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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
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
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
Andrews, Sandra L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Although the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires that classroom teachers be highly qualified, the assumption that achieving the highly qualified endorsement equates to teacher effectiveness in the classroom is unverified. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of teacher qualification, as defined by the NCLB Act and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4
Mazza, Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act is a mandate from the federal government for education to increase student performance and school accountability. As a result of this mandate, many states have issued the use of high-stakes standardized tests as a means of monitoring schools' accountability. New York State administers the English Language Arts (ELA)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Federal Legislation, Language Arts, Standardized Tests