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Medlin, Shane A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
American students in the 21st century are growing up with Internet accessible technology available at their fingertips. Considering this and the continued pressure to compete in a global society, The United States' Department of Education's National Education Technology Plan (NETP) (2010) calls for educators to leverage technology in order to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Grade 4
Davis, Stephanie Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2016
With the federal initiatives of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, many school districts are employing literacy coaching in their quest to improve reading test scores. This study seeks sought to understand teachers' perceptions of literacy coaching to answer this primary research question: "What meanings do teachers make of literacy…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Attitudes, Literacy Education
Korb, Micah Benjamin – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In 2009 the U.S. Department of Education announced the requirements and selection criteria for the monies attached to the Race to the Top Fund. The monies attached to this competition were awarded during phase one, phase two, and phase three. This casual comparative study examined the impact of the Race to the Top federal education competition on…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Porter, Rachel – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this comparative case study was to explore the ways educators at the school-level experience a federally directed curriculum policy change and examine the contextual factors that impacted the way it was initially implemented. Application of an organizational learning (OL) lens was incorporated to help illuminate the ways educators…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, Elementary School Teachers
Kipling, Jonie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since the inception of NCLB Laws and "Race to the Top," researchers have documented the continued decline and disappearance of social studies curriculum and instruction in elementary classrooms as schools focus on language arts and math, the subjects that are the focus of standardized testing. This qualitative study's goal is to examine…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
Baker, Rebekah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Parental involvement in education has long been recognized as an important indicator of student academic achievement. Teachers, administrators, policy makers, and our state and federal government continue to recognize the vital role of the parent in education. Policies and mandates, with titles such as "No Child Left Behind" and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Elementary Education, School Choice, Academic Achievement
Dobson, Ellen E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
To meet the demands of living and working in the 21st century, it is critical that every P-12 student in every classroom have an effective teacher. Yet, each year, thousands of new teachers enter the field unprepared to meet the challenges of today's classroom. Recent federal policies such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top have made…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Readiness, Teacher Effectiveness, Field Experience Programs