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Smith, Kelly A. Obrion – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This ex post facto descriptive-comparative quantitative study compared the differences in reading achievement between groups of 6th- through 8th-grade students enrolled in a response to intervention (RtI) classroom against groups of students enrolled in a general education classroom. Students across English language learner and low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Middle School Students, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
Williams, Kimberly Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Changing demographics, student diversity, and increased accountability have compelled educators to challenge the uniform constraints of traditional instruction and create an environment focused on individual achievement. Differentiated instruction empowers teachers to target multiple learning styles through varied themes, adapted content delivery,…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
Sullivan, Colleen Janette – ProQuest LLC, 2010
First-year students experience academic, social, and emotional adjustments as they transition to college. First-year experience courses support students in this transitional phase by helping them integrate into the campus environment and by teaching them college-appropriate learning strategies. This study explored the role that participation in a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Seminars, Grade Point Average, Self Efficacy
Walsh, Bridget A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This dissertation study employed quantitative methods to investigate the impact of adult questioning styles on children's novel vocabulary acquisition during shared storybook reading. In an effort to examine adult qualitative variations in shared storybook readings, two experiments were conducted to assess the effect of noneliciting questions…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Disadvantaged Youth, Federal Programs, Vocabulary
Ryoo, Kihyun – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The significant increase of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States raises complex questions about how to provide these students with access to high quality education that can improve both their content knowledge of school subjects and their English proficiency, particularly their academic English proficiency. The development of…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Curriculum Design, Computer Simulation, Second Language Learning
Thachil, Shoba Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined factors that relate to the persistence of first-generation undergraduate students in a 4-year public university in the Southeastern United States. Results were analyzed from a 2011 two-part survey: CARES-I (College Assessment of Readiness for Entering Students-Intent) and CARES-A (College Assessment of Readiness for Entering…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Semi Structured Interviews
Arvans, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Difficulty learning how to read is a risk factor for school failure, low grades, behavior problems, juvenile delinquency, truancy, unemployment, jail time, and substance abuse. Reading difficulties are common in the educational setting, afflicting anywhere from 20-40 percent of students. Read Naturally is a computer-based reading program which…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Problems, Behavior Problems, Substance Abuse
Bibi, Tauqir – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The Carnegie Learning Cognitive Tutor curricula are based on cognitive models, which include a representation of the learner's thinking, strategies, and misconceptions. The Cognitive Tutor curricula typically speed up learning and yield greater learning as compared to traditional math curricula (Morgan & Ritter, 2002; Sarkis, 2004; Koedinger,…
Descriptors: Tutors, Geometry, Misconceptions, Core Curriculum
Emmerson, Janet Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Student retention is a topic at the forefront for all post secondary education institutions. Supporting students in their studies, providing the resources to empower them to complete their education is a critical component in the quality and success of colleges. It is also a fiscal concern for colleges. While first year programs abound, community…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Community Colleges, Low Income Groups, Academic Persistence
Wages, Michele M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study compares the academic achievement of 288 Hispanic students enrolled in the content-based English as a second language program and the late exit transitional bilingual program in an urban elementary school in Texas. The goal was to determine if the two programs had differing effects on Hispanic student achievement in reading. The sample…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Bilingual Education Programs, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students