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Theodos, Brett; Pergamit, Michael R.; Hanson, Devlin; Edelstein, Sara; Daniels, Rebecca – Urban Institute, 2016
Urban Alliance serves at-risk youth through its high school internship program, which provides training, mentoring, and work experience to high school seniors from distressed communities. The program aims to help youth move on to higher education or employment after graduation. The Urban Institute is conducting a six-year, randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Youth Programs, At Risk Students, High School Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
Most colleges and universities in the United States require students to take the SAT or ACT as part of the college application process. These tests are high stakes in at least three ways. First, most universities factor scores on these tests into admissions decisions. Second, higher scores can increase a student's chances of being admitted to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, College Applicants, High Stakes Tests
Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Stacey, Georgia West – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2014
Many recent high school graduates who enter community college are required to take remedial or developmental education courses before enrolling in college-level courses. Developmental courses essentially reteach high school- and junior high school-level content in reading, writing, and math. In some cases, students are referred to two or even…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, High School Graduates, Community Colleges, Remedial Programs
Edmunds, Julie A.; Bernstein, Lawrence; Unlu, Fatih; Glennie, Elizabeth; Arshavsky, Nina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
To address concerns about low graduation rates and a lack of workforce readiness, states and districts have been experimenting with different models of high school reform. One of the most popular models has been the Early College High School (ECHS) model, small schools that blur the line between high school and college. Since 2002, over 200 ECHSs…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Restructuring, Graduation Rate, Program Effectiveness
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Miron, Gary; Jones, Jeffrey N.; Kelaher-Young, Allison J. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2011
The Kalamazoo Promise was announced in the fall of 2005, offering free college tuition at any public state college or university for graduates of the district who have gained acceptance to a postsecondary institution. This program was funded through the generous support of anonymous donors, and a federally-funded evaluation is underway to examine…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Academic Achievement, Scholarships, Tuition
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2010
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation created the Early College High School Initiative in 2002, opening more than 200 hundred early college programs across the nation and every year a new report is created to evaluate the progress of the program (Berger, Adelman, & Cole, 2010). Staff at the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (REL-SE)…
Descriptors: College Credits, Evidence, College Programs, Dual Enrollment
Golden, Sarah; O'Donnell, Lisa; Benton, Tom; Rudd, Peter – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2006
The Increased Flexibility Programme for 14 to 16 year olds (IFP) was introduced in 2002. The aim of the programme was to "create enhanced vocational and work-related learning opportunities for 14 to 16 year olds of all abilities who can benefit most", including supporting provision of the GCSEs in vocational subjects. The first cohort of…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Young Adults, Vocational Education, Cohort Analysis