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Burns, Kathleen; Ellegood, William A.; Bernard Bracy, Jill M.; Duncan, Mimi; Sweeney, Donald C., II. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
This article presents an exploratory case study examining the effects of different early college credit programs on time to baccalaureate degree attainment at a metropolitan Midwestern United States land grant university. We developed a Cox proportional hazards regression model of a students' time to degree attainment as a function of their…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education)
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Allen, Jeff; Mattern, Krista; Ndum, Edwin – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
We derived an index of high school academic rigor (HSAR) by optimizing the prediction of first-year college GPA (FYGPA) based on high school courses taken, grades, and indicators of advanced coursework. Using a large data set and nominal parameterization of high school course outcomes, the HSAR index capitalizes on differential contributions…
Descriptors: High Schools, Difficulty Level, Prediction, Grade Point Average
Preston, Robert J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This paper is based on action research to help support an initiative in a NJ suburban high school of about 600 students aiming to improve student achievement. The main problem addressed is a recent trend of low test scores. Rather than look at socio- economic factors, school leaders as well as leaders at the district level are concerned that the…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, High Schools, High School Students, Suburban Schools
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Yungul, Okan; Can, Ajda Aylin – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2018
In this research, it is aimed to present the applicability of Web Based Distance Education (WBDE) method in instrument (guitar) education for Fine Arts High Schools. In accordance with this purpose, a web-based experimental study is developed within the scope of synchronous and asynchronous models for guitar education. The research is carried out…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Music Education
Theobald, Roddy; Goldhaber, Dan; Gratz, Trevor; Holden, Kristian – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use longitudinal data on high school students in Washington State to assess the relationships between English Language Arts (ELA) teacher value added and other qualifications and the high school and postsecondary outcomes of their students. We also investigate whether these relationships differ for students with and without disabilities. We…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, English Teachers
Phipps, Michelle McCloud – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if students scored significantly higher on the ACT after taking precalculus than they had scored on the ACT prior to taking precalculus. The researcher investigated whether there is an increase, not only in ACT composite scores, but also in ACT math subtest scores after high school students completed a…
Descriptors: Calculus, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, High Schools
Denice, Patrick; Gross, Betheny – Urban Institute, 2018
In an analysis of 3,100 students entering ninth grade in Denver, this report identified 1,000 "super travelers," students willing to travel farther or past more schools to get to their first-choice high school. Super travelers' first-choice schools had better academic outcomes, fewer disciplinary incidents, and more advanced courses and…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Urban Areas, Travel, High Schools
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Johnson, Iryna Y.; Muse, William B. – Research in Higher Education, 2017
Females are underrepresented in certain disciplines, which translates into their having less promising career outlooks and lower earnings. This study examines the effects of socio-economic status, academic performance, high school curriculum and involvement in extra-curricular activities, as well as self-efficacy for academic achievement on…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Majors (Students), Engineering Education, State Universities
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Takele, Silabat – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This is a predictive validity study which aimed at examining the validity strength of College Entrance Assessment (CEA) scores, EGSLCE (Ethiopian General School Leaving Certificate Examination) and High School Average Transcript (HSAT) in predicting college students' academic success as measured by first year CGPA. For this purpose, 2015 regular…
Descriptors: Validity, Scores, College Entrance Examinations, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Hochbein, Craig; Carpenter, Bradley – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article assesses the association between the Title I School Improvement Grant (SIG) program's personnel replacement policy and teacher employment patterns within an urban school district. Hannan and Freeman's population ecology model allowed the authors to consider schools within districts as individual organizations nested within a larger…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, School Districts, Teacher Transfer
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Habibi; Kuswanto, Heru; Yanti, Fitri April – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
An expert in the field of science is often difficult to teach his knowledge to students. Conversely someone who is expert in the field of education is certainly more expert in transferring knowledge. The purpose of this research is to explore the skill of teaching skill preservice of physics teacher of High School. Samples were taken randomly as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Skills, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Darolia, Rajeev; Koedel, Cory – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2017
We use statewide administrative data from Missouri to examine the role of high schools in explaining students' initial college and major placements at 4-year public universities. To facilitate our investigation of postsecondary sorting, we develop a "preparation and persistence index" (PPI) for each university-by-major cell in the…
Descriptors: School Role, High Schools, Student Placement, Majors (Students)
Ewing, Maureen; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2017
Historically, AP Potential™ has used PSAT/NMSQT® scores to identify students who are likely to earn a 3 or higher on a specific AP Exam based on research showing moderate to strong relationships between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam scores (Camara & Millsap, 1998; Ewing, Camara, & Millsap, 2006; Zhang, Patel, & Ewing, 2014a). For most…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Aptitude Tests, High Schools, College Entrance Examinations
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
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