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Khasanova, Elvira – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Students' development of conceptual understandings is a central goal of mathematics education (CCSS-Mathematics, 2010). Such a challenging, yet ambiguous, goal cannot be achieved without empowering teachers with the knowledge and tools critical for their ability to adequately convey the content, and assess and interpret students' performance. This…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts
Gonzalez, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The introduction of the Internet and its hyperlinked content made easily accessible with portable digital devices like smart phones and tablets, posed challenges to the traditional linear and print-oriented notions of what it means to read and write. Now that these traditional notions of read and write literacy have been breached by these…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Disadvantaged
Collins, Joyce C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
National attention has been focused on improving students' ability to read since the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The California Reading First Program was implemented throughout the state with the goal of improving reading skills for students from kindergarten through third grade. This research study was designed…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
Mohler, Susan Kaye – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the impressions of second grade children in evangelical Protestant Christian schools, how they perceived God, what they understood about their faith instruction, and what contributed to or detracted from their faith development. A secondary area of inquiry was with parents about their awareness…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Surveys, Phenomenology
Hamlin, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2013
During conferences to decide whether or not to retain a child, usually two questions are asked. The first is, "Will retention bring success in school?" The other is, "If we retain him, will he perform better in school than if we don't retain him?" The goal of this research was to see if retained students would make enough…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Policy, School Holding Power, Low Achievement
Kolberg, Todd Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study uses an existing evaluation model and previously established measurement tools to evaluate the quality and success of Urban Compass, a private non-profit after-school program for elementary school children in the Watts district of Los Angeles. This evaluation had two major objectives. The first objective was to assess program quality by…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Program Evaluation, Urban Schools, Alignment (Education)
Chevalier-Metzger, Teresia – ProQuest LLC, 2013
State and local assessment data from 117 students in one school in the California Central Valley were examined to determine how much participation in a kindergarten through second grade multitiered reading intervention model contributed to third grade reading achievement, over and above the demographic factors of ethnicity, socioeconomic status,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Kindergarten, Grade 1
Beach, Kristen Dawn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Reading is the most valuable skill children must master early in schooling. Unfortunately, many students struggle to read and may be identified as having a Reading Disability (RD). In this dissertation, I explored the usefulness of the Response-to-Intervention (RtI) framework for identifying children with RD by examining the use of 1st and 2nd…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Response to Intervention, Reading Difficulties
Ryken, Klazina – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine whether age differences affect students' academic achievement, and whether age differences affect students in low-income areas differently than those in mixed or higher-income areas. Student achievement data for grades 3, 7, and 11 in language arts and math were obtained from a variety of schools located…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Academic Achievement, Low Income Groups, Family Income
Eastman, Denise Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Language Arts is one of the most important subjects for students to learn. Encompassing reading, writing, and comprehension, skills learned through Language Arts instruction influence student ability to reach levels of academic achievement in all subjects. Additionally, Language Arts skills reach far past the classroom and into the workplace. In…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Language Arts, Curriculum Implementation
Merwin, Gregory J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to identify pedagogical and non-pedagogical factors that affect the academic achievement of English Learner (EL) students in the area of language arts at Dr. Albert Schweitzer Elementary School in Anaheim, California. The researcher conducted an exploratory multiple case study to develop a comprehensive, contextual…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 3, English Language Learners, Language Arts