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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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Barnes, Wally; Slate, John R. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
In this study, we examined the college-readiness rates of Black, Hispanic, and White Texas public high school graduates using archival data from the Texas Education Agency Academic Excellence Indicator System. An examination of the state college-readiness rates across a 3-year period was conducted to determine the extent to which academic…
Descriptors: College Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, White Students
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Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Heilig, Julian Vasquez – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
High school exit exam requirements are affecting a growing number of U.S. students--particularly low-income students and students of color. This article examines the policy and legal landscape of exit testing policy to shed light on some of the key issues facing local school leaders charged with implementing these policies. The article first…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, Testing, Low Income Groups, Court Litigation
Brown, Seth; Choi, KC; Herman, Becki – American Institutes for Research, 2011
The HOPE Foundation (HOPE) commissioned the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to conduct an exploratory study of the implementation and impact of the Courageous Leadership Academy (CLA). In this report, the authors introduce the school reform model, describe the study methodology, present findings for each of the three research questions…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Exhibits
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Gates, Gordon S.; Lichtenberg, Kristi – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2005
This study reports data collected from a survey of 140 Texas bilingual program directors to explore the use of accountability data for program decision making. Examined are findings related to the availability, kinds of decisions made, and evaluation activities conducted using 11 sources of data (i.e., the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills,…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Student Mobility, Grades (Scholastic), Oral Language