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Brisini, Jason – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the possible impact of project-based learning on student learning perspective and achievement in a social studies classroom. American schools are in an era of standardized testing based on standards-driven curricula that only teaches basic recall and recognition. School curriculum should be focused on…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
Kerns, Claretta M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of high school transition strategies for ninth grade students in comparison to the traditional high school experience of first time ninth grade students. This study compared the English End-of-Course (EOC) test scores of first time ninth grade students in a traditional high school setting…
Descriptors: Student Promotion, Transitional Programs, Grade 9, High School Students
McMillan, John – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The transition from eighth-grade middle school to ninth-grade in high school can be an extremely challenging experience (Kennelly & Monrad, 2007). According to the Texas Center for Educational Research, more students decide to drop out of school during their ninth-grade year than any other time (Marshall, 2003). According to Fulco (2009), this…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Freshmen, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper provides information about South Carolina's High School Assessment Program. The purpose of the test is to: (1) Demonstrate students' achievement based on selected South Carolina academic standards; (2) Provide data to state policymakers on student attainment of state education goals to inform educational policy decisions; and (3) Meet a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Exit Examinations, Academic Standards, Program Effectiveness
Jordan, Carolyn Joyner – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This mixed methods study explores the relationship between ninth grade academy in South Carolina public high schools and student achievement in 84 high schools matched on poverty index and school size. The 2007 and 2008 South Carolina school report card data were used to gather information about the individual schools. The presence or absence of a…
Descriptors: Report Cards, High Schools, Graduation Rate, Standardized Tests
Lempesis, Costa – ProQuest LLC, 2009
A critical component for successful schools is effective leadership. In the 1980's the concept of leadership emerged and the rules changed for school principals (Lashway, 2002). Previously, administrators were primarily evaluated based upon their abilities in managing school facilities and operations efficiently. Academics became the new focus.…
Descriptors: Principals, High Schools, Federal Legislation, Change Agents
Young, John W.; Cline, Fred – Educational Testing Service, 2009
"High Schools That Work" (HSTW) is a school improvement initiative that was inaugurated by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) in 1987. The main purpose of this concurrent validity study is to evaluate one or more measures by investigating their relationship to other commonly used and established measures given at or about the…
Descriptors: Validity, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, High Schools
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps between…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
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Lavy, Victor – Future of Children, 2007
Tying teachers' pay to their classroom performance should, says Victor Lavy, improve the current educational system both by clarifying teaching goals and by attracting and retaining the most productive teachers. But implementing pay for performance poses many practical challenges, because measuring individual teachers' performance is difficult.…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Incentives, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Mitchell, Murray; Castelli, Darla; Strainer, Skip – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2003
Physical education as a school subject can be characterized as largely void of both consensus and accountability. Until the publication of the national content standards (NASPE, 1995) there was no explicit, shared vision regarding what is important to teach in school programs. There has been a sense that this lack of consensus somehow preserves…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Physical Education, Educational Policy
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Rink, Judith; Stewart, Susan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2003
The purpose of this chapter is to synthesize the results of the studies presented in this monograph and to discuss the implications of those results. The chapter is divided into four sections. In the first section state level assessment as a reform mechanism for high school physical education is discussed in terms of the South Carolina experience.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Physical Education, Student Evaluation, High Schools