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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) incorporates challenging literacy standards into middle grades and high school content areas within a variety of academic disciplines, not just English/language arts courses. The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) provides schools with instructional tools needed to help teachers understand and implement…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Literacy, Mathematics Education, Educational Strategies
Hamer, LaJuana Maurice – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the number of transitions by students from school to school on their mathematics achievement. Transition is defined as the number of times a student has changed schools from Kindergarten to the current school year. This study also looked at the relationship between the students' perceived…
Descriptors: Algebra, Self Efficacy, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement
McKinzie, Abasi H. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study utilized the student scores of eighth-grade mathematics students on the "Discovery Education Assessment," as well as the self-efficacy perceptions of eighth-grade mathematics teachers as determined by the "Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale" ("TSES") from seven middle schools that encompassed grades 6-8…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 8
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Kassaee, Ameneh Mahrou; Rowell, Ginger Holmes – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
Researchers have confirmed that students' motivation is one of the most important factors educators can target to improve learning (Williams & Williams, 2011). This study explored the role which student's motivation played in the retention of first-time, full-time freshman (FTFTF) STEM majors at University (U) (blinded). Student motivational…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Intervention, STEM Education, Student Motivation
Bozman, Charles E., Sr. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between the principals' leadership behavioral style, teacher' efficacious beliefs, and teachers' trust in the principal to the schools' graduation rate, the ACT and TCAP writing assessment school-wide averages, and the AYP English/reading and AYP mathematics school-wide. Working on the…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Trust (Psychology), Graduation Rate, Self Efficacy
Braden, Sharon Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this research was to investigate the differences in perceptions of learning and achievement of students and teachers in "Project-Based Learning" and Balanced Mathematics classrooms. The study utilized quantitative and qualitative surveys or a mixed method approach to gathering data relative to the perceptions of students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Davis, Brian R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of the study was to determine if there are significant relationships between the efficacies of the school principal, the climate of the school, and student achievement. Five schools within a small rural school district participated in this study. The principals completed the Principal Sense of Efficacy Scale, while the teachers at the…
Descriptors: School Administration, Self Efficacy, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement
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Hilby, Alyssa C.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Stephens, Carrie A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
STEM disciplines will continue to impact school-based agricultural education programs; thus, in order to produce secondary students proficient in science and mathematics, developing preservice agricultural education teachers who are competent in mathematics and teaching mathematics is essential. This study utilized data collected through a focus…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematics Skills, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers
McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Deaver, Sharon R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2008
As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 590 Culminating…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Projects, Student Projects, Student Teaching