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Knuth, Randy; Sutton, Paul S.; Levias, Sheldon; Kuo, Annie Camey; Callison, Matthew – Grantee Submission, 2016
The purpose of this study is to describe and examine the structures and policies a public, comprehensive high school put in place to implement problem-based learning (PBL) across content areas. Starting in 2010, the school implemented PBL in the hopes of increasing students' career and college readiness skills. The research took place at a…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High Schools, Problem Based Learning
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Gregory, Anne; Clawson, Kathleen; Davis, Alycia; Gerewitz, Jennifer – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2016
Restorative approaches to school discipline are increasingly being implemented throughout the United States in an attempt to reduce reliance on suspension and eradicate the racial discipline gap. Yet, little is known about the experience of students in classrooms utilizing restorative practices (RP). This study draws on student surveys (N = 412)…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Discipline, Referral, Teacher Student Relationship
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
For the 2014 study, "Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston's Charter High Schools on College Preparation, Entry, and Choice," researchers measured the effects of attending Boston's charter high schools on students' reading and math achievement, high school graduation, and college outcomes. Six Boston charter schools that include one or…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, College Preparation, Reading Achievement
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Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Wexler, Jade; Vaughn, Michael G.; Fall, Anna-Mária; Schnakenberg, Jennifer B. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
A 2-year, randomized control trial with 9th to 10th grade students with significant reading problems was provided for 50 minutes a day in small groups. Comparison students were provided an elective class and treatment students the reading intervention. Students were identified as demonstrating reading difficulties through failure on their state…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs
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Han, Sunyoung; Capraro, Robert; Capraro, Mary Margaret – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether participating in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project-based learning (PBL) activities effected students who had varied performance levels and to what extent students' individual factors influenced their mathematics achievement. STEM PBL has been a critical challenge…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Student Characteristics
Unterman, Rebecca – MDRC, 2014
Taking advantage of lottery-like features in New York City's high school admissions process, previous MDRC reports have provided rigorous evidence that new small public high schools are narrowing the educational attainment gap and markedly improving high school graduation prospects, particularly for disadvantaged students. The new findings in this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Small Schools, High Schools, Selective Admission
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
Researchers examined the impacts of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program on academic and behavioral outcomes of students in grades 9-12 in Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program offers college scholarships to graduating high school students in the KPS district. The percentage of tuition and fees covered is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Scholarships, Quasiexperimental Design
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Maynard, Brandy R.; Kjellstrand, Elizabeth K.; Thompson, Aaron M. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2014
Objectives: This study examined the effects of Check & Connect (C&C) on the attendance, behavior, and academic outcomes of at-risk youth in a field-based effectiveness trial. Method: A multisite randomized block design was used, wherein 260 primarily Hispanic (89%) and economically disadvantaged (74%) students were randomized to treatment…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Attendance, Student Behavior
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Gregory, Anne; Allen, Joseph P.; Mikami, Amori Y.; Hafen, Christopher A.; Pianta, Robert C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Student behavioral engagement is a key condition supporting academic achievement, yet student disengagement in middle and high schools is all too common. The current study used a randomized controlled design to test the efficacy of the My Teaching Partner-Secondary program to increase behavioral engagement. The program offers teachers personalized…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Faculty Development, Student Behavior
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Chapa, Marisa; Galvan-De Leon, Vanessa; Solis, Judith; Mundy, Marie-Anne – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
During the 79th Texas Legislature, the bill "Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum" was passed (THECB). As a response to this, high schools and colleges have combined forming an early college high school. The result of this union was a program that condensed the time it took to complete both the high school diploma and up to two…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, College Preparation, State Legislation
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Muñoz, Marco A.; Fischetti, John C.; Prather, Joseph R. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2014
The Early College High School (ECHS) initiative developed in response to calls to significantly decrease the number of first-generation college and underserved students of color and from poverty who are high school dropouts or marginally graduates (i.e., ill prepared for college). The ECHS model is different from other educational reforms in that…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Environment, Academic Achievement
Abdulkadiroglu, Atila; Hu, Weiwei; Pathak, Parag A. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2013
One of the most wideranging reforms in public education in the last decade has been the reorganization of large comprehensive high schools into small schools with roughly 100 students per grade. We use assignment lotteries embedded in New York City's high school match to estimate the effects of attendance at a new small high school on student…
Descriptors: Small Schools, High Schools, Selective Admission, Competitive Selection
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Sondergeld, Toni A.; Fischer, John M.; Samel, Arthur N.; Knaggs, Christine M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2013
It is widely accepted that postsecondary education has become a necessity for US youth. College access, however, has been found not to be equal for all. As a result, federally funded college-readiness programs, such as Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), have been established to increase the numbers of…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Economically Disadvantaged, Access to Education, Quasiexperimental Design
ACT, Inc., 2013
This report describes the differences in early and long-term college outcomes for Oklahoma ACT-tested students between those who were monitored early with ACT Explore® and ACT Plan® and those who did not take these two assessments prior to taking the ACT® Test. Findings support that early monitoring of college and career readiness with ACT Explore…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Enrollment, College Attendance, Developmental Studies Programs
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An, Brian P. – Research in Higher Education, 2013
I examine the influence of dual enrollment, a program that allows students to take college courses and earn college credits while in high school, on academic performance and college readiness. Advocates consider dual enrollment as a way to transition high school students into college, and they further claim that these programs benefit students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Readiness, College Credits, Grade Point Average
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