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Platt, Louise Carolyn Sater – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study is to compare student achievement changes between matched QEIA and non-QEIA schools in an effort to infer effects of the most significant feature of QEIA funding, class size reduction. The study addressed the critical question--are there demonstrated, significant differences in student achievement gains between…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Comparative Analysis
Townsend, LaTricia Walker – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Nationwide the demand for schools to incorporate technology into their educational programs is great. In response, North Carolina developed the IMPACT model in 2003 to provide a comprehensive model for technology integration in the state. The model is aligned to national educational technology standards for teachers, students, and principals.…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Thompson, Shane Ellis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
My dissertation consists of three chapters that focus on the economics of education. In particular I look at public school financing, gender discrimination in advising, and the effectiveness of out-of-school-time programs for disadvantaged schools. The first chapter analyzes the effect of an extremely large funding shock on Wyoming public schools…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Advising, Public Schools, Educational Finance
VonBank, Anthony H. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This case study dissertation examines the implementation of digital technology in a mid-sized public school district in southern Minnesota. The methodology involved unstructured interviews and close observation of several teachers, administrators and related staff in the junior-senior high building. These observations were presented in informative…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Information Technology, School Districts, Interviews
Hersperger, Susan L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which Career and Technical Education (CTE) enrollment and expenditure differed as a function of the accountability ratings of Texas public high schools. The extent to which CTE enrollment and expenditure influences accountability ratings is not clear. Accordingly, in this study, CTE…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Enrollment, Expenditures, Expenditure per Student
Soka, John Alex – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This quantitative research study identified perceptions regarding leadership styles of a sample of high school, middle school, and elementary school principals serving in South Dakota public and tribal/BIE (Bureau of Indian Education) schools in 2011. From 152 public school districts and 20 tribal/BIE schools, a sample of 148 school principals was…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Socioeconomic Status, Poverty, Statistical Analysis