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Caldas, Stephen J.; Gómez, Diane W.; Ferrara, JoAnne – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
This article reports the effects of attending an elementary full-service community school (FSCS) on a variety of student academic outcomes in high school. The focal FSCS, Key Elementary, serves students in grades K-5 in a diverse southeastern New York State (NYS) school district. The academic performance of students, born between 1991 and 1996,…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Community Schools, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Venegas-Muggli, Juan I.; Muñoz-Gajardo, Karla A.; González-Clares, María José – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
We evaluated the impact of 2 developmental programs aimed at improving the academic achievements of students in a Chilean higher education institution. Both evaluations had quasi-experimental designs. The impact of counseling programs on students' dropout rates was first evaluated using propensity score matching. Then the impact of mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, College Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
At the request of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) conducted a review of Oklahoma's Promise program between August 2017 and February 2018. This report summarizes findings and observations from the review and provides recommendations. The review is organized around five areas of interest…
Descriptors: College Programs, State Programs, Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid
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Segedin, Lauren – Learning Professional, 2018
Many educators and education leaders have found implementing districtwide programming at the secondary level challenging. High schools are more organizationally complex than elementary schools (Grubb, 2010). High school teachers are deeply entrenched in subject specialties and tend to be resistant to change. This article describes how the Greater…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, School Districts, Boards of Education
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Millett, Catherine M.; Kevelson, Marisol J. C. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In summer 2015, Princeton University contracted with Educational Testing Service (ETS) to conduct an evaluation of the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), the college access program developed by Princeton University faculty and staff. The mixed-method ETS evaluation of PUPP included the collection and analysis of qualitative and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Attendance, At Risk Students, High Achievement
Hennessy, Emily A.; Tanner-Smith, Emily E.; Finch, Andrew J.; Sathe, Nila; Kugley, Shannon – Campbell Collaboration, 2018
Success and engagement at school and in postsecondary education are critical to healthy youth development. For youth in recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs), school attendance, engagement, and achievement build human capital by motivating personal growth, creating new opportunities and social networks, and increasing life satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Drug Rehabilitation, Substance Abuse
Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – CNA Corporation, 2018
Florida enacted legislation in 2008 for a statewide program known as the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), which was intended to reduce the need for postsecondary remediation. The FCCRI consisted of testing grade 11 students to determine their college readiness and offering math and English college readiness and success…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Grade 11, Grade 12
Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – CNA Corporation, 2018
Florida enacted legislation in 2008 for a statewide program known as the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), which was intended to reduce the need for postsecondary remediation. The FCCRI consisted of testing grade 11 students to determine their college readiness and offering math and English college readiness and success…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Grade 11, Grade 12
Cruce, Ty M.; Lowe, Judy; Mattern, Krista – ACT, Inc., 2018
Many students graduate from high school under-prepared for college-level coursework, leading to a large number of students entering college who require remediation in English and mathematics. This study looked at the effectiveness of using EdReady--now offered through ACT as CollegeReady™--as a system for delivering remediation prior to college to…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Remedial Instruction, Program Effectiveness, English Instruction
Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Logis, Handrea A. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2018
The TAP System stands out because of its more than two-decade-long track record of growth and success in improving educator effectiveness and raising student achievement in high-need schools. This summary includes a recap of some of the most important results that have emerged from the research to date and highlights newer studies documenting…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
Bojorquez, Hector; Bahena, Sofia – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2018
In 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature established the Foundation High School Program, which allows for significant local variation in graduation planning and represents one of the most substantial changes to Texas curricula in recent history. The new policy (HB5) lowered graduation requirements for mathematics, science and social studies;…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, College Readiness, High School Students
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) has offered dual-credit programs, by law (Section 28.009, Texas Education Code, (TEC)), through which high-school students can obtain college credits or industry-recognized credentials, or certificates, or an associate degree while pursuing a high school…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, High School Students, Student Characteristics
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2018
This study hypothesized that HISD prekindergarten participation consistently correlated with better educational outcomes for students. Taking into account students' age differences through kindergarten enrollment, propensity score matching controlled for students' background characteristics. Three cohorts of students in this study were eligible or…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Language Arts
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
The "ACT Aspire"™ system provides a longitudinal, systematic approach for assessing and monitoring students' preparation for high school studies and readiness for college and career. "ACT Aspire"™ includes assessments for students from grade 3 through early high school in five subject areas: English, mathematics, reading,…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Student Evaluation, High School Students, College Readiness
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
"Dual enrollment" programs allow high school students to take college courses and earn college credits while still attending high school. Such programs, also referred to as "dual credit" or early college programs, are designed to boost college access and degree attainment, especially for students typically underrepresented in…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Educational Research, Program Effectiveness, High School Students
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