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Inman, Susan S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Our PreK-12 schools face increasing complexities such as accountability, diversity, closing the achievement gap, and working in an era of standards-based reform (Drago-Severson, 2009). The purpose of this inquiry was to understand teachers' experiences with one type of learning experience, "action research," and to investigate the impact…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Ball, Jamie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying prevention in schools has arguably met with limited success in the United States. Diversity negatively impacts the success of bullying prevention programs. Furthermore, researchers do not agree upon intervention timing and appropriate grade-level to implement bullying prevention and social-emotional learning and skill-building programs.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools
Vegh, Tracie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teacher perceptions of fourth-grade students' readiness to learn Ohio's fourth-grade social studies standards were explored through this sequential explanatory mixed methods study. Implementation of Ohio's new reading policies in the lower elementary may have had an unintended future impact on the teaching of social studies in the upper elementary…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
McGlaughlin, Stacie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative, exploratory case study was to explore the process parents implement to socialize their home schooled K-6t h-grade children in the state of Ohio. The specific problem is the stigma attached to home-educated children regarding socialization. There is limited research from a qualitative perspective on how parents…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Socialization, Home Schooling, Elementary School Students
Duffy-Zimmer, Stephanie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to create a teacher induction model that embraced the wants and needs of novice teachers. The Induction Program Model (IPM) was created to meet these needs. In order to retain high quality teachers, central office support, mentors, preparation time, and customized professional development are needed to help the new…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Competencies, Program Effectiveness
Goodwin-Glick, Kelly L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Childhood trauma is prevalent and has a profound impact on student learning, behaviors, social-emotional well-being (Perfect et al., 2016), physical health, relationships (Tishelman et al., 2010), and brain architecture (Perry, 2001). Trauma-informed care professional development (PD) within the school setting is a relatively new notion for school…
Descriptors: Trauma, Pretests Posttests, Surveys, Faculty Development
Peugeot, Megan A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Through a Whole Child lens a cross-sectional quantitative research design evaluated the impact of academic and nonacademic support structures on student reading achievement per the third grade Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). Two demographically similar public school districts within geographical proximity in Ohio were involved utilizing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
Hicks, Angela Dawn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In a rural elementary school, characterized by high poverty levels in Appalachian Ohio, school personnel were concerned that student literacy and math proficiency levels remained low during 2005-2015 and teachers had not been able to close the achievement gap between economically disadvantaged students and non-economically disadvantaged students…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Poverty, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
Anstadt, Kathryn L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this mixed-methods program evaluation was to determine the impact, if any, that the implementation of a voluntary performance-based compensation system had on an Ohio suburban district's goal to compensate effective teaching. The district formed a committee that researched teacher compensation systems that rewarded a variety of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Suburban Schools, Elementary School Teachers
Lipp, Jamie R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Over the past 65 years, the roles of the reading specialist have continually evolved. Historically, reading specialists have been hired by schools to work predominantly with struggling readers (Bean, Cassidy, Grumet, Shelton & Wallis, 2002; Bean, Swan & Knaub, 2003). Reading specialists today serve in a variety of roles within their…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Consultants, Specialists, Teacher Role
Rock, Heidi Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative retrospective causal-comparative study was to determine to what extent the form of professional development (face-to-face or online) or the level of instruction (elementary or high school) has on classroom teaching practices as measured by student learning outcomes. The first research question sought to determine…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Faculty Development, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction
Huff-Franklin, Clairie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore the correlation between state-recorded value- added (VA) scores and academic optimism (AO) scores, which measure teacher self-efficacy, trust, and academic emphasis. The sample for this study is 87 third through eighth grade Reading teachers, from fifty-five schools, in an urban school district in Ohio who…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Urban Teaching, Reading Teachers, Psychological Patterns
Hives, Beverly Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Engaging parents and families in their children's lives is pivotal to youth's success in school and life. When families are engaged, youth obtain higher grades, attend school more frequently, perform better on high-stakes testing, display improved behavior and are more likely to graduate from school (Emerson et al., 2012; Goodall & Montgomery,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Urban Schools, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Willoughby, Julie – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Teacher teams can be more effective when protocols are used in their entirety; and because of this, use of and understanding Ohio's five-step process is important (Gallimore, Ermeling, Saunders & Goldenberg, 2009, Saunders, Goldenberg & Gallimore, 2009, and Schwaenberger & Ahearn, 2013). This study explored the understanding of…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration, Principals, Power Structure
Downing, Pamela R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Education reformers are calling for increased accountability for the nation's public schools. Teacher evaluation has experienced a shift in focus from what teachers do to accomplish the task of teaching to student growth as a result of what teachers do in the classroom (Achieve, Inc., 2007). Additionally, a connection between teacher job…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Job Satisfaction, Accountability, Correlation
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