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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
The "Computer/Technology Skills Standard Course of Study" describes the progressive development of knowledge and skills in six strands: Societal and Ethical Issues, Database, Spreadsheet Keyboard Utilization/Word Processing/Desktop Publishing, Multimedia/Presentation, and Telecommunications/Internet. In the primary grades, the objectives…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, State Standards, Information Technology, Computer Literacy
May, Henry; Supovitz, Jonathan A.; Lesnick, Joy – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2004
This study investigates the impact of America's Choice on student writing performance in Georgia. The analyses in this study focus on the change that occurred during the first year of implementation, the 2001-2002 school year. Two research questions guided these analyses: (1) What effect did Georgia's Choice have on the writing scores from the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Grade 5, Grade 8, Educational Change
State of Hawaii Department of Education, 2004
This brochure provides a brief description of what fifth grade students are taught and expected to know by the end of the school year. The information is designed to assist parents in understanding how Hawaii's public schools are working towards meeting the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards. Checklist information is provided for the…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Physical Education, Fine Arts, Parent Participation
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Overton, Dave – Primary Science Review, 2004
As a Teaching Awards Regional Winner in 2002, the author was recently awarded funding by Planet Science (NESTA) for projects to disseminate best practice. One of the things he had in mind was to organise a "creative science event." So last July year 4 children from Chiltern Primary School, Hull, joined a class of year 5 children from…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Science Instruction
Michel, Florence – PEB Exchange, 2004
In New York they say that the architecture of the new "Lycee francais" (serving French students from kindergarten through upper secondary education) was inspired by the rationalism of Descartes. What is beyond doubt, however, is that the design and materials chosen by the American firm of architects, "Polshek Partnership…
Descriptors: Architecture, French, Educational Facilities Design, School Buildings
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Bigot, Johann; Pichot, Nathalie; Teste, Benoit – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
Numerous studies have demonstrated a decrease in the expression of internality in French sixth graders as compared to fifth graders. The present study examines normative clearsightedness in addition to internality across four French school grades (fourth to seventh). The results confirmed the sixth-grade drop in internality and showed that the…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 7, Grade 6, Grade 4
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Taylor, Carolyn – Learning Languages, 2004
The passage of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 established foreign languages as a core curricular area. Nonetheless, educational policymakers at the state and local levels often opt to allocate greater resources and give instructional priority to content areas in which students, and ultimately the school systems themselves, are held…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Accountability
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Walahoski, Jill; Lodl, Kathleen – Journal of Leadership Education, 2004
Current literature on youth development supports the theory that out-of-school programming has an effect on youth development. However, little research has been conducted on types of out-of-school programs and comparisons among involvement in various activities in relation to developmental assets. Hence, the purpose of this study was to analyze…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, After School Programs, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
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Thompson, Marnie; Goe, Laura; Paek, Pamela; Ponte, Eva – ETS Research Report Series, 2004
This report is the first of four that stem from a study of The Impact of Approved Induction Programs on Student Learning (IAIPSL), conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and funded by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The IAIPSL study began in July 2002 and continued through April 2004. The purpose of the study is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Formative Evaluation, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Russell, Michael; Bebell, Damian; Higgins, Jennifer – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2004
This study compares teaching and learning activities in 4th and 5th grade classrooms that were permanently equipped with one laptop for each student and classrooms that share a cart of laptops that create a 1:1 laptop environment on a temporary basis. The study originated from a question posed to us by Andover Public Schools (MA): "How does…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Grade 5, Student Surveys, Learning Activities
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Carlo, Mara S.; August, Diane; McLaughlin, Barry; Snow, Catherine E.; Dressler, Cheryl; Lippman, David N.; Lively, Teresa J.; White, Claire E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2004
Gaps in reading performance between Anglo and Latino children are associated with gaps in vocabulary knowledge. An intervention was designed to enhance fifth graders' academic vocabulary. The meanings of academically useful words were taught together with strategies for using information from context, from morphology, from knowledge about multiple…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Grade 5, Syntax, Semantics
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Melton, Cindy M.; Smothers, Bobbie C.; Anderson, Eugene; Fulton, Ray; Replogle, William H.; Thomas, Lisa – Reading Improvement, 2004
The purpose of this study was to compare the reading achievement growth of fifth grade students following a year of participation in the Accelerated Reader program with the reading achievement growth of fifth grade students who did not participate in the Accelerated Reader program. The Terra Nova standardized achievement test was used as the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Acceleration (Education), Grade 5, Computer Software
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Hofstetter, Carolyn Huie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2004
This study examined the effectiveness of a transitional Spanish-English bilingual program, Academic Language Acquisition (ALA), in enhancing K-5 students' English-language proficiency, as well as their English performance in academic subject areas, in comparison with the Structured English Immersion (SEI) process. An existing reading program,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Scoring, Reading Programs, English (Second Language)
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Grant, Michael M.; Ross, Steven M.; Wan, Weiping; Potter, Allison; Wilson, Yola – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Four fifth grade classrooms embarked on a modified ubiquitous computing initiative in Fall 2003. Two 15-computer wireless laptop carts were shared among the four classrooms in an effort to integrate technology across the curriculum and affect change in student learning and teacher pedagogy. This initiative?in contrast to other 1:1 programs and…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Educational Strategies, Technology Integration, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Denton, Carolyn A.; Anthony, Jason L.; Parker, Richard; Hasbrouck, Jan E. – Elementary School Journal, 2004
Spanish-dominant bilingual students in grades 2-5 were tutored 3 times per week for 40 minutes over 10 weeks, using 2 English reading interventions. Tutoring took place from February through April of 1 school year. One, Read Well, combined systematic phonics instruction with practice in decodable text, and the other, a revised version of Read…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Phonics, Bilingual Students, Reading Instruction
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