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Eckers, Scott M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
High-stakes testing policies have reduced elementary-level instructional time for untested subjects, raising questions about the extent to which students' content knowledge in social studies has been compromised. This research project compared social studies assessment performance of two student cohorts from the same school district, one required…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary School Students, High Stakes Tests, Tests
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
Daniels, Tenja Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many students with Down syndrome now receive reading instruction in either inclusion-focused or skill-based instructional settings. There are, however, varied results in the level of reading skills that students with Down syndrome attain. The focus of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the reading skill…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Elementary School Students, Alternative Assessment, Reading Instruction
Gomez, Kaylie Michele – ProQuest LLC, 2018
For nearly four decades, research has documented positive correlations between metacognitive abilities and student growth. Teachers who wish to cultivate metacognitive thinking should encourage their students to plan, investigate, and expand on the concepts they learn in class (Fisher, Frey, & Hattie, 2016; Flavell, 1979). This mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Brain, Elementary School Students, Intervention
Brown, Kimberly M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School administrators have the challenge of providing high-quality education in all subject areas. Along with this task, administrators must wade through countless programs, curriculums, while ensuring that student needs are met along with required state and local test scores. While the focus on reform has been in math and science, writing…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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)
Stanley-Yolgecen, Athena Joyce – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this case study is to explore effects of digital gamification on engagement and achievement in a third-grade social studies course for students of multiple nationalities and with varied native languages attending the English language international branch of a private, affluent school in eastern China. The case study is framed by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Games, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
Lugo, Fred – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Researchers have estimated that by 2030, two of every five American public school students will be acquiring English as second language learners (Shah & Cavanagh, 2012). Providing adequate means by which ELLs can obtain both English language and academic proficiency will be paramount if they are to be successful, contributing members of their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immersion Programs
Potts, Jerkeshea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Document Based Questioning (DBQ) with third, fourth, and fifth grade students during their 120-minute literacy block. Standardized test scores in the areas of reading and writing during the 2013-2014 school year dropped significantly (Florida Department of Education, 2013). As a result,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students, Questioning Techniques
Hamer, Sean M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This program evaluation study focused on the outcomes of a Math program for elementary level students. This mixed-methods study explored the relationship between the implementation of the "Investigations" Math program and teachers' perceptions of its impacts. The program theory that guided this study stated that teachers who were…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
Vik, Tracy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Language immersion programs are becoming more available as a form of school choice in both private and public education in the United States and beyond. While there is research on the benefits of immersion education regarding overall intelligence, there is still much skepticism as to why parents would place their child in an immersion program vs.…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Spanish
Brown, Dawnyell – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Music education has been shown to be related to a variety of positive outcomes, including student achievement in math. This study was conducted to examine the effect of integrating Hip Hop Literacy songs on fourth grade reading achievement scores. The framework for the study was Miendlarzweska and Trost's model of musical instrument training.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Music Education, Reading Achievement
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
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
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