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Reed, Stacey L. E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Executive function (EF) is becoming a more widely used term to explain student behaviors, yet research on EF in education is limited. This qualitative study addressed a gap in literature by examining teacher perceptions of students with EF deficits, as well as teacher preparedness and desire to learn more about EF. Perceptions of third grade,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Executive Function, Teacher Attitudes
Taneja, Anju – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Studies have shown an association between argumentative discourse in science class, better understanding of science concepts, and improved academic performance. However, there is lack of research on how argumentation can increase student motivation. This mixed methods concurrent nested study uses Bandura's construct of motivation and concepts of…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation
Frye, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The relationships that students have with their parents and peers permeate their lives both inside and outside of the classroom. The purpose of the present exploratory study is to assess (a) the psychometric quality of measures gauging the latent variables of adolescents' perceptions of their relatedness to both parents and peers and (b) the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competence, Adolescent Attitudes, Parents
Deplazes, Svetlana P. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the overall level of student achievement on the 2012 Kansas History-Government Assessment in Grades 6, 8, and high school, with major emphasis on the subject area of economics. It explored four specific research questions in order to: (1) determine the level of student knowledge of assessed economic…
Descriptors: Economics, Social Studies, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement
Hicks, Katrina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study gathered from former students during grades 6th through 12th who had actively participated in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) program, sought to build on existing research on the benefits of participating in extra-curricular activities. The purpose of the research was to examine the extent to which participation in the BPA…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Nattress, Deborah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative study used descriptive statistics to evaluate data obtained from 179 middle grade teachers, grades 5-9, currently working in a single-gender environment, including public, private, and charter schools, with regard to the academic and behavioral benefits of single-gender education. The study used a survey created by Dr. John Fry…
Descriptors: Single Sex Schools, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Statistical Analysis
Cross, Laban J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The difficulty in observing, recording, and examining internal representations has been well documented (Goldin & Shteingold, 2001). However, the important role that these internal representations play in the learning and understanding of mathematical concepts has been noted (Yackel, 2000). This study sought to develop a framework for…
Descriptors: Algebra, Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Semi Structured Interviews
Buettner, Denise A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since the beginning of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program in the Study School District there has not been an evaluation of its effectiveness in reducing student discipline referrals and student suspensions and its success in promoting a positive learning environment leading to improved academic achievement. This study…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
Satter, Allyson L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative study describes and analyzes the perspectives of students with challenging behaviors regarding what they believe contributes to student teacher relationship quality. The conceptual framework guiding this study was informed by research in the following areas: transactional theory, self-efficacy theory, and teacher-student power…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
Sandiford, Anderson P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined differences in the academic performance of students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11 in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Bermuda based on their level of involvement in school music organizations--band or choir--and school sports--varsity or intramural--as measured by standardized achievement and ability tests.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Extracurricular Activities, Parochial Schools, Comparative Education
Jerue, Gary A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
There are a limited number of studies that examine the predictors of academic success in charter schools (Lawton, 2009). This study utilized a multiple regression analysis to identify the best predictors of academic success in language arts literacy (LAL) and math on state assessments in New Jersey charter schools. This study included four student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Language Arts, Literacy, Mathematics Achievement
Pon, Kathleen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This mixed design study investigated the predictive and instructional uses of two different types of interim mathematics assessments given in two different districts. One district administered the same summative type of assessment three times a year, while the other district administered a different interim assessment after six-week intervals of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research
Donaldson, Tammy Cene Francis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Throughout the history of education, it has been noted that teachers are influential people in lives of children (Applegate & Applegate, 2004; Daisey, 2010; Gambrell, 1996; Ruddell, 1995). Children spend one-third (or more) of the day with teachers; and as they enter into adolescence, children come in contact with more and more teachers during…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High Schools
Fox-Norwitz, Shayna K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
No matter how well an educator evaluation system is designed, it can only be as effective as those who are actually implementing it in the trenches (Stronge, 1993). Unfortunately, many educational reforms at the school level have entirely failed or have failed to be implemented as designed. While much of the current educator evaluation research is…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Models
Thomas, P. Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The focus of the investigation is on a sixth grade population not performing reading on grade level and not achieving high-stakes test score proficiency causing the school to fail adequate yearly progress (AYP). The lack of reading skills causes the students to repeat grades in middle school and high school. Reading technology instruction is the…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Reading Difficulties, High Stakes Tests, Reading Achievement
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