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1. Ramsey, Whitney Jean. A Quantitative Examination of School Configurations in Tennessee Using Sixth Grade Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies Standardized Test Scores.

Degree: EdD (Doctor of Education), Educational Leadership, 2009, East Tennessee State University

The purpose of this study was to determine if there were differences in standardized test scores, expressed as percentage passing, in math, reading-language arts, science, and social studies by comparing 6th grade students in K-8 schools with those in 6-8 schools. The data were gathered from an analysis of 6th grade student' scores on the 2006-2007 TCAP standardized assessment test in the state of Tennessee. The relationship between grade configuration (6-8 or K-8) and percent of 6th grade students scoring at the below proficient, proficient, or advanced level in each subject area was examined. The analysis was based on 5 research questions. A t-test for independent samples was used to identify the relationships between the independent variables, configuration of the school (K-8 or 6-8), and the dependent variables, the percent of students scoring below proficient, proficient, or advanced. A chi square analysis was used to identify the relationship between the proportion of K-8 schools meeting AYP versus the proportion of 6-8 schools meeting AYP. The study showed no relationship between grade configuration (6-8 or K-8) and percent of 6th grade students scoring at the below proficient level in math, reading-language arts, and social studies. Similarly, there was not a significant difference between grade configuration (6-8 or K-8) and percent of 6th grade students scoring at the proficient level in math and reading-language arts and the advanced level in math, reading-language arts, and science. However, there was a significant relationship between grade configuration (6-8 or K-8) and percent of 6th grade students scoring at the below proficient level and the proficient level in science and the percent of 6th grade students scoring at the proficient level and advanced level in social studies. In science, a lower percentage of 6th grade students in K-8 schools scored below proficient than did 6th grade students in 6-8 schools. In science, a higher percentage of 6th grade students in K-8 schools scored proficient than did 6th grade students in 6-8 schools. In social studies, a higher percentage of 6th grade students in K-8 schools scored proficient than did 6th grade students in 6-8 schools. However, a higher percentage of 6th grade students in 6-8 schools scored advanced than did 6th grade students in 6-8 schools. The study showed a significant difference in the proportion of K-8 schools meeting AYP versus the proportion of 6-8 schools meeting AYP.

Subjects/Keywords: Grade Configurations; Academic Achievement; 6th Grade Achievement; Education; Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

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APA (6th Edition):

Ramsey, W. J. (2009). A Quantitative Examination of School Configurations in Tennessee Using Sixth Grade Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies Standardized Test Scores. (Doctoral Dissertation). East Tennessee State University. Retrieved from https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1830

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ramsey, Whitney Jean. “A Quantitative Examination of School Configurations in Tennessee Using Sixth Grade Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies Standardized Test Scores.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, East Tennessee State University. Accessed April 20, 2019. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1830.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ramsey, Whitney Jean. “A Quantitative Examination of School Configurations in Tennessee Using Sixth Grade Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies Standardized Test Scores.” 2009. Web. 20 Apr 2019.

Vancouver:

Ramsey WJ. A Quantitative Examination of School Configurations in Tennessee Using Sixth Grade Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies Standardized Test Scores. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. East Tennessee State University; 2009. [cited 2019 Apr 20]. Available from: https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1830.

Council of Science Editors:

Ramsey WJ. A Quantitative Examination of School Configurations in Tennessee Using Sixth Grade Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies Standardized Test Scores. [Doctoral Dissertation]. East Tennessee State University; 2009. Available from: https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1830

2. Mercer, Lisa Skaggs. Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on a Good Middle School: A Cross-Case Study.

Degree: EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2015, Virginia Tech

Education for adolescents in middle-level schools is a topic of great interest for many educators. Reaching a consensus on what constitutes an effective education for middle-level learners has been a challenge. The purpose of this study was to contribute to this discussion. Although the study was designed to report on effective middle schools, the respondents reported their perspectives on good middle schools. The findings of this study about good middle schools may be beneficial to middle-level educators that are interested in improving educational environments and outcomes for the adolescent learner. A cross-case study methodology was used to investigate the perspectives on a good middle school of teachers and administrators in two middle schools in a school system in a southeastern state. Seventeen face-to-face interviews were conducted with a researcher-developed protocol, and document analyses were conducted. Data were analyzed with the constant comparative method. The perspectives of the participants were organized into ten categories of what they believed constitutes a good middle school: culture, personnel, the needs of diverse adolescent learners, organizational structures, transitions, instructional practices, parental involvement, curricular aspects, physical environment, and progress. The teacher and administrator perspectives on a good middle school were analyzed in three ways: (a) a descriptive analysis of the characteristics of a good middle school as viewed by the teachers and administrators of Dorchester Middle School and J. K. Walters Middle School; (b) a comparison of the characteristics of a good middle school as viewed by teachers and administrators of the two schools and the characteristics of a good middle school as identified by the National Association of Secondary School Principals Council on Middle Level Education in 1985, the Association for Middle Level Education in 2010, and the Carnegie Corporations Council on Adolescent Development in 1989; and (c) a comparison of the characteristics of a good middle school identified by the teachers and administrators of Dorchester Middle School and the characteristics of a good middle school identified by the teachers and administrators of J. K. Walters Middle School (pseudonyms). Middle school educators have struggled with the nature of an appropriate education for middle-level learners for decades. When combined with other studies of the perspectives on middle-level schooling of practicing teachers and administrators, those who work with middle-level learners every day, the data in this study may help in efforts to reach a consensus on the elements that should be a part of a good middle school. Advisors/Committee Members: Parks, David J. (committeechair), Arnold, Douglas Eugene (committee member), Gratto, John Robert (committee member), Magliaro, Susan G. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: junior high school; intermediate school; middle school; middle-level education; good middle school; grade configurations

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APA (6th Edition):

Mercer, L. S. (2015). Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on a Good Middle School: A Cross-Case Study. (Doctoral Dissertation). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/64293

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mercer, Lisa Skaggs. “Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on a Good Middle School: A Cross-Case Study.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, Virginia Tech. Accessed April 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10919/64293.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mercer, Lisa Skaggs. “Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on a Good Middle School: A Cross-Case Study.” 2015. Web. 20 Apr 2019.

Vancouver:

Mercer LS. Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on a Good Middle School: A Cross-Case Study. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Virginia Tech; 2015. [cited 2019 Apr 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/64293.

Council of Science Editors:

Mercer LS. Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on a Good Middle School: A Cross-Case Study. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Virginia Tech; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/64293

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