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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
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Williams, Nancy L.; Larwin, Karen H. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2016
This study explores the impact of one-to-one computing on student achievement in Ohio high schools as measured by performance on the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT). The sample included 24 treatment schools that were individually paired with a similar control school. An interrupted time series methodology was deployed to examine OGT data over a period…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, High School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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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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Shaw, Stuart D.; Werno, Magda A. – College and University, 2016
This case study sought to gain a better understanding of the impact of the Cambridge Acceleration Program on students' transition from high school to college at one American university. The findings from an online questionnaire indicate that many participants develop a range of skills that are perceived as important in the context of university…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Acceleration (Education), High School Students, College Students
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Madigan, Kathleen; Cross, Richard W.; Smolkowski, Keith; Strycker, Lisa A. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2016
This study evaluated the long-term impact of schoolwide positive behavioural interventions and supports (PBIS) on student academic achievement. In this quasi-experimental study, academic achievement data were collected over 9 years. The 21 elementary, middle, and high schools that achieved moderate to high fidelity to the Save & Civil Schools'…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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O'Shea, Sarah; McMahon, Samantha; Priestly, Amy; Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian; Harwood, Valerie – Education as Change, 2016
This article explores the unique mentoring model that the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) has established to assist Australian Indigenous young people succeed educationally. AIME can be described as a structured educational mentoring programme, which recruits university students to mentor Indigenous high school students. The…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Descriptions, Indigenous Populations, Academic Achievement
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Pugh, Philip M.; Tschannen-Moran, Megan – NASSP Bulletin, 2016
This article examines a school district's Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program using perceived self-efficacy in academic achievement and self-regulated learning, GPA and attendance as indicators of program effectiveness. Results suggest that AVID participation was positively and significantly correlated with attendance in the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Academic Achievement, Self Determination, Program Evaluation
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Jackson, Jacob; Kurlaender, Michal – American Journal of Education, 2016
State K-12 assessments may soon include measures for college readiness, as California's already do. We seek to understand how California's Early Assessment Program (EAP, designed to assess high school juniors' college readiness in English and math) may have influenced overall school-level college readiness and state accountability outcomes. Using…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Alignment (Education), College Readiness
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Johansen, Vegard; Somby, Hege M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This paper asks whether the Pupil Enterprise Programme (PEP) is a suitable working method for improving academic performance among pupils with special needs. Overall, 20% of pupils participate in PEP at some point during lower secondary school. Results from multilevel regression modelling indicate that pupils with special needs who have…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Special Needs Students, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
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Andersen, Frans Ørsted; Nissen, Poul; Poulsen, Line – Journal of Educational Issues, 2016
Marginalized boys at risk of dropping out of high school have for a long time been a problem in the Western world. 100 such Danish 14-16 year old boys were in the summers of 2013, 2014 and 2015 exposed to a new school program, "The Boys Academy," inspired by Seligman and the American KIPP schools suggesting seven character strengths to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Dropouts, Males
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Wardman, Janna – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Although there is a plethora of research evidence in support of the benefits of acceleration, the voices of parents are seldom heard in the literature around outcomes from full-year acceleration. This retrospective study reports on the views of the parents (N = 16) of a group of New Zealand students (N = 12) who were accelerated a full year in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Acceleration (Education), Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
Petrilli, Michael J.; Griffith, David; Wright, Brandon L. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2016
A companion piece to "High Stakes for High Achievers: State Accountability in the Age of ESSA," this report appraises states' current (or planned) accountability systems as they affect high-achieving students in high school. They were examined and rated based on whether they incorporate under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Accountability, State Regulation, State Standards
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King, Teresa C.; Garcia, Miguel – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The purpose of this study was to conduct a longitudinal examination of the relationship between sustained after-school participation and a district's Early Warning Index associated with school dropout in a large urban school district. The study included 64,351 students participating between 2000-2001 and the 2011-2012 school years. Data were…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Academic Persistence, Student Participation, Dropouts
Achieve, Inc., 2016
For more than a decade, Achieve has issued an annual 50-state report on each state's adoption of college- and career-ready (CCR) policies as reflected in state standards, graduation requirements, assessments, and accountability systems. Having the right policies is necessary to ensure that students graduate academically prepared for college and…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Policy
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Hitchings, Sarah; Zeitz, Katy; Carpenter, Bradley W. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This study investigated the impact of the transformation and turnaround intervention models and leadership perception on the achievement of students attending Kentucky's priority high schools. Repeated-measures analyses of variance were conducted to show the effect of the chosen model on academic achievement of students with test scores obtained…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Academic Achievement, High School Students, High Schools
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