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Richards, Maryse H.; Sanderson, Rebecca Cornelli; Celio, Christine I.; Grant, Jane E.; Choi, Inhe; George, Christine C.; Deane, Kyle – Journal of Experiential Education, 2013
Over the past few decades, service-learning has surged in popularity. Although most programs are implemented in high school and college classrooms, service-learning has the potential for great impact in middle school. The present article evaluates a pilot service-learning program for fifth- and seventh-grade (N = 86) children in a large, urban,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Age Differences
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Abdi, Ali; Laei, Susan; Ahmadyan, Hamze – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Teaching Strategy based on Multiple Intelligences on students' academic achievement in sciences course. Totally 40 students from two different classes (Experimental N = 20 and Control N = 20) participated in the study. They were in the fifth grade of elementary school and were selected…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Multiple Intelligences, Grade 5
Burdett, Nicole G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study was to examine, through statistical analyses, the impact that the 2 different types of highly qualified teachers have on student achievement reading and math scores among fourth- and fifth-grade special education and general education students for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. The evaluation…
Descriptors: Scores, Special Education, General Education, Academic Achievement
Sanders-White, Pamela – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of structured note-taking compared to traditional note-taking on the acquisition of scientific knowledge for students with and without learning disabilities (LD) and students with reading difficulties (RD). An additional purpose was to examine whether the two note-taking methods…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Pretests Posttests, Science Instruction, Scientific Attitudes
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
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De Weerdt, Frauke; Desoete, Annemie; Roeyers, Herbert – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
Elementary school children with reading disabilities (RD; "n" = 17), mathematical disabilities (MD; "n" = 22), or combined reading and mathematical disabilities (RD+MD; "n" = 28) were compared to average achieving (AA; "n" = 45) peers on working memory measures. On all working memory components, 2 (RD vs. no…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Short Term Memory, Reading Difficulties, Mathematics Skills
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Justice, Laura; Mashburn, Andrew; Petscher, Yaacov – Journal of Research in Reading, 2013
This study tested the theory that future poor comprehenders would show modest but pervasive deficits in both language comprehension and production during early childhood as compared with future poor decoders and typical readers. Using an existing database (NICHD ECCRN), fifth-grade students were identified as having poor comprehension skills…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading), Language Processing, Expressive Language
Nguyen, Tutrang; Watts, Tyler W.; Duncan, Greg J.; Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie S.; Wolfe, Christopher; Spitler, Mary Elaine – Grantee Submission, 2016
In an effort to promote best practices regarding mathematics teaching and learning at the preschool level, national advisory panels and organizations have emphasized the importance of children's emergent counting and related competencies, such as the ability to verbally count, maintain one-to-one correspondence, count with cardinality, subitize,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Mathematics Skills, Grade 5, Preschool Children
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Tillman, Daniel; An, Song; Boren, Rachel; Slykhuis, David – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014
This study assessed the impact of nine lessons incorporating a NASA-themed transmedia book featuring digital fabrication activities on 5th-grade students (n = 29) recognized as advanced in mathematics based on their academic record. Data collected included a pretest and posttest of science content questions taken from released Virginia Standards…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Satellites (Aerospace)
Earnest, Darrell Steven – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation explores fifth and eighth grade students' interpretations of three kinds of mathematical representations: number lines, the Cartesian plane, and graphs of linear functions. Two studies were conducted. In Study 1, I administered the paper-and-pencil Linear Representations Assessment (LRA) to examine students'…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Graphs, Visual Aids, Grade 5
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
Strader, Douglas A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
There are many advantages supporting the use of computers as an alternate mode of delivery for high stakes testing: cost savings, increased test security, flexibility in test administrations, innovations in items, and reduced scoring time. The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of computers as the mode of delivery had any…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Evaluation Methods, Educational Technology, Scores
Yang, Chih-Chiang; Hung, Jeng-Fung – Online Submission, 2012
The roles of conceptual change and model building in science education are very important and have a profound and wide effect on teaching science. This study examines the change in children's position concepts after instruction, based on different conceptual change theories. Three classes were chosen and divided into three groups, including a…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Change, Theories, Models
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Moyer-Packenham, Patricia; Suh, Jennifer – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
This study examined the influence of virtual manipulatives on different achievement groups during a teaching experiment in four fifth-grade classrooms. During a two-week unit focusing on two rational number concepts (fraction equivalence and fraction addition with unlike denominators) one low achieving, two average achieving, and one high…
Descriptors: Pattern Recognition, Grade 5, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts
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