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Arnold, Jill Mayes – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Due to No Child Left Behind legislation, state education officials are increasing programs and funding for early childhood interventions. Missouri's Parents as Teachers Program (PAT) is one such program that works to increase students' academic achievement in school and on standardized tests. This study explored one Missouri school district's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Standardized Tests
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
Bryan, Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined whether a one-to-one laptop program had an effect on the reading-fluency and comprehension scores of fourth- and fifth-grade students over a half-year period. Pre- and post-test scores on the AIMSweb R-CBM fluency and Maze-CBM comprehension tests were collected for 1,048 students attending six diverse, high-poverty elementary…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency
Wightman, Shawn Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study was undertaken as an attempt to assess the effects of storytelling and reading aloud on fourth and fifth grade children's comprehension and oral reading fluency of both narrative and expository texts. The independent variable involved two strategies for introducing stories to children (storytelling and story reading) and a comparison…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Literacy, Statistical Analysis, Reading Comprehension
Garcia, Cynthia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, many school districts have reduced instructional time for the arts in order to focus on reading and mathematics. Accordingly, fine arts programs across the nation have become subject to budget cuts or elimination in order to meet federal accountability measures. Hit especially hard are…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Fine Arts, Federal Legislation, Economically Disadvantaged
Kent, Kimberly Penn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The primary purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference between self-contained and departmentalized classroom organization on the Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) in reading and mathematics for students in fourth and fifth grade. A secondary purpose of this study was to consider how these organizational structures affect the…
Descriptors: School Organization, Grade 4, Grade 5, Reading Achievement
Ward, William M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This nonexperimental, quantitative, cross-sectional, explanatory study (Johnson 2001, p. 10) investigated the differences between a reform-based elementary school mathematics program, traditional elementary school mathematics programs, and General Education student achievement in high-socioeconomic districts on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, General Education, Academic Achievement, Effect Size