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Holland, Amy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Students around the United States continue to struggle in areas of literacy. The problem addressed by this study is that fourth-grade students in the United States are scoring below proficiency in reading levels including areas of comprehension and reading fluency (Leon, 2015). The purpose of the mixed method study was to examine fourth-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Student Motivation, Grade 4, Reading Fluency
Washington, Taren L. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study evaluated a comprehensive mentoring program on selected at-risk students with specific school problems (attendance, discipline referrals, and core area grades). The sample included youths in Grades 4-8 who differed on some characteristics including grade-level, ethnicity, and gender. For the purpose of this mixed methods study, the…
Descriptors: Mentors, At Risk Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
Gerth, Dana A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Review of literature revealed a shortage of research describing the development of K-12 virtual communities and the absence of a tool to measure sense of virtual community in K-12 virtual education students. The purpose of this descriptive, quantitative study was to examine the perception of a sense of virtual community from the perspective of…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes
Makar, Kathryn K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Research conclusions concerning predictors of academic success have been, at best, less than convincing. In fact, these conclusions are more conflicting or mixed when emotional constructs are used. As a result, modern curriculum developers as well as classroom instructors seem to deemphasize, if not ignore, the role of the affective domain in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Prediction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Duncan-Wiles, Daphne S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With the recent addition of engineering to most K-12 testable state standards, efficient and comprehensive instruments are needed to assess changes in student knowledge and perceptions of engineering. In this study, I developed the Students' Awareness and Perceptions of Learning Engineering (STAPLE) instrument to quantitatively measure fourth…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
Scott, Jerilyn Carter – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The author replicated and extended a study by Flowerday, Schraw, & Stevens (2004) that examined the effects of choice, topic interest, and situational interest on reading engagement, attitude, and learning in college-age students. The study was replicated using fourth and fifth graders as subjects. The study was extended to examine the effects of…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Multiple Choice Tests
Shapiro, Deborah J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study is to assess whether bullying behaviors were impacted by the character education curriculum "Character Counts!" in fourth and seventh grade students. More specifically, over time are the perceptions that the students had of bullying behaviors impacted and is there a difference between the perceptions that boys…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Correlation, Surveys, Student Attitudes
Hensley, Alice M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The transition from elementary to middle school is a significant period of change for adolescents and is remarkable for several reasons, including the opportunity for new experiences and the potential for other developmental changes to occur simultaneously. Existing literature on transition includes both positive and negative outcomes for…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Self Concept, Adolescents, Multivariate Analysis
Santos, Carol A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study examines the relationships among third and fourth grade teacher practices in cognitive development: understanding, application, synthesis, and judgment; emotional/social development; their students' self-reported opportunities for emotional/social development; and academic self-concept. In addition, this study investigates the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Student Attitudes, Mothers, Language Arts