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Camara, Phyllis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The Program for International Assessment tested students in mathematics from 41 countries and found that students in the United States ranked in the lowest percentile. This struggle with math among youth in the United States prompted this quasi-experimental quantitative study about using interactive technology to engage and motivate 9th grade…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries, Quasiexperimental Design, Statistical Analysis
Lee, Hyun Ju – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study reports middle school astronomy classes that implemented photographs and classroom response systems (CRSs) in a discussion-oriented pedagogy with a curriculum unit for the topics of "day-night" and "cause of seasons." In the new pedagogy, a teacher presented conceptual questions with photographs, her 6th grade…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 6, Secondary School Science, Astronomy
Dunham, Victoria K. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Today, the importance of learning mathematics and reading by students in our schools has been underscored by the introduction of various high-stakes testing regimens in all states across the country. The requirements mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act (2002) necessitated a response to intervention that introduced many difficult challenges…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis, High Stakes Tests, Competence
Fuller, Julia Susanne – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purchase of 21st-century technologies for each middle school teacher in my school system coinciding with a historic lack of significant professional development in technology integration provided the impetus for the study. To address the problem, professional development focused on helping teachers use student response systems and mobile…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Student Reaction, Student Attitudes, Audience Response Systems