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Moeder-Chandler, Markus – SAGE Open, 2018
In the fall of 2013, Fountain-Fort Carson High School implemented a new "Advisory Period" for all students at all grade levels. Incoming ninth-grade students were randomly assigned a faculty advisor and stayed with the advisor over the course of their 4 years of high school. School counselors wrote the Advisory programming which included…
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Counselors, High School Students, Faculty Advisers
College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides increased flexibility for states and districts to develop strategies to support school improvement while, at the same time, emphasizes the importance of implementing evidence-based interventions to support low-performing schools. As states and districts implement comprehensive college and career…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students
Sherman, Dan; Li, Yibing; Darwin, Marlene; Taylor, Suzanne; Song, Mengli – American Institutes for Research, 2017
The National Math + Science Initiative's (NMSI's) College Readiness Program (CRP) is an established program whose goal is to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in high schools to improve students' readiness for college. It provides teacher, student, and school supports to promote high school students' success in…
Descriptors: National Programs, Program Effectiveness, Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Students
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 Colorado: performance, STEM, career readiness, impact, behaviors that impact access and opportunity, pipeline,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Benchmarking, Career Readiness
DeArmond, Michael; Denice, Patrick; Gross, Betheny; Hernandez, Jose; Jochim, Ashley – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2015
This report provides a new resource for understanding the state of urban public schools in the U.S. Geared specifically toward city leaders who want to evaluate how well traditional district and charter schools are serving all their city's children and how their schools compare to those in other cities, the report measures outcomes for all public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Low Income Students
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Behr, Michelle; Marston, Christine; Nelson, Kyle Anne – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2014
Changing demographics, low Latino graduation rates, and changes to education funding--nationally and locally--challenge society to develop innovative strategies to navigate transformations affecting public education. This article presents findings from a collaborative community-engaged evaluation of a dropout prevention program for at-risk male…
Descriptors: Case Studies, At Risk Students, Males, Hispanic American Students
Wahlstrom, Kyla L.; Dretzke, Beverly J.; Gordon, Molly F.; Peterson, Kristin; Edwards, Katherine; Gdula, Julie – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2014
The results from this three-year research study, conducted with over 9,000 students in eight public high schools in three states, reveal that high schools that start at 8:30 AM or later allow for more than 60% of students to obtain at least eight hours of sleep per school night. Teens getting less than eight hours of sleep reported significantly…
Descriptors: High School Students, School Schedules, Health, Academic Achievement
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Eisenhart, Margaret; Weis, Lois; Allen, Carrie D.; Cipollone, Kristin; Stich, Amy; Dominguez, Rachel – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2015
In response to numerous calls for more rigorous STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education to improve US competitiveness and the job prospects of next-generation workers, especially those from low-income and minority groups, a growing number of schools emphasizing STEM have been established in the US over the past decade.…
Descriptors: High School Students, STEM Education, Educational Opportunities, Comparative Analysis
Gannett, Cassandra Dunn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The inequities in learning between the rich and the poor have become pervasive in United States. This is evidenced by the high school graduation rates, college attendance percentages, and employment statistics. Upon another wave of reform, the Common Core State Standards in mathematics are currently being adopted in hopes of increasing learning…
Descriptors: Algebra, Classroom Techniques, Learner Engagement, Culturally Relevant Education
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This paper profiles Colorado's test score trends through 2008-09. In 2003, the mean scale score on the state 4th grade reading test was 598 for non-Title I students and 558 for Title I students. In 2009, the mean scale score in 4th grade reading was 599 for non-Title I students and 556 for Title I students. Between 2003 and 2009, the mean scale…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Achievement Rating
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Sampson, Darlene; Garrison-Wade, Dorothy F. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2011
Despite the laudable intent of various educational initiatives in raising the achievement level of all children, limited progress has been made. In an effort to diminish the achievement gap of students of color, some researchers have examined the cultural relevancy of the curriculum in promoting student achievement. The purpose of this mixed…
Descriptors: Caring, Achievement Gap, African American Students, Field Trips
Easton, Lois Brown; Soguero, Michael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center (ERS) in Estes Park, Colo., is a boarding school designed to re-engage students who already have dropped out and persuade them to stay in school and graduate. The school does this by giving students leadership positions, giving students as much time as they need to meet expectations, using…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Leadership, Dropouts, High School Students
Data Quality Campaign, 2010
Now that all 50 states and the District of Columbia are building statewide longitudinal data systems, the next step is to ensure that the information in these systems is used to improve student learning. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) has identified 10 actions that states can take to ensure that the right data are available and accessible and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
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Hardre, Patricia L.; Hennessey, Maeghan N. – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2010
This research examined how rural high school students' self-perceptions and environmental perceptions influence their engagement, expectations, and achievement, and how those relationships differ by geographic rural location. Participants were 224 students in four rural, public high schools in two U.S. states, Colorado and Indiana. Path models…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Academic Achievement, Path Analysis, High School Students
Zimmer, Ron; Gill, Brian; Booker, Kevin; Lavertu, Stephane; Sass, Tim R.; Witte, John – RAND Corporation, 2009
The first U.S. charter school opened in 1992, and the scale of the charter movement has since grown to 4,000 schools and more than a million students in 40 states plus the District of Columbia. With this growth has also come a contentious debate about the effects of the schools on their own students and on students in nearby traditional public…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Research Methodology, Probability, Student Characteristics
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