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Centeio, Erin E.; Cance, Jessica Duncan; Barcelona, Jeanne M.; Castelli, Darla M. – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background/Purpose: The prevalence of childhood obesity and school truancy are contemporary health issues, as millions of children do not attend school, when required. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between intent to be physically active, aerobic fitness, and school absences. Methods: Data from 1907 adolescents from the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Physical Health, Risk
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Mittleman, Joel – Educational Researcher, 2018
Sexual minorities' risk for exclusionary discipline is a commonly cited indicator of the challenges that these students face. The current study addresses this issue by introducing a new data source for research on sexual minority students: the Fragile Families and Childhood Wellbeing Study. In this geographically diverse, population-based sample,…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Discipline, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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Zubaidah, Siti; Corebima, Aloysius Duran; Mahanal, Susriyati; Mistianah – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The aim of this research was to reveal the relationship between student's reading interest and critical thinking skills through Reading Concept Map Group Investigation (Remap GI) and Reading Concept Map Jigsaw (Remap Jigsaw) learning models. To do so, two science classes from first grade of two Senior High Schools in Malang, Indonesia were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Interests, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Dougherty, Shaun M. – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
Earlier work demonstrates that career and technical education (CTE) can provide long-term financial benefits to participants, yet few have explored potential academic impacts, with none in the era of high-stakes accountability. This paper investigates the causal impact of participating in a specialized high school-based CTE delivery system on high…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Human Capital, Evidence, Outcomes of Education
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Prince, Angela M. T.; Hodge, Janie; Bridges, William C.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Youth with disabilities have consistently poor postschool engagement outcomes in employment and postsecondary education and training. At least once every 6 years, states are required to submit a State Performance Plan in which they report performance on the progress of students with disabilities (20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1)). Indicator 14 requires states…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Predictor Variables
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Tambunan, Hardi – International Education Studies, 2018
This study aims to identify the most dominant factor of the teacher's role as a motivator that influences students' interest and motivation to perform in mathematics achievement. It is conducted in eighth grade of senior high school with 209 students, consisted of five state schools and two private schools from seven regencies in North Sumatera.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Objectives
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Sublett, Cameron – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Over the most recent two decades, federal policy has urged high schools to embed applied science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses into the curriculum to reinforce concepts learned in traditional math and science classes as well as to motivate students' interests and long-term pursuits in STEM areas. While prior research has…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Outcomes of Education, Learning Disabilities, High School Students
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Sattin-Bajaj, Carolyn; Jennings, Jennifer L.; Corcoran, Sean P.; Baker-Smith, Elizabeth Christine; Hailey, Chantal – Sociology of Education, 2018
Given the dominance of residentially based school assignment, prior researchers have conceptualized K-12 enrollment decisions as beyond the purview of school actors. This paper questions the continued relevance of this assumption by studying the behavior of guidance counselors charged with implementing New York City's universal high school choice…
Descriptors: High School Students, School Choice, School Policy, School Counselors
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Nguyen, Tuan Dinh; Cannata, Marisa; Miller, Jason – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Recent theoretical conceptualizations of student engagement have raised questions about how to measure student engagement and how engagement varies not only across schools, but also within school and within classrooms. The authors build on existing research on student behavioral engagement and extend this research to emphasize a continuum of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Cooc, North – Exceptionality, 2018
The persistent racial and ethnic disparities in special education in the United States raise concerns about the potential misidentification of students. While previous studies have focused on how various student and school factors influence teacher decisions, there is less attention on when teachers disagree about student disability or special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Longitudinal Studies, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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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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Saw, Guan; Chang, Chi-Ning – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
This study examines the disparities in, changes in, and longitudinal interrelationships among mathematics achievement and motivational factors for Hispanics and their White, Black, and Asian peers throughout high school. Analyzing the nationally representative High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, regression results indicate that Hispanics trail…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Motivation Techniques, Hispanic American Students
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George, Melissa W.; Zaheer, Imad; Kern, Lee; Evans, Steven W. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Mental health service utilization research is needed for students who are likely to receive school mental health services, yet little research exists for adolescents experiencing emotional/behavioral problems and school impairment. This study addressed this gap using secondary data analyses conducted on baseline data from a large trial testing…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Drug Therapy, Emotional Disturbances
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Waasdorp, Tracy E.; Berg, Juliette; Debnam, Katrina J.; Stuart, Elizabeth A.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Parochial schools are assumed to provide better social and academic experiences; however, few studies account for selection bias when comparing with public schools. This study contrasted public versus parochial schools using propensity score matching across a range of outcomes (e.g., perceptions of school, emotional symptoms, substance use,…
Descriptors: Risk, Parochial Schools, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Mental Health
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Vilalta, Carlos J.; Fondevila, Gustavo – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Mexico, like other countries in Latin America, is currently facing significant problems with regard to juvenile antisocial behavior and crime. The current study explores some of the factors associated with school vandalism in public high schools. Multilevel modeling with survey data from 22,345 students from 249 schools, acquired over two years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Vandalism, Antisocial Behavior
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