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Morgan-Morris, Claudia Beverley – ProQuest LLC, 2019
During 2012-2016, students with disabilities (SWDs) in Grades 3-5 in an urban elementary school in New York City did not meet the New York State English Language Arts (ELA) standards. The scores had been consistently low for SWDs when compared to their nondisabled peers. SWDs are placed in the inclusion classrooms with an Individual Education Plan…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Urban Schools, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Carter, Bridget C. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship of language proficiency (WIDA) on the performance of third, fourth, and fifth grade English language learners who were administered the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments during the 2017-2018 assessment year. The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) reading and…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, State Standards
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
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
Feltman, Todd Jason – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A major educational crisis has been transpiring among fourth and fifth grade boys over the last twenty years (Eliot, 2009; Whitmire, 2010). On average, fourth and fifth grade boys, regardless of racial background or socioeconomic class, are performing below girls, both academically in reading and writing. The Center on Educational Policy reports…
Descriptors: Males, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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
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
Calvert, Maria Kay Holleman – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of principal characteristics and school socio-economic factors and their relationship to student achievement as measured by the literacy portion of the Arkansas state standardized test, with a particular interest in male students. The study was undertaken to contribute to the existing…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Martinez-Perez, Frances A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educational inequalities that exist due to socioeconomic status impact the academic achievement of students and contribute to the achievement gap. This study attempted to examine how the predictors of grade level and socioeconomic status impact the passing of state standardized reading and mathematics exams. The 2012-2013 State of Texas Academic…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Predictor Variables, Instructional Program Divisions, Standardized Tests
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
Andrews, Sandra L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Although the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires that classroom teachers be highly qualified, the assumption that achieving the highly qualified endorsement equates to teacher effectiveness in the classroom is unverified. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of teacher qualification, as defined by the NCLB Act and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4
Edsall Giglio, Lisa – ProQuest LLC, 2012
During the 2011-12 school year, a fifth grade class in a diverse San Francisco public elementary school collaborated with the Arts Resources In Action (ARIA) program of the San Francisco Opera's Education Department to create a teacher-guided opera. The students wrote the story, music and lyrics as well as designed and built the sets, props and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Student Attitudes, Theater Arts
Roan, Clayton – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study compared mathematics achievement in Illinois elementary schools using the "Everyday Math" and "Saxon Math" curricula. The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) was used as the measure of student achievement. Multiple correlation analyses showed that the type of curriculum used was a significant predictor of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Comparative Analysis, State Standards
Lim, Woong – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study provided a springboard for future teacher preparation evaluation studies by examining the 4-8 mathematics teacher preparation component of the teacher preparation program at a large state institution in Texas. The research questions for this study were: (1) To what extent is the 4-8 mathematics teacher preparation program consistent…
Descriptors: State Standards, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Abel, Brian B. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study was designed to investigate the differences between two groups of fifth grade students' performance on the 2010 fifth grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) math test. The sample consisted of a group of fifth grade students receiving the traditional instruction from their classroom teacher and a group of fifth grade…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Standardized Tests