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Muti, Juliet Njeri – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Effective principals have a positive impact on students' achievement through teacher supervision, curriculum implementation, and student discipline. Therefore, schools need principals with strong instructional leadership skills to address school improvement measures. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the current leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement
McLoud, Rachael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
An increasing number of parents are opting-out their children from high-stakes. Accountability systems in education have used students' test scores to measure student learning, teacher effectiveness, and school district performance. Students who are opted-out of high-stakes tests are not being evaluated by the state tests, making their level of…
Descriptors: Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
Jones, Erica – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study aspired to understand the practices implemented by school leaders to ensure deaf and hard-of-hearing students have access to nonacademic and extracurricular activities and services commensurate with their hearing peers. The participants for this study were school leaders as well as non-school leaders who worked with deaf and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Extracurricular Activities, Equal Education
Strukel, Patti Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined how secondary teachers supported their students' comprehension of informational text. Four content-area teachers--English, science, social studies, and vocational--were observed and interviewed in this study based on hermeneutic phenomenology methods. In addition, the teachers provided a sample of lessons delivered outside the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Secondary School Teachers, Reading Comprehension, Hermeneutics
Heap, Bryan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Technology continues to advance the pace of American education. Each year school districts across the country invest resources into computers, software, technology specialists, and staff development. The stated goal given to stakeholders is usually to increase student achievement, increase motivation, or to better prepare students for the future.…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Mathematics Instruction
Jarmon, Mark – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There has been much debate about having standardized curricula content standards for all. Some have criticized state curriculum content standards for varying in quality by state. The purpose of this study was to compare content complexity as it appears within the high school English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the former…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Instruction, Language Arts, Common Core State Standards
Schneider, Constance B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to explore how secondary school counselors affect the entrance of African American students into higher education based on counselor beliefs. Minimizing and understanding barriers to postsecondary access is critical in closing the achievement gap for underrepresented African American students. Gaps in enrollment is often…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, School Counselors, Disproportionate Representation, African American Students
Ballou, Yoshara Glennise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
English Language Learners (ELL) students are a growing population in Texas schools. Due to language barriers and lack of comprehensiveness in a secondary science classroom, ELL students may have difficulties comprehending higher-level secondary science concepts. While staff development workshops have the objective of ensuring teachers are…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Barriers, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
Smith, Steven W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a correlation between the implementation of standards-based grading (SBG) and a rise in student achievement as indicated by the evaluation of end-of-course exam data from the four core subject areas in secondary schools--English, Algebra, Government, and Biology. This mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grading, Tests, Scores
Jawad, Hadeel Mohammed – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As oil is the fuel of the industrial society, software is the fuel of our current information society. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be more demand for computing jobs in the future. By 2024, more than one million computing jobs will be available. Statistics show that there is more demand for computing jobs than there is a…
Descriptors: Art, Animation, High School Students, Student Interests
Bataller, Carliza – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this mixed methods sequential explanatory study was to identify and describe best practices in technology integration in middle school classrooms as perceived by expert middle school teachers. Additionally, it was the purpose of the study to determine the most important best practices and perceived barriers to successful…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Best Practices, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Jarocki, Lawrence – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of master teachers, administrators, and teacher trainers about the content of Student Evaluations of Teachers (SET) in California high schools. This study also sought to reach a consensus among experts concerning how SETs can be used both in teacher evaluations and in professional…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
Owenby, Thomas Clinton – ProQuest LLC, 2018
I set out to understand the teaching and learning of immigration in social studies classrooms through a comparative case study of four veteran public school teachers and their students in a single district located in a post-industrial city in the upper Midwest. I hoped to better to understand the content that teachers addressed, the pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Public Schools, Course Content
Hall-Lay, Sandra – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Lack of STEM-related self-efficacy has impeded the growth of women in STEM fields. Out of school (OST) robotics programs and other STEM-related OST programs provide secondary students with opportunities to work in groups, brainstorm, and formulate ideas that require communication and teamwork. The purpose of this quantitative, quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Robotics, STEM Education, Self Efficacy
Ozar, Ryan H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The United States Supreme Court's decision in the case Wisconsin v. Yoder et al. (1972) created a special provision for Amish and Old Order Mennonite families by allowing their children to end formal schooling at age 14. The assumption was that these Anabaptist families were preparing children adequately to live "full lives" in their…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Public Schools, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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