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Bavis, Peter – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
In 2010, Evanston Township High School in suburban Chicago, Illinois, dramatically changed its freshman year for incoming students. The school detracked freshman English, history, and biology courses for the vast majority of students, thus removing barriers for historically under-represented student groups and providing greater access and…
Descriptors: High School Freshmen, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Minority Group Students
Ortiz, Craig R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Homework varies widely in importance among both teachers and students, as well as in subject areas. In mathematics, it is generally expected that it plays a critical role in students' understanding of mathematics and will be assigned daily. However, it is also understood that whether students take homework seriously can be difficult to ascertain.…
Descriptors: Homework, Mathematics Achievement, High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics
Webb, Michael – Jobs For the Future, 2014
Early college schools are succeeding at our nation's most daunting educational challenge--propelling students from underserved backgrounds to graduate high school and earn postsecondary degrees. These schools combine high school and college in rigorous, yet supportive environments that embrace acceleration over remediation. Their "college for…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Saavedra, Anna Rosefsky – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background: In schools accredited as "IB World Schools" by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), teachers use IB curriculum and pedagogy to teach a range of courses that are intended to prepare IB-enrolled students for college. Over the past 18 years, the number of U.S. schools that implement IB programs has increased…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Case Studies, Academic Achievement
Fornaciari, Jim – Principal Leadership, 2013
Many parallels exist between quality coaches and quality classroom teachers--especially AP teachers, who often feel the pressure to produce positive test results. Having developed a series of techniques and strategies for building a team-oriented winning culture on the field, Jim Fornaciari writes about how he adapted those methods to work in the…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, History Instruction
Roderick, Melissa; Coca, Vanessa; Moeller, Eliza; Kelley-Kemple, Thomas – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2013
In a 2010 address to the College Board, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan laid out a vision for high school that advances the Obama administration's goal of the U.S. once again leading the world in educational attainment. There is no grade in which the magnitude and complexity of this shift becomes clearer than in senior year. Historically,…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Educational Attainment, Colleges, Graduation
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2012
The International Baccalaureate (IB) organization, best known in the United States for its prestigious two-year diploma program for juniors and seniors, will enter new terrain this fall as it formally rolls out an initiative centered on a variety of career pathways that includes engineering, culinary arts, and automotive technology. The move comes…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Pilot Projects, Vocational Education, High Schools
Coca, Vanessa; Johnson, David; Kelley-Kemple, Thomas; Roderick, Melissa; Moeller, Eliza; Williams, Nicole; Moragne, Kafi – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2012
In 1997, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced an ambitious plan to open 13 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs (IBDP) in neighborhood high schools throughout the city. Hoping to replicate the success achieved in the long-standing IB program at Lincoln Park High School, the scale of the IB experiment was unmatched by any other school…
Descriptors: Student Experience, High School Graduates, Postsecondary Education, Advanced Placement Programs
Kelley-Kemple, Thomas; Proger, Amy; Roderick, Melissa – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The current study provides an in-depth look at Advanced Placement (AP) math and science course-taking in one school district, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Using quasi-experimental methods, this study examines the college outcomes of students who take AP math and science courses. Specifically, this study asks whether students who take AP math…
Descriptors: High School Students, Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Secondary School Mathematics
Wood, Steven M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Advanced Placement[R] (AP[R]) courses provide high school students an opportunity to be exposed to the rigors of college while they are still in high school. Since school policies play a role in the opportunities for students to pursue these courses, educational leaders must be aware of the ways in which their personal beliefs and school practices…
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Measures (Individuals), Multiple Regression Analysis, Educational Opportunities
Roderick, Melissa; Nagaoka, Jenny; Coca, Vanessa; Moeller, Eliza – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2009
This report examines the path to college for students in academically advanced programs-- graduates of Chicago's seven Selective Enrollment schools, those who completed International Baccalaureate programs, and graduates who had taken a sequence of at least six honors and two Advanced Placement classes. This report expands on the findings of…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, First Generation College Students, High Schools, Advanced Students
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Nomi, Takako – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
This study evaluates a curriculum policy that required college preparatory coursework for all students, using data from Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Beginning in 1997, CPS ended remedial coursework and required all students to complete a college-preparatory course sequence for graduation. In this study, the authors constrain their analysis to the…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Grade 9, Algebra, College Preparation
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Allensworth, Elaine; Nomi, Takako; Montgomery, Nicholas; Lee, Valerie E. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2009
There is a national movement to universalize the high school curriculum so that all students graduate prepared for college. The present work evaluates a policy in Chicago that ended remedial classes and mandated college preparatory course work for all students. Based on an interrupted time-series cohort design with multiple comparisons, this study…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Algebra, College Preparation, English Curriculum