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Millett, Catherine M.; Kevelson, Marisol J. C. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In summer 2015, Princeton University contracted with Educational Testing Service (ETS) to conduct an evaluation of the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), the college access program developed by Princeton University faculty and staff. The mixed-method ETS evaluation of PUPP included the collection and analysis of qualitative and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Attendance, At Risk Students, High Achievement
Burch, David – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 2010-2011, urban high schools across New Jersey reported suspension rates that ranged between 10 and 20%. This rate translated into increased dropout rates and low graduation rates. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influenced suspension rates, dropout rates and graduation rates of an urban New Jersey high school. More…
Descriptors: High School Students, Self Control, Reflection, Writing (Composition)
Bruffy, Wendy Raso – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The way in which education is taught is forever changing. Therefore, a new method in which content is delivered is a central component in examining areas for improvement. In this paper, participatory action research (PAR) was used to investigate authentic tasks in the inclusive tenth and eleventh grade classroom. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, General Education, Program Effectiveness, Action Research
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
At first glance, Hunterdon County Polytech Career Academy (HCP) in Flemington, New Jersey, looks like a dream school. This shared-time career academy is an autonomous school district located in Hunterdon County--a county with one of the highest per-capita incomes in the United States--and is 60 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. HCP…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Graduation Requirements, Career Academies
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Basch, Charles E. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Objectives: To outline the prevalence and disparities of breakfast consumption among school-aged urban minority youth, causal pathways through which skipping breakfast adversely affects academic achievement, and proven or promising approaches for schools to increase breakfast consumption. Methods: Literature review. Results: On any given day a…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Females, Breakfast Programs, Academic Achievement
Finnegan, Robert J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Despite recent policy initiatives to ensure high school accountability through state-mandated testing, New Jersey high school graduates may not be prepared for the challenges of college-level writing because the state's high school assessment is not aligned with college-level expectations (Brown & Conley, 2007; Conley, 2003). An ever-growing…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, High Schools, Writing Tests, Academic Achievement
Ney, Richard J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2002, commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), increased the accountability of public schools throughout the United States, holding them individually responsible for the education levels attained by their students as measured by high stakes tests developed and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Federal Legislation, Low Achievement, Program Effectiveness
Academy for Educational Development, 2009
The Academy for Educational Development (AED) sent a research team to Montclair State University (MSU) on September 25-26, 2008 to conduct interviews with individuals who play important roles in the university's teacher preparation program. These interviews, along with additional documentation provided by MSU and identified by the AED research…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Beginning Teacher Induction, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy 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 between…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
Achieve, Inc., 2005
Achieve was asked by the Washington State Academic Achievement and Accountability Commission, Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction, and the Partnership for Learning to conduct a study of the 10th grade Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). The intent of the study was to compare the content, rigor and passing scores on…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Reading Tests, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests