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Penner, Emily K. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Children enter school with vastly different skill levels and formal schooling often magnifies these disparities over time. Widening achievement gaps between high- and low-income children have grown substantially in the last 50 years. Further, the opportunity gap facing most low-income students contributes to a host of academic and social…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Program Effectiveness, Organizational Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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
Bernstein, Larry; Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Unlu, Fatih; Edmunds, Julie; Glennie, Elizabeth; Willse, John; Arshavsky, Nina; Dallas, Andrew – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
The purpose of this study is to rigorously examine the implementation and impact of the Early College High School (ECHS) model in North Carolina. The primary goal of the ECHS model is to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and who continue on and succeed in college. Therefore, the anticipated long-term outcomes for the…
Descriptors: Control Groups, High Schools, Graduation Rate, Models