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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
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
Roybal, Victoria M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The transition from 8th grade to 9th grade is one that is replete with challenges for students, especially for minority students who live in economically disadvantaged communities. One low-income, high minority comprehensive high school in the western United States implemented five separate strategies to create a freshman transition program to aid…
Descriptors: High Schools, Economically Disadvantaged, Attendance, Grade 9
Watrous, Lorena Harper – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this mixed-methods explanatory case study was to determine the impact of a reduced school calendar on student achievement for students in grades 9 through 12 in two rural school districts in Virginia and to explore meanings associated with this change. The study focused on two research questions: how does student performance during…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Schedules, Time on Task, Program Effectiveness
Tanner-McBrien, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Children who are homeless or in foster care change schools more often than their non-mobile peers. The impact of school mobility increases their risk of academic failure (Evans, 1996; Ingersoll, Scamman, & Eckerling, 1989; Mao, 1997, Mehana & Reynolds, 2003; Reynolds & Wolf, 1999). Laws enforcing the right of students to remain in…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Grade Point Average, State Legislation, Federal Legislation
Wilson, Jeffrey Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The relationship between the philosophical orientation of a high school citizenship education program and the kinds of competencies that students exhibit on a nationally administered civics knowledge assessment was investigated. The researcher imposed a philosophical paradigm of political perfectionism on the citizenship education curriculum in…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Program Effectiveness, Private Schools, Citizenship