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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Shields, Katherine A.; Agnew, Lauren; Gallo, Audrey – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2019
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) partnered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to examine the pathways used by students to attain a Regents diploma at the outset of a new policy expanding those pathways in June 2015. Under the new 4+1 pathways policy, students could replace one of the two…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Exit Examinations, Social Studies, Achievement Gap
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Parker, Caroline E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
This longitudinal study analyzes high school graduation outcomes of students who entered New York City public schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students. It extends the work of Kieffer and Parker (2016) by investigating the high school graduation rates and the types of diploma earned by the 1,734 students who entered New York City public…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Public Schools, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates
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Perry, S. Marshall; Catapano, Michael; Ramon, Olosunde Gbolagade – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2016
This paper explores the relationships among attitudes toward mathematics, teaching, and academic achievement in mathematics. Based on the contextual and social nature of academic self-concept, two complementary studies are discussed. The first study from the northeastern United States examined the relationships among these variables in 84 high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes, High School Students
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Adams, Adrian – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2016
This study was designed to analyze non-principal staff supervisors' perceptions of PLC efforts, encouragements, and activities in the six dimensions of a professional learning community (PLC) characterized as shared and supportive leadership, shared values and vision, collaborative culture, a focus on learning, supportive relationships, and…
Descriptors: Supervisors, Administrator Attitudes, Communities of Practice, High Schools
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Gorlewski, Julie – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2016
The effects of neoliberal ideologies infiltrate all aspects of the teaching-learning environment, including academic practices of reading and writing. Writing, more than simply a demonstration of academic proficiency, represents a means of thinking--an opportunity to develop critical thought, build resistance to neoliberal individualism through…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Writing Instruction
Quintana, Elizabeth Ruiz – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This mixed method study explored and analyzed instructional strategies utilized by algebra teachers whose students' coursework culminated in the New York State Regents Examination in Integrated Algebra and for whom 50% of the tested cohort earned mastery level (85 or higher) on the examination. The targeted populations were eighth or ninth grade…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Academic Achievement, Suburban Schools, Standardized Tests
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Thomas, Ally S.; Bonner, Sarah M.; Everson, Howard T.; Somers, Jennifer A. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2015
The Peer Enabled Restructured Classroom (PERC) is an instructional innovation developed to address gaps in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in urban high schools. The PERC model changes instruction from teacher led to peer led by bringing peer students into the classroom to lead small-group work. Our study sought to provide…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Urban Schools, High School Students, Peer Teaching
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2015
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), focuses on the issue of low college readiness among Black and Latino male students--a problem that has persisted in New York City (NYC) even as high school graduation rates have risen. ESI is providing funding and professional development to 40 NYC high schools, aimed at helping them improve outcomes,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Males, Program Effectiveness
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2015
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), focuses on the issue of low college readiness among Black and Latino male students--a problem that has persisted in New York City (NYC) even as high school graduation rates have risen. ESI is providing funding and professional development to 40 NYC high schools, aimed at helping them improve outcomes,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Males, Program Effectiveness
Kennedy, Scott J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate how high school mathematics teachers' descriptions of academic optimism, responsive teaching, technological pedagogical content knowledge, formative assessment, reflective practice, supervisor instructional leadership, and receptivity to change are related to student mastery on a NYS Regents exam in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Psychological Patterns, Teaching Styles
Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Leos-Urbel, Jacob; Silander, Megan; Wiswall, Matt – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2014
Holding a summer job is a rite of passage in American adolescence, a first rung towards adulthood and self-sufficiency. However, over the past decade, youth employment during the summer has decreased significantly. Summer youth employment has the potential to benefit high school students' educational outcomes and employment trajectories,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Student Employment, Youth, Employment Level
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Isaacs, Tina – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
New York State has had a statewide curriculum-based external exit examinations system since 1877, governed and regulated by its board of Regents. Regents examinations originally served to guarantee that high school graduates were prepared to enter university; other, local examinations were available to the non-college bound. The Regents…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, Curriculum Based Assessment, Measurement, High School Graduates
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DeWitt, Scott W.; Patterson, Nancy; Blankenship, Whitney; Blevins, Brooke; DiCamillo, Lorrei; Gerwin, David; Gradwell, Jill M.; Gunn, John; Maddox, Lamont; Salinas, Cinthia; Saye, John; Stoddard, Jeremy; Sullivan, Caroline C. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2013
This study indicates that the state-mandated high-stakes social studies assessments in four states do not require students to demonstrate that they have met the cognitive demands articulated in the state-mandated learning standards. Further, the assessments do not allow students to demonstrate the critical thinking skills required by the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Social Studies, State Standards, High School Students
Morgan, Yvette – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A school-family-community partnership to improve student achievement was examined at a comprehensive high school located in a low income urban community in Long Island City, New York. In this causal comparative analyses study, the researcher examines the effect of a school-family-community partnership on the educational outcomes of economically…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Program Effectiveness
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Rivera, Jennifer E. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2011
The State of New York Agriculture Science Education secondary program is required to have a certification exam for students to assess their agriculture science education experience as a Regent's requirement towards graduation. This paper focuses on the procedure used to develop and validate two content sub-test questions within a…
Descriptors: Test Items, Item Banks, Test Construction, Test Validity
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