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Irvine, Jeff – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This study examined a linkage program between a secondary school and a community college in Ontario, Canada. The study sought to identify (a) appropriate success criteria to evaluate a high school-community college program and (b) the attributes that promote or ensure a program's sustainability. Though initially successful, the investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Community Colleges
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Isgör, Isa Yücel – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this research was to investigate the predicting effect of high school students' metacognitive skills, exam anxiety and academic success levels upon their psychological well-being in a provincial center with a medium-scale population in Eastern Anatolian Region. The research group included totally 251 high school students including…
Descriptors: Well Being, Metacognition, Thinking Skills, Academic Achievement
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Erdogan, Niyazi; Navruz, Bilgin; Younes, Rayya; Capraro, Robert M. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Recent studies on professional development programs indicate these programs, when sustained, have a positive impact on student achievement; however, many of these studies have failed to use longitudinal data. The purpose of this study is to understand how one particular instructional practice (STEM PBL) used consistently influences student…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Science Achievement
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Pollio, Marty; Hochbein, Craig – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: From two decades of research on the grading practices of teachers in secondary schools, researchers discovered that teachers evaluated students on numerous factors that do not validly assess a student's achievement level in a specific content area. These consistent findings suggested that traditional grading practices evolved…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Standards, Grading, Scores
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Baete, Glenn S.; Hochbein, Craig – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The authors sought to determine if an urban school district's effort to fundamentally change teaching, assessment, and intervention practices increased student achievement and decreased achievement variation among classrooms in 11 high schools. They examined Grade 11 mathematics achievement data from the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 Kentucky Core…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Urban Schools, School Districts
Lee, Lung-Sheng; Yang, Hsiu-Chuan – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this paper was to explore high-school (grades 10-12) technology teachers' attitudes toward nuclear energy and their implications to technology education. A questionnaire was developed to solicit 323 high-school technology teachers' responses in June 2013 and 132 (or 41%) valid questionnaires returned. Consequently, the following…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Nuclear Energy, Technology Education
Sanders, Joan G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Scope and Method of Study: This study assesses the status of Earth and environmental sciences education in Texas Public High Schools by analyzing enrollment proportions of 11th and 12th grade students in 607 Independent School Districts (ISD) for the 2010-2011 academic school year using a quantitative, non-experimental alpha research design. This…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Grade 11, Grade 12
Hersperger, Susan L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which Career and Technical Education (CTE) enrollment and expenditure differed as a function of the accountability ratings of Texas public high schools. The extent to which CTE enrollment and expenditure influences accountability ratings is not clear. Accordingly, in this study, CTE…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Enrollment, Expenditures, Expenditure per Student
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Zimmerman, Thomas G.; Johnson, David; Wambsgans, Cynthia; Fuentes, Antonio – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2011
This article reports on a public school that is succeeding in encouraging Latino high school students to select Computer Science (CS) as a major. The students attend a charter high school designed to encourage low-income Latino students to attend college and attain proficiency in English, Spanish, and computers. Using data from surveys and by…
Descriptors: High Schools, Private Schools, Intervention, Student Interests
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Bartlett, Lydia; Kupczynski, Lori; Holland, Glenda – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2011
The primary focus of the study was to explore the effect of School Within a School reform on two components in the Adequate Yearly Progress Report by which Texas schools are measured--dropout rates and scores on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test. The demographics of the particular study sample included 11th grade students…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Dropout Rate
Lloyd, Jayson D. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
A high school education, which includes access to advanced math courses, has a positive effect on students. Math classes taken in high school show a relationship to higher salaries and college graduation rates. However, the high-stakes accountability system in California, redesigned in 2003 to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Graduation