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Prescott, Jen Elise; Bundschuh, Kristine; Kazakoff, Elizabeth R.; Macaruso, Paul – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors examined the implementation of a blended learning program for literacy instruction across kindergarten through Grade 5 in a Title I urban elementary school, including a population of students (18%) who are English learners. Student progress in the online component of the blended learning program was a significant predictor of growth in…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Reading Programs, Intervention, Elementary Schools
Tolliver, Janice Lea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The public school systems in the United States are facing a major teacher shortage in the near future due to the fact that teachers are leaving the profession by the thousands each year. It is imperative that this trend is stopped and reversed to ensure that quality teachers remain in schools. The current study employed a causal-comparative design…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes
Hakuta, Kenji; Pompa, Delia – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
Since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, state teams have been preparing their state plans aligned with ESSA for submission in April or September 2017 to the U.S. Department of Education. Because ESSA lands much of the decision-making and responsibility in education at the state and local levels, state education leaders…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, State Programs, Accountability, Educational Legislation
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Geary, David C.; vanMarle, Kristy – Developmental Psychology, 2016
At the beginning of preschool (M = 46 months of age), 197 (94 boys) children were administered tasks that assessed a suite of nonsymbolic and symbolic quantitative competencies as well as their executive functions, verbal and nonverbal intelligence, preliteracy skills, and their parents' education level. The children's mathematics achievement was…
Descriptors: Young Children, Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education
Council of the Great City Schools, 2015
This report measures trends in performance among urban schools receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) awards as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Council of the Great City Schools aims to document how member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools implemented SIG and specifically what…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
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James, Laurie – Teaching English with Technology, 2014
The intention of this study was to establish if the third grade English Language Learners improved reading fluency when using the computerized Waterford Early Reading Program. This quantitative study determined the effectiveness of the Waterford Early Reading Program at two Title I elementary schools. Students not meeting Grade Level Expectations…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, English Language Learners
Starks, Quesha Shenique – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative study was to identify conditions that are favorable in promoting the academic achievement of children living in poverty by comparing perceptions of teaching and learning conditions in Title I high schools in Alabama that achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Title I high schools that did not achieve AYP. The…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
Bright, Lisa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Studies have examined methods of communication between home and school and the resulting impact on parents' satisfaction and students' academic achievement. However, there is insufficient information concerning the use of technology to support parental involvement, especially in the area of social media. Drawing from overlapping spheres of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Surveys, Parents, Elementary School Curriculum
Redd, Zakia; Boccanfuso, Christopher; Walker, Karen; Princiotta, Daniel; Knewstub, Dylan; Moore, Kristin – Child Trends, 2012
The educational achievement and attainment of young people in the United States has been a long-standing issue of concern. While analyses of long-term trend data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that students in the United States have made gains in reading and mathematics over the past few decades, a sizeable…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Evidence, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
Niven, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this research is to provide insight into immigrant Latino parents' perspectives on parental involvement in elementary school settings as influenced by the Title I Family Literacy Program (TFLP). A comparison is made of Latino parents who have been participating in the TFLP for more than one year, participants new to the program and…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Immigrants
Maynard, Liss Althea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Education, a fundamental privilege in America, has been deemed the great equalizer that should afford each individual access and opportunity (Hale, 2004). However, research has proven that for many students of color, the American dream is simply a nightmare. Many minority students have lagged behind academically, failing to graduate and failing to…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Leadership, Administrator Behavior, Principals
McDaniel, Brian – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine academic achievement differences between those Title I students enrolled in music classes and Title I students who are not enrolled in music classes. A second purpose was to determine educators' perceptions regarding the educational justice implications of excluding nonproficient Title I students…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Mixed Methods Research
Heier, Sharon L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Federal Title I funding has been allocated to districts since 1965 in an effort to provide schools with a high population of identified low socioeconomic students with additional resources to close the achievement gap. The basis for this study was to ascertain whether the Title I funding that schools received was having a positive impact on…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Program Effectiveness, Standardized Tests, Constructivism (Learning)
Morris, Dana Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study examined superintendents' or designees' perceptions in light of NCLB (2002) and to understand parental involvement through the lens of Epstein's Framework of Parent Involvement (1992, 1995, 2002). The central problem was that despite parental involvement legislation, implementation and effectiveness of policies, and programs varies…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Parent Participation, School Districts, Parent School Relationship
Wiley, Edward W.; Mathis, William J.; Garcia, David R. – Education Policy Research Unit, 2005
This study finds that nearly every school in the Great Lakes states is threatened to fail the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements mandated by the federal "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) Act. NCLB holds schools and districts accountable for student achievement on state standardized tests and schools that do not make AYP face…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Social Problems, Sanctions, Federal Legislation
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