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Lehman, Erin; De Jong, David; Baron, Mark – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2018
Grading is one of teachers' greatest challenges and most important professional responsibilities. Educators are unclear on whether standards-based grades or traditional-based grades do a better job of accurately reflecting what students have learned, so the purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between classroom grades and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics Instruction, Measures (Individuals), Middle School Students
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Hornack, David – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2016
School administrators across the nation are actively searching for solutions to increase student achievement due in part to the significant amount of knowledge that is lost annually each summer. Mathematical computation skills are especially at-risk. This quantitative research study was designed to investigate the impact of summer recess also…
Descriptors: Computation, Mathematics Skills, Retention (Psychology), Vacations
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Cervantes, Bernadine; Hemmer, Lynn; Kouzekanani, Kamiar – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Project-Based Learning (PBL) serves as an instructional approach to classroom teaching and learning that is designed to engage students in the investigation of real-world problems to create meaningful and relevant educational experiences. The causal-comparative study compared 7th and 8th students who had utilized the PBL with a comparison group in…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Student Projects, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
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St. John, Michael M.; Babo, Gerard – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
This study examined the influence of placement in a co-taught inclusive classroom on the academic achievement of general education students in grades 6-8 in a suburban New York school district on the 2014 New York State ELA and Mathematics Assessments. Propensity Score Matching (PSM) was utilized for sample selection in order to simulate a more…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Christofferson, Remi Dabney; Callahan, Kathe – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
This research explores the implementation of a school-wide intervention program that was designed to foster and instill intrinsic values based on an external reward system. The Positive Behavior Support in Schools (PBSIS) is an intervention intended to improve the climate of schools using system-wide positive behavioral interventions to discourage…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Values, Rewards
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Renth, Beth A.; Buckley, Phillip; Puchner, Laurel – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
A wide range of research has been conducted regarding reasons for the achievement gap between low income students and higher income students, but there is limited research regarding parental perspectives, and particularly fewer studies of parental perceptions of low-income, rural elementary school parents. This study examined the extent to which…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Low Income, Parent Attitudes
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Chambers, Jennifer; Hausman, Charles – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This qualitative comparative case study identified factors that distinguish between high and low-performance on reading achievement in elementary rural Appalachian schools. This study determined the most effective instructional reading strategies, as well as other influential factors, implemented by school districts in the rural Appalachia area…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Rural Schools, Reading Achievement, High Achievement