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The Relationship Between Principal Longevity And Student Achievement In Middle Schools In New Jersey, Douglas J. Petty Aug 2018

The Relationship Between Principal Longevity And Student Achievement In Middle Schools In New Jersey, Douglas J. Petty

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The purpose of this study was to determine the strength of the relationship between principal longevity in New Jersey public middle schools (Grades 6, 7 & 8) and students scoring at Levels 4 (meets expectations) and 5 (exceeds expectations) on the 2016-2017 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in both English language arts and mathematics. This study used existing empirical data from the New Jersey School Report Card and Data Universe. To put this relationship into better context, eight independent variables were examined in this study: principal’s length of time in a school, principal’s ...


The Association Between Changes In Vocational Programs On Student Mobility, Attendance, And Suspension In New Jersey: A Retrospective Study, Jared Edward Keshishian May 2018

The Association Between Changes In Vocational Programs On Student Mobility, Attendance, And Suspension In New Jersey: A Retrospective Study, Jared Edward Keshishian

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This explanatory longitudinal study explains the influence of the removal of vocational education on specific school variables and determines the between-group differences of high school vocational programs and county vocational schools on these variables. The data set was obtained from the New Jersey Historical School Report Card from 1994–2001, which can be found on the NJDOE (New Jersey Department of Education) website. The time frame of the data set was chosen because many school districts during this time removed their vocational classes to make room for the state’s mandated minimum course requirements. The results from this study aid ...


The Influence Of Chronic Absenteeism On Graduation Rate And Post Secondary Participation In New Jersey High Schools, Michael Jay Tash May 2018

The Influence Of Chronic Absenteeism On Graduation Rate And Post Secondary Participation In New Jersey High Schools, Michael Jay Tash

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Chronic absenteeism affects the majority of schools in the United States. An assessment of centers of learning illustrates that a majority of students miss a month of learning in an academic year through excused or unexcused absences. The majority of schools exhibit 95% average daily attendance rates, as the learners tend to not miss school, on the same day. Results from previous studies have focused on factors that influence chronic absenteeism within the kindergarten level and elementary school, and these evaluations contribute to the development of interventions that cut across the K-12 system.

This study explains the influence of chronic ...


The Influence Of Arts Participation On New Jersey Middle School Student Outcomes In Grades 6 Through 8, Carly Mcilvaine-York Mar 2018

The Influence Of Arts Participation On New Jersey Middle School Student Outcomes In Grades 6 Through 8, Carly Mcilvaine-York

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Many studies over the past several decades point to the overall academic benefit that arts education provides to students. A large number of those studies look at the impact that arts education has on economically disadvantaged students (Catterall, 2009; Bellisario & Donovan, 2012; Israel, 2009; Costa-Giomi, 2004; Kinney, 2008). In fact, several federal and state government initiatives have used arts integration as a means for improving under-performing schools (Stoelinga, et al., 2015). However, there is limited quantifiable evidence to show whether or not arts education can have a significant positive impact on the overall academic performance of students from across the spectrum of ...


The Predictive Power Of Out-Of-School Community And Family Level Demographic Factors On District Level Student Performance On The New Jersey Parcc In Algebra 1 And Grade 10 English Language Arts/Literacy, Jamil Maroun Mar 2018

The Predictive Power Of Out-Of-School Community And Family Level Demographic Factors On District Level Student Performance On The New Jersey Parcc In Algebra 1 And Grade 10 English Language Arts/Literacy, Jamil Maroun

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The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive accuracy of community and family demographic variables, which are found through the use of the 2010 U.S. Census data, on the percentage of students at a district level who are Meeting or Exceeding Expectations on the 2016 New Jersey PARCC in Algebra 1 and Grade 10 English Language Arts/Literacy. The results of this study support the past research and existing literature that has found out-of-school community and family demographics affect and predict how students will perform on state standardized assessments. Based on this study, we can conclude that ...


The Role Of Department Chairs As Instructional Leader In New Jersey Secondary Schools That Practice Distributed Leadership, Carlaina Bell Sep 2017

The Role Of Department Chairs As Instructional Leader In New Jersey Secondary Schools That Practice Distributed Leadership, Carlaina Bell

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Today, there is a greater emphasis on school improvement, and school leaders are increasingly being held accountable. The research states that successfully managing a school’s instructional program is essential for student academic success. This study explored department chairs working with the support of their principals to manage the school’s instructional program employing a distributed leadership organizational structure.

This study was designed to engage department chairs in conversation about instructional leadership in hopes to gain clarity about their understanding, practice, and the factors within their schools that support them as instructional leaders. The results confirmed the existing research that ...


An Exploration Of Teacher Perception Of The Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model And Its Impact On Professional Practices, Susan Kathryn Graziano Oct 2016

An Exploration Of Teacher Perception Of The Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model And Its Impact On Professional Practices, Susan Kathryn Graziano

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Teacher evaluation practices have been a common topic of discussion at the federal, state, and local levels in recent years. The literature asserts that teacher evaluation has a dual purpose: (1) to improve teacher instructional practice, and (2) to inform personnel decisions (retention and dismissal) (Donaldson & Papay, 2014; Gabriel, 2015; Garrett & Steinberg, 2015; Marzano & Toth, 2013). While districts are certainly utilizing evaluation instruments for the purpose of making personnel decisions, there is little research to support the claim that teacher growth is occurring as a direct result of teacher evaluation practices. It is essential that educational leaders consider teacher perception of teacher evaluation practices ...


Which Of Mcrel's 21 Leadership Behaviors Contribute To Successful High Schools In Low Ses Areas In New Jersey From The Perception Of New Jersey High School Teachers, Michelle Panichi-Raimondi May 2016

Which Of Mcrel's 21 Leadership Behaviors Contribute To Successful High Schools In Low Ses Areas In New Jersey From The Perception Of New Jersey High School Teachers, Michelle Panichi-Raimondi

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Even though there is an abundant amount of leadership research exploring the nature of principal leadership behaviors and its impacts on student achievement, there is an increasing demand for sustained research on which specific leadership behaviors principals utilize that impact the perception of teachers in their schools.

The purpose of this research study was to examine which specific McRel's 21 leadership behaviors principals utilized as perceived by the teachers in successful high schools in low SES areas in New Jersey. The research study also examined teachers’ perceptions based on the school, age, years of teaching experience, gender, and ...


K-12 And The Active Shooter: Principals’ Perceptions Of Armed Personnel In New Jersey District Factor Group Gh Public Schools, Brian P. Kelly May 2016

K-12 And The Active Shooter: Principals’ Perceptions Of Armed Personnel In New Jersey District Factor Group Gh Public Schools, Brian P. Kelly

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The purpose of this study was to explore the predicament school principals face when formulating the best methodology to provide a safe environment for their students and faculty, while simultaneously creating an atmosphere that is conducive to education.

This multiple-case study is a replication of a dissertation published in 2014 which explored a unique phenomenon containing multiple variables within an urban public school district. Conversely, this research study examined suburban public school districts within communities that possessed a median household salary ranging between $86,000 and $105,000, where the socioeconomic status of these schools is identified and delineated by ...


Perceptions Of Teachers On The Influence Of The Regional Achievement Centers On One Priority School In One Urban District In New Jersey: A Qualitative Case Study, Olivia Russo May 2016

Perceptions Of Teachers On The Influence Of The Regional Achievement Centers On One Priority School In One Urban District In New Jersey: A Qualitative Case Study, Olivia Russo

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of teachers regarding the interventions implemented by the Regional Achievement Center. The Regional Achievement Centers, RACs, were recently put into place through Governor Christie as a reform method for failing schools and are part of the New Jersey Department of Education’s mission to transform the department. Research was conducted using a qualitative design with a constructivist approach to investigate the perceptions and attitudes of those teachers working directly with the RAC teams in one of the states’ lowest performing schools.


The Influence Of Social, Religious, Institutional, And Cultural Factors On Postsecondary Education Transition Of Arab American And Muslim Students In Northern New Jersey, Ismael A. Khalil Aug 2015

The Influence Of Social, Religious, Institutional, And Cultural Factors On Postsecondary Education Transition Of Arab American And Muslim Students In Northern New Jersey, Ismael A. Khalil

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Arab American and Muslim students’ population growth on campuses has been very rapid, which in turn has required comprehensive planning to accommodate the needs of this minority. Documented experiences of Arab American and Muslim students are underrepresented in research literature and lag behind every other minority, despite the fact that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States. With all the challenges facing Arab American and Muslim students in our society, it is important to ensure their ability to sustain a positive attitude toward their religion, culture, and college education to prevent imminent problems such as cultural ...


The Danielson Model Of Teacher Evaluation: Exploring Teacher Perceptions Concerning Its Value In Shaping And Improving Instructional Practice, Jonathan Tyler Moss Jun 2015

The Danielson Model Of Teacher Evaluation: Exploring Teacher Perceptions Concerning Its Value In Shaping And Improving Instructional Practice, Jonathan Tyler Moss

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Since the publication of A Nation at Risk in 1983, the school reform movement has offered many contrasting ideas and initiatives to make our nation’s schools more effective and globally competitive. Today’s educational leaders are faced with an array of complex demands as they are challenged at the state and federal level to improve teacher practices and learning outcomes within their schools. One of those demands for New Jersey administrators was to implement a teacher evaluation program that improves teaching and learning during the 2013-2014 school year. Mielke and Frontier (2012) believe that meaningful teacher evaluation has the ...


The Effect Of Grade Configuration On The Academic Achievement Of Special Needs Students: The Case Of New Jersey, Derrick E. Nelson Jan 2013

The Effect Of Grade Configuration On The Academic Achievement Of Special Needs Students: The Case Of New Jersey, Derrick E. Nelson

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What Is The Relative Influence Of Nj School Report Card Variables On Nj Ask 5 Scores?, Dorian Marrone Gemellaro Apr 2012

What Is The Relative Influence Of Nj School Report Card Variables On Nj Ask 5 Scores?, Dorian Marrone Gemellaro

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Longevity In The Superintendency: A Case Study Of New Jersey District Factor Group Cd Superintendents, Annette C. Giaquinto Jan 2011

Longevity In The Superintendency: A Case Study Of New Jersey District Factor Group Cd Superintendents, Annette C. Giaquinto

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The Influence Of Student And School Variables On Student Performance On The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge In Grade 8, Maria A. Periera Jan 2011

The Influence Of Student And School Variables On Student Performance On The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge In Grade 8, Maria A. Periera

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Student, Faculty, And Administrator Attitudes And Perceptions Of Virtual High School Classes At One Suburban New Jersey Public High School, Gina Donlevie Jan 2011

Student, Faculty, And Administrator Attitudes And Perceptions Of Virtual High School Classes At One Suburban New Jersey Public High School, Gina Donlevie

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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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Principals' Perceptions Of Strategies For Offsetting The Barriers To Technology Integration In Elementary Schools In New Jersey, Stephen Wisniewski Jan 2010

Principals' Perceptions Of Strategies For Offsetting The Barriers To Technology Integration In Elementary Schools In New Jersey, Stephen Wisniewski

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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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A Case Study About The Relationship Between Pds And Non Pds High School Variables And Student Outcomes In The State Of New Jersey, Maria A. Poidomani Jan 2009

A Case Study About The Relationship Between Pds And Non Pds High School Variables And Student Outcomes In The State Of New Jersey, Maria A. Poidomani

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Migration Patterns Of College Students In New Jersey: A Synthesis Of The Data And Literature, Alyssa R. Mccloud Jan 2009

Migration Patterns Of College Students In New Jersey: A Synthesis Of The Data And Literature, Alyssa R. Mccloud

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The Application Of Servant Leadership By Selected New Jersey Public School Principals, Ross Kasun Jan 2009

The Application Of Servant Leadership By Selected New Jersey Public School Principals, Ross Kasun

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The Influence Of Student Engagement And Organizational Structures On Athletic Participation And Academic Achievement In The Department Of Athletics (Doa). A Case Study, James M. Karpowich Jan 2009

The Influence Of Student Engagement And Organizational Structures On Athletic Participation And Academic Achievement In The Department Of Athletics (Doa). A Case Study, James M. Karpowich

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The Influence Of The Implementation Of Small Learning Communities On Student Test Outcomes And School Attendance In An Urban School District, Walter I. Campbell Jan 2009

The Influence Of The Implementation Of Small Learning Communities On Student Test Outcomes And School Attendance In An Urban School District, Walter I. Campbell

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An Analysis Of Public Alternative Education Schools And Programs In The State Of New Jersey: A Comparison To National Data, Sue Anne Duardo Denobile Jan 2009

An Analysis Of Public Alternative Education Schools And Programs In The State Of New Jersey: A Comparison To National Data, Sue Anne Duardo Denobile

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Effects Of A Technology Treatment On Student Scores On The Standardized Grade 8 Proficiency Assessment (Gepa) In New Jersey, Triantafillos Parlapanides Jan 2009

Effects Of A Technology Treatment On Student Scores On The Standardized Grade 8 Proficiency Assessment (Gepa) In New Jersey, Triantafillos Parlapanides

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Examing The Need For A Code Of Conduct In New Jersey Teacher Union Contracts, Cristina M. Guarneri Jan 2009

Examing The Need For A Code Of Conduct In New Jersey Teacher Union Contracts, Cristina M. Guarneri

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A Study In Police Preparedness To Respond To Active Shooter Situations To Provide A Safer Learning Environment In The Schools Of Bergen County, New Jersey, Jeffrey T. Dino Jan 2009

A Study In Police Preparedness To Respond To Active Shooter Situations To Provide A Safer Learning Environment In The Schools Of Bergen County, New Jersey, Jeffrey T. Dino

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The research in this study was conducted to explore the influence that the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Directive 05-01 had on the training and future preparations of all sworn police officers in Bergen County, New Jersey in response to active-shooter situations in the schools of their jurisdictions. Because attendance in schools is mandatory for children to the age of 16 in New Jersey it becomes imperative that the police departments of the state, and more specifically for the purpose of this study the police officers in Bergen County, are able to provide a safe learning environment while children are ...


A Comparative Analysis Of Determinants In Teacher Voluntary Career Change Within New Jersey Abbott School Districts, Cheryl A. Swider Jan 2008

A Comparative Analysis Of Determinants In Teacher Voluntary Career Change Within New Jersey Abbott School Districts, Cheryl A. Swider

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