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Torres, Ricardo Alberto – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect on student scores on the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA®) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Reading Assessment when students are engaged with on-line adaptive diagnostics and instruction via the Curriculum Associates (CA) i-Ready Reading on-line platform. Outcomes were explored based on…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Achievement Tests, Reading Tests, Program Effectiveness
Owenby, Thomas Clinton – ProQuest LLC, 2018
I set out to understand the teaching and learning of immigration in social studies classrooms through a comparative case study of four veteran public school teachers and their students in a single district located in a post-industrial city in the upper Midwest. I hoped to better to understand the content that teachers addressed, the pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Public Schools, Course Content
McKeown, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Achieving scientific literacy is an essential outcome of science education and is comprised of knowledge of scientific content, the process of scientific inquiry, and understanding the Nature of Science (NOS; National Research Council, 1996). NOS refers to the characteristics of scientific knowledge that are derived from the results of the process…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Retention (Psychology), Comprehension, Elementary School Students
Griffin, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Majority of English as second language (ESL) students attending primary and secondary schools in the United States are not considered college ready despite mandated educational strategies aimed at improving language acquisition and academic performance. ESL students are more likely to drop out within the first 2 years of college than their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
Daniels, Shari Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This body of work contains three articles that support the need for K-12 teachers to write professionally and personally. The research sought to explore the questions of initial influences to write, essentials to sustain writing and the relationship of teacher-writer development to self authorship. Much of the previous literature produced by…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Morris, Sharon Whitley – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine gender differences across three types of spatial ability; namely, spatial perception, spatial visualization, and mental rotation in conjunction with working memory. The study utilized a causal-comparative research design involving group comparisons. In this design researchers collect data about variables…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Spatial Ability, Visualization, Short Term Memory
Aguilera, Earl – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Among researchers, educators, and other stakeholders in literacy education, there has been a growing emphasis on developing literacy pedagogies that are more responsive to the ways young people experience literacy in their everyday lives, which often make use of digital media and other technologies for exchanging meaning. This dissertation project…
Descriptors: Clubs, Librarians, Parents, Elementary School Students
Afacan, Kemal – ProQuest LLC, 2018
During the last decade, an increasing number of students with intellectual disability (ID) have taken statewide general reading assessments. Also, all states have designed and implemented alternate reading assessments for students with significant ID who could not participate in general assessments. To date, few studies have examined the reading…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Outcomes of Education
Manning, Courtney Dominique – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There is a persistent gap in the representation of African American students in gifted programs in U.S. PK12 public schools. The students who are invited to gifted programs are overwhelmingly White. African American gifted students are under identified by their teachers in public schools in PK12 in the United States. Unawareness of cultural…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Student Recruitment, School Holding Power
Padovan, Federico N. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore the effects that technology and physical classroom environment have on fostering the skills needed to prepare PK-12 students for future jobs. Survey methodology was used to gather data from PK-12 educators across the United States. The survey was designed by the researcher gathering descriptive…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Environment, Job Skills, Skill Development
Khan, Nazia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Positive Psychology has gained a lot of momentum in the empirical study of personality traits in the field of education. Cognitive and non-cognitive traits may also influence behavior leading to positive or negative outcomes when achieving a goal. The field of positive psychology contains many constructs such as grit and mindset to explain certain…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Resilience (Psychology), Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
Byrd, Lindsey – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to investigate the meta-analytic effects of mindfulness in regards to mindfulness intervention and: self-regulation, ADHD, anxiety and executive function. The majority of mindfulness research has been conducted in adults and very few studies have examined the benefits of mindfulness and its impact on students in the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Self Management, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Phelps, Shannon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Parent-child sexual health communication (PCSHC) can have a positive impact on adolescents' sexual health choices, outcomes, and capabilities for communicating with others about sexual health. Many parents are hesitant and feel unprepared for and uncomfortable with communicating about sexual health with their children. Other parental factors as…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Decision Making
Frame, Amy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Given global threats to the continued functioning of ecosystem services that sustain us all, educators would be wise to embrace the task of redefining our individual and collective orientations to the natural world. Since the inception of the modern environmental education movement in the 1970's, outdoor education at residential camps has…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Self Efficacy, Residential Programs
Gallo, Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This quantitative study examined the effect of a student's entry point into a school district and his/her performance on the New York State English Language Arts and Integrated Algebras Regents Exams. The subjects of this study were students assigned to the 2010 and 2011 cohorts from one Long Island school district. Three entry points were…
Descriptors: School Districts, English, Language Arts, Algebra
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