All But Dissertation…The time is now!

I remember beginning my doctoral degree a few years ago and hearing the term ABD… I had no idea what that meant or what emotions would join these three little letters. On the eve of the 2015 spring semester at Montana State University, I have completed all of my coursework and have arrived at the point in my graduate career where it is considered ABD, all but dissertation.  I am filled with excitement to begin this journey!

My current research questions:

1.  What are administrators’ perceptions about specific formative reading assessment measures for determining elementary students’ level of proficiency according to ELA Reading Standards?

2.  What are teachers’ perceptions of specific formative reading assessment measures for determining elementary students’ level of proficiency according to ELA Reading Standards?

3.  What are administrators perceptions about formative reading assessment measures that provide the most accurate information about elementary students’ reading skills to plan next step instruction?

4.  What are teachers perceptions about formative reading assessment measures that provide the most accurate information about elementary students’ reading skills to plan next step instruction?

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One thought on “All But Dissertation…The time is now!

  1. Welcome to the ABD club! I too didn’t know what those letters meant when I started my doctoral program in 2010. I love your questions. Thinking about the administrators in my district they would probably have very different answers when compared to the teachers. It would be interesting to see if administrators with elementary teaching experience have similar answers to the elementary teachers or the other administrators. Good luck!

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