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Mansfield, Katie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educators have been faced with increasing demands to not only achieve, but also improve reading scores across the nation. Educational research of literacy abilities and reading achievement performance on state assessments have been researched and documented for decades. However, there has been little research on middle school literacy and state…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
Myers, Brenda Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Using a quantitative ex post facto causal comparative research design, this study analyzed the effects of the Academy of Reading software program on students' reading achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) reading scale scores of students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades from 2013-2014 were utilized in this study. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
Dugger-Roberts, Cherith A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if there was a relationship between the TCAP test and Pearson Benchmark assessment in elementary students' reading and language arts and math performance in a northeastern Tennessee school district. This study involved 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The study focused on the following…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis
Baldwin, Janice Williams – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The era of "high stakes" testing in older grades has contributed to higher achievement expectations in the preschool years. Early childhood is a significant period in the development of the whole child. The skills children build in kindergarten are fundamental to learning success. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Kindergarten, Young Children, Educational Assessment
Sebastian, JoAnn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The United States Department of Education (2005) cited that during 2005-2006 academic school year an estimated 2 million students across the nation were eligible to receive after-school services. The after-school tutoring program is one of the most effective instructional strategies to assist low-performing students to meet criteria mandated by…
Descriptors: Intervention, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, After School Programs
Downey, Amy C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined seventh grade student achievement in math, reading, and language arts relating to the allocation of instructional minutes per subject. The treatment group consisted of students assigned to 90 minute classes in the core content. The control group consisted of students assigned to 55 minute classes in the core content.…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Grade 7, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Monix, Demetria Dianna – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Research shows the effectiveness of encouraging safe and supportive learning environments for all students. Unfortunately, many of today's classrooms fail to positively implement these learning environments, especially within middle schools. The assumption for students struggling with reading has often been associated with low teacher…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Achievement, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment
Wendt, Stephanie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Using a causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of Differentiated Instruction Support Inclusion Services on fifth grade regular education and gifted students' Reading/Language Arts achievement. The study analyzed and compared the achievement of the regular education students who received no inclusion support…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Inclusion, Grade 5, Academically Gifted
Abakwue, Chimaeze Ikechi – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine if there were a significant difference in math and reading academic achievement scores between eighth-grade students attending year-round calendar schools and eighth-grade students attending traditional calendar schools based on the TCAP. In addition, this study investigated math and reading achievement…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, School Schedules, Reading Achievement
Carmichel-Hall, Cathy – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study sought to determine the effectiveness of the "Language!" reading curriculum and a school district-developed grade-level reading curriculum in raising student reading scores on Tennessee state-mandated tests and to determine if student attitudes toward academic and recreational reading differ based on reading curriculum. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Research Design, Recreational Reading, Reading Attitudes