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Rasmussen, Deborah June – ProQuest LLC, 2018
America spends $115,000 per-pupil on education, one of the highest in the world. Even with high funding being provided for the educational budget, standardized state assessment scores are not reflecting the aim for higher quality of education that NCLB is trying to accomplish. Teachers use an assortment of assessments to gauge student's mastery…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, State Aid
McAfee, Wade J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
International assessments such as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) have exhibited United States students specifically in the fourth and eighth grades, are not performing well when compared to their international peers. Educational stakeholders including…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Student Evaluation, Grade 4
Soares, Katina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Due to budget shortfalls, teacher furloughs were imposed in 2009 in Hawaii Public Schools. The furloughs resulted in a 2009-2010 school year of 167 days as opposed to the regular school year of 180 days. The purpose of this causal-comparative study with a pretest-posttest design was to examine the found effects of those furloughs on academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Teachers, Comparative Analysis
Kelly, Lorena LeeAnn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The current financial state of our nation, in combination with the pressure to meet state accountability testing and a global call for better prepared twenty first century learners, has produced a situation where all levels of government have to make difficult decisions regarding expenditures. In order to ensure that education receives appropriate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Heier, Sharon L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Federal Title I funding has been allocated to districts since 1965 in an effort to provide schools with a high population of identified low socioeconomic students with additional resources to close the achievement gap. The basis for this study was to ascertain whether the Title I funding that schools received was having a positive impact on…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Program Effectiveness, Standardized Tests, Constructivism (Learning)
Wylie, Antonia D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of using a qualitative instrumental case study design for this research was to explore a school district and to gain an understanding about the academic obstacles that a school district may have regarding funding a gifted elementary school curriculum under NCLB mandates. The study elicited reliable and valid data from teachers and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Qualitative Research, Case Studies