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ERIC Number: EJ1031007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May-4
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
A Peer-Led High School Transition Program Increases Graduation Rates among Latino Males
Johnson, Valerie L.; Simon, Patricia; Mun, Eun-Young
Journal of Educational Research, v107 n3 p186-196 May 2014
The authors investigated the impact of a manualized high school transition program, the Peer Group Connection (PGC) program, on the graduation rate at a low-income, Mid-Atlantic high school. The program utilized 12th-grade student peer leaders to create a supportive environment for incoming ninth-grade students. Results of a randomized control trial demonstrated that male students who participated in the program during Grade 9 were significantly more likely to graduate from high school within 4 years than male students in the control group (81% vs. 63%). Findings suggest that peers can be effective in delivering a school-based, social emotional learning intervention and that it is possible to intervene in Grade 9 to influence the probability of high school graduation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations