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Darolia, Rajeev; Koedel, Cory – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2017
We use statewide administrative data from Missouri to examine the role of high schools in explaining students' initial college and major placements at 4-year public universities. To facilitate our investigation of postsecondary sorting, we develop a "preparation and persistence index" (PPI) for each university-by-major cell in the…
Descriptors: School Role, High Schools, Student Placement, Majors (Students)
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Werner, Danilea – Journal of School Counseling, 2014
A major school crisis can cause physical and emotional distress as well as impact student academic performance. The purpose of this study was to use a web-based survey to explore Missouri school counselors' perceptions of individual and school-wide crisis preparedness and crisis training experiences. Results indicate that the more involved school…
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Counselors, Online Surveys, Counselor Attitudes
Jeffers, Michael P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory study was to analyze how high school principals approached developing a collaborative culture and providing collaborative leadership in a large high school setting. The population sample for this study was 82 principals of large comprehensive high schools of grades 9 through 12 or some combination thereof with…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Size, Organizational Culture, Principals
Brown, Paula D.; Finch, Kim S.; MacGregor, Cynthia – Online Submission, 2012
This study compared relevant data and information about leadership and learning cultures in different sizes and types of high schools. Research was conducted using a quantitative design with a qualitative element. Quantitative data were gathered using a researcher-created survey. Independent sample t-tests were conducted to analyze the means of…
Descriptors: Leadership, School Culture, High Schools, School Size
McKim, Billy R.; Saucier, P. Ryan – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
For more than 20 years, the 50 agricultural mechanics laboratory management competencies identified by Johnson and Schumacher in 1989 have served as the basis for numerous needs assessments of secondary agriculture teachers. This study reevaluated Johnson and Schumacher's instrument, as modified by Saucier, Schumacher, Funkenbusch, Terry, and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Agriculture
Freers, Renee Carnahan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the number of administrators and counselors in schools and the graduation rates in those schools. Administrators and counselors work closely with students and have the unique opportunity to design and sustain support systems that can prevent dropouts. The overarching investigative…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention