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Dougherty, Shaun M. – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
Earlier work demonstrates that career and technical education (CTE) can provide long-term financial benefits to participants, yet few have explored potential academic impacts, with none in the era of high-stakes accountability. This paper investigates the causal impact of participating in a specialized high school-based CTE delivery system on high…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Human Capital, Evidence, Outcomes of Education
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Bowman, Nicholas A.; Kim, Sanga; Ingleby, Laura; Ford, David C.; Sibaouih, Christina – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal program designed to promote college access and success for students from low-income backgrounds. Although some literature has examined K-12 outcomes, little research has explored the extent to which GEAR UP achieves its intended postsecondary objectives. The…
Descriptors: Low Income, High School Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Segedin, Lauren – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
The Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) program has been implemented in Ontario as a way to increase secondary graduation rates. This study's aim was to understand how the implementation of the SHSM program impacts student outcomes. The conceptual framework consists of an amended version of Fullan's (2007) critical factors that affect policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, High School Students, Program Implementation
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Castellano, Marisa; Ewart Sundell, Kirsten; Richardson, George B. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
This study investigated the relationships between completing the high school portion of a college- and career-preparatory program of study and high school achievement outcomes in a large urban district in the West. Programs of study are secondary-to-postsecondary educational programs mandated by the federal legislation (Perkins IV) governing…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Outcomes of Education
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Angus, Rebecca; Hughes, Thomas – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
Schools regularly implement numerous programs to satisfy widespread expectations. Often, implementation is carried out with little follow-up examining data that could help refine or determine the ultimate worth of the intervention. Through utilization of both descriptive and empirical methods, this study delved into the long-term effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student School Relationship, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Schipper, Joseph M.; Yocum, Russell G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This quantitative, quasi-experimental, nonequivalent group study examined the impact on levels of measure that determine a return on investment of differing forms of interactive whiteboard (IWB) technology used at a high school in a suburban school district in southeastern Virginia. Three forms of IWB were compared: a full-screen IWB, a mobile…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Bulletin Boards, Interactive Video, Visual Aids
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Costa, Leandro Oliveira; Carnoy, Martin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
Beginning in 2007, the Literacy Program at the Right Age (Pacto pela Alfabetização na Idade Certa [PAIC]) in Brazil's Ceará state required municipal schools to implement a tiered, whole-school early-grade literacy intervention. This intervention was complemented by other policies to help municipalities improve student achievement. The present…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literacy Education, Scores, Comparative Analysis
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Eeds, Angela; Vanags, Chris; Creamer, Jonathan; Loveless, Mary; Dixon, Amanda; Sperling, Harvey; McCombs, Glenn; Robinson, Doug; Shepherd, Virginia L. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) is an innovative partnership program between a Research I private university and a large urban public school system. The SSMV was started in 2007 and currently has 101 students enrolled in the program, with a total of 60 students who have completed the 4-yr sequential program. Students attend…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Berg, Juliette; Morris, Pamela; Aber, Larry – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
This article examines the extent to which impacts of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program on children's academic outcomes vary by key characteristics associated with families' propensity to earn the rewards offered by the program. We utilize an experimental study of Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards, a comprehensive CCT program in New York City…
Descriptors: Rewards, Incentives, Academic Achievement, Low Income Groups
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Rapetsoa, J. M.; Singh, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This study investigated the challenges that history learners in rural black schools are faced with during assessments when using English as the language of learning and teaching. The aim of the study was to investigate whether English, which is used as a language of learning and teaching in schools, is a barrier to the learning and teaching of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Learning Processes, Language Proficiency
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Heilig, Julian Vasquez – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: The prevailing theory of action underlying No Child Left Behind's high-stakes testing and accountability ratings is that schools and students held accountable to these measures will automatically increase educational output as educators try harder, schools will adopt more effective methods, and students will learn more. In…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Minimum Competency Testing, High Stakes Tests, Grade Repetition
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O'Neill, D. Kevin; Asgari, Mahboubeh; Dong, Yi Ran – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2011
What does it mean for a mentoring program to succeed? Most evaluations focus on participants' perceptions of success. Few studies employ an independent measure of the intended outcomes of the program, and fewer still examine both participant satisfaction and achievement. This article presents an example of how comparing data on perceived and…
Descriptors: Program Design, Mentors, Participant Satisfaction, Online Courses
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Young, Anita; Kaffenberger, Carol – Professional School Counseling, 2011
School counselors are required to implement accountability strategies in order to increase student performance and contribute to closing the achievement gap. This study investigates the beliefs and practices of school counselors who have earned national recognition for implementing comprehensive school counseling programs based on identifying…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Recognition (Achievement), Program Evaluation, Demonstration Programs
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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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Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Richards, Meredith P.; Jimerson, Jo Beth; Cohen, Rebecca W. – Review of Educational Research, 2010
High school exit exams are affecting a growing majority of high school students. Although exit testing polices were enacted with the goal of improving student achievement as well as postsecondary outcomes, they also have the potential for negative effects. To better understand the effects of exit testing policies, in this article the authors…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, High School Students, Educational Policy
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