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Ray, Brian – Journal of School Choice, 2015
This study explores the motivations of African American parents for choosing homeschooling for their children and the academic achievement of their Black homeschool students. Their reasons for homeschooling are similar to those of homeschool parents in general, although some use homeschooling to help their children understand Black culture and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Home Schooling, Case Studies, Academic Achievement
Whittington, David H. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study included a literature review of juried research studies of student achievement factors that affect African American achievements tracked in the No Child Left Behind Legislative Act. Statistical correlation analyses were performed to determine if the absence or presence of one or two-parents in the household affected student achievement…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Public Schools
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Miller, John W.; And Others – Educational Research Quarterly, 1986
Twelve schools with higher reading levels than expected, on the basis of family incomes, were examined on 67 variables. Results indicated that schools achieving higher than expected were smaller, had lower pupil mobility, had teachers with more structured methods, and had principals and students with more positive reading attitudes. (JAZ)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Class Size, Correlation, Elementary Education
Smith, Susan Sidney – 1996
A longitudinal study examined the relationship between the emergent literacy knowledge of preschool entrants and their subsequent reading performance, 5 years later. Subjects were selected randomly for the preliminary class lists of 6 separate preschools located in a mid-size midwestern city. Within the first 4 weeks of preschool, 8 informal…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Literacy
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of School Programs Evaluation. – 1970
The Quality Measurement Project (QMP), initiated in 1957, published its final report, a School Quality Workbook, in 1963. When the achievement tests on which the QMP norms were based were renormed by the publisher, it was decided to test again in 1965. The results of that testing are reported herein. Testing was restricted to grades 5 and 8 in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Family Characteristics, Grade 5
White, Denise Sue – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Enrollment in Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) schools is declining as is the number of schools and teachers. While there could be many reasons for this, one perception of SDA schools, held by parents, teachers, pastors, and school board members, is that students enrolled in schools with one, two, or three teachers do not achieve at the same rate as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Parochial Schools, One Teacher Schools, Small Schools