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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
Gaston, Rolanda T. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The relationship that is established between the principal and teacher influences the type of learning environment the school has, thereby affecting how students learn in the classroom. This dissertation investigated the relationship between principals and teachers and its influence on the success of student learning. Details of how the principals…
Descriptors: Teacher Administrator Relationship, Correlation, Educational Environment, Principals
Hubbard, Jeanne Darby – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Parent involvement in children's education has long been accepted, as a positively linked variable in their children's educational achievement, and it has been part of general education law in the United States since 1965. Parent Involvement research in public, private, home and charter school often focuses on student outcomes as the primary…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Social Capital, School Choice, Family School Relationship
Sikes, Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine teacher perceptions on cyberbullying to determine the extent to which teachers feel confident in addressing cyberbullying in schools. Further, the study aimed to examine the factors that may have an impact on teacher self-efficacy. A total of 287 middle school teachers in the southeast completed an online…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Bullying
Owen, Rebecca H. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study explored the relationship between rural young adolescents' expectancy-value beliefs in reading and their reading performance. Based upon a theoretical framework in expectancy-value theory, a theory of achievement motivation, this study examined the nature and strengths of the relationships between young adolescents' expectancy and value…
Descriptors: Rural Population, Early Adolescents, Expectation, Reading Achievement
Martinez, Kara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Statistical data analysis was used to test social cognitive theory's mediation model in the domain of reading. The mediation model asserts that reading self-efficacy fully mediates the relationship between reading anxiety and reading comprehension performance. This study tested the mediation model using measures of reading self-efficacy, reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Anxiety, Reading Skills, Self Efficacy
Hall, Rebecca Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This program evaluation evaluated the effectiveness of the Positive Intervention and Supports Program in reducing the number of Office Referrals, In School Suspensions, and Out of School Suspensions when implemented with fidelity in a metro Atlanta Area Middle School. Archival data was used to determine if there had been any significant change in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle Schools, Positive Behavior Supports, Program Effectiveness
Li, Daren – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impacts of English language learners (ELL) and socioeconomic status (SES) on Matthew effect or compensatory trajectory by analyzing students' English language arts (ELA) test scores. This study applied the concept of the Matthew effect or the compensatory trajectory in the ELA proficiency tests with…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Socioeconomic Status, Language Arts, Scores
Lamendola, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The current need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) trained professionals in industry who can meet the demand for a technologically connected economy requires the United States to find an effective and efficient means to increase student interest, retention, and graduation rates in the STEM fields (MacPhee et al., 2013;…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Students, Partnerships in Education, Middle School Students
Louden, Perry F., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Middle school is often the last place where students are taught basic reading skills such as phonology, morphology, fluency, and comprehension before they move on to high school where reading is predominately focused on understanding, analysis, application and evaluation of content area material. In addition, middle school students are exposed to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Difficulties, Morphology (Languages), Word Study Skills
Sutton, Brandon – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this improvement initiative, providing effective professional development focused on differentiated instruction, was to increase teacher capacity in addressing the needs of individual students at Swain County Middle School. This disquisition introduces the problem of practice, context of the problem, improvement initiative, and the…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Student Needs, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
Thrash, Shalewa JeTawn – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In this study, based on responses to a modified version of Harrelson's School Improvement Survey, the researcher examined the differences, if any, in the perceived support available to PK-8 teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, paraprofessionals, and support staff in a new PK-8 turnaround school in a southern state during the second…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Preschool Education
Miles, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Students are not succeeding in post-secondary education in California: 52% of community college students and 46% of students in 4-year institutions fail to graduate within 6 years. Traditionally underrepresented students have far higher rates of non-completion. In part this is because they have not been given an opportunity to engage in a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Career Readiness, Curriculum Implementation, Program Effectiveness
Maffia, Gulay – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Skills such as information literacy, global awareness, critical thinking, and problem solving have always been part of human development. Today's local and global economies necessitate having these skills for success. The purpose of this study was to gain an overall understanding of teacher perceptions of how their districts' one-to-one (1:1)…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, 21st Century Skills, Telecommunications, Access to Computers
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