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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
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Massar, Michelle M.; McIntosh, Kent; Mercer, Sterett H. – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Assessing fidelity of implementation of school-based interventions is a critical factor in successful implementation and sustainability. The Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) was developed as a comprehensive measure of all three tiers of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) and is intended to measure the extent to…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Intervention, Program Implementation, Positive Behavior Supports
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Khoury, Caitlin Rasplica; McIntosh, Kent; Hoselton, Robert – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Fidelity of implementation of school practices is crucial to student outcomes. Several types of tools, including self-assessments, are available for measuring fidelity, but little is known regarding the relation of self-assessments of fidelity to fidelity instruments completed with the support of external experts, specifically, during the first…
Descriptors: Validity, Fidelity, Program Implementation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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VanTuyle, Vicki L. – Education Leadership Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which assistant principals perceive themselves to be instructional leaders and the degree to which they respond to their job responsibilities as instructional leaders or as disciplinarians. Data were collected from Illinois assistant principals invited to complete the Principal Instructional…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Administrator Role, Self Concept, Instructional Leadership
Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Districts across the country are facing severe shortages of teachers--especially in certain subjects (math, science, special education, career and technical education, and bilingual education) and in specific schools (urban, rural, high-poverty, high-minority, and low-achieving). The severity of the teacher shortage problem varies significantly by…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, State Legislation
Pearson, Jennifer M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While federal policies such as NCLB, IDEA, and ESSA have placed increased accountability on states to deliver instruction aligned to the grade-level mathematics standards for all students, teaching functional skills to students with significant intellectual disabilities remains a predominant practice. The purpose of this study was to explore…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students, Barriers
Achieve, Inc., 2018
There is a growing body of research that suggests the first year of high school is a critical transition point for students. It also finds course-taking and successful completion of those courses in 9th grade to be valuable predictors of students' success in high school. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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Gruen, Rachael – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2018
In this case study, I examine the ways adult learners improve skills and practices around communication, problem-solving, motivation, self-esteem, and technology through engagement in a makerspace curriculum focused on composition. A primary objective is to provide insight into the various ways that adult education environments can incorporate…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Adult Education, Communication Skills
Sterpin, Jennifer C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation study explored high school administrators' beliefs about why racial disproportionality exists, sought to understand the local practices that contribute to disproportionality, and identified interventions and supports that impact disproportionality in the special education referral, eligibility, and placement process. Research…
Descriptors: High Schools, Suburban Schools, Administrator Attitudes, Disproportionate Representation
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Davin, Kristin J.; Heineke, Amy J. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) is a policy that recognizes biliterate high school graduates with an emblem placed on their diploma or transcript signifying proficiency in two or more languages. The present study focused on 12th grade students' perceptions of the SoBL to investigate the questions: How do students perceive bilingualism and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Bilingual Students, High School Students
Cushing, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the last 30 years, public school administrators have spent a great deal of time and resources attempting to increase the achievement level of high school students throughout the United States. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively investigate and examine the relationship of one-to-one technology on the math and English achievement…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement, English
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Chism, Soyini; Wilkins, Elizabeth A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Discover how one program combines physical activity and digital modalities to empower students to take ownership for their learning and fitness. The authors provide advice and caveats for implementation.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Ownership, Physical Fitness, Student Responsibility
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Holt, Melissa; Espelage, Dorothy; Van Ryzin, Mark; Bowman, Chelsey – Journal of School Health, 2018
BACKGROUND: Research indicates that victimization exposures are associated with sexual risk-taking behaviors, but there is a relative lack of research on the relation between peer victimization and sexual risk taking among adolescents. This study fills this gap through examining how bullying, cyberbullying, and dating violence victimization at…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Peer Groups, Correlation
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
In spite of the well-paying, in-demand jobs that many STEM degrees can lead to, just 18 percent of the 1.9 million bachelor's degrees awarded in the U.S. in 2015-16 (the most recent data available) were in STEM subject areas.3 Given that about 5 percent of workers with a non-STEM undergraduate degree work in a STEM field, a large proportion of a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Dual Enrollment, Undergraduate Students, Education Work Relationship
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