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Lloyd, Sonya LaShawn – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Providing academic assistance to English Language Learners (ELLs) is varied and often ineffective. The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to determine if there was a relationship between 9th grade students' performance on the High School Graduation Exam (HSGE) in reading and language and the Push-in and Pull-out models of instruction.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Program Evaluation
Newbold, Anthony J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
An achievement gap exists in mathematics between low-income African American male students and their European American counterparts. Although this problem has been approached using different interventions with minimal results, the impact of homogenous grouping is not well understood in spite of its use. As a result, this study was conducted to…
Descriptors: Single Sex Classes, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 9, African American Students
Kerns, Claretta M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of high school transition strategies for ninth grade students in comparison to the traditional high school experience of first time ninth grade students. This study compared the English End-of-Course (EOC) test scores of first time ninth grade students in a traditional high school setting…
Descriptors: Student Promotion, Transitional Programs, Grade 9, High School Students
Seng, Mark Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The transition to high school can be problematic for many ninth graders. Researchers and administrators have sought ways to improve academic performance and promotion rates while reducing dropout rates. A quantitative causal-comparative (ex post facto) and correlation study using a two-group design compared two freshman classes at separate…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, High School Freshmen, Transitional Programs
Richardson, Eileen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this action research study was to examine Reader's Theater as an instructional and motivational strategy for underachieving students (N = 24) in a ninth- and tenth- grade Literacy for Life classroom. The Literacy for Life course was designed to assist high school students reading below an eighth-grade level. The research took place…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Underachievement, Grade 9, Grade 10
Schira Hagerman, Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This dissertation study presents an instructional intervention called LINKS: Learning to Integrate InterNet Knowledge Strategically. It reports evidence of the intervention's impact on two variables: (a) ninth graders' use of ten online reading and integration strategies while engaged in dyadic online inquiry on science topics in school, and (b)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Strategies, Pretests Posttests, Reading Comprehension
Sevensma, Kara – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In today's digital world the Internet is becoming an increasingly predominant resource for science information, rapidly eclipsing the traditional science textbook in content area classrooms (Lawless & Schrader, 2008). The shift challenges researchers, educators, administrators, and policy makers to reconsider what it means to read and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Grade 9
Cole, Partricka L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated data from 5 high schools in West Tennessee. The study examined whether a ninth-grade transition program (i.e., the Ninth-grade Academy) had an effect on student achievement and engagement, which was measured by English I End-of-Course Test Scores, attendance rates, and dropout rates. All of the schools were treatment…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Transitional Programs, Academic Achievement
Heath, Kyle G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quasi-experimental quantitative study was to determine if a new Algebra I curriculum resulted in improved student performance on the state Algebra I exam. The treatment group consisted of 383 9th grade Algebra I students who received the college-ready standards-based (CRSB) curricula. The control group consisted of 338 9th…
Descriptors: State Standards, Accountability, Algebra, College Readiness
Brandy, Travis D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
It is a well-documented finding that high school students in schools across the nation, including California, fail to achieve at the proficient level in mathematics, based on standardized test scores. The purpose of this research study was to compare the findings of students taught using traditional instructional methodologies versus cooperative…
Descriptors: High School Students, Cooperative Learning, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Pierce, Kristin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A quasi experimental study tested a contextual teaching and learning (CTL) model for integrating reading and mathematics competencies through 13 introductory Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses. Volunteer CTE Lead Teachers with assistance from academic teachers, developed integrated units. The purpose of this study was to determine…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills, Competence, Career Education
Sell, John B. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Faced with meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, schools are under pressure to have 100% of their students meet national standards in reading by 2014. For the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years, Sussex Technical High School (STHS) in Georgetown, Delaware chose to adopt Read Right, a reading comprehension improvement…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Comprehension, Program Effectiveness, Program Length
Smith, Mark S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of interactive whiteboard technology on ninth grade English End of Course scores in two high schools in the Upstate of South Carolina in the school year 2011-2012. This study also sought to determine what impact interactive whiteboard technology had on the factors of gender, socio-economic…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Rural Schools, High Schools, Visual Aids
Weinstein, Jodie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The focus of this study is to add to the outcome research on effective school counseling interventions and to specifically evaluate the effectiveness of the Student Success Skills (SSS) small group intervention with students identified as having drop out potential in the 9th grade. This study analyzed two years of pre-existing, non-identifiable…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Success
Mason, Patricia Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since implementing No Child Left Behind, schools have improved student achievement while also preparing students for the 21st century. Schools continue to strive for 100% proficiency in all subgroups by 2014, but achievement gap exists for students with disabilities. This study used a causal comparative research design to test the concept of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Placement, Comparative Analysis, Team Teaching
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