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Egalite, Anna J.; Stallings, D. T.; Porter, Stephen R. – AERA Open, 2020
The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program is a private school voucher program that provides state-funded vouchers worth up to $4,200 to eligible students entering kindergarten through 12th grade. Because the public and private school sectors administer different assessments, we recruited approximately 700 students to take a common,…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, State Aid, State Programs, Private Schools
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Walsh-Moorman, Elizabeth – Social Education, 2020
In this article, the author shares the results of a case study that explored how using student-produced video essays supported historical thinking. The goal of this study was to explore the intersection of historical literacies in relationship with digital practices and see how digital literacies might be used to engage students' historical…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Developed Materials, History, Video Technology
Scanlan, Spencer Paula Fusitoutai – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the extent to which student- and teacher-level characteristics in high school and college are associated empirically with high school students' college readiness and success in American Samoa. More specifically, multilevel ordinal logistic regressions were employed to understand the extent to which these characteristics predict…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Student Characteristics
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Title I, Part A and Title II, Part A funds are provided to Houston Independent School District (HISD) through the 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), also known as Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Both funds focus on enhancing student achievement: Title I, Part A provides supplemental support for…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2018
This study hypothesized that HISD prekindergarten participation consistently correlated with better educational outcomes for students. Taking into account students' age differences through kindergarten enrollment, propensity score matching controlled for students' background characteristics. Three cohorts of students in this study were eligible or…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Language Arts
Houston Independent School District, 2018
The Texas Education Code (§ 29.051) requires school districts to provide every language minority student with the opportunity to participate in either a bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) program. This evaluation report summarizes the performance of students who participated in the district's Dual Language Bilingual Program. Included…
Descriptors: School Districts, English Language Learners, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language)
Froman, Terry – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
The Miami-Dade County Public School District is a nationally recognized leader in the quality and diversity of educational opportunities. Magnet Programs, in particular, offer distinctive educational choices to students. Magnet programs attract students by offering unique opportunities for in-depth experiences and study in specific areas of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Magnet Schools, Student Characteristics
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Anderson, Karen; Kochan, Frances; Kensler, Lisa A. W.; Reames, Ellen H. – Journal of School Leadership, 2018
This study examined the relationships between enabling structures, academic optimism, and student achievement to determine whether academic optimism served as a mediator between the two. Student achievement was measured using both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced tests. Findings indicated a relationship between academic optimism, enabling…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Positive Attitudes, Criterion Referenced Tests
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Gray, John; Swinton, Omari H. – Journal of Negro Education, 2017
There has been a steady increase in college enrollment rates in recent decades, which has not been accompanied by a corresponding increase in graduation rates. If this discrepancy is partly due to insufficient effort exerted by students, policies that aim at rewarding effort explicitly may succeed in increasing graduation rates. A unique and rich…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Academic Ability, Black Colleges, Grade Point Average
Houston Independent School District, 2017
Title I, Part A and Title II, Part A funds are provided to Houston Independent School District (HISD) through the 2002 reauthorization of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965" (ESEA), also known as the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (NCLB). ESEA was reauthorized in 2015 as the "Every Student Succeeds…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests
Mushamba, Ashley; Burney, Sonya Franklin; Kent, Jacqueline – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed methods study examined the impact of School Y's Montessori approach on their students' academic achievement, perceptions of executive functioning skills, and the school's culture. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of length of enrollment on academic achievement in a Montessori upper elementary and middle school…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Achievement Tests, Executive Function, Scores
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
"Success for All" ("SFA"®) is a whole-school reform model (that is, a model that integrates curriculum, school culture, family, and community supports) for students in prekindergarten through grade 8. "SFA"® includes a literacy program, quarterly assessments of student learning, a social-emotional development program,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Literacy Education, Educational Research, Elementary Education
Lewis, Crystal G.; Herman, Keith C.; Huang, Francis L.; Stormont, Melissa; Grossman, Caroline; Eddy, Colleen; Reinke, Wendy M. – Grantee Submission, 2017
This study examined the benefit of utilizing one-item academic and one-item behavior readiness teacher-rated screeners at the beginning of the school year to predict end-of-school year outcomes for middle school students. The Middle School Academic and Behavior Readiness (M-ABR) screeners were developed to provide an efficient and effective way to…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Middle School Students, School Readiness, Predictor Variables
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Dooley, T. Price; Schreckhise, William D. – Youth & Society, 2016
This study evaluates the Youth Development Program (YDP), a component of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). We examine whether the YDP reduced dropout rates among youth in secondary schools in seven school districts in the impoverished Mississippi River Delta in southeast Arkansas. Initially, the program seems to have an impact. Students…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Comparative Analysis
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Hrastinski, Iva; Wilbur, Ronnie B. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
There has been a scarcity of studies exploring the influence of students' American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency on their academic achievement in ASL/English bilingual programs. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of ASL proficiency on reading comprehension skills and academic achievement of 85 deaf or hard-of-hearing signing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, American Sign Language
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