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The Effects Of Professional Development On Implementation Of The 2010 Mississippi Science Framework On Teachers' Attitudes About Teaching Science In Elementary School, Kimberly Lanette Carroll Jan 2011

The Effects Of Professional Development On Implementation Of The 2010 Mississippi Science Framework On Teachers' Attitudes About Teaching Science In Elementary School, Kimberly Lanette Carroll

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This study attempted to determine the effects of professional development on teachers' attitudes about teaching the 2010 Mississippi Science Framework in elementary school. Subjects were elementary teachers in grades three through eight. A sample size of 26 teachers was selected from two school districts; one was rural and the other was an urban school district. The selected participants were then randomly assigned to either the control or treatment group. Teachers in the treatment group met once a week for four weeks for at least 90 minutes per session that focused on improving knowledge and attitude toward science inquiry. The treatment ...


A Study Of The Relationship Between Reading Instruction And Male Students' Reading Scores In Single-Gender Elementary Classrooms, Chrystal Michelle Hodges Jan 2011

A Study Of The Relationship Between Reading Instruction And Male Students' Reading Scores In Single-Gender Elementary Classrooms, Chrystal Michelle Hodges

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the impact of single-gender grouping on the reading performance of fourth grade male students and explore the levels of use of research-based reading strategies for their influence on reading achievement of male students in single-gender and mixed-gender class settings. The study population consisted of 195 student participants, from 4 different schools in one mid-South school district, and 9 teacher participants of these students. The control group consisted of 98 students from two of the four schools in the study. Data was collected using the results from the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition ...


Teachers' Experiences With English Language Learners In The K-5 Classroom, Anita Williams Mcgraw Jan 2011

Teachers' Experiences With English Language Learners In The K-5 Classroom, Anita Williams Mcgraw

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Teachers across the nation face challenges in today's diverse classrooms. To add to the pressure of meeting all of the students' needs and being successful on high-stakes tests, the growth in the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the regular classroom has grown tremendously over the last several years. This study examined teachers' experiences in working with ELLs and their families in the K-5 classroom. Research on teachers' attitudes in working with this population was reviewed because teachers' attitudes have an effect on the quality of the education ELLs receive. Evidence based strategies to help teachers with ELL ...


The Effectiveness Of The Response To Intervention Plan On Third Grade At-Risk Readers In A Rural School District Measured By The Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (Mct2), Tamisha Estes Jan 2011

The Effectiveness Of The Response To Intervention Plan On Third Grade At-Risk Readers In A Rural School District Measured By The Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (Mct2), Tamisha Estes

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a response to intervention plan program on students' reading achievement scores on the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2). It explored gender differences in reading achievementto determine whether differences existed between males and females on the 2010–2011 MCT2 reading achievement tests.