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Hunter, Matthew Pryor; Wilson, Joel Eric – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
With the increased numbers of dual enrollment students across the country as well as various state initiatives to increase retention among the student population at large, institutions face great challenges when balancing the many initiatives incumbent upon them. However, Tennessee, a state leader in both the free community college and dual…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Tennessee Department of Education, 2018
In 2014, Tennessee launched a statewide initiative known as Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI[superscript 2]) aimed at better supporting students' individual learning needs. RTI[superscript 2] is a framework for teaching and learning that includes regular screenings to identify student areas of need and a tiered model of intervention…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, State Programs
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
Willmore, Candice; Smith, Donna J.; Southerland, Christie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study was designed to determine the impact of attendance in the professional development series of the school leaders' organization for school leaders and leadership capacity in Tennessee public schools. The areas of focus of the study included leadership practices, instructional practices, and school culture as perceived by…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Smith, Donna J.; Southerland, Christie; Willmore, Candice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study was designed to determine the impact of attendance in the professional development series of the school leaders' organization for school leaders and leadership capacity in Tennessee public schools. The areas of focus of the study included leadership practices, instructional practices, and school culture as perceived by…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
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Grubb, John M.; Scott, Pamela H.; Good, Donald W. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: The study assesses the impact of dual enrollment participation on remediation and completion for traditional first time, full-time freshmen at a community college in Northeast Tennessee. Method: This study began with the full population of 1,232 students who enrolled between 2008 and 2012 at a community college in northeast Tennessee…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Remedial Instruction, Graduation, Community Colleges
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Levesque, Deborah A.; Johnson, Janet L.; Prochaska, Janice M. – Journal of School Violence, 2017
This article describes the theoretical foundation, development, and feasibility testing of an online, evidence-based intervention for teen dating violence prevention designed for dissemination. Teen Choices, a program for healthy, nonviolent relationships, relies on the transtheoretical model of behavior change and expert system technology to…
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), Adolescents, Prevention
Mokher, Christine G.; Lee, Steve; Sun, Christopher – CNA Corporation, 2016
In Fall 2010, the Niswonger Foundation received a five-year validation grant from the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) to create the Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium of 29 high schools and five colleges. This report evaluates the Consortium's impact on student outcomes during each of the four years of program…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Consortia, High Schools
Early, Diane M.; Berg, Juliette K.; Alicea, Stacey; Si, Yajuan; Aber, J. Lawrence; Ryan, Richard M.; Deci, Edward L. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Every Classroom, Every Day (ECED) is a set of instructional improvement interventions designed to increase student achievement in math and English/language arts (ELA). ECED includes three primary components: (a) systematic classroom observations by school leaders, (b) intensive professional development and support for math teachers and…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts
Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Logis, Handrea A.; Alexander, Jessica L. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2016
Researchers at NIET [National Institute for Excellence in Teaching] and elsewhere have studied the effectiveness of TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement in raising student achievement, improving the quality of instruction, and increasing the ability of high-need schools to recruit, retain and support effective teachers. This…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
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
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Kanu, Mohamed; Hepler, Nancy; Labi, Halima – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2015
Background: Since 1984, Students Taking a Right Stand (STARS) Nashville has implemented Student Assistance Programs (SAPs) in the middle Tennessee area, to include 14 counties and 16 school districts. STARS Nashville serves K-12 with a focus in middle and high schools. Methods: The current study reviewed studies that utilized quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Middle Schools, High Schools, Meta Analysis
Hamilton, Kirkland D. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiative is the latest effort by educational leaders to improve educational outcomes of American students. The standards are intended to bring uniformity in educational content of what is being taught in schools across the nation in order to promote rigor and academic portability. Proponents claimed the new…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, College Entrance Examinations, Mathematics Tests, Scores
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
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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