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Oliveras, Yanira – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The quality of education and the teachers' effectiveness impact students' lives beyond classroom performance (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2012) and achievement on standardized tests. However, some claim there is a prevalent failure to recognize teacher's effectiveness, to effectively document poor teacher performance and to provide teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Influence
Marten, Dawn M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of improved school climate, as teachers' beliefs changed from negative to positive over time, on students' reading, math, and writing assessment scores and teacher administered grade scores in reading, math, and writing. Overall, findings indicate that lose, maintain, or improve…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Nason, Megan A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
According to Birchak, Connor, Crawford, Kahn, Kaser, Turner, & Short (1998), Fang, Fu, & Lamme (2004), Kennedy & Sheil (2010), and Wiliam (2008), teacher study groups can provide a supportive and collaborative professional development environment. The purpose of this study was to examine the professional development experiences of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Student Diversity, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
Benson, Tammy – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine two types of school organizational structures: elementary open-enrollment charter schools and elementary traditional public schools. The study examined the degree to which attendance rates (based upon the prior school year's data), class size and average number of years of teaching experience were related…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Open Enrollment, Charter Schools, Traditional Schools