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Cabrera, Cesar M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The present study investigated the relationship between teachers' ratings of the organizational health of the school and the level of workplace bullying experienced. The relationship between organizational health, bullying, and the staff level factors of gender and age were analyzed. The study examined the survey ratings of 52 teachers from a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teaching Conditions, School Culture, Teacher Surveys
Eastman, Denise Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Language Arts is one of the most important subjects for students to learn. Encompassing reading, writing, and comprehension, skills learned through Language Arts instruction influence student ability to reach levels of academic achievement in all subjects. Additionally, Language Arts skills reach far past the classroom and into the workplace. In…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Language Arts, Curriculum Implementation
Lamberth, Tenneille Terrell – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 forced school districts to become more accountable by requiring all students to read on grade level by the year 2014. However, President Obama's educational policy shift is allowing states to develop their own accountability and improvement system. This study examined fourth and eighth grade math…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interaction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 4
Mathis Hill, Mattie Darlene – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Over several years, second grade parents have expressed concerns about not understanding the curriculum in the area of phonetic coding. The purpose of this study was to give second grade parents the skills they lacked in understanding phonetic coding so they could better help their children with homework and thus see if a significant difference in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Instruction, Parents, Parent Education
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
Harnish, David Alan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Many schools struggle to meet No Child Left Behind's stringent adequate yearly progress standards, although the benchmark has stimulated national creativity and reform. The purpose of this study was to explore teacher perceptions of principals' leadership styles, curriculum reform, and student achievement to ascertain possible factors to improve…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Academic Achievement, Questionnaires, Correlation
White, Mary Loyd – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the educational services for students with autism in school districts (N = 115) in North Carolina to identify the characteristics and variables that contribute to positive student outcomes. This study used a secondary analysis of data from various resources across the state. Variables included number of…
Descriptors: Autism, Student Needs, School Districts, Incidence
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
Hinojosa, Lupita – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Although many national studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of magnet programs, there is limited research involving math, science, and technology magnet schools and their influence on student academic performance, especially at the middle school level. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a statistical difference existed…
Descriptors: Science Education, Mathematics Education, Technology Education, Magnet Schools
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
Waller, Lisa Ivey – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research investigated the relationship of math intervention teachers' (MITs) pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and students' math achievement gains in primary math interventions. The Kentucky Center for Mathematics gathered data on the MITs and primary math intervention students included in this study. Longitudinal data were analyzed for a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement
Fox, Lynn A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Students with disabilities participate in high-stakes assessments to meet NCLB's newer proficiency standards. This study explored performance in reading and math on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), Pennsylvania's grade-level assessment, to provide a foundational baseline on performance and accommodations used by students with…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Visual Impairments, Partial Hearing, Deafness
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