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Castellano, Marisa; Ewart Sundell, Kirsten; Richardson, George B. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
This study investigated the relationships between completing the high school portion of a college- and career-preparatory program of study and high school achievement outcomes in a large urban district in the West. Programs of study are secondary-to-postsecondary educational programs mandated by the federal legislation (Perkins IV) governing…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Outcomes of Education
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Yeager, David S.; Romero, Carissa; Paunesku, Dave; Hulleman, Christopher S.; Schneider, Barbara; Hinojosa, Cintia; Lee, Hae Yeon; O'Brien, Joseph; Flint, Kate; Roberts, Alice; Trott, Jill; Greene, Daniel; Walton, Gregory M.; Dweck, Carol S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
There are many promising psychological interventions on the horizon, but there is no clear methodology for preparing them to be scaled up. Drawing on design thinking, the present research formalizes a methodology for redesigning and tailoring initial interventions. We test the methodology using the case of fixed versus growth mindsets during the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Cognitive Structures, Design, High School Students
Petrilli, Michael J.; Griffith, David; Wright, Brandon L. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2016
A companion piece to "High Stakes for High Achievers: State Accountability in the Age of ESSA," this report appraises states' current (or planned) accountability systems as they affect high-achieving students in high school. They were examined and rated based on whether they incorporate under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Accountability, State Regulation, State Standards
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Aydeniz, Mehmet; Southerland, Sherry A. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
This study explored American high school and middle school science teachers' attitudes toward the use of standardized testing for accountability purposes, their justification for the attitudes they hold and the impact of standardized testing on their instructional and assessment practices. A total of 161 science teachers participated in the study.…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Testing, Standardized Tests, Program Effectiveness
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Daun-Barnett, Nathan; St. John, Edward P. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2012
Mathematics education is a critical public policy issue in the U.S. and the pressures facing students and schools are compounded by increasing expectations for college attendance after high school. In this study, we examine whether policy efforts to constrain the high school curriculum in terms of course requirements and mandatory exit exams…
Descriptors: High Schools, Mathematics Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Objectives
James-Burdumy, Susanne; Goesling, Brian; Deke, John; Einspruch, Eric – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
One approach some U.S. schools now use to combat high rates of adolescent substance use is school-based mandatory-random student drug testing (MRSDT). Under MRSDT, students and their parents sign consent forms agreeing to the students' participation in random drug testing as a condition of participating in athletics and other school-sponsored…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Attitudes, Testing, Program Effectiveness
Martell, Christopher C.; Hashimoto-Martell, Erin A. – Online Submission, 2011
This practitioner research study examined students at an ethnically and economically diverse high school and the impact of replacing the corporate-produced textbook with teacher-created reading packets and questions that asked students to take a critical stance on historical events in United States history. Using critical theories of education as…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Diversity, History Instruction, United States History
Bunch, Tera; Stephens, Carrie; Hart, William – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influences of American agricultural education student teachers on a rural community in New South Wales, Australia. The study analyzed interviews with eleven participants of the American student teacher program in a rural New South Wales community. Results of the study were formulated by two…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Action Research, Agricultural Education
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Dekaney, Elisa Macedo; Macede, Elizeu C.; Pye, Lisa R. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
The current study sought to assess the progress and effectiveness of a partnership program between a university and two high school drumming ensembles. A total of 32 students enrolled in world drumming courses in two urban high schools (n[subscript 1] = 16, n[subscript 2] = 16) participated in the study. An assessment tool was developed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Urban Schools, Universities
Watt-Malcolm, Bonnie – Canadian Journal of Education, 2011
In this article, I investigated the problems that educators are addressing with dual credit initiatives and consider tensions that have limited the seamless implementation of dual credit programming. Stakeholder representatives clearly identified common resources and support required to sustain their dual credit programs. Study participants noted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Industry, Focus Groups, Credits
Ramsey, Jennifer – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2010
In 1999, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began an innovative scholarship program that provides full financial support to low-income minority students across the United States. The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program has already awarded more than 10,000 scholarships to exceptional students, with the ultimate goal of funding at least…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Scholarships, Financial Support, Program Effectiveness
Springer, Matthew G.; Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2009
Paying teachers varying amounts on the basis of how well their students perform is an idea that has been winning increasing support, both in the United States and abroad, and many school systems have adopted some version of it. Proponents claim that linking teacher pay to student performance is a powerful way to encourage talented and highly…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Flannery, K. Brigid; Sugai, George; Anderson, Cynthia M. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2009
School-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) is designed to promote positive teaching and learning climates supporting positive social behavior and academic achievement. As a proactive school-wide approach, all students and all staff across all settings are considered. This approach has been implemented in more than 5,000 schools across the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Social Behavior, Academic Achievement, Positive Reinforcement
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Cameto, Renee; Knokey, Anne-Marie; Nagle, Katherine; Sanford, Christopher; Blackorby, Jose; Sinclair, Beth; Riley, Derek – National Center for Special Education Research, 2009
This study is examining student eligibility for and participation in alternate assessments, the technical quality of the alternate assessment instruments and implementation procedures, the alignment of assessments with content and achievement standards, and the use and effectiveness of alternate assessments in measuring student outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Alternative Assessment, Student Participation, Disabilities
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Cameto, Renee; Knokey, Anne-Marie; Nagle, Katherine; Sanford, Christopher; Blackorby, Jose; Sinclair, Beth; Riley, Derek – National Center for Special Education Research, 2009
The National Study on Alternate Assessments (NSAA) was mandated by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Specifically, the law called for a "Study on Ensuring Accountability for Students Who Are Held to Alternative Achievement Standards" to examine: (1) the criteria that states use to determine…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Disabilities, Academic Standards, Profiles
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