EdD (Doctor of Education)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Donald Good, John Boyd, Janice Irvin
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if there is a significant relationship between student achievement and teacher perceptions of school climate. An additional purpose of this study was to determine if there is a significant difference in teacher perceptions between Title 1 and non-Title 1 schools. The final purpose of this study was to determine if there is a significant difference in teacher perceptions of school climate among the schools according to overall student achievement. A series of Spearman’s Correlation analyses were used to analyze data to determine if there was a significant relationship between TVAAS composite scores and teacher perceptions of school climate. A series of independent t-tests were used to determine if there was a significant difference in teacher perceptions of school climate between Title 1 and non-Title 1 schools. Finally, a series of one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were conducted to evaluate the relationships among teacher perceptions of school climate and TVAAS composite scores. The data that were analyzed included TVAAS composite scores of elementary students from the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), Title 1 and non-Title 1 school status, and data concerning school climate that were provided by licensed elementary teachers on the annual statewide educator survey administered by the Tennessee Department of Education in 205 elementary schools across Tennessee. The results of this study revealed, there was a significant difference in teacher perceptions of engagement between Title 1 and non-Title 1 schools. The results also revealed, there was a significant difference in the means of teacher perceptions of environment between schools that scored 2 and 3 on TVAAS. In general, teachers in non-Title 1 schools had a significantly more positive perception of engagement and environment than teachers in Title 1 schools. In addition, schools with TVAAS composite scores of 3 scored significantly lower than schools with TVAAS scores of 2 on the measure of perception of school environment.
Dissertation - unrestricted
Pangle, Jennifer E., "Student Achievement and Teacher Perceptions of School Climate in Title 1 and Non-Title 1 Schools" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 4122. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/4122
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