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Tilghman, Patricia Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The demographic composition of America's population has changed significantly over the past several decades which is reflected in classrooms that are culturally and linguistically more diverse. In particular, the rapidly growing population of non-native English speaking students has highlighted the need for language instruction programs to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Makaravage, Robert J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Changes in legislation including NCLB, RTT, and ESEA Flexibility Waivers have influenced the educational landscape. States and school districts have spent considerable time and resources to meet the mandates of this changing legislation, including the development of reporting systems and modification of principal evaluations systems. However, the…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Instructional Leadership, Correlation
Cronin, Jodi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School reform and turnaround efforts have been in the public eye since the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1965. Research has been focused on the School Improvement Grant, as well as the essential components that improve performance of schools. This qualitative case examines one…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Turnaround, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Meshoulam, David – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In the United States after World War II, science had come to occupy a central place in the minds of policy makers, scientists, and the public. Negotiating different views between these groups proved a difficult task and spilled into debates over the role and scope of science education. To examine this process, this dissertation traces the history…
Descriptors: Humanities, Physics, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
Ahart, Thomas M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The challenge of improving the performance of public schools has been given attention from a variety of advocacy groups, researchers, government agencies, education organizations and schools. Since the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2002, titled No Child Left Behind, the stakes for public schools are higher.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, School Culture, High Achievement
Collins, Joyce C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
National attention has been focused on improving students' ability to read since the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The California Reading First Program was implemented throughout the state with the goal of improving reading skills for students from kindergarten through third grade. This research study was designed…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
Gonzalez, Alejandro – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Migrant families have long been victims of their unusual lifestyle. High poverty conditions combined with constant mobility in search for agricultural work have contributed to their challenging lifestyle. As a result, Latino migrant students are among the least likely to graduate from high school and pursue a college degree. However, in spite of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Migrant Children, Migrants, Poverty
Stock, Jason John – Online Submission, 2013
In this empirical study, teacher reported knowledge, use, preparation, and importance of higher-level thinking summative assessment questions were analyzed. This study was conducted using a survey distributed to seven Minnesota high schools that represented urban, suburban, and rural settings. Survey responses were cross tabulated with demographic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Critical Thinking
Furman, Gary – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Federal stimulus funding expired in 2011-12. NCLB performance mandates approached the 2013-14 deadline. The ESEA waiver became an option with first year of implementation, 2012-13. This convergence of forces and timeline provided the opportunity for this study. The study sought to explore whether or not superintendents from Connecticut,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Superintendents, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility
Freeman, Sarah Reives – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The main focus of this study is to determine the effect of test design on the academic performance of students with disabilities participating in the NCEXTEND2 modified assessment program during the 2010-2011 school year. Participation of all students in state and federal accountability measure is required by No Child Left Behind (2001) and the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Test Construction, Educational Assessment
Ledesma, Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 led to an increasing focus on standardized assessment data that culminated in the accountability policies in No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and current reauthorization of ESEA. Advances in data system access and functionality, development of school cultures around data use, and an increasing…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Standardized Tests
Bowles, Blanche Boyd – ProQuest LLC, 2013
South Carolina public school districts are confronted with a series of difficult circumstances and rely more on female superintendents than the national average. The investigation of female South Carolina superintendents was guided by the glass cliff conceptual framework. The glass cliff represents situations where females are promoted over males…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Superintendents, Public Schools, School Districts
Hollingsworth, Stacy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has begun the transition to the Missouri Educator Evaluation System devised of seven Essential Principles of Effective Evaluation. This study considered superintendents' perceptions of readiness levels for each essential principle in order to understand continued needs to assist the…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Readiness, Elementary Secondary Education
Schuler, Matthew Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The practice of "standardized" testing has been embedded in United States federal education policy since at least the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The roots of standardized testing in American education, grounded in Kantian "Modern Thought," can be traced to the U.S. Military Academy at…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Political Attitudes, Democratic Values, Freedom of Speech
Broyles, Stephanie R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, there has been an increased national focus on accountability in education (Jacobs, Gregory, Hoppy, & Yendol-Hoppey, 2009). This focus has developed into a movement that has become one of the central themes of the…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Teacher Attitudes, Data, Decision Making
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