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Stephens, Jason M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Epidemic is an apt adjective for describing the problem of academic dishonesty. When asked if they have cheated in the past year, a "disproportionately large number" (i.e., the majority) of secondary and tertiary students in the United States (and in every other country in which it's been studied) report having done so. The problem of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cheating, Incidence, Moral Development
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) evaluation was designed with two overlapping and interacting components: (1) a study of the initiative's implementation in the participating high schools; and (2) a study of its impact on student experiences and other outcomes. As the document of record evaluating an important, large-scale initiative, this…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Lamb, Lisa A.; Bishop, Jessica Pierson; Philipp, Randolph A.; Whitacre, Ian; Schappelle, Bonnie P. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2018
In a cross-sectional study, 160 students in Grades 2, 4, 7, and 11 were interviewed about their reasoning when solving integer addition and subtraction open-number-sentence problems. We applied our previously developed framework for 5 Ways of Reasoning (WoRs) to our data set to describe patterns within and across participant groups. Our analysis…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Grade 2, Grade 4, Grade 7
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Beachum, Floyd D.; Watson, Terri N. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
Nathaniel Stone, the principal of Lakeshore Community High School, was summoned to a meeting in the city. The gathering included more than a dozen influential leaders. The conversation that unfolded was, literally, unreal. Mr. Smith, a government official of sorts, called for the destruction of a social movement that was having a positive effect…
Descriptors: High Schools, Racial Bias, Academic Achievement, African American Students
ACT, Inc., 2016
Since 2011, "Excelencia" in Education and ACT have collaborated to report on the academic readiness of Latino students. This year's report provides a national snapshot of academic performance among Hispanic students in the high school graduating class of 2015 who took the ACT® test. While it benchmarks Hispanic students' college and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Occupations
Florida Department of Education, 2014
The purpose of this technical assistance paper is to provide a description of the procedures used to determine school grades for the 2014 school year. Florida's current school accountability system originated with state legislation passed in 1999 (the "A+ Plan") and has been revised periodically to reflect increased standards and…
Descriptors: Computation, Accountability, State Legislation, State Standards
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Coffey, Heather; Davila, Liv; Kolano, Lan – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2013
English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing population in the US schools (National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2011); these students are consistently outperformed by their White counterparts on the National Assessment of Educational Progress data (NCES, 2011). While traditional English as a second language (ESL) classes…
Descriptors: Dialects, English Language Learners, Power Structure, English (Second Language)
Brunner, Judy Tilton – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
Literacy, differentiated instruction, student engagement and academic achievement continue to be hot topics for educators, parents, legislators, and government officials. "Now I Get It! Differentiate, Engage, and Read for Deeper Meaning" is a practical, easy to use resource for classroom teachers, literacy coaches, school administrators and post…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Reading Comprehension, Individualized Instruction, Parents
Lesley, Mellinee – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"Invisible Girls" is an examination of twenty-four at-risk adolescent girls' writing practices in a Third Space setting located within a school but outside of the confines of a regular classroom. Through a description of the girls' writing over a three-and-a-half-year period in this setting, Mellinee Lesley details phenomena that both support and…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Public Education
Mason, Linda H.; Reid, Robert; Hagaman, Jessica L. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2012
Comprehension problems have become an epidemic: One out of every four secondary school students is unable to read and comprehend the material in textbooks. Start addressing the root of the problem today with this practical guidebook, designed to strengthen adolescents' reading comprehension and written expression so they can master academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evidence, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
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Wiesman, Jeff – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2012
Given that many high school students come to school unmotivated to learn, the purpose of this article is to examine various motivational constructs and to determine if educators are incorporating the most effective motivational strategies. In fact, adolescents vary from adults physically, cognitively, emotionally, and physiologically and,…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Student Motivation, High School Students, Beliefs
Iowa Department of Education, 2012
Case studies of Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) in the Iowa project included four high schools that have been practicing this professional development model for the last five years. The schools, AHST Secondary School, Cedar Falls High School, Spencer High and Middle Schools and Valley High School were visited in April, 2011. The visits included…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Models, Professional Development, High Schools
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
In a political climate where most public schools have reduced or eliminated P.E. entirely in response to budget cuts and increased pressure to improve academic test scores, Naperville High School in Illinois stands out as an anomaly. The school's already robust daily P.E. program is specifically designed around the notion that physical activity…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Children, Public Schools, Educational Change
Guam Department of Education, 2013
This report addresses the reporting requirements of Public Law 26-26 and the provisions of "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB") as described in the Guam Department of Education Board adopted "District Action Plan" ("DAP"). Public Law 26-26, Section 3106 states that "No later than thirty (30) days following…
Descriptors: Public Education, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
Wilcox, Kristen C.; Angelis, Janet I. – Teachers College Press, 2011
In their second collaboration, Wilcox and Angelis tell the stories of high school educators who embody best practices in their day-to-day activities--practices that consistently lead to higher student academic achievement across the core subjects for "all" students. This book shares results of a multi-case study of how some high schools…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Immigrants, Best Practices
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