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Reimer, Tracy Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Current federal legislation, such as No Child Left Behind and The Race to the Top, have elicited high levels of accountability for increasing student reading achievement. Professional organizations and researchers encourage educators to organize schools into professional learning communities (PLCs) to improve student learning. Despite the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Elementary Schools, Staff Meetings, Poverty
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)
Mulcahy, Juli – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The education of students with disabilities (SWD) has undergone some significant changes within the public education system since the enactment of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Special education legislation has historically focused on equal access for all students. Too much time has been…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Class Size, Recognition (Achievement), Federal Legislation
Wanza, Valerie Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study was designed to determine the relationship between Florida School Recognition Program (FSRP) participation and adequate yearly progress (AYP) criteria met during school years 2004-2008. It also intended to discover whether schools' socioeconomic status, minority rates, and levels moderated this relationship as well as a difference in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Recognition (Achievement), Federal Programs