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Project ASSIST: A Comprehensive, Systemic Change Initiative for Middle Level Schools
From 1996 through 1998, the first two-year ASSIST cohort of eight elementary schools, eight middle schools, and nine high schools attended bi-monthly work sessions at the university. The sessions were designed to build ...
On the Distinctiveness of Farmers of the Middle: A Preliminary Report on the Missouri Farm Poll, 2006
(University of Missouri Extension, 2007)
Most U.S. farms are family farms, which the USDA defines as "proprietorships, partnerships, or family corporations that do not have hired managers." There is a perception and even expectation that "farmers of the middle" ...
Audit of Principal Effectiveness: A Process for Self-Improvement
Feedback data provide an avenue to improved perceptions; in the educational setting, improved perceptions translate into personal growth and more positive organizational culture. To provide a valid, reliable, and practical ...
Meeting Report: Soybean Genomics Assessment and Strategy Workshop
(Soybean Genomics Assessment and Strategy Workshop 19 - 20 July 2005 St. Louis, Missouri, 2005-07)
On July 19 - 20, 2005, approximately 50 researchers and administrators with expert knowledge of soybean genomics participated in a workshop in St.Louis, MO, which was hosted by the Soybean Genetics Executive Committee and ...
What Research Says About Principal Leadership in Highly Successful Middle Grades Schools
This presentation summarizes research on effective principal leadership, focusing on the National Study of Leadership in Highly Successful Middle Level Schools and the traits of an effective principal.
National Study of Highly Successful Middle Level Schools and their Principals: A Preliminary Report
This report discusses the preliminary findings of the NASSP's National Study of Highly Successful Middle Level Schools and Their Leaders. Discussed are the demographics of and statistics about principals.
What Forty Years of Numbers Tell Us: Reflections on Large, National Middle School Studies
This presentation discusses forty years of middle school statistics.
Transformational Leadership: Principals, Leadership Teams, and School Culture
The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of the relationships among principal transformational leadership, school leadership-team transformational leadership, and school culture. Twelve middle schools ...
Performance/Outcome Based Principal Evaluation: A Summary of Procedural Considerations
Performance evaluation is designed to assist principals in better accomplishing their leadership role. Performance/Outcome Based Principal Evaluation (PBPE) is defined as "a process for the professional development of ...
Geometry, Technology, and the Reasoning and Proof Standard with the Geometer's Sketchpad
This presentation discusses the software Geometer's Sketchpad and its relation to learning standards. To view recommended useful links, please visit http://web.missouri.edu/~chavezo/mctm03/index.html
Using spreadsheets to foster algebraic reasoning in the middle school mathematics classroom
What is Algebra? For most people, algebra means using and manipulating (algebraic) symbols, and solving equations. The Algebra Standard, as it is stated in the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, expects more ...
Focus on Leadership, Climate, Culture, and Instructional Practices: Practical Strategies for School Improvement.
This presentation discusses leadership, climate, culture and instructional practices. It raises questions and links topics together for a big-picture view.
NASSP's National Study of Middle Level Schools: Leadership for Highly Successful Middle Level Schools
This presentation discusses Volume II of NASSP's National Study of Leadership in Middle Level Education, focusing specifically on school leadership.
Principal's Impact on a Middle School Success
This comprehensive, state-wide, and two-year study of 224 of the 325 middle level schools across the state of Missouri is the largest study known with common measurement of student achievement. The study produced findings ...
Profiling Student Engaged Learning: Using Data for Changing Instruction and Achievement.
This manuscript was written to describe in some detail the Instructional Practices Inventory (IPI) data collection categories, the use of those categories to support school-wide instructional change by studying student ...
Conservation Buffers and Pollution Reduction
(University of Missouri Extension, 2007-04)
This presentation includes two parts. The first part (83 slides) discusses riparian forest buffers, including function, types and design considerations. The second part (68 slides) discusses findings that agroforestry and ...
Middle School Programmatic Characteristics and Student Achievement: A Report of a Comprehensive, State-wide Study
This presentation presents preliminary findings for the question, "Are middle school programs and practices influencing student success academically?"
Highly Effective Middle Level Schools and How They Got There
This presentation discussed the National Study of Highly Successful Schools and Their Leaders, focusing the following six successful schools: Becker Middle School, Lawton Chiles Middle Academy, Freeport Intermediate School, ...
NASSP's National Study of Leadership in Middle Level Schools: Understanding Leaders and Programs in Highly Successful Middle Level Schools
This presentation includes a detilaed discussion of Volume II of NASSP's National Study of Leadership in Middle Level Education.
Project ASSIST: A Comprehensive, Systemic Change Initiative for Middle Level Schools.
Project ASSIST (Achieving Success through School Improvement Site Teams) is a school improvement initiative sponsored by the Middle Level Leadership Center, University of Missouri. Center staff members work directly with ...