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Moore, Gwendolyn – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) study critically examines how student motivation is influenced by student self-efficacy and teacher behavior. The study was conducted using two groups: (a) treatment group (N = 11) participated in survey, interview, and observation; and (b) control group (N = 6) participated in survey. Seventeen…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Pretests Posttests
Landa, Katrina G. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study investigated the effects of repeated readings on the reading abilities of 4, third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade English language learners (ELLs) with specific learning disabilities (SLD). A multiple baseline probe design across subjects was used to explore the effects of repeated readings on four dependent variables: reading fluency…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Reading Comprehension, Readability, Intervention
Herron-McCoy, La-Monica – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the academic achievement gap between upper elementary African American and White students. This study sought to assess any relationships between whether academic reading, students attitudes toward reading, and academic intrinsic motivation related to ethnicity. This study also sought to assess whether…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Reading Attitudes, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement
Sanders-Smith, Patti – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a difference between the academic achievement of middle schools with 6-8 grade configurations and those with K-8 configurations in eastern NC. The study also sought to determine which grade configuration of middle schools in eastern North Carolina was most effective for the academic…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Schools
Smith, Debra – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between principals' perceptions of their learning-centered leadership behaviors and one year of reading achievement scores. Perceptions of principals were gathered from 31 out of 42 elementary schools in a district located in Central Virginia. This study explored the relationship between…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Academic Achievement
Hill, Sylvia – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Asynchronous online learning is well documented with adults, but fewer studies of effectiveness have emphasized elementary education learning environments. This study investigated student achievement on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test for fifth grade students who had participated in synchronous and asynchronous courses…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, Student Attitudes, Elementary Education
Luckey, Alicia J. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to test Feuersetein's Structural Cognitive Modifiability model by evaluating changes in cognitive skills and reading scores after participation in one of two cognitive skills training programs. The Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Tests of Achievement, 3 rd editions were used as evaluation tools.…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Control Groups, Intervention, Academic Achievement
Harms Logan, Hilary – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Today's preservice teachers must be well prepared to provide elementary social studies methods instruction to students. The United States and its democracy are constantly evolving and in continuous need of citizens who can adapt its enduring traditions and values to meet these changes. However, with the increased emphasis on raising test scores…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Qualitative Research
Domier, Paddy Sertich – ProQuest LLC, 2009
With decreasing enrollment, decreasing funding for public school education, changes in family and societal needs, and the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act, policymakers and school leaders are wrestling with reforms to the school calendar and instructional time spent in the classroom, with the goal of increasing student achievement.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Statistical Analysis, Block Scheduling, Academic Achievement
Weber, Sherri M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine the impact that a teacher-guided library selection program had on overall reading scores and how this program may or may not promote reading improvement of fourth-grade students at a small suburban school in western New York. Forty fourth graders were used as the sample population, which was…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Sustained Silent Reading, Reading Improvement, Grade 4
Palaroan, Michelle A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The quantitative study was a comparison of Limited English Proficient (LEP) students' assessment outcomes when taught by a teacher with specialized training and when taught by teachers with no specialized training. The comparison of 2007-2008 Northern Nevada LEP third grade student scores in the content areas of English language arts and…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Grade 3
Jordan, Frank – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The "No Child Left Behind Act" (NCLB, 2001) required schools to make adequate yearly progress, use disaggregated data in planning, and employ highly-qualified teachers. The school leaders became those responsible for the success of the school. In South Carolina the Department of Education has recently sought to address adequacy needs…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Academic Achievement, Primary Education
Hunn, Lorie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study explored and compared the ways in which school-based cooperating teachers and college supervisors evaluate student teachers. The scores allocated to student teachers by school-based cooperating teachers and college supervisors in the final field experience evaluations of student teachers were analyzed. A mixed methods research design…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Leadership, Research Design, Student Teachers
Munroe, Myra D. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors contributing to student learning (Marzano et al., 2005). Understanding the role of emotional intelligence in instructional leadership behaviors with a focus on establishing expectations for student academic success provides valuable information about practices…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Interpersonal Competence
Ferreira, Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study involved an investigation of the effects of strategy instruction integrated with the concrete-representational-abstract teaching sequence on students with learning disabilities. A multiple probe design across subjects with one replication was used in this study. Two sets of data were analyzed to determine effectiveness of the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Maintenance, Learning Disabilities, Predictor Variables
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