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Mokher, Christine G.; Leeds, Daniel M.; Harris, Julie C. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) was a statewide policy requiring college readiness testing and participation in college readiness courses for high school students. We used regression discontinuity to compare outcomes for students scoring just above and below test score cutoffs for assignment to FCCRI. We also examined…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Regression (Statistics), High School Students
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Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – Grantee Submission, 2018
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) was a statewide policy requiring college readiness testing and participation in college readiness courses for high school students. We used regression discontinuity to compare outcomes for students scoring just above and below test score cutoffs for assignment to FCCRI. We also examined…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Regression (Statistics), High School Students
Woods, Chenoa S.; Park, Toby; Hu, Shouping; Betrand Jones, Tamara – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: In recent years, developmental education (DE) reform has led to a restructuring of the placement process, redesigning of course instructional modalities, or implementing student support services to supplement developmental coursework. In Florida, recent legislative changes allowed students to opt out of placement testing and enroll…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Introductory Courses, Educational Change, Academic Advising
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Cavendish, Wendy – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The role of gender, race/ethnicity, and disability category in the relationship between student perceptions of family support of personal growth and school facilitation of student involvement and the development of self-determination was examined in a sample of 190 diverse high school students with disabilities. Results indicated that both school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Disabilities
Grissom, Jason A.; Kalogrides, Demetra; Loeb, Susanna – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
School performance pressures apply disproportionately to tested grades and subjects. Using longitudinal administrative data--including achievement data from untested grades--and teacher survey data from a large urban district, we examine schools' responses to those pressures in assigning teachers to high-stakes and low-stakes classrooms. We find…
Descriptors: Student Records, Academic Achievement, Teacher Surveys, Tests
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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
Munoz, Edwin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The integration of one-to-one computing in schools is an educational technology trend that is being widely implemented across school districts in the United States. A school district in the central east coast of Florida implemented a one-to-one computing program at two high schools during the 2015-16 school year. The current study was used to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Academic Achievement
Holley, Hope D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Despite research that high-stakes tests do not improve knowledge, Florida requires students to pass an Algebra I End-of-Course exam (EOC) to earn a high school diploma. Test passing scores are determined by a raw score to t-score to scale score analysis. This method ultimately results as a comparative test model where students' passage is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Algebra, Statistical Analysis, Predictor Variables
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Perrine, William M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine potential validity concerns regarding the use of music festival scores as an element of value-added assessment practices mandated by federal education policy. Nonmusical school and band characteristics of band size, school enrollment, school percentage of minority enrollment, and school percentage of…
Descriptors: Musicians, Scores, Validity, Value Added Models
Rumberger, Russell W.; Losen, Daniel J. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2016
School suspension rates have been rising since the early 1970s, especially for children of color. One body of research has demonstrated that suspension from school is harmful to students, as it increases the risk of retention and school dropout. Another has demonstrated that school dropouts impose huge social costs on their states and localities,…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, Costs, Dropouts
Tamar-Belgraves, Myrna Irva – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Career and technical education (CTE) has been at the forefront of engagement, change, motivation, and high school reform since the early 20th century. However, the focus on tracking students into 4-year universities has significantly reduced the number of quality CTE programs that exist within the high school setting. With the release of the new…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Technical Education, Career Education, Enrollment Trends
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García-Tuñón, Guillermo M.; Cistone, Peter J.; Reio, Thomas G., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The purpose of this research was to examine the factors and elements that contributed to the success and longevity of an exemplary Jesuit high school leader. Through an exemplary case study approach, qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Instead of merely employing one of two leadership frames, the convergent evidence suggested that…
Descriptors: Success, Sustainability, Leadership Effectiveness, High Schools
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Dagley, Melissa; Georgiopoulos, Michael; Reece, Amber; Young, Cynthia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
The EXCEL Program began as a National Science Foundation-sponsored STEM Talent Expansion Program in 2006 and, because of its significant impact on retention of STEM majors, has since become an institutionalized program at the University of Central Florida. The University of Central Florida EXCEL Program annually recruits approximately 200…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Graduation Rate, STEM Education, College Students
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Lalama, Susana M. – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore connections among perceived caring climate, empathy, and student social behaviors in high school bands. Nine high school band directors (N = 9 schools), along with their students (N = 203), completed an electronic questionnaire for variables of caring climate, cognitive empathy, affective empathy, social…
Descriptors: Caring, Empathy, Educational Environment, Questionnaires
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Pugh, Philip M.; Tschannen-Moran, Megan – NASSP Bulletin, 2016
This article examines a school district's Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program using perceived self-efficacy in academic achievement and self-regulated learning, GPA and attendance as indicators of program effectiveness. Results suggest that AVID participation was positively and significantly correlated with attendance in the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Academic Achievement, Self Determination, Program Evaluation
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