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Pihlap, Sirje – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2017
Studies of the impact of various types of computer use on the results of learning and student motivation have indicated that the use of computers can increase learning motivation, and that computers can have a positive effect, a negative effect, or no effect at all on learning outcomes. Some results indicate that it is not computer use itself that…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 9
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DeLamar, Shawna; Brown, Casey Graham – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
This study examines the issues surrounding middle school students' transitions to high school and the degree to which freshman orientation models can help them. The attendance, discipline, report card grades, and end-of-course exams of 60 students who participated in a freshman orientation were compared to those of 150 students who were invited to…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Transitional Programs
Early, Diane M.; Berg, Juliette K.; Alicea, Stacey; Si, Yajuan; Aber, J. Lawrence; Ryan, Richard M.; Deci, Edward L. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Every Classroom, Every Day (ECED) is a set of instructional improvement interventions designed to increase student achievement in math and English/language arts (ELA). ECED includes three primary components: (a) systematic classroom observations by school leaders, (b) intensive professional development and support for math teachers and…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts
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Andersen, Frans Ørsted; Nissen, Poul; Poulsen, Line – Journal of Educational Issues, 2016
Marginalized boys at risk of dropping out of high school have for a long time been a problem in the Western world. 100 such Danish 14-16 year old boys were in the summers of 2013, 2014 and 2015 exposed to a new school program, "The Boys Academy," inspired by Seligman and the American KIPP schools suggesting seven character strengths to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Dropouts, Males
Scott-Clayton, Judith; Rodriguez, Olga – Education Finance and Policy, 2015
Half of all college students will enroll in remedial coursework but evidence of its effectiveness is mixed. Using a regression-discontinuity design with data from a large urban community college system, we make three contributions. First, we articulate three alternative hypotheses regarding the potential impacts of remediation. Second, in addition…
Descriptors: College Programs, Remedial Programs, Educational Policy, Evidence
McClarty, Katie Larsen – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2015
Research has repeatedly demonstrated the positive effects of acceleration for gifted and talented students. This study expands the literature by not only evaluating the impact of early grade skipping on high school and college outcomes but also examining the role of postacceleration opportunities on subsequent performance. Using a representative…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment
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Costa, Leandro Oliveira; Carnoy, Martin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
Beginning in 2007, the Literacy Program at the Right Age (Pacto pela Alfabetização na Idade Certa [PAIC]) in Brazil's Ceará state required municipal schools to implement a tiered, whole-school early-grade literacy intervention. This intervention was complemented by other policies to help municipalities improve student achievement. The present…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literacy Education, Scores, Comparative Analysis
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Warne, Russell T.; Larsen, Ross; Anderson, Braydon; Odasso, Alyce J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The Advanced Placement (AP) program is an educational program that permits high school students to take introductory college-level courses and receive college credit by passing a standardized end-of-course exam. Data were obtained from a statewide database of 2 high school graduating cohorts (N = 90,044). We used a series of propensity score…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, College Admission, Scores, Program Effectiveness
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Brown, Amber; Lee, Joohi – School Community Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the Home Improvement for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program on school performance during the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grades. The study employed a quasi-experimental, post-hoc design using existing data on children who participated in the HIPPY program as 3-, 4-, or 5-year-olds, including:…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Grade 3
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Smith, Garth Spencer; Hardman, Joanne – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2014
In this study the impact of computer immersion on performance of school leavers Senior Certificate mathematics scores was investigated across 31 schools in the EMDC East education district of Cape Town, South Africa by comparing performance between two groups: a control and an experimental group. The experimental group (14 high schools) had access…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Mathematics Achievement
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2011
This 5-year longitudinal randomized study focused on the effects of a dropout prevention program implemented at two urban high schools. The program incorporated the characteristics of personalization found in previous research to have some positive effects, and typical of the type of programs implemented in many high schools nationwide. The…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Urban Schools, High Schools, Dropout Programs
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Wong, Kenneth K.; Boben, Megan; Kim, Chisoo; Socha, Ted – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2009
This pilot study proposes a set of analytical steps for comparing schools that participate in the National Science Foundation's Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Program and their intrastate non-participating peers. This pilot is part of a larger effort to evaluate the MSP Program's role in student achievement, along with two companion analyses.…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Cohort Analysis
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Bruce, Angelia M.; Getch, Yvette Q.; Ziomek-Daigle, Jolie – Professional School Counseling, 2009
This article evaluated the impact of a group counseling intervention on African-American students' achievement rates during the spring administration of high-stakes testing at a rural high school in Georgia. Eighty percent of eligible students who participated in the intervention received passing scores on the four sections tested during the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Eligibility, Testing, Graduation
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Dyer, Richard R.; Reed, Philip A.; Berry, Robert Q. – Journal of Technology Education, 2006
The standards-based reform movement in education that began in the 1980s has evolved. In the 1990s, the focus was on producing subject-area content standards and modifying instruction. Today, the focus has shifted to assessment, and for technology education, demonstrating the impact on children and the efficacy of the discipline within general…
Descriptors: High School Students, Technology Education, Scores, Algebra