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Heap, Bryan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Technology continues to advance the pace of American education. Each year school districts across the country invest resources into computers, software, technology specialists, and staff development. The stated goal given to stakeholders is usually to increase student achievement, increase motivation, or to better prepare students for the future.…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Mathematics Instruction
Goward, Shonda L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to understand how social class background plays a role in student experiences on selective campuses. This study centers the experience of low-income students and extends the work of Ostrove and Long (2007). Previous research has indicated that race, gender, and social class status have each, respectively, been…
Descriptors: Social Class, Scores, Student Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment
Boyd, Amy Cronin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The literature suggests that while the number of students attending virtual charter schools continues to grow in Pennsylvania, math student academic performance in 6th and 7th-grade math in students attending cyber charter schools falls well below the state average. Although it is tempting to assume that the concern of summer slide would be…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Charter Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Distance Education
O'Meara, Mary T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore specific leadership practices of high school principals, as identified by teachers and principals, and these practices' relationship to student achievement in English language arts. The measurements used for student achievement in English language arts were the proficiency percentages on the 2016 New York…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, High School Students, Principals, Common Core State Standards
Allen, Caitlan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Background and Objective: Research has repeatedly found that students who have not developed sufficient reading skills by the third grade have lower rates of high school graduation and post high school outcomes. A growing body of literature has examined how the use of curriculum-based measurements (CBMs) can be used to identify these struggling…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Screening Tests, Reading Skills
Moon, Sungmin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In this study, the effects of teacher education on preservice secondary science and mathematics teacher readiness (defined as an understanding of how to implement current standards, how to teach English learners, and the belief teachers have about their abilities and skills as educators) and teacher performance assessment (edTPA) scores were…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Preservice Teacher Education
Wells, Sandra H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative descriptive comparative study was to investigate and explore the usage of multimedia instructional tools (MMITs) in an integrated business applications course to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in the gain scores between the pretest and posttest scores of high school students who used…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, High School Students, Business Education, Multimedia Instruction
Moynahan, Kelly C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 6 children are diagnosed with a developmental disability or with developmental delays, which are associated with impairments in physical, language, cognitive, and/or adaptive behaviors. To fill a gap in the literature, the adaptive profile of young children initially…
Descriptors: Young Children, Developmental Delays, Developmental Disabilities, Racial Differences
Agnello, Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Pseudowords (words that are not real but resemble real words in a language) have been used increasingly as a technique to reduce contamination due to construct-irrelevant variance in assessments of verbal fluid reasoning (Gf). However, despite pseudowords being researched heavily in other psychology sub-disciplines, they have received little…
Descriptors: Scores, Intelligence Tests, Difficulty Level, Item Analysis
Watson-Thomas, Jolynn Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative research was to assess the effect of classroom structure (single-gender vs. coeducational) on students' performance in mathematics in grades 3 through 5 at three large, urban elementary schools in Las Vegas, Nevada, while controlling for student gender and ethnicity. This study was theoretically…
Descriptors: Single Sex Classes, Elementary School Students, Grounded Theory, Coeducation
Schor, Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students living in poverty are now the majority of the K-12 student population in the United States. Growing up in poverty results in lower self-regulation, executive function, and readiness to learn. Researchers suggest that mindfulness practices, such as yoga, can enhance student self-regulation and executive function, thereby increasing student…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Poverty, Statistical Analysis, Grade 3
Creamer, Shirley – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study describes the relationship between phonemic awareness and the reading achievement of kindergarten students. The purpose of this quantitative, time series, a two-year study was conducted to examine why some kindergarteners are not phonemically aware when leaving kindergarten and entering first grade. This study hypothesizes that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Statistical Analysis, Phonemic Awareness, Hypothesis Testing
Squire, Nikki Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using active learning strategies, such as games, can make a positive impact on how students learn, how they process and retain information, and how they interact with digital media. This quantitative comparative research study examined differences among online freshman students' posttest information literacy (IL) summative scores comparing…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Statistical Analysis
Sullivan, Angela Lene – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Modern day students in higher education are challenged by the daily struggle of balancing life outside of school, the impetus to use technology in many aspects of their daily tasks, and their self-identified placement along the Self-Determination Theory continuum; however, gamifying a class may benefit students needing motivational incentives as a…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Information Storage, College Students, Technology Uses in Education
Jackson, Leonard B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative retrospective quasi-experimental study was to determine if there was a statistically significant difference between sixth, seventh, and eighth grade special education students receiving multiple instructional strategies and sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students receiving traditional instructional strategies.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Special Education, Standardized Tests, Reading Tests
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