Rural planning : the social aspects.

Rural planning : the social aspects.

Date: May 1923
Creator: Nason, W. C. (Wayne Crocker), b. 1874.
Description: Describes the trend toward establishing planned recreation areas in rural communities, and the economic and social benefits they provide to farmers.
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Rural School Principals' Perceived Use of Data in Data-Driven Decision-Making and the Impact on Student Achievement

Rural School Principals' Perceived Use of Data in Data-Driven Decision-Making and the Impact on Student Achievement

Date: May 2011
Creator: Rogers, K. Kaye
Description: This study examined the impact of principals' data-driven decision-making practices on student achievement using the theoretical frame of Dervin's sense-making theory. This study is a quantitative cross-sectional research design where principals' perceptions about data were quantitatively captured at a single point in time. The participants for this study were 253 rural school principals currently serving in schools across Texas, and included both males and females across all ethnic groups, including white, African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American and other. A developed survey instrument was administered to principals. The findings from the quantitative SEM analyses indicated that the Principal Uses Data to Improve Student Achievement latent variable (Factor 1) and the Principal and Staff Ability to Analyze Data to Improve Student Achievement latent variable (Factor 2) were significantly and positively associated with student achievement. Higher scores on these two latent variables were associated with better student achievement. There was no statistical association between the Principal Uses Data to Design Teacher Professional Development latent variable (Factor 3) and this target outcome. In total, the three latent variables accounted for 6% of the variance in student achievement (TAKS). When the campus level outcome was considered, no statistically significant associations between any of the ...
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Testing Farm Seed in the Home and in the Rural School

Testing Farm Seed in the Home and in the Rural School

Date: 1911
Creator: Hillman, F. H.
Description: "The purpose of this bulletin is to encourage seed testing in the farm home and in the rural school by explaining the essential features of seed testing as it relates to farm seeds and by showing how satisfactory tests can be made by simple means." -- p. 3. Testing equipment, seed qualities, impurities, and testing processes are among the topics discussed.
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Senior Projects in a Rural School

Senior Projects in a Rural School

Date: July 2004
Creator: Rickey, Matt & Moss, Glenda
Description: This article discusses senior projects in a rural school. Technology and a school-university partnership enabled high school faculty members to implement the Senior Project. The authors describe the process of change, the project requirements, and the learning that resulted for students and faculty.
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