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Beckley Yeager, Roberta – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Acting out behaviors is a hindrance to learning across the country. The school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) model is a behaviorally-based systems approach to addressing problem behaviors in our school today. The problem this study is designed to address is the issue that student misbehaviors and disruptions cause a loss of valuable…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Problems, Mathematics Achievement
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Adzima, Kerry – Journal of School Choice, 2014
As charter school waitlists around the United States continue to grow, it is important to analyze the factors that are possibly attracting parents away from the traditional public school setting and into the charter school system. Using waitlist data from Pennsylvania to proxy for parental valuation, the article examines numerous factors that…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Parent Attitudes, Performance Factors, Data Analysis
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O'Conner, Rosemarie; Abedi, Jamal; Tung, Stephanie – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2012
This study describes English language learner (ELL) student enrollment and achievement trends in Pennsylvania public schools between 2002/03 and 2008/09. Two research questions guide this study: (1) How did the enrollment of ELL students in Pennsylvania public schools change between 2002/03 and 2008/09?; and (2) How did performance (the percentage…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Educational Indicators
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2009
Recognizing the need to implement standards-based instructional materials with school-wide coherence led some Philadelphia schools to adopt whole-school reform (WSR) models during the late 1990s. The authors report on the relation between mathematics achievement growth for middle-grade students on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Mathematics Curriculum, School Restructuring, Achievement Gains