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Washington, Nefertitti T. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Today's classroom is the continuation of America as "the melting pot". Within this educational setting is an increased emphasis on student mathematical success as well as the acquisition of the English language by foreign-born students, whose families have come as an actualization of the American dream. Educators are striving to find…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Statistical Analysis, Program Effectiveness
Curry, Mitchell – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This quantitative study examined seventh-grade reading scores to determine the extent to which certain demographic variables (race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status) explain and MAP reading scores predict reading scores on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) in a selected northeast Texas public school. Standardized…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Academic Achievement, Grade 7, Multiple Regression Analysis
Collins, Karmen J. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this research study was to investigate the relationship between the components of school climate and leadership behaviors on student achievement in an urban school district in the mid-atlantic region. School climate and leadership behaviors for the participating school districts was determined by the School Climate Survey (Corner…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Urban Schools, Leadership Role, School Districts
Wambsgans, Cynthia – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study was an investigation of a standardized 8th grade Algebra I placement policy across multiple educational districts. Researchers have documented benefits of students' 8th grade Algebra I education, while others have detailed the consequences of algebra enrollment without necessary prerequisite skills. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Algebra, Student Placement, Educational Policy
Clark, Todd Christopher – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Mathematics achievement has become vitally important in public education, obligating students to meet and exceed higher standards in spite of ability and knowledge level. This causal-comparative study sought to establish the achievement of the Classworks┬« supplemental math program with seventh grade students from two public schools in Georgia. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Grade 7
Floyd, Donise – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Educational institutions are placing students with disabilities in inclusive programming to meet legislative requirements. School districts have been mandated to develop rigorous programs that can increase the academic achievement of students with disabilities, as well as their participation in general education classrooms. Many school districts,…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Disabilities
Woody, Andrea L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a Web-based mathematics program, Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) Stanford Math, on mathematics achievement of fourth- through eighth-grade students in a metropolitan school district. Few studies have researched a Web-based mathematics program that provides an individualized,…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
Grenier, Janet L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
There is a gap in academic achievement, as evidenced on standardized tests, between European American, Latino American, and African American students in the United States. In 2011, the United States average scale scores for 8th grade students on the NAEP mathematics assessment for European American, Latino American, and African American students…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Ethnic Groups, Standardized Tests, Whites
Duke, Rose S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research examined the impact of teacher licensure routes, particularly those identified as either traditional or alternative on student achievement by comparing Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) end of year scores in math and reading for minority students in grades six through eight during the period from 2005 through 2009. To compare the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications, Alternative Teacher Certification
Boyd, Joshua Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A comparative analysis was used to study the results from a descriptive survey of selected middle school students in Grades 6, 7, and 8. Student responses to the survey tool was used to compare multiple variables of music participation and duration of various musical activities, such as singing and performing on instruments, to the mathematics…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Surveys, Middle School Students
Mertes, Emily Sue – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), a technology-based mathematics curriculum, was piloted in the 2012-2013 school year at a Minnesota rural public middle school. The goal was to find an equivalent or more effective mathematics teaching method than traditional direct instruction. The purpose of this quantitative study was to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Technology Uses in Education, Direct Instruction
Miyairi, Maya – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to implement a weight-related teasing prevention program and evaluate the effectiveness of the program among adolescents. One hundred forty-three students in 7th-grade in health classes at the middle school were asked to participate in the study. The weight-related teasing prevention program was implemented as part of…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Obesity, Prevention, Program Effectiveness
Henry, Suzette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Struggling readers in Grades 7-8 at a large, suburban middle school in Georgia have consistently failed to make adequate yearly progress in reading. In recent years, interest in improving the literacy of adolescents has increased due to the growing number of students experiencing reading difficulties on state and national standardized tests. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8, Reading Difficulties
Sebastian, JoAnn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The United States Department of Education (2005) cited that during 2005-2006 academic school year an estimated 2 million students across the nation were eligible to receive after-school services. The after-school tutoring program is one of the most effective instructional strategies to assist low-performing students to meet criteria mandated by…
Descriptors: Intervention, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, After School Programs
Smith, Kelly A. Obrion – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This ex post facto descriptive-comparative quantitative study compared the differences in reading achievement between groups of 6th- through 8th-grade students enrolled in a response to intervention (RtI) classroom against groups of students enrolled in a general education classroom. Students across English language learner and low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Middle School Students, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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