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Behnke, Andrew O.; Bodenhamer, Aysha; McDonald, Taylor; Robledo, Mayra – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
The Juntos Program empowers Latina/o students and their families to gain the knowledge and resources necessary for academic success in high school and college. This is made possible via four interlinking components: Family Engagement; 4-H Clubs; Success Coaching and Mentoring; and a Juntos Summer Academy. Nineteen focus groups with participants in…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Hispanic American Students, Student Empowerment, Academic Achievement
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Askew, Karyl; Stevenson, Olivia; Byrd-Porter, Ginny; Auman, Wade; Lancaster, Beth; LeGrand, Takeda – Grantee Submission, 2019
"ACCESS", A Culture Creating Effective Systems for Success, was a three-year Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. The "ACCESS" grant led the way for a district-wide redesign of educational practices based on the novel approach of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Grants, Educational Innovation, Educational Improvement
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McShane, Michael Q. – Education Next, 2019
Communities in Schools is one of the nation's oldest and largest providers of integrated student supports, also known as "wraparound services." Started in New York City in the 1970s, the agency now works with more than 2,300 schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia. The model is straightforward: Communities in Schools recruits,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Improvement, Achievement Gains, Charter Schools
Carzoli, Elizabeth K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Current literature on dual language programs is focused at the elementary school level, while research at the secondary level remains sparse. Hence, this study addresses the literature gap by considering the impact of school organization and instruction on these programs. Specifically, this collective case study examines the effective features of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
Bojorquez, Hector; Bahena, Sofia – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2018
In 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature established the Foundation High School Program, which allows for significant local variation in graduation planning and represents one of the most substantial changes to Texas curricula in recent history. The new policy (HB5) lowered graduation requirements for mathematics, science and social studies;…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, College Readiness, High School Students
LoPresti, Nancy O. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The transition from 8th to 9th grade, from middle school to high school, is considered one of the most challenging experiences in an adolescent's life. Ninth-grade transition programs, often referred to as freshman academies, have been developed and implemented over the last decade to address the needs of 9th grade students. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Attendance, Academic Achievement, High School Freshmen, Student Adjustment
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
Cooper, Felicia Cecile – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The dissertation is an initial investigation of a peer mentoring program in a suburban high school in the southeastern United States. Additionally, the Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) study examined whether the Program improves academic performance and attendance, and decreases referrals. Utilizing an experimental design, a Participant and a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Groups, Attendance, Program Effectiveness
Smith, Brian Eugene – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Within the confines of this study, the researcher investigated Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering curriculum goals within Missouri high schools. The study measured Missouri PLTW teachers' perceptions of various elements of the curriculum as well as state and national PLTW End of Course student assessment data to determine if a relationship…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, High School Students, Program Descriptions, Course Descriptions
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Witte, John F. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This paper is the first summary of two studies and 10 years of evaluating the Milwaukee Parental Choice (voucher) Program (MPCP). This paper discusses school voucher evaluations in general terms and how these studies are carried out. The paper outlines the types of studies completed in "Study I" and "Study II" and the results…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Program Evaluation, Academic Achievement
Starke, Adam Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine whether the concept of the ninth grade academy structure in Texas high schools affects a variety of variables indicative of student achievement. Data representative of performance by students served in 30 schools with a separately structured ninth grade academy were compared to data representative of…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Nontraditional Education
Theodos, Brett; Pergamit, Michael R.; Hanson, Devlin; Edelstein, Sara; Daniels, Rebecca – Urban Institute, 2016
Urban Alliance serves at-risk youth through its high school internship program, which provides training, mentoring, and work experience to high school seniors from distressed communities. The program aims to help youth move on to higher education or employment after graduation. The Urban Institute is conducting a six-year, randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Youth Programs, At Risk Students, High School Students
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Dooley, T. Price; Schreckhise, William D. – Youth & Society, 2016
This study evaluates the Youth Development Program (YDP), a component of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). We examine whether the YDP reduced dropout rates among youth in secondary schools in seven school districts in the impoverished Mississippi River Delta in southeast Arkansas. Initially, the program seems to have an impact. Students…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Comparative Analysis
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Le, Vi-Nhuan; Mariano, Louis T.; Faxon-Mills, Susannah – Research in Higher Education, 2016
In the past decade, there has been a proliferation of community- and school-based college readiness programs designed to increase the participation of students who have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education. However, few of these college readiness programs have been empirically evaluated. This study examines the impact of one…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Developmental Studies Programs, Outreach Programs, College Programs
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"Teach For America" ("TFA") is a highly selective route to teacher certification that aims to place non-traditionally trained teachers in high-need public schools. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified seven studies of teachers trained through "TFA" that both fall within the scope of the Teacher Training,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
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