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Evaluation of the work of Tennessee school boards and their effect on student achievement


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

This study investigated school board minutes from the 2007-08 school year of select Tennessee school boards to determine the focus of school boards during that timeframe. The selected methodology was quantitative in design and involved coding school board minutes based on pre-selected topics of focus. This method was employed to determine the topics Tennessee school boards address, based on the minutes of their official meetings, and to investigate if any relationship exits between those topics and student achievement. Once a determination was made, as to the topics of focus by Tennessee school boards, data was evaluated to determine if a relationship exits between certain topics of focus and student achievement. Results indicated that Tennessee school boards focus mostly on four topics. These topics include finance; presentations, reports or discussions to or with the board; policy, directive or goal development/oversight/approval; and permissions. The results also indicated no relationship between any topic of focus by a school board in Tennessee and student achievement. Although, it was found that small school districts, those with less than 2000 students, are much more likely to make Adequate Yearly Progress than their larger counterparts. The implications of this research are that additional studies are needed. While this study adds to the limited quantitative research on school boards, it is apparent that this is a topic that remains grossly understudied.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
School boards;
Academic achievement
Classification
0514: School administration
Identifier / keyword
Education; Achievement; School boards; School governance; Tennessee
Title
Evaluation of the work of Tennessee school boards and their effect on student achievement
Author
Seifert, Lynn E.
Number of pages
0
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
1443
Source
DAI-A 70/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109250763
Advisor
Hall, Tawana
University/institution
Northcentral University
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3365061
ProQuest document ID
305174645
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305174645
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