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Terry, Marion – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative, ethnographic case study was to compare the experiences of stakeholders connected to adult high schools and adult literacy programs in Manitoba, Canada. This is an important study, because it gathered information about providing educational services to adults who have dropped out of school. The researcher used…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Adult Education, High Schools, Adult Literacy
Illinois Community College Board, 2018
The mission and vision of adult education is to provide every individual in Illinois access to Adult Education and Literacy services. In Illinois, more than 1.15 million adults have less than 12 grades of formal education, approximately 2.8 million Illinois residents speak a language other than English in their home, and more than 350,944…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Federal Legislation, Planning
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Miller, Christine Dunagin; Greenberg, Daphne; Hendrick, Robert C.; Nanda, Alice – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Social science research often uses educational qualification as a signifier for characteristics such as abilities, earnings potential, and civic participation in adulthood. This study focused on two types of adult literacy students who were native speakers of English and identified words at the 3rd to 5th grade levels but differed in one key…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Literacy, Educational Attainment, High School Graduates
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2017
In 2014-15, the high school graduation rate reached a record high of 83 percent (U.S. Department of Education 2016). Despite the gains, over half a million students still drop out of high school each year (U.S. Department of Education 2015). High schools have adopted various strategies designed to keep students who are at risk of not graduating in…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, At Risk Students, Dropout Prevention, Transitional Programs
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Lewis, Laurie; Gray, Lucinda – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The 2015-16 survey "Programs and Services for High School English Learners" provides the first nationally representative data on this topic. This report is based on that survey and presents data on programs and services for high school English learners (ELs), including instructional approaches, newcomer programs, online or computer-based…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Public Schools
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Ishitani, Terry T. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to understand the process of transitioning from the 2002 version of the GED test to the new 2014 computer-based version. Specifically, this research sought to identify: (1) stakeholder attitudes regarding the new computer-based test; (2) the relationship between students' computer access/comfort and their perceptions…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Stakeholders
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
This 2016 directory identifies, describes, and contains evaluative data evidence-based practices that improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. The directory was a production of the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
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Shields, Tracy Jill – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
The main goals of this article are twofold. The first is to explore whether the General Education Development (GED) program has the potential to meet the academic requirements cited by the scholarship in the area of mathematics for First Nations upgrading programs. Secondly, this paper explores how the GED program influences identity in students…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Indigenous Populations, Mathematics Instruction, Adult Learning
Illinois Community College Board, 2014
The development of this policy guide was prompted by a variety of needs and issues in the field of adult education as related to adult students who have special learning needs. After many years of workshops and policy committee meetings, the resulting document reflects the growth in awareness for special needs students by both practitioners and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities
Hagelskamp, Carolin; Schleifer, David; DiStasi, Christopher – Public Agenda, 2013
This research report examines the expectations, attitudes and needs of adults who are thinking about earning postsecondary credentials after having spent some or in most cases many years in the workforce. Most of these prospective students hope a certificate or degree will advance their chances in the labor market, but they are greatly worried…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Reentry Students, Adult Students, Student Attitudes
Wolanin, Natalie L.; Wade, Julie H. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
The Office of Shared Accountability (OSA) conducted an evaluation of the implementation of the second year (2011-2012) of the Science, Technology, and Engineering Leadership Program (STELP) in Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS). Funding for STELP, including the evaluation study, is provided by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical…
Descriptors: Public Schools, STEM Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
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Berridge, Gina; Goebel, Vella – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs and perceptions of some of the stakeholders directly involved in a GED® program located in a county jail. The researchers investigated the perspectives of the jail's Chief of Programming, GED® supervisor, teachers, and inmates participating in the program. Although gathering data from the…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
Buschang, Rebecca E. – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2012
This study evaluated the effects of a short-term professional development session. Forty volunteer high school biology teachers were randomly assigned to one of two professional development conditions: (a) developing deep content knowledge (i.e., control condition) or (b) evaluating student errors and understanding in writing samples (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Biology, Scientific Concepts
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program studies the progress of several groups of young Australians as they move from school into post-secondary education and work. This series of documents provides supporting information for the LSAY data set of the 2006 cohort at wave 6 (2011). The document presents the questionnaire for LSAY…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Questionnaires
Barbour, Michael K. – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2010
Two years ago, the then North American Council for Online Learning released the initial "Snapshot State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada" report. This study was the first systematic examination of K-12 distance education policies and activities in each of the thirteen Canadian provinces and territories. One year ago, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Educational Policy, Inservice Teacher Education
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