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Thompson, Karen D. – Educational Policy, 2017
This study uses 9 years of longitudinal, student-level data from the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide updated, empirically-based estimates of the time necessary for English learners (ELs) to become reclassified as proficient in English, as well as factors associated with variation in time to reclassification. To illustrate how…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classification, Longitudinal Studies, School Districts
Ray, Staci Janelle – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Since No Child Left Behind was introduced, kindergarten through 12th-grade educators have seen a dramatic increase in accountability, rigor of standards, and responsibilities in the classroom (New America Foundation, 2015). In order to meet the increased demands of federal education regulations in second through fourth grades, many administrators…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Departments, Grade 2, Grade 3
Gilbert, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between teacher quality, student characteristics, teacher attributes, and student growth in reading. The legislation requirements enacted with NCLB (2002), WAEA (2013), and Chapter 29 (Wyoming Department of Education, 2010) necessitated that student achievement be a primary consideration…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
Parker, Janet M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
National and state assessment data indicate that Hispanic students in American schools lag behind their peers in reading. Schools are struggling to meet the educational challenges of the Hispanic subgroup of students. Effective strategies and intervention tools need to be determined. Though the issue has been identified and schools under the…
Descriptors: Reading, Intervention, Hispanic American Students, Statistical Analysis
James, Salethia R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
After decades of attempting to identify effective reading programs within the United States, in recent years, the emphasis on identifying these programs has made a dramatic shift. The continuous increase in federal involvement began the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). One of the primary goals for NCLB is to drastically improve…
Descriptors: Excellence in Education, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Scores
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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
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Springer, Matthew G.; Pepper, Matthew J.; Ghosh-Dastidar, Bonnie – Journal of Education Finance, 2014
This study examines the effect of supplemental education services (SES) on student test score gains and whether particular subgroups of students benefit more from NCLB tutoring services. Our sample includes information on students enrolled in third through eighth grades nested in 121 elementary and middle schools over a five-year period comprising…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Scores, Achievement Gains, Tutoring
Arnold, Jill Mayes – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Due to No Child Left Behind legislation, state education officials are increasing programs and funding for early childhood interventions. Missouri's Parents as Teachers Program (PAT) is one such program that works to increase students' academic achievement in school and on standardized tests. This study explored one Missouri school district's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Standardized Tests
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Brockmeier, Lantry L.; Starr, Gene; Green, Ronny; Pate, James L.; Leech, Donald W. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine if principal tenure, principal stability, and principal educational experience in public education along with school-level variables predicted elementary school student achievement. A second purpose was to examine whether there was a significant difference between (a) levels of principal tenure and levels…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Tenure, Principals
Dalton, Janet Denise – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Student mobility is an issue for high poverty schools in the shadow of increased rigor and accountability for student performance. Whereas mobility is not a sole cause for poor achievement, it is a contributing factor for students in poverty who are already considered to be at risk of low achievement. Student mobility creates a hardship for…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Academic Achievement, Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools
Morris, Amber K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since their inception in 2001 and 2004 respectively, "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) and "The Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act" (IDEIA) have produced litigious feelings throughout the world of education. One of the most controversial initiatives which evolved from these aforementioned…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
McCracken, Thomas B. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A student's economic status can have a significant impact on reading achievement. Students classified as low-socioeconomic-status (low-SES) have been traditionally at risk for reading failure. With the passage of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) schools are required to use strategies and practices that have evidence supporting their effectiveness in…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic Status
Frias, Ramon – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)'s emphasis of reading, language arts, and mathematics (RLA&M) and its de-emphasis of science has been a source of great concern among educators. Through an objectivist and constructionist framework, this study explored the unforeseen effects of the NCLB on public science education among Title I (TI) and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, High Stakes Tests
Rutledge, Erika L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 raised awareness of the educational quality gap between European Americans and minorities, especially in reading. This gap underscores the importance that students master basic reading skills in order to achieve higher levels of reading proficiency. The purpose of this quantitative quasi-experimental study was…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Correlation, Parent Participation
Rice, Shawnik Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Student underachievement in kindergarten through Grade 3 continues to be a challenge in the Philadelphia School District. The purpose of this quantitative descriptive correlation study was to examine, using record archives from one Philadelphia school, whether there is a relationship between (a) reading achievement scores for the Dynamic…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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