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Barrett-Tatum, Jennifer; Ashworth, Kristen; Scales, David – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
South Carolina's Read to Succeed Law (RTS) is different than the other 15 states' literacy-based third grade retention laws. It mandates literacy intervention training for in-service and pre-service teachers. Research indicates academic gains from retention are short-lived, diminishing over time and increasing drop-out rates. Through a statewide…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Literacy, Educational Policy, Grade 3
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
Abonyo, Nelson; Onderi, Henry; Ayodo, T. M. O. – Online Submission, 2014
Despite the introduction of Free Primary Education in 2003 by the Kenya government in its quest to increasing access, retention and equity in education provision, child survival rate in primary schools in Mbita Sub-county is still 85.2% and is below the national survival rate of 97.1%. It was due to this low retention rate that the study was set…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Academic Persistence, Surveys
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Rahim, Bushra – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: Devolution of fiscal and administrative autonomy to public schools is a global phenomenon now. Various models of school autonomy have been adopted both in developing and developed countries. The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of devolution of fiscal autonomy to public primary schools through Parent--Teacher Councils (PTCs)…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Foreign Countries
Olson, Linda S. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
In partnership with the Mayor of Baltimore City and Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools), Family League of Baltimore (Family League) launched the Community & School Engagement Strategy in school year 2012-13. As part of that process, it intentionally aligned its existing Out of School Time (OST) activities with community schools…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Community Schools, After School Programs
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
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reviewed in this document examined whether offering schoolwide performance bonuses to teachers had an effect on student achievement or teacher retention in New York City public schools. Researchers analyzed data on students and teachers from 396 high-need public elementary, middle, and high schools from 2007-08 through 2009-10. Of these…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Outcome Measures, Merit Pay
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Nthambi, Mutiso Veronicah; Orodho, John Aluko – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of sand harvesting on environment and educational outcomes in public primary schools in Kathiani Sub-County, Machakos County, Kenya. This study was premised on treadmill theory of production proposed by Schnaiberg (1980). The study adopted a survey design. Combinations of purposive and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Natural Resources, Public Schools
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The study examined whether the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program, which provides financial incentives for teachers, leads to improved student achievement and teacher retention. The study analyzed data on more than 67,000 students in grades 4 through 8 and on more than 8,000 teachers in about 260 elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools…
Descriptors: Teacher Promotion, Elementary Schools, Incentives, Teacher Persistence
Vatakis, Tiffany – Online Submission, 2016
Response to Intervention (RTI) has been used in the public school system to improve student achievement in areas of weakness and identify students who may need further resources. The local goal is to improve the retention rate and identify those students that may need additional support systems. The overall goal is to decrease the number of…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Literacy, Literacy Education, At Risk Students
Moussa, Wael Soheil – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation examines the student academic achievement through various mechanisms, put in place by the public school district, classroom student behavior, and negative external shocks to the students' living environment. I examine the impacts of various treatments on student short and long run academic outcomes such as math and English test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Public Schools, Correlation
Education Council, 2016
All Australian governments and the non-government schooling sectors are committed to working together to ensure all students have access to a quality school education with appropriate personalised support and educational interventions. Nationally, these efforts are focussed on the development of a robust national curriculum that provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Public Schools
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Ruffini, Stephen J.; Miskell, Ryan; Lindsay, Jim; McInerney, Maurice; Waite, Winsome – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2016
Many schools identified by states as needing improvement through their Elementary and Secondary Education Act waivers have selected Response to Intervention (RTI), a three-tiered instruction program sometimes referred to as tiered levels of instruction, as one of their main strategies for improving school performance and closing achievement gaps.…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Fidelity, Response to Intervention, Public Schools
Lee, Linda C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The goal of this dissertation is twofold: 1) To develop a framework and method for simultaneously examining many different school organizations and their relation to patterns of school change and 2) To utilize that framework to obtain a district-wide understanding of the organizational functioning and change patterns of Chicago Public School (CPS)…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Teacher Persistence, Case Studies, Teaching Methods