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Jones, Susan Uhlan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This executive position paper (EPP) studies the influence of one Maryland public school system's implementation of a revised grading, promotion, and retention policy and the accompanying professional development to decrease the number of students proposed for retention in the same elementary grade following decades of a policy lacking procedures…
Descriptors: Grading, Student Promotion, Elementary School Students, Grade Repetition
Evans, Matthew Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Despite voluminous research on the detrimental effects of grade-level retention, it continues as a regular practice in American public schools as an intervention for struggling students. While research has been done on the roles and influences of teachers on the retention process, little has been done to measure the influence of the school…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary Schools, Principals, Poverty
Sell, Corey R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Teacher stayers have remained within a profession experiencing an average annual turnover rate of 14% (Liu, 2007) and its lowest levels of job satisfaction in 20 years (MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, 2011). Exploring the lived experiences of teacher stayers might hold significant potential in decreasing the turnover rate given they have…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Elementary School Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Phenomenology
Walent, Kerry L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teacher turnover rates in Title I schools have caused inconsistencies in the number of high-quality educators teaching children in high-poverty Title I classrooms. The purpose of this study was to identify leadership standards that Title I teachers and school administrators perceive to positively influence a teacher's decision to remain in a Title…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Academic Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Administrators
Tolliver, Janice Lea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The public school systems in the United States are facing a major teacher shortage in the near future due to the fact that teachers are leaving the profession by the thousands each year. It is imperative that this trend is stopped and reversed to ensure that quality teachers remain in schools. The current study employed a causal-comparative design…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes
Scott, Marshall, III – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of selected academic, demographic, and instructional program related factors on the retention rates of elementary school students. More specifically, this study was concerned with the relationship and predictability of the reading and mathematics variables scores, gender, ethnicity, program…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Holding Power, Reading, Mathematics
Bronsard, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Researchers explored the problem of teacher retention, especially among beginning teachers, and noted a lack of consensus on why teachers leave teaching and how to retain the teachers. Private school studies include Catholic school data, but few researchers isolated the data or used data-gathering instruments to examine Catholic school issues,…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Teacher Persistence, Qualitative Research, Delphi Technique
Griffin, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Majority of English as second language (ESL) students attending primary and secondary schools in the United States are not considered college ready despite mandated educational strategies aimed at improving language acquisition and academic performance. ESL students are more likely to drop out within the first 2 years of college than their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
Witherspoon, Anissa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The educational system in the United States continues to pose many challenges for law and policy makers. Many of these challenges can be traced back to two landmark cases, "Plessy vs. Ferguson" and "Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka." And, while the U.S. Department of Education developed programs to address many of these…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Linder, Rozlyn T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In the state of Georgia, African Americans represent 38% of the student population, yet they account for more than half of the grade level retentions each year (The Governor's Office of Student Achievement, 2009). The purpose of this study was to determine if relationships exist between the disproportionate retention rate of African American…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, African American Students, Race, Class Size
Le, Connie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
School districts continue to face challenges in retaining talented teachers in their schools. There are many factors that contribute to teacher retention, including working conditions, a lack of leadership support, and poor leadership behavior. In a southeastern U.S. state, local school officials were seeking strategies to provide an excellent…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence, Instructional Leadership, Correlation
Kay, Kathleen – ProQuest LLC, 2017
For decades, retention has been a common practice implemented as an intervention for the at-risk or underperforming student (Alexander, Entwisle, & Dauber, 2003; Jimerson, Pletcher, & Kerr, 2005; Murray, Woodruff, & Vaughn, 2010; Penfield, 2010; Shepard & Smith, 1990; Warren & Saliba, 2012). While practitioners believe grade…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Resilience (Psychology), Personal Narratives, Elementary School Students
Turpin-Padberg, Sarah – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With the start of every school year, new teachers enter classrooms across our country filled with excitement surrounding the impact they hope to have on students. Some teachers discover that teaching at the elementary level can often times involve more than teaching and loving children. The expectations, demands, and time constraints put on new…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Persistence
Chance, Ellen K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the current outcome study was to determine the effects of the Ready for Success (RFS) classroom guidance program (Brigman & Webb, 2012) on the social-emotional skills and competence, reading proficiency, and promotion between third-grade students who received the RFS intervention (treatment group; n = 104), and third-grade…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary School Students, Social Development, Emotional Development
Leugers, Lucinda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to examine the effects of K-12 early career teacher participation in a mentoring or induction program as well as personal resiliency on intention to teach next year and still be teaching in five years. Teacher retention has been an issue for over 50 years and is one of the least understood issues in the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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