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ERIC Number: ED521757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 195
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-6012-5
The Perceived Effects of No Child Left behind on Student Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum
Knight, Sharon Byrd
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Alabama
This dissertation examined perceptions of superintendents, principals and teachers about South Carolina's Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test or the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards testing program. A systemic sample of 729 superintendents, principals, and teachers were selected to participate in the study. A survey was emailed to the educators to gather their opinions and their perceptions of the South Carolina testing program. Three hundred seventy-four questionnaires were returned for a 52% return rate. Descriptive statistics were used to reveal participant's responses in five domains. A MANOVA was computed to determine if any significant main effects or interactions were evident among the independent variables of contract status, years of experience and position. Seven telephone surveys were conducted to increase understanding of the dependent variables or domains. Qualitative strategies were used to analyze these data. The results of the study found that opinions of superintendents, principals, and teachers differed in only one domain, school outcomes, based on contract status and years of experience. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001