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Hardin, James; Wright, Vivian H. – Research in the Schools, 2017
Institutions of higher education face demands to provide evidence of institutional and student achievement. Many institutions utilize standards-based e-portfolio assessment practices to meet these demands. The assessment data derived from the studied program's e-portfolio process were not originally intended to serve as a data source for…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Mixed Methods Research, Instructional Leadership, Academic Achievement
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Ballard, Iva B.; Chappell, Manya; Johnson, Susan; Ngassam, Marlise DePaul – Research in the Schools, 2013
In this study, we explore middle-class parental involvement in summer activities of four elementary students. Many researchers discuss summer programs initiated by institutions, but fail to explain how parents' availability, experiences, and related criteria affect student summer activities. From our interviews, observations, and artifacts, we…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Parent Participation, Summer Programs, Elementary School Students
Ross, Steven M.; Smith, Lana J.; Nunnery, John; Douzenis, Cordelia; Trentham, Landa L.; McLean, James E. – Research in the Schools, 1994
As part of the legal defense in an educational-disparity court case in Alabama, school resources and conditions and teacher and principal attitudes were studied in 45 school districts. Findings from all sources show disparities favoring wealthy schools on about 84% of the variables examined. Research impact on the trial is discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance
Kochan, Frances K.; Spencer, William A. – Research in the Schools, 1999
Gathered data from 550 principals, 42% of the principals in Alabama, about demographics, job preparation, perceptions of the job, and estimated competence levels for success as a principal. Responses indicate that the job of principal has become very demanding and complex. Findings also show that the majority of surveyed principals plan on…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Competence, Principals, Surveys