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Robertson, Schellia Arnette – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The researcher focused on the elementary principal's influence on academic achievement of minority students in mathematics in grade four. The sample population was from a parish where three schools were identified to have improved academic achievement in mathematics with the minority population. The study was a mixed method. The study was…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
Norwood, Stephanie Deneen – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The consequences of less than proficient reading skills are well documented. In educational settings, as children progress through the grades, the expectation that they acquire content knowledge through reading continually increases. However, many children lack the proficient reading skills that would enable them to acquire content knowledge…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Content Area Reading
Hogan-Samuel, Eutrophia Lenora – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The nation is challenged with improving the mathematics achievement of its students. No Child Left Behind holds schools, districts, and states accountable for improving student achievement. Because high stakes tests are given at the end of the school year, schools are presented with the challenging task of developing or purchasing reliable…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Curriculum Based Assessment, High Stakes Tests, Scores
Wilcox, Timothy Eugene – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine if there were differences in MCT2 scores between students who attended a school district that used MSPMS and students who attended a school district that did not use MSPMS. The data for this study were archived and consisted of math and language arts MCT2 scores for two groups of students. The independent…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Progress Monitoring, Educational Improvement, Scores
Chebultz, Lance – ProQuest LLC, 2012
School districts in the United States have undergone large changes over the last decade to accommodate No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Arizona accommodated NCLB through Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS). Expectations were established for all students, varying by group of students based on grade, special education status, free/reduced…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement
Kelly, Lorena LeeAnn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The current financial state of our nation, in combination with the pressure to meet state accountability testing and a global call for better prepared twenty first century learners, has produced a situation where all levels of government have to make difficult decisions regarding expenditures. In order to ensure that education receives appropriate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Merwin, Gregory J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to identify pedagogical and non-pedagogical factors that affect the academic achievement of English Learner (EL) students in the area of language arts at Dr. Albert Schweitzer Elementary School in Anaheim, California. The researcher conducted an exploratory multiple case study to develop a comprehensive, contextual…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 3, English Language Learners, Language Arts
Garza, Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine selected factors related to the 8th grade mathematics achievement levels of English Language Learner (ELL) students in selected South Texas middle schools. The dependent variable, ELL mathematics achievement, was measured by the ELL student's raw score on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement, Middle School Students
Laben, Joyce – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With the implementation of RTI, educators are attempting to find models that are the best fit for their schools. The problem solving and standard protocol models are the two most common. This study of 65 students examines a new model, the dynamic skills protocol implemented in an elementary school starting in their fourth quarter of kindergarten…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Predictive Validity
Anderson, William Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of Mindful Listening Instruction on Music Listening Sensitivity and Music Listening Enjoyment. The type of mindfulness investigated in this study was of the social-psychological type, which shares both commonalities with and distinctions from meditative mindfulness. Enhanced context awareness,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Listening Skills, Metacognition, Pretests Posttests
Roan, Clayton – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study compared mathematics achievement in Illinois elementary schools using the "Everyday Math" and "Saxon Math" curricula. The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) was used as the measure of student achievement. Multiple correlation analyses showed that the type of curriculum used was a significant predictor of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Comparative Analysis, State Standards
Redding, Larry R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study explored the long-term benefits of the Reading Recovery ® program for economically disadvantaged students who were successfully discontinued after the first grade. The hypothesis was tested that students exiting first grade with grade-level reading abilities and with similar low socio-economic status (economically disadvantaged), who…
Descriptors: Sustained Silent Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Economically Disadvantaged
Falke, Tricia Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a computer-based reading intervention on the reading achievement of sixth grade students in one elementary school in a suburban school district located in the Midwest region of the United States. Data were collected through two district mandated reading assessments and a computer-based…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Reading Achievement
Berrong, Amy Ketterer – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Previous research has found the use of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) to be effective in teaching skills to a variety of populations. Students with and without disabilities have been taught a variety of skills including social skills and core academic content using CAI. Students with moderate to severe disabilities (MSD) have been taught a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
Duffy, Colleen – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a computer-based intervention and a procedural facilitator on the performance of fourth and fifth grade students with deficits in mathematics. Specifically, the study compared the effectiveness of two conditions: (1) a control condition consisting of traditional classroom instruction…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement
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