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Pedersen, James M. – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this study was to analyze student academic performance data from year-round calendar high schools across the United States in comparison to those of traditional calendar high schools within the same states. This study sought to determine if the mean passing scores of students for the last three academic years in four important…
Descriptors: Year Round Schools, High Schools, Public Schools, High School Students
Di Fatta, Jenna; Garcia, Sarah; Gorman, Stephanie – Online Submission, 2009
Three teacher researchers conducted this action research project to increase their 54 high school students' achievements in mathematics. The teacher researchers had noticed a trend of low scores on teacher-made chapter tests and non-completion of daily homework. Standardized tests showed that most students scored below average on the mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Action Research, Academic Achievement, Student Surveys
Shirley, Doeford G. – Online Submission, 2009
The need for alternative education programs that work is paramount in light of the nation's public education crisis. The problem is that alternative education programs fail to adequately address the issues that At-Risk students bring to, and face in, the alternative and/or the traditional classroom. This study utilized a qualitative and a…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, At Risk Students, Questionnaires, Data Collection
Gambill, Jill M.; Moss, Lauralee A.; Vescogni, Christie D. – Online Submission, 2008
Teachers at three separate public schools analyzed possible reasons behind low grades. All problems (late work, unprepared students, lax attitudes) related to students who were not organized for learning. Even though these teachers taught a variety of ages ranging from third thru twelve grades, they typically found evidence of a lack of…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Organization, Skill Development, Student Improvement
Ellis, Daniel K.; Ellis, Kerry A.; Huemann, Linda J.; Stolarik, Elizabeth A. – Online Submission, 2007
Varied academic ability is a problem across the country and is the focus of this action research project report. The four teacher researchers were searching for way to reach all learners with their mathematics instruction. The purpose of the research was to increase mathematical performance in a varied ability math classroom. To address varied…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Cognitive Style, Action Research, Academic Achievement
Althoff, Sarah E.; Linde, Kristen J.; Mason, John D.; Nagel, Ninja M.; O'Reilly, Katie A. – Online Submission, 2007
This research project was conducted at a high school in a suburban metropolitan area in the Midwest from August 21, 2006 through October 26, 2006. The purpose of the research was to improve student achievement and motivation through the posting and communicating of daily learning objectives. The research participants included 150 students and five…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, High Schools, High School Students, Comprehension
Wagman, Janet Campbell – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this study was to analyze and induce change to lessen the achievement gap in heterogeneously grouped high school Latin classes where some students may be at academic risk, due to insufficient knowledge, inability to connect with the subject, and poor performances. The researcher engaged in action research, a branch of qualitative…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, High School Students, Educational Change