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Guam Department of Education, 2017
The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) presents this report in compliance with Guam Public Law 26-26 that specifically requires the Department to report on the following information in the Annual State of Public Education Report (ASPER): (1) Demographic information on public school children in the community; (2) Information pertaining to student…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Education, Demography, Academic Achievement
Norton, Michael; Piccinino, Kelly – Research For Action, 2014
Research for Action (RFA) is currently in the second year of a five-year external evaluation of the Project Leadership and Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Initiative in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS). Project LIFT is a public-private partnership between CMS and the local philanthropic and business communities in Charlotte,…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Program Implementation, Educational Quality, Educational Environment
Witte, John F.; Carlson, Deven; Cowen, Joshua M.; Fleming, David J.; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2012
This is the final report in a five-year evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). This report features analyses of student achievement growth four years after the authors carefully assembled longitudinal study panels of MPCP and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) students in 2006-07. The MPCP, which began in 1990, provides…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Attainment
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
Condon, James V.; Prince, Lori H.; Stuckart, Erik B. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2011
Since its inception in 1993, Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program has provided thousands of state residents the opportunity to pursue a college education. This study examines the history and recent changes to the merit-based program along with interesting consequences resulting from its implementation. This study demonstrates how the program has…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, Educational History, Intellectual History, Educational Change
D'Addario, Albert S. – Online Submission, 2011
This field-based action research practicum investigated how students who have completed culinary training programs in Massachusetts public secondary schools perform in post-secondary coursework. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has developed the Vocational Technical Education (VTE) Framework for Culinary Arts that outlines…
Descriptors: Action Research, Articulation (Education), Technical Education, Vocational Evaluation
Dietz, Shelby – Center on Education Policy, 2010
Since 2002, the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization, has been studying state high school exit examinations--tests students must pass to receive a high school diploma. This is CEP's ninth annual report on exit exams. The information in this report comes from several sources: CEP's survey of states that have…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, State Standards, Exit Examinations
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Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Richards, Meredith P.; Jimerson, Jo Beth; Cohen, Rebecca W. – Review of Educational Research, 2010
High school exit exams are affecting a growing majority of high school students. Although exit testing polices were enacted with the goal of improving student achievement as well as postsecondary outcomes, they also have the potential for negative effects. To better understand the effects of exit testing policies, in this article the authors…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, High School Students, Educational Policy
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper provides information about South Carolina's High School Assessment Program. The purpose of the test is to: (1) Demonstrate students' achievement based on selected South Carolina academic standards; (2) Provide data to state policymakers on student attainment of state education goals to inform educational policy decisions; and (3) Meet a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Exit Examinations, Academic Standards, Program Effectiveness
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
Gagnon, Laurie – Center for Collaborative Education, 2010
The perspectives of graduates offer a valuable source of understanding for educators and policy-makers on how to ensure high quality educational pathways that prepare all students for work and college. Based on in-depth interviews with graduates from three Boston Public Schools with well-established performance-based assessment systems, the study…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Learning Processes, Educational Change
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Millar, Robin – School Science Review, 2010
This article discusses the findings of a survey of centres using the "Twenty First Century Science" suite of GCSE courses, focusing on the impact of its introduction on the number of students beginning AS-level courses in the sciences. The data indicate increases of 24% to 38% in the numbers beginning AS-level courses in the three main…
Descriptors: Enrollment Rate, Science Interests, Student Participation, Science Education
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
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps between…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy (CEP) analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
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