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The Influence Of Professional Development Methods On Student Mathematics Performance In New Jersey Public Elementary Schools, Xanthy Karamanos Feb 2020

The Influence Of Professional Development Methods On Student Mathematics Performance In New Jersey Public Elementary Schools, Xanthy Karamanos

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This quantitative study was developed to determine the influence of professional development methods on student academic performance in elementary mathematics. The study also reviews the relationship between content that was delivered in professional development programs and student performance. Additionally, the research analyzes the difference in student math performance when professional development decisions are made by administrators versus a mixed group of stakeholders. An online survey was conducted to collect data from district- and school-level administrators in New Jersey public school districts that serve elementary students from grades three to six. The study includes representation from 11.4% of public school ...


Comparison Of National Assessment Of Educational Progress (Naep) Reports And State Physical Education Mandates, Erick Alfonso May 2019

Comparison Of National Assessment Of Educational Progress (Naep) Reports And State Physical Education Mandates, Erick Alfonso

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There have been several studies that analyzed the relationship between physical education and academic achievement at a local level, but a longitudinal analysis across the United States has not been done. An understanding of the relationship between physical education policies across the United States and academic achievement at the state level may provide insight into best practices to ensure that comprehensive physical education policies are adopted in all states. Using data from the Society of Health and Physical Educators and The National Assessment of Educational Progress, I investigated the relationship between physical education policies and academic achievement. Minor relationships with ...


Beyond Socioeconomic Status: The Impact Of Principal Leadership In Urban And High Poverty Turnaround Schools, Mojisola Adejumo May 2017

Beyond Socioeconomic Status: The Impact Of Principal Leadership In Urban And High Poverty Turnaround Schools, Mojisola Adejumo

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The quest to transform failing urban and high-poverty schools in America has been a slippery uphill battle since the banner of war was raised against the many schools serving impoverished children. As battle rages, a few are schools leading their students, teachers, parents, and community to victory by turning their once-failing schools into institutions of academic excellence. However, the shouts of victory and strategic planning that led to their success have been overlooked or relegated to mere happenstance. As these successful schools claim unchartered territories of success, a quick glance at the battlefield reveals the reality that the battle is ...


Hiring The Most Effective Teachers: An Examination Of Policy And Practice In Pennsylvania, Barbara Launi Powers Sep 2016

Hiring The Most Effective Teachers: An Examination Of Policy And Practice In Pennsylvania, Barbara Launi Powers

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Hiring the most effective teachers not only has an impact on America’s children, but on America’s economic future as well. For two decades, much research about the failings of America’s schools has been conducted. Since the advent of No Child Left Behind (2002), never has more focus been applied to teaching quality. Hiring the best teachers for our children leverages the single largest in-school influence on achievement. James Coleman, in his seminal work, The Coleman Report (1967), notes that a child’s home socio-economic status and race are more significant influences than any in-house school influence. Subsequent ...


The Influence Of Length Of School Day On Grade 4 And Grade 5 Language Arts And Mathematics Performance In The State Of New Jersey, Meghan M. Plevier May 2016

The Influence Of Length Of School Day On Grade 4 And Grade 5 Language Arts And Mathematics Performance In The State Of New Jersey, Meghan M. Plevier

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The purpose of this relational, non-experimental, explanatory, cross sectional study with quantitative methods was to explain the influence of length of school day, if any, on Grade 4 and Grade 5 student achievement in Language Arts and Mathematics as measured by the high-stakes New Jersey standardized test entitled New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) 2011. Additionally, the study examined the influence of other student, staff, and school variables such as student mobility, student attendance, percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch (SES), percentage of students with limited English proficiency (LEP), percentage of students with disabilities ...


Extended Learning Time, Ivette M. Febo May 2016

Extended Learning Time, Ivette M. Febo

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Research suggests that regular participation in programs that provide academic and social activities contribute positively to children’s academic and social development (National Education Association, 2004). However, existing literature on teachers’ and parents’ views on extended learning time is limited. A lot of emphasis has been placed on after-school programs for three primary reasons. First, attendance in after-school programs can provide children with supervision during a time when many might be exposed to and engage in more anti-social and destructive behaviors. Second, after-school programs can provide enriching experiences that broaden children’s perspectives and improve their socialization. Third, after-school ...


Factors Preventing Male Teachers From Seeking Employment At The Elementary Level, Robert L. Hyman May 2015

Factors Preventing Male Teachers From Seeking Employment At The Elementary Level, Robert L. Hyman

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the perceptions of male middle school educators regarding the prospects of teaching at the elementary level. A semi-structured interview approach was employed in an effort to assess the factors that lead 12 male educators into middle level teaching positions. Subjects were recruited from diverse public school districts in northern New Jersey and each held elementary and middle school certification.

The interview instrument for this study was based on both existing literature surrounding the absence of males in the elementary teaching ranks as well as Brown’s (2002) value-based theory of occupational ...


Parental Perceptions Of A Summer Esl Parent Institute: A Retrospective Case Study, John Scott Cascone Oct 2012

Parental Perceptions Of A Summer Esl Parent Institute: A Retrospective Case Study, John Scott Cascone

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Elementary Principals Decision-Making Process During Crisis Situations In One Northern New Jersey District, Marilyn Torley Jan 2011

Elementary Principals Decision-Making Process During Crisis Situations In One Northern New Jersey District, Marilyn Torley

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate how school administrator,respond during a crisis. Relevant research pertaining to crisis decision-making will be presented, focusing on the three steps of crisis decision theory (a) assessing the severity ofthe negative event (b) deterrnining response options, and (c) evaluating response options (Sweeny, 2008) during crisis situations. This is the first time crisis decision theory will be used to explore how schoolleaders respond to a crisis. CriticaI Incident Technique (CIT) (Flanagan, 1954) was used as the investigative framework with the improved credibility checks established by Butterfield et al. (2005). Following the guidelines ...


The Influence Of Co-Taught Inclusion On The Academic Achievement Of Third Grade Non-Disabled Students In Mathematics, Michael Trabucco Jan 2011

The Influence Of Co-Taught Inclusion On The Academic Achievement Of Third Grade Non-Disabled Students In Mathematics, Michael Trabucco

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The Influence Of Small Class Size, Duration, Intensity, And Heterogeneity On Head Start Fade, Christopher D. Huss Jan 2010

The Influence Of Small Class Size, Duration, Intensity, And Heterogeneity On Head Start Fade, Christopher D. Huss

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Enabling Structure And Collective Efficacy: A Study Of Teacher Perceptions In Elementary Divisions Of American Schools In Mexico, Dereck H. Rhoads Jan 2009

Enabling Structure And Collective Efficacy: A Study Of Teacher Perceptions In Elementary Divisions Of American Schools In Mexico, Dereck H. Rhoads

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The Influence Of A Reform-Based Mathematic Program On Third, Fourth, And Fifth Grade Student Achievement, William M. Ward Jan 2009

The Influence Of A Reform-Based Mathematic Program On Third, Fourth, And Fifth Grade Student Achievement, William M. Ward

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The Relationship Between Parental Involvement And Student Achievement In Three Working Class Elementary Schools, Laurie Zickler-Bandlow Jan 2009

The Relationship Between Parental Involvement And Student Achievement In Three Working Class Elementary Schools, Laurie Zickler-Bandlow

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Beginning Teacher Induction At Three Elementary Schools In China: A Case Study, Juan Miao Jan 2009

Beginning Teacher Induction At Three Elementary Schools In China: A Case Study, Juan Miao

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

It is urgent to study teacher induction programs to generate data-rich results that improve current practice and ultimately help beginning teachers become competent teachers and face the challenges in their profession in the 2lS century. The purpose for this study was to explore how beginning teachers at three elementary schools in Baoding, Hebei province, China were inducted The design of this study was non-experimental and descriptive. The researcher conducted this study primarily using qualitative research methods. Information on the three participating schools' profiles and 15 teachers were presented and discussed to help readers understand the context and conditions in which ...


Early Childhood Education: The Sustainability Of The Benefits Of Preschool Participation In Abbott Districts, Norma Fernandez Jan 2009

Early Childhood Education: The Sustainability Of The Benefits Of Preschool Participation In Abbott Districts, Norma Fernandez

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Instructionally Successful Practices In K-3 Bilingual Classrooms, Gloria P. Arce Vargas Jan 2008

Instructionally Successful Practices In K-3 Bilingual Classrooms, Gloria P. Arce Vargas

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The Influence Of A Star-W Technology Grant On Mean Scale Score Differences Measuring Student Achievement In Language Arts Literacy Among Elementary Students In New Jersey, Janet James-Shuler Jan 2008

The Influence Of A Star-W Technology Grant On Mean Scale Score Differences Measuring Student Achievement In Language Arts Literacy Among Elementary Students In New Jersey, Janet James-Shuler

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The Infusion Of Theater Arts In The Teaching Of Language Arts: Its Impact On The Academic Achievement Of Fifth Grade Students, Margaret P. Campbell Jan 2008

The Infusion Of Theater Arts In The Teaching Of Language Arts: Its Impact On The Academic Achievement Of Fifth Grade Students, Margaret P. Campbell

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The Principal's Role In Affecting Student Reading Achievement, Kathleen J. Beecher Jan 2008

The Principal's Role In Affecting Student Reading Achievement, Kathleen J. Beecher

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A Comparative Study On Graduates From An Educational Leadership Management And Policy Program At A Local Catholic University And How Selected Leadership Responsibilities Influence Their Perceptions In Daily Practice, Pierre Christopher Embrey Jan 2008

A Comparative Study On Graduates From An Educational Leadership Management And Policy Program At A Local Catholic University And How Selected Leadership Responsibilities Influence Their Perceptions In Daily Practice, Pierre Christopher Embrey

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A Comparison Of Two Reading Programs On Third Grade Reading Achievement, Tawana D. Miller Jan 2008

A Comparison Of Two Reading Programs On Third Grade Reading Achievement, Tawana D. Miller

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A Qualitative Analysis Of Fourth Grade Teachers' Perceptions Of The Impact Of The New Jersey Ask4 Testing On Instructional And Assessment Practices, Barbara A. Pepe Jan 2007

A Qualitative Analysis Of Fourth Grade Teachers' Perceptions Of The Impact Of The New Jersey Ask4 Testing On Instructional And Assessment Practices, Barbara A. Pepe

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A Study Of Beginning Teachers' Use Of Communication Technology Employing The Theory Of Planned Behavior, Molly Hupcey Marnella Jan 2007

A Study Of Beginning Teachers' Use Of Communication Technology Employing The Theory Of Planned Behavior, Molly Hupcey Marnella

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Cultural Differences And Attitudes Towards Parental Involvement: A Case Study Of Early Elementary School Parents, Flor De Maria Rubinos Jan 2007

Cultural Differences And Attitudes Towards Parental Involvement: A Case Study Of Early Elementary School Parents, Flor De Maria Rubinos

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Dynamic Indicators Of Basic Early Literacy Skills In Reading First Schools And The Maryland School Assessment, Teresa Helm Filbert Jan 2007

Dynamic Indicators Of Basic Early Literacy Skills In Reading First Schools And The Maryland School Assessment, Teresa Helm Filbert

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Evaluating The Effectiveness Of The Developmental-Interaction Approach On Student Achievement Within A Charter School Setting, Madeline M. O'Dea Jan 2007

Evaluating The Effectiveness Of The Developmental-Interaction Approach On Student Achievement Within A Charter School Setting, Madeline M. O'Dea

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Digging Through The Garden State's Digital Divide: A Descriptive Retrospective Study Of Differences In Educational Technology Resources In New Jersey Public Elementary Schools According To Socioeconomic Status, Percentage Of Minority Students, Abbott District Designation, And Charter School Designation, Veronica E. Geyer Jan 2007

Digging Through The Garden State's Digital Divide: A Descriptive Retrospective Study Of Differences In Educational Technology Resources In New Jersey Public Elementary Schools According To Socioeconomic Status, Percentage Of Minority Students, Abbott District Designation, And Charter School Designation, Veronica E. Geyer

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A Case Study Of The Writing Consultant As A Professional Development Model For Elementary School Teachers, Shirley E. Martin Jan 2006

A Case Study Of The Writing Consultant As A Professional Development Model For Elementary School Teachers, Shirley E. Martin

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A Study Of The Qualities Of Effective Mentor Teachers, Eileen Mooney Cambria Jan 2006

A Study Of The Qualities Of Effective Mentor Teachers, Eileen Mooney Cambria

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

A STUDY OF THE QUALITIES OF EFFECTIVE MENTOR TEACHERS The purpose of this study is to identify the attributes of teachers who are master teachers and exemplary mentors. This qualitative inquiry was designed to shed light on the values, attributes, beliefs and practices of these individuals as they relate to the art of teaching and mentoring novice teachers. A stable faculty provides schools with a strong support structure that enables students to achieve high levels of instruction and new teachers the high quality of mentoring needed during the first phase of their careers. Recruiting new teachers to fill the void ...