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Tyre, Ashli D.; Feuerborn, Laura L. – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2017
Low staff support for schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) is a barrier to implementation and sustainability. In this qualitative study, we identify staff opposed to SWPBIS among staff in 36 schools across 9 districts in western Washington. Nonsupportive staff (n = 44) are compared to supportive staff (n = 1,166) on…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, School Personnel, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Hanson, Havala; Bisht, Biraj; Motamedi, Jason Greenberg – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
Students who take advanced courses in high school are more likely to enroll and persist in college. This report describes patterns in advanced coursetaking among three groups of students in Washington state: Spanish-speaking students, other language minority students whose primary or home language is not Spanish, and English-only speakers. This…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Enrollment Trends, Academic Achievement, Spanish Speaking
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Deussen, Theresa; Hanson, Havala; Bisht, Biraj – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
Students who drop out of high school are at increased risk of a range of negative social and economic consequences, including lower earnings and poorer health. To reduce dropout rates and lessen these negative consequences, districts around the country are using early warning indicators to identify and provide supports for students at risk of…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, High School Students, Dropouts, English Language Learners
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Taylor, Joseph A.; Getty, Stephen R.; Kowalski, Susan M.; Wilson, Christopher D.; Carlson, Janet; Van Scotter, Pamela – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
This study examined the efficacy of a curriculum-based intervention for high school science students. Specifically, the intervention was two years of research-based, multidisciplinary curriculum materials for science supported by comprehensive professional development for teachers that focused on those materials. A modest positive effect was…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, High School Students, Science Instruction
Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2014
We study a popular dual enrollment program in Washington State, "Running Start" using a new administrative database that links high school and postsecondary data. Conditional on prior high school performance, we find that students participating in Running Start are more likely to attend any college but less likely to attend four-year…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Cooperative Programs, Institutional Cooperation, College School Cooperation
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Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Tollit, Michelle; Herrenkohl, Todd I. – Journal of School Violence, 2014
School-based bullying perpetration and victimization is common worldwide and has profound impacts on student behavior and mental health. However, few studies have examined young adult outcomes of bullying perpetration or victimization. Research on factors that protect students who have bullied or been bullied is also lacking. This study examined…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Behavior Problems, Late Adolescents
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Taylor, Joseph; Kowalski, Susan; Getty, Stephen; Wilson, Christopher; Carlson, Janet – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Effective instructional materials can be valuable interventions to improve student interest and achievement in science (National Research Council [NRC], 2007); yet, analyses indicate that many science instructional materials and curricula are fragmented, lack coherence, and are not carefully articulated through a sequence of grade levels (AAAS,…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Student Interests, Science Achievement, Secondary School Science
Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Fay, Maggie P. – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2013
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English and math were finalized in 2010 and, as of July 2012, have been adopted in full by 45 states. These standards provide a framework that is intended to ensure that all students who graduate from high school in the United States have attained the knowledge and competencies that prepare them well for…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Mathematics Tests, Language Tests
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
Miller, Lawrence J.; Gross, Betheny; Ouijdani, Monica – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2012
In the era of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, school districts are under increasing pressure from policymakers to hold all students to high performance standards. In response, a growing number of schools are embracing the principles of student-centered learning (SCL). SCL is a contemporary approach that combines progressive and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Finance, School District Spending, Student Centered Curriculum
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
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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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Baird, Katherine – Educational Policy, 2011
Educational systems in the United States are generating vast amounts of data on student achievement. This may provide researchers and policy makers with long sought-after insight on the factors explaining student performance. This study uses recent data from Washington 10th graders to examine why some students learned more math than others.…
Descriptors: Test Results, Academic Achievement, Grade 10, High Schools
Hammer, Joyce D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In 2004, the Transition Mathematics Project (TMP), funded by the state of Washington and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was established to create projects to help high school students gain the necessary skills to become college and work-ready. Aligned to TMP's College Readiness Mathematics Standards, a fourth-year capstone mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Correlation
Agar-Jacobsen, Roberta J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The primary goal of this study was to examine the relationship between deaf and hard-of-hearing students' learning style preferences and compare them to their nondeaf peers. Specifically, this study used 90 students throughout western Washington State, 45 per group. Quantitative data were collected using the 104-question survey Learning Style…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Deafness, Grade 6
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