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Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) evaluation was designed with two overlapping and interacting components: (1) a study of the initiative's implementation in the participating high schools; and (2) a study of its impact on student experiences and other outcomes. As the document of record evaluating an important, large-scale initiative, this…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Carrasco Ramos, Daisy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Latino students are the fastest growing minority population and currently have the largest population of student-aged young people. However, Latino students are lagging behind White, Asian, and African American in college attendance rates. The purpose of this study was to examine how an AVID program at an urban high school helps Latino students…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Hispanic American Students
Bradshaw, Geraldine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Academic performance in American high schools has historically been lower for children with particular demographics such as low-socioeconomic status, membership in certain minorities, first-generation college enrollment, or other traditionally underrepresented on college campuses (Berger, 2015). This gap in academic performance between students of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, High School Students, Hispanic American Students
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Achinstein, Betty; Curry, Marnie W.; Ogawa, Rodney T.; Athanases, Steven Z. – Urban Education, 2016
This article presents a 2-year critical case study of an urban high school innovating to enhance the academic performance of low-income Latina/o students, highlighting high-leverage practices that promote boundary crossing between school and community. First, we highlight foundational elements of school logic, mission, and community ethos that…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Urban Schools, High School Students, Low Income Groups
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Pugh, Philip M.; Tschannen-Moran, Megan – NASSP Bulletin, 2016
This article examines a school district's Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program using perceived self-efficacy in academic achievement and self-regulated learning, GPA and attendance as indicators of program effectiveness. Results suggest that AVID participation was positively and significantly correlated with attendance in the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Academic Achievement, Self Determination, Program Evaluation
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Behr, Michelle; Marston, Christine; Nelson, Kyle Anne – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2014
Changing demographics, low Latino graduation rates, and changes to education funding--nationally and locally--challenge society to develop innovative strategies to navigate transformations affecting public education. This article presents findings from a collaborative community-engaged evaluation of a dropout prevention program for at-risk male…
Descriptors: Case Studies, At Risk Students, Males, Hispanic American Students
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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Maynard, Brandy R.; Kjellstrand, Elizabeth K.; Thompson, Aaron M. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2014
Objectives: This study examined the effects of Check & Connect (C&C) on the attendance, behavior, and academic outcomes of at-risk youth in a field-based effectiveness trial. Method: A multisite randomized block design was used, wherein 260 primarily Hispanic (89%) and economically disadvantaged (74%) students were randomized to treatment…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Attendance, Student Behavior
Beitler, Alan; Bushong, Delores – Principal Leadership, 2013
This article describes the Wakefield Cohort program at Wakefield High School, located in Arlington, Virginia, which has a thirteen-year history of success in supporting minority male students. While data show the program's effectiveness, former students' stories are more powerful; therefore, this article presents the stories of two graduates about…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Students, Cohort Analysis, Males
Hodges, Cynthia D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the impact of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) methodologies on the mathematics achievement of African American, European American, and Hispanic students as measured by the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) End of Course (EOC) for Algebra I. This quantitative nonexperimental ex post facto…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Models, Mathematics Achievement
Villavicencio, Adriana; Bhattacharya, Dyuti; Guidry, Brandon – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2013
College readiness is becoming an increasingly important standard by which to measure school success and student achievement. While high school graduation and dropout prevention remain critical issues for educators, there is a substantial gap in outcomes between students who only earn a high school diploma and those who go on to obtain a college…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Criticism
Houston Independent School District, 2013
The Apollo 20 project was launched during the 2010-2011 school year to accelerate Houston Independent School District's (HISD's) efforts to improve student performance in every school and close the achievement gap districtwide. This partnership with EdLabs at Harvard University incorporates best practices from successful public and charter schools…
Descriptors: School Districts, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Partnerships in Education
Domina, Thurston; Penner, Andrew M.; Penner, Emily K. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Prizes--formal systems that publicly allocate rewards for exemplary behavior--play an increasingly important role in a wide array of social settings, including education. In this paper, we evaluate a prize system designed to boost achievement at two high schools by assigning students color-coded ID cards based on a previously low-stakes test.…
Descriptors: Rewards, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Regression (Statistics)
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Osler, James Edward; Waden, Carl – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2012
This paper provides an active discourse on the use of innovative solutions to conduct an in-depth investigation on the success and viability of 9th Grade Freshman Academies, Centers, and Center Models to aid in the retention of at risk students. These types of academic programs provide an active solution for the retention and projected completion…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Freshmen, At Risk Students, Academic Persistence
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Watt, Karen M.; Huerta, Jeffery J.; Alkan, Ersan – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2011
This mixed-methods research investigates the high school college preparatory achievements and college success of 50 high school graduates who participated in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and belonged to groups underrepresented in higher education. High performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Methods Research, High School Graduates, College Credits
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