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Snow-Perry, Chantel D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if elementary English language arts (ELA) teachers in a northern New Jersey school district perceived they were receiving quality professional development that enabled them to shift their instructional methodologies to address the learning outcomes identified by the Common Core State Standards and ensure…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Ferrara, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
How gifted students needs are addressed in elementary schools is different from school to school. They are a population of students who at times, are underserved and left to work independently. This is often because teachers do not have the foundational understanding of gifted pedagogy. The purpose of this study was to determine how three…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Henderson, Carmen Darlene – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Black students have been historically overrepresented in special education in public school settings across the United States. This dissertation explored teacher awareness, education, perceptions, practices, training, and utilization of the Intervention & Referral Service Process (I&RS) as factors contributing to the overrepresentation of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, Special Education, Disproportionate Representation
Gallahue, Thomas J., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As the achievement gap widens, it is even more critical than ever to examine factors that may influence the closing of that chasm. Principal leadership is one such component that needs further study. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine which leadership styles principals employ in traditional public schools in the State of New…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Principals
Crawley, Peter – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The traditional sequencing of the ninth- to twelfth-grade math curriculum in the United States has students taking Algebra 1 in the ninth grade, Geometry in the tenth grade, Algebra 2 in the eleventh grade and an optional advanced math course (e.g. pre-calculus, statistics) in the twelfth grade. In this traditional setup, talented math students…
Descriptors: Algebra, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 8
Salay, Darla M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In New Jersey and nationwide, legislative efforts require that schools refocus on teaching social emotional skills in order to meet the holistic needs of students and prevent bullying. However, with an ever-growing list of school requirements, no additional instructional time, and little guidance on how to teach social emotional skills, schools…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Critical Literacy, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
Cucco, Erica A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate how regular and special education teachers prepare elementary school students with disabilities to take the statewide test, The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), by using electronic resources. The PARCC was introduced in 2014 to replace the paper and pencil statewide…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, General Education