School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Sarah J Pannone
Blended Learning, Mastery-Based Learning, One-to-One Initiative, Project Based Learning
Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Methods | Educational Psychology | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Lamey, Jack, "New Horizons in a Next Generation School: A Case Study of Rural Alabama Middle School Students in a Transformational Initiative" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1532.
The purpose of this case study was to understand non-mastery for students in the mBolden Academic Model at Piedmont City Middle School (PCMS). The following research questions guided this study: How does the mBolden Academic Model influence student success at Piedmont City Middle School? Furthermore, this study has answered the following sub-questions: What internal factors affect student success and failure in the mBolden Academic Model? What external factors influence success for students in the mBolden? This study examined a bounded set of students at a rural school in Northeast Alabama that implemented a mastery-based, blended learning model. Data collection included documents, interviews, and focus groups. Data was analyzed and coded into categories and then into three themes: (a) Student Workload, (b) Teacher Disconnect, and (c) Content Disengagement.