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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
"Summer counseling" is designed to help college-intending high school graduates complete the steps needed to enroll in college and start their college careers. These programs provide services during the months between high school graduation and college enrollment and involve outreach by college counselors or peer mentors via text…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Academic Advising, Summer Programs
Ballou, Yoshara Glennise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
English Language Learners (ELL) students are a growing population in Texas schools. Due to language barriers and lack of comprehensiveness in a secondary science classroom, ELL students may have difficulties comprehending higher-level secondary science concepts. While staff development workshops have the objective of ensuring teachers are…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Barriers, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
Lieberman, Abbie; Cook, Shayna; Jackson, Sarah – New America, 2018
There are multiple explanations for why many children do not have access to well-prepared pre-K teachers. The five programs profiled in this report show that it is possible to give pre-K teachers rich, research-based training that prepares them to work with young children. However, there is a scarcity of opportunities focused on the developmental…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Research shows that students who experience discipline that removes them from the classroom are more likely to repeat a grade, drop out of school, and become involved in the juvenile justice system. This can result in decreased earning potential and added costs to society (lost tax revenue and incarceration). The Government Accountability Office…
Descriptors: Discipline, African American Students, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education
Perry, Julia Karel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The State of Texas started an educational endeavour called the Texas Common Curriculum in 1987 which was structured to ascertain and require that all graduates from Texas institutions of higher learning, who received a baccalaureate degree from a public college or university, would be required to successfully finish the state's general education…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Core Curriculum, General Education, State Programs
Woods, Adrian M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed method study was to examine the relationship between a teacher's causal attribution of student behavior and their decision to write a student a discipline referral. This study included a review of data collected from Teachers' Attribution for Students' Behavior Measure (TASBM) from a purposeful sample of teachers from a…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Attribution Theory, Student Behavior, Discipline
Lilie, Ron Dean – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The increasing popularity of inclusion classrooms has placed a large number of students with special needs with the ones without disabilities. Often, general education teachers lack sufficient training in proven inclusion practices that is necessary to cope with the increase in diverse learning needs. The absence of sufficient training can lead to…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Teachers
McMullin, Shelly Lynne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This exploratory, mixed-methods study investigated the relationship between information literacy and critical thinking. The research question guiding the first portion of the study was: How do information literacy and critical thinking relate in undergraduate students conducting academic research? Using two standardized assessments, the study…
Descriptors: Correlation, Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students
O'Connor, Bennett – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Science self-efficacy is critical to the achievement and participation of students in science. The purpose of this study was to explore the factors (age, attitudes towards math, school climate, school rigorous expectations, and the number of advanced math and science courses taken) contributing to science self-efficacy in an Early College High…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, High School Students, Science Education, Student Attitudes
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2018
The "Texas Higher Education Data" website offers policymakers, students, parents, K-12 educators, media, researchers, and faculty a collection of education data designed to help shape policy and inform initiatives that will move Texas closer to achieving the goals of the "60x30TX" strategic plan and will lay the foundation for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Web Sites, Data, Access to Information
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2018
Twelve years remain in the "60x30TX" higher education plan for Texas. The overarching goal of the plan is for 60 percent of young adult Texans, ages 25-34, to have a certificate or degree by 2030. This is the third "60x30TX" progress report issued by the THECB. It provides breakouts and explanations of the "60x30TX"…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Planning, Educational Attainment, Statewide Planning
Langhorne, Emily – Progressive Policy Institute, 2018
On November 8, 2016, while the rest of the world anxiously awaited the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, a subset of voters with a keen interest in education had their eyes on Massachusetts. This was the day Bay Staters would vote on Ballot Question 2, a proposal to raise the state's cap on public charter schools by up to 12 new schools…
Descriptors: School Districts, Suburban Schools, Charter Schools, Public Schools
Valdez, Maricela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between physical fitness, body mass index and academic performance in Hispanic children enrolled in grade 5 from a district in the Rio Grande Valley. A total of 547 participants were selected from 11 elementary schools from a school district in the Rio Grande Valley. The…
Descriptors: Children, Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Schools
Flores, Marcos Manuel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Demographic trends in Texas continue to change and diversify the population; however, despite this trend, school districts and state officials continue to maintain a curriculum that is not relevant to this diverse population. Furthermore, studies show that Hispanic students, who represent 45% of the students in Texas public schools, have little…
Descriptors: Grade 7, History Instruction, Hispanic Americans, State History
Durrance, Samantha – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
Third grade is a critical checkpoint in a child's educational journey. By the end of third grade, children need literacy skills that prepare them for increasing curriculum demands in fourth grade and beyond. Students who are not reading on grade level by this point are significantly more likely to drop out of high school or fail to graduate on…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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