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Kolluri, Suneal – Review of Educational Research, 2018
The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers an opportunity for students to earn college credit and develop college-ready skills in high school. The curriculum was initially designed for "superior" students at exclusive private schools. Recently, however, the AP program has expanded to serve more students from marginalized backgrounds, and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Placement, Equal Education, Access to Education
Hennessy, Emily A.; Tanner-Smith, Emily E.; Finch, Andrew J.; Sathe, Nila; Kugley, Shannon – Campbell Collaboration, 2018
Success and engagement at school and in postsecondary education are critical to healthy youth development. For youth in recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs), school attendance, engagement, and achievement build human capital by motivating personal growth, creating new opportunities and social networks, and increasing life satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Drug Rehabilitation, Substance Abuse
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Cheung, Alan; Slavin, Robert E.; Kim, Elizabeth; Lake, Cynthia – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
This article reports a systematic review of research on science programs in grades 6-12. Twenty-one studies met inclusion criteria including use of randomized or quasi-experimental assignment to conditions, measures that assess content emphasized equally in experimental and control groups, and a duration of at least 12 weeks. Programs fell into…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Secondary School Science, Program Effectiveness, Quasiexperimental Design
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LeRoy, Adam Scott – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Prior concerns have been raised about the ability of schools to access evidence-based practices, however, these practices are instrumental for addressing behavior concerns. This is particularly true at the secondary level, where students are more likely to be disproportionately identified for school removal. This review investigates studies of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Response to Intervention
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Cheung, Alan; Slavin, Robert E.; Lake, Cynthia; Kim, Elizabeth – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Despite widespread recognition among policy makers, educational leaders, and the nation as a whole of the importance of science, engineering, and technology as drivers of the future of the country and society, the science achievement of America's students is mediocre at best, in comparison to that of international peers. On the 2012 PISA tests in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Programs, Middle School Students, High School Students
Odom, Samuel L.; Thompson, Julie L.; Hedges, Susan; Boyd, Brian A.; Dykstra, Jessica R.; Duda, Michelle A.; Szidon, Kathrine L.; Smith, Leann E.; Bord, Aimee – Grantee Submission, 2015
The use of technology in intervention and instruction for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is increasing at a striking rate. The purpose of this paper is to examine the research literature underlying the use of technology in interventions and instruction for high school students with ASD. In this paper, authors propose a theoretical…
Descriptors: Intervention, Assistive Technology, Adolescents, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Odom, Samuel L.; Thompson, Julie L.; Hedges, Susan; Boyd, Brian A.; Dykstra, Jessica R.; Duda, Michelle A.; Szidon, Kathrine L.; Smith, Leann E.; Bord, Aimee – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
The use of technology in intervention and instruction for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is increasing at a striking rate. The purpose of this paper is to examine the research literature underlying the use of technology in interventions and instruction for high school students with ASD. In this paper, authors propose a theoretical…
Descriptors: Intervention, Assistive Technology, Adolescents, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
De La Rue, Lisa; Polanin, Joshua R.; Espelage, Dorothy L.; Pigott, Terri D. – Campbell Collaboration, 2014
Background: The incidence of psychological, physical, and sexual violence in intimate dating relationships has a significant impact on young people. These issues are of great concern to researchers, educators, and administrators who strive to help youth be happy and healthy. This review focused on prevention and intervention efforts implemented in…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Violence, Intimacy, Program Effectiveness
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Crary-Ross, Shane – MDRC, 2014
As globalization and technological change remake the labor market, it has become increasingly clear that the United States must create better educational and workforce training programs if we are to remain competitive. In order to help disadvantaged and low-skilled workers advance in the new labor market, educational opportunities are needed that…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs
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Cook, Kathleen B.; Bennett, Katie E. – Remedial and Special Education, 2014
Proficiency in writing increases opportunities in higher education, employment, and social relationships. Many students in the United States, however, are struggling writers. In particular, the writing performance of students with disabilities in secondary grades continues to lag behind grade level peers. The purpose of this article was to review…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Intervention, High School Students
Wilkins, Julia; Huckabee, Sloan – National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities, 2014
This paper presents a review of the literature on dropout prevention interventions for students with disabilities. A variety of search methods, including electronic library searches, hand searches of journals, and Internet searches were used to acquire the widest possible set of research studies. To be included in this review, the studies must…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Disabilities, Literature Reviews
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Venezia, Andrea; Jaeger, Laura – Future of Children, 2013
The vast majority of high school students aspire to some kind of postsecondary education, yet far too many of them enter college without the basic content knowledge, skills, or habits of mind they need to succeed. Andrea Venezia and Laura Jaeger look at the state of college readiness among high school students, the effectiveness of programs in…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Cobb, R. Brian; Lipscomb, Stephen; Wolgemuth, Jennifer; Schulte, Theresa – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Nearly four decades have passed since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensured access to public education for students with disabilities in the United States. During the years following its introduction, there was a growing recognition that helping students, especially students with disabilities, in their transitions from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
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Sussman, Steve; Arriaza, Bridget; Grigsby, Timothy J. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: Relative to youth in regular high schools, alternative high school (AHS) youth are at high risk for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) misuse. Prevention and cessation efforts are needed for this population. Methods: A systematic, exhaustive literature search was completed to identify ATOD misuse prevention and cessation research…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, High School Students, At Risk Persons, Alcohol Abuse
Kannapel, Patricia J. – Edvantia (NJ1), 2012
This literature review on high school capstone courses found that, while the idea of such courses has been around since the 1990s, such courses have not been widely implemented and virtually no research exists on their effectiveness. Nevertheless, several high schools around the country have implemented senior culminating projects in which high…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Curriculum, High Schools, Career Readiness
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