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Miller, Luke C.; Mittleman, Joel – Economics of Education Review, 2012
The "High Schools That Work" school improvement initiative is the nation's largest comprehensive school reform model with over a thousand schools adopting its framework. The initiative's premise is that all students can meet the demands of a college preparatory curriculum if provided the right supports. Analyzing over a decade of data on student…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, College Preparation
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Cyrenne, Philippe; Chan, Alan – Economics of Education Review, 2012
A critical issue facing a number of colleges and universities is how to allocate first year places to incoming students. The decision to admit students is often based on a number of factors, but a key statistic is a student's high school grades. This paper reports on a case study of the subsequent performance at the University of Winnipeg of high…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Program Effectiveness, Admissions Officers, Computation
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Liu, Chengfang; Zhang, Linxiu; Luo, Renfu; Wang, Xiaobing; Rozelle, Scott; Sharbono, Brian; Adams, Jennifer; Shi, Yaojiang; Yue, Ai; Li, Hongbin; Glauben, Thomas – Economics of Education Review, 2011
Many educational systems have struggled with the question about how best to give out financial aid. In particular, if students do not know the amount of financial aid that they can receive before they make a decision about where to go to college and what major to study, it may distort their decision. This study utilizes an experiment (implemented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economically Disadvantaged, Decision Making, Student Financial Aid
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Clark, Damon; See, Edward – Economics of Education Review, 2011
Many of the policies that fall under the school accountability umbrella are designed to incentivize students. Prominent among these are high school exit exams, standardized tests that, in some states, students must pass to earn a high school diploma. Proponents of these tests argue that by incentivizing students, they induce them to work harder…
Descriptors: High School Students, Standardized Tests, Exit Examinations, Accountability
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Rees, Daniel I.; Sabia, Joseph J. – Economics of Education Review, 2010
It has been argued that high school sports participation increases motivation and teaches teamwork and self-discipline. While several studies have shown that students who participate in athletic activities perform better in school than those who do not, it is not clear whether this association is a result of positive academic spillovers, or due to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, High School Students
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Tsai, Wehn-Jyuan; Liu, Jin-Tan; Chou, Shin-Yi; Thornton, Robert – Economics of Education Review, 2009
Between 1968 and 1973 the Taiwanese government undertook the most extensive expansion on record of the public junior high school system in Taiwan. This study analyzes the effects of the 1968 education reform and subsequent high school expansion on gender disparities in employment generally, as well in different sectors and classes of employment.…
Descriptors: School Expansion, Junior High Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Fletcher, Jason M. – Economics of Education Review, 2009
In this paper, we follow up the important class size reduction randomized experiment in Tennessee in the mid 1980s (Project STAR) to attempt to further understand the long-lasting influences of early education interventions. While STAR led to large test score benefits during the intervention, these benefits quickly faded at its conclusion.…
Descriptors: College Attendance, High Schools, Class Size, Extracurricular Activities
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Benabou, Roland; Kramarz, Francis; Prost, Corinne – Economics of Education Review, 2009
We provide an assessment of the French ZEP (Zones d'Education Prioritaire), a program started in 1982 that channels additional resources to schools in disadvantaged areas and encourages the development of new teaching projects. Focusing on middle-schools, we first evaluate the impact of the ZEP status on resources, their utilization (teacher…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Federal Programs, Program Evaluation
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Kim, Taejong; Lee, Ju-Ho; Lee, Young – Economics of Education Review, 2008
This paper employs the difference-in-differences empirical strategy and quantile regressions to analyze the effects of sorting and mixing on the academic performance of high school students in South Korea. In Korea, about half of high schools are subject to the equalization policy (EP), and must therefore passively accept students randomly…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Regression (Statistics), Heterogeneous Grouping
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Cellini, Stephanie Riegg – Economics of Education Review, 2006
By promoting articulation agreements between high schools and community colleges, Tech-Prep programs aim to smooth the transition to college for the middle majority of US high school students. This paper employs a family fixed effects approach to assess the effectiveness of Tech-Prep programs in increasing educational attainment. Using data from…
Descriptors: Tech Prep, Program Effectiveness, Educational Attainment, High School Students