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Atteberry, Allison; LaCour, Sarah E.; Burris, Carol; Welner, Kevin G.; Murphy, John – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: There is broad agreement about the benefits of taking AP and/or IB courses in high school. Nonetheless, student access to such courses remains uneven and inequitable, due largely to the practice of tracking students by perceived "ability." These tracking practices are often defended based on the contention that…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Advanced Placement, Honors Curriculum, High School Students
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Long, Mark C. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Using a "naïve" specification, this paper estimates the relationship between 36 high school characteristics and 24 student outcomes controlling for students' pre-high school characteristics. The goal of this exploration is not to generate casual estimates, but rather to: (a) compare the size of the relationships to determine which inputs…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Effect Size, High School Students, Student Characteristics
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Cornell, Dewey; Shukla, Kathan; Konold, Timothy R. – AERA Open, 2016
This study tested the theory that an authoritative school climate characterized by disciplinary structure and student support is conducive to positive academic outcomes for middle and high school students. Multilevel multivariate modeling at student and school levels was conducted using school surveys completed by statewide samples of 39,364…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Grades (Scholastic)
Bassiri, Dina – ACT, Inc., 2015
The 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) known as No Child Left Behind and more recent federal initiatives such as Race to the Top and the ESEA flexibility waiver have brought student growth to the forefront of education reform for assessing school and teacher effectiveness. This study examined growth…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, College Readiness, Statistics, Grade 8
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Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Toomey, Russell B.; Williams, David R.; Mitchell, Kimberly J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study examined the associations between Latino adolescents' ("n" = 219; "M" [subscript age] = 14.35; "SD" = 1.75) perceptions of ethnic discrimination in multiple settings (e.g., online, school) and several domains of adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic),…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology)
Hicks, Katrina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study gathered from former students during grades 6th through 12th who had actively participated in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) program, sought to build on existing research on the benefits of participating in extra-curricular activities. The purpose of the research was to examine the extent to which participation in the BPA…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Gallagher, Faustina – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study assessed the relationship of an Arts Summer Learning Program (Arts Program) to student academic performance and college readiness. A North Texas school district collaborated with a research-based Arts Program in 2010, and a new approach was implemented in the summer school program for low-performing students who had failed courses in…
Descriptors: Art Education, Summer Programs, Academic Achievement, College Readiness
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The study reviewed in this paper examined the effect of school choice on the criminal activity, academic achievement, and high school graduation rate of more than 2,000 male middle and high school students in North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district. For the 2002-03 school year, all district students were given the choice to either…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Choice
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McNeal, Ralph B., Jr. – Journal of Educational Research, 2012
There are many conflicting findings regarding the relationship between parent involvement and student performance. Some findings support a positive relationship between involvement and achievement, whereas others support a negative relationship. The most common explanation for the negative findings, in which parent involvement is associated with…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Parent Student Relationship
Maloney, Catherine; Lopez, Omar – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2012
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, is a federally-funded system of grants that focuses on preparing low-income students to enter and succeed in postsecondary educational programs. GEAR UP grants extend across 6 school years and require that funded districts begin providing grant services to students no…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Economically Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students
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Ren, Fujun; Li, Xiuju; Zhang, Huiliang; Wang, Lihui – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
For almost a century, researchers have studied creative imagination, most typically that of children. This article reports on a study of the development of creative imagination of Chinese youths and its relation to the educational environment. Data consisted of 4,162 students from grades 4 through 12. Findings showed that students' creative…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Foreign Countries, Creativity, Imagination
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Wang, Kenneth T.; Fu, Chu-Chun; Rice, Kenneth G. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2012
We examined the moderating effects of mastery goals and academic contingency of self-worth (CSW-A) on how perfectionistic discrepancy associates with academic efficacy and satisfaction with life among gifted students in middle and high school. Participants in this study were 144 gifted students from 6th to 12th grade in a suburban Midwest U.S.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Life Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation
Murphy Odo, Dennis; D'Silva, Reginald; Gunderson, Lee – Canadian Journal of Education, 2012
Post-secondary education has increased in importance as the world's economies become more knowledge-based. Employment trends suggest that a high school diploma may be insufficient in some jurisdictions to meet the skills and demands of the 21st century workplace (HRSDC, 1998). In addition, immigration trends are resulting in more ethnic and…
Descriptors: Asians, High School Students, Eligibility, Cultural Influences
Monachino, Kimberly S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research study examined the impact of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program on students' self-efficacy and academic achievement outcome measures at the middle and high school level. AVID is a college readiness system designed to prepare at-risk students in the fourth through 12th grade for college. The main focus of this…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
Weers, Anthony J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of socioeconomic status on the achievement of high school students participating in a one-to-one laptop computer program. Students living in poverty struggle to achieve in schools across the country, educators must address this issue. The independent variable in this study is socioeconomic…
Descriptors: High School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Laptop Computers, Academic Achievement
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