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CAREER PATHWAYS’ IMPACT ON STATE ASSESSMENT, GRADUATION RATES AND SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
A myriad of studies have associated effective, high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) programs with college and career readiness, needs of the workplace, and the demands of the labor industry (Brown, 2005; DeWitt, ...
Parental Perceptions of the Effects of the high-Stakes TAKS Test on the Home Lives of At-Risk Fifth Grade Students
In Texas, fifth grade students are required to pass both the reading and math sections of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, or TAKS test, in order to be promoted to the next grade level. The purpose of this ...
Impact of Pre-kindergarten Education on Elementary Student Achievement: Implications for School Leaders
The purpose of this study was to determine if pre-kindergarten attendance resulted in increased school readiness for kindergarten students; and if prekindergarten attendance resulted in higher student achievement for third ...
EFFECTS OF SCHOOL CLIMATE ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND DISCIPLINE BEHAVIORS IN THREE URBAN HIGH SCHOOLS
This study examined the relationship between the teachers’ perceptions of the school climate in three urban high schools in a southwest district of Houston, Texas, and the TAKS test scores for 5,625 10th and 11th grade ...
What School Leaders Need to Know About the Performance of High-Achieving Students on Standardized Tests
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 has changed the accountability of student achievement in American public schools. Since the enactment, achievement has increased for low-achieving students (Loveless, 2008). ...