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Fortson, Brenda K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study explores factors that may be related to Mississippi's 2015 eighth-grade reading scores, which rank the state in 50th place (Nation's Report Card, 2016). Whereas there are likely several factors that contribute to middle-school students' poor performance on the high-stakes tests, this study examines teachers' reported knowledge and use…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Middle School Students, High Stakes Tests, Teaching Methods
Rizzo, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examines the effects of an approach to professional development known as the Supporting Early Adolescent Learning and Social Success (SEALS) framework. The intervention was designed to support teachers in improving the academic, social, and behavioral adjustment of middle school students in diverse classrooms. Online core and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Adolescents, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students