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Broda, Michael; Ekholm, Eric; Schneider, Barbara; Hutton, Amy C. – SAGE Open, 2018
This study examines the association between high school teachers' collegial networks and their own familiarity with, and practices related to, supporting students' admission to college. Using survey data collected at two time points from 163 teachers in four mid-Michigan high schools in 2011-2012, this study (a) employs cluster analysis to map…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Collegiality, College Admission
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Touitou, Israel; Barry, Stephen; Bielik, Tom; Schneider, Barbara; Krajcik, Joseph – Science Teacher, 2018
Project-based learning (PBL) is an instructional approach to science teaching that supports the "Next Generation Science Standards" (Krajcik 2015; NGSS Lead States 2013). In a PBL lesson, students design and solve real-world problems or explain scientific phenomena. Students using a PBL model learn and retain more than those not using…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Physics, Units of Study
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Kim, Soobin; Wallsworth, Gregory; Xu, Ran; Schneider, Barbara; Frank, Kenneth; Jacob, Brian; Dynarski, Susan – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2019
Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) is a statewide college-preparatory policy that applies to the high school graduating class of 2011 and later. Using detailed Michigan high school transcript data, this article examines the effect of the MMC on various students' course-taking and achievement outcomes. Our analyses suggest that (a) post-MMC cohorts…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, College Preparation, Course Selection (Students), Mathematics Achievement
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Saw, Guan; Schneider, Barbara; Frank, Kenneth; Chen, I-Chien; Keesler, Venessa; Martineau, Joseph – American Journal of Education, 2017
Since the No Child Left Behind Act was enacted, grading and labeling of schools as low performing have been increasingly used as means to incentivize failing schools to raise student achievement. Using statewide high school data from Michigan, our regression discontinuity analyses show that the bottom 5% of schools identified as persistently…
Descriptors: Labeling (of Persons), Low Achievement, High School Students, Persistence
Jacob, Brian; Dynarski, Susan; Frank, Kenneth; Schneider, Barbara – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
This article examines the impacts of the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC), a statewide college-preparatory curriculum that applies to the high school graduating class of 2011 and later. Our analyses suggest that the higher expectations embodied in the MMC had slight impact on student outcomes. Looking at student performance in the ACT, the only…
Descriptors: Expectation, College Preparation, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements
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Fitzpatrick, Daniel; Schneider, Barbara – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Students' college readiness has important links with their access to and success in postsecondary education. College readiness measures appear to be malleable based on high school counselors' work. Unfortunately, the research-to-date provides only minimal guidance for what high school counselors should actually do in order to help their students.…
Descriptors: School Counselors, High School Students, College Readiness, Disadvantaged Youth
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Schneider, Barbara; Krajcik, Joseph; Lavonen, Jari; Salmela-Aro, Katariina; Broda, Michael; Spicer, Justina; Bruner, Justin; Moeller, Julia; Linnansaari, Janna; Juuti, Kalle; Viljaranta, Jaana – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2016
This study explores how often students are engaged in their science classes and their affective states during these times, using an innovative methodology that records these experiences "in situ". Sampling a subset of high schools in the U.S. and Finland, we collected over 7,000 momentary responses from 344 students over the course of a…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, High School Students
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Yeager, David S.; Romero, Carissa; Paunesku, Dave; Hulleman, Christopher S.; Schneider, Barbara; Hinojosa, Cintia; Lee, Hae Yeon; O'Brien, Joseph; Flint, Kate; Roberts, Alice; Trott, Jill; Greene, Daniel; Walton, Gregory M.; Dweck, Carol S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
There are many promising psychological interventions on the horizon, but there is no clear methodology for preparing them to be scaled up. Drawing on design thinking, the present research formalizes a methodology for redesigning and tailoring initial interventions. We test the methodology using the case of fixed versus growth mindsets during the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Cognitive Structures, Design, High School Students
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Goodwin, Ryan N.; Li, Wei; Broda, Michael; L. Johnson, Heather; Schneider, Barbara – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2016
Many federal, state, and local education policy priorities are aimed at preparing high school students, especially those at risk, to be college- and career-ready when they graduate from high school. A number of programs across different institutional entities have been initiated to achieve these goals, encompassing individual partnerships with…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Enrollment, High School Graduates, At Risk Students
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Schneider, Barbara – Educational Researcher, 2015
The College Ambition Program (CAP) is designed to encourage low-income and minority students to enroll in college. The following analysis presents updated results from my AERA presidential talk in 2014. Results indicate that CAP, which is a schoolwide intervention, increased college attendance for low-income and minority students in seven…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students, College Preparation