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Farley, Jennifer; Richardson Bruna, Katherine; Martinez Oropeza, Dawn; Ayala, Yesenia – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2019
"Al Éxito" supports the leadership development, post-secondary education, and civic engagement of Iowa Latina/o youth. In the summer of 2015, it piloted "Movimiento Al Éxito," a "pop up" summer program. In this article, we detail the innovative components and curriculum and describe our journey with "new…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Summer Programs, State History, Hispanic American Students
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This Special Report outlines state-level policy components that help ensure work-based learning opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality.
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Work Experience Programs, High School Students
Cohen, Marjorie D. – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2018
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an essential strategy for transforming the country's education system. Unfortunately, most learners lack sufficient access to knowledgeable industry experts who can link what is taught in the classroom to what is applied in the real world. To support states in addressing this lack of access, the Center on…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Expertise
Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education, 2018
The Iowa Department of Education collects enrollment information from all 15 community colleges. This report summarizes several aspects of community college enrollment as reported for the 2018 fall semester/quarter. Some highlights of this report include: (1) Fall 2018 enrollment decreased less than one percent to 89,894 students; (2) Part-time…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, Full Time Students, Part Time Students
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Parker, Walter C.; Lo, Jane C. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
Advanced high-school courses, such as Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the United States, present a content selection conundrum of major proportions. Judicious content selection is necessary if students are to learn subject matter meaningfully, but the sheer breadth of tested material in these courses promotes nearly the opposite:…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Course Content, Government (Administrative Body), Political Science
ACT, Inc., 2016
This report provides information about the performance of Iowa's 2016 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2016. Beginning with the Graduating Class of 2013, all students whose scores are college reportable, both standard and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests
ACT, Inc., 2016
"The Condition of College and Career Readiness" looks at the progress of the 2016 ACT®-tested graduating class relative to college and career readiness. This state briefing begins with statistics in the following categories for Iowa: performance, STEM, career readiness, impact, behaviors that impact access and opportunity, pipeline, and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Access to Education
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2015
Research shows that students who dually enroll are more likely to finish high school and succeed in postsecondary education than their peers with a similar grade point average (GPA), test scores, demographics, etc. Yet in many states, students and parents are largely--if not entirely--responsible for covering dual enrollment course costs, placing…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, State Aid, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas
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Scheuerell, Scott; Jaeger, Matt – Social Studies, 2015
The authors discuss how high school students participated in a unit in which they learned about African American history in a 1:1 computer classroom--in particular, how they were able to use digital history to learn about a variety of African American leaders who are not frequently covered in the traditional American History textbook. In addition,…
Descriptors: Black Studies, Internet, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
Iowa Department of Education, 2014
This report summarizes and analyzes fall enrollment in Iowa's community colleges. Each year, Iowa's 15 community colleges submit data on enrollment on the 10th business day of the fall semester. Some highlights from this report include: (1) Fall 2014 enrollment was 93,772 students--a decline of 0.49 percent from last fall; (2) Enrollment continues…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, Full Time Students, Part Time Students
Treat, Carol Rava – Principal Leadership, 2013
Hundreds of middle level and high schools are trying new strategies to improve attendance as an important path to improving achievement; graduation rates; and in many states, funding. Celebrity wake-up calls are just one of the tactics that school administrators are turning to as they look to leverage their own mix of sizzle and substance to…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, High Schools, Student Motivation, Attendance
Cook, Erika – Principal Leadership, 2013
As every good secondary administrator knows, rigorous curricula matter. Challenging curricula is the factor in lifting each student to reach their potential: "the academic intensity of the student's high school curriculum still counts more than anything else...in providing momentum toward completing a bachelor's degree" (Adelman, 2006,…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, Difficulty Level
ACT, Inc., 2012
Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards, Benchmarking
ACT, Inc., 2012
Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards
ACT, Inc., 2012
This report provides information about the performance of Iowa's 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Access to Information
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