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Han, Sunyoung; Capraro, Robert; Capraro, Mary Margaret – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether participating in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project-based learning (PBL) activities effected students who had varied performance levels and to what extent students' individual factors influenced their mathematics achievement. STEM PBL has been a critical challenge…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Student Characteristics
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Holliday, Lisa; Philp, Joel – Grantee Submission, 2015
In 2010, Iredell-Statesville Schools was awarded an Investing in Innovation grant (i3) from the Office of Innovation and Improvement within the Federal Department of Education. Collaborative Organizational Model to Promote Aligned Support Structures (COMPASS) is a development grant that seeks to meet the needs of students with disabilities,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Disabilities, At Risk Students, Limited English Speaking
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Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan – Review of Higher Education, 2015
We study a popular dual enrollment program in Washington State, "Running Start" using a new administrative database that links high school and postsecondary data. Conditional on prior high school performance, we find that students participating in Running Start are more likely to attend any college but less likely to attend four-year…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Preparation, College Bound Students, Educational Attainment
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Ngo, Federick; Kwon, William W. – Research in Higher Education, 2015
Community college students are often placed in developmental math courses based on the results of a single placement test. However, concerns about accurate placement have recently led states and colleges across the country to consider using other measures to inform placement decisions. While the relationships between college outcomes and such…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Success, Community Colleges, Mathematics Education
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Windsor, Alistair; Bargagliotti, Anna; Best, Rachel; Franceschetti, Donald; Haddock, John; Ivey, Stephanie; Russomanno, David – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
MemphiSTEP is a five-year STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) at the University of Memphis sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The project focuses on retention and persistence to graduation to increase the number of STEM majors and graduates. The project includes a range of student retention programs, including a Summer Mathematics…
Descriptors: STEM Education, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Majors (Students)
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Taylor, Jason L. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The proportion of high school students taking college courses (e.g., dual credit) is increasing and state and local policies are expanding, yet little is known about the effect of dual credit policies on key educational outcomes, including the effects for low-income students and students of color. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment, College Credits, High School Students
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Summers, Emily J.; Acee, Taylor W.; Ryser, Gail R. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
We investigated students' academic achievement in three high-enrollment, introductory-level history sections at a large, public, Hispanic-serving university. Using a conditional indirect-effects model, we analyzed supplemental instruction (SI) attendance and class absences as predictors of course success, after accounting for sex, ethnicity/race,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Introductory Courses, Supplementary Education
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Clarke, Ben; Doabler, Christian T.; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K.; Fien, Hank; Cary, Mari Strand – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study examined the efficacy of a Tier 2 kindergarten mathematics intervention program, ROOTS, focused on developing whole number understanding for students at risk in mathematics. A total of 29 classrooms were randomly assigned to treatment (ROOTS) or control (standard district practices) conditions. Measures of mathematics achievement were…
Descriptors: Intervention, Kindergarten, At Risk Students, Number Concepts
Unterman, Rebecca – MDRC, 2014
Taking advantage of lottery-like features in New York City's high school admissions process, previous MDRC reports have provided rigorous evidence that new small public high schools are narrowing the educational attainment gap and markedly improving high school graduation prospects, particularly for disadvantaged students. The new findings in this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Small Schools, High Schools, Selective Admission
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
Researchers examined the impacts of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program on academic and behavioral outcomes of students in grades 9-12 in Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program offers college scholarships to graduating high school students in the KPS district. The percentage of tuition and fees covered is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Scholarships, Quasiexperimental Design
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
The 2013 study, "Meeting the Challenge of Combating Chronic Absenteeism: Impact of the NYC Mayor's Interagency Task Force on Chronic Absenteeism and School Attendance and Its Implications for Other Cities", examined the impact of the strategies developed by an interagency task force in New York City to combat chronic absenteeism in…
Descriptors: Attendance, Intervention, Public Schools, Mentors
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Windham, Melissa H.; Rehfuss, Mark C.; Williams, Cyrus R.; Pugh, Jason V.; Tincher-Ladner, Lynn – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Close to half of all community college students leave before obtaining their stated goals. In order to determine what student characteristics increase community college student retention, with a heightened interest on the predictive nature of taking a student success course, a post-facto quasi-experimental study was conducted to determine whether…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics
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Springer, Matthew G.; Ballou, Dale; Peng, Art – Education Finance and Policy, 2014
This article presents findings from the first independent, third-party appraisal of the impact of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) on student test score gains in mathematics. TAP is a comprehensive school reform model designed to attract highly effective teachers, improve instructional effectiveness, and elevate student achievement. We use a…
Descriptors: Scores, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Teacher Effectiveness
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Maynard, Brandy R.; Kjellstrand, Elizabeth K.; Thompson, Aaron M. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2014
Objectives: This study examined the effects of Check & Connect (C&C) on the attendance, behavior, and academic outcomes of at-risk youth in a field-based effectiveness trial. Method: A multisite randomized block design was used, wherein 260 primarily Hispanic (89%) and economically disadvantaged (74%) students were randomized to treatment…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Attendance, Student Behavior
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Gregory, Anne; Allen, Joseph P.; Mikami, Amori Y.; Hafen, Christopher A.; Pianta, Robert C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Student behavioral engagement is a key condition supporting academic achievement, yet student disengagement in middle and high schools is all too common. The current study used a randomized controlled design to test the efficacy of the My Teaching Partner-Secondary program to increase behavioral engagement. The program offers teachers personalized…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Faculty Development, Student Behavior
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