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Vega, Luis Diego – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study explores the effects of a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) program on language majority and minority students. The fundamental hypothesis was that the process of receiving instruction in two languages (English and Spanish) throughout elementary school (i.e., attendance at a TWBI school) would help the native Spanish-speaking students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups
Guam Department of Education, 2014
This report addresses the reporting requirements of Public Law 26-26 and the provisions of "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB") as described in the Guam Department of Education Board adopted "District Action Plan" ("DAP"). Public Law 26-26, Section 3106 states that "No later than thirty (30) days following…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Educational Objectives, School Districts
Koumoullos, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research study aimed to identify any correlation between participation in afterschool robotics at the high school level and academic performance. Through a sample of N = 121 students, the researcher examined the grades and attendance of students who participated in a robotics program in the 2011-2012 school year. The academic record of these…
Descriptors: Robotics, Correlation, Student Participation, After School Programs
Quick, Nancy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Algebra is typically the gatekeeper for higher-level math coursework. Low math performance on standardized assessments impedes access to these higher-level math classes. Limited math progress in high school affects future career opportunities and quality of life. High school students who have historically struggled with math need interventions…
Descriptors: Algebra, Readiness, Response to Intervention, Mathematics Achievement
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Allensworth, Elaine – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2013
Chicago has been in the forefront of the country in its use of 9th-grade indicators of dropout. Catalyzed by the development of the freshman on-track indicator and research around it, Chicago school administrators, central office personnel, and external partners have developed a number of mechanisms using 9th-grade indicators to stimulate school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Areas, Low Achievement, Grade 9
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reviewed in this document examined whether offering schoolwide performance bonuses to teachers had an effect on student achievement or teacher retention in New York City public schools. Researchers analyzed data on students and teachers from 396 high-need public elementary, middle, and high schools from 2007-08 through 2009-10. Of these…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Outcome Measures, Merit Pay
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study examined in this paper focuses on whether monetary bonuses for teachers improved schoolwide academic achievement in New York City public schools. Study authors analyzed data from 389 high-need elementary, middle, and high schools in New York City in the first year of the bonus program (2007-08) and from 371 of those same schools in the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Comparative Analysis, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
Education Resource Strategies, 2013
Four organizations with promising practices in teacher Professional Growth & Support have significantly raised outcomes for low-income students. The charter management networks, Achievement First and Aspire Public Schools, and the two reform organizations, Teach Plus and Agile Mind, have successfully increased student achievement with a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, At Risk Students, Case Studies
Wallace, Chad – ProQuest LLC, 2013
School systems continue to explore different ways to improve student achievement to meet the high expectations of preparing our students for a global community and market. For many years, educators have explored the use of time as an avenue for change to improve student scores on state end-of-course assessments. The purpose of this causal…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Block Scheduling, Algebra, Gender Differences
Hodges, Cynthia D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the impact of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) methodologies on the mathematics achievement of African American, European American, and Hispanic students as measured by the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) End of Course (EOC) for Algebra I. This quantitative nonexperimental ex post facto…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Models, Mathematics Achievement
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Cortes, Kalena; Goodman, Joshua; Nomi, Takako – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The purpose of this research is to study the long-run impacts (i.e. on educational attainment) of a freshman math intervention called "double-dose algebra". The intervention was conducted in 2003 and 2004 within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a large, poor urban school district. In response to low passing rates in 9th grade algebra,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematics Achievement, High School Freshmen
Smith, Christiana Helen Croson – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Drastic reform measures have taken place at Howard High School of Technology to incorporate a 10th grade small learning community. Due to the costs and resources associated with implementing small learning communities, it is important to examine if the 10th graders' achievement on the state tests in reading and math were significantly different…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 10, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Thompson, Shane Ellis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
My dissertation consists of three chapters that focus on the economics of education. In particular I look at public school financing, gender discrimination in advising, and the effectiveness of out-of-school-time programs for disadvantaged schools. The first chapter analyzes the effect of an extremely large funding shock on Wyoming public schools…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Advising, Public Schools, Educational Finance
Welle, Stacy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, public school districts in the United States are working to improve the achievement of students on state standardized tests for accountability. Teachers, administrators, and districts need to find ways to get all students to pass standardized tests. Mathematical concepts appear throughout…
Descriptors: Scores, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Standardized Tests
Houston Independent School District, 2013
The Apollo 20 project was launched during the 2010-2011 school year to accelerate Houston Independent School District's (HISD's) efforts to improve student performance in every school and close the achievement gap districtwide. This partnership with EdLabs at Harvard University incorporates best practices from successful public and charter schools…
Descriptors: School Districts, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Partnerships in Education
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