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Babo, Gerard; Petty, Douglas J. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
This study investigated the impact of a New Jersey middle school principal's length of service and a middle school's socioeconomic classification on teacher retention rates for the 2016-2017 school year. Surprisingly, the results of a two-way factorial ANOVA indicated that NJ middle schools with a socioeconomic status classification of middle to…
Descriptors: Principals, Middle Schools, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Persistence
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Glatt Yochai, Kim – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
English Learner (EL) students in the United States are historically lower achieving students than their native- English-speaking peers. There are a number of contributing factors for the achievement gap. In recent years, the U.S. Department of Education has undertaken various initiatives to address some of the known factors to improve education…
Descriptors: Ethics, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
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Gorleku, Marcellus; Brancaccio, Sabrina; Campbell, James R. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2018
This paper discusses the role and influences of parental involvement and student's motivation on growth mindset. The participants in this study were from three Catholic middle schools in Ghana: One rural all-girls school (N=268); a suburban school (N=448); and an urban school (N=200). Respondents completed Campbell's Inventory of Parental…
Descriptors: Family Influence, Student Attitudes, Junior High School Students, Parent Participation
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Mester, Dana C.; Spruill, Sherill A.; Giani, Joseph; Morote, Elsa-Sofia; Inserra, Albert – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
This study explored the perceptions of teacher-student relationships and personal student safety differences between Caucasian and African-American middle school students. The research was conducted using a survey in a suburban middle class school on Long Island, New York. Twenty-eight of 176 Caucasian students were chosen through random sampling…
Descriptors: Safety, Teacher Student Relationship, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
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Burlison, Kelly; Chave, Josh – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2014
The study explores the effectiveness of the Reading Success Academy on the reading achievement of the selected group of ninth-grade students in a comprehensive high school. We examine in what ways the Reading Success Academy may improve the reading proficiency rates and amount of reading growth of ninth-grade students. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Achievement, Success, Grade 9
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Crawford, Joe – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2014
In Joe Crawford's last two articles, he examined the process of building standards-based curriculum documents to drive instruction in the K-8 environment. Continuing with this theme, this article explores "closing the loop" and following this work into the high school experience. There is one huge difference in the Common Core State…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Secondary Education, Grade 9, Grade 10