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Gaskins, Darlene – Online Submission, 2014
We need to come together as a team and become one system of total quality improvement regarding the education of our nation's children. In order to achieve a gold standard in the education of our nation's children, leadership has to be willing to go against the status quo and build bridges for long-term sustainable change. In order to survive,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, Mathematics Achievement
Nunnery, John A.; Yen, Cherng-Jyh; Ross, Steven M. – Online Submission, 2011
The National Institute of School Leadership's (NISL's) Executive Development Program (EDP) was established to provide professional development to school leaders to drive their schools to high performance. The program emphasizes the role of principals as strategic thinkers, instructional leaders, and creators of a just, fair, and caring culture in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Management Development, Instructional Leadership, Principals
Chavez, Oscar; Papick, Ira; Ross, Dan J.; Grouws, Douglas A. – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this paper was to describe the process of development of assessment instruments for the Comparing Options in Secondary Mathematics: Investigating Curriculum (COSMIC) project. The COSMIC project was a three-year longitudinal comparative study focusing on evaluating high school students' mathematics learning from two distinct…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Interrater Reliability, Scoring Rubrics
Nunnery, John A.; Ross, Steven M.; Yen, Cherng-jyh – Online Submission, 2010
This study examined the impact of NISL's [National Institute for School Leadership's] Executive Development Program for principals on student achievement in Pennsylvania schools between 2006-2009. Roughly half of the NISL-trained principals started the program during the 2007 school year and completed it in the 2008 school year, whereas the other…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, High Schools, Academic Achievement
Labas, Gladys; Minaya Rowe, Liliana – Online Submission, 2010
This paper reports on how ten school districts and a state university system address a state-funded college readiness program for high school student achievement in mathematics and English. It addresses in qualitative and quantitative detail: (a) the school-university partnership designed to decrease the number of high school students that require…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, School Districts
Tarr, James E.; Ross, Daniel J.; McNaught, Melissa D.; Chavez, Oscar; Grouws, Douglas A.; Reys, Robert E.; Sears, Ruthmae; Taylan, R. Didem – Online Submission, 2010
The Comparing Options in Secondary Mathematics: Investigating Curriculum (COSMIC) project is a longitudinal study of student learning from two types of mathematics curricula: integrated and subject-specific. Previous large-scale research studies such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicate that numerous variables are…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness