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Jones, Errica Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed methods study examined the significance of parental involvement and its influence on student productivity in writing. A total of 25 fourth grade students from one Texas suburban school, their parents, and three teachers participated in this study. Data collection instruments used for the collection of quantitative data were The Knudson…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Conkey, April A. T.; Green, Marybeth – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2018
Integrating art into science as a means of involving students in learning about their environment offers the promise of engaging students both cognitively and emotionally. However, few studies have investigated the use of art as a learning and assessment tool in science. As such, we conducted a research study with 4th and 5th grade students at a…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Rural Schools
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Howard, Rachael M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This research investigated reading support and book preferences of fourth grade English language learners (ELLs) who were struggling readers. This qualitative research focused on three case studies. Interviews were conducted to explore ELLs' perceptions on reading motivation, reading programs, and types of support they received. Descriptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, English Language Learners, Reading Difficulties
Barrington, Melissa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Building a culture of success in schools has been a goal in Texas public schools since standardized tests were developed in 1979. Many schools have begun instilling grit in the classrooms in hopes of increasing student achievement and teaching students how to push themselves through difficult tasks. The primary purpose of the study was to assess…
Descriptors: Success, Public Schools, Correlation, Persistence
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Augustine, Catherine H.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan – State Education Standard, 2015
The Wallace Foundation is funding a multiyear demonstration project to determine whether voluntary, district summer learning programs can stem summer learning loss for low-income students. Six districts--Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Duval County (Florida), Pittsburgh, and Rochester, New York--were selected for the demonstration project and…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness