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Stack, Sue; Beswick, Kim; Brown, Natalie; Bound, Helen; Kenny, John; Abbott-Chapman, Joan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This paper presents a professional learning (PL) model that emerged from the authors' involvement with PL processes in several rural and remote schools in the state of Tasmania. As is the case for rural areas generally, young people in rural areas of Tasmania have lower retention rates to Year 12 and lower participation rates in higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Rural Areas
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
Losen, Daniel J.; Keith, Michael A., II; Hodson, Cheri L.; Martinez, Tia E. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2016
This report, along with the companion spreadsheet, provides the first comprehensive description ever compiled of charter school discipline. In 2011-12, every one of the nation's 95,000 public schools was required to report its school discipline data, including charter schools. This analysis, which includes more than 5,250 charter schools, focuses…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Civil Rights, Discipline, Secondary Schools
Patrick, Ervin D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to improve the current beginning teacher support program and address the problem of beginning or early career teachers leaving the district. Researchers have found that as many as 50% of teachers leave the profession within their first five years of teaching (Darling-Hammond & Sykes, 2003). This study proposed changes…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Improvement, Improvement Programs, Teacher Persistence
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Canto, Angela I.; Proctor, Briley E. – Journal of Research in Education, 2013
This study explored student-level predictors of reading achievement among third grade regular education students. Predictors included student demographics (sex and socioeconomic status (SES), using free and reduced lunch as proxy for SES), direct observations of reading skills (oral reading fluency (ORF) and word decoding skill (nonsense word…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Predictor Variables, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Lu, Hsin-Yi; Costa-Giomi, Eugenia – Texas Music Education Research, 2013
It is not uncommon for very young children to start music instruction on string instruments. Previous studies have examined the relationship between starting age of formal music instruction and years of study (Duke, Flowers & Wolfe, 1997; Hartley, 1996; Hartley & Porter, 2009). Duke et al. (1997) found that students who took more years of…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Persistence
Grover, Sharon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
According to the instructors and administrators at a local adult education (AE) program in Houston, Texas, retaining and graduating general education development (GED) students has been a constant challenge. Locating GED attendance barriers could enable AE programs to develop techniques that increase student retention and graduation rates. The…
Descriptors: General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
"Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Experiment," examined the impact of the Talent Transfer Initiative (TTI) on both student achievement and teacher retention in 10 school districts across seven states. The initiative gave bonuses to high-performing teachers for them to transfer to and stay…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Transfer, Incentives, Teacher Persistence
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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
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Serry, Tanya; Imms, Christine; Froude, Elspeth; Joffe, Beverly; Heine, Chyrisse; Merrigan, Celeste – Australian Educational Researcher, 2014
This study surveyed perspectives held by school teachers regarding factors that contribute to successful transition to school. In addition, this study explored practices in place to enhance children's transition to school. Participants were self-nominated, preparatory teachers from publicly funded primary schools in Victoria, Australia. From 250…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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
Brooks-Bey, Michelle Rubee – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the length of years of preschool attendance on the academic achievement and retention of third and fourth grade students in high and low achieving schools. The study consisted of the analysis of secondary data, i.e., mathematics and language arts literacy scores as the measurement of academic…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Economic Status, Preschool Education, Language Arts
Rader, Laura Pope – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Social promotion is an ongoing issue in education and is frequently seen as a dichotomy with retention. While retention is a commonly researched topic, the information regarding the academic and behavioral outcomes of socially promoted students is much sparser. The problem is that many students who are socially promoted into high school after…
Descriptors: Social Promotion, High Stakes Tests, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
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