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Foye, David B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine whether students who participate in school athletics at Blue High School (a pseudonym) in Maryland perform better academically regarding GPA, attendance, and in-school referrals, in-season versus out-of-season. This study focused on athletic participation and academic achievement. An examination of coaches'…
Descriptors: Athletics, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Brisini, Jason – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the possible impact of project-based learning on student learning perspective and achievement in a social studies classroom. American schools are in an era of standardized testing based on standards-driven curricula that only teaches basic recall and recognition. School curriculum should be focused on…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
McDowell, Alyssa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Schools and districts across the United States have historically avoided using the term dyslexia to describe struggling readers; however, laws and supports for students diagnosed with this challenge are beginning to shift the connotation of the word dyslexia from dys-(bad) and lexia- (reading) to indicate a struggle that can be remediated with…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Grade 9, Multisensory Learning, Skill Development
Wynn, Mirna Berenice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this program evaluation is to examine the effectiveness of one Communities in Schools (CIS) program within a Title 1 Suburban High School in the Southeastern United States. The areas of foci include student attendance, grade level promotion, and graduation rate during the 2016-2017 school year. The program evaluation was designed to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Attendance Patterns
Nava, Yuridia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The following research sought to investigate the impact of a comprehensive school counseling program based on the American School Counselor Association's Recognized (ASCA) Model Program known as RAMP, on student achievement and college readiness. The study was conducted on a comprehensive high school campus in California, which included 2,700…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Academic Achievement, College Readiness, High School Students
Stanford, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigates one school's approach to increasing high school graduation rates through the use of a school-wide support model. The leadership team at the study site sought to identify and address the primary barriers to graduation at that school. An assistant principal at the study site conducted an independent analysis of student-level…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, High School Students, Graduation Rate, Barriers
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
Carrasco Ramos, Daisy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Latino students are the fastest growing minority population and currently have the largest population of student-aged young people. However, Latino students are lagging behind White, Asian, and African American in college attendance rates. The purpose of this study was to examine how an AVID program at an urban high school helps Latino students…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Hispanic American Students
Brooks, Sean M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Studies have shown that conflict resolution and violence prevention education may be lacking within school-based environments. There is a gap in the literature regarding pre-service and in-service conflict resolution and violence prevention education for urban high school educators. The purpose of the study was to understand the experiences and…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Urban Schools, Violence, Prevention
Tidmore, Lauren Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the social, emotional, and behavioral impact of a nine-week blended learning social skills intervention for high school students identified as having, or at-risk for, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Exploring how social skills interventions improve students' social, emotional, and behavioral deficits…
Descriptors: High School Students, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, At Risk Persons
Clemensen, Jason Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Administrator, teacher, and student perceptions of one-to-one technology were studied in a single case study approach at one rural Midwest high school. Interviews were conducted with six teachers, two administrators, and a survey was given to 185 student participants. The data collected indicated that while participants perceived success with the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, High Schools, Rural Schools, Administrator Attitudes
Pavez, Beth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this dissertation research is to evaluate the sustained use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) with fidelity by high school personnel working with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that participated in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a comprehensive educational intervention once the support from the…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Fidelity, High Schools, School Personnel
Richey, Ginger Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study applies life course theory (Elder, 1998) to understand the effect of different mathematics course progressions throughout the high school transition period. The purpose of the study was two-fold: to investigate the effectiveness of two different high school's mathematics course progressions by examining mathematics achievement…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Program Effectiveness, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement
Taylor, Sonja L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
African Americans are underrepresented at all points in the STEM pipeline from K-12 coursework into professional careers. The reasons for this underrepresentation are varied and reflect a myriad of contributing factors based on early academic experiences, sociocultural influences, and the effects of standardized testing. The three-fold purpose of…
Descriptors: African American Students, STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation, School Counseling
Nunez, Manuel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
English learners (ELs) constitute one of the largest subgroups enrolled in the US public education system. The state of California has an estimated 1.5 million ELs in kindergarten through Grade 12. This mixed methods study employed improvement science principles to understand how three high school physics teachers implemented project-based…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Projects, Learner Engagement, Self Efficacy
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