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50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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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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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
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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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
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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
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Cavalluzzo, Linda; Lowther, Deborah L.; Mokher, Christine; Fan, Xitao – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
The 2006-11 Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia at CNA conducted a rigorous evaluation of the Kentucky Virtual Schools hybrid algebra I curriculum. The curriculum combines traditional face-to-face instruction with an online program. This study used a two-cohort sample with 25 high schools in year 1 (SY 07/08: 13 treatment and 12 control)…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Surveys, Grade 9
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Mokher, Christine G.; McLendon, Michael K. – American Journal of Education, 2009
This study, as the first empirical test of P-16 policy antecedents, reports the findings from an event history analysis of the origins of state dual enrollment policies adopted between 1976 and 2005. First, what characteristics of states are associated with the adoption of these policies? Second, to what extent do conventional theories on policy…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Educational Policy, Secondary Education, Higher Education
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McLendon, Michael K.; Mokher, Christine G.; Flores, Stella M. – American Journal of Education, 2011
Few recent issues in higher education have been as contentious as that of legislation extending in-state college tuition benefits to undocumented students, initiatives now known as in-state resident tuition (ISRT) policies. Building on several strands of literature in political science and higher education studies, we analyze the effects of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Political Science, State Colleges, Governance
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McLendon, Michael K.; Hearn, James C.; Mokher, Christine G. – Journal of Higher Education, 2009
State funding remains one of the most prominent and debated issues confronting U.S. higher education. In this paper, the authors report the results of a longitudinal analysis of factors associated with state funding efforts for higher education. They begin by developing a conceptual framework that more closely integrates key state political…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Aid, Political Influences, Power Structure
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McLendon, Michael K.; Mokher, Christine G.; Doyle, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2009
No empirical studies have attempted to explain why states invest differentially in their research and in their non-research universities, although these differences hold important implications for students, postsecondary systems, and society. Deploying a form of hierarchical-linear modeling, our study examines across-state variation in state…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Educational Finance, Resource Allocation
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Hearn, James C.; McLendon, Michael K.; Mokher, Christine G. – Research in Higher Education, 2008
This event history analysis explores factors driving the emergence over recent decades of comprehensive state-level student unit-record [SUR] systems, a potentially powerful tool for increasing student success. Findings suggest that the adoption of these systems is rooted in demand and ideological factors. Larger states, states with high…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Academic Persistence, Public Policy, Databases