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McKinney de Royston, Maxine; Madkins, Tia C. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
Public schools in the United States have struggled to determine whether their mandate is simply knowledge transmission or includes the development and well-being of the whole child. Contemporary realities of resegregation and inequality have prompted many districts to embrace this latter notion and consider the Full Service Community Schools…
Descriptors: Public Schools, African American Students, Middle Schools, High Schools
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) evaluation was designed with two overlapping and interacting components: (1) a study of the initiative's implementation in the participating high schools; and (2) a study of its impact on student experiences and other outcomes. As the document of record evaluating an important, large-scale initiative, this…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Wallace, Eric W.; Perry, Justin C.; Ferguson, Robert L.; Jackson, Debbie K. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
The present study investigated the impact of a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health (STEM+H) university-based pipeline program, the Careers in Health and Medical Professions Program, over the course of two summers among predominantly African-American high school students recruited from urban school districts (N = 155). Based on…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, STEM Education, Health Education, Health Occupations
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Puvirajah, Anton; Verma, Geeta; Li, Hongli; Martin-Hansen, Lisa – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2015
As engagement with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) increases in after-school programs (ASPs), it is important to examine the impact of this engagement on students' academic achievement, STEM participation, and affinity toward STEM. Results of these examinations can offer insights into both best practices that could be…
Descriptors: After School Programs, High School Students, STEM Education, Student Participation
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Parker, Michele A.; Eliot, Jessica; Tart, Michael – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2013
This is a qualitative study of how the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program influenced 9 African American young men in southeastern North Carolina. To understand the impact of the program, a cross-section of current and past AVID participants were interviewed. The African American male students were asked about their attitudes…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Program Effectiveness, Interviews
Villavicencio, Adriana; Bhattacharya, Dyuti; Guidry, Brandon – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2013
College readiness is becoming an increasingly important standard by which to measure school success and student achievement. While high school graduation and dropout prevention remain critical issues for educators, there is a substantial gap in outcomes between students who only earn a high school diploma and those who go on to obtain a college…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Criticism
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Davis, Pamela; Davis, Michael P.; Mobley, Jerry A. – Professional School Counseling, 2013
This study describes the collaboration among a school counselor, a school counselor intern, an Advanced Placement Psychology teacher, and a counselor educator to improve African-American access to Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and increase success on the AP Psychology national examination. The team initiated a process that recruited African…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, Advanced Placement, Cooperative Planning
Domina, Thurston; Penner, Andrew M.; Penner, Emily K. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Prizes--formal systems that publicly allocate rewards for exemplary behavior--play an increasingly important role in a wide array of social settings, including education. In this paper, we evaluate a prize system designed to boost achievement at two high schools by assigning students color-coded ID cards based on a previously low-stakes test.…
Descriptors: Rewards, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Regression (Statistics)
Bartik, Timothy J.; Lachowska, Marta – W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2012
In order to study whether college scholarships can be an effective tool in raising students' performance in secondary school, we use one aspect of the Kalamazoo Promise that resembles a quasi-experiment. The surprise announcement of the scholarship created a large change in expected college tuition costs that varied across different groups of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics, Credits, Grade Point Average
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Osler, James Edward; Waden, Carl – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2012
This paper provides an active discourse on the use of innovative solutions to conduct an in-depth investigation on the success and viability of 9th Grade Freshman Academies, Centers, and Center Models to aid in the retention of at risk students. These types of academic programs provide an active solution for the retention and projected completion…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Freshmen, At Risk Students, Academic Persistence
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Lapp, Diane – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2011
In this case study, we focus on 2 variables often neglected in conversations about closing the achievement gap. Most recommendations for closing the achievement gap center on extending learning time, including afterschool programs, extended year programs, and supplemental instruction. Our school focused on attendance and student engagement in our…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Parent Participation
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
Cobb, Casey D.; Bifulco, Robert; Bell, Courtney – Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2009
As of October 2007, 54 interdistrict magnet schools enrolling 18,928 students were operating in Connecticut. The bulk of these schools are located in the Hartford and New Haven areas--21 in the Hartford area and 17 in the New Haven area. Interdistrict magnets also serve significant numbers of students in the Waterbury region. In keeping with the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Magnet Schools, School Desegregation, Reading Achievement
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Callahan, Rebecca; Wilkinson, Lindsey; Muller, Chandra; Frisco, Michelle – Educational Policy, 2009
In this study, the authors explore English as a Second Language (ESL) placement as a measure of how schools label and process immigrant students. Using propensity score matching and data from the Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement Study and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, the authors estimate the effect of ESL…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Student Placement
Nagle, Katherine M.; McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Nolet, Victor; Malmgren, Kimber – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2007
This paper is one of four individual case study reports presenting the qualitative findings from a five-year investigation of the impact of accountability reform on students with disabilities in four states, eight districts, and twenty schools. This case study report presents qualitative data collected over a four-year period--2001-2004--from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Public Schools
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