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Rhea, Anisa – Wake County Public School System, 2013
Extending the school day through programs that will supplement core courses, such as offering intensive, after-school tutoring or small-group study sessions in reading and mathematics, is one method districts use to boost school performance and narrow educational achievement gaps between students of different racial and economic backgrounds (Redd…
Descriptors: Intervention, Achievement Gap, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Cooley, Dwight A.; Floyd, Koy A. – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2013
Historically, the number of public school districts in the United States has decreased despite a dramatic increase in the number of students enrolled. Although public school district consolidation has impacted districts of all sizes, since the late 1930's smaller rural districts facing dwindling community resources have merged or consolidated with…
Descriptors: School District Reorganization, School Districts, Rural Schools, Influences
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Hedges, Larry V.; Hedberg, E. C. – Evaluation Review, 2013
Background: Cluster-randomized experiments that assign intact groups such as schools or school districts to treatment conditions are increasingly common in educational research. Such experiments are inherently multilevel designs whose sensitivity (statistical power and precision of estimates) depends on the variance decomposition across levels.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Experiments, Statistical Analysis
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
Duncan-Wiles, Daphne S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With the recent addition of engineering to most K-12 testable state standards, efficient and comprehensive instruments are needed to assess changes in student knowledge and perceptions of engineering. In this study, I developed the Students' Awareness and Perceptions of Learning Engineering (STAPLE) instrument to quantitatively measure fourth…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
Hazeltine, Brian – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Bullying is a problem that has been studied in schools worldwide, but there is little research on bullying within Christian schools, a dearth which may stem from the assumption that Christian schools teach character traits that are inimical to bullying. Yet understanding the extent and nature of bullying in Christian schools may lead to a better…
Descriptors: Bullying, Christianity, Religious Education, Peer Relationship
Foster, Ardyth C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the existence and strength of relationships between students' cognitive skills and mathematical problem-solving performance. Specifically, relationships between students' verbal, spatial, and analytical skills and their problem-solving performance on items that require a verbal response, items…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Verbal Ability, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving
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
Soares, Maria Tereza Carneiro; Moro, Maria Lucia Faria; Spinillo, Alina Galvao – Online Submission, 2012
This study examines the relationship between the grasp of consciousness of the reasoning process in Grades 5 and 8 pupils from a public and a private school, and their performance in mathematical problems of Cartesian product. Forty-two participants aged from 10 to 16 solved four problems in writing and explained their solution procedures by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts
Walker, Kim Sadler – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the effects of an extended learning program on mathematics achievement and self-determination skills for students with visual impairments in grades four through eight attending a specialized school in a southern state. The research population consisted of the total enrollment of students in grades four through eight attending…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Visual Impairments, After School Education, Special Education
Karadag, Ruhan; Gültekin, Mehmet – Online Submission, 2012
The aim of this study is to investigate metaphors that elementary school 5th and 8th grade students (N = 567) use in order to describe the term "teacher". The data were collected using a questionnaire consisting of open-ended questions, and analyzed using qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques. Content analysis technique was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Figurative Language, Grade 5
Hurt, J. Matthew – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Students with disabilities have traditionally achieved to a lesser degree than have their nondisabled peers. Since the 1950s the federal government has enacted laws to provide free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities. In the first decade of the 21st; Century the government has produced legislation requiring schools to be…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Resource Room Programs
Word, Lisa Sharble – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Co-teaching is an approach where general education teachers and special education teachers work together to meet the needs of all students in the general education setting. The purpose for this study was to examine the relationship between specific variables involved in co-teaching (preparation for co-teaching training, collaborative practices,…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Grade 5, Grade 8, Special Education
Lekwa, Adam Jens – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This paper reports the results of a descriptive study on the use of a technology-enhanced formative assessment system called Accelerated Math (AM) for ELLs and their native-English-speaking (NES) peers. It was comprised of analyses of an extant database of 18,549 students, including 2,057 ELLs, from grades 1 through 8 across 30 U.S. states. These…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Grade 1, Grade 2
Betts, Herbert Alexander, III – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between professional learning community (PLC) characteristics and levels of trust, and their impact on student academic achievement in fifth and eighth grade mathematics, based on Georgia's state academic test. This research was designed to answer the following questions: is student…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Trust (Psychology), Academic Achievement, Correlation
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