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Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
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
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Castellano, Marisa; Ewart Sundell, Kirsten; Richardson, George B. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
This study investigated the relationships between completing the high school portion of a college- and career-preparatory program of study and high school achievement outcomes in a large urban district in the West. Programs of study are secondary-to-postsecondary educational programs mandated by the federal legislation (Perkins IV) governing…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Outcomes of Education
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Rubin, Beth C. – National Education Policy Center, 2017
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed into law in 2001, fueled by bipartisan concern about the standardized test scores of U.S. students in comparison with their international cohort and dissatisfaction with gaps in achievement between certain student groups--low income, English-language learners, special education, and students of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests
Saw, Guan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation consists of three chapters that examine the effects of school and students improvement interventions. The first chapter investigates whether, for whom, and under which conditions high school mathematics and science course graduation requirements (CGRs) affect student achievement and educational attainment. Drawing on data from…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Student Improvement, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Hitchings, Sarah; Zeitz, Katy; Carpenter, Bradley W. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This study investigated the impact of the transformation and turnaround intervention models and leadership perception on the achievement of students attending Kentucky's priority high schools. Repeated-measures analyses of variance were conducted to show the effect of the chosen model on academic achievement of students with test scores obtained…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Academic Achievement, High School Students, High Schools
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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
Watkins, Aaron – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the effect of electronic communication has on parent's involvement with their high school child's education. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) specifically requires that schools find ways to increase parental involvement; this requirement stemmed from evidence that involvement tends to decline as the students…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Computer Mediated Communication, High School Students, High Schools
Johnson, Christopher A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As public school accountability for student achievement has continued to increase, prior to and as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, schools have sought ways of bringing new instructional services to their students to raise their levels of achievement. Some Pennsylvania public high schools have attempted to improve student…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Student Improvement, Student Certification
Westlove, Michael W. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and determine how special education teachers perceived the effectiveness and impact of NCLB and IDEA on the academic achievement of high school students with disabilities. The purpose of the "No Child Left Behind Act" (NCLB) and the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA)…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Freshwater, Ross – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The 2001 reauthorization of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), otherwise known as No Child Left Behind, requires those schools which fail to make "adequate yearly progress" for five consecutive years to enter into "restructuring." Further clarified by the Obama administration's Blueprint for Reform,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, High Schools, School Turnaround
Singh, J. Malkeet – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The focus of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Legislation is to close the achievement gaps due to disadvantages based on minority status, socio-economic status, special education (SPED) or Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Poverty and culture have been consistently reported to have an impact on academic achievement. However, there have been few…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Socioeconomic Status, Poverty, Cohort Analysis
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Heilig, Julian Vasquez – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: The prevailing theory of action underlying No Child Left Behind's high-stakes testing and accountability ratings is that schools and students held accountable to these measures will automatically increase educational output as educators try harder, schools will adopt more effective methods, and students will learn more. In…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Minimum Competency Testing, High Stakes Tests, Grade Repetition
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
Tanner-McBrien, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Children who are homeless or in foster care change schools more often than their non-mobile peers. The impact of school mobility increases their risk of academic failure (Evans, 1996; Ingersoll, Scamman, & Eckerling, 1989; Mao, 1997, Mehana & Reynolds, 2003; Reynolds & Wolf, 1999). Laws enforcing the right of students to remain in…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Grade Point Average, State Legislation, Federal Legislation
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