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Millenky, Megan; Treskon, Louisa; Freedman, Lily; Mage, Caroline – MDRC, 2019
PACE Center for Girls is a Florida-based organization that provides academic and social services to girls of middle school and high school age. Girls who attend PACE have a specific set of characteristics that put them at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system and other negative outcomes. PACE seeks to reduce the likelihood of…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, High School Students, At Risk Students
Unterman, Rebecca; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2019
In 2002, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) launched a bold set of education reforms designed to transform the educational experiences of all high school students: They instituted a district-wide high school choice process that assigned all rising ninth-graders to specific high schools; they closed large, low-performing high…
Descriptors: School Choice, Academic Persistence, Small Schools, Labor Market
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Bettinger, Eric P.; Evans, Brent J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Pre-college advising programs exist in most disadvantaged high schools throughout the United States. These programs supplement traditional advising by high school guidance counselors and attempt to help underrepresented and disadvantaged students overcome the complexities of the postsecondary admission and financial aid processes. Existing…
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Guidance, High School Students, At Risk Students
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Lee-St. John, Terrence J.; Walsh, Mary E.; Raczek, Anastasia E.; Vuilleumier, Caroline E.; Foley, Claire; Heberle, Amy; Sibley, Erin; Dearing, Eric – AERA Open, 2018
Dropping out of high school has adverse consequences, including negative effects on employment, lifetime earnings, and physical health. Students often fail to complete high school for complex reasons that often manifest long before they reach high school. This study examines the link between participation in a comprehensive elementary school…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, High School Students, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools
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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
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Hinze-Pifer, Rebecca; Sartain, Lauren – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
Driven by a combination of concern for historically high suspension rates and substantial disproportionalities in suspension use, a recent wave of education reforms encourages schools to reduce their use of suspensions for student behavior management. Both academic and political discourse has focused on the extensive use of suspension for…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Student Behavior, Suspension, Disproportionate Representation
Wynn, Mirna Berenice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this program evaluation is to examine the effectiveness of one Communities in Schools (CIS) program within a Title 1 Suburban High School in the Southeastern United States. The areas of foci include student attendance, grade level promotion, and graduation rate during the 2016-2017 school year. The program evaluation was designed to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Attendance Patterns
Stanford, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigates one school's approach to increasing high school graduation rates through the use of a school-wide support model. The leadership team at the study site sought to identify and address the primary barriers to graduation at that school. An assistant principal at the study site conducted an independent analysis of student-level…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, High School Students, Graduation Rate, Barriers
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Faria, Ann-Marie; Sorensen, Nicholas; Heppen, Jessica; Bowdon, Jill; Eisner, Ryan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
The national high school graduation rate reached its highest level in U.S. history--82 percent--during the 2013-14 school year (Kena et al., 2016)--but dropout remains a persistent problem in the Midwest and nationally. Early warning systems that use research-based warning signs to identify students at risk of dropping out have emerged as one…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, At Risk Students, Graduation Rate, Program Effectiveness
Dowell, Kathleen; Stevenson, Olivia – Grantee Submission, 2018
"12 for Life" is an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. "12 for Life" provides a rigorous STEM curriculum, combined with on-the-job-training, work/life skills development, mentoring, and employment opportunities to high school students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Program Evaluation
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Plasman, Jay Stratte; Gottfried, Michael A. – Educational Policy, 2018
Applied science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) coursetaking is becoming more commonplace in traditional high school settings to help students reinforce their learning in academic STEM courses. Throughout U.S. educational history, vocational education has been a consistent focus for schools to keep students on the school-to-career…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Dropout Rate
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Freeman-Green, Shaqwana; Test, David W.; Holzberg, Debra – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Benefits of graduating with a college degree include higher earnings, lower unemployment rates, improved health, and increased job satisfaction. A number of college-ready programs are offered to help prepare students for postsecondary education and careers (e.g., advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, dual enrollment, Tech Prep);…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Inclusion
Tobin, Elise M.; Colley, Sean – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
The Twilight School at Danbury High School in Connecticut helps students who are in danger of failing their freshman year to get back on track. In its first year, the program offered special credit-bearing after-school courses in biology and English to students who failed those classes in their first semester. The smaller class sizes and informal…
Descriptors: High School Freshmen, Grade 9, Intervention, After School Education
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Gutierrez, Daniel; Foxx, Sejal P.; Kondili, Elvita – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
This randomized controlled trial examines the effectiveness of a motivational interviewing (MI) group on the academic motivation of students at an alternative school (N = 43). Findings demonstrated that MI groups are effective in increasing extrinsic motivation, whereas both the waiting list control and study skills comparison group did not…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Interviews, Student Motivation, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Gurantz, Oded – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
The success of policy interventions is frequently stymied by the inability to induce take-up in target populations. In this article, I show that local advertising in combination with small financial lotteries increases the likelihood that low-income students apply for and receive state aid. I isolate causal impacts by estimating the change in…
Descriptors: Advertising, Low Income Groups, Access to Education, State Aid
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