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Justice, Marsha – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed-method study was to determine if specific interpersonal skills (trustworthiness, communication, empathy, and problem-solving) possessed by principals, as perceived by teachers, are important characteristics in creating and maintaining a positive school climate, increasing student learning, and retaining teachers in the…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Empathy, Problem Solving, Principals
Wilson, Marcie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The goal of this study was to determine the impact of data-driven teams on student learning, collaborative practice, and school culture. The participants in the study were the data-driven team members from four middle schools in a North Carolina county. The study used EOG test results in 6-8 reading and math from before implementation to after…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Data, Teamwork, Middle School Students
Davis, Amy Andrews – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Community colleges face challenges in developing, managing, and sustaining quality online courses. Some colleges are experimenting with the development and implementation of a master course design using quality metrics standards and course rubrics to maintain general education online course enrollment growth. Schmidt, Hodge, and Tschida (2013)…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Community Colleges, Course Evaluation, Educational Quality
Mahler, Patten Priestley – W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2018
I use a detailed panel of data and a unique modeling specification to explore how public schoolteachers respond to the incentives embedded in North Carolina's retirement system. Like most public-sector retirement plans, North Carolina's teacher pension implicitly encourages teachers to continue working until they are eligible for their pension…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Teacher Retirement, Public School Teachers, Incentives
Purvis, Tracy Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe/summarize the perceptions of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) for 10 educational leaders in two small rural school districts in eastern North Carolina. This study was conducted through the problem definition lens. The 10 educational leaders for this study included two…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Rural Schools, School Districts
Johnson, Katherine Ratterree – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Community colleges across the United States are adopting multiple measures policies that place students into college-level or developmental coursework based on more than one indicator of student ability. Historically, community colleges relied on high-stakes tests for student placement but recent studies have exposed these as unreliable indicators…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Placement, School Policy, Accuracy
Stilwell, Lauri Houck – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Adult Education (AE) in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) is undergoing changes in the twenty first century in response to legislation passed, namely the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), beginning in 2014. Conceptualized instruction that targets job interests, a goal of employment or enrollment into a postsecondary…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Adult Educators, Teacher Qualifications
Hurdt, Emily Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Literature shows students with disabilities do not meet student success measures (academic performance, retention, and graduation) the same as their non-disabled peers (Brackin, 2005, p. 13). Students with disabilities are among the fastest growing populations enrolling in post-secondary education in America (Hitchings et al., 2010; Norton &…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Disabilities, Probability, Rural Schools
Bowen, Laura Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Placement of students entering community colleges would, intuitively, seem like a simple process. Students recently graduating from high school would naturally be ready for college-level coursework and able to enroll in credit-bearing courses from the outset. Unfortunately, myriad research exists illustrating quite the contrary. In fact, the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Placement, Remedial Instruction
Majeed, Azhar; Robinson, Jenna – James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, 2018
This report examines the speech and assembly protections for students and faculty members at North Carolina's universities, both public and private. It is a follow-up to the 2010 report, "Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? A Review of Campus Speech Codes." In the eight years since the publication of that report, North…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, College Students, College Faculty, Civil Rights
Swinton, Ayesha M. Coleman – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to find out the ways in which web enhanced language learning (WELL) technologies are learned that make them more likely to be effectively integrated into the K-12 classroom. Specifically, the study investigated characteristics of WELL teacher training that translate to effective classroom implementation.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
Holmes, Cristy Waugh – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Dual enrollment programs across the nation have gained positive attention for increasing access to affordable higher education, elevating academic rigor, and encouraging timely degree completion. However, dual enrollment programs differ significantly in design. This study analyzed the college transfer sector of the Career and College Promise (CCP)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Dual Enrollment, College Transfer Students
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Lenard, Matthew A.; Peña, Pablo A. – Education Economics, 2018
There are sizable and pervasive academic achievement gaps between minority and non-minority students in the United States. Non-minority students -- particularly boys -- are more likely to enroll in school one year after they become eligible, a practice known as 'redshirting.' Consequently, non-minority students are on average more mature than…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Minority Group Students, Maturity (Individuals)
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Heinert, Seth B.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Entrepreneurship in rural areas has been seen as a potential tool to mitigate rural outmigration. Entrepreneurship has long been a part of the comprehensive model for school based agricultural programs in the United States, often emphasized through Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs (SAEP). Using case study methodologies, this study…
Descriptors: Profiles, Entrepreneurship, Case Studies, Rural Areas
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Giersch, Jason – Educational Policy, 2018
Academic tracking is a common feature of school organization, but it produces inequalities in student outcomes. High-stakes testing policies offer new opportunities for assessing students' progress, but the instruments raise concerns about relying on such narrow measures of learning. This study utilizes a longitudinal data set that follows one…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), High Stakes Tests, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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