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Reimer, Tracy Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Current federal legislation, such as No Child Left Behind and The Race to the Top, have elicited high levels of accountability for increasing student reading achievement. Professional organizations and researchers encourage educators to organize schools into professional learning communities (PLCs) to improve student learning. Despite the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Elementary Schools, Staff Meetings, Poverty
Johnson, Marcia Veal – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examines the use of student learning polls as indicators of student perceptions for tutoring services for the purpose of continuous improvement planning. As an integral part of the educational reform known as No Child Left Behind, continuous improvement plans must be developed by leadership teams when schools fail to make adequate…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
Garofalo, Jorge H. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors that affect a teacher preparation exam results within a University System in Puerto Rico. Using Bertalanffy's System Theory as theoretical framework, this mixed methods study examined factors in the university system that could have affected student's preparation for a teacher exam (PCMAS by its…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Student Surveys, Foreign Countries, Teacher Certification