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Bailey, Thomas; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015
A growing number of community colleges and four-year universities are seeking to improve student outcomes by redesigning academic programs and student support services following the guided pathways approach. These institutions are mapping out highly structured, educationally coherent program pathways for students to follow by starting with the end…
Descriptors: Case Studies, State Colleges, Student Attrition, College Students
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Frazelle, Sarah; Nagel, Aisling – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2015
To stem the tide of students dropping out, many schools and districts are turning to early warning systems (EWS) that signal whether a student is at risk of not graduating from high school. While some research exists about establishing these systems, there is little information about the actual implementation strategies that are being used across…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Prevention
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Malone, Nolan; Mark, Lauren; Narayan, Krishna – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
This guide offers educators, program managers, administrators, and researchers a resource for building capacity for monitoring program outcomes. It provides concise definitions of program monitoring components and a framework for assessing program progress. Examples demonstrate the relationships among program components: outcomes, indicators,…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
Slavin, Robert E.; Lake, Cynthia; Groff, Cynthia – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2010
This guide summarizes "Effective Programs in Elementary Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis" and "Effective Programs in Middle and High School Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis," two research reviews conducted by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Research and Reform in Education. The purpose of the reviews was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Control Groups
Crone, Deanne A.; Hawken, Leanne S.; Horner, Robert H. – Guilford Publications, 2010
This bestselling book has been used in schools across the country to establish efficient and cost-effective systems of Tier II positive behavior support. The Behavior Education Program (BEP) was developed for the approximately 10-15% of students who fail to meet schoolwide disciplinary expectations but do not yet require intensive, individualized…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Needs, Behavior Problems, Intervention
Dayton, Charles; Stern, David – Career Academy Support Network, 2010
In order to assess how completely a Small Learning Community (SLC) and/or Career Academy is implemented in any given site, and to connect the degree of implementation with the amount of improvement in student performance, two kinds of information are needed. The first is information on the quality of implementation, which can be collected by…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Career Academies, Program Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Lauer, Patricia A.; Dean, Ceri B.; Martin-Glenn, Mya L.; Asensio, Margaret L. – Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2005
The Teacher Quality Toolkit addresses the continuum of teacher learning by providing tools that can be used to improve both preservice, and inservice teacher education. Each chapter provides self assessment tools that can guide progress toward improved teacher quality and describes resources for designing exemplary programs and practices. Chapters…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Program Design
Lehr, Camilla A.; Clapper, Ann T.; Thurlow, Martha L. – Corwin Press, 2005
How can teachers and administrators steer students toward graduation and away from dropping out? What determining factors contribute to a student's choice to drop out? Why is high school graduation such an important issue in society today? Effective prevention and intervention programs for the most vulnerable students are key to improving…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Intervention, Dropouts, Graduation Rate
Business-Higher Education Forum (NJ1), 2005
This handbook provides P-16 council leaders with a toolkit of background information and proposed procedures for structuring and guiding implementation of Business-Higher Education Forum's (BHEF) proposed action plan. Specifically, it details a four-part nationwide action plan to improve overall pre-kindergarten through high school (P-12)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Business
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2005
This document was prepared to serve as an aid in the planning, design, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Programs in Pennsylvania. School Codes and Public Laws are cited for guidance on mandatory issues. The suggestions and implementation strategies provided in this document are not requirements…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Curriculum Development, Program Design, Nontraditional Education
Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2004
"What You Need to Know About Starting a Student Drug-Testing Program" is meant to Complement, and build on information provided in an earlier publication, "What You Need to Know about Drug Testing in Schools." This booklet assumes that you as a school, administrator, staff member, or parent involved in the decision have considered all the…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Needs Assessment, Drug Use Testing, Drug Abuse
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Hunt, DeWitt – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1957
It is believed that superintendents and principals, school board members, teachers, and employers and other lay citizens--in fact, all those persons who help to decide on public-school curriculum have need for a bulletin in which information is made available concerning work experience education programs. They should be informed about selected…
Descriptors: Educational History, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Student Employment
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Tierney, William G.; Bailey, Thomas; Constantine, Jill; Finkelstein, Neal; Hurd, Nicole Farmer – What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
Access to higher education remains a challenge for many students who face academic and informational barriers to college entry. This guide targets high schools and school districts, and focuses on effective practices that prepare students academically for college, assist them in completing the steps to college entry, and improve their likelihood…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High Schools, School Districts, Access to Education