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Rhea, Anisa; Singh, Malkeet – Wake County Public School System, 2020
This report completes a three-year (2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19) quasi-experimental evaluation of the fidelity of implementation of the Capturing Kids' Hearts program and its impact on two outcomes, teacher-student relationships and student behavior within the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). Findings from focus groups, teacher…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Fidelity, Outcomes of Education
Lenard, Matthew; Harris, Angel; Hill, Darryl – Wake County Public School System, 2019
In response to chronically low gifted identification rates in the majority of elementary schools among Black and Hispanic/Latino students, the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) launched Nurturing for a Bright Tomorrow (NBT) in Fall 2014. NBT was a multicomponent curricular enhancement program designed to train early elementary school…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification
Huang, Haigen – Wake County Public School System, 2019
The WCPSS [Wake County Public School System] Student Survey is administered each year to measure students' perceptions about their learning experiences. Approximately 70,000 students from grades 5 through 12 responded in the spring of 2019. The majority of students had positive perceptions of their schools and teachers, were hopeful about their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Student Surveys, Elementary School Students
Paeplow, Colleen; Boykin, Anne-Sylvie; Singh, Malkeet; Scrimgeour, Meghan – Wake County Public School System, 2019
The Elementary Support Model (ESM) was implemented in Wake County Public School System's (WCPSS) 12 lowest performing elementary schools. ESM is designed to improve teacher and student outcomes by addressing governance, staffing, professional development, resources, calendar and schedule, and provides leadership and instructional coaching.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Districts, Low Achievement, Outcomes of Education
Huang, Haigen – Wake County Public School System, 2018
The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Student Survey is administered each year to measure students' perceptions about their learning experiences. Over 28,000 students in grades 5, 8, and 9 responded to the 50-item survey in the spring of 2017. Results by grade were very similar to 2016 survey results. The majority of students had positive…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students
Bulgakov-Cooke, Dina; Singh, Malkeet – Wake County Public School System, 2018
The Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework, which uses a systems approach to promote school improvement and support all students in improving academics and behavior using data-based problem-solving, is a key part of the Wake County Public Schools System (WCPSS) Strategic Plan. As of 2017-18, MTSS schools were at the initial stages of MTSS…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
Huang, Haigen – Wake County Public School System, 2018
The WCPSS Student Survey is administered each year to measure students' perceptions about their learning experiences. Over 24,000 students in grades 5, 8, and 9 responded to the 51-item survey in the spring of 2018. Results by grade were very similar to 2017 survey results. The majority of students had positive perceptions of their schools and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Lenard, Matthew; Huang, Haigen – Wake County Public School System, 2018
In the spring of 2016 and 2017, a sample of juniors across all Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) high schools was administered a survey of financial literacy concepts as part of the College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA). The district administered this survey as education stakeholders have become increasingly interested in--and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Money Management, Knowledge Level, Consumer Education
Huang, Haigen – Wake County Public School System, 2018
In a global economy, stakeholders need to keep themselves well-informed in terms of how their local schools perform when compared with schools across the country and around the world. In doing so, they will be able to consider how well their schools are doing in a larger context and identify strengths as well as areas to target for improvement.…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Measures (Individuals), Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking
Lenard, Matthew; Townsend, Megan – Wake County Public School System, 2017
Following the recommendations of a 2013 instructional audit, the Academically or Intellectually Gifted department implemented a co-teaching instructional strategy in 41 volunteer schools starting in the 2014-15 school year. Implementation data and discussions with central office staff suggest that while implementation fidelity was relatively…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Team Teaching, Program Implementation
Jackl, Andrew; Baenen, Nancy; Regan, Roger – Wake County Public School System, 2017
The Effective Teaching Framework (ETF) initiative was designed to provide a common language and lens for understanding the skills, strategies, and resources needed for teachers and school leaders to create an optimal learning environment for all students. ETF training consisted of six full days of training for principals, assistant principals…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Training, Principals
Huang, Haigen – Wake County Public School System, 2017
How well are Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) students prepared for problem-solving, scientific reasoning, and critical thinking? (1) WCPSS schools out-performed both the U.S., national, and international averages in each core subject of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA): mathematics, reading, and science; and (2) overall,…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Measures (Individuals), Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking
Lenard, Matthew – Wake County Public School System, 2017
Since 2014, the Wake County Public School System has implemented single subject acceleration (SSA) as a way to provide students with access to advanced mathematics courses. This report includes three main findings related to the implementation and impact of SSA. First, a disproportionately large percentage of male, Asian and…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Advanced Courses, Mathematics Education, Program Implementation
Simmons, Brandon; Baenen, Nancy – Wake County Public School System, 2017
The Teacher Leaders Corps had many strengths and was fairly successful in reaching its implementation and short-term goals. Central training quality was considered strong and attendance rates were high (especially in Years 1 and 2). Of those who began the TLC work in 2013-14, approximately 60% participated all three years. At the school level,…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Technology Integration, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Rhea, Anisa; Bulgakov-Cooke, Dina; Adams, Elizabeth – Wake County Public School System, 2016
This quasi-experimental study used multiple data sources to examine Playworks implementation and outcomes across two school years (2014-15 and 2015-16) at six WCPSS elementary schools. Differences in outcomes between Playworks and matched-comparison schools were examined. Similar to other national studies (Beeker et al., 2012; Fortson et al.,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation
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