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Beavers, Sharon – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2011
The primary purpose of this twelve-week case study was to explore the use of a cooperative learning strategy with small groups of students in a 12th-grade economics class as diverse learners prepared for tests. The complete case study was based on observations of students, student surveys, focus group interviews, and interviews with educators at…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Case Studies, Interviews, Cooperative Learning
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Bruster, Debra – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2011
Special education teachers in Georgia are required to develop grade level tasks, reflecting grade level standards, teach the tasks and document the progress of their students with significant cognitive disabilities in the areas of math, science, literature, and social studies. The teachers must then compile the evidence of the students' progress…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Alternative Assessment, Exit Examinations, High Schools
Gopalsingh, Bhagyalakshmi – Online Submission, 2010
Low high school graduation rates continue to be a challenge in American public education. The pressure to meet the demands of adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 has led to an achievement gap in student performance between science and other core subjects, namely English, math, and social studies, on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Achievement Gap, Science Achievement
Estapa, Ashley L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This correlational study examined the relationship between principals' transformational leadership behaviors, as perceived by teachers, and student achievement on standardized tests. Participants in this study included teachers in two suburban high schools and six suburban elementary schools in Georgia. Research demonstrates a correlation between…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy