Date of Award

Summer 7-25-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Executive Ed.D. in Education Leadership Management and Policy


Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Christopher H. Tienken, Ed. D.

Committee Member

Barbara Strobert, Ed. D.

Committee Member

Thomas Tramaglini, Ed. D.

Committee Member

Rodney Warfield, Ed. D.


Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Common Core, Student Achievement, No Child Left Behind


The purpose for my correlational cross-sectional study was to explore the influences of proximal and distal forces on curriculum development and how it affects student achievement as it pertains to NJ ASK Grade 3. I sought to determine the strength and direction of the relationships between curriculum customization at the local level and student achievement on the NJ ASK 3 in Mathematics and Language Arts. Seventy-four elementary principals were surveyed pertaining to development, design, and implementation of their curriculum.