|Value-Added Effects of Disadvantaged Student Supplemental Funding on Students in the Surry County Schools
||This study examined the value-added effects of tutoring funded through DSSF on the academic achievement growth of students in the Surry County Schools. Created in response to a judicially mandated attempt to provide equitable instruction to all stude...
|An Evaluation of a School System’s Excursion into Online Instruction for Middle School Students
||The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation of online courses into one school system’s five traditional middle schools using these key questions: What steps were needed to implement an online program in middle school? What implementa...
|The Summative Impact of College Access Interventions: A Program Evaluation of Gear Up North Carolina
||This study evaluated the summative impact of interventions in a statewide Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant. This United States Department of Education federal grant was funded at $19.2M in 2005 to serve...
|The Effects of Flipping an Undergraduate Precalculus Class
||The flipped classroom model of instruction has become an alternative to traditional, lecture-based instruction. This study examined the effects of flipping an undergraduate precalculus class in a small, private, Christian college in the southeastern ...
|Action Research in Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice: A Study of the Evaluation and Reporting of Student Achievement
||The theory and practice of evaluating student academic performance has been a source of concern in academia for over a century. The challenge of successfully implementing assessment practices that reflect the true measure of a student’s academic achi...
|PERFORMANCE GRADES AS MEASURES OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
||Prior research exposes some long-held concerns about the grades teachers assign and what those grades mean (e.g., Starch, 1913; Steele, 1911). Despite an increased effort to improve assessment at the classroom level (e.g., Popham, 2009; Stiggins, 200...