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An Examination Of The Georgia Teacher Keys Effectiveness System, Amy Battle-Edwards Dec 2017

An Examination Of The Georgia Teacher Keys Effectiveness System, Amy Battle-Edwards

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This study examined the Georgia Teachers Effectiveness System and its effects on teachers’ teaching practices, including teacher motivation and teacher behavior. This was a mixed method study that included a focus group, surveys, and document analysis to address the independent variables: Teacher Assessment Performance Standards, Professional Growth, Student Growth Percentile, Student Learning Objectives and Teacher Effectiveness Measurement.

The researcher found that the teachers that participated in this study were intrinsically motivated and the Georgia Teacher Keys Effectiveness System is a tool used to provide additional support and guidance in the classroom. A conclusion drawn from the findings suggested that the ...


Career Academy Students' Perceptions Of School Effect, Engagement, Attendance, And Academic Achievement As Determining Factors In The Acquisition Of High School Core Credits, Clay M. Hunter May 2017

Career Academy Students' Perceptions Of School Effect, Engagement, Attendance, And Academic Achievement As Determining Factors In The Acquisition Of High School Core Credits, Clay M. Hunter

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if there is a statistically significant relationship between the school effectiveness of students in the Business and Entrepreneurship Academy and the acquisition by these students of core subject credits within the four-year cohort timeline. This study sought to determine: (a) if there is a statistically significant relationship between the perception of engagement of students in the Business and Entrepreneurship Academy and the acquisition by these students of core subject credits within the four-year cohort timeline; (b) if there is a statistically significant relationship between the attendance of students in the Business ...


Factors Affecting African-American Enrollment And Intent To Enroll In An Advanced Placement Program In A Suburban High School, Dana L. Pugh May 2017

Factors Affecting African-American Enrollment And Intent To Enroll In An Advanced Placement Program In A Suburban High School, Dana L. Pugh

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

It was a goal of this study to identify factors affecting African-American enrollment and intent to enroll in an advanced placement program and other select variables such as prior course work, teacher expectations, academic motivation, peer affiliation, counselor advisement, teacher perception, and student self-efficacy. Pearson correlations, ANOVA, Post Hoc and regression tests were used to analyze the data that had the greatest significance on African-American enrollment in an advanced placement program. The researcher concluded that teacher expectations, peer affiliation, and student intent to enroll have the greatest significance on African-American enrollment in an advanced placement program. Recommendations were suggested for ...


The Impact Of Academic Parent-Teacher Teams On Family Engagement And Student Academic Achievement, Toni Ferguson May 2017

The Impact Of Academic Parent-Teacher Teams On Family Engagement And Student Academic Achievement, Toni Ferguson

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this study was to examine teacher and parent perceptions of the impact of a high-family engagement model, Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT). Teacher and parent surveys were administered to determine the relationship between the following variables: teacher leadership, administrative support, parental perceptions of effectiveness of communications, parental perceptions of convenience of scheduling of meetings, parental perceptions of usefulness of meetings, family engagement, and student academic achievement. Data from a Pearson correlation and a regression test were analyzed to determine which variables had the greatest significance on the impact of APTT on family engagement and student academic achievement. Based ...


Sheltered Instruction Versus Mainstream Classroom – The Impact Of Classroom Placement And Other Factors On The Achievement Of English Language Learners In Science: Implications For Educational Leaders, Ariana T. Magee May 2017

Sheltered Instruction Versus Mainstream Classroom – The Impact Of Classroom Placement And Other Factors On The Achievement Of English Language Learners In Science: Implications For Educational Leaders, Ariana T. Magee

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this study was to examine 9th and 10th grade ELL students’ science class placement - sheltered ESL class or non-sheltered mainstream class - and determine if there was a difference in their levels of achievement based on placement. Unlike other academic courses, science incorporates its own terminology that can be difficult for even mainstream non-ELLs to understand. With the goal for English Language Learners to develop scientific proficiency, ELLs must gain an understanding of science substance and practice exploratory propensities for the brain. This is unthinkable without an understanding of science vocabulary.

The researcher examined the following variables as ...


The Impact Of Effectiveness Leadership On African-American Males And Achievement In A Charter School, Jacquita Henderson May 2017

The Impact Of Effectiveness Leadership On African-American Males And Achievement In A Charter School, Jacquita Henderson

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that impact achievement for African-American males in a charter school in hopes of providing insight as well as recommendations into effective ways to close the academic achievement gap between African-American males and their counterparts, specifically the so-called “achievement gap” through examination of leadership and other correlates of a successful school. Lastly, the habits of an effective leader and his impact on the belief system, values and behaviors in an African-American male charter school and the influence he has on teachers, parents and students was examined.

Thirty participants responded to an ...


The Effect Of Parental Support And Selected Variables On The Effectiveness Of A Credit Recovery Program As It Relates To Successful Completion Of Graduation Credits, Andrew C. Headd Feb 2017

The Effect Of Parental Support And Selected Variables On The Effectiveness Of A Credit Recovery Program As It Relates To Successful Completion Of Graduation Credits, Andrew C. Headd

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The recent interest in graduation rates (a phrase sometimes used interchangeably and incorrectly with attainment rates and completion rates) began with the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, also known as the Spellings Commissions, which called for “dramatic” changes in higher education to address the “persistent gap between the college attendance and graduation rates of low-income Americans and their more affluent peers” (Cook & Hartle, 2011, p. 1). As educators, we should strive to make sure that the students we serve receive a quality education, one that will prepare them to be college or career ready. In recent years, the ...


On Track For Graduation: An Investigation Of Causal Factors Related To Student Outcomes In A Credit Recovery Program In A Metro Atlanta School District, Shelia M. Johnson-Reese Jul 2016

On Track For Graduation: An Investigation Of Causal Factors Related To Student Outcomes In A Credit Recovery Program In A Metro Atlanta School District, Shelia M. Johnson-Reese

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This study examined the relationship between credit recovery outcomes and select causal factors. In this study, credit recovery was defined as the extent to which students successfully complete the following courses: coordinate algebra, biology, physical science, and analytic geometry. Independent variables explored in this research were student motivation, student engagement, self-regulation, blended learning models, and formative assessments.

A mixed method design was used to triangulate the quantitative data with the teachers’ perceptions data collected from the qualitative data. The qualitative data examined how teachers used formative assessments to improve student learning, the

perception of the effectiveness of the program, and ...


Evaluation Of An Experimental Data Management System For Program Data At The College Level, Hema Nair Jul 2016

Evaluation Of An Experimental Data Management System For Program Data At The College Level, Hema Nair

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

An experimental data management system has been designed, developed, and implemented in this dissertation. The system satisfies the requirements specifications of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education. The university in this study has installed some learning management systems and assessment systems, such as Banner®, Canvas®, TracDat®, and Taskstream® (university’s name is omitted for anonymity purposes). These systems individually do not perform the necessary data analysis and data management to generate appropriate reports. The system developed in this study can generate more metrics and quantitative measures for reporting purposes within a shorter time. These metrics ...


Instructional Technology Usage In Early Learning Environments: The Influence On Environmental Access, Training, Parental Use And Education, Nadia J. Jones Jul 2015

Instructional Technology Usage In Early Learning Environments: The Influence On Environmental Access, Training, Parental Use And Education, Nadia J. Jones

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The life of a child has completely transitioned from analogue to digital in the past 20 years. The use of digital devices and media has tripled among children between the ages of 0-8 years old since 2011. With the increasing amount of internet access in places that children and families frequent, it is almost impossible to go anywhere without the Wi-Fi access information being made available to consumers to enjoy while they patronize the business. Educators are in a unique position to find creative ways to incorporate technology into their instruction; however, this nuance is not without its challenges. Many ...


Classroom Learning Assessment Interpretation In Journalism And Mass Communication In Higher Education: A Focus On Andragogy In Radio/ Television/ Film Production, Eric U. Dogini Jun 2015

Classroom Learning Assessment Interpretation In Journalism And Mass Communication In Higher Education: A Focus On Andragogy In Radio/ Television/ Film Production, Eric U. Dogini

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

Social scientists, instructors and institutions use classroom-learning assessment to measure attitudes, behaviors, emotions and personalities. Whatever the focus and format, the basic purpose of classroom assessment is to determine what learner’s want and educators need to improve learning. This study explored the conflicting notion that the most dominant form of instruction in higher education is pedagogy, referred to as traditional or teacher-directed study. Andragogy is the competing idea in terms of instructing adult learners and recently has gathered momentum. This study argued that the concept of assessment in radio/television/film production courses in higher education depends on reliability ...


Undergraduate Internship Program Structures For Effective Postgraduation Employability: A Case Study Of A Mass Media Arts Internship Program, Narendra H. Patel May 2015

Undergraduate Internship Program Structures For Effective Postgraduation Employability: A Case Study Of A Mass Media Arts Internship Program, Narendra H. Patel

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

As a best practice, many postsecondary institutions in the United States use internships to provide students the option of maximizing their classroom learning with practical experiences. These experiences are not only intended to enhance students’ classroom learning but also to increase their employment marketability upon graduation. The internship process involves three stakeholders—the institution, the students, and the employers—and is often managed by curricular and co-curricular departments. However, the manner in which the program is structured varies from institution to institution and even within the institution. Thus, understanding which structures of undergraduate student internship programs are most effective as ...


A Study Of The Relationship Between Key Influencers As Motivators To Attendance, Behavior, Engagement, And Academic Achievement Among Middle School Students In Metropolitan Atlanta Georgia, Ronnie Jackson May 2014

A Study Of The Relationship Between Key Influencers As Motivators To Attendance, Behavior, Engagement, And Academic Achievement Among Middle School Students In Metropolitan Atlanta Georgia, Ronnie Jackson

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This study examines middle school students’ perceptions of the relationship between key influencers on student attendance, student behavior, student engagement, and academic achievement. Three hundred (300) survey participants were used in this mixed methods design, which consisted of an analysis of the independent variables affecting overall student motivation operationalized as Student Attendance, Student Behavior, Student Engagement, and Academic Achievement of eighth grade students. The survey participants were composed of two urban middle schools in a large public school system and a private middle school in the same county. African-American male students were isolated to analyze correlation relationships among variables. Findings ...


Teacher Perception Of The Efficacy Of The Instructional Support Received In Implementing The Common Core State Standards, Adrienne Simmons Jan 2014

Teacher Perception Of The Efficacy Of The Instructional Support Received In Implementing The Common Core State Standards, Adrienne Simmons

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate how teachers perceive the instructional support provided by district and school level administrators in implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The independent variables were staff development, small group development, direct individual assistance, technology, teacher age, and teacher years of experience. The dependent variable was teacher perception of the efficacy of the instructional support received. The phenomenological approach was specifically chosen for this study to give a voice to teachers who, for the majority, are often left unheard in the policy making process. By focusing on the similarities of the participants ...


An Examination Of The Hybrid Implementation Of Customized Smartphone And Tablet Applications With Traditional Classroom Instruction, Shawn Bulloch Jan 2013

An Examination Of The Hybrid Implementation Of Customized Smartphone And Tablet Applications With Traditional Classroom Instruction, Shawn Bulloch

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

This paper discusses the use of customized smartphone applications in a classroom setting that enhance pedagogical strategies for instructional and educational technology. An analysis of how mobile devices can become virtual mobile classrooms will be explored in an effort to substantiate the efficacy of using smartphone/tablet applications as supplemental instructional tools. This paper will also examine technologies that improve and foster interpersonal skills between students and faculty members within a finite network environment. The Role of social media in the classroom and the convergence of social media and pedagogy in a virtual academic community will be analyzed through a ...


The Effects Pf Parent Involvement On Young African American Head Start Children's Academic Achievement And Self-Esteem, Annie L. Osby Dec 1998

The Effects Pf Parent Involvement On Young African American Head Start Children's Academic Achievement And Self-Esteem, Annie L. Osby

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of parent involvement on young African American Head start children's academic achievement and self-esteem. The experimental method of research employing the Pre-test/ Post-test Control Group Design was used. Forty-four Head Start students participated in this study: twenty-two were randomly assigned to the control group and twenty-two to the experimental group, respectively. Parents of children in the experimental group received parent involvement training, and parents of children in the control group did not. The Brigance Kindergarten and First Grade Screen and the Self-Esteem Index were administered to both groups in ...


The Effects Of A Family Mathematics Workshop On The Mathematics Achievement Of Middle Grades African American Students, Ada M. Sadler May 1998

The Effects Of A Family Mathematics Workshop On The Mathematics Achievement Of Middle Grades African American Students, Ada M. Sadler

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study was an investigation of the effects of a Family Mathematics Workshop on African American students' mathematics achievement and parent-child interaction with mathematics homework. A one way analysis of variance and the SPSS for MS Windows release 6.1 were used to test the null hypothesis.

The study is based on Epstein's theory of overlapping spheres which proposes that when the school and family unite in a partnership for children, their overlapping spheres of influence foster a positive attitude about mathematics at home that helps children learn mathematics at school.

The researcher found no significant difference between the ...


Investigations Of Whole Language Teachers' Practices In Literacy Development, Patricia Ramon Jul 1995

Investigations Of Whole Language Teachers' Practices In Literacy Development, Patricia Ramon

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' use of whole language practices in language arts classrooms to determine if teachers' attitudes and philosophies about whole language influence their teaching. Previous research studies in the area of whole language practices indicate that teachers' preexisting philosophical outlooks concerning language influence the effectiveness of their whole language practices.

The research questions dealt with teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of a whole language instructional approach. The study also focused on factors that influenced teachers to utilize whole language practices.

Four self-professed whole language teachers participated in this qualitative research study. Data were ...


Metacognitive Skills Training: Its Effect On Comprehension In An Urban Reading Laboratory, Christine C. Parker May 1991

Metacognitive Skills Training: Its Effect On Comprehension In An Urban Reading Laboratory, Christine C. Parker

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study investigated whether metacognitive skills training would have any effect on the comprehension of southeastern, urban students in a high school compensatory reading laboratory. The pre-experimental one-group design was used for subjects in an eighth and a ninth grade class. Instruments used in data collection for pretest/posttest analysis were the Metacomprehension Strategy Index and the Plasment Reading Achievement Lab Test. The t test for dependent samples was used to analyze the data and test two of the null hypotheses. A third instrument was a checklist which was field-tested by reading specialists and students of similar demographic characteristics as ...


A Comparative Study To Determine The Difference In Reading Achievement Test Scores Of First Graders Using A Combination Of Educational Television And Basal Reader Approach, Virginia Carol Parks Jul 1988

A Comparative Study To Determine The Difference In Reading Achievement Test Scores Of First Graders Using A Combination Of Educational Television And Basal Reader Approach, Virginia Carol Parks

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a difference between the reading achievement test scores of first graders who have had reading instruction using a combination of structured educational television and the basal reader approach and the test scored of first graders who have had reading instruction using a combination of non-structured educational television and the basal reader approach.

Two groups of first graders, a control group and an experimental group, comprising of twenty-three students in each group, were used in this study. The control group and the experimental group were taught using the basal reader ...


A Study Of The Requirements For The Master's Degree In The Field Of Education In Eighty Colleges And Universities, William Madison Patton Jr. Jun 1950

A Study Of The Requirements For The Master's Degree In The Field Of Education In Eighty Colleges And Universities, William Madison Patton Jr.

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.