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AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF VALUE-ADDED AND ACADEMIC OPTIMISM OF URBAN READING TEACHERS

2017, Doctor of Education, Miami University, Educational Leadership.
AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF VALUE- ADDED AND ACADEMIC OPTIMISM
OF URBAN READING TEACHERS

The purpose of this study is to explore the correlation between state-recorded value- added (VA) scores and academic optimism (AO) scores, which measure teacher self-efficacy, trust, and academic emphasis. The sample for this study is 87 third through eighth grade Reading teachers, from fifty-five schools, in an urban school district in Ohio who have VA scores. Teachers were given an AO survey to find out through quantitative methods what relationship exists, if any, between value-added and academic optimism scores. The findings of this study is that no correlation was found between AO and VA. However, by exploring other confounding variables, other concepts were confirmed. The question driving this research may promote discussion about what teacher characteristics are actually effective and desirable and whether a district would like their teachers to duplicate them or not.
Kate Rousmaniere (Committee Chair)
Molly Morehead (Committee Member)
Andrew Saultz (Committee Member)
William Boone (Committee Member)
91 p.

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Huff-Franklin, C. (2017). AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF VALUE-ADDED AND ACADEMIC OPTIMISM OF URBAN READING TEACHERS. (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation). Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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Huff-Franklin, Clairie. "AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF VALUE-ADDED AND ACADEMIC OPTIMISM OF URBAN READING TEACHERS." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Miami University, 2017. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 15 Dec 2017.

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Huff-Franklin, Clairie "AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF VALUE-ADDED AND ACADEMIC OPTIMISM OF URBAN READING TEACHERS." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Miami University, 2017. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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