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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
"Summer counseling" is designed to help college-intending high school graduates complete the steps needed to enroll in college and start their college careers. These programs provide services during the months between high school graduation and college enrollment and involve outreach by college counselors or peer mentors via text…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Academic Advising, Summer Programs
Childers, Elizabeth A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to determine the effectiveness of four different class schedules on students' academic achievement on end-of-course testing and whether a specific class schedule is more conducive to student academic achievement on state-mandated standardized tests. Georgia Department of Education provided archived public…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, High School Students
Dowell, Kathleen; Stevenson, Olivia – Grantee Submission, 2018
"12 for Life" is an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. "12 for Life" provides a rigorous STEM curriculum, combined with on-the-job-training, work/life skills development, mentoring, and employment opportunities to high school students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Program Evaluation
Skelton, Robin Renee' Gossage – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this non-experimental, causal-comparative study was to examine the impact of a blended learning format on the academic achievement of at-risk 9-12 grade students in a rural Northeast Georgia school system. After obtaining IRB approval and district curriculum director and superintendent approval, data was obtained for evaluation.…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Schools
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"Summer bridge programs" are designed to ease the transition to college and support postsecondary success by providing students with the academic skills and social resources needed to succeed in a college environment. These programs occur in the summer "bridge" period between high school and college. Although the content of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Summer Programs, Transitional Programs, High School Graduates
Krosner, David – ProQuest LLC, 2016
An alternative high school campus in the State of Georgia introduced a new program to support academic growth and engagement among at-risk students. This program, the APEX program, merges technology with content to provide students with self-paced learning facilitated by teachers with the objective of improving test scores, course completion, and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Nontraditional Education, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
Online Submission, 2015
In school districts across the nation, diverse student groups, including English Learners and students with disabilities, have been experiencing significant gains in reading performance after using READ 180. This compendium of READ 180 research contains results of 40 studies conducted in a variety of settings, in school districts across the…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Reading Difficulties, Reading Achievement
Lerman, Robert I.; Packer, Arnold – Abell Foundation, 2015
Youth transitions to rewarding careers remain a critical problem for America's current and future workforce. In Baltimore, where only one in five graduates of Baltimore City Public Schools matriculates to a four-year college and the unemployment rate for 16 to 19 year-olds is over 40 percent, opportunities to gain meaningful training and work…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Apprenticeships, Program Effectiveness
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) are strategies designed to improve how teachers teach and students learn. The designs encourage teacher collaboration and creativity and offer flexible frameworks for building lessons in all disciplines. Their purpose is to engage students to read challenging…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Educational Strategies, Educational Improvement, Instructional Design
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Mayer, Greg; Hendricks, Cher – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
This study describes interaction patterns observed during a pilot project that explored the use of web-conferencing (WC) software in two undergraduate distance education courses offered to advanced high-school students. The pilot program replaced video-conferencing technology with WC software during recitations, so as to increase participation in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Distance Education, High School Students, Advanced Courses
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DiSalvo, Betsy; Guzdial, Mark; Bruckman, Amy; McKlin, Tom – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
Why would individuals who are capable of learning opt not to? Learning is important for stability and success. It would seem rational that students in groups that are frequently underrepresented or marginalized would be motivated to learn. However, negotiation of multiple identities and self-beliefs can impact motivations to learn. For example,…
Descriptors: Video Games, Computer Science Education, African Americans, Males
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Powers, Priscilla; Boes, Susan R. – Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, 2013
Successful school counselors have many stakeholders supporting their comprehensive program. Classroom teachers are vital members of the counseling team, so it becomes essential to periodically review their perceptions of the school counseling program and the role of the professional school counselor (PSC). In recent years, school counselors have…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Mixed Methods Research
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Ackerman, Phillip L.; Kanfer, Ruth; Calderwood, Charles – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: The past few decades have seen an explosive growth in high-school student participation in the Advanced Placement program┬« (AP), with nearly two million exams completed in 2011. Traditionally, universities have considered AP enrollment as an indicator for predicting academic success during the admission process. However, AP…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Smith, Marye Mathis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Mentoring has been identified as an effective way to provide support for new teachers. As a strategy to support new teachers and to address teacher attrition, a rural high school in West Central Georgia sought to identify the concepts needed for an effective mentoring program. The purpose of this case study was to explore best practices in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers, Rural Schools
Miley-Denson, Porsha M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study was conducted with the aim of establishing the effectiveness of the dual enrolment program as currently conducted between high school and college. It was contributory to the studies that have been previously conducted on college education, high school transition into college and the overall dual enrolment program. While conducting this…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Qualitative Research, Program Descriptions, Metropolitan Areas
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