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Faria, Ann-Marie; Sorensen, Nicholas; Heppen, Jessica; Bowdon, Jill; Eisner, Ryan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
The national high school graduation rate reached its highest level in U.S. history--82 percent--during the 2013-14 school year (Kena et al., 2016)--but dropout remains a persistent problem in the Midwest and nationally. Early warning systems that use research-based warning signs to identify students at risk of dropping out have emerged as one…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, At Risk Students, Graduation Rate, Program Effectiveness
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Gehring, William J.; Hsu, Julian; Ai, Wei – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
Under-prepared college students are at risk of dropping out (Bettinger & Long, 2005) and having lower academic achievement to their better-prepared peers. Yet they would likely benefit most from higher education (Jaegar & Page, 1996; Kane & Rouse, 1995), highlighting the need for institutional support. While developmental courses in…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Academic Support Services, Program Effectiveness, Enrollment
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Cheung, Alan; Slavin, Robert E.; Lake, Cynthia; Kim, Elizabeth – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Despite widespread recognition among policy makers, educational leaders, and the nation as a whole of the importance of science, engineering, and technology as drivers of the future of the country and society, the science achievement of America's students is mediocre at best, in comparison to that of international peers. On the 2012 PISA tests in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Programs, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Fancsali, Cheri; Abe, Yasuyo; Pyatigorsky, Mikhail – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Nationally, two-thirds of high school students are unable to read and comprehend complex academic materials, think critically about texts, and synthesize information from multiple sources, or communicate what they have learned. Without a substantial change in their academic literacy, U.S. high school students face continued academic problems in…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Literacy, Reading Achievement, Content Area Reading
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Hinojosa, T.; Bos, J.; O'Brien, B.; Park, S.; Liu, F.; Jerabek, A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Students beginning high school commonly experience increased stress and behavior problems alongside declines in grades, attendance, interest in school, and perceptions of academic competence and self-esteem (Alvidrez & Weinstein, 1993; Reyes et al., 2000). Moreover, research indicates that, relative to students who graduate from high school,…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Grade 9, High School Students, Program Effectiveness
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Glennie, Elizabeth; Unlu, Fatih; Furey, Jane – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
North Carolina's Early College model is the subject of an IES-funded eleven-year longitudinal experimental study that utilized a lottery process to assign early college applicants to either treatment or control groups. This paper presents findings related to high school outcomes. The primary goal of the early college model is to increase the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Educational Attainment
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Unlu, Fatih; Furey, Jane – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This paper presents results from the longitudinal experimental study conducted on North Carolina's early college model described in an earlier paper. The primary purpose of this paper is to present the impact of the early college model on outcomes related to postsecondary enrollment. The specific research questions driving this study include: (1)…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, College Attendance, Enrollment Trends
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Rogers, Todd; Wolford, Tonya; Reitano, Adrienne; Feller, Avi; Subramanyam, Shruthi; Ternovski, John – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
While the adjusted cohort graduation rate of students in the United States has reached 80 percent during the 2011-12 school year (Stetser & Stillwell, 2014), in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) only 57% of its students graduate from high school in four years, which is typical of large urban school districts (Swanson, 2009). Moreover,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Randomized Controlled Trials, Attendance
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Naumenko, Oksana; Henson, Robert; Hutchins, Bryan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Funded by an Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation grant, the Rural Innovative Schools (RIS) Project is the first widespread effort to scale up the early college model by implementing it in comprehensive high schools. This paper will present preliminary findings from the evaluation of this project. The impact study uses a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Innovation, Dual Enrollment, High Schools
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Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Louis – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
There is a nationwide concern that too many students leave high school unprepared for college-level coursework and that students lack awareness of their level of preparation. Florida enacted Senate Bill 1908 creating a statewide program, the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), to reduce the need for postsecondary remediation.…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Loyalka, Prashant; Li, Guirong; Yi, Hongmei; Johnson, Natalie; Shi, Henry – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
As demand for skilled labor increases, policymakers in an increasing number of developing countries have turned toward vocational education and training (VET) to educate and prepare students. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) published a 2012 report "acknowledging the need for [VET] to contribute to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Randomized Controlled Trials, Accountability, Quality Assurance
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Newman, Denis; Lazarev, Valeriy; Zacamy, Jenna – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This paper examines the "ecological validity" of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted in 42 high schools to measure the impact of a content literacy program. This study of comparable schools implementing the same program in different contexts highlights characteristics that are often not attended to in rigorous effectiveness…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Comparative Analysis, Randomized Controlled Trials, Institutional Characteristics
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Heppen, Jessica; O'Cummings, Mindee; Poland, Lindsay; Zeiser, Krissy; Mills, Nicholas – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
High school graduation rates remain unacceptably low in the U.S., especially among disadvantaged youth (Chapman, Laird, Ifill, & KelalRamani, 2011; Stillwell, 2010), with troubling implications for future earnings and employment status (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012). Check & Connect (C&C) is an individualized program that pairs…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, High School Students
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Merrill, Lisa; Siman, Nina; Kang, David; Soltani, Jasmine; Wulach, Suzanne – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
A growing body of research shows that school-based mentoring programs can be a flexible and cost-effective way to improve student outcomes. Effective mentoring programs create close bonds between students and caring adults, providing students with an important source of emotional support. This study tests the effects of a new model--whole…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Effectiveness, College Readiness, High School Students
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Kraft, Matthew A.; Rogers, Todd – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
A wide body of literature documents the important role that parents play in supporting children's academic success in school (Houtenville & Conway, 2008; Barnard, 2004; Fan & Chen, 2001). Drawing on this literature, national taskforces and federal legislation consistently identify increased parental involvement as a central goal of…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Participation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Parents
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