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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
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Culpepper, Diane W.; Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.; Blank, William E. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine the quality of an e-mentoring program and the impact of participation on at-risk high school students enrolled in dropout prevention programs. The quality of the program was evaluated based on the ease of implementation, use of technology, and overall satisfaction. Indicators of student's self-esteem,…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, At Risk Persons, Mentors, Program Effectiveness
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – CNA Corporation, 2014
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) is a statewide program designed to assess the college readiness of high school students in 11th grade, and for those assessed as not college-ready, to provide instruction in the 12th grade that will lead to their college success. The assessment used is the Postsecondary Education…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – CNA Corporation, 2014
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative is a statewide policy that mandates college placement testing of 11th-graders who meet high school graduation criteria but are unlikely to meet college readiness criteria. Students who score below college-ready on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) are required to take math and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
Education Resource Strategies, 2013
Four organizations with promising practices in teacher Professional Growth & Support have significantly raised outcomes for low-income students. The charter management networks, Achievement First and Aspire Public Schools, and the two reform organizations, Teach Plus and Agile Mind, have successfully increased student achievement with a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, At Risk Students, Case Studies
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Louis; Rosenbaum, James; LaLonde, Robert – CNA Corporation, 2013
The intent of the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) is to help students become college-ready by high school graduation, and subsequently to succeed in obtaining college credentials. This is done by testing college readiness in grade 11 and requiring that students testing below college-ready take college readiness and success…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
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Mosier, Brian; Lynn, Susan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
The incredible growth rates and increased enrollments in virtual physical education (VPE), otherwise known as K-12 online physical education, continue to rise. VPE has the potential to service K-12 student learning in independent and self-paced curriculum. However, VPE brings a healthy skepticism among the profession. To this point, it is…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Interviews, Content Analysis, Case Studies
Levin, Stephanie; Duffy, Mark; Dever, Kelly – Research for Action, 2012
Math experts developed Formative Assessment Lessons that teachers can incorporate throughout the year's curriculum. Both tools target the "instructional core." A study by Research for Action (RFA) examining the first year of piloting the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Math Design Collaborative (MDC) tools (2010-11) found…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Comparative Analysis, Leadership, Educational Change
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Sherr, Michael E.; Crow, Janet; Stamey, James; Jones, Johnny; Dyer, Preston – Journal of Family Social Work, 2012
This study examined the influence of family structure on the outcomes of a sex education program in Miami, Florida. Using an experimental design, data collection occurred at pretest, 3-month, and 6-month follow-up with a sample of teenagers from high schools with a large majority of minority youth, assigned into treatment (n = 549) and control (n…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Sex Education, Pretests Posttests, Adolescents
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Walcott, Christy M.; Chenneville, Tiffany; Tarquini, Sarah – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
Sexuality education programs have been prevalent in U.S. public schools for decades (Cornblatt, 2009). Although strong public support exists for school-based sexuality education (e.g., Albert, 2007; Dailard, 2001), there is a great divide among parents, policy makers, and the public at large regarding how to prevent sexual activity (and its…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sex Education, Sexuality, Recall (Psychology)
Research for Action, 2011
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in the development and dissemination of instructional tools to support teachers' incorporation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their classroom instruction. Literacy experts have developed a framework and a set of templates that teachers and other educators can use to develop content…
Descriptors: State Standards, Suburban Schools, Urban Schools, Rural Schools
Speroni, Cecilia – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2011
Dual enrollment (DE), an arrangement by which high school students take college courses, is becoming increasingly popular as a means of improving high school education. However, there is very little rigorous evidence on its impact on student outcomes. A particular concern in evaluating its effects is the selection bias that arises because more…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Eligibility, Graduation Rate, Graduation
Corcoran, Thomas B.; Gerry, Gail B. – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2010
In fall 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded a three-year project (IB Access Project) with International Baccalaureate (IB) to increase participation of minority students and students in poverty in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). The IB Access Project seeks to do four things: (1) Improve teacher practice…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Advanced Placement Programs, Program Effectiveness, Student Participation
Haystead, Mark W. – Marzano Research Laboratory, 2010
This report describes the findings for an analysis of data provided by the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC). A comparison was made between schools at seven districts that employ the RISC model and eight non-RISC districts (hereinafter referred to as RISC and non-RISC schools) on the percentages of students who scored proficient or above on…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students
Lazarev, Valeriy; Atienza, Sara; Lai, Garrett; Ma, Boya; Sterling, Laurel – Empirical Education Inc., 2010
A quasi-experimental study designed to provide evidence of the effectiveness of the "Jamestown Reading Navigator" ("JRN") program for students in grades 9-10 was conducted in the Miami Dade Public School District (MDCSD). "Jamestown Reading Navigator" is a reading intervention program developed by McGraw-Hill…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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