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Stapp, Alicia – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
Expectations placed on educators to improve academic performance continue to increase across the United States. One reason for this rise in expectancy is the enactment of The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Replacing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002, the ESSA mandates that "all students are taught to high academic…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students
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Baker, Austin T.; Cuevas, Josh – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This study examined whether students were reaching automaticity with single digit multiplication facts. A fourteen question interview was used to collect data. The first three questions asked the student basic information about themselves and their current math teacher. The next seven questions were math facts. The math facts chosen for the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 3
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Proudfoot, David E.; Green, Michael; Otter, Jan W.; Cook, David L. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
The increase in demand for college and career ready students has driven the need for education reform to ensure K-12 schools can support student learning across all content areas and grade levels. A STEM Certification process was established by the Georgia Department of Education as part of an effort to reform public school STEM education.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Certification, Elementary Schools, Problem Based Learning
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King, Barbara; Raposo, Denise; Gimenez, Mercedes – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
Writing in mathematics provides students with the opportunity to think critically about and reflect on their experiences while solving problems. While many studies have documented the benefit of writing in math, it is not clear which instructional methods should be used to help students learn how to use writing to support learning. In this study,…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Constructivism (Learning)
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Mayer, Alisande F.; Wiley, Ellen W.; Wiley, Larry P.; Dees, Dianne C.; Raiford, Simmie A. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
Student achievement of fifth-grade students in 106 Georgia public schools in CRCT reading and mathematics was examined as a function of five characteristics of teachers and schools. The five independent variables used as predictors of CRCT scores were Title I status, teachers' education level, teachers' average years of experience, class size, and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Predictor Variables, Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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McGrail, Ewa; Davis, Anne – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Blogging appears to be a promising instructional strategy which may provide solutions to some of the challenges in traditional writing instruction; however, few studies explore elementary students' views on blogging. This qualitative case study gives elementary students voice as it examines their perceptions of blogging and their views of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Lim, Woong; Guerra, Paula – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2013
This study provided a springboard for teacher preparation evaluation studies by examining what content and pedagogical content knowledge mathematics pre-service teachers demonstrated in the 4-8 mathematics teacher preparation program at an urban research university. Twenty nine pre-service students participated in an assessment called Diagnostic…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education