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ERIC Number: EJ902902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Pizza Parties, Pep Rallies, and Practice Tests: Strategies Used by High School Principals to Raise Percent Proficient
Hollingworth, Liz; Dude, David J.; Shepherd, Julie K.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v9 n4 p462-478 2010
This study explores ways high school principals are responding to the demands of education reform to raise student test scores on achievement tests used for accountability purposes. Anecdotal evidence suggests administrators have instituted pizza parties and pep rallies to motivate students to do their best and practice tests to prepare students academically. We interviewed principals to find out how they are both motivating and preparing their students for high-stakes tests. The goal of this research is to investigate how widespread these and other activities are and to see if the principals believe these strategies are indeed raising scores. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001