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Askew, Karyl; Stevenson, Olivia; Byrd-Porter, Ginny; Auman, Wade; Lancaster, Beth; LeGrand, Takeda – Grantee Submission, 2019
"ACCESS", A Culture Creating Effective Systems for Success, was a three-year Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. The "ACCESS" grant led the way for a district-wide redesign of educational practices based on the novel approach of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Grants, Educational Innovation, Educational Improvement
Grantee Submission, 2018
This research brief summarizes the major findings from a multi-year research study of the long-term impacts of student grade retention. The study examined New York City students in grades 3 through 8 subject an assessment-based promotion policy in academic years 2003-2004 through 2011-2012, following them through the 2015-2016 school year. This…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, High School Students, Academic Persistence, Student Behavior
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Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – Grantee Submission, 2018
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) was a statewide policy requiring college readiness testing and participation in college readiness courses for high school students. We used regression discontinuity to compare outcomes for students scoring just above and below test score cutoffs for assignment to FCCRI. We also examined…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Regression (Statistics), High School Students
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Babinski, Leslie M.; Murray, Desiree W.; Wilson, Wilkie A.; Kuhn, Cynthia M.; Malone, Patrick S. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the potential of an innovative high school neuroscience-based health course for implementation feasibility and impact on student outcomes. Methods: Thirteen teachers from two high schools participated in this quasi-experimental pilot study including 395 students (202 in the intervention…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Health Education, High School Students, Health Behavior
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Roscoe, Rod D.; Jacovina, Matthew E.; Harry, Danielle; Russell, Devin G.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Grantee Submission, 2015
Multimedia instructional materials require learners to select, organize, and integrate information across multiple modalities. To facilitate these comprehension processes, a variety of multimedia design principles have been proposed. This study further explores the redundancy principle by manipulating the degree of partial redundancy between…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, High School Students, Writing Instruction
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Couper, Lisa; Johannes, Kristen; Powers, Jackie; Silberglitt, Matt; Davenport, Jodi – Grantee Submission, 2016
Understanding key concepts in molecular biology requires reasoning about molecular processes that are not directly observable and, as such, presents a challenge to students and teachers. We ask whether novel interactive physical models and activities can help students understand key processes in viral replication. Our 3D tangible models are…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wei, Xin; Wagner, Mary; Yu, Jennifer W.; Hudson, Laura; Javitz, Harold – Grantee Submission, 2014
Using data from waves 1 through 5 of the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, this study used propensity score techniques to assess the relationships between general education inclusion and college enrollment rates among youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Data show that 2- or 4-year college enrollment rates were significantly higher…
Descriptors: Special Education, Longitudinal Studies, Disabilities, Transitional Programs