Content: Global student dissertations and literature reviews.
Purpose: Use for foundational research, to locate test instruments and data, and more.
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This mixed methods study addressed this gap by examining the role the policy and institutional milieu play in constraining or supporting equitable elementary science education. Author: Kathryn N. Hayes, University of California, Davis.
The purpose of the quantitative causal-comparative non-experimental study was to analyze the effect of the WSF formula implementation on the identification of high-need UPC students within the 30 largest California public school districts. Author: Stanley Dobbs, Northcentral University.
This paper seeks to aid in the establishment of policy on leadership responsibilities for implementing a major program change in a specific school district with a focus on implementing RTI in this district's secondary schools. Author: Susan C. Williams, Wilmington University (Delaware).
This study sought to examine Internet filtering and safety policy implementation issues in South Carolina's K-12 public schools to determine their influence on information access and instruction. Author: Mary E. Vicks, Nova Southeastern University.
Provides a picture of the national landscape of standards-based practice before NCLB’s implementation and describes the types of scripts that were activated for different categories of actors after NCLB’s implementation. Author: Debbie Kim, Northwestern University.
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to examine how five elementary school teachers experienced and responded to educational policy changes that influenced their instructional practices. Author: Merced Romero Jr., University of the Pacific.
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative study was to evaluate the long-term effects of Florida’s Third-Grade Retention policy on low performing students’ subsequent academic performance as measured by FCAT reading scores. Author: Andre K. Smith, Northcentral University.
The purpose of this qualitative research was to understand K–12 school principals’ perceptions of the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 as a policy initiative in California. Author: Libby Marie Soria, California State University, Stanislaus.
This study examined teachers’ (a) perceptions of the impact of policy on their teaching and professional development, (b) knowledge of policy initiatives and the protocols their schools have in place to support them, (c) perceptions of policy, and (d) self-efficacy for literacy instruction and professional development’s impact on it. Author: David Clickner, State University of New York at Albany.
The purpose of this study was to explore physical education teachers’ roles, experiences, and perspectives as they relate to the effects of two legal education policies (Title IX and No Child Left Behind (NCLB)), through the lenses of A Theory of Justice and Implementation Theory, on the modern day physical education program. Author: LeAnne R. Bennett-Riley, California Lutheran University.