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Gamble, Eddie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Forty five percent of the students' receiving Title I funds in urban lower class inner city schools and 20% of the students not receiving Title I funds in American public schools are reading below proficient on standardized tests. The goal of No Child Left Behind Legislation was to make sure that 95% of all students are reading at a proficient…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Scoring, Urban Areas
Campbell, Sarah Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to understand what No Child Left Behind (NCLB) meant to teachers in Mississippi and to determine what impact this reform had on reading and language arts classroom instruction for teachers. Qualitative research methods in the form of interview data and classroom observations were used to examine teachers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Language Arts, Federal Legislation
Gardner Taylor, April Dimmis – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The Focused Practice Instructional Approach (FPIA) was based on the Environmental Mode of instruction established by George Hillocks' 1986 meta-analysis for writing instruction. The purpose of this study was to clearly define the FPIA approach using the original studies and test if it was significantly effective in fourth grade classrooms using…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Grade 4
Warren, Patricia Fisher – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study was designed to research the difference in parental training in phonemic awareness on the achievements of their children who had been identified as struggling readers. Subjects were children from ten kindergarten and first grade classrooms residing in federally subsidized housing. An experimental group (the phonemic awareness trained…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Phonemic Awareness, Reading Difficulties, Special Needs Students
Schlabra, Michael R. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine whether a Title II Mathematics and Partnership grant positively affected student achievement levels for 3rd grade students in a public school system. The primary participant populations for this study were third grade students enrolled in 4 elementary schools in north Georgia from 2005-2008. Over 4,500…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 3, Elementary Schools, Public Schools
Scoggins, Donna K. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Single-sex education is an instructional innovation implemented to improve student academic achievement by teaching to the learning styles and interests of boys and/or girls. This ex post facto quantitative study examined the differences in academic achievement between single-sex education and coeducation classes on students' achievement in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Single Sex Classes, Coeducation, Grade 5
Byrd, Clavon, Sr. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This research described the retrospective formation of identity and manifestation of responsibility of four African-American female leaders who served as urban school principals. Cross (1971, 1991) determined that African-Americans undergo a four step process of identity development that he coined Nigrescence. Within these four stages of identity…
Descriptors: African Americans, Urban Schools, Focus Groups, Researchers
Hineman, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Due to the increased demands for accountability with the passage of the No Child Left Behind legislation signed in 2002 by President Bush, schools are required to use reading strategies and programs that are supported by scientific research. In Arizona state statute, ARS 15-704, the law outlines the requirements for Arizona school districts to…
Descriptors: Test Results, Phonemic Awareness, School Districts, Scores
Collins, Angelica Rivers – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in parental involvement in a high performing elementary school and a low performing elementary school based on Epstein's Six Types of Involvement. The extent of parental involvement was identified by using The School and Family Partnership Survey Questionnaire for…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Parent Participation, Elementary Schools, High Achievement
Anemone, Alex – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Since their creation over two centuries ago, public schools have been coupled with students via geographical zones. Bolstered by compulsory attendance laws, public schools have a very consistent clientele. Based solely on where they resided, students were required to attend specific schools between Kindergarten and Grade 12. Schools have, in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Middle Schools, Magnet Schools, Elementary Schools
Turner, Pamela Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This research was designed to provide information on the career development of fifth-grade students and to explore the influence of an education program on children's interest in nursing as a career choice, especially related to gender. Interest in nursing is conceptualized as interest, competence perception, and desire to help other people. A…
Descriptors: Caring, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Career Education
Muhammad, Fatima – ProQuest LLC, 2006
This applied dissertation describes the evaluation of a parent-coaching program and how test scores were impacted as measured by the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK). Of the 175 third-grade students in the school district, 25.6% of students, or 44 students, scored less than satisfactory (partially proficient) in language arts…
Descriptors: Parents, Coaching (Performance), Program Evaluation, Scores
White, James Alexander – ProQuest LLC, 2004
The opportunity and right to obtain a free public education provides the opportunity for all Americans to achieve success socially, financially, and professionally. The public education system has endured decades of changes as it attempts to address social, cultural, and academic issues that arise as the nation evolves. The public education system…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Public Education, African American Students, Males
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