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Strutchen, Jerome, Sr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to explore if and to what extent a correlation existed between school administrators' leadership styles and tenure of school special education teachers in schools in Southwest Florida School District. This study was conducted within the theoretical framework of McGregor's Theory X/Y and…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, School Administration, Administrators, Special Education Teachers
Durrance, Samantha – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
Third grade is a critical checkpoint in a child's educational journey. By the end of third grade, children need literacy skills that prepare them for increasing curriculum demands in fourth grade and beyond. Students who are not reading on grade level by this point are significantly more likely to drop out of high school or fail to graduate on…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
Burke, Lindsey; Bedrick, Jason – EdChoice, 2018
In 2014, Florida became the second state to enact education savings accounts (ESAs), a relatively new form of educational choice that empowers families to utilize state funding to customize K-12 schooling options beyond just private school tuition, which is all that's allowable under a more traditional voucher program. Now called the Gardiner…
Descriptors: Money Management, Parents, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance
Duckworth, Rod – Florida Department of Education, 2018
The Adult High School (AHS) program enables an adult student, to complete the required courses and state assessments to earn a standard high school diploma. Course requirements in adult high school programs are designed in accordance with core content standards. A program of instruction for both traditional and co-enrolled AHS students shall be…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Annual Reports
Holmes, Lakisha Quin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
State colleges in Florida are subjected to performance-based funding and must meet state-mandated performance measures to receive core funds each year. Efforts to improve student retention and completion rates are made not only by the leadership of the state colleges, but by the faculty members. The purpose of this single, holistic, qualitative…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Colleges, Performance Based Assessment, College Faculty
Assalone, Amanda; Preston, DeShawn; McElroy, Breanna – Southern Education Foundation, 2018
According to the Department of Education (Federal Student Aid Handbook, 2016), the cost of attendance is an estimate of a student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment. Cost of attendance is not only as important to consider as tuition and fees (which are only one component of cost of attendance), but it serves as the cornerstone of…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, Paying for College, Student Attitudes
Ruedel, Kristin; Nelson, Gena; Bailey, Tessie – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) identified increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities and decreasing the graduation gap between students with disabilities and all students as its state-identified measurable result (SIMR). To make progress toward the SIMR, the state sought to build the capacity of local education…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Graduation Rate, Outcomes of Education
Schuck, Jacqueline Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
District leaders have countless responsibilities, from setting goals for the district to monitoring that all implementations run smoothly and effectively. Among them is ensuring the schools they oversee are adequately preparing their students for graduation and life beyond high school. For language learners high school requirements become…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Graduation Rate, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
Florida Department of Education, 2018
This technical assistance paper provides policy and guidance to individuals with test administration responsibilities in adult education programs. Rule 6A-6.014, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), titled, General Requirements for Adult General Education Programs, requires all adult education programs to report all student measurable educational…
Descriptors: Adult Education, State Policy, Educational Assessment, Program Evaluation
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Shamir, Haya – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
Assessing students' emerging literacy skills is crucial for identifying areas where a child may be falling behind and can lead directly to an increased chance of reading success. The Waterford Assessment of Core Skills (WACS), a computerized adaptive test of early literacy for students in prekindergarten through 2nd grade, addresses this need.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Reading Tests, Preschool Children
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Richard, Veronique; Lebeau, Jean-Charles; Becker, Fabian; Boiangin, Nataniel; Tenenbaum, Gershon – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Movement creativity is a key factor in motor development in children, yet very few exercise programs promote the development of motor creativity in children. To address this gap in the literature, this study tested the effectiveness of a creative exercise program on children's motor and cognitive creativity, and their probability of adaptation to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Olfert, Melissa D.; Barr, Makenzie L.; Riggsbee, Kristin; Kattelmann, Kendra K.; Leischner, Krista; Mathews, Anne E.; Vilaro, Melissa; Colby, Sarah E. – Education Sciences, 2018
Background: Using a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach may increase the likelihood of relevance and acceptability of the designed intervention, especially on a college campus. Furthermore, recruiting and training college students to design a social marketing framed healthy lifestyle intervention for their peers will allow the…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Intervention, Community Involvement, Participatory Research
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Rumble, Joy N.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Gay, Keegan D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The Cooperative Extension Service has performed the role of educator and change agent for more than a century. Changes occurring during this period caused Extension to extend its influence beyond the farm and traditional roles. Today, Extension faces controversial public issues and unparalleled levels of policy and regulation impacting agriculture…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Public Policy, Change Agents
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Lamm, Alexa J.; Harsh, Jessica; Meyers, Courtney; Telg, Ricky W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Undergraduate students should be able to identify relationships between agricultural and natural resources (ANR) issues to be prepared for ANR sector jobs. The purpose of this study was to determine if communication courses focused on teaching about ANR issues influenced students' understanding of the relational nature of these issues. A…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Correlation
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Chaudhary, Anil Kumar; Lamm, Alexa J.; Warner, Laura A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Water is a scarce resource in Florida. There is an immediate need to reduce the stress on water resources and make the availability of water more sustainable by encouraging engagement in water conservation among the residents of Florida. This study examined how the future intentions of high water users in Florida to conserve water outdoors were…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Conservation (Environment), Water, Sustainability
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