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Elementary Education

The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Student assessment

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An Investigation Into The Relationship Between Fourth Grade Degrees Of Reading Power Achievement And The Fourth Grade New York State English Language Arts Assessment Achievement, Julie L. Wells Aug 1999

An Investigation Into The Relationship Between Fourth Grade Degrees Of Reading Power Achievement And The Fourth Grade New York State English Language Arts Assessment Achievement, Julie L. Wells

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a statistically significant relationship in achievement between the traditional standardized fourth grade DRP reading test and the NYS English Language Arts Fourth Grade assessment.

Academic standardized testing is becoming more performance based and is letting go of the traditional multiple choice assessment. New York State has adopted 28 learning standards for seven of the content areas. The language arts content area has four learning standards that have a great emphasis on higher level thinking and processing skills.

To be able to assess the students properly, the state has developed ...


A Comparison Of How Schools Diagnose And Support Growth In Reading For Third Grade Students, Rachel B. Gnage Jul 1998

A Comparison Of How Schools Diagnose And Support Growth In Reading For Third Grade Students, Rachel B. Gnage

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was three fold. First examined was how reading abilities are identified in typical third grade classrooms. Secondly, approaches, strategies, and instruments classroom teachers, remedial reading specialist, and special education teachers (reading facilitators) use to support growth were investigated. Finally, school districts were compared with each other. Forty-six third grade reading facilitators were surveyed with a researcher-made instrument that included eighty-five items and four open-ended questions. Data was gathered in frequency tables from the twenty-six surveys that were returned. The survey data displayed that reading facilitators use a wide variety of elements to diagnose reading abilities ...


The Effects Of Written And Meaningful Teacher Feedback On The Achievement Of Fifth Grade Science Students, Susan Gerace Stephany Aug 1987

The Effects Of Written And Meaningful Teacher Feedback On The Achievement Of Fifth Grade Science Students, Susan Gerace Stephany

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

There are many teacher behaviors that affect student achievement. Research on student achievement has dealt with a variety of grade levels and subject areas. The purpose of this study was to determine whether consistent and meaningful written teacher commentary affects the achievement of fifth grade science students. Two groups of fifth graders (n=46) were utilized in a statistical split half study designed to compare achievement both between groups as well as within the groups themselves. Through the use of independent t-tests, no statistically significant difference in achievement was found between or within groups as a result of consistent and ...


The Effects Of A Directed Reading-Thinking Approach In The Teaching Of Reading On The General Reading Comprehension Scores And Inferential Comprehension Scores Of Third Grade Students, Sheila V. Slusser Nov 1978

The Effects Of A Directed Reading-Thinking Approach In The Teaching Of Reading On The General Reading Comprehension Scores And Inferential Comprehension Scores Of Third Grade Students, Sheila V. Slusser

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of a directed reading-thinking approach in the teaching of reading on the general and inferential comprehension scores of third grade students of average reading ability. The subjects consisted of 32 third grade students, 17 males and 15 females, of average reading ability. The subjects were divided into two comparable average reading groups. One group was assigned as the control group and followed a regular basal reading program. The other group was designated as the experimental group and was taught by this investigator using a directed reading-thinking approach in the teaching ...


An Investigation Of The Visual Selective Attention Abilities Of Children Completing A Kindergarten Program, Carol Anne Cuccu Aug 1978

An Investigation Of The Visual Selective Attention Abilities Of Children Completing A Kindergarten Program, Carol Anne Cuccu

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study investigated the ability of children completing a kindergarten program to perform a visual selective attention task.

It also examined the data to determine if measurement of the task in the visual area would complement significantly a traditional reading readiness assessment.

Subjects were instructed to sort 25 stimulus cards according to the central feature, the Greek letter. They were told to ignore the incidental features of card shape, card background color and color of the Greek letter. The subjects were given a central score for the cards correctly grouped. After completing the task, the subjects were asked to recall ...