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A Holistic Comparison Of The Writing Abilities Of First-Grade Students Who Attended Either Full-Day Or Half-Day Kindergarten, Kirsten Carey Aug 1996

A Holistic Comparison Of The Writing Abilities Of First-Grade Students Who Attended Either Full-Day Or Half-Day Kindergarten, Kirsten Carey

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Limited research has been conducted to compare full-day and half-day kindergarten programs. Most studies examined reading and math achievement. Standardized tests were generally used to measure achievement. Virtually no studies have been conducted to assess and compare writing proficiency of full-day and half-day students.

The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in the writing scores of first grade students who attended either a full-day or half-day kindergarten program the previous year. Holistic scoring was used in keeping with the need for authentic assessment.

The writings of 65 first-grade students from two rural school districts were examined and ...


The Relationship Between Principal Instructional Leadership Behaviors And Student Achievement In Nigeria: A Study Of Edo State, Nigeria, Justina O. Osa Jul 1996

The Relationship Between Principal Instructional Leadership Behaviors And Student Achievement In Nigeria: A Study Of Edo State, Nigeria, Justina O. Osa

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The specific problem this research studied is the relationship between principal instructional leadership behaviors and student achievement in Nigeria. Eight of the often cited principal instructional leadership behaviors were selected for study. They are: set goals; set expectation; provide resources, human/material; manage/coordinate curriculum and instruction; establish school climate; promote staff professional development; and monitor student progress. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the eight selected principal instructional leadership behaviors and student achievement in Nigeria. Using the stratified random sampling technique, a sample of 400 teachers, and 40 principals was selected from 40 secondary ...


The Impact Of Total Quality Management On Student Achievement And School Improvement Team Performance In An Urban Elementary Setting, Jennette Ann Straus Apr 1996

The Impact Of Total Quality Management On Student Achievement And School Improvement Team Performance In An Urban Elementary Setting, Jennette Ann Straus

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between TQM and student achievement, and TQM and faculty scores on the High PERFORMing Team Survey.

Currently, there exists no research which indicates that TQM can solve the problems of the urban schools. TQM is recommended by experts when the staff is highly educated, when management supports TQM, when team leaders can run meetings effectively, and when the organization can afford lost time and productivity while its team learns necessary skills.

The TQM schools used in this study began the transition to TQM in 1991. Reading comprehension and mathematics scores ...


Home Schooling: A Study To Determine Student Achievement And Family Characteristic Relationships, Dennis Blackmore Jan 1996

Home Schooling: A Study To Determine Student Achievement And Family Characteristic Relationships, Dennis Blackmore

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to analyze students receiving home schooling and their family characteristic variables relating to academic achievement. The following research questions were intended to develop a plan of attack to reach conclusions: Do home school students have higher percentile scores on standardized achievement tests than national average? Do home school students have higher percentile scores in specific subject areas on standardized achievement tests than the national average? Do family characteristics relate to student achievement?