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An Exploration of Pennsylvania Corrective Action Plans, 2006-2007

Morgan-Davis, Carrie (2013) An Exploration of Pennsylvania Corrective Action Plans, 2006-2007. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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With the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), signed into law on January 8, 2002, schools nationwide have been challenged to improve student achievement. Several middle and junior high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania were identified as being in need of Corrective Action in 2006 based upon data from the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). These schools were required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create Corrective Action plans using the Getting Results! Framework for School Improvement. Coding the Corrective Action Plans, the researcher analyzed how middle and junior high schools addressed the NCLB policy requirement for change at the school level. The result of this study was the identification of five key areas that schools should address when looking for improvement: communication, instructional practices, curricular cohesion, remediation and safety nets, and school climate.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
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TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairKerr, Mary Margaretmmkerr@pitt.eduMMKERR
Committee MemberHughes, SeanSHUGHES@pitt.eduSHUGHES
Committee MemberIsherwood,
Date: 13 May 2013
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 10 December 2012
Approval Date: 13 May 2013
Submission Date: 11 April 2013
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 121
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; Middle School; Corrective Action; Communication; Intervention; Remediation; Curriculum; Professional Development
Date Deposited: 13 May 2013 17:50
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:11


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