Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - Public Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Carol A. Burg., Ph.D., Chair

Second Advisor

Stuart I. Carrier, Ph.D., Committee member


This project addresses a high school that has low test scores in the mathematics department. The scores, especially of the core math courses are at or below that of the district level. I investigated into potential causes of the problems and how this could be rectified by proposing a change.

I collected some students’ tests scores data of the math courses, and then conducted surveys and interviews of the teachers of these courses to gain a better insight into the problem. The results prove my previous notion that the scores were not good and that both teachers and administration would like to see a change and are in favor of my proposal. Although my proposal seem to be an effective tool to help with the math department scores, there is a challenge that some of the teachers are not aware of the plan I am proposing and they need staff development to educate them. Also, the master schedule poses a challenge because of the magnet component of the school.