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Sharpe, Nechelle Nipper – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between music instruction and mathematics achievement scores for 6th grade students at an Atlanta public school. Guided by Gardner's multiple intelligences model, neurological research, and National Consortium of Arts Education research, this study used a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics Achievement, Scores, Grade 6
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
Sugra, Jennifer L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the effect of prekindergarten attendance on boys' and girls' standardized reading achievement scores in third and fifth grade. The thrust for more emphasis on increased information regarding the impact that prekindergarten has on standardized test results, both short-term and long-term, is…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Standardized Tests, Reading Achievement, Scores
Hogan-Young, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program Modified Academic Achievement Standards (TCAP MAAS) achievement test scores for special education students who receive their instruction in the resource classroom or in an inclusion classroom. The study involved third, fourth, and…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Special Education, Grade 3, Grade 4
Huerta, Margarita – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative study explored the impact of literacy integration in a science inquiry classroom involving the use of science notebooks on the academic language development and conceptual understanding of students from diverse (i.e., English Language Learners, or ELLs) and low socio-economic status (low-SES) backgrounds. The study derived from a…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Writing Assignments, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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
Boulden, Laurie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The achievement gap between economically disadvantaged students and their traditional counterparts has continued to be a problem in education. Based on cognitive constructivist theory and enrichment theory, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between scores on a high-stakes achievement test and participation in a summer…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Enrichment Activities, Economically Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth
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
Soares, Katina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Due to budget shortfalls, teacher furloughs were imposed in 2009 in Hawaii Public Schools. The furloughs resulted in a 2009-2010 school year of 167 days as opposed to the regular school year of 180 days. The purpose of this causal-comparative study with a pretest-posttest design was to examine the found effects of those furloughs on academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Teachers, Comparative Analysis
Cottone, Mark Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine how the 1:1 laptop initiative impacted student achievement for the students at a single intermediate school (grades 4-6) in Mooresville, North Carolina. Researchers Dunleavy, Dexter, & Heinecke, 2007; Mouza, 2008; O'Dwyer, Russell, Bebell & Tucker-Seeley, 2005 have called for additional research…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Intermediate Grades
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
Wilmore-Dafonte, Christy N. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this dissertation was to determine the extent to which school instructional calendar configuration (i.e., year-round or traditional) influenced Grade 5 student academic performance as reflected on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test as a function of student ethnicity (i.e., Hispanic, White, and Black)…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades
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
Dragoo, Kyrie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics and predictive factors for children receiving special education services, and if they received special education services, factors associated with them discontinuing those services before eighth grade. In addition, a second purpose was to determine whether there are differences in the…
Descriptors: Children, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Predictor Variables
Myers, Dorothy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study surveyed current third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teachers in two small school districts in the southeast. One school district has initiated a technology initiative in its elementary schools. The other school district involved in the study incorporates technology but does not have a specified technology initiative. This dissertation was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Handwriting, Writing Instruction
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