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Lynch, Tai E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educational leaders are charged with making informed decisions regarding various aspects of schooling that affect the overall achievement of students. Numerous legislative ideas, funding initiatives, programming standards, and practicing guidelines for early childhood education programs have been introduced (Buyssee & Wesley, 2006). Early care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten
White, Tammy Tara – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This is a quantitative research study using archival data to focus on the achievement of Gifted & Talented students in two South Carolina public school districts. The researcher used an open cohort comparative research design for this study. This study attempted to find if differences in student performance existed between students labeled as…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academically Gifted, Statistical Analysis, Academic Achievement
Jamison, Alfreda – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study reviews the impact of School-Wide Discipline on academic achievement and student behavior in elementary schools. In this study, Title One elementary schools in South Carolina were identified that have fully implemented the Positive Behavior Intervention Support and those Title One schools not implementing PBIS. This study…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Intervention, Discipline, Academic Achievement
Jordan, Frank – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The "No Child Left Behind Act" (NCLB, 2001) required schools to make adequate yearly progress, use disaggregated data in planning, and employ highly-qualified teachers. The school leaders became those responsible for the success of the school. In South Carolina the Department of Education has recently sought to address adequacy needs…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Academic Achievement, Primary Education