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Warner, Miya T.; Ready, Douglas D. – Educational Policy, 2019
An extensive body of research describes the stark social and academic disparities that characterize large, comprehensive public high schools. Advocates have argued that smaller high schools, with their necessarily more constrained curricula, have the potential to improve student academic outcomes and their equitable distribution. Using propensity…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Course Selection (Students), High School Students
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Willmore, Candice; Smith, Donna J.; Southerland, Christie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study was designed to determine the impact of attendance in the professional development series of the school leaders' organization for school leaders and leadership capacity in Tennessee public schools. The areas of focus of the study included leadership practices, instructional practices, and school culture as perceived by…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Smith, Donna J.; Southerland, Christie; Willmore, Candice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study was designed to determine the impact of attendance in the professional development series of the school leaders' organization for school leaders and leadership capacity in Tennessee public schools. The areas of focus of the study included leadership practices, instructional practices, and school culture as perceived by…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Southerland, Christie; Smith, Donna J.; Willmore, Candice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study was designed to determine the impact of attendance in the professional development series of the school leaders' organization for school leaders and leadership capacity in Tennessee public schools. The areas of focus of the study included leadership practices, instructional practices, and school culture as perceived by…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Corcoran, Mimi – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation explores the views and experiences of high school calculus teachers and college mathematics professors on the professional development which occurs at the annual national AP Calculus exam grading. This professional development experience comes in several forms: the exam briefing sessions, the actual reading of the exams, the…
Descriptors: Calculus, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, College Faculty
Holub, Sherry L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This is a quantitative study examining whether STAR Math, a student monitoring system, can improve PSSA Math scores. The experimental school used STAR Math during the 2015-2016 school year in grouping students for remediation and intervention. The control school used traditional curriculum measures to group students for remediation and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Scores, Aptitude Tests
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Ardiç, Mehmet Alper; Isleyen, Tevfik – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine the levels of high school mathematics teachers in achieving mathematics instruction via computer algebra systems and the reflections of these practices in the classroom. Three high school mathematics teachers employed at different types of school participated in the study. In the beginning of this…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Achievement, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
Guam Department of Education, 2017
The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) presents this report in compliance with Guam Public Law 26-26 that specifically requires the Department to report on the following information in the Annual State of Public Education Report (ASPER): (1) Demographic information on public school children in the community; (2) Information pertaining to student…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Education, Demography, Academic Achievement
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"Teach For America" ("TFA") is a highly selective route to teacher certification that aims to place non-traditionally trained teachers in high-need public schools. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified seven studies of teachers trained through "TFA" that both fall within the scope of the Teacher Training,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
Early, Diane M.; Berg, Juliette K.; Alicea, Stacey; Si, Yajuan; Aber, J. Lawrence; Ryan, Richard M.; Deci, Edward L. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Every Classroom, Every Day (ECED) is a set of instructional improvement interventions designed to increase student achievement in math and English/language arts (ELA). ECED includes three primary components: (a) systematic classroom observations by school leaders, (b) intensive professional development and support for math teachers and…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts
Przybylinski, Vincent S., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
There exists a dearth of research on strategies that will help students with disabilities gain greater access to standards-based mathematics and close the mathematics achievement gap between general education students and students with disabilities (Browder et al., 2012; Jitendra, 2013; van Garderen, Scheuermann, Jackson, & Hampton, 2009).…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Action Research
Guam Department of Education, 2016
This report addresses the reporting requirements of Public Law 26-26 and the provisions of "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB") as described in the Guam Department of Education Board adopted "District Action Plan" ("DAP"). Public Law 26-26, Section 3106 states that "No later than thirty (30) days following…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Educational Objectives, School Districts
Cartwright, Holly D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the association in student performance on the reading and mathematics portions of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) by analyzing the data of students who participated in Response to Intervention (RtI) or did not participate in RtI during their ninth grade school years in 2009-2010 and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, High Schools, Exit Examinations, High School Students
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Parent, school, and community engagement is widely established as a collaborative strategy to improve the school experience and educational outcomes for children and youth (Epstein & Sanders, 2006; SEDL, 2013; Weiss, Lopez, & Rosenberg, 2011; Barr & Saltmarsh, 2014). Consistent with this viewpoint, the Houston Independent School…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Districts
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