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Duncheon, Julia C.; Muñoz, Jair – American Journal of Education, 2019
As educational stakeholders endeavor to prepare more students for postsecondary success, the construct of college readiness has gained national attention. Scholarly perspectives vary regarding what constitutes readiness, but even less is known about the perceptions of secondary educators tasked with preparing college-ready students. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Readiness, High School Teachers, College Bound Students
Texas Comprehensive Center, 2018
This compilation of short summaries of Grow Your Own (GYO) teacher resources, prepared for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by the Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) at American Institutes for Research (AIR), is organized around research questions developed by TEA to inform the Texas GYO teacher strategy. This is meant to be a living document and…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Program Effectiveness, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation)
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Guerra, Federico R.; Zamora, Roberto; Hernandez, Rosalinda; Menchaca, Velma – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2017
This study describes a strategic planning process used for developing an educational leadership program that prepares principals for leading 21st century schools. The plan is based on recommendations received from the External reviewers representing Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Texas Education Agency, survey responses received…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Focus Groups, Administrator Education, Principals
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2017
The Communities In Schools (CIS) Model of Integrated Student Supports aims to reduce dropout rates by providing students with integrated and tiered support services based on their levels of need. The model includes preventive services that are available to all students (Level 1 services) as well as intensive, targeted, and sustained services…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Student Needs, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2017
The Communities In Schools (CIS) Model of Integrated Student Supports aims to reduce dropout rates by providing students with integrated and tiered support services based on their levels of need. The model includes preventive services that are available to all students (Level 1 services) as well as intensive, targeted, and sustained services…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Student Needs, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Harvey, Darcie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Many states are experimenting with mechanisms for making college more affordable while maintaining quality and access. This report examines promising or innovative state programs to improve college affordability and credential attainment. Many of these approaches show innovative thinking and bear watching to see if they result in meaningful…
Descriptors: Paying for College, State Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education
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Giani, Matt; Lippa, Amy Patterson; Morrill, Sammi – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
A growing body of literature is demonstrating that a number of students who are academically prepared for postsecondary fail to make the transition to college. The purpose of this study is to explore the relative influence of student and school level factors on three stages in students' college-going process: application, admission, and…
Descriptors: College Admission, Enrollment, College Choice, College Applicants
Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2017
"Exploring Texas's Private Education Sector" is the eighth entry in the "School Survey Series." This brief synthesizes information about Texas's accredited private schools from a first-of-its-kind survey about these types of choice programs and more to Texas's private K-12 schools in collaboration with the Texas Catholic…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Money Management
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Edmunds, Julie A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Given the positive impacts of the small, stand-alone early college model and the desire to provide those benefits to more students, organizations have begun efforts to scale up the early college model in a variety of settings. These efforts have been supported by the federal government, particularly by the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, College Preparation, Models, Interviews
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Tobolowsky, Barbara F.; Allen, Taryn Ozuna – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2016
Using Merton's (1957) anticipatory socialization theory, this qualitative study explored how participation in dual credit in high school helped introduce 12 female students to the academic and social aspects of college to ease their first-year transitions. These students, who entered one Texas university with between 15 and 78 dual credits,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Dual Enrollment, Student Adjustment, Females
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Locke, Leslie Ann; McKenzie, Kathryn Bell – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative inquiry was to examine the perceptions and experiences of Latina students, who were underperforming in an early college high school (ECHS), regarding their achievement and experiences. Additionally, the school's institutional documents were used to critically assess the viability of the ECHS as an equity-oriented,…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, High Schools, High School Students, Intervention
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Black, Sandra E.; Cortes, Kalena E.; Lincove, Jane Arnold – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
We investigate the efficacy and equity of college admissions criteria by estimating the effect of multiple measures of college readiness on college performance in the context of race-blind automatic admissions policies. We take advantage of a unique institutional feature of the Texas higher education system to control for selection into…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, College Readiness, Affirmative Action
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2016
An alarming convergence of factors--diminishing percentages of high school graduates enrolling immediately in postsecondary education, traditionally underserved students comprising a growing proportion of the overall U.S. school population, and projections that more occupations in the future will need education beyond high school--suggest that…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education)
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Vela, Javier Cavazos; Flamez, Brande; Sparrow, Gregory Scott; Lerma, Eunice – Journal of School Counseling, 2016
The impact of high school counselors' support on Mexican American adolescents' college-going beliefs was examined. We used a quantitative, predictive design to explore predictors of Mexican American adolescents' college-going beliefs. Perceptions of accessibility and expectations from school counselors positively impacted college-going beliefs…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
Intercultural Development Research Association, 2016
With the adoption of substantial changes to Texas high school curricula in 2013 (HB5), a central question for Texas policymakers, education and business leaders, families, and students is whether and how HB5 implementation impacts the state of college readiness and success in Texas. Comprehensive research is needed to understand the implications…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, State Legislation, High Schools, Curriculum Development
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