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Santone, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation analyzes data in order to answer the research question, "Do eighth grade students who have participated regularly in their school band programs for four consecutive years achieve higher scores in New Jersey's Grade Eight PARCC Assessment than students of similar ability who do not play a musical instrument?" Data was…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, Charter Schools
Plevier, Meghan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this relational, non-experimental, explanatory, cross sectional study with quantitative methods was to explain the influence of length of school day, if any, on Grade 4 and Grade 5 student achievement in Language Arts and Mathematics as measured by the high-stakes New Jersey standardized test entitled New Jersey Assessment of Skills…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
Balboni, Daniel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Researchers have conducted both theoretical and empirical research on the participation of youth in sports to understand the motivation to continue involvement. Researchers have further examined the positive effects of sports on youth who participate. Although information has been gathered in these areas regarding keeping middle school and high…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Dailey, Mary Callan – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study addressed the gap in practice of instructional literacy, as evidenced by below-proficient literacy status by subgroups of regular education students in Grades 3-5 in an affluent suburban New Jersey public school district. The purpose of this qualitative grounded theory investigation, approached from an interpretive constructivist…
Descriptors: Achievement, Achievement Gap, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Schlenoff, Fran – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examined the success of five elementary schools in their implementation of the 2011 New Jersey Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying law (NJ HIB law). It also explored stakeholders' perceptions of school climate since the law went into effect. Fourth and fifth grade parents, students, teachers, and counselors in the district's five…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, State Legislation, Bullying, Attitude Measures
Garcia-Griffin, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study focused on students' responses toward an experimental instructional program called Flex-time that was offered in grades three through five in a Southeast NJ school district. The study aimed to determine: (1) if the Flex program motivated and/or engaged students to have a love for learning and (2) if characteristics, such as grade level,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Working Hours, Elementary Schools, Program Evaluation
Berrios, Mercedes – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this case study was to examine the factors pertaining to socially, economically, and culturally disadvantaged students, and to relate how these factors do not prohibit these students from demonstrating academic progress in literacy if they are provided with additional academic assistance and resources. This study examined roles and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Literacy, Lunch Programs
Jerue, Gary A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
There are a limited number of studies that examine the predictors of academic success in charter schools (Lawton, 2009). This study utilized a multiple regression analysis to identify the best predictors of academic success in language arts literacy (LAL) and math on state assessments in New Jersey charter schools. This study included four student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Language Arts, Literacy, Mathematics Achievement
O'Connell, Erin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the impact of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) on office discipline referrals (Category 1), suspensions (Category 2), and absence of infractions (Category 3) in an urban public elementary school in New Jersey. A sample of 267 second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students provided the data for the research. A chi-square…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Positive Reinforcement, Discipline, Student Behavior
Timpone, Cathy J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Educational leaders struggle with how to develop and sustain an effective, current and affordable educational technology program that meets the needs of the 21st Century learner and increases teaching and learning effectiveness. Thus, this study aimed to extend the research and provide practical guidelines to assist leaders in sustaining an…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Public Schools