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Cavalluzzo, Linda; Barrow, Lisa; Henderson, Stephen – CNA Corporation, 2014
This study responds to a request from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to analyze National Board certification among high school teachers in understudied subject areas and locales to help fill gaps in the research literature. The authors also were asked to use multiple indicators of performance. The research team selected two…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Instructional Improvement, Standards, Teacher Effectiveness
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Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine Kentucky high school students' participation and pass rates in college preparatory transition courses, which are voluntary remedial courses in math and reading offered to grade 12 students in the state. Three groups of students were compared using the population of grade 12 students in Kentucky public…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Benchmarking
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Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2014
In response to growing concerns about college readiness, the Kentucky legislature revised the state's assessment and accountability system in an effort to increase the number of students who are ready for college when they graduate. The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education responded by…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Benchmarking, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
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Cramer, Eric; Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2015
This study examines Kentucky high school students' participation and pass rates in college preparatory transition courses, voluntary remedial courses in math and reading offered to grade 12 students. These courses are targeted to students scoring just below the state's college readiness benchmarks on the ACT in grade 11. The study found…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Remedial Instruction
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – CNA Corporation, 2014
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) is a statewide program designed to assess the college readiness of high school students in 11th grade, and for those assessed as not college-ready, to provide instruction in the 12th grade that will lead to their college success. The assessment used is the Postsecondary Education…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – CNA Corporation, 2014
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative is a statewide policy that mandates college placement testing of 11th-graders who meet high school graduation criteria but are unlikely to meet college readiness criteria. Students who score below college-ready on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) are required to take math and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
Jacobson, Louis; Mokher, Christine – CNA Corporation, 2014
A key goal of the "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006" ("Perkins IV") is to ensure career and technical education (CTE) programs are widely available for preparing high school and college students for "high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging professions"…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Outcomes of Education, High School Seniors, Enrollment
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Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2011
This study examines the availability of career and technical education program areas in Tennessee high schools, concentrations (a three-or-more credit sequence in a program area) completed by 2007/08 high school graduates, and how these concentrations align with jobs in the labor market. It looks at how these outcomes differ, statewide and by…
Descriptors: Wages, Demand Occupations, Industrial Education, Labor Market
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Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2011
This study examines the availability of career and technical education program areas in Tennessee high schools, concentrations (a three-or-more credit sequence in a program area) completed by 2007/08 high school graduates, and how these concentrations align with jobs in the labor market. It looks at how these outcomes differ, statewide and by…
Descriptors: Wages, Demand Occupations, Industrial Education, Labor Market
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Holian, Laura; Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2011
Using data from the National Student Clearinghouse and the Virginia Department of Education, this report examines college enrollment rates overall and by student academic and demographic characteristics for the Virginia public high school class of 2008. College enrollment is an issue of national concern. And many states, including Virginia, use…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Public Schools, Enrollment Rate, Two Year Colleges
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Holian, Laura; Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2011
This brief document summarizes findings from "Estimating College Enrollment Rates for Virginia Public High School Graduates. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 104." Using data from the National Student Clearinghouse and the Virginia Department of Education, the report examines college enrollment rates overall and by student academic and demographic…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Public Schools, Enrollment Rate, Two Year Colleges
Mokher, Christine; Cavalluzzo, Linda – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This presentation focuses on the quasi-experimental methods used to select comparison schools for an evaluation of a federal investing in innovation (i3) validation grant. The Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium (NETCO) consists of 29 high schools participating in a five-year program to expand students' access to rigorous…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Probability, Grants, Intervention
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Mokher, Christine G. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2010
This study examines the role of governors in the P-16 education reform movement through their influence in the adoption of policies creating statewide P-16 councils. Network theory is used to distill three sets of hypotheses to predict how leadership influences of governors, the structure of state educational governance organizations, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, State Officials, Role, Elementary Secondary Education
Jacobson, Louis; Mokher, Christine – Hudson Institute (NJ1), 2009
Attaining a post-secondary credential has become increasingly important for securing opportunities to get high-return jobs in the United States in the 21st century. Students from low-income families are underrepresented at every milestone in the educational pipeline, limiting their ability to attain post-secondary credentials and break the…
Descriptors: Credentials, Family Income, Graduation Rate, Educational Attainment
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Louis; Rosenbaum, James; LaLonde, Robert – CNA Corporation, 2013
The intent of the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) is to help students become college-ready by high school graduation, and subsequently to succeed in obtaining college credentials. This is done by testing college readiness in grade 11 and requiring that students testing below college-ready take college readiness and success…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
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