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Greene, Megan C. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to identify and describe effective instructional strategies for English language arts and mathematics perceived by expert fourth and fifth grade elementary teachers in southern California to reduce the achievement gap in high poverty and high English language learner (ELL)…
Descriptors: Best Practices, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Poverty
Rasmussen, Deborah June – ProQuest LLC, 2018
America spends $115,000 per-pupil on education, one of the highest in the world. Even with high funding being provided for the educational budget, standardized state assessment scores are not reflecting the aim for higher quality of education that NCLB is trying to accomplish. Teachers use an assortment of assessments to gauge student's mastery…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, State Aid
Felix, Miranda J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With an ever-growing population of elementary English learners (EL), an increase in technology in classrooms, and a renewed sense of direction with English language development (ELD) instruction since the release of Common Core State Standards, educational leaders are making decisions regarding instruction for EL that will have long-lasting…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Gomez, Kaylie Michele – ProQuest LLC, 2018
For nearly four decades, research has documented positive correlations between metacognitive abilities and student growth. Teachers who wish to cultivate metacognitive thinking should encourage their students to plan, investigate, and expand on the concepts they learn in class (Fisher, Frey, & Hattie, 2016; Flavell, 1979). This mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Brain, Elementary School Students, Intervention
Talebpour, Laleh – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research was to investigate to what extent an immersive-field-study experience influenced fifth-grade students' connection to nature. Two instruments were used to collect data: Connection to Nature Index (CNI) obtained pre- and postfield study and students' field journals with prompts. The coding of the journals was based on…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Grade 5, Field Experience Programs, Public Schools
Kho, Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Chapter 1: School Cellphone Bans and Student Substance Abuse: Evidence From California Public High Schools: Following high profile school shootings and the September 11th terrorist attacks, public concern over school emergency preparedness prompted the California State Legislature in 2003 to overturn a statewide ban against student possession of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Substance Abuse, State Legislation
Vilas, Sandy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand and describe the strategies and practices that exemplary teachers use to address the educational needs of Latino male students from kindergarten through third grade. Methodology: The researcher selected a qualitative research design to describe and understand the instructional…
Descriptors: Males, Hispanic American Students, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
Beck-Southers, Caryn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the 2015-2016 school year, Mesa Elementary School's student test scores reflected that 58% of students in the third-through-fifth grades were below English Language Arts State Standards, as measured by the California Assessment of Student Performance. In the primary grades, more than 24% of Transitional Kindergarten, kindergarten, first-grade…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Literacy Education, Language Arts, State Standards
Ohashi, Monique T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative, descriptive case study was to examine seven educators and their perceptions of the diverse needs of students who are gifted and talented. The study focused on educators' perceptions, practices, and challenges in regard to addressing the needs of students who are gifted and talented at one public elementary school…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Academically Gifted, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Ward, Shelley – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Language must be taught with academic vocabulary that is meaningful and that can be transferred between content and context. This comparative-descriptive research study examines how academic specific instruction increases students' learning of a second language acquisition (i.e., English). The conceptual framework of the study drew research…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Discourse, Vocabulary Development
Melgarejo, Melina – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The goal of the present study was to examine how effective use of teaching strategies predict reading growth among a sample of English Language Learners. The study specifically examined whether the types of teaching strategies that predict growth in decoding skills also predict growth in comprehension skills. The sample consisted of students in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Language Learners, Classroom Observation Techniques, Grade 1
Tufts, Janet – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine what correlation exists between a student's poverty coefficient and the daily number of minutes provided for independent reading and third grade reading achievement level as measured by California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in small, rural school…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Poverty, Correlation, Reading Instruction
Alonso, Maria D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this mixed-methods case study was twofold: first, to explore the 6 exceptional systems of a culture of college readiness supported within 2 No Excuses University elementary schools and identify any patterns or trends that may exist across 4th- and 6th-grade levels, and second, to examine the relationship between these…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Elementary Schools, Reading Achievement, Writing Achievement
Sun, Valerie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Dual-language immersion is an educational practice in which "literacy and content instruction" is provided in two languages at school (Howard et al., 2007, p.1). The students in these programs have been the center of many studies including student literacy development (Genesee & Jared, 2008), academic achievement (Lindholm-Leary,…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Literacy, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy
Frame, Amy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Given global threats to the continued functioning of ecosystem services that sustain us all, educators would be wise to embrace the task of redefining our individual and collective orientations to the natural world. Since the inception of the modern environmental education movement in the 1970's, outdoor education at residential camps has…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Self Efficacy, Residential Programs
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