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Tiu, Conrado – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The 1983 publication of "A Nation at Risk" gave birth to an effort to reform K-12 schools and increase student achievement all over the United States. More than 30 years later, the school reform efforts have grown into immense industries with marginal effect. Major legislation and programs have been launched throughout 3 decades, with…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Transformational Leadership, Principals
Makaravage, Robert J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Changes in legislation including NCLB, RTT, and ESEA Flexibility Waivers have influenced the educational landscape. States and school districts have spent considerable time and resources to meet the mandates of this changing legislation, including the development of reporting systems and modification of principal evaluations systems. However, the…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Instructional Leadership, Correlation
Kraft, Rose A. Liddell – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, added instructional responsibilities for school principals specific to students with disabilities. However, these laws did not require additional training in special education policy or instruction for principals, despite the existence of…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Disabilities, Special Education, Special Needs Students
Paredes, Josie Abaroa – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate, through quantitative research, effective middle school characteristics that predict student achievement, as measured by the school-wide California API score. Characteristics were determined using an instrument developed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), which asked middle…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Prediction, Academic Achievement
Yasher, Ronald J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The "No Child Left Behind Act" has profoundly impacted public schools throughout our country. All school personnel must work together thoughtfully and diligently to address the mandates set forth by this federal law. As reforms are initiated and instructional programs are restructured, this qualitative multiple-case study examines…
Descriptors: Observation, Communities of Practice, Case Studies, Educational Legislation
Wynder, Lawrence C., II – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since "A Nation At Risk" (1954), a series of laws and key reform initiatives were passed to hold schools accountable for improving the quality of public education (e.g. "IASA," "Title 1," "NCLB," "RTTT"). These reform initiatives require that public schools undergo continuous change but simply…
Descriptors: Accountability, Alignment (Education), Charter Schools, Educational Environment
Groh, Anne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A federal policy in the United States has required sweeping changes in K-12 education. With No Child Left Behind legislation, schools are challenged to create conditions that bring each student to federally-set academic proficiency levels. Many schools have become more attentive to data about student performance and how it can inform their…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Data, Decision Making, Qualitative Research
Bourne, Wendy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
School leaders must ensure the schools meet U.S. federal and state guidelines; thereby increasing test scores, as stipulated by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandates (Sloan, 2007). Increased student achievement continues to be the focus of state education departments because the number of students graduating from high school decreased and…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
Su, Yu – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 increases school accountability and requires educators to improve student academic outcomes using evidence-based practice. One factor that contributes to desirable school outcomes is principals' instructional leadership behaviors. Principals who allocate more time to instructional leadership behaviors are more…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Qualities, Time Management, Intervention
Haughton, Aaron E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In 2002, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation greatly enhanced the school accountability movement in the US and resulted in pervasive influence, mandating student achievement outcomes in low-income school communities. Of particular challenge has been the NCLB requirement to advance student achievement each year according to designated…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Morrison, Faith Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore whether William Deming's 8 Step Model would increase reading achievement in 3rd grade students. The study investigated how well the process based plan-do-check-act model when used as a treatment with fidelity, coupled with the principal as instructional leader would result in success in the age of federal…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Elementary Schools, Grade 3, Instructional Leadership
Cronin, Annette R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The intention of this study was to examine three factors regarding the implementation of the Response to Intervention (RtI) model. First, the study discovered what professional development opportunities were afforded to administrators and certified faculty to support the implementation of the RtI model within schools that make AYP and those that…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Professional Development, Faculty Development
Napoleone, Antonio – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Across the nation, 48% of schools have failed to meet No Child Left Behind's testing targets (Center of Education Policy, 2011). In 2011, more schools had not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) than in any previous year, according to stateby-state data for the 2011 school year. Out of a total of 980 schools 461, or 47%, did not make AYP in…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Best Practices
Gosnell-Lamb, Judith – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With the advent of No Child Left behind in 2002, public education in the United States entered into a reform movement with mounting consequences and ramifications. This unprecedented federal in-road into public education became the umbrella regulator over programs, staff, budgets and students. The purpose of this quantitative study was to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Donaldson, Rebecca Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2012
States have been given flexibility under No Child Left Behind to create need-driven comprehensive school improvement plans with an approved accountability system, however those unable to show increased student learning will be deemed as failing. Schools labeled as failing require a comprehensive framework for improvement. Research has identified a…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Case Studies, Failure, Educational Improvement
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