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Foye, David B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine whether students who participate in school athletics at Blue High School (a pseudonym) in Maryland perform better academically regarding GPA, attendance, and in-school referrals, in-season versus out-of-season. This study focused on athletic participation and academic achievement. An examination of coaches'…
Descriptors: Athletics, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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
McDowell, Alyssa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Schools and districts across the United States have historically avoided using the term dyslexia to describe struggling readers; however, laws and supports for students diagnosed with this challenge are beginning to shift the connotation of the word dyslexia from dys-(bad) and lexia- (reading) to indicate a struggle that can be remediated with…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Grade 9, Multisensory Learning, Skill Development
Nava, Yuridia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The following research sought to investigate the impact of a comprehensive school counseling program based on the American School Counselor Association's Recognized (ASCA) Model Program known as RAMP, on student achievement and college readiness. The study was conducted on a comprehensive high school campus in California, which included 2,700…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Academic Achievement, College Readiness, High School Students
Childers, Elizabeth A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to determine the effectiveness of four different class schedules on students' academic achievement on end-of-course testing and whether a specific class schedule is more conducive to student academic achievement on state-mandated standardized tests. Georgia Department of Education provided archived public…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, High School Students
Carrasco Ramos, Daisy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Latino students are the fastest growing minority population and currently have the largest population of student-aged young people. However, Latino students are lagging behind White, Asian, and African American in college attendance rates. The purpose of this study was to examine how an AVID program at an urban high school helps Latino students…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Hispanic American Students
Bradshaw, Geraldine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Academic performance in American high schools has historically been lower for children with particular demographics such as low-socioeconomic status, membership in certain minorities, first-generation college enrollment, or other traditionally underrepresented on college campuses (Berger, 2015). This gap in academic performance between students of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, High School Students, Hispanic American Students
Willmore, Candice; Smith, Donna J.; Southerland, Christie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study was designed to determine the impact of attendance in the professional development series of the school leaders' organization for school leaders and leadership capacity in Tennessee public schools. The areas of focus of the study included leadership practices, instructional practices, and school culture as perceived by…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Smith, Donna J.; Southerland, Christie; Willmore, Candice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study was designed to determine the impact of attendance in the professional development series of the school leaders' organization for school leaders and leadership capacity in Tennessee public schools. The areas of focus of the study included leadership practices, instructional practices, and school culture as perceived by…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Jahan, Afroze – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore the effect of Project Lead the Way(TM) Engineering Curriculum on the academic performance of Grades 9-12 students in a Southwest Texas school district. Study participants were comprised of 9-12 graders who participated in Advanced Placement (AP) Testing in a large Southeast Texas school…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Advanced Placement, Science Tests, Program Effectiveness
Southerland, Christie; Smith, Donna J.; Willmore, Candice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study was designed to determine the impact of attendance in the professional development series of the school leaders' organization for school leaders and leadership capacity in Tennessee public schools. The areas of focus of the study included leadership practices, instructional practices, and school culture as perceived by…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Randolph, Jack Lowell – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Educational reform is at the forefront of legislatures and school districts across the United States (Hattie, 2011). To find and employ high school improvement initiatives that lead to improved educational experiences for students, educational leaders must examine in great detail what systems have been successful and then modify the initiatives to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Educational Policy, Attendance, School Policy
Willis, Matthew R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation is focused on intentional intervention strategies adopted in a prior five-year period by Denver Area High School for the purpose of reducing suspensions, expulsions, referrals, other minor disciplinary infractions, and reduced failure rates. Those strategies included implementing a Culture of Care, which included (a) Restorative…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Intervention, High Schools, Discipline
Skelton, Robin Renee' Gossage – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this non-experimental, causal-comparative study was to examine the impact of a blended learning format on the academic achievement of at-risk 9-12 grade students in a rural Northeast Georgia school system. After obtaining IRB approval and district curriculum director and superintendent approval, data was obtained for evaluation.…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Schools
Burch, David – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 2010-2011, urban high schools across New Jersey reported suspension rates that ranged between 10 and 20%. This rate translated into increased dropout rates and low graduation rates. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influenced suspension rates, dropout rates and graduation rates of an urban New Jersey high school. More…
Descriptors: High School Students, Self Control, Reflection, Writing (Composition)
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