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Factors Influencing Student Enrollment In Career Academy Programs, Whitney Stokes Ketchledge Jan 2018

Factors Influencing Student Enrollment In Career Academy Programs, Whitney Stokes Ketchledge

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

Career academies are small learning communities that allow high school students to learn their core content in the context of the career field they may be interested in pursuing. This type of learning environment incorporates business and industry and postsecondary institutions so academy students receive academic curricula that prepares them for higher education and allows students to have experiences in the career field. There is considerable research demonstrating strong benefits of the academy model to students and teachers, but there is little indicating why students enroll in the academy and what methods of recruitment may work best.

The purpose of ...


An Estimate On The Supply And Demand Of Marketing Education Teachers In The Next Five Years In The Hampton Roads, Virginia Area, Alison Danielle Briel Oct 2017

An Estimate On The Supply And Demand Of Marketing Education Teachers In The Next Five Years In The Hampton Roads, Virginia Area, Alison Danielle Briel

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

As of 2017, there is a lack of information about the number of Marketing Education teachers at the high school level employed in the Hampton Roads area of south eastern Virginia. Marketing Education is an essential subject to teach at the secondary level because it prepares students for careers in marketing and management. For this study, a survey was created to understand the current state of Marketing Education and the supply and demand of Marketing Education teachers. This study primarily focused on Marketing Education programs in the high school setting. A survey consisting of open-ended questions was developed and distributed ...


An Initial Look At Robotics-Based Initiatives To Engage Girls In Engineering, Jennifer Michaeli, Vukica Jovanovic, Otilia Popescu, Ana Djuric, Ece Yaprak Apr 2014

An Initial Look At Robotics-Based Initiatives To Engage Girls In Engineering, Jennifer Michaeli, Vukica Jovanovic, Otilia Popescu, Ana Djuric, Ece Yaprak

Engineering Technology Faculty Publications

Over the past 10 years, the use of robotic kits in K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives as well as undergraduate engineering education has increased significantly. However, a survey of students in grades 9–12 indicated that only 2–3% of women in high school express an intention to study engineering; conversely, 16% of high school men declared that they plan to pursue an engineering degree [1]. In this paper, the authors present an initial review of published literature regarding the use of robotics in schools to identify cases where robotic kits have been used to engage girls ...


Effect Of High School Completion Of The Agricultural Education Program On The Rate Of Return On Investment For The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Phillip Scott Bevins Jul 2010

Effect Of High School Completion Of The Agricultural Education Program On The Rate Of Return On Investment For The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Phillip Scott Bevins

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

This research study sought to determine the effect high school completion of the agricultural career and technical education program has on the rate of return on investment by public schools in Virginia. The research questions guiding this study included: (1) Were students able to find employment related to the agricultural career and technical education program they completed, (2) What federal and state funding was allocated for students participating in the agricultural career and technical education programs in the state of Virginia, (3) Was there a significant level of tax revenues generated by incomes from those who participated in the agricultural ...


The Effect Of Individual Or Group Guidelines On The Calibration Accuracy Of High School Biology Students, Camilla C. Walck Apr 2010

The Effect Of Individual Or Group Guidelines On The Calibration Accuracy Of High School Biology Students, Camilla C. Walck

Teaching & Learning Theses & Dissertations

The effect of individual or group guidelines on the calibration accuracy of high school biology students was investigated. The study was conducted with 102 International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program biology students in a public school setting. The study was carried out over three testing occasions. Students worked in group or individual settings with and without calibration guidelines. Four intact classes were randomly assigned to one of four conditions: groups calibrating without guidelines; groups calibrating with guidelines; individuals calibrating without guidelines; individuals calibrating with guidelines. The students participated in the calibration activities one block before they actually took each of the ...


Adjustment Experiences And Ethnic Identity Attitudes Among High School Students In Advanced Academic Programs, Tiffany Michelle Hall Jan 2010

Adjustment Experiences And Ethnic Identity Attitudes Among High School Students In Advanced Academic Programs, Tiffany Michelle Hall

Teaching & Learning Theses & Dissertations

African American high school students have been historically underrepresented in advanced placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and dual enrollment (DE) programs. The adoption of more equitable admissions practices has helped many school divisions develop a more ethnically diverse AP, IB, and DE student body. Despite increased African American student enrollment, retaining these students remains an ongoing problem. Equally troubling is the persistent achievement gap that exists between African American and White students in AP, IB, and DE programs African American students do not perform as well as Whites on program exit exams nor do they complete these programs at a ...


Comparing High School Students' And Adults' Perceptions Of Technological Literacy, Henry Ladson Harrison Iii Jan 2009

Comparing High School Students' And Adults' Perceptions Of Technological Literacy, Henry Ladson Harrison Iii

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

This study compared high school student's perceptions of technology and technological literacy to those perceptions of the general public. Additionally, individual student groups were compared statistically to determine significant differences between the groups. The ITEA/Gallup Poll instrument was used to survey high school student's perceptions of technology in the study. The instrument has been used twice (2001, 2004) in the United States and once (2005) in Hong Kong to survey adult's perceptions of technology. The student population in question consisted of three subgroups: students enrolled in a standards-based technology education courses, students enrolled in a Project ...


Professional Development Topics For Marketing Education Teachers, Ashley E. Nunn Jan 2008

Professional Development Topics For Marketing Education Teachers, Ashley E. Nunn

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine the topics for professional development days for marketing education high school teachers. To solve this problem the following questions will be asked: 1) How are professional development workshops perceived by marketing education teachers? 2) What topics do marketing education teachers want to learn through professional development? 3) What are suggestions for improvement of professional development for marketing education teachers?


The Effectiveness Of One Week Of Remediation For Geometry, Martha L. Hopkins Jan 2008

The Effectiveness Of One Week Of Remediation For Geometry, Martha L. Hopkins

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to explore how remediation affects SOL retake scores in geometry. The following hypothesis was developed to guide this study: Students who passed high school geometry, but failed the SOL test, will pass the SOL retest after completing the one-week Geometry SOL Remediation Recovery Program.


A Comparison Between The Success Of Technological Literacy Programs At Landstown High School And Academy And Chantilly Academy, Vanessa Barger Jan 2007

A Comparison Between The Success Of Technological Literacy Programs At Landstown High School And Academy And Chantilly Academy, Vanessa Barger

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This research project sought to determine answers for each of the following research objectives: Discover the difference in curriculum offering between the two schools; Find the total enrollment numbers for both schools for courses offered; Find the program completion totals for each school per year; and Summarize the factors necessary for the creation of superior technological literacy programs for high school students.


Technology Education Effects On High School Student's Test Scores, Ross B. Creecy Jan 2007

Technology Education Effects On High School Student's Test Scores, Ross B. Creecy

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The researcher will attempt to answer four specific questions with this study: Do technology education classes have a positive impact on students' SOL scores? On which academic subject's SOL test scores do technology education classes have the greatest impact? On which academic subject's SOL test scores do technology education have the least impact? What can technology education teachers do to increase their positive impact on academic test scores?


The Influence Of Teacher Preparation Programs On Student Achievement And The Use Of Nctm Standards And Principles In Middle School And High School Algebra I Classrooms, Denelle L. Wallace Jan 2004

The Influence Of Teacher Preparation Programs On Student Achievement And The Use Of Nctm Standards And Principles In Middle School And High School Algebra I Classrooms, Denelle L. Wallace

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Studies

The impact of traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs on student achievement and the instructional delivery methods used in middle school and high school Algebra I classrooms was explored through a mixed method comparative design. The data analysis revealed that alternative teacher preparation programs are a viable avenue to explore in meeting the needs of public schools for providing qualified teachers in mathematics classrooms at the middle school and high school levels. Data from the standardized state test and district level quarterly assessments revealed no significant differences between groups on half of the achievement measures, but there was a significant ...


The Influence Of Selected Noncognitive Variables On The Academic Success Of Urban Black High School Males In An Enrichment Pre-College Program, Leon Rouson Jan 2000

The Influence Of Selected Noncognitive Variables On The Academic Success Of Urban Black High School Males In An Enrichment Pre-College Program, Leon Rouson

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

The thrust of this study was to examine the influence of selected noncognitive variables on the academic success of urban Black high school males in an enrichment Pre-College Program. The major research question was: Which of the selected noncognitive variables are most useful in predicting academic success for urban Black high school males?

This study reinvestigated Sedlacek and Brooks' (1976) proposed set of seven noncognitive variables related to academic success: (a) self-concept; (b) realistic self-appraisal; (c) understanding of and ability to deal with racism; (d) preference for long-term goals over more immediate, short-term needs; (e) availability of a strong support ...


Can Everyone Make The Grade? Some Thoughts On Student Grading And Contemporary Classrooms, Jo M. Hendrickson, Robert A. Gable, M. Lee Manning Jan 1999

Can Everyone Make The Grade? Some Thoughts On Student Grading And Contemporary Classrooms, Jo M. Hendrickson, Robert A. Gable, M. Lee Manning

Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications

High school officials should consider alternative perspectives on grading in light of increasing student heterogeneity. Their challenge is to consider grading policies and practices that apply equally to students with and without diverse needs or disabilities. Schools should think about incorporating various combinations of percent, criterion-referenced, and norm-referenced grading into a more flexible policy on grading; ensure that student expectations are unambiguously described in writing and in sufficient detail; and subject their policies on grading to periodic review and be prepared to make any necessary modifications. Moreover, schools should collaborate with various stakeholders to develop policies on grading that guarantee ...


A Study To Determine Effects Of Parental Involvement On Njrotc Cadets' Grade Point Averages At Maury High School, Linda E. Fox Jan 1998

A Study To Determine Effects Of Parental Involvement On Njrotc Cadets' Grade Point Averages At Maury High School, Linda E. Fox

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study was used to gain information about the success rate of Cadets who have parental support at home and comparing it to their grade point averages. The hypothesis used to guide this research study was: Maury High School NJROTC Cadets will have a higher grade point average if they have two parents living at home with them.


Teacher's Attitudes Of Block Scheduling And Lesson Preparation Quality/Time In Two Virginia Beach City Public High Schools, Christin G. Browning Jan 1997

Teacher's Attitudes Of Block Scheduling And Lesson Preparation Quality/Time In Two Virginia Beach City Public High Schools, Christin G. Browning

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of the study was to compare teacher's lesson preparation time and utilization of alternative teaching methods during block scheduling as compared to the traditional seven-bell schedule at Kempsville and Princess Anne High Schools in Virginia Beach, Virginia


A Study To Determine The Effectiveness Of Present Methods Of Extinguishing Disruptive Classroom Behavior At An Alternative High School, Jon J. Cookson Jan 1991

A Study To Determine The Effectiveness Of Present Methods Of Extinguishing Disruptive Classroom Behavior At An Alternative High School, Jon J. Cookson

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals of this research were threefold: 1. What were the two most prevalent disruptive classroom behaviors; 2. What current methods were used to discourage the two most prevalent disruptive classroom behaviors; 3. What current methods to prevent disruptive classroom behavior from occurring were most effective.


In School Study To Determine Whether The Business Education Curriculum At Windsor High School Should Be Expanded, Charleen W. Saunders Jan 1980

In School Study To Determine Whether The Business Education Curriculum At Windsor High School Should Be Expanded, Charleen W. Saunders

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The intent of this study was to determine: 1) the present values of the program; 2) to discharge the traditional idea that Business Education is only a clerical or secretarial program for female students; 3) to improve enrollment to a two teacher department; 4) to become more student oriented; 5) to eliminate the foreclosing of the Business Department.


A Survey Of Selected Business Teachers And Business Students In Four Norfolk Public High Schools Of Their Opinions Of Various Aspects Of The Phase Elective Program, Linda R. Dickens Jan 1978

A Survey Of Selected Business Teachers And Business Students In Four Norfolk Public High Schools Of Their Opinions Of Various Aspects Of The Phase Elective Program, Linda R. Dickens

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

It is hoped that in this study students' and teachers' opinions of the Phase Elective Program can be evaluated. The study examines the following questions: 1. Do teachers and students feel that the classroom instruction has improved in the nine-week phases? 2. Does the Phase Elective Program capitalize on teacher expertise? 3. Do teachers and students feel that the Phase Elective Program meets the students' educational needs and interests better than the traditional program?


A Study To Determine The Feasibility Of Implementing The Senior Intensified Retail Selling Program In The Four Senior High Schools In Hampton. Virginia, Virginia Cooke Johnson Jan 1975

A Study To Determine The Feasibility Of Implementing The Senior Intensified Retail Selling Program In The Four Senior High Schools In Hampton. Virginia, Virginia Cooke Johnson

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following researching questions guided this study: 1. Do a sufficient number of those students identified as lacking job entry skills have an interest in taking the senior intensified retail selling program to warrant its establishment? 2. In the community where these students will seek work, are the local retail selling job opportunities sufficient for the enrollment? 3. Are facilities and equipment necessary to teach this course available in the local high schools? 4. Is there enough time available in the teaching schedules of the Distributive Education coordinators to allow the addition of the new senior intensified retail selling program?