Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Ed.D. in Education

First Advisor

Douglas R. Davis

Second Advisor

Susan McClelland

Third Advisor

Denis Bunch


University of Mississippi

Relational Format



This applied mixed methods program evaluation sought to increase student proficiency in mathematics at a rural middle school in central Mississippi. The program focused on improving student achievement through effective professional development. Quantitative and qualitative data was used to gage the program’s effectiveness. Research supporting an effective Response to Intervention Model, professional learning communities, and teacher development was cited and used to construct the program’s implementation framework.



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