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Instructional Practices Associated With Science Proficiency Of English Language Learners, Sherly Yadira SotoOrtiz
Instructional Practices Associated With Science Proficiency Of English Language Learners, Sherly Yadira SotoOrtiz
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
AbstractThe study addressed the gap in fifthgrade science proficiency between English language learners (ELLs) enrolled in two different science programs in a large school district in the Southeast United States. The Inspire program was implemented in 125 schools, while a combination of Inspire and Promoting Science among English Language Learners (PSELL) developed to facilitate science learning for nonEnglish learners, was implemented in 25 schools. A concurrent mixedmethods case study design was used to examine how instructional practices of each program were (1) aligned with the instructional framework of the Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol (SIOP), (2) how the two programs supported ...
Elementary Teachers’ Implementation Of InquiryBased Instruction, William P. Gray
Elementary Teachers’ Implementation Of InquiryBased Instruction, William P. Gray
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
A midAtlantic state has recently adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that require teachers to integrate inquirybased instruction into the classroom. The problem at the local level is a new inquirybased curriculum, based on the NGSS, is being mandated without identifying the instructional strategies teachers are using to implement the new standards. The purpose of this project study was to explore fourth and fifthgrade science teachers’ inquirybased instructional strategies, why the strategies were chosen, and teachers’ concerns about the implementation of the strategies. In this case study, the concernbased adoption model and selfefficacy were used as a conceptual framework ...
Implementation Of International Society For Technology In Education Standards In Elementary School Teachers’ Pedagogical Science Practices, Rochelle Anne Mccoy
Implementation Of International Society For Technology In Education Standards In Elementary School Teachers’ Pedagogical Science Practices, Rochelle Anne Mccoy
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
This study addressed the problem of whether elementary school teachers are consistently implementing the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards in their pedagogical practices of teaching science. It was evident that half of all teachers in the United States do not consistently implement technology into their instruction. The purpose of this study was to understand elementary school teachers’ perceptions about how teachers are using the three selected ISTE standards during their pedagogical practices when teaching elementary science in order to maximize learning. The technology acceptance model was the conceptual framework used in this study. The research questions focused ...
High School Principals' Perceptions And Instructional Leadership Practices Regarding Algebra I State Scores, Tangia Ann Miller
High School Principals' Perceptions And Instructional Leadership Practices Regarding Algebra I State Scores, Tangia Ann Miller
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
States are double scheduling algebra classes; using calculators and virtual manipulativelike algebra tiles; and applying interventions such as Response to Interventions, needs assessments, and various computer graphing technology such as Demos. However, during the school year 20182019, 12.9 percent of a state public school students failed to meet passing score requirements on the state algebra test and were at risk of not graduating. The purpose of this research was to examine school principal perceptions and instructional leadership practices supporting mathematics teachers to help students to improve their proficiency in Algebra I. A basic qualitative research design, grounded in instructional ...
The Effect Of Coding Classes On Mathematics Achievement Of Preschool Students, Ebru Hacer Erbilgin
The Effect Of Coding Classes On Mathematics Achievement Of Preschool Students, Ebru Hacer Erbilgin
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The problem that inspired this study is that Turkish students’ mathematics rankings on global exams such as The Program for the International Students Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) had been below the average for many years, a problem that may have rooted in children’s early experiences with mathematics. The purpose of this quantitative pretest posttest quasiexperimental control group study was to determine the effect of computerprogramming classes with Code Studio on mathematics scores of preschool students. Siemens’s connectivism theory for the digital age formed the foundation for this research. A single research ...
Middle School Science Teachers’ Experience With The Change To InquiryBased By Instruction, Patricia AdamsGouthro
Middle School Science Teachers’ Experience With The Change To InquiryBased By Instruction, Patricia AdamsGouthro
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Middle school science teachers in a Northeastern urban school district incorporated an inquirybased curriculum (IBC) using the full option science system (FOSS) to improve instruction; however, the teachers struggled to change their teaching practices. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore teachers’ experiences with and their changes in instructional practices using the FOSS curriculum. The concernsbased adoption model was the framework that guided this study. The research questions focused on identifying the levels of use, stages of concern, and experiences and needs teachers had using the FOSS curriculum. A purposeful sample of 14 middle school science teachers ...
Elementary Principals’ Constraints And Considerations When Hiring And Assigning Mathematics Teachers, Kathleen Schofield
Elementary Principals’ Constraints And Considerations When Hiring And Assigning Mathematics Teachers, Kathleen Schofield
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Quality issues existed in mathematics instruction in elementary classrooms in a region in Florida. As a possible contributor to that problem, principals were hiring and assigning mathematics teachers who may have possessed insufficient content knowledge. Elementary teachers are frequently teamed in the region, with 1 teacher assigned to provide instruction in mathematics and the other to provide literacy instruction. The purpose of this study was to understand factors elementary school principals considered when hiring and assigning mathematics teachers as well as possible budgetary and other constraints that may have affected the depth of the applicant pool and related staffing decisions ...
An Interpretive Phenomenological Study Of Adult Students’ Subjective Theories Of Critical Thinking In Anatomy And Physiology, Elizabeth Anne DubofskyPorter
An Interpretive Phenomenological Study Of Adult Students’ Subjective Theories Of Critical Thinking In Anatomy And Physiology, Elizabeth Anne DubofskyPorter
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Critical thinking is a vital skill for the success of recent graduates, both to increase academic success and improve employability after graduation, especially in health science fields. However, many adult students fail to engage in critical thinking, especially in core courses such as anatomy and physiology (A&P). The purpose of this interpretive phenomenological qualitative study was to better understand adult students’ subjective theories regarding critical thinking and how adult students perceive the use of and any barriers or challenges to critical thinking in A&P while enrolled at Technical University. The theoretical framework that grounded this study was the ...
Community College Students' Perceptions Of Developmental Mathematics And Influences On Persistence, Sumithra S. Iyer
Community College Students' Perceptions Of Developmental Mathematics And Influences On Persistence, Sumithra S. Iyer
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The increase in the dropout rates associated with developmental mathematics classes in 1 Texas community college provoked the need for this study. The purpose of this case study was to explore students' reasons for dropping out of developmental mathematics and what might have helped them be successful. Tinto's model of student attrition, which is characterized by students' social and academic integration affecting their retention in the college, provided the conceptual framework for the study. The research questions addressed the students' perceptions of both why they dropped out of developmental mathematics courses and what might have helped them to successfully ...
Rural Elementary Educator Perceptions About Mathematics Instructional Resources And Strategies, Kristina Gabrielle Anderson
Rural Elementary Educator Perceptions About Mathematics Instructional Resources And Strategies, Kristina Gabrielle Anderson
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
An increasing number of students in a rural elementary school have not met the mathematics proficiency benchmark. Despite these changes made to mathematic curriculum and instruction, student data continued to indicate an increasing number of students in Grades 3–6 had not met the mathematics proficiency standard. The purpose of this study was to investigate perceptions of elementary mathematics teachers in Grades 3–6 and administrators regarding instructional resources, strategies used to teach mathematics, and professional development for teaching mathematics. Archer and Hughes’ concept of explicit instruction formed the conceptual framework that guided this study. The research questions for this ...
Teacher Perceptions Of Alternative Grading To Support Authentic Learning, Gina Nicole Sese
Teacher Perceptions Of Alternative Grading To Support Authentic Learning, Gina Nicole Sese
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Alternative grading practices are often used in authentic learning environments where the focus is on connecting instruction to realworld issues, problems, and applications. Scholarly literature lacks research studies related to teacher perceptions of alternative grading to support authentic learning. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore the perceptions of high school science teachers regarding their use of alternative grading to support authentic learning, student selfreflection, and student articulation of their learning. The conceptual framework for this study was based on Herrington and Oliver’s instructional design framework for authentic learning environments. The focus of the research questions ...
Mathematics Cognitive And Content Abilities Across The Vincentian Student Population, Brendalee Rorena Cato
Mathematics Cognitive And Content Abilities Across The Vincentian Student Population, Brendalee Rorena Cato
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Mathematics achievement is a key component of student overall academic achievement. However, many students from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Vincentian students) continue to perform poorly on the regional Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) mathematics examination. This poor mathematics performance is a concern for education stakeholders. The purpose of this quantitative, nonexperimental study was to explore the extent to which the CSEC mathematics scores of highscoring Vincentian students versus lowscoring Vincentian students in the cognitive domains of knowledge, comprehension, and reasoning differ across the content domains of algebra; geometry; measurement; statistics; and relations, functions, and graphs (RFG). The theoretical foundation ...
TeachToOne Blended Mathematics' Impact On Middle School Students' Mathematics Achievement, Navdeep Dhindsa
TeachToOne Blended Mathematics' Impact On Middle School Students' Mathematics Achievement, Navdeep Dhindsa
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Blended learning that integrates computerassisted instruction with facetoface instruction is gaining popularity in U.S. middle schools; therefore, the effectiveness of such blended learning models in improving middle school students' achievement in mathematics needs to be explored. Middle school students at a public Connecticut school have shown poor performance in mathematics on a state standardized test. The local district implemented a blended learning model, Teach to One: Math (TTO), in 1 of the middle schools to improve students' performance in mathematics. The theoretical framework for this study was Koehler and Mishra's theory of technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge. The ...
Perceptions Of Urban Secondary Science Teachers Regarding Social Learning Professional Development, Mary Kaye Macauley
Perceptions Of Urban Secondary Science Teachers Regarding Social Learning Professional Development, Mary Kaye Macauley
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Traditional classroom environments may not motivate students to learn and may lack interactive connections between educators and learners in the classroom. The problem addressed in this research study is the lack of understanding of science teachers' use and perception of innovative social learning strategies implemented in urban classrooms. The purpose of this research study was to establish urban science teachers' perceptions regarding social learning strategies within their classrooms. The conceptual framework of Hall and Hord's levels of use was used. The research questions addressed in this study focused on the perceptions and experiences of secondary science teachers in a ...
An Exploration Of Scaffolding Strategies In A Remedial High School Mathematics Course, Pauline Ofure Aikhuele
An Exploration Of Scaffolding Strategies In A Remedial High School Mathematics Course, Pauline Ofure Aikhuele
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
In a southeastern state school district, the educators understood little about the scaffolding practices of ninthgrade teachers of Foundations of Algebra (FOA), a remedial course. FOA is a mathematics course designed for students who need substantial help to master the required standards. An increasing number of students in 2 high schools failed FOA; hence, they were not prepared for Algebra 1. The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to explore the scaffolding strategies used by FOA teachers. Bruner's constructivist theory and Vygotsky's zone of proximal development (ZPD) theory were used to guide this study. The research ...
Third Grade Math Teachers’ Perceptions Of Their Preparedness To Teach The Standards For The Staar Math Test, Diana L. Everman
Third Grade Math Teachers’ Perceptions Of Their Preparedness To Teach The Standards For The Staar Math Test, Diana L. Everman
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Teacher professional development (PD) is acknowledged as an effective approach for changing teachers’ beliefs, practices, and behaviors to raise student academic achievement. A rural school district identified that 3rd grade math teachers felt inadequately prepared to teach the College and Career Readiness and Academic Standards (CCRS) standards for the state math assessment (STAAR). The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore third grade math teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness to meet the demands of the new third grade STAAR math test. Vygotsky’s constructivist theory from an adult learning perspective and Bandura’s selfefficacy theory guided the study ...
MiddleSchool Mathematics Teachers' Use Of Formative Assessment Data, Shawana T. Green
MiddleSchool Mathematics Teachers' Use Of Formative Assessment Data, Shawana T. Green
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
A school district located in the southeastern United States uses benchmark tests as formative assessment to provide teachers with data to differentiate their instruction to meet the individual needs of students in their classrooms. Despite this effort, student achievement in mathematics in this school district has not improved. The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of how middlegrade mathematics teachers used the benchmark results as formative data to guide instruction and meet student needs. The conceptual framework that grounded this study was the model of formative assessment developed by Black and Wiliam. For this basic qualitative study ...
Preparing New Jersey Community College Students For The Mathematics Placement Tests, Charles Edward Haas
Preparing New Jersey Community College Students For The Mathematics Placement Tests, Charles Edward Haas
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Although most new college students had to demonstrate algebraic and basic mathematics mastery to earn a high school diploma or the equivalent, the majority of incoming New Jersey community college students are not showing this knowledge on the mathematics placement tests, thus placing into developmental courses, which must be successfully completed before students can attempt any collegelevel mathematics courses. Guided by Knowles’ theory of andragogy and developmental mathematics as a core concept, the purpose of this study was to determine ways to help incoming New Jersey community college students prepare for the ACCUPLACER mathematics tests. The research questions addressed testing ...
Perceptions Of HomeBased Parental Involvement And Middle School Students' Science Outcomes, Staicy Anthony
Perceptions Of HomeBased Parental Involvement And Middle School Students' Science Outcomes, Staicy Anthony
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
A lowincome, urban school district has consistently failed to achieve the state’s target science performance index for several years at the middle school level. Studies have suggested that parental involvement affects student achievement. Middle school administrators and science teachers lack an understanding of homebased parental involvement behaviors regarding students’ science outcomes. There is a need for increased homebased parental involvement to enhance science outcomes among middle school students. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to fill the gap in practice by exploring administrators’ and science teachers’ perceptions of homebased parental involvement behaviors regarding middle school students’ science ...
Grit And Female Graduates’ Experiences In Engineering And Computer Science Programs, Jennifer Ilene Watson
Grit And Female Graduates’ Experiences In Engineering And Computer Science Programs, Jennifer Ilene Watson
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Institutions have implemented recruitment and retention initiatives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degree programs; however, gender disparity of women in engineering and computer science programs persists. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences of female graduates from engineering and computer science programs. The conceptual framework was the theory of grit to explore how female students sustained their passion and perseverance through obstacles and adverse situations. Data were gathered through semistructured interviews with 17 female participants who graduated from engineering and computer science programs in the United States. Data were analyzed through a ...
Strategies For Improving Remedial Mathematics Performance Among Community College Students, Lateria S. Joiner
Strategies For Improving Remedial Mathematics Performance Among Community College Students, Lateria S. Joiner
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Increasing numbers of underprepared students throughout the United States must enroll in college remedial math courses, which delays students’ graduation and increases withdrawal rates. Twothirds of firstyear college students at a rural community college in the southeastern United States were required to enroll in remedial mathematics. Only 65% completed the course. Guided by Bandura’s theory of selfefficacy, which maintains that belief in one’s ability improves success, the purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the perceptions of instructors, administrators, and students to explain the gap in performance in remedial mathematics and to use the results of this ...
The Implementation Of Math Technology Supplemental Programs For Elementary Students, Carolyn Sue Torres
The Implementation Of Math Technology Supplemental Programs For Elementary Students, Carolyn Sue Torres
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Many studies have focused on using technological devices in elementary education; however, more research is needed on the implementation of technology to improve student learning in math. The problem addressed in this study was the lack of information about how teachers implemented and used the new math software programs, Imagine Math and Reflex in their instruction and their perspectives on differences the programs made in students' math learning. The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) served as the conceptual framework for this study. The purpose of the study was to understand how teachers are using the new math software programs and ...
An Evaluation Of A Redesigned Developmental Mathematics Course At A Hawaii Community College, Bebi Zamina Khan Davis
An Evaluation Of A Redesigned Developmental Mathematics Course At A Hawaii Community College, Bebi Zamina Khan Davis
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Developmental mathematics is a problem for many college students due to high failure rate. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the redesigned course, Math 24. The evaluation examined success, retention, and persistence outcomes of the redesigned course compared to the previous developmental math course. The course's academic and environmental strengths and weaknesses were assessed from the students' and instructors' perspectives. The study utilized the theoretical and conceptual frameworks of Tinto's retention model, Astin's IEO model, and Wlodkowski's culturally responsive teaching. A mixed methods program evaluation was employed for the case study ...
The Effect Of Stem And NonStem Education On Student Mathematics Ability In Third Grade, Elke Hyacinth
The Effect Of Stem And NonStem Education On Student Mathematics Ability In Third Grade, Elke Hyacinth
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Although early mathematics instruction is predictive of future mathematics achievement, the effects of STEMbased mathematics instruction on mathematics gains in elementary school have been largely unexplored. The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine whether mathematics scores from third grade student statemandated standardized mathematics test differ between students who were enrolled in STEM schools and students who were enrolled in nonSTEM schools in the largest school district located in a Southwestern state in the United States. Polya's problemsolving heuristics formed the theoretical framework because of their relevance to concepts on the third grade mathematics test. Two research questions ...
Middle School Teachers' Perceptions Of Instructional Coaching, Dean Rochelle Bryant
Middle School Teachers' Perceptions Of Instructional Coaching, Dean Rochelle Bryant
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Instructional coaching, a multifaceted form of jobembedded professional development in education, is widely spreading across the United States as a means of improving staff performance and student learning. The problem was that there was a decrease in 8th grade student achievement in mathematics in this school district. The purpose of the intrinsic qualitative case study was to examine the perceptions and experiences of middle school math teachers about the role of instructional coaches in supporting math instruction. Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Knowles' andragogy adult learning theories formed the conceptual framework that guided this study. The research questions focused ...
EighthGrade Teachers' And Students' Experiences With Ipads In Math Inclusion Classes, Sitembiso Maduma Ncube
EighthGrade Teachers' And Students' Experiences With Ipads In Math Inclusion Classes, Sitembiso Maduma Ncube
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Although educators have embraced technology in mathematics inclusion classrooms, students with math learning disabilities (MLD) still have anxiety and negative attitudes about mathematics and score lower than their counterparts. The purpose of this qualitative single case study was to investigate and describe the experiences of middle school 8th grade inclusion iPad math app users. The technological pedagogical content knowledge model, the universal design for learning model, and the experiential learning theory provided the conceptual framework of technology integration. The research questions addressed the experiences of middle school inclusion teachers and students with MLD regarding iPad use in a Common Core ...
Effect Of ServiceLearning Participation On High School Attendance And Science Achievement, Julia Roscoe
Effect Of ServiceLearning Participation On High School Attendance And Science Achievement, Julia Roscoe
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Students at an alternative high school located in a northern Midwest state demonstrated low science achievement and high rates of student absenteeism. Students who do not attend school regularly and achieve in science courses are at risk of not graduating from high school, so teachers at the study school implemented a 16day servicelearning project embedded in a Grade 10 environmental science unit. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of 10thgrade students' participation in the servicelearning project on student science achievement and attendance. The theoretical framework was Kearsley and Shneiderman's engagement theory. Archival data from school ...
Examining General Educators' Instructional Practices Teaching Mathematics To K8 Students With Disabilities, Kendra Michelle Cumberland
Examining General Educators' Instructional Practices Teaching Mathematics To K8 Students With Disabilities, Kendra Michelle Cumberland
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
A disparity in the mathematics performance between students with disabilities (SWDs) and students without disabilities in K8 grades in international schools may lead to a lack of opportunities for SWDs to take advanced mathematics classes and enter mathematicsrelated college programs and careers. This problem may be increased if K8 teachers of SWDs do not use socialconstructivistbased practices needed for effective mathematics teaching. The purpose of this bounded qualitative exploratory case study was to explore the constructivistbased practices teachers applied in the mathematics K8 classrooms for SWDs. Vygotsky's socialconstructivism theory was used to guide this study. The research question addressed ...
A Qualitative Study Of Instructional Practices For English Learners In Elementary Mathematics, Katie Corinne Baum
A Qualitative Study Of Instructional Practices For English Learners In Elementary Mathematics, Katie Corinne Baum
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
It is important for elementary teachers to provide quality mathematics instruction for English Learner (EL) students to close achievement gaps. Elementary mathematics teachers in the Keystone School District were struggling to implement instructional practices for EL students in mathematics as evidenced by communications with teachers, administrators, and documents from the staterequired action plan. The purpose of this study was to explore the instructional practices and the challenges encountered by teachers related to providing mathematics instruction for ELs. The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol Model served as the conceptual framework. The research questions focused on the instructional practices that teachers were implementing ...
Exploring Fifth Grade Teachers' Perceptions Of Math Instructional Practices, Lastarra Latoia Bryant
Exploring Fifth Grade Teachers' Perceptions Of Math Instructional Practices, Lastarra Latoia Bryant
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Even though a school in Southern Virginia had been utilizing a variety of manipulatives, calculators, and computers to transition students through the concreterepresentationalabstract (CRA) sequence; students did not meet the state proficiency requirement on the standardized math assessment. A qualitative descriptive case study design, grounded in Bruner's learning theory on the modes of representation, was utilized to explore fifthgrade teachers' perceptions of their math instructional practices. The central question was about 5thgrade teachers' perceptions of utilizing a wide variety of manipulatives, calculators, and computers to transition students from concrete understandings to pictorial representations before they embark upon abstract concepts ...