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Splett, Joni W.; Trainor, Kathryn M.; Raborn, Anthony; Halliday-Boykins, Colleen A.; Garzona, Marlene E.; Dongo, Melissa D.; Weist, Mark D. – Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Despite schools increasingly adopting multitiered systems of support (MTSS) for prevention and intervention of mental health concerns, many are slow to adopt universal mental health screening (UMHS), a core MTSS feature, due to concerns about their limited capacity to meet the needs of all identified. In this study, we examined differences in the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Child Behavior, Rating Scales, Mental Health
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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
Newman, Je-Nata Kennedy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between principals' perceptions of their transformational leadership behaviors and academic achievement in the areas of reading, math, science, and social studies in South Carolina public elementary schools. The theoretical framework for this research was provided…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Transformational Leadership, Correlation
Smith, Samuel – Online Submission, 2016
Student achievement in reading comprehension has been an important topic for the past several years due to the importance of reading in education. School districts in South Carolina have had enormous amounts of pressure put on them to increase student reading comprehension through the implementation of SLOs and the Read to Succeed initiative. The…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Acceleration (Education), Correlation
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Weaver, R. Glenn; Webster, Collin A.; Erwin, Heather; Beighle, Aaron; Beets, Michael W.; Choukroun, Hadrien; Kaysing, Nicole – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2016
The System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT) is commonly used to measure variables related to physical activity during physical education (PE). However, SOFIT does not yield detailed information about teacher practices related to children's moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). This study describes the modification of SOFIT…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Observation, Physical Activity Level, Teaching Methods
Copeland, Clayton A.; Martin, Michelle H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
Literacy and literacy skill development remain critical concerns in the U.S. "Two of every three students in the U.S. do not have the necessary reading proficiencies to successfully complete grade-level work" (Allington, 2011). Camp Read-a-Rama, a summer day camp in South Carolina for 4- to 11-year-olds, creates innovative programming…
Descriptors: Literacy, Information Science Education, Skill Development, Summer Programs
Ulichnie, Staci – Online Submission, 2015
Within diverse classrooms, sometimes teachers need extra assistance to reach all students. This quantitative research design was used to determine the affects of math intervention on student achievement. Students in this study were selected by their "Not Met" PASS scores from their 3rd grade year. A survey assessing student attitudes…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness
Flynn, Kerry A. – Online Submission, 2015
The effect of Leveled Literacy Intervention were examined using a group of ten third grade students at Crosswell Elementary School. The students were selected to participate by using their Fall 2014 MAP score. Students that had a Fall 2014 MAP score of =189 were placed into the research group. The focus of the research was to determine if Leveled…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Parent Attitudes
Case, Marguerite – Online Submission, 2015
There are so many different intervention programs for educators to use to increase the reading achievement of below grade level students, that it can often be difficult to choose the appropriate one for the students. Most programs are scripted and are used with small groups of students. Reading Recovery is not a scripted program and is taught in a…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Reading Achievement
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Kurz, Mary Elizabeth; Yoder, S. Elizabeth; Zu, Ling – Education, 2015
There are many things that can influence a child's career path. Parents and teachers are first to come to mind. But simple exposure to a certain career may also influence a child's choice of a career. There is always a need for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs. We look at elementary students who have attended an expo designed…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Science Fairs
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Tichenor, Mercedes; Tichenor, John; Piechura, Kathy; Heins, Elizabeth; MacIssac, Doug – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Interest in single-gender education has grown significantly since the U.S. Department of Education published regulations for the practice in 2006. Although research provides mixed results on the academic effectiveness of single-gender programs, many districts around the country are providing single-gender classes as a parent choice option under…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Single Sex Classes, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures
Young, Janice L. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of the study was to test the theoretical perspective that related Classworks (2008) technology to reading achievement of fourth grade students to determine if a significant difference existed in student reading achievement between the supplemental uses of Classworks software reading program to that of standard classroom instruction.…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Computer Software, Technology Integration, Elementary School Students
Zachary, Marc – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examined the impact of grade configuration on academic achievement. Specifically compared were 6-8 middle schools versus a K-8 school in one upstate South Carolina district. One purpose of this study was to determine if the performance, as indicated by the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) reading and math tests, was different for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, School Districts
Hobbs, Mark – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this quantitate ve study was to determine whether or not students in fifth grade who meet the healthy fitness zone (HFZ) for aerobic capacity on the fall 2013 FITNESSGRAM® Test scored higher on the math portion of the 2013 fall Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test, than students that failed to reach the HFZ for aerobic capacity…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Physical Fitness
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Sternberg, Robert J.; Jarvin, Linda; Birney, Damian P.; Naples, Adam; Stemler, Steven E.; Newman, Tina; Otterbach, Renate; Parish, Carolyn; Randi, Judy; Grigorenko, Elena L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
This study addressed whether prior successes with educational interventions grounded in the theory of successful intelligence could be replicated on a larger scale as the primary basis for instruction in language arts, mathematics, and science. A total of 7,702 4th-grade students in the United States, drawn from 223 elementary school classrooms in…
Descriptors: Success, Intervention, Intelligence, Grade 4
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