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Naumenko, Oksana; Henson, Robert; Hutchins, Bryan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Funded by an Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation grant, the Rural Innovative Schools (RIS) Project is the first widespread effort to scale up the early college model by implementing it in comprehensive high schools. This paper will present preliminary findings from the evaluation of this project. The impact study uses a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Innovation, Dual Enrollment, High Schools
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May, Henry; Rodriguez, Awilda; Sirinides, Philip M.; Perna, Laura W.; Yee, April; Ransom, Tafaya – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
With the goal of increasing students' academic readiness for college, high schools in the United States are increasingly offering "credit-based transition programs," including International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), and dual enrollment. Existing research points to the promise of IB, AP, and other credit-based…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Correlation, College Preparation, Observation
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
Dee, Thomas S.; Jacob, Brian A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
This study assesses the effects of state exit exams on the student utilization of and performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams. AP programs have become an increasingly popular way of providing fairly standardized and academically rigorous academic experiences that can prepare high school students for the transition to post-secondary schooling.…
Descriptors: State Standards, Excellence in Education, Advanced Placement, Exit Examinations
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