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Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2018
This study hypothesized that HISD prekindergarten participation consistently correlated with better educational outcomes for students. Taking into account students' age differences through kindergarten enrollment, propensity score matching controlled for students' background characteristics. Three cohorts of students in this study were eligible or…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Language Arts
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. Centrally coordinated summer school programs in 2017 included accelerated instruction for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) re-testers;…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. Centrally coordinated summer school programs in 2018 included accelerated instruction for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) re-testers;…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Vocabulary.com is an online adaptive game that teaches students words by systematic exposure to a variety of question types and activities and by understanding all the word meanings and nuances as they are learned. Vocabulary.com teaches 14,000 words using over 208,000 questions. It has been implemented with the Houston Independent School…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Games, Vocabulary Development
Houston Independent School District, 2018
The Texas Education Code (§ 29.051) requires school districts to provide every language minority student with the opportunity to participate in either a bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) program. This evaluation report summarizes the performance of students who participated in the district's Dual Language Bilingual Program. Included…
Descriptors: School Districts, English Language Learners, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language)
Houston Independent School District, 2017
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. The 2016 summer education program allowed students the opportunity to repeat required courses needed for promotion, to get ahead by taking required courses before the next school year, or to…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Houston Independent School District, 2017
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized under Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Title I states that the purpose of the MEP is to assist states in their efforts to meet the special needs of migrant students. This report examines the impact of MEP on migrant students' performance on the Iowa, Logramos, the State of…
Descriptors: Migrant Education, Program Evaluation, Disadvantaged Schools, Student Characteristics
Houston Independent School District, 2017
The Texas Education Code (§ 29.051) requires school districts to provide every language minority student with the opportunity to participate in either a bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) program. This evaluation report summarizes the performance of students who participated in the district's Dual Language Bilingual Program. Included…
Descriptors: School Districts, English Language Learners, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language)
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. The 2015 summer education program allowed students the opportunity to repeat required courses needed for promotion, to get ahead by taking required courses before the next school year, or to…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Dyslexia is considered a learning disorder characterized by difficulty in learning to read, write, and spell despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunities (TEC§38.003 cited in Texas Education Agency, 2014). The Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.003 makes provision for the evaluation and identification of…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Disability Identification, Intervention, Professional Development
Houston Independent School District, 2016
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized under Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Title I states that the purpose of the MEP is to assist states in their efforts to meet the special needs of migrant students. This report examines the impact of MEP on migrant students' performance on the IOWA, Logramos, the State of…
Descriptors: Migrant Education, Program Evaluation, Disadvantaged Schools, Student Characteristics
Houston Independent School District, 2016
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized under Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Title I states that the purpose of the MEP is to assist states in their efforts to meet the special needs of migrant students. This report includes demographic characteristics of migrant students served by the program in 2014-2015, a…
Descriptors: Migrant Education, Program Evaluation, Disadvantaged Schools, Student Characteristics
Houston Independent School District, 2016
The Texas Education Code (§ 29.051) requires school districts to provide every language minority student with the opportunity to participate in either a bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) program. This evaluation report summarizes the performance of students who participated in the district's Dual Language Bilingual Program. Included…
Descriptors: School Districts, English Language Learners, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language)
Holmes, Venita – Houston Independent School District, 2015
During the 2014-2015 academic year, 1,148 students registered and 820 elementary, middle, and high-school students played the New Digital Energy Game (NDE) game in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). The NDE game was designed to enrich students' science experiences in order to stimulate their interests and attitudes to pursue science…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students
Houston Independent School District, 2014
The Texas Education Code requires school districts to provide every language minority student with the opportunity to participate in either a bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) program. This report summarizes the performance of students who participated in the district's Dual Language Bilingual Program. Included in the report are…
Descriptors: School Districts, English Language Learners, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language)
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