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Rasmussen, Deborah June – ProQuest LLC, 2018
America spends $115,000 per-pupil on education, one of the highest in the world. Even with high funding being provided for the educational budget, standardized state assessment scores are not reflecting the aim for higher quality of education that NCLB is trying to accomplish. Teachers use an assortment of assessments to gauge student's mastery…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, State Aid
Patrick, Andrew P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The time between the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and its replacement, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, marked a period of unprecedented policy-driven education reform. Unfortunately, the major objectives of the policy were not achieved, and the very problems it sought to fix still exist. One reason for this was an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy
Marshall, Stefanie LuVenia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigates the implementation of science instruction in a low SES/high minority district, and the experiences of individuals in an elementary principal network who inform science standards and curriculum implementation. This study specifically examines how principals make sense of science policies. Given the intra-school and…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Comprehension, Science Education
Smith, Christy Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research is to contribute to the body of knowledge on the impact of principal preparation programs and principal leadership style as measured by the MLQ-5X Short or Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. Furthermore, this study seeks to examine principal preparation programs and leadership styles and their relationship with…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Transformational Leadership, Principals, Administrator Education
Lecount-Johnson, Margaret Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since the adoption of CCSS by 43 states, there has been growing concern regarding teacher training and preparation of state standards for students with disabilities. Through a better understanding of the kinds of support and training needed for teachers to apply the CCSS, the educational system may offer students with disabilities the experience…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Disabilities, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Attitudes
Capen, Mary Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative semi-structured open-ended protocol research study provided information on middle school general educators' perceptions of barriers impeding completion of training on the FBA/PBIP, and the methods they perceived that could remove the barriers from the perspective of general educators as self-directed adult learners. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Qualitative Research
Wachen, John – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined media coverage of testing in schools in two newspapers--the "New York Times" and "Education Week"--over the 20-year period from 1996 to 2015. Using a conceptual framework informed by framing theory and a quantitative text analysis technique called structural topic modeling on a dataset of over 8,000…
Descriptors: News Media, News Reporting, Testing, Trend Analysis
Briggs, Ebony Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Special education and general education teachers must work collaboratively in a single classroom that serves the diverse needs of all children due to federal regulations such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. Evidence-based practices that foster collaboration are scarce. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Facilitators (Individuals), Communities of Practice
Bright, Angela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educators and the general public are often discouraged by grim reports by the media regarding our nation's standing with regard to education and the policies that attempt to improve that standing. This study examined (a) the percentage of students identified as needing special education, (b) graduation rates, and (c) dropout rates from a sample of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Demography, Incidence
Devney, Rik – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The potential of our nation is hinged upon the strength of our educational system across all 50 states. Public education is the backbone of our country and continues to be a spotlight of focus for many. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan shared the "Nation at Risk" report, based on the findings from the National Commission on Excellence in…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Elementary School Teachers, Qualitative Research, Inquiry
Lichter, Jennifer M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Legislation leading to the mandating of accountability testing in schools was chronicled between the publication of "A Nation at Risk" (1983) to the conclusion of No Child Left Behind (2016). Involvement in education by the federal government increased throughout the educational legislation during this time period. The Omnibus Trade and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Educational History
Ray, Staci Janelle – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Since No Child Left Behind was introduced, kindergarten through 12th-grade educators have seen a dramatic increase in accountability, rigor of standards, and responsibilities in the classroom (New America Foundation, 2015). In order to meet the increased demands of federal education regulations in second through fourth grades, many administrators…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Departments, Grade 2, Grade 3
Ramos, Maria Adilene – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The use of paraprofessionals in general education classrooms has been increasing due to inclusion of students with disabilities into least restrictive environments (LRE). Paraprofessionals are hired by schools to work with students with disabilities and assist them in special and general education classrooms. The Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Special Education, Professional Training, Disabilities
Leake, Alecia Ronneice – ProQuest LLC, 2017
For many years English learners (ELs) have lagged behind native speakers of English in the academic community. In an era of accountability, the pressure to achieve and maintain Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status is increasing the burden of success on ELs, especially when trying to learn a second language. The population of English learners is…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English Language Learners, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
Bellair, Brian K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Parent involvement in education has long been viewed as a pathway to increased student achievement. Although much research exists with regard to this topic, little examines this relationship specifically for students with disabilities in grades 1-5 despite being required by both the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Disabilities
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