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Somers, Marie-Andrée; Garcia, Ivonne – MDRC, 2016
Ninth Grade Academies (NGAs)--also called Freshman Academies--have attracted national attention as a particularly intensive and promising approach for supporting a successful transition for high school freshmen. An NGA is a self-contained learning community for ninth-graders that operates as a school within a school. NGAs have four core structural…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Transitional Programs, High School Freshmen, Student Adjustment
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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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Chingos, Matthew M. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2013
Schools across the United States are facing budgetary pressures on a scale not seen in generations. Times of fiscal exigency force policymakers and education practitioners to pay more attention to the return on various categories of public investment in education. The sizes of the classes in which students are educated are often a focus of these…
Descriptors: Class Size, Budgeting, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
Lazarev, Valeriy; Atienza, Sara; Lai, Garrett; Ma, Boya; Sterling, Laurel – Empirical Education Inc., 2010
A quasi-experimental study designed to provide evidence of the effectiveness of the "Jamestown Reading Navigator" ("JRN") program for students in grades 9-10 was conducted in the Miami Dade Public School District (MDCSD). "Jamestown Reading Navigator" is a reading intervention program developed by McGraw-Hill…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Intervention