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La Salle, Tamika P.; Zabek, Faith; Meyers, Joel – School Psychology Forum, 2016
School climate has increasingly been recognized as an essential component of school improvement owing to the established associations between a positive school climate and academic outcomes for students. Our study examines associations among a brief measure of school climate assessing elementary student perceptions and the College and Career Ready…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Correlation
McClendon, Thomas K. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the relationship between the structural classroom environment (self-contained, team-taught, and departmentalized) and student performance on the 2014 Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) in reading, Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in grades three through five. A secondary purpose examined…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Statistical Analysis
Lewis, Marie; Feng, Jay – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the use of Readers' Theatre to improve the reading ability of elementary students receiving special education services. In this study, two groups of students were chosen to participate based on their academic Reading levels and their placement in the Special Education program. The students'…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Reading, Special Education, Elementary School Students
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McCown, Margaret Averill; Thomason, Gina B. – Reading Improvement, 2014
With the increased emphasis on informational text with Common Core State Standards and the difficulty many students have with this type of text, this study examined the effects of Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) on informational text comprehension and metacognitive awareness of fifth grade students. Participating students included a…
Descriptors: State Standards, Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Reading Strategies
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Gonzalez Canche, Manuel S.; Portes, Pedro R.; Mellon, Paula J.; Stollberg, Robert A.; Turk, Jonathan M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
This study is part of the core research agenda of the five-year, Goal 3 grant funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, U. S. Department of Education "Improving the Teaching and Learning of English Language Learners: The Instructional Conversation Model." In video review of teaching, bias in evaluation or rating is evident in many…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Program Implementation, Educational Research, Grants
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Brockmeier, Lantry L.; Starr, Gene; Green, Ronny; Pate, James L.; Leech, Donald W. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine if principal tenure, principal stability, and principal educational experience in public education along with school-level variables predicted elementary school student achievement. A second purpose was to examine whether there was a significant difference between (a) levels of principal tenure and levels…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Tenure, Principals
Owens-Twaites, Lawanna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Students with disabilities in Grades 3-5 in a Georgia school are not meeting state academic standards. The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to ensure that all students meet these standards; those schools that do not make gains enter into School Improvement status. This study was conducted to determine if staff development that focused on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Inclusion
Campbell, Manda D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Despite efforts mandated by national legislation, the state of Georgia has made little progress in improving Grade 5 students' standardized test scores in science, spurring the need for social change. The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative study was to determine whether there was a significant difference in the student achievement in…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Science Instruction, Grade 5, Elementary School Science
Anderson, Lezley Barker – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to examine whether differences exist in the mathematics achievement of fifth grade gifted students based on the instructional delivery model used for mathematics instruction, cluster or collaborative, as defined by the Georgia Department of Education. The content area of mathematics, an area…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted
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
Frias, Ramon – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)'s emphasis of reading, language arts, and mathematics (RLA&M) and its de-emphasis of science has been a source of great concern among educators. Through an objectivist and constructionist framework, this study explored the unforeseen effects of the NCLB on public science education among Title I (TI) and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, High Stakes Tests
Parson, Atiya – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate whether or not informational writing in the science curriculum would impact fifth grade students' science achievement and conceptual understanding. The population of this study came from a metropolitan school district in the state of Georgia for school year 2012-2013. The quantitative data…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Curriculum, Expository Writing, Elementary School Science
Koch, Lisa S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Elementary instruction of fifth grade classrooms was found to be primarily in two organizational models in a school district northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. The self-contained classroom provided a generalist teacher responsible for the instruction of all academic subjects to one group of students throughout the day, while departmentalized…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Self Determination, School Schedules
Albright, Ruth E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Research indicates students who engage in music exhibit improved cognitive development. The quantitative study was conducted in a large suburban school district in Southeast Georgia. This study investigated the impact of music on student achievement when music is incorporated with the core academic subject of mathematics at the elementary level.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
Oldham, Dale Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Educators and policymakers have been concerned about the problem of early literacy performance for many decades. Despite educational reform to increase standards, many children consistently fail to read at levels that enable them to compete globally. The purpose of this study was to provide a data driven program evaluation of a reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Early Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
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