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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
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
Kerns, Claretta M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of high school transition strategies for ninth grade students in comparison to the traditional high school experience of first time ninth grade students. This study compared the English End-of-Course (EOC) test scores of first time ninth grade students in a traditional high school setting…
Descriptors: Student Promotion, Transitional Programs, Grade 9, High School Students
Potter, Stephanie Litton – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to examine the differences between teachers' mean job satisfaction scores based on the administrators' gender and examine the relationship between the administrators' gender and teachers' organizational commitment plans in Tennessee middle schools. Job satisfaction and organizational…
Descriptors: Principals, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools, Teacher Surveys
Hampton, Cynthia Greene – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The importance of a smooth transition from eighth grade to ninth grade is critical as this transition can have a lasting impact on a student's success or failures beyond high school. Studies in this body of research suggest that ninth grade students lead the list of high school grade students when it comes to tardiness, the number of discipline…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Analysis, Transitional Programs
Morgan, Lorraine S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Studies continue to reveal major concerns with discipline issues, such as referrals, detentions, and suspensions, involving Latino/Hispanic students. This problem particularly affects immigrant students in urban neighborhoods that may be characterized by high poverty and crime rates. The purpose of this study was to explore the intersection of…
Descriptors: Caring, Grounded Theory, Neighborhoods, Discipline
Jackson, Harriet Mason – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Across the nation, teachers are leaving the profession, causing severe teacher shortages in some areas (Jackson, 1999). A survey of 117 school systems in North indicated that 12,610 teachers out of a total of 90,307 teachers, or 13.9% employed during the 2000-2001 school year, left the profession (Ingersoll, 2002). North Carolina middle school…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness, Mentors, Teacher Persistence