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Clark, Kelly A.; Test, David W.; Konrad, Moira – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Post-school employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities continue to be inadequate when compared to their peers without disabilities (Newman et al., 2011). One barrier to employment for individuals with disabilities is a lack of employment "soft skills" (Riesen, Morgan, Schutlz, & Kupferman, 2014), such as punctuality and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Skill Development, Employment Qualifications, Secondary School Students
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Wijsman, Lindy A.; Saab, Nadira; Schuitema, Jaap; van Driel, Jan H.; Westenberg, P. Michiel – Learning Environments Research, 2019
During the early stages of secondary education students' motivation and performance levels decline. This study employed a case study approach to evaluate a learning environment called GUTS; Differentiated Challenging of Talent in School. GUTS was specifically designed to raise performance and motivation through a combination of (a) talent lessons…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Rewards, Grade 7
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Salmerón, Ladislao; Llorens, Ana – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
During the last decade, several studies have proposed and tested different instructional methods for teaching digital reading strategies to young students. In this study, we have tested the effectiveness of a program combining eye-movements modeling examples (EMMEs) and contrasting cases to instruct ninth-grade students how to plan, evaluate, and…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Grade 9, Electronic Publishing, Reading Comprehension
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2019
Large numbers of qualified students do not apply to and enroll in college. Yet, earning a college degree is one of the primary pathways for economic success and is increasingly required for good jobs and high wages. A number of programs and practices aim to improve college readiness and enrollment, including "Take Stock in Children's®…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Graduation, Higher Education, Middle School Students
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Nagler, Eve M.; Lobo, Priya – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Low socioeconomic status young people in low- and middle-income countries use tobacco at higher rates than their wealthier peers. School-based tobacco use prevention interventions that employ a life skills approach are effective at preventing tobacco use. In India, the Salaam Bombay Foundation (SBF) has implemented a multiyear,…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Promotion, Daily Living Skills, Intervention
McDowell, Alyssa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Schools and districts across the United States have historically avoided using the term dyslexia to describe struggling readers; however, laws and supports for students diagnosed with this challenge are beginning to shift the connotation of the word dyslexia from dys-(bad) and lexia- (reading) to indicate a struggle that can be remediated with…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Grade 9, Multisensory Learning, Skill Development
Merrill, Lisa; Cole, Rachel; Soltani, Jasmine; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
This document provides the technical appendices to the full report entitled: iMentor's College Ready Program Examining Implementation and Impacts for 10th Graders, Dec 2017. The appendices provide the following information: (1) Background Characteristics and Baseline Equivalence; (2) Methods for Calculating iMentor's Effects on Non-Cognitive…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Readiness, Low Income Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Clerkin, Aidan – Educational Psychology, 2018
This study identifies student characteristics that predict participation in Transition Year, an optional developmental year (Grade 10) offered midway through secondary education in Ireland. One thousand eighty five students (51% female; mean age = 15.4 years) completed a questionnaire in Grade 9, providing information on demographic, attitudinal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, Secondary School Students, Grade 9
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Weeraratne, Bilesha; Chin, Brian – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
This study evaluates the impact of Khan Academy (KA) video tutorials in a blended learning environment for ninth grade students in Sri Lanka. The 632 treatment group students followed KA during 2-3 out of 5 time slots assigned for mathematics teaching per week. Students in the control group followed the regular class room environment with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Regelous, Anette; Holzförster, Frank; Stich, Alexander – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2018
Resources, resource efficiency and sustainability are one of the most important socio-political issues of today. We here present a best practice example for project-based learning aiming to change student's understanding and attitude towards sustainability at school level. In this project forty-two Year 9 students explored by themselves the link…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 9, Student Attitudes, Comprehension
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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
Figlio, David; Holden, Kristian L.; Ozek, Umut – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Instructional time is a fundamental educational input, yet we have little causal evidence about the effect of longer school days on student achievement. This paper uses a sharp regression discontinuity design to estimate the effects of lengthening the school day for low-performing schools in Florida by exploiting an administrative cutoff for…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Low Achievement, Eligibility, Literacy Education
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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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Vaughn, Sharon; Martinez, Leticia R.; Williams, Kelly J.; Miciak, Jeremy; Fall, Anna-Maria; Roberts, Greg – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study examined the effects of Reading Intervention for Adolescents, a 2-year extensive reading intervention targeting current and former English learners identified as struggling readers based on their performance on the state accountability assessment. Students who enrolled at three participating urban high schools were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Programs, Adolescents, Reading Difficulties
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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