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Abadie, Michelle; Bista, Krishna – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
This study investigated initial implementation processes of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in public and private schools in a single Louisiana district. Results suggested participants' high level of concern in many aspects of the implementation of the CCSS in public schools related to timeline and instability of curriculum decisions, which…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, School Districts, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Attitudes
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Tracz, Susan M.; Beare, Paul; Torgerson, Colleen – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
Changing teacher preparation to establish school-university partnerships can help candidates develop teacher identities and exceptional skills by providing supportive experiences in challenging situations. Focus groups and interviews were conducted with student teachers, teachers, principals, and program directors from a school-university…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Goldschmidt, Pete; Congdon, Alia – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
We collected artifacts from 42 teachers participating in a statewide educator effectiveness system to examine the fidelity with which the formative components of the system were implemented. Specifically, we collected written feedback from principals to teachers and teacher professional growth goals. We developed indicators of quality for each and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Effectiveness, Feedback (Response), Fidelity
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Nickerson, Susan D.; Vaugh, Meredith; Lamb, Lisa; Ross, Donna; Philipp, Randolph; LaRochelle,, Raymond; Williams, Kathy S. – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
Teachers' situated knowledge of the classroom and teaching suggests that they can play an important role in promoting and supporting change in teaching practice even if they are not formally designated as leaders. We selected 32 secondary mathematics and science teachers and supported them in enriching their instructional practice and in becoming…
Descriptors: Models, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Selection
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Rodl, Janelle E.; Bonifay, Wes; Cruz, Rebecca A.; Manchanda, Sarah – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
School administrators are often responsible for observing and evaluating special education teachers. The current study examined the training school administrators received, their needed knowledge and supports, and their confidence in performing job functions related to special education teacher evaluation. A total of 929 school administrators in…
Descriptors: Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Surveys
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Marshall, James; Fisher, Douglas – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
California faces an increasing shortage of well-prepared, competent school leaders. These future instructional leaders will be required to play critical roles to assure the success of the schools they will lead. San Diego State University, in collaboration with three partner school districts in the region, developed the "five types of…
Descriptors: Administrators, Administrator Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Partnerships in Education
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Eagle, Donna L.; Glenn, William J. – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyze selected variables for public schools and districts in Virginia to determine the relationship of school and policy characteristics to teacher absences. This study included two research questions: What is the relationship between certain school district policy provisions and teacher absenteeism? What is the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Predictor Variables, Public Schools
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Bernal, Carolyn; Monosov, Nadezhda; Stencler, Amy; Lajoie, Ashley; Raigoza, Alison; Akhavan, Nancy – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
Current research reveals a large percentage of teaching positions and administrative services credentials are held by women, although historically, men dominate the superintendent role. Specifically in the area of women in the superintendency, a discrepancy exists between men and women in recruitment practices, types of barriers and challenges,…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Women Administrators, Superintendents, Barriers
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Damiani, Jonathan; Wieczorek, Douglas – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
This case study explored how a principal in a suburban elementary school in the northeastern United States empowered students and used student voice to develop his own leadership. The researchers collected and analyzed data in the form of observations, principal interviews, and student focus groups. Results and discussion describe and explain how…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Suburban Schools, Elementary Schools, Student Empowerment
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Mitchler, Jenna – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
Researchers often use focus groups to collect data for qualitative research, but focus groups can also be used by organizational leaders to articulate participants' values or principles--principles that can be used to guide organizational change. This paper examines one staff's mobilization of a focus group to collect data for a research study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Organizational Change, Focus Groups, Self Efficacy
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Bryant, Jennifer Edic; Escalante, Karen; Selva, Ashley – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
This study applies transformational leadership theory practices to examine the purposeful ways in which principals work to build the next generation of teacher leaders in response to the shortage of K-12 principals. Given the impact principals have on student development and the shortage of those applying for the principalship, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Leadership Training, Teacher Leadership, Principals
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Wiley, Kanisha; Bustamante, Rebecca; Ballenger, Julia; Polnick, Barbara – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
School superintendents who are African American women are understudied. In this study, researchers explored the lived experiences of African American women superintendents in the state of Texas. The purpose of the study was to identify the challenges, supports, and personal background characteristics that participants believed influenced their…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Women Administrators, Superintendents
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Kunnath, Joshua – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
Student grades that appear on assessments and report cards have no universal meaning and therefore require teachers to explicitly define and communicate the meaning in a clear manner to students and parents. Grading experts recommend the meaning to be student learning of academic standards, which requires teachers following this recommendation to…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Summative Evaluation, Academic Achievement
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Khan, Myriam Quintero; Slate, John R. – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2016
In this investigation, we used Texas statewide data to determine the extent to which inequities were present in the assignment of school disciplinary consequences. Specifically examined were the assignment of in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, and disciplinary alternative education program placement to grade 6 Black, Hispanic, and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status
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Dotson, Ronnie – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2016
Over the past two years, the teachers and students in Carter County, Kentucky have been utilizing goal setting. As a result, the district has shown tremendous growth on not only state assessments, but also on local assessments. Additionally, the number of students meeting benchmarks for college and career readiness has increased significantly. The…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Reading Achievement, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students
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