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Trafford, Stuart E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Over the last four years, East Coast High (a pseudonym), a midsized high school on the East Coast, has failed to meet adequate yearly progress targets in reading as set forth by the Department of Education (DOE) in response to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Each year, many students at East Coast High entered the library and chose a book they…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Johnson, Christopher A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As public school accountability for student achievement has continued to increase, prior to and as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, schools have sought ways of bringing new instructional services to their students to raise their levels of achievement. Some Pennsylvania public high schools have attempted to improve student…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Student Improvement, Student Certification
Towe, Princess B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the perceptions of Language Arts teachers, Mathematics teachers, and administrators in four high schools in a large urban New Jersey school district regarding a standards-based teacher evaluation system implemented in 2003 adapted and modeled on "Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching" (Danielson,…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, High Schools
Hartnell, Benjamin Jeffry – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Differentiated instruction, standards-based curriculum, and end of course assessments (ECAs) are not mandated in most high schools across the United States. As such, classroom grades do not accurately reflect district report cards. In particular, grades at the study site, a suburban high school, do not show the specific standards and benchmarks…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Grades (Scholastic), Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement
Ray, Larry A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the academic performance of Tech Prep students (referred to as participants) in comparison to non-Tech Prep students (referred to as non-participants) entering a two-year community college from sixteen different high schools in Stark County, Ohio. This study provided a quantitative analysis of students' academic experiences to…
Descriptors: Test Results, Grade Point Average, College Preparation, Academic Achievement
Oyadomari-Chun, Tammi J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Many studies examine the impact of students' characteristics and behaviors on high school outcomes: high school completion, college enrollment or college completion. This study uses regression analyses to explore the association of students' characteristics and behaviors and students' positive high school outcomes: graduating on-time, enrolling in…
Descriptors: Student Records, High School Graduates, Program Effectiveness, Student Characteristics
McKeever, Vonda Hayes – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Research suggests that the inability to complete high school graduation requirements can result in barriers that are detrimental to the success of individuals, stability of families, and the overall progress of the state and nation. The Graduation Coach Initiative was employed as a strategy for addressing chronically low graduation rates in…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
Gopalsingh, Bhagyalakshmi – Online Submission, 2010
Low high school graduation rates continue to be a challenge in American public education. The pressure to meet the demands of adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 has led to an achievement gap in student performance between science and other core subjects, namely English, math, and social studies, on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Achievement Gap, Science Achievement
VanMetre, Jason Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study was designed to examine the effectiveness of a ninth grade transition program at a suburban high school in Louisiana. Student data were analyzed from two groups of first time freshmen who indicated a need for help in mathematics: one without a transition program and one with a transition program. Academic data included standardized test…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Test Results, Educational Assessment, Standardized Tests
Yenrick, Robert Wesley – ProQuest LLC, 2009
S. Zellman (personal communication, September 16, 2003), Ohio's superintendent of public instruction, stated, "Students in Ohio's urban high schools demonstrate serious shortcomings in their academic performance." Hence, this ex post facto study, which used pre-existing data, sought to investigate if a statistical difference between the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Teacher Persistence, Academic Achievement