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Hochbein, Craig; Mitchell, Amanda M.; Pollio, Martin – NASSP Bulletin, 2013
The recent policy focus on the turnaround of persistently low-achieving schools has generated considerable debate about the reforms needed to dramatically and quickly increase school performance. The purpose of this article is not to focus on specific turnaround interventions, but rather on the identification of schools slated to receive these…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Effectiveness, Low Achievement, Intervention
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Emmett, Joshua – NASSP Bulletin, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to discover the influence of a student achievement program implemented at one large urban high school that employed extrinsic motivation to promote student achievement on state assessments. Using organismic integration theory as the theoretical framework, 19 randomly selected students participated…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, State Standards
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Hvidston, David J.; Hvidston, Brynn A.; Range, Bret G.; Harbour, Clifford P. – NASSP Bulletin, 2013
Cyberbullying has been identified by school leaders and researchers as one of the most serious adverse consequences of incorporating information technology into the classroom. This article examines the legal status of cyberbullying by conducting an analysis of selected federal appellate court opinions. This analysis identifies a set of legal…
Descriptors: Bullying, Principals, Mass Media Effects, Court Litigation
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Ali, Elias; Heck, Ronald H. – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
The purpose of this study is to describe an alternative means of estimating school effectiveness, referred to as an "absolute year" of schooling and demonstrate its usefulness as a measure of school effectiveness in the middle grades. More specifically, the study investigated (a) whether the absolute schooling effect in math and reading outcomes…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Effectiveness, Measurement Techniques, Research Design
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Evans, Lisa; Thornton, Bill; Usinger, Janet – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
A firm grounding in change theory can provide educational leaders with an opportunity to orchestrate meaningful organizational improvements. This article provides an opportunity for practicing leaders to review four major theories of organizational change--continuous improvement, two approaches to organizational learning, and appreciative inquiry.…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Fries, Derrick; Carney, Karen J.; Blackman-Urteaga, Laura; Savas, Sue Ann – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
For more than 20 years, the efficacy of using the wraparound approach to support high-risk youth has been examined in educational and community settings. Few studies show the value of wraparound service from either a school- or community-based agency as a dropout prevention strategy. Findings from a federal research grant project suggest that many…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Economic Impact
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King, Seth A.; Lemons, Christopher J.; Hill, David R. – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
Secondary school administrators are increasingly finding themselves in the position of implementing Response to Intervention (RTI). This system of providing progressively intensive levels of intervention for the purposes of preventing academic failure and identifying children with learning disability may be useful at the secondary level. However,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Academic Failure, Response to Intervention
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Shuran, Michael B.; Roblyer, M. D. – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
The increasing number of special education-related lawsuits has become costly, time-consuming, and a strain on school-community relations--in short, an issue of growing concern to U. S. school systems. To identify factors associated with this type of litigation, this study analyzed data from one state's 10-year experience with due process special…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Special Education, Interviews
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Katsiyannis, Antonis; Losinski, Mickey; Prince, Angela M. T. – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
Special education litigation remains a volatile area with significant practice implications. A review of the 2010 case law in the "Special Educator" identified discipline (manifestation determination, seclusion and restraints, harassment), evaluation/RTI, and postsecondary transition as specific areas of concern. School administrators should keep…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Court Litigation, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students
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Hallam, Pamela R.; Chou, Po Nien; Hite, Julie M.; Hite, Steven J. – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
Research indicates that mentoring programs help increase the retention of beginning teachers. School administrators may be presented with competing mentoring models, with various sources and types of support, aimed at improving beginning teacher retention. This study collected both qualitative and quantitative data under the rubric of a…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Research Methodology
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Madhlangobe, Lewis; Gordon, Stephen P. – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
This study describes how a culturally responsive school leader promoted equity in a racially and linguistically diverse school. The authors shadowed Faith, an assistant principal, and did follow-up interviews with her after each day of shadowing. They observed teachers in their classrooms, conducted multiple interviews with teachers and parents,…
Descriptors: Caring, Leadership, Assistant Principals, Teacher Attitudes
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
School improvement efforts often focus on students who perform below grade level. These improvement efforts typically focus on improving instruction, often through a framework and professional development. The question remains, how do students who are gifted and talented respond to this type of instruction? We observed 48 students in their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Small Group Instruction
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O'Connell, William P. – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
The school counseling literature emphasizes the importance of confidentiality in the counseling relationship. In some circumstances, school policy may require disclosure of content discussed in counseling unrelated to threat of harm to self or others. This pilot study investigated secondary school principals' attitudes toward the practice of…
Descriptors: Principals, School Policy, Counselor Client Relationship, School Counseling
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Spanneut, Gene; Tobin, Jim; Ayers, Steve – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
The roles and responsibilities of principals are increasingly focused on instructional leadership. In many states, changes in the preparation and credentialing of future principals have been based on recognized leadership standards. Requirements for practicing principals to complete professional development aligned with such standards have also…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Teaching Methods
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Vogel, Linda R. – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
This qualitative study examined the actions of district and school leaders in changing from a traditional age-based grade-level structure to a standards-based student grouping model in a Western school district. Based on interview, observation, and artifact data collected over 5 years, the findings identify specific leadership actions that…
Descriptors: School Districts, Education Work Relationship, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Instructional Leadership
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