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The Differences Between College Readiness And The Type Of Algebra 1 Course Taken By Male And Female Students Attending A Private School In Southwestern Virginia, Christina M. Perdue
The Differences Between College Readiness And The Type Of Algebra 1 Course Taken By Male And Female Students Attending A Private School In Southwestern Virginia, Christina M. Perdue
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Algebra 1 is a foundational course for all higher mathematics. Research suggests taking rigorous math courses earlier in a student’s education increases college readiness which leads to a greater economic impact to the community. The purpose of this quantitative causalcomparative study was to determine if there is a difference between male and female students’ college readiness as measured by the mathematics test scores of the PSAT/NMSQT of students who have taken an Algebra 1 course, designated as either Honors or NonHonors section, who attend a private high school. Having early indications of college readiness allows students more time ...
Student Perceptions Of Learning Introductory Mathematics In An Online Environment In Higher Education, Jamie Lynn Brooks
Student Perceptions Of Learning Introductory Mathematics In An Online Environment In Higher Education, Jamie Lynn Brooks
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the essence of student perception of learning introductory mathematics courses in an online environment at the college level. The central research question was, “What are the lived experiences of students who have completed introductory college mathematics courses in the online learning environment?” The phenomenon described was that of the beliefs and attitudes of the students who participated in introductory mathematics courses on the college level. The ideas explored were if students believe they learn effectively in this environment and how they believe they can best learn. Student beliefs and attitudes ...
How Participation In The Arts Impacts Learning Comprehension For High School Students During Stem Coursework At Two High Schools In Southwest Florida: A Case Study, Tiffany Lynn Jennings
How Participation In The Arts Impacts Learning Comprehension For High School Students During Stem Coursework At Two High Schools In Southwest Florida: A Case Study, Tiffany Lynn Jennings
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this case study was to understand how participation in the arts impacts Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) coursework for students at two Southwest Florida High Schools. Within the context of the study, the term “arts’ was used to collectively refer to all visual and performing arts courses, including painting, drawing, graphic arts, twodimensional and threedimensional, music, and theatre. Studies show that in order to be innovative, students need to have the experiences that the arts can foster in the right side of the brain, the side associated with creativity (Eisner, 2002). I chose a case study ...
Relations Between Placement Criteria And Students' EmporiumBased Developmental Math Final Grades, George Sherman
Relations Between Placement Criteria And Students' EmporiumBased Developmental Math Final Grades, George Sherman
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
With computerbased math emporiums serving many postsecondary students who are assigned developmental coursework, the need to evaluate the predictive value of math placement criteria for math emporium courses presented an opportunity for research. This quantitative, predictive, correlational study explored how accurately the predictor variables of students’ ACT/SAT math component scores, local math assessment results, and unweighted high school GPAs foretold the criterion variable of students’ final math grades in MATH 100, an entrylevel, residential, developmental math course taught through a private university’s math emporium. The research relied on archival data pulled from the university’s system of records ...
Christian High School Science Teachers' Perspective Transformation: The Journey From Evolution To Creation, Paul Leslie Thorpe
Christian High School Science Teachers' Perspective Transformation: The Journey From Evolution To Creation, Paul Leslie Thorpe
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this hermeneutical phenomenology study was to explore and describe the perspective transformations of 11 science instructors teaching at Christian high schools. These science teachers previously believed the evolutionary paradigm of origins. However, they have all experienced a transformation and now hold a youngearth creation perspective and believe the literal sixday creation event in the book of Genesis is accurate and true. Transformation of perspective regarding origins is defined as a phenomenon of transformative faith accompanied by assimilation and accommodation of new knowledge as seen through the lens of Jack Mezirow’s (1991) transformative adult learning theory, and ...
A Causal Comparative Analysis Of Mathematics SelfEfficacy Of FaceToFace And Online Quantitative Literacy Students, Laronda Lowery
A Causal Comparative Analysis Of Mathematics SelfEfficacy Of FaceToFace And Online Quantitative Literacy Students, Laronda Lowery
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Mathematics selfefficacy has been shown to be a strong predictor of mathematics performance and mixed results have been found when examining the mathematics selfefficacy of facetoface students based on gender and age. However, there is a lack of research studies that examine if differences exist in the mathematics selfefficacy of facetoface and online students. The purpose of this expost facto causal comparative quantitative study was to determine if differences existed in the mathematics selfefficacy of Quantitative Literacy students, as measured by the Mathematics SelfEfficacy Scale, based on their choice of delivery method (facetoface or online). Participants for this research study ...
The Effect Of Gender On Spatial Ability And Spatial Reasoning Among Students In Grades 28, Sharon W. Morris
The Effect Of Gender On Spatial Ability And Spatial Reasoning Among Students In Grades 28, Sharon W. Morris
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this study was to examine gender differences across three types of spatial ability; namely, spatial perception, spatial visualization, and mental rotation in conjunction with working memory. The study utilized a causalcomparative research design involving group comparisons. In this design researchers collect data about variables that they have conceptualized to be in a causal relationship to each other, but there is no intervention as in experimental research. Participants in this study included approximately 200 students in second through eighth grades at one public school and one public charter school, all located in the same school district/county. Spatial ...
A Phenomenological Study Of College Students In Developmental Mathematics Classes Experiences With Mathematics And Computer Anxiety, Dan Murphy
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
No research has been conducted on college students in developmental mathematics classes struggling with both mathematics anxiety and computer anxiety in a qualitative manner. Prior studies have dealt with college students in developmental mathematics classes struggling with mathematics anxiety and college students in developmental mathematics classes struggling with computer anxiety. The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the experiences of students taking developmental mathematics who selfreport both mathematics anxiety and computer anxiety. The theory guiding this study was the social cognitive theory by Bandura (1986) as modeling is a key component in the learning of mathematics, especially ...
The Impact Of ComputerBased Programs On Middle School Math Achievement, Kenyatta Gilmore
The Impact Of ComputerBased Programs On Middle School Math Achievement, Kenyatta Gilmore
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this correlation research study was to investigate the impact of computerbased learning on middle school math achievement of atrisk students. The participants for this study were drawn from a convenience sample of 83 middle school students located in southeastern Georgia. Atrisk middle school students were achieving below their grade equivalent and failing to meet local and state proficiency standards. Computerbased instruction was implemented as an intervention to increase student achievement in mathematics. The study used a pretestposttest control group design and used SPSS software to conduct the statistical analyses using an ANCOVA and ttest. The results indicated ...
Experiencing Success: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology Of Successful Remedial Mathematics Students, Kyle Ireland
Experiencing Success: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology Of Successful Remedial Mathematics Students, Kyle Ireland
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this hermeneutic phenomenological study was to describe how students experience success in mathematics remediation at a fouryear private institution in the central United States. Success in a remedial mathematics course was defined as one’s completion of a required remedial mathematics course having earned an overall grade of 90% or higher. The theories guiding this study were achievement goal theory and expectancyvalue theory grounded in Bandura’s social cognitive theory. This theoretical framework provided a motivational framework for student success in a postsecondary, remedial mathematics course based on individual goals for completing the task, student selfefficacy beliefs ...
Teacher Factors And The Impact On Student Success In Algebra I, Kalee Mcmullen
Teacher Factors And The Impact On Student Success In Algebra I, Kalee Mcmullen
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Algebra I proficiency is an important aspect of a solid foundation in mathematics. Teachers play a critical role in the failure or success of students. Different teacher characteristics are thought to have a significant impact on the potential for student success. This nonexperimental correlational research study seeks to examine the potential relationships between specific teacher characteristics and student success in Algebra I as measured by the Algebra I End of Course Exam scores. This study uses ordinary least squares regression analysis to examine the effects of independent variables on successful Algebra I scores. The independent variables in this study include ...
Male And Female Middle School Students' Attitudes Toward Science, Michelle Schpakow
Male And Female Middle School Students' Attitudes Toward Science, Michelle Schpakow
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Women continue to be underrepresented in certain disciplines of science. Differences in male and female students’ attitudes toward science have been observed down to the middle school level. Attitudes, however, may be formed through the integration of multiple constructs: attitudes toward school science, desire to become a scientist, value of science to society, and perceptions of scientists. To fully understand the problem of the underrepresentation of females in science, differences in male and female middle school students’ attitudes toward science were analyzed across these constructs. A causalcomparative design was used to compare students’ attitudes toward science based on biological sex ...
The Effect Of Undergraduate Biology Research Experiences And Mentoring Structures On Student SelfEfficacy, Kyle Harris
The Effect Of Undergraduate Biology Research Experiences And Mentoring Structures On Student SelfEfficacy, Kyle Harris
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Collaborative inquiry within undergraduate research experiences (UREs) is an effective curriculum tool to support student growth. This study seeks to understand how collaborative inquiry within undergraduate biology student experiences are affected within faculty mentored experiences and nonmentored experiences at a large private southeastern university. Undergraduate biology students engaged in UREs (faculty as mentor and nonmentor experiences) were examined for statistically significant differences in student selfefficacy. Selfefficacy was measured in three subcomponents (thinking and working like a scientist, scientific selfefficacy, and scientific identity) from student responses obtained in an online survey. Responses were analyzed using a nonparametric equivalent of a t ...
The Impact Of Khan Academy Math Remediation On Ninth Grade Student Achievement, Sandra Kelly
The Impact Of Khan Academy Math Remediation On Ninth Grade Student Achievement, Sandra Kelly
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this quasiexperimental study was to determine if using Khan Academy as math remediation for fifteen minutes per day during a ninth grade Math I class would significantly affect student math achievement as measured by the North Carolina READY Math I EndofCourse Assessment. This quantitative study conducted at two rural high schools in West Virginia used remediation theory to make a comparison against a control population with the independent variable being grade level instruction only or grade level instruction plus math remediation using Khan Academy. The participants in the study included 131 ninth grade high school students taking ...
A Correlational Study On Critical Thinking In Nursing As An Outcome Variable For Success, Rebecca Porter
A Correlational Study On Critical Thinking In Nursing As An Outcome Variable For Success, Rebecca Porter
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Critical thinking is a required curricular outcome for nursing education; however, the literature shows a gap related to valid and reliable tools to measure critical thinking specific to nursing and relating that critical thinking measurement to meaningful outcomes. This study examined critical thinking scores, as measured by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Critical Thinking Exam (CTE), to determine if a statistically significant predictive association existed between critical thinking scores, successful Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program completion, and National Certification Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEXRN®) pass rates. The research was conducted in a semiurban, hospitalbased, ASN program and included ...
Science Instruction In A Culture Of HighStakes Assessment: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study Into The Experiences Of Missouri Elementary School Teachers In A NonAssessed Grade Level, April Williams
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of the transcendental qualitative phenomenological research is to describe the characteristics and strategies of teachers who share the same experiences in teaching science, a nonassessed content, in a highstakes assessment environment at the third and fourth grade levels. Teacher curriculum choices are dictated by the need to prepare students to take content area standardized assessments in the grade level taught. Science instruction that focuses on scientific reasoning may lead to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers for students. Teachers who elect to teach science at the elementary level in a manner that develops scientific reasoning are an ...
Elementary Teachers' Participation In Edmodo As A Community Of Practice: A Phenomenology, Cynthia Reasoner
Elementary Teachers' Participation In Edmodo As A Community Of Practice: A Phenomenology, Cynthia Reasoner
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the shared, lived experience of elementary teachers’ participation in Edmodo as a community of practice. The theoretical framework guiding this research included Lave and Wenger’s (1991) community of practice theory and Bandura’s social learning theory (1977, 1984) which explained how learning through participation and observation occurs among teachers involved in learning communities. Social constructivism (Bruner, 1996; Piaget, 1971; Vygotsky, 1978) and adult learning theories (Mezirow, 1991, 1995; Knowles, 1984) also provided understanding as to how adults learn and create knowledge. This study described the lived experience of 10 elementary ...
The Relationship Between Elementary Teachers' Background In Mathematics, Teaching SelfEfficacy, And Teaching Outcome Expectancy When Implementing The Common Core State Standards, Jennifer Stuart
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this correlation study was to identify a possible relationship between elementary teacher background in mathematics as measured by completed college math credit hours, districtprovided professional development hours of training in Common Core math standards, and years of teaching experience, and teacher efficacy in math as measured by personal teaching self efficacy and outcome expectancy. The sample in the present study consisted of 69 elementary (K5) math teachers in a mediumsized semirural district located within a southern state. The data was collected using the Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument (MTEBI), an online survey that was sent to the ...
The Effects Of Contract Activity Packages On Boredom In A SixthGrade Accelerated Math Class, Joanna Bartlett
The Effects Of Contract Activity Packages On Boredom In A SixthGrade Accelerated Math Class, Joanna Bartlett
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
There is currently a lack of research aimed at determining the boredom level experienced by sixth grade students participating in an accelerated math class, as well as suitable strategies aimed at helping students avoid it. This quantitative quasiexperimental staticgroup comparison study investigated boredom levels with the implementation of Contract Activity Packages (CAPs), a strategy specifically related to combatting boredom for gifted and talented students, into a sixthgrade accelerated math class. Data were collected from 138 sixthgrade students participating in an accelerated math class via the boredom scale of the Achievement Emotions Questionnaire – Mathematics (AEQM) and analyzed using a twoway analysis ...
The Effects Of Desmos And Ti83 Plus Graphing Calculators On The ProblemSolving Confidence Of Middle And High School Mathematics Students, Edwin Montijo
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
As technology in education continues to improve, research is necessary to assess the impact it is having on students’ confidence in the way students solve mathematics problems. The purpose of this quasiexperimental, nonequivalent controlgroup comparison study is to examine the impact the Desmos graphing calculator has on the problemsolving confidence of middle school and high school students as compared to students who use a TI83 Plus graphing calculator while controlling for students’ math achievement scores. The students (N = 146) participating in this study were learning their respective mathematics material for an equivalent period of 12 weeks in order to determine ...
Perceived SelfEfficacy And StudentTeacher Relationships Among Diverse Title I Students’ Achievement In Science, Triaka A. Larry
Perceived SelfEfficacy And StudentTeacher Relationships Among Diverse Title I Students’ Achievement In Science, Triaka A. Larry
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The need for more diversity in STEMrelated careers and college majors is urgent. Selfefficacy and studentteacher relationships are factors that have been linked to influencing students’ pursuit of subjectspecific careers and academic achievement. The impact of selfefficacy and student perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviors on student achievement have been extensively researched in the areas of Mathematics and English, however, most studies using science achievement, as a criterion variable, were conducted using nondiverse, White upper middle class to affluent participants. In order to determine the strength of relationships between perceived science selfefficacy, and student perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviors as factors ...
Peer Tutoring Of Junior Nursing Students: Student Experiences And Perceptions Of SelfEfficacy And Benefit, Mary Clarke
Peer Tutoring Of Junior Nursing Students: Student Experiences And Perceptions Of SelfEfficacy And Benefit, Mary Clarke
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this phenomenological study is to understand the experiences of peer tutoring in juniorlevel nursing students, as well as the perceptions of increased selfefficacy and overall benefit to student learning. The proposed study included 10 nursing students enrolled in the residential Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at a large private university in the Southeast United States. The theoretical framework guiding this study included both developmental constructivism (Piaget, 1953) and social cognitive theory (Bandura, 1994), as they work in a reciprocal relationship within a conceptual framework. Knowledge is constructed, and as students learn concepts from experiences, they ...
Traditional Vs. ProjectBased Learning: The Effects On Student Performance And Motivation In Honors Level Mathematics Courses, Sunletha Carter
Traditional Vs. ProjectBased Learning: The Effects On Student Performance And Motivation In Honors Level Mathematics Courses, Sunletha Carter
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Since the charge by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to move away from the traditional learning (TL) method of instruction to more learnercontrolled techniques, projectbased learning (PBL) has been on the rise. This quasiexperimental nonequivalent control group design study compared the academic achievement of 122 eleventh and twelfth grade students who were instructed using PBL techniques, with a control group of their counterparts who were instructed using TL techniques, in honors level mathematics courses. Pretest and Posttest data collected from both groups of students were statistically analyzed using independent ttests, and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA), respectively, since ...
Using Teacher Perceptions To Predict Fifth Grade Science And Mathematics Scores In North Carolina, Jason Federico
Using Teacher Perceptions To Predict Fifth Grade Science And Mathematics Scores In North Carolina, Jason Federico
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this study was to analyze teachers’ perceptions of their working conditions and to what extent the perceptions impacted 5th grade students’ achievement in the areas of mathematics and science in North Carolina. The 2014 student achievement data in the areas of 5th grade EndofGrade (EOG) scores in mathematics and science were obtained from one randomly selected school in each of the 115 school districts in North Carolina. The perceptions of teachers’ working conditions were extracted from the 2014 teacher working conditions survey results from each of the same randomly selected 115 schools. This correlation study used a ...
Teachers' Perceptions Of Assessment Practices In Mathematics: Comparing Rural And Urban Secondary Schools In England, Michael Jarrett
Teachers' Perceptions Of Assessment Practices In Mathematics: Comparing Rural And Urban Secondary Schools In England, Michael Jarrett
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
This causalcomparative study compared the mean scores on the measures to determine if there were differences in perceived frequency of usage and perceived skill in usage of classroom assessment practices between mathematics teachers in urban secondary schools and mathematics teachers in rural secondary schools in England. The study comprised 109 participants selected by a random sampling method. The sample consisted of 53 mathematics teachers from urban secondary schools and 56 mathematics teachers from rural secondary schools drawn from a population of secondary school mathematics teachers in England. The Assessment Practices Inventory (API) was used to collect data from the participants ...
The Effects Of Using Selected Metacognitive Strategies On Act Mathematics SubTest Scores, Jeffrey Lemay
The Effects Of Using Selected Metacognitive Strategies On Act Mathematics SubTest Scores, Jeffrey Lemay
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
This quasiexperimental posttest only control group designed quantitative study examined whether or not members of an experimental group of participants who utilized two metacognitive strategy training regimens experienced a significant increase in their ACT mathematics subtest scores compared to a group of students who did not utilize either of the study’s metacognitive strategy training regimens. Using a posttest only control group design required 2 groups of participants: 1) the experimental group, and 2) the control group. Participants began the study’s treatment on October 26, 2015, and the study ended on December 12, 2015, when all participants of the ...
Comparing The Effects Of Elementary Music And Visual Arts Lessons On Standardized Mathematics Test Scores, Molly King
Comparing The Effects Of Elementary Music And Visual Arts Lessons On Standardized Mathematics Test Scores, Molly King
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this quantitative, causalcomparative study was to compare the effect elementary music and visual arts lessons had on third through sixth grade standardized mathematics test scores. Inferential statistics were used to compare the differences between test scores of students who took inschool, elementary, music instruction during the same semester state standardized mathematics tests were administered and those who took inschool, elementary visual arts instruction during the same semester standardized mathematics tests were administered. The students attended seven elementary schools in the same North Alabama school district. The research questions were: (a) Does participation in elementary school music lessons ...
Academic Intervention: Acceleration And Remediation, Barbara Franklin
Academic Intervention: Acceleration And Remediation, Barbara Franklin
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Eighth grade math students must pass a standards based test to be promoted to the next grade. Students who were at risk of failing the state’s annual test faced impending retention. The purpose of this quasiexperimental study was to see if an intensive nineweek (55 min per day) remedial Math Connection (MC) class for 67 suburban, eighth grade students identified as at risk of failing, could significantly increase the scores; concurrently, at this Title I school, they were compared with 122 eighth grade students who were not identified as at risk of failing. The dependent variable was measured using ...
PreService Elementary School Teachers’ Perceptions Of Mathematics Education Experiences: A Phenomenological Study, Christine Mcelhaney
PreService Elementary School Teachers’ Perceptions Of Mathematics Education Experiences: A Phenomenological Study, Christine Mcelhaney
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to examine the perceptions about mathematics of preservice elementary school teachers at a small private university in the Midwestern United States. The theoretical framework used for this research study came from Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory, including the component of teacher efficacy. Because mathematics is a fundamental subject for students to develop skills necessary for various 21st century careers, this qualitative phenomenological study sought to examine how preservice teachers perceived their ability and confidence to teach mathematics. I limited the choice of participants to elementary preservice teachers who had not yet completed any ...
The Relationship Between Using Study Island Supplemental Math Software And Third, Fourth, And Fifth Grade Students' Mathematics Achievement, Michael Rich
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The ex post facto study investigated the relationship between the use of Study Island supplemental math software and students’ math achievement in a Title I public elementary school in Georgia during the 20112012, 20122013, and the 20132014 school years. Data from the school was collected regarding the use of a supplemental math software program called Study Island during the 20122013 and the 20132014 school years. Data on students’ math achievement test scores was collected from school level reports for the 20112012, 20122013, and the 20132014 school years. Data was analyzed using a twotailed t test to investigate the possible relationship ...