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Ebbinger, April M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the changes in initial eligibilities of elementary students across Tennessee since the implementation response to intervention (RtI), as well as understand the perceptions of elementary school psychologists related to those changes in identification and eligibility. RtI is a Tennessee mandated initiative,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Response to Intervention, School Psychologists, Attitude Measures
Beard, Darlisha – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Researchers have concluded that parental involvement is necessary for students' success in school because parent involvement in school activities can positively affect children's learning and school experiences. Parent presence and participation is lacking in an urban school district in western Tennessee. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Participation, Urban Schools
Simmons, Timothy Joshua – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative collective case study was to understand how first-career skills were utilized by highly effective second-career elementary school teachers in northeast Tennessee. The guiding research question for the study was: How do the skills acquired in a first career affect second-career elementary school teachers? The…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Job Skills, Career Change
Clark, LaWanda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
If schools are to succeed, children must be provided with more support than a school can accomplish alone (Barbour et al., 2001). The need to involve community in the educational process to offer services that make students successful and to have these services within the school building are all critical aspects of the community school model…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Parent Role, Neighborhoods, School Community Relationship
Pickering, Sharon Durham – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the perceptions of partner teachers and graduate fellows in 1 school regarding the barriers and successes made during their participation in a National Science Foundation Grant. This study included 9 partner teachers and 7 graduate fellows who participated in the Science First! NSF GK-12…
Descriptors: Grants, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Graduate Students
Donlon, Betsy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect that community partnerships could have on school climate and, ultimately, student achievement. Specifically, community partnerships that were formed through the PENCIL (Public Education Needs Community Involvement and Leadership) Foundation in Nashville, Tennessee were researched to determine…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Partnerships in Education
Wyatt, Aimee – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect that community partnerships could have on school climate and, ultimately, student achievement. Specifically, community partnerships that were formed through the PENCIL (Public Education Needs Community Involvement and Leadership) Foundation in Nashville, Tennessee were researched to determine…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Partnerships in Education
Kane, Barbara Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Teachers face new challenges when they teach a more rigorous mathematics curriculum than one to which they are accustomed. The rationale for this particular study originated from watching teachers struggle with understanding mathematical content and pedagogical practices. Mathematics coaches can address teachers' concerns through sustained,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Coaching (Performance), Case Studies, Professional Development
Hutchison, Nancy Carol – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this case study was to analyze highly effective math teachers in a middle school in Tennessee and describe the methodologies utilized in their middle grades classrooms. This case study was an instrumental single case study within a bounded system. Effective math teachers employ certain methodologies consistently in their classrooms…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
Gilbert, Donna Latrice – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative case study explored teachers' perceptions regarding how differentiated instruction can impact elementary school students' learning in a school in upper east Tennessee. When implemented correctly, differentiated instruction enables teachers to give all students an opportunity to have academic progress within a diverse classroom.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Individualized Instruction
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Ness, Erik C.; Mistretta, Molly A. – Review of Higher Education, 2009
This study analyzes the policy process through which two states determined education beneficiary programs of newly adopted state lotteries. Tennessee, in 2003, followed the regional pattern of allocating all lottery proceeds to merit-based college scholarships. North Carolina, in 2005, bucked this trend by allotting no lottery revenue for merit…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Governmental Structure, Merit Scholarships, Interviews
Craig, Jim; Butler, Aaron; Cairo, Leslie, III; Wood, Chandra; Gilchrist, Christy; Holloway, Joe; Williams, Sheneka; Moats, Steve – Appalachia Educational Laboratory at Edvantia (NJ1), 2005
This study was undertaken to identify the common characteristics of high-performing schools in Tennessee, to determine if these features were consistent with what other studies of high-performing schools have reported, and to consider whether any of the identified components had any potential for being employed to improve student achievement in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools