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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
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
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
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
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
Stammen, Andria – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The aim of this research is to develop a measurement instrument that is valid and reliable, called the Middle School-Life Science Concept Inventory (MS-LSCI), for the purpose of measuring the life science conceptual understanding of middle school-level students. Although there are several existing concept inventories related to biology concepts…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Biological Sciences, Middle School Students, Scientific Concepts
Ahmed, Emtiaz R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
According to the TIMSS 2015 international study findings, students who enjoy learning mathematics a lot scored much higher (average 61 points) than the students who do not enjoy it a lot. Enjoying learning mathematics is one of the indicators of the construct "intrinsic motivation" towards mathematics, and this type of other constructs,…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Student Motivation, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement
Kelly, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research was to explore how the personal and professional experiences of school leaders strengthened or hindered their ability to engage in social justice leadership to advance educational equity and encourage culturally proficient practices in their schools. I employed a descriptive multi-case study and the research was viewed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Social Justice, Equal Education, Instructional Leadership
Dougherty, Danielle M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) are at greater risk for negative school outcomes than their English proficient counterparts. Previous research has demonstrated the importance of engagement to promote academic achievement among students. However, little research has been conducted examining engagement among students who are ELLs.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Kindergarten
Jones, Paketrice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As a scholar practitioner, the goal is to use the most effective teaching strategies available to help eighth-grade social studies students retain the vocabulary from each unit of study and increase both their short- and long-term memories. The problem identified for this action research was that the current use of the word wall (WW) vocabulary…
Descriptors: Intervention, Vocabulary Development, United States History, History Instruction
Moon, Caroline Lucinda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The present dissertation in practice (DiP) proposal delineates an action research study designed to evaluate the use of problem-based learning (PBL) in an eighth-grade earth science class to assess the impact of PBL on student achievement. I have observed that students often struggle with developing an understanding of how the motions of the sun,…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Instructional Effectiveness, Problem Based Learning, Grade 8
Jackson, Whitney – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Tomorrow's STEM workforce consists of today's students. While it is imperative for students to gain a wider perspective of STEM careers, there are various ways in which this can be accomplished in the classroom. Classroom STEM exposure, field trip experiences, and opportunities to interview those in STEM occupations have all proven effective but…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Careers, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
Tolleson, Jana M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study was to ascertain the possible impact of using schema development strategies and the digital application Quizlet on student learning perspectives and achievement in a mid-level social studies classroom. U.S. schools are highly influenced by state standardized testing based on standards-driven curriculum…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Social Studies
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