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Graham, Deborah J.; Eadens, Daniel W. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
This correlation study examined relationships between special education and standardized testing variables of 100 Arizona secondary school districts with Native American populations, and the archival records for postsecondary outcomes between 2012 and 2014 of students with disabilities, using archival data collected by the Arizona Department of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Correlation, Special Education, Standardized Tests
Randolph, Cassandra Jones – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The passing of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act---later renamed the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act---mandated that schools and districts ensure that all available education services were comparable between students with disabilities and general education students. This mandate led to students with disabilities and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Teacher Collaboration, Algebra
Dee, Thomas; Dizon-Ross, Elise – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2017
States that received federal waivers to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act were required to implement reforms in designated "Focus Schools" that contribute to achievement gaps. In this study, we examine the performance effects of such "differentiated accountability" reforms in the state of Louisiana. The Focus School reforms…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Achievement Gap
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Smith, Stephanie; Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Desiderio, Mike F. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2017
This study investigated the achievement of south Texas public school fifth graders participating in gifted and talented programming compared to the achievement of fifth graders not participating in gifted and talented classification in the area of math to determine if any differences exist. Student achievement of males and females and students…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Public Schools
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Lowman, J. Joneen – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Professional development is a necessary component of maintaining competency in professional practice. Technology has opened the door to new formats for delivering professional development, in addition to more traditional modes of training. This study compared three professional development formats for improving the quality of standards-based…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Professional Development, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation
Jacobson, Jason A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research has suggested the "No Child Left Behind Act" passed in 2001 has resulted in narrowed curriculum and a failed attempt at its primary objective to close the achievement gap. Understanding changes that have occurred in student achievement from 2011 to 2014 of the NCLB requirements is the focus of this quantitative ex-post facto…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Rating, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Achievement
Harrington, Julie – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine what, if any, impact that attending a four year old kindergarten program had on five year old kindergarteners reading ability as measured by Dominie testing, compared to those five year olds who did not attend a four year old program at Inman Elementary School. The significance of this study…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Reading Ability
Council of the Great City Schools, 2015
This report measures trends in performance among urban schools receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) awards as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Council of the Great City Schools aims to document how member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools implemented SIG and specifically what…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
Garcia, Cynthia; Jones, Don; Isaacson, Carrie – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
As a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, many school districts have reduced instructional time for the arts in order to focus on reading and mathematics. Accordingly, fine arts programs across the nation have become subject to budget cuts or elimination in order to meet federal accountability measures. Hit especially hard are…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Art Education, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Olaniyi, Olusola Ademola; Olaniyi, Olanike Oluwakemi; Olaniyi, Oluwasemire Ayotunji; Lowe-Nicolas, Serign Omar; Dumeh, Raymond Nwinkom; Omojowo, Adetokunbo Omotade – Online Submission, 2015
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of math teacher program on students' performances in math teacher training programs in five selected colleges in North Carolina. (Methodology) This study collected 300 data (150 pre-tests and 150 post-tests) data of college students enrolled in the five selected colleges. The ANOVA and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Academic Achievement
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Pannell, Summer; Peltier-Glaze, Bernnell M.; Haynes, Ingrid; Davis, Delilah; Skelton, Carrie – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2015
This study sought to determine the effectiveness on increasing student achievement of principals trained in a traditional principal preparation program and those trained in an alternate route principal preparation program within the same Mississippi university. Sixty-six Mississippi principals and assistant principals participated in the study. Of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Administrator Education, Conventional Instruction, Nontraditional Education
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Birdwell, Jeanine; Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Bain, Steve – World Journal of Education, 2015
Accountability measures with increased emphasis placed on assessment for all students have led more special education students to be placed in the general education classroom. The sample included students identified with specific learning disabilities at two high schools, 4A or larger, in South Texas. ANCOVA was utilized to analyze the data. This…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis
Gilbert, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between teacher quality, student characteristics, teacher attributes, and student growth in reading. The legislation requirements enacted with NCLB (2002), WAEA (2013), and Chapter 29 (Wyoming Department of Education, 2010) necessitated that student achievement be a primary consideration…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Reardon, Sean F.; Shores, Kenneth A.; Kalogrides, Demetra; Weathers, Ericka S. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
There are nearly 14,000 school districts in the United States. Of these districts, there is very little information about the size of academic achievement gaps between whites and blacks and white and Hispanic students. This study was interested in district-level achievement patterns across the almost 14,000 school districts in the country because…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Districts, Racial Differences, White Students
Hite, Jenny; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This brief report offers analysis of ACT and SAT results from 2008 to 2013 in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. The brief focuses on the increase in test participation rates and points to policies that SREB states initiated that affected these rates. Five SREB states currently require 100 percent student participation on the…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Influences
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