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Promoting Parental Involvement And Students Success In School: What Teachers Can Do, Nora E. Preller Dec 2015

Promoting Parental Involvement And Students Success In School: What Teachers Can Do, Nora E. Preller

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Parents’ active involvement in their children’s education strongly correlates with student success in school (Abel, 2012; Hoover-Dempsey & Sandler, 1997; Zhan, 2005). Despite the benefits of parent involvement (PI), a variety of factors limit and discourage parents from taking an active role in their child’s education. This analytic literature review examine 1) what factors hinder parent involvement and 2) to research methods that teachers can take to promote PI. This review suggests that a variety of factors, ranging from teacher expectations and biases to parents’ beliefs and specific life contexts, can hinder PI (Hoover-Dempsey & Sandler, 2005). That said, teachers can do much to promote PI including but not limited to promoting positive interactions with parents, practicing culturally responsive teaching and empowering parents (Christianakis, 2011; Gillanders, McKinney, & Ritchie, 2012). In the end ...


Interactive Smart Board Techology: Does It Promote Individual Student Academic Achievement?, Jason D. Ellis May 2010

Interactive Smart Board Techology: Does It Promote Individual Student Academic Achievement?, Jason D. Ellis

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this two-phase, sequential mixed methods study will be to explore academic stimulation with the intent of using this information to develop and test an intrinsic relationship between SMART Board technology and academic achievement. The first phase will be a qualitative exploration of student stimulation by collecting observational data within a high school mathematics classroom. Themes from this qualitative data will then be developed into an instrument so that the integration of SMART Board technology in Math Education can be compared to student stimulation and academic achievement.

The integration of technology in education is very controversial. Is technology ...


Social Promotion Of High School Students, Amy Lee Patric Apr 2007

Social Promotion Of High School Students, Amy Lee Patric

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

With new standards and increasing pressure on educators from state and national governments, it is essential that schools are able to keep up with the increasing demands placed upon them. However, increasing standards has led to an increase in the number of students that fail to meet grade level requirements. In the attempt to help more students to meet standards, the issue of social promotion, or the policy of allowing a student who did not meet requirements to continue on to the next grade, has come under fire. In this thesis, the objective was to analyze the effectiveness of the ...


Teachers' Attitudes On How Medication Affects Students' Success, Anna Kogan May 2004

Teachers' Attitudes On How Medication Affects Students' Success, Anna Kogan

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

A study was conducted to find out if elementary students in inclusive classrooms associated with disabilities and students with problems in learning, processing and communicating information that receive medication are as academically and socially successful as students who do not receive medication. All subjects (N = 34) that participated in the study were students and teachers in a suburban elementary school, grades kindergarten through second. Data was collected using an anonymous, unpublished questionnaire, as well as from published comments on report cards from spring of 2003. All the questions asked addressed teachers' opinions and knowledge about academic and social performance, as ...


The Relationship Between Parental Involvement And The Academic Success Of Fifth Grade Students, Scott S. Kingsbury May 2003

The Relationship Between Parental Involvement And The Academic Success Of Fifth Grade Students, Scott S. Kingsbury

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a statistically significant relationship between the level of parental involvement of fifth grade students and the scores that these students achieved on their fourth grade New York State Math and ELA Tests. Surveys were returned from the parents of fifty-eight students. The students were divided into two groups—high and low achievers based on their scores on the NYS Math and ELA tests. High achievement was defined as a score of 3 or 4 and low achievement was defined as a score of 1 or 2. Surveys were sent ...


What Are The Attitudes And Opinions Of School Personnel In Reference To The School Breakfast And Lunch Programs In Elementary Schools?, Mae T. Jones Dec 1998

What Are The Attitudes And Opinions Of School Personnel In Reference To The School Breakfast And Lunch Programs In Elementary Schools?, Mae T. Jones

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine perceptions of some school personnel regarding the Breakfast and Lunch Programs in their elementary schools. Also, the purpose of investigating the perceptions of current school personnel was to determine if the findings concur with existing research. The findings of this study were compared to previous research data, which focuses on the school personnel comments regarding their perceptions of what is considered a quality School Breakfast and Lunch Program in their elementary school. This study includes a research-designed questionnaire, which was administered to 67 voluntary participants in a city school district in western ...


First And Second Grade, Bilingual (Spanish/English-Speaking) And Monolingual (English-Speaking) Teachers’ Evaluations Of What They Consider Basic Elements Of An Adequate Early Intervention Reading Program For The Population They Serve, Michelle Karam Dec 1998

First And Second Grade, Bilingual (Spanish/English-Speaking) And Monolingual (English-Speaking) Teachers’ Evaluations Of What They Consider Basic Elements Of An Adequate Early Intervention Reading Program For The Population They Serve, Michelle Karam

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the evaluated elements of an adequate early intervention reading program for bilingual (Spanish/English-speaking) and monolingual (English-speaking) students, as viewed by their first or second grade, bilingual or monolingual teacher. Fifteen bilingual and fifteen monolingual, first and second grade teachers (N=30) from three area urban school districts constituted the subjects of this study. An anonymous survey was sent to each of the thirty teachers. From a listing of key components of a reading program, teachers rated each of the fifteen elements they felt as being most important to the population they ...


Teaching Phonics To Adult Students Using Job Relevant Reading Materials, Andrea R. Stridiron Aug 1998

Teaching Phonics To Adult Students Using Job Relevant Reading Materials, Andrea R. Stridiron

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

When adult students make the decision to return to school after being away a year or more, they may have forgotten many skills, rules and/or generalizations of reading that will be crucial for their success in the work force. One of these is phonics.

Many students have forgotten basic phonics rules. This has prevented them from reading for pleasure, but more importantly, it has kept them from being successful on the job. It keeps them from reading and following simple instructions or understanding written memos from their supervisors or fellow workers. Lack of following directions can lead to accidents ...


What Is The Correlation Between Risk-Taking Behaviors And Letter Recognition In Kindergarten Students?, Michelle Delong May 1998

What Is The Correlation Between Risk-Taking Behaviors And Letter Recognition In Kindergarten Students?, Michelle Delong

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study attempted to determine whether there was a significant correlation between the letter recognition ability of kindergarten students and their risk-taking characteristics in the classroom. To achieve this purpose, letter recognition scores from November report cards were used, along with teacher input regarding risk-taking behaviors. One hundred ten kindergarten students from an upstate New York suburban community were the subjects for this study. Eleven participating teachers listed the five students in their class who exhibited the most risk-taking behaviors in the academic setting and the five students in their class who exhibited the fewest risk-taking behaviors in the academic ...


A Case Study: An Investigation On Influences Affecting The Reading Levels Of Bilingual Students, Enildo D. Avila May 1994

A Case Study: An Investigation On Influences Affecting The Reading Levels Of Bilingual Students, Enildo D. Avila

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study examines the reading of native Spanish-speaking Hispanic students, focusing on any influences or factors that might impede their ability to gain competence in their target language—English. It focuses on eight students from a middle school in Rochester, NY. Four students scoring in the lower half of the Pupil Evaluation Program (PEP) test and four students scoring in the upper half were selected for examination. Each student participated in a personal interview to determine whether there are any influences that impact them in the affective domain. The study reveals four primary concerns that may impact student success, including ...


Using Reading Skills As A Predictor Of Success On The Fourth Grade S-Pet Test, Francis J. Fiore Jr. May 1994

Using Reading Skills As A Predictor Of Success On The Fourth Grade S-Pet Test, Francis J. Fiore Jr.

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In the following study, the Program Evaluation Test in Science (S-PET) scores for students in the fourth grade at PS #44 within the Rochester city School District, were compared to their scores on the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) test. The tests are administered to all fourth grade students every May.

Two groups of students were included: the first group was composed of those fourth grade students who took the S-PET test in May 1992. The second group was made up of the fourth grade students who took the S-PET test in May 1993. These same students also took the ...


The Relationship Of Self-Concept And Apprehension To Writing: A Case Study Of Avoidance Techniques In A Learning Disabled Student, Elizabeth C. Conte Aug 1990

The Relationship Of Self-Concept And Apprehension To Writing: A Case Study Of Avoidance Techniques In A Learning Disabled Student, Elizabeth C. Conte

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The background of a learning disabled student is profiled with specific details of his varied educational programs. Included is a review of literature concerning learning disabilities as they relate to self-concept, writing attitudes, ability and overall achievement. The purpose of this case study was to investigate the relationship of R's self-concept to his writing disability and his non-achievement in school. Family history, educational placements, academic, standardized, and diagnostic tests as well as anecdotal comments were reviewed in an attempt to break down his pattern of failure. There appears to be a strong correlation between R's ' achievement level and ...


A Comparison Of The Study Skills And Academic Success Between Traditional Aged Students And Non-Traditional Aged Students In The Student Support Services Program At Suny College At Brockport, Cathleen M. Stanes Aug 1989

A Comparison Of The Study Skills And Academic Success Between Traditional Aged Students And Non-Traditional Aged Students In The Student Support Services Program At Suny College At Brockport, Cathleen M. Stanes

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the study skills, learning behaviors and academic success of a group of non-traditional aged college students in the Student Support Services Program at an upstate New York college and compare them with a group of traditional aged students in the same program. The subjects consisted of twenty-one adult students and twenty-one traditional aged students in the Student Support Services Program at SUNY College at Brockport. Mean scores earned on seven subscales of the LASSI and mean semester grade point averages were found for both groups and tested for significance at the 90 ...