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Glasper, Tisha Georgette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyze the research-based leadership practices demonstrated by principals; in addition to how principals managed to lead others to become involved in student achievement. The participants of this study consisted of school principals from seven successful schools in Saint Louis City and Saint Louis in Missouri and…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership, Academic Achievement, Research and Development
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Tax credit scholarship (TCS) programs offer state tax credits to individuals or businesses that donate to scholarship funds for students to attend private elementary and secondary schools. Through these credits, donors may reduce the amount they owe in state taxes by the full or a partial amount of their donation, depending on each program's…
Descriptors: School Choice, Tax Credits, Scholarships, Donors
Poelking, Lori – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The aim of this mixed method action research study was to determine if a relationship exists between motivation and achievement. The participants in this study were elementary gifted students. Students first identified their individual learning styles as either "global" or "analytical." The gifted teacher then planned lessons…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted
Duggan, Anne; Portilla, Ximena A.; Filene, Jill H.; Crowne, Sarah Shea; Hill, Carolyn J.; Lee, Helen; Knox, Virginia – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2018
This implementation research report describes the local programs, home visiting staff, and families who participated in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), a national evaluation of the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program launched in 2011. This national evaluation is…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Home Visits
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Walker, Virginia L.; Loman, Sheldon L.; Hara, Motoaki; Park, Kristy Lee; Strickland-Cohen, M. Kathleen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
To explore the accessibility of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) for students with severe disabilities, we conducted a survey of 179 schools implementing SWPBIS during the 2015-2016 school year. Personnel from each school reported the frequency and level of importance of SWPBIS implementation across Likert-type…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Positive Behavior Supports, Inclusion, School Personnel
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VanTuyle, Vicki L. – Education Leadership Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which assistant principals perceive themselves to be instructional leaders and the degree to which they respond to their job responsibilities as instructional leaders or as disciplinarians. Data were collected from Illinois assistant principals invited to complete the Principal Instructional…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Administrator Role, Self Concept, Instructional Leadership
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Poynton, John; Kirkland, Rena; Makela, Carole – School Community Journal, 2018
To increase capacity for public participation and improve problem-solving practices, some public school districts have launched stakeholder-training programs. This mixed methods study examined the impact of five school district parent training programs (four in Colorado and one in Illinois) designed to increase trust and engagement. Data were…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Public Schools, Trust (Psychology), School Community Programs
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Ackerman, Debra L. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In this report I share the results of a document-based, comparative case study aimed at increasing our understanding about the potential utility of state kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) to provide evidence of English learner (EL) kindergartners' knowledge and skills and, in turn, inform kindergarten teachers' instruction. Using a sample of 9…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Kindergarten, School Readiness, Knowledge Level
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Floress, Margaret T.; Rader, Rebecca A.; Berlinghof, Jessica R.; Fanok, Paige C. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Student problem behaviors occur across all classroom settings, but preschool children are three times more likely to be expelled than students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Determining the extent to which preschool students exhibit problem behaviors may help promote preventative practices in early childhood settings. This study examined…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Preschool Children, At Risk Persons, Special Education
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Ackerman, Debra J. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
Kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) have increasingly been incorporated into state education policies over the past 5 years, with much of this interest stemming from Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) awards, Enhanced Assessment Grants, and nationwide efforts to develop common K-12 state learning standards. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Kindergarten, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Cathorall, Michelle L.; Xin, Huaibo; Blankson, Faustina; Kempland, Monica; Schaefer, Courtney – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
This study aims to examine the effectiveness of web-facilitated and hybrid course delivery formats on student learning outcomes for four sections of an undergraduate Personal Health course at a public institution. This is a quasi-experimental study. Two sections were taught as hybrid classes and two sections were taught as webfacilitated classes.…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Health Education, Blended Learning
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Allar, Ishonté; Jones, Emily; Bulger, Sean – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Quality teacher-child interactions are characteristic of effective classrooms resulting in benefits for all children, but may be particularly important for children from low-income families. The purpose of this study was to explore the perception of Illinois Head Start teachers related to how "I am Moving, I am Learning" (IMIL) could…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness
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Summers, Ryan; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
The aim of the present study is to enable future studies into students' attitudes toward science, and related constructs, by developing and validating an instrument suitable for cross-sectional designs. Following a thorough review of the literature it was determined that many extant instruments included design aspects that appeared to be limited…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Test Construction
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Meléndez, Luisiana; Chamberlain, Patricia – State Education Standard, 2018
Between 2000 and 2010, the foreign born population in Illinois increased by over 200,000, and the number of young dual language learners (DLLs) also grew. By 2015, DLLs were thought to account for more than a quarter of the state's three- and four-year-olds. In addition, more K-12 children in Illinois were being designated as English learners and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English Language Learners, Standardized Tests, Agency Cooperation
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Schroeder, Lianne; Bierdz, Joshua; Wink, Donald J.; King, Maripat; Daubenmire, Patrick L.; Clark, Ginevra A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
We implemented a laboratory curriculum reform to teach foundational concepts in chemistry, particularly those concepts related to healthcare, in a chemistry course for prenursing students. Here, we discuss the reform, exploring how students built upon understandings gained in lab and correlating lab learning to course outcomes. We further discuss…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Undergraduate Study, College Science
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