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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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Lyublinskaya, Irina; Tournaki, Nelly – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
This study compares the respective achievement of students in an integrated algebra course taught with two different types of handhelds over a period of one year. The experimental group was taught with TI-Nspire[TM] handhelds and was compared to the control group taught with TI-84 Plus graphing calculators. The teachers of each group received…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Graphing Calculators, Algebra, Educational Technology
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Carlson, Stephan; Hardman, Alisha M.; Marczak, Mary S. – Journal of American Indian Education, 2011
This second article in "JAIE'"s new "Reports from the Field" section1 explores a culturally based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program at a northern Minnesota Bureau of Indian Education high school. Engaging American Indian youth from disenfranchised communities in STEM programs has been challenging.…
Descriptors: American Indians, American Indian Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Program Descriptions
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Huggins, Kristin Shawn; Scheurich, James Joseph; Morgan, James R. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2011
Utilizing a qualitative case-study design, this study explored how a mid-sized urban high school professional learning community was used as a reform effort to increase student achievement in mathematics on standards-based assessments. From a year-long interaction with the math professional learning community, which consisted of 3 school leaders…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Educational Change, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Fitchett, Stephanie; King, Kristin; Champion, Joseph – PRIMUS, 2011
The mathematics placement process at the University of Northern Colorado includes brief faculty-student interviews, during which faculty members suggest mathematics courses for students in their first year at the university. Data from a sample of 1466 students admitted in the fall of 2007 were analyzed to assess the effectiveness of the placement…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Grade Point Average, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2011
The study featured in this What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Quick Review examined the effect of charter school attendance on annual student achievement growth in math and reading. The study analyzed data from a large sample of students in grades 4 through 9 in Indiana from 2004 to 2008. The study found that charter school students' annual math score…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Reading Tests, Attendance, Program Effectiveness
Betts, Julian R.; Hahn, Youjin; Zau, Andrew C. – Public Policy Institute of California, 2011
The Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) offers course-specific assessments that provide teachers with timely feedback on their students' strengths and weaknesses in mathematics, often returning feedback to teachers on individual students and the entire class within a week of testing. In this way, teachers can quickly act on what they…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Summer Schools, Test Results, Mathematics Achievement
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Lee, Seon-Young – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2011
Using the off-level test scores of more than 250,000 students who participated in talent search testing from 2000 to 2008, this study examined if previously reported gender differences in students' performances in math versus verbal areas as well as the reported ratios of males and females for specific scoring levels still existed across years.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Income, Females, Talent
Calhoun, James M., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Student achievement is not progressing on mathematics as measured by state, national, and international assessments. Much of the research points to mathematics curriculum and instruction as the root cause of student failure to achieve at levels comparable to other nations. Since mathematics is regarded as a gate keeper to many educational…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Program Effectiveness, Pretests Posttests, Achievement Gains
Barger, Kenna; Murray, Renee; Smith, Janie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Through the "Strengthening Statewide College/Career Readiness Initiative" (SSCRI), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has collaborated with states on state policy goals and actions needed to improve high school students' academic readiness for postsecondary study and reduce the need for remedial work. SREB created and implemented…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Programs, Transitional Programs
Nunnery, John A.; Yen, Cherng-Jyh; Ross, Steven M. – Online Submission, 2011
The National Institute of School Leadership's (NISL's) Executive Development Program (EDP) was established to provide professional development to school leaders to drive their schools to high performance. The program emphasizes the role of principals as strategic thinkers, instructional leaders, and creators of a just, fair, and caring culture in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Management Development, Instructional Leadership, Principals
Slavin, Robert E.; Lake, Cynthia; Groff, Cynthia – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2010
This guide summarizes "Effective Programs in Elementary Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis" and "Effective Programs in Middle and High School Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis," two research reviews conducted by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Research and Reform in Education. The purpose of the reviews was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Control Groups
Livingston, Carrie C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Tracking is the process of sorting students into different curriculum tracks, such as academic, general or vocational, based on student's abilities, interests, and needs. Ability grouping pertains to academic subjects and is the process of placing students with similar skills and abilities into levels, such as an honors level course or a regular…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
Robbins, Joan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Years of research on the effect of inclusive placements on the academic performance of students with disabilities has been notable for its inconsistent and contradictory findings. This study examined the performance of 651 elementary, middle, and high school students with disabilities in a large urban school district in a plains state on state…
Descriptors: General Education, Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Enrollment
Kendall, William – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a summer enrichment math program on mathematics achievement and academic achievement in a comprehensive suburban high school. The program was designed to remediate the mathematical shortcomings of at-risk 9th graders. The students who experienced success in the summer program were placed in…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Summer Programs, Grade Point Average, Mathematics Achievement
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