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Smith, Karl – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2014
Since 1990, high school students in Washington have had the choice of earning college credit through the Running Start program. Running start is a dual enrollment and dual credit program that allows eleventh and twelfth grade high school students to take college courses at any of Washington's 34 community and technical colleges, Central Washington…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Diversity, Dual Enrollment, High Schools
College Board, 2014
This report provides educators and policymakers with information they can use to celebrate their successes, understand their unique challenges, and set meaningful goals to increase opportunity for all students. It is important to note that while AP® Exams are valid measures of students' content mastery of college-level studies in specific academic…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, African American Students, American Indian Students, Asian American Students
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014
The "Fall Enrollment and Staffing Report 2014" provides a snapshot of enrollments in community and technical colleges during fall quarter 2014. The report addresses the questions most commonly raised regarding the community and technical colleges in Washington. The primary source of information for this document is the State Board for…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Enrollment, Full Time Equivalency
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013
National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Washington related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Ethnicity, High School Graduates
MDRC, 2013
Over the next ten years, more than half of all jobs will require some education beyond high school. The majority of students entering college do not earn a college credential that would give them better access to these jobs. While the Common Core State Standards should lead to more college-ready students over time, students will still need…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards, Academic Standards
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2013
The "Fall Enrollment and Staffing Report 2013" provides a snapshot of enrollments in community and technical colleges during fall quarter 2013. The report addresses the questions most commonly raised regarding the community and technical colleges in Washington. The primary source of information for this document is the State Board for…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Enrollment, Full Time Equivalency
Mielke, Monica; Butler, Alisha – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2013
In 2006, 4-H National Headquarters and National 4-H Council introduced an initiative aimed at increasing the number and quality of science, engineering, and technology programs that 4-H offers around the country, and increasing the number of youth involved in these programs. By engaging youth in informal science educational opportunities through…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Youth, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012
This report provides a summary of states currently administering end-of-course (EOC) assessments. The number of EOC assessments administered by states, the subjects most likely to have an associated EOC exam, and the purpose of EOC exams (for example, percentage of the final course grade and/or graduation requirement) are reviewed. State policies…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, High School Students, Educational Testing
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Van Brummelen, Harro; Koole, Robert – Journal of School Choice, 2012
This article assesses to what extent and how 18 Protestant and Catholic religiously based high schools in Alberta, British Columbia, and Washington state prepare students for cultural awareness and engagement. All schools claimed to educate students to make constructive and significant differences in culture and society. While this was evident in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Surface, Jeanne; Stader, David; Graca, Thomas; Lowe, Jerry – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Educational leaders have a substantial degree of control over students and generally have a tremendous influence on the decisions that they make. District administrators are already involved in comprehensive efforts to stem sexual harassment, teen violence and bullying; therefore, they may be well positioned to identify and address the problem of…
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), School Districts, Safety
Came, Deb; Ireland, Lisa – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2013
Graduation and dropout rates are important indicators of K-12 education in Washington State. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) prepares an annual report that provides a review of graduation and dropout statistics for schools and districts in Washington. This report includes information for all students as well as the…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Reports, Racial Differences
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Tyre, Ashli; Feuerborn, Laura; Pierce, Jennifer – Preventing School Failure, 2011
When many students are tardy at the secondary level, teachers must continually restart instruction or delay beginning instructional periods throughout the school day. To address the considerable amount of instructional time lost caused by high rates of tardiness, the authors investigated the results of schoolwide intervention to reduce student…
Descriptors: Intervention, Tribally Controlled Education, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Program Effectiveness
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Taylor, Catherine S.; Lee, Yoonsun – Educational Assessment, 2011
This article presents a study of ethnic Differential Item Functioning (DIF) for 4th-, 7th-, and 10th-grade reading items on a state criterion-referenced achievement test. The tests, administered 1997 to 2001, were composed of multiple-choice and constructed-response items. Item performance by focal groups (i.e., students from Asian/Pacific Island,…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Test Items, Pacific Islanders, American Indians
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Gill, Andrew M.; Gratton-Lavoie, Chiara – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
The authors extend the literature on the efficacy of high school economics instruction in two directions. First, they assess how much economic knowledge that California students acquired in their compulsory high school course is retained on their entering college. Second, using as a control group some college students from the state of Washington,…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Secondary Education, Retention (Psychology), Knowledge Level
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in Washington for 2010. In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Washington showed across-the-board gains in math--improvements at the basic, proficient, and advanced levels for all racial/ethnic subgroups, low-income students, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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