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Student Outcomes And Teacher Perceptions In Relationship To Smaller Learning Communities In An Urban High School, Sean Monte' Perkins Dec 2009

Student Outcomes And Teacher Perceptions In Relationship To Smaller Learning Communities In An Urban High School, Sean Monte' Perkins

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The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which students’ performance in such areas as: Grade Point Average, Grades earned in courses taken, Georgia High School Graduation test, and End of Courses test improved as a result of the strategies such as: Academies, block scheduling, teacher support for students, professional practices when controlling for alternative explanations by using a control high school in a similar socio-economic environment. Smaller Learning Communities were installed in a large high school to improve performances by breaking down the student population into four academies. The academies were intended to offer greater teacher ...


Teacher Perceptions Of The Factors Which Influence Teacher Attrition In Three Elementary Schools In A Metropolitan Atlanta School System, Fantara J. Houston Dec 2009

Teacher Perceptions Of The Factors Which Influence Teacher Attrition In Three Elementary Schools In A Metropolitan Atlanta School System, Fantara J. Houston

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This study examined teacher perceptions of the factors which influence teacher attrition in a Metropolitan Atlanta school system. The nine factors examined in the study were : principal behavior, school climate, teacher responsibilities, teacher preparation, gender, salary, years teaching, discipline referrals, and relationships with colleagues. The study was based on the premise that teacher perceptions would provide a comprehensive understanding of how the factors attribute to teachers’ decisions to leave or move within the school system. A mixed method (quantitative and qualitative) design was utilized to explore the perceptions of teachers on the nine factors. The participants provided information that which ...


Gender-Based Instruction And The Impact On Mathematics Achievement Among Males And Females Grades 3-5, Marcus M. Stallworth Dec 2009

Gender-Based Instruction And The Impact On Mathematics Achievement Among Males And Females Grades 3-5, Marcus M. Stallworth

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether gender-based mathematics classes have a positive impact on the achievement levels of males and females. The study was conducted in order to give insight into the differentiated approach to teaching males and females separately and the effects the separate instruction has on mathematics achievement while closing the achievement gap. This study examined gender-based instruction as a strategy along with other variables that are perceived as having an impact on student achievement. The independent variables in the study were instructional leadership, teacher certification level, teacher content knowledge, teacher knowledge of primary gender ...


Variables Impacting Reading Achievement With Implications For School Leadership -*, Rhonda Ware-Brazier Jul 2009

Variables Impacting Reading Achievement With Implications For School Leadership -*, Rhonda Ware-Brazier

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Student Performance In Math In Relation To Language Deficiency And Other Variables: Implications For School Administrators, Lisa Smith Jul 2009

Student Performance In Math In Relation To Language Deficiency And Other Variables: Implications For School Administrators, Lisa Smith

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The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which student achievement in mathematics is impacted by early language deficiencies and other variables and if it can be improved when controlling these variables. Student achievement in the area of mathematics was identified as an area of problem at Urban Academy Elementary school and the greater Urban Public Schools District (UPS). The researcher wanted to explore specific strategies that could lead to improved student performance in the area of mathematics. The researcher proposed that the possible causal factors that yield an outcome of low student achievement in math were ...


Impact Of Teaching Styles And Other Related Variables On Student Achievement In Mathematics And The Implications For Curriculum Management, Gloria Howard May 2009

Impact Of Teaching Styles And Other Related Variables On Student Achievement In Mathematics And The Implications For Curriculum Management, Gloria Howard

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The purpose of the study was to determine if student achievement in mathematics can be improved by student and teacher related variables such as the use of higher order thinking skills/Bloom's taxonomy, teaching styles and techniques, lesson plans, staff development, socioeconomic status, gender of students, attendance, student learning styles, student motivation, and student perceptions of class climate. The sample included 121 second-grade students taught by nine teachers from a high-achieving suburban school in Georgia. The teacher evaluation model was based on NCATE standards. Persuades (1 993, 2008) Observation-Based Instructional Assessment (OBIA) system and Lesson Plan Form in Alignment ...


Does The Move It Math Reform Model Make A Positive Impact On Student Achievement In Math? Implications For Educational Leaders, Lillian Jackson May 2009

Does The Move It Math Reform Model Make A Positive Impact On Student Achievement In Math? Implications For Educational Leaders, Lillian Jackson

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The purpose of this study was to determine if the MOVE IT Math Reform model has had an impact on student achievement and teacher instruction in the area of mathematics. The data for this study were collected in an elementary school in a large metropolitan public school in Georgia, were the majority of the students receive free or reduced meals. Questionnaires were given to students and their teachers in grades first through fifth. To evaluate instruction in the classroom the Observation Based Instructional Assessment (OBIA) tool was used to assess the independent and dependent variables as well as the social ...


Perception Of First-Year Teachers Concerning The Extent To Which A Mentoring Program Helps To Establish Efficacy With Regards To Organizational Skills, Effective Classroom Management Skills, Creative Instructional Strategies And Strategies For Retention Intentions, Winnie Anderson May 2009

Perception Of First-Year Teachers Concerning The Extent To Which A Mentoring Program Helps To Establish Efficacy With Regards To Organizational Skills, Effective Classroom Management Skills, Creative Instructional Strategies And Strategies For Retention Intentions, Winnie Anderson

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The purpose of this study was to ascertain the impact of an effective mentoring program upon first-year teachers to acquire efficacy in the areas of organizational skills, effective classroom management skills, creative instructional strategies and strategies for retention intentions. A Mentor Teacher Survey Instrument was administered to new teachers in six middle schools and 27 respondents provided completed surveys. The data were computed using Cronbach coefficient alpha and correlations using version 16.0 of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Cronbach’s alpha coefficients computations for each subscale were as follows: .883, organizational skills subscale, .796, classroom management ...


Embracing The Text: Reading Achievement Of African-American Students-Implications For Educational Leaders, Jessalyn Roberson Askew May 2009

Embracing The Text: Reading Achievement Of African-American Students-Implications For Educational Leaders, Jessalyn Roberson Askew

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National trends in reading indicate African-American students continue to perform lower than white students. Key findings from the 2005 Reading Report card show white students in grades 4 and 8 scored higher on average than black and Hispanic students. The purpose of this study was to determine if a Balanced Reading format had an impact on the reading achievement of African-American students. It further explored the effects of teacher instructional methods, lesson planning, and student demographics (gender, ethnicity, SES) on the reading achievement of African-American students. Research was conducted in a suburban K-5 elementary school using data generated by students ...


Student Mathermatics Performance In Relation To Selected Causal Variables And A Teaming Process For Improving Higher Order Thinking Skills, Danielle Sanders Battle May 2009

Student Mathermatics Performance In Relation To Selected Causal Variables And A Teaming Process For Improving Higher Order Thinking Skills, Danielle Sanders Battle

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It was proposed that student mathematics gain scores on the Georgia Criteria Referenced Competency Test (CRCT], motivation ant1 teacher expectation might be explained by teacher perceptions of the selected independent variables: Instructional I leadership, professional development, teacher methodology, achievement lesson planning, teacher instructional delivery and teacher college preparation. The correlation design did not include a control group. Thirty-seven of the 48 teachers responded to a 51 -item, five-point ordinal scale questionnaire in a metropolitan Atlanta elementary school. Significant correlations were student CRCT performance; motivation and teacher expectations were intercorrelated and all three variables were significantly correlated with the Achievement Lesson ...


Student Reading Performance In Relation To Selected Causal Variables And A Teaming Process For Improving Higher Order Thinking Skills, Sarah Kirksey Haynes May 2009

Student Reading Performance In Relation To Selected Causal Variables And A Teaming Process For Improving Higher Order Thinking Skills, Sarah Kirksey Haynes

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It was proposed to examine student motivation and teacher expectation for student performance in reading in relation to teachers' perceptions of instructional supervision, planning and preparation, instructional delivery, preservice college preparation, reading endorsement certification, teacher professional development, grade level teaching assignment and parental involvement. The results of a teacher survey indicated that student motivation was correlated with teacher expectation about students' performance on the Georgia Criterion Reference Competency Tests (CRCT), and both were correlated with preservice college training, instructional delivery and parent involvement. Based on the survey results, a treatment was conducted to enhance teachers' capabilities to teach for higher ...


Muaic Ecucation And Other School Related Factors Influencing Reading Achievement: Implications For Educations, Phyllis E. Johnson-Porter May 2009

Muaic Ecucation And Other School Related Factors Influencing Reading Achievement: Implications For Educations, Phyllis E. Johnson-Porter

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This study investigated whether student achievement in reading could be explained by the students' socioeconomic status in relation to leadership and organizational styles of educational leaders and teachers' methods and strategies. This study also examined whether musical training in pitch discrimination facilitated reading achievement. The population of this study consisted of four second and four third grade classes, totaling 139 students and eight teachers from a Georgia Public School System. Students were matched in age and socioeconomic status. Two of the four classes from each grade level formed the experimental group and the other two constituted the control group. The ...


Teacher Perceptions Of The Reform Model Success For All On Student Achievement In Reading, Sheila Lyle Maxwell May 2009

Teacher Perceptions Of The Reform Model Success For All On Student Achievement In Reading, Sheila Lyle Maxwell

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This study was conducted as a qualitative research project at an Urban Southwest Atlanta Elementary School. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of teachers as it related to the independent variable, Success for All reading program, as impacted by the dependent variable student achievement, in an urban. During the study the researcher investigated the relationship of the teacher perceptions and Success for All as it related to student achievement. The study also investigated whether or not there was a strong probability that Success for All reading program was likely to significantly address the existing problems at ...