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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
Corella, Jolene – ProQuest LLC, 2012
High stakes assessments conducted in the southwestern United States demonstrate that fewer than 50% of English language learners (ELLs) are achieving proficiency levels in reading fluency. The purpose of this study was to understand if reading interventions using the framework of Samuels's repeated reading (RR) strategy increased student…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Intervention, Reading Instruction, Repetition
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
Martinez, Edwin E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examines the impact of instrumental music study and group chess lessons on the standardized test scores of suburban elementary public school students (grades three through five) in Levittown, New York. The study divides the students into the following groups and compares the standardized test scores of each: a) instrumental music…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Public Schools, Suburban Schools
Joiner, Sherrie Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Reading is a skill, which is essential for a child's school success. The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to investigate the effects of the Reading Recovery (RR) Program. The data utilized were from two groups of students at-risk in the area of reading, first-grade students involved in at least 12 weeks of Reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement, Early Intervention
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
Benson, Tammy – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine two types of school organizational structures: elementary open-enrollment charter schools and elementary traditional public schools. The study examined the degree to which attendance rates (based upon the prior school year's data), class size and average number of years of teaching experience were related…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Open Enrollment, Charter Schools, Traditional Schools
Medrano, Imelda – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of grade retention and grade placement on student achievement in both reading and math over the course of five years. A comparison was drawn amongst two cohorts of students in 3rd through 5th grade: (a) students in each grade who were retained in the year 2006-2007 due to failing report card…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, School Districts, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Johnson, Yvonne L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the academic achievement for students with learning disabilities in reading and how to determine if their rate of progress was different from non-disabled students in a sixth-grade language arts inclusion class. The data for this research was gathered from one school district with one middle school. The…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities, Comparative Analysis
Walker, Amy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The present study examined the relationship between Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) scores and mathematics problem solving scores. The reading fluency scores were obtained from the Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy (DIBELS) assessment. The mathematics problem solving scores were obtained from the Indiana State Test of Education Progress Plus…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Reading Achievement
Ticknor, Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Although it seems reasonable to assume frequency of teacher absence affects student achievement, research has not consistently supported this assumption. This quantitative, non-experimental study investigated the relationship between teacher absenteeism and student achievement in mathematics and reading in one high-performing suburban elementary…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Mathematics Achievement
Goetz, Michael Eric – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study explores the cost-effectiveness ratios associated with individual tutoring, intensive reading/language arts instruction, and a focus on core subject areas. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-K) database, this study analyzes these programs using a three-level hierarchical linear model (HLM) with a nationally…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Tutoring, Reading Instruction, Language Arts
Wendt, Stephanie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Using a causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of Differentiated Instruction Support Inclusion Services on fifth grade regular education and gifted students' Reading/Language Arts achievement. The study analyzed and compared the achievement of the regular education students who received no inclusion support…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Inclusion, Grade 5, Academically Gifted
Haynes, Heather A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study analyzed the impact of implementing response to intervention (RTI), a three-tiered system of intervention of increasing intensity, in this case for reading, schoolwide in 32 elementary schools. When a three-tiered framework is applied schoolwide, with all students and addressing academic and/or behavioral curricular instruction, it is…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Reading Tests, Scores, Reading Achievement
Sanchez, Melaney M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study sought to learn about African American community members' perceptions regarding their satisfaction with local elementary schools in predominantly white, rural school districts in Maryland. The research was conducted in rural counties because much of the attention about the achievement gap has focused on urban areas, where necessary…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Students, Rural Schools, School Districts
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