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Pierson, Ashley; Hodara, Michelle; Luke, Jonathan – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
Oregon's postsecondary attainment goal for 2025, adopted in 2011, calls for 40 percent of Oregon adults to have a bachelor's degree or higher, 40 percent to have an associate's degree or postsecondary certificate, and the remaining 20 percent to have a high school diploma or equivalent (S. 253, Or. 2011). As in other states a central strategy for…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Credits, Advanced Placement Programs, Program Descriptions
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Davis, Elisabeth; Smither, Cameron; Zhu, Bo; Stephan, Jennifer – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
Acceleration programs are academically challenging courses in which high school students can simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma and a postsecondary degree (dual credit). These programs include Advanced Placement courses, concurrent-enrollment courses, Postsecondary Enrollment Options courses (a dual-enrollment program in…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Student Participation, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Placement Programs
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Wright, Katie; Buchanan, Emma – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
The development of "international mindedness" is an established aim of international education and has recently gained prominence in national school systems. Despite its increasing salience, it remains an ambiguous construct and an understudied aspect of schooling. It is implicated in globalized educational markets and attempts to…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, International Education, Advanced Placement Programs
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
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Musu-Gillette, Lauren; de Brey, Cristobal; McFarland, Joel; Hussar, William; Sonnenberg, William; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
This report uses statistics to examine current conditions and changes over time in education activities and outcomes for different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. This report shows that over time, students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
Yeado, Joe; Grace, Julie; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our 31st annual report analyzing data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts finds that while 68 of the 92 school districts are exceeding or significantly exceeding expectations on our new state report cards, there are large achievement gaps across the region on state assessments for low-income students and students of color. Key…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
Chapman, Anne; Keyes, Maddie; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our 32nd annual report analyzing data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts finds progress on some college readiness indicators and largely positive showings on district report cards. Those results are offset, however, by discouraging results on standardized tests and continued substantial achievement gaps between students of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
Corcoran, Mimi – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation explores the views and experiences of high school calculus teachers and college mathematics professors on the professional development which occurs at the annual national AP Calculus exam grading. This professional development experience comes in several forms: the exam briefing sessions, the actual reading of the exams, the…
Descriptors: Calculus, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, College Faculty
Scott, Susan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of the present action research study is to describe a hands-on activity model, named the Constructed Scaffold Model (CSM), used in an Advanced Placement Calculus class in a southeastern United States suburban high school. Data were collected over an 8-week period during the spring 2017 semester. The teacher-researcher developed a…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Models, Program Implementation, Hands on Science
Murillo, Leo – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this causal comparative study is to determine whether the assistant principal decision-making process and their years of experience influence the advanced diploma rates in high schools on Long Island, New York. The subjects for this study were 75 assistant principals in Long Island high schools during 2016. Assistant principals'…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, High Schools, Decision Making, Graduation Rate
Jackson, Luke M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed method study was aimed at examining the influence of dual processing (Type 1 and Type 2 thinking) on the development of high school students' nature of science (NOS) views. Type 1 thinking is intuitive, experiential, and heuristic. Type 2 thinking is rational, analytical, and explicit. Three research questions were asked: (1) Do the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, High School Students, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction
Belcher, Nathan Tillman – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This action research study used data from multiple assessments in Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism to determine the viability of Modeling Instruction as a pedagogy for students in AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism. Modeling Instruction is a guided-inquiry approach to teaching science in which students progress through…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Advanced Placement Programs, Mechanics (Physics)
Achieve, Inc., 2017
States cannot make good policy and practice decisions--and ultimately cannot improve student performance--if they do not have basic information about how students are performing along the way. As such, Achieve focused on states' publicly reported student performance against college- and career-ready (CCR) indicators in all 50 states and the…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Educational Indicators, Statistical Data, Graduation Rate
Adams, Daena Barrett – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative study is to analyze data around school culture and climate during the authorization process of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Data collected was analyzed to test the hypothesis that the authorization process serves as a "weeding out" of students by causing a significant difference to…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High Schools, Statistical Analysis, School Culture
Doerr, Marilyn N.; Good, Gregg; Waski, Michael – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Using the water molecule as a metaphor, Marilyn Doerr presents a study of a Montessori high school that combines the elements of Montessori with International Baccalaureate (IB) and other institutions in the surrounding community that enrich the experience of the students. The pedagogy of the high school, she explains, must be based on an…
Descriptors: High Schools, Science Instruction, High School Students, Montessori Method
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