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Cagle, Jack F. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2017
A decade of research on school discipline has made society keenly aware of the "elephant in the room." Overwhelmingly, Black students are "wounded" permanently when they are suspended over and over for offenses that are overlooked when their white counterparts commit the same infraction. Since Black students are suspended…
Descriptors: Public Education, Disproportionate Representation, Suspension, Minority Group Students
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Yavuz, Olcay – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2016
Disparities in college access for underrepresented urban students are one of the most urgent educational problems of America's education system. In response to growing national concern, this longitudinal study investigated how school leaders worked collaboratively with key stakeholders to implement research-supported student services in order to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Educational Change, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara; Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Herrington, Carolyn D. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2015
This systematic review of the relationships between principal characteristics and student achievement was created for educators, administrators, policy-makers, and other individuals interested in a comprehensive catalogue of research on relations between principal characteristics and student achievement. It synthesizes what is known about…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Meta Analysis
Achieve, Inc., 2014
In joint partnership, Achieve, The Council of Chief State School Officers, and Student Achievement Partners have developed a Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards. The Toolkit is a set of interrelated, freely available instruments for evaluating alignment to the CCSS; each…
Descriptors: State Standards, Alignment (Education), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
Achieve, Inc., 2014
In joint partnership, Achieve, The Council of Chief State School Officers, and Student Achievement Partners have developed a Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The Toolkit is a set of interrelated, freely available instruments for evaluating alignment to the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Alignment (Education), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Ryser, Gail R.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E. – Gifted Child Today, 2014
Using assessment data to determine student growth has become an integral part of the accountability movement, and researchers and educators are currently examining how new rules impact the academic assessment of gifted learners. In 2008, the Association for the Gifted's Annual Symposium at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention focused on…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Accountability, Models, Student Development
Frank, Kenneth – Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2014
This study concerns how intra-organizational networks affect the implementation of policies and practices in organizations. In particular, we attend to the role of the informal subgroup or clique in cultivating and distributing locally adapted and integrated knowledge, or know-how. We develop two hypotheses based on the importance of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Hypothesis Testing, Educational Policy, Social Systems
Schmitt, Stephanie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation considers the effects of national rankings, specifically the 2010 National Research Council (NRC)'s Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs, on higher education institutions' behavior. National research studies of graduate education require significant resources and data, yet it is uncertain how universities make…
Descriptors: Reputation, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Miah, Muhammed; Omar, Adnan; Allison-Golding, Monique – Information Systems Education Journal, 2013
In recent years, the use of social networking sites has grown tremendously especially among the teens and high school students. However, very little is known about the scale of use, the purpose, how students use these sites and, more specifically, whether these sites help or hurt their academic progress. This study investigates how high school…
Descriptors: Social Media, Adolescents, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012
This report presents results pertaining to mental health from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. This report presents national estimates of the prevalence of past year mental disorders and past year mental health…
Descriptors: Health Services, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health
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Tyler, Katherine; Hastings, Nancy B. – Journal of Educators Online, 2011
College students are accessing virtual libraries whether they are on campus or learning from a distance. Academic institutions serving virtual patrons must remain focused on meeting the needs of those library users by continually examining their preferences, their searching behavior, and the information they seek. The purpose of this research was…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Statistical Analysis, Library Services
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Styron, Ronald A., Jr.; Styron, Jennifer L. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2011
The purpose of this study was to further extend research initially conducted in 2003 pertaining to the critical issues K-12 principals address on a daily basis. The study involved surveying school principals within the state of Mississippi to discover the critical issues they identified, the significance level of these issues, and the rationale…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Safety, Principals, Accountability
Planty, Michael; Carlson, Deven – Teachers College Press, 2010
In the push to bring data to bear on all of the important education issues of the day, one essential fact is often overlooked: Not all indicators are created equal. This book provides a comprehensive approach for understanding how statistical measures of achievement are developed, evaluated, and interpreted. Given the extent to which…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Indicators, Accountability, Statistical Data
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Mathews-Aydinli, Julie; Elaziz, Fatih – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
This study explored the attitudes of students and teachers toward the use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in a foreign language teaching and learning context. The study also investigated possible factors affecting teachers' and students' attitudes toward IWB technology. Data were collected through questionnaires distributed to 458 students and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Second Language Instruction
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Armstrong, Stephen A.; MacDonald, Jane H.; Stillo, Sandy – Journal of School Counseling, 2010
This study examined school counselors' and principals' perceptions of their relationship and the effectiveness of their respective professional preparation programs. An exploratory factor analysis (n = 615) revealed three salient factors: relationship quality, campus leadership and training satisfaction. Kruskal-Wallis tests revealed statistically…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, School Counselors, Leadership, Principals
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