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Mampane, Ruth; Huddle, Christelle – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This study reports on the outcomes of educational psychology school-based intervention. The aim was to determine whether the intervention served as an educational pathway to resilience. Through a concurrent mixed-methods research design interpreted through a pragmatic lens, academic school performance of students in a rural school was used as an…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Intervention, Resilience (Psychology)
Ryal, Robyn R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative comparative descriptive study was to analyze the effect of an after school program on high school at-risk students' English/language arts and mathematics achievement on state standardized tests. This investigation examined the effects of out-of-school time support, specifically a nationwide after school program,…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Dooley, T. Price; Schreckhise, William D. – Youth & Society, 2016
This study evaluates the Youth Development Program (YDP), a component of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). We examine whether the YDP reduced dropout rates among youth in secondary schools in seven school districts in the impoverished Mississippi River Delta in southeast Arkansas. Initially, the program seems to have an impact. Students…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Comparative Analysis
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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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Barr, Dennis J.; Boulay, Beth; Selman, Robert L.; McCormick, Rachel; Lowenstein, Ethan; Gamse, Beth; Fine, Melinda; Leonard, M. Brielle – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: Billions of dollars are spent annually on professional development (PD) for educators, yet few randomized controlled trials (RCT) have demonstrated the ultimate impact PD has on student learning. Further, while policymakers and others speak to the role schools should play in developing students' civic awareness, RCTs of PD…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers, Citizenship Education, Academic Achievement
Austin, Dorothy Deona Martin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Poor student achievement, high discipline referrals, and student absenteeism were issues in a rural school with a population of approximately 400 students. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of Effective Teens training on the attendance, discipline referrals, and academic achievement of 10th grade students. The theoretical…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Grade 10
Hicks, Katrina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study gathered from former students during grades 6th through 12th who had actively participated in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) program, sought to build on existing research on the benefits of participating in extra-curricular activities. The purpose of the research was to examine the extent to which participation in the BPA…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Gallagher, Faustina – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study assessed the relationship of an Arts Summer Learning Program (Arts Program) to student academic performance and college readiness. A North Texas school district collaborated with a research-based Arts Program in 2010, and a new approach was implemented in the summer school program for low-performing students who had failed courses in…
Descriptors: Art Education, Summer Programs, Academic Achievement, College Readiness
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Emmett, Joshua – NASSP Bulletin, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to discover the influence of a student achievement program implemented at one large urban high school that employed extrinsic motivation to promote student achievement on state assessments. Using organismic integration theory as the theoretical framework, 19 randomly selected students participated…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, State Standards
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reviewed in this paper examined the effect of school choice on the criminal activity, academic achievement, and high school graduation rate of more than 2,000 male middle and high school students in North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district. For the 2002-03 school year, all district students were given the choice to either…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Choice
Bruffy, Wendy Raso – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The way in which education is taught is forever changing. Therefore, a new method in which content is delivered is a central component in examining areas for improvement. In this paper, participatory action research (PAR) was used to investigate authentic tasks in the inclusive tenth and eleventh grade classroom. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, General Education, Program Effectiveness, Action Research
Maloney, Catherine; Lopez, Omar – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2012
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, is a federally-funded system of grants that focuses on preparing low-income students to enter and succeed in postsecondary educational programs. GEAR UP grants extend across 6 school years and require that funded districts begin providing grant services to students no…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Economically Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students
Monachino, Kimberly S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research study examined the impact of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program on students' self-efficacy and academic achievement outcome measures at the middle and high school level. AVID is a college readiness system designed to prepare at-risk students in the fourth through 12th grade for college. The main focus of this…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
Wilcox, Michael Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was two-fold in nature. First, this study sought to identify whether extracurricular participation for students in a rural, Grades 7-12 building created significant differences when examining academic performance, attendance, gender, lunch status, and student discipline compared to their non-participant peers. Secondly,…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Rural Schools, Grade 7, Grade 8
Singh, J. Malkeet – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The focus of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Legislation is to close the achievement gaps due to disadvantages based on minority status, socio-economic status, special education (SPED) or Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Poverty and culture have been consistently reported to have an impact on academic achievement. However, there have been few…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Socioeconomic Status, Poverty, Cohort Analysis
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