, Nicole G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study was to examine, through statistical analyses, the impact that the 2 different types of highly qualified teachers have on student achievement reading and math scores among fourth- and fifth-grade special education and general education students for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. The evaluation…
Descriptors: Scores, Special Education, General Education, Academic Achievement
Hudson, Amy D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The middle school concept provides recommendations for schools that teach adolescents. One of the components of this philosophy is the common team planning period, which is in addition to the teacher's individual planning period. This planning period was designed to have team teachers meet together to discuss curriculum, students, and…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Planning
Ybarra, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine if English Language Learner (ELL) reading achievement scores could be related to the group's participation in Response to Intervention (RTI). RTI addresses the challenges many public schools face as they seek the best methods for teaching reading and language while facing a nationally significant…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, English (Second Language), Response to Intervention, Language Proficiency
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