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Hall, Rebecca Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This program evaluation evaluated the effectiveness of the Positive Intervention and Supports Program in reducing the number of Office Referrals, In School Suspensions, and Out of School Suspensions when implemented with fidelity in a metro Atlanta Area Middle School. Archival data was used to determine if there had been any significant change in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle Schools, Positive Behavior Supports, Program Effectiveness
Samocki, Matthew J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if an experimental Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) based alternative discipline policy paired with a community-school partnership, effects suspended students' subsequent suspension incidents. Data were collected from four Midwestern school districts participating in an experimental Alternative to Out…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Program Effectiveness, Discipline Policy
Pan, Yi-Cheng – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Recent policies and initiatives emphasized the importance of helping all students acquire Computer Science (CS) knowledge and develop Computational Thinking (CT). This study investigated the impact of a school-university partnership model on school students' CT development in the context of an after-school program. This study also examined the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Computer Science Education, Middle School Students
McDowell, Alyssa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Schools and districts across the United States have historically avoided using the term dyslexia to describe struggling readers; however, laws and supports for students diagnosed with this challenge are beginning to shift the connotation of the word dyslexia from dys-(bad) and lexia- (reading) to indicate a struggle that can be remediated with…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Grade 9, Multisensory Learning, Skill Development
Decker, Mary Giselle; Kleppinger, Kelley; Pewitt, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of standards-based grading (SBG) on student achievement at Lipscomb Academy, a private, faith-based school in Middle Tennessee. In this mixed-methods study the researchers utilized test score data from middle school math and language arts midterms, AP Psychology Exam scores, digital…
Descriptors: Grading, Private Schools, Religious Education, Middle School Students
Gibson, Kyle Grant – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School staff was concerned that disruptive student behaviors at an urban, middle school in central Ohio had continued even with positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) implementation and professional development (PD) for more than 4 years. The purpose of this study was to explore teachers' perspectives of school training on the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Positive Behavior Supports
Hicks, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students with learning disabilities are often unable to master reading comprehension and often fail to acquire reading comprehension skills at basic levels as measured on reading achievement assessments. Reading intervention programs Compass Learning and SRA Corrective Reading teach students how to apply strategies to their reading to improve…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills
Pyle, David R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this program evaluation was to evaluate the effectiveness of a personalized learning environment while analyzing the cultural changes a small school district faced as it transitioned to a new delivery model using individual technological devices. Findings for the study will be used to guide 1:1 Chromebook implementation initiatives…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Middle Schools, Educational Development
Jackson-Gutierrez, Sherry – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the effects of executive function intervention on the academic performance of students in three kindergarten through eighth-grade schools. The study evaluated MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) results prior to and after the implementation of the executive function strategies and interventions. The study compared the…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
Parent-Nichols, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In-service trainings for teachers provide information to influence teacher practice within the complex, dynamic environment of the classroom. Transfer of learning, the ability to use previously learned information in a novel setting or time, is necessary for generalization to actual practice (Sork and Caffarella, 1998). Teachers report that…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Transfer of Training, Generalization
Thomsen, Travis – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Remediating student learning deficits in the area of reading is of the utmost importance, as the ability to read has a lifelong impact on learning. Schools and school districts are ranked on their ability to demonstrate growth in core areas of education, including reading. Although many programs, strategies, and remedies are extant for identifying…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Scores, Correlation, Middle Schools
Hancock, James K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of professional learning communities by comparing practices and strategies of content and grade level teams in middle schools. Utilizing data from student assessment, comparison of teams in this middle school was conducted to determine practices and conversations that have an impact on…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Strategies, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Leadership
Woods, Adrienne D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation is comprised of three studies using restricted data from the ECLS-K:1998 to address the questions who is placed in special education? and what happens after they are placed? Though these questions have been extensively studied, existing research has largely ignored the intersection of longitudinal developmental pathways and…
Descriptors: Student Placement, At Risk Students, Special Education, Academic Achievement
Rizzo, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examines the effects of an approach to professional development known as the Supporting Early Adolescent Learning and Social Success (SEALS) framework. The intervention was designed to support teachers in improving the academic, social, and behavioral adjustment of middle school students in diverse classrooms. Online core and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Adolescents, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students
Sundeen, Darrelanne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students identified with emotional disabilities (ED) are increasingly being included in the general education academic classrooms. Most general education academic teachers have little training or exposure to the characteristics and interventions associated with students with ED. Behavior-specific praise (BSP) has been shown to be an effective…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Positive Reinforcement, Consultation Programs