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ERIC Number: ED567333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 209
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3037-8830-7
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The Impact of Troops to Teachers Participants on Student Achievement: A Causal-Comparative Study
Osuch, Kurt Stanley
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
The purpose of this causal-comparative study is to examine the impact of Troops to Teachers (TTT) participants on student achievement by comparing the mean scores of Texas students in the eighth grade during the 2011-2012 academic year taught by TTT participants with the mean scores of all other Texas eighth grade students on each of four mandatory standardized examinations. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provided the archival data used in the evaluation, which consisted of limited teacher demographic information, as well as individual student scores on the vertically equated 2011-2012 version of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests in mathematics, reading, science, and social studies. The results of the analysis indicate that students of non-TTT participants achieved statistically significant higher mean STAAR scores in mathematics, science, and social studies when compared to students of TTT participants. Students of TTT participants achieved higher, but not statistically significant, mean scores in reading when compared to students of all other teachers. This research informs teaching practice and alerts human resources practitioners, school administrators, teachers, legislators, veterans' program officials, and recruiters, to how school systems may design learning communities to take advantage of second-career teachers to further student achievement. Suggestions for further research are included. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas