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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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Glennie, Elizabeth; Unlu, Fatih; Furey, Jane – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
North Carolina's Early College model is the subject of an IES-funded eleven-year longitudinal experimental study that utilized a lottery process to assign early college applicants to either treatment or control groups. This paper presents findings related to high school outcomes. The primary goal of the early college model is to increase the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Educational Attainment
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Unlu, Fatih; Furey, Jane – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This paper presents results from the longitudinal experimental study conducted on North Carolina's early college model described in an earlier paper. The primary purpose of this paper is to present the impact of the early college model on outcomes related to postsecondary enrollment. The specific research questions driving this study include: (1)…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, College Attendance, Enrollment Trends
McCoy, Leah P., Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
This document presents the proceedings of the 21st Annual Research Forum held June 30, 2016, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included are the following 11 action research papers: The Use of Mexican Folk Art to Develop Oral and Written Language Ability and Cultural Awareness in the Secondary Spanish Classroom (Antonio…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Action Research, Folk Culture, Oral Language
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
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Plotner, Anthony J.; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Rose, Chad A.; Carlson-Britting, Kinsey B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Students with disabilities lag behind peers without disabilities in most postsecondary outcome areas such as employment, postsecondary education, and independent living. Numerous initiatives aimed at supporting students as they transition from school to adult life have received attention over the last few decades. These initiatives include those…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Means, Barbara; Wang, Haiwen; Young, Viki; Peters, Vanessa L.; Lynch, Sharon J. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2016
The logic underlying inclusive STEM high schools (ISHSs) posits that requiring all students to take advanced college preparatory STEM courses while providing student-centered, reform-oriented instruction, ample student supports, and real-world STEM experiences and role models will prepare and inspire students admitted on the basis of STEM interest…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Readiness, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum
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
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Allowing high school students to fulfill a math or science high school graduation requirement via a computer science credit may encourage more student to pursue computer science coursework. This Education Trends report is an update to the original report released in April 2015 and explores state policies that allow or require districts to apply…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Computer Science Education, Educational Trends
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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Robertson, Janna Siegel; Smith, Robert W.; Rinka, Jason – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
The researchers surveyed 23 North Carolina high schools that had markedly improved their graduation rates over the past five years. The administrators reported on the dropout prevention practices and programs to which they attributed their improved graduation rates. The majority of schools reported policy changes, especially with suspension. The…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High Schools, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement
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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
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