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Achieving the Dream, 2018
Colleges and universities frequently find that students cite financial pressures as a significant obstacle in their progress toward college completion. This can particularly be a challenge for first-time-in-college (FTIC) students, students from traditionally underserved populations, and students of color. To help address this issue, many…
Descriptors: Paying for College, At Risk Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Fox, Heather L.; Thrill, Chauntee; Keist, Jason – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2018
Through its program review process, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) coordinates a statewide system of review of programs of study provided by community colleges in Illinois. The intent of this review process is to support colleges in making campus-level planning and decision-making related to the quality, cost effectiveness,…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Educational Planning
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in Illinois cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. Students have made progress in math over the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
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Lawrence, Andrew C.; Al-Bataineh, Adel T.; Hatch, Douglas – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine educator's perceptions regarding the quality of student learning during the implementation of a one-to-one computing program in a private secondary school in central Illinois. The sample of the study consisted of 26 teachers, administrators, and counselors who worked with 320 students during one-to-one…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Counselor Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Segrist, Daniel J.; Meinz, Elizabeth J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Over the past seven years, we have offered a psychology book club to undergraduate and graduate students in our department. We suggest the book club provides an informal opportunity for student-to-student and student-to-faculty interaction, and offers a way to engage students in critical thinking about popular psychological issues. In this…
Descriptors: Clubs, Recreational Reading, Discussion Groups, Psychology
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Garbacz, S. Andrew; McIntosh, Kent; Vatland, Christopher H.; Minch, Devon R.; Eagle, John W. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify and examine how schools implementing schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) were engaging families in their Tier I PBIS systems. In addition, reported implementation of practices and the availability of resources were examined in relation to fidelity of PBIS implementation.…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Family Involvement, Behavior Modification
Lawrence, Pareena G. – Liberal Education, 2018
When considering the current state of public discourse about diversity, inclusion, and free speech, Pareena G. Lawrence begins this article on two hopeful notes: First, Americans celebrate diversity more fervently than their peers in other countries, and second, we've gotten through divisive times in our national history before. In the hope that…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Cultural Differences, Freedom of Speech, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Garcia, Antero; Seglem, Robyn – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
This article examines the potential for creating an alternative learning context using digital tools in English classrooms to better support the identities and language practices of diverse learners. We explore the role language plays in the relationships between preservice teachers in central Illinois and their 10th-grade partners in Los Angeles.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, High School Students, Discussion Groups, Student Diversity
Terrell-Smith, Nicole B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the correlation between student achievement, the financial health of a diverse sample of public Illinois elementary school districts, and their local wealth. Research suggested that the wealth of the district within itself does not affect student performance. Specific possible associated factors included instructional methods,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Educational Finance, School District Wealth
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Noltemeyer, Amity; Petrasek, Michael; Stine, Karen; Palmer, Katelyn; Meehan, Cricket; Jordan, Emily – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
With the increasing use of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) nationally, several states have developed systems to recognize exemplar schools that are implementing PBIS with fidelity. These systems serve the dual purpose of identifying model PBIS schools for other schools to emulate while also reinforcing schools' effective PBIS…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Models, Program Implementation, State Departments of Education
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Davin, Kristin J.; Heineke, Amy J.; Egnatz, Linda – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
The present study examined the perspectives of language administrators and teachers regarding Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) implementation. Utilizing three school districts in Illinois as case studies, this study investigated the ways in which the SoBL was implemented in each district, offering insight into what worked well in each unique school…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, School Districts, Case Studies
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Custer, Bradley D. – Journal of College Access, 2018
Student affairs professionals are concerned about the access and success of diverse groups of students in U.S. higher education, but systematic barriers continue to confront one understudied population of college students. Justice-involved people--those who have experienced the criminal justice system--face unique challenges on our campuses but…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Students, Delinquency, Crime
Martin-Prudent, Angi – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The principals of early intervention suggest that children learn best through everyday experiences and families can enhance their child's learning with the right supports and resources. This is especially true for young children with hearing loss. Research suggests there is a critical shortage of early intervention professionals trained to work…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Models, Fidelity, Hearing Impairments
Welch, Matthew; Feygin, Amy; English, David – Midwest Comprehensive Center, 2018
This brief presents a review of research and current state practices as they relate to measures that Iowa might consider for its federal accountability indicator of school quality or student success--specifically, for inclusion within a composite index of postsecondary readiness. Section 1 of this brief introduces a framework for evaluating and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Indicators, Accountability
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Brink, Roelien – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
The different learning offerings provided by various faculties have unique and diverse procedures which justify different work-intgrated learning (WIL) approaches. A lack of structure regarding the information management for WIL across departmental silos, results in different processes being followed. Frameworks for the information management of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Information Management, Higher Education
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