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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
De Siena, Alaina C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation study examined how the professional learning of a suburban elementary school teacher was shaped through the experience of New York's teacher evaluation system, the APPR. The primary rationale behind teacher evaluation systems is to ensure that every year, every school has an effective leader and every classroom has an effective…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Elementary School Teachers, Suburban Schools, Faculty Development
Weiss, Dina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Aspiring teachers seeking licensure in New York State are required to prepare a portfolio of materials demonstrating their readiness to teach during their student teaching clinical experience, as per edTPA (a teacher performance assessment developed by Stanford University). This research considered how cooperating teachers in the student teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Portfolios (Background Materials), Cooperating Teachers
Tribuzzi, Jeanne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The era of educational accountability and high-stakes testing has often caused schools to react by frequently changing reading curriculum, with the quest of increased student achievement and attainment of rigorous standards. While curriculum changes may appear to be well planned and purposeful toward the goal of school improvement, changes that…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Persistence, Resilience (Psychology)
Huck, Adam – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Instructional time spent on elementary social studies has waned in the context of high stakes testing of math and English Language Arts. Integrating social studies within an English Language Arts instructional block creates learning opportunities that more closely align with recommendations from the National Council for the Social Studies (2009)…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Autonomy
Berry, Christopher L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The state government uses turnaround models to improve chronically low-performing schools. The effectiveness of this intervention is not yet known. There was a need for research to identify the extent to which state regional education agencies and the school units they served aligned school structures and systems health to create a model for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Effectiveness, Low Achievement, School Turnaround
Sadaghiani-Tabrizi, Avideh – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The educational system has been challenging children through competitive societal information-age education by promoting achievement among students, in preparing children for global excellence. This qualitative research case study of elementary school children's lack in cybersecurity knowledge and awareness served helpful with exploration into…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Science Education, Internet, Elementary School Curriculum
McDowall, Vanessa – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore parents' views about elementary age children regarding the role that prior knowledge and availability of resources play in relation to students' achievement on the New York State math exam. This qualitative study included interviews with ten mothers (one Indian, one Caucasian, one African American, and…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Prior Learning, Mathematics Achievement
Haywood, Paula – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Collaborating teachers need common planning time to plan instruction to teach students with diverse needs in their classroom. Teachers usually have limited common planning time or no time. It therefore became incumbent upon collaborating teachers to be mindful of how productively they use the limited planning time. This qualitative case study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Case Studies, Educational Planning
Jones, Eva L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), minority populations are increasing significantly and are predicted to become the majority nationwide by 2024 (Kena et al., 2015). Frankenberg & Orfield (2012) explain that suburban schools are struggling with the realization that their schools are more racially/ethnically and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Suburban Schools, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
Nasto, Richard Adam – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teacher mindset and self-efficacy are a topic of much research. However, specific research is needed in areas pertaining to teacher self-efficacy, mindset and their comprehensive understandings of specific skill sets and concepts. In this study, the researcher has investigated how the associations between a teacher's self-efficacy (high or low)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Coping
Mangeri, Richard – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate principals' perceptions of the impact of the New York State Annual Professional Performance Review on instructional practices. Dr. Philip Hallinger's Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS) was used to examine principal behaviors as they relate to school mission/goals, instruction and…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Practices, Public Schools
Cassiere, Amanda Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Evidence consistently reveals that taking part in an inclusion classroom does not guarantee that children with disabilities will be accepted, valued, or included (Lindsay & Edwards, 2012; Rillota & Nettelbeck, 2007; Ison et al., 2010). Children with disabilities have been reported to have significantly less friendships and overall social…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Elementary School Teachers, Disabilities, Elementary School Students
DeVries, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Due in part to higher demands for educational accountability at both the Federal and state levels, the role of the school principal has come to the forefront. Previous literature has considered the indirect ways in which school principals affect student achievement. Of particular interest has been the implementation of instructional leadership by…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, School Districts, Academic Achievement
Wasilewski, Suzanne Hattala – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Since the implementation of the New York State Common Core Standards, two primary problems have arisen for elementary instrumental music teachers. First, instrumental music teachers' time to work with students is diminishing. The demands of the rigorous curriculums developed to teach the Common Core Standards create a climate where English…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Elementary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments
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