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Hoadley, Jared Louis – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Changes in Washington State law require all school districts to adopt policies and procedures concerned with student reengagement. This dissertation describes the action research undertaken in the Mead School District to address requirements of the new law to successfully reenter students after being absent due to exclusionary discipline. The…
Descriptors: Action Research, School Districts, Board of Education Policy, School Administration
Hostetter, Douglas Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Public schools are examining their policies and instructional practices to address the achievement gap exposed by the reporting requirements of NCLB (Wenglinski, 2004). As accountability measures and stakes rise, there is a call for an improved use of scientific evidence to inform educational policymaking (Wiseman, 2010). In terms of the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Ability Grouping, Honors Curriculum, English Instruction
Bouma, Craig E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has become a national priority and the call to modernize secondary science has been heard. A Physics First (PF) program with the curriculum sequence of physics, chemistry, and biology (PCB) driven by inquiry- and project-based learning offers a viable alternative to the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Program Effectiveness, Physics, Mathematics Instruction
Voloshin, Irina – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A majority of all high school students engage in the labor force by the time they complete their senior year. Few studies have investigated the long-term educational trajectories of student workers after high school graduation. Even fewer research studies have concerned themselves with ascriptive stratification patterns of the teenage labor…
Descriptors: Student Employment, High School Students, Adolescents, Social Stratification
Allinger, Jodell Schara – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This qualitative phenomenological study explored the impact of the professional development model, "Powerful Teaching and Learning" (PTL) on teachers' sense of efficacy of 17 secondary teachers at a single high school in Washington State. Qualitative data was collected through in-depth interviews and analyzed using the methodical…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy
Kalahar, Kory G. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Student failure is a prominent issue in many comprehensive secondary schools nationwide. Researchers studying error, reliability, and performance in organizations have developed and employed a method known as critical incident technique (CIT) for investigating failure. Adopting an action research model, this study involved gathering and analyzing…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Academic Failure, Prevention
Steach, John C. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This mixed methods study explored how high school principals prioritize their work and utilize available human resources to adjust to inadequate administrative staffing. Analysis of staffing levels across the state of Washington and specifically inside two eastern Washington districts framed interview questions for central office administration…
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, School Administration, Human Resources
Hammer, Joyce D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In 2004, the Transition Mathematics Project (TMP), funded by the state of Washington and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was established to create projects to help high school students gain the necessary skills to become college and work-ready. Aligned to TMP's College Readiness Mathematics Standards, a fourth-year capstone mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Correlation
Agar-Jacobsen, Roberta J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The primary goal of this study was to examine the relationship between deaf and hard-of-hearing students' learning style preferences and compare them to their nondeaf peers. Specifically, this study used 90 students throughout western Washington State, 45 per group. Quantitative data were collected using the 104-question survey Learning Style…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Deafness, Grade 6
de la Fuente, Anna-Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Recent attention to low student achievement in mathematics has brought attention at the national, state, and local level to the shortage of "Highly Qualified" mathematics teachers. However, current policy and practice fall short of ensuring that the most qualified--as in effective--mathematics teachers support the learning of the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Grade 9, Mathematics Teachers, Summer Programs
Andrus, Ward H. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Purpose. The purpose of the study was to identify and describe learning preferences of current high school students enrolled in online courses. The study further identified the students' perceived benefits and academic attractions to online education. The study also addressed the degree of satisfaction with their online courses. The study's final…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, High Schools, School Schedules, Rural Schools
Hancock, Tira K. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
A qualitative descriptive case study explored courses of action for educators and leaders of math and science educators to implement to help students achieve state assessment standard and postsecondary success. The problem focused on two demographically similar rural high schools in Southwest Washington that demonstrated inadequate rates of…
Descriptors: High Schools, State Standards, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
Girtz, Suzann – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate four attractor states in schools through the perceptions of formal leaders that engaged in and reflected upon school reform regarding the Millennial generation. The term attractor was used as a metaphor for a habitual pattern, gleaned from complexity science which informs of new ways in which to…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Scheduling, Architecture, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)