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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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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
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
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
Edwards, Warren Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Scope and Method of Study: The researcher's evaluation of the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance's (WAWA) programs highlighted that few if any of the offered educational programs included a program evaluation, especially the most promising, the EnviroscapeĀ® Watershed learning module. The education programs that were customized and developed by the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Water, Knowledge Level, Urban Schools
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
Parson, Atiya – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate whether or not informational writing in the science curriculum would impact fifth grade students' science achievement and conceptual understanding. The population of this study came from a metropolitan school district in the state of Georgia for school year 2012-2013. The quantitative data…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Curriculum, Expository Writing, Elementary School Science
Koch, Lisa S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Elementary instruction of fifth grade classrooms was found to be primarily in two organizational models in a school district northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. The self-contained classroom provided a generalist teacher responsible for the instruction of all academic subjects to one group of students throughout the day, while departmentalized…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Self Determination, School Schedules
Oldham, Dale Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Educators and policymakers have been concerned about the problem of early literacy performance for many decades. Despite educational reform to increase standards, many children consistently fail to read at levels that enable them to compete globally. The purpose of this study was to provide a data driven program evaluation of a reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Early Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
Betts, Herbert Alexander, III – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between professional learning community (PLC) characteristics and levels of trust, and their impact on student academic achievement in fifth and eighth grade mathematics, based on Georgia's state academic test. This research was designed to answer the following questions: is student…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Trust (Psychology), Academic Achievement, Correlation