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Lynch, Tai E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educational leaders are charged with making informed decisions regarding various aspects of schooling that affect the overall achievement of students. Numerous legislative ideas, funding initiatives, programming standards, and practicing guidelines for early childhood education programs have been introduced (Buyssee & Wesley, 2006). Early care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten
Montgomery, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Struggling deaf readers, like struggling readers with dyslexia, share similarities in their difficulty with phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Orton-Gillingham instruction is used to remediate these difficulties among hearing readers, but data is needed on its effectiveness with deaf students. Five subjects, who…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Cued Speech
Mamantov, Tonya Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A challenge for todays instructional leaders is identifying the most effective method of educating English Language Learners (ELLs) who participate in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The primary purpose of the study was to compare the effectiveness of three programs used for ESL students in twelve elementary schools in a Urban…
Descriptors: Investigations, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
Radaj, Jane M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The study examined the contributions of "orthographic processing" factors to the spelling achievement of typically developing middle-elementary students. The researcher framed orthographic processing as a multilinguistic, multidimensional construct involving process factors related to procedural orthographic operations and product…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Spelling Instruction, Spelling, Academic Achievement
Thomas, Michele Lynette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of the quantitative survey design study was to examine key social ecological care variables that are related to the domains of neighborhood (neighbors who care), school (teachers who care, a fun place to learn, and a fun place to be with other children), friends (friends who care, accepted by other children, and friends have good…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Social Environment
Valente, Evandro R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educators and policymakers have demonstrated interest in finding ways to better equip mathematics teachers so they can help students achieve at a higher level. Academic coaching has been identified as an effective professional development activity for teachers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference between students'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics
Williams-Wright, Vera – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study was two-fold. The first purpose was to investigate the impact of looping on academic achievement of students in selected public schools in Mississippi. The students' results on the 2010 and 2011 Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) were used to determine whether looping students score differently in…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Looping (Teachers), Academic Achievement
Baldwin, Janice Williams – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The era of "high stakes" testing in older grades has contributed to higher achievement expectations in the preschool years. Early childhood is a significant period in the development of the whole child. The skills children build in kindergarten are fundamental to learning success. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Kindergarten, Young Children, Educational Assessment
McCutcheon, Catherine A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The traditional classroom educational approach has been unsuccessful in helping special education and non-special education students who are not proficient readers. The problem addressed in this study was that a large number of American children are experiencing difficulty learning to read. One possible way to help students learn to read is…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Reading Programs, Statistical Analysis
Kinloch, Karen Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
According to an extensive review of the literature, effective instructional delivery and "classroom management" practices are critical factors to elevate student achievement (Shindler, Jones, Williams, Taylor, & Cadenas, 2012). The purpose of this study was to analyze a comparison of classroom management practices on student…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Predictor Variables, Elementary Schools
Dragoo, Kyrie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics and predictive factors for children receiving special education services, and if they received special education services, factors associated with them discontinuing those services before eighth grade. In addition, a second purpose was to determine whether there are differences in the…
Descriptors: Children, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Predictor Variables
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 Enviroscape® Watershed learning module. The education programs that were customized and developed by the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Water, Knowledge Level, Urban Schools
Godwin, Paul Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Programs and reforms have come and gone in the educational arena with little impact on student performance. The problem at the school of study was the students' perception of their sense of belonging and the sense of the school as a community and the students' academic performance did not show adequate growth. The study took place in a mid-western…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Self Management, Conferences (Gatherings), Teacher Student Relationship
Stivers-Blaebaum, Janet E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Research has shown that there is a strong link between reading comprehension and vocabulary, yet many children lack the required vocabulary needed to perform adequately on reading comprehension assessments. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the teaching of Larry Bell's 12 Powerful Words vocabulary program in order to raise third, fourth…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Grade 3
Myers, Dorothy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study surveyed current third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teachers in two small school districts in the southeast. One school district has initiated a technology initiative in its elementary schools. The other school district involved in the study incorporates technology but does not have a specified technology initiative. This dissertation was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Handwriting, Writing Instruction
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