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Lehman, Erin; De Jong, David; Baron, Mark – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2018
Grading is one of teachers' greatest challenges and most important professional responsibilities. Educators are unclear on whether standards-based grades or traditional-based grades do a better job of accurately reflecting what students have learned, so the purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between classroom grades and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics Instruction, Measures (Individuals), Middle School Students
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Corey, Chad; Babo, Gerard – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2016
Data regarding the type of instructional scheduling utilized along with the use of teaming and common planning at the middle school level has not been collected nor reported on the New York State School Report Card, and therefore it is not known whether and how middle schools are implementing these three school supports. Consequently, the purpose…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Schedules, Educational Planning, Principals
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Cervantes, Bernadine; Hemmer, Lynn; Kouzekanani, Kamiar – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Project-Based Learning (PBL) serves as an instructional approach to classroom teaching and learning that is designed to engage students in the investigation of real-world problems to create meaningful and relevant educational experiences. The causal-comparative study compared 7th and 8th students who had utilized the PBL with a comparison group in…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Student Projects, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
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St. John, Michael M.; Babo, Gerard – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
This study examined the influence of placement in a co-taught inclusive classroom on the academic achievement of general education students in grades 6-8 in a suburban New York school district on the 2014 New York State ELA and Mathematics Assessments. Propensity Score Matching (PSM) was utilized for sample selection in order to simulate a more…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Goss, Sandra J.; Holt, Carleton R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
Today concern exists for the safety and success of students in the public education system. Families, educators, and community members are concerned with the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of students in an environment where incidents of violence are growing. Events like the school shootings at Jonesboro, Arkansas, and at Columbine…
Descriptors: Values Education, Rural Schools, Middle Schools, Middle School Students
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Barnes, J. Ako; Eadens, Daniel – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
Barnes, Mullen, and Lieb (2013) suggested that the effective implementation of the freshman academy promoted positive achievement outcomes for students of color. From a sociocultural perspective through the theoretical framework of Critical Race Theory (CRT), understanding the existence of racism is crucial to a positive academic environment…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Race, Critical Theory, Racial Bias