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Clark, Sara Vicky – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purposes of this quantitative descriptive and correlational study were to describe the science achievements of secondary agricultural education students and determine if the number of agricultural education courses passed, FFA involvement, and SAE participation would statistically significantly improve students' performance on science…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Secondary School Students
Hill, Loralee Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Educational leaders continue to be challenged in terms of accountability measures for increased student achievement, as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). In particular, schools must show adequate yearly progress (AYP) reaching 100% proficiency levels for all students in the areas of English language arts and mathematics by…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Correlation, Academic Standards, State Standards
Thinguri, Ruth W. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The study examined the academic and graduation progression of students with disabilities compared to their non-disabled students in Georgia public high schools. Specifically, the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) in math and English and graduation rates were analyzed for their progression since the enactment of the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, High School Students, Federal Legislation, Grade 11
Rutledge, Anthony B. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the relationship of the achievement of African American male students enrolled in an early college high school to those enrolled in a performing arts high school. The Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) scores of the 11th-grade African American male students from an early college high school were compared to the GHSGT…
Descriptors: High Schools, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations
Kay, James Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study addressed the problem of poor attendance adversely affecting grades and learning. Current school policies do not address problematic attendance for all school-aged children, perpetuating trends of academic failure. The research objective was to determine if unexcused absences had a greater negative impact on a high-stakes test compared…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Grades (Scholastic), Graduation Rate, Academic Failure
Estapa, Ashley L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This correlational study examined the relationship between principals' transformational leadership behaviors, as perceived by teachers, and student achievement on standardized tests. Participants in this study included teachers in two suburban high schools and six suburban elementary schools in Georgia. Research demonstrates a correlation between…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy