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Boylan, Rebecca L.; Renzulli, Linda – Youth & Society, 2017
Dropout is a major issue facing our country's schools; however, many students who drop out of school later go on to finish their degree either by returning to high school or by earning a General Education Development (GED) credential. Despite this, there has been relatively little research on these students who "stopout" of high school.…
Descriptors: Dropouts, At Risk Students, High School Students, Reentry Students
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Ross, Terris – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Previous studies have shown the impact of parental involvement on a number of student achievement, motivation, and engagement outcomes, but the extent to which parental involvement influences high school completion and postsecondary attendance has received less attention in the literature. Filling that gap, this study replicates and extends…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Expectation, Parent Attitudes
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
"Career Academies" is a dropout prevention strategy for youth considered most at risk of dropping out of high school. Students in the program take both career-related and academic courses and acquire work experience through partnerships with local employers. "Career Academies" integrate rigorous academic curricula with career…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Dropout Prevention, At Risk Students, High School Students
Bouchard, John G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This is a study of the statistical difference in post-secondary attendance between high school graduates and 16-to 18-year-old GED recipients controlling for parental socioeconomic status, 10th grade test scores in math, and the number of high school math classes taken. Although GEDs can be the cognitive equivalents of high school graduates, they…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, High School Equivalency Programs, Academic Persistence, Postsecondary Education
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Malkus, Nathaniel; Sen, Anindita – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
The General Educational Development (GED) credential is often considered to be the equivalent of a high school diploma for students who do not graduate from high school. A GED credential can expand opportunities in the labor market (Song and Hsu 2008) and in postsecondary education for those who obtain it. Nearly all postsecondary institutions (98…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Student Characteristics, Adult Students, High School Students
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Albiero, Paolo; Matricardi, Giada; Speltri, Daniela; Toso, Diana – Journal of Adolescence, 2009
The present study examined the validity of the Basic Empathy Scale (BES) [Jolliffe, D., & Farrington, D. P. (2006a). Development and validation of the Basic Empathy Scale. "Journal of Adolescence," 29, 589-611; Jolliffe, D., & Farrington, D. P. (2006b). Examining the relationship between low empathy and bullying. "Aggressive…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Aggression, Factor Structure, Adolescents