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Coopersmith, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study was designed to investigate the effects of the year-round calendar on student performance in Texas middle schools as measured by achievement on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test. In the State of Texas, 15 schools served students in grades six through eight using the year-round calendar in 2009-2010. The 15…
Descriptors: Year Round Schools, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Achievement Tests
Jones, Jone S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This causal-comparative study examined the effects of the collaborative leadership style provided by professional learning communities (PLCs) on the students' Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) mean Value-Added achievement scores in language arts and mathematics. The study used twenty-nine selected middle schools in eight different…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cooperation, Communities of Practice, Scores
Atkins, Jennifer S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
With increased pressures on school districts to enhance student achievement, administrators are implementing professional learning communities (PLCs) as one method to improve student performance (DuFour & Eaker, 1998, Hord, 1997, Thompson, Gregg, & Niska, 2004). Educators working within a PLC experience a shared ideology, supportive…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Elementary Education, Standardized Tests, Scores
James, Olive – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was three-fold. First, the study determined the effects of mathematics teaching strategies on the performance of elementary students on a state-standardized test. More specifically, this study was concerned with the influence of the Everyday Math teaching strategies versus the Sharon Wells' teaching strategies on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
Bell, Ethel L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Low scores of minority students who performed below the standard on the seventh-grade writing test of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), are the basis for this study, which examines the effectiveness of Saturday Title I classes in increasing student scores on the TAKS. The treatment of instructional intervention is delivered…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Minority Group Students, Scores, Student Improvement
Negrete, Sarah – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study described oral reading fluency and within word pattern spelling, using rate and accuracy as the fluency measures. Oral reading measures, including reading for one minute, reading an entire passage, word recognition in isolation, and in context reading accuracy were examined with 56 second, third, fourth, and fifth graders. All students…
Descriptors: Spelling, Word Recognition, Grade 5, Grade 2
Bakle, Bradley R. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this quantitative study was to analyze the effects of summer school remediation on elementary student achievement, while controlling for the effects of gender, socio-economic status (SES), and ethnicity, by comparing the differences between pre-test and post-test scores on the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Summer Schools, Ethnicity, School Activities
Northern, Sara R. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
A lack of implementation of classroom strategies can hinder elementary teachers' efforts to stay current in children's literature and recreational reading activities to promote reading for pleasure to students. Basal and literature-based curricula have been a solution to this problem, but their effectiveness is unclear as teachers are often faced…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Recreational Reading, Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers
Needham, Martha Elaine – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This research compares differences between standardized test scores in problem-based learning (PBL) classrooms and a traditional classroom for 6th grade students using a mixed-method, quasi-experimental and qualitative design. The research shows that problem-based learning is as effective as traditional teaching methods on standardized tests. The…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Research Design, Disadvantaged, Standardized Tests
Menard, Lynne Brown – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This research described and analyzed teachers' perceptions of technology as a catalyst for stimulating classroom constructivist practices. The teachers were located at multiple schools in one Florida county. The teachers were selected based on participation in the Education through Dynamic Global Experiences (EDGE) program. This One-to-One program…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Focus Groups, Standardized Tests, Scores
Harriman, Vanessa – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Today's educators must use research-based teaching strategies that increase achievement levels of students. Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences is scientifically-based. The current model suggests eight different areas in which a person can demonstrate intelligence. This study compared reading and math assessments score of elementary…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multiple Intelligences, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Sztelle, Kathy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this case study was to determine which mathematical instructional strategies met the learning challenges of a primary-age child identified with 22q11DS. This study investigated the processes by which a young child with 22q11DS acquires mathematical concepts within classroom and tutoring settings. It placed emphasis on building…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Mathematics Instruction, Observation, Standardized Tests
Culler, Erica D. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Despite increased focus on reading comprehension, the literature is limited in regards to comprehension strategies that can be effectively taught, and subsequently practiced to a fluency aim. This study used a multiple baseline design to determine whether a timed passage retell strategy could be taught to four students in the third grade, and then…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Reading Comprehension, Grade 3, Inferences
Casillas, Rhonda Soledad – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the degree to which academic achievement in U.S. schools could be explained by several indicators of belongingness (i.e., close teacher-student relationships, peer acceptance, school liking, low levels of loneliness in school and positive perceptions of peers) and school engagement. For this study, data…
Descriptors: Caring, Academic Achievement, Group Structure, Grade 3
Ervin, Vakesha L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this brief study was to explore whether the traditional pull-out method, the coteaching method, or the combined method produced higher performances for students with disabilities over a three-year academic period at the elementary and middle school level. The results of the non-experimental quantitative study using student CRCT…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Disabilities
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