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Hinojosa, T.; Bos, J.; O'Brien, B.; Park, S.; Liu, F.; Jerabek, A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Students beginning high school commonly experience increased stress and behavior problems alongside declines in grades, attendance, interest in school, and perceptions of academic competence and self-esteem (Alvidrez & Weinstein, 1993; Reyes et al., 2000). Moreover, research indicates that, relative to students who graduate from high school,…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Grade 9, High School Students, Program Effectiveness
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Kraft, Matthew A.; Rogers, Todd – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
A wide body of literature documents the important role that parents play in supporting children's academic success in school (Houtenville & Conway, 2008; Barnard, 2004; Fan & Chen, 2001). Drawing on this literature, national taskforces and federal legislation consistently identify increased parental involvement as a central goal of…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Participation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Parents
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Penner, Emily K. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Children enter school with vastly different skill levels and formal schooling often magnifies these disparities over time. Widening achievement gaps between high- and low-income children have grown substantially in the last 50 years. Further, the opportunity gap facing most low-income students contributes to a host of academic and social…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Program Effectiveness, Organizational Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Murray, Nancy; Tietjen, Karen – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
From 2000 to 2011, the number of children out of school worldwide has decreased from 102 million to 57 million--a reduction of almost 50 percent (Millennium Development Goals Report, 2013). However, many children in developing countries do not complete primary or secondary cycles once they enroll; out of the 137 million children who entered first…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Dropout Rate, Elementary School Students
Berg, Juliette; Morris, Pamela; Aber, J. Lawrence – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Experimental approaches can help disentangle the impacts of policies from the effects of individual characteristics, but the heterogeneity of implementation inherent in studies with complex program designs may mask average treatment impacts (Morris & Hendra, 2009). In the case of the Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards (ONYC-Family Rewards),…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Family Programs, Family Income, Rewards
Morris, Pamela; Aber, J. Lawrence; Wolf, Sharon; Berg, Juliette – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This study builds on and informs ecological theory (Bronfenbrenner & Morris, 2006) by focusing on the contextual processes by which individual developmental trajectories can be altered. Ecological theory posits that children are embedded in a nested and interactive set of interrelated contexts beginning with the micro-system (the most…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Children, Motivation, Competence
Edmunds, Julie A.; Bernstein, Lawrence; Unlu, Fatih; Glennie, Elizabeth; Arshavsky, Nina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
To address concerns about low graduation rates and a lack of workforce readiness, states and districts have been experimenting with different models of high school reform. One of the most popular models has been the Early College High School (ECHS) model, small schools that blur the line between high school and college. Since 2002, over 200 ECHSs…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Restructuring, Graduation Rate, Program Effectiveness
Obenauf, Kaitlin; Brummet, Quentin – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This project represents the beginning of a partnership between the State of Michigan and researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State Michigan. The partnership is formalized as the Michigan Consortium for Educational Research (MCER). The goal of MCER is to engage key stakeholders and experts in high quality education research for…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Graduation Requirements, Merit Scholarships, Educational Change
Hallberg, Kelly; Swanlund, Andrew; Hoogstra, Lisa – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
To provide greater support for students as they transition to ninth grade, the Texas Legislature funded the Texas Ninth Grade Transition and Intervention (TNGTI) grant program. TNGTI grantees implemented a variety of supports to at-risk students transitioning to ninth grade, including a summer transition program, an early warning data system, and…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Intervention, Transitional Programs, Academic Achievement
Miller, Cynthia; Riccio, James – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Aimed at low-income families in six of New York City's highest-poverty communities, Family Rewards ties cash rewards to a pre-specified set of activities and outcomes thought to be critical to families' short- and long-term success in the areas of children's education, family preventive health care, and parents' employment. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Family Programs, Family Income, Rewards
Hinojosa, Trisha; Miller, Shazia; Swanlund, Andrew; Hallberg, Kelly; Brown, Megan; O'Brien, Brenna – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
The Stock Market Game[TM] is an educational program supported by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation for Investor Education. The program is designed to teach students the importance of saving and investing by building their financial literacy skills. The primary focus of the study was to measure the impact…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Program Content
Bernstein, Larry; Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Unlu, Fatih; Edmunds, Julie; Glennie, Elizabeth; Willse, John; Arshavsky, Nina; Dallas, Andrew – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
The purpose of this study is to rigorously examine the implementation and impact of the Early College High School (ECHS) model in North Carolina. The primary goal of the ECHS model is to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and who continue on and succeed in college. Therefore, the anticipated long-term outcomes for the…
Descriptors: Control Groups, High Schools, Graduation Rate, Models