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Bartelet, Dimona; Ghysels, Joris; Groot, Wim; Haelermans, Carla; van den Brink, Henriëtte Maassen – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
This article examines an educational experiment with a unique combination of 3 elements: homework, the use of information and communication technology and a large degree of freedom of choice (student autonomy). More particularly, we study the effectiveness of a web-based intelligent tutoring system (ITS) that a school offers to its students as…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Homework, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Mathematics Achievement
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
For the 2014 study, "Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston's Charter High Schools on College Preparation, Entry, and Choice," researchers measured the effects of attending Boston's charter high schools on students' reading and math achievement, high school graduation, and college outcomes. Six Boston charter schools that include one or…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, College Preparation, Reading Achievement
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Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Wexler, Jade; Vaughn, Michael G.; Fall, Anna-Mária; Schnakenberg, Jennifer B. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
A 2-year, randomized control trial with 9th to 10th grade students with significant reading problems was provided for 50 minutes a day in small groups. Comparison students were provided an elective class and treatment students the reading intervention. Students were identified as demonstrating reading difficulties through failure on their state…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs
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Han, Sunyoung; Capraro, Robert; Capraro, Mary Margaret – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether participating in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project-based learning (PBL) activities effected students who had varied performance levels and to what extent students' individual factors influenced their mathematics achievement. STEM PBL has been a critical challenge…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Student Characteristics
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Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan – Review of Higher Education, 2015
We study a popular dual enrollment program in Washington State, "Running Start" using a new administrative database that links high school and postsecondary data. Conditional on prior high school performance, we find that students participating in Running Start are more likely to attend any college but less likely to attend four-year…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Preparation, College Bound Students, Educational Attainment
Unterman, Rebecca – MDRC, 2014
Taking advantage of lottery-like features in New York City's high school admissions process, previous MDRC reports have provided rigorous evidence that new small public high schools are narrowing the educational attainment gap and markedly improving high school graduation prospects, particularly for disadvantaged students. The new findings in this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Small Schools, High Schools, Selective Admission
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Researchers examined the impacts of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program on academic and behavioral outcomes of students in grades 9-12 in Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program offers college scholarships to graduating high school students in the KPS district. The percentage of tuition and fees covered is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Scholarships, Quasiexperimental Design
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Maynard, Brandy R.; Kjellstrand, Elizabeth K.; Thompson, Aaron M. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2014
Objectives: This study examined the effects of Check & Connect (C&C) on the attendance, behavior, and academic outcomes of at-risk youth in a field-based effectiveness trial. Method: A multisite randomized block design was used, wherein 260 primarily Hispanic (89%) and economically disadvantaged (74%) students were randomized to treatment…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Attendance, Student Behavior
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Walsh, Mary E.; Madaus, George F.; Raczek, Anastasia E.; Dearing, Eric; Foley, Claire; An, Chen; Lee-St. John, Terrence J.; Beaton, Albert – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Efforts to support children in schools require addressing not only academic issues, but also out-of-school factors that can affect students' ability to succeed. This study examined academic achievement of students participating in City Connects, a student support intervention operating in high-poverty elementary schools. The sample included 7,948…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Poverty, Elementary Schools, Program Effectiveness
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Chapa, Marisa; Galvan-De Leon, Vanessa; Solis, Judith; Mundy, Marie-Anne – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
During the 79th Texas Legislature, the bill "Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum" was passed (THECB). As a response to this, high schools and colleges have combined forming an early college high school. The result of this union was a program that condensed the time it took to complete both the high school diploma and up to two…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, College Preparation, State Legislation
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Matuchniak, Tina; Olson, Carol Booth; Scarcella, Robin – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
This study reports on the effects of the Pathway Project, a professional development intervention aimed at supporting the academic language development of English Learners (ELs). Using a subset of data collected during a multi-site cluster randomized controlled trial involving nine middle and six high schools in an urban, low-income school…
Descriptors: Intervention, Hispanic Americans, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Valentino, Rachel A.; Reardon, Sean F. – Grantee Submission, 2015
This paper investigates the differences in academic achievement trajectories from elementary through middle school among English Learner students in four different instructional programs: English Immersion, Transitional Bilingual, Developmental Bilingual, and Dual Immersion programs. Comparing students with the same parental preferences but who…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, English Language Learners
Abdulkadiroglu, Atila; Hu, Weiwei; Pathak, Parag A. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2013
One of the most wideranging reforms in public education in the last decade has been the reorganization of large comprehensive high schools into small schools with roughly 100 students per grade. We use assignment lotteries embedded in New York City's high school match to estimate the effects of attendance at a new small high school on student…
Descriptors: Small Schools, High Schools, Selective Admission, Competitive Selection
Bonnville, Joann K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy of two Response to Intervention (RTI) Tier 2 literacy programs used with sixth graders in a middle school setting to determine if the use of either the SuccessMaker® or READ 180® Tier 2 RTI literacy program for two marking periods, or eighteen weeks, positively impacted student achievement as…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Literacy, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Sondergeld, Toni A.; Fischer, John M.; Samel, Arthur N.; Knaggs, Christine M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2013
It is widely accepted that postsecondary education has become a necessity for US youth. College access, however, has been found not to be equal for all. As a result, federally funded college-readiness programs, such as Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), have been established to increase the numbers of…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Economically Disadvantaged, Access to Education, Quasiexperimental Design
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