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Tysinger, P. Dawn; Tysinger, Jeffrey A.; Diamanduros, Terry D.; Smith, Rebecca – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The current study investigated Georgia school psychologists' continuing professional development (CPD) practices and preferences for comparison to a national study of school psychology professional development by Armistead, Castillo, Curtis, Chappel, and Cunningham (2013). Utilizing the same instrument as Armistead et al., a survey was emailed to…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Professional Development, Professional Continuing Education, Preferences
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Jones, Teri – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
Since No Child Left Behind (NCLB) became law, educators have faced challenges trying to protect the common good of a public education while, at the same time, developing and/or reviewing proposals to provide for the school choice option of NCLB. In the debate over market-driven education versus traditional public education, many times, the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Charter Schools
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Mannahan, Kimberly Kinsey; Gray, Jennifer P. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between students' perceptions of the link between personal effort and academic performance to promote effective pedagogy, contributing to the potential for increased retention/progression/graduation rates. Based on Treisman's (2013) assertion that students do not connect hard work with…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, College Students
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Simmons, Kate; Carpenter, Laura; Crenshaw, Schronna; Hinton, Vanessa M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine if a specific classroom seating arrangement can contribute to students being on or off-task while completing independent work within the general education setting of an inclusive second grade class. In this study, three classroom seating arrangements were compared in a second grade classroom. These…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Check Lists
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Cochrane, Sandra; Cuevas, Joshua A. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The Common Core State Standards were implemented in the state of Georgia in the 2012/2013 school year replacing NCLB. Previous studies indicated that teachers and administrators viewed NCLB negatively, and the purpose of this study was to gauge teachers' perceptions of the new standards after they had been in effect for one and a half years.…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale, High Stakes Tests
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Zhou, Molly; Helms, Marilyn M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
Preservice teachers often build E-portfolios of their work prior to graduation, but their use beyond the college classroom is not clear. To identify if E-portfolios are used during the teacher hiring process, 170 administrators from 84 (K-12) schools in eight North Georgia districts were surveyed regarding their use of E-portfolio materials. Based…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment
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Chitsonga, Shadreck S. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
This study is a part of a large study that investigated the Assessment Practices of Mathematics Teachers who also teach AP Statistics. In this paper I investigate the thinking skills that assessment items used mathematics and AP Statistics classroom assess. Two teachers who were teaching mathematics and AP Statistics participated in this study.…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Mathematics Tests, Advanced Placement, Statistics
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Martinez, James; Tost, Jeremy R.; Wilfred, Shani P.; Hilgert, Larry D. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
The current Georgia study examines middle-school-aged gang and non-gang members regarding the risk factors of gang membership and potential effects of these risk factors on academic achievement. Participants, 406 eighth grade students from a suburban middle-school, completed a 42-item survey assessing an array of demographic and risk factor…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Juvenile Gangs, Grade 8, Suburban Schools
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Renaud-Grant, Chantelle – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
As students prepare to enter college and the workforce, there has been a demand for them to be more independent, critical thinkers, innovative designers, and thoughtful collaborators. This preliminary study describes how a Professional Development School (PDS) partnership, between a middle school and a university, provides a more authentic…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation
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Randolph, Justus; DeWeese, Sean; Manuel, Austin Kureethara; Baugher, Greg; Tessmer, Kimberly; Westbrook, Amy; Shoats, Stacey; Balloun, Joseph; Crawford, Linda – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
In this methodological review, we conducted a quantitative content analysis of a random sample of 107 education-related doctoral dissertations published in Proquest Dissertations and Theses database in 2011. Seven raters coded each article in terms of page lengths (overall and within each chapter), research method (qualitative, quantitative, or…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Layout (Publications), Content Analysis, Educational Research
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Nweke, Winifred; Elliot, Virginia – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to investigate variables that impede the utilization of research findings in, or the transfer of learning from professional development workshops into, classroom best practices. Participants comprised 202 Georgia Master Teachers who attended Leadership Institutes. Participants were taught strategies for…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Transfer of Training, Research Utilization
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Zhou, Molly – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Parental involvement (PI) is an important factor in children's academic learning. In this study, teachers' and parents' perceptions of parental involvement on inner city children's academic success were examined. The setting of the study was in an inner city Tittle I elementary school with a 90% African American student population. A purposeful…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Adefope, Olufunke – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
In this article, the author describes how a curricular unit that provided opportunities for active engagement and participation was used to support the geometric reasoning of sixth grade African American (AA) male students. The curricular unit was designed to support students' understanding of quadrilaterals. Data sources (pre- and post-tests,…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, African American Students, Males
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Doman, Evelyn – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Supplemental Instruction (SI) has widely been used in university classrooms around the world. However, many obstacles face SI -- including low student attendance, lack of faculty support, and recognition of today's online generation. This research helps to fill the gap in SI by posing to solve the problems mentioned above by extending SI into the…
Descriptors: Tutors, Supplementary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Hinton, Vanessa; Flores, Margaret; Simmons, Kate – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Early mathematics content that is taught in elementary school lays the foundation for students' advanced mathematics performance. Thus, researchers show it is important that pre-service elementary teachers build a strong background in numbers and operations, as well as efficacy beliefs in mathematics instruction. This study expands the literature…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Preservice Teachers
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