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Kelsey, Lori – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this evaluative case study was to explore teachers' and administrators' perceptions of the organizational capacity during an initial implementation of a systemic change in professional development at a K-8 school. Educational reform acts such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 pressure public school systems to increase student…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Interviews, Educational Change, Professional Development
Steinke, Kimberly K. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As academic reform movements push schools to provide more rigorous learning environments for students, it is essential that the "person in charge" at the school level be prepared and capable of meeting the demands of high stakes measures that affect critical dimensions of school life. Educational leaders today face a significant amount…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Urban Schools
Linz, Wendy Johnson – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Pressure to meet federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB, 2002) mandates, show Adequate Yearly Progress, and stem the tide of academic underachievement have provided critical challenges for American schools. Due to these challenges, many schools may practice a controversial curricular design commonly known as tracking. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Mentors, Federal Legislation, Underachievement, Educational Improvement
Palucci, Doreen Mone – ProQuest LLC, 2010
No Child Left Behind mandates have given teachers new responsibilities in data analysis and the implementation of strategies that meet individual student needs. Providing tools and methods for data collection, managing it, and then analyzing it is now a basic need for teachers. By aligning assessments for the specific purpose of addressing…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Charter Schools, Federal Legislation, Formative Evaluation
Ficklin, Henry Clay – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of former principals on the effect of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards in raising the performance of African American males on standardized tests, specifically the State High School Graduation Test (SHSGT) in a southern school district. Since the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, African American Students, Qualitative Research, Federal Legislation
Gibson, Pandwe Aletha – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This empirical study quantified the effects of academic tracking and labeling on student efficacy in the three extended learning time (ELT) schools in Boston, Massachusetts. Prominent research on student efficacy implicates literacy instruction, conduct development, and student mentorship as key factors driving student achievement. These three…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation
Realdine, Dorothy S. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Only recently have school districts across the nation begun to offer Algebra I to all eighth grade students. Currently, most eighth grade Algebra I curriculum does not have a national consistent focus of topics or level of rigor. A key issue of implementing Algebra I in eighth grade is defining national Algebra I concepts and skills that students…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Urban Schools, Research Design, Family Income
Antley, Tina M. B. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Two recent pieces of federal legislation have greatly influenced how schools educate students with disabilities. While Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004) requires that schools assess students with disabilities using the same assessment instruments with which their non-disabled peers are tested, the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Student Needs, General Education, Federal Legislation, Teacher Role
Howard-Schwind, Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent secondary assistant principals in large Texas high schools demonstrate behaviors consistent with what the literature describes as instructional leadership. Three hundred seventy principals and assistant principals of large Texas high schools participated in this study. The Principal…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, High Schools, Federal Legislation, Rating Scales
Smiley-Blanton, Regina – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that all public school students, including English language learners, achieve proficiency in reading, math, and science by 2014 as measured on state assessments. English language learners enrolled in public schools for the first time receive a 1-year deferment from these state assessments in subjects…
Descriptors: Evidence, Federal Legislation, Second Language Learning, Grade 3
Koyama, Jill P. – University of Chicago Press, 2010
A little-discussed aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that requires failing schools to hire after-school tutoring companies--the largest of which are private, for-profit corporations--and to pay them with federal funds. "Making Failure Pay" takes a hard look at the implications of this new blurring of the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Corporations
Hoover, Victoria Ellen Weinketz – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine if the kindergarten assessment results from the three windows in reading, written communication, and mathematics were a valid predictor of a student's need for intervention up until the conclusion of second grade. Reynolds (1992) suggested that a student's overall school success is reflective of the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Federal Legislation, At Risk Students, Identification
Rivers, Shevawn D. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In today's educational realm principals face high demands to increase student achievement and the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has intensified this challenging job with its requirements to adequate yearly progress (AYP). Such mandates have caused many elementary school principals to consider distributed leadership as a catalyst…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
Lloyd, Jayson D. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
A high school education, which includes access to advanced math courses, has a positive effect on students. Math classes taken in high school show a relationship to higher salaries and college graduation rates. However, the high-stakes accountability system in California, redesigned in 2003 to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Graduation
Maryland State Department of Education, 2010
Maryland's 24 school systems have made great strides in improving public education from pre-kindergarten through high school to ensure children are getting a high-quality education. This guide provides information and online links, including: (1) Maryland's state testing and reporting processes; (2) Programs available to support student…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Disabilities, Educational Quality
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