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Rainey, Katharine; Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Lopez, Omar – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2011
The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, project strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Economically Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katharine – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2011
Since 1994, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has provided funding to new charter schools through Charter School Program (CSP) grants designed to provide support for the planning and implementation of effective new charter programs. Grants are awarded to state education agencies, which then provide funding to approved charter schools through…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Open Enrollment, Nontraditional Education
Rainey, Katharine; Sheehan, Daniel; Maloney, Catherine – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
This report presents findings from the Year 3 evaluation of Texas' state-level Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, grant. GEAR UP grant requirements include an evaluation component designed to assess program effectiveness and to measure progress toward project goals. To this end, the evaluation considers…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Preparation, Advanced Courses, Information Management
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katharine – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
The evaluation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot sought to understand how districts implemented R-Tech grants, the effects of implementation on student and teacher outcomes, as well as the cost effectiveness and sustainability of R-Tech. The Texas legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Pilot Projects
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
In 2007, the Texas Legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot program, which provides $8 million in funding to support rural districts in implementing technology-based supplemental education programs. In order to be eligible for funding, districts must have…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Laptop Computers, Summer Schools, Administrator Role
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
In 2007, the Texas Legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot program, which provides $8 million in funding to support rural districts in implementing technology-based supplemental education programs. In order to be eligible for funding, districts must have…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Facilitators (Individuals)
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katharine – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
The evaluation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot sought to understand how districts implemented R-Tech grants, the effects of implementation on student and teacher outcomes, as well as the cost effectiveness and sustainability of R-Tech. The Texas legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Outcome Measures, Student Participation, Online Surveys
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Whipple, Allyson – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2008
Recognizing the challenges rural districts face in providing broad curricular offerings and supplemental educational services to students, in 2007, the 80th Texas Legislature authorized the creation of a pilot program designed to provide technology-based supplemental educational services to rural school districts that show an overall academic need…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Online Courses, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Whipple, Allyson – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2008
Recognizing the challenges rural districts face in providing broad curricular offerings and supplemental educational services to students, in 2007, the 80th Texas Legislature authorized the creation of a pilot program designed to provide technology-based supplemental educational services to rural school districts that show an overall academic need…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Distance Education
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie; Whipple, Allyson – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2008
The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, project strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities…
Descriptors: State Programs, School Districts, College Readiness, College Preparation
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie; Whipple, Allyson – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2008
The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, project strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities…
Descriptors: State Programs, School Districts, College Readiness, College Preparation
Maloney, Catherine; Caranikas-Walker, Fanny; Sheehan, Daniel – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2007
The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, strives to equalize low-income students' access to higher education by increasing their participation in rigorous coursework, providing expanded opportunities for low-income students and parents to learn about postsecondary educational opportunities and…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Grants
Shapley, Kelly; Pieper, Amy; Vicknair, Keven; Sheehan, Daniel; Weiher, Gregory R.; Hughes, Christina; Howard, Joseph – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2005
In October 1999, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) received a GEAR UP state grant. TEA's project, Texans Getting Academically Prepared (TGAP), was originally a five-year grant. However, additional federal funding extended the project for a sixth year. TGAP begins at the middle-school level to prepare low-income and minority students for higher…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Minority Group Students, Low Income Groups, Middle School Students