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Bleyer, Charles T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine if students in identified Illinois high schools who were a part of a one-to-one (1:1) laptop program achieved higher results on the computer-based Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment than students in identified Illinois high schools that did not…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers
Levitt, Steven D.; List, John A.; Sadoff, Sally – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2016
We test the effect of performance-based incentives on educational achievement in a low-performing school district using a randomized field experiment. High school freshmen were provided monthly financial incentives for meeting an achievement standard based on multiple measures of performance including attendance, behavior, grades and standardized…
Descriptors: Incentives, Academic Achievement, High School Freshmen, Program Effectiveness
Roderick, Melissa; Kelley-Kemple, Thomas; Johnson, David W.; Beechum, Nicole O. – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
In 2007, spurred by University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR) research reports, leadership at the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began a new targeted approach to reducing course failure in the ninth grade. The research suggested that the transition between eighth and ninth grade played a critical role in shaping…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Grade 9, Academic Failure
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Saavedra, Anna Rosefsky – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background: In schools accredited as "IB World Schools" by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), teachers use IB curriculum and pedagogy to teach a range of courses that are intended to prepare IB-enrolled students for college. Over the past 18 years, the number of U.S. schools that implement IB programs has increased…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Case Studies, Academic Achievement
Sledge, Chandra – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research study intended to discover the perceptions of 10 Illinois Generation Y novice high school principals pertaining to the effectiveness of their principal preparation programs in terms of how well it prepared them to lead in the first three years of their principalship, and what subsequent professional development they deemed necessary…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Administrator Education, Program Effectiveness, High Schools
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Anderson, Susannah; Mezuk, Briana – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
This study investigates the relationship between participating in a high school debate program on college-readiness in the Chicago Public School district over a 10-year period. At-risk school students were identified using an index including 8th grade achievement, poverty status, and enrollment in special education. Regression analyses were used…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Adolescents, Public Schools
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Anjur, Sowmya S. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2011
Student test score percentages in the Physiology and Disease (PAD) course at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a high school for students of the state of Illinois gifted in math and science, were studied over a period of 5 yr. Inquiry-based laboratory experiences in the course were slowly converted during this time from partly student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Physiology, Laboratories, Student Centered Curriculum
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Mezuk, Briana; Bondarenko, Irina; Smith, Suzanne; Tucker, Eric – Educational Research and Reviews, 2011
Policy makers have advanced out-of-school time learning as a means to address far-reaching class and racial/ethnic disparities in high school achievement and college readiness, particularly in urban districts. However, limited data have hindered large-scale efforts to evaluate the influence of such activities on student achievement. Recent federal…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, School Districts, Longitudinal Studies, Achievement Gap
Glazerman, Steven; Seifullah, Allison – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2010
In 2007, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began implementing a schoolwide reform called the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) using funds from the federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) and private foundations. Under the TAP model, teachers can earn extra pay and responsibilities through promotion to mentor or master teacher as well as annual…
Descriptors: Teacher Promotion, Mentors, Academic Achievement, Teacher Motivation
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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
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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Wyatt, Shelby – Professional School Counseling, 2009
A review of the literature reveals that African-American males do not achieve at the same academic levels as their White counterparts. This article reports the effectiveness of a school-based male mentoring program established by a professional school counselor in an urban high school that formed a relationship of support for male students…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Achievement, School Counselors, Males
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Lee, Valerie E.; Ready, Douglas D. – Future of Children, 2009
Valerie Lee and Douglas Ready explore the influences of the high school curriculum on student learning and the equitable distribution of that learning by race and socioeconomic status. They begin by tracing the historical development of the U.S. comprehensive high school and then examine the curricular reforms of the past three decades. During the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Secondary School Curriculum
ACT, Inc., 2007
Part of the third-largest school district in the nation, 77 percent of Chicago's nearly 427,000 public school students are poor, as defined by eligibility for participation in free or reduced-cost lunch programs. Many are members of minorities; many have limited proficiency in English. To make a successful transition to college--even to graduate…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Graduation Rate, Lunch Programs, Academic Achievement
Beckner, Gary, Ed. – Association of American Educators, 2007
"Education Matters" is the monthly newsletter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), an organization dedicated to advancing the American teaching profession through personal growth, professional development, teacher advocacy and protection. This issue of the newsletter includes: (1) Supreme Court Hears Union Coercion Case; What…
Descriptors: Unions, Court Litigation, Fees, Constitutional Law
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