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Kolbe, Tammy; Kinsley, Peter; Feldman, Rachel Carly; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2018
Despite overall increases in college-going, college enrollment rates remain inequitable. Many programs attempt to address these persistent racial/ethnic and social class disparities in college attendance by intervening in the high school curriculum. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is among the longest standing and prevalent of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, High Schools, College Preparation
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Steele, Jennifer L.; Bozick, Robert; Davis, Lois M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2016
Based on screenings of 1,150 manuscripts, we synthesize evidence from 18 eligible studies of educational interventions implemented within juvenile correctional facilities. The studies include 5 intervention categories: remedial academic instruction, computer-assisted instruction, personalized academic instruction, vocational education, and GED…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Phillips, Meredith; Yamashiro, Kyo; Farrukh, Adina; Lim, Cynthia; Hayes, Katherine; Wagner, Nicole; White, Jeffrey; Chen, Hansheng – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2015
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves a large majority of socioeconomically disadvantaged students who are struggling academically and are underprepared for high school graduation and college. This article describes the partnership between LAUSD and the Los Angeles Education Research Institute, and how this collaboration endeavors…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Research, Best Practices
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Llamas, Jasmín D.; López, Susana A.; Quirk, Matthew – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2014
This study used a mixed-methods approach to examine the effects of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program from the student perspective, specifically focusing on factors associated with student resilience. The AVID program aims to close the achievement gap among predominantly minority and low-income students without a family…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Resilience (Psychology), Achievement Gap, Minority Group Students
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Swanson, Julie Dingle; Nagy, Steven – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2014
The focus of this study was the first year of implementation of the Advanced Placement Academy (APA), a program within a high school providing honors and Advanced Placement coursework for high-ability African American students with previously limited access to rigorous courses. The qualitative investigation explores practical solutions from…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Honors Curriculum, High Achievement, African American Students
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Behr, Michelle; Marston, Christine; Nelson, Kyle Anne – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2014
Changing demographics, low Latino graduation rates, and changes to education funding--nationally and locally--challenge society to develop innovative strategies to navigate transformations affecting public education. This article presents findings from a collaborative community-engaged evaluation of a dropout prevention program for at-risk male…
Descriptors: Case Studies, At Risk Students, Males, Hispanic American Students
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Dabach, Dafney Blanca – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2014
This study investigates how teachers interact with immigrant-origin youth in school-based contexts of reception that mediate youth's educational opportunities. One understudied context is sheltered instruction, where English learners (ELs) are placed into separate content-area courses to target their linguistic needs. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Classroom Environment, English Language Learners, Teacher Attitudes
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Allensworth, Elaine – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2013
Chicago has been in the forefront of the country in its use of 9th-grade indicators of dropout. Catalyzed by the development of the freshman on-track indicator and research around it, Chicago school administrators, central office personnel, and external partners have developed a number of mechanisms using 9th-grade indicators to stimulate school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Areas, Low Achievement, Grade 9
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Messel, Matthew – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2013
This study of graduation outcomes in Baltimore uses multivariate analysis of longitudinal student cohort data to examine the impact of factors identified in previous research as early warning indicators of a dropout outcome. Student cohort files were constructed from longitudinal administrative data (following all first-time 2004-2005 and…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Multivariate Analysis, Predictor Variables, Graduation
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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
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Davis, Marcia; Herzog, Liza; Legters, Nettie – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2013
An early warning system is an intentional process whereby school personnel collectively analyze student data to monitor students at risk of falling off track for graduation and to provide the interventions and resources to intervene. We studied the process of monitoring the early warning indicators and implementing interventions to ascertain…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, School Personnel, Dropout Prevention, Data Collection
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Bausmith, Jennifer Merriman; France, Megan – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) on college readiness outcomes using a quasi-experimental design. GEAR UP is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education by providing 6-year…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Evidence, Program Effectiveness
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Furrer, Carrie J.; Magnuson, Linda; Suggs, Joseph W. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2012
Over a decade of research has demonstrated the positive effects of extended school day programs on various elementary and middle school student outcomes, both in the short and long term. The efficacy of extended school day programs in promoting academic outcomes among high school students is less well understood. This study contributes to the…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Extended School Day, Community Schools, Academic Failure
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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
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2011
This 5-year longitudinal randomized study focused on the effects of a dropout prevention program implemented at two urban high schools. The program incorporated the characteristics of personalization found in previous research to have some positive effects, and typical of the type of programs implemented in many high schools nationwide. The…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Urban Schools, High Schools, Dropout Programs
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