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Edmunds, Julie; Arshavsky, Nina; Glennie, Elizabeth; Charles, Karen; Rice, Olivia – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
Project-based learning (PjBL) is an approach often favored in STEM classrooms, yet some studies have shown that teachers struggle to implement it with academic rigor. This paper explores the relationship between PjBL and rigor in the classrooms of ten STEM-oriented high schools. Utilizing three different data sources reflecting three different…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, High Schools
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Arshavsky, Nina; Edmunds, Julie A.; Miller, Luke C.; Corritore, Matthew – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2014
This paper examines the relationship of the policies and practices employed by 3 high school reform models--Early College High Schools, Redesigned High Schools, and High Schools That Work--with student success in college preparatory mathematics courses by the end of the 10th grade. Data on policies and practices collected through a survey of…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Policy, Models
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Edmunds, Julie A.; Unlu, Fatih; Glennie, Elizabeth; Bernstein, Lawrence; Fesler, Lily; Furey, Jane; Arshavsky, Nina – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Developed in response to concerns that too few students were enrolling and succeeding in postsecondary education, early college high schools are small schools that blur the line between high school and college. This article presents results from a longitudinal experimental study comparing outcomes for students accepted to an early college through…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College School Cooperation, Longitudinal Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Edmunds, Julie A.; Willse, John; Arshavsky, Nina; Dallas, Andrew – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Early college high schools, small schools that blur the line between high school and college, have been obtaining very strong results. This paper uses the frame of student engagement to posit an explanation for the success of these schools. Purpose: This paper examines the impact of early college high schools on indicators and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
Edmunds, Julie A.; Bernstein, Lawrence; Unlu, Fatih; Glennie, Elizabeth; Arshavsky, Nina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
To address concerns about low graduation rates and a lack of workforce readiness, states and districts have been experimenting with different models of high school reform. One of the most popular models has been the Early College High School (ECHS) model, small schools that blur the line between high school and college. Since 2002, over 200 ECHSs…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Restructuring, Graduation Rate, Program Effectiveness
Bernstein, Larry; Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Unlu, Fatih; Edmunds, Julie; Glennie, Elizabeth; Willse, John; Arshavsky, Nina; Dallas, Andrew – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
The purpose of this study is to rigorously examine the implementation and impact of the Early College High School (ECHS) model in North Carolina. The primary goal of the ECHS model is to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and who continue on and succeed in college. Therefore, the anticipated long-term outcomes for the…
Descriptors: Control Groups, High Schools, Graduation Rate, Models