Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - NLU Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Jason Stegemoller


This change plan investigated the Enterprise School District’s identification practices for placement in math course pathways and enrichment using Wagner’s 4 C’s change leadership model, which includes culture, context, conditions, and competencies. A mixed-methods approach was taken using both qualitative and quantitative data. Surveys were given to math teachers to investigate their perceptions for identifying students to participate in advanced course pathways and enrichment. An analysis of the top-performing 15 percent of students over three years was conducted reviewing multiple assessment measures to identify trends for the top-performing students. As a result of the study, several strategies and actions for change are shared, including a comprehensive identification matrix and communication plan for stakeholders.