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Clark, Mary L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Students reading below grade proficiency have been a concern for educators. Students who attended third grade at this Title 1 intermediate school have demonstrated a lack of early literacy skills as measured using a variety of assessments. An early literacy reading program was initiated in 2008; however, the effectiveness of the instructional…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Language Arts, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Students
Oh, Yoonkyung – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study used the ECLS-K to examine the contextual influences of parent involvement on children's achievement growth in reading and math during elementary grades. The study used Rasch models and HLM measurement models to develop reliable and valid constructs of parent involvement both at the student and at the school level. Piecewise linear…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Berry, MaryKay Buchko – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Researchers have extensively studied the effects of placement on academic and behavioral interventions for students with disabilities and have found varying results. A correlational research design was used to determine if there was a relationship between the level of special education support (amount of time spent with special education support)…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Disabilities
Sajous-Brady, Daphne Lucienne – ProQuest LLC, 2012
When children begin to connect spoken speech to print, regardless of their language, they all encounter disparities between oral and written representations. Children who speak the African-American English (AAE) dialect at home and in their communities may encounter an even greater number of disparities between oral and written representations…
Descriptors: African American Students, Dialects, Low Income, Standard Spoken Usage
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
Downey, Amy C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined seventh grade student achievement in math, reading, and language arts relating to the allocation of instructional minutes per subject. The treatment group consisted of students assigned to 90 minute classes in the core content. The control group consisted of students assigned to 55 minute classes in the core content.…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Grade 7, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Johnson, Joseph Hamilton – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Full Service Schools (FSS) reform model is an inter-agency collaboration between the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Choices, Inc., Insights Education Group and the DC Department of Mental Health. This comprehensive school reform model is based in the Response to Intervention paradigm and is designed to mitigate student academic…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Models, Middle School Students, Partnerships in Education
Martinez, Lina Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2012
There is little research of Hispanic and Asian children's educational outcomes; in particular, the achievement gap between these two racial/ethnic groups has not been fully explored. The objective of this investigation is to analyze the Hispanic-Asian achievement gap in elementary school using the ECLS-K, a longitudinal nationally representative…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Asian American Students, Elementary School Students, Achievement Gap
Jordan, Stacie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship exists between technology skills and academic achievement among eighth-grade students. Previous studies investigated the relationship between the use of technology as a teaching tool and student outcomes, but none had specifically examined students' technology skill competencies with…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Tests
Talley, Gregory Keith – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study investigates the relationship between access, use of technology and student achievement in public middle schools in Maryland. The objective of this study was to determine whether a digital divide (differences in access and utilization of technology based on student characteristics of race, socioeconomic status, and gender) exists among…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Middle School Students, Technology Uses in Education
Polite', Cheryl Powell – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This was a quantitative study utilized to determine the effect of the Physio-Cat Program on improving reading-comprehension scores in reading for students in kindergarten through Grade 5 at an elementary school in Dade County Florida. The Physio-Cat Program, designed by this researcher, was developed to provide an innovative approach to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement
Groves-Redwood, Tarawa F. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a statistically significant mean difference in math and reading student performance by types of schools. The types of schools were identified as all-male and all-female public middle schools. Specifically, this study examined the impact of public single-sex schools on the mathematics and…
Descriptors: Single Sex Schools, Statistical Significance, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Sapienza, Philip Kiersten – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Teaching reading in the mainstream classroom is a challenge. This challenge is compounded when trying to meet the needs of English language learners. Recently, Response to Intervention (RTI) has been suggested as a framework for classroom teachers to use in order to meet the wide range of needs of their students. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, English Language Learners, Reading Tests, Guidelines
Monix, Demetria Dianna – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Research shows the effectiveness of encouraging safe and supportive learning environments for all students. Unfortunately, many of today's classrooms fail to positively implement these learning environments, especially within middle schools. The assumption for students struggling with reading has often been associated with low teacher…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Achievement, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment
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
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