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Nunnery, John A.; Yen, Cherng-Jyh; Ross, Steven M. – Online Submission, 2011
The National Institute of School Leadership's (NISL's) Executive Development Program (EDP) was established to provide professional development to school leaders to drive their schools to high performance. The program emphasizes the role of principals as strategic thinkers, instructional leaders, and creators of a just, fair, and caring culture in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Management Development, Instructional Leadership, Principals
Harvey, Michael W. – Online Submission, 2011
School systems across the country continuously seek to find ways to increase academic achievement at all grades. Possessing the ability to read is one of the keys to academic success; not being able to presents many challenges. Union County Public Schools and the state of North Carolina expect students leaving their kindergarten year to be able to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Action Research, Compulsory Education, Reading Failure
Adams, Barbara L. – Online Submission, 2010
Using hierarchical linear modeling, student standardized test scores are analyzed to determine the impact of mentoring first- and second-year teachers on their students' achievement. The contrasting group used for comparison consists of experienced teachers in matched schools, grade level, and content area. The study contains data from 300…
Descriptors: Mentors, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Effect Size
Powers, Stephen; Price-Johnson, Connie – Online Submission, 2007
Background: The Waterford Early Math & Science (WEMS) program is a comprehensive educational software program designed to build math and science skills and concepts in grades K-2, alone or to supplement existing curricula. The program's capability to individualize lessons, assess and track student progress, and reteach lessons is aimed at…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Comparative Analysis
Thames, Dana; Kazelskis, Richard; Kazelskis, Carolyn Reeves – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to explore the impact of a direct reading instruction program, "Reading Mastery (RM)," on literacy performance of students over a five-year period. Initially, 700 students in grades K-3 were randomly selected from six elementary schools to participate in the study; an additional 100…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Silent Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
Online Submission, 2005
These papers are partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Education at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. The cohort included a variety of licensure areas that represent most levels and content areas of K-12 education. The students were encouraged to keep their questions and hypothesis directed at…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Research Papers (Students), Elementary Secondary Education, Anthologies
Chaplin, Duncan; Capizzano, Jeffrey – Online Submission, 2006
A growing body of evidence indicates that the test scores of low-income children drop significantly relative to their higher-income counterparts during the summer months. This study finds that a well-implemented summer learning program can improve reading skills and increase the extent to which parents encourage their children to read during the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Academic Ability, Self Esteem