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Min, Jie – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
This study compared the summer learning rates of students who attended Houston Independent School District (HISD) 2016 summer school to similar students who did not attend, for both promoted and retained students. For students between 1st and 2nd grade and those between 2nd and 3rd grade, summer learning rates were faster for both promoted and…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Outcomes of Education, Urban Schools, Student Promotion
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2018
To measure the impact of fine arts instruction in HISD [Houston Independent School District] , the study compared the STAAR [State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness] performance, attendance, and disciplinary outcomes of fine arts students enrolled in Fine Arts Magnet schools (treatment group) with students enrolled in non-Fine Arts Magnet…
Descriptors: Art Education, Academic Achievement, Attendance, Discipline
Houston Independent School District, 2018
The Houston Independent School District offers two primary bilingual programs for Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs). In the Transitional Bilingual program (TBP), students may move into a pre-exit phase of bilingual education so long as they meet certain performance criteria. In this Pre-Exit phase, predominantly English-language instruction…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, School Districts, Bilingual Education
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Title I, Part A and Title II, Part A funds are provided to Houston Independent School District (HISD) through the 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), also known as Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Both funds focus on enhancing student achievement: Title I, Part A provides supplemental support for…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests
Houston Independent School District, 2017
English Language Learner (ELL) students in the district's two main bilingual programs (Transitional and Dual Language) are instructed in both English and Spanish. The relative amount of instruction in each language depends on both program and grade level. Students in the Transitional Bilingual Program have the option of entering a pre-exit phase…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, School Districts, Bilingual Education
Spikes, Sara – Houston Independent School District, 2017
During the 2016-2017 school year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) Department implemented a parent engagement program for 5,281 students enrolled at nine participating campuses. This evaluation examined the relationships between parents' attendance at APTT program group meetings and students'…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Houston Independent School District, 2017
Title I, Part A and Title II, Part A funds are provided to Houston Independent School District (HISD) through the 2002 reauthorization of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965" (ESEA), also known as the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (NCLB). ESEA was reauthorized in 2015 as the "Every Student Succeeds…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests
Houston Independent School District, 2016
The Houston Independent School District offers two primary bilingual programs for Spanish-speaking English-language learners (ELLs). In both programs, students may transition into a pre-exit phase of bilingual education so long as they meet certain performance criteria. In this Pre-Exit phase, predominantly English-language instruction is used in…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, School Districts, Bilingual Education
Holmes, Venita – Houston Independent School District, 2016
During the 2015-2016 academic year, the parents of 4,974 students participated in APTT [Academic Parent Teacher Teams] at 10 Title 1 elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). Students were predominately economically disadvantaged and at risk of dropping out of school. The impact of the program was assessed using the…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teamwork, Elementary Schools, At Risk Students
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Title I, Part A and Title II, Part A funds are provided to Houston Independent School District (HISD) through the 2002 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Both funds focus on enhancing student achievement: Title I, Part A provides supplemental…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests
Houston Independent School District, 2015
The Houston Independent School District offers two primary bilingual programs for Spanish-speaking English-language learners (ELLs). In both programs, students may transition into a pre-exit phase of bilingual education so long as they meet certain performance criteria. In this Pre-Exit phase, predominantly English-language instruction is used in…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, School Districts, Bilingual Education
Serrant, Ted D. – Houston Independent School District, 2015
The purpose of this report was to measure the effect of the Baylor College of Medicine Summer Science Institute (BCMSSI) on science performance of students whose teachers participated in the program during summer 2013. Paired t-test results showed statistically significant increases in the BCM students' Stanford 10 science performance at the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Science Achievement, Summer Programs, Elementary School Students
Serrant, Ted D. – Houston Independent School District, 2015
The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of the Baylor College of Medicine Summer Science Institute (BCMSSI) on teacher science content knowledge and students' science performance. The analysis of the effect of participation showed an increase of 253 scale score points on the 2015 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Science Achievement, Summer Programs, Elementary School Students
Foster, Aysha L. – Houston Independent School District, 2015
During the 2014-2015 school year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department implemented a parent engagement program in 24 elementary schools. Most schools began implementation of the program in grades 3 through 5, although some chose to include PK through 5. Grades 3 through 5 students were…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Elementary Schools, Grade 3
Houston Independent School District, 2015
Title I, Part A and Title II, Part A funds are provided to Houston Independent School District (HISD) through the 2002 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Both funds focus on enhancing student achievement, Title I, Part A through providing…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests
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