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Maclin, Michelle Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This case study was designed to explore how professional development for teachers in literacy and reading instruction was perceived by teachers as influencing their levels of self-efficacy, teaching practices, as well as affecting achievement levels for students. The population for the study was 13 grade 3-5 teachers from an urban elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Literacy Education, Faculty Development
Benson, Jamie Heintz – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine the relationship of exclusionary discipline consequences assigned to Texas Grade 3 through 8 students enrolled in special education and their academic achievement during the 2012-2013 through the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, the relationship of exclusionary discipline…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Special Education, Grade 3
Hill, Penelope Pritchett – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As advances in technology allowed national and state education assessments to be administered digitally, many school districts transitioned to computer-based instructional programs and assessments to improve student achievement and better prepare students for high-stakes computerized assessments. One such rural public school district in…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Instructional Effectiveness, Web Based Instruction
Raygor, Brian J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative study was designed to investigate if relationships existed between elementary science teachers' self-efficacy toward science teaching, schedule structure (self-contained or departmentalized), experience level of teachers, amount of time dedicated to science instruction, and student achievement on a standardized science…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Science Teachers
Montaine, Brenda R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Focused on an equity of educational access issue, this qualitative study identified grade 4-6 teacher perceptions of English language learning in Southern California. The historic failure of English language learners (ELLs) on standardized tests in Southern California was presented as an important problem to solve. The literature review for this…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, English Language Learners, Teacher Attitudes
Shin, Hyejin – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the association of NCLB/accountability with educational output and input for New York State, collectively. Focusing on ELA and Math achievement in 4th and 8th grades, this study demonstrated the association of accountability outcomes in three ways: "accountability design, school proficiency level, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Educational Legislation
Surgener, Gena F. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research study was conducted to examine the effects of the academic achievement of elementary level general education students in the inclusion classroom setting versus the general education students in the non-inclusion classroom in a large suburban school district in Tennessee as measured by third, fourth, and fifth grade mathematics and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Inclusion, Grade 3
Stugart, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Our nation is in the midst of one of the largest education reforms in decades centered on the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and aligned assessments. In an era of rising accountability measures and declining literacy proficiency, it is vital to ensure that educational resources, such as benchmark assessments, are appropriately…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Benchmarking, Educational Assessment, Test Items
Harkness, Lori M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The problem investigated in this quantitative study was that schools in a small, rural East Texas town were falling below acceptable ratings in reading on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Researchers have found that constructive-based learning environments (CBLEs)…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Grade 5, Reading Achievement, Statistical Analysis
Taneja, Anju – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Studies have shown an association between argumentative discourse in science class, better understanding of science concepts, and improved academic performance. However, there is lack of research on how argumentation can increase student motivation. This mixed methods concurrent nested study uses Bandura's construct of motivation and concepts of…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation
Plevier, Meghan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this relational, non-experimental, explanatory, cross sectional study with quantitative methods was to explain the influence of length of school day, if any, on Grade 4 and Grade 5 student achievement in Language Arts and Mathematics as measured by the high-stakes New Jersey standardized test entitled New Jersey Assessment of Skills…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
Smith, Leigh – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This applied dissertation was designed to provide perceptual teacher data as well as summative testing data to educational leaders concerning the effects of implementing Investigations in Number, Data, and SpaceĀ® (Investigations) in three Title I elementary school settings, two Title I schools, and one non-Title I school. Data collected during…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Investigations, Elementary School Teachers
Rios, Olga Lidia – ProQuest LLC, 2015
California has the largest share of the English Language Learner (ELL) student population in the U.S., and it continues to grow. English Language Learners are the fastest growing group in the public school population and they are underachieving. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the longitudinal changes in the performance of English…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, School Districts, Standardized Tests, Language Tests
Blankenship, Jill M. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study tested to determine if a relationship existed between excused versus unexcused absences on STAAR reading and math scale scores for Hispanic, economically disadvantaged third through fifth grade elementary students in a rural South Texas school district. Research questions included: 1) Is there a relationship between excused absences and…
Descriptors: Attendance, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, Low Income Students