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McIntosh, Joshua Grant – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the impact of basic skills curricular learning communities on academically underprepared community college students to determine if participation in such programs significantly contributed to student persistence from year one to year two. The conceptual framework that informed this study was Tinto's (1993) longitudinal model of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Basic Skills, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
Roan, Clayton – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study compared mathematics achievement in Illinois elementary schools using the "Everyday Math" and "Saxon Math" curricula. The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) was used as the measure of student achievement. Multiple correlation analyses showed that the type of curriculum used was a significant predictor of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Comparative Analysis, State Standards
Redding, Larry R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study explored the long-term benefits of the Reading Recovery ® program for economically disadvantaged students who were successfully discontinued after the first grade. The hypothesis was tested that students exiting first grade with grade-level reading abilities and with similar low socio-economic status (economically disadvantaged), who…
Descriptors: Sustained Silent Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Economically Disadvantaged
Falke, Tricia Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a computer-based reading intervention on the reading achievement of sixth grade students in one elementary school in a suburban school district located in the Midwest region of the United States. Data were collected through two district mandated reading assessments and a computer-based…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Reading Achievement
McEvoy, Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With the changing U.S. demographics, higher numbers of diverse, low-income, first-generation students are underprepared for the academic rigors of four-year institutions oftentimes requiring assistance, and remedial and/or developmental coursework in English and mathematics. Without intervention approaches these students are at high risk for…
Descriptors: Intervention, Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness, College Students
VonHandorf, Teri A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this mixed-methods participatory action research study was to explore the impact of learning communities on students enrolled in the lowest level of developmental math at a two-year college. The learning community consisted of twenty-three students who were enrolled in both a student success course (GEN102) and a developmental math…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Developmental Studies Programs
Trujillo, Gabriel – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examines the effectiveness of a summer school credit recovery program in the Sun Valley High School District. Using logistic regression I assess the relationship between race, gender, course failure, school of origin and summer school participation for a sample of students that failed one or more classes in their first year of high…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Student Participation, High School Students, Graduation
Jackson, C. Kirabo – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
I analyze the longer-run effects of a college-preparatory program implemented in inner-city schools that included payments to eleventh- and twelfth- grade students and their teachers for passing scores on Advanced Placement exams. Affected students attended college in greater numbers, were more likely to remain in college beyond their first year,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Labor Market, College Preparation
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Rose, Stephen J.; Hanson, Andrew R. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012
In an American economy where the advancement of technology and globalization means that a high school diploma alone is no longer able to provide family-sustaining earnings to many, certificates represent one piece of a multi-pronged solution on the road to a workforce with 60 percent postsecondary attainment. Though certificates currently aren't…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications
Boatman, Angela – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
Exploiting a statewide cutoff point on the placement examination used to assign students to remedial courses in Tennessee, this study employs a regression discontinuity research design to provide causal estimates of the effects on student outcomes of recently redesigned remedial courses at three Tennessee colleges. Moreover, using data on student…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Academic Achievement, Remedial Instruction, Teaching Methods
Bartik, Timothy J.; Lachowska, Marta – W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2012
In order to study whether college scholarships can be an effective tool in raising students' performance in secondary school, we use one aspect of the Kalamazoo Promise that resembles a quasi-experiment. The surprise announcement of the scholarship created a large change in expected college tuition costs that varied across different groups of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics, Credits, Grade Point Average
Complete College America, 2012
The intentions were noble. It was hoped that remediation programs would be an academic bridge from poor high school preparation to college readiness. Sadly, remediation has become instead higher education's "Bridge to Nowhere." This broken remedial bridge is travelled by some 1.7 million beginning students each year, most of whom will…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Preparation, Remedial Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs
Cho, Sung-Woo; Kopko, Elizabeth; Jenkins, Davis; Jaggars, Shanna Smith – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2012
This paper presents the findings from a follow-up quantitative analysis of the Community College of Baltimore County's Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). The results suggest that among students who enroll in the highest level developmental writing course, participation in ALP is associated with substantially better outcomes in terms of English…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acceleration (Education), Basic Writing, Writing Instruction
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Goss, C. Lee; Brown-Chidsey, Rachel – Preventing School Failure, 2012
With the emergence of response to intervention as a key element for supporting school success for all students, there is a need for teachers to know which interventions have been found to be effective. Some interventions have been validated with a number of research studies, but new interventions also need such validation. This study was a program…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Program Evaluation, Reading, Reading Programs
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Fram, Maryah Stella; Kim, Jinseok; Sinha, Sunny – Journal of Family Issues, 2012
Child care is increasingly viewed as an opportunity to enhance children's development and school readiness, with prekindergarten programs and early intervention programs targeting children at different moments of development. Results of existing research are mixed, and although many children experience different child care arrangements at…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Child Care, Preschool Education, Child Development
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