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Pounds, Lauren; Cuevas, Joshua – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
There has been a recent initiative for students to be involved in their Individualized Education Plan [IEP]. The goal is for students to become self-advocates and learn to develop goals that pertain to their interests. The study examined this process of including students by addressing three questions. First, does student involvement in their IEP…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Individualized Education Programs, Self Advocacy, Student Educational Objectives
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McKeen, Heather – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
Flexible grouping aims to divide students into groups according to their strengths and abilities. This will allow teachers to tailor instruction to meet the needs of students, allowing them to thrive within their current environments. Quantitative research was used to investigate whether flexible grouping had a positive effect on student…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
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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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McGrail, Ewa; Rieger, Alicja; Doepker, Gina M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2017
Recently, education and literacy researchers have acknowledged educational merit in guided reading that incorporates interactive and authentic reading texts, such as graphic novels, which meet the needs of today's predominantly multimodal learners ( Jennings, Rule, & Zanden, 2014; Kist & Pytash, 2015). This qualitative study explores…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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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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Simmons, Kate; Carpenter, Laura; Crenshaw, Schronna; Hinton, Vanessa M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine if a specific classroom seating arrangement can contribute to students being on or off-task while completing independent work within the general education setting of an inclusive second grade class. In this study, three classroom seating arrangements were compared in a second grade classroom. These…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Check Lists
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Zhou, Molly – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Parental involvement (PI) is an important factor in children's academic learning. In this study, teachers' and parents' perceptions of parental involvement on inner city children's academic success were examined. The setting of the study was in an inner city Tittle I elementary school with a 90% African American student population. A purposeful…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Adefope, Olufunke – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
In this article, the author describes how a curricular unit that provided opportunities for active engagement and participation was used to support the geometric reasoning of sixth grade African American (AA) male students. The curricular unit was designed to support students' understanding of quadrilaterals. Data sources (pre- and post-tests,…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, African American Students, Males
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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