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Linkow, Tamara; Gamse, Beth; Unlu, Fatih; Bumgarner, Erin; Didriksen, Hayley; Furey, Jane; Meneses, Michael; Sami, Mona; Nichols, Austin – Abt Associates, 2017
The Success Boston initiative was launched in 2008 to improve Boston public high school graduates' access to and success in college, particularly for members of underrepresented groups. This report summarizes results from the second of three reports examining the classes of 2013 and 2014 and examines whether and how coaching affects students'…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), High School Graduates, College Readiness, Disproportionate Representation
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Hartwig, Elizabeth Kjellstrand – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The XY-Zone program is a leadership and peer support program that guides adolescent males as they journey into manhood. This mixed methods study examined the influence of the XY-Zone program on developmental assets and academic markers of males in grades nine through 12 who were identified as youth at risk of dropping out of school. Results…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Peer Influence, Adolescents, Males
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Bonner, Sarah M.; Somers, Jennifer A.; Rivera, Gwendelyn J.; Keiler, Leslie S. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
We investigated perceptions about learning strategy use and instructional roles among a sample of high needs adolescents (n = 230) who acted as near-peer instructional facilitators. The sample was drawn from science and mathematics classes in nonselective public secondary schools in New York City. Students participated in an inschool intervention…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Attitude Measures, Adolescents, Peer Teaching
Guajardo-Cantú, Amelia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teaching in the 21st century requires the search for new and ongoing innovative practices. Such emerging practices in the field of teaching are reshaping the everyday normalities of how educators used to teach in the past. The Professional Learning Community (PLC) model is an emerging educational innovation and is considered as a powerful strategy…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Communities of Practice, Learning Processes, Educational Innovation
Munoz, Edwin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The integration of one-to-one computing in schools is an educational technology trend that is being widely implemented across school districts in the United States. A school district in the central east coast of Florida implemented a one-to-one computing program at two high schools during the 2015-16 school year. The current study was used to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Academic Achievement
Gallagher-Landis, Judy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative analysis examined the impact of assigning a Chromebook to a student in a one-school-year pilot. Participating students were assigned a Chromebook. Participating and nonparticipating students' grades were examined quarterly through the year. This study's student achievement data considered content area, grade level, and the number…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
Whittaker-Coleman, Tanya Rene – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research study investigated whether the effects of response to intervention impacted student achievement in a rural virtual high school, as well as sought to determine staff perceptions of the efficacy of the implementation of RTI within the school. The researcher used both quantitative and qualitative analysis to effectively answer the…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Academic Achievement, Rural Schools, High School Students
Clifton, Mary Beth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research study examined the effects of hybrid course format as compared to face-to-face instruction format in a high school setting. At this time, there is little research on hybrid courses in the secondary schools. The quantitative portion of this ex post facto study utilized causal comparative design. Student data was collected from teacher…
Descriptors: High Schools, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Sherman, Dan; Li, Yibing; Darwin, Marlene; Taylor, Suzanne; Song, Mengli – American Institutes for Research, 2017
The National Math + Science Initiative's (NMSI's) College Readiness Program (CRP) is an established program whose goal is to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in high schools to improve students' readiness for college. It provides teacher, student, and school supports to promote high school students' success in…
Descriptors: National Programs, Program Effectiveness, Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Students
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
Killeen, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study is to determine the impact a freshman mentoring program will have on student achievement, student discipline and student attendance within a large suburban high school. There does not seem to be much previous research on this topic in particular, therefore much of the research focused on the transition…
Descriptors: High School Freshmen, Mentors, Suburban Schools, Program Effectiveness
Cooper, Felicia Cecile – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The dissertation is an initial investigation of a peer mentoring program in a suburban high school in the southeastern United States. Additionally, the Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) study examined whether the Program improves academic performance and attendance, and decreases referrals. Utilizing an experimental design, a Participant and a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Groups, Attendance, Program Effectiveness
Guam Department of Education, 2017
The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) presents this report in compliance with Guam Public Law 26-26 that specifically requires the Department to report on the following information in the Annual State of Public Education Report (ASPER): (1) Demographic information on public school children in the community; (2) Information pertaining to student…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Education, Demography, Academic Achievement
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Aber, J. Lawrence; Morris, Pamela; Wolf, Sharon; Berg, Juliette – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This article examines the impacts of Opportunity New York City-Family Rewards, the first holistic conditional cash transfer (CCT) program evaluated in the United States, on parental financial investments in children, and high school students' academic time use, motivations and self-beliefs, and achievement outcomes. Family Rewards, launched by the…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Rewards, Family Programs, High School 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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