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Winnen, Ashley Newman – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School leaders use professional learning practices as a strategy to improve teaching and therefore student learning. As student populations become more ethnically and socioeconomically diverse, teachers need ongoing training to meet the needs of today's students. One successful elementary school in Colorado was the focus of this case study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Student Diversity, Case Studies
Mitchell, Sherri L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In 2008, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation requiring the adoption of personal financial literacy (PFL) education standards for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Beginning in 2014, the state plans to conduct standardized testing to determine financial literacy of 3rd- through 12th-grade students. The state did not allocate…
Descriptors: Money Management, Academic Standards, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
Miller, Happy Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Research has shown that few educational reform efforts have achieved significant, long-lasting improvement in student achievement. In order to accelerate growth in student achievement, many researchers have advocated the development of cultures of evaluative inquiry. In a culture of evaluative inquiry, teachers use data to identify instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Capacity Building, Evaluation
Kinney, Kristen J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined influencing factors on the reading achievement of three first grade students from the Colorado Virtual Academy who were taught to read in a homeschool setting. The overarching research question asked, "How well do students perform when taught to read by parents given the tools that nationally accepted research has deemed…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement, Interaction