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Corsello, Maryann; Sharma, Anu; Jerabek, Angela – Grantee Submission, 2015
Ninth grade is a pivotal year for students. Numerous studies find that academic performance in 9th grade often sets the student's trajectory throughout the high school years, as well as the probability of graduation. The Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) model is a comprehensive approach that addresses developmental, academic, and school…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Transitional Programs, Experimental Groups
Chavez, Oscar; Papick, Ira; Ross, Dan J.; Grouws, Douglas A. – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this paper was to describe the process of development of assessment instruments for the Comparing Options in Secondary Mathematics: Investigating Curriculum (COSMIC) project. The COSMIC project was a three-year longitudinal comparative study focusing on evaluating high school students' mathematics learning from two distinct…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Interrater Reliability, Scoring Rubrics
Labas, Gladys; Minaya Rowe, Liliana – Online Submission, 2010
This paper reports on how ten school districts and a state university system address a state-funded college readiness program for high school student achievement in mathematics and English. It addresses in qualitative and quantitative detail: (a) the school-university partnership designed to decrease the number of high school students that require…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, School Districts
Tarr, James E.; Ross, Daniel J.; McNaught, Melissa D.; Chavez, Oscar; Grouws, Douglas A.; Reys, Robert E.; Sears, Ruthmae; Taylan, R. Didem – Online Submission, 2010
The Comparing Options in Secondary Mathematics: Investigating Curriculum (COSMIC) project is a longitudinal study of student learning from two types of mathematics curricula: integrated and subject-specific. Previous large-scale research studies such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicate that numerous variables are…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness