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Jarmon, Mark – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There has been much debate about having standardized curricula content standards for all. Some have criticized state curriculum content standards for varying in quality by state. The purpose of this study was to compare content complexity as it appears within the high school English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the former…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Instruction, Language Arts, Common Core State Standards
Schneider, Constance B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to explore how secondary school counselors affect the entrance of African American students into higher education based on counselor beliefs. Minimizing and understanding barriers to postsecondary access is critical in closing the achievement gap for underrepresented African American students. Gaps in enrollment is often…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, School Counselors, Disproportionate Representation, African American Students
Jawad, Hadeel Mohammed – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As oil is the fuel of the industrial society, software is the fuel of our current information society. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be more demand for computing jobs in the future. By 2024, more than one million computing jobs will be available. Statistics show that there is more demand for computing jobs than there is a…
Descriptors: Art, Animation, High School Students, Student Interests
Jarocki, Lawrence – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of master teachers, administrators, and teacher trainers about the content of Student Evaluations of Teachers (SET) in California high schools. This study also sought to reach a consensus among experts concerning how SETs can be used both in teacher evaluations and in professional…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
Owenby, Thomas Clinton – ProQuest LLC, 2018
I set out to understand the teaching and learning of immigration in social studies classrooms through a comparative case study of four veteran public school teachers and their students in a single district located in a post-industrial city in the upper Midwest. I hoped to better to understand the content that teachers addressed, the pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Public Schools, Course Content
Hall-Lay, Sandra – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Lack of STEM-related self-efficacy has impeded the growth of women in STEM fields. Out of school (OST) robotics programs and other STEM-related OST programs provide secondary students with opportunities to work in groups, brainstorm, and formulate ideas that require communication and teamwork. The purpose of this quantitative, quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Robotics, STEM Education, Self Efficacy
Foye, David B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine whether students who participate in school athletics at Blue High School (a pseudonym) in Maryland perform better academically regarding GPA, attendance, and in-school referrals, in-season versus out-of-season. This study focused on athletic participation and academic achievement. An examination of coaches'…
Descriptors: Athletics, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Southward, Julie D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Poor reading skills can impact high school students identified with a specific learning disability and affect overall academic achievement. This is due in part to secondary-level academic requirements with limited opportunities for remediation. Reading deficits can persist into adulthood, often resulting in lower family socioeconomic status, fewer…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Academic Achievement, High School Students
O'Connor, Bennett – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Science self-efficacy is critical to the achievement and participation of students in science. The purpose of this study was to explore the factors (age, attitudes towards math, school climate, school rigorous expectations, and the number of advanced math and science courses taken) contributing to science self-efficacy in an Early College High…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, High School Students, Science Education, Student Attitudes
Kelly, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research was to explore how the personal and professional experiences of school leaders strengthened or hindered their ability to engage in social justice leadership to advance educational equity and encourage culturally proficient practices in their schools. I employed a descriptive multi-case study and the research was viewed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Social Justice, Equal Education, Instructional Leadership
Bosco, Arlene F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students with emotional disturbance continue to have the most dismal outcomes when compared to all other groups of students. Addressing their complex and significant academic and therapeutic challenges can be a daunting task for the secondary level general education teachers charged with their instruction. Teachers often report feeling unprepared,…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, At Risk Students, Student Needs, Teacher Competencies
Hantz, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
By the end of the nineteenth century, the momentum for the idea of a more practical education better suited to life in a modern, technological world brought the first educational reform movements in the nation. Concurrent reform efforts at the state and national levels influenced both the historical development of Earth science education and the…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Earth Science, Educational Change
Harris, Camille A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There has been much discussion over which environment most effectively provides optimum support and motivates student learning. It was discovered through the review of research literature that traditional face-to-face, a combination of face-to-face and online (blended), and solely online learning each provides a learning environment that appeals…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Active Learning, Student Projects
Brisini, Jason – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the possible impact of project-based learning on student learning perspective and achievement in a social studies classroom. American schools are in an era of standardized testing based on standards-driven curricula that only teaches basic recall and recognition. School curriculum should be focused on…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
Lightfield, Nancy R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This quantitative, correlational study examined the efficacy of a selected group of academic, demographic, and enrollment characteristics as predictors of certificate completion for first-time students pursing one-year programs at a small, Midwestern technical college. Data was collected using an archival survey of records from 367 students who…
Descriptors: Certification, Student Characteristics, Predictor Variables, Graduation Rate
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