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Stewart, Melanie Sanders – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Academic performance of students in public schools is a growing concern for school districts in the United States. The No Child Left Behind Act (No Child Left Behind [NCLB] 2001) has attempted to increase academic success, improve behavior, and promote positive school culture. Although equity has been achieved in some areas, the achievement gap…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Teaching Experience
Brantley, Sherri G. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Public schools are attempting to work with a growing number of immigrant English language learners (ELLs) in the U.S. education system at a time when the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has mandated that ELLs achieve proficiency on assessments even if they have not acquired sufficient language proficiency. The purpose of this qualitative case…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, English Language Learners, Public Schools, Immigrants
Light, Heather – ProQuest LLC, 2014
All states test students at specified times as required by the No Child Left Behind Act, but the results of these tests indicate that many students do not meet adequate yearly progress (AYP). This problem was evident in a school district in Missouri in which 3rd-grade students in 2 of the 3 elementary schools did not meet AYP on the communication…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs
Mele, Susan Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine and explain the quality of teacher supervision of paraprofessionals. The researcher analyzed (a) pre-service and in-service supervisory training received by teachers who supervised paraprofessionals, (b) teacher knowledge of supervisory practices, (c) teacher supervisory practices applied to supervision,…
Descriptors: Supervision, Teacher Role, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Education
Brletich, Anne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In the era of No Child Left Behind (ED, 2001), public school administrators have dedicated resources to ensuring all students reach proficiency in basic skills on the state mandated assessments. The focus on reaching proficiency on NCLB assessments is less of a concern for gifted students who exceed grade level expectations and have the potential…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Federal Legislation, Intelligence Tests, Academic Achievement
Hill, Tory C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The introduction of No Child Left Behind increased performance expectations for students across the United States and compelled teachers to focus on standardized assessments instead of frequent formative assessments to monitor instruction and promote student learning. Common formative assessments (CFAs) help teachers align curriculum, assessment,…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Communities of Practice, Case Studies, Alignment (Education)
Blahus, Rebecca A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Using a case study design, with a phenomenological perspective, this research focused on a sample of primary classroom teachers (grades K-3rd grade) in south central Pennsylvania who are currently using and have been using Responsive Classroom┬« (RC) strategies for an extended period of time. Their perspectives provide insight into their use of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Phenomenology, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education
Egnor, Gregory P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examines if practices that advocate for 21st century skills are in conflict with the mandates of NCLB. Interviews with influential school leaders of high achieving elementary schools focused on collecting data about 21st century skills. This study was designed to (a) Determine if 21st century skills are addressed in high achieving…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Skill Development, High Achievement, Elementary Schools
Yasher, Ronald J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The "No Child Left Behind Act" has profoundly impacted public schools throughout our country. All school personnel must work together thoughtfully and diligently to address the mandates set forth by this federal law. As reforms are initiated and instructional programs are restructured, this qualitative multiple-case study examines…
Descriptors: Observation, Communities of Practice, Case Studies, Educational Legislation
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
Thompson, DeNelle – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Although the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires all American public schools to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), many fail to meet this standard each year. Effective Schools Research has revealed several correlates, such as a clear mission, a safe climate, strong instructional leadership, monitoring of student progress, strong…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Correlation, School Districts, Qualitative Research
Groh, Anne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A federal policy in the United States has required sweeping changes in K-12 education. With No Child Left Behind legislation, schools are challenged to create conditions that bring each student to federally-set academic proficiency levels. Many schools have become more attentive to data about student performance and how it can inform their…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Data, Decision Making, Qualitative Research
Babini, Kathleen Callanan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Public schools stress the need for students to become informed and engaged citizens, however social studies instruction is becoming marginalized in many elementary schools today, the very area where they learn citizenship and about the world around them. This study seeks to: understand the reason for the loss of instructional time for social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Wood, April C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Students not having the positive opportunities of an education, often experience negative effects throughout their lives. Educators need to do more to meet the needs of elementary students at risk, and if this can be accomplished the students will receive a 21st Century education that will help students with a global education, which is necessary…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Resource Centers, Elementary School Students, Family Involvement
Haughton, Aaron E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In 2002, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation greatly enhanced the school accountability movement in the US and resulted in pervasive influence, mandating student achievement outcomes in low-income school communities. Of particular challenge has been the NCLB requirement to advance student achievement each year according to designated…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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