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Erickson, Brian; Crews, Tracy – Science Teacher, 2019
This article describes a five-lesson curriculum that introduces students to the primary cause, multiple predicted impacts, and possible solutions to ocean acidification. It builds upon the strengths of over 90 existing teaching resources on the topic while also contributing new ways to teach about the impacts and solutions to this pressing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Oceanography, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers
Achieve, Inc., 2018
There is a growing body of research that suggests the first year of high school is a critical transition point for students. It also finds course-taking and successful completion of those courses in 9th grade to be valuable predictors of students' success in high school. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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
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McGrath Kato, Mimi; Flannery, Brigid; Triplett, Danielle; Saeturn, Sun – Grantee Submission, 2018
Freshman year has been identified as a very important year in high school. It has been shown more than any other year to determine whether a student will complete high school or drop out. Schools who examine grade-level data on a regular basis often find that freshmen students receive the most office discipline referrals and most failing grades,…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Freshmen, Student Needs, Prevention
Oregon Department of Education, 2017
Oregon students attend schools in a variety of geographic locations across the state and the sizes of the schools range from more than 3,000 students to fewer than five. This brief highlights schools in small and medium-sized towns, with a median 9th through 12th grade enrollment size of 92 for a school in a small town and 385 for a school in…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Municipalities, Community Characteristics, School Size
ACT, Inc., 2016
This report provides information about the performance of Oregon'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 Oregon: performance, STEM, career readiness, impact, behaviors that impact access and opportunity, pipeline,…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Access to Education
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
In the past year, a number of states have eliminated the requirements for high school exit or graduation examinations and retroactively issued diplomas to students who had completed all other graduation requirements but had not passed the required examinations. On the other hand, some states have begun to require students to pass a civics test as…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, High Schools, State Standards, Exit Examinations
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
With today's greater focus on preparing students for college and careers, the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) recently conducted a review of the coursework that states are requiring students to complete in order to receive a high school diploma, and of what diploma options are available for students in each state. This…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Core Curriculum
Oregon Department of Education, 2016
High School graduation rates are key indicators of accountability for high schools and school districts in Oregon. Beginning with the 2008-09 school year, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) implemented the cohort method of calculating graduation rates. The cohort method identifies the year the student entered high school for the first time…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Students, Cohort Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
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Laws, Priscilla W.; Willis, Maxine C.; Sokoloff, David R. – Physics Teacher, 2015
This article describes the 25-year history of development of the activity-based Workshop Physics (WP) at Dickinson College, its adaptation for use at Gettysburg Area High School, and its synergistic influence on curricular materials developed at the University of Oregon and Tufts University and vice versa. WP and these related curricula: 1) are…
Descriptors: Workshops, Physics, Educational History, High School Students
Oregon Department of Education, 2015
High School graduation rates are key indicators of accountability for high schools and school districts in Oregon. Beginning with the 2008-09 school year, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) implemented the cohort method of calculating graduation rates. The cohort method identifies the year the student entered high school for the first time…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Students, Cohort Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
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Pluth, Michael D.; Boettcher, Shannon W.; Nazin, George V.; Greenaway, Ann L.; Hartle, Matthew D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Decreased funding for middle and high school education has resulted in reduced classroom time, which, when coupled with an increased focus on standardized testing, has decreased the exposure of many middle school students to hands-on science education. To help address these challenges, we developed an integrated outreach program, spanning grades…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Sustainability