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Dunlap, Cortney – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research reveals that grade retention as a sole intervention for low achieving students is not sufficient to improve student achievement (Jimerson, 200l). This study used a qualitative design (Marshall & Rossman, 2011) to examine the phenomenon of grade retention and intervention approaches for low achieving students in Connecticut school…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Academic Achievement, Public Schools, High School Students
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Myint-U, Athi; O'Donnell, Lydia; Phillips, Dawna – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This technical brief describes updates to a database of dropout prevention programs and policies in 2006/07 created by the Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Northeast and Islands and described in the Issues & Answers report, "Piloting a searchable database of dropout prevention programs in nine low-income urban school districts in the…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Databases, Maintenance
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Pickering, Jane; Ague, Jay J.; Rath, Kenneth A.; Heiser, David M.; Sirch, James N. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
The Peabody Fellows in Earth Science program was a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers to enhance their knowledge of, and teaching skills in, the Earth sciences. It combined a summer institute and academic year workshops with the production of new curricular resources on the interpretation of landforms in…
Descriptors: Museums, Faculty Development, Earth Science, High Schools
Labas, Gladys; Minaya Rowe, Liliana – Online Submission, 2010
This paper reports on how ten school districts and a state university system address a state-funded college readiness program for high school student achievement in mathematics and English. It addresses in qualitative and quantitative detail: (a) the school-university partnership designed to decrease the number of high school students that require…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, School Districts
Cobb, Casey D.; Bifulco, Robert; Bell, Courtney – Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2009
As of October 2007, 54 interdistrict magnet schools enrolling 18,928 students were operating in Connecticut. The bulk of these schools are located in the Hartford and New Haven areas--21 in the Hartford area and 17 in the New Haven area. Interdistrict magnets also serve significant numbers of students in the Waterbury region. In keeping with the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Magnet Schools, School Desegregation, Reading Achievement
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy (CEP) analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Disabilities, Gender Differences, Achievement Tests
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Russell, Michael; Kavanaugh, Maureen; Masters, Jessica; Higgins, Jennifer; Hoffmann, Thomas – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2009
Many students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing are eligible for a signing accommodation for state and other standardized tests. The signing accommodation, however, presents several challenges for testing programs that attempt to administer tests under standardized conditions. One potential solution for many of these challenges is the use of…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Student Attitudes, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Singh, Delar K.; Stoloff, David L. – Online Submission, 2007
In the USA, the number of school age children who represent minority backgrounds is rapidly growing. However, despite several efforts, the teaching force remains primarily White. The purpose of this paper is to describe a residential future teachers program in Connecticut which recruits minority rising juniors and seniors from high schools across…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Minority Group Children, Diversity (Faculty), Racial Composition