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Scott, Trayvean Davelle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The relationship between university sponsored student's athletics and academic achievement has been an evolving trend of discussion both at the high school and college level. However, a dearth of literature illustrates this relationship at the college level. This study investigated the importance of college athletics and whether participation in…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Students, African American Students, College Athletics
Martin, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The author explored the self-efficacy in students with low American College Testing (ACT) scores in an experiential learning environment in a private four-year institution of higher education. Prior to this study it was unknown if students with low ACT scores prior to entering higher education reported a change in personal self-efficacy after…
Descriptors: Scores, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
Hall-Lay, Sandra – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Lack of STEM-related self-efficacy has impeded the growth of women in STEM fields. Out of school (OST) robotics programs and other STEM-related OST programs provide secondary students with opportunities to work in groups, brainstorm, and formulate ideas that require communication and teamwork. The purpose of this quantitative, quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Robotics, STEM Education, Self Efficacy
Shapiro, Donna Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Motivation is a central variable in science education research. The Science Motivation Questionnaire II (SMQ II) is an instrument designed to measure student motivation to learn science. Nearly all peer-reviewed studies (n = 26) of the SMQ II have used Classical Test Theory frameworks despite known limitations with this approach. The present study…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Validity, Scores, Item Response Theory
Goward, Shonda L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to understand how social class background plays a role in student experiences on selective campuses. This study centers the experience of low-income students and extends the work of Ostrove and Long (2007). Previous research has indicated that race, gender, and social class status have each, respectively, been…
Descriptors: Social Class, Scores, Student Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment
Aoki, Shu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of critical thinking in International Baccalaureate (IB) classes in Japan. This study helped to determine the effects of using critical thinking methods in IB classes to determine to what extent critical thinking methods affect students' critical thinking skills, Japanese language skills,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students
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
Garcia, Rizalino Pagador – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the qualities of transformational leadership and school climate dimensions as perceived by teachers in the Philippines. A sample of 250 elementary teachers from the public and private schools participated in the study. Participants were asked to answer two main survey…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes
Allen, Caitlan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Background and Objective: Research has repeatedly found that students who have not developed sufficient reading skills by the third grade have lower rates of high school graduation and post high school outcomes. A growing body of literature has examined how the use of curriculum-based measurements (CBMs) can be used to identify these struggling…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Screening Tests, Reading Skills
Herrington, Theresa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The objective of this retrospective study was to determine if second grade Stanford 10 (SAT10) reading and/or language scale scores were predictive of AIMS reading outcomes in third grade, thereby providing a means to identify third grade students at risk of retention in accordance with Arizona's (MOWR) legislation. Early identification of…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Tests, Language Tests
Watson-Thomas, Jolynn Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative research was to assess the effect of classroom structure (single-gender vs. coeducational) on students' performance in mathematics in grades 3 through 5 at three large, urban elementary schools in Las Vegas, Nevada, while controlling for student gender and ethnicity. This study was theoretically…
Descriptors: Single Sex Classes, Elementary School Students, Grounded Theory, Coeducation
Al Mohazie, Mohammed F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Academic self-efficacy refers to a student's confidence in successfully performing academic tasks at a designated level. Empirical research in US students suggests academic self-efficacy is a positive predictor of university student academic performance and retention, two outcomes that need to be increased in Saudi students. Given the potential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Test Validity, Test Reliability
Fitzgibbons, Diane – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between science curricular treatment and achievement in middle school. A repeated-measures ANOVA applied to standardized test score data from students, n = 3,135, determined relative growth from 5th to 8th grade. Findings show achievement scores from schools offering a choice of advanced…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Middle School Students, Science Curriculum, Standardized Tests
Baxley, Glenn Keith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This secondary data study examined if there was a difference between academic achievement scores in a face-to-face class with an e-Component (face-to-face instruction that has been augmented with an online component) and a face-to-face class without an e-Component. Secondary data from a four-year Bachelor granting institution was used. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Conventional Instruction
Brassfield, Sheri J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated whether or not the use of the computer-based software program iStation would increase the reading achievement level of third grade students with learning disabilities. It served to add to the body of knowledge about the use of technology with students who have disabilities; previous studies primarily focused on the use of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement
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