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Karoff, Maggie; Tucker, Anita R.; Alvarez, Tony; Kovacs, Patricia – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Background: Key findings from the literature on treatment interventions with youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) indicate that the most successful approaches allow frequent opportunities for uncontrived social interactions and are customizable to the needs of individuals and the group. Adventure therapy meets these criteria while providing…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adventure Education, Therapy
Jacob, Brian; Dynarski, Susan; Frank, Kenneth; Schneider, Barbara – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
This article examines the impacts of the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC), a statewide college-preparatory curriculum that applies to the high school graduating class of 2011 and later. Our analyses suggest that the higher expectations embodied in the MMC had slight impact on student outcomes. Looking at student performance in the ACT, the only…
Descriptors: Expectation, College Preparation, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements
Saw, Guan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation consists of three chapters that examine the effects of school and students improvement interventions. The first chapter investigates whether, for whom, and under which conditions high school mathematics and science course graduation requirements (CGRs) affect student achievement and educational attainment. Drawing on data from…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Student Improvement, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Wernick, Laura J.; Kulick, Alex; Dessel, Adrienne B.; Graham, Louis F. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objective: This study evaluates the effectiveness of an intervention using theater and dialogue to raise awareness about homophobia and transphobia and increase intentions to participate in macro-level change efforts around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) issues. Methods: Using a pretest-posttest design, this…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Social Bias, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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DeJong, Brian P.; Yelamarthi, Kumar; Kaya, Tolga – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
The research experiences for teachers program at Central Michigan University was initiated to team in-service and pre-service teachers with undergraduate engineering students and engineering faculty, in an engineering research setting. During the six-week program, teachers learn engineering concepts and develop high-school instructional material…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, High Schools, Engineering Education
America's Promise Alliance, 2015
This report analyzes case studies of "more and better learning time" efforts around the country. With support from the Ford Foundation, America's Promise Alliance looked in Grand Rapids, MI; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; and Rochester, NY to see how time spent out of the classroom improved outcomes for students in low-income neighborhoods…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Low Income Groups, Low Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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
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Freidhoff, Joseph R.; Borup, Jered; Stimson, Rebecca J.; DeBruler, Kristen – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
Emerging research suggests that on-site mentors can play an important role in supporting K-12 online learners, yet in practice there is wide variability in what mentoring looks like from program to program. Recently, states like Michigan have expanded online course access programs, accelerating the need for better on-ground support models for…
Descriptors: Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Public Schools
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Bozick, Robert; Gonzalez, Gabriella; Engberg, John – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
The Pittsburgh Promise is a scholarship program that provides $5,000 per year toward college tuition for public high school graduates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who earned a 2.5 GPA and a 90% attendance record. This study used a difference-in-difference design to assess whether the introduction of the Promise scholarship program directly…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, College Bound Students, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Management
Schellinger, Adam M.; Toby, Megan; Jaciw, Andrew P.; Zacamy, Jenna – Empirical Education Inc., 2015
Empirical Education Inc. is the independent evaluator of WestEd's 2012 i3 Development grant for Internet-based Reading Apprenticeship Improving Science Education (iRAISE). This interim report provides an update on the progress of the randomized control trial (RCT) during the 2014-2015 school year. The RCT measures the impact of iRAISE on student…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Program Effectiveness, Randomized Controlled Trials, Experimental Programs
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
The study examined the impact of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on high school students' academic and behavioral outcomes. Depending on how long the student had attended Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS), the scholarship would cover up to 100 percent of tuition and fees for attending any public college or university in the state of Michigan. The…
Descriptors: Scholarships, High School Students, Student Behavior, Behavior Change
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Chung, C. J. ChanJin; Cartwright, Christopher; Cole, Matthew – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2014
Robotics competitions for K-12 students are popular, but are students really learning and improving their STEM scores through robotics competitions? If not, why not? If they are, how much more effective is learning through competitions than traditional classes? Is there room for improvement? What is the best robotics competition model to maximize…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Competition, Teaching Methods
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Xie, Yichun; Reider, David – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
This paper analyzes the outcomes of an innovative technology experience for students and teachers (ITEST) project, Mayor's Youth Technology Corps (MYTCs) in Detroit, MI, which was funded by the NSF ITEST program. The MYTC project offered an integration of two technologies, geographic information system (GIS) and information assurance (IA), to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, STEM Education, Geographic Information Systems, High School Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
Researchers examined the impacts of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program on academic and behavioral outcomes of students in grades 9-12 in Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program offers college scholarships to graduating high school students in the KPS district. The percentage of tuition and fees covered is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Scholarships, Quasiexperimental Design
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Pane, John F.; Griffin, Beth Ann; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Karam, Rita – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2014
This article examines the effectiveness of a technology-based algebra curriculum in a wide variety of middle schools and high schools in seven states. Participating schools were matched into similar pairs and randomly assigned to either continue with the current algebra curriculum for 2 years or to adopt Cognitive Tutor Algebra I (CTAI), which…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematics Curriculum, Educational Technology
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