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LaForce, Melanie; Zuo, Huifang; Ferris, Kaitlyn; Noble, Elizabeth – European Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Over the past two decades, inclusive STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) high schools have emerged as one strategy for increasing and broadening participation in STEM majors and careers, particularly for currently underrepresented students in those fields. However, limited research has examined whether strategies…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Shi, Ying – Grantee Submission, 2018
This paper uses administrative North Carolina data linked from high school to college and national surveys to characterize the largest contributor to the STEM gender gap: engineering. Disparities are the result of differential entry during high school or earlier rather than postsecondary exit. Differences in pre-college academic preparation…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering, Professional Personnel, Gender Differences
Hemelt, Steven W.; Lenard, Matthew A.; Paeplow, Colleen G. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2017
Modern career academies aim to prepare students for college and the labor market. This paper examines the profile of students entering such academies in one school district and estimates causal effects of participation in one of the district's well-regarded academies on a range of high school and college outcomes. Using rich administrative data…
Descriptors: Career Academies, High Schools, High School Students, Profiles
Clark, Patricia D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This case study dissertation investigated the perceptions of mentor teachers in regard to their professional practice, teacher leadership, and workplace satisfaction. The researcher investigated the lived experiences of these teachers within the bounds of their prescribed relationships with a beginning teacher. This dissertation is motivated by…
Descriptors: Mentors, Case Studies, Rural Schools, High Schools
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Stevens, Kaylene Mae; Martell, Christopher C. – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
In this interpretative qualitative study, the researchers investigated the beliefs and practices of six high school sociology teachers in relation to the teaching of gender. Using a feminist lens, this study employed mixed methods, analyzing teacher interviews, observations, and classroom artifacts. The results showed that the teachers viewed…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Gender Differences
Spillane, Nancy K.; Lynch, Sharon J.; Ford, Michael R. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
The authors report on a study of eight inclusive STEM high schools that are designed to increase the numbers of students in demographic groups underrepresented in STEM. As STEM schools, they have had broader and deeper STEM coursework (taken by all students) than required by their respective states and school districts; they also had outcome…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Disproportionate Representation, Access to Education
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Naumenko, Oksana; Henson, Robert; Hutchins, Bryan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Funded by an Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation grant, the Rural Innovative Schools (RIS) Project is the first widespread effort to scale up the early college model by implementing it in comprehensive high schools. This paper will present preliminary findings from the evaluation of this project. The impact study uses a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Innovation, Dual Enrollment, High Schools
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Henry, Gary T.; Barrett, Nathan; Marder, Camille – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
Double-dosing in math expands the time for students to learn by having them enroll in two (or occasionally more) math courses during the regular school day. Although the practice can take different forms and be used at different grade levels (Chait, Muller, Goldware, & Housman, 2007; Nomi & Allensworth, 2009), most research on…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Shoemaker, Sarah E.; Thomas, Christopher; Roberts, Todd; Boltz, Robin – Gifted Child Today, 2016
The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) offers students a wide variety of real-world opportunities to develop skills and talent critical for students to gain the essential professional and personal skills that lead to success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. One of the key avenues available…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Mentors, Talent Development, High School Students
Edwards, Matia, Ed. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2016
"Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace" is the seventh biennial report to Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states on their progress in meeting SREB's Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Enrollment, Poverty
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, 2015
The past few years have seen a persistent and consistent focus on Career Technical Education (CTE), including a particular focus on graduation requirements. This brief from Advance CTE highlights a few ways in which states are exploring embedding and elevating CTE programs, assessments and experiences within their statewide graduation…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Vocational Education, High Schools, High School Students
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Unlu, Fatih; Edmunds, Julie; Fesler, Lily; Glennie, Beth – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
The changing nature of the U.S. economy has fostered concerns that too few students are successfully completing postsecondary education (Achieve, 2004). Three quarters of those who enter high school graduate within four years, with approximately 70 percent of those graduates enrolling immediately in some form of postsecondary education (Ross et…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Dual Enrollment, High Schools, Postsecondary Education
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Ernst, Jeremy Vaughn; Glennie, Elizabeth J. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This performance assessment pilot study was a major research component of the overall National Science Foundation funded Redesigned High Schools for Transformed STEM Learning Project. Secondary Earth/Environmental Science students' abilities to translate cognitive knowledge into demonstrable performance-based proficiencies were specifically…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Schools, School Restructuring, Performance Based Assessment
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Rauschenberg, Samuel – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
Differential grading occurs when students in courses with the same content and curriculum receive inconsistent grades across teachers, schools, or districts. It may be due to many factors, including differences in teacher grading standards, district grading policies, student behavior, teacher stereotypes, teacher quality, and curriculum adherence.…
Descriptors: Grading, Poverty, Racial Differences, English Instruction
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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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