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Parker, Janet M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
National and state assessment data indicate that Hispanic students in American schools lag behind their peers in reading. Schools are struggling to meet the educational challenges of the Hispanic subgroup of students. Effective strategies and intervention tools need to be determined. Though the issue has been identified and schools under the…
Descriptors: Reading, Intervention, Hispanic American Students, Statistical Analysis
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
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