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O'Meara, Mary T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore specific leadership practices of high school principals, as identified by teachers and principals, and these practices' relationship to student achievement in English language arts. The measurements used for student achievement in English language arts were the proficiency percentages on the 2016 New York…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, High School Students, Principals, Common Core State Standards
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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Lin-Siegler, Xiaodong; Ahn, Janet N.; Chen, Jondou; Fang, Fu-Fen Anny; Luna-Lucero, Myra – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Students' beliefs that success in science depends on exceptional talent negatively impact their motivation to learn. For example, such beliefs have been shown to be a major factor steering students away from taking science and math courses in high school and college. In the present study, we tested a novel story-based instruction that models how…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Interests, Learning Motivation, Science Instruction
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Mercier, Kevin; Phillips, Sharon; Silverman, Stephen – High School Journal, 2016
Recommendations for using and implementing fitness tests have been extensively researched and teachers' attitudes toward fitness tests are beginning to be studied. Less understood is how high school teachers use fitness tests and the role their attitudes toward fitness tests affect students' attitudes toward physical activity. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers
Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Leos-Urbel, Jacob; Silander, Megan; Wiswall, Matt – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2014
Holding a summer job is a rite of passage in American adolescence, a first rung towards adulthood and self-sufficiency. However, over the past decade, youth employment during the summer has decreased significantly. Summer youth employment has the potential to benefit high school students' educational outcomes and employment trajectories,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Student Employment, Youth, Employment Level
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Wilson, Gloria Lodato; Kim, Sun A.; Michaels, Craig A. – Journal of Special Education, 2013
The focus of this study was on increasing the knowledge base on students with disabilities at the secondary level. Data were gathered on 559 classified secondary students with disabilities served in four educational options: cotaught classes, resource rooms, alternate day support programs, and no direct supports. Results indicate that there are…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Disabilities, Classification, Student Placement
Onorato, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2011
A non-experimental research study was performed in which the researcher investigated the relationship between principals' use of transformational leadership practices and students' reading and mathematics achievement. A sample of principals from 2,500 randomly selected elementary, middle, and high schools in New York State were recruited by…
Descriptors: Principals, Transformational Leadership, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Kelly, Angela M.; Sheppard, Keith – Science Educator, 2010
This study sought to examine physics offerings and enrollments, as well as teacher certification data, in small schools (less than 600 students) throughout New York City during the 2004-2005 academic year. Results were then compared to those for mid-sized (600-1200 students) and large (greater than 1200 students) high schools. The following…
Descriptors: Small Schools, School Size, Physics, Teacher Certification
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Evans, Brian R. – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2010
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationships between mathematical content knowledge, perceptions of teaching self-efficacy, and attitudes toward mathematics in one cohort of Teach for America teachers who took the New York State Content Special Test in mathematics at the start of their program, and a mathematics attitude…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Mathematics, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness