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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Chism, Soyini; Wilkins, Elizabeth A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Discover how one program combines physical activity and digital modalities to empower students to take ownership for their learning and fitness. The authors provide advice and caveats for implementation.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Ownership, Physical Fitness, Student Responsibility
Barnett, Elizabeth A.; Chavarín, Octaviano; Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Increasingly, state departments of education, school districts, and high schools are recognizing that many students graduate from high school underprepared for college-level coursework in mathematics. Many are referred to remedial education when they arrive at college. To help students become better prepared for college and avoid remedial courses…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, High School Graduates, Remedial Mathematics
Detering, Brad – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research study, grounded in the theoretical framework of education change, used the Concerns-Based Adoption Model of change to examine the concerns of Illinois high school teachers and administrators regarding the implementation of 1:1 computing programs. A quantitative study of educators investigated the stages of concern and the mathematics…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Schagrin, Jeffrey Ronald – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the Students Who Achieve Together (SWAT) peer tutoring program at Greystone High School (an Illinois suburban high school of approximately 1500 students), and to use the information gathered to evaluate the program's effectiveness and provide an analysis for future decision-making about the program. In…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, High School Students, Program Effectiveness, Grades (Scholastic)
Bleyer, Charles T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine if students in identified Illinois high schools who were a part of a one-to-one (1:1) laptop program achieved higher results on the computer-based Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment than students in identified Illinois high schools that did not…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers
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Warren, Christopher M.; Dyer, Ashley; Blumenstock, Jesse; Gupta, Ruchi S. – American Journal of Health Education, 2016
Background: Asthma places a heavy burden on Chicago's schoolchildren, particularly in low-income, minority communities. Recently, our group developed a 10-week afterschool program, the Student Asthma Research Team (START), which successfully engaged high school youth in a Photovoice investigation of factors impacting their asthma at school and in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Telecommunications, Diseases, Health Promotion
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Bouris, Alida; Mancino, Jenny; Jagoda, Patrick; Hill, Brandon J.; Gilliam, Melissa – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2016
This paper presents findings from a focus group study conducted to evaluate "The Source," an alternate reality game (ARG). ARGs are a relatively new genre of interactive digital games that use a variety of media to engage game players. We developed modules on sexual health, sexual orientation, and homophobia in a game that was delivered…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Sex Education, Simulated Environment
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Gilliam, Melissa; Jagoda, Patrick; Jaworski, Erin; Hebert, Luciana E.; Lyman, Phoebe; Wilson, M. Claire – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2016
This paper describes the development and evaluation of an interactive, narrative-based, multimedia game to promote learning and communication about sexual violence and health topics. High school-aged participants created the game concept in a three-week workshop, after which assets were assembled and refined by a university-based game design lab.…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Violence, Video Games, Teaching Methods
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Martinez, Mara V.; Bragelman, John; Stoelinga, Timothy – Mathematics Educator, 2016
The primary goal of the Intensified Algebra I (IA) program is to enable mathematically underprepared students to successfully complete Algebra I in 9th grade and stay on track to meet increasingly rigorous high school mathematics graduation requirements. The program was designed to bring a range of both cognitive and non-cognitive supports to bear…
Descriptors: Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics, High School Students, Readiness
Levitt, Steven D.; List, John A.; Sadoff, Sally – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2016
We test the effect of performance-based incentives on educational achievement in a low-performing school district using a randomized field experiment. High school freshmen were provided monthly financial incentives for meeting an achievement standard based on multiple measures of performance including attendance, behavior, grades and standardized…
Descriptors: Incentives, Academic Achievement, High School Freshmen, Program Effectiveness
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Heafner, Tina L., Ed.; Hartshorne, Richard, Ed.; Petty, Teresa, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
The integration of technology in classrooms is rapidly emerging as a way to provide more educational opportunities for students. As virtual learning environments become more popular, evaluating the impact of this technology on student success is vital. "Exploring the Effectiveness of Online Education in K-12 Environments" combines…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Virtual Classrooms
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Boulay, Beth; Goodson, Barbara; Frye, Michael; Blocklin, Michelle; Price, Cristofer – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2015
The Striving Readers program aimed to raise the literacy levels of middle and high school students reading below grade level and to build a strong research base on effective adolescent literacy interventions. This report summarizes the results of a systematic review of evaluations of the ten different interventions funded by the Striving Readers…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
Zinth, Jennifer Dounay – Education Commission of the States, 2014
In recent years, many states have set ambitious postsecondary completion or attainment goals, driven in part by concerns that other OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations are outpacing the United States in the number of adults holding a postsecondary credential. While the U.S. has made modest gains since 2000 in the…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Educational Counseling
Roderick, Melissa; Kelley-Kemple, Thomas; Johnson, David W.; Beechum, Nicole O. – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
In 2007, spurred by University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR) research reports, leadership at the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began a new targeted approach to reducing course failure in the ninth grade. The research suggested that the transition between eighth and ninth grade played a critical role in shaping…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Grade 9, Academic Failure
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