Dissertations as the culminating experience of their graduate programs, with the guidance of the faculty, our phd students are producing dissertations which contribute to the knowledge base regarding education and offer important insights about improving educational practices and policies. Additionally, the study seeks to identify how teacher conferencing and written feedback within standards-based teacher evaluation influences teacher's professional growth (development) the frequency results provided several important findings. Next, i present the results of a constructivist grounded theory analysis examining how twenty-four english language arts teachers conceptualize teaching for social justice, as well as a content (lesson plan) analysis detailing how they operationalize the practice through the use of standards-based curriculum. The influence of curriculum quality on student achievement on the new jersey assessment of skills and knowledge (nj ask) language arts and mathematics for fifth-grade students in the. A descriptive case study of writing standards-based individualized education plan goals via problem-based learning in a virtual world (2017) all graduate theses and dissertations 5697.
Differentiated instruction, standards-based curriculum, and end of course assessments (ecas) are not mandated in most high schools across the united states as such, classroom grades do not accurately reflect district report cards in particular, grades at the study site, a suburban high school, do. Standards-based assessment moves from a ranking system to a system that is more sensitive to the diverse needs of students, but with a firm connection to classroom learning goals. A comparative analysis of the singapore math curriculum and the everyday mathematics curriculum on fifth grade achievement in a large northeastern urban public school district (2014) seton hall university dissertations and theses. Standards-based reform (sbr) has been an important policy in us k-12 education for at least the last 25 years the theory of change for sbr suggests that, with coherent content standards in core academic subjects.
On the other hand, standards-based reform is happening now in secondary schools, virtual universities are touting competency-based degrees, universities and professional programs are being asked to define standards for learning outcomes, and other forces at work in changing the nature of higher education point to standards-based education. Graduate theses and dissertations iowa state university capstones, theses and dissertations 2012 implementation of standards-based grading at the. Dissertations from 2015 to diverse students in a community based korean heritage learners actualize the common core state standards (curriculum,.
Syracuse university surface teaching and leadership - dissertations school of education 12-2012 the impact of standards-based reform on special education: an exploration of westvale elementary. The impact of no child left behind and making adequate yearly progress is influencing classroom instruction with curriculum based measures such as the dynamic indicators of basic early literacy skills (dibels. Retrospective theses and dissertations iowa state university capstones, theses and dissertations 1996 an examination of outcome-based education practices, standards, and factors that enhance. Teaching for social justice is the attempt by classroom teachers to use their position in the classroom to promote social and educational reform within and despite current educational conditions and mandates.
What is a standards-based iep in a standards-based iep, the cse has incorporated state content standards in its development standards-based ieps are a. Example education dissertation topic 4: a literature and practice based review: should deaf children be educated within the deaf community there is a school of thought that sees the inclusion of greater number of deaf children into mainstream secondary education as discriminatory. Teaching for social justice with standards-based secondary english language arts curriculum alison george dover, university of massachusetts amherst abstract teaching for social justice is the attempt by classroom teachers to use their position in the classroom to promote social and educational reform within and despite current educational conditions and mandates. Steinbach, kristin ann, arts education in an urban school district: principals' perspectives and practices in a standards-based environment coupled with an economic downturn (2013) theses and dissertations. Performance based music classroom and to examine the effectiveness of standards based assessment practices within a music performance curriculum this sample assessment practice will offer one possible path for music educators to implement standards based.
Standards-based education, and it might be possible to make grades reflect the progress students have made toward the standards report cards that combine traditional grades and information about. Database of example education dissertations - these dissertations were produced by students to aid you with your studies. The curriculum unit design module is a step-by-step list of questions and prompts that guide teachers through the development of a standards-based unit from beginning to end the template for a unit sketch enables teachers to post or list their ideas for unit lessons and assessments within a unit without having to elaborate on them. Standards-based grading meets all criteria for a problem of practice the literature situates standards-based grading as a high impact strategy that can affect the entire system this mixed-methods study will be used to determine practical changes for a school implementing standards-based grading.
Using curriculum creator, a web-based tool developed at appalachia educational laboratory, teachers apply her curriculum mapping process to design instructional units they create learning activities and assessments and link them to specific state standards. Findings suggest the standard-based curriculum and assessments created prior to the study by teachers provided valuable background knowledge for the change to standards-based grading both teachers and students found that feedback based on standards was valuable to all stakeholders. The use of standards-based grading in american public schools is increasing, offering students, parents, and teachers a new way of measuring and communicating about student achievement and performance.
In education, the term standards-based refers to systems of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting that are based on students demonstrating understanding or mastery of the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn as they progress through their education.