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Cossey, Bobby J., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the village of Pine lies Pine School. While the school has historically been considered a quality school, the proficiency levels in math MAAP assessments have been lower in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade than 6th grade, by a substantial margin. In this action research program evaluation study, a mixed-methods approach was utilized to discern the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Large Group Instruction, Small Group Instruction
Tillman, Thomas C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study is to identify, implement, and evaluate best practices in reading improvement in third grade at Greenleaf Upper Elementary (pseudonym) in support of a process of continuous improvement. The study followed a mixed methods design. The student participants in this study were 47 third grade students who…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 3
Justice, Marsha – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed-method study was to determine if specific interpersonal skills (trustworthiness, communication, empathy, and problem-solving) possessed by principals, as perceived by teachers, are important characteristics in creating and maintaining a positive school climate, increasing student learning, and retaining teachers in the…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Empathy, Problem Solving, Principals
Bulley-Simpson, Sheril – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In an urban Title 1 school district, the average number of Grade 3-5 students who scored proficient or advanced on the state standardized assessment was 37.3% below Grade 3-5 students countywide and 19.4% below Grade 3-5 students statewide. Low mathematics scores may indicate a gap in practice that affects student achievement. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, School Districts
Lopez, Jose Luis – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The number of culturally and linguistically diverse students at an urban elementary school in a southern state has greatly increased since the 2014-2016 school year. Corresponding low state achievement test scores have also been observed for English language learners (ELLs). The purpose of this study was to investigate the instructional strategies…
Descriptors: Barriers, English Language Learners, Case Studies, English (Second Language)
Garcia, Rizalino Pagador – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the qualities of transformational leadership and school climate dimensions as perceived by teachers in the Philippines. A sample of 250 elementary teachers from the public and private schools participated in the study. Participants were asked to answer two main survey…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes
Kelley, Rhonda D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School personnel are concerned that reading gaps of grade 3 and grade 4 students have persisted in 4 rural elementary schools in the southern United States despite the use of ability grouping to improve student reading proficiency scores. Between the 2014-2016 school years, less than 50% of students in grades 3 and grade 4 scored at the proficient…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
Alghamdi, Mazen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate educator perceptions regarding the externalizing and internalizing behaviors of special education and general education students. The population for this study was three selected full inclusion elementary schools in Middle Tennessee. The research technique used in this quantitative study was causal…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Special Education, General Education
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
Goodwin-Glick, Kelly L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Childhood trauma is prevalent and has a profound impact on student learning, behaviors, social-emotional well-being (Perfect et al., 2016), physical health, relationships (Tishelman et al., 2010), and brain architecture (Perry, 2001). Trauma-informed care professional development (PD) within the school setting is a relatively new notion for school…
Descriptors: Trauma, Pretests Posttests, Surveys, Faculty Development
Scholl, Steven Carl – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examined the relationship between the strength of Professional Learning Community dimensions and the level of Self-Direction in Learning as perceived by California State certificated elementary teachers. The Professional Learning Community Assessment-Revised recorded teacher perceptions of the strength of five PLC dimensions.…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Attitudes, Correlation, Faculty Development
Duncan, Rebekah Lawing – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation was designed to study teacher perceptions about working with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Twelve elementary schools were studied. Teachers completed the Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Self-Efficacy (CRCMSE) Scale. Data collected during this dissertation will be of use to school and district leaders as…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Differences, Elementary School Teachers
Brown, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The focus of this research is bridging the achievement gap for students living in poverty through quality education. Such a study is important because the percentage of students affected by poverty is increasing and the persistent gap in achievement evidences that the right to quality education for students in poverty is not being met. This is…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Case Studies, Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools
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
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
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