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Stugart, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Our nation is in the midst of one of the largest education reforms in decades centered on the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and aligned assessments. In an era of rising accountability measures and declining literacy proficiency, it is vital to ensure that educational resources, such as benchmark assessments, are appropriately…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Benchmarking, Educational Assessment, Test Items
Williams, Andrew; Webb, Leigh – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The topic of educational spending and its connection to student achievement was long-debated before charter schools entered the conversation. With the rise in government spending on education, particularly charter school funding, the financial debate has strengthened and evoked much controversy. Though the Tennessee Department of Education (TNDOE)…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, Grants, Grade 5
Fox, Janice M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In an "ex post facto" causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of a formative writing assessment program, Write Score, on increasing student writing achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) reading language arts and writing scores from 2012 were utilized for this study. The…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, Writing Achievement, Comparative Analysis
Vernon, Nichole – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the success of students in Exceptional Education in Tennessee Virtual Academy. Students participating in this study are in grades 5-8, have a diagnosis of Specific Learning Disabilities, residents of Tennessee, currently enrolled in Tennessee Virtual Academy, and received Exceptional Education services.…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Needs, Academic Achievement, Special Needs Students
Woods, Courtney S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of an online mathematics program, I CAN Learn (ICL), impacted the attitudes and academic achievement of eighth grade students in rural Tennessee. This study was accomplished through the use of quantitative and qualitative data including attitude surveys, interviews, and observations of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Electronic Learning, Mathematics Achievement, Junior High School Students
Tobias, Keith S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative method, quasi-experimental design study examined the possible effect of foreign language study in Tennessee middle schools on mathematics achievement. The population was 1,708 historical student test scores of a single cohort spanning 6th through 8th Grades from the same schools within a large urban public school district. NCLB…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Middle School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains
Kelsey, Carmen Freeman – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the implementation of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model CompassLearning Odyssey and the performance of middle school language arts students on the Discovery Education Test B and Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) along with examining teacher perceptions of high…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Middle School Students, Language Arts
McKinzie, Abasi H. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study utilized the student scores of eighth-grade mathematics students on the "Discovery Education Assessment," as well as the self-efficacy perceptions of eighth-grade mathematics teachers as determined by the "Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale" ("TSES") from seven middle schools that encompassed grades 6-8…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 8
Jones-Mason, Keely S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In an effort to improve academic performance for students receiving special education services, a large urban school district in Tennessee has implemented Integrated Service Delivery Model. The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of students receiving instruction in self-contained classrooms to the performance of students…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Special Education, Urban Schools, Middle School Students
Dillehay, Glenn Woodrow, III. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Teacher absenteeism is expensive, disrupts the continuity of educational activities, and results in students attending classes with less qualified substitute teachers. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationships among teacher variables, teacher absenteeism, student achievement, and school district policy governing teacher…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Attendance, Board of Education Policy
Holman, Lester Donnie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In an ex post facto causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) programs on raising the student writing achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) writing achievement scores from the 2010 administration were utilized for this study. The independent variable…
Descriptors: Writing Ability, Writing Achievement, Writing Skills, Writing Evaluation
Jones, Jone S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This causal-comparative study examined the effects of the collaborative leadership style provided by professional learning communities (PLCs) on the students' Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) mean Value-Added achievement scores in language arts and mathematics. The study used twenty-nine selected middle schools in eight different…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cooperation, Communities of Practice, Scores