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Tallman, Mark; Carter, Ted – Kansas Association of School Boards, 2015
This report includes a high-level overview of student outcome data and how Kansas measures up to the other 49 states. It is meant to complement the other reporting that the Kansas Association of School Boards has released and will be releasing related to improving student outcomes for all Kansas public schools. The following are key findings…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Basic Skills, Reading Achievement
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Venezia, Andrea; Jaeger, Laura – Future of Children, 2013
The vast majority of high school students aspire to some kind of postsecondary education, yet far too many of them enter college without the basic content knowledge, skills, or habits of mind they need to succeed. Andrea Venezia and Laura Jaeger look at the state of college readiness among high school students, the effectiveness of programs in…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Sadler, Troy D.; Romine, William L.; Stuart, Parker E.; Merle-Johnson, Dominike – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2013
Video games have become a popular medium in our society, and recent scholarship suggests that games can support substantial learning. This study stems from a project in which we created a video game enabling students to use biotechnology to solve a societal problem. As students engaged in the game, they necessarily interacted with the underlying…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Games, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
Brock, Kathryn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Current National Assessment of Educational Progress results continued their 40-year pattern with two-thirds of U.S. 8th graders not proficient in reading, yet formal reading and literacy instruction ends in elementary school. Lack of reading proficiency can undermine academic progress in high school. Elementary literacy instruction provides…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, High School Students, Secondary Education, Literacy
Thompson, Shane Ellis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
My dissertation consists of three chapters that focus on the economics of education. In particular I look at public school financing, gender discrimination in advising, and the effectiveness of out-of-school-time programs for disadvantaged schools. The first chapter analyzes the effect of an extremely large funding shock on Wyoming public schools…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Advising, Public Schools, Educational Finance
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Brown, J.; Schiller, K.; Roey, S.; Perkins, R.; Schmidt, W.; Houang, R. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) High School Transcript Study (HSTS) found that high school graduates in 2005 earned more mathematics credits, took higher level mathematics courses, and obtained higher grades in mathematics courses than in 1990. The report also noted that these improvements in students' academic records…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Records, Credits
Hobbs, Robert Maurice – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Teachers can use culturally relevant pedagogical strategies and technologies as emerging tools to improve students' problem-solving skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate and assess the effectiveness of culturally specific computer-based instructional tasks on ninth-grade African American mathematics students. This study tried to…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, National Competency Tests, Test Construction, Maps
Massachusetts 2020, 2011
2010 was a pioneering year for Massachusetts public schools. State leaders recognized that while the Commonwealth leads the nation in student achievement on national measures such as NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress), more needed to be done to close the persistent achievement gaps between our wealthy and poor students. Combining a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Surveys, Teacher Collaboration
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Radcliffe, Richard; Bos, Beth – American Secondary Education, 2011
Based on NAEP data, many adolescents may not be adequately prepared for postsecondary education. This is a Year Five report from a seven-year longitudinal study of a student cohort starting in sixth grade year (n = 50). It uses a quasi-experimental design, and collects data from surveys, interviews, and reflective statements to evaluate mentoring…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Mentors, College Preparation, Goal Orientation
Tarr, James E.; Ross, Daniel J.; McNaught, Melissa D.; Chavez, Oscar; Grouws, Douglas A.; Reys, Robert E.; Sears, Ruthmae; Taylan, R. Didem – Online Submission, 2010
The Comparing Options in Secondary Mathematics: Investigating Curriculum (COSMIC) project is a longitudinal study of student learning from two types of mathematics curricula: integrated and subject-specific. Previous large-scale research studies such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicate that numerous variables are…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Somers, Marie-Andree; Corrin, William; Sepanik, Susan; Salinger, Terry; Levin, Jesse; Zmach, Courtney – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), just over 70 percent of students nationally arrive in high school with reading skills that are below "proficient"--defined as demonstrating competency over challenging subject matter. Of these students, nearly half do not exhibit even partial mastery of the knowledge…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Adolescents, High Schools, Grade 9
Sprague, Kim; Hamilton, Jennifer; Coffey, Deb; Loadman, William; Faddis, Bonnie – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
Rigorous research provides information that will allow other schools and districts to select interventions that have a scientifically based track record of effectiveness. All Striving Reader grants include the mandate to evaluate literacy intervention(s) targeted to adolescents who are reading significantly below grade level. Although all studies…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Evaluators, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods
Dubin, Matthew – Center for Civic Education, 2009
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is a civics curriculum developed by the Center for Civic Education (Center). The program, utilized in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms, is intended to foster civic competence and responsibility among America's youth. While educating youth about the principles of American constitutional…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Program Evaluation
Wilson, Jeffrey Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The relationship between the philosophical orientation of a high school citizenship education program and the kinds of competencies that students exhibit on a nationally administered civics knowledge assessment was investigated. The researcher imposed a philosophical paradigm of political perfectionism on the citizenship education curriculum in…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Program Effectiveness, Private Schools, Citizenship
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2008
There is a growing consensus among educators and the general public that technology should play a more integral role in students' education. However, the question of whether the introduction of technology into the classroom has a positive impact on teaching and learning is still under intense debate within the educational community. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Computer Uses in Education
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