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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
"Looking Closer" is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB's Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Demography, Student Diversity, Preschool Education
Blazer, Christie; Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
This Research Brief summarizes the performance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) students participating in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The IB program was offered at six M-DCPS high schools in 2017-2018. Over 3,000 examinations were taken by M-DCPS students in 27 subject areas in 2017-2018. The number of IB examinations…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Public Schools, High School Students, Racial Differences
Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
M-DCPS had 23,764 graduates in the 2017-2018 academic year. Most students, 91%, achieved a standard diploma (24 credits). Some students choose an alternative curriculum where 443 (2%) achieved an Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) diploma and 400 (2%) achieved an International Baccalaureate (IB). An additional 461 (2%) students…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Advanced Placement Programs, High Achievement, Service Learning
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Rowland, M. Lance; Shircliffe, Barbara J. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
This study examines educators' perspectives on accountability mandates designed to expand access to the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) classes to traditionally underserved students at a diverse suburban high school in Florida, Palm Crest High School. Consistent with Elmore (1979), district and site-based administrators focused on the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Equal Education
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Kramer, Dennis A., II – Journal of Education Finance, 2016
This study examines the impact of merit-aid programs on secondary course taking patterns. Specifically, this study uses difference-in-differences to analyze state-level Advanced Placement (AP) participation and examination data pre and post merit-aid adoption. Results indicate increases in AP participation and number of total examinations after…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, State Aid, Educational Policy, Financial Policy
Achieve, Inc., 2015
Earning college credit in high school matters to students and parents. Students who earn college credits by taking a college-level course while in high school are more likely to enter college and succeed. Through these experiences, students become familiar with college expectations, academic behaviors, and habits of mind; get a head start on…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dual Enrollment, College Credits, Accountability
Niu, Sunny; Li, Jun; Merriman, Jennifer; Matos-Elefonte, Haifa – College Board, 2015
In this study, we compare SpringBoard® (SB) schools that had continuously used the SB English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for at least three years with comparable non-SB schools. For high schools, the outcomes examined were school-level AP® participation and performance for a) all AP subjects, b) ELA and social science AP subjects, and c) ELA…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Curriculum, Effective Schools Research, Comparative Analysis
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Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Suldo, Shannon M.; Roth, Rachel A.; Fefer, Sarah A. – High School Journal, 2015
In this qualitative study, we investigated 15 successful and 15 struggling high school students, perceived stressors, coping strategies, and intrapersonal and environmental factors that students perceive to influence their success in college-level courses. We found that students' primary sources of stress involved meeting numerous academic demands…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High School Students, Work Ethic, High Achievement
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Suldo, Shannon M.; Dedrick, Robert F.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Roth, Rachel A.; Ferron, John – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
High school students in accelerated curricula face stressors beyond typical adolescent developmental challenges. The Student Rating of Environmental Stressors Scale (StRESS) is a self-report measure of environmental stressors appropriate for students in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. We developed the StRESS…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Test Construction, Test Validity, Stress Variables
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Suldo, Shannon M.; Dedrick, Robert F.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Fefer, Sarah A.; Ferron, John – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
Successful coping with academic demands is important given the inverse relationship between stress and positive adjustment in adolescents. The Coping With Academic Demands Scale (CADS) is a new measure of coping appropriate for students pursuing advanced high school curricula, specifically Advanced Placement (AP) classes and the International…
Descriptors: Coping, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity
Perna, Laura W.; May, Henry; Yee, April; Ransom, Tafaya; Rodriguez, Awilda; Fester, Rachél – Educational Policy, 2015
This study explores whether students from low-income families and racial/ethnic minority groups have the opportunity to benefit in what is arguably the most rigorous type of credit-based transition program: the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The analyses first describe national longitudinal trends in characteristics of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Access to Education, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students
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Resnik, Julia – Educational Practice and Theory, 2015
This paper considers why the International Baccalaureate--a prestigious international education program--is currently being incorporated into magnet schools in the United States. Since the mid-1980s, when school choice policy took root the number of magnet schools climbed and a growing number of them incorporated the International Baccalaureate…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Magnet Schools, Board of Education Policy, School Districts
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Gleek, Charles – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2015
There is ample discussion in academic and policy circles, as well as amongst the general public, about the ways in which classroom instructors can provide more engaging learning experiences for students. This research examines the ways in which students engage participating in classroom simulations as it pertains to the assigned learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Simulation, Advanced Placement Programs, International Relations
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Davis, Carolyn A. McBride; Slate, John R.; Moore, George W.; Barnes, Wally – Journal of Negro Education, 2015
In this investigation, the authors analyzed the cost effectiveness of receiving passing scores for Black students on Advanced Placement exams in three states (Texas, New York, and Florida) for a 16-year period (e.g., 1997 through 2012). College Board data were downloaded and analyzed for all Advanced Placement exams for Black students in these…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Incentives, Cost Effectiveness
Driver, Jason Hughes – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examines the relationship between high school efforts at post-secondary preparation for college bound students and the expectations of college and university admissions personnel. The Advanced Placement (AP) teachers and administrators at a rural Northwest Florida high school were administered a quantitative survey in order to collect…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Bound Students, Rural Areas, Advanced Placement Programs
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