Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - Public Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Geri Chesner

Second Advisor

Dr. Karen Tardrew

Third Advisor

Dr. James Fitzpatrick


This school’s dismal data indicated that there were major issues related to the quality of teaching and learning. Excuses/refusals to own the data indicated that teachers experienced difficulty making the critical connection between their instructional practices and its impact on students’ learning. Danielson’s Framework for Teaching was implemented to determine if improvements in this school’s accountability data would occur if teachers gained an understanding of their professional responsibilities and improve instructional practices. A combination of a qualitative and quantitative research design which included observations, data collections/document reviews, and interviews were utilized as the research methodology to determine the success of this implementation. In June 2015, this school had the highest academic gains in the core subjects in its region.