Date of Award

Spring 5-2014

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)



First Advisor

Dr. Beth Kania-Gosche

Second Advisor

Dr. Bryan Williams

Third Advisor

Dr. Sherrie Wisdom


This research study was conducted to determine the impact of determine the perception of classroom teachers and building principals as to the effectiveness of required Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum in both core and non-core subject areas. Both core and non-core classes are presently required within the study school district to incorporate reading and writing strategies in their content areas. The researcher wanted to study the process to prepare administrators and teachers to work successfully with the advent of required common core standards for curriculum development. Strategies used in the study will help gather information to inform the preparation of administrators and teachers who adopt the Common Core State Standards in the area of Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum. The researcher used an in-depth data-gathering method, in the form of an e-mail survey, provided to all the educators from the three study locations who responded to the initial e-mail invitation to participate in the study. She used cluster samples (about 30 surveys from each school) as subjects selected by using an intact group that was representative of the population of the three suburban Midwest middle schools. This report was meant to extend the discussion between the effectiveness of reading and writing strategies in middle schools and preparing teachers for the Common Core State Standards. The author used a mixed method research design to find answers to her questions.


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