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Shevchuk, Sara Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The English Language Learner student population is on the rise in the United States. There are more students than ever entering school with a language other than English as their primary language. There is an inconsistency in the delivery service (pull-out or push-in) as well as a variety of pedagogical practices used to instruct students in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Delivery Systems, Educational Practices
Green, Maureen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The ability to read proficiently is a comprehensive skill necessary for success at all academic levels. Students who consistently read below grade level continue to struggle throughout their school years with little chance of recovery. The administrative leaders of the Ocean View School District (a pseudonym) noticed a decline in reading scores…
Descriptors: School Districts, Reading Difficulties, Urban Schools, Reading Programs
Brouwer, Janelle Leann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
U.S. public education is regulated by accountability policies designed to ensure that all students, and those who are responsible for their education, are held to high academic standards. Accountability policies at the federal and state level have unintended consequences for educators, with principals and teachers experiencing increased job…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
Andino-Lowery, T'Nisha; Adams, Keith; Mauck, Kimberly S.; Stark, Hanah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the early days of public education, the main goal was to teach students how to read. Massachusetts took a leading role during colonial times, and later as part of the United States continued to support education (American public education, 2013, p. 2). During the 1600's, residents there sought to write and enact legislation to provide an…
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Schools, Literacy Education, Instructional Leadership
Adams, Keith; Andino-Lowery, T'Nisha; Mauck, Kimberly S.; Stark, Hanah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This problem based learning project investigated Missouri elementary administrator preparedness in leading literacy instruction. The most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress Report (NAEP), known as the "Nation's Report Card," showed in 2015 only 36 percent of fourth graders read at or above a proficient level (The National…
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Schools, Literacy Education, Instructional Leadership
Mauck, Kimberly S.; Adams, Keith; Andino-Lowery, T'Nisha; Stark, Hanah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This problem based learning project investigated Missouri elementary administrator preparedness in leading literacy instruction. The most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress Report (NAEP), known as the "Nation's Report Card," showed in 2015 only 36 percent of fourth graders read at or above a proficient level (The National…
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Schools, Literacy Education, Instructional Leadership
Gilman, Randy Glyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study sought to measure the effect of the researcher's bullying lesson on student understanding of bullying behavior and the reported incident rate of bullying behavior among fourth and fifth grade students. A review of existing research has exposed a significant problem for society in general and school districts in particular as they…
Descriptors: Bullying, Grade 4, Grade 5, School Districts
Smith, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study consisted of a mixed-methods comparative analysis of the implementation of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in public school districts in the state of Missouri. The researcher surveyed nine public school districts similar in demographics of socio-economic representation, free and reduced lunch percentage, and average daily…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Positive Behavior Supports, Elementary Schools, Public Schools
Welker, Jennifer Agape – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine why special education teachers view support as important, how they believe they receive support, and how they identify the best sources of training in evidence-based teaching practices for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The theoretical foundation for this study was distributive…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Autism
Osbourn, Jerold C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to contribute to the understanding of teacher retention by researching factors that influence veteran teachers to remain in Missouri's K-8 school districts. School districts all across the nation face the daunting task of improving student achievement in the face of teacher shortages, especially in rural areas and in…
Descriptors: Influences, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Secondary School Teachers