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O'Meara, Mary T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore specific leadership practices of high school principals, as identified by teachers and principals, and these practices' relationship to student achievement in English language arts. The measurements used for student achievement in English language arts were the proficiency percentages on the 2016 New York…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, High School Students, Principals, Common Core State Standards
Johnson, Debra Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
How are teacher characteristics related to teaching practices in reading instruction? Melton, Smothers, Anderson, Fulton, Replogue, & Thomas (2004) maintained teachers are the most powerful dynamic in the classroom. African American students often attain lower reading scores than other students. It is important to determine which teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Reading Instruction, African American Students, Reading Achievement
Gower, Matthew Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As four-day school weeks continue to gain popularity among school districts across the United States, determining the potential impact associated with the unconventional school week has become increasingly important (Johnson, 2013). The four-day school week has been credited with producing a number of potential benefits and consequences, but there…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Academic Achievement, Attendance, Scores
Smirniotis-Giambatista, Cynthia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Online flipped professional development allows direct instruction to take place through an interactive learning setting and allows the face-to-face contact to provide guidance and apply the concept. As technology advances, education needs instruments and tools used for effectively teaching using the enhanced technology to increase student…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Goodwin-Glick, Kelly L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Childhood trauma is prevalent and has a profound impact on student learning, behaviors, social-emotional well-being (Perfect et al., 2016), physical health, relationships (Tishelman et al., 2010), and brain architecture (Perry, 2001). Trauma-informed care professional development (PD) within the school setting is a relatively new notion for school…
Descriptors: Trauma, Pretests Posttests, Surveys, Faculty Development
Crawford, James Douglas – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The growing demand placed upon educators has taken a toll on the profession (Walker, 2014). Teacher burnout, stress, and unhappiness may be predestined unless administrators recognize how to prevent these from happening (Elias, 2012). The intent of this quantitative study was to survey teachers in southwest Missouri to determine their level of job…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation, Job Satisfaction, Standardized Tests
Schlosser, Elizabeth Auretta Cox – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study accessed the relationship between race, socioeconomic status, age and the race implicit bias held by middle and high school science teachers in Mobile and Baldwin County Public School Systems. Seventy-nine participants were administered the race Implicit Association Test (race IAT), created by Greenwald, A. G., Nosek, B. A., &…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Statistical Analysis, Scores
Brumfield-Sanders, Tongia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this descriptive quantitative study was to explore the perceptions of school safety among middle and high school teachers in rural Louisiana. In order to achieve this objective, a specific research question was formulated pertaining to teacher perceptions. The Safe Communities Safe Schools (SCSS) survey was used to assess teachers'…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Middle Schools, High Schools
Barry, James Patrick, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examined physical education teachers' perceptions of their knowledge, skills, and dispositions, who received federal funding and training from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in Adapted Physical Education (APE). The OSEP offers grant opportunities to institutions of higher education, non-profits, and other educational…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level
Moody, Kristie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a reading curriculum on high school students' achievement, confidence in reading and teachers' perceptions. A paired samples t test was used to compare students' pretest and posttest scores on the reading curriculum. Two independent samples t tests were run to compare the control and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement
Gurganious, Norris – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The pressure to have students perform well on standardized tests can serve as a stressor to some teachers in their efforts to autonomously teach their students, particularly those of low socioeconomic status (SES). However, the relationship between teachers' sense of autonomy, teachers' attitudes and behaviors, SES, and student's academic success…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Correlation, Professional Autonomy, School Districts
Hoyt, Joshua Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this mixed-methods research study was to examine how stress levels of middle school mathematics teachers who taught Algebra I in school districts in the state of Pennsylvania relate to high-stakes testing and to explore the experiences of middle school mathematics Algebra I teachers. The researcher collected and compared it to…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Stress Variables, High Stakes Tests, Middle School Teachers
Ball-Inman, Jaime Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The degree to which the utilization of technology supports the academic achievement of sixth grade students with reading disabilities was examined using a quantitative research design. The data analysis involved the results from the Educational Technology Assessment Program to measure achievement. The Standardized Test for the Assessment of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Reading Difficulties, Disabilities
Dotson, Felecia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The current study examines the effects that a coaching intervention has on the occurrences of scaffolding language techniques in a teacher's instructional delivery, in addition to the possible influences that a coaching intervention has on the teacher's ability to reflect on scaffolding language. More importantly, the study considers whether…
Descriptors: Intervention, Coaching (Performance), Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Control Groups
Brown, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The focus of this research is bridging the achievement gap for students living in poverty through quality education. Such a study is important because the percentage of students affected by poverty is increasing and the persistent gap in achievement evidences that the right to quality education for students in poverty is not being met. This is…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Case Studies, Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools
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