Improving instructional practice: The value of classroom goal teams as measured by elementary teachers' perceptions
Date of Award
Doctor of Education (Ded)
Dr. Leon Dappen
Dr. Laura Schulte
Dr. Neal Topp
Dr. Larry Dlugosh
Student achievement is in the forefront of education as never before. Educators, parents, business leaders, community members, and politicians are all actively watching reports of student achievement. Wong (2003) found in more than 200 studies, the only way to improve student achievement is with a knowledgeable and skillful teacher. The expertise of a teacher is a critical variable in effecting student achievement (Marzano, 2003). In this study, Classroom Goals Team Project (CGTP) was utilized as a professional development program to bring about improvements in teaching and learning in an effort to positively impact student achievement. The CGTP, implemented in a suburban school district in Nebraska, is a process where classroom teachers were asked to identify an area of concern within their classroom based upon student performance assessment data.
Rodenburg, Debra J.Easton, "Improving instructional practice: The value of classroom goal teams as measured by elementary teachers' perceptions" (2004). Student Work. 3427.
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A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College of the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education