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Dudley, Thomas Pettit, III – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Introduced in the era of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and continued with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are required to assess students in English Language Arts. The Mississippi Department of Education, in accordance with NCLB and later ESSA, developed the statewide accountability and accreditation model to measure student progress…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Language Arts, Academic Achievement
Rhodes, Shanta Dannette – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine elementary teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Teacher Support Team (TST) within a Mississippi Gulf Coast school district. RTI models have gained popularity within the national education system. Schools are encouraged to implement RTI in efforts to improve the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Response to Intervention, School Districts
Patterson-Davidson, Vicki Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
School districts have been struggling with the challenges of educating English learners for decades, long before the enactment of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001." Yet, considering the abundance of research on English learners, relatively few studies have examined specific methods or efforts of districts and schools to identify…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, English Language Learners, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
Wallace, Thomas Kyle – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The passage of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation in 2001 brought about a multitude of education reform policies for education institutions that made the future of Career and Technical Education's (CTE) role in secondary educations unclear. These mandates forced educational leaders to emphasize student enrollment in tracks that prepare them…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Change
McCorvey-Watson, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In 2002, President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which added accountability to President Lyndon Johnson's original Title I legislation of 1964. Specifically, it required that all children in Grades 3-8, by school year 2014, regardless of socioeconomic status, perform at or above grade level requirements in mathematics…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
Pastchal-Temple, Andrea Sheree – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Many school districts are using research-based strategies to increase student achievement. The "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001 was created and implemented to assist all students becoming proficient in reading and mathematics by 2014. One strategy many school districts implemented includes an after-school program. One school district…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Attendance, Academic Achievement
Lacy, Sharone Sanders – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine what impact a No Child Left Behind (NCLB)-related afterschool tutoring program had on reading achievement of elementary students in a Mississippi rural school setting. The research questions that guided this study were (1) Is there a significant difference between the 2008 and 2009 Mississippi Curriculum…
Descriptors: After School Education, Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Rural Schools
Spencer, Amanda Jean Martin – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In 2006, as part of the compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Mississippi implemented a state-wide dropout prevention plan. The Mississippi Department of Education through the Office of Dropout Prevention supplied a skeletal format to serve as a guideline for all 152 individual school districts within the state. The school…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, High School Equivalency Programs
Boone, Adriane – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This applied dissertation was designed to provide a formative evaluation of junior high and high school curriculum reform as part of a state initiated pilot program in a rural school district in southwest Mississippi. The purpose of the program was to address and respond to the 8th-grade technology literacy requirements of the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Rural Schools, Federal Legislation, Dropout Rate
Moran, Aldo Alfredo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
With the recent increase in accountability due to No Child Left Behind, graduation rates and drop-out rates are important indicators of how well a school district is performing. High-stakes testing scores are at the forefront of a school's success and recognition as a school that is preparing and graduating students to meet society's challenging…
Descriptors: High Schools, Testing Programs, Student Attitudes, Recognition (Achievement)
Merhundrew, Betty Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 provides guidelines that all public schools in the United States must follow. Provisions of this law require that specific assessments be given to all students in schools across the United States and that individual states establish one system of accountability for all schools. Although much is being done,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Dropout Rate, State Standards
Van Vinkle, Michael Harvey – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Educators today were concerned with how the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 dealt with the improvement of education throughout the United States. Schools should have put forth a greater effort and reduced the achievement gap between different groups of students based on race, gender, special education status, and if that student was economically…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Teachers
McIntosh, Gloria Sample – ProQuest LLC, 2009
In 2001, President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in an effort to improve the quality of education for all students and to ensure that students of disadvantaged circumstances were not unnoticed. School administrators in Mississippi are seeking ways to meet the requirements of NCLB and to increase the number of successful…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
Campbell, Sarah Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to understand what No Child Left Behind (NCLB) meant to teachers in Mississippi and to determine what impact this reform had on reading and language arts classroom instruction for teachers. Qualitative research methods in the form of interview data and classroom observations were used to examine teachers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Language Arts, Federal Legislation
Anderson-Crane, Betty – ProQuest LLC, 2008
When writing instructors use form (essay form) based upon state testing standards on the state rubric to guide students in writing, they may be teaching form to limit higher level thinking content (Albertson, 2004). Instructors may not feel confident enough in their teaching of writing for high-stakes' testing; therefore, they may instruct…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Writing Instruction, Rural Education, Public Schools