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Chapman, Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires schools to show measureable improvement in student achievement in order to demonstrate Adequate Yearly Progress. Although the Georgia Department of Education has documented the short-comings of Georgia's students in mathematics on standardized tests, little research has been done on short-term…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Summer Programs
Obre, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study compared and investigated the arts attitudes and practices of secondary level mathematics and English teachers working in Connecticut public schools deemed either successful or in-need-of-improvement under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act. This study considered how educators of subjects directly assessed for NCLB…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Use Studies, Art Education
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Ryan, Katherine E.; Ryan, Allison M.; Arbuthnot, Keena; Samuels, Maurice – Educational Researcher, 2007
The recent No Child Left Behind legislation has defined a vital role for large-scale assessment in determining whether students are learning. Given this increased role of standardized testing as a means of accountability, the purpose of this article is to consider how individual differences in motivational and psychological processes may…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Student Motivation
Coble, Barbara S. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' current and retrospective perceptions of empowerment within the context of the No Child Left Behind Legislation. Much of the empowerment research to date was conducted prior to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act which was signed into law in January, 2002. The legislation mandates that K-12 public…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Self Efficacy, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement
Marion, Carol – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to obtain the attitudes and beliefs of mathematics teachers in the School District of Philadelphia regarding an eighth grade middle school mathematics core curriculum. This study explored the attitudes and beliefs of teachers in the reform of an eighth grade math "Core Curriculum, Math In Context" (School…
Descriptors: Modern Mathematics, Core Curriculum, Middle Schools, Federal Legislation
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Ross, John; Bruce, Catherine – Journal of Educational Research, 2007
We designed a professional development (PD) program to increase the teacher efficacy of mathematics teachers. We randomly assigned 106 Grade 6 teachers in 1 school district to treatment and control conditions in a delayed-treatment design. The PD explicitly addressed 4 sources of teacher-efficacy information identified in social-cognition theory…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Classroom Techniques
Hunt, Christine A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions and beliefs of teachers at a Midwestern suburban middle school about students, student learning, and about teacher's beliefs of their collective abilities to achieve the task of school improvement. Saddleback Middle School (SMS) has experienced low standardized test scores since the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers