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Clark, LaKisha R. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Recent studies have demonstrated a clear gap between the skills that high school graduates obtain by the completion of high school and those that are necessary for success in college as well as the workforce. Demands for more rigorous preparation at the high school level have prompted some states to make changes to state standards and high school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduation Requirements, State Standards, Program Effectiveness
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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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Erwin, Susan; Winn, Pam; Erwin, John – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2011
Because of the importance of developing highly skilled school leaders, statewide assessments of 784 Texas public school administrators were compared in a causal-comparison study to determine how leadership skills varied by type of campus (urban, suburban and rural) and by campus student achievement ratings. Data were collected from a 2006-2008…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools
Nunnery, John A.; Yen, Cherng-Jyh; Ross, Steven M. – Online Submission, 2011
The National Institute of School Leadership's (NISL's) Executive Development Program (EDP) was established to provide professional development to school leaders to drive their schools to high performance. The program emphasizes the role of principals as strategic thinkers, instructional leaders, and creators of a just, fair, and caring culture in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Management Development, Instructional Leadership, Principals
Gopalsingh, Bhagyalakshmi – Online Submission, 2010
Low high school graduation rates continue to be a challenge in American public education. The pressure to meet the demands of adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 has led to an achievement gap in student performance between science and other core subjects, namely English, math, and social studies, on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Achievement Gap, Science Achievement
Nunnery, John A.; Ross, Steven M.; Yen, Cherng-jyh – Online Submission, 2010
This study examined the impact of NISL's [National Institute for School Leadership's] Executive Development Program for principals on student achievement in Pennsylvania schools between 2006-2009. Roughly half of the NISL-trained principals started the program during the 2007 school year and completed it in the 2008 school year, whereas the other…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, High Schools, Academic Achievement
Finn, Jeremy D. – Education and the Public Interest Center, 2010
In 2002, voters in Florida approved a constitutional amendment limiting class sizes in public schools to 18 students in the elementary grades, 22 students in middle grades, and 25 in high school grades. Analyzing statewide achievement data for school districts from 2004-2006 and for schools in 2007, this study purports to find that "mandated…
Descriptors: Class Size, Small Classes, Program Effectiveness, Educational Policy
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