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Jayanthi, Madhavi; Gersten, Russell; Taylor, Mary Jo; Smolkowski, Keith; Dimino, Joseph – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Contemporary state math standards emphasize that students must demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical ideas underlying the computations that have typically been the core of the elementary school math curriculum. The standards have put an increased emphasis on the study of fractions in upper elementary grades, which are the years during…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Faculty Development, Grade 4
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Kuo, Nai-Cheng – Journal of Educational Issues, 2017
The Department of Justice has a responsibility to ensure that all programs serving students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) abide by laws, as do state governments. This study took a close look at a Department of Justice's investigation of the appropriateness of a behavior intervention program (that is, the Georgia Network for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal)
Franklin, Josette R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative research study analyzed archival data to determine if there was a significant difference in promotion rates from third to fourth grade between students in foster care who received one-to-one tutoring and those students in foster care who did not receive one-to-one tutoring over two school years. This study also analyzed student…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Foster Care, Tutoring, Statistical Analysis
Anderson, James Sebastian – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The researcher investigated the achievement of third- and fifth-grade urban African American students who attended science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Non-STEM, and Theme Title I schools in science and mathematics on the 2015 Georgia Milestones Assessment. The researcher used data from 29 Non-STEM, 14 STEM, and 10 Theme…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Urban Youth
Cloud, Antre' – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In Georgia, students with disabilities are falling behind students without disabilities in reading. Students with disabilities need to learn how to read fluently and comprehend because reading is embedded in all academic areas. Guided by LaBerge and Samuels's theory of automatic information processing in reading, the purpose of the study was to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Disabilities, Reading Achievement
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Jackson, Virginie – Current Issues in Education, 2016
This research was designed to investigate the effectiveness of using the think-aloud strategy to improve the reading comprehension in the content area of science. Based on state standards assessments, many early elementary grade students who were considered fluent readers struggled with evaluative science comprehension. In this quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Science Instruction, Content Area Reading
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Carr, Martha; Barned, Nicole; Otumfuor, Beryl – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
This study examined the impact of performance goals on arithmetic strategy use, and how same-sex peer groups contributed to the selection of strategies used by first-graders. It was hypothesized that gender differences in strategy use are a function of performance goals and the influence of same-sex peers. Using a sample of 75 first grade…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Elementary School Students, Arithmetic, Grade 1
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La Salle, Tamika P.; Zabek, Faith; Meyers, Joel – School Psychology Forum, 2016
School climate has increasingly been recognized as an essential component of school improvement owing to the established associations between a positive school climate and academic outcomes for students. Our study examines associations among a brief measure of school climate assessing elementary student perceptions and the College and Career Ready…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Correlation
Stewart, Alan E.; Knox, John A.; Schneider, Pat – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
A survey of 691 Georgia teachers suggested that their students generally were not prepared for severe weather. Teachers also were somewhat dissatisfied with the quality of the teaching resources on weather and weather safety. Only 46 (7%) of the teachers were aware of the American Red Cross Masters of Disaster (MoD) weather science and safety…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Workshops, Teacher Education
Thomas, Emily; Feng, Jay – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of heterogeneous and homogeneous grouping on the mathematical achievement of students in third grade. Participants were 16 third graders in a self-contained classroom, assigned to either small homogeneous or heterogeneous group for math instruction for 7 weeks. Pretest-posttest scores and growth…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
Lewis, Marie; Feng, Jay – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the use of Readers' Theatre to improve the reading ability of elementary students receiving special education services. In this study, two groups of students were chosen to participate based on their academic Reading levels and their placement in the Special Education program. The students'…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Reading, Special Education, Elementary School Students
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Nguyen, Khanh-Vy; Binder, Katherine S.; Nemier, Carolyn; Ardoin, Scott P. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2014
The purpose of the current study was to examine the mindless reading behavior of children. Across two studies, 2nd-grade students read passages while their eye movements were monitored. Trained raters then identified mindless reading behaviors from the eye movement records. Several important findings emerged. We were able to reliably identify…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Eye Movements, Reading Habits
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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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
Anderson, Lezley Barker – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to examine whether differences exist in the mathematics achievement of fifth grade gifted students based on the instructional delivery model used for mathematics instruction, cluster or collaborative, as defined by the Georgia Department of Education. The content area of mathematics, an area…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted
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