Fall 2022

ESRP 9000 Professor

David B. Ross

ESRP 9001 Professor

David B. Ross

Executive Summary

This strategic research was designed to provide clarifications on factors that lead to students’ failures in a high school. These students cannot improve in content areas because they are facing challenges in reading comprehension including social-emotional learning. These students need guidance in both social and emotional skills combined with academics to help level the playing field. I found that the main problem in this organization was that the students were unable to read at grade level even though materials had been provided to them. Social and emotional learning behaviors were found to be the primary factors that could cause this difficulty.

I identified four strategic solutions to solve this problem. I prefer to focus on building students’ confidence, a strategy of understanding the students' social and emotional behaviors is needed to be taken into consideration. Students will be able to develop positive skills that can help them to be prepared for the world and be able to fulfill to their potential. As mentioned in my strategic planning, the school needs to tailor its vision and mission to make necessary changes that can fit to the needs of all students. This begins by establishing a solid base among stakeholders, and teaching students social emotional skills to build confidence. With that these students can help themselves to be better prepared for the society. It is my recommendation for the school to infuse these programs to help these students with reading difficulties to improve their academic skills. Implementing my targeted solution at this targeted school will help build social and emotional skills that are crucial for students’ success in school and life after school.

Document Type

Strategic Research Project-NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Abraham S. Fischler College of Education