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Resources regarding how successful a school, college or university is in achieving its educational objectives or completing administrative or service roles


  • Adventist Resource
    A Comparison of the Academic Achievement of Seventh-day Adventist Elementary Students by School Type: The Influence of Teacher, Student, Parent, and School Variables Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Enrollment in Seventh-day Adventist schools is declining as is the number of schools and teachers. While there could be many reasons for this, one perception of SDA schools, held by parents, teachers, pastors, and school board members, is that students enrolled...

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    AVID – Advance Via Individual Determination Grade 4-Grade 12
    As presented at the 2012 NAD convention, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)is a college readiness system that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning,...

  • Changing Education Paradigms - Animated Video Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Take an 11 minute tour of the history of education and needed change for today's world in this brilliant animated video. Great for personal professional development or teacher education class discussion.

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    Demystifying Success Factors for Students in Urban Settings Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author presents “seven research-based factors or practices that together promise to create high-quality education for urban children,” providing hope for even the poorest and most disadvantaged students.

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    Don’t Waste Your Time on Strategic Planning Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates that developing a brief and useful strategic plan need not be difficult. This seminar identifies the steps that can be taken, building on what your school has already done, to provide a practical...

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    Factors contributing to underachievement of students in a Junior Academy - a qualitative case study Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study was to qualitatively determine the related factors that contribute to the existence of underachievement. The participants were 3 subjects (underachieving students) and 14 informants (5 teachers, 6 peers, and 3 parents) from a selected...

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    Holistic School Improvement - The Journey in Australian Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Christian schools strive to offer the best possible education, but how can this be most successfully evaluated? “This organisational journey traces transition from an initial recognition of an archaic ‘inspectorial model’ of school evaluation...

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    Love is Patient and Kind... Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Lorenson uses an example of a student to illustrate how teachers can help similar students succeed.

  • Christian Resource
    Mission Enablers: Christian and Private Schools Blog Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The competition is intense (public schools, home schooling, cyber schools, other faith-based and private schools, and charter schools). Having superior academic performance is a given. Delivering that something extra is also required to establish uniqueness in the crowded market and create the value to justify the tuition. Our blog provides proven practical steps that will increase enrollment, student retention, and keep your school sustainable."

  • Adventist Resource
    Quality Adventist Schools - A School Review and Improvement Framework Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Simplify your school improvement process using the Australian Adventist Education school review and continuous quality improvement tool. This framework enables schools to self-evaluate, building a culture of improvement and excellence to ensure quality, sustainable...

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    School climate and student character traits - A descriptive study of student perceptions in Adventist high schools in Rwanda Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The present study examined character traits and school climate as perceived by SDA high school students in Rwanda. Specifically, the study sought to identify the level of students’ character and school climate, the differences between student demographic...

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    School Improvement - How to achieve it? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Always a focus of principals, faculty, and school boards, school improvement depends on four factors: attitude, action steps, collaboration, and initiative. This article briefly describes each.

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    Successful, yet Aspiring to Improve Student Outcomes? Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Even great schools benefit from an intentional improvement plan. This article provides information about professional learning communities, as well as eight tips on implementing a school improvement program.

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    The Excellence in Education Movement - An Adventist Response Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Provides a brief summary of educational reforms promoted by the National Commission on Excellence in Education during the 1980s, and shares an Adventist perspective on achieving excellence in education. Reforms discussed include: The Paideia Proposal; Making...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Listening Principal - Engagement Empowerment and Leadership Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Learn how a principal can utilize active listening purposefully for the advancement of his or her school. The authors emphasize the importance of listening education and training, and they state that listening should be a part of the curriculum for Adventist...

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    The Principal as Instructional Leader Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The author outlines the importance for a principal to be an instructional leader by focusing on his or her five primary responsibilities: being a source of encouragement, framing and maintaining standards, leading by example, implementing regular evaluations,...

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    The Why, What, and How of Using Data for School Improvement Kindergarten-Grade 12 New!!
    Participants at this 2018 NAD convention breakout session were guided through "a framework for Continuous School Improvement that is focused on multiple measures of data, inspires a shared vision, informs a plan that will make the difference for teaching...

  • There is Only One Way to Improve Student Achievement Kindergarten-Grade 12
    These short articles emphasize the importance of a skillful teacher in improving student learning.

  • Adventist Resource
    Where Are All the Children Gone? Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation speaks about enrollment in Adventist schools in North America, which has been on a precipitous slide for the past 30 plus years, despite the fact that church membership has gone up by 70% during that same period...