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Reyna, Jesus R. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether, or to what extent, property wealth of the upper and lower 5% districts, per pupil expenditure, limited English proficient students, economically disadvantaged students, membership, and teacher experience contribute to student achievement in 5th grade reading and mathematics. To do this, the…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Pendleton, Myra – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in the academic achievement in reading among students enrolled in single-gender and coeducational classes, as well as the impact of teachers' perceptions on the outcome of academic achievement. The study used a mixed-method approach to address this purpose. This study reported…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Single Sex Classes, Coeducation, Comparative Analysis
Greene, Dana Huffman – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Growing numbers of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States have become a trend in recent years; and North Carolina, including the region of this study, is no exception to this trend. As a result of the national rise in ELLs, NCLB was enacted with the goal of increasing academic achievement and closing the achievement gap between…
Descriptors: Accountability, Reading Tests, Scores, English Language Learners
Kite, Toby G. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
After the passing of the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004, many schools began to use a Response to Intervention (RtI) model instead of the discrepancy model when identifying students with specific learning disabilities (National Center on Response to Intervention, 2011). When elementary schools adopted the RtI model, it was shown to be…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Response to Intervention, Disabilities
Blankenship, Jill M. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study tested to determine if a relationship existed between excused versus unexcused absences on STAAR reading and math scale scores for Hispanic, economically disadvantaged third through fifth grade elementary students in a rural South Texas school district. Research questions included: 1) Is there a relationship between excused absences and…
Descriptors: Attendance, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, Low Income Students
Ajjawi, Samah – ProQuest LLC, 2015
It is a common knowledge that student achievement is a product of multiple individual and environmental factors. The literature developed various models to organize and explain the relationship between some of these variables and student learning which translates into student achievement. Yet, no comprehensive model is able to capture all possible…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, International Assessment
Lavelle-Lore, Millicent D. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study investigated the effects of a parent-child home numeracy intervention on the mathematics scores of first grade students attending urban, Catholic schools. The participants included 60 parents (29 Black; 2 Asian; 1 Latino; 26 White; and 2 other) from two urban, Catholic schools. Parents, randomly assigned to the experimental group,…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Parents as Teachers, Numeracy
Rorie, Lillian G. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if a relationship exists between National Board Certified Teachers and Reading achievement in elementary schools. The study included a comparison of the average mean developmental scale scores from the End-of-Grade Tests for a three-year period between National Board Certified…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, National Standards, Teacher Competencies, Reading Achievement
Dredge, Stephanie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Students' reading skills are closely linked to academic success; however, several students fall behind, especially during the summer months when no academic expectations are present. The summer months are also a time when the achievement gap increases between students from lower income and middle to upper income households. Researchers…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Oral Reading
Cooper, Nancy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The primary intent of this study was to explore the effect between teachers' training, intervention strategies, and the academic achievement of K-5 ADHD students. The study design employed a mixed research design. The quantitative method focused on collecting data from certified regular and special-education teachers. Additionally, effects were…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Surveys, Mathematics Achievement, Scores
Huling, Milton – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Unfortunately, for the most part, teachers do not teach the Nature of Science (NOS). Even when teachers have adequate NOS knowledge, their knowledge still does not make its way into practice. While there are various reasons for this happening, this study has isolated other, more typical, constraints to teaching in order to look more closely at the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Grade 6
Wambsgans, Cynthia – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study was an investigation of a standardized 8th grade Algebra I placement policy across multiple educational districts. Researchers have documented benefits of students' 8th grade Algebra I education, while others have detailed the consequences of algebra enrollment without necessary prerequisite skills. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Algebra, Student Placement, Educational Policy
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
Agee, Nicole S. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Cultural sensitivity and responsiveness are being advocated in reading assessments to reduce the impact of community speech patterns (CSP) on the accuracy of miscue analysis. This study, motivated by a high incidence of retention in 1st grade in a local school district, investigated whether CSP among students affected reading outcomes and…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Speech Habits, Cultural Awareness, Reading Tests
Gardner, Latrice T. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Students from an urban elementary school did not meet criteria on the standardized reading assessment for 3 consecutive years as mandated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Students were at risk of failing future classes requiring proficiency in reading, and the school did not meet annual yearly progress. To address this problem,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, At Risk Students
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