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O'Hare, John M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Though campus principals must take on many leadership roles, their primary responsibility is to facilitate effective teaching and learning with the overall mission of enhancing student achievement. One way to provide instructional leadership is to evaluate and select effective instructional programs that align with campus goals of improving…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Control Groups, Reading Achievement
Cavanagh, John M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Successful change in schools is planned, expected and managed with the objective focused on benefiting the students, not just converting the staff. This investigation is a case study of a public school district that opted to implement curricular change following an examination of the district's performance toward adequate yearly progress. This…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Case Studies, Public Schools
Jacobs, Rhonda Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Research concerning technology-based reading intervention is limited and additional studies are needed in this area of study. This study examined the individual intervention programs (Read 180 and Thinking Reader) for diverse 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in order to determine the gains per grade level on state standardized reading tests. This study…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Standardized Tests, Constructivism (Learning)
Adams, Tanya – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the CompassLearning Odyssey® Math (Compass Math) program on increasing mathematics achievement scores for students in an urban environment over two consecutive years. Thousands of schools and districts across the country currently utilize the Compass Math program for their students…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Charter Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Scores
Davis, Daniel A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
An achievement gap in reading existed in a Southwest United States school district with Hispanic, economically disadvantaged, English Language Learners (ELLs), and special education sixth grade students based on Measures of Academic Progress data. This study investigated the effectiveness of the "READ 180" reading intervention program…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Middle Schools, Middle School Students
Paulson, Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Community colleges provide access to higher education for a broad range of students. The majority require "remedial" coursework in reading, writing and, especially, math. Most students who begin with this remedial coursework do not go on to earn a certificate or degree. Low levels of college graduation have high direct cost, adversely…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, College Preparation, College Transfer Students
Parrott, Timothy Nolan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the effectiveness of an ACT intervention course developed for high school juniors at Anderson County High School during the 2011-2012 school year. This study compared the ACT composite test scores of the treatment group to the ACT composite test scores of the control group by using their PLAN scores as a baseline, to determine…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Coaching, High School Students, Intervention
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Terrion, Jenepher Lennox; Daoust, Jean-Luc – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2012
The University of Ottawa (UofO) in Ottawa, Canada offers a formal supplemental instruction program, called the residence study group program (RSGP), to residence students registered in first year courses that are associated with a high degree of failure or attrition. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of this program by comparing…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Motivation, Program Effectiveness
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Wilson, Zakiya S.; Holmes, Lakenya; deGravelles, Karin; Sylvain, Monica R.; Batiste, Lisa; Johnson, Misty; McGuire, Saundra Y.; Pang, Su Seng; Warner, Isiah M. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
In the United States, less than half of the students who enter into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate curricula as freshmen will actually graduate with a STEM degree. There is even greater disparity in the national STEM graduation rates of students from underrepresented groups with approximately three-fourths…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), College Students, Mentors, Graduation Rate
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Koegel, Lynn K.; Kuriakose, Sarah; Singh, Anjileen K.; Koegel, Robert L. – Behavior Modification, 2012
Social engagement by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in unstructured school settings generally occurs at very low levels, if at all. Although many interventions improve peer socialization, generalization and maintenance of such gains when interventions are faded are typically low. The present study employed a multiple baseline design…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Socialization, Inclusion, Autism
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Allen, Drew; Dadgar, Mina – New Directions for Higher Education, 2012
This article discusses new evidence on the effectiveness of dual enrollment in increasing college achievement in New York City (NYC). After reviewing existing research on the effectiveness of dual enrollment programs, the authors discuss the results of a recent evaluation of College Now, the dual enrollment program of The City University of New…
Descriptors: Evidence, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, College Credits
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Bahr, Peter Riley – Research in Higher Education, 2012
Each year, a sizeable percentage of community college students enroll in remedial coursework to address skill deficiencies in math, writing, and/or reading. Unfortunately, the majority of these students do not attain college-level competency in the subjects in which they require remedial assistance. Moreover, students whose point of entry into the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Course Selection (Students), Competence, Remedial Instruction
Henriques, David I. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of learning communities for underprepared first-year students. The topic was examined by synthesizing data collected on a cohort of first-year college students participating in a "developmental" (special admittance) program. A quasi-experimental design evaluated the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, College Freshmen, Developmental Programs, Quasiexperimental Design
James, Olive – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was three-fold. First, the study determined the effects of mathematics teaching strategies on the performance of elementary students on a state-standardized test. More specifically, this study was concerned with the influence of the Everyday Math teaching strategies versus the Sharon Wells' teaching strategies on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
Papay, John P.; West, Martin R.; Fullerton, Jon B.; Kane, Thomas J. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
The Boston Teacher Residency is an innovative practice-based preparation program in which candidates work alongside a mentor teacher for a year before becoming a teacher of record in Boston Public Schools. We find that BTR graduates are more racially diverse than other BPS novices, more likely to teach math and science, and more likely to remain…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Mentors
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