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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
Hinkle, Christine M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe and determine the degree to which elementary school, middle school, and high school principals perceive their political skill, as measured by the Political Skill Inventory (PSI). A second purpose of the study was to determine if there was a difference for the perceived political skill of…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Principals
Early, Diane M.; Berg, Juliette K.; Alicea, Stacey; Si, Yajuan; Aber, J. Lawrence; Ryan, Richard M.; Deci, Edward L. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Every Classroom, Every Day (ECED) is a set of instructional improvement interventions designed to increase student achievement in math and English/language arts (ELA). ECED includes three primary components: (a) systematic classroom observations by school leaders, (b) intensive professional development and support for math teachers and…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts
Bleemer, Zach – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2016
What was the role of imperfect local information in the growth, gender gap, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) major selection of early 20th century American universities? In order to examine pre-1950 American higher education, this study constructs four rich panel datasets covering most students, high school teachers, and…
Descriptors: Role Models, Women Faculty, Females, STEM Education
Newman, Denis; Zacamy, Jenna; Lazarev, Valeriy; Lin, Li; Jaciw, Andrew P.; Hegseth, Whitney – Empirical Education Inc., 2015
We report on the scaling up of a high school content literacy framework, Reading Apprenticeship, over a period of four years as part of the independent evaluation of an Investing in Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Education to WestEd's Strategic Literacy Institute (SLI). Our goal was to understand the school processes that support…
Descriptors: High Schools, Reading Programs, Educational Innovation, Literacy Education
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Carlsen, William – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2015
This paper describes strategies used by novice biology teachers to exert sociolinguistic control over conversations when teaching unfamiliar subject-matter content. These discourse control strategies were identified in a year-long study of teacher subject-matter knowledge and its effects on teaching, and are illustrated in three lessons taught by…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Biology, Sociolinguistics
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Couper, Lisa; Johannes, Kristen; Powers, Jackie; Silberglitt, Matt; Davenport, Jodi – Grantee Submission, 2016
Understanding key concepts in molecular biology requires reasoning about molecular processes that are not directly observable and, as such, presents a challenge to students and teachers. We ask whether novel interactive physical models and activities can help students understand key processes in viral replication. Our 3D tangible models are…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Firmin, Rob; Schiorring, Eva; Whitmer, John; Willett, Terrence; Collins, Elaine D.; Sujitparapitaya, Sutee – Distance Education, 2014
In Spring 2013 San José State University (SJSU) launched SJSU Plus: three college courses required for most students to graduate, which used massive open online course provider Udacity's platform, attracting over 15,000 students. Retention and success (pass/fail) and online support were tested using an augmented online learning environment (AOLE)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, College Students
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You, Sukkyung; O'Malley, Meagan D.; Furlong, Michael J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2014
A brief 15-item version of the California School Climate Scale (Brief-CSCS) is presented to fill a need for a measure that could be used for periodic monitoring of school personnel's general perception of the climate of their school campus. From a sample of 81,261 California school personnel, random subsamples of 2,400 teachers and 2,400…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Surveys, Test Construction, School Personnel
Lash, Cristina; Sanchez, Monika; London, Rebecca – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014
The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University (Gardner Center) are collaborating to understand residence and school enrollment patterns of students and families in the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) service…
Descriptors: School Districts, Neighborhoods, Enrollment Trends, Academic Achievement
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Vasquez-Salgado, Yolanda; Chavira, Gabriela – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2014
The transition from middle school to high school is an important developmental period to investigate because of the negative impact it has on youths' academics. The purpose of this study was to investigate Latino youths' academic achievement prior to, during, and after the transition to high school, and gender differences in youths' achievement…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Middle Schools, High Schools, Developmental Tasks
Rosa, Victor M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which California public high school principals perceive the WASC Self-Study Process as a valuable tool for bringing about school improvement. The study specifically examines the principals' perceptions of five components within the Self-Study Process: (1) The creation of the…
Descriptors: Principals, High Schools, Public Schools, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Platt, Louise Carolyn Sater – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study is to compare student achievement changes between matched QEIA and non-QEIA schools in an effort to infer effects of the most significant feature of QEIA funding, class size reduction. The study addressed the critical question--are there demonstrated, significant differences in student achievement gains between…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Comparative Analysis
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Young, I. Phillip; Fawcett, Paul – Journal of School Public Relations, 2013
Several teacher models exist for using high-stakes testing outcomes to make continuous employment decisions for principals. These models are reviewed, and specific flaws are noted if these models are retrofitted for principals. To address these flaws, a different methodology is proposed on the basis of actual field data. Specially addressed are…
Descriptors: Principals, High Schools, Employment Practices, Decision Making
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Foley, J. M.; Bruno, B. C.; Tolman, R. T.; Kagami, R. S.; Hsia, M. H.; Mayer, B.; Inazu, J. K. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
To support teachers in enhancing ocean literacy, the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) has developed a series of portable, hands-on science kits on selected topics in oceanography. This paper provides an overview of kit content, describes how the kits were developed, and evaluates their efficacy as a curriculum…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Instructional Materials
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