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Gentry, Patrick L.; Hirth, Marilyn – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
There has been debate among states as to how to properly fund schools. The debate has been focused on how much funding is supplied through property tax and is motivated by tax payer anger over fluctuating tax bills. Many of the policies have been implemented without looking at the effects that they will have on schools, especially in Indiana,…
Descriptors: Taxes, Funding Formulas, Superintendents, Administrator Role
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Graham, Deborah J.; Eadens, Daniel W. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
This correlation study examined relationships between special education and standardized testing variables of 100 Arizona secondary school districts with Native American populations, and the archival records for postsecondary outcomes between 2012 and 2014 of students with disabilities, using archival data collected by the Arizona Department of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Correlation, Special Education, Standardized Tests
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Angus, Rebecca; Hughes, Thomas – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
Schools regularly implement numerous programs to satisfy widespread expectations. Often, implementation is carried out with little follow-up examining data that could help refine or determine the ultimate worth of the intervention. Through utilization of both descriptive and empirical methods, this study delved into the long-term effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student School Relationship, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Curry, Michael C.; Wolf, Lora L. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the priority level of the roles and responsibilities of the superintendent/principal in Illinois as perceived by board of education presidents, teachers' union presidents, and practicing superintendent/principals in the 102 Illinois school districts utilizing the superintendent/principal model.…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Superintendents, Principals, Administrator Role
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Kauble, Anna; Wise, Donald – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Given the shift to Common Core, educational leaders are challenged to see new directions in teaching and learning. The purpose of this study was to investigate the instructional practices which may be related to the effectiveness of a performance-based system (PBS) and their impact on student achievement, as part of a thematic set of dissertations…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Performance Based Assessment, Common Core State Standards, Academic Achievement
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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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Lopez, Paul; Wise, Donald – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Rural school districts across the nation, with their limited resources, face daunting challenges posed by the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. This article presents a recent study of 13 rural school districts in the Central Valley of California and how these districts are responding to those challenges. A total of 352 teachers…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Rural Schools, School Districts
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Fowler, Denver J.; Johnson, Jerry – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ethical leadership perspectives of Ohio public school superintendents. Secondly, this study examined to what extent ethical leadership perspectives of Ohio public school superintendents vary according to school district characteristics. Furthermore, the study examined to what extent do ethical…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Public Schools, Ethics, Administrator Attitudes
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Tripamer, Alex J.; Reeves, Alison G.; Meinz, Elizabeth J. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This study examines the perceptions of teachers in one Midwest school district relative to the current teacher evaluation system used in the district as well as a new model of teacher evaluation connected to Missouri's educator standards. To fully understand the perspective of the teachers, this study incorporates a mixed-methods approach which…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research