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Derby, Katherine E. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The enVisionmath 2.0 curriculum was implemented by a medium-sized school district to improve achievement for all elementary students because the district felt that students were underperforming in mathematics. The belief of underperformance mirrors the performance of U.S. students on international measures. For instance, the performance of U.S.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement
Dotson, Ronnie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
More than ever before, public schools are under immense pressure to raise the academic achievement of students. Administrators, teachers, and parents alike are searching for ways to equip students with the necessary knowledge to be successful in the 21st Century. Research proves that goal setting provides students with a tool to plan, monitor, and…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies
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
King, Molly Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to compare the effect elementary music and visual arts lessons had on third through sixth grade standardized mathematics test scores. Inferential statistics were used to compare the differences between test scores of students who took in-school, elementary, music instruction during the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Peacock, Delicia – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Inclusion classrooms were introduced in the United States in 1990 when the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act required that special education students be instructed in a general education setting. Ensuing changes in instructional formats have caused role confusion for special and general education teachers, resulted in mixed attitudes…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Teacher Attitudes
Harshman, Denise Galvez – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study applied four frameworks from academic literature in the areas of leadership, change process, 21st-century skills, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project-based learning (PBL) to understand the various factors providing for success and participation of a school in the national science fair initiative (Programa…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles
Smith, Leigh – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This applied dissertation was designed to provide perceptual teacher data as well as summative testing data to educational leaders concerning the effects of implementing Investigations in Number, Data, and Space® (Investigations) in three Title I elementary school settings, two Title I schools, and one non-Title I school. Data collected during…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Investigations, Elementary School Teachers
Washington, Taren L. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study evaluated a comprehensive mentoring program on selected at-risk students with specific school problems (attendance, discipline referrals, and core area grades). The sample included youths in Grades 4-8 who differed on some characteristics including grade-level, ethnicity, and gender. For the purpose of this mixed methods study, the…
Descriptors: Mentors, At Risk Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
Maxwell, Ivy – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Bullying behaviors among primary school-aged children are underreported, which communicates to the children that the issue is not important to the adults who should be promoting a safe and healthy environment. The purpose of this qualitative, hermeneutic phenomenological study was to explore the perceptions and lived experiences of a purposeful…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Art Education, Bullying, Prevention
Minor, Cheryl B. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Lead educational agencies (LEDs), school administrators, and teachers do not appear to grasp the influence of curriculum audits on students' academic performance relative to the level of recommendations that are implemented. Failure to comply fully with audit recommendations can have negative implications on a district's financial status and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Audits (Verification), Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
Cavazos, Blanca Guadalupe – ProQuest LLC, 2014
"Do The Math," a 1-hour, live, educational television program provides on-air instruction in general math, geometry, pre-algebra and algebra to a target audience of 4th-12th graders. A team of math teachers also provides tutoring to students who call in for help with homework. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether watching…
Descriptors: Educational Television, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Program Effectiveness
Misewicz, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study aimed to compare the performance of elementary students on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) in reading and mathematics between students who received SES services in grades 3-5 and students who qualified for free SES services, but did not receive SES services. Title I funds are set aside annually to pay private providers…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
Goh, Tan Leng – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Physical inactivity is an increasing problem among children and adolescents. The TAKE 10!® program, which integrates physical activity (PA) into academic subjects, was implemented in one elementary school in Magna, Utah to increase children's daily in-school PA. A three-study approach was used to examine: (a) effects of TAKE 10!® on elementary…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Physical Fitness
Bontrager Yoder, Andrea Beth H. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Background. High overweight and obesity prevalence has instigated many programs to improve children's health. Farm to School (F2S) is a grassroots-organized program that seeks to improve children's dietary habits, especially fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption, through various educational activities. Long-term goals include reducing obesity…
Descriptors: Child Health, Health Promotion, Agricultural Occupations, School Community Programs
Laughlin, Sara Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Inspiring and motivating students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education continues to be an important educational focus in the United States. Robotics programs are one strategy developed to accomplish this goal. This causal comparative study focused on investigating whether a causal relationship exists between…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Causal Models
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