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Ratcliff, Nancy J.; Pritchard, Nicholas A.; Knight, Caroline W.; Costner, Richard H.; Jones, Cathy R.; Hunt, Gilbert H. – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
Research was conducted to determine what impact school organization and classroom dynamics had on student achievement. Results from standardized benchmark tests found no significant differences in scores across all schools and content areas; yet, end of course standardized measures indicated that students in sites employing block scheduling…
Descriptors: School Organization, Classroom Environment, Academic Achievement, Scores
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Isaacs, Albert J. – Journal of Research in Education, 2012
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationships among the dimensions of resilience and the individual demographics of high school principals toward strengthening the leadership abilities of school principals. The study employs the survey method in its research design. Those surveyed included 68 high school principals,…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Competition, Instructional Leadership, High Schools
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Bowen, Daniel H.; Greene, Jay P. – Journal of Research in Education, 2012
Claims are often made about the impact of high school athletics on academic achievement without reference to empirical research on the issue. In this paper we empirically examine the relationship between the extent to which high schools have winning sports teams, offer a variety of sports options, and facilitate student participation in athletics…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Academic Achievement, High School Students