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Pas, Elise T.; Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Musci, Rashelle; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Grantee Submission, 2019
The three-tiered Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework promotes the development of systems and data analysis to guide the selection and implementation of evidence-based practices across multiple tiers. The current study examined the effects of universal (tier 1) or school-wide PBIS (SW-PBIS) in one state's scale-up of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Bettinger, Eric P.; Evans, Brent J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Pre-college advising programs exist in most disadvantaged high schools throughout the United States. These programs supplement traditional advising by high school guidance counselors and attempt to help underrepresented and disadvantaged students overcome the complexities of the postsecondary admission and financial aid processes. Existing…
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Guidance, High School Students, At Risk Students
Dowell, Kathleen; Stevenson, Olivia – Grantee Submission, 2018
"12 for Life" is an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. "12 for Life" provides a rigorous STEM curriculum, combined with on-the-job-training, work/life skills development, mentoring, and employment opportunities to high school students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Program Evaluation
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Vaughn, Sharon; Martinez, Leticia R.; Williams, Kelly J.; Miciak, Jeremy; Fall, Anna-Maria; Roberts, Greg – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study examined the effects of Reading Intervention for Adolescents, a 2-year extensive reading intervention targeting current and former English learners identified as struggling readers based on their performance on the state accountability assessment. Students who enrolled at three participating urban high schools were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Programs, Adolescents, Reading Difficulties
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Levitan, Joseph; Schussler, Deborah L.; Mahfouz, Julia; Frank, Jennifer L.; Kohler, Kimberly M.; Broderick, Patricia C.; Mitra, Joy; Oh, Yoonkyung; Berrena, Elaine; Greenberg, Mark T. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Between 2014 and 2017, an interdisciplinary group of researchers examined whether a high school health class that incorporated mindfulness techniques lowered students' stress and improved their wellbeing. We received a grant from the Institute of Educational Sciences from the United States Department of Education to (1) train high school health…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Health Education, Well Being, Stress Variables
Lansing, Jiffy; Ahearn, Caitlin; Rosenbaum, James; Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – Grantee Submission, 2017
This paper analyzes teacher responses to a distinctive reform that sought to implement alignment between high schools and colleges. A survey of 225 teachers is used to examine teachers' perceptions of the reform's effectiveness, further resources needed, and how perceptions changed over time. The reform was perceived as effective for college-bound…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), High Schools, Colleges, Educational Change
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Klein, Elisa L.; Zheng, Xiaying; Sunderman, Gail L.; Henneberger, Angela K.; Stapleton, Laura M.; Woolley, Michael E. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Increasing awareness of the vital developmental implications of the care and education of young children has led to efforts in Maryland to advance early childhood care and education (ECCE). To that end, Maryland has consolidated ECCE services into one division of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and developed a number of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Access to Education, Preschool Education
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Nagle, Katherine; Pratt-Williams, Jaunelle; Schmidt, Rebecca; Swantek, Cara; Lyulchenko, Marianna; McGhee, Raymond – Grantee Submission, 2016
This is the final external evaluation report prepared by SRI International for the Rural Math Excel Partnership (RMEP) project, an investing in innovation (i3) development project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Operated by Virginia Advanced Study Strategies, Inc. (VASS), the RMEP project included six rural school districts (LEAs) in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mathematics Education, Family Involvement, Mathematics Teachers
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Pagano, Maria E.; Wang, Alexandra R.; Rowles, Brieana M.; Lee, Matthew T.; Johnson, Byron R. – Grantee Submission, 2015
The developmental need to fit in may lead to higher alcohol and other drug use among socially anxious youths which exacerbates the drink/trouble cycle. In treatment, youths with social anxiety disorder (SAD) may avoid participating in therapeutic activities with risk of negative peer appraisal. Peer-helping is a low-intensity, social activity in…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Peer Influence, Adolescents, Addictive Behavior
Corsello, Maryann; Sharma, Anu; Jerabek, Angela – Grantee Submission, 2015
Ninth grade is a pivotal year for students. Numerous studies find that academic performance in 9th grade often sets the student's trajectory throughout the high school years, as well as the probability of graduation. The Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) model is a comprehensive approach that addresses developmental, academic, and school…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Transitional Programs, Experimental Groups
Wang, Jianjun – Grantee Submission, 2015
Over the past three years, California State University, Bakersfield received NSF funding to support hands-on explorations in "network security" and "cryptography" through Research Experience Vitalizing Science-University Program (REVS-UP). In addition to the summer bridge component, the grant included development of…
Descriptors: Technology, Computer Security, Crime Prevention, Computer Networks
Reutebuch, Colleen K.; El Zein, Farah; Kyung Kim, Min; Weinberg, Aron N.; Vaughn, Sharon – Grantee Submission, 2015
We adapted and piloted Collaborative Strategic Reading-High School, a reading comprehension intervention, with three high school students with autism spectrum disorder to investigate its effects on their reading comprehension. Using a nonconcurrent, multiple-baseline design, participants with autism spectrum disorder were paired with a…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reading Strategies
Hochman, Julia M.; Carter, Erik W.; Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Harvey, Michelle N.; Gustafson, Jenny R. – Grantee Submission, 2015
Although peer interaction takes on increased salience during adolescence, such social connections remain elusive for many high school students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This social isolation can be particularly prevalent within unstructured school contexts.In this study, we examined the effects of a lunchtime peer network intervention…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, High School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Gardner, Karen F.; Carter, Erik W.; Gustafson, Jenny R.; Hochman, Julia M.; Harvey, Michelle N.; Mullins, Teagan S.; Fan, Hannah – Grantee Submission, 2014
Supporting social interactions and positive peer relationships is an important element of comprehensive secondary education and transition programming. For many adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), such social connections may be fairly limited apart from intentional programming. We examined the efficacy and social validity of peer…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Peer Influence, Interaction, High School Students
Rozek, Christopher S.; Svoboda, Ryan C.; Harackiewicz, Judith M.; Hulleman, Christopher S.; Hyde, Janet S. – Grantee Submission, 2017
During high school, developing competence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critically important as preparation to pursue STEM careers, yet students in the United States lag behind other countries, ranking 35th in mathematics and 27th in science achievement internationally. Given the importance of STEM careers as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Readiness, College Readiness, High School Students
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