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Benton, Turrah S. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Over the years, teachers have looked for the best way to teach their students to read. There are those who believe that teaching sight words is the best way to teach while others believe that a foundation in phonics instruction is a must. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect that phonics instruction has on the oral reading fluency…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Elementary School Students, Phonics
McClendon, Thomas K. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the relationship between the structural classroom environment (self-contained, team-taught, and departmentalized) and student performance on the 2014 Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) in reading, Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in grades three through five. A secondary purpose examined…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Statistical Analysis
Graham, Janina Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Today's mathematics standards require teachers to use concrete math manipulatives (CMM) to increase the proficiency of students, but many upper elementary teachers fail to use these resources. The effects of this resource disuse may decrease student learning potential and impede successful standardized test results. This case study allows leaders…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Mathematics
Owens-Twaites, Lawanna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Students with disabilities in Grades 3-5 in a Georgia school are not meeting state academic standards. The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to ensure that all students meet these standards; those schools that do not make gains enter into School Improvement status. This study was conducted to determine if staff development that focused on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Inclusion
Edwards, Warren Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Scope and Method of Study: The researcher's evaluation of the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance's (WAWA) programs highlighted that few if any of the offered educational programs included a program evaluation, especially the most promising, the EnviroscapeĀ® Watershed learning module. The education programs that were customized and developed by the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Water, Knowledge Level, Urban Schools
Frias, Ramon – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)'s emphasis of reading, language arts, and mathematics (RLA&M) and its de-emphasis of science has been a source of great concern among educators. Through an objectivist and constructionist framework, this study explored the unforeseen effects of the NCLB on public science education among Title I (TI) and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, High Stakes Tests
Brown, Carla-Dyann – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Anxiety symptoms expressed by elementary school-aged students was a problem in an elementary school south of Atlanta, Georgia. These behaviors were negatively impacting the performance and behaviors of fourth and fifth grade students in and out of the educational environment. The purpose of this study was to determine if teaching anxiety reduction…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Student Behavior
Carson, Phyllis B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the formal mathematics educational training of elementary grade teachers as well as their perceived levels of self-efficacy regarding the Georgia Performance Standards for mathematics. This study investigated 129 first through fifth grade teachers in Northeast Georgia. The researcher administered a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1