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Thomas, Ally S.; Bonner, Sarah M.; Everson, Howard T.; Somers, Jennifer A. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2015
The Peer Enabled Restructured Classroom (PERC) is an instructional innovation developed to address gaps in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in urban high schools. The PERC model changes instruction from teacher led to peer led by bringing peer students into the classroom to lead small-group work. Our study sought to provide…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Urban Schools, High School Students, Peer Teaching
Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Leos-Urbel, Jacob; Silander, Megan; Wiswall, Matt – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2014
Holding a summer job is a rite of passage in American adolescence, a first rung towards adulthood and self-sufficiency. However, over the past decade, youth employment during the summer has decreased significantly. Summer youth employment has the potential to benefit high school students' educational outcomes and employment trajectories,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Student Employment, Youth, Employment Level
Morgan, Yvette – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A school-family-community partnership to improve student achievement was examined at a comprehensive high school located in a low income urban community in Long Island City, New York. In this causal comparative analyses study, the researcher examines the effect of a school-family-community partnership on the educational outcomes of economically…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Program Effectiveness
Nekulak, Tracey A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The main purpose of this researcher was to examine how well the New York State Mathematics Assessment in Grade 8 predicted success in high school mathematics programs at the Regents and Accelerated levels as measured by the New York State Regents' Math A and B examinations. These exams are statewide and are governed by the New York State…
Descriptors: High Schools, Predictive Validity, Program Effectiveness, Data Analysis