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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 ...


College And Career Readiness—Starting At The Beginning: Implications For An Urban School District On The Impacts Of Pre-Kindergarten, Dranita Lynette Morrow May 2017

College And Career Readiness—Starting At The Beginning: Implications For An Urban School District On The Impacts Of Pre-Kindergarten, Dranita Lynette Morrow

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

This quantitative study focused on the impacts of the pre-kindergarten experience in a large urban district in Georgia. With the ongoing pursuit across the nation to be globally competitive with the education of our youth, this study analyzed multiple factors that can impact student achievement, with an emphasis on the kindergarten readiness variable. The research was conducted within two schools in the same urban district with third graders (who were continually enrolled in the school since kindergarten) and their parents, along with kindergarten and first grade teachers in the same schools. The data collected was analyzed using Pearson correlation, ANOVA ...


Examining The Effectiveness Of A Semi-Self-Paced Flipped Learning Format In A College General Chemistry Sequence, Lisa Hibbard, Shannon Sung, Breché Wells Nov 2016

Examining The Effectiveness Of A Semi-Self-Paced Flipped Learning Format In A College General Chemistry Sequence, Lisa Hibbard, Shannon Sung, Breché Wells

Spelman College Faculty Publications

Flipped learning has come to the forefront in education. It maximizes learning by moving content delivery online, where learning can be self-paced, allowing for class time to focus on student-centered active learning. This five-year cross-sectional study assessed student performance in a college general chemistry for majors sequence taught by a single instructor, comparing the flipped learning format to a more traditional lecture format. Students’ conceptual knowledge was captured through the use of American Chemical Society (ACS) standardized exam scores and analyzed using one-way ANCOVA. Student motivation and learning perceptions were assessed using the Chemistry Motivation Questionnaire (CMQ-II) and an in-house ...


Evaluation Of A School Systems Plan To Utilize Teachers' Perceptions Of Principal Leadership To Improve Student Achievement, Ed Williams Jun 2016

Evaluation Of A School Systems Plan To Utilize Teachers' Perceptions Of Principal Leadership To Improve Student Achievement, Ed Williams

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This study examines fourth grade student achievement in relation to teacher perceptions of principal leadership and other selected variables in a large urban school district in Georgia. Student achievement was measured by performance on the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 school years. The leadership instrument measures six competencies: (I) Instructional Leadership, (II) Interpersonal Skills, (III) Decision-making Skills, (IV) Facilities Planning Skills and Student Behavior Expectations, (V) Evaluation, and (VI) School Climate. The sample consisted of 3,900 teachers from 81 schools in the district. Demographic variables for each school included enrollment, free/reduced lunch eligibility ...


Realigning The Crooked Room: Spelman Claims A Space For African American Women In Stem, Kimberly M. Jackson, Leyte L. Winfield Dec 2014

Realigning The Crooked Room: Spelman Claims A Space For African American Women In Stem, Kimberly M. Jackson, Leyte L. Winfield

Spelman College Faculty Publications

In Melissa Harris-Perry’s 2011 book, Sister Citizen, she references various psychological studies of altered judgment and decision making that can arise in irregularly shaped environments, and uses them to explicate the struggles women of color face at the intersection of race and gender stereotypes. These environments, or “crooked rooms,” represent an unlevel plane where misrecognition or lack of acknowledgment diminishes the contributions of women of color to the success of the nation.

Recognizing the prevalence and conundrum of the crooked room, there are institutions making strides toward changing the way the world looks at African American women leaders, scholars ...


Evidence From North Carolina Shows That Immigrant Students With Limited English Have A Very Minor Impact On Native Students’ Performance, Timothy M. Diette, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere Aug 2014

Evidence From North Carolina Shows That Immigrant Students With Limited English Have A Very Minor Impact On Native Students’ Performance, Timothy M. Diette, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere

Morehouse Faculty Publications

Much of the recent concern about undocumented immigration into the U.S. can be linked to the perceived burden that these immigrants may create on the public education system. But is this really the case? Through analyzing detailed information on the performance of students in North Carolina,Timothy M. Diette and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere find that the presence of students with limited English does have a negative, though small, effect on the math and reading achievement of natives that are male and black. They argue, however, that these effects are so small as not to warrant policy interventions.


A Qualitative Study Of Key Factors That Impact The Job Satisfaction Of Teachers In Three Urban Public Elementary Schools, Nicole Evans Jones May 2010

A Qualitative Study Of Key Factors That Impact The Job Satisfaction Of Teachers In Three Urban Public Elementary Schools, Nicole Evans Jones

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

Determining teacher job satisfaction has become a critical focus for public school administrators due to the codification of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Recruitment and retention of quality teachers is both beneficial for continual student achievement and cost effective for school districts. The job satisfaction of those teachers often determines the retention rates. The purpose of this study is to determine key factors that impact job satisfaction of teachers in three urban public elementary schools who have remained in their positions five or more years. This qualitative study was conducted by administering an initial survey to determine ...


A Study Of Support For Genetic Research Genetic Services And Education In Genetics Among African American Social Workers In Metropolitan Atlanta, Cynthia W. Ratchford May 2001

A Study Of Support For Genetic Research Genetic Services And Education In Genetics Among African American Social Workers In Metropolitan Atlanta, Cynthia W. Ratchford

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study examined African American social workers' opinions about genetic research, genetic services, and education in genetics and selected factors associated with their opinions. Those factors were professional/work experience with clients with genetic issues; mass media exposure to genetic information: t.v., movies, newspapers, magazines; graduate social work course/unit in a course in genetics; personal/family experience with genetic issues; and gender.

There are no available studies on the readiness of African American social workers to practice in human genetic service delivery. This study was based on the premise that African American social workers' opinions about human genetics ...


Student Achievement, Absenteeism, And Social Factors, Shirley Reams Jul 1987

Student Achievement, Absenteeism, And Social Factors, Shirley Reams

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether student achievement and absences are influenced by the home and social factors such as parental education, family make-up, ethnicity, home ownership, retention, free lunch, sex, and grade.

The following hypotheses were tested:

1. There was no statistically significant relationship at .05 level between student achievement and each of: grouping, grade, sex, mother's education, father's education, family make-up, ethnicity, free lunch, rehousing, home ownership.

2. There was no statistically significant relationship at the .05 level between student absenteeism and each of: achievement grouping, grade, sex, mother's education, father's ...


The Status Of Black Women In Education Administration, Norma Joyce Payne May 1975

The Status Of Black Women In Education Administration, Norma Joyce Payne

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


A Statistical Analysis Of Education In Ghana 1950-1960, Edward Ohemeng Jun 1963

A Statistical Analysis Of Education In Ghana 1950-1960, Edward Ohemeng

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Science Reasoning Abilities Of Science Fiction Readers, Eldred Black Jun 1959

A Study Of Science Reasoning Abilities Of Science Fiction Readers, Eldred Black

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


History Of The School Of Education Of Atlanta University From 1945 To September 1, 1957, Bettye Peterson Johnson Jan 1959

History Of The School Of Education Of Atlanta University From 1945 To September 1, 1957, Bettye Peterson Johnson

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


Personality Differences Between Students Majoring In The Natural Sciences And Social Sciences, Curtis Ash Aug 1956

Personality Differences Between Students Majoring In The Natural Sciences And Social Sciences, Curtis Ash

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


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.


Topical Analysis And Comparative Study Of Fourteen Recent Textbooks In American History, 1925-2935, Sadye Marie Watson Jun 1936

Topical Analysis And Comparative Study Of Fourteen Recent Textbooks In American History, 1925-2935, Sadye Marie Watson

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.