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Special or not so special: Special education background experiences of principals and adequate yearly progress


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Abstract (summary)

This mixed-methods study researched the special education background experience of principals and the effect on students in the subgroup of Students with Disabilities in making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). In the state of Ohio, schools and districts are expected to make AYP as a whole and additionally make AYP for each subgroup (various ethnicities, students in poverty, students who are English language learners, and students with disabilities). A correlation study was deemed necessary to investigate whether the special education background experience of principals had an effect on schools making AYP for the subgroup of Students with Disabilities. Additionally, three principals with special education background experience added a qualitative component to the research. The research found that the special education background of principals did not make a statistical difference as to whether the principals had a higher likelihood of making AYP for the subgroup of Students with Disabilities. However the results indicated that the more years of special education background experience a principal has the more likely the school was able to make AYP for the subgroup of Students with Disabilities.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Educational leadership;
School administration;
Special education
Classification
0449: Educational leadership
0514: School administration
0529: Special education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Adequate Yearly Progress; Leadership; NCLB; Principal; Special education; Students with disabilities
Title
Special or not so special: Special education background experiences of principals and adequate yearly progress
Author
Wilcox, Jennifer E.
Number of pages
128
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 72/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124432717
Advisor
Beazley, Jackson
Committee member
Balch, David; Wilson, Phyllis M.
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Education
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3438871
ProQuest document ID
848936630
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/848936630
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