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ERIC Number: EJ1053491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
The Students in Front of Us: Reform for the Current Generation of Urban High School Students
Burks, Joe; Hochbein, Craig
Urban Education, v50 n3 p346-376 Apr 2015
The implementation of education policies requiring the turnaround of persistently low-achieving schools has demanded reforms that will not only improve achievement, but also deliver results in a short period of time. To meet such demands, Jefferson County Public Schools educators implemented Project Proficiency (PP). Results from state-administered mathematics tests demonstrated that all participating schools reported substantial increases in student proficiency. We examined the impact of PP on the performance of students, who met dropout predictive criteria established by Balfanz, Herzog, and MacIver. Study results suggested that PP students at risk of dropout realized meaningful and statistically significant achievement gains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 11
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
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