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Miller, Nicole Gilner – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative study extends previous research on the impact of one to one (1:1) laptop environments on student outcomes in English Language Arts (ELA) by focusing on students from various socio-economic backgrounds, while using a new technology-enhanced, state-administered assessment to measure performance. This study is significant because…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Statistical Analysis
Gonzalez, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The introduction of the Internet and its hyperlinked content made easily accessible with portable digital devices like smart phones and tablets, posed challenges to the traditional linear and print-oriented notions of what it means to read and write. Now that these traditional notions of read and write literacy have been breached by these…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Disadvantaged
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
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
Wilkens, Coral L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee (2002) stated, "Leaders are made, not born" (p. 100). The quote is indicative of the shift in skills necessary to be a successful 21st-century learner. Instead of mere academic competencies, the 21st Century learner will need a different type of intelligence to be successful. Emotional intelligence may be…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Instructional Leadership, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Grant, Christina E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an intervention of five researched reading strategies on fifth-grade students' "word callers" reading achievement. Twenty-one fifth-grade students attending elementary schools in midwestern United States participated in this study. Students were randomly assigned to either the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction
White, Tammy Tara – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This is a quantitative research study using archival data to focus on the achievement of Gifted & Talented students in two South Carolina public school districts. The researcher used an open cohort comparative research design for this study. This study attempted to find if differences in student performance existed between students labeled as…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academically Gifted, Statistical Analysis, Academic Achievement
Longbotham, Pamela J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The study examined the impact of participation in an optional flexible year program (OFYP) on academic achievement. The ex post facto study employed an explanatory sequential mixed methods design. The non-probability sample consisted of 163 fifth grade students in an OFYP district and 137 5th graders in a 180-day instructional year school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Mixed Methods Research, Grade 5
Cesa, Caron Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Metacognitive strategies are needed for readers to be successful in comprehending nonnarrative social studies texts. The purpose of this study was to investigate the metacognitive strategies used by proficient readers (students reading above-grade-level) and struggling (students reading below-grade-level) readers comprehending social studies…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension
Wendt, Stephanie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Using a causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of Differentiated Instruction Support Inclusion Services on fifth grade regular education and gifted students' Reading/Language Arts achievement. The study analyzed and compared the achievement of the regular education students who received no inclusion support…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Inclusion, Grade 5, Academically Gifted
Hendrix, Rebecca Compton – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study made analysis of how the integration of creative drama into a science enrichment program enhanced the learning of elementary school students' understanding of sound physics and solar energy. The study also sought to determine if student attitudes toward science could be improved with the inclusion of creative drama as an extension…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Drama, Creativity, Enrichment Activities
Cancino, Eduardo – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the use of a method of distractor analysis for diagnosing item error response patterns and determine the effect of this intervention on student achievement levels on state administered spring mathematics assessments. Distractor Pattern Functioning was the treatment provided to teachers in this…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness