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The Influence Of Superintendent Longevity And Continuity On Student Achievement And Faculty Mobility, Craig M. Hutcheson Feb 2020

The Influence Of Superintendent Longevity And Continuity On Student Achievement And Faculty Mobility, Craig M. Hutcheson

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In New Jersey public schools, one constant measure of academic success is defined by the outcomes on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). The purpose of this research was to examine the impact of the relationship between the school district superintendent and resulting PARCC scores, while also examining the strength of the relationship between the superintendent and the teacher mobility rate of each school district.

The conceptual framework for this study was based on theories and research by the Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning’s (McREL) School District Leadership That Works; The Effects of ...


The Influence Of Open Access On Advanced Placement Achievement, Shanna Howell May 2019

The Influence Of Open Access On Advanced Placement Achievement, Shanna Howell

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Preparing students for higher education is a primary aim of K-12 education. However, some high school graduates do not meet college readiness benchmarks and must take remedial noncredit courses in college (Adams, 2013; Butrymowicz, 2017). One of the strongest predictors of student success in college is rich and rigorous high school curriculum (Adelman, 1999; Adelman, 2006). The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers high school students college-level courses that can earn them college credits from participating institutions (Kolluri, 2018; Rothschild, 1999). College Board research overwhelmingly has indicated that the AP program is beneficial for students (Casserly, 1986; Dodd et al., 2002 ...


Exploring Principals' Perceptions About Efficacy In Arizona Urban Schools Designated For The School Improvement Process, Charlotte Patterson Dec 2018

Exploring Principals' Perceptions About Efficacy In Arizona Urban Schools Designated For The School Improvement Process, Charlotte Patterson

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Studies have determined a positive relationship exists between the self-efficacy of students and academic achievement, and teacher efficacy and student achievement. For over a decade schools have been publicly targeted for school improvement in a process with implications for efficacy. The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine if principals’ perceptions about efficacy impacted their practices leading school improvement. Principals’ responses to two research questions led this study:

1. How do principals describe their perceptions about the efficacy of their school community relative to the school improvement status, label, or rating for their school?

2. How do principals describe ...


The Influence Of Mathematical-Instructional Minutes On The Percentage Of Proficient And Advanced Proficient Scores In Mathematics On The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge For Grades 6-8, Eric Walter Kosek May 2018

The Influence Of Mathematical-Instructional Minutes On The Percentage Of Proficient And Advanced Proficient Scores In Mathematics On The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge For Grades 6-8, Eric Walter Kosek

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The purpose of this non-experimental, cross-sectional, correlational study was to examine the influence, if any, of mathematical-instructional minutes on academic achievement as measured by the 2014 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) 6, 7, and 8 mathematics scores. Additionally, the study accounted for other factors that influence student achievement, including selected metrics and variables listed on the 2013-2014 New Jersey School Performance Report. The variable of interest, mathematical-instructional minutes, was obtained via survey from all schools in New Jersey that educated students in Grades 6-8. The survey data were then matched with each responding school’s New ...


A Study On The Effectiveness Of A Pilot Inquiry-Based Middle School Science Program On Non-Cognitive Outcomes And Academic Achievement, Rui Meira Dionisio Mar 2017

A Study On The Effectiveness Of A Pilot Inquiry-Based Middle School Science Program On Non-Cognitive Outcomes And Academic Achievement, Rui Meira Dionisio

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The randomized research study assessed the effect of an inquiry-based science (IBS) program on non-cognitive outcomes and academic achievement. The study was the result of a grant that was awarded by Professional Resources in Science and Mathematics (PRISM), a program affiliated with Montclair State University in conjunction with Bristol-Myers Squibb, and part of the New Jersey Statewide Systemic Initiative (NJSSI). The NJSSI is a partnership of schools, districts, colleges and universities, science centers, businesses, and museums dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, and technology in New Jersey. The quantitative research study utilized an IBS instructional program ...


The Influence Of Socioeconomic, Parental And District Factors On The 2013 Mcas Grade 4 Language Arts And Mathematics Scores, Dale G. Caldwell Mar 2017

The Influence Of Socioeconomic, Parental And District Factors On The 2013 Mcas Grade 4 Language Arts And Mathematics Scores, Dale G. Caldwell

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This correlational, explanatory study utilized multiple linear and hierarchical regression to examine the predictive power of socioeconomic, parental and district factors on the total percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced Proficient on the 2013 MCAS Grade 4 language arts and mathematics test. The population for this study included 100% of the Massachusetts public school districts containing at least 25 valid MCAS Grade 4 language arts and mathematics test scores that were not regional or charter schools and had complete census data for the communities each district served. This study revealed that 74% of the 2013 MCAS Grade 4 ...


The Influence Of An Extended School Day On Middle School English Language Arts And Mathematics Achievement In A New Jersey Suburban School District, Davida Lindsay-Harewood Jun 2016

The Influence Of An Extended School Day On Middle School English Language Arts And Mathematics Achievement In A New Jersey Suburban School District, Davida Lindsay-Harewood

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This study examined the influence of an extended school day, reported in instruction minutes, on academic achievement of general and special education middle school students in one public suburban New Jersey school district using English Language Arts and Mathematics data from the 2014 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK). The sample was selected using Propensity Score Matching, a statistical technique employed to reduce the influence of selection bias. The final sample consisted of 238 students in Grade 6, 238 in Grade 7, and 238 in Grade 8 in the New Jersey suburban, upper middle-income school district during ...


The Influence Of Chronic Absenteeism On Grade 6, Grade 7, And Grade 8 2014 New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge, Cheryl A. Dunlap May 2016

The Influence Of Chronic Absenteeism On Grade 6, Grade 7, And Grade 8 2014 New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge, Cheryl A. Dunlap

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This cross-sectional, correlational, explanatory study aimed to explain what influence, if any, chronic absenteeism has on Grade 6, 7, and 8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) performance, in the aggregate, when controlling for other influential student and school demographic variables. Student achievement scores on the Grade 6-8 ELA NJ ASK and Mathematics NJ ASK were analyzed separately. Analyses were conducted using simultaneous regression, hierarchical regression, and binary logistic regression models. All student data explored in this study pertained to 220 Grade 6-8 middle schools located in New Jersey during the ...


The Predictive Influence Of Family And Community Demographic Variables On Grade 7 Student Achievement In Language Arts And Mathematics, Adam Wolfe Feb 2016

The Predictive Influence Of Family And Community Demographic Variables On Grade 7 Student Achievement In Language Arts And Mathematics, Adam Wolfe

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This correlational, explanatory, longitudinal study sought to determine the combination of community and family-level demographic variables found in the 2010 U.S. Census data that most accurately predicted a New Jersey school district’s percentage of students scoring proficient or above on the 2010, 2011, and 2012 NJ ASK 7 in Language Arts and Mathematics. Analysis included simultaneous multiple linear regression and hierarchical linear regression. The population for this study included 100% of New Jersey school districts containing at least 25 valid NJ ASK scores in Language Arts and Mathematics for the years 2010-2012 and complete 2010 census data for ...


A Multiple Regression Analysis Of Factors Concerning Superintendent Longevity And Continuity Relative To Student Achievement, Timothy Plotts Jan 2011

A Multiple Regression Analysis Of Factors Concerning Superintendent Longevity And Continuity Relative To Student Achievement, Timothy Plotts

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Length Of School Calendars And Student Achievement In High Schools In California, Illinois And Texas, James M. Pedersen Jan 2011

Length Of School Calendars And Student Achievement In High Schools In California, Illinois And Texas, James M. Pedersen

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Relationship Between Student Achievement And Use Of Power Videos Digital Educational Videos, Rick Sorrells Jan 2009

Relationship Between Student Achievement And Use Of Power Videos Digital Educational Videos, Rick Sorrells

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Effect On Student Achievement Of Relaxing Admission Criteria Into Advanced Placement Courses At An Affluent Suburban High School, William S. Miron Jan 2008

Effect On Student Achievement Of Relaxing Admission Criteria Into Advanced Placement Courses At An Affluent Suburban High School, William S. Miron

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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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Impact Of Maine High School Reform On Student Engagement And Achievement, Beverly J. Coursey Jan 2007

Impact Of Maine High School Reform On Student Engagement And Achievement, Beverly J. Coursey

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Segregated Schools And Student Achievement: The Relationship Between Same Culture Schools And The Achievement Of African-American And Latino Students, Lawrence E. Everett Jan 2006

Segregated Schools And Student Achievement: The Relationship Between Same Culture Schools And The Achievement Of African-American And Latino Students, Lawrence E. Everett

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A Comparative Study Of Teacher Satisfaction Levels In New Jersey Public Middle Schools In District Factor Groups A, B, Cd, And De, Francine R. Parker Jan 2006

A Comparative Study Of Teacher Satisfaction Levels In New Jersey Public Middle Schools In District Factor Groups A, B, Cd, And De, Francine R. Parker

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A Historical Analysis Of New Jersey Charter Schools: Development Of Hypotheses For Measuring Effectiveness, Georgiana C. Walsh Jan 2006

A Historical Analysis Of New Jersey Charter Schools: Development Of Hypotheses For Measuring Effectiveness, Georgiana C. Walsh

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The Culture Of Leadership And Student Achievement In Effective New Jersey High Schools, Erica D'Agostino Matos Jan 2006

The Culture Of Leadership And Student Achievement In Effective New Jersey High Schools, Erica D'Agostino Matos

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The Relationship Between Parental Involvement And Religion Academic Achievement Of Students In The Catholic Elementary Schools In The Diocese Of Fall River, George A. Milot Jan 2005

The Relationship Between Parental Involvement And Religion Academic Achievement Of Students In The Catholic Elementary Schools In The Diocese Of Fall River, George A. Milot

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A Comparative Study Of Career Academy Involvement And Non-Career Academy Involvement And Their Relationship To Student Achievement And Student Attendance In A Specific Urban High School In New Jersey, Nicole Ferrigno Hazel Jan 2005

A Comparative Study Of Career Academy Involvement And Non-Career Academy Involvement And Their Relationship To Student Achievement And Student Attendance In A Specific Urban High School In New Jersey, Nicole Ferrigno Hazel

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An Analysis Of The Implementation Of Differentiated Instruction In A Middle School And High School And The Effects Of Implementation On Curriculum Content And Student Achievement, John P. Burns Jan 2005

An Analysis Of The Implementation Of Differentiated Instruction In A Middle School And High School And The Effects Of Implementation On Curriculum Content And Student Achievement, John P. Burns

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Implications Of School Achievement At A Junior High School That Serves Children Of Military Parents: A Case Study, Martha H. Gabriel Jan 2004

Implications Of School Achievement At A Junior High School That Serves Children Of Military Parents: A Case Study, Martha H. Gabriel

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Virtual, On-Line, Frog Dissection Vs. Conventional Laboratory Dissection: A Comparison Of Student Achievement And Teacher Perceptions Among Honors, General Ability, And Foundations Level High School Biology Classes, Ronald H. Kopec Jan 2002

Virtual, On-Line, Frog Dissection Vs. Conventional Laboratory Dissection: A Comparison Of Student Achievement And Teacher Perceptions Among Honors, General Ability, And Foundations Level High School Biology Classes, Ronald H. Kopec

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Hidden Factors In Teachers' Secondary Grading Practices, Robert H. Rich Jan 2001

Hidden Factors In Teachers' Secondary Grading Practices, Robert H. Rich

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Achievement, Locus Of Control, Self-Concept, Social Problem Solving Training And The Acquisition Of Prosocial Skills In Children, Laura Russomano Jan 2000

Achievement, Locus Of Control, Self-Concept, Social Problem Solving Training And The Acquisition Of Prosocial Skills In Children, Laura Russomano

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Perceptions Of 4th And 6th Grade Students, Regarding Their Academic Abilities And Achievement, As Related To Participation In Distance Learning Using Interactive Television, Frances C. Stromsland Jan 1999

Perceptions Of 4th And 6th Grade Students, Regarding Their Academic Abilities And Achievement, As Related To Participation In Distance Learning Using Interactive Television, Frances C. Stromsland

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Block Scheduling: A Comparison Of Block Scheduling And Traditional Scheduling And Its Relationship To Student Achievement, Student Satisfaction And Teacher Methodology In A Junior-Senior High School In New Jersey, Thomas Matarazzo Jan 1999

Block Scheduling: A Comparison Of Block Scheduling And Traditional Scheduling And Its Relationship To Student Achievement, Student Satisfaction And Teacher Methodology In A Junior-Senior High School In New Jersey, Thomas Matarazzo

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The Relationship Of Mobility To Student Achievement For Those Eighth Grade Regular Students Who Are Required To Take The New Jersey Early Warning Test (Ewt), Christine Krenicki Jan 1999

The Relationship Of Mobility To Student Achievement For Those Eighth Grade Regular Students Who Are Required To Take The New Jersey Early Warning Test (Ewt), Christine Krenicki

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