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    • Back to the basics: How the outdoors impacts education

    • Outdoor Education -- Social Responsibility -- Socialization -- Self Efficacy
    • The main objective of this research was to determine the effectiveness of outdoor education and its impact on students’ social responsibility, respect towards others, socialization, and self-efficacy. Forty-eight students attended an outdoor...
    • Computer assisted instruction and literacy achievement

    • Computer Assisted Instruction -- Literacy -- Literacy Education -- Reading Programs
    • This study investigated the use of computer assisted instruction (CAI) specifically the reading program Lexia Core5 and its effect on literacy achievement. Currently students in California are behind the national average in literacy achievement....
    • Disproportionate discipline: Does teacher experience or level of education have an impact?

    • Instructional Effectiveness -- Elementary Secondary Education -- Disproportionate Representation -- Public School Teachers -- Access to Education -- Teacher Effectiveness -- Achievement Gains -- Outcome Measures -- Achievement Gap -- Teacher...
    • The disproportionate discipline of African American students has been examined extensively; however the reasons for this disparity are not as well understood. Previous research on this topic examined student and school characteristics. These...
    • Easing the transition process for middle school students

    • Elementary Education -- Elementary School Students -- Middle Schools -- Middle School Students -- Transitional Programs
    • This study addresses the transition year that all students undergo from elementary to middle school. During this year students face many difficulties and must learn to quickly adapt to multiple outside factors. These factors would include, but are...
    • Evaluating the efficacy of ALEKS as a supplemental math intervention

    • Numeracy -- Mathematics Achievement -- Mathematics Instruction -- Computer Assisted Instruction
    • The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces, ALEKS, a Web-based mathematical tutoring program, was effective for elementary students’ achievement, and therefore, could be justified as a school...
    • External risk factors as a predictor of elementary school students’ behavior and response to PBIS

    • Thesis -- MAT -- Behavior Modification -- Intervention -- Models -- Behavior Problems -- Academic Failure -- Family Environment -- Feedback (Response) -- Student Attitudes -- Data Analysis -- Elementary Education
    • External risk factors in a child’s environment have been linked to behavior challenges in the school setting, and such challenges have been linked with negative future outcomes. Research has shown that delayed or inaccurate behavior interventions...
    • Game-based learning in a digital 1:1 classroom

    • Educational Games -- Electronic Learning -- Computer Assisted Instruction -- Instructional Effectiveness
    • This study investigated the effectiveness of a game-­based learning lesson in a digital 1:1 classroom environment. The rise of 1:1 classrooms has resulted in a lack of best practices for teachers to utilize in this new environment. The purpose of...
    • Learning communities and collaboration : A study on teacher perceptions

    • Cooperation -- Partnerships in Education -- Teacher Collaboration -- Participative Decision Making -- Teacher Education -- Teacher Participation
    • Current developments in education including Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and 21st Century skills require teachers to refine and further develop what students can do and know. Collaboration can offer support needed...
    • Parent perception in a private school across grade level spans

    • Parent School Relationship -- STEM Education -- Parent Attitudes -- Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
    • A study of parent satisfaction and school climate within one private school in the Silicon Valley of California was conducted to see how parent satisfaction differed among grade level spans. This study also looked at the interest of parents to...
    • Preparedness for the Technology Driven Classroom

    • Teacher effectiveness -- Educational technology
    • Within the last century, educational reformation has not transitioned seamlessly. For many years the United States Educational Department has mandated changes in academic rigor in hopes of preparing students to compete nationally. Yet, these failed...
    • The benefits of the AVID program on high school students’ academic success and college preparation

    • Thesis -- MAT -- Secondary School Curriculum -- Study Skills -- Postsecondary Education -- Grade Point Average -- Academic Achievement -- Self Determination -- College Preparation -- Predictor Variables -- Correlation -- Ethnicity -- Family...
    • American College Testing (ACT) reported that only 28% of the nation’s high school graduates in 2011 met all of the college readiness benchmarks in Math, Science and Language Arts. This has raised grave concerns regarding the college readiness of...
    • The effect of Accelerated Reader on developmental reading stages

    • Reading Ability -- Reading Achievement -- Reading Instruction -- Reading Programs -- Elementary School Students
    • Reading is an essential life skill needed to participate in society, but an overwhelming percentage of students in the United States have difficulty reading and perform low on reading assessments. Students who receive reading instruction that...
    • The effect of EDI strategies in tier 1 on literacy achievement

    • Academic Achievement -- Cognitive Tests -- Reading Achievement -- Writing Achievement -- Cognitive Development -- Child Development -- Predictor Variables -- Test Validity -- Language Acquisition -- Early Childhood Education -- Elementary schools
    • There has been growing alarm among educators to ensure that all students are receiving high quality instruction and intervention in order to reach benchmark levels. A key factor in student success is quality instruction from the classroom teacher....


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