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Beckley Yeager, Roberta – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Acting out behaviors is a hindrance to learning across the country. The school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) model is a behaviorally-based systems approach to addressing problem behaviors in our school today. The problem this study is designed to address is the issue that student misbehaviors and disruptions cause a loss of valuable…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Problems, Mathematics Achievement
McInerney, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Class size and student achievement have been debated for decades. The vast amount of research on this topic is either conflicting or inconclusive. There are large and small scale studies that support both sides of this dilemma (Achilles, Nye, Boyd-Zaharias, Fulton, & Cain, 1994; Glass & Smith, 1979; Slavin, 1989). Class size reduction is a…
Descriptors: Class Size, Academic Achievement, Budgets, Statistical Analysis
Mercurio, Harry J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This qualitative study examined the amount of time that fourth and fifth grade teachers devoted to literacy instruction within the time allotted to them within the daily literacy block. Prior research of the literacy block focused largely on primary grades (Allington, McGill-Franzen et a1.,2010; Cunningham & Allington, 2003; Morrow, 1992);…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Reading Instruction, Time Blocks, Educational Practices
Makar, Kathryn K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Research conclusions concerning predictors of academic success have been, at best, less than convincing. In fact, these conclusions are more conflicting or mixed when emotional constructs are used. As a result, modern curriculum developers as well as classroom instructors seem to deemphasize, if not ignore, the role of the affective domain in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Prediction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Gordon, Gina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined cognitive and affective empathy as predictors of proactive and reactive aggression. This study also explored whether levels of cognitive and affective empathy differed among children who use proactive and reactive aggression. Cognitive and affective empathy were measured by the Basic Empathy Scale (Jolliffe & Farrington,…
Descriptors: Empathy, Multiple Regression Analysis, Aggression, Correlation
Winner, Douglas G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The intent of this qualitative research was to use an ethnographic, case study design to examine the self-efficacy of the elementary teacher and how it affects his/her willingness to engage in student-centered practices of technology use. The study was based around three themes: the beliefs and attitudes of the elementary teacher toward technology…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
Roberts, Eugenia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study is relevant to parents, private organizations, and the educational system interested in discovering whether charter school students perform better academically than traditional public elementary school students. The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment data were used to analyze and compare student performance in grades 3-5 from two…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Charter Schools, Public Schools, School Districts
Huber, Melissa S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This mixed methods study explored implementing guided reading in grades 3-5 in a suburban school district located in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how teachers implement guided reading in their classrooms and how the use of guided reading affects student achievement in Text Structure and Vocabulary, Reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Elementary School Students, Grade 3