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Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Childers, Elizabeth A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to determine the effectiveness of four different class schedules on students' academic achievement on end-of-course testing and whether a specific class schedule is more conducive to student academic achievement on state-mandated standardized tests. Georgia Department of Education provided archived public…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, High School Students
Skelton, Robin Renee' Gossage – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this non-experimental, causal-comparative study was to examine the impact of a blended learning format on the academic achievement of at-risk 9-12 grade students in a rural Northeast Georgia school system. After obtaining IRB approval and district curriculum director and superintendent approval, data was obtained for evaluation.…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Schools
Krosner, David – ProQuest LLC, 2016
An alternative high school campus in the State of Georgia introduced a new program to support academic growth and engagement among at-risk students. This program, the APEX program, merges technology with content to provide students with self-paced learning facilitated by teachers with the objective of improving test scores, course completion, and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Nontraditional Education, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
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Ackerman, Phillip L.; Kanfer, Ruth; Calderwood, Charles – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: The past few decades have seen an explosive growth in high-school student participation in the Advanced Placement program┬« (AP), with nearly two million exams completed in 2011. Traditionally, universities have considered AP enrollment as an indicator for predicting academic success during the admission process. However, AP…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Sowell, Russell Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This causal-comparative study examined the relationship of school uniforms to attendance, academic achievement, and discipline referral rates, using data collected from two high schools in rural southwest Georgia county school systems, one with a uniforms program and one without a uniforms program. After accounting for race and students with…
Descriptors: Attendance, Discipline, Comparative Analysis, County School Districts
Daniel, Vivian Summerour – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this within-group experimental study was to find out to what extent ninth-grade students improved their science performance beyond their middle school science performance at one Georgia high school utilizing a freshman academy model. Freshman academies have been recognized as a useful tool for increasing academic performance among…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change
Regional Resource Center Program, 2011
This brief is intended to provide State Education Agency (SEA) and Local Education Agency (LEA) educators with a brief overview of key components of GraduateFIRST, a Georgia program targeting issues impacting school completion for students with disabilities. Georgia's GraduateFIRST program has redefined the state's approach to raising graduation…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Readiness, Technical Assistance, Individualized Education Programs
Kay, James Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study addressed the problem of poor attendance adversely affecting grades and learning. Current school policies do not address problematic attendance for all school-aged children, perpetuating trends of academic failure. The research objective was to determine if unexcused absences had a greater negative impact on a high-stakes test compared…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Grades (Scholastic), Graduation Rate, Academic Failure
Gopalsingh, Bhagyalakshmi – Online Submission, 2010
Low high school graduation rates continue to be a challenge in American public education. The pressure to meet the demands of adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 has led to an achievement gap in student performance between science and other core subjects, namely English, math, and social studies, on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Achievement Gap, Science Achievement
Kay, James Edward – Online Submission, 2010
This study addressed the problem of poor attendance adversely affecting grades and learning. Current school policies do not address problematic attendance for all school-aged children, perpetuating trends of academic failure. The research objective was to determine if unexcused absences had a greater negative impact on a high-stakes test compared…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Truancy, Grades (Scholastic), Graduation Rate
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The "National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program" is a residential education and training program designed for youth ages 16 to 18 who have dropped out of or been expelled from high school. During the 22-week residential period, participants are offered GED preparation classes and other program services intended to promote positive youth…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, At Risk Students, Job Skills, Leadership
Young, John W.; Cline, Fred – Educational Testing Service, 2009
"High Schools That Work" (HSTW) is a school improvement initiative that was inaugurated by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) in 1987. The main purpose of this concurrent validity study is to evaluate one or more measures by investigating their relationship to other commonly used and established measures given at or about the…
Descriptors: Validity, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, High Schools
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: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
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Bruce, Angelia M.; Getch, Yvette Q.; Ziomek-Daigle, Jolie – Professional School Counseling, 2009
This article evaluated the impact of a group counseling intervention on African-American students' achievement rates during the spring administration of high-stakes testing at a rural high school in Georgia. Eighty percent of eligible students who participated in the intervention received passing scores on the four sections tested during the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Eligibility, Testing, Graduation
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