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Rader, Laura Pope – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Social promotion is an ongoing issue in education and is frequently seen as a dichotomy with retention. While retention is a commonly researched topic, the information regarding the academic and behavioral outcomes of socially promoted students is much sparser. The problem is that many students who are socially promoted into high school after…
Descriptors: Social Promotion, High Stakes Tests, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
Taneja, Anju – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Studies have shown an association between argumentative discourse in science class, better understanding of science concepts, and improved academic performance. However, there is lack of research on how argumentation can increase student motivation. This mixed methods concurrent nested study uses Bandura's construct of motivation and concepts of…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation
Lowe, Christina – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Transformational leadership is a style of leadership that is well suited for the nature of the modern school counselor. Previous research has shown the ways in which a school counselor can incorporate transformational leadership components into his or her school counseling program. However, little research has currently been conducted to assess…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, School Counselors, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept
Moore, Wendy V. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
It is predicted that Hispanic school-aged children will outnumber non-Hispanic white students in public schools by 2050 (Wolf, Herman, & Dietel, 2010). While the number of Latino English language learners (ELLs) continues to grow, their educational achievement remains problematic. Data reveal that ELL dropout, mobility, and poverty rates are…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency, Classification
Thompson, Stephen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research examined the extent to which benchmark assessments can be accurate forecasters of student performance on a state assessment in Algebra 1. The study applied correlational analysis, regression analysis, and receiver operator characteristic (ROC) analysis to the benchmark and state assessment results of a rural school district in…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Predictor Variables, Success, Mathematics Achievement
Martin, Abbie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of the study was to determine if there is a relationship between amount of training administrators receive in technology integration and their attitudes toward technology. Previous research has revealed a relationship between teachers' attitudes (Shiue, 2007; Shoffner, 2009), training (Adcock, 2008; Donnell, 2009; Lei, 2009; Sadik,…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Training, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
Ross, Laurent – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the role of teacher characteristics and school demographics in teachers' perceptions of children's cognitive abilities. Most researchers find that teachers' personal characteristics are not related to their perceptions of their children's cognitive abilities. In a 2011 study, Douglas Ready and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Cognitive Ability, Teacher Attitudes
Spencer, James A., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to identify the principal behaviors that would define an instructional leader as being a data-driven school administrator and to assess current school administrators' levels of being data-driven. This research attempted to examine the relationship between the degree to which a principal was data-driven and the…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Educational Practices, Evidence Based Practice
Parese, Errin C. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The focus of this research was on students' low graduation rate in a New York State high school, investigating a possible correlation between students' longitudinal English Language Arts (ELA) exams and their graduation status. In the 2010-11 school year, 25% of the students at the high school of study failed to graduate, a rate which was 5% lower…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade 4, Grade 8, Grade 11
Vega, Luis Diego – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study explores the effects of a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) program on language majority and minority students. The fundamental hypothesis was that the process of receiving instruction in two languages (English and Spanish) throughout elementary school (i.e., attendance at a TWBI school) would help the native Spanish-speaking students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups
Buettner, Denise A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since the beginning of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program in the Study School District there has not been an evaluation of its effectiveness in reducing student discipline referrals and student suspensions and its success in promoting a positive learning environment leading to improved academic achievement. This study…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
Lamon, John Russell – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Georgia law mandates that students who fail the state Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) twice in grades three, five, and eight be retained, unless a committee is convened including a subject-area teacher, an administrator, and the student's parent or guardian. If the committee unanimously decides the student may be successful in the…
Descriptors: Student Promotion, Grade 8, Grade 9, Minimum Competencies
Platt, Louise Carolyn Sater – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study is to compare student achievement changes between matched QEIA and non-QEIA schools in an effort to infer effects of the most significant feature of QEIA funding, class size reduction. The study addressed the critical question--are there demonstrated, significant differences in student achievement gains between…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Comparative Analysis
Perry, Paula Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curriculum is designed to strengthen students' science and math achievement through project based learning activities. As part of a STEM initiative, SeaPerch was developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that instructs…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, STEM Education, Student Projects, Robotics
Thompson, Shane Ellis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
My dissertation consists of three chapters that focus on the economics of education. In particular I look at public school financing, gender discrimination in advising, and the effectiveness of out-of-school-time programs for disadvantaged schools. The first chapter analyzes the effect of an extremely large funding shock on Wyoming public schools…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Advising, Public Schools, Educational Finance
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