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Mosneaguta, Marina – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Over the past few years of teaching at a school district in a southeastern state, the researcher noticed that her students had become increasingly interested in various global topics. Students wanted to talk about world events and cultures around the world, but they had a limited understanding of their own roles as world citizens. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Global Education, Middle School Students, School Districts
Samocki, Matthew J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if an experimental Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) based alternative discipline policy paired with a community-school partnership, effects suspended students' subsequent suspension incidents. Data were collected from four Midwestern school districts participating in an experimental Alternative to Out…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Program Effectiveness, Discipline Policy
Elmore, Debra; Collins, E. Katrinna; Alvarez, Elizabeth M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying has emerged as a concerning issue in schools nationwide. Legislative expectations have required anti-bullying efforts to be implemented in schools. STOPit is a technological application tool for students to report bullying incidents to school personnel. This study measured the effectiveness of the STOPit application as an anti-bullying…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Middle School Students, High School Students, Bullying
Clifford, Betsey A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released proposed Science and Technology/Engineering standards in 2013 outlining the concepts that should be taught at each grade level. Previously, standards were in grade spans and each district determined the method of implementation. There are two different methods used…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Instructional Design
McHugh, Luisa – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Contemporary research has suggested that in order for students to compete globally in the 21st century workplace, pedagogy must shift to include the integration of science and mathematics, where teachers effectively incorporate the two disciplines seamlessly. Mathematics facilitates a deeper understanding of science concepts and has been linked to…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Middle School Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Science Achievement
Ayala, Erika – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this sequential explanatory embedded mixed methods study was to: (a) investigate and describe the academic performance of eighth grade students in the Falcon School District (FSD) who were designated as Long Term English Learners (LTELs) and participants in FSD's reading intervention program during their fourth through eighth grade…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Intervention, Literacy, Reading Programs
Sullivan-Viniard, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative study had a threefold purpose: to identify how high-ability students in kindergarten through grade 8 are identified and served in four large and diverse Midwestern school districts; to examine any differences in the identification procedures and pedagogical practices utilized with culturally and linguistically diverse students and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Districts, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted
Watts, Warren Wesley – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School districts have spent millions of dollars implementing student information systems that offer family portals with web-based access to parents and students. One of the main purposes of these systems is to improve school-to-home communication. Research has shown that when school-to-home communication is implemented effectively, parent…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Information Systems, Family School Relationship
Howard, Rohan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In 2015, at least 60% of the student population at FSVH School District failed to achieve proficient mathematics scores in the ACT Aspire assessment (NAEP, 2015). Improving student mathematics achievement is of special importance to parents, educators, and other stakeholders. Resilience research suggests that resilience could be the solution for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Resilience (Psychology), Mathematics Skills, Teacher Attitudes
Rains, Marcia – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate and study the importance of educational services mandated for Oklahoma's gifted and talented students with the conclusion being likely able to assist educators in providing gifted service options to meet the needs of gifted learners. Research has shown the need to provide educational services to gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Case Studies, Talent, Student Needs
Baer, Lisa – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examines the potential structural impediments to the reform movement of Project Based Learning (PBL) that are presented to teachers by the inherent nature of the school system, as well as the ways in which teachers address these systemic barriers when attempting to implement PBL in their classrooms. Much of the current research that is…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
Zachary, Marc – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examined the impact of grade configuration on academic achievement. Specifically compared were 6-8 middle schools versus a K-8 school in one upstate South Carolina district. One purpose of this study was to determine if the performance, as indicated by the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) reading and math tests, was different for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, School Districts
Korb, Micah Benjamin – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In 2009 the U.S. Department of Education announced the requirements and selection criteria for the monies attached to the Race to the Top Fund. The monies attached to this competition were awarded during phase one, phase two, and phase three. This casual comparative study examined the impact of the Race to the Top federal education competition on…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Ado, Gustave Firmin – ProQuest LLC, 2014
School-based HIV/AIDS science education has the potential to impact students when integrated into the science curriculum. However, this mixed method study shows that school-based HIV/AIDS science education is often not infused into career subjects such as science education but integrated into civics education and taught by teachers who lack the…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Middle School Students
James, Jamie Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative research study was to evaluate to what degree Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education influenced mathematics and science achievement of seventh grade students in one Middle Tennessee school district. This research used an independent samples t test at the a = 0.05 level to evaluate…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Grade 7, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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